This achievement is for beating the final boss while having the cursed sword equipped. What makes this tricky is the cursed sword will cause you to die in one hit, but getting the achievement doesn't require MLG skills thanks to a save exploit outlined below.
Cursed Sword blueprint drops from killing Conjunctivitis the first time. When you get it DO NOT BUY IT FROM THE SMITH UNTIL YOU ARE IN THE BREAK AREA BEFORE THE FINAL BOSS (throne room) AND ARE GOING FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT!!!
The Cursed Sword costs 50 cells to unlock. You can either save up that many (that door that won't let you past unless you spend all your cells? it can be destroyed), or invest 30-40 so you need to spend fewer cells when you're ready. The smith will drop the cursed sword when you purchase the blue print so you don't need to fret looking for one leading up to the final bossrecommendations:
- play on easiest setting (no active stem cells)
- spend every upgrade scroll you can on TACTICS (purple lightning bolt)
- upgrading the forge to increase +, ++, and S % as much as you can for weapons helps out tremendously
- For weapons I would recommend a good, high level ranged weapon (I used multiple-nocks bow for this) and I always used wolf trap to control the final boss and double crossbow-o-matic. This was my loadout - use whatever you prefer.
- mutations I would strongly suggest are:
Ammunition (for ranged)
(your choice for 3rd)The save exploit:
Dead Cells has a sort of quick save/save state system. This is at any time you press
, the game will save at exactly that point wherever you are. The moment you die, this save feature is disabled so if you press
, dashboard, and quit the game you will continue off the last time you pressed
while alive. If you never did, you will restart at the very start of whatever level you made it to. This exploit will allow you to retry as many times as you want without having to restart from the beginning of the game. note:
be extra cautious to not screw yourself over with a bad save
Getting this achievement is easily possible using this exploit.Strategy:
If you're familiar with the final boss, he will freeze and summon minions after taking enough damage - this is the perfect opportunity to quick save. If you have a high tactics level and a good ranged weapon, it is possible to hit him so hard, you'll get to the 3rd part of the battle before he even has a chance to attack.
This 3rd part is tricky since he will have enough health allowing to attack. Worse that he is more aggressive and throws attacks with higher frequency in this 3rd phase. Its really luck dependent if he throws something easy to dodge or jump over, or he throws some long range hard to avoid bullshit that will kill you.
Luck willing with having a high level ranged weapon and a high tactics level, you can still kill him quickly. He was only able to get off 2 attacks before I finished him off.