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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

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Achievement Guide for Trials - Chapter II

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Achievement won on 12 Dec 10
TA Score for this game: 2,663
Posted on 13 December 10 at 14:55, Edited on 13 December 10 at 15:16
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The below solutions are the ways I completed the trials, and are not necessarily the only way. You can do a lot of the trials in the game on your paladin playthrough; however, some levels on squire make it easier and are listed.

Chapter 2-1: Enchanted Forest
Finish the level after killing 30 Gremlins with their own grenades.
Recommended Difficulty: Any
- You can do this as your progress through the level, or just wait until you get to the spot where you have to break a large stone rock. Either way, press RT to grab a gremlin, and when the circles meet, press up on the left stick and press X. This will ignite the gremlin and automatically toss him. Rinse and repeat until you get 30.

Chapter 2-2: Underground Caves
Finish the level after killing at least 10 enemies while poisoned by Spider venom.
Recommended Difficulty: Squire
- Because you take less damage on squire, this is unbelievably easier. At the second spider fight, dodge all the Lycans until you get the spider. You need to get it to poison you, by either jumping on you, or pinning you. If it traps you in it's web, it should poison you as well. After you are poisoned, kill the Lycans as quick as you can, but do not kill the spider. Take either path out of the area, and wait for the auto-save. Reload your checkpoint as it will carry over your existing kills, and then go back and get your remaining kills. Rinse and repeat until you get 10, but you should only need to do this once.

Chapter 2-3: Labyrinth Entrance
Finish the level after killing at least 5 Warthogs
Recommended Difficulty: Squire
- Do this at the beginning of the level. You will have to use a warthog to charge a door. Ignore everything else, unless you need the XP, and continuously kill the warthogs until you have five. Do not charge the door until you have five, or it will stop them from spawning. I say squire just to make it easy. You could do it on any level, but you would have to get through five w/o dying.

Chapter 2-4: Waterfalls of Agharta
Finish the level after killing at least 20 Small Trolls while you are mounted on a big one
Recommended Difficulty: Any
- Midway through the second area, you will come to a small island, where you have to break a rock with a large troll. You will also have to fight continuously spawning smaller trolls, so this is where you will get it. After whipping over and a cutscene, the large troll will be trying to squeeze you. Break free, and get him down until you can use RT. Once on him, kill the smaller trolls until you have 20. Do not break the big rock until you get your required 20.

Chapter 2-5: Agharta
Finish the level without using Shadow Magic energy
Recommended Difficulty: Any
- Do not use your Shadow Magic by pressing RB. You cannot do this the entire level, and is rather easy on any difficulty.

Chapter 2-6: Dark Dungeon
Finish the level without using a grip attack against a single Gremlin
Recommended Difficulty: Any
- This level is not long, so this is another easy one. Best practice is do not use RT for any reason other than platforming and grabbing the spider. Do this, and you are good to go.

Chapter 2-7: Sanctuary Entrance
Finish the level after absorbing 20 Neutral Elemental Orbs simultaneously
Recommended Difficulty: Squire
- Technically you could do this at any difficulty, squire just makes it easier. The best place to get this is the area where you get the fourth part of the dark crystal. Press RT next to the rock/statue to get a troll to come up from a grate. Use your preferred combos to max out your focus, and then wail on him. Dodge as necessary to maintain max focus, and when it looks like you have 20 press either the left analog stick or right analog stick. I ended up with 44, so this is the eaaiest spot. Another good spot is where you fight the big three Lycans, but it takes more dodging.

Chapter 2-8: Sanctuary of Titans
Finish the level and defeat the Stone Idol Titan in less than 2 minutes
Recommended Difficulty: Any
- This is the same as the Ice Titan, just longer. Make sure you have a dark crystal at the start of the level. By now you should know where to get one. If not chapters 4-1 & 6-4 are also good. At the start, break the dark crystal to knock down the titan's health, which will allow you to one hit each rune. Jump to avoid the ground pound, and when she throws a rock, press RT to grab and spin the left analog stick to throw it back at her. Sprint towards her and press RT to grab on. Make your way up the leg, and press RT again to zip over to the other leg. Go down to the first spot, and press X. Go down two ledges and wait for her hand, then press RT to grab on. Press and hold RT to hang on as she tries to shake you. Climb up to the second rune, and press X. Drop down one ledge and wait for her hand again. Press RT and zip to her other arm, where she will do a ground pound and you will roll off. Quickly press RT to grab back onto her, and climb this arm to the next, rune and press X. Go up two ledges and wait for the hand again. You will be directed to zip to a flying rock, so press RT and you will fly around to her front. Press RT to zip to her head and climb to the last rune. You will have to catch a dark crystal with a circle mini-game to end the level.

Sorry for the long text, especially after the below video. If you lose your grip, or if you feel you won't make the time, go to the world map and start over so you keep your dark crystal. If you can make it to the first arm with over a minute left, and the third rune with 25-30 seconds left, you should be good. Credit to xF02 for the YouTube upload.

Chapter 2-9: The Black Knight
Finish the level and defeat the Black Knight Golem without using Light Magic energy
Recommended Difficulty: Squire
- Do not use your Light Magic by pressing LB. You cannot do this the entire battle, so it is easier and faster on squire. Dodge, use your combos, and dark magic as necessary. When he starts releasing the black goo, I found the Guillotine move worked best. If you die, reload the checkpoint, just do not press LB.

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