Hero of Mel Senshir achievement in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Hero of Mel Senshir

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How to unlock the Hero of Mel Senshir achievement

  • CarletonxCarletonx347,446
    13 Feb 2012 13 Feb 2012 07 Jun 2012
    37 0 4
    This secret achievement is for defeating the Great Balor. This will be the first quest you get when you arrive at Mel Senshir. You will want to stock up on potions (as always), and just make sure you are prepared for fighting a few tough enemies.

    The first part of the quest shouldn't give you too many problems as you're just fighting a few tuatha archers, warriors and priests. You'll want to keep a fateshift charged for later in the quest so avoid using it if you can.

    Defeating Malwyn:
    When you finish watching the cutscene of the fight, quickly dispatch of the two archers and then concentrate on Malwyn. After wittling down his health a little bit he'll jump onto the back of the great balor, and at that moment (definitely if you're playing on hard) take a health potion, stand at the back of the platform and block with your shield directly against the direction of the Great Balor's yellow laser. Now just rinse and repeat until Malwyn is defeated.

    Defeating The Great Balor:
    This boss fight is very easy if you know what you're doing. The Great Balor has three different attacks: A laserbeam attack where you should run to the front of the platform, A sweeping attack where you should run to the back of the platform and a breath attack which you should block with your shield. After avoiding these attacks a couple of times he will slam his leg into the platform which you should begin to attack with a sword. After dealing damage to his leg, he will slam his head onto the platform and now you should use the fateshift you saved from earlier, and attack his face. His health will plummet and you should be able to kill him within the first time of doing this. If he has health left then rinse and repeat. Easiest boss fight in the game and you are rewarded with a 75G achievement.

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    TrombonafideIf you use Fateshift while fighting Malwyn, he won't get a chance to jump on the Balor. Until reading this, I didn't know he even could. I fateshifted immediately and obliterated him.
    Posted by Trombonafide on 30 Mar 12 at 00:59
    Carletonx@Trombonafide Then you're playing on normal or easy because as far as I remember you can only take down a quarter of his health at best using a fateshift.
    Posted by Carletonx on 30 Mar 12 at 11:32
    CayMackI'm playing on Hard. I used Fateshift as soon as I could on Malwyn, and killed him before he could jump on the Balor. He was susceptible to the Finesse ability Shadow Flare.

    After defeating Malwyn, there were enough enemies before facing the Balor to charge up a second Fateshift.
    Posted by CayMack on 01 Mar 13 at 05:54
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  • Big Latin DudeBig Latin Dude171,251
    18 Feb 2012 23 Feb 2012 12 Mar 2012
    7 5 3
    Come across the sea and fight the Balor, that's how you achieve this achievement.

    Keep a fateshift charged for just an occasion where you may need it.

    But at this juncture in the game you should have proficiencies on at least two types of weapons and you hand out critical damage like candy.

    The standard fight ensues. Lots of dodging and running and when the appropriate time comes, like when the Balor's tentacles are on the platform you hit it with everything you have.

    It's not a complicated fight (like most of the game) and should be an easy achievement. Most have said they completed it at mid to high teens on hard difficulty.
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    JusteI would have to disagree with the statement about the level. I did it on Hard with a level 16 FInesse character without problems. Use the excellent solution by Sarsage.
    Posted by Juste on 08 Mar 12 at 20:52
    TJ2012I would Just like to point out I beat it at level 14 on hard and it was my first time ever trying so probably shouldnt really put mid 20's its all about being able to see his attacks witch is easy
    Posted by TJ2012 on 12 Mar 12 at 05:18
    TJ2012Now this is a much better solution
    Posted by TJ2012 on 12 Mar 12 at 21:26
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