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Tier 1: Enter Castle & Find The Servant’s Keycard (red)

The Way up begins @ (555,1020).

When you get up the hill to the actual castle, the entrance will be a window behind this building.

When you get inside, access the security terminal to get an unhelpful layout of the area.

As I guarantee you will probably get caught at least once during this mission, I’m going to start the guide out from within the jail.  When you are caught, you will be spawned in this room.  Kill the keeper to be able to look at his notes to find out the passcode for the gate.  Once you know the code, you do NOT need to kill him again if you get caught some more, you’ll just walk up to the gate, enter the code and walk on out.

The Door Code is 1852.  If you’re anything like me with these stealth missions, you’ll have this memorized in no time flat.

Once through the gate, click on the trap-door to come out at the room you entered into when you first climbed through the window.

The only place you can go at this point is upstairs, so head there and duck into this room.  Note the Patrol on the left hand side of the screen.  If he “catches” you, you go to the cell we just finished discussing.  There is a camera in this room, don’t be bad like me and get caught by it.  Safely pass through to the next room where you will find a book-case.

Pass through it.

This will put you in the room with the first keycard.  Sit here and watch the camera movements for 1 or 2 cycles so you know when to go for it.  It should be where it is now, then it will focus on the card, then go back to where it is now, THEN you make a run for the card as it will skip over to the other side of the desk and stay there for long enough for you to get the card.  Just watch the camera for a cycle or two and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Tier 2: Find The Guard’s Keycard (green)

Head right outside and go through the Green Keycard Door.  Beware of the patrol in this hallway.

In the next area, go through this doorway.

The keycard you need is circled in the room.  You need to time it so that the patroling guard doesn’t see you.  This may take a few tries, but yeah…  This mission is just all kinds of evil anyway.  (It gets worse later on!!)

Tier 3: Find The Bodyguard’s Keycard (blue)

This room is on the opposite side of the mini-hallway you came into 3 pictures above.  I’m not going to lie when I say I got caught in this room a minimum of 15 times throughout the course of the mission.  The timing for it is very specific.  You need patrol #1 to be going to the right, and Patrol #2 to go into the inlet shown below while you, #3 run as fast as you can past them while their backs are still turned.

You will appear in this room with a staircase.  You need to hide until the guy that you see on the stairs, comes back down and patrols the room.  You then need to get upstairs.

If this guy (on the right) is coming at you, back up a lot and wait for him to go back to where he came from.  He will turn into the area that I am standing at here, then make a u-turn and head back down the hallway.

When he does, go and stand right here, against the chalkboards.

Wait for him to pass by you, and run down the hallway that he came from.

Stay indoors, do not go out on the balcony quite yet.  You will come across rooms with cameras.  These are protecting the next keycard.  Simply slide under the camera’s radar and collect it when it is safe to do so.  I recommend watching the camera cycle one or two times so you can asses when it is safe to grab it.

Tier 4: Confront The Grey

Now it’s time to go out the door and onto the balcony.

From here, you can walk across the ledge against the wall on the left hand side while hugging the wall, and just drop down in front of the door.  Be very careful when going through the doorway, there is a patrolling guard in there that will capture you if he sees you.  Aditionally, there are 2 patrols in the courtyard that can catch you as well.

If you happen to get caught, you don’t have to go through the steps in Tiers 1-3 again.  You can simply go out this door, climb the stairs on the right, and hop onto the ledge to drop down into the doorway again.

Go to the opposite side of the room and open up the door using the keypad.

Fight your way through the hallway.  The time for stealth is finally over.  Blast the servants to bits to vent your frustration from the earlier parts of the mission.  (You might not be as frustrated as we were because you’re using this guide, but imagine having to figure out all that crap with the patrols.  It was not fun)

At the end of the hallway, there will be a room with a servant and box of explosives.  Go in there, kill the guy and grab the explosives.

Go back to the door that requires a golden keycard and plant the explosives on the lock mechanism to the left of the door.  IMMEDIATELY run into one of the side rooms to hide, the explosion will draw the attention of the enemies that put you in the cell.

After they finish investigating, and go about their business, walk into the room where you will be faced with The Grey.  I’m not going to lie, this fight is a pain in the ass.  You need a ranged weapon, and you need some sort of heal.  God Bless the “Forged in Fire” hammer elite passive for keeping me at 100%  every time I dropped to 50% throughout the fight or else I wouldn’t be able to do it.  This guy covers the room with blood.  He heals, he shoots you, he puts blood circles under your feat to damage you, he’s just all kinds of good fun.  To top it all off, he glitches when you kill him.  Like in Tier 25 of Mortal Sins, he will sit there at 0 hp and you will not be able to hurt him unless you use a targetless AoE ability.  He took another 2k hp to kill using targetless AoE after I got him to 0 hp.

General strategy to keep him out of the blood is to constantly be moving.  If anyone would like to post a trick to the fight, please do so in the comments below, I couldn’t find an easy way to deal with him outside of equipping that self heal passive ability.

When he is dead, loot the scattered documents from atop the table to finish the mission.

Exit the window when you are done to leave the area.

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  • Lakh

    When going for the Blue keycard, and passing through the room with the two patrols (your first pic of that section), you can duck in where you’ve got the #2 arrow pointing, jump onto one of the chairs, and then jump over the bookcase that way (rather than ducking through the room).

    You need to wait until one patrol is around the right corner & the other patrol is heading away from the door you start at. You’ve also got to be careful not to jump onto the chair while they’re walking into that exit area cos they will spot your head over the bookcase. Once the one by the exit door turns back around & patrols out you jump onto the bookcase & leave.

    Also, for the final fight, you didn’t mention the buffs the enemy gives himself. He gets a buff that makes him immune to physical damage for 5s, then a buff that makes him immune to magic damage for 5s, and he alternates them constantly. One is a little shield with a flame on it, the other is a little shield with a knuckleduster on it.

    I highly recommend one of your weapons be blood for that fight btw. I didn’t notice any enrage timers, so you can just turn it into a pure survival fight by running off and healing yourself for a while whenever you’re dipping low on health.

    • Lakh

      Oh, and I didn’t overly notice him self healing personally.. could be I was just being unobservant, but I do remember other mobs with those sort of blood effects who’ve healed themselves while they (or you) were standing in the blood.

      So that *might* have been what was going on with the self heal.

      • I would notice him heal if you stood in the blood AOE on the floor. Could have been coincidence as I smacked him pretty hard and didn’t give him much room to annoy me, but that was my quick observation.

  • Pinnhead

    Its pretty easy once u are able to keep him out of the blood pools at all times , I kited him between the different rooms ,

  • Macallan

    Thanks for this awesome guide man. As far as what Pinnhead said, that’s probably the best advice and worked well for me. Just leave the room – you have a few rooms to run to even though the blood will occasionally go through the wall. He *does* heal himself, but it’s when he does that ground digging animation and leaches. I don’t think it has anything to do with the AOE blood – that just does a lot of damage. Also, one thing I’d like to add and I know this may be considered “cheating” (but that’s why you’re reading the guide, right?) but since there are a lot of shortcuts once you get certain cards, you can literally get all three of them by just hauling ass, clicking on the card, and getting sent back to jail. I’ve beaten this mission twice now (two different characters) and on my first character that’s all I did. I just ran to the card, clicked, and picked it up before getting hit. Ignored cameras, etc. The second time I decided I wanted to see how it was supposed to be done, and used this awesome guide. So thanks, and good luck all.

  • Jrod

    If you are good dps you can root the elites and kill them same with any mob there. Boss went down after 1 blood spill 🙂

  • The Random NPC

    There’s another way, besides the explosives, to open the door to the Grey. After grabbing the blue keycard, you can back track a bit to the corner you hid in, and open the door with the blue keycard. Go down the stairs and through the archway with the cameras in it. In that room is the golden keycard. That will let you open the door right into the hallway that leads to the explosives. I find it much easier to do that then trying to avoid the mobs in the library.

    • Assyb

      This is a lot better time wise also than trying to avoid the library mobs.

  • Rakurai

    I found it hard to dps ‘The Grey’ so I scrapped together a healing build using blood and rifle, after that I never got below 70 % health. Didn’t take long either.


    once you get to tier 3, and got the door in the library open, you can just SPRINT through everything all the way up the staircase and into the final room to retrieve the final key. i did it no problems. you have enough time to get the key before they take you back into the jail cell.

  • MacG

    This may have changed. I independently found the “jump the chair” method, but I came here because there are now two overlapping patrols inside the last area. You can’t pop your head in to see unless you’re lucky and the one at the top of the stairs makes it hard (impossible so far) to get to the blue door.

    • MacG

      Definitely has changed. I got downstairs to the golden keycard room. There are now cameras down there. I zapped the servant (exactly from your screenshot except with cameras) to draw him out past the cameras and a Aristocracy guy (the ones who look like Nazis) ran out from around a corner near the servant. I must have pulled him. I’ll look around for a way to get explosives without killing servant.

      • MacG

        My bad. It is probably the same. I went upstairs and found lore, leading me to believe I was on the path. You guys used the easier lower path. Duh. Sorry.

  • Tony

    i use AR leech to kill the last boss im in my dps gears, i dont see he can heal himself at all maybe bc i did not standing in blood or im out dps his healing. I fight him at 4 conners of the room, dont need to run out of the room. sorry for my english, im ESL (english as second language)

  • Mazzx

    At the beginning of Tier 3, I just waited until the mob walked away, ran in and jumped up on their chair next to the bookcase to the left. When the other mob to leave the area near the door, I jumped over the bookcase. Pretty simple!

  • 2daMaxx

    DPS AR/Elemental… took him out in under a minute – and he only did about 5-600 damage to me. But…then again…backtracking with some nice blue gear, so guess a solo quest like this is ment to be taken little earlier :p

  • Hoggimus Doggimus

    As of October 13, 2012, it is no longer possible to just walk out past the Jailer after you get caught- no matter how you hug the right-hand wall behind him, he catches you.

    Also, if you are running DX11 with all settings on “Ultra,” most of the less-well-lit areas of the castle are so dark that you can’t see anything. Turning up the Gamma to try to get the floors to show as anything beside an inky blackness results in an eerie, roiling fog filling the entire castle, so even though it’s bright enough with the Gamma turned up to 1.7 or so, you still can’t see diddly-squat because of the #$%^&* fog! Why is it foggy inside a castle? It’s not foggy OUTSIDE the castle… Obviously, Funcom designed parts of this mission to be done without seeing your surroundings. Talk about evil…..

    • Pavel Sinkevich

      It is still possible to avoid Jailer. There is a barrel to the right of the door. If you try to walk around the barrel, he will hear you. But if you jump on the barrel and from the barrel – to the door, you will be far enough to go unnoticed.

  • Moonkin

    The Boss has a rotating ability that makes him immune to magic damage for 5-6 seconds, then physical abilities for 5-6 seconds. The obvious answer is to swap abilities out and make sure your hits only strike when he is not immune. I think AR Anima Burst and Anima Vessel while he is magic immune then simply shock/combust when physical is enough, he only has about 15k life

  • HabuSake

    I marked on the map where to find things in this instance for easy reference.

  • OhDaz

    On top of what Mazzx said, after that next door is open you can just run to the blue keycard and aslong as you’re fast pressing u you’ll pick up the blue keycard no problem. I spent around 8 attempts getting caught being stealthy and did it in one attempt just running for it.

  • It took me about 19 runs to finally finish this mission.

    The doctor in the basement? You better kill him every time as he doesn’t ignore you anymore.

    The Grey I finally beat after mixing and matching several combinations of weapons but I finally went back to my old fall back of Blade/Pistols (no drone…mostly blade). I mostly used the two powers I’ve got slotted from Pistols and kept this joker at range nearly 90% of the time. What I did was I ran from corner to corner backwards making him follow me (when he would, that is).

    This is, without a doubt, the hardest quest I’ve ever completed in this game. Those freakin’ patrols about made me destroy something within arm’s reach every time the screen went black.

  • kolvir

    Killing the Grey was no problem, once I decided not to fight him in his room.

  • ztrax

    A Lore is in there. after you pick up the blue keykard, insted of running right out to the outer yard, go strait forward and unlock the blue keykard reader, and in there it is, no mobs in there

  • Oscar Mattsson

    You CAN dash through the bars in the basement. The doctor will follow through them though. Just a funny sidenote.

  • RHpost

    There is a MUCH easier way to do the library:

    Just watch the pat that paths by the doorway entering the library. When he paths away run left, hope on the chair, then jump over the book case – then you can just click on the pad and you’re out 🙂

  • C.c. Regan

    I don’t know if i just got lucky or what, but I got spotted after I got last key, I went threw courtyard up stairs dropped in front of doorway. No patrol so I ran right to door across room opened it up, and right inside that is room to the Grey. I opened that door without having to get explosives. The Grey was only one in the room I ran up to him pulled him out of his room and only using swords and fist hit him. He would run back into his room, throw a fit splattering blood all over his room, come running to me again standing outside and to left of door I would hit him again, once more he ran in threw his fit and came back and after a few hits he was dead. Not one time did he attack me while I stood outside his room. Never had to heal. Was very easy and I was worried it was going to be a huge pain after reading what everyone had to say.
    Again go in get his attention go just outside the door to left side and stand there attacking him, let him go in and come back out and should be easy kill.