ICECrown Week 6: Chernabog vs. Screamroller

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ICECrown Week 6: Chernabog vs. Screamroller

Post by Hooray For Lexan » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:15 pm


The thing about flails is that while they can deliver multiple hits, the repeated hits taking energy from the flails will slow them down, so they won’t repeatedly hit at full strength and if you keep shoving a wedge into them they will slow to a crawl or stop. This is especially bad for ICEs because they have low torque at low rpm. I don’t have a scoop, which would be ideal for this, but I do have a fairly long wedge so hopefully I can get him below like 50% speed before he reaches anything else, which will prevent significant damage to my frame.

Come out aggressively, make note of which way Screamroller spins up. Either way approach head-on, with my claw raised AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE. If he’s spinning upward, approach at a moderate speed; his flails will scrape along its full length and lose a lot of energy and I can ultimately jam my wedge into his drum body. If he’s spinning downward, slow down dramatically before contact or even backpedal slightly: he will likely rely on his reversed spinning to “climb” my wedge into my less-armored stuff, and I want to make sure he’s used as much kinetic energy hitting my wedge as possible before that happens.

Once he’s slowed, push in, get his drive wheels off the ground, and bring down the claw. If I can reach his engine, crush that. Otherwise, get my claw BEHIND his drum. He won’t be able to get free of that or spin it freely. Now thrash from side to side and spin him around. I want to bring my claw sideways into his weapon belt; those things are stretchy and fragile so I want to snap or derail it. If this isn’t working, pin him against the wall and adjust my grip to either sever the belt, get between it and his LEFT support and THEN spin-slam him into the wall to snap his belt, or as mentioned destroy his engine if I can reach it.

If I break his weapon, be more aggressive, crush whatever I can (Note: polycarb = display case for robot guts), and shove him around into hazards. If my claw isn’t working, keep ramming him to slow his drum and pushing me around into hazards. He literally doesn’t have any underside armor, the Fatales will love that.

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Re: ICECrown Week 6: Chernabog vs. Screamroller

Post by attackfrog » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:47 pm

Okay no time to look anything up as I forgot to do this and an now it for dinner so I'm going into this completely blind. I think Chernabog is the pincher? I'm going to go at it with the flails head on and try not to get pinched. Spin up to maybe knock it up. Not that way, perv. Hopefully wear it down or something. I don't know what the armor differential is. So... max offense! GLHF
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