Reigns Walkthrough Guide: How to Trick the Devil (And All Three Endings)

Reigns
By: Devolver Digital (Nerial)

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The next part of this crazy mission is to make sure the Vase is fully awakened. (You have to first meet him — the Doctor introduces you. Then he asks for Frozen Blood. You need the witch to offer you a reward if you can pass her test. The test is to survive 15 years of old age. Do so and she lets you choose a gift. Take the red and cold ruby! Then give it to the Vase to fully awaken him.) Then start a crusade. If the vase (Homunculus) appears during the crusade, he gives you a message he doesn’t any other time. You can only see it while on the crusade in Lamascus. You then get to choose between the Grail and the Meaning of Life. It doesn’t seem to matter which one you choose. But then he shows you a machine that can restore any living thing to life. What you want returned to life is the strawberry plant! You can see the whole conversation in this video:

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Go back into the dungeon and find Kloc the skeleton again the same way you did before. Give him the strawberry. He’ll leave the dungeon and teleport you back to the castle. He’ll help you out in the main game occasionally. You may want to say No to him until the devil returns, just in case it keeps him from coming back in time. I’m not sure how many times he can help you.

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You can also watch this video for that part:

Then, when you meet the devil again, say No to everyone except Kloc. If the Spirit appears again, make sure to say No to him. You will be able to continue playing with the Death Wish in effect for another 100 years. If Kloc doesn’t show up by then, the Devil will disappear and you’ll lose your chance. The best way to get Kloc to appear is to get one of your resources low and he’ll offer to help. Say YES! This will trick the devil and then you’ll be able to say YES to the dog, ending the curse and getting the third, good ending. Yay!

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You can also watch the video for the good ending here:

Ending Number 2, Rot in Hell for Eternity:

Close to the second millennium (year 1998 to be specific — it’s a multiple of 666), you’ll meet the devil for the last time. When he curses you with the Death Wish that kills the first person you say “yes” to, say No until you die. On your next lineage, you’ll meet the Spirit of the Fallen King again and he’ll ask you, “Still no luck tricking the devil?” I thought this was the way to trick him, that if you say “Yes,” the it would trick the devil into killing the spirit, which should be impossible. But the devil tricks you instead! It turns out you’re the spirit! You’ll then get the second ending, “Rot in hell for eternity.” If you say “No,” you get a different ending.

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You can see the Hell ending here:

If you fail to do this and kill someone else instead, the spirit will return in the next lineage and say, “The Devil is gone. We’re stuck here forever. Are you not tired of this?”

Ending Number 1, Trapped in an Endless Middle Age:

If you answer No to the Spirit when he asks you if you figured out how to trick the devil, then say “Yes,” to being tired, it’s game over and you get the first ending, “Trapped in an endless middle age.”

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If you answer “No,” you can keep playing until he shows up again and asks you if you’re tired yet. If you answer No, you can keep playing the same game. I stopped one of my games at year 3282. It allowed me to play around with things without worrying about the consequences and also let me get the Hecatomb achievement for “suffer more than 100 deaths.”

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If you have be Death Wish and don’t kill anyone for 100 years, the Devil returns and you get the True Pacifist achievement, but no special ending. You can also keep playing a bit longer. But after you die, you’ll have to choose again whether you’re tired or not.

Need help figuring out how to date a pigeon to get the Boyfriend objective? Try this guide.

Need help arranging a bestial marriage? Try this guide.

See the list of objectives here.

How to get Excalibur!

See here how to unlock all 26 deaths.

See my Reigns: Her Majesty walkthrough here.

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Szei
4 years ago

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.

Harbinger7
Reply to  Szei
4 years ago

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.

DubTak
4 years ago

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.

Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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.

lukas
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4 years ago

No I think you have to say yes to the friendly skeleton in the dungeon, because he’s already dead

Meta Finder
Reply to  DubTak
4 years ago

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.

Meta FInder
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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.

Meta Finder
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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.

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Did you get him?

dsad
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
6 months ago

Kloc doesn’t appear for me
I gave him strawberries

Harbinger7
4 years ago

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.

Harbinger7
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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.

Harbinger7
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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?

Harbinger7
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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.

Harbinger7
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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.

Furra
4 years ago

The key opens the door behind the air door in the dungeon and that’s it.

Harbinger7
4 years ago

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?

Harbinger7
4 years ago

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?

Harbinger7
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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. :/

No
4 years ago

Maybe you have to kill someone and then bring them back after with the life machine from the vase/frozen blood?

Harbinger7
4 years ago

I think it will be a lot more clear once someone is able to find their way through the dungeon using those symbols.

Thecactigod
4 years ago

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.

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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.

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Did you give him the frozen gem thing

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

have you ever governed more than a century?

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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.

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

“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

Kane Heiss
Reply to  Thecactigod
2 years ago

101 is my high score

Harbinger7
4 years ago

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?

Finite
4 years ago

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!

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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

Harbinger7
4 years ago

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?

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

somebody on toucharcade did it, were on the right track with the dungeon symbols and the the years

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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

Zeus
4 years ago

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.

Podeste
4 years ago

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 ?

Thecactigod
Reply to  Podeste
4 years ago

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.

Podeste
Reply to  Podeste
4 years ago

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.

Michael
4 years ago

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”

Michael
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Islander will play his role**

Michael
4 years ago

Also I think there are enough conversations about the islands (from jester and the crow) that it must be connected

Zallenz
4 years ago

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!

Harbinger7
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Confirmed the first part and met Kloc. Just gotta get the stupid ruby and start a crusade now.

Thecactigod
Reply to  Zallenz
4 years ago

Can’t get a crusade to start 🙁

Harbinger7
Reply to  Thecactigod
4 years ago

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.

Harbinger7
4 years ago

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 — fire, arsenic, acid, gold, pentagram, pentagram. Follow those doors in the dungeon — 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 — 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.”

Harbinger7
4 years ago

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).

Harbinger7
4 years ago

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.

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

I tricked the devil! Hooray

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Yeah once i knew how to do it it was hard to mess up. Still havent gotten the first ending though

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Acually i have three with that name. It must just default to that after a while

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

How are you screwing up? The skeletons the trap or the timer?

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

For the skeleton i find i have the best luck just always attacking.

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

I didnt even know there were terrorists

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

36

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Yeah im also at 35 missing the same ones. The writer must be part of the terrorist storyline

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Nice! Now you have to meet the vase and meet him again!

Thecactigod
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Should be smooth sailing after you give it to kloc

Harbinger7
4 years ago

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.

MisterV
4 years ago

Aw shit.
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.

Mark
4 years ago

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!

Mark
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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!

Mark
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

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!

Juanmpo
4 years ago

How can I erase a save game ?

Peter
4 years ago

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.