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Prince of Thieves achievement in Assassin's Creed III

Prince of Thieves

Loot a convoy without killing any of its guards.

Prince of Thieves0
11 November 2012 - 12 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

How to unlock the Prince of Thieves achievement

  • Masa o piirakkaMasa o piirakka129,623
    04 Nov 2012 04 Nov 2012 07 Dec 2012
    138 6 25

    I found a method that seemed to work almost everytime so I decided to share.

    Although I have already freed all the fortress' from Templar hold I could still get a convoy to appear.

    Go to the Fort Duquesne area in Black Creek, follow the main road up to almost the entrance of the fort then stand aside. Wait for the Peddler mark on your big map to disappear and start walking along the road leading towards Concord, somewhere along the road you should get a notification to attack the convoy some 50 meters before the convoy and most likely during the tight turns at the border of Black Creek and Diamond Basin.

    I've attached a map to show where the convoy should move.

    The trick is to sneak up on them and choke as many of the Redcoats as possible, it doesn't count as killing.

    Some have said that executing a combo with a kick included will actually kill the soldier and therefore corrupt the achievement, so try not to finalize combos.

    Also use loads of smoke bombs after being noticed, you'll then be able to sneak up on the soldiers and choke them, keep in mind they might not work on the captain.

    Calex dEUS noticed that if you haven't already been invited to the Boston Brawlers you might get a guy running up to you in the middle of the attack on the convoy and cause the achievement to glitch, so try to do some unarmed kills before trying, just in case :)

    RE2Leon and Impdaddyzer0 mentioned that using an enemy as a human shield against the captain whom will almost certainly pull out his pistol and fire at you will result in a failure, since if anyone dies you're screwed.

    Koolkong94 notified me of the fact that poison darts are non-lethal. You'll just have to wait for the poison to take full effect.

    The BlackxRanger tells me in the comments section that you can actually counter with melee, as long as the guards don't hit trees or cliffs afterwards. Can't confirm this myself since I haven't got the game anymore, but it seems legitimate. As long as they roll on the ground after you've downed them you should be fine!

    Some also say that throwing an enemy against a tree, wagon or a rock will count as killing him so try not to do that either.

    External image

    The map is courtesy of IGN.
    The border isn't accurate either.

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    szogyenyi1993I thought it's a hard achievement. I tried it 3-4 times but unfortunately every time i killed one or two guard with a combo until yesterday when the soldier's AI suddenly turned off or i don't know, they didn't react to my presence laugh laugh laugh I choked all of them, robbed the convoy and get the achievement. LOL
    Posted by szogyenyi1993 on 06 Nov 14 at 15:27
    WhiteBoy034This game just became backwards compatible for the one so I went back to clean up some cheevos. Anyways I just got this one even though I accidentally grabbed a guard and then he got shot by three guards with muskets. I assumed that it was lost at that point, but after I knocked out the last three and looted the caravan it unlocked.
    Posted by WhiteBoy034 on 29 May 17 at 00:30
    iPr0 N1nJa xThis does not work if the guards get killed by Patriots, even if you don't kill anyone
    Posted by iPr0 N1nJa x on 10 Apr at 13:55
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  • JuicyBoxMayneJuicyBoxMayne83,726
    25 Nov 2012 25 Nov 2012
    64 3 5
    Here is my own video guide that I just recently made for this achievement. Make sure you are looking in the Frontier. Go to the spot I show in the video and a convoy should spawn 100% of the time. Remember to use your fists so that you do not kill any of the guards.
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    Nimr0d87Worked flawlessly, thanks.
    Posted by Nimr0d87 on 28 Nov 15 at 19:28
    SinSTeRS DEVILWorked great thnx
    Posted by SinSTeRS DEVIL on 09 Jul 17 at 21:15
    A Dreadful ShotGreat solution. The convoy didn’t appear at first, so I simply fast-traveled out of the Frontier, returned, and it was there.
    Posted by A Dreadful Shot on 08 Jun 19 at 20:29
  • MikeyoligyMikeyoligy149,560
    08 Nov 2012 08 Nov 2012
    53 1 10
    Just really another location that I found a convoy appear with good regularity.

    If you go into the hunting map so you can see the regions, look at the intersection between Lexington, Scotch Plains and Great Piece Hills. There, you will see a triangle road junction, and a convoy has appeared almost every time I've been there.

    As said before, just attack with the fists, and try not to kick the guards into objects. Actually kicking them when they're on the floor is fine though.
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    Lil Miss CherryPerfect! First time I went there nothing so I fast travelled to Boston waited a couple minutes and when I returned the convoy was there :)
    Posted by Lil Miss Cherry on 11 Feb 13 at 09:52
    NordegardeFound a convoy the second I got there. Worked like a charm!
    Posted by Nordegarde on 10 Jun 13 at 18:17
    DeltaAgentThis is the only place I could ever get a convoy to show up. Thanks!
    Posted by DeltaAgent on 08 Dec 13 at 22:58
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