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Mightier than the Sword

Save Edgewater permanently.

Mightier than the Sword-8.3
10 November 2019 - 2 guides

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  • British LegendsBritish Legends710,901
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    The following solution was taken from PowerPyx's trophy guide - full credit to PowerPyx.

    This trophy is earned in a way that requires making some specific choices during the game leading up to the point you earn it. It’s mutually exclusive of Ludwig was Right, and isn’t something you can set up with save backups so I would recommend aiming to get those two in separate full playthroughs.

    For this trophy at the start of the game you need to choose to redirect power to Edgewater, then convince the deserters to return but not have Reed step down as leader. Through story progression you then need to ally with Sophia and the board by turning in Phineas, then once you have dealt with the radio broadcasts on Monarch Sophia will congratulate you on helping the town next time you see her. You don’t need to do anything else for this trophy past that, you are awarded it immediately before she asks you to head to the Hope.

    Edit: Apparently you don't need to turn Phineas over to the Board, you can instead send the corrupted signal from Phineas's terminal, Sophia will believe you still did what she asked, and still unlock the achievement. - Thanks to Sasha Morning in the comments.

    Edit 2: Fir3shad0w has provided an option for obtaining this achievement and "Ludwig was Right" in a single playthrough. Although I have not confirmed this:
    I can confirm this can actually be set up alongside "Ludwig was Right" in the same playthrough. Go through the steps for this achievement, and once you've sent the signal (corrupted or not), save the game. Talking to Sophia will earn you this achievement (as long as the deserters returned and Reed is still in charge), then re-load the immediate save, go to Edgewater, and kill Reed. Head back to Sophia, and she'll give you the "Foundation" quest, which will earn you the other achievement.
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    Mightier Than the Sword | Ludwig Was Right
    - These are 2 Achievements CAN be acquired in the same play-through making the right decisions and using Saves
    **Make NEW SAVES often throughout to give yourself options if you screw up along the way, which is easy to do!**

    Here's what you must do early in the story:
    } Redirect Power to Edgewater (Adelaide tries to change your mind)
    } Convince Deserters to return to Edgewater (Only need to do the side-quest for 1 of the 2 people)
    } DO NOT make Reed step down!
    *I did this before realizing lol

    A fair bit later after getting Udom Bedford's Seal from Gladys and agreeing to take out the Cartographer for Sofia. You will then be tasked with sending a signal from Dr. Welles' Terminal in his Secret Lab that you can fly to.
    (Don't have to turn in Phineas, you can just send the corrupt signal from Phineas' Terminal)

    You will now have to continue with the main quest for Sofia
    until you deal with the broadcasts on Monarch , eventually this mission will say
    [] Return to Sofia.
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    **You will want to SAVE before talking to Sofia after you have dealt with the broadcasts**

    For Mightier Than The Sword talk to Sophia after making that Save,
    then re-load that SAVE

    - You can now go to Reed in Edgewater and KILL HIM, you can then return to Sophia and she will make you do a mission involving Edgewater. Finish that side-quest to get the Ludwig Was Right achievement (unlocks right after finishing the automechs in Edgewater).

    Doing this will net you both cheevs without having to do a new play-through! :)
    *You can now load up any SAVE you like so that you can play the story the way you would like to!


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