Foiled Again! achievement in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Foiled Again!

Parry 100 times.

Foiled Again!0
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How to unlock the Foiled Again! achievement

  • dijonketchup13dijonketchup13223,366
    08 Feb 2012 08 Feb 2012
    35 1 9
    In order to parry, you must have a shield equipped. Hit the left trigger to block as an enemy is about to attack you, right before the attack lands. If you time it right, you'll see a slight slowdown as your character blocks the attack and pushes the enemy back slightly. Do this 100 times over the course of the game and you'll unlock the achievement.

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    celluloidbuffAll parries are blocked attacks, but not all blocked attacks are parries. Like the OP stated, a successful parry includes an animation that slows down the action on-screen, shows some "force lines" that actually push the enemy away from you. You can't just hold LT and hope to parry; you have to push it as an attack is just about to land on you.
    The easiest guys to get this done with I think are the various boggarts. They basically broadcast when they're about to jump/strike, and it's not hard to get the parry timing down on these guys. The parry does very little damage, so you can get tons of successful parries out of a group of 5-7 boggarts, using only the parry damage to kill them. Once you get the parry timing down, the riposte achievement shouldn't be a problem once you get the ability to attack out of a parry.
    Posted by celluloidbuff on 07 Mar 12 at 06:53
    FAULTIERthanks Cellu, now I see why I have 1000 blocks but still now ach.
    Posted by FAULTIER on 18 Mar 12 at 10:58
    bryan dot exei found sprites to be the easiest to parry. they glow just before they are ready to charge.
    Posted by bryan dot exe on 08 Sep 12 at 15:47
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  • SlynkycatSlynkycat75,352
    15 Feb 2012 15 Feb 2012 15 Feb 2012
    12 0 2
    Following on from ArcAngel017's suggestion, (I also never really bother with my shield) I found wolves were the easiest to parry as they have a very obvious pattern of attack, so pretty easy to get a rhythm going. As suggested, go back to one of the starter areas and run this - you can get quite a few parries out of a couple of wolves so this shouldn't take long to do. there's also plenty of wolves around ettinmere, kill the ettin and just run up the parry count on the wolves they normally have with them. (especially the shamans)
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    XellizWithout a doubt, wolves were the easiest to get this.
    Posted by Xelliz on 26 Feb 12 at 02:54
    ElgaardAnother good area for wolves is the Cradle of Summer, in fact, when i was there i saw nothing but wolves.
    Posted by Elgaard on 13 Jul 12 at 12:39
  • ArcAngel017ArcAngel017803,710
    15 Feb 2012 15 Feb 2012
    11 0 1
    If you are like me and have barely touched the left trigger, there is a very easy way to get this. I was level 15 and realized I hadn't parried a single time, so I went back to Odarath (the starting area) and just ran around to each group of enemies while parrying every attack. They barely do any damage by this point, so you don't need to worry about dying. I was using a talisman that did damage when I parried, so I had to run around the area finding more enemies, but the whole process only took about 15 minutes.
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    TragiK x SlayeR+1 for me just 1 thing if u go to the town gorharth u can just put agressive mode on and let the guard atack u
    Posted by TragiK x SlayeR on 22 Jul 12 at 16:26
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