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Story Master in Armored Core V

Story Master529 (50)

This is a rare achievementComplete all Story Missions with Rank S.

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Achievement Guide for Story Master

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Ultima OXZ
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Ultima OXZ
Achievement won on 28 Mar 12
TA Score for this game: 3,753
Posted on 30 March 12 at 02:57
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To earn this you got to get an S rank on all 10 story missions.

This guide is for mostly giving tips on overall S Ranks. Not a story guide.

DO NOT TRY TO GET S RANK CO-OP. Its splits your money in half and makes it near impossible to S rank.

Now to get an S rank, there is a money limit you must achieve to get it. Time, for the most part, is not an issue unless you need to squeeze that last little bit of money from a mission. subquest for time.

Generally to get an S rank if you kill all units on a stage, and finish most subquests (like finding the scrap) and dont die you will most likely get it. In most missions i spent alot of time searching around and killed 90% of enemies and still got S rank.

Tips for S rank.
1. Go solo. Can't be having a partner take half your money, now can we?
2. Get used to the levels. Find where all the guys spawn and kill them all. I would play the level at least five times before I felt comfortable with things.
3. Pay attention to the subquests. All the scrap and kill X units really add up.
4. Time is not always required. Most levels can be S ranked while still going really slow. This is because there are so many guys to kill.
5. The more units you kill the more money. Yes...You kill and earn cash on just about everything.
6. Don't die!! Also...take little damage, as its very expensive to repair your AC.
7. Bring enough ammo. Sure the workshop is nice but it costs valuable money!
8. You dont need to get zodiac members to get S ranks.
9. Repetition. Sorry....but you got to play these missions over and over...

Generally. Just go through the level killing most guys and you should get the S Rank.
Now mission 01 and mission 05 are exceptions to this rule. They both require you to kill every unit on the stage and take very little damage while finishing the subquests. The only subquest you don't have to aim for is charge master.

On mission 01. you will have to kill groups of tanks, aerial units and schits. Just follow the route that the game gives you by going into scan mode. Kill all guys that you encounter. You will follow the path until more units appear twice over and yout led into a train tunnel. In this tunnel when you get a good ways in, is the train. It has two cars and will shoot at you while running down the tunnel away from you. I suggest building a faster mech to keep up with it. The train does stop every so often so you can catch up if your not too slow. After that come a police mech. Not too hard just keep shooting him while keeping some distance as he does sport a shotgun.

Tips.
1. Run through the level a few times to get used to where all the guys are.
2. Take little damage.
3. Have some speed for the train.
4. Find all the scraps and quickly grab them on your run through.
5. Pay attention to the subquests.
6. Try try again.


Mission 05.
Ok So this is easily the hardest the hardest level to S rank.
You got to deal with many MANY snipers and kill all units while dodging a Giant laser. I suggest a build for speed with laser weapons and chain guns as this is what I used. So kill all units and for heavens sake take no damage! (or close to none)

Things you must know beforehand.
1. You must kill all units including the Scavenger (big flying unit that shoots lasers and missiles)
2. To get the scavenger you must kill all units along the route they give you within about three minutes. (three minutes is still too long). You really must blaze through the mission.
3. The scavenger appears before the AC that snipes you appear. If you know where scrap D is then that's where he will spawn.
4. I used a shoulder part that shoots done all the missiles he fire. Otherwise i took lots of damage as the missiles would stun me.

So Heres how i pulled it off.
I went through the tunnel killing the three guys in there while high boosting the entire way. After I emerge a cut scene would play. I took out the three snipers there and continue to kill everything along the path ignoring the scraps. Now when you get to the third island you should be up against a Aerial unit, a schit, and missle spears. When you get to the end of this island the scavenger should appear. Kill him and then continue on your way. A sniper AC will appear and shoot at you. Kill him. After this I would purge my weapons and go get the scraps. After that Don't get shot and touch the other AC. BAM!! S Rank.

Tips.
1. Dodge, dip, duck, dive, and DODGE!!!
You need to finish this almost without any damage.
2. The scavenger is weak to TE. Use a laser and hide behind buildings if your generator is low.
3. Missile interception works like a charm and can really turn the tide on him.
4. You need over 400,000 Au to get the S rank. Which requires almost perfection.


If you have questions or concerns please leave a comment.
Remember though... this an overall guide not a in depth mission guide.

I hope this helps!!
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