Boss Tricks: Omega Pirate Plasma
- This method is used to beat Omega Pirate in one "round" (before he ever finishes recharging at a phazon pool) with just the charge beam. It's the method of choice in any% speed runs because it uses no missiles.
- After first destroying his armor, pick any of the three pools and stand next to it while charging a plasma shot. He'll eventually appear at one of the other two pools (never the one you're standing by), so try to keep both in your view, like in the video. Shoot him when you get a lock on and start moving toward him while charging another shot, so that the next one hits him as soon as possible. Before you can start charging the second shot, you have to fire a normal one; break your lock on OP and avoid hitting him with this. As soon as the next shot is fully charged (or close to it), release it and go back to the pool you were standing by. His health should be at the 'r' in Pirate.
- Since OP never appears at the same pool twice in a row, you now know where he will appear every time, as long as you remain next to the pool you chose at the start. Repeat the same things you did when he appeared at the first pool, and this should bring his health down to the 'e' in Omega. Three troopers will drop down, but just ignore them. When OP reappears, repeat what you did one more time to finish him off.
- If OP finishes recharging here before you're able to kill him, you probably either didn't charge every shot long enough, or you charged them for too long. To kill him before he recharges with this method, you have to be pretty fast, which is why it helps to L-jump/walk up to him as you charge every other shot.