Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - The Da Vinci Disappearance Achievements/Trophies guide

Grand Theft Dressage

Earning this means stealing five horses in a row, remaining on horseback the entire time - which actually isn't very complicated, once you know what you're doing. But it can still be tricky to pull off. Start by heading down to the Antico or Campagna districts, where mounted guards are plentiful. To steal a horse, you'll need to target a guard on horseback (it won't work with civilians, sadly), get close and assassinate him while he's unaware.

The trick is that he has to be unaware; if he's alert and has pulled his weapon, he'll knock you down and you'll have to start over. To avoid such a messy scenario, never kill a guard in front of other guards, because once they're on alert and your Notoriety is up, it can be pretty damn hard to get the drop on anybody. Just stick with it for a while and don't get off your horse for anything (unless it's an unguarded back and another horse), and you'll be 20G/one Bronze Trophy richer.

Going Up

This one's worth Bronze or 5G, and there are two ways to get it. The first is to start a fight with a group of guards, have them chase you to a lift, and then ride it up while they're right behind you. If you timed it right, you'll bury your pursuers under a pile of counterweight bricks.

There is, however, another way: During the Ezio Auditore Affair mission, you'll get this one served to you on a platter when you're all but encouraged to kill a guard (who happens to be standing right under a lift) as a diversion.

You'll find him around here:

Take the lift and the guard will die instantly, netting you an easy (if small) reward.

Strong Arm

Show of hands: how many of you even knew Ezio could throw his heavy weapons around? Turns out it's as easy as targeting a guard, holding down the attack button and then releasing it. For the Strong Arm Achievement/Trophy (10G/Bronze), you'll have to do it from more than 10 meters away.

Above: It's tougher than it sounds 

For this, you'll want to target an unsuspecting guard who's not moving around a lot; rooftop guards work especially well, since they'll always stop and look around while patrolling. Get close enough to target him, then get as far away as you can while still staying locked on. When you feel like you're more than 10m away, whip out your Heavy Weapon (the Bearded Axe works well), a smoke bomb or one of the polearms you can grab from guards, hold the button down and let fly. Once you've killed or stunned a guard with each, you'll have another notch in your gamerscore.

Above: Hit them while they're walking away for extra distance/awesomeness

Other Achievements/Trophies

The rest of these aren't necessarily insignificant, but they're over with too quickly to merit separate videos - so we mashed them together into one. Read below for details on how to score each.


This is another one that you're probably making too hard for yourself. Rather than trekking around the map looking for a mass of guards to call an arrow strike on, simply load up the first mission of Da Vinci Disappearance. When the huge pack of Hermeticists attacks, wait a second for them to close in, and then call down an arrow storm from your Assassin recruits.

If you timed it right, the Hermeticists should all be dead and another 20G or Bronze Trophy should be yours.

Easy Come, Easy Go

Come on, you don't need our help for this, do you? Just do some bad things to build up your notoriety (wandering through crowds picking pockets is a good way to do it quickly), then bribe any herald to reduce it. Immediately after he takes the money, fast-walk into him to pick his pocket. Easiest 5G/Bronze you'll score in the DLC.

High Roller

There's no trick to netting this one quickly; it's just a matter of luck. Head over to the Thieves' Guild (southwest corner of the map) with as much money as possible. Then repeatedly make the maximum bet (7,500 florins) until you've won 10,000. Two max-wager wins should do it.

Special Delivery

To get this one, you'll need the second hidden blade (which you can buy from Da Vinci in the core game), as well as a stock of parachutes, which Da Vinci will give you once you've destroyed all four of his war machines. Once you've got them (assuming you don't already), this one's a little tricky to set up, but easy once you've found your mark.

Wander around on the rooftops until you find two guards standing close together; the easiest marks are the ones guarding the archways throughout the Centro district.

Once you've lined yourself up, jump off, deploy the parachute and lock onto one of your targets as soon as you're able.

Hit the attack button when you're right over them, and both should get a knife through the head, netting you an easy 20G or Bronze Trophy.

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  • Roy123 - September 13, 2012 12:33 p.m.

    Boas amigos e amigas! Registei-me há pouco por isso sou novo por estas bandas,mas é o seguinte espero que me ajudem no seguinte é assim para desbloquear-mos esses troféus é preciso fazer a sincronização a 100% das missões máquinas de guerra? É que já fiz a do cavalo a do para quedas e não me desbloquei os troféus,e eu também não vejo a missão The Da Vinci Disappearance será que alguém me pode ajudar p.f Cumprimentos a todos ;) Roy123
  • noctismador - March 31, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    sooo... what will happen if I killed one of those crazy-ass-mofo?
  • SenorHurt - November 25, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    I've never played any of the Assassin Creed Games but I appreciate the work you put into the guide. Looks like a lot of people are finding it helpful.
  • Aviditie - May 7, 2011 5 a.m.

    Thanks so much! Really clear and helpful.
  • Tomsta666 - March 23, 2011 5:02 a.m.

    Anyone else having trouble getting the Harlequins to respawn? Like an idiot, I accidentaly killed one of them, and will he balls respawn! It was the first one on this guide. Ironic that he's under the bridge, cos' it's trolling the the fuck out of me! Any tips on what triggers the respawn? Cos' I seem to have tried everything!
  • TheIceRage - October 29, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    You find out if they respawn man?
  • Tomsta666 - October 31, 2011 6:19 a.m.

    Yeah man, I inboxed you ;) Incase you don't see that though... It's been a while since I played this, but from what I remember I mistakenly thought I killed the one under the bridge. When It was the one near the boat (number 4) I think???? I just kept going from location to location and he popped back up eventually. Not right away though, so just be patient, that laughing little prick will be back!!
  • Boogzor - March 11, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    When I did the Grand Theft Dressage achievement I called for my horse and then stole one from the closest guard on a horse, he the took my horse and chased me so I stole my original horse back from him. Then I did the same thing over and over until I got it.
  • Redeater - March 11, 2011 10:11 p.m.

    Ugh I don't know if I will even get around to downloading this DLC. Considering they announced ANOTHER AC for next year I think I might just skip this.Sad, I used to consider AC one of the most exciting franchises of the current console. Thanks for the guide though wiki. If I do find myself bored enough for some more Brotherhood I will definitely check back here.
  • Nodoudt - March 11, 2011 4:50 p.m.

  • Nodoudt - March 11, 2011 3:29 a.m.

    I'm going to go completely off-topic and say that the article picture made me LOL.

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