The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Achievements


Kill a foe by deflecting his own arrow at him.

To be able to unlock this achievement you have to upgrade the Arrow Redirection ability in the Training tree to level 2. This will allow you to hold RT in order to deflect arrows back at the shooter.

Once this is done you have to find an enemy armed with a bow or a crossbow. Many enemies carry them, but Bandits are often equipped with them so explore the forests around Vergen.

Bear in mind that this achievement may not unlock first time. If it doesn’t, swap swords and try again. This should do the trick.

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Comment #1 by ServbotNamedSxE
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 06:02:37 AM

The hell!? How are we supposed to do that? It ain't like the cheev in Resi 5 where we just have to deflect the arrow with our knife, this one has use deflecting it back at the person who shot it! @_@

Comment #2 by TheDeceiver35
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 01:17:02 PM

There is a skill in the first skill tree (its called basic training or something like that) that when upgraded to level two lets you deflect arrows back at enemies.

Comment #3 by dezertFreestyler
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 04:56:22 PM

Sounds like a very cool achievement

Comment #4 by Le iX
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 09:27:55 PM

...Press RT, and wait...

Comment #5 by Sheridan6
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 04:02:34 PM

On easiest difficulty it takes like 4 or 5 arrows to deflect to finally kill the enemy for this achievements.

Comment #6 by Tha Mantis
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 02:31:16 PM

Just so people know it MUST be done in the campaign. I tried to do it a few times in the Arena but it will not unlock there.

Comment #7 by JKSullivan
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 @ 08:50:40 AM

Also, it appears that it must be a 'normal' bow and not a crossbow - I killed 2 Nilfgaardian crossbowmen this way, and didn't get the achievement.

Comment #8 by Aidexx
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 05:06:48 PM

#7 is right,I tried that also without getting the achievement. Now I gotta find some regular archers...

Comment #9 by Coruba
Sunday, May 20, 2012 @ 05:13:05 AM

Well it doesn't say deflect a bolt now does it?

Comment #10 by JeffMomm
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 01:42:30 PM

I did get the achievement blocking a crossbow bolt back at the archer. I read somewhere else that they got this achievement by using the silver sword instead of the steel sword. I tried that method at the end of Chapter 1 on Iorveth's path fighting the guards and it popped for me. (Previously I had used my steel sword toward the end of Chapter 3 on Roche's path and it didn't pop.)

Comment #11 by BeautifulDemise
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 03:57:10 PM

I was also able to the achievement by reflecting a bolt back at the archer. It didn't work with my steel sword so I switched to the silver and tried against another arbalist and it worked.

Comment #12 by hackney gee
Thursday, June 26, 2014 @ 01:15:01 AM

just info tried it on a crossbow it worked with the silver sword, doesnt have to be a arrow

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Game Info
CD Projekt Red


US April 17, 2012

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