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Crypt of the Serpent King

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There are 21 Crypt of the Serpent King achievements worth 1,450 (1,000)

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Level 2 Completed on Normal in Crypt of the Serpent King

Level 2 Completed on Normal54 (40)

Level 2 Completed on Normal

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Achievement won on 17 Jan 17
TA Score for this game: 1,450
Posted on 17 January 17 at 23:31, Edited on 18 January 17 at 02:19
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After the recent patch, the goblins in this level have become diabolically difficult to kill. After trial and error, and a lot of time spent on the same level killing goblins, or being killed, I think I've found the best way to deal with them without too much frustration:

First and foremost, when you finish Level 1, boost your strength as much as the XP gained allows, and unlock the next weapon (mace). You should be able to kill goblins with 3 hits, 2 attacks if you hit them twice in one attack.

While moving towards them, start your attack then immediately jump. The goblin AI (cough cough) seems to always attack a split second after the player does, but being in midair seems to prevent the player from being in range. So when you land, your attack usually ends up hitting them at the end of their attack or before their attack lands on you. The goblins have two distinct attacks - one sword swipe, and the dual-sword decapitation attack. They're both hard enough to avoid if you just circle them, so jumping attacks seem to be the best method.
The timing is extremely important. Try to time your jump a split second after your attack. Remember, cn_RT then immediately cn_A to jump. If the timing isn't working for you, try delaying a bit between the attack and jump, but not much. Also positioning is important, so try to attack while out of range and moving forward so the jump lands you in front of them, within range.
Once you get it down you can pretty much kill off the rest of the goblins in the level without much sweat.

This is me going apesplat on the goblins after I figured this out:

If you're having problems grabbing the keys, and it's not obvious, wait till the flame stops, then run through the gap, collect the key, and wait for another gap to run out. If you want, you can kill the goblins using this flame, but you really need the XP to boost your stats for the next level.

The attack strategy also works for the boss, but it's a lot easier if you get the boss out of the little cage room before you start the fight. That way if you've got any leftover health in chests around the map and get close to dying, you can go heal a little. You shouldn't need to. To get the boss out of the little cage room, inch your way in after opening the gate, and look sideways as you enter slowly to observe the gate and when it starts to fall. Test the distance you can get in before the gate starts to fall again. I was able to sneak in, trigger the boss battle inside, and run back out again before the cage closed. The boss was locked inside, but I couldn't attack through the cage. I opened it again and then the boss was able to come out after me, after which the battle was over in a few swipes.
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