Former Adventurer achievement in Tomb Raider

Former Adventurer

Incapacitate 25 enemies with dodge counter.

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How to unlock the Former Adventurer achievement

  • Dropkick Hope86Dropkick Hope86530,474
    06 Mar 2013 06 Mar 2013 24 Mar 2013
    64 13 38
    There are a few things to getting this achievement.

    First you have to earn some skill points to unlock the ability.
    It is in the first set of skills.

    Second, how to pull it off. When an enemy goes to melee attack you, press B and a direction to dodge the attack. If timed correctly a QTE will appear. You will have 2 circles appear on the screen. When the larger one has shrunk down in the smaller on press Y to do the counter attack.

    Third, and the main key to getting this is making sure they are incapacitated. If the enemy falls to the floor and have a Y prompt appear above him, he is incapacitated. If he doesn't you will have to do the counter move again, until the Y prompt appears above him.
    Depending on the enemy and how much armour they are wearing will dictate how many counters you will have to do.

    Last, now you have incapacitated them, finish them off using a finisher. To do this follow the prompt and press Y. You will get more XP killing them this way so it worth doing.

    You can work on this during the main story or after in free roam.

    If you are having trouble doing none lethal counters try doing the dodge counter pressing down and left plus B or down and right plus B

    I found dodging that way makes you stab them in the knee,

    Up and either direction makes you kill them.

    Some people have had problems with enemies not spawning once they have finished the game. I recommend you try your hardest to get this done during the story, to try and avoid this problem.

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    Claptrap NLI've earned the achievement today after I started a new playthrough.
    The first option I got to get this skill was right before my first enterance at Shantytown, were I got most of these. After I escaped from the caves (with the green gas) I got the last few needed.
    Posted by Claptrap NL on 27 Dec 15 at 16:13
    Foerli can confirm that there will be enemies if you haven't got 100% on an area
    Posted by Foerl on 19 May 16 at 16:54
    varkylfusGot the 1st incapacitated enemy in the cliffside villiage. The 25th incapacitated enemy before the fall to shanty town. There's five spare enemies for me before shanty town. Couldn't counter the molotov guy. All he did is kick.

    Roll around if the enemy has a gun. Get with in melee distance while they shoot that clip. They will melee you most of the time. Repeat.
    Posted by varkylfus on 29 Dec 16 at 00:08
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  • Spudy123Spudy123661,380
    27 Apr 2014 27 Apr 2014
    23 0 1
    If like me you maxed out your skills before getting this achievement, i found a way so that Lara always incapacitates before killing the enemies.

    I would stand still and wait for a melee enemies to rush me, then dodge when the animation of them swinging their weapon starts (B without a direction, its not needed) then the quick time event appears, if you can press y as soon as the two circles meet and i do mean as soon as she will stick an arrow in their knee or incapacitate them.

    if you let the QTE go on for too long Lara will go for the insta-kill move.

    p.s you can make bow wielding enemies use melee if you rush them, helps to get more melee enemies further in the game.

    hope this helps!
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    DarKenshin13Thanks for the solution, it helped as I was in the same boat with you upon finishing the game. However, even though I was aware of this achievement and I was trying my best while playing the game, it hadn't unlocked when I finished it. Then I read in another forum that weapon stuns sometimes don't register but If you use the bow it always does. Low and behold 3 stuns with the bow in shantytown after finishing the game with maximum bow and skills and I unlocked it. I mention this because you may want to add it to your solution as well. Regards
    Posted by DarKenshin13 on 29 Mar 15 at 11:40
  • KungFuMonk3yKungFuMonk3y505,620
    28 Mar 2013 28 Mar 2013 28 Mar 2013
    28 5 7
    The above guides are great, I figured I would add a video guide for those that prefer video. Also I would advise you to ONLY get the first of the Dodge Counter skills. DO NOT get the mastery skill where you can instantly kill them. The video I chose, I thought was pretty good (not my own), and he speaks to the same basically. Once you have purchased the first skill, you can hit B to dodge right after they start swinging their weapon at you and you should get the quick time event to press Y. If they are a low armor enemy or you've worked them down a little, then they will drop to the floor with a Y finishing move, and this is the incapacitate part.
    Hope that provides some clarity for any still having trouble. Focus on your kill achievements early in the game and you should be fine.
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    PoiaI made a lot of kill B+Y with each weapon, and it didnt pop up.
    Then I try with bow like you said, and I get it after 2 kill :)) I think the bow is neccesary. Sorry for my bad english :)
    Posted by Poia on 11 Mar 14 at 18:56
    SLEWDOGjust started another playthrough for this and yours is right on......if you kill them before you incapacitate them its a waste...so no kill dodges works great so far ...have about ten and just got to mountain village....now it you fix the glitch shooting them from the rope lines...you would be god
    Posted by SLEWDOG on 07 Jul 14 at 03:05
    varkylfusThumbs up. Good tip AgentLebowski.clap
    Posted by varkylfus on 29 Dec 16 at 00:12
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