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    Hi! We've had since forever Ser Cauthrien as a rare toon.

    She's such a badass boss in DA:O, though! She deserves so much better!

    She could have this new version that could give boosts to nobility, specially to Loghain.
    There could also be the Summer Sword, which is a really neat drop in that quest, and it could give her a specific boost.
    She could be less likely to attack Anora, for in the game Anora flees that battle unharmed.
    Maybe she could boost flankers, because that are some serious archers backing her up there too.

    Just a thought, but I've been having it for a while, and I think it would be great.
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  • #2
    I agree. in fact, she was one of my suggesting as a one star legendary in my thread "International Woman's Day" about two weeks ago.


    • #3
      Yea, I remember this mad b**ch! She was very tough, especially, if I was fighting against her during the rescue of Anora

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Zosma View Post
        Yea, I remember this mad b**ch! She was very tough, especially, if I was fighting against her during the rescue of Anora
        Yeah. Truth is, if you delay the battle and fight her just before the Landsmeet, it's way easier. The difficulty of that battle comes from the archers (Scattershot) and the mages supporting her. Cauthrien can be nicely nerfed for a while by grabbing aggro with your tank of choice and then dropping a Force Field on them, i.e. unfailing winning strategy against Revenants.

        Then you have to stun the mages and drop a couple dozen bombs on the archers. Electricity is best, because it eats enemy stamina. Freeze them, stun 'em, knock 'em down - anything to stop those Scattershots. A small problem with Cauthrien herself in that fight is that your Force Field tank will lose her aggro quickly if you kick too much butt, and suddenly you have an immobile team member who can't do anything, meanwhile your dps has to kite Cauthrien until Force Field comes off cooldown, so you're not atacking archers anymore... aaaaaand one of the bastards Scattershots you long enough for his buddy to do his own, and you're stunlocked and you lose.

        The above tangent notwithstanding, I support Cauthrien as a 1* legendary.
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        • #5
          Cauthrien was only hard because she brings like 15 other enemies with her. She'd definitely be a 1 star in my opinion, and focus primarily on boosting Loghain Mac Tir and maybe Arl Rendon Howe. I have suggested The Summer Sword as gear too.

          You can get two swords by killing her during the first encounter, looting during combat, then losing to the soldiers so she appears later. During the gauntlet in the ash temple Archon Hessarian's ghostly form is equipped with the sword also.

          The easiest way to beat her during the first encounter is run back into the hallway. Mages and archers will not chase you. Then just use a careful angle to cast aoes on the mages and archers nearest the hall door. A rogue warden can line the hall with traps beforehand, wipe Cauthrien and melee attackers chasing them, then stealth kill mages and archers one by one. Grenades decimate the stationary archers and mages also.
          Last edited by Uraeus; 02-07-2018, 11:35 PM.


          • #6
            for those interested, a quite comprehensive guide
            Ser Cauthrien is one of the hardest enemies in the game. She scales up to level 19 so it is not...
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