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Card Collector

Obtain all of the Strategy Cards in the game.

Card Collector-2.8
1 guideOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeCollectableMultiple Playthroughs Required
03 Nov 2014 18 Nov 2014
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To get this achievement you need to unlock all the Strategy Cards for use in Duel Mode. There is a total of 294 Strategy Cards. Every character has two cards (a normal card and a gold card) associated with them. Their normal cards are acquired by simply unlocking the character, while the gold cards are awarded for accomplishing specific tasks.

Most characters are unlocked by beating a certain main or side stage in the story, so just keep going through it and make sure to talk to the characters in the camp after every stage you complete, as some of those conversations unlock side stages that may unlock a new character. There are also special "Bond" stages that require you to raise bonds between certain characters and may often unlock a new character as well. When one of those becomes available, you can check it out in the stage select to see the requirements to unlock it if you haven't fulfilled them already. Also worth of note is that the bonds only need to be raised to the second level for those missions to unlock; there is no need to raise them any higher.
While completing all those stages will unlock most characters, there are a few that have special unlock conditions, these are:

Lu Bu - To unlock him you need to play the Battle of Osaka Castle in chapter 3 with Diaochan in your party and when he appears, you must meet up with him before he is defeated.

Gyuki and Dodomeki - To unlock them you need to complete chapter 4 with any ending.

Orochi, Orochi X, Kiyomori Taira, Sun Wukong, Susanoo, Nezha - All of them are unlocked by competing all three endings in chapter 4. The "Good" and "Normal" endings are achieved by clearing "The Demise of orochi X" and "Into the Fire" stages which become unlocked once you are far enough in the story. The "True" ending however is achieved by clearing the "World's End" stage, which is unlocked only once you unlock every other character in the story mode (excluding Hundun and the ones unlocked from chapter five and beyond).

Young Nezha - The alternate version of him is unlocked by clearing "War in the mystic realm" stage in chapter 7 with a recommended team.

Yinglong - he can be unlocked by speaking to him in the camp in chapter 7

Kyubi - To unlock her you need to talk to the guard in the camp after beating chapter 8, which will unlock a new stage in chapter 7. After beating it, talk to the guard again, this will unlock another new stage. Beat it, and Kyubi should be unlocked.

Hundun - To unlock him you need to defeat him in the level 4 of the Gauntlet dungeon, thus clearing the Gauntlet mode for the first time.

Now, after unlocking all the characters you should have all the normal cards. Gold cards however, as I mentioned before have certain requirements that need to be fulfilled before they become available. I will give the breakdown of these bellow.

Unlock Method 1: Set a certain win record in the survival mode.
I do not have the exact table of what card becomes unlocked after what amount of wins; however what I can tell you is that the last card you get is Hundun’s card called “The Origin of Chaos” and it is unlocked after about 90 consecutive wins in survival. If you need help hitting the necessary win streak, check out my guide for the “Survivalist” achievement. The setup I recommend there can easily carry you way past 90 wins. The full list of characters whose cards are unlocked in this manner can be found bellow.
Cao Cao, Taishi Ci, Huang Gai, Zhao Yun, Zhang Fei,
Liu Bei, Sima Sh,i Deng Ai, Wang Yuanji, Xiahou Ba,
Lu Bu, Orochi, Da Ji, Sun Wukong, Kiyomori Taira,
Orochi X, Dodomeki, Gyuki, Kaguya, Shuten Doji,
Susano'o, Ryu Hayabusa, Ayane, Achilles, Momiji,
Tamamo , Kyubi , Hundun , Nobunaga Oda, Shingen Takeda,
Hanzo Hattori, Tadakatsu Honda, Nagamasa Azai, Kanetsugu Naoe,
Kiyomasa Kato, Motonari Mori, Aya, Masanori Fukushima.

Unlock Method 2: Defeat certain characters in duel mode (offline or online). If you play against the AI the difficulty does not matter.
Xu Zhu, Zhang He, Cao Ren, Cao Pi, Cai Wenji,
Pang De, Zhou Yu, Sun Shangxiang, Sun Jian, Ling Tong,
Xiaoqiao, Zhuge Liang, Wei Yan, Liu Shan, Sima Yi,
Dong Zhuo, Zhurong, Zuo Ci, Fu Xi, Nuwa, Yoshitsune Minamoto,
Benkei, Nezha (Cyborg), Joan of Arc, Nemea, Yinglong,
Keiji Maeda, Kenshin Uesugi, No, Ranmaru Mori, Sakon Shima,
Toshiie Maeda, Katsuie Shibata, Kai, Goemon Ishikawa, Kojiro Sasaki.

Unlock Method 3: Maximize the proficiency level of certain characters in Story Mode.
Xiahou Dun, Zhang Liao, Xu Huang, Zhenji, Jia Xu,
Zhou Tai, Sun Ce, Sun Quan, Daqiao, Ding Feng,
Guan Yu, Ma Chao, Xingcai, Ma Dai, Bao Sanniang,
Xu Shu, Sima Zhao, Zhuge Dan, Guo Huai, Zhang Jiao,
Taigong Wang, Himiko, Nezha (Human), Yukimura Sanada, Oichi,
Kunoichi, Masamune Date, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Ieyasu Tokugawa, Mitsunari Ishida,
Yoshihiro Shimazu, Ginchiyo Tachibana, Nene, Motochika Chosokabe, Kanbei Kuroda, Ujiyasu Hojo, Hanbei Takenaka.

Unlock Method 4: Clear character-specific side stages on Hard or Chaos.
Namely, these stages are:
• Breakthrough at Guangzong
• Battle of Nanjun
• Salvation at Nagashino
• Liberation of Luo Castle
• Battle of Hefei
• Battle of Mikatagahara
• Retreat from Mt. Niutou
• Rescue at Taoshui
• Battle of Tetorigawa
• Battle of Jieting
• Battle of Komaki-Nagakute
• Chaos at Tetorigawa
• Diversion at Mt. Xingshi
• Battle of Mt. Niutou
• Siege of Luoyang
• Siege of Tong Gate
• Battle of Jiange
• Purge of Nanzhong
• Battle of Taoshui
• Ambush at Kyushu
• Struggle for Ueda Castle
• Battle of Jiangdong
• Defense of Yangping Gate
• Battle of Yan Province
• Battle of Xu Province
• Battle of Liaodong
• Defense of Jieting
• Battle of Luo Castle
• Heroes of Komaki-Nagakute
• Battle of Liang Province
• Rescue at Yiling
• Siege of Shouchun
• Battle of Guangzong
• Rescue at Dongkou
• Battle of Mt. Xingshi
And here is the list of characters whose cards you unlock.
Dian Wei, Xiahou Yuan, Wang Yi, Guo Jia, Lu Xun,
Gan Ning, Lu Meng, Lianshi, Huang Zhong, Guan Ping,
Pang Tong, Yueying, Jiang Wei, Guan Suo, Zhong Hui,
Diaochan, Yuan Shao, Meng Huo, Sanzang, Seimei Abe,
Rachel, Shennong, Kasumi, Sterkenburg, Sophitia,
Mitsuhide Akechi, Okuni, Magoichi Saika, Yoshimoto Imagawa, Ina,
Kotaro Fuma, Gracia, Musashi Miyamoto, Muneshige Tachibana.

So this should be everything you need to unlock the achievement. This was a bit of a rough one to put together so hopefully I didn’t get anything mixed up or leave anything out. This is one of the more difficult achievements and will take a while to get, so good luck and try to have fun.
AgentOfAbyssI just unlocked this and the final cards I needed were the Survival mode cards. I got to 85 wins and lost and unlocked Hundun's card for the achievement. So you don't need to go to 90, just 85. Hope this helps people like me who suck at survival mode ha.
Posted by AgentOfAbyss on 16 Nov 14 at 15:39
Or1g1nal S1nn3rI just popped this as well and must note one thing. Muneshige Tachibana's gold card "Divine Wind" is NOT unlocked by raising his proficiency to S. You get it by beating "Battle of Mt. Xingshi" on Hard/Chaos. That was the last card I needed and I had him at an S ranking already. On a whim I tried the above level as that is where you obtain him and the gold unlocked there.
Posted by Or1g1nal S1nn3r on 16 Nov 14 at 23:01
JERICHO FREEMANThanks for your feedback guys.
FreakOfTheAbyss, I know you get the win streak cards a bit earlier than 90 but on my first run through the survival with a good setup I got to over 170 wins so I don't know exactly how many you need for the achievement. When I was compiling this guide I had to surf the net to find the exact win streak you need, but there's a lot of conflicting info out there, so I put 90 just to be safe.

Or1g1nal S1nn3r Thanks for pointing this out, I suspected that I may have gotten something wrong, this guide was a bitch to put together. I'll fix it right away.
Posted by JERICHO FREEMAN on 18 Nov 14 at 00:01
Captain RedeyeHi mate, great guide. Just a couple of questions if I may. For the Hard/Chaos clears, can I use any character and just run through the list and what are proficiencies?

Thanks for your help and the great guide.
Posted by Captain Redeye on 22 Dec 14 at 14:10
HybridchldI just did Ambush at Kyushu on Hard and didn't get a card. I then noticed you list 35 hard levels needed but only 34 characters to unlock the cards this way. I think Ambush... may be the spare one
Posted by Hybridchld on 11 Aug 15 at 18:13
ThaDevilzHandI can confirm what Hybridchld is saying. I did Ambush at Kyushu on hard difficulty, but didn't get a card. Everything else though worked perfectly fine and I got the achievement, so Ambush at Kyushu is an extra and doesn't need to be there.
Posted by ThaDevilzHand on 16 Aug 16 at 15:20
totemman16yeah my progress tacker isn't increasing at all. Possibly bugged/glitched
Posted by totemman16 on 07 Sep 16 at 16:39
KOTOR LegendMethod 3 for proficiency - is this just their first proficiency to level S or do you need to do both (as they get a second "category" after Promotion past Level 100?)
Posted by KOTOR Legend on 09 Sep 16 at 21:50
Yasminkov 7000I've unlocked Hundun...but I don't have his normal card yet, bot sure what I've done wrong or missed?
Posted by Yasminkov 7000 on 13 Sep 16 at 23:40
Yasminkov 7000okay, mission needs to be completed with Hundun for it to unlock. should've realised that tbf.
Posted by Yasminkov 7000 on 13 Sep 16 at 23:59
Lord ValoelTotemman16, there is a glitch with this game in that if you do not completely quit out of the game (xbox home button, hit menu and select quit game) then it will ot track any of your achievements. Unfortunately, this is one of the achievements that it won't track, so if you haven't been quitting, you're kind of SOL. The only way to fix it is to wipe your files and start completely fresh. I got burned on this with Heroes From Another World. Hopefully it's just a mistake and you were able to get it. cry
Posted by Lord Valoel on 23 Sep 16 at 12:57
DarthcheweeFor Young Nezha, you do not need to use the recommended team, just beat War in the Mystic Realm.
Posted by Darthchewee on 31 Oct 16 at 18:53
永遠の王hERetIXxI just got Xu Huang to proficiency S and at the end of the level it didn't unlock. Was playing Gauntlet Mode, what do I Have to do for it to Unlock?
Posted by 永遠の王hERetIXx on 20 Nov 16 at 23:37
totemman16Lord Valoel i'm currently at 244/290. If it does glitch then the only thing I can do is start over after getting as many other achievements as possible
Posted by totemman16 on 22 Dec 16 at 19:19
FFaddicJust unlocked this achievement. Heroes From Beyond and Friends Reunited both glitched on me, so just because those didn't unlock for you doesn't mean you're completely screwed on unlocking this achievement. Also, you can max out an officer's proficiency in Gauntlet mode, however the card will not unlock at the end of the stage. You just have to go into Story mode and beat any stage. Once you beat the stage you will unlock the cards for ALL officers that are S rank that you haven't unlocked gold cards for yet. You don't need to even use the officer in the stage. I unlocked like 7 cards at once this way.
Posted by FFaddic on 04 Jan 17 at 02:03
Darthchewee@FFaddic so even though Heroes From Beyond and Friends Reunited both unsynced for you, you didn't have to go back and redo those to have all the cards counted?
Posted by Darthchewee on 02 Feb 18 at 14:44
DarthcheweeAlso, any idea why the progress tracking in TA is out of 290 instead of 294?
Posted by Darthchewee on 05 Feb 18 at 18:55
DarthcheweeI can now confirm the unsyncing does not seem to affect this anymore!
Posted by Darthchewee on 09 Feb 18 at 17:34