Can the Merga be beaten without any Combat Skills?

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Can the Merga be beaten without any Combat Skills?

I am on my 53th playthru, and I've been much luckier than any previous time. I already have full DMC gear including the military shotgun (three dogmen ganged on a guard, and I grabbed his stuff) with over 17 FMJ bullets as well as a good War Club.

However, I didn't pick up any Combat Skills at the start, and the Merga shrugs off all my attacks as if they were barehanded. Did I mess up with my char creation? Is the Merga unbeatable on a Stealth Build?

I've seen lots of threads and even videos here of how ppl beat it as if it had been a wounded Feral Dog, and I can't even manage to scratch it.

My Skills are:

-Hiding
-Trapping
-Athletic
-Mechanic
-Electrician
-Eagle Eye

Is there any way to beat it with that build? I've already tried engaging it along with 2 DMC Guards and not even them can scratch it...

You probably saw videos of people beating it in earlier versions, when it was (unintentionally) too weak for a while. As it stands now, there is practically no way to beat it with any normal build, combat skills or not. You may have a very decent chance of beating it with any build though, if you manage to somehow become a "legendary" figure in that world... ;)


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I haven't experienced the whole game yet, but I'm guessing you mean:

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The "3 Dog Moon" T-shirt

It's the only reference to 'legendary' that I've seen so far.

No, that isn't what I mean. But don't worry, when (through your actions) you start becoming a legend, you'll know. ;)


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So you can't beat it even with few lucky shots anymore?

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Children's backpack full of bullets? I see nothing wrong in that.

Nope. But feel free to try. ;)


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Actulatly with those skills you can kill it,
You just need a realy lucky shot or of course get one legendary rep and hes dead already
I always kill the merga wraith in the beginning of the game realy it doesnt matter what skills you use but you must have:
Strong
Melee

Use both skills in the beginning with dogman,
Bring the sec footage to hatman (hatter)
Make a broad spear
Necklace off
Expose weakness and attack it single hit in distance of 3 (the hit wont always work)
Congrats you got elusive and ustoppable now do whatever ze ell you want

Ok, who took my campfire?

Even if this wasn't necroposting a *resolved* year and a half old thread that was referring to changes that happened to the game between beta and full release, the question asked and answered here is if you can beat it WITHOUT combat skills.


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10 Ways (not) to Die - A beginner's guide