Assassin's Creed: Unity

Assassin's Creed: Unity Achievements

And Stay Down!

Perform a ground execution.  

A ground execution can be done after purchasing the required skill from the menu. This is actually one of the more difficult achievements to obtain because it's difficult to be in the position where you do a ground execution with a weapon other than your hidden blade. You must either tackle them or hold  (staggering strike) in order to knock them down without killing them. Then you must press  to do the strike. It can be glitchy and hard to obtain, so you will have to keep trying it until it unlocks. 

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Comment #1 by PowerPyx
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 06:39:14 AM

This can only be done after beating sequence 9! You have to complete sequence 9 to unlock the Ground Execution ability.
The following 3 skills must be bought: One-Handed Weapon Master + Ground Execution + Staggering Strike.
Now equip a one-handed sword and use the Staggering Strike to throw an enemy to the ground. When he is on the ground you must hold down the attack button. On Xbox One you press and hold: A, A, X.
Make sure you have the "One-Handed Weapon Master" skill. Without it you will only do a normal ground execution, but not the one that is needed for the achievement.

Comment #2 by DarkShare
Monday, November 17, 2014 @ 08:57:04 PM

For this one, first you must finish secuence 9 completely. Then make sure you bought the skills One-Handed Weapon Master, Staggering Strike and Ground Execution. Then look for an enemy, block one of his hits, leave A pushed to destabilize him and then push X to make the execution.

Comment #3 by wisest wizzard
Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 03:52:02 PM

You can do it with any weapon so long as you have weapon master for that particular weapon set. I did this with a long weapon and it still worked

Comment #4 by DropKickaBear
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 03:44:51 PM

I hope this helps -

Comment #5 by crimson knight7
Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 05:09:44 AM

I found the long weapon to be easiest just use the heavy strike to sweep their legs and while they are down hold "X" u should be able to ground execute them

Comment #6 by LordBern
Monday, April 06, 2015 @ 12:27:13 PM

Actually, you do NOT need any of the 'mastery' skills. I couldn't get it with a single-handed weapon so I took the advice of another achievement site (sorry...) and it popped on my first try. I used a heavy weapon. I kept hitting an enemy with a staggering strike (hold A) and when he finally fell on the ground, hold X to give him the ground execution. It was a nasty overhead chop. Did it first try.

Comment #7 by FaZe Catalyst
Saturday, January 09, 2016 @ 01:55:33 AM

I've gotten these twice with the one-handed weapons and never got it to pop.

Comment #8 by x0t0x7n
Sunday, January 17, 2016 @ 02:22:49 PM

Using one-handed weapons I was unable to complete this achievement. Unlocked my first try with a heavy weapon.

Comment #9 by Bluedemon989
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 10:54:49 PM

I used a heavy weapon. Took me a couple times to get it done. You have to hurry and hold X and release it before they get back up

Comment #10 by UltraRanger
Saturday, October 01, 2016 @ 06:18:29 PM

This achievement is in fact very simple.
First you need the staggering strike skill, then find an enemy, it would be the best if he's alone so no one can interrupt your execution.

You need to perfect parry an attack of his, then hold A for a staggering strike and that would almost certainly knock him down, then hold X for ground execution, very easy.

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Game Info
Ubisoft Paris


US November 11, 2014
Europe November 13, 2014

Price: $59.99USD
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