Halls of Torment: Phantom Needles Specialist Achievement Guide

In this guide i will explain my strategy on how i successfully completed this challenge/achievement since it can be quite tricky to do and requires some luck too.

Character choice.

I observed all unlocked characters and paid attention to their stats and only one that caught my eye was Norseman since his default critical hit chance was the highest of them all. 40 % crit chance is really good for beginning since you will able to scale your crit even more with passive traits.


Now, that character has been chosen what is next on line in order to complete this particular challenge?

You will also need specific gear in order to sustain the damage and in this case i found something good that will help you survive even on Agony 5.

  • Helmet (default)
    +15% Block Strength
    +15% Health
  • Wooden Ring
    +0.15 base crit chance
  • Guiding Star
    While attacking +30% attack speed, -20% movement speed
    While moving -20% attack speed, +30 % movement speed
  • Maiden’s Tear
    When you would take damage regenerate 20 % health instead. Recharges 90 seconds.
  • Pace Setter
    For every 5 seconds without moving accumulated, you heal 1% of your max hp. (does not reset on move)
  • Defiant Plate
    Grants 5 defense for 30 seconds after taking damage. Can’t go over 50 defense.
  • Fencer Gauntlets
    Each time you block you have a 50 % chance for an additional attack that always crits.
    +10 Block Strength

And certainly last but not LEAST

  • Mark of the Arrow
    Allows you to pick Archer character traits
    +0.10 base crit chance

– Map

I picked Frozen Depths because in this specific map enemies feel a lot tankier than in previous maps.

Summary of gear.
I unexpectedly gained two upgraded versions of current gear which probably i was more luckier but i intended to play with my starting chosen gear.

Additional notes.

Keep in mind when you will pick your first ability upgrade i would suggest you to to disable auto attack if you have it enabled, i did because it gives more chance to continuously attack same monsters over and over without killing them.
Preferably first upgrade would be needle split as it gives more chance to crit even more on nearby enemies.

So, that is it. Oh and in case you want to see some footage let me know because i saved my last 5 minutes of gameplay. Till then you can take a look at result screen.

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