View Solution

Collect 100 Souls

Collect one hundred souls from your enemies using the power of the Jackanism sword.

Collect 100 Souls0
15 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCumulative +
Crimson DrifterCrimson Drifter855,124
22 Sep 2008 12 Apr 2011
29 2 11
This one can be time-consuming and boring.

First off to collect souls you must collect at least 1-3 shrunken heads, then as Jack activate Jackanism. Your sword will glow green, now when you attack an enemy while your sword is green it will instant kill them and add 1 to your soul count.

Note: The more shrunken heads you have when you use Jackanism the longer it will last, you can hold up to 3 at a time.

The tricky thing is you cant replay one level for all the souls(unless you get them all that first time). This is due to that only your HIGHEST AMOUNT ON THAT LEVEL will count. Example lets say you get 5 on one level, you replay that same level and get 6, your total will now only be 6 NOT 11.

You can find shrunken heads occasionally in chests, but easiest way is to build up your finishing move and use that on an enemy, there is a low chance they will drop a shrunken head.

There are a few good areas to get lots of souls (mainly ones where enemies infinitely respawn). One is on the Isla Cruces level, when you get back to the shore at the end of the level, you will be in a huge battle. Simply collect 1-3 heads, run away from the group (due to that the explosion has a radius kill and those don't count towards your souls) and activate your Jackanism, run back and kill as many normal enemies you can (make sure you keep the "boss" enemy alive as this will keep the enemies respawning). Unfortunately on this level you will have 2 npc's with you and they cant die or its game over, so when they get low on health make sure and switch to them and heal them. Rinse and repeat until you get all 100 or at least a large amount to simplify other levels.

Another area is Port Royal, get to the final area (with the gallows), enemies here will respawn infinitely, do the same thing as outlined above. You can do everything in this final part except fire the cannon which will end the level. If you get up to that point the enemies will only come two at a time, reducing the risk of your npc, Will, dieing.

Try to get your 100 between these 2 levels as they are the easiest to do so. If you get close you can also net an easy 9-11 souls on the Prison Fortress level.
I MFC I TiagoxThe other solution is better as it explains how to lock Will and Elizabeth.
Posted by I MFC I Tiagox on 12 Feb 10 at 23:55
Crimson Drifterthanks for the wise input oh smart one
Posted by Crimson Drifter on 13 Feb 10 at 18:08
minus15TJust to clarify your wording, but when I finish a level, only my highest amount will count, so if I wanted to do the 100 in one level, I would have to do it all in one sitting, correct?
Posted by minus15T on 10 Apr 11 at 12:33
Crimson Drifteryes minus, that is correct.
Posted by Crimson Drifter on 12 Apr 11 at 15:54
mfeforeverIf you replay a level before completing the entire game. It does not seem to be the highest amount for the level, but actually the last time you completed the level. I harvested six souls, but missed the Jackanism chest on the Kraken level. When I replayed it to get the chest, I ignored harvesting souls. At the end of the level my total soul count had been reduced by six.
Posted by mfeforever on 10 May 11 at 20:28
ComanderDrizzlejust a tip for those of you who said "my guy dies in the cave" well that is because the boss guy digs a hole and spons inside the cave... it happen to me a few times the way i solved this problem was to follow him the whole time untill he ran infront of the gated cave after that i no longer had that problem.
Posted by ComanderDrizzle on 29 Jun 11 at 22:02
Arc VampireThanks for posting this solution. I was finally able to sit down and complete this game after about four years or so...
Posted by Arc Vampire on 22 Oct 12 at 05:45
DX PhenomenonI don't think the soul count works that way anymore, cause I was at 8 and I got 10 and my total was 18.
Posted by DX Phenomenon on 08 Oct 13 at 13:13
AwakeDeadeyeI found a way to increase the odds of getting head from finishing moves, I'm on the mission where you need to strike a cannon to end it. When it time for the finishing move, don't pick the one with the red circle around it. You will get only one drop instead of two, but you won't get things like money and health, just flintlock ammo, daggers, and heads. My first 3 heads took 2 1/2 hours to get by choosing the highlighted finisher, I got 7 heads in 20 minutes this way so far.
Posted by AwakeDeadeye on 31 Dec 13 at 18:14
tjpatterson146Thanks for the help with how to grind the souls on port royal managed to get them all on that level, very boring but easy method :D
Posted by tjpatterson146 on 06 Jun 15 at 00:08