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When It's Many Against One… achievement in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

When It's Many Against One…

Provoke all Iris von Everec's Nightmares into fighting you at the same time and defeat them.

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How to unlock the When It's Many Against One… achievement

  • JaxxiczekJaxxiczek600,490
    11 Oct 2015 11 Oct 2015 19 Oct 2015
    88 3 21
    Missable achievement, comes late in the DLC, after you repair all the memories of Iris von Everec, so do not worry that the first enemies count towards this achievement, they do not.

    After you repair the last memory, where you put the bowls in place, you will be transfered to a fireplace-lit hallway, where a specific enemy will attack you. This is the nightmare the achievement is talking about. There are 6 enemies in total and 5 of them are in dormant state. To wake them up, simply attack them with your sword.

    As The Mankey pointed out: I had issues trying to strike the dormant guys with a sword. I would miss them several times and be almost dead by the time I got all them hit. Found it was way easier to run way back right away and throw bombs at them. If placed right it should only take 2 to hit them all. Also, keeps you from being right next to them when they wake up.

    When all of them are awoken, strike them like a group with your heavy attack, then roll away, prefferably with your shield turned on, as some enemies from the group can do a quick attack, that takes A LOT of health and you want to spare those Swallows to the next part of the fight.

    Striking them with your heavy attack has 2 main advantages. You can hit many of them with one swing and they will have approximately the same health when you attack them evenly, so you will have less pain in the second part of the fight. Igni does not work, it only stuns them, I tried.

    When you are low on health and there are 4 or more enemies, use food, not Swallow and keep your distance, they do not have any long range attacks at this point of the fight.

    They have one lifebar at the top of the screen, but each of them has their own (a couple of 1000s) health. I also used 2 potions, that gave some health back to me when I attacked and took some of their health as they attacked me to make it super-easy.

    When you kill 3 of them, their attack pattern will change a bit, so roll heavily and cast a protective shield now and then with some attacking of course. Their attack will wear them down after some time and they will rest on the floor, this is when you must do heavy damage.

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    KroktapusTook me about 8 tries. It feels to me like the first one walking needs to be the last to die. The final animation was different the time the achievement popped. When i was down to 2 one of them turned red and froze. I killed the other one first and then attacked the red frozen guy. A couple swings and the animation started, the story continued and the achievement popped. I also cleared my blu ray cache as suggested in another solution (restart xbox, clear cache, start up game - clearing with game open a couple tries earlier didn't help).

    Edit to add: the time it worked i awoke all 6 with crossbow before swinging my sword/using a sign for the first time.
    Posted by Kroktapus on 14 Feb 19 at 19:01
    UsapfanKey is using Dancing star strategy.
    Posted by Usapfan on 11 Jan 20 at 00:59
    BarbarosaTheRedIf this achievement doesn't pop, hard reset your xbox, clear your persistent storage and reload a save. You'll get it then.
    Posted by BarbarosaTheRed on 29 Feb 20 at 22:17
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  • I Ebon Hawk II Ebon Hawk I1,767,108
    18 Oct 2015 18 Oct 2015
    42 5 7
    I found this achievement very difficult until I discovered the Whirl ability completely destroys the phantoms. Be sure to have Whirl equipped before the fight starts. Use Igni to attack the inactive phantoms. Meleeing them doesn't work very well because they aren't targetable while they are inactive. When they are all active and attacking you, unload on them with Whirl. It took me under a minute to kill them.
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    Dan Solo 88A thumbs up from me, worked a charm!
    Posted by Dan Solo 88 on 25 Aug 16 at 12:41
    Unleashed SpawnI just done this using this technique on hardest difficulty at level 37 with 0 issues
    Posted by Unleashed Spawn on 02 Apr 17 at 20:26
    UliUdoWhirl is the best tip for death march. I rolled backward twice, threw devils puffball bombs (hold the button to aim) to wake multiple enemies at once (the bombs and poison effect don't actually hurt the enemies very much). If any are left awake, start rolling around the group to try herding them together and use a quen shield blast to wake any remaining enemies. Northern wind can help to group them, but they don't stay frozen very long. Once they are basically grouped, I found that igniting them with dancing star stops them from moving the longest because they will panic when set on fire so throw bomb into group, activate quen, roll forward and whirl until they break your shield, then roll away and repeat. I had to repeat that process twice to kill them all, but after trying everything, this was the best combo.
    Posted by UliUdo on 31 Jan 20 at 14:10
  • GV LocGV Loc578,227
    20 Apr 2017 20 Apr 2017
    5 2 0
    Use the CROSSBOW to awake all 5 sleepy enemies one by one. Then use some Quen and health potions on the "Just the story" difficulty. And make sure that you dont kill any of them before you can see all of them walking after you. Easy!
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