Swordmaster achievement in Maldita Castilla EX - Cursed Castile

Swordmaster

Finish the game equipped with the fire sword

Swordmaster+52.7
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How to unlock the Swordmaster achievement

  • CodyCoCoCodyCoCo785,447
    28 Jul 2016 28 Jul 2016 28 Jul 2016
    7 0 6
    You must finish the WHOLE game via getting all 5 tears with the fire sword. To get the fire sword go through the game up to the swamp chapter with your default weapon, when you get to to the swamp and invoke the lady of the lake you will now have the fire sword. Now all you have to do is finish the rest of the game with it and not dying in the process.

    This is essentially a no death run achievement so I would save this achievement for last hopefully being very familer with the game at that point, take your time and don't forget to get every tear.

    Good luck.

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    RAINKINGX1Yes , you gotta do it with no continues.
    Posted by RAINKINGX1 on 01 Aug 16 at 07:36
    Mystical DragonFinally got this! Good thing the flame sword is quite powerful and fast :)
    Posted by Mystical Dragon on 02 Sep 16 at 12:19
    Crimson DrifterJust to note. If you happen to die before leaving Chapter 4, you can quit out and restart the level to get the sword again.
    Posted by Crimson Drifter on 13 Jul 17 at 22:23
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  • vSullyvSully1,298,172
    11 Sep 2018 11 Sep 2018 18 Jul 2019
    2 0 2
    For this achievement, you must collect all five Moura's Tears and complete the game without having died after receiving the Fire Sword from the Lady in the Lake near the start of chapter IV.

    There are no real shortcuts here other the fact that you can die and continue up until getting the Fire Sword. And if you die during chapter IV, you can quit to menu and continue from the start of the chapter to try again. After completing chapter IV, you MUST play through the rest of the game without dying. This will require knowing chapters V through VIII very well, so practice the hell out of them. Know where and when enemies appear and how to best engage the bosses.

    I struggled most in chapter VI the Aqueduct as there are so many places to get hit and knocked off a ledge to instant death. It's tough to get good practice in as you lose your Fire Sword upon death so continuing so you can practice will cause you to use a different weapon. The Fire Sword is powerful but handles much differently than the Sickle, which was my preferred weapon.

    Other potentially problematic parts:
    • the moving platforms in chapter V (shown here)
    • the downward part with bubbles near the end of chapter VII where you must make a jump and shoot a bubble midair (shown here)
    • the second section of chapter VIII near the large beached ship when you have to deal with imps and shield knights (shown here)
    • the final upwards section of chapter VIII with the skeletal mages and fire bats (shown here)
    • the final boss (shown here)

    Practice, practice, practice. Then practice some more.

    Here is a video showing chapters IV - VIII of my successful run:

    Good luck.
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    BLYASTThat was incredible! Congrats on accomplishing this. Great guide as well. Much appreciated
    Posted by BLYAST on 12 Sep 18 at 08:07
    DDShadowGood guide and walkthrough, thanks. For attempting this achievement, I found a way to cut down on some time (10-15 minutes) between attempts. When you make it to Chapter IV, make sure your cloud save is synced to the beginning of Chapter IV, unplug your ethernet cable, then make your attempt at the achievement. If you die past Chapter IV, delete your local save, go back online and resync. You'll start back at Chapter IV and don't have to waste time going through I-III every time. Go back offline and reattempt. Once you're fighting the Evil Heart in Chapter VIII and it's a hit or two from death, go back online and finish it off.
    Posted by DDShadow on 23 Sep 18 at 23:22
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