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Skillful Raider in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Skillful Raider79 (20)

This is a rare achievementEndurance Challenge: Open 5 Codices or Sarcophagi without getting caught in a trap

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Achievement Guide for Skillful Raider

Fuzzmeister J
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Fuzzmeister J
Achievement won on 31 Dec 15
TA Score for this game: 4,900
Posted on 31 December 15 at 04:26, Edited on 07 December 16 at 12:20
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First things first. Turn on the challenge!

Now this achievement seems pretty tough the first few times you get snagged by a trap, but it become pretty easy one you do one thing. Skip the crypts that have floor traps. Floor traps will cause you to fail if the trap activates at all. Since falling in the trap means death, you must jump over the trap completely or walk around it. You cannot shoot the trap! It will fail the challenge. Most of the times you find floor traps they are at the bottom of a large drop at the start of the crypt and you are setup for failure. Just turn around and find another. I only had to skip 3 crypts due to floor traps being preset. It's just not worth the risk.

The other two traps are activated with pressure plates. I used infinite poison arrows and just scanned the floor every 5 feet and shot the switch with the poison arrow since you are not wasting anything.

Do be careful of your return trip out of the crypts. They often spawn new traps on your way out. Watch your step going back and you should be safe. I did have a crypt with a floor trap that I could walk around and a new floor trap had spawned in front of the previous safe zone and I had to jump over it. I got very lucky and didn't trigger it.

The achievement pops when you open the 5th codec/sarcophagus.

UPDATE: There are reports of being able to shoot the spike traps and still get the achievement after an update. I do still see comments for people that have issues with shooting the traps, so it may not work for everyone.
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Achievement won on 12 Jan 17
TA Score for this game: 4,029
Posted on 12 January 17 at 16:59
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Fair play to the other guides. I'm not sure whether this is something they have introduced in a patch, but shooting the floor spike traps with an arrow does not fail the challenge. After taking a risk and trying this out, it made this achievement so much less stressful and was made a lot easier.

So firstly, make sure you enable the 'Skillful Raider' challenge before starting your endurance run. Secondly, I found the ideal card setup for endurance to be as follows:

• Any master outfit variant (so all skills are unlocked)
• Any master bow
• Bloodlust / Hot Blooded (for warmth and food regeneration, personal preference)
• Toxicity (unlimited poison arrows, makes you pretty much unstoppable)
• Well Read (gives all extra skills, namely one that makes all traps highlighted red while using survival instinct)

So, just walk around (making sure to keep warmth and food levels high at all times) and find 5 individual crypts. Use survival instinct at every chance possible to highlight all traps in red. Shoot the floor spike traps, and jump over the ankle and pressure pad traps. Find your way to the large artifact at the end and repeat until you have looted the contents of all five crypts, unlocking the achievement!

As I said, the knowledge of being able to shoot the floor traps made this ten times easier (and faster also). Hope this helps.
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