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Shoot 15 deer in the heart

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This achievemenment is actually really easy to get and with the right skills doesn't even require you to aim at the heart. First you just need the following skills...

- Anatomical Knowledge (Hunter skill tree) - Is automatically received after completing the Catacomb of Sacred Knowledge optional tomb located in the Geothermal Valley.

Now this is technically all you need to find the heart, but if you want an automatic heart shot every time you find a deer get these 3 next perks as well.

- Double Shot (Hunter skill tree) - First one in the second row.

- Triple Shot (Hunter skill tree) - First one in the third row.

- True Shot (Hunter skill tree) - Second one in the third row.

Now the two you really want is the one from the optional Tomb and True Shot (but to get True Shot you first need Double and Triple Shot).

Now that you have those skills just find some deer, best places to find some are in the Siberian Wilderness, Soviet Installation, and Geothermal Valley. Now once you find a deer just draw your arrow with cn_RT now you just need to hover over the deers body until you see a RED DIAMOND appear (which registers as a automatic headshot on humanoid enemies, but a heartshot on deer. Then fire, this will automatically give you a heart shot even if the deer is running away from you. 15 kills and the cheevo is yours.
QuickMythrilawesome solution. +1 from me when i get the xbox one version. a question though, when you shoot them in the head, it's a one hit kill. i was also getting one hit kills hitting around the heart area from the front or side. is it possible that these are lung shots that kill instantly, or maybe my bow damage is too high? i don't have the anatomical knowledge yet, but i feel like i should have had 15 by now.
Posted by QuickMythril on 16 Nov 15 at 20:20
Foxfire49It doesn't matter where the arrow hits them as long as you have the red diamond show up. That will automatically hit the heart. (But as buggy as this game is you might need a few extra kills, got mine at 16) If your manually aiming without having the target lock then your probably missing. Also bow damage shouldn't matter as I had max upgraded compound bow, all that really matters is having the red diamond.
Posted by Foxfire49 on 17 Nov 15 at 13:46
BastiaenDoes any one have a good method for farming deer kills? I can't seem to find any now?
Posted by Bastiaen on 20 Nov 15 at 07:17
Foxfire49In the three areas mentioned above just keep going to them in a rotation. If you are still having problems go to a zone with no deer, quit the game, then load back in and it should reset. But the amount of deer you will find in an area is completely random, but is usually anywhere between 1-4.
Posted by Foxfire49 on 20 Nov 15 at 14:06
Sec CI need one more and I have killed over 10 with heart shots and it's still not giving it to me so annyoing
Posted by Sec C on 24 Nov 15 at 20:01
corymillAn easy way to find deer is in the mission research base. Use the mode score attack, choose research base and use the card tomb raider which gives you every skill if you have it.
A deer spawns at the start of this mission to the right. Kill the deer and reload checkpoint until you have the achievement
Posted by corymill on 24 Nov 15 at 22:59
count023Yea cozza, unless you've got a vid showing that counting to the cheevo, definitely doesn't...
Posted by count023 on 08 Dec 15 at 11:38
MulticronXThe deer cozza is talking about is two or three trees in front of you, slightly on the right of the path. Everything but its head is hidden when the mission starts.
Posted by MulticronX on 08 Dec 15 at 14:05
QuickMythrili did the water kill at the first part you have the chance, and reloaded a few times for the 'mint. you just have to make sure you see a TR logo on the bottom to indicate it saved your kill. if you kill the deer and it doesn't TR, then you can probably run over to the side somewhere. changing areas usually causes a TR.
Posted by QuickMythril on 08 Dec 15 at 21:27
BoundenLlama183Just got it.

I found circling between the soviet installation, Siberian wilderness, and geothermal valley super inefficient though. Deer spawn super inconsistently and when they do it is usually just a couple. After wasting hours finding dumb deer to shoot and being unable to find like the last 4 kills I needed I loaded up the research base like Cozza said and got it. I can personally confirm it works and it is definitely the way to go. It is kinda difficult because the deer is barely visible but you can literally just load up the level with the tomb raider card and restart level infinitely until you have it.
Posted by BoundenLlama183 on 10 Dec 15 at 05:43
REALFOX81Maybe it did work, but i tried this method by Cozza above and i did not even got a heartshot on the deer. Maybe this was fixed by the last update or i am too dumb to get it.
Posted by REALFOX81 on 20 Dec 15 at 03:03
EmeraldEmissaryYeah it's not working for me either.
Posted by EmeraldEmissary on 24 Dec 15 at 00:06
SpoolinChaosDid exactly as Cozza said, and tracked the achievement by having it snapped, it def counts each dear.
Posted by SpoolinChaos on 04 Apr 16 at 05:56
WWWWWWWWWWTo get this achiev after 100% completion you have find deers in geothermal valley, when kill it and just fast travel to random place and comeback, and deers respawned, also the weather have to be special- sunny.
Posted by WWWWWWWWWW#3926 on 25 Aug 16 at 10:19
Apostle92627Negative vote because the other guide did a better job explaining how to get the achievement. I went Chapter replay>Siberian Wilderness. Kill the deer, reload checkpoint. No cards needed.
Posted by Apostle92627 on 25 Aug 16 at 17:00
DureraIs the tracker for this known to be broken, I've killed 3 or 4 with zoomed in "diamond shots" and achievements tracker still show some 0%
Posted by Durera on 13 Dec 16 at 23:07
Miojo666It's not counting for me as well =/
This game has a bunch of glitched achievements for what I've seen. And it's a shame too, because it's pretty good, and I really wanted to do the full 2250g on it, but it's turning out to be quite a challenging task
Posted by Miojo666 on 06 Jan 17 at 03:25
LibelluleGinoDoesn't work anymore. Please update the solution.
Posted by LibelluleGino on 05 Mar 17 at 13:35
Miojo666Lol i'm a complete idiot. I didn't read the guide straght. You HAVE to have the Anatomical Knowledge skill (that you get from the Catacomb of Sacred Waters Challenge Tomb). Having the skill that makes you shot automatically in the heart but not the Anatomical Knowledge skill won't count the kills. You have to have superman's x-ray sights in order for the shot to count. So dumb. But i'm pretty dumb for not reading what the guide said too.
Posted by Miojo666 on 30 Mar 17 at 05:03
LadyNova01Good solution but I want to add one thing. If you're like me and you don't have a fully upgraded bow or are not good with it but you do have all the DLC for this game then you should equip the Sparrowhawk outfit for Lara as this allows you to come much closer to the deer without spooking them making it way easier to line up those heart shots for this achievement
Posted by LadyNova01 on 05 Jun 17 at 07:39
KennyannydennyI shoot them whilst zoomed in and I see the red diamond sign. But my tracker is not counting them. I was on 75%, shot one with the diamond, it went backwards to 73%. How can i shoot 10,95 deer in the heart?! Not it isn't counting any of them :/
Posted by Kennyannydenny on 20 Sep 17 at 17:20
KennyannydennyFinally got it. 'cause of the tracker bug I had to do 16 deer but it unlocked. I got 11 without using True Shot but somehow the last 7 weren't counting. I farmed two levels and got True Shot, and got it quickly afterwards. Thanks for the solution!
Posted by Kennyannydenny on 20 Sep 17 at 22:05
Thunder RollingRunning out of deer to ZOOMINONfacepalm
Posted by Thunder Rolling on 25 Apr 18 at 19:14
I MooseJoose ICan confirm Expedition > Chapter Replay Elite > Research Base method works perfectly. Thanks Cozza for the tip.
Posted by I MooseJoose I on 10 Jun 18 at 22:36
MAD ENTITYCan also confirm Cozza’s method works. It was not working for me at first and the achievement wasn’t tracking until I snapped the achievement to the screen and then it did start tracking after that. Five minutes later done.
Posted by MAD ENTITY on 12 Aug 18 at 11:13
j wiziteYou hover over with LT not RT. And I’m not sure if they updated the game where the diamond hardly appears. I’ve got it once out of a hundred dear tries. You have to actually look for the heart and shoot spot on. When I started doing this piece of cake
Posted by j wizite on 26 Aug 18 at 02:25
sho220There's two things to doing Score Attack or Chapter Replay Elite.
If you do Score Attack you need "Tomb Raider" card, your skills from main game don't carry over.
If you have the appropriate skills in main game, load Research Base as Chapter Replay Elite. That brings all of your skills from the main game into the replay. This is how I did it because I didn't have Tomb Raider card. Using Chapter Replay Elite, I got the achievement in a few minutes.
Posted by sho220 on 08 Feb 19 at 10:03
Dr MartyWhere the F are all the deer? I swear they all packed up and went on vacation!
Posted by Dr Marty on 15 Oct 20 at 23:33
Dr Sandypants
Where the F are all the deer?
No i-deer mate.
Posted by Dr Sandypants on 22 Apr at 23:19