Full Synchronisation Requirement - Do not take any damage

This is one of the hardest full synchronisation sections in the game, so it’s best to prepare appropriately with some bombs! Sticky Shrapnel Bombs would be ideal, along with Impact Smoke Screen bombs – you’ll see why! Note: if you don’t have the ingredients lying around you should try and buy what you need from the Black Market Bomb Merchants.

Remember that huge rock tower from “The Hidden City”? Climb all the way up it again! Well, not all the way, you’ll see a set of cables extending out to the far cave wall. Follow the path along (Note there is an Animus Data Fragment on this path that’s easily missed when searching for them later!) and then swing from pole to pole and jump from beam to beam until you reach the hanging crates from the cutscene and see the difficult part of this Memory. In the next area there are five groups of guards, each group including the fearsome Almogavar axe men you’ve probably seen in certain areas of the game. Even if you block their attacks with a 5/5/5 weapon (i.e. Yusuf’s Turkish Kijil) you’ll still take some damage, and thus fail the objective. The easiest way to take care of at least three of the groups is to use the aforementioned Sticky Splinter Bombs. Stick one on a member of the pack and back away, count to 5 and it should kill all of them.

Repeat this tactic for the next groups, making sure they’re all advancing on you together or you might not get all of them in one bomb. When you run out of Lethal Bombs, you’ll need to switch over to the Smoke Bombs and quickly assassinate them. Alternatively, if you’re confident, you can use counter kills and executions (as in my video below) to clear them out with careful timing.

Follow the marker to the chest to retrieve the explosive/incendiary device. Keep pushing on through the area using the same tactics on the guard groups, and drop down to where the glowing door/gate is and press the interact button to plant the bomb and bring an end to this challenging segment of the game, after a cutscene.

Using counters is the risky way to get through this area with the optional objective intact.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Ubisoft
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    22 November 2011
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    16

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After the events in the Colosseum Vault at the end of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Desmond Miles falls into a coma and finds himself in the Animus' Black Room. There he must search Ezio Auditore's memories once again to uncover the secrets needed to protect the things he loves. Join us as we dive into the 16th century and seek out the knowledge of the legendary Assassin Mentor Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad.

In this guide you will discover:

  • All main story missions with 100% synchronisation.
  • How to locate and complete every side-mission in full.
  • Where to find every hidden Memoir Page and all of the fragments.
  • High Definition screenshots and videos showing you the best strategies in action.

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