Dishonored is a first person action adventure game with stealth mechanics, developed by Arkane studios and published by Bethesda.

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What's the best strategy to keep the chaos low?

I know that having a high chaos would cause the game to be more difficult. So I'm wondering how could I keep it low and avoid killing methods that would raise the chaos.
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Why shouldn't I murder all the things?

Playing through Dishonored, I sort of decided that my first go through of the game I would just murder every enemy in sight. Apparently, the game really wants me to NOT stab everyone in the face, and ...
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What's special about White Rats?

I got my first bone charm. Awesome! Unfortunately, I have no clue why it's supposed to be useful. The Albino Whalebone Charm increases the chance of encountering White Rats. I have no idea why this ...
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Do White Bolts NOT Count as Being Detected?

Can anyone confirm, for sure, that having an enemy get just the 'white bolts' over their head does NOT count as being detected (for the "Ghost" achievement)? I've read places where people say that, ...
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What are the consquences of poisoning the Bottle Street Gang's elixir for the Gentleman Callers quest?

The first mission of the game, High Overseer Campbell, has an optional side quest called Gentleman Callers. The second part of the quest is to poison the elixir the Bottle Street Gang. I'd like to ...
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What's the easiest/fastest way to kill a tallboy?

It seems that aiming at their back, right in the whale oil tanks, is pretty efficient. But it's not always easy to reach one of these 3 weak points, especially when the tallboy is patrolling (walking ...
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Do unconscious victims wake up? How long does it take?

In Dishonored, one way of playing is to knock enemies unconscious either by choking them or shooting them with a Sleep Dart. Do these characters later wake up and resume walking around? I'm not sure ...
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How can I change from being a murderous cretin?

I started playing through dishonored killing everything in sight. I used this as a moment of catharsis for Corvo, and started to creep around, trying to get my Chaos back to the good side. The ...
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Do “Bodies Found” Count Against Ghosting?

Does anyone know if an enemy discovering the body of one of his sleeping comrades counts against you for a "Ghost" run? i.e. Not if they get any bolts in the 'detected' meter over their head, but if ...
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Will Blink 2 (II) prevent me from getting the achievement Mostly Flesh and Steel?

Mostly Flesh and Steel Finish the game without purchasing any supernatural powers or enhancements, besides Blink I've just finished the game without purchasing anything besides Blink and ...
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How do I sheathe my weapons?

So I'm currently in the Boyle Estate party and people keep telling me to put my weapons away, but I've no idea how. I've had a quick look through the controls to see if there is a way to bind a ...
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Which is a better early game choice for a Stealth/Nonlethal character, Agility or Possession?

My first time through Dishonored, I'm playing the way I played Deus Ex - silent and compassionate. I've got a couple runes and I've just met Granny Rags, so I'm not very far into the game at all. ...
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Do unconcious people who fall in water die?

I have successfully performed a non-lethal take down, but the body fell into the water. If I am going for one of the no kills achievements, do I need to worry about them drowning?
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Do I need to stash unconscious Weeper bodies to save them from rats?

Related: How do I prevent rats from eating a corpse that I left unattended? Also, is this a bad thing? I have been playing compassionately and I know that when rats devour a body it counts as a kill ...
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How do I prevent rats from eating a corpse that I left unattended? Also, is this a bad thing?

I was on my way to a mission objective, when I was suddenly jumped by assassins. Luckily, a couple of friendly thugs helped me kill them. After I killed them all, I dumped their bodies in the same, ...
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What are the different endings in Dishonored?

In Dishonored the game as I am escaping the prison, I got a prompt that warned me: Using stealth and nonlethal approach has benefits. Fewer rats and weepers, some people react favorably, and ...
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How many rats does it take to get to the center of a corpse-pop?

I'm starting a ghost/non-lethal run of Dishonored and I know I need to avoid rats eating my victims. I've noticed that single rats do not appear to go after corpses, but big swarms definitely do. So ...
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Does using Shadow Kill lower your chaos level?

I've read that killing more NPCs and leaving the bodies in plain sight increases your overall chaos level. Since Shadow kill leaves no bodies behind (at max level), does that lower your chaos score? ...
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Shadow kill, does it remove loot from bodies?

I was thinking about using shadow kill (level 2) but will it remove the loot from the dead persons body? (i.e them carrying 50 coins, if I shadow kill them will I not be able to loot it?)
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Are there any side effects to drinking alcohol?

What's the effect of drinking alcohol? Does it refill the life gauge? Are there any side effects (such as troubled vision or troubled controls) by drinking a certain amount of it?
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What's the effect of blowing candles?

I know it doesn't change anything about visibility, since Dishonored doesn't make any use of lights and shadows. So does it change anything wheter I blow the candles or not ?
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Which NPCs are considered hostiles, and which are considered civilians? Also, does killing a civilian add more chaos compared to killing a hostile?

At the end of a mission, the mission stats will state how many 'hostiles', and how many 'civilians' you killed. Which NPCs are considered hostiles, and which are considered civilians? Is there any ...
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Can you use the darkness to hide?

In many stealth games you can hide, and lay bodies in the shadows / dark places to remain undetected. Can you do this in Dishonored, or the only thing that counts is cover behind objects?
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Will killing animals ruin achievements?

Can I kill animals, such as the dogs, and still get the achievements? I'm looking at one achievement that says I can kill "no one". I'm not sure if that includes the animals or not.
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What is minimum amount of magic and upgrade use needed to beat the game, including all collectibles and ghost run?

This question started out asking whether a no-magic, no-upgrades pacifist and ghost runs are possible at all, but now that it seems to be confirmed as impossible, I'm expanding the scope to be more ...
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Are there benefits for achieving max chaos?

I was playing Dishonored and for now, it seems to encourage stealth. Is there a benefit of going for max chaos? ie. killing anyone I see and making evil choices. Are there unique items? Quests ...
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How many skills/items/upgrades can I buy in a single playthrough?

I just started Dishonored last night and I was wondering, just how far can I get in the tech tree in a single playthrough? Can I buy everything? Are there branches that cut each other off or simply ...
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How to find Jelly's share safe combination?

It seems obvious that is has something to do with the bottles on the shelves behind the safe. I don't know if it's due to my brightness configuration (perhaps too dark), but I wasn't able to see ...
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Do Tallboys count as found bodies, and how do I hide them if so?

I encountered Tallboys on Lady Boyle's Last Party, blink-jumped behind them and assassinated them, making the frame drop to the ground. I could not, however, find any body to hide left amongst the ...
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Why is everybody suddenly scared of me at Lady Boyle's Last Party?

I am at Lady Boyle's Last Party, I have an invitation and everything. After taking great pains to blend in with the guests, and quietly incapacitating most of the waitstaff and the watchman guarding ...
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Can I get Dishonored to stop asking for admin access whenever I run it?

Every time I run Dishonored under Steam I get a pop up asking me for my Administrator password (I run as a normal user account, I imagine a UAC prompt would come up if I was running as Admin). I think ...
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Does choosing to complete optional missions affect the level of Chaos in the city?

I have just gotten a mission from Granny Rags to poison the Bottle Street Gang's black market elixir with the guts of a diseased rat, which will cause anyone who drinks the mixture to develop the ...
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Different mark on Dauds hand?

In Knife of Dunwall when using Void Gaze and looking towards a Rune or Bone Charm, what is the symbol on Dauds hand, and why is it different from the Outsiders mark?
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When possession ends, does the victim automatically detect you if you're in their FOV?

I was going for ghost in a level, and had no way across a courtyard. I ended up possessing one of the guards as he was going past, then going towards the door. The possession ended just shy of the ...
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Weird bug with Corvo's equipment

In my Dishonored playthrough on PC, I just completed the Flooded District mission and, of course, I went to retrieve Corvo's equipment. I succeeded and for a while I could still use every weapon I ...
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Is Dishonored an open-world game?

I was considering whether or not to buy Dishonored, and watching gameplay of it on Youtube, when a thought popped into my head: is Dishonored free-roam? Can you go anywhere you want, similarly to ...
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What's the point of Shadow Kill?

If killing with Shadow Kill still raises the chaos level then what's the point of Shadow Kill? Does it produce less chaos then leaving a body lying around?
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Can I complete optional Tasks later?

In Dishonored, can you complete optional tasks after completing a mission? I've just killed the first assassination target and am about to climb in the boat, however there is an optional task for the ...
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Survivors in Dishonored

Is there any reason not to put Survivors asleep in Dishonored? Any sort of reward or motivation? Also, do they count against you for the Ghost trophy and/or having someone alerted to your presence? ...
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How do I 'cook' a grenade?

I've seen references in more than one place to 'cook' a grenade, i.e. shorten it's fuse length. But I haven't seen any references in game to doing so, or more importantly, how to do so. How do you ...
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Is there a way to increase the ammo capacity for Sleep Darts?

I see the upgrade to increase bolt capacity for normal bolts, but not sleep bolts. I didn't know if the sleep bolt might be a blueprint that I missed or have yet to come upon, but it seemed strange ...
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Where is the Hound Pit key?

In Dishonored I want to talk to Sokolov before leaving for Dunwall Tower. Where can I find the key to the hound pit?
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I choked a quest NPC in Dishonored. Am I in trouble?

I choked a quest NPC - do I need to do the whole level again or can I do something to wake her up?
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What is Blink-Jumping?

In a comment on a different question, LessPop_MoreFizz mentioned Blink-Jumping. What is Blink-Jumping? How do you do it?
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What happens if Slackjaw is killed in Mission 3?

For the heck of it, after playing through Dishonored with a (nearly) no-kill philosophy, I started a second playthrough of the game, being as ridiculously violent as possible. Therefore, when I got to ...
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Why did Delilah try to kill Daud?

In the first Dishonored add-on, the witch Delilah Daud is warned by the Outsider and goes after her, defeating her in the second add-on, but not before it is revealed that So, why was Delilah ...
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Can I bind a key to enable a certain power?

Selecting Dark Vision on the hotbar everytime I want to enable/disable it is pretty annoying. Is it possible to bind a key to toggle this power, e.g. by editing one of the ini file?
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Does shadow kill increase amount of plague in the city?

So I have been reading some Q/A here on gaming.stackexchange for dishonored and in the middle of it I thought to myself "Does shadow killing increase the amount of weepers, rats and overall plague in ...
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Where are all of the Sokolov paintings for “Art Dealer”?

There is an achievement for collecting all of the Sokolov paintings. What are all of their locations, and what do they even look like? Art Dealer Collect all the Sokolov paintings
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Will Wall of Light Kills count as your kill?

There are achievements that require not killing any enemy during a mission or even the whole game. But, also, there are parts of the game where you can rewire the Walls of Light in order to be able ...