Ashen: 100% Achievement Guide

NO missable achievements! – DLC “Nightstorm Isle” required. – NO multiplayer achievements, though playing co-op with a friend is recommended.

 

Main Story & NPC Questlines

Unlike the usual souls-like game, Ashen has an actual story with actual quests. These are all very straight-forward, as their questmarkers will always show you where to go. Just complete all quests in your log and all the achievements within this chapter will be unlocked.

Main Journey

First of all, there’re the obligatory boss achievements for a souls-like game:

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Achievement
Description
Ukkoto
Defeat the Elder Dark Ukkoto.
Amiren
Defeat the Listener Matriarch.
Shadow of the Ashen
Defeat the Shadow of the Ashen.
Sissna
Defeat the Elder Dark Sissna.

As well as a few more guaranteed story events:

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Achievement
Description
Diasora
Free the Diasora pup.
Shadow Walker
Travel the shadow pathways.
Lathyrus’ Last Stand
Untangle Sissna’s weave at the Palace of Lathyrus.
Leap of Faith
Leap into the dark portal.
Twin Hearts of Lathyrus
Reunite the Listener and Human hearts.

 

Side Journeys

All the required NPCs will first be encountered as part of other characters’ quests. No chance of running past them or something.

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Achievement
Description
Heritage
Complete Jokell’s journey.
Placebo
Complete Vorsa’s journey.
Best Served Cold
Complete Eila’s journey.
Flesh Wound
Complete Flokir’s journey.

Upon completing the quests just above, your starting hub – Vagrant’s Rest – will slowly turn into a presentable little village. During that process, you’ll get the following achievements. No collecting of anything required.

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Achievement
Description
Vagrant’s Rest
Claim Vagrant’s Rest.
New Lathyrus
Construct all houses in Vagrant’s Rest.
Crafter
Unlock all crafting specialities.
Fancy
Unlock all townsfolk outfits.

And you’ll come across these encounters:

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Achievement
Description
Double Trouble
Defeat Touma and Souma.
Big Game
Hunt a roamar.

 

Miscellaneous

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Achievement
Description
Whispers Folk
Take a ride in Eila’s barrel.

Progress through Eila’s questline, until the harbour is in a reasonable shape and you’ll find a barrel directly next to her. Just interact with it.

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Achievement
Description
Blind Fashion
Acquire all lanterns.

Progress through Flokir’s questline, until you can buy 2 different lanterns at his crafting station. Buy them both and this achievement will unlock.

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Achievement
Description
Trapper
Hunt a rafet.
Squork
Hunt a squork.
Hunter
Hunt a Deer.

You’ll encounter rafets (Rabbits) and squorks (Ravens) right at the very start of the game, and the Deers not long after.

 

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Achievement
Description
House Warming
Hunt the corb near Vagrant’s Rest.

Directly north of the camp:

 

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Achievement
Description
Brute Island
Defeat the brute near Vagrant’s Rest.

On the northwest side of the camp, jump unto the other side of the river, just next to the little harbour:

 

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Achievement
Description
Contemplation
Discover the secret of Contemplation.

Explore the ruin at this location until you find the Grit Talisman at the end of it, unlocking you the achievement:

After the first few sets of stairs, you’ll need to climb into this tunnel with the help of a companion. From there, it’s easy enough:

 

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Achievement
Description
Fleeing the Nest
Meet Kol the wildman.

Kol is located directly beneath the belly of the Diasora (Dragon):

 

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Achievement
Description
Malik’s Curse
Wear the Umbral Veil.
Threads of Light
Wear each relic once.

You can equip Relics at a crafting station in the main building of Vagrant’s Rest, same crafting station as the Talismans.
There are 6 relics within the base game:

  • Hearth:
    Starting Relic.
  • Ukkuto’s Guile, Gefn’s Blessing, Umbral Veil:
    Rewards for killing the first 3 bosses of the game.
  • Guardian’s Pact:
    Unlocked by meeting with Kol – see achievement “Fleeing the nest” further below.
  • Orli’s Fuse:
    Needs to be collected right behind the wooden spider.

 

[DLC] – Nightstorm Isle

To enter the DLC, you need to meet Kol, just beneath the belly of the Diasora.
Once you’ve done so, he’ll relocate to the beach below and will transport you to the DLC’s location:

 

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Achievement
Description
Prophecy
Acquire all Kol’s armors.
Riak
Defeat the Elder Dark Riak.

Unlike the base game achievement to “Unlock all townsfolk outfits”, which only requires you to complete all quests, you actually need to find and loot the 5 new armors of the DLC for the achievement above.
If you need help with finding them, refer to this youtube video by Raul Bismarck:

“Children of Sissna” Mode

The “Children of Sissna” mode is basically hardmode. You’ll have about 1/3 of your usual health, and about 1/2 of your stamina, everything else remains the same.
The mode will be unlocked during the main story of your first run; more specificially as you unlock the achievement “Shadow Walker”.
Starting a Children of Sissna run does NOT overwrite your previous run. You’ll still be able to access both characters from the title menu.Note that you CAN still play co-op with a friend, who plays a “normal” run, making this a lot easier on you.

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Achievement
Description
Children of Sissna
Defeat Sissna in the Children of Sissna mode.
Children of Riak
Defeat Riak in the Children of Sissna mode.

I highly recommend to finish the game normally first, before creating a second character and going for the two achievements above. Take in what the game has to offer in a casual run… and then embrace the speedrun strats for Children of Sissna mode.

A full map with all collectibles for an efficient second run can be found here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/AshenTheGame/comments/atnpbk/ashen_complete_item_map/

And a Sissna speedrun as inspiration, performed by youtuber and speedrunner Anemion:

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