Guide By: Sting7785
Step 1: Easy playthrough
If you're having trouble getting one, make a save and move on for now and come back for it later. Unless your first playthrough is on Hard, you can't get all the collectibles in your first run. This is because some of them are "Hard Mode Only" collectibles, which can only be obtained in Hard or Very Hard mode. Your easy playthrough will net you at a minimum:
Step 2: Valhallan playthrough and Feat/Collectible clean up
The normal enemies in this mode aren't really that much of an issue. The bosses, however, are a different story. The difficulty on the bosses seemed to be ramped up quite a bit. You'll spend a good while dying and restarting on the bosses until you iron out a strategy that works for you. The final boss on Valhallan difficulty alone probably took me 2 hours or so of dying before I finished. Use this playthrough to take care of any remaining feats you need. Some of them can't be completed in 1 playthrough, and any progress will carry over, so you shouldn't need much to finish them off. Also during this playthrough, you'll need to collect the "Hard Mode Only" collectibles that you couldn't get in your first playthrough, unless your first playthrough was on Hard.
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|Set in Motion||25|
Story related and cannot be missed. You'll get this after you leave Asgard for Niflheim.
|Rage of Battle||10|
|Kill 10 Jötun Invaders within 30 seconds.|
This is obtained in the first world, Asgard. Most of the areas you don't have enough enemies fast enough to do this. There is a part toward the end of the world where you are on the Rainbow Bridge and are headed to the Observatory. You'll fight a small wave of enemies, and then an icon will appear that temporarily gives you unlimited Odinforce and many Ice Born will spawn. I got this achievement here with little difficulty. Just spam lightning magic on them and grapple kills to finish them off quickly. If you don't get it, quit the game back to the main menu and try again.
|Like Father, Like Son||25|
|Maximize Thor's Odinforce.||(2)|
|If He Be Worthy||25|
|Defeat a giant enemy without taking any damage.|
You'll have several opportunities for this achievement throughout the game, but I found doing this in Asgard to be the easiest. This particular Frost Goliath has some moves that will help you, and he also doesn't regenerate armor like the later ones can. Most of the way through the world a Frost Goliath will appear. You can kill him one of two ways. You can damage him until his life bar is depleted, or you can damage him until grapple points appear on him. Grapple him and destroy his armor and pull the Jotun out of the Goliath, which is faster.
The Frost Goliath in the first world will have some moves that will make this achievement easier. If you stay away from him, he'll do a couple different ranged projectile attacks, but then he'll also do a ramming attack. If you dodge the ramming attack, he'll crash and automatically be stunned with grapple points available to you. Just stay away from him, dodging his projectiles until he rams, dodge that, then grapple and destroy a part of him. Rinse and repeat until he's dead. You can quit and continue if you get hit and you'll be right back at this point.
|Reap What You Sow||25|
Story related and cannot be missed. You'll get this once you finish Niflheim by opening the Cave of Ages and defeating Ymir.
|Quickly obliterate 30 Frost Giants during the first battle on Niflheim.||(1)|
This is done in the first area you see enemies in Niflheim. You'll fight a few small waves and have to use your Rage mode to trigger this section. There will be Jotuns jumping down constantly and every 5 kills you'll see a counter in the bottom right corner of the screen. The enemies take fewer hits to kill than normal. There is also an unlimited Odinforce item in the middle of the area which you can use to your advantage.
The way I got this was by rounding up as many enemies as I could and using Lightning Storm to kill them all fast. Do this however many times that your magic supply will allow you to, then get the unlimited Odinforce item and do it some more.
|Complete all Feats in Asgard.|
See "Feat Fetish."
|Maximize Thor's Health.|
|Complete all Feats in the game.|
These achievements all come from completing the Feats in each world. They will probably be some of the last achievements you obtain. Most of these Feats are simple and straightforward, but some will take some effort. This does also include obtaining all the collectibles, which also makes this time consuming.
The Niflheim ones I thought were the most annoying because they involve completing a specific section without getting hit or in a certain amount of time. Luckily there's a checkpoint before each one, so if you do mess up, you can quit/continue to be right back where you need to be. The rest are pretty easy. Usually they involve killing enemies in certain ways, or destroying different environmental objects. For this final achievement, you also need to complete the General and Combat Feats in addition to the world related Feats.
|The Mighty Thor||50|
|Acquire all Valor Upgrades.||(2)|
These achievements are for buying upgrades with your Valor points. You'll need just about 108,000 points to upgrade everything. I wasn't able to get everything in 1 playthrough, but was close enough that I got this shortly into my Valhallan playthrough.
|Savior of Asgard||100|
|Complete the game.|
Story related and cannot be missed. This one also pops once you defeat Mangog, the final boss.
|Legend of Valhalla||100|
|Complete the game on Valhallan Difficulty (hardest).|
Simply complete the game on Valhallan difficulty. You have to complete the game once on any other difficulty to unlock Valhallan difficulty. This is considered the very hard mode, but all your upgrades carry over. By the time you unlock this, you'll almost be completed upgraded, so the levels won't be too much trouble. The bosses are kind of a pain in this mode. Don't get frustrated by dying on them over and over again until you figure out your best strategy to take them down. Stick with it and you'll have this one knocked out.
|Unlock all costumes.|
|Unlock all Lightning Colors.|
There are 4 types of collectibles in the game:
These are found scattered throughout all of the worlds. Many of these collectibles can't be obtained until you playthrough on hard or very hard. Below is a link to a collectible guide. Collectibles also make a distinct low humming sound when you're near them. Once you learn the sound, it'll make finding these much easier.
The Collectibles Guide can be found HERE.
|Kill 4 or more enemies with a single melee attack.||(1)|
I got this on Muspelheim, but you can get this at many different points in the game. Many of the enemies on Muspelheim are small grunt enemies and die very easily. Using your charged melee combos should make this easy. I had forgotten about this achievement and got it against the weak enemies here without trying.
|Acquired an upgrade.|
See "The Mighty Thor".
|Destroy the Jötun Ice Bridge.|
Pretty sure this one is unmissable, as there are 2 ways to proceed at this part and both involve destroying the bridge. You'll come to a part on Niflheim where you're crossing an ice bridge and some ice comes up and blocks both your way forward and backward. Across a gap you'll see some Ice Born spawn and start throwing projectiles at you. You can either throw Mjolnir at the ice that is supporting the bridge, or reflect the projectiles back at the Ice Born which will kill them. The bridge does collapse if you reflect the projectiles instead of destroy the supports.
|Extinguish 10 Warlord flames with Wind Powers.|
Just use your wind magic on the warlord type enemies on Muspelheim to put their flames out. These are the larger enemies that stand up on 2 legs and often have a sword of some type. Just keep doing this to each one you see and you'll have it in no time. There are well more than enough of this type of enemy on Muspelheim.
|Complete all Feats in Muspelheim.|
See "Feat Fetish."
|Crash the Core Drill within 4 minutes of landing on it.|
Once you get to the core drill, the door will lock. You'll have to charge 3 rune stations to unlock it. In between each station, you'll fight some enemies. They're mostly the smaller flying enemies who throw fireballs at you. These are easily dispatched by throwing Mjolnir a them. Rush through the killing sections taking care of the enemies quickly and hit the rune stations to unlock the door. I went counter-clockwise from where you land, but I think you can go either direction you'd like. Once you get inside, you'll have to face a flame goliath. Using Lightning Storms and grapples, dispatch him as quickly as possible and use your Rage mode to destroy the drill. If you get it all in 4 minutes or less, the achievement will pop.
|Into the Void!||10|
|Knock 30 enemies into abysses on Muspelheim.|
When you are working on getting to the core drill in Muspelheim, you'll have to destroy some chain anchors holding it in place. You'll be Mjolnir Leaping from one floating rock to another through this section. Just knock enemies off these to get this achievement. I found it easiest just to grapple the smaller weak enemies, then press the grapple button while holding the left stick in the direction of an edge to throw them off. Rinse and repeat.
|Complete the defense of Asgard with 75% Morale.|
This one is probably one of the more difficult achievements. When you return to Asgard, you'll have to defend the city in many different sections. You'll Mjolnir Leap up to the palace roof and you'll have several Leap spots to choose from. You'll have a morale meter on the left side of the screen. You have to go from area to area killing things very quickly. Most sections also have a Feat associated with them. Usually the Feats will help boost morale more.
The one that gives the most trouble is the Frost Goliath that spawns. You can't get him right away, but I suggest that as you leave at least one area to tackle after you kill the Frost Goliath. He takes some time to kill, so your morale will have dropped. Having at least 1 area left will help you boost morale back up. This achievement doesn't pop until after you do the section with the Scabrite Bomb, so make sure you wait it out and don't reload thinking something messed up. There is a save point on top of the palace, so save your game and you can reload if you don't feel you're in a good spot.
|Complete all Feats in Asgard Besieged.|
See "Feat Fetish."
|Prevent the Scabrite Bomb from detonating without using any tap or charged Elemental Powers.|
Pretty easy. Just make sure to use only melee attacks and hammer throws and you'll get this once the game shows you the drill that's incoming. When the little guys start pouring towards the bomb, stand in between the bomb and them and just keep spamming Mjolnir throw.
|Stop the Resonator Beams in the Smelting Room without getting hit by them.|
This is another easy one. You'll be in a chamber with charged electrical looking beams moving across the floor toward you. You have to throw Mjolnir at panels on the wall to stop the beams. Make sure to jump and air dash to avoid any beam getting near you. Destroy all the wall panels and the achievement is yours. If you get hit, simply quit and continue the game to be back in the right place.
|Sins of the Father||25|
Story related and cannot be missed. You'll get this once you defeat Ulik and leave Vanaheim for Muspelheim.
|Complete River Barge area with Mire Giant at 40% Health or better.||(3)|
In Vanaheim, you'll come to a section where a Mire Giant will pull you on a barge. This is a pretty long section. You'll have a couple places in the trip that the giant will get food which will replenish your health, so I wouldn't worry too much about the 40%+ until you're at the end.
There will be enemies on the river banks shooting at the giant, ships in the water shooting at him, and also some bombs. Destroy all enemies/bombs as fast as possible and this is relatively simple. I found it easiest to shock the Mire Giant so he goes faster. It makes it a bit harder to hit enemies, but it also seemed to make you much harder for enemies to hit. This achievement will pop when you destroy the 4th mortar cannon if you get it.
|Open the Cave of Ages within 4 minutes.|
This is done at the end of Niflheim. You'll be fighting Ymir in front of the Cave of Ages. You'll have to fight off Ymir until he disappears, then go open the cave. You won't be able to open it in one shot because Ymir will reform and interrupt you. Fight him off again and keep working on getting the door open. Repeat until it pops. If you don't get it, you can quit/continue to be back at the beginning of the fight.
|Complete all Feats in Niflheim.|
See "Feat Fetish."
|Complete all Feats in Vanaheim.|
See "Feat Fetish."
|Through the Fire||25|
Story related and cannot be missed. This will pop after you defeat Surtur and escape from Muspelheim when it is falling apart.
|Reflect 3 of the War Beast projectiles.||(1)|
Near the end of Vanaheim, you'll fight this. Ulik the troll lets you know when he is coming. One of the beast's attacks is to stop and throw projectiles at you. Block just before the projectile hits you to reflect it back. Do this 3 times and the achievement will pop. Quick and simple.
|Rip the Jötun warrior out of the Frost Goliath's chest.|
Again, I found this easiest to do on the first Frost Goliath in the game found in Asgard, since he doesn't regenerate. Chip away at the goliath until a grapple point appears and use it to destroy a body part. If you destory all of his body parts before his health bar is depleted, you'll break into the goliath's chest and pull out the Jotun that is controlling it. This will end the fight and net you the achievement.
Story related and cannot be missed. This pops when you defeat Mangog, the final boss.
|Spare a Mire Giant.|
After the barge hauling part, you'll dock the barge and the giant will attack you while you try to open a door. You have to activate 2 Runic panels on the ground. Activate these without killing the giant and the achievement is yours.
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