Even Odds achievement in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Even Odds

Kill 2 monsters you have a contract on without using Signs, potions, mutagens, oils or bombs.

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How to unlock the Even Odds achievement

  • Foxy GrayFoxy Gray285,814
    20 May 2015 20 May 2015 23 May 2015
    66 13 34
    This could be gotten with in the first hour or two of the game. Can be done on ANY difficulty, including Just the Story! (Recommended) Video guides for the quests at the bottom.

    First when you get into town and leave the pub go over to the Notice Board and take the Contract: Devil by the Well follow the quest up to the battle. Fight the Noonwraith with ONLY your Silver Sword, DO NOT use an Oil, Potion, Sign, Bomb or Mutagen.

    That's 1 down, second is going to be The Griffin in the main quest Beast of the White Orchard . You pick this quest up by following the Main quest Lilac and Gooseberries. Again follow the quest to the part where you meet Vessemir in the field and get the crossbow. I DID NOT USE THE CROSSBOW, I don't think that changes anything but just in case, don't use it. The battle is easy enough. Use ONLY your Silver Sword.

    The achievement pops right after you defeat the Griffin.

    Edit: You CAN drink water and eat food to heal during the fight
    Edit 2: I took out the walkthroughs and added my own person fight recordings to the guide. I started a new save just to record these and from the first cutscene I finished both quests in around 35 minutes. Very easy with starting gear!
    Edit 3: Sharpening your weapons WILL NOT void the achievement

    Devil in the Well Fight:

    The Beast of the White Orchard:

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    daktrI shot down a dragon using crossbow with silver arrows only, achievement popped.
    Posted by daktr on 10 Mar 18 at 13:32
    DeadSamurai77Done everything perfect and the achivement didn't unlock... this is my second achivement, are the achivements in this game all fu*ked?
    Posted by DeadSamurai77 on 11 Jan at 11:53
    BostonsmafiaAlmost made it through the game without any buggy achievements. Took me three times to complete this one. Doing it on New Game+ with lowest difficulty is by far the easiest way to complete.
    Posted by Bostonsmafia on 21 Apr at 05:32
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  • WhyattThrashWhyattThrash363,745
    08 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2015 22 Nov 2016
    34 0 9
    Since all other solutions are completely wrong regarding what voids the achievement. The only things that void the achievement are using any of:

    - Signs
    - Potions
    - Mutagenic POTIONS (having mutagens eqipped is totally fine)
    - Oils (on ANY of your swords, even though you don't use the oiled sword)
    - Bombs

    Anything else is completely permitted: Crossbows, any type of armour, sharpening weapons, eating foods etc. If it's not in the above list, it's permitted.

    The only other requirement is the contract needs to involve the possibility of ending up in a monster "boss fight" but other solutions cover those parts well.

    Immortal x Dead adds: If you have to use a potion as part of the requirement for the contract / kill, it DOES NOT prevent the achievement. F.e "Muire D'Yaeblen" contract on Skellige, which requires the use of the "Drowner pheromones" potion in order to complete.
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    Apocalypse KaneGreat tips, they allowed me to get it on death march! +1
    Posted by Apocalypse Kane on 19 Feb 16 at 20:15
    Immortal x DeadWanted to pop in and leave a note that I haven't seen yet. While I did unequip all potions, bombs, mutagens, and didn't use any signs, I think it is important to note that while doing the "Contract: Muire D'Yaeblen contract on Skellige, it requires the use of the "Drowner pheromones" potion. After using it and completing the contract, the achievement did pop. It seems that if you have to use a potion as part of the requirement for the contract / kill, it DOES NOT prevent the achievement. Also, This was done on Death March, and was my 2nd contract done like this.
    Posted by Immortal x Dead on 02 Sep 16 at 14:29
    WhyattThrashAdded it to the solution Immortal, thanks!
    Posted by WhyattThrash on 22 Nov 16 at 17:02
  • King fiShiZKing fiShiZ253,480
    21 May 2015 22 May 2015 24 May 2015
    23 4 19
    You need to kill two Monster on which you have a Contract on, only with your Silver Sword. Also check if you have mutagens equipped.

    If you haven't done this is White Arden, then the Contract Shrieker (Level 8) and An Elusive Thief (Level 13) in Velen/Novigrad are not that hard - also both Contract have their own Achievement. I did this with Level 11 and the Griffin Witcher Gear, pretty easy.

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    Are also good targets for this Achievement:
    - The Merry Widow
    - Muire D’yaeblen
    - A Patron gone Missing
    - Swap Thing

    A List of all Contracts and where you can find them is here: https://wiiare.in/portfolio-type/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-ger...

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    CR4SHEDI got a little confused for the same reason - Muire D'yaeblen *requires* the use of potions to complete the quest... but I still unlocked the achievement after completing it. I drank a White Honey to clear potion effects right before the actual fight, although I'm not sure if that's necessary, but it worked and wasn't too difficult.
    Posted by CR4SHED on 09 Nov 16 at 00:14
    BrasshandeNo problem with the Shrieker and the Merry Widow, i had a look at Jenny O' The Woods, but clearly that was always going to be a non-starter smile
    Posted by Brasshande on 01 May 17 at 23:29
    The GlobalizerApiarian Phantom hunt is super easy to use for this as well. Used that hunt and the Doppler to do it on Death March, zero problems.
    Posted by The Globalizer on 28 May 19 at 01:31
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