Any tips for defeating Oenomaus?

#1Hellraiser234Posted 7/2/2013 2:26:40 PM
I just downloaded the game and have reached the first boss fight. I pretty much dominated my way to him, but now none of my three Gladiators (Dual Sword, Dual Dagger, and Sword/Shield), can even make a dent. I might manage to get a few hits in, but he pretty much destroys all three of my guys without breaking a sweat. Any tips would be appreciated.
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#2angelxraverPosted 7/2/2013 4:11:55 PM
I beat him fighting unarmed, if you try this be sure to practice using the unarmed fighting style against the dual dagger and sword and shield fights first, then once you feel confident fight him, use combos mostly involving square, you'll be him in no time also save your coins up, as you can buy him after you defeat him.
#3pjchaoPosted 7/2/2013 7:10:56 PM
if you still haven't beat him use your duel dagger and just spam square nonstop
#4duckdiddlerPosted 7/2/2013 10:34:37 PM
Unarmed brawling is the key here. Until you hit level 12 or so, you can maul just about anyone in the game, including the bosses.

The right perks, like extra damage against blade-wielding opponents and extra defense will help as well - because you're going to take some hits as you get inside their guard. But once you're there, it's punch punch kick bash overdrive time.
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#5Hellraiser234(Topic Creator)Posted 7/2/2013 10:54:51 PM(edited)
Thanks for the tips. In order to fight unarmed, do I need to purchase a Gladiator who specifically has unarmed as his style, or would I be able to just disarm one of my current guys? If I have to buy one, are the unarmed guys typically more rare than other types, or is it completely random? I've fought one unarmed Gladiator so far, but I've yet to see one available for purchase.

Also, once I'm able to defeat him, is it Silver or Gold coins that are needed to purchase him? And is he guaranteed to show up in the shop, or does he appear randomly?
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#6duckdiddlerPosted 7/2/2013 11:52:22 PM(edited)
You just disarm them, and they'll fight as a boxer. You'll really want guys with a strength build to fight unarmed, though. That's anyone trained in a two-handed weapon, but a hammer-wielder will perform the best. Defensive armor is good too, unless you prefer to shuck-and-jive.

And the bosses (with all equipment and perks) will become available to purchase once you beat them, although it might take a couple in-game cycles, and they cost quite a lot of gold coins. Also, they are not revivable after a death-loss, only re-purchasable, for a lot of gold coiins.
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PSN: DuckDiddler -- Pawn: Bobbie (f) - lvl 200 Strider (DD)
PSN: Duckler2 -- Pawn: Frost (m) - lvl 200 Fighter/Warrior (DD)