- Sat May 15, 2021 1:43 am
I'm fairly certain Definitive Edition nerfed the XP for the battle. Just prior to heading up the stairs from the basement, I needed 2,231,800 XP to reach Level 21. After the battle - killing the Demon Adramahlikh, 4 Nemesis, and all the Nurses - I still needed 1,338,850 XP for Level 21 - a difference of only 892,950, and only half of what this Wiki says.
The battle itself was very easy. The Nurses have no physical armor, making the vulnerable to Battering Ram, Battle Stomp, Bouncing Shield, Blood Storm, etc. I used 2 Mind Maggot grenades, keeping 2 Nemesis charmed for about 6 rounds. Champion Incarnate and area effects to keep wearing down Adramahlikh's armor. I basically didn't even get attacked after the second round.
I had read so much about this being a difficult fight if you had Lohse in the party that I spent the better part of 2 days tweaking gear and respec characters. In the end, I was disappointed because it was such a cake walk. And that's with Lohse out for most of the fight - she's my heavy hitter, especially when using Green Tea and Skin Graft. I never even had to use Apotheosis on any character.