First Strike achievement in Tales of Vesperia (EU)

First Strike

Took out your enemy in a single shot! Master this technique to gain advantage in battles.

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How to unlock the First Strike achievement

  • LavindatharLavindathar1,843,104
    15 Jan 2013 15 Jan 2013
    4 0 0
    To earn "First Strike", you must first play through the story until 'The Sunken City'. At the end of this region there is a small tutorial.

    From this point on, it can be earnt in any fight.

    To perform a fatal strike, you must first stun the enemy. Different types of enemy are weaker to certain types of attack (magic/physical etc). These are indicated by the colours Red/Green/Blue.

    If you press RB after scanning the enemy, you can see how close to being stunned they are. Just before the bar is about to empty, a warning glyph will flash on the enemy. This is not the cue, just a warning that its close.

    When the coloured bar is empty, a coloured glyph will appear over the enemy for a split second. It is in this split second you have to hit RT. If timed correctly, you will perform a fatal strike and unlock the achievement.

    Two points to note -

    * Despite what the other guide says, you do not need to be in over-limit. That is for burst artes, unlocked later in the game.
    ** You do not need to "kill" the enemy, or at least I didn't. I unlocked it against one of the Tweedles in a later tutorial, mid fight. As this is a boss who can't be killed in one shot, maybe the achievement unlocks without a death.

    Any questions, just ask.
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  • MissingC3C4MissingC3C4735,835
    27 Jun 2009 29 Jun 2009
    3 4 0
    Complete a Fatal Strike whilst in Over-limit by pressing RT when the enemy is stunned. Full instructions are given in-game.
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