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The Hunt is my Mistress in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition

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Complete all objectives in the Test of the Wild.

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Posted on 02 April 16 at 15:44, Edited on 23 July 17 at 13:45
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Credit for this solution must go to SUPER BOCHMAN, who posted the solution that worked best for me on the original game. I made a few tweaks to his system, so I felt like I should post them. As a note, I completed this with almost 4 minutes left (plenty of time to feel comfortable), and over 14,000 points (not including the 1000 bonus for 40 minute completion. Let's get started

EDIT: If you are having trouble, I suggest reading through some of the comments below. Players have listed some of the methods and small changes that worked for them, and they might work for you too. I did not include everything in the solution, as it is already long enough, but credit and thanks goes to everyone who contributed their tips and tricks. A big thanks to Warboy925 for his Graug Bait map.

To play any of the trials, select play from the main menu, select Trials of War, and scroll down to Test of the Wild. In order to complete Test of the Wild, you must

- Kill all 5 War Chiefs
- Kill all 20 Captains.

In order to get this achievement, however, you must qualify for the Elite Leaderboards, which means you have to complete the following optional objectives:

- Complete in 40 minutes
- Kill 10 Captains with monsters
- Earn 13000 points

Here is a quick guideline on the steps required to complete this method:

1 - Gather info on all 20 captains. All you need is their locations, so you can get this by interrogating regular Uruks.

2 - Gather intel on Warchiefs until you find Kugor Beast Hunter, the masked Uruk with the crossbow that shoots fire arrows. *Might be called Zugor Beast Butcher now*

3 - Hop on a Graug. There is a Graug bait hanging off the bottom of the bridge directly west from the Forge Tower you start out at.

4 - Begin from the bottom right of the map and move clockwise, killing every Captain with your Graug. Avoid any power struggles, just stay on your Graug. Continually use the map/Saurons Army screen to plan out the closest Captain, and try not to miss any. A lot more detail on this to come

5 - Go to the mission for Kugor and draw him out. You need to do this quickly. Once Kugor has appeared (don't worry about bodyguards) you need to make him submit without killing him. See below for details.

6 - Use Kugor to riot against the other 4 Warchiefs and any remaining captains.

That's it! Now let's go into some major detail here to ensure you get this with as few failed attempts as possible (I did it on my second try with this method).

1 & 2 - Intel Phase:

You need to gather locations on all 20 captains and full Intel on Warchiefs until you reveal Kugor Beast Hunter. You start on the East-most Forge Tower on the map, so look down and to the left. There will always be one or more Uruks here. The method that works fastest is using Shadowstrike (cn_LT+cn_A) to swoop over and knock down all but one Uruk, grab the remaining one, gather Intel on a captain, then kill him. Continue doing this until all the Uruks around you are dead. Try to avoid larger groups, as fighting is wasting time. If you do get in a fight, build up your combo and use combo brand (cn_A+cn_B) to thin the crowd, then grab your branded Uruks and continue gathering captain locations. Travel around between this spot and the surrounding areas, such as the two ridges the to the West. The Uruks will respawn around here fairly regularly in small groups.

While you are doing this, keep an eye out for green Intel. There is always some either down where I told you to start, or on one of the two ridges to the west. The Warchief you want to reveal is Kugor Beast Hunter, so once you get Intel on him, you can just use any more Intel you happen by for Captain locations. Feel free to hop on cargors to move quickly around the area, just be sure to kill them. This racks up points early on so you don't have to rush at the end. You can brand a full group of cargors, then press cn_down to kill all the ones except the one you're riding.

This process should take around 8 minutes. Personally it usually takes me almost 9 because I like to kill a few extra Caragors. As soon as you are done, you can move on to the next step.

3 & 4 - Graug Time

Get on a Graug as quickly as possible. The closest Graug bait is underneath the bridge directly to the West of the starting Forge Tower. Shoot it, then start moving West as every time I used it, the Graug came from the west. Shadow mount him, then you can start your killing spree.

Open up the Sauron's Army page and look for whichever captain is nearest to the south east corner of the map. Use wraith vision to spot and mark the target. Chase them down and eat them up with cn_Y. Now move clockwise around the map, constantly checking Sauron's Army to plot your course. Try not to miss any Captains along the way, but ignore any power struggles, as these require loosing your Graug.

You can plot a course directly through the southern stronghold, and there is always several captains in here. Keep spamming Wraith vision. I would often find Captains with wraith vision without even realizing they were on my map. If you are really struggling to find one specific captain, it will probably be faster to just leave him for now and move on, don't waste time backtracking.

The north-west stronghold can also be infiltrated completely whilst on your Graug. The only place you can't get to is the back area of the north-east stronghold, so don't even try for those captains. When you're done, you should have at least 10 captain kills, hopefully nearer to 15. I was just over 20 minutes at this point.

5 - Brand Kugor Beast Hunter

Look for Kugor's mission on the map and fast travel to the nearest Forge Tower. Hopefully you get an easy call out mission, just take advantage of skills such as Shadow Strike Kill to get things done as soon as possible. Make sure you are near full on elf-shot when Kugor shows up. Don't worry if he has lots of bodyguards, you will simply be attacking him. Get a good line of site on Kugor and start firing arrows his way (they don't all have to be headshots, building the streak is more important. Once you can, shoot two fire arrows at him, then follow up with one or two more regular arrows. This should knock him to his knees. Run past everything else and up to Kugors prone body, and you will be able to brand him. Immediately command him to start the first riot against another Warchief.

6 - Riots

Go to your first Riot via fast travel and start it up. You start almost every riot from a birds eye view, so you can use this to thin out the herd on the opposing side with Elf Shot. If the Warchief is immune to ranged attacks, feel free to jump down and join the fray. I did this because if you are able to kill the Warchief yourself, you get a ton of points as opposed to letting Kugor do it. When the first warchief is dead, grab Kugor before he leaves and send him off to the next riot, then press cn_down to kill all remaining branded Uruks for points. Rinse and repeat this method.

When it comes to Warchiefs with bodyguards, it's a good idea to find a nearby Graug bait and eat them up. This speeds things up as you can kill them all before any escape. If you kill the Warchief first, another will be promoted. If you're fast, you can eat him too for more points. I did not use this method, as I worried about captains escaping, requiring another riot.

One big note is on the Ghul Keeper. If you just let Kugor take him out, it will take a minute or more off your time. What you want to do is find a Graug or Caragor bait and hop on a monster, as the Ghul Keeper is easily damaged by monsters, plus you get the points for killing him.

Quite a few riots will likely happen in the valley to the right of the southern stronghold. There are two Graug baits very close to here, so you can use these to end the riots very quickly. Always kill your Graug when done. You can fast travel to refresh Graug baits, but sometimes you will get a riot right back in the same spot, and it is much faster to just climb back up and start the next one.

If you kill all the other captains/Warchiefs and still need some points, as unlikely as that is, look for Graug/Caragor baits and call them in. Mount and kill them as quickly as you can, draining your mounts to replenish elf-shot when required. Beasts give tons of points.

To be safe, you should be just below the 12,000 mark when you kill your branded warchief. You get a good amount of points from it, but it would be awful to be a little short when just a few more Caragor kills can give you some quick points. When you're ready, press cn_down with your Warchief in range to finish the test and hopefully unlock this achievement!

That should be it. This achievement is definitely tough, but as I mentioned earlier, I got it on my 2nd try with this method. I hope this helps, feel free to mention what works for you, as everyone is different.
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This is a summary of Phoenix C64's solution for the standard version found here:
Solution for The Hunt is my Mistress in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

I have added additional details that I feel streamlined his excellent solution.

Step 1: Do not leave the spawn tower and go into Wraith Vision (cn_LB) and look for a yellow Uruk which has intel or a Captain walking out in the open. Also check the mini-map for the intel icon. If there is not one nearby, pause and press cn_X to fast travel to the same tower until you find one. Use Shadow Strike (cn_LT + cn_A) to get to intel/Captain then kill any stragglers and dominate the intel source. I found that both game versions tended to have Ûgakûga in the same spot on the Sauron's Army screen, so if you have to retry a few time you'll see where he usually is in your game.

Step 2: Go to Ûgakûga's mission and draw him out. The key is to run to a more open space or an area on a different elevation to minimize other Uruks and make sure you can always see the cn_Y prompt to counter. Try to keep him between you and the other Uruks and whittle his health down carefully until he kneels as he won't turn green. Select Dominate (cn_A) and Command (cn_Y) and send him to riot on your first Warchief.

Step 3: Follow Phoenix C64's guide for Riots. Basically fast travel to location, start Riot, find Graug Bait, Shadow Strike Mount the Graug, eat bodyguards first, and then the Warchief. My tip here is that you can kind of herd the bodyguards and Warchief away from Ûgakûga before trying to eat them. After you eat them, Kill your Graug (cn_RT + cn_B), then dominate and send Ûgakûga to the next riot, then press cn_down to dispatch the minions for the points. Fast Travel to the next location and repeat.

Step 4: Once you send Ûgakûga to the third original Warchief, advance time with cn_Y instead of normal fast travel, this promotes bodyguards and gives you more Warchiefs for the points. Repeat again, advancing time while going to the final original Warchief. My tip here is to only advance time on the Third and Fourth original Warchief. This should give you plenty of bodyguards at your raids, and two extra Warchiefs for points.

Step 5: Go back to fast traveling to the promoted Warchiefs, don't advance time anymore.

Step 6: After you have Ûgakûga as the only remaining Warchief, start sending Ûgakûga to Raid the last Captains. You should have enough beast kills by now so I recommend ignoring the Graug Bait and shooting all of the Berserkers and Shield Uruks with your bow and then other Uruks until your run out of focus, then jump down and take out the Captain with executions.

Final Step: When you kill the last Captain, if you have at least 11,000 points press cn_down to dispatch Ûgakûga and his minions.

Note: When you come up against Zûgor Beast Butcher, ignore his bodyguards and immediately kill him with arrows and fire arrows when they are available. Then jump down and send Ûgakûga to riot his successor and do not advance time.
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