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Niffelheim ~ Trophy Guide and Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 4.5/10
- Offline trophies: 36 (18, 13, 4, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 30+ Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 1 - Ascendant of Ragnar Lodbrok
- Glitched trophies: None, but the Portal to Asgard is glitched. If not careful, you’ll need to play through the game twice to get all of the trophies (see Step 3 below for more information)
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, there is an EU and an NA stack
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheat codes
- Additional peripherals required?: No
The land you choose to play on doesn't matter. They all have the same Dungeon-types and the same resources available. The character you choose will be up to your play-style. Their breakdowns are as follows:
Viking: 150 HP, 2 Armor, 3 Strength - Hunger bar depletes slow
Valkyrie: 80 HP, 10 Armor, 1 Strength - Slowest depleting hunger bar out of all the characters
Berserker: 125 HP, 0 Armor, 6 Strength - Hunger bar depletes the fastest out of all the characters
Shaman: 150 HP, 5 Armor, 1 Strength - Hunger bar depletes quicker than normal
It really depends on how you're planning on playing. The Viking is the best well-rounded character available and since his hunger bar depletes slower than normal, you won't have to spend as much time making sure your character is well fed, so for beginners, that is the recommended character to use.
Periodically, you will be met with 1 of 2 challenges in the game. The first will be an Undead Horde that attacks your Castle and the second is an Ultimatum Quest given to you by the High Priests. Both of these will give you an alert and a countdown timer. When the timer for the Horde reaches 0, they will begin to attack your Castle, so make sure you are well prepared beforehand. When the timer on the Ultimatum reaches 0, one of two things will happen: Either a horde will attack your Castle or you'll be met with a Drought that you need to wait out. Getting the Materials needed for the Ultimatums may be somewhat troublesome, depending on how far into the game you are, so just be prepared to deal with the consequences should you not be able to complete those quests.
You must remain active (pushing different buttons on the controller) or the game will idle itself. When it does, it will automatically pause the game and freeze time. If you're looking to rubberband the analog sticks for Hermit, you won't be able to. Even if the game registers you as running (even if it's just into a wall), it will still idle/pause because you are not actively playing.
Step 1: Start a game with at least one additional AI and/or Human player
There are no trophies associated with this step, but if you’re looking to get the Platinum with one playthrough, you’ll absolutely need to start the game with at least one AI player (or 1 additional Human Player). This is imperative for Access Denied and Conqueror, as both trophies require another “player” to be present. If you do not start the game without another “player”, you won’t be able to add them in later, so you won’t be able to get those two trophies. A small heads up, the addition of another player (especially an AI player) increases the difficulty of your game. You won’t run into them all the time, but they will periodically make their way over to your land and attack your castle. Also, if you go exploring onto their land, you can attack them as well as their castle. It’s just an additional enemy to be aware of. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed by them at any time, you can open up your map with and just teleport back to your castle. If you’re already at your castle, just head inside and heal up as needed.
You want to keep an eye out for the opposing player the entire time you're playing. You'll need them to attack your castle, at which point you will need to deal the killing blow to them while they are still on your land. This will happen randomly so the point at which you get the trophy related for killing them ( Access Denied) will vary for each person.
Step 2: Upgrade your defenses and workstations while also completing the Quests from the Raven, the Priests, and the Beggar
You’re probably looking at Ascendant of Ragnar Lodbrok thinking that should be your main priority, but I assure you, you will have plenty of time to get that trophy, so your first priority will be upgrading everything. You should be able to get this all done before you reach Day 50, but since you need to make it to Day 100 for Hermit anyways, you can take your time with it. Your first priority will be your Defenses and you second priority will be your Work Stations. You need to make sure you are also using the best Armor and Weapons you can, especially if you have the extra AI player mentioned in Step 1 (this way if they try to sneak attack you, you’ll be prepared). You’ll also need high quality weapons as some of the upgrade tiers will require hides from the animals that spawn at night, so just make sure you’re as well equipped as possible.
The list of everything you need for all of the upgrades is provided under Great Architect. It’s recommended you work on each Workstation tier as you go (all Level 1 stations together, then all Level 2 stations together, etc). Same goes with the defenses (Level up each Castle, Wall, and Tower tier together). For the most part, all of the workstations will use the same materials as you upgrade them (Iron Ingot, Boards, etc) so it’s best to do them together. Same with the defenses, each upgrade tier will use the same materials across all 3 builds. You’ll be getting each of the workstations up to Level 5 and the Defenses (Castle, Walls, Towers) up to Level 8. After you’ve finished, you will have earned the following:
Friend to the Priests
Step 3: Open the Portal to Asgard, but DO NOT GO THROUGH IT
If you’ve completed all of the Quests available from the Raven and the Beggar (the list of quests can be found under Ascendant of Ragnar Lodbrok), you will have earned yourself one shard to the Portal to Asgard. You’ll need a total of 22 to open it, though. To get the next 20, you’ll need to make your way into the Mines and the Dungeons to defeat bosses. The Shards don’t have a 100% drop rate from the bosses, it’s more so about a 97%, so there is a chance you’ll have to kill more than 20 to get what you need to rebuild the Portal. Make sure you’re upgrading your gear as go along. The bosses drop Armor and Weapon Scrolls that can be used to craft high quality armor and weapons so you want to stay as "up-to-date" with your gear as possible.
You also want to make sure you go into the Spider Dungeons (locations provided under Spider Lord) so you can kill 30 Spiders alongside the Bosses.
Once you have 21 shards, head to the Portal to place the pieces (locations provided under Ascendant of Ragnar Lodbrok). The 22nd shard is going to be missing (the very center). You’ll need to defeat a very large (and strong) form of the Beggar (Hel) to get that final shard. This is where having the upgraded Armor and Weapons comes into play as this fight is FAR from easy. You can find more information regarding this under Ascendant of Ragnar Lodbrok. After you’ve defeated her, she’ll drop a badass Sword and the portal shard. Pick up the Shard and it’ll automatically place itself on the Portal and then the Portal itself will open.
DO NOT GO THROUGH THE PORTAL!
DO NOT GO THROUGH THE PORTAL!
DO NOT GO THROUGH THE PORTAL!
Seriously, don’t do it. This part of the game is currently bugged and if you go in the Portal, you won’t be able to come back out and if you’re missing anything trophy-related, you’ll need to start a new game to get it. Instead of going through the Portal, exit out of the game and backup your save. After this step, you will earn:
Step 4: Go through the Portal
Once your save is backed up (either via the PS Cloud or USB), go back into the game and head through the Portal. You should be well under 100 days when you do this. Once you’ve gone through the Portal, the following trophies will unlock:
Ascendant of Ragnar Lodbrok
Step 5: Reload your save file and awaken the dragon
Now that you’re back in the non-bugged world, it’s time to awaken the Dragon! The Sword you just received from reopening the Portal is going to help tremendously here. You should still have your Mythic gear from defeating Hel for her shard to the Portal, so you’ll be all set on that front (but be sure to repair it if you need to). Go to the Crypt (locations provided under Dragon Lord for each land). You’ll need to kill a few waves of skeletons before a large Skeleton boss appears. When he does, burn him down (it’ll go by quick with that Sword). Once he’s down, a door will open on the back wall, revealing a chest. Pick up the Dragon’s Bearer inside. From here, you need to get 2 living sheep (using traps) and have 1,000 Gold on you. You can easily get the Gold needed by selling everything in your inventory at the store. Since you no longer need the scrolls and high quality materials for crafting, you can make some good money off of it all. When you have everything, head to Temple City and go inside the building on the right. Choose to awaken the dragon. After this step, you will earn:
Step 6: Clean-up
Now that all the big tasks are done, it’s time to do some clean up until you reach Day 100. If you still need to kill Skeletons for Sword Master, please see that trophy for the Dungeon locations in each land that have a plethora of Skeletons for you to take down. You’ll also want to focus on killing the Skeletons/animals (except for the Buffalo and Bears) that appear at night with your Dragon to get its kill count up to 100. If the Dragon kills a Buffalo or Bear, it won’t count towards your totals for Cowboy and Bear Handler (respectively) so make sure you are dealing the killing blows to those two animals until you get those two trophies. Afterwards, you can use the Dragon to kill everything.
If you need to, you’ll also want to craft items at the Forge, Kitchen, and Alchemy station to get the crafted items for those workstations up to 100. It’s unlikely you mined 100 Gold Ore (unless you were actively trying to) so you’ll need to spend some time down in the mines to finish that off as well. If you have not consumed the 10000HP required for Healer, you can craft some Weak healing potions and stand in a gas cloud in the mines to build that up. If you weren’t keeping an eye out for them on your initial travels, you’ll need to keep an eye out for the graves so you can loot them and pick up the Charms inside (you’ll need to loot a total of 10, see Grave Robber for more information).
The last thing you'll need to do is collect your opposing player's Totem. With the Sword you got from opening the Portal to Asgard, you'll easily be able to take down their defenses and, in turn, destroy their Totem. So make your way over to their land ruin their day. See Conqueror for more information.
After you’ve finished cleaning up all of the miscellaneous trophies, you will have earned:
Legend of Niffelheim