The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Achievements


Kill the kayran.

Lure the Kayran into attacking you with its tentacle, place a Yrden sign on the ground and then dive out of the way. When the tentacle strikes, it will get stuck. Move to the obvious weak point and slash the hell out of it with your silver sword.

Repeat the process three times, making sure to get out of the way while the Kayran flaps around after each tentacle cut.

After this you will be presented with a series of easy QTEs. Once done, a cutscene will trigger showing a bridge collapsing on the Kayran. Run up the ramp on the left to finish it off.

Note: make sure you loot the body from two seperate areas in order to get the Kayran Skin item needed for the Backbone achievement.

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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

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