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Mortardom

Halo 4: On Reclaimer, use a Wraith to kill at least four enemy Wraiths on Heroic or Legendary.

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Achievement Guide for Mortardom

  • Messiah MuffinMessiah Muffin388,046
    17 Nov 2014 18 Nov 2014 26 Dec 2014
    59 5 16
    There are plenty of Wraiths within this level which means if you really want this achievement, it's not to hard to get. In particular there are two main areas which you will be able to achieve this. That is the area in which you must board the Covenant Ship, and right at the end of the level.

    Your first step is getting a Wraith. To capture a Wraith, you have to kill the gunner and take their place, which will make the driver exit the vehicle for you to take.

    Be warned though capturing a Wraith isn't too easy, especially if you decided to do this on Legendary for some reason. The turret is deadly and the cannon is accurate. Your best bet is to either use a sniper from range or to stun the vehicle with a Plasma Pistol for a better shot. Make sure the area is clear before attempting to get in the gunner seat so your work doesn't go to waste.

    Once in your Wraith you have to try and keep it alive and take down some more Wraiths. Near the Covenant Ship should drop around five/six Wraiths after the initial one in the area. You can use the elevated area on the right to your advantage to capture the Wraith (the driver often seems to leave the Wraith when the gunner is killed for this one) and can then use the Elephant as cover from opposing Wraith fire (just watch out and make sure you take care of the Ghosts).

    The last area also has a large collection of Wraiths, which you may have to take care of at the same time. Once you claim the first though the rest can easily be taken out by keeping a good distance to avoid the gunner and strafing around. (PRISTINE comments the first Wraith in this area doesn't have a gunner which could make this Wraith easier to get).

    If you want to take one Wraith through the level, you'll have to force the Wraith into the Elephant for the river portions. Driving through a river will destroy vehicles, try to do this achievement in the areas highlighted instead.

    Note this achievement is player specific so if you do this in co-op, only the individual who has got the kills will get the achievement. Make sure you take it in turns folks.

    Update

    Some players are struggling to board the Wraith without stunning it from a plasma pistol EMP. From my experience you can board a Wraith when it's not stunned but for those struggling, or for those who want to be on the safe side, make sure you have a plasma pistol. Even if it's not necessary, it'll make this a lot easier (Wraiths have a habit of splattering).

    Basically, EMP the Wraith to board it.
  • Strategy OneStrategy One651,677
    29 Dec 2014 29 Dec 2014
    38 7 2
    Mortardom

    Note: Must be done on Heroic or legendary difficulty (Heroic recommended)

    Using the video provided by Warzone guides, you can get the first wraith, (if you plasma the first wraith and the elite will get out, then just kill the gunner and jump in the wraith) and remove its wings on the sides to put it in the mammoth, getting it across the river.

    Once you get to the next location where you must take down the shield there is 1 wraith there, make sure you finish the final blow killing the wraith with your wraith. I can not confirm if a marine gunner kills it that it doesn't count or does count so try to get the final blow.

    After the shield is down, proceed to the next area, MAKE SURE to destroy the Gauss warthog, this took my achievement away my first attempt, then destroy the forerunner shit and kill all ghosts Wraith coming down, if done correctly you will have the achievement before you are supposed to go into the Covenant lift to destroy the ship.

    This can be done in Co-op but you must take turns doing it 2 times because the Wraith kills only count for 1 person even if someone is in the gunner seat.

    If you would like to kill 2 birds with 1 stone you can also do the par score achievement, which I also got from the same mission since you are killing so many enemies, just put the skulls CATCH, FAMINE, FOG, and TILT on, this will give you a massive multiplier. I finished the mission 2 times, a par score of 40k and 35k, just don't waste too much time after you obtain your achievement.

    To save a ton of time when you get outside for the 2nd time towards the end where the giant scene is going on, you can skip the massive battle by grabbing a ghost, go around all the enemies following the right wall, right before the barrier use a jetpack to jump on the wall, run on top of the wall and over the barrier to finish the mission.
  • togethawiistandtogethawiistand351,127
    02 Jan 2016 03 Jan 2016 14 Jan 2016
    11 0 0
    ALTERNATIVE, LESS USUAL METHOD

    I hijacked the very first Wraith that shows up on this level after I had sniped pretty much everyone else and destroyed the Ghosts with the Elephant's rocket turret. Then I acquired the Target Designator and blew up the Phantom and the first gigantic cannon objective. Then, I tried to position the Wraith in the rear ramp of the Elephan't once it had crossed the green water. That made it glitch (the Wraith doesn't fit inside the Elephant) and launched me almost all the way across the green water, which I finished crossing by using the Wraith's acceleration boost.

    Once I had that Wraith I only needed to take care of it (there will be enemies along the way, that is, Ghosts and Phantoms).

    In the next part where new Wraiths and lots of Ghosts start showing up I positioned myself in the distance by the left wall in front of the Elephant. From there I could safely take care of the enemies vehicles. In fact, eventually a new drop from a Phantom will place a new enemy Wraith right in front of you. Even better, you will be facing its rear, so it will be a quick dispatch.

    As soon as I killed my 3rd Wraith, the achievement popped. I figured that it must have counted the one that I hijacked as well, for a total of 4.

    If this solution ends up helping you too, leave a comment and a positive feedback to let me know. Thanks!
  • The Last RascalThe Last Rascal423,551
    08 Jul 2018 08 Jul 2018
    9 0 3
    There's several good solutions already here, however I used bits from all of them to make something a little more straightforward and easy and decided to share.

    Game: Halo 4
    Mission: Reclaimer
    Rally: Bravo
    Difficulty: Heroic
    Skulls: Optional

    This will put you with a sniper and jetpack just before the bridge section. When you come upon a grunt with a plasma pistol, pick it up as your secondary. Sniper ammo is littered about in drop pods.

    Proceed with the mission until you travel through the portal back out. Directly in front of you will be your target wraith. Jump up on the far right hand side of the ledge and try to approach the wraith from the side. As this one is missing a gunner, it won't spot you till you are close. In my case, I even got a checkpoint almost right next to it. Pop the tank with an overcharged plasma pistol shot, or use your jetpack to get on top of the gunner position. Once you get in to the gunner seat, the driver will bail. Kill the driver and take the wraith.

    One wraith will be down the hill attacking allies, hit it first. Back up the hill, you may have as many as three coming around the corner. Keep your distance. Two direct shots will finish a wraith off. If your allies kill one of the tanks, more will be dropped off by drop ships.
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