Strategy for killing Night Kin in the basement?

#1faulk_ltPosted 10/25/2010 10:01:38 PM
There are a ton of them down there. I tried to use the Incinerator at first, but that didn't work. Then I used the Magnum, but it reloads too slowly. What's a good strategy?
#2PhilInTheBoxPosted 10/25/2010 10:03:14 PM
#3Snakehead11Posted 10/25/2010 10:03:40 PM

I hated them and they only give 10xp. The best way i did was to do sneak attacks on them. ED-E helps a lot since nightkin have high sneak. Otherwise send in your companions first and then stay in the back and finish them off.

#4superdementoPosted 10/25/2010 10:06:40 PM
I just spoke to them and they left. It was easy. I have no speech skills eaither.

Or you could rig the place with explosives. If you grenade that room they're in I'm sure it'd be bad for them since they are all huddled in the same area.
#5PhilInTheBoxPosted 10/25/2010 10:10:09 PM
Or you could just bring boone, reveal them with spotter and have him 1-2 shot them.

Yeah, spotter actually does have a use. Theres a reason you get a companion who has it around the time you fight nightkin.
#6superdementoPosted 10/25/2010 10:21:22 PM
Companions seem overpowered imo....
#7superdementoPosted 10/25/2010 10:21:58 PM
Well, not Fawkes-sized overpower but they still seem way stronger than most enemies and I feel this is a mistake.
#8metalfanPosted 10/25/2010 10:23:38 PM
I ran backwards firing at them with the 9mm pistol. It worked out ok.
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#9R0N1N187Posted 10/25/2010 11:03:12 PM
I'm assuming you're doing that mission for the ghouls at the rocket site.

Anyway, the best way is to just use a 9mm and shoot for one of the legs and keep your distance. The best place to do this is to lure them in the first room (I think there were 3 controller stations lined up in the middle) where you dealt with the first Nightkin. Once one of the legs get crippled, they'll walk pretty slow so just keep your distance and use VATs to aim for the head until its dead. Keep doing it for the other 5-6 Nightkins down there.

When you are helping out that soldier ghoul who wants to know if his friend is alive, use Stealth Boy instead of fighting those other Nightkins.
#10Fourth_BonkuraPosted 10/25/2010 11:44:43 PM
I only needed to kill two of them, I made a deal with their boss, snuck past them with a stealth boy to find the missing ghoul that Harland was looking for to get him to leave and then accessed his computer to get the info to make the Nightkin leave.
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