I'm a level 1... human, I assume? I have a lovely little sword that does 6 points of damage (1+5), and have 450 hit points.

The first enemy I face is a "Level 1 Shade". He has a dark, ominous-looking sword that does 20 points of damage. (Ok, that's cool, I have free will and a lot of patience.) But he has 4000 hit points.

Let me once again point out that my sword does 6 points damage. While it's possibly a nod to a shade's demonic nature that I must stike him 666 times to kill him, I can't help but wonder if something is amiss.

To put it in perspective, if you assume you get about 4 strikes in each time you have a "break", you need to break 166 rounds of attacks to beat him. (Yeah, yeah, less scratches and stabs, but C'MON.)

Did I somehow inadvertantly activate the "Wish you'd never bought an ipad" difficulty setting?

UPDATE: It was basically a glitch. Perhaps I quit the app at a bad time, but what happened was that I'd been converted to the weak, post-tutorial character with 400 HP and no infinity blade, but I was still facing the tutorial characters who have 4000 HP like you do in the intro.

SOLUTION: You have to create an all new character in the options menu under "character slots". Resetting thy our existing character won't fix it.

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    Maybe you are supposed to lose to him? It's almost impossible to beat the God King in your first playthrough of Infinity Blade.
    – au revoir
    Dec 2, 2011 at 17:43
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    @Jason, that occurred to me based on the phoenix-y theme in the original. Tried it and cycled back - still impossibly powerful.
    – Jaydles
    Dec 2, 2011 at 18:33
  • This happened to me too on my phone. Fix worked as described. I think it's a bug. I first played on my iPad until I beat the chick at the top of the mountain who answers your question. Maybe it's a game center glitch.
    – user16153
    Dec 8, 2011 at 18:31

2 Answers 2


No, it's not supposed to have that many hit points: in the first rebirth, no enemy exceeds 600 hit points (with most clocking in around 400-500).

In the first Infinity Blade, you could unlock the negative bloodline by doing things in a specific way. You may have inadvertently unlocked an ultra-ultra hardcore based on your actions during the first area. You may want to try creating a new character and noting what you do. If you remember what specific you did the first time (like say, lost to a specific foe), try doing things differently.


From my experience, the first enemy after the tutorial is not supposed to have that many hitpoints.

It was an easily beatable enemy, although I can't remember who or what exactly it was.

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    This is my experience as well. I don't remember how powerful he was, but I didn't have any problem defeating him.
    – Adeese
    Dec 2, 2011 at 22:46

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