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Legendary Defender

Earn every Dungeon Defenders Accomplishment

Legendary Defender0
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LovestarLovestar25,646
05 Nov 2011 25 Mar 2014
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This achievement is hard and you need to have done absolute everything in the game and really managed to beat everything to unlock all the accomplishments and achievements. This will take alot of time and you will be a true elite on the game and you deserve all honor you can possible get.

First of all: You can find the list of all accomplishments and which you have completed in the Main Menu under "Leaderboards" and in the top you find alot of stats and stuff and one of the headlines says "accomplishments". Go to this one and you will see all the 57 accomplishments to achieve.

The other achievements are a part of the accomplishments too. The most of them are pretty obvious how to achieve in the desciption but you can find more specific guides below.

(I don't have a guide for all accomplishments yet so feel free to add tips and tricks and I will update the post)

- Good Student - Complete the Tutorial.
Solution: Press "Full Tutorial" first time you start the game with either "play local" or "Xbox Live". If you have skiped the tutorial you can get the option back by going into options and "reset tutorials" and you will be able to chose to do the tutorial again.

- Smithy - Upgrade an equipment.
A guide provided by WeighingBrute for those that have trouble getting this accomplishment: Go to the tavern then go to the shop then on the left hand side click hero stats now the weapon (need to be equiped). Highlight the item press A you can now upgrade the item and get the accomplishment.

- And This Is My Weapon - Upgrade an Equipment to its maximum potential!
- Obedience Training - Upgrade a Pet to its maximum potential!
Solution: Go to the Forge. Chose the item you want to upgrade from the itembox or on your hero by pressing A on that item. Now you can upgrade it by pulling RT and "invest" man in that item. Diffrent pets and gears has diffrent max level to upgrade and the item costs more mana to upgrade the higher level it is.

- Pupil -Reached Hero Level 10
- Veteran - Reached Hero Level 30

- To The Limit - Were a complete set of maximum level Equipments

- From The Depths - Complete all Area 1 (level 1-4) on any difficulty setting
- To The Rooftops - Complete all Area 2 (level 5-8) on any difficulty setting
- A Taste of Victory - Complete all Area 3 (level 9-12) on any difficulty setting

- The Belly of the Beast - Complete all Area 1 (level 1-4) on Hard
- The Body of the Beast - Complete all Area 2 (level 5-8) on Hard
- The Crown of the Beast - Complete all Area 3 (level 9-12) on Hard

- From Fire with Brimstone - Complete all Area 1 (level 1-4) on Insane
- Through The Crowded Keep - Complete all Area 2 (level 5-8) on Insane
- To The Lofty Summit - Complete all Area 3 (level 9-12) on Insane
Solution: Level up to max and upgrade all gears to max. Read tips and tactics about the classes to refine your skill. Practice the levels to learn your best strategy and you will beat insane in all levels. Just give it practice and time. Multiplay with skilled friends helps to.

- Where’s the Blueprints? - Complete the challenge No Towers Allowed on at least Medium Difficulty
- Friends Forever - Complete the challenge Unlikely Allies on at least Medium Difficulty
- 88 Core - Complete the challenge Warping Core on at least Medium Difficulty
- Ella, Ella - Complete the challenge Raining Goblins on at least Medium Difficulty
- Wizard Hunter- Complete the challenge Wizardry on at least Medium Difficulty
- You No Take Mushroom - Complete the challenge Ogre Crush on at least Medium Difficulty
- Speed Freak - Complete the challenge Zippy Terror on at least Medium Difficulty
- In A Fowl Mood - Complete the challenge Chicken on at least Medium Difficulty
- Core Cardio - Complete the challenge Moving Core on at least Medium Difficulty
- Monster Mania - Complete the challenge Death From Above on at least Medium Difficulty
- Core Destroyer - Complete the challenge Assault on at least Medium Difficulty
- Gold Rush - Complete the challenge Treasure Hunt on at least Medium Difficulty

- Weapon Master - Complete the challenge No Towers Allowed on Insane Difficulty
- Kobold Exterminator - Complete the challenge Zippy Terror on Insane Difficulty
- Monster Madness - Complete the challenge Death From Above on Insane Difficulty
- Dancing in the Rain - Complete the challenge Raining Goblins on Insane Difficulty
- Gold Blitz - Complete the challenge Treasure Hunt on Insane Difficulty
- Ogre Block Party - Complete the challenge Ogre Crush on Insane Difficulty
Solution: See the "A Challenger Approaches" achievement guide for tips how to beat the challenges on Insane.

- Thick Skin - Reached Survival Wave 20 on Medium Difficulty

- Tough Guy - Reached Survival Wave 15 on Hard Difficulty

- Iron Man - Reached Survival Wave 10 on Insane Difficulty

- Divine Intention - Picked up a Godly Weapon
- O Mighty Smiter! - Were a full set of Godly Items
Solution: Godly items are the level 60 quality items in the game. Bosses on Insane sometimes gives Godly weapons and Godly gear can drop of mobs on Hard and Insane difficulty and be found in the shop after beating higher levels on higher difficulties. It also needs to be a set as well (all leather or all pristine or suchlike) so it will take much farming of Godly items to get a complete match. A matching set "glows" in the hero info box view. So level up and beat levels and kill bosses on hard and insane and you will get these items and accomplishments.

- True Nobility - Earned the Lord Award on at least Medium Difficulty
Solution: Lord Award = Kill 50 enemies in 5 seconds. This is easiest to do on higher levels where there spawn alot of enimies in one wave or in multiplayer. Some tips are on Monster fest or Wizardry challenge where there will be alot of enemies. Doing it on survival works to. You can achieve this diffrently with each class. With the apprentice build alot of towers and use your manabomb. With the Squire use alot of bowling towers.

- Daredevil - Earned Skin of Your Teeth Award on 6 Missions
Solution: Skin of Your Teeth = Survived a wave after the first with <100 Core Health Points on at least Medium Difficulty. (You can see what awards you have earned on a level in the "Mission Statistics" so you can keep track on the accomplishment.) Play Medium difficulty and let the mobs on the second wave (as the first doesn't count) hit the core so it gets below 100 health and then kill the enemies off. Practice a bit so you have time to kill them off before they kill the core. Play through the rest of the waves otherwise you don't get the award. This needs to be done on 6 diffrent levels.

- Mastermind - Earned the Master Strategist Award on all Missions
Solution: Master Strategist = Only use Defenses to harm enemies after the initial wave. (You can see what awards you have earned on a level in the "Mission Statistics" so you can keep track on the accomplishment.) Play all levels on Medium without pressing the shoot button (you can shoot the first wave). And make sure you unequip your pet as it will count! You can also take help of a friend, play multiplayer and let your friend be the one dpsing while you only build towers, but as I stated be careful so you don't accidently hit the shoot button.
Update: You can take pets that doesn't attack with you like genie, imp or fairy. A good choice is an imp (repairs towers, auras and traps) or a fairy (heals player) since the genie perk will gain you nothing but the stats of the pet. (Thanks TCW Sam Vimes for this tips)

- Brute Force - Earned the Gunslinger Award on all Missions
Solution:Gunslinger Award = Only use Hero Abilities & Weapons to harm enemies after the initial wave, so no tower damage. (You can see what awards you have earned on a level in the "Mission Statistics" so you can keep track on the accomplishment.) Play the entire game (every level) on easy and beat them without using any towers. This is easiest done in multiplayer and with help of friends. Let your friends build towers and you do not. Don't touch your friends towers either, don't repair them or upgrade as that will ruin the award.

- A Matter of Perspective - Saw all four Hero endings
Solution: You only need to play the Summit, not the entire game. The class that gets the killing blow on the dragon gets his cutscene played! You don't have to watch the whole cutscene, the killing blow is the important part.

- Group Hug - Raised a Hero of each type to Level 70


Achievements:
And ALL the achievements are a part of the accomplishment list so you need to do ALL of them aswell (including this one). For more details and tips about them, check the other achievement guides here on the site.

- Master Banker - Stored 15,000,000 Mana in your Mana Bank
- Catch ‘em All - Stored all Pet types in your Item Box or on your Heroes
- Defender of Etheria - Reached Hero Level 70
- Dungeon Crawler - Completed all levels on any difficulty setting
- Dungeon Raider - Completed all levels on Hard
- Dungeon Defender - Completed all levels on Insane! Congratulations Brave Dungeon Defender!
- A Challenger Approaches - Completed All Challenges on INSANE Difficulty!
- Survivalist - Reached Survival Wave 15 on Medium Difficulty
- Defense Is the Best Offense - Reached Wave 10 on all levels in Pure Strategy on at least Medium Difficulty
- Perfectionist - Earned the Flawless Victory Award on all Missions on at least Medium Difficulty
- Team Effort - Completed all levels with 4 active players on at least Medium Difficulty
- Legendary Defender - You have earned every Dungeon Defenders Accomplishment!
TCW Sam Vimes@ Mastermind: It will not work setting the game to pure strategy. pure strategy exists in survival mode only, but you will have to finish the story levels to unlock the "master strategist" award for each level. if you get this on every level, mastermind will pop...you can take pets with you, just not any that attack (genie, imp, fairy). i would either choose an imp (repairs towers, auras and traps) or a fairy (heals player) since the genie perk will gain you nothing but the stats of the pet.

so far unconfirmed: you may attack bosses with your weapon, be careful not to hit other creeps though (have not tested this yet)

another thing: do NOT set the game on easy. setting the game on easy deactivates most or all accomplishments, at least "gunslinger", "mastermind", "perfectionist", "survivalist" and many others (if you read the description, it actually even SAYS medium or above only)

@O mighty smiter (all godly items): needs to be a set as well (all leather or all pristine or suchlike). a matching set "glows" in the hero info box view. ramparts hard and later levels drop a lot of good items, getting a set will take time though. just collect everything "godly-leveled" for a while, sooner or later you'll get it. always check shop after finishing an insane level or challenge (good chances of godly items for sale)
Posted by TCW Sam Vimes on 16 Dec 11 at 02:28
CoBot3000What do you do if the achievement doesn't pop even though you have completed all the accomplishments and received the trophy....
Posted by CoBot3000 on 02 May 12 at 11:46
LovestarThat sounds really strange. Have you tried to restart and seen if it pops then? Have you checked so you don't miss any of the accomplishment in the accomplishment list? Are you playing on xbox?
Posted by Lovestar on 02 May 12 at 13:14
turtleisbackhow about adding that u can buy all the pets from the shop and still get the achievement and there are atleast 2 people that have confirmed they didnt unlock the achievement for all the accomplishments . and they both said they went for getting all characters to level 70
Posted by turtleisback on 27 Jun 12 at 07:05
The RonamonHey I was working on this and a few accomplishments wont unlock, such as upgrading equipment and pets. I don't want to lose what I've already earned so deleting it is an hard decision, any suggestions?
Posted by The Ronamon on 22 Aug 12 at 03:53
HaloStorm12@TCW Sam Vimes
I don't know what you are on about because mastermind and gunslinger can be done on easy and i can confirm that as that is how i got it. It also says nothing about medium for either of those in the description. I'm not to sure about the other ones though as i had already gotten them.
Posted by HaloStorm12 on 16 Sep 12 at 11:56
Cringer85'Skin of your teeth' can actually only be done on hard or insane. even though it says Medium or higher, it's not possible on medium, since on medium it automatically heals your core and players after the first wave (duh)!
Posted by Cringer85 on 03 Jun 13 at 19:16
LovestarYou only need to survive a wave witht he core under 100 health it doesnt matter that it heals after so it works on medium. And if you are worried about that it will not work just get it to low health on the last wave then.
Posted by Lovestar on 03 Jun 13 at 19:21
Shadow 00 FoxAnyone have a solution for Legendary Defender trophy and accomplishment unlocking but NO achievement? Just happened earlier today.. after all the time into it.. wow. What a glitch! The last thing was Teamwork, that achievement unlocked, but not Defender which should've at the same time.
Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 26 Jun 13 at 08:03
NeverUnluckyIf anyone has godly armor and is willing to give it to me, send me a message.
Posted by NeverUnlucky#344 on 13 Aug 13 at 14:01
Psycho300lbsFor those having trouble with the pet/equipment upgrades. I found that if I upgraded the stuff from the item box it didn't work, which was an expensive mistake. Do it from the character screen.
Posted by Psycho300lbs on 01 Oct 13 at 20:48
Skanker irl^ That helped. Thanks.
Posted by Skanker irl on 24 Feb 14 at 00:11
WeighingBruteYou can not upgrade from the character screen any one know how to get smithy challenge no matter what i do it doesn't unlock
Posted by WeighingBrute on 20 Mar 14 at 15:25
WeighingBruteOkay guys if you are missing smithy fully level up a pet \ weapon this is how to do it go to the tavern then go to the shop then on the left hand side click hero stats now the weapon and need to be equiped highlight the item press A you can now upgrade the item and get the accomplishment
Posted by WeighingBrute on 20 Mar 14 at 16:00
tmw666can it be that obedience training is glitched? i raised a pet to max, then when it said to rename it, the game wouldnt accept/register what i typed and it wouldnt give me the accomplishment
Posted by tmw666 on 26 Mar 14 at 14:29
LovestarThe guide from weighingbrute on the smithy achivement to avoid the glitch is updated in the guide.
Posted by Lovestar on 27 Mar 14 at 11:24
Shadow 00 FoxIt's annoying how many glitches there actually are... and then they are making another one without fixing this... :-(
Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 27 Mar 14 at 15:21
XI AlphaMale IXDoes the "complete X waves" accomplishments have to be in one sitting? Can you turn it off and start back on a wave you made it to? I've been playing for hours and I'm kind of tired of it. Can I quit on wave 18 and come back later?
Posted by XI AlphaMale IX on 01 Apr 14 at 22:21
LovestarIf your progress is saved and you can start on wave 18 again then it should be no problem. But sometimes its easier to start lower as you need to build and upgrade the towers to make it.
Posted by Lovestar on 05 Apr 14 at 09:40
REWIRED444Okay So I completed the final accomplishment I needed which was teamwork and the team effort achievement popped but this one didn't! I have checked through all my accomplishments and made sure they were completed, I also have the huge golden legendary defender trophy in my tavern. I have tried playing the last level I got the team effort achievement on live and local play, iv tried loosing a match on purpose, iv tried deleting the game/system cache and reinstalling the game and I cant get this achievement to pop :( if anyone has a soloution to this please let me know as its the last one I need for this game. Very disappointing after spending many many hours getting to the end.
Posted by REWIRED444 on 12 Apr 14 at 11:43
Shadow 00 FoxRewired... it's frustrating. If you look about 15 comments up, you'll see mine detailing doing the exact same thing as you. Popped that achievement, got the trophy, but no legendary defender achievement....angry I still don't have it, I've been working on and off doing a few accomplishments at a time since then on another save. Curious, what level was it that it glitched on?
Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 12 Apr 14 at 14:42
REWIRED444Yea it seems a few people have had this issue not just on xbox but ps3 as well. I was playing on Ramparts (insane) Split-screening 4 characters on local play.
Posted by REWIRED444 on 12 Apr 14 at 16:16
Shadow 00 FoxYep... I think I did the identical thing... just needing to watch the endings, 4 controllers one console... glitches...... soo annoying. After all those accomplishments too :-(
Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 13 Apr 14 at 09:20
Shadykilla420It appears I have fallen victim to this glitchy achievement as well. my last accomplishment was group hug however. using 2 controllers to level them up with my good squire. same deal. trophy in the room. full accomplishment list. no achievement :(
Posted by Shadykilla420 on 02 May 14 at 04:52
Shadow 00 FoxYep... a whole list of people have had the exact same accomplishment left... :-(..... dumb dumb dumb dumb that it glitches like this.
Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 02 May 14 at 05:28
DragonFangDanSomeone else will have to confirm, but I may have stumbled upon a fix for the glitch. I couldn't get the "And this is my weapon" to unlock. At this point I'm a pretty new player and hadn't done much in the game so I was finally getting around to making my second character. I was pretty frustrated, but I hadn't gotten the accomplishment for completing the tutorial either. I had only done the fast tutorial, not the full tutorial. I guess the fast one isn't good enough. Anyway, I trudged through the full tutorial, finally unlocked it, and completed the first level. I decided to give it one more shot and upgraded one of the weapons I picked up with doing the tutorial mission. Low and behold it worked! "And this is my weapon" actually popped. I didn't change a thing in my process except for hitting the reset button and doing the tutorial. Someone else please try this, I hope it works for others as well!
Posted by DragonFangDan on 31 May 14 at 12:14
Shadow 00 FoxDid you already have your trophy for "And this is my weapon"? when you the achievement wouldn't pop?
Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 31 May 14 at 16:41
DragonFangDanNo I didn't. It was missing even though I had maxed out about 6 weapons/armors.
Posted by DragonFangDan on 31 May 14 at 17:58
HaPPy RoNiN NZJust got glitched out of this achievement too. I have the big trophy in my tavern but no achievement. I am thinking it may have something to do with having second controllers on and earning accomplishments with the second controller. My last accomplishment was levelling my wizard(main) and monk(2nd account) to lvl 70. I am wondering about levelling a fresh monk to level 70 to see if that fixes things but then its probably a case of starting over with a new save :-(
Posted by HaPPy RoNiN NZ on 04 Jun 14 at 04:24
HaPPy RoNiN NZNo luck with the new monk. Looks like its start a new save time
Posted by HaPPy RoNiN NZ on 04 Jun 14 at 19:09
HaPPy RoNiN NZNew save and started again. Unlocked as it should. Group Hug (all four characters to level 70) seems to be the problem. Don't make that your last accomplishment. I kept one of the character endings until last and the achievement popped nicely this time.
Posted by HaPPy RoNiN NZ on 16 Jun 14 at 07:37
Shadow 00 FoxNice job! How long did it actually take you to do all the accomplishments? That's what's scaring me off... I've done some of them... but there's so many. :-(
Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 16 Jun 14 at 17:39
HaPPy RoNiN NZThe second time was still a good 25-30 hours. Some friends took pity on me and provided modded weapons which I hadn't used my first time through but I just wanted this done now. I got some help with the harder challenges. I had all the pets and a godly suit on my last save which I transferred to make those accomplishments quick and easy.
Posted by HaPPy RoNiN NZ on 16 Jun 14 at 23:33
HaPPy RoNiN NZAlso I did use split screen to pop teamwork - 2 Xboxes and 4 controllers but it was not my last accomplishment. I got teamwork and group hug done early on and then finished with my monk ending with only one controller signed in.
Posted by HaPPy RoNiN NZ on 16 Jun 14 at 23:45
Shadow 00 FoxAh, nice... it's quite a grind though! I've got a full set of modded weapons, almost a full set for every character, all the pets, godly armor, etc... just, don't have the desire to wade through 25 more hours of it... :-( :-) I've got a turbo controller showing up soon though... if I had four turbos, I could totally turbo most of it. clap
Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 17 Jun 14 at 06:13
REWIRED444Yea i cant really justify spending another 20-30 hours for one achievement when i could be grinding out another game. Being so close to 100% getting more and more frustrating though.
Posted by REWIRED444 on 18 Jun 14 at 15:17
ResinousHashishI unlocked it using my last accomplishment as "See all four endings", as Happy stated it seems to be the accomplishment "Group Hug" that makes this achievement glitch.
Posted by ResinousHashish on 29 Jun 14 at 06:53
DarkSephiroth07Where can I do the tutorial? I skipped it because I played this game on a friends house before starting my own game. I have reseted the tutorial but it doesn't come automatically, even when I sart a new character.
Posted by DarkSephiroth07 on 15 Jul 14 at 20:20
Speak79Spend hours playing this game and yes it glitched for me too. The development team for this game can go f*** themselves. angry
Posted by Speak79 on 07 Aug 14 at 04:35
Speak79Spend hours playing this game and yes it glitched for me too. The development team for this game can go f*** themselves. angry
Posted by Speak79 on 07 Aug 14 at 04:59
GodLike499When going for the gunslinger awards, I noticed that you can build defenses that don't damage the enemy, and still get the award. I was playing as the huntress and had built some gas traps (they slow down the enemies but don't do any damage), and I still got the award at the end of the game. I assume that the monk's green aura (I forgot what it was called) would work in the same way.
Posted by GodLike499 on 18 Oct 15 at 06:03
MattiasAndersonYou should add to your solution that they NEED to reach level 70 before getting all the other awards. I did that and got the achievement. The last thing I did was beat the story with the hunter. Just got the achievement!
Posted by MattiasAnderson on 13 Dec 18 at 07:25