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Old 11-28-2009, 09:05 AM   #1
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Easy "Sweeper" Achievement

In assassins Creed 2 the Sweeper Achievement eluded to find an easy way to deal with it and then I noticed a guard pattern that might make this easier for some people:

- Must have acess to the Venice, San Marco District
-Must buy "Long Weapon Training" from the villa combat instructor (the guy by the ring) for 10k Florians (i think 10k not sure)
- Take fast travel from any other area besides those in Venice to the San Marco District
- Quickly move foward and look for the first guard patrol
-- the patrol should have a soldier with a spear which i found is the weapon to sweep with
---Assassinate all 4 in the group and grab the spear
-move North around the area of the Campanile di San Marco and look towards the east you'll see 4 Brutes standind together guarding the gate.
-Engage the brutes ( 1 random soldier should attack with them making 5)
- Pull of the sweep and stab your way till freedom

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Old 11-28-2009, 01:26 PM   #2
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cheers m8 it worked 1st time
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:27 PM   #3
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Thanks! I haven't gotten this yet but I'll make sure to try it out later
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:57 PM   #4
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I kept killing the first Brute I picked a fight with and ended up with only 4 in the target group LoL. Managed to run until I found a nearby patrol and pulled the sweep off with that group included. Thanks man, this one eluded me quite a bit!
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:53 PM   #5
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Thanks! Got me my 1000! First try, too!
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:14 PM   #6
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awesome thnx it worked first try
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:01 PM   #7
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Glad everyone likes it, bumping it to keep it close to the top incase others need help.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:39 AM   #8
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thanks for the tip, just got my 1k
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:35 PM   #9
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Do you have to learn how to sweep or can you do it as soon as you pick up a spear or poleax?
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Do you have to learn how to sweep or can you do it as soon as you pick up a spear or poleax?
You need to learn it outside your villa with the combat trainer. I believe it costs 1000 florins
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:33 PM   #11
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I did the same thing to get it a couple of days ago. Did the same to get my Messer Sand one as well. I'm glad your thread is still open, mine was deleted.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:39 PM   #12
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Excellent tip, I am going to do that right now!
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:07 AM   #13
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Made a quick edit to the combat trainer location and cost for learning the move, other than that should be good
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:28 AM   #14
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Great tip, worked like a charm! I previously spent a lot of florins on medicine trying to get this one.

It does also work for the Messer Sandman chievo as well!

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Old 12-02-2009, 02:40 AM   #15
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I actually ended up getting this near the very end of the game, as when you're infiltrating the final area there is a set of guards where four guys are patrolling the wall, and one archer is in the same area, and one guy always has a spear.

It's a perfect setup to run in, disarm the spear guy, and quickly sweep all five guys.
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I actually ended up getting this near the very end of the game, as when you're infiltrating the final area there is a set of guards where four guys are patrolling the wall, and one archer is in the same area, and one guy always has a spear.

It's a perfect setup to run in, disarm the spear guy, and quickly sweep all five guys.
Exactly what i did Worked a charm
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why not just get a group and smoke em then bam sweep em
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:14 AM   #18
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I go for the brute for the fact that they are slower at attacking, which helps pull off this achievement.
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In assassins Creed 2 the Sweeper Achievement eluded to find an easy way to deal with it and then I noticed a guard pattern that might make this easier for some people:

- Must have acess to the Venice, San Marco District
-Must buy 2-hand combat training from the villa combat instructor (the guy by the ring) for 10k Florians (i think 10k not sure)
- Take fast travel from any other area besides those in Venice to the San Marco District
- Quickly move foward and look for the first guard patrol
-- the patrol should have a soldier with a spear which i found is the weapon to sweep with
---Assassinate all 4 in the group and grab the spear
-move North around the area of the Campanile di San Marco and look towards the east you'll see 4 Brutes standind together guarding the gate.
-Engage the brutes ( 1 random soldier should attack with them making 5)
- Pull of the sweep and stab your way till freedom
Change the highlighted bit to Long weapon training and this is a perfect guide to this cheevo!
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:45 AM   #20
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In assassins Creed 2 the Sweeper Achievement eluded to find an easy way to deal with it and then I noticed a guard pattern that might make this easier for some people:

- Must have acess to the Venice, San Marco District
-Must buy 2-hand combat training from the villa combat instructor (the guy by the ring) for 10k Florians (i think 10k not sure)
- Take fast travel from any other area besides those in Venice to the San Marco District
- Quickly move foward and look for the first guard patrol
-- the patrol should have a soldier with a spear which i found is the weapon to sweep with
---Assassinate all 4 in the group and grab the spear
-move North around the area of the Campanile di San Marco and look towards the east you'll see 4 Brutes standind together guarding the gate.
-Engage the brutes ( 1 random soldier should attack with them making 5)
- Pull of the sweep and stab your way till freedom
Did this yesterday. Worked great. At least it took me a few tries because I only got 3 or 4 guards down.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:46 PM   #21
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:37 PM   #22
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I have trouble keeping my spear intact. After so many strikes, the brutes cut it in half, making it useless for a sweep. And often, the fifth guard doesn't join in. But I keep trying.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:45 PM   #23
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I have trouble keeping my spear intact. After so many strikes, the brutes cut it in half, making it useless for a sweep. And often, the fifth guard doesn't join in. But I keep trying.
One thing you might want to try. Go to the area mentioned by the OP and find a brute and assassinate him for his spear (I found one poking at a bail of hay), then assassinate the two guards usually following him. Take the spear and run around until you find a group of normal soldiers in that same area. Just keep bumping into them until they go hostile. A bunch of other normal soldiers standing at the perimeter wall will join in. Now you should have A LOT of regular soldiers around you. Just keep doing the sweep until it unlocks. It doesn't seem like they all have to be hit by the same sweep, as long as they are all down at the same time. It popped for me after doing two sweeps in a row where I hit 3 each time and all of them were down at the same time. Super easy and no brutes needed.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:48 PM   #24
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Good call my mate gonna go do this now! Sandman is doing my brain in he wont even pick up the sand always throws a punch!!
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:06 PM   #25
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I have the same problem, the other 3 I need (sweeper, 100 feathers adn tehcape one) I can get no probs but this one is annoying. Is there a particular part that has sand in it?
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I have the same problem, the other 3 I need (sweeper, 100 feathers adn tehcape one) I can get no probs but this one is annoying. Is there a particular part that has sand in it?
Make sure you are in active combat when you try to throw sand. Also make sure you are pushing and holding the X button, not just tapping it. When I did mine I was running from a bunch of guards in Tuscany (the actual city portion, so I was on cobblestone) and I didn't have anyone targeted. I just spun around and threw a bunch of sand, it hit 4 guards and popped.
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Thanks for this method, it worked very easily.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:53 AM   #28
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Grrrrr it either gets snapped in half or Enzo just goes mental and goes all Ivan the terrible on one of them leaving me spearless :/
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Ezio's such a cunt - he keeps dropping the spear and I don't know how you lot manage to do this without being interrupted - it takes 30 minutes for the attack to charge, during which time I've been stabbed 50 or so times
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Ezio's such a cunt - he keeps dropping the spear and I don't know how you lot manage to do this without being interrupted - it takes 30 minutes for the attack to charge, during which time I've been stabbed 50 or so times
Make sure you don't ever enter free running mode, or he will drop the spear. Also, try to get just normal guards involved in the fight and avoid the others. As soon as the guards go hostile, just start doing the sweep even if they aren't in range (sometimes they will rush right into it). When I did it, I didn't charge it up all the way, I just did a bunch of weaker sweeps in a row and hit several guards with each sweep. It popped after I had hit two sets of 3 guards back to back, so I'm guessing as long as they are all swept within a few seconds of each other, it counts as the 5 that you need.
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