How do you unlock this achievement?

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seacows
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How do you unlock this achievement?

Postby seacows » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:19 pm

I'm having a lot of trouble unlocking this achievement. Are there any tips to unlocking this achievement? I swear I fulfilled the pre-requisites for this many times, but I never get completion of the achievement. Any help would be appreciated.

This is for the Stealth Cruiser

Bird of Prey - Destroy a ship at full health during a single cloak in the Stealth Cruiser
icepick
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Re: How do you unlock this achievement?

Postby icepick » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:38 pm

You have to completely kill a ship from full health to nothing within a single cloak. So if your weapons fire and your cloak goes down then you won't get it.
NWade
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Re: How do you unlock this achievement?

Postby NWade » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:32 pm

I haven't played much with the cloak yet, but my guess would be that you want:
1) Max cloak
2) The add-on that lets you charge & fire weapons while cloaked
3) The weapon pre-igniter (start an engagement with your weapons already fully charged)
4) A bunch of missile launchers (so you can ignore shields), or perhaps a bunch of burst lasers & anti-ship drones (?)
5) Find an automated ship (these, in my playthroughs so far, tend to be the weakest ships in early-to-middle sectors)

Good luck!

--Noel
icepick
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Re: How do you unlock this achievement?

Postby icepick » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:46 pm

You don't near anywhere near that much stuff... :p

I think I just had cloak level 2 and a third weapon? Was lucky enough to find an unshielded drone with 6 health.

(shrug)
Eyjio
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Re: How do you unlock this achievement?

Postby Eyjio » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:29 pm

There's a super easy way to do this, which I figured out after getting really annoyed at it (I swear I've done it a few times now).

1) Play on Easy, immediately upgrade cloak with your 30 scrap.
2) Try to find an automated drone with no shields in sector 1. They have 5 HP.
3) Wait for weapons to charge.
4) Pause, engage stealth
5) Unpause, pause again immediately, target all weapons (mini beam needs to cross 3 centre rooms)

Done. It's annoying but fast.
Genereaver
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Re: How do you unlock this achievement?

Postby Genereaver » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:56 pm

Eyjio wrote:There's a super easy way to do this, which I figured out after getting really annoyed at it (I swear I've done it a few times now).

1) Play on Easy, immediately upgrade cloak with your 30 scrap.
2) Try to find an automated drone with no shields in sector 1. They have 5 HP.
3) Wait for weapons to charge.
4) Pause, engage stealth
5) Unpause, pause again immediately, target all weapons (mini beam needs to cross 3 centre rooms)

Done. It's annoying but fast.

I've done exactly this, but still don't have the achievement. What gives?
Apollysis
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Re: How do you unlock this achievement?

Postby Apollysis » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:58 pm

From what I gather you have to be cloaked when the fight ends so upgrading cloak is essential. When I got it I found that I only unlocked the achievement once the enemy ship had fully exploded and I was still cloaked otherwise it does not seem to count.
TJJ
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Re: How do you unlock this achievement?

Postby TJJ » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:53 am

The only constraint is that you must be cloaked when the damage is dealt.

If you fire lasers (or anything with a flight time), and cloak before the shots hit - they'll be considered as hitting while cloaked.

Also, subsequent damage from fire is acceptable.


Consequently it can be achieved with stock equipment :

Fire laser
Engage cloak a split second before the bolts hit.
Then, immediately fire beam.
If that isn't enough, hope that fires take hold to finish the job.

There's a thread on here documenting my fluking of this achievement against a shielded mantis cruiser.
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