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How to Complete the Shocking Stuff Achievement in Warhammer 40K: Darktide

Do we ever have a shocking achievement for you.

There are all sorts of achievements and penances you can complete in Warhammer 40K: Darktide, all awarding different rewards. These range from penance points to some very nice-looking cosmetics, such as the Psyker’s Malleus Monstronum upper body reward. One such achievement has some players stumped, and understandably so. Here’s how to complete the Shocking Stuff achievement in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

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How to Complete the Shocking Stuff Penance in Darktide

Warhammer 40K: Darktide Shocking Stuff Achievement
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To find this achievement, either head to your platform’s achievement page for Darktide (just the Steam achievements at the time of writing) or click on the Penances page in the pause menu. From there, click on Class, then Preacher, then scroll down to find Shocking Stuff. The penance reads “On Malice Threat or higher, kill 50 enemies stunned by your grenades, within 10 seconds.

To complete the Shocking Stuff achievement, you’re going to need a ton of kills in a short time off your Stun Grenade. As such, you’ll need weapons and feats that bring the highest DPS across multiple enemies. For this, we suggest the following loadout:

  • Primary Weapon: Catachan Mk IV “Devil’s Claw” Sword
  • Secondary Weapon: Artemia Mk III Purgation Flamer

The Flamer choice here should be obvious, given its ability to deal massive amounts of area-of-effect damage to foes. It’s the best “ranged” option in the list, though the primary weapon is a tad more controversial. If you have a weapon you prefer for cleaving, we suggest using that. In our eyes, though, the cleave on the Devil’s Claw makes it ideal for this challenge (but honestly, not much else).

As far as feats go, here’s what we suggest:

  • Level 5: Enemies Within, Enemies Without
  • Level 10: Retribution/Punishment
  • Level 15: Inspiring Excoriation
  • Level 20: Thy Wrath Be Swift
  • Level 25: Emperor’s Executioner/Rising Conviction
  • Level 30: Fury of the Faithful

As you can see, several of the feats we’ve chosen are flexible depending on the situation. Level 10’s should be chosen based on how comfortable you are at low health, while level 25’s should be chosen based purely on preference. No matter the case, the level 30 talent is going to be almost necessary if you want to complete this challenge.

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That’s about all we have for you. Simply do your best to kill things as fast as possible after throwing your Stun Grenade, and you should have this challenge done fairly quickly. We’d suggest waiting until level 30 to attempt it, as you’ll have a much easier time afterwards thanks to Fury of the Faithful.

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