This is just my most potent example. Sometimes that means keeping your distance; other times you have to crouch or jump. I actually made the same topic a few days ago here: So after fighting him some more and finding a melee Amara build that basically one shots him, I am pretty sure this fight is bugged. Once you’ve got the requisite items, make your way to the boss area and start the fight. That super stinks. Borderlands 2 improved on that problem… a bit. bvhjdbvkjf.unhacked (Just a random Casual) October 3, 2019, 5:27pm #2. I understand he likely has immense damage reduction during this part which is fine, but what I don’t understand is why sometimes that damage reduction factor just does whatever it wants in different instances of the fight. Texture pop-in, a poor frame rate, menus that take multiple seconds to tab between: all these Borderlands 3 glitches add up. Katagawa Ball’s First Phase. For Borderlands 3 on the PlayStation 4, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Katagawa Jr. vs Graveward" - Page 2. Boss fights have admittedly never been the series’ strong suit, either. They’re like Handsome Jack divided in two, and less than the sum of their parts. When I stand still I get a damage bonus. That was the perfect time to heal my pet. That changes for the better about three quarters of the way through the game. Before you start the laser, try to collect ammunition from the surrounding boxes. I think Borderlands 3’s boss fights have improved for sure, since BL2 at least, and Katagawa’s fight has a unique and cool concept, ninja guy jumping around, has clones, and the smoke grenade that screws with your vision if you’re in it, that’s pretty awesome. Taking out Atlas' defensive and turning one of Rhys most trusted allies and friends against him. Borderlands 3 is not a very polished game. Katagawa Jr has two different attack styles - sniping from the towers above or meleeing with his katana. Tou should try equipping a weapon that does high single target damage. Here you can see where is Katagawa Jr location in Borderlands 3 game. Besides losing the loot, it also undercuts pretty much the best battle of the game. Also I have been farming him on Normal Mode Mayhem 3 with Zane using a radiation Loaded Dice Relic, and a radiation Crossroad smg. Plus it took me awhile to kill him. [BL3] So, I was playing my TVH playthrough on Amara and get to the Katagawa fight, then he does the whole "clone himself and jump onto the towers" thing, and one of them jumps onto the generators. It will be very useful when fighting the boss. Generators: The idea of the phase isn’t my issue, I actually think it’s an interesting way to end off the fight, Katagawa’s Last Stand. Borderlands 3 Katagawa Ball Boss Fight There are three layers to this fight: one of armor, and two of shields. You fight Katagawa Ball during the Space-Laser Tag mission. Another thing that’s weird is that if I kill all of the clones or 2 of the clones, Katagawa will instantly start the phase where he jumps around the map throwing the homing explosives at you, meaning when I find the real Katagawa in the clones phase, he will no longer be in that same spot and be somewhere else because of the abrupt transition between phases. An obsessive writer broadcasting to you live from the middle of nowhere. Katagawa’s Last Phase This portion of our Wiki Guide will detail some of our best tips, tricks, and strategies for defeating The Rampager during the chapter 10 mission, Beneath the Katagawa Jr. is a Level 21 boss fight and does look rather silly in his fake Zer0 outfit. Katagawa is fairly annoying. I’ll be shooting him in the end both when he is near me and when he is on his perch, and the time it takes can range from one magazine from my Crossroad finishes him, to where I fill multiple Crossroad magazines into his skull only to find that his health bar doesn’t even move, and I have to wait for him to do his slam the generator move so I can shoot the generator to finish him. Then he jumps onto the towers and unleashes his clones, and when I find the correct Katagawa and break his shield, it usually also takes all of his health down too and the fight is over. Tips and Tricks for Defeating Katagawa JR in Borderlands 3. But when you farm him for arguably an unhealthy amount of time, you start to question why sometimes the fight takes 30 seconds, and sometimes it takes 5 minutes, when you do things mostly the same every instance of the fight. For Borderlands 3 on the PlayStation 4, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Can we all agree that Katagawa Ball is the most annoying boss fight?" If you manage to hit him at the very beginning of the fight when he and all of his clones are in one spot there can be a bit of a feedback loop that will shred through his shields and a good amount of his health (on Amara it can even one-shot him on Mayhem 4). If it doesn’t take all of his health down, then it will take at least 3/4 of it down and he will go down with one more shield break. You fight Katagawa Jr. at the end of Atlas At Last main mission. The boss fight is a first-person bullet hell ballet, with Troy throwing balls of death in every direction. Disclaimer: I’m not saying inconsistent boss fights are bad, they add unpredictability to the game and can make boss fights seem less tedious especially when farming. But the Borderlands 3 bosses aren’t better than that. In order to simply figure out which is the real one, take shots at each until you see his actual life bar on your HUD take damage and keep shooting or attacking at him if this happens. I did all the side missions up to this point already though and want to get to his level to beat him. Even so, the battle against Troy Calypso near the end of the game is the highlight of Borderlands 3. You can definitely one shot Katagawa Jr. with the right weapon, but the fight can also be annoying if you have trouble killing him. The second fiddle whips out warbling synthwave in a one-on-one showdown. When he his at a tiny bit of health, Katagawa will teleport to you, almost one shot you if he hits you with melee, teleport back to a spot on the map, repeat. The clone phase is wonky at times. To its credit, developer Gearbox Software has been addressing the various glitches, bugs, and balance issues with hotfixes. This portion of our Wiki Guide will detail some of our best tips, tricks, and strategies for defeating Katagawa Ball during the chapter 8 mission, Space-Laser in Borderlands 3 is not good enough to dance around Troy’s bullets, leaving it up to me to top off my allied creature. The second thing is also more nitpicky, but at times in the fight, the boss health and shield bar at the top won’t match the health and shield bar when I look at the real Katagawa. It’s a little more earnest — a little less poop joke-y. The numbers get bigger and it feels rewarding — at least enough to tide me over till the next Destiny 2 expansion. Already right here, I find that sometimes half of his health evaporates when I shoot the generator, and then other times he takes like a tenth of his health, rarely he won’t even take any damage from this. If you’ve reached Mouthpiece, the first named boss in Borderlands 3, you’ve basically seen what the game has to offer on this front. Firstly, in the beginning of the fight when he spawns his clones near the entrance of the arena, I will find the real Katagawa, shoot him, and sometimes he will lose a good quarter of his health when I kill his shield. Bring Shock Weapons But it’s how inconsistent it can be that’s annoying. I was in my element! Insert the Drive into the nearby console to … Collect as much ammunition as possible before jumping into the secret passage shown in the screenshot above. That’s where I learned I’m not the only one with this problem. In fact, I’d say the last act of Borderlands 3 comprises my favorite few hours of the campaign. On Katagawa Jr. Fight is a pain, I'm level 21 and he's 24. I tried Katagawa Ball for a time but not having a vendor there made it a rough farm. Two last things I want to point out. The pet A.I. Katagawa Jr Location Borderlands 3 Boss location video. The constant motion, forcing me to actually think about where I stood, balancing damage with defense: the Troy Calypso fight is everything I want to see in a Borderlands 3 boss. See, whenever I deal damage as FL4K, I also heal their accompanying animal friend. This boss is located on Promethia near the Atlas HQ fast travel station. Which makes me happy. I can’t help but think it was inspired by Furi (one of my favorite games from 2016). Location. Watch this step-by-step Playthrough: Hag of Fervor Boss Fight (Boss #23) - Solo, which may help and guide you through each and every level part of this game - Borderlands 3, Cheats, Cheat Codes and Guides for the PC Then, when the plot remembers they need to feel like a threat, one teleports in to kill or maim a major character from the older games. Playing as FL4K, a robot beastmaster that regenerates health as they move, this was perfect for me. Borderlands 3 players fall through the floor left and right after their battle with Troy. They taunt you (poorly) from off-screen for 90 percent of Borderlands 3 without actually doing much. But I’ll know what to expect and how to deal with it. You need to duck, weave, and dodge to avoid them all. Critical hits or melee can stun him… When his shield is gone he will try to jump away to spawn more clones - do what you can to stun him even briefly if you want to wreck him with shields down. I killed Troy; the cutscene played; I fell through the world. I shoot the generator and turns out that was the real Katagawa and I look at his healthbar, it just emptied. But sometimes, he will teleport there and instantly spawn the clones, giving you little to no time to react, and I’ve seen him even do it in succession at least one additional time, so I miss not just one but possibly 2 opportunities to get his health low from the generator. Also, he will teleport to the top right generator 80% of the time, and the other 20% of the time he either goes to the top left generator, or the generator right in the middle of the arena on the ground. However, the updates weren’t quick enough to save my favorite moment in the game so far. - Page 2. Katagawa Jr. will use clones to attack and confuse the player. Katagawa Ball is Level 18. The original Borderlands bosses were infamously easy to cheese, even once you got to the DLC. Also bit of a nitpick with this one but when I shoot the clones and look at their health bars, their shields go down but their health doesn’t, even though they still die. I must admit, now that I’ve reached the endgame of Borderlands 3, I am enjoying that part of the game. Duel with the boss is preceded by a great battle against "regular" opponents and setting a large laser. But then I got to Katagawa Jr. And holy crap is he a pushover. Fighting & Killing Katagawa Jr Katagawa Jr will not fight you directly and will prefer to split up into fake copies of himself to attack you from multiple areas. But this fight in particular is just strange. The second fiddle whips out warbling synthwave in a one-on-one showdown. As we mentioned above, the key to taking out Katagawa Jr … But if he is only supposed to use those 3 generators I mentioned, why does he go the top right one almost all the time? “Swooping in!” pic.twitter.com/hTFE4uZDlR, — Steven Strom (@stevenstrom) September 19, 2019. That’s why it was a real shame when the whole world fell out from under me. Katagawa is supposed to do a slamming animation when he goes to one of the generators to make his 3 clones. Even so, the battle against Troy Calypso near the end of the game is the highlight of Borderlands 3. Interesting about the phaseslam though. Katagawa Jr. is the boss to farm for this weapon. Instead, Borderlands 3 glitches ruined the game’s best boss fight. Clone Phase: Sure! Borderlands 3 Katagawa Jr Location: Find Katagawa Jr As part of the Atlas, At Last quest, you're going to be tasked with taking out forces in the Meridian Metroplex. Glad to see I’m not the only one, though I wish this post came up when I searched Katagawa Jr lmao. Anyway I've been going through the story missions on TVHM to unlock other bosses for farming. The more I moved, the more I could recover lost vitality. The vast majority of what Troy dropped — cash, Eridium, guns, and ammo — was lost to the ether. I don’t even know if they were guns Troy dropped, or other items I left before the battle. It is very strange, although a highly effective farming method. Katagawa Ball tends to dart across the room so if you can lure him to the raised section where you start the fight, you can then hop down to the lower part … Most of them are bullet sponges with one or two environmental hazards to dodge. By the time I reach it again — if I reach it again — on True Vault Hunter Mode, or another character, the egregious glitch might be fixed. Bug in the Katagawa Jr. Boss fight? Amara can insta-kill him. It won’t be a surprisingly solid moment in a so-so game. If this feature of the fight where the game gives you a good head start if you find the real Katagawa in the beginning is intentional, then I’d suggest nerf it so he doesn’t lose literally 1/4th of his hp, but make it consistent. As you meet with Rhys, a cutscene will begin and show Rhys’ ship getting destroyed by katagawa Jr. Take the Viper Drive from Rhys. There are some things you can do to make this fight easier. This usually knocks out about half of his shield, although sometimes it does nothing at all. While I wasn’t able to access my character menu (and thus couldn’t fast travel to a safe spot), I could at least save and quit. I tend to farm katagawa jr due to being able to 1 shot him on mayhem 3 with Amara as soon as the fight starts. Up to that point, you go through most of the game battling lackeys of the Calypso Twins: the super-powered primary antagonists. But this fight in particular is just strange. The fight will start shortly after visiting Rhys's office on one of the top floors of the Atlas HQ skyscraper. (Maybe this was intentional by the devs since they are clones and they thought this would be appropriate since they aren’t the real boss.). Something about hitting him with that initial Phaseslam causes him to lose all of his health once you break his shield, whether that Phaseslam does much damage or not. All I got were some guns saved by my Lost Loot Machine: a Borderlands 3 convenience that retrieves a limited number of items you miss during missions. The way the health mechanics work do not make any sense and are not consistent at all. Another inconsistency I thought would be good to mention. I am fully aware of the Mayhem mods and do take them into account when I write this. These mini updates apply to the game directly — without the need to download them through the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, or what-have-you. Or just take it out all together if this is just a bug. [Spoilers for the Borderlands 3 main story to follow.]. You can make the clones disappear by attacking them or by attacking the real Katagawa Jr. To determine which is the real one, attack and check if the bar on the top of the screen also drains. Katagawa Ball boss has three phases and defeating it is the only way to progress. It will just be another stone on a long grind that’s repetitive by design. Sometimes nothing but that's RNG for ya. I mean that literally. It’s not just this boss, either. Katagawa Jr. I am fully aware of the Mayhem mods and do take them into account when I write this. I very much recommend you get yourself a Brain Stormer (which ironically drops from Katagawa Ball). Handsome Jack did the same things in Borderlands 2 — like, the exact same things — but Gearbox was at least more committed to making him seem truly vile. I took advantage of it whenever Troy wound up a particularly big attack: like an overhead slam of elemental energy. 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