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Has anyone here ever used a cockatrice in battle?


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Just a curiosity question. I have only been able to finish Swanwick's last quest late in the game, like after using the Geneforge. At that point, there really isn't much opportunity to give the cockatrice a try. I was wondering if anyone had used it, and how it fared?

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I used it for the Guarded Docks and unless you are a magic shaping specialist, it doesn't have much health and those Sholai are highly resistant to the mental attacks. You can do Swanwick's last quest earlier if you have enough powerful creations.

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They're crazy variety of colorful abilities is pretty amusing, but they do get killed off way too quickly in most battles. Basically, if you can get through that last quest, you have better options than these things. I think of them as comedy relief.

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I think I used them mainly to clear the Guarded Docks, as a Shaper on Normal (so, no friendly fire). I believe I had pairs of Cockatrices, Cryodrayks, and Ur-Glaahks so I could enjoy a big ol' brawl. Fun times. But I only played a Shaper 1x; the next 3 games were as Guardians & Agents so no, didn't use them.

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I've used a group of three of them in some battles. You have to get them as early as possible. I started a new game with that specific goal in mind in order to get them. I started w one and as I got stronger kept adding and stopped at three. Having a group makes up for the weaknesses of a single cockatrice. When they are near each other the combined effects of their passive abilities can be quite effective. I frequently used essence shields and first aid, especially spores, when in challenging situations. They are also good as a lure so when one gets surrounded the rest are free to wreak havoc on the enemies. That was an awesome play-through for me. Brilliant colors all round.

 

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