Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning achievements

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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There are a maximum of 61 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,280 (1,300)

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They Never Saw it Coming in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

They Never Saw it Coming16 (10)

Backstab 20 enemies.

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Achievement won on 08 Feb 12
TA Score for this game: 2,280
Posted on 08 February 12 at 18:14, Edited on 17 August 12 at 03:38
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To backstab an enemy, you either need to have a pair of daggers or faeblades equipped in either weapon slot. Then essentially all you have to do is sneak up on 20 enemies and backstab them for the achievement.

I found a great spot to grind this out was in the forests north of Gorhart. Enemies appear as arrows on your mini map, you can use this to help you sneak up behind them. I also leveled my daggers up a bit so that I could quick kill enemies in one shot (you will know this is possible as when the X appears to backstab an enemy, if the X glows Red in color you will kill the enemy with the backstab).

I also had 3 points in my Stealth ability which helps a lot. Watch the icons above your enemies heads as this will help you indicate when they are close to detecting you. If you sneak up on an enemy and another sees you, you can quickly roll out of the area and usually (not always) they will leave you alone after a few seconds. Rinse and repeat til the achievement pops.

A helpful note from user Soulflare: Enemy locations as arrows only appear if you have invested 3 skill points into the Detect Hidden skill. It requires 1 point applied into Detect Hidden to even see enemies positions at all.

A minor note courtesy of user Saber LoneWolf: You do need at least 1 point in the Finesse skill called Assassin's Art to have the ability to backstab. Please note that all new characters are automatically given a point in this skill making it possible for any character to backstab as soon as they receive a pair of daggers.
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