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Epic Games has released an achievement guide to get you through Infinity Blade 2 easier. In this first part, we’ll cover eight of the earlier combat achievements that you might have been having trouble with as well as some general combat tips.
The CombinatorPerform 2,000 Combo Attacks
A combo attack is triggered by a combination of directions for both the Standard and Dual Wielders – a good example is to swipe right, then left and then right again. For Heavy Weapons, simply swipe twice in the same direction and copy the third swipe direction on screen to pull off a combo. By far the quickest way to unlock this achievement is using the Dual Wield setup – as soon as you open an opponent up to attack, swipe right, then left and then right again. This combo makes you attack with both weapons at the same time, and each hit counts as a combo attack!
Sting Like a BeePerform 100 Stab Attacks
This one is incredibly easy if you know how – both the Standard and Dual Wield setups will be able to stab an opponent after a perfect parry break or after using a super. The quickest way to unlock this is with the Dual Wield setup – simply super your opponent and tap the points on screen as quickly as you can, earning you between 7-10 stabs on average every time. Easy!
Perfect DuelistWin a Fight using Sword and Shield without Taking Damage
This one is simple if you use patience, and is fairly easy to unlock against any enemy type. Take full advantage of your shield and save a Super attack for a fight. Once you have, block until your first block break and do as much damage as possible. Once they break out of the attack, quickly activate your Super and go to town, hopefully defeating them in the process. If they have a tiny amount of health yet, don’t forget to quickly use your offensive magic to finish them off risk free.
Perfect FencerWin a Fight using Dual Weapons without Taking Damage
As with the above, make sure to save a Super attack before you go into a fight. For this, I recommend waiting for a slower larger titan that has easy to read moves and plenty of reaction time. This one is a little more difficult because you can only dodge rather than block, so it comes down to your parrying or dodging abilities, and reading the movements of your enemy. Once you’ve got one group of attacks in, simply activate your super quickly and finish them off.
Perfect ThugWin a Fight using Heavy Weapons without Taking Damage
Thankfully, the Heavy Weapon class does so much damage that, on certain enemies, this can be a cakewalk. Once you feel you’ve acquired a Heavy Weapon that does very high levels of damage on the current enemies you’ve been facing, simply save a Super for a fight and activate it at the start – nail the three slash chances at the start for some massive damage and then finish them off before they become conscious again. Be wary though – make sure to pick an earlier enemy with lower health and defence than one of the larger, tougher titans later into the prison that may not go down so easily.
Can’t Touch ThisExecute 1,000 Perfect Blocks
A perfect block can be achieved by tapping the block button literally as the blow is about to hit your character – always watch the momentum of the attack coming towards you, and tap the block button just as you think you’re about to be hit. By learning the speed and rhythm of certain attacks, it becomes easier and easier to time this correctly. The quickest way to earn this achievement is to use the Sword and Shield combination, which only requires you to block in a single direction allowing you to focus purely on timing (unlike the Heavy Weapon setup which blocks directionally).
Perfect TimingExecute 1,000 Great Parries
Unlike Can’t Touch This, this achievement only requires you to only execute Great parries rather than perfect ones. For this achievement, use Dual Weapons or the Sword and Shield as these setups have much faster reaction times on parries. To achieve a Great Parry, you are looking to parry as the attack swings closer towards you rather than waiting till the last second like you did for Perfect Blocking – a good reference is about a sword length from either side of your character. Also make sure your swipe is right in line with the direction of the Titan’s attack.
Perfect AimExecute 1,000 Perfect Slashes
A slash attack is the directional arrow attack that is only usable by Heavy Weapons. Slashes can be triggered by parry opening an opponent to attack, slicing twice in the same direction whilst attacking, or by using a Super attack (which offers up to three in a row if you swipe correctly). Once the directional arrow appears, swipe your finger exactly inside the arrow’s direction – if you swipe too far, you’ll only achieve a Great rather than a Perfect, so make sure to be fast but accurate. The best advice possible for achieving Perfect Slashes is to know when one is coming up – learn what makes a Slash appear, and then be ready to follow the directional swipe once it appears.
In the next part of thier achievement guide, we’ll be looking at the best ways to level up, earn more money and explain a few tricks to help you take on some of the bosses of the prison at a lower level than you might have considered.