The Banner Saga 2 achievements

The Banner Saga 2

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Against all Odds in The Banner Saga 2

Against all Odds126 (25)

This is a rare achievementPrevail with Rook against overwhelming numbers.

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Achievement Guide for Against all Odds

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Achievement won on 01 Jul 16
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Posted on 01 July 16 at 15:27
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This is done in the second battle of Rook's playthrough. It pits Rook, alone, against a very large amount of Dredge (including summoners). I was able to do it on Hard Mode without difficulty.

Due to the fact that Rook is your only controllable character in this fight he will get to move after each and every enemy. Use this to your advantage by keeping an eye on the next enemy's movement range. You always want to end your turn outside of their range so that they cannot hit you. This is the key - always plan your movement out so you aren't able to be hit. I usually kept an eye on the next two Dredge in line just to be safe and sure I wouldn't be boxed in.

Your immediate goal is to kill the Stoneslinger. His ranged attack, and ability to bypass your armor, will make the fight too hard. He was the only enemy to get a hit on me. After killing him just work on dodging the enemies attack ranges and slowly whittling down their armor/strength. Do NOT outright kill any of the other enemies yet, though, just whittle them down.

Try to get their Strength down to 1-3 (which may not always require the armor to be completely depleted. Do NOT kill any of them until they are ALL one hit away from death. Don't even kill the Summoners - let them summon more Dredge. The more enemies there are the easier it will be for you to avoid them. And since they all have a very small amount of Strength an accidental misstep on your part won't be too hurtful.

When you've got all of the Dredge within one hit of death it's time to start mopping them up. Keep an eye on the turn order and try to shoot the enemies that won't move for a while first so that you don't accidentally move an enemies turn up that may be able to reach you.

TLDR: Kill the Stoneslinger immediately. Dance around outside of the movement range of the remaining Dredge while bringing their Str down very low (but not killing them). Once they're all very low, start killing them.
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