The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Achievements


Kill the kayran.   

Story related, and cannot be missed. The Kayran is the first main boss in the game, and it really isn’t too difficult if you know what to do. You can use the trap you crafted for the ”Artful Dodger” achievement, but it isn’t necessary if you already have the achievement or don’t care about it. Here’s how to beat him without using the trap on Dark:

  • Immediately cast Quen whenever you’re hit and right when the fights starts.
  • Cast Yrden to put down a magic trap (do this a decent distance away, but not at the edge of the map) and stand on it.
  • When you see the monster raise its tentacle, dodge out of the way (left or right on the analog stick + ) and attack the orange spot that sticks out clearly.
  • Rinse and repeat for all of the tentacles that have weak spots.
  • Follow the QTE button prompts when they’re shown ( to mount, mash  to attack, and press  to dismount).
  • Take cover behind the piece of debris and wait for an opening right after the boulder lands.
  • Run up the structure on the left to the top, dodging the tentacles along the way and watch the cutscene, follow any QTE prompt if you see any).

The achievement will unlock after its defeat.

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Comment #1 by Optimus Myers
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 05:39:15 PM

Simple fight. Just start from the left side and after you slice off those tentacles move to the right side. Dodge rolling is your friend here so it will benefit you to upgrade your dodge rolling distance under the swordsmanship talent tree.
Placing Yrden traps underneath the glowing part of the tentacles will make it stay on the ground long enough for you to cut it off. Watch out for its tantrums after you slice one off, basically just stay near the tentacle you just finished. Once the bridge breaks off on top of the Kayran, dodge roll constantly up the left side of the ramp to finish it off. Be sure to loot it in order to create the Kayran specific armor for another achievement.

Comment #2 by Youtubethebiohazardgames
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 08:04:46 PM

i made i video on how to get this

Comment #3 by Aidexx
Monday, April 30, 2012 @ 11:50:41 AM

I suggest to get that kayran trap from Cedric and in the beginning of the battle rush to that trap and activate it. Wait for kayran's tentacle and then dodge. After that go behind a big tree that is on the left side of the screen and gather vitality there if necessary; kayran's tentacles won't reach there. Use quen spell (if you get hit once you won't lose vitality), pick a tentacle and use yrden trap, hack off tentacle, go behind tree etc. That way the battle is much easier.

Comment #4 by Inhumansuperman
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 09:53:02 AM

Don't forget to read a book about drowners before the mucus quest, as you will die many times otherwise!!!

Comment #5 by DecadentBeaver
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 09:34:57 AM

Where in the hell is the kayran? I get no notice where to go, searched all over and nothing. It's no wonder why I quickly lose interest in this game every time I play it. I really want to like it, but with nearly every NPC not being interactive it's making the game far harder than necessary.

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Game Info
CD Projekt Red


US April 17, 2012

HDD Space Required : 7.04 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $29.99USD
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