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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

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Achievement Guide for Trials - Chapter III

Danny Dubs 86
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Danny Dubs 86
Achievement won on 08 Oct 10
TA Score for this game: 2,954
Posted on 08 October 10 at 19:19, Edited on 08 October 10 at 19:24
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This achievement is Trials – Chapter III, awarded for completing all the trials in Chapter III. Given that there are only two levels in Chapter III, this isn’t too bad.

As a general rule when approaching trials, I recommend changing the difficulty to ‘Squire’ in the main menu (Configuration - Difficulty). This will allow you to charge up Combat Focus very quickly, as well as making combat a little easier in general, so that’s a good place to start. If you're having trouble with a particular trial, just keep at it - extra practice and better knowledge of the stages are typically enough to get you through any trial.

Some specific tips for these trials:

In Chapter 3-1 (The Three Towers), you'll need to defeat 15 enemies while they're stunned by fairies. Note that being 'stunned' by a fairy is not the same as being distracted by one - when you initially let a fairy go, it'll distract an enemy for a second or two before stunning it. You'll know that the enemy is stunned when it stops swatting at the fairy. In general, the fairy will seek a new target, but the stunned enemy will still have green flashes floating around it. It's a little hard to describe, but if you try it a few times and watch the enemy's movements, you should be able to figure it out.

It will probably be easier to approach this trial after you've collected at least one of the upgrades for the fairy container (perhaps even collecting the one in this level, for which you'll need the Cyclone Boots from Chapter 3-2). That way, you should have enough fairies to harass the enemies near the beginning, getting a decent number of kills early on.

In the middle of the stage, when you originally met the fairies, you'll have plenty of opportunities to kill stunned enemies. I only managed about 10 during this section, relying on fairies I had brought with me to do the rest, but I was still trying to figure out what 'stunned' meant at the time. You may even be able to get all 15 enemies during this brief segment, if you're lucky.

Another important thing to note - it's possible for you to break the stun on an enemy by attacking them. If you don't kill them quickly during the stun, they won't count, so you might consider weakening enemies before going in for the kill. To help in that process, turn on the enemy health bars in the 'Extras' section of the main menu so you can monitor your enemies' health.

In Chapter 3-2 (The Dark Lord of the Lycans), you'll need to defeat the boss without ever using Light Magic. For those who rely on Light Magic for healing, as I do, this may seem like a challenge, but there are a couple things that can help.

First, make sure the difficulty is set to Squire, as the boss seems a bit less aggressive and the magic energy you'll acquire from Combat Focus is a huge help. Second, use Shadow Magic as often as possible. Third, and perhaps most importantly, you CAN DIE during the fight without failing the trial. Seeing as there are a couple checkpoints throughout the fight and you'll respawn with full health on Squire, this makes the trial much easier.

Quick Summary:
- Set the difficulty to Squire for a much easier time with these trials
- Make sure that enemies are actually stunned and not just distracted by fairies in Chapter 3-1
- Persistence is key in Chapter 3-2, as dying will not cause you to fail the trial

In the end, these trials are actually pretty easy, so you'll probably get them both within your first couple attempts. Happy hunting!
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