The Stygian Guard achievement in Monster Train

The Stygian Guard

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The Stygian Guard-5.6
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How to unlock the The Stygian Guard achievement

  • Ikne AmarathaIkne Amaratha294,633
    25 Dec 2020 28 Dec 2020 28 Dec 2020
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    Input the following seed into the Community Challenges section.

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    Start with the Handheld Totem champion and the Cutglebeard artifact. For now the strategy is to simply stack conductors in front of the champion.

    Take the Restoration Detonation card from the first fight then take the right path, picking up Coldcaelia and slapping multistrike on her at the Merchant of Steel.

    Grab the Ice Tornado from the second fight and again go down the right side. Add the Titan Sentry to your deck them reroll the Merchant of Steel to put Largestone on it. The strategy from here is to put the Titan Sentry on the first floor and the champion/Coldcaelia/construct combo on the second.

    Pick up the Lodestone Totem from Daedalus and increase your capacity. You can start adding the Totem to the floor with the Titan Sentry to reduce the damage it needs to absorb. Make sure you cast your spells on this floor but just so that the enemies have 1 or 2 attack left. You still want them to his your Sentry and stack Frost.

    Take the right path after the boss and grab just the 75 hold. Choose the Handheld Totem II upgrade for your champion.

    On the 5th level hang a left and reroll to trinket shop to get the Titan's Claw and start purging those conductors.

    On the 6th level go right and hit the Ice Cave. Put the option to reduce a monster to 1 capacity on your Titan Sentry. Now all of you non-conductor monster should fit on a single floor.

    After the Aechus fight take the ember upgrade then hang a left to get rid of a couple more conductors and use the Merchant of Steel to add another multistrike to Coldcaelia. This time take the Chillwind champion upgrade.

    I suggest taking the trial on level 7 for the extra 400 gold. This will be useful for paying to purge some final cards before Seraph. Take the left path after the fight and reduce a couple of your spells to 0 cast and add 10 magic power to your Restoration Detonation with a reroll. Purge yourself down to around 18-20 cards (dropping lances and restores) and you're good to go. Make sure you keep your Razorshar Edges to put on Coldcaelia and your champion to counteract Seraphs sap he puts on them.

    The boss fight is pretty straight forward. I put everyone on the second floor to ensure I got the setup I wanted then cast my spells, keeping an eye on Coldcaelia and the champions attack. Save your permafrost spells for the final fight with Seraph if possible but it's not a big deal if you need to use them early as they aren't consumed on use.

    This can unlock the Win at Covenant 5, 10, 15 and 25 achievements if you do not have them already as well as The Stygian Guard.

    Enjoy!
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    l3oboThank you for these methods. They've been invaluable. I just wanted to add that, to be able to afford the Largestone for your Titan Sentry, you have to turn on the trial for the first fight so you can cash out that extra card, and then ONLY take the cards mentioned in this description.
    Posted by l3obo on 29 Dec 20 at 19:42
    RuinerU3This one seems tricky to do. Relies pretty heavily on RNG to get your unit cards out and in the right order at the start.
    Posted by RuinerU3 on 05 Jan at 16:47
    default dot xbeIf you didn't take the challenge on the first fight you can still get the Largestone by cashing out the card from the Caverns event in the same area with the Merchant
    Posted by default dot xbe on 07 Jan at 17:45
    Leap Of Faith77Thank you so much for this. Fantastic!
    Posted by Leap Of Faith77 on 13 Jan at 22:55
    GoDSnafuThink there is more RNG with this one, still a solid guide, but I failed near the end. Will give it another go.
    Posted by GoDSnafu on 20 Jan at 23:17
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