Assassin’s Creed 3 Mega Guide: Tips, Secrets, Crafting and more

Everything you need to know about the game.

Posted By | On 08th, Nov. 2012 Under Video Game Tips | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


Assassin’s Creed 3 is a massive game, so much that, you will actually feel there’s a lot to do and don’t know where to start. Ubisoft really has crammed the game with a lot of content, and in a way it makes the entire thing quite enjoyable if you take a deviation from the main missions which are quite lengthy as well, featuring 12 sequences.

We reviewed the game too and gave it a glowing 9/10 score.

“In which case, it is an incredible, vast, expansive game, with addictive gameplay, great atmosphere, no dearth of content, one that will keep you busy for a while, and one that will have you genuinely pondering the implications of its story for a long time to come,” wrote our author pramath.

“In the end, that is the mark of a great game.”

I agree, and here’s an in-depth guide to make it easier for you to collect all the things in the game and make Connor a beastly character loaded with money.

The game brings a lot of new things to the franchise and some may find it difficult to follow it well due to the awful UI, which really confuses you. There are Homestead missions, naval missions, liberation missions and much more.

Achievements:

1. Rude Awakening (10G) — Re-Enter the Animus.

2. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (20G) — Open the Temple Door and learn Desmond’s fate.

3. Mystery Guest (20G) — Complete Sequence 1 & 2.

4. How D’ya Like Them Apples (20G) — Complete Sequence 3.

5. Heroes are Born (20G) — Complete Sequence 4.

6. The Day the Templars Cried (20G) — Complete Sequence 5.

7. Tea is for Englishmen (20G) — Complete Sequence 6.

8. The Whites of Their Eyes (20G) — Complete Sequence 7.

9. Caged Wolf (20G) — Complete Sequence 8.

10. Two if by Sea (20G) — Complete Sequence 9.

11. Grim Expectations (20G) — Complete Sequence 10.

12. Difficult End (20G) — Complete Sequence 11.

13. The Sum of Truth (50G) — Complete Sequence 12.

14. Perfectionist (50G) — Complete 100% of all main mission constraints.

15. An Extraordinary Man (10G) — Complete the Encyclopedia of the Common Man.

16. Patent Not Pending (10G) — Craft one of Franklin’s inventions to decorate your Manor.

17. House Party (10G) — Recruit any of the Artisans and see them settled on the Homestead.

18. A Complete Set (20G) — See all the optional characters settled at the Homestead.

19. Original Gamer (20G) — Win a game of Fanorona, Morris and Bowls on the Homestead.

20. Bring Down the House (20G) — Explore Fort Wolcott.

21. Kidd Gloves (30G) — Uncover the mystery of Oak Island.

22. All Washed Up (40G) — Complete all Naval Missions aboard the Aquila.

23. Entrepreneur, not Pirate! (20G) — Complete all 12 Privateer Contracts.

24. Tumblehome (10G) — Upgrade the Aquila.

25. By Invitation Only (20G) — Be invited to join a Club.

26. In Good Standing (30G) — Complete all challenges for any of the Clubs.

27. Man of the People (20G) — Liberate all districts in Boston OR New York.

28. Monopoly Man (10G) — Send a convoy to Boston, New York and the Frontier.

29. Blowing in the Wind (20G) — Retrieve every page for one of Ben Franklin’s Almanacs.

30. Completionist (50G) — Complete ALL progress tracker grid entries.

31. Multitasking (20G) — Complete 50% of the Progress Tracker entries.

32. Spit Roast (20G) — Perform a double assassination using a musket.

33. Circus Act (10G) — Kill 15 guards with a single cannon shot.

35. Prince of Thieves (10G) — Loot a convoy without killing any of its guards.

36. Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye! (10G) — Block a firing line 5 times by using a human shield.

37. Jager Bomb (20G) — After becoming fully Notorious, kill 10 Jagers before losing your notoriety.

38. Magna cum Laude (20G) — Have a Trainee reach the Assassin Rank.

39. Coureur des Bois (10G) — Exchange undamaged pelts at all different general stores.

40. Eye Witness (10G) — Witness a predator killing an enemy.

41. Fin (30G) — Complete each of the epilogue missions unlocked after the credits roll.

42. Abstergo Entertainment (10G) — Reach level 20 in the multiplayer mode.

43. Hunter/Killer (20G) — Reach sequence 10 in a map on Wolfpack multiplayer mode.

44. Winning Team (20G) — Be on the winning team at the end of a multiplayer game session.

45. Personalized (10G) — Customize your multiplayer Profile and Character.

46. The Truth Will Out (20G) — Unlock a hacked version of one of the Abstergo videos in the story quest.

47. Daddy Dearest (20G) — Complete Present – Stadium.

48. Criss Cross (20G) — Complete Present – Skyscraper.

49. The End is Nigh (20G) — Complete Present – Abstergo.

50. Head in the Cloud (20G) — Find all pivots and sync the Animus to the Cloud.

The PS3 version contains more trophies but they’re from the additional expansion pack that is timed exclusive to the system. Most of these achivements are pretty straightforward and require you to just pay attention to what you’re doing. Maxing everything out and getting all achievements will be difficult because some of them are collectibles and they can be time consuming. However, we have made guides for that as well.

Crafting guide

Ever stopped doing this because you simply couldn’t understand how to craft due to the horrible UI? Or you just couldn’t understand the recipes or which item to craft? Well that’s what this crafting guide is about, and it will help you craft the best items including incredible weapons.

Remember to do all the Homestead missions so that you can get all the artisans to help you get items. These missions are quite easy and won’t require you to do boring fetch quests. They’re all pretty unique too and quite humorous so do it.

These missions are available on all locations so look at other cities and the fro

Much, much thanks to Segmentnext for this great resource.

Alcohol

Ales
You need Barley, Barrels and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Ales.

Ciders
You need Apples, Barrel and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Ciders.

Spirits
You need Barley, Barrels, Rye and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Spirits.

Clothing

Belts
You need Belt Buckles, Cow Hide and Level 1 Tailor to craft Belts.

Clothes
You need Buttons, Linsey-woolsey and Level 1 Tailor to craft Clothing.

Shoes
You need Belt Buckles, Hare Pelt and Level 1 Tailor to craft Shoes.

Boots
You need Belt Buckles, Fox Pelt and Level 2 Tailor to craft Boots.

Coonskin Hat
You need Raccoon Pelt, Sewing Threads and Level 2 Tailor to craft Coonskin Hat.

Fox Tail Scarf
You need Fox Tail, Sewing Threads and Level 2 Tailor to craft Fox Tail Scarf.

Hats
You need Beaver Pelt and Level 2 Tailor to craft Hats.

Moccasins
You need Elk Pelt, Sewing Threads and Level 2 Tailor to craft Moccasins.

Quilts
You need Dyes, Linsey-woolsey, Sewing Threads and Level 2 Tailor to craft Quilts.

Tool Belts
You need Belt Buckles, Cow Hide, Nails and Level 2 Woodworker to craft Tool Belts.

Wigs
You need Dyes, Sewing Threads, Wool and Level 2 Tailor to craft Wigs.

Fine Clothing
You need Buttons, Linsey-woolsey, Wolf Pelt and Level 3 Tailor to craft Fine Clothing.

Fine Hats
You need Beaver Pelt, Hare Pelt and Level 3 Tailor to craft Fine Hats.

Fine Shoes
You need Beaver Pelt, Belt Buckles and Level 3 Tailor to craft Fine Shoes.

Consumables

Arrow
You need Iron Ore, Kindling, Level 1 Blacksmith and Level 1 Woodworker to craft Arrows.

Bait
You need Hare Meat, Poultry Meat, Vegetables and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Bait.

Cartridge
You need Lead Ore and Level 1 Blacksmith to craft Cartridge.

Poisoned Dart
You need Lead Ore, Sulfur, Level 1 Blacksmith and Level 2 Doctor to craft Poisoned Dart.

Rope Dart
You need Cow Hide, Flax, Weapon Blades, Level 2 Blacksmith and Level 1 Tailor to craft Rope Dart.

Snare
You need Cow Hide, Kindling and Level 2 Woodworker to craft Snare.

Smoke Bomb
You need Black Powder, Clay, Dyes and Level 3 Blacksmith to craft Smoke Bomb.

Trip Mine
You need Black Powder, Clay, Flints and Level 4 Blacksmith to craft Trip Mine.

Food

Bread
You need Eggs, Flour, Milk and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Bread.

Deer Jerky
You need Rock Salt, Venison and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Deer Jerky.

Deer Marrow Soup
You need Deer Marrow, Fresh Water, Vegetables and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Deer Marrow Soup.

Jugged Hare
You need Hare Meat, Vegetables and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Jugged Hare.

Meat Pies
You need Flour, Hare Meat and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Meat Pies.

Salt
You need Rock Salt and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Salt.

Salted Elk Meat
You need Elk Meat, Rock Salt and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Salted Elk Meat.

Shepherd’s Pie
You need Pork, Poultry Meat, Vegetables and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Shepherd’s Pie.

Smoked Elk Meat
You need Elk Meat, Maple Lumber and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Smoked Elk Meat.

Tea
You need Honey, Rosemary and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Tea.

Venison Heart
You need Deer Heart, Vegetables and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Venison Heart.

Inventions

Joseph Priestley Soda Apparatus
You need Fresh Water, Glass Bottles and Level 1 Innkeeper to craft Joseph Priestley Soda Apparatus.

Kite and Key
You need Kindling, Linsey-woolsey and Level 2 Tailor to craft Kite and Key.

Leyden Jar
You need Copper Ore, Fresh Water, Glass Bottles and Level 2 Blacksmith to craft Leyden Jar.

Orrery
You need Copper Ore, Rosewood Lumber, Level 1 Blacksmith and Level 2 Woodworker to craft Orrery.

Busybody
You need Iron Ore, Sand and Level 2 Blacksmith to craft Busybody.

Watt Steam Engine
You need Fresh Water, Iron Ore and Level 3 Blacksmith to craft Watt Steam Engine.

Electrostatic Generator
You need Copper Ore, Iron Ore, Sand, Level 4 Blacksmith and Level 3 Doctor to craft Electrostatic Generator.

Franklin Stove
You need Iron Ore, Silver Ore and Level 3 Blacksmith to craft Franklin Stove.

Glass Armonica
You need Charcoal, Sand and Level 4 Blacksmith to craft Glass Armonica.

Crafting Materials

Barrels
You need Oak Lumber and Level 1 Woodworker to craft Barrels.

Candles
You need Beeswax and Level 1 Tailor to craft Candles.

Disinfectant
You need Apples and Level 1 Doctor to craft Disinfectant.

Glass Bottles
You need Sand and Level 1 Blacksmith to craft Glass Bottles.

Linsey-woolsey
You need Flax, Wool and Level 1 Tailor to craft Linsey-woolsey.

Nails
You need Iron Ore and Level 1 Blacksmith to craft Nails.

Paper
You need Flax, Oak Bark, Level 1 Tailor and Level 2 Woodworker to craft Paper.

Sewing Threads
You need Wool and Level 1 Tailor to craft Sewing Threads.

Weapon Blades
You need Charcoal, Iron Ore and Level 2 Blacksmith to craft Weapon Blades.

Weapon Handles
You need Maple Lumber and Level 2 Woodworker to craft Weapon Handles.

Dyes
You need Beeswax and Level 2 Tailor to craft Dyes.

Flints
You need Iron Ore, Lead Ore, Limestone and Level 2 Blacksmith to craft Flints.

Belt Buckles
You need Copper Ore and Level 2 Blacksmith to craft Belt Buckles.

Buttons
You need Hickory Lumber and Level 2 Woodworker to craft Buttons.

Black Powder
You need Lead Ore, Rock Salt, Sulfur and Level 3 Blacksmith to craft Black Powder.

Flour
You need Wheat and Level 3 Blacksmith to craft Flour.

Inks
You need Madder, Level 2 Tailor and Level 3 Woodworker to craft Inks. You obtain madder from Huntress.

Medication

Stomachache Medicine
You need Catnip, Charcoal, Glass Bottles and Level 1 Doctor to craft Stomachache Medicine.

Bandages
You need Disinfectant, Linsey-woolsey, Level 1 Doctor and Level 1 Tailor to craft Bandages.

Cold Medicine
You need Barley, Catnip, Glass Bottles and Level 1 Doctor to craft Cold Medicine.

Pomade
You need Bear Grease, Deer Marrow and Level 1 Doctor to craft Pomade.

All-Purpose Remedy
You need Glass Bottles, St. John’s Wort and Level 2 Doctor to craft All-Purpose Remedy.

Cough Syrup
You need Glass Bottles, Honey and Level 2 Doctor to craft Cough Syrup.

Insect Repellent
You need Catnip, Glass Bottles and Level 2 Doctor to craft Insect Repellent.

Daffy’s Elixir
You need Barley, Glass Bottles, Rye and Level 2 Doctor to craft Daffy’s Elixir.

Medical Equipment
You need Disinfectant, Iron Ore, Level 2 Blacksmith and Level 4 Doctor to craft Medical Charts.

Poisons
You need Glass Bottles, Sulfur and Level 2 Doctor to craft Poisons.

Snakebite Antidote
You need Glass Bottles, Snakeroot and Level 2 Doctor to craft Snakebite Antidote.

Digestive Tonic
You need Flax, Glass Bottles and Level 2 Doctor to craft Digestive Tonic.

Eye Drops
You need Glass Bottles, Rosemary and Level 3 Doctor to craft Eye Drops.

Stiffness Remedy
You need Elk Antlers, Elk Heart and Level 3 Doctor to craft Stiffness Remedy.

Skin Irritation Remedy
You need Glass Bottles, Rosemary, St. John’s Wort and Level 3 Doctor to craft Skin Irritation Remedy.

Hysteria Medicine
You need Castoreum, Glass Bottles and Level 4 Doctor to craft Hysteria Medicine.

Medical Charts
You need Inks, Paper and Level 4 Doctor to craft Medical Charts.

Metalwork

Mining Tools
You need Iron Ore, Maple Lumber, Level 1 Blacksmith and Level 1 Woodworker to craft Mining Tools.

Woodworking Tools
You need Hickory Lumber, Iron Ore, Level 1 Blacksmith and Level 1 Woodworker to craft Woodworking Tools.

Plows
You need Iron Ore, Walnut Lumber, Level 1 Blacksmith and Level 1 Woodworker to craft Plows.

Lanterns
You need Candles, Iron Ore, Level 2 Blacksmith and Level 1 Tailor to craft Lanterns.

Silver Rings
You need Silver Ore and Level 3 Blacksmith to craft Silver Rings.

Brass Rings
You need Copper Ore, Fresh Water and Level 3 Blacksmith to craft Brass Rings.

Golden Rings
You need Gold Ore and Level 4 Blacksmith to craft Golden Rings.

Special Items

Smoke Bomb Pouch Upgrade
You need Cow Hide, Sewing Threads and Level 1 Tailor to craft Smoke Bomb Pouch Upgrade.

Snare Pouch 1
You need Wolf Pelt, Sewing Threads and Level 1 Tailor to craft Snare Pouch 1.

Trip Mine Pouch 1
You need Fox Pelt, Sewing Threads, Cow Hide and Level 2 Tailor to craft Trip Mine Pouch 1.

Land Convoy
You need Oak Bark, Oak Lumber and Level 1 Woodworker to craft Land Convoy.

Land Convoy Capacity Upgrade
You need Pine Lumber, Kindling and Level 1 Woodworker to craft Land Convoy Capacity Upgrade.

Rope Dart Pouch 1
You need Sewing Threads, Hare Pelt and Level 1 Tailor to craft Rope Dart Pouch 1.

Twin Holsters
You need Wolf Pelt, Rosewood Lumber and Level 2 Tailor to craft Twin Holsters.

War Tomahawk
You need Special Iron Ingot and Level 2 Blacksmith to craft War Tomahawk.

Broken Sword Knife
You need Special Iron Ingot, Weapon Blades and Level 2 Blacksmith to craft Broken Sword Knife.

Cartridge Pouch Upgrade 1
You need Hare Pelt and Level 1 Tailor to craft Cartridge Pouch Upgrade 1.

Cartridge Pouch Upgrade 2
You need Deer Pelt, Sewing Threads and Level 2 Tailor to craft Cartridge Pouch Upgrade 2.

Cartridge Pouch Upgrade 3
You need Fox Pelt, Sewing Threads and Level 3 Tailor to craft Cartridge Pouch Upgrade 3.

English Flintlock Pistol
You need Fox Flints, Oak Lumber, Special Iron Ingot, Level 2 Blacksmith and Level 2 Woodworker to craft English Flintlock Pistol.

French Coat Pistol
You need Iron Ore, Flints, Special Iron Ingot and Level 2 Blacksmith to craft French Coat Pistol.

Iron Blade War Club
You need Ash Lumber, Special Iron Ingot, Level 1 Blacksmith and Level 2 Woodworker to craft Iron Blade War Club.

Naval Convoy
You need Spruce Lumber, Oak Bark, Bear Grease and Level 2 Woodworker to craft Naval Convoy.

Poison Dart Pouch Upgrade
You need Hare Pelt, Sewing Threads, Beaver Pelt and Level 2 Tailor to craft Poison Dart Pouch Upgrade.

Quiver 1
You need Cow Hide, Ash Lumber, Level 1 Tailor and Level 2 Woodworker to craft Quiver 1.

Italian Flintlock
You need Maple Lumber, Flints, Special Iron Ingot, Level 3 Blacksmith and Level 3 Woodworker to craft Italian Flintlock.

Naval Axe
You need Special Iron Ingot, Hickory Lumber, Level 3 Blacksmith and Level 3 Woodworker to craft Naval Axe.

Naval Convoy Capacity Upgrade
You need Maple Lumber, Kindling and Level 3 Woodworker to craft Naval Convoy Capacity Upgrade.

Naval Duckfoot
You need Special Iron Ingot, Lead Ore and Level 3 Blacksmith to craft Naval Duckfoot.

Royal Pistol
You need Silver Ore, Flints, Special Iron Ingot and Level 3 Blacksmith to craft Royal Pistol.

Lincoln’s Sword Replica
You need Special Iron Ingot, Silver Ore and Level 4 Blacksmith to craft Lincoln’s Sword Replica.

Royal Navy Sea Service Flintlock
You need Gold Ore, Flints, Special Iron Ingot and Level 4 Blacksmith to craft Royal Navy Sea Service Flintlock.

Small Saddle Bags
You need Sewing Threads, Copper Ore, Level 4 Blacksmith and Level 3 Tailor to craft Small Saddle Bags.

Medium Saddle Bags
You need Sewing Threads, Silver Ore, Level 4 Blacksmith and Level 3 Tailor to craft Medium Saddle Bags.

Large Saddle Bags
You need Gold Ore, Sewing Threads, Level 4 Blacksmith and Level 3 Tailor to craft Large Saddle Bags.

Washington’s Battle Sword
You need Silver Ore, Special Iron Ingot and Level 4 Blacksmith to craft Washington’s Battle Sword.

War Supplies

Horseshoes
You need Iron Ore, Nails and Level 1 Blacksmith to craft Horseshoes.

Ship Masts
You need Spruce Lumber and Level 1 Woodworker to craft Ship Masts.

Ship Sails
You need Linsey-woolsey, Sewing Threads and Level 2 Tailor to craft Ship Sails.

Swords
You need Weapon Blades, Weapon Handles and Level 3 Blacksmith to craft Swords.

Ammunition
You need Black Powder, Iron Ore and Level 3 Blacksmith to craft Ammunition.

Firearms
You need Flints, Iron Ore, Weapon Handles and Level 3 Blacksmith to craft Firearms.

Saddles
You need Beaver Pelt, Cow Hide and Level 3 Tailor to craft Saddles.

Artillery
You need Flints, Iron Ore, Oak Lumber, Level 4 Blacksmith and Level 3 Woodworker to craft Artillery.

Officer Swords
You need Silver Ore, Weapon Blades, Weapon Handles and Level 4 Blacksmith to craft Officer Swords.

Woodworking

Buckets
You need Pine Lumber and Level 1 Woodworker to craft Buckets.

Crates
You need Walnut Lumber and Level 1 Woodworker to craft Crates.

Fishing Rods
You need Sewing Threads, Spruce Lumber and Level 1 Woodworker to craft Fishing Rods.

Furniture
You need Pine Lumber, Walnut lumber and Level 2 Woodworker to craft Furniture.

Fine Furniture
You need Hickory Lumber, Pine Lumber, Walnut Lumber and Level 3 Woodworker to craft Fine Furniture.

Torches
You need Black Powder, Pine Lumber, Level 3 Blacksmith and Level 1 Woodworker to craft Torches.

Almanac Pages Guide

Almanac Pages are something that you can find scattered across the land in each of the locations found in the game.

They aren’t something that give you special powers or something but they do increase your completion to 100% and net you an achievement. It’s not hard to get all of them, there are 36 in total with 20 found in Boston.

We have the video walkthroughs for Boston and New York, the other locations are pretty straightforward to find. It just requires some platforming to get them since they vanish if you lose sight of them for a while.

They’re not incredibly tricky but some of them could be a bit difficult to get to in time as they fly away from one building to another, and if you fall on the ground, you have to retry.

While doing missions, you can find most of them on the map so you can attempt them later. Keep some time dedicated for this as you can do it really quickly when you just have them in mind, and yes, you need all the area explored so, get to the viewpoints as well.

Credit to PowerPyx.

Feather Locations Guide

Feathers are something you also found in the previous Assassin’s Creed games, and they were sort of easier to get but quite large in number. It’s the same here too and just like the Almanac Pages, you gotta do some platforming to get some of them.

A few of them are annoying, especially ones on a tree since climbing that can be a pain sometimes. There are 50 feathers in total and they can be found in the frontier are which is where you have this vast land with a lot of things to do. It’s also one of the things that makes it so difficult to get them all.

However, we have a video showing the locations of all 50 feathers, again credit to PowerPyx.

Frontiersmen Missions

You can find these missions on the map where there will be a logo which says Frontiersmen. They are difficult to finish and will require a lot of time on your part, but we have all the walkthroughs below so check them out.

You can check the title inside the videos.

This guide will be updated as soon as we find more information, so stay tuned…


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