One of the bosses that players will be fighting in Dust to the End is the great beast bug. Many players are having a hard time dealing with this bug, and if you’re one of these players, then you’re lucky as we will be giving you a tip on how to beat this great bug boss.
Where to Find Great Bug?
Go to the town mentioned in the mission description. From there, open a map and set up one pin in 2000 km to the west, and another one to 1500 km. Then, set two other pins in the 200 km to the top and bottom of the center between two initial pins. The beast’s lair will be in the top right part of this perimeter, you will find it easily.
You’ll need around 3000-5000 fuel for the travel and around 500-800 of water and food. Defeating the bug will give you an additional 2000 fuel. I recommend establishing an underground base in the west of near populated areas and building and upgrading a control center in it as much as you can so that the way back would be cheaper.
How to Defeat Great Bug?
I have defeated it with a party of mercenaries that I hired in the first village. They aren’t perfect warriors, I think only stats matter, not perks and you can reset stats of any character if you buy a “gene replacer” in the black market of late-game cities.
Here is how to do it.
The whole party was leveled to maximum 10 LVL and everybody has been reset to 15-20 constitution and 20 perceptions and everybody was equipped best /almost best SUBmachine-guns (except the main character: he had titanium crossbow IV because it is most powerful weapon damage-wise).
You can get submachine guns of highest grade randomly by defeating level 9 robbers and bandits.
The reason is that submachine weapons have the highest speed (that means your characters attack first) and still deal great damage (especially second skill (~450 dmg) – if characters have amazing happiness synergy almost every turn they should have action points, but the regular attack is good too (~350 dmg).
The tactic is to focus ranged bug first and then the main bug (he dies in 3-4 turns, depending on the number of times your ~90% hit chance imbeciles are going to be missing), healing characters that get damage immediately (corrosion is EXTREMELY dangerous), and then it is done. Did it first try after deciding to attempt the beast since last time he demolished my party when I didn’t have all submachines?
Your success will depend on how many times the main bug will decide to attack your characters instead of buffing his own, which I think he prefers more, so NEVER focus lesser melee bugs first.
For the reward, you will get a one-time consumable that adds a whopping FORTY health points to a single character of your choice (it is used in the same way as other healing consumables).
I have to remind you that the same boss you will be fighting to get that consumable will deal a 700 damage in a single attack to a row of your characters and a ranged bug corrosion damage deals 500, so you can imagine how much this 40 hp will come in handy in the later game.
Besides that, if you decide to help Sword of Justice organization move from the desert (one of the story choices), you will be able to get the same quest to defeat the bug in one of the big town’s north-east from initial SoJ base.
So, essentially, you can get TWO of these overpowered permanent buffs for your characters!
And that’s all for this Dust to the End boss guide. Thanks to Butchir for submitting this awesome guide.