By: Devolver Digital (Nerial)
I’ve been having a lot of fun with Devolver Digital & Nerial’s Tinder-like kingdom management game Reigns on iOS, Android and PC. It can be tricky at times, though, and frustrating if you make a mistake you can’t fix. This includes squandering your one chance to trick the devil. If you want to make sure you don’t miss your opportunity, follow this guide on how to trick the him and get the good ending. If you want to see the two bad endings, scroll further down.
See the list of objectives here.
See my Reigns: Her Majesty walkthrough here.
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How to Trick the Devil, Get the Survivor Objective, Break the Curse and Get the Good Ending:
First, you need to unmask the Senator. If someone asks if you trust him, say yes. He might also tell you that something terrible has happened and he needs you to follow him. I don’t think this part is absolutely necessary to trick the devil, but it does tell you how. It’s also only possible if you’ve met The Lady already.
You’ll then get kidnapped by the Senator and blindfolded. Run and follow the voice (avoid the water) until you find The Lady (she’ll have a different name each game, but will look like the photo below). She becomes your love interest and then three years later forces you to listen to her. She then reveals herself as the Senator (you get the Doomed objective for unmasking the Senator). She then explains that you need to make the devil fulfill an impossible task. Something that cannot happen no matter how hard he tries.
You can also see my video on how to unmask the Senator here:
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Those numbers line up with symbols on the timeline at corresponding years. Not sure if that helps. I’m guessing that you need to enter/use those symbols somewhere but I haven’t gotten that far yet.
Szei, those symbols correspond to doors in the dungeon. My best theory so far is that this is the key to tricking the devil. First you need to get the death wish curse, and then find a way into the dungeon, follow the doors with the symbols… and hope that you’re right, haha.
The elemental symbold that the seer lists are how to get Excalibur, a sword that makes you awesome at dueling. Nothing to do with the devil, as far as I can tell.
I’m playing with the idea of getting the devil mark and then saying yes to the…alchemist vase thing. It gives you a prompt when you’re in the crusades that I think might be for the devil.
That or maybe the dragon that just hands over the princess in that side quest? I’m not sure if there’s a “Yes” prompt there…
It is NOT, I confirmed, talking to the dog with the devil mark, as there’s no YES prompt.
Hope that helps.
I already tried it with the dragons yeah. :/
On my third playthrough and not sure what to try at this point. Dang…
When you lose (not sure about when you win) to the jester in Red Devil you can say “yes” to a picture if the dice. It still has the jester’s name displayed and I can’t find and correlation to the 6 numbers the you are given to trick the devil… but maybe it counts as the dice and the devil can’t kill the dice, since they aren’t alive.
I think that probably still counts as the Jester talking, but maybe as a last resort it’s worth trying. 😛
No I think you have to say yes to the friendly skeleton in the dungeon, because he’s already dead
I killed the dragon on one of my games with the Death Wish and nothing happened.
Have you tried saying Yes to whoever shows up on one of the years the Sorcerer mentions?
Or maybe not say Yes to anyone for another 666 years until the devil returns again? Have you tried that?
I THINK I KNOW HOW TO SPANK DEVIL!
So I entered once dungeon and it had different layout. Nornally I would rush to gold room and then to air door, but this time i found torch in the gold room chest. After taking torch, I could see cracks on the wall in neutral room, walking through there brought me to other place. After running madly through doors, I entered acid room, and there were cracks too. After breaking wall I had text card “The room opens on a dark corridor full of coroded air. You hear a series of loud noises as if you were in te center of a giant machine.” (got Screenshot!). Then I died on a spike trap. So my guess is the timeline symbols ARE door code, and we can summon devil in the dungeon to beat him to death. Maybe then we can say yes to him or smth. I will send that screnshot soon if you don’t believe.
Did you get Excalibur yet, though? I think the room of corroded air is for that. But maybe there’s two of them? There’s definitely something with the dungeon and symbols. But there’s other stuff going on, too. So crazy!
I entered it when I was in 13th century and without Excalibur. I think this is the machine the vase talked about during the crusades. So whatever we summon there, I guess It ends the game.
The machine is part of the quest to trick the devil.
The vase tells me Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├║you donΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t know what you want look harder and meet me in lamascus againΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├æ. What do I do about this?
The vase tells me Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├║you donΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t know what you want look harder and meet me in lamascus againΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├æ. What do I do about this?
No excalibur, 13th century, first playthrough. I think it is the machine the vase talked about during the crusades. That would also explain presence of the skeleton – It is also a homonculus.
I just got everything up until the actual tricking the devil part and updating the walkthrough. The machine and the corroded air is Excalibur. I got it even when I already had Excalibur. I was still able to find it again. But you’re right that the symbols are part of the solution to tricking the devil.
At least, I know I got that screenshot right before getting Excalibur. Maybe it shows other times, too. I think it was the Fire door.
Did you get him?
The devil? Still have to get through 300 years before he returns. I decided to sleep instead. Will get it done today. Hopefully it’ll go as planned.
Kloc doesn’t appear for me
I gave him strawberries
If you say no to everyone after the death wish, after 100 years the devil will show up again and basically say that he’s impressed you lasted so long without killing anyone, so he will remove the curse. Doesn’t count as tricking him though.
I’m about 90% certain that it involves the symbols listed on the timeline at years mentioned by the white witch. It seems like a path through the dungeon.
Has anyone tried using the death wish to kill the dog? I’m not willing to go back and play the game a third time right now, haha, but I’d be curious.
I don’t think you can ever answer “Yes” to the dog. But the symbols in the dungeon sounds like a good idea. Will try that (I so hate that dungeon).
There is one point that you can say, “Yes” or “I agree” to the dog. He will say something like, “Woof wififiwi woof.” You can then say, “I agree” or “No”, and saying yes randomly lowers two stats.
But I don’t think “I agree” counts as “Yes?”
I’m still pretty convinced that the dungeon holds the answer, but the dog might be a good backup plan to try if the dungeon doesn’t work. I was wondering if maybe you meet a skeleton in the dungeon that you can say “yes” to. Skeleton is already dead, and it’s not you, so it should work right?
The dog can get you to the dungeon without having to say “Yes” to anyone. So my plan is to try and push the end off as long as possible and explore the dungeon more. But time moves so fast down there!
The good news is that once you make it into the dungeon with the death wish still intact, the time doesn’t really matter anymore, right? You don’t really have to get back out, you just have to trick him while you’re there. I’d take it nice and slow down there so you don’t hit a trap of get killed by a skeleton. That would suck.
I’ve never tried going down there with the Death Wish on. Is that true? I would think it works the same? But that would be great if it doesn’t.
You only actually die in the dungeon by trap or skeleton, so even if your stats are all zero, you can keep exploring as long as you want, as far as I know.
Oh really? I guess I’ve been so stressed by the timers, I’ve been acting hasty down there. 😛
I just died by running out of everything. :/
The key opens the door behind the air door in the dungeon and that’s it.
Does anyone know what the symbols are on the timeline that correspond to the dates the white witch gives you? Maybe we can post them here for others to try?
Yeah, I posted photos at the bottom on the page. The tricky part is getting screenshots in the dungeon when I’m on a timer!
I also forgot about he vase. While you’re on a crusade, the vase asks you if there is something lost that you want restored. Perhaps this is a way to bring something the devil killed back to life?
Damn. Not sure I got that from him. I’ve only had him ask me a few times if I want my youth restored. Or maybe those are connected.
It only occurs while you’re on a crusade and you say no to ending the crusade. I got it once while saying no for 100 years to try and trick the devil that way (doesn’t work). However, I didn’t have whatever it was he thought I should have to give him. This presents a problem though, because that makes it sound like you have to get something (probably from the dungeon) and then get it to him, all while on the insane crusade timer. :/
Damn I hope not.
Maybe you have to kill someone and then bring them back after with the life machine from the vase/frozen blood?
I think it will be a lot more clear once someone is able to find their way through the dungeon using those symbols.
Yeah I tried but they didn’t show in that order. Might have to be under the Death Wish curse for it to work. Almost seeing the devil for the last time again, so will try it.
The vase must have something to do with it. Has any use for the machine he shows you been found? I can’t imagine there is no use for it.
Which path gets him to show you a machine? None of my answers to him have led anywhere useful.
He either randomly shows up or I haven’t been paying enough attention. I just finished the game for the first time so I have to get back to that point to be any help.
I’ve seen the vase so many times and I can’t imagine what choice I missed. Argh!
Did you give him the frozen gem thing
Funny. Just after I sent that comment, I got the right path for that message. But I didn’t know what I need to restore. Damn.
I posted a video of my meeting with him but not sure what to do if I see him again. I’m now on year 2149 Bc I said I wasn’t tired and I don’t know how long it will let me keep going.
have you ever governed more than a century?
Not yet. 🙁 Closest was 86 years. You?
also whats with that letter that the dog brings back? it’s signed “P” and I think there is 1 other letter that is signed “P” but I cant remember when.
That was the spy. I think the pigeon brought it, no?
“That was the spy. I think the pigeon brought it, no?”
replying here because it wont let me reply to yours.
yeah I think the dog brought the one I said and the pigeon brought the other one about the black bird
Yeah the black bird I think shows up after the Seer tells you that the black bird is a bad omen (or something like that)?
101 is my high score
I ruled for 105 years once, but that was my longest. The devil never comes back after your last chance following the 1998 visit and saying “No” to your ghost. I take it you weren’t able to enter the dungeon while the death wish was active?
I was able to (via the dog), but I died before I could get anything useful done. You can still die down there with the death wish actives
I found the symbols in the dungeon in the corresponding order. However, once i entered the door that was before the satanic stars, I fell into a trap! But, what I believe is to be true is that you need to find a TORCH in the TREASURE CHEST in the GOLD ROOM. Although you may find a key to unlock the door in the Air room, I think that if you keep going back to the Gold room, you will find a torch. The torch allows you to discover more rooms that you could before. I also have seen that once you find the torch, there are these “cracks” that seem demonic when you enter certain rooms that follow the Witch’s sequence. I’m still trying to figure it out but I figured that if I could get this out, then maybe more people can follow. Good luck!
Yeah, I’ve gotten the torch and the cracks but I always die before I have a chance to make real use of them. Damn time limit…
Okay so i went in the dungeon, got a key, then fought a skeleton and won. I went into a triangle door and it showed this message http://i.imgur.com/JQkLRa6.png
After that i went into a water door and all it did was make the message “wait what just happened” appear with the same doors showing. I went into the other door and it showed a new symbol. I went in that door and there was a chest with an Excalibur in it. Then i exited the dungeon. Nothing happened after that but i was able to recreate my steps so try it and see if its the same for you
Did that give you an objective or anything? I’ll try it. I’m still on my game with the Devil gone Bc I’m trying to get the Spy to reappear and tell me about the hats again. I fudged it up the first time.
I was trying to follow the Seer’s directions for the sword, but never saw Earth in time. I’ll try your way.
God I hate the dungeon.
Lol finally got Excalibur.
And then died
I think it was confirmed that Excalibur had nothing to do with tricking the devil. It just gives you the advantage in duels.
What are you talking about with the spy and the hats though?
I encountered a bug, apparently. Kept me from getting the Hat objective when I found out who the terrorists are. 🙁
somebody on toucharcade did it, were on the right track with the dungeon symbols and the the years
I just played past year 2594 to get the 100 death achievement and I couldn’t even manage to get Excalibur in all that time. I really hate the dungeon. 🙁
I just went in the dungeon for like twenty minutes straight and didnt figure iut anything except there is definitley a already plotted “map” for the dungeon in that there is no randmoness to it and if you take one path every time you will always get the same rooms and chest items
But you don’t always start with the same rooms in front of you…?
I guess there are a few designated starting rooms and you start in one at random. But I’m saying if you really wanted you could map out the dungeon
I totally would if there was no timer. It’s so damn stressful in there. 🙁
I think you need to get strawberries for the skeleton from the executioner when he mentions that he wants to grow them but I don’t know how. Also the skeleton talks about victor who has big red eyes who is in the dungeon, who I presume is the devil.
SO, when I found the torch, I was able to start the path with the six symbols, but I was so excited I failed.
There has to be a sequence to find the torch right ? Seems that Gold door equals Chest, Arsenic is so frequently a trap, and apparently Air room is the door to get out. Other observations ?
The torch is in the same chest as the key, but not sure what causes you to get one over the other.
The torch is not im the same chest as the key. There are multiple paths to the key but I think only one path to the torch.
I mean that they’re both behind the gold door.
Yeah, it’s kinda random. I found the torch a second time but did get in a trap somehow (I don’t really understand how I failed this time). But I will try my best to get to the dungeon every time I can.
This is super interesting, if you talk to the seer, one of his messages is “at the end of all things, the islderill play his role”
So many little details!
Islander will play his role**
Also I think there are enough conversations about the islands (from jester and the crow) that it must be connected
I finally figured out how to actually trick the devil- (Spoilers)
first, go to the dungeon and keep going into gold doors (avoid arsenic) until you find the torch. Then go into doors in this order: Fire, arsenic, acid, the broken wall opposite gold, the one OPPOSITE OF THE PENTAGRAM, then the pentagram. You’ll talk to a friendly skeleton, don’t run away from him. he’ll mention strawberries at some point then let you leave the dungeon.
After that, start a crusade and when you get to talk to the vase, reincarnate the strawberry.
Go back into the dungeon and find the friendly skeleton again, and give him the strawberry. He’ll leave the dungeon and help you out in the main game occasionally.
Then, when you meet the devil again, say no to everyone until the skeleton appears to help you out, and say yes, and you’ll get the good ending!
Nice! I’ll add this up on the walkthrough and confirm it and add screenshots once I manage to do it myself (not having good luck in the dungeon).
Confirmed the first part and met Kloc. Just gotta get the stupid ruby and start a crusade now.
Can’t get a crusade to start 🙁
I started the crusade and then couldn’t get the freaking frozen blood in 600 years… I seem to have the best luck starting a crusade while the silk road is going.
Just saw this on Touch Arcade; I think he has gotten farther than any of the rest so far:
“Her numbers correspond to icons on the game’s main timeline Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£Γòó fire, arsenic, acid, gold, pentagram, pentagram. Follow those doors in the dungeon Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£Γòó except for gold, break the wall instead, and for the first pentagram, take the *opposite* door.
That leads you to Kloc the skeleton, who tells you his story: he was an islander who fell afoul of a powerful mage. And the Mage knew he liked strawberries, so he made all the strawberries disappear.
Go back to the vase spirit. What he regenerates for you is a single strawberry Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£Γòó The One!
Go back into the dungeon and bring the strawberry to Kloc. This releases him, and he becomes your ally, assisting you during the game.”
FYI – You can restart your game by touching the screen with two fingers for five seconds at the king’s death screen (after any death).
I couldn’t get the option for the frozen blood in 600 years… I’m done, haha. Hopefully someone will post a video of the good ending, or at least a series of screen shots.
Weird — I think I’ve gotten it every game so far.
I tricked the devil! Hooray
Yay! Was it easier than it seems?
Yeah once i knew how to do it it was hard to mess up. Still havent gotten the first ending though
That one’s a lot easier. 😉
I assumed. Im still missing 3 other deaths other than that one. Also looking through them i see http://i.imgur.com/yczmECP.png
“fading memory of another dimension” i dojt remember getting that one. Did you get it? It doesnt fit with the rest
Yeah that’s the first death. It has a different heading under the list than it does when I got it. Not sure why.
Oh there are two with that name, I just looked at the photo. That one is gotten by dying of old age.
Acually i have three with that name. It must just default to that after a while
Yeah the names are odd.
Only one I’m missing is for tricking the devil. Still keep screwing up the damn dungeon. 🙁
How are you screwing up? The skeletons the trap or the timer?
Skeleton and timer.
For the skeleton i find i have the best luck just always attacking.
Also frustrated because I’ve only seen who the terrorists are in one of my four games and it didn’t even count as the objective. I think my game is bugged/corrupted. Not sure why else I wouldn’t get it.
I didnt even know there were terrorists
How many objectives have you completed?
That’s how much I had without tricking the devil. All I really was missing besides that is the terrorists (which bugged out), the 200 year reign, and the Writer, which I can’t figure out.
Oh wait 35. I forgot that I also didn’t last 100 years yet.
Yeah im also at 35 missing the same ones. The writer must be part of the terrorist storyline
Finally met Kloc!
Nice! Now you have to meet the vase and meet him again!
Yep! Hopefully I can get this all done before the Devil returns.
Arghh!! I had it! Took video and everything! Then the game bugged out on me! Such a glitchy mess!
Ok got the strawberry again. Onwards!
Should be smooth sailing after you give it to kloc
Yep! Now just gotta wait for the devil. 🙂
Now just need to wait over 300 years for him to return. :/
Were you able to get screen shots and/or a video? I can’t wait to see it! Also, the writer one is when you have the minstrel write an epic war poem. He will offer to write different songs, but if you keep saying no, he will eventually offer up the war poem epic.
Ah thanks for that! I’ll likely play again to record the dungeon with Kloc, so I’ll try to get that and the Hat on that playthrough. I don’t know why that one’s being such a pain.
I still need to get the devil to appear again (300 years to go) and hopefully Kloc won’t let me down!
Hmm I feel like I must have gotten the epic war poem? Or maybe not. I’ll try again in a fresh game. Sigh.
I got screenshots this time Bc I screwed up before I could get video. Will play again and get video.
I think the Writer is bugged for me along with the Hat. The only option he offers me besides the usual is to write whatever he wants, and I don’t get anything for that.
So I dunno… The Writer is apparently related to a printer. I don’t think I’ve seen that and not sure why. Driving me nuts.
I did everything just in the nick of time, got all the ingredients by about 1920. How is it so hard to get to the goddamn dungeon all of a sudden?
Anyway, after the last devil appearance… Kloc just doesn’t show up, even though kings were dying like flies due to always saying No. And I didn’t accept his help before. Ffffuuuuu
Also I think I tested that if the answer isn’t “yes”, but like a choice between two different things, it doesn’t count for the death wish.
Yeah, it has to be Yes. But I personally try to stick to swiping only left at that point so I don’t accidentally swipe right to a Yes and mess it up.
I tricked the devil after this third appearance in one game (after the year 2000) and after his second appearance in another. So I think that might have just been a case of bad luck for you? Seems like it should make sure he appears after you did all that work, but I really don’t know as I haven’t had any problem myself with it.
Slightly unrelated, but I am having difficulty with the 100 years reign achievement. I die of old age all the time, sometimes at 45, but at the latest at 73. How do I halt the aging process? So far all I’m doing is following the doctor’s advice, but that seems to have little impact.
Great guide btw! Not only the first, but also very clearly explained. Thanks!
I’m not really sure. Someone suggested it might be for eating cake and too much sugar and therefore *not* listening to the doctor. But maybe it’s the opposite? You listen to the doctor and live long enough to die of old age? It’s a possibility. It’s hard to say for sure, though. I’ve played through the game 5-6 times now and have only seen that ending maybe 2-3 times in all that.
Haha that explains it. I always take the cake. Hadn’t thought of that. After all cake is the healthiest of foods, right? 😀
I appreciate the fast reply. Have a nice day!
Okay so I tested it. No cake eating resulted in me surviving 103 years the first time around. Seems to have a huge impact on your life expectancy. No cake for my throne occupants in future!
Haha good to know! Thanks for confirming. 🙂
How can I erase a save game ?
When you complete a game, it gives you the option to reset.
I reset the game by holding down my fingers at the edge of the screen, but I cant get all the cards. I always seem to have only around some number over 600 discovered. Why is that? How to get the last of the cards? I have all of the portraits.
Have you gotten all the objectives? I’m still missing a couple, so I haven’t seen all the cards either.
Guys super important: You can go through the Arsenic door WHEN it’s opposite the Air door. It won’t have traps then. If it’s opposite the Salt door then it WILL have a trap.
Good tip, thanks!
Thought you had to say Yes to the lumuncos or the pot/frozen heart
Well, i strangely got the good ending by waiting a few dozen years after 1998, the devil somehow showed up and i answered one of his questions with “yes”. I don’t know if that is for an older version of the game or just a bug, but i somehow still done it!
Fufilled all of the requirements 3 times and yet when the devil comes and I lower any of the four, Kloc never appears. Why is this ?
Not sure. 🙁 Both times I did everything, it worked for me.
🙁 damn. Is it just a luck thing ?
On my fourth try and already gave him the strawberry before I’d passed the first millennia hoping that he’ll be more active by the time the devil shows up.
Okay now I’ve gave the strawberry to Kloc so do I have to say “No” to him until the devil comes?
I’m not sure if you have to, but I have heard from some that they said yes and then he didn’t return in time. It could just be a coincidence, as some have also said they said no and he didn’t show up in time. I’ve had him show up both times I played through that ending, and I said no just to be safe.
I mean, I said no until the devil came and then said yes.
I said “Yes” to him at least once and he still kept appearing, so it’s definitely not a one-time thing. It may have a certain limit though.
I accidentally said Yes to someone, when I was ment to say yes only to Kloc. What can I do now?
If the devil’s not gone for good, you can still trick him the next time he shows up. Otherwise you have to start a new game to try again.
or you can just swipe your history. It resets your last king.
swiping right with kloc never gets me far at all. i either kill him first or he kills me. what am i doing wrong?
Once the dog gave me the Frozen Blood out of nowhere. I have no idea what triggered it.
I don’t think you must be in a crusade to get the life machine, in fact I get it in an ordinary day. But thank you so much for the help to find Kloc !
Jesus, the amount of time the game developers expect people to use on this nonsensical grinding?! Not very rewarding playing the same scenes over and over again, this is after all quite a simple game, and you get bored pretty soon.
To beat the devil, you gotta kick rex the dog, then he reveals himself as the devil. He gives you the death wish, and you have to say no to everyone until the story ends (I forget the year) or you gotta say no to everyone until you find the skeleton. Say yes to him, the devil wont be able to kill him. The skeleton says it tickles, then the devil says he cannot kill him. There you go 😛 I died a lot of times trying to figure it out too.
Thank you, I finally got to the ending. After years I still had no idea of how to do it. One thing to be careful to: because there are only four status/inventory slots, it’s possible to lose the strawberry as new items are acquired.