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The Hunt is my Mistress

Complete all objectives in the Test of the Wild.

The Hunt is my Mistress0
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23 Dec 2014 16 Jan 2015
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OK, so first off! I want to thank Roose91, BiLLzuMaNaTi and all the people who commented on both their solutions for all the help to the community and the ideas I got from it...

INTRO:
I'd like to say that my solution is maybe a mix of all others, taking bits and pieces plus ideas of my own.

The reason why I worked to get another method and felt the need to write another solution is because:
1) this method doesn't require to gather barely any intel
2) this method doesn't require to roam & run around getting beast kills
3) this method seemed much more reliable to me than the other solutions.

that being said, more and more people unlocked this with the other solutions, so maybe I just suck a lot at this game. which is why I needed an easier way to get this achievement.

With all other solutions I always ran out of time... with my system I ended up (as of writing this, today):
5th on Elite leaderboard with 37:12min and 15636 points (could have easily got 1000ish more points more in those 2-3min.

I worked real hard on this. I probably tried this 20 times. sometimes giving up at 10min in, sometimes not making it in time and wasting 40min.
The reason is I wanted to find the absolute best and clear way to do this in order to write a solution. I recently started to stream on twitch and I was excited about making a good video guide for this.
Some of my ideas didn't work. Some did. And I adapted some stuff from other people.
I hated the fact we had to lose 6-8-10min. gathering intel on Captains, so I tried something different.

SOLUTION:
--- Youtube links added and twitch link removed as twitch videos will disapear in a few days ---

I strongly suggest to watch the videos, as it shows important stuff like Graug bait locations, needed for my solution. However I will now try to write a clear instruction.

SHORT EXPLANATION:
*** Has to be done in the "Lord of the Hunt" DLC in the Trial mode. The Trial name is "Test of the Wild"
*** The objective is to only get intel on a Warchief and from there on ONLY do riots with that Warchief
*** no wasting time gathering intel on Captains or running around killing them with beasts. it's all done through riots
*** if you don't want to watch my video and/or you haven't played as many hours as me, it might be a good idea to make a "test run" to find all the Graug baits near the riot locations. but it would be just easier to check my video

DETAILED EXPLANATION:
You get intel on a warchief either by finding a green intel or quickly going to the closest power struggle Captain and branding him.
Warchiefs:
- Ugakuga is the one you really want. Easy to beat. Doesn't die too easy in riots. NOTE: he will probably not go "green" while beating him. Just hit him with the sword (carefully not to kill him) and eventually he will kneel and surrender. You then get the option to kill or brand him.
- Shagflak IGNORE you would waste too much time trying to beat him
- Zugor Beast Butcher (The explosive arrow one) is easy to beat (vulnerable to ranged) but he is too powerful in riots and may destroy or scare your enemies before you can eat them. NOTE: when you riot against him, kill him right away even if you miss all his bodyguards that way. He is way too dangerous to keep him alive until your Graug arrives.
- the rest are more or less fair game.
- The best is to reset and start again if the first Warlord you unveil is not Ugakuga, in order to save time and have a clear run

Once you branded a warchief, start rioting against other warchiefs
When you start rioting, you need to learn the locations of Graug baits near each riot location (watch my video or do a "test run"), summon and brand/mount the Graug and eat the Captains first and the Warchief last.
Sometimes it's better to just kill the enemy Warchief and let the bodyguards flee, as another Captain will be promoted to Warchief and get new bodyguards, which is what you want: warchiefs with lots of bodyguards all the time to eat and eat them quickly. Also, killing a Warchief nets more points, so it's good when a Captain gets promoted.
Once you're done with your Graug, make sure to kill it for extra points
Once the riot is over, grab your branded Warchief before he leaves and send him on the next riot (this saves you time as you don't need to make a Beck&Call)
After the Warchief left the screen, press cn_down to dispatch all remaining Uruks for some extra points.
Focus on the 10 beast kills first with your Graug, then use the Graug for speed kills and points for killing the Graug.
and basically rinse and repeat... NOTE: even if the next riot is closeby, you should use quick travel, in order to make Graug baits respawn.
Oh, also: at the beginning, when there are still plenty of Captains (but you already killed 1-2 Warchiefs), it's a good idea to use the "advance time" options a few times, to allow the game to promote a Captain to Warchief and also to promote some guys to bodyguards. Later on it's not a good idea, unless you already have your 10 beast kills... because you might run out of normal Captains to eat.
NOTE: It sounded obvious to me, but to make sure everyone understands: if there are no more Warchiefs and you don't want to advance time because you still need to eat regular Captains, you do NOT run around searching them, you just riot them too.
04/jan/2015 NOTE: another thing that might come obvious when watching the videos, but I'd like to explain it here too: WARCHIEF KILL COUNT RESET EXPLANATION: the game counts how many Warchiefs are alive at any given time. If you killed some Warchief but you advanced time and/or a bodyguard took his place, that kill won't count anymore. It's not a big deal, I actually explain in the video that you get more points for killing Warchiefs anyways and in the end you have to spend the same time killing 25 Uruks total, so you WILL get those 5 Warchief kills one way or another. But it is suggested to only use advance time at the beginning (after killing a few Warchiefs) and to always kill bodyguards before killing the Warchief himself.
16/jan/2015 NOTE: a little trick I thought might come handy. Credit to Fuzzmeister J in the comments. quote: "Twice in this run I grabbed Ugakuga with the Graug by mistake. I was able to pause the game and quit. Click continue and he was still alive. As long as you quit before his head is munched on, you are good. It will even save the captains you killed during that riot, but you can start it back up and and kill the war chief like normal."

Before voting negatively, please let me know why. I worked a lot for this achievement just in order to come up with a nice guide and video. If you think there is room for improvement please let me know instead of just giving me a -1 and leaving me in the dark. Much appretiated.

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Mike the Owlyour guide seems so much easier to understand. what are you doing when you put your hand in the air and your sword goes on fire.. and they you put your hand in the air with blue again? is this like a combat brand?
Posted by Mike the Owl on 23 Dec 14 at 04:52
RockCiaytonwow im definatly gonna give this a go, i did about 5 atempts the other way and had enough of trying for this. but definatly gonna have a go this way. the run was far from perfect so there is plenty of room for error here.
Posted by RockCiayton on 23 Dec 14 at 05:56
BiLLzuMaNaTiThanks for the shout out man, nice guide :)
Posted by BiLLzuMaNaTi on 23 Dec 14 at 06:32
Phoenix C64@feared aussie : if it's just the hand in the air thing, means i pressed d-pad up, to force branded Uruks to protect me.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 23 Dec 14 at 08:14
Phoenix C64@RockCiayton: yeah the recorded run wasn't very good. My first (not recorded) attempt was sooo much better, I killed all Warchiefs and all Captains and still had 14min. (!!!) left, but I was missing points (which I could have got easily with the spare time) and I mistakenly advanced time too many times and so I didn't have any Captains to eat anymore.
@BiLLzuMaNaTi: I appretiate your comment. It means a lot to me that another solution writer liked my solution.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 23 Dec 14 at 13:07
Tenreththx, good guide
but fuc*ing achievement ruined the game for me >_>
Posted by Tenreth on 23 Dec 14 at 21:11
MeatflapBurglarPhoenix man thanks for these videos. None of the other solutions were working for me and after trying your method I became 2nd on the leaderboards. I even had 6 minutes left to rack up more points and become 1st. Finished with 16,826. Thanks again for these videos, much appreciated!
Posted by MeatflapBurglar on 24 Dec 14 at 06:43
Phoenix C64nice score ;) i knew this method would be good when on my first (failed) try i had 14min left after killing everything ;)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 24 Dec 14 at 08:17
Phoenix C64I got thanking messages on xbox from people who found my video on google and got their achievement 1st try using it :D
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 24 Dec 14 at 09:04
SiegfriedXJust watched all the videos and they are perfect. Seems like a really reliable method, easy enough to copy. I'll get this DLC later this week and try this as soon as I can. Even if I can't get it on my first try, I can see it's all a matter of practice and memorizing things. Thanks a lot for your effort!
Posted by SiegfriedX on 25 Dec 14 at 06:04
Shadow NewfieBeen doing this over and over for about a week now trying different methods and finally this one worked. All I have to say is fuck this achievement and this game.
Posted by Shadow Newfie on 25 Dec 14 at 14:31
Phoenix C64Glad I could be of help. But don't hate a game just for one achievement ;)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 25 Dec 14 at 14:35
TenrethYes, I do. A developer should NEVER add random&luck based achievements. Fuck them and their game. Tried this 30+ times now. Some were close calls... 2 captains left, etc.. I hope they burn in hell. I nearly broke my controller...
Posted by Tenreth on 25 Dec 14 at 20:03
Phoenix C64Well, maybe developers wanted us to so this achievement with my system. There is nothing random with my solution and it's quite easy and you should have plenty of time left to make extra points if needed. Have you tried it yet?
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 25 Dec 14 at 21:24
Phoenix C64Also: once I get home tomorrow I'll add this to the solution: "the best is to reset and start again if the first Warlord you unveil is not Ugakuga, in order to safe time and have a clear run"
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 25 Dec 14 at 21:26
TenrethYour solution is great, but the best try was 18/20. Everything else done...
Points are not an issue.. Its the time. I know all the graug spawns etc.
And on top of that, while doing great, my graug refused to grab anything. I smashed Y into groups and even single uruks and nothing. The other attack worked, tho.
Posted by Tenreth on 25 Dec 14 at 21:33
Phoenix C64Graug not hungry? Now that's weird.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 25 Dec 14 at 21:57
Tenreth"the best is to reset and start again if the first Warlord you unveil is not Ugakuga, in order to safe time and have a clear run"

I do that all the time.. and even reset the game, when there is no intel at the starting point. But even then... you'll need a good mission. Something like blow up grog or kill 5 archers. You can reload if there is something like kill 20 uruk w/o damage and such shit.
Posted by Tenreth on 25 Dec 14 at 22:07
Phoenix C64Ofc that's everyone's choice. I have usually so much time left that I don't mind killing 20 Uruks, which is good for points anyways. But there are certain missions which are really a pain.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 25 Dec 14 at 22:23
MeatflapBurglar@Tenreth. Some tips that hopefully can help you. When I got a Riot mission on the South Western portion of the map I completely ignored running to the Graug bait because by the time the Graug spawns, the riot, for me, always ended and I needed to Beck and Call Ugakuga again, which wastes time. Just kill the Warchief and let his bodyguards run away so one of them becomes Warchief.

The fight with Shagflak. Hate that dude but found a faster way to kill him without the help of the useless Uruk. Hit Shagflak with the stun move (B), then use the flurry to gain a special move. As soon as you gain the special move hit (X,A) and Talion will punch the ground and it'll do a decent amount of damage to Shagflak. Just make sure Ugakuga ain't near as I believe the move also does damage to him, but not much.

Another thing, when your Graug spawns and body guards run from fear of Graug or Betrayal, just hop on the Graug and hold A to make the Graug sprint and if you step on the Bodyguard it's an insta kill, rather than trying to pick him up to devour his ass.

Don't know how many times I've raged over this BS achievement but If you've gotten to only 2 captains left then you got this.
Posted by MeatflapBurglar on 25 Dec 14 at 22:38
Tenreth20m wasted... stupid graug shitfuck >_>
i hate this game
Posted by Tenreth on 25 Dec 14 at 22:46
Tenreth@Vaj. Didn't know that you can stomp them with the graug. I knew you can sprint, but didn't know it can kill :)
Posted by Tenreth on 25 Dec 14 at 22:51
TenrethFinally! God, i hate this game now. Even worse than the WD drinking game!
Posted by Tenreth on 26 Dec 14 at 00:17
SiegfriedXFUCK THIS GAME! Seriously, someone help me. What the fuck is wrong with my game. First of all, I have started TWENTY riots. I'm not kidding, TWENTY and 17 of those where in the ONLY PLACE THERE IS NO GRAUG BAIT. WHY???

Second. Whenever I try to kill Shagflak, my captain and all of his minions just stand right by him, only ONE of his minions keeps shooting at him, doing almost no damage at all. WHY???

What the hell is wrong with this game. I'm beyond pissed.
Posted by SiegfriedX on 26 Dec 14 at 01:41
MeatflapBurglar@tenreth: congrats brother. @Siegfried: I left a tip above for Shagflak. I killed him myself because Ugakuga and his minions were pretty much useless. Stun Shagflak with (B) and start a flurry combo until you get a special move. Stop midway of your flurry when you get the special and hit X,A and Talion will slam the ground doing damage to Shagflak. Repeat until he's dead.

For the Riot spawns they are all completely random. I've had a game where the riot was at the location without Graug bait many times, and other games where I've only had that location twice.
Posted by MeatflapBurglar on 26 Dec 14 at 02:22
SiegfriedXYeah, I read your tip and did that with Shagflak already, but the riot spaws... I'm beyond pissed, the game tries to screw me in every single way possible, everytime I can FINALLY start a good run... Every single riot is there.
Posted by SiegfriedX on 26 Dec 14 at 02:34
SiegfriedXJust did it with 33 minutes! I finally got a good run where everything was perfect! Only had two riots on the crappy place and that was after I had my 10 beast kills. I'm so glad to be done with it, this achievements brings out the worst in this game, you see all the flaws it has.
Posted by SiegfriedX on 26 Dec 14 at 03:57
MikeProcuratorFirst of thank you soooo much, this finally got me the achievement.... what i did only took about 23 minutes to get to the last riot (very lucky) but i accidentialy ate my own warchief so i finished with just over 35...... My personal tip would be to follow the first part to the letter, but then instead of killing all of your followers interrogate them, get intel on all close captains, kill them with the graug, after doing that i only had a couple of warchiefs and captains left, then i just did riots, got to my last one at about 25 minutes in, ate my warchief, and then the last captain was one with no weaknesses minus fear of caragors, so he was the last 10 minutes.... Hope this helps someone sick of failing this annoying achievement.... Thanks again to both of your solutions!!!
Posted by MikeProcurator on 31 Dec 14 at 04:16
Phoenix C64Glad you got it... however I specifically made this solution so getting intel would not be necesary. I don't really see the point of wasting any time to gather intel on captains, when you can just riot them and eat them with a Graug, regardless of their immunities/vulnerabilities or location. It sounds like you only checked my written solution without watching my videos maybe?
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 31 Dec 14 at 08:12
Phoenix C64To make sure to avoid confusions, I added this to the solution: "NOTE: It sounded obvious to me, but to make sure everyone understands: if there are no more Warchiefs and you don't want to advance time because you still need to eat regular Captains, you do NOT run around searching them, you just riot them too."
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 31 Dec 14 at 08:16
MikeProcuratorNo i actually did both, but i had a few times where there was no graug bait, so i kept failing with a few minutes. What i added was what finally worked for me, also ate my warchief on accident because im an idiot. Your solution helped more than the other, because running around getting intel waisted time, but not if you have 10 uruks right next to you that wont fight back. No need to add it to the solution or anything, i was very lucky, just wanted to leave the comment in case people were still having trouble.
Posted by MikeProcurator on 31 Dec 14 at 12:28
UgL WoLVeRinEThanks for the guide, was a tough achievement, but the hard ones always feel the best once accomplished. Thanks again man
Posted by UgL WoLVeRinE on 03 Jan 15 at 18:43
djjAbsolutely brilliant guide, done it on my second try and am 4th on the Elite leaderboard :D also had 2.5mins left so could have likely taken 2nd place!
Posted by djj on 06 Jan 15 at 21:29
Phoenix C64nice :) thx for posting.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 06 Jan 15 at 21:49
UbulaThanks for this guide. I don't have the achievement yet but your guide brought me closest (5 seconds over, damn it!) and I'm determined to keep trying. I normally hate watching video guides but your commentary was helpful, to the point, and entertaining. Wish me luck!
Posted by Ubula on 09 Jan 15 at 08:09
Phoenix C64thx for your comment. even tho it took me a lot of testing to come up with this method and repeating the video several times to make a good enough run (which means i repeated the same explanations several times xD) i am glad you found it entertaining. truth is i havent used twitch since i finished this video but i am looking forward to record something again even if it's not an achievement guide. just havent found the moment yet :)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 09 Jan 15 at 08:56
UbulaUpdate: got it on my first attempt this morning. I even goofed up a couple times (a warchief fled, and twice I lost track of Ugakuga and had to beck and call). Finished with 16073 points in 36:19, 38 on the leaderboards. All thanks to you! Thanks again!

I dunno if this helps people, but the little things REALLY come into play for your time. Once I started taking advantage of rocks I could jump over for a speed boost, or Uruks I could shadow strike for a quick gain of distance, my time started to drop dramatically. Likewise, once you have your ten monster kills, try to kill all remaining captains with arrows since time is slowed down.
Posted by Ubula on 10 Jan 15 at 02:11
Krushner20Ok, I rarely comment on solutions because I can never be arsed logging in. But I feel strongly about this one. Phoenix - huge thumbs up from me, I had almost lost hope and abandoned this achievement before I watched your videos which are so useful and entertaining (epic commentary man). Watching your playthrough makes you realise that it is doable and I like how your playthrough is not perfect with some mistakes as it shows that you can react to mistakes and not panic, but just learn from them and move on. I got the achievement on my second full playthrough (few abandoned ones) and mine was far from perfect. I accidentally ate ugakuga with 7 captains still left and then had to track down the 7 using Intel and wraith vision, I finished it with one minute to go and my arse was clenching with adrenaline.

To anyone who is struggling; persevere, the more you play the more you adapt and the better you get. I agree with Phoenix, that Intel gathering is a waste of time, if you do that, you are certain to be rushing against the clock at the end. With Phoenix's method, if you do it right you will end up with plenty of time left to play with.

Awesome guide man, and even better videos
Posted by Krushner20 on 12 Jan 15 at 03:37
Phoenix C64thx for your comment ;)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 12 Jan 15 at 06:38
Fuzzmeister J5th try and did this word for word. Got it in 37:38 with 15623.

One thing to add. Twice in this run I grabbed Ugakuga with the Graug by mistake. I was able to pause the game and quit. Click continue and he was still alive. As long as you quit before his head is munched on, you are good. It will even save the captains you killed during that riot, but you can start it back up and and kill the war chief like normal.
Posted by Fuzzmeister J on 16 Jan 15 at 03:09
Fuzzmeister JThanks so much for the guide. It really helped. I tried the other guides here and on xba and just could no get it fast enough. This guide for a "no worries" playthrough and I should have tried it first!
Posted by Fuzzmeister J on 16 Jan 15 at 03:11
Phoenix C64thx for your comment. i added that little trick of yours to the end of the solution.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 16 Jan 15 at 07:54
Mr RodsterI found this to be the easiest way to do this. Thank you for the excellent solution.
Posted by Mr Rodster on 19 Jan 15 at 15:43
ChriM3Worked like a treat ! Thanks for the tips :)
Posted by ChriM3 on 24 Jan 15 at 02:22
BeatboxingKingYou actually only need 12,000 points. If you get below 40 minutes you get an extra 1000 points. That's what the game says anyway.
Posted by BeatboxingKing on 30 Jan 15 at 20:34
ShadowLiaraTHE best solution, thx ;)
Posted by ShadowLiara on 31 Jan 15 at 07:56
IXI FalcoNThis guide is rock solid. After a few retries getting Ugakuga, I did it on my first real run!

One thing I would have done differently: when you get the riot location in the very bottom left corner seen at 1:15 in the third video, do NOT bother getting the graug from across the valley. Both times I got this spot and tried this it nearly fucked my run. First time Ugakuga died, second time the war chief fled and I was forced to do a Beck & Call to get the next riot going.

My advice for when you get stuck with this spot is to just fight it out on the ground and protect your war chief. I managed to get the achievement, but I barely made it because I had to waste a ton of time replacing Ugakuga with another war chief.
Posted by IXI FalcoN on 01 Feb 15 at 13:48
Phoenix C64@N7 AlexReaper & IXI FalcoN thx for your comments

the thing you describe about that spot, I think I actually mentioned that on the videos later on, while doing a riot at that spot.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 01 Feb 15 at 17:36
PetturiThanks for the solution! Was struggling with the other solution, but this made it easy.
Posted by Petturi on 04 Feb 15 at 00:02
SaDi5TiKGreat solution as I feel like I'm close to getting the achievement. The only thing missing for me is maybe a map of the graug bait locations. I find sometimes I will start a riot in a spot that you didn't in the video so I have no idea where to get graug bait.
Posted by SaDi5TiK on 23 Feb 15 at 03:32
Phoenix C64As far as I am aware all the riot locations are covered in the 4 videos, and only 1 of those locations doesn't have a graug bait. OFC I might be wrong, however what I can suggest is: if you get such a riot location, just resolve it without graug as quick as possible, to not waste much time and get a better location in next riot.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 23 Feb 15 at 07:13
SaDi5TiKOkay sounds good. My anxiety starts during the riots when I'm not 100% sure where graug bait is so I'll try to skip looking for it sometimes. One thing I didn't pick up from watching your videos the first time was that I need to advance time every once in awhile to get more captains assigned to warchiefs smile I think that will make a run a little better.
Posted by SaDi5TiK on 23 Feb 15 at 21:51
Phoenix C64just do a test run mate, relaxed and so, just look for where riots can spawn and where the graug baits are. careful not to abuse advance time, i only use it 2-3 times max.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 23 Feb 15 at 22:12
visheyryUnlocked my achievement just now using your method after failing so many times with Roose's method. Unlocked it with 13 seconds to spare. Thumbs up man, thank you!
Posted by visheyry on 25 Feb 15 at 14:54
Slam Shot SamThumbs up for the effort, but after a couple of failed attempts I really can't be bothered with it.
Posted by Slam Shot Sam on 25 Feb 15 at 21:42
CheezNCrackerzupvoted for the solution gonna be a big help. anyone have it where their war chief kills are not counting? im on my best run yet flawless work but nope look in the top left 0/5 warchief kills even tho i've killed 3, this DLC is making me hate this game lol
Posted by CheezNCrackerz on 26 Feb 15 at 08:17
CheezNCrackerzjust saved and quit and it fixed it when i got my next kill, so that appears to work. got to 2/5 went on my next riot and the counter reset back to 1/5, this is fucked
Posted by CheezNCrackerz on 26 Feb 15 at 10:06
Phoenix C64@CheezNCrackerz please read my solution carefully, i specifically make a mention about warchief kill count reset :)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 26 Feb 15 at 11:52
CheezNCrackerz@PheonixC64 wow i feel like an idiot hahaha! makes sense tho thanks again :)
Posted by CheezNCrackerz on 26 Feb 15 at 13:47
CheezNCrackerz@Phoenix C64 just got it with 6 minutes to spare, your a legend buddy!
Posted by CheezNCrackerz on 26 Feb 15 at 14:40
Phoenix C64glad i could help man :) nice time!
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 26 Feb 15 at 14:50
MJ MonroePhoenix C64, thank you so much for this guide. It took me about 5 solid tries until I knew I had the perfect run underway. This works very well if you follow it closely. I finished by the skin of my teeth in 39:03 and 14k points. Killed the last uruks and Ugakuga with one minute left. I even died once early on trying to fight Ugakuga and his bodyguards! Whooo!
Posted by MJ Monroe on 27 Feb 15 at 22:57
IGYGreat guide. Really fun to watch. One question though. How do you kill the beasts you're riding on?
Posted by IGY on 06 Mar 15 at 15:35
Phoenix C64cn_RT+cn_B if I recall correctly
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 06 Mar 15 at 16:35
Thay SA 23Im trying this but the baits are the problem now if you have a map or a timeline to baits on vídeo would be awesome! I watched the vídeos, but i have a horrible memory!
Posted by Thay SA 23 on 07 Mar 15 at 05:00
Phoenix C64nope, i don't have a map. but they are all shown in my videoguide. i strongly suggest to spend some time watching the videoguide.

good luck.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 07 Mar 15 at 09:06
Tom XLR8I got this yesterday, first attempt, all that's to your solution! -thank you

One think I would like to remind people of is your priority should be getting Intel for the five warchiefs. Once you have ukakuga you can get a bunch of duels going and if you're lucky you can summer a graug!

Also I'm gunna share with you the tale of how I almost didn't get it
So in the final two minutes I had one final Uruk (accidentally killed ukakuga) so was a random one, but grabbed him so he wouldn't run away. By instinct I pressed A to dominate but I should've executed him right there. Now because I was still grabbing him I had to pick an option, and instead of Kill it gave me the Intel option (not sure if a glitch or something?) so I chose to dismiss him, my only option. Luckily he spawned in the exact same area I was in almost instantly. I ran over to him, but he was surrounded by guards and I was running out of time. But then I remembered he was dominated, so I hit down on the D pad and BOOM achievement unlocked!

This achievement is not impossible, you just have to have certain upgrades from the main campaign (shadow dominate for graugs and caragarth/caragors) and bring ablr to use two abilities when your combo is at 5x compute
Posted by Tom XLR8 on 08 Mar 15 at 11:42
DarthBane99This solution totally worked, on the 2nd time I tried it! The first time, it was TERRIBLE luck - the Riots I sent Ugakuga on, 3 times out of 4 always spawned at the westernmost tower, which has no close graug bait nearby. If I ran off to try to get a graug, most times the riot would end before I could get back, and Uga was gone. His Beck and Call mission to relocate him was in the far northern fortress, which also took forever to get to.

2nd run, I got tremendous luck, only 1 riot out of about 10ish spawned in the bad location, so I could use the graug at nearly every riot. PLUS, I was so lucky that the couple times I did lose Ugakuga, his permanent Beck and Call retrieval spawn point was RIGHT by a tower, so I could get send him on another riot almost immediately. So unfortunately, luck is 80% of the difficulty of this achievement angry

Advice - definitely restart the Trial if you can't get intel on Ugakuga within 2 min of starting (I restarted probably 12 times). Also, Shagflak (the warchief who is immune to almost everything, especially combat finishers) is easily killed if you use the cn_A+cn_X "ground pound" move, it's the only thing that can damage him quickly (other than eating him w/ graug)
Posted by DarthBane99 on 12 Mar 15 at 05:44
Krnl SilverI was one of many who became completely frustrated trying to get this achievement. Originally I tried collecting all the intel on all captains and I noticed at the end I was racing against the clock and would often have 3-5 captains left with less than 3 min and with only 7-8k score. I tried this for awhile and it seemed like every run would end up the same.

With this strategy I was able to rack up points quickly and I would not waste crucial minutes (about 7 min) collecting intel. Yeah some of the first runs were sketchy but I was able to fine tune it and my runs quickly got better. On one run, like an idiot, I started a new trial instead of continuing it when it was going really well. Just yesterday I unlocked it despite me accidentally eating Ugakuga and still had 2 captains left and I ended up finishing it in 39:00. Big thanks to Phoenix for his guide. I was able to know where a lot of the graug bait was which is CRUCIAL!!!
Posted by Krnl Silver on 12 Mar 15 at 15:34
Phoenix C64thx to all the latest comments. i really appretiate it.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 12 Mar 15 at 17:02
Echo YinThank you sooooooooooo much, you save my day!!

First i tried the gaining-information-then-ride-and-eat method, I've always ended up running out of time. Then I tried yours, it actually worked! In 30 minutes I killed all the warchiefs and captains except Ugakuga, I only need 2 more captain for the graug to eat, I let myself to be killed by 2 random uruks, promote them to captains. Then grab Ugakuga, start Riots and spawn graug to eat them. All these I've done in 36:20 and 15000+ score.

This guide is really worth everybody trying out. A lot of room for mistakes and this ensures enough scores and time to do get this achievement.

Really nice Phoenix C64, thank you again!
Posted by Echo Yin on 13 Mar 15 at 13:28
Echo YinActually I tried 2 times, first i mixed Roose91's guide and yours. I spawned a graug immediately after Trial started, rushed into strongholds and search blindly for captains. 9 minutes I was able to eat 5 captains. Then I started finding information on Ugakuga, unfortunately Ugakuga was the last warchief that revealed to me. Wasting a lot of time. In the end I had 12 captains killed by monsters but time ran out.

2nd time I tried, yet luck was not on my side. Ugakuga was still the last warchief revealed to me. But I managed dominating Ugakuga in 8 minutes and then start Riots on other warchiefs. I noticed there are always 2 captains that fear betrayer, when Riots started they just ran away. I have no time to spawn graug, they forced me to kill them single-handedly. Alas 3 Riots spawned at the worst location with no graug bait around. So I managed to finish these Riots in old-fashioned way. So in 30 minutes I killed all warchiefs and captains except Ugakuga with 2 more captains needed to be killed by monsters.

I guess luck is vital in this Trial, but speed in killing is also the key.
Posted by Echo Yin on 13 Mar 15 at 14:28
Phoenix C64first neg vote and no comment as of why :( /cry
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 15 Mar 15 at 15:36
SpeleoFoolRead all the solutions here; all are excellent. However, this one seems to be the most refined and most forgiving. Some luck is still required, but here is what I did to get an ideal start:

Hop off the tower, enable wraith vision and immediately open the map. Look for Intel locations nearby or use wraith vision to spot a captain. If none, restart.

When Intel or captain is nearby use shadow strike to teleport to their location and quickly dispatch / dominate. Sometimes there are a couple Intel options available. My best opening I had 3 war chiefs unmasked by ~1:19. Typically, if I don't have Ugakuga located within the first 60 seconds I'd quit and try again. Also, if Ugakuga has a terrible mission I'd usually restart.

Ignore all his captains and just focus on downing Ugakuga. If all goes well I should have Uga branded and on his way to the first riot about 5 minutes in. Advance time when traveling to the nearest tower. Follow the guide and continue advancing time after every riot to increase chances of war Chiefs with several bodyguards.

Knowing exact location of graug baits is *key.*. Watch the videos. When I got the unlucky riot location with no nearby bait I just killed the war chief, let the captains escape and advanced time.

I ended up finishing in 37:37 with well over 16k points.
Posted by SpeleoFool on 16 Mar 15 at 00:27
Thay SA 23After many, many days trying i finally got it. HUGE THANKS cause this was by FAR the Best method for me. One thing thay i did one my final attempt was eat all captains for the warchief, and them pick uga by mistake, and that made me quit and continue, and when I came back that same warchief had a one new bodyguard, so i advanced time, and gues what other bodyguard came up, so i advanced again until he has 3 bodyguards. Like that i was able to eat 6 captains from the same warchief. Awesome!!!! Finished with 35:44min 14490 points.
Posted by Thay SA 23 on 22 Mar 15 at 16:19
Zephyrz InfernoThis was a perfect solution. It took me three tries, but on my second I didn't send Uga out on the first riot until 10:33 and only missed it by 52 seconds. :( On my third try only one Warchief had bodyguards at a riot near bait so I had to hunt down 7 captains to eat and 17 total by rioting them one at a time and Uga died on my FIRST riot forcing me to brand Zugor for all the riots. In the end I did it in 37:42 with about 14,500 pts. Couldn't have done it without this solution. Thanks again!
Posted by Zephyrz Inferno on 25 Mar 15 at 23:02
Dodge 2501Absolutely brilliant solution. So may failed attempts and the first try with this one and boom! Got it! There are a lot of great solutions out there by a lot of top gamers on this site but for me this was by far the easiest to follow and execute! Good luck everyone and thank you Phoenix C64!!
Posted by Dodge 2501 on 26 Mar 15 at 15:29
Phoenix C64thx for the last comments and also thx to those who send me PMs here and on XBL, glad I could be of help.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 26 Mar 15 at 17:10
Zeus ThundrpoleThank you so much Phoenix. Just got this cheevo on second try, thankfully I checked for strategies first or I would have been just as frustrated as many of the others on here. FYI I ran out of war chiefs towards the end so I rioted against captains and had enough time to eat them with the Graug. Thanks again
Posted by Zeus Thundrpole on 29 Mar 15 at 18:54
Current FutureI used a variation of the method used in these videos to get the achievement. I tried Ukakuga first, but accidentally killed him, then went after Tumhorn and was able to use him until the end. Didn't have to advance time, but had to draw Shagflak into a riot twice (he fled before I could get a Graug the first time, but he didn't last long in the 2nd riot. Props to the idea to dispatch all the branded Uruks after commanding your branded warchief. Doing so one time doesn't add many points, but doing it after every riot definitely adds up.
Posted by Current Future on 18 Apr 15 at 06:04
RVMJust wanted to say that your guide was spot on. It took me a few tries to get a good run, but I had everything done in 35 minutes thanks to your strategy. I was short on points but was able to shadow strike kill in a compound and rack up the extra 1,500 points I needed to put me over the top and then kill my warchief. Great guide!
Posted by RVM on 24 Apr 15 at 02:58
Phoenix C64thx for latest comments.

aaaand another guy who just did a -1 and didn't have the balls to come here and explain why... pathetic
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 25 Apr 15 at 13:15
ElectricTheLynYour strategy works for me. Three attempts, and I got it. Exactly 40 minutes and achievement opened. Phew. Thank you, it's really easy.
Posted by ElectricTheLyn on 13 May 15 at 22:20
DragunI'm playing this on PS4 so the site won't let me click the like button for your solution, but wanted to say great job, this works really well.
Posted by Dragun on 20 May 15 at 21:53
Phoenix C64thx for your posts, guys. much appretiated :)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 20 May 15 at 23:16
SG xJuggernautI cut it a little close but I got it! 39:59 completion time but I died 2 or 3 times and let time pass a couple times to get new war chiefs up. The branded chief I used was ugakuga's replacement actually, and he died before I finished. A little nerve-wracking, but the solution helped a lot.
Posted by SG xJuggernaut on 07 Jun 15 at 00:19
dropK1CK ninJAIt took a while to get the strategy down but once I got it nailed down I was able to do this in 31 minutes with 15k+ points. Nice strategy.
Posted by dropK1CK ninJA on 09 Jun 15 at 12:56
VirusTk GaMBitThank you very much for this solution. I tried several times with the other solutions, but always ran out of time. I got it with yours on my 2nd run. Great solution, thumbs-up from me!
Posted by VirusTk GaMBit on 14 Jun 15 at 12:21
Phoenix C64thx for your posts guys and gals. and also thx for the votes. apparently this is the top solution now, let's see if it lasts :D
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 17 Jun 15 at 13:24
calcaneus2000Your solution does not work all of the time. You forgot the most important thing: where the hell is the graug bait in all locations of the riots. You just pointed it out in the stupid random locations you luckily got. You spent so much time on the retarded points and did not spend time on the most needed.
Posted by calcaneus2000 on 26 Jun 15 at 02:14
Phoenix C64@calcaneus2000
at the beginning of my soution, under the bolded title "SOLUTION":

"I strongly suggest to watch the videos, as it shows important stuff like Graug bait locations, needed for my solution."

and a bit later:

"*** if you don't want to watch my video and/or you haven't played as many hours as me, it might be a good idea to make a "test run" to find all the Graug baits near the riot locations. but it would be just easier to check my video"

this solution DOES work all the time. but you need to know to READ. and if you don't want to make a test run to find all graug baits (there IS a graug bait at ALL riot location except one) then go watch the videos. (you know you can fast forward and pause on youtube, don't you?)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 26 Jun 15 at 06:49
calcaneus2000Trust me. I read everything you posted. I am not knocking the good ideas you have. I am simply saying that with the 4 runs I have done since trying your way, the riots did not spawn in the same areas as yours. I have easily found the graug bait in a few riot locations, but I spawned 4 times in a row in the no graug bait location. An additional video would be great for about 4 minutes showing each spawn location for the riots and where the graug bait is in each location. You already showed a few, just add the rest please. The other problem that you did not mention was that most of the warchiefs that I fight have 1 or no bodyguards. It seems that this is random. So there is still a tremendous amount of luck involved despite the strategy. This does not work every time. I will be patient and please don't feel I don't appreciate your obvious effort for us your fellow gamers.
Posted by calcaneus2000 on 26 Jun 15 at 14:08
Phoenix C64I need to get back to the game for the second DLC and I'll do a graug bait location video like you suggest, but that will still take some weeks.

But I played this DLC and this achievements 20+ times (at around 40min each pop!!!) and the locations in my videoguide are ALL available locations. there are no more and no less locations than the ones I showed in my 4 videos, and I also explain in the video about the only one location without bait (which actually does have a bait, but too far away to be useful)

Maybe you missed one of my videos? Did you watch all 4 completely?

I also explain both here and in the video what to do when there are not enough bodyguards, through the "advance time" option.

I have received over 100 messages on XBL from random people who watched my youtube, thanking me for the videos, plus everything here on TA. So it's really weird to find someone who suposedly watched the videos still having problems.

But yes, there is some luck involved. I never said otherwise and actually watching my video shows it, as I screw up and get screwed up a few times and still manage to do it. Also people here on the comments make it pretty clear that this is NOT an achievement you'll ever get on your first try. Not with this solution and not with any other solution either. But apparently, with this solution you'll need much less tries.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 26 Jun 15 at 20:44
calcaneus2000Agreed, after a few more tries I have been able to find the bait in all locations easily accessible. BTW I did vote positive on your solution because it is clearly the best.
Posted by calcaneus2000 on 27 Jun 15 at 17:47
Phoenix C64Thx a lot mate, and glad you found all of them.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 27 Jun 15 at 18:38
The RoeshamboGreat solution Phoenix! I got this on my 2nd attempt and had 6min to spare! One thing that can help you save time is to use the graug puke on the captains/warchiefs instead of eating them. You need to be careful because it drains his life but you can single out the captains easier and if they are grouped up you can hit them all at once.
Posted by The Roeshambo on 07 Jul 15 at 21:53
Phoenix C64Graug puke is OK once you achieved all the eating kills you need. Before that, it's just too risky imo.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 08 Jul 15 at 05:29
LordMakanakiClearly the best guide but you should add a image where the Graug locations are highlighted. It would be much more efficient then having to scroll through all those battles to find the bait locations.
Posted by LordMakanaki on 08 Jul 15 at 06:10
LordMakanakiI've just finished it in 35:14 with a score of 14800. If i didn't have a warchief who feared Graugs I would have been in a position to clear the map around the 30 minute mark.
Here's something that I found very useful. Instead of advancing time (thus wasting time going to a fast travel location), during a riot with more then 2 bodyguards, I would kill all bodyguards except one then kill the warchief. The last bodyguard would be promoted to warchief and would always have at least 2 bodyguards. My warchief would still be in the battle and I would command him to attack the newly promoted warchief.
Posted by LordMakanaki on 08 Jul 15 at 07:24
Phoenix C64@LordMakanaki: about graug locations: that's what the video is for. but because of popular request, i'll try to make bookmarks to the exact mm:ss on the videos, where graug locations are shown. probably will do this during next weekend.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 08 Jul 15 at 11:09
StormSTeR75Great guide !!! Positive from me :)
Posted by StormSTeR75 on 21 Jul 15 at 20:15
SamtaroAwesome guide! I never even attempted this trial at all and I watched your videos and thought to myself, I can do that. So I fired up the trial and completed it my first try! I did have to quit out once cause I accidently almost ate my warchief but still won with 37 minutes on the clock and 15427 points!
Posted by Samtaro on 31 Jul 15 at 02:53
CanadianWhizKidSorry Phoenix, and thanks for the solution. Finally got a run that worked for me (and no stupid non-graug bait riot location). Was close tho, I didn't have 12k points yet when I hit the 39 minute mark, but I killed UgaKuga and that gave me enough for 13.5k points.I kind of used info from all the solutions.

I knew the strategy, RNG just wasn't with me until now.
Posted by CanadianWhizKid on 05 Aug 15 at 23:58
Feend ReturnsOne thing I'm not clear on, when the Graug kills are done, and ive killed every Warchief, how do you deal with the remaining captains? Riot those aswell? Theres not enough time to do that!!
Posted by Feend Returns on 07 Aug 15 at 23:48
Phoenix C64@Feend Returns Graug and riots all the way. if you watch the video you'll see I use Graug and riots until the very end.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 08 Aug 15 at 06:41
IntoTheDark7Great guide. Deserves more than the 1 thumbs up I can give it! I agree that you do need to invest a bit of time in watching the videos and restarting a few times to make sure you've got Ukakuga dominated and rioting for you within 5 mins. That took me 6 or so restarts but it was plain sailing from there. Contrast to other solutions where you only find out you're off track late in the day, so you waste up to 30 mins per restart. THANK YOU!
Posted by IntoTheDark7 on 08 Aug 15 at 15:06
Feend ReturnsThanks for the quick response Phoenix. Ive tried this multiple times with Ukaguka and he keeps getting owned by Zugor. So, I tried Zugor, and I managed to kill all captains with the Graug/Zugor combo, but It left me with just Zugor on his own and less than 10,000 points. Bloody ridiculous!
Posted by Feend Returns on 08 Aug 15 at 21:51
Phoenix C64@Feend Returns , well i actually talk about zugor here on top, in the written guide.
basically, when you face zugor, just own him quickly with arrows and dont waste time and dont let him even do anything.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 08 Aug 15 at 22:44
Feend ReturnsOk! I did it (on the game of the year edition.) by using a bastardised version of all guides. Ugakuga never worked for me. Zugor is who you want!

Step 1: Uncover Intel on all captains and war-chiefs.

Step 2: Graug ride and get 10 (or more) captain kills from random scouting, if your before the 20:00 mark, gobble some more.

Step 3: Take on and dominate ZUGOR. He is much better than Ugakuga as his flame arrows keep enemies at a distance, giving you good clearance to come in with the graug.

Step 4: Riot every captain and war chief left, killing the war chiefs first and then letting their captains rank up to war chief and killing them for more points (use graugs here, its over so damn quick.)

Step 5: you should only have Zugor left, DON'T advance time, just earn more points my killing Caragors/Graugs and then summon Zugor and press down on the D-Pad to dispatch him.
Posted by Feend Returns on 10 Aug 15 at 12:38
Phoenix C64Thx for your comments, but I advise any reader to stick to my guide and don't stray too much from it.

I tried Zugor many times and it is too random. I want this guide to be as consistent as possible, with little randomness involved.

Ergo: no scouting, no Intel gather waste time and no Zugor as he can kill your opponent too quick, before you even get to the graug , scare him and make him flee, or damage and kill your graug with his explosive arrows

Glad it worked for you, but I won't suggest anyone to try what you did.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 11 Aug 15 at 08:44
ValdimierI have the GOTY Version so I can`t give you a positiv vote, but a big thank you to everybody who gave intel on this guide. Helped me a lot.
Posted by Valdimier on 16 Aug 15 at 16:49
SpengilangI also have the GOTY so I can't officially vote, but +1 from me. First run with this guide I finished in 40:39 with over 12k points, Had I cut down the time I would have had it, and I made A LOT of mistakes. Second full run I got it in 29:57 with 14746 points :) Fantastic guide!
Posted by Spengilang on 16 Oct 15 at 19:29
JissiA small advice to anyone who struggles with points. Killing Caragors or Graugs to farm the last 1-2 thousand points is not the most effective.

Do Shadow kills, its 40 points + 30-60 depending on the Uruk you kill. Its 70-100 points per kill and you can chain 5-6 in strongholds. Then do 2 quick brandings to fill Elf shots and continue. Its 1000 points in max 2 minutes, was never able to get even close with hunting for Caragors.
Posted by Jissi on 30 Oct 15 at 10:30
SpeleoFoolJust used this solution a second time for GOTY edition. You ought to copy the solution over for that version of the game. I had a pretty ideal run this time and finished in under 33 minutes!
Posted by SpeleoFool on 01 Nov 15 at 23:55
Phoenix C64thx for your comments
@SpeleoFool i think it's not possible to add a solution to the GOTY version coz when i click on the "add solution" button, it automatically brings me here.
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 02 Nov 15 at 07:44
Sunny Kloudthx for your solution. I love this game but my love was hardly tested by this achievment. It took me hours but now I have it finaly. Great solution!
Posted by Sunny Kloud on 03 Nov 15 at 03:12
DeathknightMk8 fucking seconds what a cock hole achivement
Posted by DeathknightMk on 03 Nov 15 at 12:19
Phoenix C64i wonder how the neg voters think i'll improve my solution, when they don't have the balls to say why they neg voted...
also, when hundrets of persons get this to work, but 4 people don't... guess what, chances are the problem is not the solution, but the player ;)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 06 Nov 15 at 21:15
Tanelorn82I think the only way to improve the solution would be a good way to find intel in the beginning. I would fast travel somewhere, jump down and look on the map for worm. I would always find at least 1, but sometimes 3 or even 4 near my position. Anyway...
I would +1 right now, but I'm playing the GOTY version. Great solution, but still I needed quite a few tries, it's very frustating. I probably restarted 6-7 times when I couldn't find Ukaguka on the 2nd or 3rd time. Then, I accidently killed him, I think I stomped him with my graug. In my good run, he was too strong and killed way too many bodyguards before I could get there, I almost got in trouble and had to get intel on a remaining captain to find him and eat him in the wild.
Finished in 37 minutes with 15k. Thanks again.
Posted by Tanelorn82 on 10 Nov 15 at 19:58
The MalkiSadly this method didn't work for me. I've tried 6 times and always ran out of time. So I decided to try Roose91 and got 2 close calls before finally doing it...

I don't think this method is bad, but it still depends on a lot of luck or at least not having bad luck specially on the Riots placement. A lot of times I've got Riots in places where de Grug bait was too far away, so the event was finished before I could come back with the Graud. Other times Ugakuga was defeated before I could finish the bodyguards...

The Roose91 method seems a little bit more consistent for me, but I would never put a -1 on this one. All the effort Phoenix C64 put on it must be recognised!
Posted by The Malki on 11 Nov 15 at 11:21
Phoenix C64thx for your comment The Malki :)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 11 Nov 15 at 14:31
IMWeasel666This was an awesome strategy. had a couple hiccups the first couple times but when i got a good run through i had every captain/warchief did cept uga with 10 mins to spare. was short on points but running around a stronghold took care of that quick. thanks!
Posted by IMWeasel666 on 03 Dec 15 at 07:49
ColtoN899Omfg I'm sooo happy!! I had 4/5 warchiefs killed (only Ugakuga left at Beck & Call) and 9/10 captains killed with monsters and no captains left. So I let a random uruk kill me so he became captain, then I went and started the feast with about 3 min left on the clock. I found a bait and killed him with the graug. With 39 min on the clock I fast traveled to the tower closest to the beck & call and shot a bee nest and a campfire on the way to score up more points. Then I started the beck & call and as soon as Ugakuga arrived I dispathched him and got the achievement with 39:50 on the clock and 14725 points! This was also my first "real" try, glad do have it overwith! :D
Posted by ColtoN899 on 04 Dec 15 at 02:19
vSullyAny advice for engaging ugakuga? I get wrecked by him, his captains, and random dorks.
Posted by vSully on 04 Dec 15 at 17:29
vSullyI've been trying this for four hours now. I start a new attempt, get Intel as quickly as I can and restart if it's not for Ugakuga. Every single time it's a total clusterfuck. endless dork enemies attacking me and his captains and him and it's just too much to deal with. Help?
Posted by vSully on 04 Dec 15 at 20:12
vSullyWell, I ended up going with Roose91's method and just got it done. I was very lucky as a lot went wrong and I had to dominate a random captain that got promoted and use him to riot against Shagflak with about a minute left. Luckily the riot was at the far east place with graug bait immediately near by and I was able to kill Shagflak with the graug with about 20 seconds left.

With this method, it was too hard for me to get Ugakuga dominated quickly. I watched your run in full and it things went very well for you, but I just couldn't get it to work. Thumbs up nonetheless.
Posted by vSully on 05 Dec 15 at 17:26
IXI FalcoNJust did it again on the GOTY version last night. Method is still solid.

Some additional tips now that I've done it twice:

1. Zugor is an asshole and should be killed ASAP when you riot against him. He's just too powerful and will wreck Ugakuga or any other war chief you have. Shadow strike to him right away, then throw knives at him until you get the combo up, then shoot fire arrows into his face. If you're quick he'll go down without getting a shot off.

2. If you used a graug bait for a riot and the next riot spawns in the same spot, don't just run over to it. Fast travel to the nearest tower. You need to do this to respawn the graug bait!

3. If you come up short on points and have some time to spare, you can rack up a few thousand quickly by abusing the graug bait location near the bottom middle stronghold. Fast travel to the tower east of it, jump down, shoot the bait, shadow mount graug, kill him right away, fast travel back to the same tower and repeat. I put up the extra 2500 I needed in about 4 mins with this method. You get 200 points per graug kill and it takes about 20 seconds.

4. To dominate Ugakuga quickly, use vault stun, mash x until you do the finisher, then hold RT for a ground attack, then do 2 Y+B executions back to back. If done correctly, he should have a sliver of health left. Use a few standard attacks and he will kneel.

5. Try to kill off the starter war chiefs early on, they're the hardest and the most likely to kill Ugakuga. Zugor is the worst, but Tumhorn can be problematic if he has a lot of body guards. If you get stuck at the crap riot spot, the fastest way to kill him is wraith flash. Use knives on other uruks to build the combo, get near Tumhorn, do 2 wraith flashes, repeat. Shagflak is only an issue at the crap riot spot. His only weakness is monsters, so take a gamble and go for the graug if he spawns here. For me he fled, but that was fine as I was able to get another riot spot against him and not waste too much time.

6. Keeping Ugakuga alive is top priority. If he starts to get overwhelmed and his health is dropping to about half, immediately kill the other war chief and end the riot. Let the captains flee. It takes far longer to get another war chief branded than it does to run another riot or 2. Also as mentioned by someone above, if you grab Ugakuga with the graug on accident, quit out right away. When you resume, the riot location will still be there. Any captains you ate will still be dead.
Posted by IXI FalcoN on 15 Dec 15 at 15:42
VituMachI did it man, thanks so much, i have tried more than 20 times, doing like you explained, i made in 4th in 33:17 minutes and 15922 points, thank you
Posted by VituMach on 26 Dec 15 at 20:45
Phoenix C64nice :) glad people still use my solution
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 26 Dec 15 at 21:02
Jennitiger1138Nice guide +1, still requires an incredible amount of good fortune to get the right warchief uncovered quickly, and in a place where you can defeat and brand him fast, and have riots in a nice spot to get the graug to be able to eat the required number of captains, and hit the score, and finish in the time. In 20 starts only had Uga twice as one of the first 3 uncovered and the one time I was able to brand him and start a riot he died in the scrap while I was on the graug. These 2 "test of the patience." achievements have ruined the overall game for me. Base game = great, dlc = horse shite
Posted by Jennitiger1138 on 17 Jan 16 at 13:25
StarBomb69Do you have to use another save if you already finished the dlc or can you reset the dlc some how?
Posted by StarBomb69 on 23 Jan 16 at 15:53
Phoenix C64you can start the trial as many times as you want
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 25 Jan 16 at 10:03
DeuceOnFurloughThe riot with Thumhorn alwats starta in western Tirith Mesas which make the guide completele useless.. Since the graug bait is to far away, if you attempt to get it, the captains and the watching will flee. You'll probably be better of slaughtering all captains first with a graug.
Posted by DeuceOnFurlough on 30 Jan 16 at 13:13
ironDXThank you!! Got this yesterday. Only had to do a couple of full playthoughs because of this guide. Probably about 8ish attempts all in all.


Should be worth 100 points. Good solution.
Posted by ironDX on 22 Feb 16 at 07:52
II The Beard IIYep, this is the guide to follow, got it on my 4th try. Start, grab intel on a warchief, brand warchief, command riot, start riot, shoot graug bait, eat captains, eat warchief, grab your warchief and command the next riot. I actually did it so quick that all I had left was my warchief at 30 minutes so I had to let some orcs get promoted to up my points, finished with 27 seconds to spare lol.
Posted by II The Beard II on 30 Mar 16 at 21:47
D1v1dedL1nesThis rocked my friend!!! Got it done in under 38 minutes. Thanks!!!
Posted by D1v1dedL1nes on 03 May 16 at 01:11
Now this is a stellar solution. I will definitely try this one when I go for the achievement.
Posted on 05 May 16 at 21:00
LightzDid it in 40 fucking minutes and 52 seconds the first time and 40 minutes and fucking 11 seconds the second time because of all the fucking bullshit this game has and all the fucking unneccesary diologue every 3 seconds. What a peice of shit fucking game. They better not do another dlc for this miserable game and I'll never buy a fucking sequel.
Posted by Lightz on 26 Jun 16 at 22:31
N3croscop3I managed to finish this on my first try in 32 minutes - this guide is Gold!
Posted by N3croscop3 on 19 Jul 16 at 22:11
Tucky90A very solid guide for this achievement, certainly the way to go. The only small annoyance is the one riot spot in bottom left hand corner of the map, Since it tends to be unlikely that I can get a Graug in to those Riots.
Posted by Tucky90 on 22 Jul 16 at 03:26
k1r1llkaI thinking about this method without solution,but I thinking its will be very slow. But this method was the fastest! I completed mission at 31 minutes..
Posted by k1r1llka on 04 Aug 16 at 03:39
timisaariI just finished this achievement today, and i have one tip for you guys. When and if an enemy captain has the "fear of graugs" weakness and they turn green and start retreating, you can just run over them with your Graug. No need to try to catch them and eat'em, since you can just charge over them. They will instantly die.
Posted by timisaari on 28 Sep 16 at 19:22
SelFisH ssJust did it at my first try with this solution thanks!!
Posted by SelFisH ss on 30 Sep 16 at 19:01
Markyshizzlehere is a map of bait locations

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/61509554576442...
Posted by Markyshizzle on 25 Oct 16 at 05:31
Winters z99You did a very good work, did it three times thanks to you (J love this game). You're awesome.
Posted by Winters z99 on 09 Apr 17 at 15:14
Warboy925Ok, this may be a dumb question, but regarding your statement, "Sometimes it's better to just kill the enemy Warchief and let the bodyguards flee, as another Captain will be promoted to Warchief and get new bodyguards,"

Now wouldn't that lower how many captains you have left? For example, you killed 15/20, so you have 5 left, one of those five escaped and became warchief.....now will another Urak take its place as captain, or will there be only 4 left in the game?
Posted by Warboy925 on 22 Jul 17 at 15:08
JohnnyInterfnkI'd upvote you like crazy for this solution, but I own the GOTY version of the game. Repost this solution over there and I'll jump at the chance to thumbs up the solution.

Notes on my attempts: it took me about five attempts -- mostly restarts after 10-20 minutes due to some disaster or other. Mostly it was Ugakuga dying.

Therein, on my winning attempt, I modified teh formula a bit. The first Warchief revealed was Ashgam. He came alone and was very easy to dominate (he's not a Combat Master so he's a great candidate for domination). I then sent Ashgam to riot, and got Ugakuga. Dominated Ugakuga as per the instructions, and left Ashgam alive.

Sent Ugakuga out on riots, but he yet again died on his second outing (I think he's very vulnerable to poison, cannot verify). Despite this, I decided to stick it out with Ashgam -- a good idea as Ashgam carried me over the finish line. Got 4 Warchiefs dead (minus dominated Ashgam of course) and all captains dead by 31:00. Was only at 9300 points though, so I spent six minutes in a fortress with a Graug vomiting on everything. This racked enough that at minute 38, I re-called Ashgam and exploded him.

(If I had to do it again, I would use the "abusing the graug bait location near the bottom middle stronghold" method listed in the comments above, as that method to rack up leftover points would have been much faster than what I did)

Point of this post: even if Ugakuga dies, you can still be successful. Also, its worth it to have a second dominated Warchief as backup if you can spare it, as its a great insurance policy.
Posted by JohnnyInterfnk on 20 Aug 17 at 02:56
Phoenix C64Feel free to copy my solution over there yourself, np. ;)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 20 Aug 17 at 21:34
Nick S AdminI followed your great guide and finished on 32' lol. What I did which I also suggest it was to make Ukaguga appear as you said then invade his stronghold with a graug to eat his bodyguards, this ends the fight fast and 2-3 captains are also stacked.
Posted by Nick S Admin on 15 Oct 17 at 13:29
C0NINHI0Done with 9100 at end.... HOLY SHIT
Posted by C0NINHI0 on 16 Oct 17 at 21:29
FoogaDid it first try. I would of have 7 minutes to spare but had 5, since I accidentally branded a guy instead of executing him at the end. facepalm

But seriously... I don't get what the fuss is all about with this achievement, especially using this strategy.
Posted by Fooga on 28 Oct 17 at 22:40
xShoot4WarAmpsxQuick Question. Anyone know if you need to have 13,000 when you end it or if you can finish with 12,000 + 1000 Bonus for 40 mins which would equal 13,000. Im just over 12,000 right now and have my branded Warchief left. I got about 4 mins left.
Posted by xShoot4WarAmpsx on 19 Mar 18 at 22:16
Lucius45Finally got this, thanks so much for this guide (and the amusing commentary)! A couple of things I thought worth mentioning on my playthroughs:

1) Far and away the worst location for riots is the spot in the south-west. When I got this and tried to run to get the graug, 9 times out of 10 the defending warchief had fled, so it's probably best to sit and fight these ones out. Getting in an early stealth attack here sometimes helped though.

2) For getting points, if you come across a group of 2-3 carragors, it's worth shadow mounting / killing them there and then. Also take random potshots at fires, barrels etc. to nick a few easy kills.

3) Also for getting points, at the start of most riots, I sat and shot most of the enemy warchief/captain's grunts to quickly do this (and weaken him!). As the bow uses focus, it doesn't hurt the time too much (but be sure to leave enough arrows to get the Graug!)

4) Trying to get Ugakuga at the start is a pain, but rather than trying to grab a captain to get intel to find him, I found it easier to hunt around the starting location for the green square intels. If after 2-3 of these I didn't find him I just started over.

5) If you know there are any warchiefs/captains with the Monster Slayer trait, try to barrage them with Graug vomit so that they can't get a close attack in.

6) Should you ever get the chance to brand a second warchief during a riot, take it. That way if Ugakuga dies, you have a backup to riot against anyone left.

7) Try to hold your temper when the game focuses on a bunch of captains going through their whole spiel / get angry / run away crying :)
Posted by Lucius45 on 01 Jun 18 at 20:46
Lucius45Finally got this, thanks so much for this guide (and the amusing commentary)! A couple of things I thought worth mentioning on my playthroughs:

1) Far and away the worst location for riots is the spot in the south-west. When I got this and tried to run to get the graug, 9 times out of 10 the defending warchief had fled, so it's probably best to sit and fight these ones out. Getting in an early stealth attack here sometimes helped though.

2) For getting points, if you come across a group of 2-3 carragors, it's worth shadow mounting / killing them there and then. Also take random potshots at fires, barrels etc. to nick a few easy kills.

3) Also for getting points, at the start of most riots, I sat and shot most of the enemy warchief/captain's grunts to quickly do this (and weaken him!). As the bow uses focus, it doesn't hurt the time too much (but be sure to leave enough arrows to get the Graug!)

4) Trying to get Ugakuga at the start is a pain, but rather than trying to grab a captain to get intel to find him, I found it easier to hunt around the starting location for the green square intels. If after 2-3 of these I didn't find him I just started over.

5) If you know there are any warchiefs/captains with the Monster Slayer trait, try to barrage them with Graug vomit so that they can't get a close attack in.

6) Should you ever get the chance to brand a second warchief during a riot, take it. That way if Ugakuga dies, you have a backup to riot against anyone left.

7) Try to hold your temper when the game focuses on a bunch of captains going through their whole spiel / get angry / run away crying :)
Posted by Lucius45 on 01 Jun 18 at 21:18
DrStrange94I left this game behind quite a while ago because I was convinced I would never get this achievement. But after completing Shadow of War, I thought about polishing off the whole series. After many failed attempts, much frustration and a twitching eye, I can finally say it's done and dusted and the achievement is tucked safely in the unlocked category. Phoenix, all credit goes to you and your fantastic guides. I'm not much for a video walkthrough, but yours were incredibly helpful, as was your narration, and I thank you immensely for helping many of us obtain this bad boy. To all of those who have done it, well done! To all of those who are about to tackle it, the best of luck. Cheers!
Posted by DrStrange94 on 18 Oct 18 at 13:51
Phoenix C64thx a lot for your comment :)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 29 Oct 18 at 13:39
PR0MOTEThis is the way to go, great guide! The biggest thing I wasn't doing was advancing time. If a Bodygaurd flees when facing a Warchief, it's okay because they will get promoted and get their own set of Bodygaurds.
Posted by PR0MOTE on 02 Jan 19 at 11:11
Theodoricus RexI tried this 5 times and there is absolutely no room for mistake although in your videos you make a few small ones. Every time I failed because I either did not have enough captains, beast killed captains, or points. And every time there is something that completely messes up my timing like Ugakuga dying almost every freaking time. Even though I had a back-up branded Warchief I still failed. Watched your videos twice. Maybe I just massively suck at this game. I feel I would have got it all 5 times if the time was 45 minutes instead of 40.
Posted by Theodoricus Rex on 21 Jan 19 at 17:58
Phoenix C64sorry to hear @Theodoricus Rex . maybe you have bette rluck with one of the other solutions?
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 24 Jan 19 at 08:43
Theodoricus RexGave you a thumbs up. The stars finally all aligned on my 8th try. I just restarted when my first intel didn’t give me Ugakuga immediately. Then, when doing his war chief mission I ate all his bodyguards with a nearby Graug first to not lose any time. I killed all the remaining war chiefs and captains just by doing riots, as you suggested. Thanks a lot! Now I’ll try The Lord of the Ring achievement...
Posted by Theodoricus Rex on 26 Jan 19 at 23:45
KinglyKing VeeThanks for the great write up man! It took me many tries, but I was finally able to pull it off! Keep up the good work! :)
Posted by KinglyKing Vee on 03 Feb 19 at 01:31
Phoenix C64thx :)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 04 Feb 19 at 11:49
ArchTirannusI unlocked it today for the GOTY version. An enormous shout-out for you, mate. I just can't stress it enough: after a bunch of bad luck tries (Ugakuga having heart attacks, not a single intel spot within the five minutes mark and so on) I had a fresh start and everything started to crumble from the scratch. Improvisation is key to success, because bad luck can always screw your run. I lured a graug into the fray when trying to subdue Ugakuga and it worked just fine, and understood it has a lot to do with luck. I would like to share my two cents on that solution as well; when rioting in the spot with no graug bait, if you head North towards the other riot place with bait, you can spot the bait from really far away and shoot it. The graug will spawn if you head a little North and and could be shadow mounted to use in the riot.
Hope it would make a difference.
Thanks, Phoenix C64. What a solution, dude.
Posted by ArchTirannus on 11 Nov 19 at 22:22
ArchTirannusI unlocked it today for the GOTY version. An enormous shout-out for you, mate. I just can't stress it enough: after a bunch of bad luck tries (Ugakuga having heart attacks, not a single intel spot within the five minutes mark and so on) I had a fresh start and everything started to crumble from the scratch. Improvisation is key to success, because bad luck can always screw your run. I lured a graug into the fray when trying to subdue Ugakuga and it worked just fine, and understood it has a lot to do with luck. I would like to share my two cents on that solution as well; when rioting in the spot with no graug bait, if you head North towards the other riot place with bait, you can spot the bait from really far away and shoot it. The graug will spawn if you head a little North and and could be shadow mounted to use in the riot.
Hope it would make a difference.
Thanks, Phoenix C64. What a solution, dude.
Posted by ArchTirannus on 11 Nov 19 at 22:22
Phoenix C64thx mate ;)
Posted by Phoenix C64 on 14 Nov 19 at 17:10
XandlerFollowed this guide and it's great, I should've unlocked it but my game decided not to spawn my last dominated captain until I spent nearly two minutes running around the area on the graug (it was in the area of my last riot I needed, then it spawned him right in front of me). Ended up with a time of 40:50 because of that.
Posted by Xandler on 27 Apr at 23:49
MasterChiefCodeHow many attempts did this take you?
Posted by MasterChiefCode on 09 May at 05:04
MasterChiefCodeGot it today using this method on GOTY, tried Rooster's (2nd attempt) got it in like 40:33 (maybe not sure on exact time because pts stopped after 40mins).

Used this method and was done around maybe 35 or 36, but kept getting pts just in case I needed more than 12,000. Ended up with 13,280 around 39 mins so I ended it there with a bit over 15k. Spawns do play a part on the riots, my last captain ended up being my last monster kill so that was a bit nerve racking.
I recommend finding intel green boys and going straight of Uga. I got him around the 3 min mark. Also I had several mistakes where people would run away or I would kill the Warchief first, promoting the bodyguards to warchief.

Get Intel on Uga, get him and riot immediately, go for captains first and you'll be in good shape. I advanced time after killing 2 other warchiefs that didnt help me much because either riot spawn wasnt the best or they had no bodyguards but I still did it in plenty of time. If anyone has any questions hmu, but this guide is spot on.
Posted by MasterChiefCode on 09 May at 20:17