Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew – Dread Vine’s Cove / Badges

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Contains Spoilers!!! This guide describes how to obtain most (more under Info) badges for Dread Vine’s Cove.

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Some badges are so straight forward that they’re not specified in this guide

If something important is missing, let me know!

Island Badges

Hey, We Can See Each Other!

Stand on 3 Inquisition Towers at the same time

Alcoba Azul

Dive into this hidden grotto with a crewmate who can swim

It’s not easy making a screenshot where you clearly see the grotto, but if you look around in the area with the red circle, you will quickly spot it.

Highly Volatile

Kill 10 or more guards with Fear Fruit environment kills in one mission

The easiest should be to do this on the mission Suleidy’s Cure because there are 7 Fear Fruits on the map, 5 as mission objectives and 2 that are permanently on the map (near the Dreadvine in the center).

Silence the Custodes!

Kill 7 Custodes in one mission

In some missions (for example Fruits Of Her Labor), right in front of the Dreadvine (The big wooden Skull in the center of the Island) are 3 more Custodes in addition to the 4 that are guarding the tears.

Feeding the Dread

Throw 20 Bodies into the gulch around the Dreadvine

For this, you need to throw the bodies somewhere in the chasm surrounding the Dreadvine (The big wooden Skull in the center of the Island). I recommend using Gaëlle for this mission, just in case you’re not able to kill and not hide enough bodies in the proximate area, so you can quickly carry more bodies there.

Cliff Racer

Reach the highest point on the island

Gaëlle is neccessary for this. I recommend doing this with Teresa to progress her badge The Crow Flies (Visit all highest points of all Islands).

Fruits of Her Labor

Sinister Thought’s

Collect all memory fragments

You can collect all of them in one go, they do not dissapear after you completed your objective.

No More Experiments

Kill all the guards inside the research outpost

Straight forward. Do not knock them out, kill everyone. I recommend killing the ones guarding the entries as well, just to be sure.

Firekeeper

Don’t extinguish any lights

Remember, guards carrying lamps also count here. So if you kill one of them, do not walk over/near their bodies or might extinguish the light by accident.

Pickpocket

Steal the key without attacking any Kindred

This one is quite easy, since you’re allowed to kill all the other guards and then simply distract the Kindreds.

Bark and Bramble

Trouble At the Beach

Don’t take Afia, Suleidy, John or Pinkus on this mission

Without Suleidy’s Cover Seeds, it’s quite hard doing this with only a few kills, so my recommendation would be to build a team without the specified characters and go ham and kill as many guards as needed.

Beach Safety

Don’t attack any guard on the beach

For this, Suleidy and her Cover Seeds might be the best choice here. Other than that, distractions is what you need. So Gaëlle’s Firecracker or Afia’s Time Freeze are also good options here. John’s Anchor Down is also always a good option if you leave tracks in sand. With his upgraded skill Pull Down you can also hide your whole team in the Below.

I’m Going In Alone

Only one crewmate is allowed to set foot on the beach

While it might be the obvious choice to take Suleidy for this, I would recommend using either Toya with his upgraded skill Shadow Swap or John, so you can quickly hide when guards are spotting your tracks in the sand.

Also helpful for this is, that you can still place your other teammates on the walls at the beach, meaning you can still take Suleidy with you and throw Cover Seeds right where you need them or distract guards with Gaëlle’s Firecracker. Alternatively you can simply take Pinkus with do everything on the beach and Quentin to get quickly get him out with Treasure Rod.

3-2-1 Relic!

Grab all 3 relic pieces at the same time

The easy way here is to simply kill every guard surrounding the relics. Than you can place your team in front of every relic and use shadow mode to interact with them at the same time.

Haggling With a Plant

Cliff Jumpers

Don’t use any Bridges

The intended way to do this is to use the lower cliffs that are on each of the islets. They have a lot of bushes and you can jump to the next one up until the one with the pearl on it.

Alternatively you could use the Wombo Combo which is shooting teammates with Gaëlle’s Kanol and then reeling her in with Quentin’s Treasure Rod. But honestly, it’s a lot more work to do it this way.

Prognosticar From Afar

Only one crewmate is allowed to enter the islet with the Black Pearl

I recommend doing this with either Afia or John, since they basically use their skills to move without being seen, which would make it quite easy to get past the Prognosticar.

Alternatively, if you want to kill him, simply take Teresa with you and provoke him from afar.

Three Against One

Defeat the Magistratus and his 2 lackeys using only a single crewmate and without raising alarm

The description here is a little misleading. You are allowed to distract any of those guards with any character, but you have to kill everyone of them with a single character. For the killing I recommend either Suleidy, Toya or Gaëlle with her upgraded skill, because those are the fastest melee kills. John is also a viable option, since his Anchor Up kill immediatly hides bodies. But alternatively, I recommend taking Suleidy in your team for 2 reasons: She can quickly hide bodies with Cover Seeds and she can send single guards away with Wander Dust. To complement this, I also recommend Afia and her Time Freeze to distract the other guard.

Quick Summary: A good setup is Toya for the kills, Suleidy for sending guards away and hiding bodies and Afia to distract one of the guards.

Suleidy’s Cure

Comfort Food

Feed the Dread Vine 8 bodies

For this, you have to place 8 living guards inside the angry bushes. You don’t have to lure them there, you can simply knock them out (and optionally tie them up).

I’m not a 100% certain if you can place the bodies in them after you “finished the bush”, so I recommend carrying at least 2 bodies and dropping them in bushes at the same time. This would be just to be safe, if you have tried something different, let me know!

Oh No You Don’t

Kill the Grand Rectificator with Suleidy

This is the last Prognosticar that is doing the ritual right at the end of the mission. Provoke him with anyone and kill him with Suleidy.

Double Operation

Kill both Kindred with Suleidy

This is easier than it might sound. Simply safe one pistol shot for this. Kill one of them with your melee which only takes 2 seconds, the immediatly kill the other one with the pistol. I recommend killing the other guards beforehand to make it a little more chill.

Clean Hands

Don’t kill anyone until Suleidy has examined the root

This also isn’t as hard as it sounds. Place a bush with Cover Seeds right on the interactable objective, sneak in and you’re done.

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9 Comments

  1. For “Firekeeper” badges, you can use ranged attacks (like Iron Judgment) to kill the guards carrying a lantern, if you at least bring Quentin along. His Fishing Rod can draw corpses into his chest without extinguishing any lanterns if they were carrying any. In my opinion, he’s a pretty much mandatory character for those badges ;).

    Also, if Teresa has her upgraded skill, then angling in corpses shot by Iron Judgment will also immediately return the bolt to Teresa.

  2. “Highly Volatile” can also be done by collecting tied up enemies next to a Fear Fruit, then activating it.

  3. In case of “I’m Going In Alone”, it means you can only have one crewmember at the time on a beach, BUT it doesn’t have to be the same one.
    Also the roofs of the huts, and the jettys (bridge-like constructions over the water) do not count as the beach itself. I first had Quentin deal with some guards, then he returned, and Gaelle entered the beach – with Teresa, from the roofs of the huts (where Gaelle and Quenting helped her get and move between) assisting with blinding shot.

  4. For “Firekeeper”, unless you really want to avoid alarms, you can also just shoot the lamp-carrying guards with a pistol and leave them there (that’s better than using Teresa’s Iron Judgement, because you wouldn’t be able to collect her bolt, unless maybe if you have Quentin, I don’t know if he can do that using his fishing rod to pick it up, with her upgraded skill).

    I just did that mission with John, Gaelle, and Teresa, and that worked just fine (alarms actually were useful, the two guards in the chest room ran out and I could get rid of them earlier than normal).

    The trickiest part was probably doing it with other badges, like “For all the world to see” (that’s why I brought John, his hiding people in the Below doesn’t break the badge) and “Pickpocket” (I wanted to kill everyone in the courtyard before distracting the Kindred and grabbing the key, but also couldn’t extinguish the lamps of guards carrying them, that’s why I shot them instead of using melee kills).

  5. “Three against one” is hard, since a patrol can only be distracted by one thing at a time.

    I solved it with Afia, Suleidy and Toya. I put down a Cover Vine right in front of where the Magistratus would stop in his tracks. I hid Afia and Suleidy in that bush, with Toya in the bushes just before the burning tree stump and the bridge. Have his Katashiro somewhere off where he will be safe when used. Use Shadow Mode between these steps.

    1) Send one of the two Acolytes off with Wander Dust;
    2) Use Time Freeze on the other Acolyte as soon as the first Acolyte is within earshot of Toya’s Bird Whistle;
    3) Attack the Magistrate, using a normal attack;
    4) Trigger Toya’s Bird Whistle and go back into Shadow Mode as soon as you see the Acolyte react;
    5) Use Toya’s Shadow Step to get him safe;
    6) Use Blink on Afia to kill the nearby Acolyte;
    7) Draw your Flintlock Pistol with Afia and run towards him for a quick and easy kill to score the Badge.

    • “Three against one” is tricky, but i did by leaving body of some Acolite raising alarm, than reload till that three guys were searching around and kill them by Afia alone. The trick is, that alarm can be raised BEFORE you got first kill of patrol.

  6. For Bark and Bramble, “Trouble At the Beach” can be done with Virgilo transforming into Afia, Suleidy, John or Pinkus.
    However, changing Virgilio’s form to another crewmate on the beach would void “I’m Going In Alone”

    • For Virgilio: I try to keep him out of the guides as much as possible, but you are of course absolutely right!

  7. For firekeeper, there’s a workaround: guards with lamp can be killed by Teresa from afar and their bodies picked up by Quentin

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