Arcania: Gothic 4

Arcania: Gothic 4 Achievements


Complete the game on the hardest difficulty level    

There's no way around playing through the entire game on the hardest difficulty setting("Gothic"). Here's some advice, credit goes to N7 Johnny Clash :

-You need the lightning spells to stun single enemies and keep them defenseless when attacking them or to buy time to escape.
-Another invaluable help is investing at least 22 points into the "Discipline" branch of your skill tree, which gives you the ability to attack without stopping.This will take care of almost any single strong enemy since you'll trap them in an unlimited combo.
-Also necessary is the strategic use of your ranged weapon.When you get attacked by more then 2 Strong enemies, draw your (cross-)bow, walk backwards and fire away(also works with groups of animals or undead).
-Walking back without standing still also ensures you that you will not get hit by Melee Attacks, when you fight against mages or archers you can use the Melee combatants as cover from the projectiles(However they don't take damage from friendly fire).
-Also keep in mind that the enemies don't follow you forever and above all they can't climb(you can even loose a boss, get out of combat and then to save in the middle of a boss fight).
-In the dungeons near the end of the Game, just run like hell till you're out of there

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Comment #1 by ShadowDrayd
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 10:03:32 PM

As it says do the 22 into disciple, then from there add anything that adds Melee, Ranged, and Health*** key is health at the end i had top 2 maxed with precision up to the 3rd slot and some into stealth. remember, all magical attacks ignore defense and charged does sometimes as well, so when you see them doing green, Dodge. Aim to get innos statues (ALL 30 for best helm)
and remember do heavy armor with +health regen. its useful defense.

Comment #2 by TytanikZer0
Monday, March 03, 2014 @ 07:06:04 PM

One thing not mentioned is to save CONSTANTLY, like after every fight.
I'm not sure about other people but this game was glitchy as hell for me (randomly sliding up vertical walls, getting stuck in things, enemies literally teleporting behind you mid-swing, getting shot through walls, etc.). It also lags almost unplayably if any more than 5 enemies are "woken up" at once. Even one on one, I had countless times where the bad guy swung, I dodged, then about 5 seconds later I died.
Also, many enemies are capable of pretty much offing you in one hit, particularly since on Gothic they just love to circle beat you with spammed unblockable "green" attacks. Even with no lag issues, this can catch you pretty quick.
Aside from that, the game is pretty fun, and isn't really undoable on Gothic (

Comment #3 by TytanikZer0
Monday, March 03, 2014 @ 07:07:19 PM

(with a dose of patience for the BS deaths a la above). Just learn to bait enemies out of groups to divide and conquer if you're overwhelmed. Every enemy will follow you maybe 100m from his "rest" point, then run back. Use this to bait them all, let the farthest ones run away, then isolate and kill the one that stays. The overcharged lightning blast is a great heard thinner as well. Note that if you go too far, the enemies go invincible while they return to their starting point.
"Bait and separate" also mitigates the lag-induced deaths, directly minimizing airborne-controller-induced damage to things as well.

The lightning spell is great for stopping guys as mentioned above, but it's also great for picking off the headshots for the Sniper achievement while your melee-softened vict

Comment #4 by TytanikZer0
Monday, March 03, 2014 @ 07:08:38 PM

victim does the funky chicken, and after you level it up enough, it instagibs anyone with less than 1/3 HP, so you can rally run up the Arcane Reaper kills too.

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US October 12, 2010
Europe October 15, 2010

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