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Overachiever

Acquire all medals for every story mission in the game

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Tho RadiaTho Radia180,347
03 Dec 2013 06 Sep 2014
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First things first, every level is a story mission (no side missions as of yet...) and you have to be playing in 'Classic' mode to earn medals, you can change the mode any time you like.

From the looks of things, you cant earn Medals in Multiplayer.

You do not need to earn all 3 medals at once, its generally much easier to just do the mission 3 times and focus on a separate medal each time.

You'll also earn these at some point while going for the Medals:

Crimson DragonDraco Delta-731The Draco Delta-731 achievement in Crimson Dragon worth 290 pointsComplete all story missions on Classic difficulty

Crimson DragonAct of TruthThe Act of Truth achievement in Crimson Dragon worth 134 pointsComplete all story missions on Casual or Classic difficulty

Crimson DragonAct of HonorThe Act of Honor achievement in Crimson Dragon worth 123 pointsComplete all missions for Coral Lake East, Coral Lake West and Underground Lake on any difficulty

Crimson DragonAct of ValorThe Act of Valor achievement in Crimson Dragon worth 131 pointsComplete all missions for Forest, Ancient Ruins, and Lava Lake on any difficulty



"Take no Damage"

The best advice I can offer is to level up the Silvertail Radiance (Light) as much as you can (we're talking 3rd Evolution max level ideally), Equip their secondary move as Roar Breeze/Gale/Tempest (gives you high power/fast projectile Light/Air coverage) and to rent yourself a high level Silvertail wingman.

Keep Moving. All the the time (except for the two Underground Lake missions [An Experiment/Stemming the Tide] as you can hit the walls, so be more careful)

Save your Wingman skill for sticky spots, like areas where there are a lot of enemies or a lot of projectiles coming your way, you are invulnerable while it is active.

You'll find the early ones of these quite simple, you just blast everything on screen into dust before it even has a chance to let off a shot.

It gets much harder as you go on as you lose the ability to eviscerate the enemy as easily, this is where your flying skill comes into it (and the use of the 'Anima Deflector' secondary skill if it fits your style). Remember, you are a leaf on the wind.

The level 'Orobouros' isn't as bad as it might first seem, the best Dragon is the max level Silvertail, equip his max level attack (Flash Ray), you can destroy every single projectile in this mission. (Correction, everything but the Horizontal energy blasts, but you can easily strafe up/down past them or even Barrel roll through them).

Hang back on the Free-flight, circle the edge of the area and bomb him from range, using the Barrel Roll to dodge (Towards the White Phantom) the Cube Wall/box. (Thanks to Caayn Dragon for the info)

The level 'The Odd Job' can frankly go to hell, its full of little enemies who shoot tracking missiles at you and an annoying stretch in a trench where you have to avoid everything, ever. I used the Same dragon set up as above, but had to equip a ATT+++ Ampoule to ensure i killed everything fast enough, I kept making squares around the screen, constantly moving to avoid the projectiles.

When you get to the trench you need to focus fire on the little buggers up high to stop them dropping the green projectiles on your head (if they let off a volley you need to wait before you move, as they try to predict your movement you;ll end up plowing right into them. Start to move one way, then Barrel Roll the other as they close in.) and make sure you dodge the Rollers. Everything should drop fast with the Vision attack. Make sure you make ample use of the Barrel roll! If all else fails, nuke the buggers (I used all 3 of my Wingman skills in the trench).

Once you make it to the Boss at the end, I held A to speed up, circled the arena and kept dropping the Flash Ray on them, i dropped them in about 10 seconds. If you managed to save a Wingman nuke, then that should be all you need to drop them right away.

ALTERNATE STRATAGY - By De4thM4chin3

Best thing you can do for the first part of Odd Job is to not fire at all and keep your wingman behind you so he doesn't shoot anything either. If you do this, then all you need to do is remember where all the green projectiles come from, pick a corner of the screen, and barrel roll out of the way at the last second. The trench isn't bad either until you get to the part with the rolling enemies. Keep your wingman in front of you throughout the trench and remember that it's impossible to hit either side so barrel roll away. Once you get to the rolling enemies, use a nuke or 2 depending on how shit goes down but definitely try to make it to the boss part with 1 in reserve. Nuke those fucks and you're golden!

Good Luck seekers, you'll need it for this one.

The recovery skills do not work with this. If your hit at all you fail the objective. (Thanks to Chucklestyle for that info and tips for 'Odd Job'.)

"Collect the ______ Seed"

These can be a bit irritating. You acquire seeds by destroying all the enemies in a group of 'Rare' enemies (Your HUD will alert you, and they display as Gold Stars on your Radar).

However, they appear randomly and some of these levels have multiple Groups of Rare enemies all you need to do is keep replaying the level making sure you kill all the Rare enemies as they pop up, you'll get the correct seed eventually.

"Score an _ Rank or Greater on this mission"

This varies in difficulty. In my opinion, the levels that have Beacons to collect as their only Objectives are the worst, as missing one beacon in a set is all it takes to drop you from an S to an A. You can, however miss about 10% of a set and still get an A.

The A's are easier to get as you can afford a B in one of the Objectives if you can Manage an S in another (So lets say you score B-A-A-S, overall you'll earn an A)

The S ranks aren't as hard as they could have been, as a Predominant S score will ignore an A. (For instance, you score S-A-S-S, you'll earn an S)

"Collect all the Beacons"

This is a pain later on, you cant afford to miss a single one and in all but 1 case this one pops up on the all beacon objective levels.

Chose high Agility Dragon (Ampoule's can help here too) and just get used to the course, it may take a few fly-throughs to learn all the tricky turns and where is best to barrel roll and where is best to strafe.

"Score _______ or higher/Kill Every ______/Earn a kill rate of __% or better"

These three are all accomplished the same way.

Kill. Everything.

A pair of dragons with high velocity attacks are your best bet here, save your Wingman skill for groups or ones who just make it past you.

The mission "Corrupted Skies" in the "Forest" can be tricky at first. That is until you Evolve a Bloodskin dragon to its final Evolution and get the skill 'Hadron Smoulder', You can then manically laugh as it slaughters the Orkinuss in seconds.

"Complete the mission without a Wingman"

This is (Hopefully) already clear.

For the later missions, skip them and come back after some grinding you'll find you don't need the wingman (even for 'Oroborous', i used a lvl 6 Bloodskin Magma and did it with an A rank only using the Primary skill).
Caayn DragonAny tips on achieving the final mission
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
without taking damage?
Posted by Caayn Dragon on 06 Dec 13 at 16:13
Chucklestyle1. Beacons can kiss my ass.
2. "Take no damage" cannot be gamed with a recovery skill. Even if your life is full, it won't count if you took a hit.
3. I am also having trouble getting "Take no damage" in the final mission. I have the first 2 phases down but the third phase I get murdered. Any tips anyone has would be very much appreciated.
Posted by Chucklestyle on 06 Dec 13 at 20:41
Tho RadiaFor the final stage of 'Oroborous' get yourself a max level Darkshoukder Chaos wingman, let him do the work, all you need to do is hide around the edge and blast everything that gets close.
Posted by Tho Radia on 06 Dec 13 at 20:57
Caayn DragonJust got the final mission completed with all medals. I followed this guide create by Valik from Xbox360achievements.org

*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


Took me a couple of tries to figure out the right timing to dodge the walls in the last phase. But I finally got it :D

Here's a video for people who prefer visual aid.
Posted by Caayn Dragon on 07 Dec 13 at 14:54
Tho RadiaThanks guys :)
Posted by Tho Radia on 07 Dec 13 at 15:59
ChucklestyleThanks, Caayn Dragon, I got it done using pretty much that setup and was just coming here to post it but you beat me to the punch.
Posted by Chucklestyle on 07 Dec 13 at 22:18
Tho RadiaI've added it along with how I beat 'The Odd Job', thanks again for the help :)
Posted by Tho Radia on 07 Dec 13 at 23:59
Tho RadiaEvery mission is a story mission ;)
Posted by Tho Radia on 22 Dec 13 at 01:26
ChucklestyleThe Odd Job was the last one I needed, and it took forever. I've got a few more observations:

Don't bother finishing the mission if you get hit, it's a waste of time and resources. Doing a restart ensures you don't burn your ampoule or wingman usage.
The trench is the hardest part, by far. The amoebas that shoot the green shit don't shoot at where you are like everything else, they try to shoot where you're going to be, making the flying in a square strat useless. I made pretty heavy use of the barrel roll here so I could stay low and not take environment damage, and burned at least one nuke as a get out of jail free card.
The first time I made it through the trench unscathed was my successful run. The third objective is easy, and the boss went down almost instantly with a nuke.
Posted by Chucklestyle on 27 Dec 13 at 21:16
TopherionHelpful tip for Odd Job: after struggling many many times to get through this with no damage, I decided to equip my Silvertail with the Anima Deflector for the secondary skill. The Deflector will block both the green homing missiles and the orange death orbs that the winged enemies spew on death. I used two nukes during the entire run: once in the middle of the trench when the rollers first appear, and one once I got to the Hestrines. Otherwise, whenever I saw enemy projectiles on the screen, I immediately switched over to the Anima Deflector and kept it up; no need for barrel rolling, no wasted nukes.
Posted by Topherion on 14 Feb 14 at 05:17
o Blaze UK oCan medals be obtained in co-op online?
Posted by o Blaze UK o on 03 May 14 at 10:54
Tho RadiaNo idea, ive earned all the Medals and so cant test it. You're welcome to test it out for me and i can credit you with the results.
Posted by Tho Radia on 28 May 14 at 12:47
AckisDo you have to get all three medals on an attempt or can you work on 1 at a time?
Posted by Ackis on 11 Jul 14 at 21:43
Tho RadiaOne at a time if you like :) you earn them independently of each other.
Posted by Tho Radia on 11 Jul 14 at 22:23
De4thM4chin3Best thing you can do for the first part of Odd Job is to not fire at all and keep your wingman behind you so he doesn't shoot anything either. If you do this, then all you need to do is remember where all the green projectiles come from, pick a corner of the screen, and barrel roll out of the way at the last second. The trench isn't bad either until you get to the part with the rolling enemies. Keep your wingman in front of you throughout the trench and remember that it's impossible to hit either side so barrel roll away. Once you get to the rolling enemies, use a nuke or 2 depending on how shit goes down but definitely try to make it to the boss part with 1 in reserve. Nuke those fucks and you're golden! Did this 5 times back to back and never had an issue.
Posted by De4thM4chin3 on 14 Jul 14 at 09:42
SPACE ODDITYDid it just like you said De4thM4chin3, didn't shoot at beginning and it worked perfect. Thanks for the tips smile
Posted by SPACE ODDITY on 05 Aug 14 at 20:21
SPACE ODDITYAlso good tips in solution, thumbs up smile
Posted by SPACE ODDITY on 05 Aug 14 at 20:22
Tho RadiaI'll add De4thM4chin3's method too :)
Posted by Tho Radia on 05 Aug 14 at 23:26
OneChicago51Is it "Silvertail nightmare" the fully evolved version? It can't be evolved and i got this dragon from the challenge very nice attack and health.
Posted by OneChicago51 on 07 Aug 14 at 11:21
Nefarious AntThanks for the solution. Helped a lot with odd job.
Posted by Nefarious Ant on 07 Aug 14 at 17:54
Tho RadiaNo Problem :)

The Nightmare Silvertail isnt the one i was referring too, i havnt flown that one myself so i cant tell you how well it works.

Its the Silvertail from the Shop, Silvertail Radiance i believe?
Posted by Tho Radia on 08 Aug 14 at 20:13
OneChicago51I just evolved to silvertail radiance looks like the last evolution as the evolve option is greyed out. Everything looks the same except health and attack on Nightmare he has about one full bar more health and attack. He has void attack but level 20 skill sounds worse because it becomes more powerful closer to death. Radiance level 10 skill sounds good.
Posted by OneChicago51 on 09 Aug 14 at 15:15
Tho RadiaYea, its the Light element Silvertail you want :)
Posted by Tho Radia on 09 Aug 14 at 20:18
Sweet DubaiI got Odd Job in 15 minutes, and was the first medal I wanted to unlock so I can take the harder one first. One thing: ANIMA DEFLECTOR. Seriously, take the first section hitting everything with you silvertail. Square strat is the best there. Then take sections 2-3 using JUST (ok, maybe switching) your Anima Deflector. Just be focused on the screen. Green beams and rolling enemies are your worst enemies there, the rest is your a piece of cake. Or maybe I am just skillful haha
Posted by Sweet Dubai on 10 Aug 14 at 15:52
Sweet DubaiOf course, that with a MIND + AGILITY ampoule.
Posted by Sweet Dubai on 10 Aug 14 at 15:57
Tho RadiaPersonally i had a hard time with the Deflector, some times it just felt like it was too hard to intercept the shots properly. But, each to their own ^^
Posted by Tho Radia on 12 Aug 14 at 09:02
MastermindDavidanyone having trouble to get the ultimate seed in corrupted skies?
Posted by MastermindDavid on 18 Aug 14 at 08:54
MORBSTAHow do use the nukes
Posted by MORBSTA on 20 Aug 14 at 20:11
Seliphas@MastermindDavid yes I am definitely having issues...it's the last medal I need to finish off the achievement...
Posted by Seliphas on 22 Aug 14 at 04:18
Tho RadiaAs stated above in the Guide:

"The mission "Corrupted Skies" in the "Forest" can be tricky at first. That is until you Evolve a Bloodskin dragon to its final Evolution and get the skill 'Hadron Smoulder', You can then manically laugh as it slaughters the Orkinuss in seconds. "

IF your having trouble with the other groups of Rare mobs, (Like the fast movers on the boss) just nuke them.
Posted by Tho Radia on 22 Aug 14 at 13:55
Ryn0 LCollecting beacons is the worst thing ever. Seriously sucks.
Posted by Ryn0 L on 29 Aug 14 at 06:11
Tho RadiaGo for High Agility and practice. Learn when you need to Roll and when you need to just drift.
Posted by Tho Radia on 29 Aug 14 at 21:21
FullMoonBeaverApart from Level 50 and 2,000,000 gold achievements, this will be my last achievements. The only medals I have left, are for taking no damage and beacon collecting. Not looking forward to going through them levels. But I'm gonna give it a try.
Posted by FullMoonBeaver on 03 Sep 14 at 16:50
KilldbyNecropsyStupid ultimate seed would not drop in corrupted skies. Switched to another mission and it drops. Arghh these are worse than "no dmg" medals.
Posted by KilldbyNecropsy on 05 Sep 14 at 13:55
sonnyliston1Caayn Dragon, nice one for finding that, the circling trick was the key for me.
Posted by sonnyliston1 on 10 Oct 14 at 22:15
MastaGusI'm having trouble with the Ultimate Seed in "Corrupted Skies" as well... Got a 100% kill but no Ultimate seed. There seems to be only one group of rare creatures and I annilihated those...
Posted by MastaGus on 19 Oct 14 at 11:54
Tho RadiaIts random, they wont always drop the seed you want. you just need to do it a few times :)
Posted by Tho Radia on 19 Oct 14 at 12:31
PrezesmaksUltimate seed dropped after 15-17th run... doh! There is a mission - one of the last in a city that you need to collect 3 times beacons and get B,A and S rank. THAT WAS PAIN! Odd Job doesn't even go close with that. A lot of train flying to get level right - took me about 25 tries to get "S" rank.
Last mission left: 'Oroborous' - I need to master barrel roll as Im usually using 2 regenerators during 3rd phase :). Very close...
Posted by Prezesmaks on 29 Dec 14 at 19:12
xMANNY FRE5HxUsing the anima deflector while following death machines strategy is the way to go for odd job. Thanks.
Posted by xMANNY FRE5Hx on 31 Jan 15 at 19:29
GhostDivision VAny tip on how to get pass the first phases on Oroborous without getting hit? I can't dodge those tiny balls that gets sprayed all over my screen
Posted by GhostDivision V on 17 Feb 15 at 20:11
Tho RadiaUse a use a strong Vision attack to wipe them out, it'll auto lock to everything in front of you :)
Posted by Tho Radia on 18 Feb 15 at 14:03
Shadow 00 FoxI just got the Ultimate seed... after a long time trying! What I changed was using a non-max level dragon, mine was a Darkshoulder Breeze, and I also sold all but one of my Ultimate seeds, so I had fewer than needed to evolve all my remaining dragons. I got it the second time trying with my Darkshoulder and a max level Photon wingman. ALSO!! The Ultimate seed came from the bird type small enemies not the spiky balls, so it can come from either type of enemy! I did not get all the beacons(missed 3), and did kill all the Orkinuss asap. The rare bird enemies spawned after everything else was almost dead. Hope this helps somehow!
Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 01 Apr 15 at 19:47
SuperJ4kethanks for the advice! i was able to get it on my first try!!
Posted by SuperJ4ke on 14 May 15 at 16:18
Telnet BotnetGreat guide, the dragon recommendations are appreciated.
Posted by Telnet Botnet on 01 Apr 16 at 04:41
ALollzThe beacons are so idiotic. The horrendous camera makes planning your movements in this game an absolute nightmare.
Posted by ALollz on 15 Apr 16 at 05:58
Tho RadiaPractice makes perfect, do the run a few times and you'll get it down :)
Posted by Tho Radia on 21 Apr 16 at 20:34
The GlobalizerI legit got The Odd Job no hit run on my second attempt (!!!) and much of the credit goes to you and De4thM4chin3 - bravo. Run was total witchcraft and I wouldn't want to try it again, but thankfully I don't have to!

EDIT: If I can add my tip - run it with a top tier wingman and make liberal use of Anima Deflector as your alt weapon. I didn't shoot anyone in the whole level, I let my wingman do the work. Keep the wingman back for the first section (until the trench run) and then move them forward for the rest of the level. Save your bombs for the final bosses (I had three), and you're golden.
Posted by The Globalizer on 04 Apr 20 at 20:10