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You get a bonus for finishing the level undetected even if you use distractions, so adding Distracted, Undetected, and Terrorized bonuses to the points for getting kills and hiding bodies is silly -- you can get those points regardless of whether or not you kill the guards. The special kills that give you more brutality options and more points all have to ...


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Even when not searching, dogs have a wider sense radius about them than humans. Unless they are asleep, it is impossible to sneak up on one undetected. However you have a small window of opportunity to sneak in and kill the dog. As I recall when sniffing you can get behind them and then walk right up to them and do the dog kill with X. The trick is to not ...


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Trying to fight a Stalker with your sword is suicide. Unfortunately stealth kills are also out, as you've noted. Many types of lethal Ninja gear will do in a Stalker, but my favorite is probably the Hisomu Terror Dart. It's easy to hit them with this from a distance and remain undetected. Remember that you can also return to any equipment selection ...


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It doesn't have to be unlocked, but it will only work in certain cases. Assuming you're using the Xbox pad, just get (really) close to him, stealthy, and press the B (instead of X) button to steal instead of kill him. ...


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Elite Guards are the first of a couple of different types of enemy that are immune to instant-kill quick-time-event attacks. That said, you can "stun" them and then instant kill them with certain equipment: Caltrops (although they must walk over them) Spike Mines (again, they must walk over them) Smoke Bombs (only if upgraded with the "choking gas" ...


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It is possible to avoid the first dog without alerting it or even having the yellow "interest" circle appear. You need to be on the right hand wall and as the dog travels to the far left, you can swing down and under and continue to the right along the roof without alerting the dog. In terms of the "no alarms raised" bonus, you should see the red text with ...


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The game is designed for you to decide how you run through each level - there is no separate mode for being stealthy, or for killing everything you see. Short from clearing your save data, I'm unaware of any other way of removing the upgrades you have bought while running through the game the first time.


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If you are using the Path Of Might or Path Of Wisdom costume, Focus does not stop time. Could be because of that. Source: http://markoftheninja.wikia.com/wiki/Costumes


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In fact, terrorized guards behave extremely predictably (as least, this is on the PC version). All terrorized guards behave essentially the same. They will alternate between looking left and right regularly (NOT erratically). They will slowly move along the entire platform they are on. If there's a ramp on the platform, they will walk on it when they ...


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I don't remember the dart trap one, but I do remember the spike trap one: it's unavoidable, barring future patches to the stalker's AI. Even if you distract her, eventually she'll return to her usual patrol path and commit suicide. Whether or not full pacifist is possible depends on how you're counting it. My memory is a bit hazy now, but it seems that ...


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When the dog is not alerted, entering its sniff radius will distract it. Once it is distracted, however, dogs behave similarly to humans, i.e. they only see in front of them. Thus, the ideal way to deal with dogs is to distract them on the opposite side (usually with some noise) then sneak up behind them. Or you can ambush them from above of below with ...


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Why just sneak, or just kill... do both (in this order)! Undetected 200 points /// Distracted 150 points /// Terrorized 300 points /// Fancy kill 600 points /// Hide Body 250 points /// Max/guard = 1500 points Ofc with most guards you can't manage the petafecta, but the max points/guard you can get is 1500 points. Undetected = Having a guard walk past you ...


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I got this one with no trouble, and I saw a status update for each one. For the most part, I knocked the bombs down using darts, and then attracted a guard/stalker's attention with another dart to get them to walk over it. I believe these were the "Indirect Kill" type when they were scored. According to some feedback left in the comments, this ...


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No, alerting the dogs does not cause you to lose the "no alerts" 3,000 points bonus.


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Both the Path of Wisdom and Path of Might costumes prevent your Focus from stopping time.


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Don't use "E" button. Instead use right mouse click. And once the animation begins with mouse (the show which way to pull it) once again pull it and right click it.


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Elite guards must be disabled, a special status effect granted by poisonous smoke bombs and caltrops, before they can be killed silently. Often, it is easier to use distraction items to get past them, but that does not mean silent kills are un-doable.


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The Terror Dart. Always the Terror Dart. Probably 80% of my game was Path of Nightmares and the Terror Dart. The thing about the Terror Dart is that it works against all enemies, including the late-game enemies that have multiple detection abilities. Some lethal gear requires that the enemy move first, which is not always ideal. Some of the other ...


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Generally speaking, distraction items have higher utility than lethal items. Firecrackers draw attention away from you, allowing you to either sneak up on an enemy or bypass them entirely. Alchemical lights perform a similar function, distracting guards who are facing the light. At the same time, they also blind night-vision goggles, although this is a ...


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I routinely kill as many soldiers as possible, and I also try to maximize the number of soldiers I terrorize, and the amount of collateral damage they cause. I know a couple of my friends (Mana in particular) play the game without killing any soldiers at all, and I consistently score higher than them on the leaderboards. I think this is because there are ...


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I spared the two stalkers at the dart trap by 1) briefly stepping into the light so they get distracted 2) immediately jumping up and left to the wall 3) jump to the right, over their heads, as they approach 4) wait until they duck down into the grate to search for me 5) safely triggering the dart trap It might work better with distraction tools. I wasn't ...


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It depends on what you define as full pacifist. In those places, there will be deaths that you don't cause. It most likely can't be avoided. However, those deaths won't count in the end screen, against your score. So it's possible to finish every level as a pacifist, from the game's "point of view". But it's not really possible to finish the game without ...


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Terrified guards tend to wander off elevated platforms, killing themselves. They'll also fire their weapons randomly, injuring or killing other guards. They do have a tendency to turn at just the worst possible moment, so you're generally better off surprising them from above or below. The Path of Nightmares costume will cause any guard who finds a ...


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In addition to what agent86 has mentioned, it is also possible to knock Stalkers down using the Rising Snake spin kick (up + attack). This opens up the stalker to death by falling, or to a Peasant's Death kill. However, note that Stalkers will only be susceptible to these on every third knock down. This approach feels less like "cheating" to me, and is ...


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Your best bet for getting high scores are to get undetected, distracted, and then terrorize them before giving them that special kill... The last armor you unlock makes this super easy, and the fully upgraded hisomu dart is amazing for crowd control.


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I stealthed one level for the achievement, and as I recall my bonuses were much less than when I went around murdering people. Repeatedly.



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