MGRR - Any% - NG+ - R06

Shortest mission in the entire game. Sam can pose a couple of issues with Pincer timings, and to be more precise, with Dodge Cancels, that can easily turn this fight into a slogfest.

R-06 "Route"

  • This fight has little to no downtime, so be quick on executing attacks
  • After landing two CP2 hits, Sam can potentially try to cut some rocks for fun
  • If, by any case, Sam will charge through these rocks around, the game can crash with a very high chance,
  • so before manipping Sam for the 2nd/3rd time, make him go into a proper direction

The fight itself has two potential patterns:

  • If Sam will do a short taunt (one hand), after landing a CP2 you have to immediately perform a Doubleslide
  • If Sam will do a long taunt (two hands), after landing a CP2 you have to perform 2 Dodges that have to be blocked by Sam
  • Finally, in case you’ve forgotten, all CP2’s have two hits inside → Sam has to be hit with the latter.

Bossfight: Sam

various Jetstream Sam Easy NG+ approaches timed

Jestream Sam NG+ Easy - Faster method

  • CP1
  • CP2 → activate Ripper Mode on 2nd Swing
  • Blade mode to continue
  • Cancel P1 with Dash to the side
  • CP2 with 2nd Swing (no Ripper Mode needed)
  • QTE

Jetstream Sam NG+ Easy - Simple method

  • CP1
  • CP2
  • Blade mode to continue fast
  • Skyhigh (forward → forward → light attack)
  • CP1
  • Follow up to QTE

Jestream Sam NG+ Normal Side by Side examples

Start the same regardless of taunt:

  • CP1 then CP2
  • if his taunt breaks, follow up with a P3
  • jump → cancel into CP2
  • Let go of CP2 when Sam begins sliding towards you
  • Dodge, then break his dash attack with a double slide
  • Lightningstrikes (forward → forward → heavy) can lead Sam into starting the final QTE
  • if he stops his taunt he either does 6 light attacks → dodge, double slide into Sam to interrupt
  • if he stops his taunt and does one heavy attack → continue with a P3 and do the first slash, then jump.
  • aftwards: set up a CP2 and hit him with the right timing, he will be below 10% health for the QTE initiation
  • Dodge + CP2
  • (Taunt option) Doubleslide / 2x Dodge
  • Dodge + CP2

If Sam is still on the ground, dodge into him, then proceed with the rest of the cycle.

  • Doubleslide ⇒ P1 ⇒ CP2
  • QTE

Simple Method to grind Sam down on Very Hard

Start as usual:

  • Set up CP2 with Ripper mode and slash Sam with the 2nd Swing of the Pincers
  • then go into CP3 and have the first attack miss, the 2nd land and then ideally full damage on the third attack
  • Sam should be around 56% health roughly
  • follow up with two double slides, the first one will miss, the 2nd double slide will stun Sam
  • do a CP2 with RM, 2nd Swing only to grind Sam down past the 30% health mark
  • repeat the double slide for stunning Sam and CP2 attack chain
  • once Sam's health is below 10%, approach (Lightning strike or just running over to Sam) as he does his backwards jump
  • start QTE and cut his hand

IL Example by Darkslayer

  • Pincer 2 (Ripper Mode)
  • Blade Mode Cancel
  • Dodge backwards to keep a distance to Sam
  • then go into Charged Pincer 2
  • with the distance done correctly, you should only hit Sam with the 2nd Swing of the Charged Pincer 2
  • right after go into Charged Pincer 3, first slash should break Sam's defense, slash 2 and 3 should do damage
  • Do a Sky High to juggle Sam in the air until his health is below 30%
  • once that health limit is reached, go back into a Charged Pincer 2 → both swings, first to break defense, second to do damage
  • finish with attacks or follow up to get into QTE

Thanks to Revengeance difficulty mechanics, this fight can be beaten the fastest utilizing perfect parries to do massive damage at once.

IL example by Zefie

If Sam does his wide arms taunt:

  • Start with a CP1, then a CP2
  • parry Sam's attacks, the fourth slash if parried perfect, will give him enough damage to lower Sam's health below 10%

R06 Key Points

  • Learn Sam’s intricacies and play around the attacks to figure out the best way you can consistently kill Sam, no matter the attacks or distance
  • If you have troubles distancing yourself from Sam (to prevent armour memes), do a dodge to the side/backwards
  • Fight always goes the same way, so if you have any troubles with the fight, the chances are, you’re missing some important part of the equation.

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