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Clean Hands

Complete the game without killing anyone

Clean Hands-0.4
3 guidesOffline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Missable - These achievements can be missed.
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I recommend trying to get this achievement while also going for the Ghost Achievement. This should also coincide with the Poetic Justice achievement and the Just Dark Enough achievement. After each level, the box at the bottom of the Mission Summary screen should be checked where it says that no one was killed. The "Hostiles Killed" and "Civilians Killed" should also read 0 at the Mission Summary screen.

Beware of accidental deaths. This is most likely to occur in Mission 7, where some enemies are near the edges of large heights. Incapacitating them could result in them just falling off and dying, which could void the achievement. A good way to counter this is to pay attention where enemies land, move bodies, and saving often.

During my Ghost/ Clean Hands playthrough, I did not actively look for collectibles and skipped most of the side quests, such as the Granny Rags side missions. The only side missions you should do are ones that are directly involved in using the nonlethal means of eliminating the targets. The fewer interactions you have, the smaller your chances are of having anyone die by your hand.

Since you will not be killing anyone, all targets must be eliminated by indirect (nonlethal) means. All potential lethal interactions should be avoided also. This includes all of the following actions:

Mission 2:
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Mission 3:
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Mission 5:
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Mission 6:
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Mission 7:
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Mission 8:
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Mission 9:
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The only means of taking out enemies (besides targets) were a standard nonlethal takedown (holding cn_RB) and sleep darts from the crossbow.

I did not expect this guide to be this long when I started it, but this should give you a general idea of what is needed for this achievement. If you have any questions regarding this achievement, leave a comment or PM me.
BlargbyI'd just like to pop in and say that the Granny Rags glitch seems to have been fixed. I burned her cameo, hid, and tranqued her before she saw me, and I got this achievement and both the stealth ones.
Posted by Blargby on 27 Feb 16 at 08:39
ZaccaSomething I would like to add, I did the first mission(Escaping the prison) and when I got to the end someone had died and I was able to restart/replay the mission by the option it gives you on the stats screen and still get this achievement.
Posted by Zacca on 23 Jul 16 at 23:17
DistantSoldier1Do I have to start a completely new game, or just go to the mission select tab and play through each mission without killing anyone, because that's what I did, and now I'm nervous I have to start all over for skipping the prologue.
Posted by DistantSoldier1 on 09 Apr 17 at 17:06
Sigma 3815
DishonoredClean HandsThe Clean Hands achievement in Dishonored worth 308 pointsComplete the game without killing anyone

The second solution from BIG L RETURNS states:
CONFIRMED: Using mission select will VOID this achievement. This has to be done on one brand new playthrough. If you killed someone on accident, reload the save before you made your kill, if you cant remember or don't know where it was you'll have to just restart the entire mission over.

I'm assuming this is the same for the Definitive Edition as well. Sorry, you're going to have to start over if you definitely want to have the achievement unlock.
Posted by Sigma 3815 on 09 Apr 17 at 18:29
TimmayI made sure each mission had 0 kills, got every other low chaos achievement. Did all the alternative eliminations. Didn't pop with everything else at the end.
Posted by Timmay on 23 Jul 18 at 20:16
My Oni HopeStarted a new playthrough, only did the non lethal options for every target, stricly used only sleep darts or choked people unconscious. Every mission has a stats page and each and every one has the mark checked for "Didn't kill anyone". The achievement is still locked for some reason.
Posted by My Oni Hope on 22 Apr at 07:24