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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Achievements

Poker!

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Roll five-of-a-kind at dice poker.

Aside from the method below (which only some have found useful), this is purely based on luck. However, there a few things you can do to make your task a little easier.

First off, you are advised to try and earn the achievement at the earliest opportunity. That means playing the opponent in Foltest's camp at the very beginning of the game. This is preferable because later, better opponents are more likely to fold if your first roll contains three or more of-a-kind.

The most straight-forward approach is simply to hold any duplicates over for your second roll, even if you have just two matching dice.

Be aware that the achievement is based on you having five-of-a-kind at the end of your hand, not after your first roll. If you are lucky enough to roll five-of-a-kind first time, merely hold all of your dice.

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Comment #1 by MattCannell91
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 04:38:21 AM

Urgh, luck based achievements suck.

Comment #2 by weedo3
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:52:45 AM

Not a Yahtzee fan huh?

Comment #3 by MattCannell91
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 05:25:16 PM

Aha not particularly, I just get the feeling this will just take me forever like the one from Red Dead Redemption did.

Comment #4 by The Ju1ce
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 06:28:52 PM

If these are normal six-sided dice, you have a 1 in 1,296 (0.08%) chance of rolling five-of-a-kind. Of course, if it's like yahtzee where you get multiple rolls, your odds are increased significantly. If you get three rolls (Yahtzee rules) and you're strictly going for five-of-a-kind, the odds are roughly 1 in 22 (around 4.6%).

Comment #5 by Khazalid
Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 02:52:37 AM

Witcher 2 has the same system as the first Witcher, which means you roll two times per match and after 1st roll you can select dices to re-roll. What it means if you get say, 3 of kind in first roll, you can re-roll remaining 2 dices, which ups your chances considerably.

Comment #6 by Ghost 72429
Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 02:04:42 PM

Come on, the odds aren't that bad. Only 1 to 46656.

Comment #7 by Aavia
Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 07:15:46 PM

I love achievements like this! I spent 70% of my fallout nv game playing roulette and caravan :)

Comment #8 by Hypron
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 02:08:32 AM

You're probably going to get one of these while going through the mainstory. Tbh it seems that the computer cheats a bit, you get good rolls pretty often.

Comment #9 by Le iX
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 09:19:20 PM

I get this achievement at the begining of the game, not hard to get it.

Comment #10 by bryson 06
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 11:44:39 PM

My very first achievement, think the computer helps you get it, got it first try.

Comment #11 by Unknownliquid
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 @ 01:59:37 PM

This one is bugged. Got five fours and still didn't get the achievement. SAD FACE! :(

Comment #12 by Unknownliquid
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 02:53:48 PM

Ok I finally got it using this method:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIKj7aWDnPA

Comment #13 by Aidexx
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 11:31:58 AM

This reminds me of those jackpot achievements from Bioshock and Rage. Time consuming and takes a lot of patience in worst case.

Comment #14 by Geekazaur
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 08:47:05 AM

@6 You make me cry on the inside :D

Comment #15 by casademorte
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 03:41:41 PM

I have to say that luck achievements are some of the worst. I think the computer has already got five or so five of a kinds in about 60 games. Me on the other hand? Several four of a kinds. So time consuming. I don't mind the skill achievements, Dark difficulty, but luck ones are crap.

Comment #16 by casademorte
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 09:10:42 PM

So after about 80 games I got this. Then no joke two games later got it again. Just how it seems to work with these luck cheevos.

Comment #17 by jimwood27
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 03:51:23 PM

Use the trick in the videos and barely move the stick UPWARDS, other directions dont work. Just got 5 of a kind twice in a row using the trick.

Comment #18 by djpatterson2011
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 06:16:35 PM

80 rolls still no luck. Tried the method in the video many times, I am inclined to believe that those who had this method work were simply getting lucky...sure you can control how they fall to an extent, but you can't control how they are arranged before rolling, which is what really matters. Couple of times I got 4 of a kind on first roll and the bastard resigns lol. Not a fun achievement. Welp, back to it.

Comment #19 by djpatterson2011
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 06:20:45 PM

Literally right after posting this I rolled a five of a kind first roll. He resigned. No achievement. Either the game has to play through to the end or you have to get five of a kind with at least one re-rolled die.

Comment #20 by Shina Black
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 06:53:17 PM

It's easier to get it in the first act, as opponents there don't quit of you roll four of a kind on first roll ;)

Comment #21 by midget heat
Monday, April 30, 2012 @ 02:16:46 AM

The knife game n RAG
E drove me insane but this was easy.

Comment #22 by El Grunto 14
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 01:57:28 AM

@#20 - that is not true. I just played for over an hour in during the first act and the other guy resigned almost every time I got 3 of a kind or more on the first role.
Then I finally got a five of a kind with 2's and he didn't resign. Well, I didn't re-roll any of the dice and won the game but didn't get the achievement. Seems buggy at best on top of the blind luck.

Comment #23 by BKV
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 07:58:32 PM

I got this during the prologue, the King's Will section.
Rolled twice and got it. Extremely lucky I guess.

Comment #24 by ankyrox
Sunday, May 06, 2012 @ 04:15:13 AM

Got this today in loc muinne where u have to defeat the last mage during poker quest. Total fluke

Comment #25 by Dalhar
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 @ 02:15:31 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXz5sufYeeA&feature=relmfu

Comment #26 by LIAM MAGNUS
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 03:36:06 PM

One of the first achievements I got. Took just over an hour. REPETITIONS

Comment #27 by Pigpeyn
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 06:11:46 PM

this one is driving me nuts

Comment #28 by anubis11778
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 04:27:41 PM

I got it twice. once on my first roll and then on a second roll but no cheevo. WHAT THE HELL!!

Comment #29 by AltFoot85
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 08:37:18 PM

Attempted for two hours, never got s five, I followed both video guides etc. this is just plai. Stupid and I won't be playing the third game if they make one for it

Comment #30 by AltFoot85
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 09:03:26 AM

I finally got it :3 the feeling of accomplishment is huge

Comment #31 by boyzalan
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 04:10:26 PM

got it in 15 mins ... in the Flotsam Inn .. not as hard as it seems

Comment #32 by Dariusz69PL
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 01:54:38 AM

#29

Yeah... makes sense. I don't like one achievement so screw the whole game. ;)

Comment #33 by CesarianAlex
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 07:54:11 AM

This one took me around 300 dice poker games, but it was a good feeling when it finally came ^^

Comment #34 by Silver Griffin
Saturday, July 14, 2012 @ 01:34:32 AM

@6 I read your post and thought "I'm never going to get this...", then I not even 3 minutes after, I got it!

I should go play the lottery...

Comment #35 by Tanks Rage
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 08:34:14 PM

I got four-of-a-kind and then computer resigns... -_-

Comment #36 by gothofbaal
Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ 02:47:29 AM

over 500 rolls in and no end in sight i officially hate this game.

Comment #37 by Dlark17
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 12:22:37 AM

Okay, those videos are completely fleecing you. I get more triples and quadruplets when I shout "OPAH!" and just toss all the dice straight up. A real blemish on an otherwise masterful game and achievement list.

Comment #38 by antigin
Sunday, August 19, 2012 @ 05:45:44 PM

Dmn! Got this one on my FIRST WIN in the game. Together with Gambler achievement. LOL

Comment #39 by xXDr34DKn1gHtXx
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 @ 05:07:20 PM

I've gotta agree with #37 on this one, stacking them on the side before you toss them just f**ks everything up... And the worst part it's time wasting too. I feel the pain of some of you, the first 5 of a kind I rolled was on the first roll... so guess who resigned immediately.. Anyhow, the best chance you have is to just gently nudge your right stick and hope for the best.

Comment #40 by Thors Beard
Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 11:21:44 AM

I've been trying for an hour and just got 5 in my first roll. The bastard resigned and I'm only in Flotsam... Ridiculous achievement.

Comment #41 by Invetro Pow II
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 06:13:25 PM

Finally got this biatch. Easiest way is using the game in the prologue, throwing gently until you get 3 or 4 of a kind on your first roll, then using the corner truck to line up the remaining dice. After 2hrs of trying in Act2 I got this in 5mins by starting a new game.

Comment #42 by TLA Tohig
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 05:28:05 PM

Two hours... still no luck. is it ALL down to luck or is there a skill to it?

Comment #43 by TLA Tohig
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 05:28:16 PM

1 in 46656 don't seem so bad now I have it. It's the MOST frustrating achievement i've ever done, but the feeling when it pops up... fuckin' great!

Comment #44 by stockfish
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 04:55:39 PM

Just got it :) Man in the prologue also folds if you get 4 of a kind in first throw... You need three of a kind in first, then your chance to get a concrete pair in second is 1:36, so not so bad :)
My advice - Place your butt in a comfortable chair, take a beer, and stay calm ;)

Comment #45 by Crash Light
Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 12:42:30 PM

I got this on my last match up of the poker quest in chapter 3... probably wouldn't have even played another hand of dice poker if I didn't get it on that try. Fated to get this achievement.

Comment #46 by scaryevilpanda
Saturday, January 12, 2013 @ 02:58:45 PM

I got this on my 3rd try (getting used to playing it the first 2 times). got it in chapter 2, flotsam dwarf craftsman. got 3 oof a kind then rerolled the other 2 and I got it :-) easy! I was worried this one wpuld take ages to do but no :-D

Comment #47 by Inhumansuperman
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 09:49:14 AM

rince and repeat...

Comment #48 by xtommy
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 06:25:58 AM

I forgot about this achievement on my normal playthrough so I decided to do it on my next playthrough on dark level. I tried accumulatively 6-7 hours, still nothing, then started a new game on easy level and got it after 10-15 tries.
So I think on an easier level you have 'greater luck'. Those struggle with it like me should try it by starting a new game on easy level.

Hope it helpes someone.

Comment #49 by pined5551
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 12:13:36 PM

Anyone who's ever had a hand in creating luck based achievements deserves cancer.

Comment #50 by Buumis
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @ 12:37:16 PM

I've rolled five-of-a-kinds twice now with the first roll, no achievement perhaps since the opponent gives up before the 2nd throw. So annoying. And the odds to get those five with the first roll, oh my god.

Comment #51 by GirGASM
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 09:29:37 PM

I tried doing it the way it shows in the video over 100 times... first time I just say 'screw it' and throw them normal, *plink... chievo.

Comment #52 by UberRoxor
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 @ 04:21:04 AM

God damn. This achievement is balls. I've rolled 5 of a kind twice now, and they've resigned.

Comment #53 by DarkKnightGC96
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 09:28:25 PM

Took me about half an hour at foltest's camp. Main tip would be to hold all your doubls/ triples and just keep at it.

Comment #54 by KaDi 86
Saturday, December 07, 2013 @ 07:21:05 PM

After about half an hour of this I'm already hating this achievement.

And on another note:
The actual odds of getting it in the first try is 1:1296, not 1:46656 (Which is the chance of getting 7 of a kind with 7 six-sided dices).

Comment #55 by TheInventinator
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 @ 08:53:06 AM

oh the feeling when it finally happens. I bunched them up in the first throw and just threw them regularly if it was just two dice left. Good luck to everything still trying

Comment #56 by BorisXp
Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 09:21:53 PM

after days trying, finally i got it, it was my last and final one to get it, oahh, what a relieve

Comment #57 by fat_hill
Sunday, June 29, 2014 @ 03:39:50 PM

Gotta agree with #41. Maybe it was just luck but I was trying to get this in Flotsam and spent about 1 hour trying. Started a new game and got it within 5 min. Also I found the stacking method a bit pointless and managed to get it with normal rolls (no stacking) but just nudging the right thumb stick upwards.


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