clueless Dec 5, 2013 @ 1:37am
Shadow Vigilante Rank 12
this is where you need 20 critical strikes in one free flow
i just cant get this done
everytime i get close...15..16.. some thug wacks me in the back of the head with a bat or some goon knifes me in the butt to break the free flow
can anyone suggest a relatively easy location to get this done?
Last edited by clueless; Dec 5, 2013 @ 1:48am
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Saregoth Dec 5, 2013 @ 2:24am 
First of all you need to make sure to have done the Shiva side-quest. The challenge requires 20 Critical strikes not a 20x combo. Once that is done, just hit and jump over the guy next to you all the time. Rinse and repeat, easy way to get 100+ combos.

That being said... while effective... it's extremely lame & boring, though you asked for the easiest way to do it.

As for location, you can do this probably in front of the Hotel in the Diamond District, only 2 guns iirc. If you take them out with Disarm & Destroy you won't really have to worry about anything else anymore. Then there's the Bird Club in Coventry with plenty of thugs outside.

If those places still didn't cut it for you, then there's the warehouse just on the other side of "Final Offer" the same area where you find the anarchy sign, plenty of simple goons, no shields, 1 knife and perhaps 1 gun.
Wastelander121 Dec 5, 2013 @ 3:31am 
If you use an xbox 360 controller then it reverts to AC's critical hit system for some reason and all you need to do for that one is keep a steady combo and it's very easy to do...but you need a 360 controller obviously.
Saregoth Dec 5, 2013 @ 3:35am 
Originally posted by Wastelander121:
If you use an xbox 360 controller then it reverts to AC's critical hit system for some reason and all you need to do for that one is keep a steady combo and it's very easy to do...but you need a 360 controller obviously.

I had been using an XBOX360 controller and couldn't confirm what you're saying. I suppose the stars didn't align for me.
Wastelander121 Dec 5, 2013 @ 3:36am 
You can't use beatdowns, just normal hits and a steady combo..I did it with a group of 4 or 5 guys in Burnley I think.
clueless Dec 5, 2013 @ 3:50am 
Originally posted by Wastelander121:
If you use an xbox 360 controller then it reverts to AC's critical hit system for some reason and all you need to do for that one is keep a steady combo and it's very easy to do...but you need a 360 controller obviously.

maybe thats why i cant get this
i use K+M
Hmmm
Saregoth Dec 5, 2013 @ 4:20am 
Originally posted by clueless:
Originally posted by Wastelander121:
If you use an xbox 360 controller then it reverts to AC's critical hit system for some reason and all you need to do for that one is keep a steady combo and it's very easy to do...but you need a 360 controller obviously.

maybe thats why i cant get this
i use K+M
Hmmm

I wouldn't count on it. Critical Hits are a special ability unlocked after you finish Shiva's sidequest. That's why I specifically mentioned that you need to have done this. Unless you have, in which case I misread your comment.

You can still get criticals from countering, if you picked that ability when you leveled up, but I wouldn't rely on it.
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clueless Dec 5, 2013 @ 7:51am 
Originally posted by Saregoth:
Originally posted by clueless:

maybe thats why i cant get this
i use K+M
Hmmm

I wouldn't count on it. Critical Hits are a special ability unlocked after you finish Shiva's sidequest. That's why I specifically mentioned that you need to have done this. Unless you have, in which case I misread your comment.

You can still get criticals from countering, if you picked that ability when you leveled up, but I wouldn't rely on it.

Yes finished Shiva's side quest and also have the achievement for defeating her without taking a single hit
i can easily make critical strikes...as i mentioned i can get up to about 15 or so before some thug breaks my freeflow by wacking me with a bat
Last edited by clueless; Dec 5, 2013 @ 7:52am
EbonHawk Dec 5, 2013 @ 7:53am 
This one talks about Rank 15, but the same should work for 12, right?

It has a bunch of dudes with only one armored guy and no rifles. Try it there. (And you can always come back and get Rank 15 too when you get to it.) And countering is almost required.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MMJL0MPQO44

This is the thread it was in originally...
http://steamcommunity.com/app/209000/discussions/0/648811852735860702/
Last edited by EbonHawk; Dec 5, 2013 @ 7:54am
clueless Dec 5, 2013 @ 8:10am 
Originally posted by EbonHawk:
This one talks about Rank 15, but the same should work for 12, right?

It has a bunch of dudes with only one armored guy and no rifles. Try it there. (And you can always come back and get Rank 15 too when you get to it.) And countering is almost required.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MMJL0MPQO44

This is the thread it was in originally...
http://steamcommunity.com/app/209000/discussions/0/648811852735860702/

actually i just got it!
in front of the Royal Hotel
Saregoth's method worked perfectly
CrItical Strike..Jump away..Critical Stike..Jump Away...etc..etc
even here it took me about a dozen attempts but finally nailed it
now..on to R13


EbonHawk Dec 5, 2013 @ 8:29am 
Well...remember that one above for Rank 15. You're gonna need it! ;-)
clueless Dec 5, 2013 @ 10:49am 
Originally posted by EbonHawk:
Well...remember that one above for Rank 15. You're gonna need it! ;-)

yeah..i was blocking it out of my mind until i actually have to do it
i read somewhere on the net that you dont actually have to do all 15 variations in one fight
as long as you hit 50X combo and dont die you can go from one fight to another and pile up the variations that way
dont know if thats true though
Crowlls Dec 5, 2013 @ 10:55am 
That's correct, the 15 variations don't have to be done in the same combo as long as you don't get hit, which is great
clueless Dec 5, 2013 @ 11:08am 
Originally posted by Crowlls:
That's correct, the 15 variations don't have to be done in the same combo as long as you don't get hit, which is great


Originally posted by Crowlls:
That's correct, the 15 variations don't have to be done in the same combo as long as you don't get hit, which is great

not the same combo but do they need to be done in the same fight?
can i do 5 variations in one fight...
move to a new location...
do another 5...move to a third location and the last 5?
Crowlls Dec 5, 2013 @ 11:18am 
No, they have to be on the same fight without getting hit. Variations count as normal strikes, counters, evades, arieal attack, special takedown, bat swarm, multi-ground takedown, disarm and destroy, gadget use, cape stun/ultra stun, beatdowns, ground takedown etc. Avoid turning the electric gloves on because it wil K/O them faster, but other than that just abuse of Batman's general moves and stack up variations!
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chipperMDW Dec 5, 2013 @ 2:40pm 
Rank 15 is supposed to happen all in the same fight, but it seems pretty buggy.

Both times I've gotten it, I haven't actually fulfilled the requirements. I almost fulfilled the requirements in one fight, but didn't quite get there. During my next fight I was nowhere near meeting the requirements, but I earned the rank. It was almost as though the game accidentally merged the results of the two fights. Same thing happened on my next save file.

Also, I'll point out that story mode variation is a lot different from challenge mode variation. In story mode, individual gadgets count toward total variation instead of a separate gadget variation score. In story mode, cape stun counts as a point of variation (doesn't in challenge mode), and jumping over a thug is considered a different move from regular evading and not jumping over a thug (they're the same thing in challenge mode). Plus, as pointed out above, variation is tallied over the course of an entire combat encounter, not just during a single combo.

So a 15 variation fight is a lot easier to get than it sounds.
Last edited by chipperMDW; Dec 5, 2013 @ 2:58pm
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