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Old 02-07-2006, 06:13 PM   #1
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Rats! How to handle them?

Those rats are really starting to tick me off.
I use my shield but it wears off before all the rats explode and then there goes my health and say hello to a nice bout of Confusion.

Anyone have some surefire ways to handle them? Sometimes I will be able to blast them from a distance but what about when they've almost reached you you or are at your feet all of a sudden?
What powers or combos of powers work best?
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:23 PM   #2
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Those rats are really starting to tick me off.
I use my shield but it wears off before all the rats explode and then there goes my health and say hello to a nice bout of Confusion.

Anyone have some surefire ways to handle them? Sometimes I will be able to blast them from a distance but what about when they've almost reached you you or are at your feet all of a sudden?
What powers or combos of powers work best?
If they're practically at my feet, I just run away until I get the chance to blast them from a distance again. Floating away works quite well, especially if you can float to some isolated platform and blast them from there.
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Old 02-07-2006, 08:54 PM   #3
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:33 PM   #4
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FIRE.

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Old 02-07-2006, 10:36 PM   #5
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I use PSY BLAST over and over and over and over and over
If they're too close I go invisible, levitate away, then psy blast all over again.
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Old 02-11-2006, 09:59 AM   #6
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funny I would just wait for them to get right next me and then jump.
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Old 02-11-2006, 04:00 PM   #7
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--This works best if you are at level 70, as you'll have advanced invisibility and super chain blast--

Equip : Psi-Blast, Invisibility, Sheild

When you hear the rats, look around until you spot one. Immediately use invisibility and psi-blast it. If you have chain blast this will eliminate 3-6 of them.
If you still hear the rats squeaking or scrambling around, wait until you see another. Repeat until all rats are gone.
If for some reason you can't find any of the rats until they are too close & about to explode, use sheild to protect yourself. You'll still get confused, but it shouldn't damage your health. Unfortunately, as you said, this won't work well of you re surrounded by many.

As a last resort, jump to another platform and start again.


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Old 03-26-2007, 11:15 AM   #8
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DOH! I finally figured out this big clue...
You always know when rats are going to appear/attack you by looking for the evil rat chalk drawings on the walls or floor of the asylum. How did I not see this before? DUH.

Also, Shegore has a bad habit of peeking out at you in the same areas (but, not all areas that she peeks out at you will have a rat attack). I think the game programmers did this on purpose since she has a high pitched squeak that sounds similar to the rats. By the time you realize those squeaking noises aren't coming from her, the rats are upon you.
Rats will attack in two waves. On the lower portions of the asylum tower, this means two rats will attack first and then there will be one more rat coming in a second wave.
As you climb higher in the asylum tower, there are more rats in each wave of attack. This is where the Psi-Chain-Blast comes in handy, killing the rats you don't see. If the second wave of rats doesn't appear (but you still hear them) shut off Invisibility for a second or two to force them to come and attack you. Then turn on Invisibility, get a safe distance away and then blast them.

After going through the game over and over again, I'm finding that Invisibility works great if you hit it the minute you hear them start squeaking. At this point in the game, the only powers I have loaded are Psi Blast, Invisibility and Leviatation. Shield may be good for the first wave of the rat attack but usually the second wave of the rat attack will come when your shield runs out.
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:22 PM   #9
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Fire doesn't work at all because the rats will run around and sometimes catch YOU on fire.

The best thing to do is wait until you've leveled up and gotten that triple-psiblast thing, and then go invisible and walk far away and blast the rats.


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