Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Achievements

They Never Saw it Coming

Backstab 20 enemies.  

The tutorial will teach you how to sneak up on an enemy by pressing to enter stealth mode. Simply sneak up behind them and hit or (depending on where your daggers are equipped) to backstab them. For this achievement, it actually requires that you kill the enemy with the backstab. You'll know ahead of time if they'll die or not because the icon will have a red tint around the edges. If the attack will not kill, it will be a normal circle.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by AlexL225
Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 12:24:32 AM

I get that this probably means using the stealth kill but can it be done with Faeblades or does it have to be done with only Daggers? Also does the stealth kill have to kill the enemy or can you just backstab them and kill them afterward if the backstab didn't kill them already?

Comment #2 by Maharvel
Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 09:04:06 AM

I don't think it needs to kill them, you just need to actually get the backstab 20 times for it work, should be quite easy.

Comment #3 by flechetteXXX
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 02:25:16 AM

This can be done with Daggers or Faeblades and you dont need to actually kill the enemy with it just land a successful backstab from stealth.

Comment #4 by xXAlwayzStiffXx
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 05:12:59 AM

Pretty sure it can only b done with daggers as I only get the prompt for the backstab with daggers and everytime I've done it.. It has killed the enemy even did like 40k damage on one lol

Comment #5 by xXAlwayzStiffXx
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 08:18:21 AM

I stand corrected just tryed it again with faeblades and you can use those to my bad

Comment #6 by Gestorter
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 04:09:01 PM

Ive done this well over 50 times now and no achieve;{ help?

Comment #7 by KamakazeJojo
Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 06:48:16 PM

Easy way to get this without wasting money:
1: Save your game
2: Put points into the stealth skills
3: Visit a fateweaver and put points in finesse and the skill on the bottom right of the tree most importantly plus daggers or faeblades both of them work
4: Find some mobs and start killing
5: Reload your last save after your achievement pops

Also, Shadow gems help for separating enemies from their friends and smoke bombs work when you have been spotted.

Comment #8 by gogoactionteam
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 10:34:26 PM

do all 20 have to be done with one character or is it an overall achievement?
like, would it work if i create a new character, get to the backstab tutorial area where there are three potential backstabs to be done, save the game before i kill any of them, kill them, then reload back to right before i killed any and repeat?

Comment #9 by kabel1987
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 02:08:16 AM

Another doubt can I just kill NPCs or will enemies have to be the ones... and does it have to be the daggers?

Comment #10 by Calamadia
Saturday, May 05, 2012 @ 11:43:24 AM

I'm having trouble with this one. I'm a Nightblade, Assassin's art and Daggers maxed (just about everything maxed, level 37), daggers equiped to X. I sneak up to enemies, X appears, get the animation, enemy dies. Problem is, I have done this WELL over 20 times and it won't pop for me. Does it have to be done with NO other enemies noticing? Anyone else have this issue?

Comment #11 by Calamadia
Saturday, May 05, 2012 @ 11:48:12 AM

Sorry, apparently attempt 37 wat right for me :/ ?

Comment #12 by mosin360
Saturday, May 19, 2012 @ 08:38:32 PM

The Y button does not need the red around it for it to count. As long as the mob dies from the backstab, it counts.

Comment #13 by raptscallion
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 02:46:10 AM

This was actually kinda fun. :D

Comment #14 by stripedjamie
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:37:37 AM

I had a little trouble with this, it was tricky knowing it they had been successful and counted. I had done well over 20, and it hadnt popped, so I made a load of Minor Phasewalks, and used them to get right up close. No danger of anyone else in the group spotting you then

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Game Info
38 Studios
Electronic Arts


US February 07, 2012
Europe February 10, 2012

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