does any one know how to kill the above .
It's the Stranger that has 2k hp, and that's only if you don't do The list in 7 days. Lorne (and the Stranger if you did The list in 7 days) has your current hp. You had more than 2k hp so he did too. If the duel dropped you to say 1500 hp, he has 1500 hp. If you have 1 hp, like right after a KO, he has 1 hp. Unlike a lot of quest givers, you don't have to be there to duel him, so it's an easy spam challenge.I read somewhere that Bannister took 2,000 HP to kill and that he regenerated. I don't recall where I read this. I just fought him and did 2,078 and he didn't die. Did I miss something?
OK - I just finished this quest and here is my experience and advice for Killing Lorne Bannister - Mirror Duel.
I put on as many Appearance points as I could and then dueled him a couple of times to determine his Stance and Weapon of choice. He always used a gun and I adjusted my Tactic Stance for better damage and dodging.
Then, I changed my gear and weapon, since he was always Ranged, I used melee. And I double checked my gear with focus on Appearance and Vigor, but avoiding Toughness and Tactics. Watch the attributes too!
Lastly - every time you duel him he will mirror your HP - so if you start with 1k damage and you hit him for 400 and he hits you for 200, you are now at 800 HP and SO IS HE!!! So the trick is you have to hit him for MORE THAN YOUR CURRENT HP. Once I was down to 350 HP - he was also at 350 HP and I hit him for over that amount, but fortunately - he hit me for less, so I survived and collected the reward! $5k so I immediately checked into the hotel There you go - that is what worked for me.