Saladrex is kicking my butt
cbarchuk Member Posts: 322
I'm not sure what it is but Saladrex seems a whole lot harder than I remember. I've got him near death a time or two but that's it. I can't seem to get past him. I've got Neera constantly using a spell strike wand while the rest go to town. I'm using summons, traps (delayed damage on the traps...odd), haste, some buffs etc...Not sure what to do. Any tips?
... or you could cheese him with instant kills/harm.
It's super cheesy, but it works.
I usually push a few lower magic resistance spells and a feeble mind. Then I unload all of my missile spells while my tanks rush in for the beat down. Works even on insane with improved SCS dragons.
OT: I usually throw out a few summons(skeletons mostly, or celestials/mordekaisers sword if you have them) who can soak up damage first while your frontline whacks at him and casters disable him with breach and the like much like you do. It helps if the frontline is hasted so you can have them run back to the healer when needed. As far as I remember he was mostly fire based so fire protection spells/fire resistance could help too. And the suggestions in the earlier comments like lower resistance + damage spells (magic missiles usually work ok if you have a lot of them and higher damage spells)
I hope you'll manage next time!
If you're tackling Saladrex with a low-level party (as I assume must be the case), then obviously it'll be much harder ... I think my best advice is simply "don't do it", because clearing out WK early in the game will give you so much XP that the rest of SoA will be boringly easy. My second best advice, since you say that "no one seems to hit him", is that this is the game's way of telling you that your party isn't ready for this until you've found some better weapons.
I was really pleased to find this post. I thought, "Hey, I have Mordenkainen's Sword!" so I summoned two of them before the fight and Saladrex killed both instantly.
So I just made six spike traps and lured him into them. Problem solved.
Yup. He's in WK, which is technically ToB content. I always leave him be for RP reasons, though. He may be a pompous jerk, but he actually does help the party and doesn't attack them on sight. He may not be a "good" dragon, but like the deep gnomes of the Underdark, he doesn't necessarily need to be killed either.
This worked for me, but since my aerie has really fast casting time, and I needed to Pierce saladrexs magic with imoen, I had to time it perfectly so the Pierce magic landed right before the feeble mind and took away the magic resistance. Took a couple of tries but I got it at one point.