- Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10 (Trophy Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 15 (13, 2)
- Online trophies: 4 (4 )
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 25 hours SP and 20 min for online. (Estimated Time to 100%)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 for Campaign and a few maps for online.
- Number of missable trophies: None.
- Glitched trophies: None.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, you must beat the game on Normal.
- Do trophies stack?: No.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available.
- Extra equipment needed?: A 2nd controller, see the tips below, but unnecessary.
Skulls of the Shogun is a strategy RPG turn based game developed by 17-BIT and is inspired by Advance Wars which you will control an army of undead samurai to beat the other undead armies.
The first mission is a tutorial on how to play the game and later on some missions it have another kind of new ability and training unlocked. Meanwhile, beat the story, challenges and online trophies because they will serve as an extra tutorial on how to move around the maps, what the different spells do and how to use the different units, etc. This will make playing the campaign much easier. Once you are done with your normal playthrough, change the difficulty to easy and get any of the gold skulls you missed on your normal run (which is probably most of them).
Step 1 - Complete Single Player
Play through the five stages of the story to get familiar with the game rules and know what each unit can do as normal and as a demon which each has a strong and weak points, so you can use your own strategy to win.
Step 2 - Complete Story Challenges
Do the story mode challenges on Easy to get the 60 gold skulls with your fixed general Aakamoto. Ignore the Forgotten Island bonus challenges for now, which contain 12 skulls.
Step 3 - Complete Multiplayer
Do the Multiplayer for which there are only 4 trophies that require going online, but you can get them in a private local match with applying a host by pressing , or by using a 2nd controller which will make life easier and with my method in the Tips section you will get 9-10 trophies in 1 go.
Step 4 - Complete the Forgotten Islands on Normal, then Easy
Now finally do the Forgotten Island bonus stage on Normal to get Make Lava, Not War, then do its challenges to get what left of gold skulls you forgot or left it for latter because they are super max hard to get, please see Make Lava, Not War for more info on why this Bonus stage is hard and Forgotten Island bonus stage section for the guide itself.
1 - You have 4 slots to save, so use them as you like, but it's better to save at the beginning of the map. Make a 2nd save when you have progressed a bit, but when you feel confident about what you're doing, make a 3rd one when have you used all your 5 orders, so end your turn and save. Only use this way if you're in a situation where one of your highly important troops is hidden in the bamboo grass and the enemy has a chance of killing it. Wait until your next turn and see if yours is alive, if no then reload.
2 - Saving and loading are very fast, so you don’t even feel you need to blink and the game is ready. You can save in SP and local Deathmatch and TDM, but not in ranked.
3 - There are 2 types of grass, a green one which is the Bamboo grass, it gives your hidden unit in it and aviation of 20% which you can miss a hit from ONi or your enemy's. The second grass is a red one that has needles which if you or an enemy is standing in front and you or the enemy got pushed to it will take an 1 or 2 points of damage, so be careful if it's behind you.
4 - Use the environment for your advantage. If an enemy is standing beside a cliff/high place or the river, then it will fall to its doom if pushed, even if its health is 30 points like the fully meditated general or demon. Be careful where you stand or else the same can happen to you.
5 - There are 2 potions: 1 red potion which gives you a bonus attack strength and 1 green potion which gives you a bonus health and regeneration which both of them remain to the end, even if that unit dies, eat its skull and you will gain its power either from you or the enemy. Also, when you capture something and remain standing on or back to it, you will regenerate your health next round.
6 - Upgrading your Monks. The best monk is the Salamander. When the Salamander reaches Lv 3 from eating 3 Skulls, it can unleash a Thunderstorm in a large space to hit everyone in range. He has the longest range of all units with a deadly fire ball or a shield of lighting that can deflect enemy hits and damage them, plus he can summon ONI to kill enemies or you.
7 - Upgrading your General. If your General is dead from normal ways or by falling of a cliff, then it's game over. The same applies to the Generals enemy, but it's better to let him meditate for 2 full health lines, then eat 3 skulls which will increases your life and transform you into a demon which unlocks a trophy too. The normal General can attack 2 times, but the demon will attack 3 times, yet remember you can move only only once.
8 - The best strategy is to use a Spirit Wall, this needs at least 2 units beside each other. Use 3 Horse units (because they have the highest movement range) and position 3 archers units behind them then a healing Lv3 Monk and 1 Salamander. This is a deadly way to hunt each of the enemy units and kill 3 to 8 in each round if all ranged units are demons.
9 - If you have a 2nd controller or someone to play with you, then go into Multiplayer, choose the local MP option, select a color and press to add yourself as a host. Repeat the process with the 2nd controller then you will be able control 4 armies at once, this way will give you 9 trophies in 1 go. Finally, choose the Ashful Abyss map. See the Guide itself for my video: (LINK). Using my method takes 20 minutes and will get you all the hard trophies, some of them are for Monks and online which are really hard, but with this way they become very easy.
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