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Collect 100 Souls

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

Collect 100 Souls0
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07 Jun 2009
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Kee..easy method on Isla Cruces level...
As Jack, run to the side and climb up the
rope and use the lever to open up the cave at the corner. Switch to either
Will or Elizabeth and go into the cave and stay there until it drops so
they get trapped in the cave. Control Jack again and go up the rope once
more and open the cave. Quickly control whoever you put in the cave for
a second and move them to the back of the cave, then switch to the
remaining character and move them toward the cave. Hopefully you can get
both in there in time. Switch between them quickly if they come out,
and hopefully you can lock both in there.

Then as Jack, the fastest way killing an enemy is the
AXA combo. Do this until you can do a special move, and do it. Hopefully
you get a skull (I say there is a 10% chance of it occurring). When you do,
move out of the way, but not too far, and activate it. DO NOT ACTIVATE IT
NEAR A GRENADE otherwise it'll explode, and probably kill you. Now harvest
a few souls. If you are lucky, you'll have a few enemies near you, and with
one skull you can get a maximum of five, maybe six souls each time.

With this method alone, you could get all the souls within an hour, an hour
and a half (excluding the time it takes to get to this point of the level).
It's boring, but just keep at and stay away from grenades at all times.
Once you are done, or had enough, kill the leader by the cave to finish the
Flydog92this way is 20 million times better then the other methods. trying the other ways is a huge waste of time seeing as how u can get all 100 on isla cruces. good method dude
Posted by Flydog92 on 30 Jun 09 at 17:18
fritz ownz youI would like to thank you for your wisdom on grinding. I almost cried when I thought I'd have to play this game longer than I had to lol.
Posted by fritz ownz you on 14 Aug 09 at 12:22
artyman60Deffinantly the way to go if you want to get this cheevo. Still boring as hell to go after but worked and only took about an hour and 20 minutes. Thanks for the guide :D
Posted by artyman60 on 03 Jun 10 at 00:25
Cpt Tripps 2012This is the best way to get the achievement. One thing you have to be careful of is that you can overload the object and crash the game. To avoid this Every now and then, take some hits and collect the harts. Pick up the grenades and throw them away. and last, don't hit the trees, which will drop coconuts.
Posted by Cpt Tripps 2012 on 21 Oct 10 at 05:07
xXCHAPTERF0URXxbad solution, didn't work for me at all, I killed about 50 people and no skull was dropped
Posted by xXCHAPTERF0URXx on 17 Nov 10 at 21:14
KirklessThis worked like a charm. Thanks so much. I was able to get all 100 in this level in about an hour and a half. So glad to be done with this game. Oh, and to xXCHAPTERFOURXx: Were you using the special move on the guys? Killing them doesn't do anything. You have to kill them with combos to get your red meter up. Than do your special kill on them (using LT and Y or B). Rinse and repeat and you should get some shrunken heads. 1 out of 10 special kills sounds about right.
Posted by Kirkless on 06 Dec 10 at 06:34
GabweThanks so much for you solution, that's the way I got the achievement. One thing though: I found it hard to lock both Will and Elizabeth, as one of them almost always managed to escape, Oh, and I was unlucky, I got about 40 souls when I didn't see a bomb as I was triggering Jackanism, so I had to start all over again... Finally managed to get the 49 souls I needed in about 2 hours.
Posted by Gabwe on 27 Dec 10 at 07:01
izret102I ended up grinding out 100 on this stage afraid that it wouldn't pop other wise. Took me about 3 hours. I am pretty sure the only times i got skulls too were when i did the special finishing move that had a red circle around it too. I did all my fighting in the water and kept the beach free of bombs so i could run on shore and activate the skulls without trouble. I also tried to toss all the grenades i could and throw the knives somewhere that would not be on screen since i noticed when i ran into an area with a ton of drops on screen it would start to slow the game down.

Best of luck to those who still need it. For 150GS it is totally worth the mindless grinding.
Posted by izret102 on 05 Jan 11 at 23:58
D1v1dedL1nesThanks for the tip...this was deff. boring...but got the job done.
Posted by D1v1dedL1nes on 09 Mar 11 at 04:08
DragonFangDanGood solution. Took forever, but at least it worked.
Posted by DragonFangDan on 25 Mar 11 at 17:05
BracesCan you do this replaying levels?
Posted by Braces on 11 May 11 at 10:23
GadellaaYes you can...
Posted by Gadellaa on 12 May 11 at 19:06
Jines1284Will and Her keep dying inside the cave. Nothing attacking them or anything. Maelstorm solution doesnt seem to drop anything Either. Have been playing for more than and hour and not a single scull dropped. I think its because Im replaying the level as someone has said. however still not the worse grinding Ive ever done, 200+ hours in gears of war killing, not even a 3rd of the way to 10K kills.
Posted by Jines1284 on 24 Jun 11 at 00:47
OnzaGetting Will & Elizabeth in the cave worked fine, and while it was a major GRIND, this method worked perfectly. Thank you!
Posted by Onza on 22 Dec 11 at 04:33
OnzaI should also point out that the "boss" tends to wait at the cave, leaving you alone, so you can kick butt by water's edge, where you will (eventually) have plenty of health (and other crap) to pick up. Also, I started waiting for two, sometimes three, skulls to drop, thereby making my Jackanism sword last longer.
Posted by Onza on 25 Dec 11 at 04:35
oXI deviant IXoworked beautifully. the only issue that i was having was the boss didn't always stay at the cave. every 20 or so souls collected, he would come out & join the battle. in the heat of things (and i wasn't paying attention) i killed him 3 or 4 times & hadta restart the checkpoint. also, getting both will & elizabeth in the cave together is easier than it seems. immediately open the cave with jack & put will or elizabeth inside. then before you switch back to jack, bring the other character close to the entrance. if you get both jack and the outside character in front of the cave, enemies will run away to go fight the 2 other npc's. once they do, go open the cave again with jack & bring your other character inside. the first person you put in the cave will actually follow your 2nd person back inside.

great solution gadellaa
Posted by oXI deviant IXo on 29 Feb 12 at 23:23
Silent iz loudTo add on to what deviant said i believe it's easier to get will and elizabeth in the cave easier when one is already in the cave have them hang on the wall while you move the other one into the cave they usually just stay on the wall and don't try to escape.
Posted by Silent iz loud on 06 May 12 at 11:53
LostMantella9This helped so much, Thanks heaps!! don't understand how this has any negative votes
Posted by LostMantella9 on 04 Jun 12 at 07:50
doc2084I call bullshit on your time!!! 200+ kills to get 1 lousy shriken head per average! 2 1/2 hours to get 33 souls. Do the math! This is a 7-8 hour long achv. What mod/hacking code did you use to get 1 in 10 skull drop rate?And yes i'm using the LT y or b kill method. Low, 1/2,full red bar does'nt affect drop ratio either!
Posted by doc2084 on 17 Jun 12 at 15:05
MegafosIt worked perfectly for me.
Posted by Megafos on 09 Oct 12 at 04:03
x InSoMniA oPerfect but boring. Does the job though :D +1
Posted by x InSoMniA o on 25 Oct 12 at 20:55
HolyMollsterI am a little confused about this achievement. I've replayed the levels a few times and now the summary at the end of the level says 70/100

Do you need to get 100 in 1 level? Or just a further 30 now?
Posted by HolyMollster on 21 Feb 13 at 17:18
Daniel55645well i've killed about 40 people with the finishing move and haven't dropped a single head yet.
Posted by Daniel55645 on 17 Aug 13 at 18:50
Daniel55645i tried the maelstorm way and killed 40+ people with no shrunken head. did isla cruces way and was getting a head every other kill. either way i tried though i had to restart at 0 souls for some reason. i had 54 when i beat the game
Posted by Daniel55645 on 17 Aug 13 at 19:22
Rusty Nail zhI finished the canpaign with 48 souls. How can I take them over to level replay? Cause I pkayed the first level and the counter was back to 0...thanks!
Posted by Rusty Nail zh on 21 Apr 14 at 01:12
TheEvolutioniztgreat guide! thanks alot

game completed :D
Posted by TheEvolutionizt on 26 Mar 16 at 17:35
RagingRiderJust wondering, when you finish the game is there a chapter select option? Thanks.
Posted by RagingRider on 17 May 16 at 07:18
FiveWizzFor some reason when I go to replay this level my collected souls goes bAck to zero so would have to get all 100 here. Plus I can't get those trollops to stay in the cave. Oh well.
Posted by FiveWizz on 03 Sep 16 at 00:06
Jupiter Zappa2018 and still the best tip for this,bless you,worked like a charm.
Posted by Jupiter Zappa on 01 Aug 18 at 06:20
ChrisHenaresFor all the people wondering.

1. Chapter select exists, but for some "unlimited enemies spot" like the last level YOU WILL NOT get heads after killing enemies. No matter how many you kill. So, it must be done "in Story mode" when you first reach to that spot.

2. The souls collected as for the points of the game, are "The best you did in the level".

For example, I get 30 souls on the first level. Then I go to chapter select and I get another 25 souls. Well, the universal marker will tell me that I got only 25 souls on this level instead of 55 that it would be the good way.

You must collect all 100 souls between the 11 levels. There are many spots with unlimited enemies in order to do it, but as I said, it won't work for some of them in CHAPTER SELECT.
Posted by ChrisHenares on 11 Jul 19 at 04:38
RondundTook me 3 hours including playing through the level to the end from Chapter Select, fiddling about getting them into the cave and then restarting after 30 souls because I didn't see a grenade :(

A 10% drop on a special kill feels about right and I was only getting 3 souls on average for each head I think to give an idea of pace.
Posted by Rondund on 21 Oct 19 at 12:14
Muddy GrundyTook me about 2 and a half hours because like a dummy at around 50 souls collected I triggered his special and made a bunch of grenades go off which froze the game. Good guide though!
Posted by Muddy Grundy on 21 Nov 19 at 00:53
Muddy GrundyTook me about 2 and a half hours because like a dummy at around 50 souls collected I triggered his special and made a bunch of grenades go off which froze the game. Good guide though!
Posted by Muddy Grundy on 21 Nov 19 at 14:16
SiRFaPaLoT420I’m necro posting but you can’t get this in chapter select. It must be during your play through of the game. I’m sure the method posted works great and is easy enough to pull off but if you already completed the game, the achievement is more than doable on the level “port royal”. Isla cruces as well. Port royal worked fine for me but I can see how it’s a pain in the ass compared to maelstrom.
Posted by SiRFaPaLoT420 on 03 Feb 20 at 10:32
mathvictGuys, this is the best way to get it, DON'T WORKS IN REPLAY LEVEL, all glitches in Port Royal, Isla Cruces and Maelstrom doens't work with me in replay level, i started a new game e catch up 22 in port royal and 100 in isla cruces with this method, regards from brazil.
Posted by mathvict#6458 on 03 May 20 at 16:29
^^To be honest I wouldn't consider this a glitch.
Posted on 26 Jan 21 at 19:02
And also I just did this in mission select after completing the game. So mission select does work.
Posted on 27 Jan 21 at 06:47
SirDavi20Great method, those pesky grenades are just so damn hard to avoid!! I've gotten to 60/100 souls at least four times now, only to set one off and kill myself. Definitely taking me longer than an hour. If only activating Jackanism collected souls!
Posted by SirDavi20 on 24 Jul at 18:16