- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:56 am #15837975
These fellows seem to have an oversized arm don't they? Did you guys notice all of the imprisoned beast men in Yahar'gul have a giant arm too? Are they maybe letting folk reach a certain stage of plague transformation and then shaving them and turning them into more Snatchers? If someone or something can experimentally control the effects of the transformation that could be how the church giants got so big, although they do appear to be corpses or something.
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:56 am #15837978
Just use kirkhammer in hammer mode, hit em twice (or thrice) up until they do their charge animation, while they're doing that, charge your hammer too, if they're still alive hit r2 once more for an easy kill
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:56 am #15837984
Perhaps. They are also quite large compared to the Yharnamites, just like the Pthumerians, and seem a lot more human-like in appearance and nature compared to other large enemies (like brick trolls).
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:56 am #15837985
I needed three "Ritual Blood (4)" cups for a chalice ritual, and these guys dropped a cup every time I killed one. Seriously, almost every Snatcher I kill in P.C:L3 gives Ritual Blood. In other words, get farming!
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:56 am #15837986
If you start at the Hypogean Gaol lamp, you can taunt the 2 Snatchers in that room and then run down the stairs without having to fight them in "real" combat: they can't go under the stairs (most times). Kill them with long weapons and enter the door behind you. Beware of the two old lady-like monsters, their grab hurts like hell! If you run down the stairs, the one that runs away will instead stop and look at you. Kill both and dispatch the 'sleeping' enemies in the cages now in front of you. In the next room, 2 other Snatchers await you. Taunt both of 'em and slowly pull them back to the door at the stairs: they can't go through that door! Eliminate them as you killed the first 2. Now go back, up the stairs, across the room, and kill the old hag-monster hiding behind a pillar (you can R2 her and visceral attack her). Once outside, go to the stairs in front of you and taunt the Pig at the bottom like the Echoes-farming boss you are. When it's starting to charge, quickly hide behind the fence that bars the stairs. If all goes well, the pig will turn and try to attack you through the stairs. Kill it by attacking it once or twice through the stairs (with R2 ofcourse) and backstepping after that to avoid his swings. Now, go to the left (when facing the opposite side of the Lamp-church) and watch out for a second pig. This one is easier to kill since you can trick him into charging between the wall and the lamp. Land a well-timed R2 to keep him between the pillars and draw out another attack and then kill him. Congratulations! You now have 8 Bloodstone Shards (or some Twin Bloodstone Shards) and 15K-ish echoes (forgot the exact amount, please add in the comments). There are some other Snatchers in the area but you'll have to kill some annoying dogs first. Enjoy the hunt. (PS if there's a better farming spot please don't hesitate to comment)
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:56 am #15837989
for easier.. the snatcher in central yharnam cant go through the door on the old chruch workshop, so when you come from above and fall down you can wait and kill the first patrol, then wait for the snatcher, hit e once and then run into the workshop. I then use elongated hunteraxe charged R2 after their combo (usually is step back-right hand forward, then it jumps and hits with its hand like 1,2 swipes, after that it can bring down its sack in an over the head-attack that has long range-after they do that I so 1,2 steps, do the r2, jump back, let it do its combo and then hit again.. that makes the small area a bit better imho
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:56 am #15837991
My guess is that they don't really "kill" you, but because you see a "you died" screen, it doesn't appear that way. Might've just been an oversight that From didn't think about when they thought up the idea of this creature and why it brings you to that creepy place.
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:56 am #15837992
[spoilers] From Software did the same thing with Seath the Scaleless in Dark Souls 1 as well, "killing" you, and you respawning at a bonfire you've never been to. Then again, you *do* go to a bonfire, so it's not exactly the same thing.
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:56 am #15837994
If I never kill blood-starved beast or kill him after Rom (blood-starved beast is optional), will the dead snatchers still appear with their bloodstone chunks? I don't want to risk losing a ton of valuable chunks, but I'm also in ng+ and don't want to fight Djura and his machine gun bull*****.
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:56 am #15837998
(Same person) Just tested and yes, the dead bodies do still appear whether or not blood-starved beast is dead. After Rom is defeated, the bodies and the chunks will still appear regardless.
- Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:56 am #15837999
I came up against one of these in a chalice dungeon (depth 3) and he grabbed me by the throat and one shot me, my vitality is level 27 and i have a rune to boost my max HP by 10% and i was at full health. Anyone else had this? Never seen it before and thought it was a bit extreme but the game is being a proper ****** to me today and beasting me at every opportunity
- Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:03 am #15959097
chalice dungeons doesn't stack with the main game meaning you can visit a depth 1 dungeon at ng+ 6 and one shot everything or visit a depth 5 at ng and get one shoted by everything lol