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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Achievement Guide

Guide By: linkin10362
There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 8/10 
- Offline: 49/50 (985/1000)
- Online: 1/50 (15/1000)
- Approximate amount of time to 100030+ hours 
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed:  (Easy, Extra, Score Ranking). 
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: None

 

Introduction:
Welcome to El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron! This game has 50 achievements for a total of 1000. The game is a hack and slash made by Ignition Entertainment that follows the priest Enoch as he is sent by God to return seven fallen angels or else the Earth will be covered by a great flood, destroying all of mankind. Enoch is assisted in his journey by Lucifel, the guardian angel who is sworn to protect Earth, no matter the cost. Enoch also has the company of four Archangels: Raphael, Uriel, Gabriel, and Michael who guide him around the depths of Heaven in search of these fallen angels. Enoch also uses different weapons on his journey, such as the Arch, the Gale, and the Veil, each of which has a different play style. 


Breakdown:

Step 1: Easy Difficulty Playthrough-
At the beginning of the game, you will only have access to Easy and Normal. There are two other difficulties (Hard and Extra) that are unlocked after beating the game. Go ahead and play on Easy and make sure to get all the Bones of Ishtar on this playthrough (Refer to "I Will Mourn You" for locations) in order to get the Special armor after beating the game. You take no damage at all wearing this, making Extra difficulty a cake walk. Note though that you'll be unable to beat a higher score than S while doing Score Ranking. In this playthrough, you will be guaranteed to get all 12 Story achievements, "Angels," "What's Yours Is Mine," "Pushing the Limit," "Benevolent Missionary," and "Quite a Find." You should just try to enjoy this playthrough and not bother with "Living Miracle," but it you feel up to it, you can attempt to get it, but remember that you are only able to recover about 4-5 times per chapter before you get a Game Over. (On Easy, at least)

Step 2: Extra Difficulty-
Now that you have beaten the game on Easy, you will unlock Hard and Extra as well as Score Ranking Mode. Now select Extra Difficulty for this one and go through the game again. After beating Chapter 1, you will get "Battle for Honor." As stated earlier, you should've gone for "I Will Mourn You" in your last playthrough, so you can use the Special armor. Use it on this playthrough, so you will have no troubles at all and once you finish you will receive "Seraphim," "Dominions," "Principalities," and possibly "Benevolent Savior."

Step 3: Hard Difficulty + Score Ranking-
Now this is the part where the game gets interesting. Score Ranking Mode grades you on how many enemies you kill, how fast you beat the chapter, and several other things. Playing on Hard and trying to get G Ranking is somewhat of a challenge. You will have to make sure you keep combos up, always purify your weapon, take down many of the mini-bosses, find any secrets in the chapters, and beat it as fast as possible if you want to see that giant G at the stat screens. If you are up to the test and finish this though, you can say hello to the two scoring achievement "Adept" and "Conqueror."

Step 4: Mop-Up-
At this point, you should have about 24 achievements for 550. Since El Shaddai has a chapter select feature, you can go back to any chapter of the game in order to get the remaining achievements you are missing. The achievements you can go for now are:
-"Living Miracle"
-"Time In The Spotlight"
-"I'll take the best you have."
-"I Will Mourn You"
-"Out of Control"
-"Counterstrike Artist"
-"Good Listener"
-"Escape From The Darkness"
-"My Acrobatic Friend"
-"Hunter-Gatherer"
-"Indomitable Soul"
-"A Reliable Friend"
-"No Problem"
-"The armor okay? If not, I could..."
-"Martial Arts Master"
-"Rest in Peace"
-"The name is too long"
-"Show No Mercy"
-"Arch Master"
-"Gale Master"
-"Veil Master"
-"I'm Not Afraid of Watcher 1"
-"I'm Not Afraid of Watcher 2"
-"I'm Not Afraid of Watcher 3"
-"I'm Not Afraid of Watcher 4"
-"Lord of the Metatron"

Conclusion:
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a unique take on the hack and slash genre with amazing visuals and enjoyable gameplay. Like with most hack and slashes though, this game takes awhile to master and you will be playing it for quite some time in order to get 1000. With 4 difficulties and a Score Attack mode with leaderboards, there is plenty to do in this game. If you need help on certain achievements or just want some strategies to beat some of the tough areas of the game, look through the achievement guide below for the specific ones you need. Now get your angel weapons and get ready to take down those fallen angels once and for all!

[x360a would like to thank linkin10362 for this Roadmap]

 



Seraphim90
Finish all chapters at the EXTRA difficulty level. (2) 

Beating the game in Extra difficulty to get this achievement. Extra is unlocked after beating the game one time. This is basically Very Hard mode as you die in two hits, take longer to kill enemies, and it is harder to recover. You're going to need some skill to take this one on. A easier path to handling this is to obtain the Special armor by getting all the Bones of Ishtar (Refer to "I Will Mourn You" for more info). This armor allows you to take no damage, making this extreme difficulty easier than....well Easy. The armor isn't available during Chapters 6, 8, & 9 though due to story reasons, so you'll need to be ready to hold your own.

Angels15
Finish all chapters at the EASY difficulty level. 

One of the first difficulties you have, along with Normal. Playing on Easy and getting the feel and controls of the game is what I would recommend, so go with this difficulty first. You kill enemies faster, can recover around 6-7 times per chapter, and take less damage.

Principalities15
Finish all chapters at the NORMAL difficulty level. (2) 

Normal is the other difficulty you can start on. It isn't really much of a hard time, although you may get a few game overs on bosses the first time around. Enemies are average, you can recover around 4-5 times per chapter, and you take average damage.

Dominions30
Finish all chapters at the HARD difficulty level. 

Hard is unlocked after beating the game. This difficulty is a step up from Normal obviously, but I recommend playing it on Score Ranking as well to go for "Conqueror." Enemies take much more punishment, you can recover about 3-4 times per chapter, and you take more damage than on Normal.

Benevolent Missionary15
Defeat more than 500 enemies. 

Simply kill all the enemies in the game you come across. Normally you can't run away from a fight with the standard enemies, but there are also weaker enemies that normally die in one hit that count for this achievement as well. You should get this by Chapter 9 on your first playthrough.

Benevolent Savior30
Defeat more than 1000 enemies. 

Once again, whenever you see an enemy, kill it. This one is double the first kill achievement, so just kill 500 more enemies and there you go. Should get this on your second or third playthrough.

Living Miracle30
Finish all chapters without a single Game Over. 

There are two different things that can happen in this game after you are beaten in battle. You can attempt to recover by mashing the +++ all at the same time and you'll return to battle with a fresh suit of armor right where you left off or if you don't recover in time, you will get a game over and have to restart from a checkpoint. This achievement requires you to never get a game over. You can recover about 4-5 times per chapter, so be sure to save at Lucifel as much as possible. If you end up getting a game over, quit to the main menu and reset from a save. Doing this on Easy or Normal seems like the best plan. If you want to do this the cheap way, get the Special armor from obtaining all Bones of Ishtar. If you can't take damage, you can't get Game Overs. Armor isn't available during Chapter 6, 8, & 9, so you'll have to be careful during those.

Adept30
Earn a G rank in every chapter at the EASY difficulty level. 

After beating the game once, you will unlock Score Ranking mode. This grades you on several different aspects and will give you a ranking. This achievement requires you to get G ranks (The highest) on all the chapters on Easy. If playing on Hard, you will get this achievement along with "Conqueror." Be sure to keep combos going, always purify your weapon, smash objects, find Freemen and/or Bones of Ishtar, and finish the chapter as fast as possible in order to get a G rank.

Conqueror90
Earn a G rank in every chapter at the HARD difficulty level. (5) 

After beating the game once, you will unlock Score Ranking mode. This grades you on several different aspects and will give you a ranking. This achievement requires you to get G ranks (The highest) on all the chapters on Hard. If you haven't gotten G ranks on Easy, you will unlock "Adept" as well when going for this.Be sure to keep combos going, always purify your weapon, smash objects, find Freemen and/or Bones of Ishtar, and finish the chapter as fast as possible in order to get a G rank.

Lord of the Metatron0
Earn all of the Achievements. (6) 

Simple, get all of the achievements in the game. Once you get your 49th achievement, this will pop along with it and you will have 100%.

Time In The Spotlight15
Defeat 50 enemies during Armaros show. 

Your chance for this achievement is near the end of Chapter 7. You will meet Armaros and he will start up some weird dance party. While he is dancing in the center of the level, several weak enemies will start arriving and dancing as well. Just start hacking away at them as fast as you can before Armaros is done dancing. One of the last things he does is runs up directly to the screen and dances in front of, somewhat preventing you of seeing what you are hitting. If you manage to kill 50 enemies before the scene is up, the achievement will pop.

Here is a video of the fight:
El Shaddai - Chapter 07 - Boss: Armaros [HD] - YouTube

 

I'll take the best you have.15
Take every weapons from all of the enemies and finish Chapter 10. 

You start Chapter 10 without any weapons at all. In order to get this achievement, you need to steal EVERY possible weapons from enemies. At first, I thought the achievement just meant take each of the three weapons and that's it, but no. You might steal every weapon in Chapter 10 in order to get this achievement. The achievement will pop right after you get "My Beautiful Children..."

 
Secret Achievements
 
What's Yours Is Mine15
Acquire all the Pearls from the servant beasts. 

This achievement is for using all three weapons: the Arch, Gale, and Veil. The last one you get is the Veil during Chapter 3. After grabbing the Veil off of the enemy, the achievement will pop.

I Will Mourn You30
Obtain all entries in the Prophecies of Ishtar. 

Throughout the game, you will find portals to the Darkness Stages. In each, you have to climb up to the top and avoid the darkness slowly rising below you. There is a Bone of Ishtar in each of the stages and for this achievement you must find all of them.

Here is a list of location of the Darkness portals:

Chapter 02
Shortly after you first gain use of the Gale, you'll come across a series of spinning platforms. To the right of one is another stationary platform in the distance. Time your jump and use the Gale to air-dash to the other side. It is on this platform.

Chapter 03 
After your encounter with Sariel, hop onto the roof of the next hallway. Travel down this path for a bit until you come across the portal.

Chapter 04 
This portal is located on the lower end of the platform that houses the final Lucifel save point of the chapter.

Chapter 05 
Immediately after you encounter Ezekiel, circle the stone structure until you spot the darkness portal.

Chapter 07 
Immediately after the cut scene where Enoch spots the little girl for the first time, navigate up the cliffs to your left. The portal is on top of the hill.

Chapter 10 
Just before you reach the boss chamber, Enoch is tasked with traversing a chasm via a moving bridge. Mount the platform that heads to the left and ride it to the landing. The Ishtar portal sits on this island.

After getting all 6 of the Bones of Ishtar, you will unlock the Special armor for a new playthrough. Will this armor on, you don't take damage, making the game simple. The only con to this is that you can't get higher than a S rank on chapters (Like using Unlimited Devil Trigger mode in DMC).

My Acrobatic Friend30
Finish Chapter 08 without dying. 

Chapter 8 is a giant platforming section, there are a few weak enemies around, but other than that it is just straight up jumping from platform to platform. Just be careful with your jumps and save at Lucifel as much as possible, just in case you die and need to restart from a save. A single fall will count as dying.

Out of Control15
Break 500 destroyable objects. 

Throughout the game, there are objects you can smash. Pots, Statues, Plants, and other things normally found on the sides of the areas. Just break all the ones you see and you should get this by the end of Chapter 10.

Counterstrike Artist30
Execute 100 Perfect Guards. 

A perfect guard is done by holding  right as a attack hits you. You will be able to tell it is a perfect guard as the animation is more drawn out and the clash flashes more. A good way to boost this out is to keep a Gale enemy alive and have it constantly shoot at you. Each time it shoots, you will be able to perfect guard 2 of the 4 shots. Just keep doing this and you'll eventually get it.

Good Listener15
Obtain all of the Freemen's Notes. 

Throughout the game, there are Freemen that will give you notes about the fallen angels and what they are planning. They are normally found on the sides of areas and will be kneeling down. Go up to one and he will hand you the note. Guide can be found HERE.

Escape From The Darkness15
Finish the Darkness stage. 

You will find portals during the game that will lead you to Darkness Stages. You must climb up the room and evade the darkness that is following you. Once you get to the top, run to the middle of the room and grab Ishtar's hand. The first portal you can find is in Chapter 2. There are a total of 6 in the game.

An Unfriendly Greeting15
Finish Chapter 03. 

This is story related, and will unlock with natural progression. See "Aren't You Happy, Too?" for info.

Nephilim Party15
Finish Chapter 04. 

This is story related, and will unlock with natural progression. See "Aren't You Happy, Too??" for info.

Visitor from Beyond Time15
Finish Chapter 05. 

This is story related, and will unlock with natural progression. See "Aren't You Happy, Too??" for info.

The Journey Begins15
Finish Chapter 00. 

This is story related, and will unlock with natural progression. See "Aren't You Happy, Too??" for info.

Journey's End15
Finish Chapter 01. 

This is story related, and will unlock with natural progression. See "Aren't You Happy, Too??" for info.

Finish Chapter 02.15
Welcome to the Tower 

This is story related, and will unlock with natural progression. See "Aren't You Happy, Too??" for info.

Welcome Back, Enoch15
Finish Chapter 09. 

This is story related, and will unlock with natural progression. See "Aren't You Happy, Too??" for info.

My Beautiful Children...15
Finish Chapter 10. 

This is story related, and will unlock with natural progression. See "Aren't You Happy, Too??" for info.

The Last Job15
Finish Chapter 11. 

This is story related, and will unlock with natural progression. See "Aren't You Happy, Too??" for info.

Unnatural Evolution15
Finish Chapter 06. 

This is story related, and will unlock with natural progression. See "Aren't You Happy, Too??" for info.

A Warm Welcome15
Finish Chapter 07. 

This is story related, and will unlock with natural progression. See "Aren't You Happy, Too??" for info.

Aren't You Happy, Too?15
Finish Chapter 08. 

These are story related achievements and will unlock with natural progression through the game. Just complete each chapter on any difficulty.

Hunter-Gatherer15
Take 100 weapons from enemies. 

After beating up a enemy enough, they will drop down to their knees and a blue circle will appear around them. Run up to them and press  and you will steal their weapon away. Do this 100 times and you'll get the achievement.

Indomitable Soul15
Execute 50 recovers. 

After you are beaten in battle, the screen will slowly fade as if a person's eyes are closing. If you hit +++ very fast, you will recover and be able to fight again from where you left off. You are only able to recover a certain amount of times per chapter (It varies on what difficulty you are playing on). Do this 50 times and you'll get the achievement.

Pushing the Limit15
Launch an Overboost. 

You'll first learn this ability during the fight with Nether Sariel. When you have a red aura following you, press + at the same time and you will go into Overboost mode. Your attacks are stronger during this mode and when you press + again during the mode, you will do a Boost Skill that does massive amounts of damage.

A Reliable Friend15
Raise your boost level to 10. 

By collecting the Flames of Power (Redish orange orbs you get from breaking things), you are boosting your Overboost level, allowing you to stay in it for longer periods of time. Keep on collecting the Flames of Power until you hit level 10. You can check what level you are currently at by hitting  and looking in the bottom right.

No Problem30
Finish any chapter without collecting any armor-recovery items. (2) 

Armor-Recovery items are the little silver hearts that you find from breaking things and that are also scattered around areas at times. Just don't break anything in a chapter and don't pick up any of the items that are on the map and you should get this.

Quote:
Originally Posted by vithzeral  
For No Problem, play chapter 1 and don't break anything. There is only one health pickup to avoid; during the jumping sequence as you cross to the waterfall. Land on the near side of the center platform to avoid the pickup. I would also avoid the freeman later in the level unless someone can confirm that the health he gives you doesn't count.

Battle for Honor15
Register for the Score Leaderboard. (8) 

Beat a chapter (Besides Chapter 0) with Score Ranking turned on (It always is after beating the game once) and when you are shown the ranking screen, you will get the achievement.

The armor okay? If not, I could…15
Finish Chapter 10 without taking any weapons from enemies. 

You start Chapter 10 without any weapons, for this achievement you need to stay that way for the entire chapter. Just use your bare hands combat to fight the first enemies until you get to a Weapon Wisp. You can take the weapons from Wisp, just not the enemies. Finish the chapter without doing so and you'll get the achievement.

Martial Arts Master15
Defeat 100 enemies with bare hands 

If you don't have a weapon, you are able to fight bare handed. You aren't as strong when doing so though, so it may take longer than using weapons. A easy way to get this is during Chapter 8. You have no weapons for the entire chapter and all the enemies go down in a few punches. Just keep replaying the chapter until you get it.

Rest in Peace15
Defeat 50 of Souls of the Beloved 

Souls of the Beloved are the ghosts that possess you and you have to shake off by hitting +++. Just kill 50 of them and you'll get the achievement. They mostly appear during Chapter 3 and 4.

I'm Not Afraid of Watcher 115
Defeat Nether Sariel without executing a recover. 

You will fight Watcher Sariel at the end of Chapter 4. After beating his Watcher form, you will face his Nether form. Here is a video that shows the fight and all of his moves.

El Shaddai - Chapter 04 End - Boss: Nether Sariel [HD] - YouTube

If you end up knocked out, don't recover and just let yourself die. Once you get his pattern down, this should be a really easy fight. Be sure to use your new Overboost mode as well!

Show No Mercy15
Execute 100 Guard Breaks. 

A guard break occurs when a enemy has blocked one of your attack, you wait 1 second, and then attack again. If done correctly, you will do a special animation where you break their guard. It is kinda hard to pull off, but once you get the timing down it gets easier. You can also break guards just by beating up on the enemy enough while they are blocking. Do this 100 times and the achievement is yours.

The name is too long15
Have your weapon destroyed. 

You are almost guaranteed to get this during your playthrough. I've never had my weapon break during fights with regular enemies, but during boss fights you will have your weapon broken many times. I got is during the fight with Watcher Azazel in Chapter 2 where it doesn't matter if you beat him or not. He hit me with his beam attack and my weapon broke instantly.

Quite a Find10
Collect the Eyes of Truth. 

You get the Eyes of Truth near the end of Chapter 3, allowing you to see your status over another enemy judged by a halo over their head. If it's red, it means they are stronger. If it's blue, you are stronger. And if it's purple, you are evenly matched. You can change the colors depending on what weapon you are using as some weapons are stronger against certain enemies.

Arch Master15
Defeat 300 enemies with Arch. 

Just kill 300 enemies with the Arch. This is the sword type weapon. It is weak against Gale users, but strong against Veil users. It's + special is to launch into the air. You can also hold  in the air when using the Arch to stay airborne for a short amount of time. It is the balanced of the three weapons, fast moving and decent damage dealing.

Veil Master15
Defeat 300 enemies with Veil. 

Just kill 300 enemies with the Veil. This is the fist type weapon. It is weak against Arch users, but strong against Gale users. It's + special is a shield charge. The Veil is the slowest of the three weapons, but also packs the most punch.

Gale Master15
Defeat 300 enemies with Gale. 

Just kill 300 enemies with the Gale. This is the projectile type weapon. It is weak against Veil users, but strong against Arch users. It's + special is to do a Air Dash, very useful of getting out of harm's way. The Gale has the longest range of the three, but each takes longer to kills enemies with.

I'm Not Afraid of Watcher 215
Defeat Nether Ezekiel without executing a recover. 

You will fight Watcher Ezekiel at the end of Chapter 10. After beating his Watcher form, you will face his Nether form. Here is a video that shows the fight and all of his moves.

El Shaddai - Chapter 10 End - Boss: Nether Ezekiel [HD] - YouTube

 

If you end up knocked out, don't recover and just let yourself die. Once you get his pattern down, you should be able to beat him without dying once. Be sure to use Overboost as well!

I'm Not Afraid of Watcher 315
Defeat Nether Azazel without executing a recover. 

You will fight Watcher Azazel in the middle of Chapter 11. After beating his Watcher form, you will face his Nether form. Here is a video that shows the fight and all of his moves.

El Shaddai - Chapter 11 - Boss: Nether Azazel [HD] - YouTube

 

If you end up knocked out, don't recover and just let yourself die. Once you get his pattern down, you should be able to beat him without dying once. Be sure to use Overboost as well! I recommend saving it until his third form.

I'm Not Afraid of Watcher 415
Defeat Dark Armaros without executing a recover. 

Right after beating Nether Azazel, you will fight Dark Armaros. Here is a video showing the fight and all of his moves.

El Shaddai - Chapter 11 - Final Boss: Dark Armaros [HD] - YouTube

 

If you end up knocked out, don't recover and just let yourself die. Once you get his pattern down, you should be able to beat him without dying once. Be sure to use Overboost as well! I recommend saving it until his third form. Also, avoid his giant laser at all cost. It can be a game changer if you are hit by it. Make sure to double jump over it once it gets near you.


 
 
 
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US August 16, 2011
Europe September 09, 2011

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