CAIN

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Location VBS Krakow
Reward/s 25.000 Techscrap
Tenta-Kill
Ungula Universalis (Optional)
Red Hot Poker (Optional)
Parrobotic Drone (Optional)

CAIN is a Boss in The Kraken Expansion DLC of The Surge 2.  Bosses are special Enemies that feature their own arena, a large and prominent health bar, and a variety of unique moves and abilities. You will need to choose the appropriate WeaponGear and Combat Drone in order to defeat these formidable foes.

 

CAIN Location

 

CAIN Rewards

PS: You can acquire all 3 alternate rewards at one fight, then purchase the Tenta-Kill from Vend-A-Tron 94.

 

CAIN Boss Strategies

Strategy Writeup

Cain's attacks have a very long reach so it's difficult to fight him from a distance. If you have a tank build you can face him from a close distance. Focus on his legs and every time you break one of them he will become staggered providing you a good opportunity to heal and recover.

If you are not playing a tank build you can wait for him to attack to strike back. When he performs the tornado attack you can use the EMP-44 'Starfish' to stagger him. You can also use your drone to aim to his legs and break them off to stagger him and provide a good attack opportunity.

You can attack his left arm to make the mechanical bird fly away. This will prevent the EMP strikes.

You can destroy the mechanical ball remove one of his arms each time. He has 8 legs and if you remove them all he will lose the Tornado Ability.

Hardcore Kill method

Sever all the legs to receive Ungula Universalis. Do NOT perform a 'finishing move' on CAIN to kill it.

Drain the pool before the fight to acquire Red Hot Poker (You need the Backyard Key from Norm Turner, either by killing him or completing his quest Breaking The Norm)

Destroy the "parrot" drone perched on his left arm to acquire Parrobotic Drone. It is advised to use a long weapon (preferably a spear) and hit the arm with a vertical attack. Procedure: hit CAIN's left arm, after that the "parrot" drone will fly in the air, so stop hitting the arm; instead, wait for the "parrot" drone to sit back on CAIN's left arm and repeat. Do NOT hit CAIN's left arm too fast without waiting for the "parrot" drone to sit back on it, otherwise you'll kill CAIN before being able to destroy the drone, failing to get the reward.

 

Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Mechanical Arm Strike: It will scan the area around the player and a red painting will appear on the ground. After a short period a mechanical arm will fall on the red area dealing high damage. You easily dodge the attack by jumping forward when you see the red painting on the ground. Use the opportunity to strike back
Oil Jump: It will jump towards the player dealing moderate damage and leaving a Oil patch where he lands. He can make many jumps per attack. If you get near the oil your vision will become obstructed. Dodge when its about to land. Keep dodging until the attack is complete and avoid the oil patches.
Ignite Oil: If you stay near the oil patches it will jump over them and ignite them. You will take fire damage if you stay over them Jump backwards and avoid the fire patches
Weapon Thrust: It will charge the weapon and thrust towards the player. This attack has long reach and deals high damage. You parry the attack from above or dodge to either side.
Tornado Attack: It will summon a tornado around his body. If you get near him it will cause damage. He can also use the mechanical bird to attack you from a distance. You can cancel this attack and stun him by using the EMP-44 'Starfish' while the attack is activated. This provides a very good opportunity to deal damage.
Four Hit Combo: It will perform a strike from the left, then from above and then two times from the left. You try to block the attacks but make sure you have enough stamina. You can also jump backwards two times.
EMP Strike: The mechanical bird will emit an EMP that will disable your combat drone for a period of time. Stay away to avoid the EMP
Two Hit Combo: I t will perform a wide strike from the left and then from Below. This attack has a very long reach. Its very difficult to avoid the attack due to its reach. Try to parry it.

 

 

CAIN Lore

Lore notes, information on folklore, etc go here

Lore theories should be clearly marked as such.

 

CAIN Notes & Trivia

If you got Ungula Universalis or Red Hot Poker or both at this fight, you can then purchase the normal version 'Tenta-Kill' from Vend-A-Tron 94.

 

 

Bosses
Archangel Eli  ♦  Brother Eli Boss  ♦  Brother Eli Revived  ♦  Captain Cervantes  ♦  Collective Incinerator  ♦  Delver  ♦  Delver Echo Alpha  ♦  Delver Echo Gamma  ♦  Goddess Helena  ♦  H.A.R.O.L.D. Boss  ♦  Little Johnny  ♦  Major General Ezra Shields  ♦  Matriarch Celeste  ♦  Metal Armor  ♦  Nitro  ♦  PROTEUS Ambush  ♦  Warden Garcia

 

 




    • 22 Feb 2020 04:28  

      I tested a number of different approaches to determine how to get 3 items from defeating Cain: The Ungula Universalis, Red Hot Poker, and Parrobotic Drone If you drain the pool before the fight, you get the Red Hot Poker, otherwise, you receive the Tenta-kill. If you break the shield on the left arm during the fight, you receive the Parrobotic Drone If you do NOT sever CAIN's legs, you will also receive the Ungula Universalis and in total receive 3 items for the kill. I did not receive the Ungula Universalis if I severed his legs. Standing in the oil puddles / being hit by oil spray did not change the rewards. I was unable to sever CAIN's right arm before he died. In total, I ran over 6 versions of the CAIN fight with a save just prior to its start.

      • Anonymous

        09 Feb 2020 21:27  

        so how do you fight him if you DONT drain the pool? you cant fight him if the pool is full of water since you cant swim so arent you forced to drain the pool to start the fight in the first place?

        • 26 Jan 2020 03:09  

          I tested a number of different approaches to determine how to get 3 items from defeating Cain: The Ungula Universalis, Red Hot Poker, and Parrobotic Drone. If you drain the pool before the fight, you get the Red Hot Poker, otherwise, you receive the Tenta-kill. If you break the shield on the left arm during the fight, you receive the Parrobotic Drone. If you do NOT sever CAIN's legs, you will also receive the Ungula Universalis and in total receive 3 items for the kill. I did not receive the Ungula Universalis if I severed his legs. Standing in the oil puddles / being hit by oil spray did not change the rewards. I was unable to sever CAIN's right arm before he died. In total, I ran over 6 versions of the CAIN fight with a save just prior to its start.

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