- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3.25/10 (Estimated Difficulty Poll)
- Offline trophies: 30 (12, 11, 6, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 20+ Hours (Estimated Time to Platinum Poll)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 0. All the bosses can be replayed and you can revisit all the islands after you have completed the game
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty settings, Island size does not affect trophies
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, there are two stacks (NA/EU and JP)
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheat codes
- Additional peripherals required?: N/A
The World of Elysia is under attack and it’s up to you and the other Portal Knights to defeat the Hollow King and save the day! Portal Knights is a Sandbox RPG with Minecraft-like building elements to it that are sure to please adventurers and creators alike. You can play solo, local co-op, or gather your friends online to go on an all out brawl to save the World!
There are two different types of save files with this game; the World save(s) and the Character save(s).
World Save: This is tied to your local system. Whatever happens to your World, be it by you or a friend/co-op partner, will be saved. Whatever is dropped or left on any Island will remain there. If another person comes in and unlocks all the Portals, they will still be unlocked when they leave. Other players will only be able to join you if A) You are showing online on the PS4, B) You are playing online in the actual game, and C) They are on your friends list. Alternatively, you can play local co-op with up to one other person (online/internet is not required for this). You can’t make your world public to the point where randoms and come and go as they please, so you, your Islands, and all your goodies are safe.
Character Save: The Character save is not tied directly to any World. Your levels and inventory will stay with you, no matter where you are. If you reached Level 20 in your World, you can take that same Level 20 character to go play with another person in a different World. If you have a plethora of Titanium Ore on your person, you can join any other World and drop it off for other players (how generous). If you have multiple Worlds created, all of your characters can join any one of them.
Trophies and Co-op: All of the trophies will unlock for all active players except for the Boss-related trophies. These will only unlock for everyone only if you are playing local co-op. Otherwise, they will only unlock for the Host. If you have joined a friend’s world online and defeated the Worm Boss, the trophy for doing so will only unlock for them and not you. You’ll need to fight the Boss again as Host. Along with that, the Adventurer portal credits will count so long as you are the one activating them, no matter what World you’re in. If your friend activates 10 Portals, they’ll get credit for all 10 and you’ll get none. If you activate 5 in your World and 7 in your friend’s World, you’ll get credit for all 12.
Along with the guide, a glossary of where to find all the crafting materials can be found HERE.
There is an item duplication exploit that you can use if you start to run low on any materials and don't want to go out to find them. I did test this and it 100% works. To do it, you need a USB or access to the PS Cloud, as well as one other person. The exploit can be found here.
If you are playing purely for trophies, I highly recommend turning off the Emote Wheel (Settings - Controls - Manual Settings). The default button for this is which will cause a few headaches here and there, especially during boss fights. There’s nothing like getting slapped in the face by a flaming egg because your character decided he wanted to do a little dance instead of rolling out of the way...
When you start the game, you’ll be given a choice between three classes: Archer, Mage, and Warrior. Personally, I found the range classes (Archer and Mage) to be easier to play, especially in regards to the bosses, but all 3 are more than capable of getting you to Platinum without issue, so really it’s what play style you prefer (up close beating face or far away pew-pewing to death). For more information regarding the classes, their specs, and talents, please see this post. Along with this, the videos provided for the boss fights highlight all 3 classes so if you are having any trouble with Whack-No-Worm, Evasionist, or Can’t Touch This, please see those trophies for assistance.
The steps below are in the recommended order to make getting the Platinum trophy easier. There is no one set way to play, so if you find yourself taking a different path, it’s not the end of the world. This is purely a recommendation.
Step 1: Complete the game while opening all Portals, visiting all the Islands, placing a Workbench on each of them, and upgrading all your work-stations
This step requires you to basically just play through the game. You’ll need to open most of the Portal on your way to fighting the final boss, so just make sure you don’t miss any. You’ll also be upgrading most of your work-stations as you play so you can craft better Armor, Weapons, Potions, etc. For more information on where you should be putting yours points with your chosen character, please see this post here.
After this step, you will have earned:
- Man Made
- Baby Steps
- Dragon Slayer
- Ghost Buster
- Level Up!
- Level 10!
- On the other side…
- A Happening
- Great Explorer
- Master Smith
- Master of Magic
- Level 20!
- Mass Production
- Portal Knight
Step 2: Defeat the three bosses with the special requirements for their respective trophies.
If you haven’t already, you’ll now want to go back and fight the three bosses again while fulfilling the special requirements for their additional trophies. The first two bosses will be a breeze at Level 30, but the final boss will still take some strategy. Videos for all three bosses being solo’d with all three characters have been provided under their respective trophies.
After this step, you will have earned:
- Can’t Touch This
Step 3: Grind mining blocks, World Events, and create/wear Fluffy’s Armor.
This step will take you the longest as it is the most grindy. If you haven’t earned them already, you’ll want to finish mining your 54k blocks and 200 Events. The only trophy you should be missing after those is to equip Fluffy’s Armor and eat a carrot.
Finish up these and you’ll earn:
- World Changing
- Dedicated Knight
- Down the Rabbit Hole
- Ultimate Portal Knight