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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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There are a maximum of 74 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor achievements (51 without DLC) worth 3,209 (1,680), and 26 challenges

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Smoldering remains in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Smoldering remains Time-limited Challenge Finished

This is a rare achievementKill 150 foes with fire.

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Achievement Guide for Smoldering remains

Epsilon Theta
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Epsilon Theta
Achievement won on 13 Jan 15
TA Score for this game: 1,989
Posted on 13 January 15 at 09:07, Edited on 14 January 15 at 08:51
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You need to kill enemies with fire which can be done by using Fire Arrows, tossing enemies into flames, or causing explosions near enemies. Detonating fires is the most effective and quickest method. To detonate a fire you need to have purchased the Detonate ability from the first Tier of abilities. The method below highlights how to get detonates rather easy on the second map. If you haven't unlocked it yet, the last paragraph is for you!

Detonating fires
To detonate a fire you need to find either a camp fire, large brazier (sometimes found in strongholds, piles of explosive kegs, or grog cauldrons. You cannot detonate torches or small braziers. Enter the Wraith World with cn_LT to spot fires and other items that can be detonated by the special icon above them. However, this only works if you are close enough.

Fast way to earn burn kills
First off, advance your game time to night using the cn_Y button on a tower. This is not required but makes it easier to spot fires. You want to aim at the fire and watch for the cn_RT prompt in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. Once it pops up you can pull the trigger to detonate the fire. No need to charge the shot. Don't be afraid to shoot an Uruk if he stands in the way. Just make sure he doesn't tumble into the fire or he will set himself on fire and extinguish the fire in the process.

The video I made for A fire shall be woken in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will show you a method where you can get 5 fire detonations on a specific tower in the Fern Outskirts. Look at the video to get a grasp on the location. What you want to do is to get the first just in front (and slightly left) of the spawn. Then turn around and get the fire in the distance if it is lit. Both should have enemies, about three to seven for the first and four to five on the second. Just keep travelling back to the same tower to reset the fires. Fast travelling will replenish your Elf Shots and you shouldn't have any trouble with ammunition. I would, however, recommend upgrading the number of Elf Shots you can carry. Doing those two fires over and over will net you a fair amount of fire kills a minute which will make the achievement doable in about 15 minutes.

You haven't advanced to the second map yet?
You can use the same method on the first map but I have found that there are less fires that are accessible from the towers. Hence you would need to move around more which will increase the time you need to get your fire kills. However, you should still be able to get the challenge done within an hour!

Edit 14 January: Removed superfluous text.
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