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Alice: Madness Returns

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Pulling Strings in Alice: Madness Returns

Pulling Strings70 (30)

Defeat the Dollmaker without taking any damage.

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Achievement Guide for Pulling Strings

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Achievement won on 16 Jun 11
TA Score for this game: 1,409
Posted on 16 June 11 at 01:53, Edited on 08 August 11 at 07:59
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Pulling Strings - 30g
Defeat the Dollmaker without taking any damage.

The Dollmaker is the final part of the game, and the first real boss fight of the entire game. This achievement seems more difficult than it really is. The reason it's easy, is because there are actually checkpoints that you can reload during the fight.

The first checkpoint will come immediately after destroying the doll face on the first hand. The second checkpoint comes after destroying the doll face on the second hand. Then you're in phase 3 and there are no more checkpoints.

How to:
The two individual hands are very easy to defeat. Just dodge their attacks and they will eventually stop moving. Once they're stationary, attack them with your weapon of choice.

It gets more difficult after defeating the hands. The Dollmaker will have both hands, but they attack individually. The hand on the right does a sweeping attack. Just use RB to dodge once the hand is actually moving. The hand on the left does a pinching attack. It will chase you around the platform trying to grab you, just run around and use RB when you need to.

Once the hands have finished, the Dollmaker has a stream of Ruin coming out of his neck. Use either the Pepper Grinder or the Teapot Cannon to damage it. After damaging it, one of two things will happen:
1. Three Drifting Ruin will appear and try to attack you. This is extremely easy to deal with. Equip your teapot cannon, wait until all three have their faces showing, then fire the cannon at the center one. All three should be destroyed in one shot.
2. The Dollmaker will being to spit ruin at you while shooting the ruin coming out of him. You will hear him get ready to spit, so you will know when to tap the RB to dodge his attacks.

Rinse and repeat. Once you've damage the Dollmaker to a certain point, the hands will resume their attacks. After the hands, back to the Dollmaker. Continue on until he dies. Pretty easy.

If you take damage, just Pause>Restart and try from the last checkpoint.

*Update* Thanks to Pedle Zelnip for posting 2 great tips to make this slightly easier, and also where to find it in case you miss it on your first playthrough.

- a note that this can be done on any difficulty. I did it on Easy.
- The chapter select point you're looking for is Chapter 6, Dollmaker 1.
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