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I've played all the way through Doom, the Roguelike to the Cyberdemon several times now, but on every build I've tried, he simply outguns me.

What is a good way to prepare for the Cyberdemon fight?

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Pro Tip: Shoot it until it dies – Ben Brocka Apr 2 '12 at 21:04
I bet you gave the same advice to the Cyberdemon. :-) @BenBrocka – oKtosiTe Apr 3 '12 at 9:26
I find it applies to most things really. – Ben Brocka Apr 3 '12 at 18:37
up vote 7 down vote accepted

How funny the previous answer may be, surprisingly it holds -- DoomRL has its own reimplementation of strafing - the dodge mechanics. Basically, if when the enemy fires, your last action was a move not directly towards or backwards from the enemy, there is a chance that the enemy will fire at the position you WERE instead of where you ARE. Basically it's sidestepping. The chance is increased by:

  • hellrunner trait
  • movement speed (light armor and A-modded boots help)
  • a lot by running mode (but it decreses aiming!)
  • dodgemaster guarantees the first dodge will be successful

So basically it's a good idea to stock-up on dodge chance, and fire when Cybie is reloading, sidestep when you think he will fire.

Using this strategy, if you have Dodgemaster and enough ammo, you can actually kill Cybie with a pistol without being even scratched (there's a medal for that too ^_^)

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Awesome to hear they implemented sidetrafing in doomRL – Ben Brocka Apr 3 '12 at 13:13
Yeah, they're great xP – Kornel Kisielewicz Apr 3 '12 at 13:34
@Ben, actually, Kornel is the game author :D – Victor Sergienko Jun 16 '12 at 19:21

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