Black Book: 100% Achievements Guide and Tips

Not spoiler free! this guide will help you achieve 100% completion in Black Book, as well as some mechanical tips.

 

Mechanical Tips
  • In walking sections, you can walk using WASD/arrow keys and interact using spacebar.
  • To skip the text fast, use the scrollwheel.
  • You can skip battles with no penalty whatsoever. If you grow too frustrated with a fight, skip it by failing a number of times.
  • You have a limited number of manual saves – 20. The game also has 2 autosaves, one at the beginning of a main task (at the izba/resting place) and one in your current location.
Knower
Answer 10 Knowledge questions

See Keeper of Knowledge section.

Black Mage
Answer 25 Knowledge questions

See Keeper of Knowledge section.

Keeper of Knowledge
Answer 40 Knowledge questions

Answer 40 knowledge questions correctly. Using hints is likely allowed for the achievement.

Old Spirits
Release seven dead men

During the main task Get to the Cave in chapter 2, visit the location Drowner Circle. Interact with pillars to the left side of the screen and they will make sounds in a sequence. Repeat the sequence in the order middle, right, left, right, middle and the drowners will be freed.

New Spirits
Take seven demons into your service

Demons will be added to your pester as you level up, and you can also find them during main and optional tasks and agree to take them into your service.

Sinner
Acquire 100 sins

Get sins by doing bad deeds during dialogues and choices such as stealing offerings and refusing to help people in need, as well as sending your chorts to curse people.

Susanin
Guess the road in the cursed forest

On chapter 3 in the main task Protect the Bridal Procession in the location near the crooked forest, go left, right, right.

Revelation
Unlock all the words

Unlock all cards. Note that chapter 7’s cards require you to visit the market and do battles in order to not miss them.

Worthy
Break all the seals

Story achievement, cannot be missed.

Black Sorceress
Unlock all the black pages

As the achievement says, unlock all black cards. Note that chapter 7’s cards require you to visit the market and do battles in order to not miss them.

Word Master
Collect 4 copies of each page

Buy cards from book keepers at every opportunity, fight battles, and craft cards – getting the skills which reduce the cost of buying from shops and of crafting cards as well as getting more money from gifts is very helpful here, but it will still cost a lot of money to craft all the needed cards, around 4000.

Old Friend
Complete Old Egor loyalty quest

Keep talking to Egor and asking him about his past. After the full story has been told, when his optional quest comes up, agree to go. Fight the battle puzzle successfully (or skip it) and in the knowledge choice choose break the spine or hammer an aspen stake.

Voipel
Complete Proshka loyalty quest

Keep talking to Proshka and asking him about his past. After the full story has been told, when his optional quest comes up, agree to go. There is a battle puzzle on the way which you can avoid by hiding, but the quest is otherwise combat free.

Vorsa
Complete Karnysh loyalty quest

Keep talking to Karnysh and asking him about his past. After the full story has been told, when his optional quest comes up, agree to go. Fight the battle puzzles successfully (or skip them).

Soldier
Complete Nikolay loyalty quest

Keep talking to Nikolay and asking him about his past. After the full story has been told, when his optional quest comes up, agree to go. Fight the battle puzzles successfully (or skip them).

White Head
Complete Levonty loyalty quest

Keep talking to Levonty and asking him about his past. After the full story has been told, when his optional quest comes up, agree to go. Fight the battle puzzles successfully (or skip them).

Traveller
Visit 333 locations

Simply visit every location available until the achievement unlocks.

Listener
Collect 10 bailichkas

See Folklorist section.

Collector
Collect 30 bailichkas

See Folklorist section.

Folklorist
Collect 50 bailichkas

Bailichkas are usually collected in certain locations on the map and will be indicated by a symbol. Simply visit every location and you will unlock the achievement in time.

Student
Collect 10 entries in the encyclopedia

See Encyclopedist section.

Scientist
Collect 30 entries in the encyclopedia

See Encyclopedist section.

Encyclopedist
Collect 70 entries in the encyclopedia

Encyclopedia entries are usually collected in certain locations on the map and will be indicated by a symbol. Simply visit every location and you will unlock the achievement in time.

Musician
Collect all the songs

Songs are collected in certain locations on the map and will be indicated by a symbol. Simply visit every location and you will unlock the achievement in chapter 5, at the location Vilgort Gathering.

Researcher
Read 77 entries in the Onomasticon

In the Onomasticon tab of your menu, gain 77 entries (bailichkas, songs and encyclopedia entries) and click them all to get rid of the exclamation point.

Initiation
Complete the prologue

Story achievement, cannot be missed.

Aspen Tree
Complete chapter 1

Story achievement, cannot be missed.

Water
Complete chapter 2

Story achievement, cannot be missed.

Wolf
Complete chapter 3

Story achievement, cannot be missed.

Pine Tree
Complete chapter 4

Story achievement, cannot be missed.

Fern
Complete chapter 5

Story achievement, cannot be missed.

Dead Man
Complete chapter 6

Story achievement, cannot be missed.

Black Sorcerer
Complete chapter 7

Story achievement, cannot be missed.

Black Book
Retrieve the book

Story achievement, cannot be missed.

Savvy
Guess all the obderiha riddles with the first attempt

During chapter 2 on main task Rescue the changeling at the Old Banyas, Choose the girl on the right, then the chest in the middle.

Dead Friend
Release the mermaid

when talking to Vakul at the Water Mill, you have two options that will lead to this achievement:

  • Ask for both the seal and the mermaid. You will have to pay 100 coins.
  • Ask only for the mermaid. She will open the seal herself.
Own Way
Don’t release the Mermaid

When talking to Vakul at the Water Mill, only ask him for the seal.

Detective
Find all the clues in Nemzya

This achievement is done on chapter 4 in main task Find the Leshiy. Check out this guide for detailed steps of achieveing it:

Card Player
Win 5 times in a card game

You can get this achievement against the same opponents, so you can get it the moment the card game unlocks.

Cheater
Win 3 times in a card game while cheating

Investing skill points in Durak I and Durak II will unlock the option to cheat in card games. Win three times while using those abilities.

The following items will also unlock the abilities: Ace of a Sinner, Golden Card, Glass Eye, Eyes in a Jar.

Diplomat
Negotiate with Susedko on Zemskaia station

During chapter 2 main task, you will arrive in Post Station. There is a susedko tormenting a white horse. Choose to reach agreement with the susedko. Talk to station master Samson and say that he needs to buy a grey horse, then return to the susedko.

100 friends
Talk with 100 characters

Keep talking to characters and this achievement will unlock in time.

Healer
Get 13 herbs

See Witch section.

Herbalist
Get 33 herbs

See Witch section.

Witch
Get 66 herbs

In the sections where Vasilisa can walk around freely, herbs can be found and picked up. These are the only herbs that count for this achievement, unlike ones that are picked up during dialogues or bought from merchants.

Cow Level
Cow level

During chapter 2 in the main task Go to the Vodyanoi’s chambers, visit the Gatehouse.

Great Sorceress
Compose a spell out of 13 words

Learn the Orders IOrders IIKeys I, and Keys II skills under Book Handling. Build a deck with 4 Nava cards, 4 Babushka-Yaga cards, 4 Babushka-Atamanushka cards, 4 Key-Tongue cards and 4 Circle cards.

On the first turn, play your available Babushka-Yaga and Babushka-Atamanushka cards. On the second turn, only play the Nava cards in your deck. On the third turn, play every remaining card in your deck – it will put you just over 13 words.

Righteous
Meet your beloved one

Defeat the final boss at the end of the 7th chapter. If you’ve accumulated less than 130 sins, proceed to destroy the black book.

Koldun
Succumb to Dark forces

Defeat the final boss at the end of the 7th chapter. No matter how many sins you’ve accumulated, proceed to escape the hell.

Mistress of Hell
Become a mistress of Hell

Defeat the final boss at the end of the 7th chapter. If you’ve accumulated over 130 sins, proceed to take the throne.

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