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Bomb Economy (Plague Knight) in Shovel Knight

Bomb Economy (Plague Knight)62 (10)

Finish any Order of No Quarter stage using 15 bombs or fewer.

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Achievement Guide for Bomb Economy (Plague Knight)

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Achievement won on 20 Sep 15
TA Score for this game: 1,404
Posted on 21 September 15 at 16:32, Edited on 22 September 15 at 21:37
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This achievement is very similar to:

Shovel KnightShovel EconomyThe Shovel Economy achievement in Shovel Knight worth 22 pointsFinish a level and swing the Shovel Blade fewer than 20 times.

However, rather than being able to go after the Black Knight and Plains level, you must defeat one of the Order of No Quarter stages while using less than 15 bombs. Therefore, in typical fashion for this game, King Knight became the choice. Here are some important tips for completing this task:

Have Arcana - Specifically, the Big Boom and the Staff of Surging. The importance of these is that the Big Boom can clear the path (sand/dirt blocks) while Surging can replace the bomb jump at times. This combination was able to get me through the majority of the level while using maybe one or two regular bombs (just to charge a bomb jump).

Remember that charging for a bomb jump uses one bomb. That's why I avoided having it for the most part so I would save bombs if needed.

Against King Knight, I focused still on using the Surging arcana to damage and defeat him. If you can hit him directly with the Big Boom, it can deal a whole sphere of damage rather than just a 1/2 a point. I had full health for the fight going (10 full after supplement with tonics) but didn't need it as King Knight is a fairly simple opponent to dodge his attacks.

NOTE: The one thing I'm not sure of is if the Big Boom or Bait Bombs count towards your 15. I sparingly used these to ensure my total of the Big Boom, Bait Bombs, and normal bombs combined was under 15. If someone can confirm or deny their inclusion, feel free to let me know and I will add it to the guide.

EDIT (9/22/15): Thank you to Grumpertson for confirming that using Big Boom will count towards the 15. As a result, focus on using the Staff of Surging for attacks movement rather than Big Boom for anything.

EDIT 2 (9/22/15): As mentioned by ronald84, you can charge a bomb jump (which doesn't count against your 15 total) without using a bomb during screen transitions. Additionally, you can begin to charge right after performing one without using a bomb. So if you're having some difficulty without the jumps, consider incorporating this strategy into your plan.
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