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Minion Lover

Gather 5000 Lifeforce orbs

Minion Lover+4.0
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How to unlock the Minion Lover achievement

  • WeisGuy9WeisGuy9635,050
    28 Jun 2009 28 Jun 2009 21 Jul 2009
    25 0 10
    This solution will get you both the "Minion Lover" achievement for collecting 5,000 lifeforce, and the secret "Gnome Grinder" achievement for killing 1,000 gnomes. You must have all 5000 lifeforce at one time to unlock the achievement.

    First you need to forge "The Evil Eye" helmet; this will double all lifeforce you pick up. (It is also the helmet needed to go with the Elemental Armor for the Blue Steel Look achievement.)

    Next, go to Everlight Facility and draw out all brown minions - as many as you can. I recommend at least 40.

    Go out to the main road and hang a right toward the facility. Go down the long hallway to the first room. In the very first room you enter, there will be a floor switch on the left side in a short hallway. Plant all of your minions about 10-15 feet from the doorway where the gnomes will come from, then draw back about 5-8 minions to keep with you.

    Sweep your minions over the floor switch to release the infinite supply of gnomes and let the carnage begin. Just run in occasionally to pick up lifeforce and use the minions you have with you to chase down any that escape.

    Just watch out for the gnomes that attach to you and explode. If you get low on health, just run back to the Netherworld gate and heal up. If the gnomes stop coming out (happens occasionally) just leave the map and come back.

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    WhistIing WolfI just got the achievement, and it did not unlock until I had +3600 currently on hand. =3

    @ Zonf86,Hehe, I did the same, I taped it up with masking tape and voila, chatting while achievement hunting, couldn't be simpler 83

    *Thumbs up for WeisGuy* >8D
    Posted by WhistIing Wolf on 20 Jan 10 at 22:38
    BradisonI didn't think about using tape to hold down the trigger. Just did that it made it a whole lot easier. Too bad I didn't know about this place when I was doing the gnome achievement. For that one I surfed the web while holding down the trigger. But oh well.
    Posted by Bradison on 21 Mar 11 at 14:24
    boldfoxrdJust got this at 4100 minions. I had done everything in the game except the final battle so it seems to be cumulative. This was done on 12/12/15.
    Posted by boldfoxrd on 12 Dec 15 at 00:56
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  • The MaadmanThe Maadman172,398
    04 Dec 2010 04 Dec 2010 04 Dec 2010
    12 1 2
    I did everything listed in the solution by weisguy9 but just to confirm you don't need to have all 5000 at one time (you may need to have it on one save file though). I just got the achievement and I only have about 4100 total right now.

    I ended up following his location and just standing below the stairs facing the gnome hole and just holding down the RT button (using 40 browns) to keep sending them over and over. Took some time but worked.
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    neondeceptionI am confirming that you don't need them all at once. I Just got this and I have around 3,000 orbs.
    Posted by neondeception on 20 Aug 11 at 11:45
    PencaAnd another confirmation that you don't need to have 5000 lifeforce at once. Achievement unlocked and had about 4200 total.
    Posted by Penca on 21 Feb 12 at 09:20
  • SkarviTSkarviT143,490
    19 May 2020 27 May 2020 27 May 2020
    0 0 0 New
    The best place to farm Lifeforce Orbs is in the Everlight Facility, after you open the main gate and enter with the Overlord you will see a prison full of gnomes to your left, just open and hold cn_RT towards the opening that your minions will kill them and capture Lifeforce Orbs, it is highly recommended that you use The Evil Eye helmet, which doubles the amount of Lifeforce Orb obtained.
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