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The Hunt is my Mistress in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

The Hunt is my Mistress231 (50)

Complete all objectives in the Test of the Wild.

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Achievement Guide for The Hunt is my Mistress

Phoenix C64
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Phoenix C64
Achievement won on 23 Dec 14
TA Score for this game: 3,149
Posted on 23 December 14 at 00:43, Edited on 16 January 15 at 07:53
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OK, so first off! I want to thank Roose91, BiLLzuMaNaTi and all the people who commented on both their solutions for all the help to the community and the ideas I got from it...

I'd like to say that my solution is maybe a mix of all others, taking bits and pieces plus ideas of my own.

The reason why I worked to get another method and felt the need to write another solution is because:
1) this method doesn't require to gather barely any intel
2) this method doesn't require to roam & run around getting beast kills
3) this method seemed much more reliable to me than the other solutions.

that being said, more and more people unlocked this with the other solutions, so maybe I just suck a lot at this game. which is why I needed an easier way to get this achievement.

With all other solutions I always ran out of time... with my system I ended up (as of writing this, today):
5th on Elite leaderboard with 37:12min and 15636 points (could have easily got 1000ish more points more in those 2-3min.

I worked real hard on this. I probably tried this 20 times. sometimes giving up at 10min in, sometimes not making it in time and wasting 40min.
The reason is I wanted to find the absolute best and clear way to do this in order to write a solution. I recently started to stream on twitch and I was excited about making a good video guide for this.
Some of my ideas didn't work. Some did. And I adapted some stuff from other people.
I hated the fact we had to lose 6-8-10min. gathering intel on Captains, so I tried something different.

--- Youtube links added and twitch link removed as twitch videos will disapear in a few days ---

I strongly suggest to watch the videos, as it shows important stuff like Graug bait locations, needed for my solution. However I will now try to write a clear instruction.

*** Has to be done in the "Lord of the Hunt" DLC in the Trial mode. The Trial name is "Test of the Wild"
*** The objective is to only get intel on a Warchief and from there on ONLY do riots with that Warchief
*** no wasting time gathering intel on Captains or running around killing them with beasts. it's all done through riots
*** if you don't want to watch my video and/or you haven't played as many hours as me, it might be a good idea to make a "test run" to find all the Graug baits near the riot locations. but it would be just easier to check my video

You get intel on a warchief either by finding a green intel or quickly going to the closest power struggle Captain and branding him.
- Ugakuga is the one you really want. Easy to beat. Doesn't die too easy in riots. NOTE: he will probably not go "green" while beating him. Just hit him with the sword (carefully not to kill him) and eventually he will kneel and surrender. You then get the option to kill or brand him.
- Shagflak IGNORE you would waste too much time trying to beat him
- Zugor Beast Butcher (The explosive arrow one) is easy to beat (vulnerable to ranged) but he is too powerful in riots and may destroy or scare your enemies before you can eat them. NOTE: when you riot against him, kill him right away even if you miss all his bodyguards that way. He is way too dangerous to keep him alive until your Graug arrives.
- the rest are more or less fair game.
- The best is to reset and start again if the first Warlord you unveil is not Ugakuga, in order to save time and have a clear run

Once you branded a warchief, start rioting against other warchiefs
When you start rioting, you need to learn the locations of Graug baits near each riot location (watch my video or do a "test run"), summon and brand/mount the Graug and eat the Captains first and the Warchief last.
Sometimes it's better to just kill the enemy Warchief and let the bodyguards flee, as another Captain will be promoted to Warchief and get new bodyguards, which is what you want: warchiefs with lots of bodyguards all the time to eat and eat them quickly. Also, killing a Warchief nets more points, so it's good when a Captain gets promoted.
Once you're done with your Graug, make sure to kill it for extra points
Once the riot is over, grab your branded Warchief before he leaves and send him on the next riot (this saves you time as you don't need to make a Beck&Call)
After the Warchief left the screen, press cn_down to dispatch all remaining Uruks for some extra points.
Focus on the 10 beast kills first with your Graug, then use the Graug for speed kills and points for killing the Graug.
and basically rinse and repeat... NOTE: even if the next riot is closeby, you should use quick travel, in order to make Graug baits respawn.
Oh, also: at the beginning, when there are still plenty of Captains (but you already killed 1-2 Warchiefs), it's a good idea to use the "advance time" options a few times, to allow the game to promote a Captain to Warchief and also to promote some guys to bodyguards. Later on it's not a good idea, unless you already have your 10 beast kills... because you might run out of normal Captains to eat.
NOTE: It sounded obvious to me, but to make sure everyone understands: if there are no more Warchiefs and you don't want to advance time because you still need to eat regular Captains, you do NOT run around searching them, you just riot them too.
04/jan/2015 NOTE: another thing that might come obvious when watching the videos, but I'd like to explain it here too: WARCHIEF KILL COUNT RESET EXPLANATION: the game counts how many Warchiefs are alive at any given time. If you killed some Warchief but you advanced time and/or a bodyguard took his place, that kill won't count anymore. It's not a big deal, I actually explain in the video that you get more points for killing Warchiefs anyways and in the end you have to spend the same time killing 25 Uruks total, so you WILL get those 5 Warchief kills one way or another. But it is suggested to only use advance time at the beginning (after killing a few Warchiefs) and to always kill bodyguards before killing the Warchief himself.
16/jan/2015 NOTE: a little trick I thought might come handy. Credit to Fuzzmeister J in the comments. quote: "Twice in this run I grabbed Ugakuga with the Graug by mistake. I was able to pause the game and quit. Click continue and he was still alive. As long as you quit before his head is munched on, you are good. It will even save the captains you killed during that riot, but you can start it back up and and kill the war chief like normal."

Before voting negatively, please let me know why. I worked a lot for this achievement just in order to come up with a nice guide and video. If you think there is room for improvement please let me know instead of just giving me a -1 and leaving me in the dark. Much appretiated.




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