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By My Hand Alone in Dishonored

By My Hand Alone79 (15)

Get to Wave 13 in Back Alley Brawl killing all combatants personally

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Achievement won on 15 Dec 12
TA Score for this game: 3,056
Posted on 15 December 12 at 08:06, Edited on 14 June 13 at 05:40
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Wave Breakdown: (#) indicates the total you should have after completing that round. There is a total of 53 enemies you need to kill

(3)Round 1: 3 enemies
(6)Round 2: 3 enemies
***Devouring Swarm***
(9)Round 3: 3 enemies
(14)Round 4: 4 enemies
(18)Round 5: 4 enemies
***Bend Time***
(22)Round 6: 4 enemies
(27)Round 7: 4 enemies
(31)Round 8: 4 enemies
(36)Round 9: 5 enemies
(42)Round 10: 5 enemies (1 Tall Boy)
(47)Round 11: 5 enemies (1 Tall Boy)
(52) Round 12: 5 enemies (2 Tall Boys)
(53) ***Merchant***

Achievement should pop once Round 13 starts.


So, my strategy was too always go all out. You have to be aggressive, otherwise two opposing factions that spawn will kill one another. You want to conserve bullets and arrows for later round so focus purely on your sword for getting kills early on. You also want to conserve all your mana until you get Bend Time.

First three rounds, just run around and get the kills (sometimes you will get screwed with two opposing factions that spawn on the opposite side of the map from you, just restart if one kills the other before you get there).

Devouring Swarm will drop after Round 2 and can be useful, but later stages it becomes a waste. I would recommend not using it at all in order to save your mana for Bend Time later.

At Round 4, you start encountering 4 enemies, which means if there are opposing factions, this is where it begins to get tough. I would recommend running with your crossbow out. You can sprint to a target, fire a round in to him to stagger him and then instantly kill him. You will want to retrieve your arrow later so remember where the body is.

Bend Time drops after Round 5. From here on out, I used it once all the enemies spawned (note, this is NOT when the first enemy spawns, since they do not spawn all at the same time). Run with your crossbow and head shot available targets and knife the rest. (I completely ignored Whirlwind and Bloodthirsty since they were never that effective). Limit it to one use per wave until you hit the tall boy section.

At Round 7, you start having Assassins get into the fight. They will spawn on the rooftops and snipe or jump down and get into the fight. These guys are dangerous since their sniping can kill weaker enemies incredibly fast. However, my strategy would be to Bend Time, kill all other enemies on the ground. Retreat to a safe distance and snipe with my crossbow.

At Round 9, you start getting 5 enemies, follow the same strategy.

At Round 10, you get your first Tall Boy and the pain begins! Tall Boys are most annoying since they can immediately one-shot weaker enemies if they spawn nearby. Tall Boys have two spawn locations. One is next to your initial spawn area and the other is on the opposite side. I stood on the roof that houses the whale oil barrel and jumped (press and hold A to ability jump) over for the aerial kill. If it spawns in the other location, I popped Bend Time and went to town with the gun, aiming for the whale oil tank on his back. You can also throw the provided whale oil tank from the dispenser to kill them though may require an extra shot.

At Round 12, you have 2 Tall Boys. You will constantly want to be hitting Bend Time until they are down to make sure they don't kill anyone to quickly. Bring these guys down fast and mop up the rest and the achievement is yours. (I am not sure if you have to kill the merchant between Round 12 and 13, but didn't want to risk it)

I hope that helps and good luck!
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