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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
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Author(s): Stephanie Barnes
First Published: 17-06-2016 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 01-11-2019 / 16:07 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 01-04-2020 / 01:33 GMT

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Guide

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Chapter 22

A Thief's End

After the cutscene with Rafe and Nadine, swim under the supports of the dock and climb up to get a view of Avery’s ship.

Jump into the water on the other side and swim towards Avery’s ship, but dive underwater about halfway toward the ship to find a cave with the Mughal Egg Pendant . This should be the last treasure needed for the Trophy: Treasure Master .

Look for this underwater cave to find the final treasure in Uncharted 4.


Continue to Avery’s ship, which explodes in spectacular glory, and then enter through the side of the new hole created by the explosion. You can now make your way into the hold and through the treasury to find Sam, Rafe, and Nadine.

After the cutscene you’ll be in a sword fight with Rafe, but he’s the only one with a weapon. You can easily predict Rafe’s swings in the first phase of this fight by the way his arm swings - if he raises it up he will perform a swing from the right and if he crosses his arm in front of him he’ll perform a left swing.

Rafe will equip himself with a cutlass, which you'll have to dodge.

Phase 1

The first part of the fight is a tutorial, with Rafe always attacking in the same pattern following by a section of dialogue:

  • "...raced a madman and his entire army to the steps of Shambhala." - Triangle
  • "...found a lost city in the middle of the Rub' al Khali desert." - Circle
  • "...discovered the fabled El Dorado..." - Triangle, Circle
  • "And I warned you to get out of my way." - Triangle, Circle, Triangle
Nate will attack Rafe to try and disarm him, but becomes pinned to the ground. Tap Triangle repeatedly and when Nate goes for the other cutlass press Triangle again to block Rafe's attacks.

Rafe's attacks are always the same in this fight until Nate gets his own cutlass.

Phase 2

From this point on you’ll want to avoid being hit if you want a trophy, which is rather difficult given the unpredictable attacks.

There’s not set pattern to his attacks from here on out and when you manage to block them Nate can perform a stun by pressing Square. While this leaves him vulnerable to a combo attack of your own you don’t have to wait for these openings unless you want to stick to being cautious.

Rafe almost always starts the fight with a two strike combo that can be avoided by pressing Triangle and Circle, followed by a Square to stun him for a counterattack. Depending on if you attack him during this opening you may end up in a hold that you’ll need to break free of by tapping Triangle, but either way his next attack is usually two left swings in a row (Circle, Circle).

Keep blocking the attacks and counter when given the opportunity until you end up in a hold where Rafe says "Hold… still!" and Nate steps on his foot.

Evading Rafe's combos will open him up to being stunned by pressing Square, giving you a great chance to attack back.

Phase 3

After the above move Rafe will become more aggressive, doing combos of up to four attacks and adding spins into them. The spin attacks are not as easily telegraphed which makes it hard to know what button to press by looking at it, but they are always the same as the one before: Triangle, Triangle or Circle, Circle.

The first attack is usually two left strikes with a spin and then a right strike (Circle, Circle, Triangle) to show off his new attack style, but sometimes differs. Make sure to watch his arms and don’t attacks until you know you have an opening.

At some point he’ll pin Nate against the wall, where you’ll need to tap Triangle repeatedly to escape, and when he pins him to the floor and Nate slashes across his abdomen you’ll enter the next phase.

Rafe will add a spin attack into his arsenal (left). If you get pinned it means you're close to entering the next phase (right).

Phase 4

Rafe becomes pretty desperate at this point and his attacks become extremely wild and long.

The first combo shows off just how big these combos can be with a Triangle, Circle, Circle, Triangle, Triangle, Circle. This sometimes differs slightly depending on if you are close to the wall or not, but often is the same each time minus the first strike.

At this point it is best to play defensively and allow Rafe to attack in a long combo and stun him before you strike, backing off near the end so you aren’t caught off guard by his attacks when he recovers.

Rafe's combos will be extremely wild, so wait for the right chance to attack.

Phase 5

Eventually Nate will pin Rafe against a wall where you’ll have to tap Triangle repeatedly before a scene occurs.

Keep your finger hovered over the Triangle button for when the camera pans toward Sam and then follow it with this button combo to block Rafe’s attacks: Triangle, Circle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle and then tap Triangle repeatedly.

After breaking free you’ll have to block another round of attacks: Triangle, Circle, Triangle.

When Nate’s sword breaks keep your finger over the Triangle button and prepare to press it when he says "You want the treasure, Rafe?".

Defend against Rafe's attacks until the cutlass breaks and then prepare to press Triangle to finish the battle.

If you completed the fight with Rafe without taking any damage you’ll unlock the Trophy: Swordmaster as you swim toward the cave exit to complete the chapter.


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Platforms
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  • Guide Release
    17 June 2016
  • Last Updated
    1 November 2019
  • Guide Author
    Stephanie Barnes

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