Against All Odds achievement in LOTR: War in the North

Against All Odds

Complete a playthrough on Legendary difficulty.

Against All Odds0
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How to unlock the Against All Odds achievement

  • LathandertgLathandertg832,271
    23 Nov 2011 29 Nov 2011 11 Feb 2014
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    You unlock Legendary difficulty after beating the game on Heroic. Legendary is not much harder than Heroic, the enemies have much more health and if you go down you die faster (less time for revival).

    You have lots of skills unlocked by the time you play on Legendary so you should be able to rush through the game without too much trouble.

    I found that the scout was not too helpful for this playthrough since he could not deal so much damage. The mage has very powerful ranged (special) attacks. Her energy ball did 30-50000 damage by the end of the game.

    I suggest - as on Heroic - playing in koop - one player deals damage and the other supports and revives if necessary. For revival - the dwarf can learn a war cry which revives instantly all downed characters. And the scout can make himself invisible - once he is the enemies will not attack him and he can revive other characters unchallenged.

    I think I got through the game on legendary with a friend with mage/scout combination in about 5 hours, rushing.

    The only hard areas are the areas where you have to protect someone or something. In chapter one summon your bird for the troll at the gate. In the chapter where you have to protect the dwarfs use the war machines (for some reason I could NOT use them on legenary, my friend could surprisingly) and when you have to protect the city gates and all these flame monsters come you "simply" have to get them all. This takes some practice - again - this is easier in coop when you do not have to worry about your KI colleagues dying all the time.

    Good luck. In the end I found Legendary the "easiest" difficulty level. I even reached the level cap of level 40 by the end.

    CrippleThreat8 added that in coop this achievement seems to work only properly if all players have beaten ALL previous levels already. It seems to corrupt the save file if a player has not beaten the entire game on Legendary when he finishes it in co-op. So if you plan to try anyway you might want to create a backup-save on an USB stick (if this game supports this).
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    Adz icuppNeed some tips on how to protect the dwarf inner gate against the flaming orcs!! Breezed through it all but just can't get past this bit :@
    Posted by Adz icupp on 13 Mar 12 at 17:19
    Infernal DemiseIndeed the game is easiest on Legendary. Just a matter of patience and smart play
    Posted by Infernal Demise on 23 Apr 12 at 02:28
    Phoenix C64i played normal alone and it had some quite hard parts due bad AI and low lvl.
    then i teamed up with 2 guys and we're going though heroic and legendary like hot knife through butter.
    so, my tip: DONT PLAY ALONE
    Posted by Phoenix C64 on 08 Jun 12 at 05:16
    Phoenix C64and yes: dwarf explosive arrow is OP. possibly even bugged, that's how insane it is. so my tip for people who play alone and also for people with problems at the dwarf inner gates: use the dwarf and maxxed explosive arrow
    Posted by Phoenix C64 on 08 Jun 12 at 05:18
    InvasiveMatoChapter 8 - protecting the gate is pain, but doable. Even alone. I played as Farin 1st (using mounted crossbows) and 3rd part (killing 2 trolls) of this level. The 2nd part when you need to shoot down those running exploding creatures was real pain. So for this part I switched to Ranger and used his ability to shoot 5 enemies at once. Done at first attempt :) Hope this helps someone ;)
    Posted by InvasiveMato on 09 Dec 12 at 23:15
    ZalshaKI? Don't you mean AI? And "koop" should be co-op.
    Posted by Zalsha on 25 Feb 13 at 08:38
    LathandertgKI and Koop are from German, these spellings slipped into the solution ;)
    Posted by Lathandertg on 25 Feb 13 at 08:49
    CrippleThreat8The solution is spot on, but I wanted to add some added information. Be careful doing this in co-op. All the players need to be on the same parts. If you finish your game, but your co-op partners didn't have all of the previous levels beaten already, it seems to frequently corrupt their saves. Just a word of warning - I felt horrible when a couple people helped me in a session and their saves corrupted.
    Posted by CrippleThreat8 on 11 Feb 14 at 10:03
    LathandertgThanks for the info. I added it to the solution.
    Posted by Lathandertg on 11 Feb 14 at 12:26
    tommygun1707if anyone wants to do co op then hit me up, im just finishing my 1st run through since i lost all my save
    Posted by tommygun1707 on 10 Jul 15 at 16:25
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