Shovel Knight achievements

Shovel Knight

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There are 85 Shovel Knight achievements (45 without DLC) worth 10,330 (2,000)

11,630 tracked gamers have this game, 149 have completed it (1.28%)

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Arc of Iron in Shovel Knight

Arc of Iron11 (5)

Defeat 3 enemies with one Throwing Anchor.

  • Unlocked by 2,619 tracked gamers (22% - TA Ratio = 2.10) 11,641  

Achievement Guide for Arc of Iron

RPG Lumi
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RPG Lumi
Achievement won on 10 May 15
TA Score for this game: 360
Posted on 10 May 15 at 10:09, Edited on 16 May 15 at 09:24
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I thought originally I earned this from killing one enemy; the bubble blowing dragon found in the first level "Plains". However after further investigation of a theory I had (and assistance from other TA'er's), it has been confirmed that the bubbles the dragon blows are classed as enemies.

This means that by using one anchor you can destroy one group of 3 bubbles blown by the dragon and earn this achievement.

Thank you to ParallaxDG for suggesting just to use the bubbles (rather than 2 bubbles + kill blow on dragon) and Greenshell48 for confirming that just the three bubbles will earn this achievement.

This is probably the best enemy to use for this achievement. As long as the dragon stays alive (it takes 7 hits on the head so a few accidental knocks with the anchor won't kill him) he will continue to blow bubbles which means if you don't get it right the 1st time, you can keep trying until you get it. It also means no having to swap between screens to get enemies to respawn because you didn't get the right angle on the throw

If you do happen to kill the dragon while trying for his achievement, he doesn't respawn so the easiest method is just to quit and replay the level (he is just after the second checkpoint I believe so not too far into the level.)
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