- Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10 if boosting, 10/10 without boosting due to "A Worthy Legend."
- Offline: 0/15 [0/400]
- Online: 15/15 [400/400 ]
- Approximate amount of time to 400: 60-80 hours using boosting, 500+ without boosting.
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 0
- Missable achievements: None
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No difficulty.
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: Extra patience.
Might & Magic: Duel of Champions - Forgotten Wars is a strategy card game similar to the Magic the Gathering series. There is a tutorial, a single player campaign, and three types of multiplayer (pass the controller, ranked and friendly). Almost all of the achievements require ranked multiplayer to earn, and 100% of them require you to be connected to both Xbox Live and Ubisoft's servers. All of the achievements can be easily obtained with a boosting partner.
First thing is to run through the tutorial which teaches you how to play the game. It is pretty basic in concept, especially if you have played any of the Magic games. At the end of the tutorial you should unlock two achievements, "Took the Boot" and "The Stable Hand." You will be placed in Emilio's Deal (the in-game card store) and should purchase the two cards you have access to, and then it is time to grind. Play Hot Seat matches or Campaign missions until you have unlocked all the cards. At this point, move to ranked multiplayer and win three ranked matches in a row. You start at the Recruit rank which limits you to only playing others at the same rank. Once you have promoted to Squire, you can no longer play Recruits, so it may take three profiles to get both you and a partner up to the Squire rank. It takes 12 wins in a row to move from Recruit to Squire. At that point you can then play any rank except Recruit, although you are more likely to match up with someone who is close to you in overall level (not rank). Work on your wins, kills, and other deck related achievements as you rank up to unlock "A Worthy Legend."
The fastest approach to the ranked win achievements is to hold to pass (choose "No, don't ask me again" the first time) and then surrender as soon as the resources counter shows five. Surrendering before the end of turn four results in the game not counting. This will grind through the wins as quickly as possible.
Depending on the gold and XP you are getting, you may need to play some Hot Seat matches to finish unlocking cards and getting to level 35, but you can do them AFK for the most part.
Overall, if you love the game and want to play it for fun, it is well done and has some incredibly diverse game play. If you are looking to get the quick and easy gamerscore...well, it isn't quick, but it is an easy 400 if you have a dedicated and patient boosting partner. If you have two Xbox 360s and two gold accounts, it can also be double boxed once you get past Recruit rank.
[XBA would like to thank Creech for this RoadMap]