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Tonic Collector in BioShock

Tonic Collector101 (50)

This is a rare achievementCollect or Invent 53 Tonics in the Physical, Engineering and Combat tracks.

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Achievement Guide for Tonic Collector

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cooper101183
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Achievement won on 28 Oct 16
TA Score for this game: 2,213
Posted on 27 October 16 at 15:35, Edited on 28 October 16 at 20:24
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This achievement is missable particularly is going for the maxed all tracks achievement.

**I CAN CONFIRM DLC TONICS COUNT TOWARDS THE TOTAL. The achievement unlocked for me in at the end of Apollo Square and there were still 4 to collect from Point Prometheus. This also occurred in the original however I thought they may have fixed it on this game, but clearly they haven't, So you have a leeway of 4 **

Managing your resources of ADAM is essential. You will only get a certain amount of ADAM in one playthrough which can be spent on other things. Try not to buy any Plasmid upgrades, Health upgrades or Eve upgrades until you have this achievement and the maxed all tracks achievement.

There are 21 Little Sisters and you get 80 ADAM for each one you rescue. You get an additional 200 ADAM each time you rescue 3 Little Sisters. That is a maximum of 3080 ADAM and you need 1360 ADAM just to buy the 16 slots required for maxed all tracks achievement.


Tonics are acquired in various way:

-9 are earned as Research rewards (Using Camera on subject)
-8 can be bought from Gatherers Gardens
-3 can be Invented at U-Invent
-3 are earned as Gifts for rescuing Little Sisters (you need all 18 to be saved)
-the other 30 are scattered throughout the whole game (check if you got them all before leaving a level to minimize backtracking)

I will now list the tonics in order they appear in the game:

Welcome to Rapture:
none

Medical Pavilion:
-Hackers Delight
-Wrench Jockey
-Speedy Hacker
-Static Discharge
-Security Expert
Buy at Gatherers:
-EVE Link
-Armored Shell 1

Neptunes Bounty:
-Medical Expert
-Shorten Alarms
-Wrench Lurker
-Focused Hacker
Gatherers: -Extra Nutrition

Smugglers Hideout:
none

Arcadia:
-Security Evasion (missable)
-Hacking Expert
Gatherers: -Human Inferno

Farmers Market:
-EVE Link 2
-Photographers Eye

Fort Frolic:
-Alarm Expert
-Extra Nutrition 2 (missable)
-Medical Expert 2
-Electric Flesh
-Frozen Field
Gatherers: -Hacking Expert 2

Hephaestus:
-Frozen Field 2
-Security Evasion 2
-Damage Research
-Shorten Alarms 2 (missable)
Gatherers: -Wrench Lurker 2

Rapture Central Controll:
none

Olympus Heights:
-Clever Inventor
-Electric Flesh 2
Gatherers: -Speedy Hacker 2

Apollo Square:
-Medical Expert 3
-Focused Hacker 2

Point Prometheus:
-Safecracker 2
-Alarm Expert 2
-Hackers Delight 3
-Damage Research 2
Gatherers: -Human Inferno 2

Proving Grounds:
none

Fontaine:
none

Research Rewards:
-Scrounger (Leadhead Splicer Level 2)
-Static Discharge 2 (Leadhead Splicer Level 4)
-Sportboost (Thuggish Splicer Level 2)
-Sportboost 2 (Thuggish Splicer Level 4)
-Natural Carmouflage (Houdini Splicer Level 2)
-Extra Nutrition 3 (Spider Splicer Level 4)
-Photographers Eye 2 (Rosie level 2)
-Security Expert 2 (Security Bot Level 2)
-Wrench Jockey 2 (Bouncer Level 2)

Little Sisters Gifts:
-Safecracker (after 6 saved Sisters)
-Armored Shell 2 (after 12 saved Sisters)
-Profilic Inventor (after 18 saved Sisters)

U-Invent
-Bloodlust
-Boozehound
-Hackers Delight 2
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