Quick and Painless achievement in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Quick and Painless

Shoot 15 deer in the heart

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How to unlock the Quick and Painless achievement

  • Foxfire49Foxfire49216,138
    14 Nov 2015 14 Nov 2015 14 Nov 2015
    228 16 28
    This achievemenment is actually really easy to get and with the right skills doesn't even require you to aim at the heart. First you just need the following skills...

    - Anatomical Knowledge (Hunter skill tree) - Is automatically received after completing the Catacomb of Sacred Knowledge optional tomb located in the Geothermal Valley.

    Now this is technically all you need to find the heart, but if you want an automatic heart shot every time you find a deer get these 3 next perks as well.

    - Double Shot (Hunter skill tree) - First one in the second row.

    - Triple Shot (Hunter skill tree) - First one in the third row.

    - True Shot (Hunter skill tree) - Second one in the third row.

    Now the two you really want is the one from the optional Tomb and True Shot (but to get True Shot you first need Double and Triple Shot).

    Now that you have those skills just find some deer, best places to find some are in the Siberian Wilderness, Soviet Installation, and Geothermal Valley. Now once you find a deer just draw your arrow with cn_RT now you just need to hover over the deers body until you see a RED DIAMOND appear (which registers as a automatic headshot on humanoid enemies, but a heartshot on deer. Then fire, this will automatically give you a heart shot even if the deer is running away from you. 15 kills and the cheevo is yours.

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    j wiziteYou hover over with LT not RT. And I’m not sure if they updated the game where the diamond hardly appears. I’ve got it once out of a hundred dear tries. You have to actually look for the heart and shoot spot on. When I started doing this piece of cake
    Posted by j wizite on 26 Aug 18 at 02:25
    sho220There's two things to doing Score Attack or Chapter Replay Elite.
    If you do Score Attack you need "Tomb Raider" card, your skills from main game don't carry over.
    OR
    If you have the appropriate skills in main game, load Research Base as Chapter Replay Elite. That brings all of your skills from the main game into the replay. This is how I did it because I didn't have Tomb Raider card. Using Chapter Replay Elite, I got the achievement in a few minutes.
    Posted by sho220 on 08 Feb 19 at 10:03
    Dr MartyWhere the F are all the deer? I swear they all packed up and went on vacation!
    Posted by Dr Marty on 15 Oct 20 at 23:33
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  • Shh I am BatmanShh I am Batman1,018,674
    22 Dec 2015 22 Dec 2015 29 Dec 2015
    186 5 21
    I can absolutely confirm that Cozza87au's method works, but it can be even finer tuned.

    His method: "An easy way to find deer is in the mission research base. Use the mode score attack, choose research base and use the card tomb raider which gives you every skill if you have it.
    A deer spawns at the start of this mission to the right. Kill the deer and reload checkpoint until you have the achievement"

    My version:

    1. Load up the mode Elite Chapter Replay. You won't need the Tomb Raider card, and you'll still have all of your skills and weapon upgrades. I'm tackling this after I've completed the main story, so my gear is as closed to maxed out as possible.

    2. The deer takes a second to spawn behind the third tree on your right. DO NOT MOVE. If you move, you spook the deer, and acquiring the diamond on the moving target is nigh impossible. Instead, pop survival instinct and wait for it to show up, you'll only see it's head and neck areas.

    3. 80% of the time, the deer will stand in place, moving it's head back and forth, which won't create the diamond since you can't see it's chest. If this happens, I recommend that you draw your bow and zoom, acquiring the red crosshairs, and slightly move so as to spook the deer. It'll freeze for a moment, full body in view, and that should allow you to acquire your diamond shot. If it takes off and you haven't acquired your diamond, restart the checkpoint. Pursuing the deer over the ridge prompts the combat scenario with the Trinity soldiers, and the deer despawns.

    4. Occasionally, the deer will start to graze out to it's left, right into your field of view. If that happens, take the free heart shot. Be patient in all attempts, as rushing through this will cause you to sit in this checkpoint just building frustration. Luckily the reload checkpoint option is quick.

    5. You can trigger the deer to graze with different levels of success. I've shot arrows close to the deer to no avail, and fired a fire arrow into the pathway ahead of the deer, which either causes it to not notice, to track it with it's head, or to run. Occasionally, it'll start to graze as seen in tip 4. Warning: Firing the fire arrow will prompt the combat event to trigger, so you'll only have about fifteen seconds to see if the deer will graze or not. If not, it'll run, prompting a reset.


    EDIT: Forkbomb says: "You can switch your stance/view by pressing the left thumbstick in whilst aiming with the bow. This allows you to acquire the red diamond immediately after every checkpoint reload.", and it has been confirmed to work! Cheers Forkbomb!

    Any questions or concerns, drop me a line in the comment below, and toss me those thumbs (preferably up). If it calls for it, I will record a video demonstrating an effective way to do this.
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    FriskiNiskiJust tried this and its not counting them. Wasn't sure if anyone else has had any recent issues with this method
    Posted by FriskiNiski on 12 Jul 19 at 12:11
    Draxler Knight7Is not counting for me neither :/
    Posted by Draxler Knight7 on 27 Apr 20 at 02:44
    Draxler Knight7I got it, randomly it started to count for me
    This game is full of bugs
    Posted by Draxler Knight7 on 28 Apr 20 at 04:05
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