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    ---------------\     WotS3 Trophy Guide         /--------------
    
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    ---------------\     Last Updated 11/08/09    /----------------
    
    ---------------\        By: Hanzaemon_        /----------------
    
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    *TABLE OF CONTENTS*
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    [A] General Information
    
    [B] Guide Version History
    
    [C] Introduction
    
    [D] Guide Structure
    
    [E] Note
    
    [F] Trophies:
     
    --------[0] - [50] for quick reference to individual trophies. See section [E] 
    for more.
    
    [G] Conclusions
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    [A]
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    *GENERAL INFORMATION*
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    Title: Way of the Samurai 3
    
    Platform: PlayStation 3
    
    Developer: Acquire
    
    Publisher: Agetec Inc.
    
    Release Date: October 13, 2009 (US)
    
    Number of Trophies: 51
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    [B]
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    *GUIDE VERSION HISTORY*
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    Version 1.00 - 11/08/2009----------Guide fully composed, and all trophies are 
    covered.
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    [C]
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    *INTRODUCTION*
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    This is a guide to the acquisition of the trophies imbued to the game "Way of 
    the Samurai 3". The intention of its composition is to provide gamers with 
    coherent strategies to better enable him/her to obtain the trophies for this 
    game.
    
    In writing this FAQ, I have acquired all of these trophies myself, so all of 
    the strategies and insights below come from personal experience. 
    
    Below is a quick briefing on the format and structure of this guide, so that 
    one may best understand its content.
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    [D]
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    *GUIDE STRUCTURE*
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    The trophies in this guide are in numerical order, and therefore appear in the 
    same manner as one would read them on his/her PS3. Essentially, this guide 
    lists the trophies in the same order as does the PS3.
    
    Each individual trophy will have four subsections. The first will read 
    "Title", which is the name designated to the trophy. The second will read 
    "Description", which is a reiteration of the trophy’s requirements to unlock, 
    and will read exactly as it does from the PS3 itself. The third subsection 
    will be "Rank", which will label the trophy as one of Platinum, Gold, Silver 
    or Bronze. Finally, the fourth subsection will be "Method", which is a 
    proposal of one or more possible strategies for the completion of the 
    requirements to unlock a trophy.
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    [E]
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    *NOTE*
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    There are a total of 51 trophies in "Way of the Samurai 3". Respectively, they 
    are 1 Platinum, 3 Gold, 5 Silver, and 42 Bronze.
    
    For the purposes of the numerical order of trophies in this guide, please 
    understand prior to reading that the lone Platinum trophy is excluded, and is 
    not assigned a number. This is the manner in which it appears on the PS3, and 
    therefore that it is way it will appear in this guide. So although the 
    Platinum trophy is situated at the top of the list, it is NOT trophy number 1. 
    To make it comprehensible, I have labeled it as "0".
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    [F]
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    *TROPHIES*
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    [0] Title----------Platinum Trophy.
        
        Description---------- Acquired all the Trophies.
    
        Rank---------- Platinum.
    
        Method---------- Not much to say about this one. Simply obtain all the 
    trophies available to this game, and this trophy will be unlocked.
    
    
    [1] Title----------??? (Victory).
    
        Description----------Completed and discovered the True Ending.
    
        Rank----------Gold.
    
        Method----------The true ending for this game is ending number one. Meet 
    the requirements for this ending, and you will obtain the trophy.
    
    
    [2] Title----------Ending.
    
        Description----------Completed the game.
    
        Rank----------Bronze.
    
        Method----------A fairly simple trophy to obtain. Simply clear the game 
    and acquire any ending to achieve this trophy. Note however that clearing the 
    game by selecting the "Leave Amana" option on the World Map is not sufficient. 
    An ending must be obtained in order to unlock this trophy.
    
    
    [3] Title----------Five Stories.
    
        Description----------Completed and discovered 5 Endings.
    
        Rank----------Silver.
    
        Method----------Complete the game (right to the end of the story) a 
    minimum of five separate times, and obtain five different endings in order to 
    unlock this trophy.
    
    
    [4] Title----------Way of The Samurai.
    
        Description----------Completed and discovered all Endings.
    
        Rank----------Gold.
    
        Method----------In order to unlock this trophy, not much more can be said 
    than the fact that one must have successfully completed and unlocked all 
    endings possible. The "Endings" section displayed under the "Records" category 
    in the game shows twenty-eight ending slots. The final seven slots are various 
    versions of the credits reel. That means that in order to unlock this trophy, 
    there are twenty-one distinct endings one must unlock. Note that this game has 
    a secret ending, which most refer to as ending number twenty-two. Unlocking 
    this secret ending is not necessary, nor is it a prerequisite as it relates to 
    unlocking this trophy. Only the before mentioned twenty-one are mandatory.
    
    
    [5] Title----------??? (Samurai 4EvR!).
    
        Description----------Cleared game with more than 120% Samurai Rating.
    
        Rank----------Gold.
    
        Method----------First, please note that the description for this trophy is 
    a little misleading. One only needs a Samurai Rating of exactly 120% to unlock 
    this trophy, and the Samurai Rating does not have to exceed this mark. 
    Generally speaking, different endings produce a higher or lower overall 
    Samurai Rating. Difficulty is also a determining variable. There are likely a 
    number or ways to obtain this trophy, however I have personally had the most 
    success in achieving 120% by getting ending number two on the Hard difficulty. 
    With proven success on multiple occasions, I would recommend this approach.
    
    
    [6] Title----------Weak Samurai.
    
        Description----------Cleared the game in Easy difficulty.
    
        Rank----------Bronze.
    
        Method----------To obtain this trophy, one must simply beat the game and 
    acquire an ending on the "Easy" difficulty setting.
    
    
    [7] Title----------Skilled Samurai.
    
        Description----------Cleared the game in Normal difficulty.
    
        Rank----------Bronze.
    
        Method----------Similar to the "Weak Samurai" trophy, one must beat the 
    game and acquire an ending on the "Normal" difficulty setting. I would 
    personally recommend obtaining a different ending for this one than was 
    acquired through the "Weak Samurai" trophy for the advantageous fact that it 
    helps a player work towards the completion of all endings. 
    
    
    [8] Title----------Samurai Master.
    
        Description----------Cleared the game in Hard difficulty.
    
        Rank----------Bronze.
    
        Method----------Clear the game and acquire an ending on the "Hard" 
    difficulty. Hard mode is unlocked when a particular threshold of Samurai 
    Points are accumulated on the player’s file. It will be a challenge; much more 
    so than Easy and Normal. Therefore, I recommend bringing at least one upgraded 
    weapon with high stats, so that one is more capable of survival. Also, bring 
    healing items into the game. I would personally recommend obtaining a 
    different ending for this one than was acquired previously, for the 
    advantageous fact that it helps a player work towards the completion of all 
    endings.
    
    
    [9] Title----------??? (Samurai Slayer).
    
        Description----------Cleared the game in Instant Kill difficulty.
    
        Rank----------Bronze.
    
        Method----------Instant Kill mode is unlocked after Hard mode, when a 
    particular threshold of Samurai Points are accumulated on the player’s file. 
    To unlock this trophy, one must complete a game and acquire an ending on the 
    Instant Kill difficulty setting. Like its name suggests, Instant Kill mode 
    means that all characters in the game will die with a single strike--including 
    the player. With that being the case, healing is not much of a concern. I 
    recommend using a spear type weapon, since it allows for an extended reach, 
    and therefore an advantage in range when in combat. Be careful when pushing as 
    well, as being pulled while doing so could result in certain doom. Also, try 
    for an ending which requires minimal combat possibilities, and as a general 
    rule, avoiding combat wherever possible limits a player’s likelihood of being 
    killed. Ending number eleven is well suited to this trophy.
    
    
    [10] Title----------Weapon Forger.
    
          Description----------Created a weapon.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------You will have to create a weapon (any weapon) to unlock 
    this trophy, which can be done at the Blacksmith. There are two Blacksmith 
    characters in this game. One is Dojima (younger) who is in the northern part 
    of Takatane Village. The other is Dojima (older) whose shop is in Omiki Town. 
    It will not take much playtime for a player to recognize that sword parts can 
    be obtained either from fallen enemies, or bought from merchants. Take these 
    sword parts to the Blacksmith, and choose the "Create Weapon" option. Then 
    simply follow the instructions until you have created your very own weapon, 
    and this trophy will be unlocked.
    
    
    [11] Title----------Upper Stance Mastery.
    
          Description------Mastered all skills of Upper Stance. 
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------For this trophy, one will have to obtain every skill 
    available to the upper stance category. This means collecting every upper 
    stance sword in the game, and unlocking all of the skills for each one, which 
    is referred to as "mastering" a sword. Once all upper stance swords have been 
    mastered, all skills will be obtained, and this trophy will unlock. Once 
    swords are collected, there are two methods to unlock all of the skills. One 
    is to simply use these swords until they become naturally mastered. The other 
    is to use Basic, Advance, and Special scrolls in combination to learn all of 
    the skills on a sword. An easy tactic for this second method is to sleep until 
    day five. Then take all of your money to the merchant Uepon at the Posting 
    Station who sells all types of scrolls (by day five, all will be available). 
    Buy the maximum amount of scrolls you can, and then kill Uepon to get your 
    money back (pick it up when he drops it). Then you can go to your World Map, 
    choose "Leave Amana", save, and then go for another run. 
    
    
    [12] Title----------Middle Stance Mastery.
    
          Description----------Mastered all skills of Middle Stance.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------For this trophy, one will have to obtain every skill 
    available to the middle stance category. This means collecting every middle 
    stance sword in the game, and unlocking all of the skills for each one, which 
    is referred to as "mastering" a sword. Once all middle stance swords have been 
    mastered, all skills will be obtained, and this trophy will unlock. Once 
    swords are collected, there are two methods to unlock all of the skills. One 
    is to simply use these swords until they become naturally mastered. The other 
    is to use Basic, Advance, and Special scrolls in combination to learn all of 
    the skills on a sword. An easy tactic for this second method is to sleep until 
    day five. Then take all of your money to the merchant Uepon at the Posting 
    Station who sells all types of scrolls (by day five, all will be available). 
    Buy the maximum amount of scrolls you can, and then kill Uepon to get your 
    money back (pick it up when he drops it). Then you can go to your World Map, 
    choose "Leave Amana", save, and then go for another run.
    
    
    [13] Title----------Lower Stance Mastery.
    
          Description----------Mastered all skills of Lower Stance.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------For this trophy, one will have to obtain every skill 
    available to the lower stance category. This means collecting every lower 
    stance sword in the game, and unlocking all of the skills for each one, which 
    is referred to as "mastering" a sword. Once all lower stance swords have been 
    mastered, all skills will be obtained, and this trophy will unlock. Once 
    swords are collected, there are two methods to unlock all of the skills. One 
    is to simply use these swords until they become naturally mastered. The other 
    is to use Basic, Advance, and Special scrolls in combination to learn all of 
    the skills on a sword. An easy tactic for this second method is to sleep until 
    day five. Then take all of your money to the merchant Uepon at the Posting 
    Station who sells all types of scrolls (by day five, all will be available). 
    Buy the maximum amount of scrolls you can, and then kill Uepon to get your 
    money back (pick it up when he drops it). Then you can go to your World Map, 
    choose "Leave Amana", save, and then go for another run. 
    
    
    [14] Title----------Single Stance Mastery.
    
          Description----------Mastered all skills of Single Stance.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------For this trophy, one will have to obtain every skill 
    available to the single stance category. This means collecting every single 
    stance sword in the game, and unlocking all of the skills for each one, which 
    is referred to as "mastering" a sword. Once all single stance swords have been 
    mastered, all skills will be obtained, and this trophy will unlock. Once 
    swords are collected, there are two methods to unlock all of the skills. One 
    is to simply use these swords until they become naturally mastered. The other 
    is to use Basic, Advance, and Special scrolls in combination to learn all of 
    the skills on a sword. An easy tactic for this second method is to sleep until 
    day five. Then take all of your money to the merchant Uepon at the Posting 
    Station who sells all types of scrolls (by day five, all will be available). 
    Buy the maximum amount of scrolls you can, and then kill Uepon to get your 
    money back (pick it up when he drops it). Then you can go to your World Map, 
    choose "Leave Amana", save, and then go for another run. 
    
    
    [15] Title----------Side Stance Mastery.
    
          Description----------Mastered all skills of Side Stance.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------For this trophy, one will have to obtain every skill 
    available to the side stance category. This means collecting every side stance 
    sword in the game, and unlocking all of the skills for each one, which is 
    referred to as "mastering" a sword. Once all side stance swords have been 
    mastered, all skills will be obtained, and this trophy will unlock. Once 
    swords are collected, there are two methods to unlock all of the skills. One 
    is to simply use these swords until they become naturally mastered. The other 
    is to use Basic, Advance, and Special scrolls in combination to learn all of 
    the skills on a sword. An easy tactic for this second method is to sleep until 
    day five. Then take all of your money to the merchant Uepon at the Posting 
    Station who sells all types of scrolls (by day five, all will be available). 
    Buy the maximum amount of scrolls you can, and then kill Uepon to get your 
    money back (pick it up when he drops it). Then you can go to your World Map, 
    choose "Leave Amana", save, and then go for another run. 
    
    
    [16] Title----------Spear Stance Mastery.
    
          Description----------Mastered all skills of Spear Stance.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------For this trophy, one will have to obtain every skill 
    available to the spear stance category. This means collecting every spear 
    stance weapon in the game, and unlocking all of the skills for each one, which 
    is referred to as "mastering" a weapon. Once all spear stance weapons have 
    been mastered, all skills will be obtained, and this trophy will unlock. Once 
    spears are collected, there are two methods to unlock all of the skills. One 
    is to simply use these spears until they become naturally mastered. The other 
    is to use Basic, Advance, and Special scrolls in combination to learn all of 
    the skills on a spear. An easy tactic for this second method is to sleep until 
    day five. Then take all of your money to the merchant Uepon at the Posting 
    Station who sells all types of scrolls (by day five, all will be available). 
    Buy the maximum amount of scrolls you can, and then kill Uepon to get your 
    money back (pick it up when he drops it). Then you can go to your World Map, 
    choose "Leave Amana", save, and then go for another run.
    
    
    [17] Title----------Bare Hands Stance Mastery.
    
          Description----------Mastered all skills of Bare Hands Stance.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------The strategy for this trophy is a bit different than 
    that of most other stances. In the case of bare hands, one cannot learn skills 
    through any kind of natural means. Instead, skills are attached to the 
    character rather than a particular set of weapons, and therefore skills may 
    only be learned from Bare Hands Scrolls. In rare cases, these can be obtained 
    from slain enemies. However, a much more reliable method is to visit the 
    merchant Uepon at the Posting Station on day five or after. He will sell you 
    Bare Hands Scrolls. Keep using these scrolls until you have mastered bare 
    hands, and with its mastery you will unlock the trophy.
    
    
    [18] Title----------Draw Stance Mastery.
    
          Description----------Mastered all skills of Draw Stance.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------For this trophy, one will have to obtain every skill 
    available to the draw stance category. This means collecting every draw stance 
    sword in the game, and unlocking all of the skills for each one, which is 
    referred to as "mastering" a sword. Once all draw stance swords have been 
    mastered, all skills will be obtained, and this trophy will unlock. Once 
    swords are collected, there are two methods to unlock all of the skills. One 
    is to simply use these swords until they become naturally mastered. The other 
    is to use Basic, Advance, and Special scrolls in combination to learn all of 
    the skills on a sword. An easy tactic for this second method is to sleep until 
    day five. Then take all of your money to the merchant Uepon at the Posting 
    Station who sells all types of scrolls (by day five, all will be available). 
    Buy the maximum amount of scrolls you can, and then kill Uepon to get your 
    money back (pick it up when he drops it). Then you can go to your World Map, 
    choose "Leave Amana", save, and then go for another run. 
    
    
    [19] Title----------Ninja Stance Mastery.
    
          Description----------Mastered all skills of Ninja Stance.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------For this trophy, one will have to obtain every skill 
    available to the ninja stance category. This means collecting every ninja 
    stance sword in the game, and unlocking all of the skills for each one, which 
    is referred to as "mastering" a sword. Once all ninja stance swords have been 
    mastered, all skills will be obtained, and this trophy will unlock. Once 
    swords are collected, there are two methods to unlock all of the skills. One 
    is to simply use these swords until they become naturally mastered. The other 
    is to use Basic, Advance, and Special scrolls in combination to learn all of 
    the skills on a sword. An easy tactic for this second method is to sleep until 
    day five. Then take all of your money to the merchant Uepon at the Posting 
    Station who sells all types of scrolls (by day five, all will be available). 
    Buy the maximum amount of scrolls you can, and then kill Uepon to get your 
    money back (pick it up when he drops it). Then you can go to your World Map, 
    choose "Leave Amana", save, and then go for another run. 
    
    
    [20] Title----------Dual Sword Stance Mastery.
    
          Description----------Mastered all skills of Dual Sword Stance.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------The strategy for this trophy is a bit different than 
    that of most other stances. Firstly, the ability for dual swords unlocks when 
    a particular threshold of Samurai Points has been accumulated on the player’s 
    file. In the case of dual swords, one cannot learn skills through any kind of 
    natural means. Instead, skills are attached to the character rather than a 
    particular set of weapons, and therefore skills may only be learned from Dual 
    Sword Scrolls. In rare cases, these can be obtained from slain enemies. 
    However, a much more reliable method is to visit the merchant Uepon at the 
    Posting Station on day five or after. He will sell you Dual Sword Scrolls. 
    Keep using these scrolls until you have mastered dual swords, and with its 
    mastery you will unlock the trophy.
    
    
    [21] Title----------Ninja Dual Sword Stance Mastery.
    
          Description----------Mastered all skills of Ninja Dual Sword Stance.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------The strategy for this trophy is a bit different than 
    that of most other stances. Firstly, the ability for ninja dual swords unlocks 
    when a particular threshold of Samurai Points has been accumulated on the 
    player’s file. In the case of ninja dual swords, one cannot learn skills 
    through any kind of natural means. Instead, skills are attached to the 
    character rather than a particular set of weapons, and therefore skills may 
    only be learned from Ninja Dual Sword Scrolls. In rare cases, these can be 
    obtained from slain enemies. However, a much more reliable method is to visit 
    the merchant Uepon at the Posting Station on day five or after. He will sell 
    you Ninja Dual Sword Scrolls. Keep using these scrolls until you have mastered 
    ninja dual swords, and with its mastery you will unlock the trophy.
    
    
    [22] Title----------Weapon Destroyer.
    
          Description----------Broke an opponent’s weapon.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------To earn this trophy, you must break the weapon that an 
    opponent holds in his/her hands. Each weapon has a durability rating, and it 
    is this rating that determines how close a sword is to breaking. Five is the 
    highest, while zero is broken. When an opponent blocks your attack, a heat 
    meter will begin to fill his/her durability meter. When the meter is full, you 
    will hear a ‘clunk’ sound, and the opponent’s durability meter will decrease 
    by one. Continue to fill his/her meter until the durability reaches zero, and 
    he/she will be left holding nothing but a handle. Be careful however, because 
    your heat meter will be increasing through this process as well, so be sure 
    that you do not break your own weapon.
    
    
    [23] Title----------Blunt Attack.
    
          Description----------Defeated an opponent with a Blunt Attack.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------To use a blunt attack, all one must do is press the 
    select button. A big "BLUNT" will read across the image of the player’s weapon 
    in the bottom left corner of the screen, and when the weapon is drawn, the 
    character will attack with the blunt end of the weapon. The attacks are still 
    the same; however, once an enemy is defeated, they are left alive, but 
    immobile. Do this, and the trophy will be earned.
    
    
    [24] Title----------Amana Native.
    
          Description----------Played more than 10 hours.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------As the description suggests, just play the game for over 
    10 hours (non-consecutively) and the trophy will unlock. Note however that 
    one’s save file must read as having logged over 10 hours.
    
    
    [25] Title----------Forged Weapon.
    
          Description----------Forged a weapon for the first time.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Forging a weapon means upgrading a weapon, which can be 
    done at the Blacksmith’s shop. There are two Blacksmiths in this game. One is 
    named Dojima (younger), and is located in the northern part of Takatane 
    Village. The other is named Dojima (older) and is found in Omiki Town. Take 
    any weapon to either of these Blacksmiths, and choose the option 
    Upgrade Weapon". Once you have upgraded a weapon, the trophy is yours.
    
    
    [26] Title----------Killer.
    
          Description----------Fi[r]st time killing an enemy.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Probably the easiest trophy to earn. All one must do is 
    kill an opponent.
    
    
    [27] Title----------Weapon Master.
    
          Description----------Mastered all skills for a weapon.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Each weapon has a move set called "skills", many of 
    which are unlockable. One method to unlocking these skills is to just use the 
    weapon, and the skills will be learned naturally. Basic, Advance and Special 
    Scrolls can also be used to learn a skill for a weapon quicker. In either 
    case, once you have learned all of the moves for a particular weapon, that 
    weapon is considered "mastered". An easy tactic for this second method is to 
    sleep until day five. Then take all of your money to the merchant Uepon at the 
    Posting Station who sells all types of scrolls (by day five, all will be 
    available). Buy the maximum amount of scrolls you can, and then kill Uepon to 
    get your money back (pick it up when he drops it). Then you can go to your 
    World Map, choose "Leave Amana", save, and then go for another run. Master one 
    weapon to earn this trophy.
    
    
    [28] Title----------Weapon Specialist.
    
          Description----------Mastered all skills for thirty weapons.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Each weapon has a move set called "skills", many of 
    which are unlockable. One method to unlocking these skills is to just use the 
    weapon, and the skills will be learned naturally. Basic, Advance and Special 
    Scrolls can also be used to learn a skill for a weapon quicker. In either 
    case, once you have learned all of the moves for a particular weapon, that 
    weapon is considered "mastered". An easy tactic for this second method is to 
    sleep until day five. Then take all of your money to the merchant Uepon at the 
    Posting Station who sells all types of scrolls (by day five, all will be 
    available). Buy the maximum amount of scrolls you can, and then kill Uepon to 
    get your money back (pick it up when he drops it). Then you can go to your 
    World Map, choose "Leave Amana", save, and then go for another run. Master 
    thirty weapons to earn this trophy.
    
    
    [29] Title----------Power of 10.
    
          Description----------Achieved 10 Chain Kills.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------A chain kill refers to the system of instant kills. It 
    begins with a parry, which is done by pressing the block button at the exact 
    second an incoming attack would otherwise hit you. If done correctly, the 
    ability to instant kill will appear in the form of an indication to press the 
    X button. If done fast enough, the instant kill is performed, and the chain 
    kill begins at one. If other enemies are around, they will then charge the 
    player, and when close enough, another button command will appear on the 
    screen. If that second button is pressed fast enough, the second enemy is 
    instantly killed, and the chain increases to two. For the purposes of this 
    trophy, one must get that chain to ten without missing a command. The most 
    basic strategy is the one above. If a player has difficulty performing chain 
    kills, another option is to get the first instant kill, then wait for a second 
    enemy to rush in. When that second enemy gets close enough and the screen 
    changes, pause the game. Pausing will allow the player to see the next button 
    command, and prepare. When ready, the game can then be unpaused, and the 
    button can be pressed to continue the chain. I would also recommend trying 
    this in an area with a lot of enemies. The 100 man job works well, and 
    storyline fights with infinite spawning enemies (such as the Fujimori Clan’s 
    invasion of Castle Minori) would be ideal. Also, try to determine the location 
    of the spawn point, then fight near that area. This helps to avoid chain 
    breaks.
    
    
    [30] Title----------Power of 100.
    
          Description----------Achieved 100 Chain Kills.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------A chain kill refers to the system of instant kills. It 
    begins with a parry, which is done by pressing the block button at the exact 
    second an incoming attack would otherwise hit you. If done correctly, the 
    ability to instant kill will appear in the form of an indication to press the 
    X button. If done fast enough, the instant kill is performed, and the chain 
    kill begins at one. If other enemies are around, they will then charge the 
    player, and when close enough, another button command will appear on the 
    screen. If that second button is pressed fast enough, the second enemy is 
    instantly killed, and the chain increases to two. For the purposes of this 
    trophy, one must get that chain to one-hundred without missing a command. The 
    most basic strategy is the one above. If a player has difficulty performing 
    chain kills, another option is to get the first instant kill, then wait for a 
    second enemy to rush in. When that second enemy gets close enough and the 
    screen changes, pause the game. Pausing will allow the player to see the next 
    button command, and prepare. When ready, the game can then be unpaused, and 
    the button can be pressed to continue the chain. I would also recommend trying 
    this in an area with a lot of enemies. The 100 man job works well, and 
    storyline fights with infinite spawning enemies (such as the Fujimori Clan’s 
    invasion of Castle Minori) would be ideal. Also, try to determine the location 
    of the spawn point for enemies, then fight near that area. This helps to avoid 
    chain breaks.
    
    [31] Title----------Head Collector.
    
          Description----------Obtained all Heads.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Heads are obtained by meeting a particular threshold of 
    Samurai Points that are saved to a player’s file. Continue to collect Samurai 
    Points, and the heads will eventually be acquired. 2,500 points should be 
    enough.
    
    
    [32] Title----------Outfit Collector.
    
          Description----------Obtained all Outfits.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Outfits are obtained by meeting a particular threshold 
    of Samurai Points that are saved to a player’s file. Continue to collect 
    Samurai Points, and the outfits will eventually be acquired. 6,000 points 
    should be enough.
    
    
    [33] Title----------First Time.
    
          Description----------Learned a skill for the first time.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Weapons have skills attached to them that must be 
    unlocked. This can be done either by using the weapon and acquiring the skill 
    naturally, or by using a Basic, Advance or Special Scroll on the weapon. Use 
    one of these methods to learn one skill and earn the trophy.
    
    
    [34] Title----------Skill Collector.
    
          Description----------Learned a total of 10 skills.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Weapons have skills attached to them that must be 
    unlocked. This can be done either by using the weapon and acquiring the skill 
    naturally, or by using a Basic, Advance or Special Scroll on the weapon. Use 
    one of these methods to learn ten total skills to earn the trophy.
    
    
    [35] Title----------Master of Skills.
    
          Description----------Learned a total of 100 skills.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Weapons have skills attached to them that must be 
    unlocked. This can be done either by using the weapon and acquiring the skill 
    naturally, or by using a Basic, Advance or Special Scroll on the weapon. Use 
    one of these methods to learn one-hundred total skills to earn the trophy. If 
    this proves to become overwhelming, an easy tactic is to sleep until day five. 
    Then take all of your money the merchant Uepon at the Posting Station who 
    sells all types of scrolls (by day five, all will be available). Buy the 
    maximum amount of scrolls you can, and then kill Uepon to get your money back 
    (pick it up when he drops it). Then you can go to your World Map, choose 
    "Leave Amana", save, and then go for another run.
    
    
    [36] Title----------Weapon Collector.
    
          Description----------Obtained 10 different weapons.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------There is not much strategy to this trophy. Collect ten 
    different weapons (by storing some in your sword safe) and you will get the 
    trophy.
    
    
    [37] Title----------Weapon Arsenal.
    
          Description----------Obtained 50 different weapons.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------There is not much strategy to this trophy. Collect fifty 
    different weapons (by storing some in your sword safe) and you will get the 
    trophy. If you get to a certain point where fifty different weapons is getting 
    difficult, try higher difficulty levels or different types of enemies to 
    obtain different weapons.
    
    
    [38] Title----------Payday.
    
          Description----------Completed a job successfully.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Jobs are obtained from job brokers, and there are four 
    job brokers in Amana. One resides in each of Takatane Village, Omiki Town, 
    Castle Minori, and Castle Amana. On the "Local Map", they are indicated by a 
    yellow speech bubble with a white arrow pointing downwards. Agree to a job 
    from one of these four, complete the requirements, and then return to the same 
    broker from whom the job was received to complete the job, and earn the 
    trophy.
    
    
    [39] Title----------Job Seeker.
    
          Description----------Completed 50 jobs successfully.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Jobs are obtained from job brokers, and there are four 
    job brokers in Amana. One resides in each of Takatane Village, Omiki Town, 
    Castle Minori, and Castle Amana. On the "Local Map", they are indicated by a 
    yellow speech bubble with a white arrow pointing downwards. Agree to a job 
    from one of these four, complete the requirements, and then return to the same 
    broker from whom the job was received to complete the job. Do this fifty times 
    to earn this trophy. Note that the fifty jobs do not need to be completed 
    within the course of a single game. The number of completed jobs carries over 
    to future games. 
    
    
    [40] Title----------Relationship.
    
          Description----------Obtained a partner.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------There are fourteen partners scattered throughout Amana, 
    and they are identified by the green border that surrounds their names. They 
    are found in different places at different times in the games, and have 
    different requirements for joining you. For the purposes of this trophy, just 
    get any one of these fourteen partners to join you, and you will get the 
    trophy. The easiest is probably Yukino, who appears in Omiki Town between 
    18:00-00:00. Pay her 100 yen, and she will become your partner.
    
    
    [41] Title----------Extra Sword Safe.
    
          Description----------Obtained an extra sword safe.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------An extra sword safe can be obtained by meeting a 
    threshold of Samurai Points saved to a player’s file. Sword safes can also be 
    bought from the merchant Uepon at the Posting Station for 2,000 yen each. 
    However one does it; obtain an extra sword safe to earn this trophy.
    
    
    [42] Title----------Assassin.
    
          Description----------Defeated Shuzen Fujimori.
    
          Rank----------Silver.
    
          Method----------The description says it all. To earn this trophy, one 
    must defeat Shuzen Fujimori on any difficulty setting. Getting to fight 
    Fujimori is not quite as simple as it sounds, but there are many endings that 
    enable battle with him. Endings # 1, 5, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, and 21 are all 
    examples of paths that lead one to a battle with Shuzen Fujimori.
    
    
    [43] Title----------Bushido.
    
          Description----------Defeated Sensei at the Dojo.
    
          Rank----------Silver.
    
          Method----------The Dojo is located in the south-east corner of Guard 
    Gate. Once inside, there are three floors, with a ‘boss’ type figure 
    representing each floor. You must defeat the ‘boss’ of the first floor to get 
    to the second, and the ‘boss’ of the second floor to reach the third. The 
    third floor hosts the Sensei, which is who you must defeat in order to earn 
    this trophy. This can be done of any difficulty setting, however be warned 
    that the Sensei can be very strong, and therefore quite difficult to defeat. 
    Bring your best weapon, and lots of healing items. An alternate and easier way 
    to acquire this trophy is to enter the Dojo on the Instant Kill difficulty 
    setting, and kill all three figures in the Dojo before they even have the 
    opportunity to draw their weapon for defense. Doing this will also earn the 
    trophy.
    
    
    [44] Title----------Title Collector.
    
          Description----------Obtained 5 titles.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Titles are earned for completing certain requirements 
    throughout the course of a single game. There are fifty in total, but for the 
    purposes of this trophy, you will need to discover five. This means one must 
    clear the game a minimum of five times. However, note that an ending need not 
    necessarily be obtained in order to earn a title. As long as the title’s 
    requirements have been fulfilled, a player may choose "Leave Amana" from the 
    World Map, and earn the title. 
    
    
    [45] Title----------Title Master.
    
          Description----------Obtained 20 titles.
    
          Rank----------Silver.
    
          Method----------Titles are earned for completing certain requirements 
    throughout the course of a single game. There are fifty in total, but for the 
    purposes of this trophy, you will need to discover twenty. This means one must 
    clear the game a minimum of twenty times. However, note that an ending need 
    not necessarily be obtained in order to earn a title. As long as the title’s 
    requirements have been fulfilled, a player may choose "Leave Amana" from the 
    World Map, and earn the title. 
    
    
    [46] Title----------Zero Kill.
    
          Description----------Killed an enemy using a weapon with zero 
    durability.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------In order to obtain this trophy, one must first have in 
    his/her possession a weapon with zero durability; a broken weapon essentially. 
    The player must deliver the killing blow to an enemy with this zero durability 
    weapon. Be warned that a broken weapon deals very little damage, so attacking 
    and eventually killing an enemy with a broken weapon can take a while. A 
    second strategy is to carry both a strong weapon, and a broken weapon. Attack 
    an enemy with the strong weapon until that enemy’s health has almost been 
    depleted. Then switch to the broken weapon to finish him/her off. Whatever the 
    strategy employed, the killing shot must be delivered with the broken weapon 
    in order to earn the trophy. 
    
    
    [47] Title----------Zero Blunt Attack.
    
          Description----------Defeated an enemy with Blunt Attack using a weapon 
    with zero durability. 
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------In order to obtain this trophy, one must first have in 
    his/her possession a weapon with zero durability; a broken weapon essentially. 
    The player must deliver the final blow to an enemy with this zero durability 
    weapon, but the weapon must be set to "blunt" using the select button. Be 
    warned that a broken weapon deals very little damage, so attacking and 
    eventually blunt killing an enemy with a broken weapon can take a while. A 
    second strategy is to carry both a strong weapon, and a broken weapon. Attack 
    an enemy with the strong weapon until that enemy’s health has almost been 
    depleted. Then switch to the broken weapon (set to blunt) to finish him/her 
    off. Whatever the strategy employed, the final shot must be delivered with the 
    broken weapon set on "blunt" in order to earn the trophy. 
    
    
    [48] Title----------Samurai Leader.
    
          Description----------Total Samurai Points exceeded 200 points.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Upon completing the game (by leaving early or obtaining 
    an ending), "Samurai Points" are awarded to the player based on the title 
    he/she earned. Some titles award more points than others, but they all give 
    something. Earn 200 of these points to unlock this trophy. Be careful not to 
    attack unarmed individuals (HI-DO), or a player will lose 50 Samurai Points.
    
    
    [49] Title----------Samurai Hero.
    
          Description----------Total Samurai Points exceeded 2000.
    
          Rank----------Bronze.
    
          Method----------Upon completing the game (by leaving early or obtaining 
    an ending), "Samurai Points" are awarded to the player based on the title 
    he/she earned. Some titles award more points than others, but they all give 
    something. Earn 2,000 of these points to unlock this trophy. 2,000 points can 
    be a lot, so remember that playing on higher difficulties earns more points. 
    One strategy is to play on Hard mode, and after waking up in Takatane Village, 
    one can progress a short distance until he/she sees two thugs. Defeat these 
    two thugs, but make sure to receive at least one hit. After these thugs are 
    defeated, consume a radish, and then choose "Leave Amana" on the World Map. 
    The "Vegetarian" title will be earned, and with it 1,050 points in about 
    two-three minutes. Another strategy is to play the Hard difficulty, and spend 
    at least 10,000 yen to earn the "Merchant" title. This title on Hard mode will 
    offer 1,200 points. If done correctly, it will take about three-five minutes. 
    Whatever the method, be careful not to attack unarmed individuals (HI-DO), or 
    a player will lose 50 Samurai Points.
    
    
    [50] Title----------Legendary Samurai.
    
          Description----------Total Samurai Points exceeded 10000 points.
    
          Rank----------Silver.
    
          Method----------Upon completing the game (by leaving early or obtaining 
    an ending), "Samurai Points" are awarded to the player based on the title 
    he/she earned. Some titles award more points than others, but they all give 
    something. Earn 10,000 of these points to unlock this trophy. 10,000 points 
    can be a lot, so remember that playing on higher difficulties earns more 
    points. One strategy is to play on Hard mode, and after waking up in Takatane 
    Village, one can progress a short distance until he/she sees two thugs. Defeat 
    these two thugs, but make sure to receive at least one hit. After these thugs 
    are defeated, consume a radish, and then choose "Leave Amana" on the World 
    Map. The "Vegetarian" title will be earned, and with it 1,050 points in about 
    two-three minutes. Another strategy is to play the Hard difficulty, and spend 
    at least 10,000 yen to earn the "Merchant" title. This title on Hard mode will 
    offer 1,200 points. If done correctly, it will take about three-five minutes. 
    Whatever the method, be careful not to attack unarmed individuals (HI-DO), or 
    a player will lose 50 Samurai Points.
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    *CONCLUSIONS*
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    Now with every trophy having been acknowledged and discussed, this is the end 
    of this trophy guide. It was a pleasure to compose this guide, and I hope 
    above all else that it helped those trophy enthusiasts who were previously 
    stuck, confused or perplexed. 
    
    Hopefully it will not be much longer before all 51 of these trophies are in 
    your possession, and you share the Platinum experience.
    
    Thank you for reading!
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