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Darksiders II complete walkthrough

GameZone brings you the ultimate guide on Darksiders 2. Collect everything and explore the whole world without missing a pebble with our comprehensive walkthrough with pics. Updated Frequently...
 
NOTE: Book of Dead Volume I completed - locations are mentioned in the walkthrough itself. Read the Collections section below for more info.
 

Death...

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Path Of Death...

ACT I - THE FORGE LANDS

 
 
 
 
-----The Fjord
 
 
 
 

ACT II CONTINUED ON PAGE 2..


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Collectibles-

 
Treasure Chests
Book Of The Dead Pages
Boatman's Coins
 
All collectibles are mentioned as a part of the main walkthrough as you play the game, you can also use Ctrl+f and type..
ex: if you are looking for the book of dead pages, type BOOK OF DEAD, or for the various stones - STONE OF MYSTICS, STONE OF POWER and so on.
 
All 10 pages of Book of Dead locatins are written in the walkthrough itself...
 
Page 1 - The fire of the Mountain
Page 2 - Weeping Crag Treasures collection and secrets
Page 3 - Baneswood Treasures and secrets
Page 4 - The fire of the mountain cont...
Page 5 - The fire of the mountain cont...
Page 6 - The shattered Forge
Page 7 - Tears of the Mountain Cont...
Page 8 - The lost temple
Page 9 - The lost temple
Page 10 - Heart of the Mountain
 
After you collect all 10 pages, Vulgrim gives you the key to the Forge Land Tombs The entrance is just near the entrance to the Lost Temple, fast travel to the lost temple and you will see it (you must have already seen it earlier).
 
Forge Land Tomb -
 
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Find a way to save War

 
Objective: Find the Keeper of Secrets
Ride along with Despair - your noble steed thru the veil and towards The Dark Fortress. Once you reach the Fortress, you will face your first enemies. Kill them and if they drop anything, pick them up and go into the inventory screen - default O button. You can see all the things in your inventory and equip any item of your desire. 
 
Objective: Reach the top of the Dark Fortress
Go ahead into the Fortress and enter it - you will see that Dust (the Crow) is at the entrance pointing the way in. Go in and keep looking to your left, after you go across the first gap you will find an frozen enemy, destroy the ice around him and kill him. Then move inside and unlock the chest to get a few potions. Keep going ahead and jump across. You will soon come to a large gap with beams coming down from the ceiling, jump onto them and turn towards the next beam, hold shift and hit jump to get across and then climb the ledges in the end to get on top and you will come to the next set of enemies. Kill all of them and take any spoils they drop and jump onto the vines to the left side ahead. Get on top and move ahead. You will see an enemy and another vine to climb. On top you will come across your first mini-boss - Ice Giant.
 
MINI BOSS: ICE GIANT

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The Ice Giant has very basic attacks. The best course of action is to put a finger on the alt button (dodge) so that you are not hit by it. Just keep dodging to the sides and hit him and eventually, it will fall. Move thru the door to the right and go in. You will come to a lever, use it and the platform rises up to another level. You will again come to a series of vein walls, pillars and walls to run on. After you get to the end of the first vein wall, you will come to a pillar, hold the direction button and space to get to the pillar and keep going. After a long traversal thru the Fortress - after jumping on beams and wood work and so on, you will finally get to the Crowfather - the Keeper of Secrets. The conversation does not go well so he sends a boss fight your way.
 
BOSS: WAR

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Yup, looks like the evil clone of your brother is here for a fight. War is pretty fast and he uses the combo which we used in the first Darksiders game - the Blades rising from the ground. Once he gets his combo going, he can do pretty good damage so for the first part, just use your secondary weapon to strike him once and dodge away. After you bring his health down he starts to run towards you, strike him to get into a quick action event - keep clicking the attack button to take him down and continue the fight the same way as before. After you kill the clone, see what happens - a series of unforeseen events send Death, writhing in pain to a distant world set to be doomed from corruption.

The Fire of the Mountain

 
Pickups -
 
Boatman Coin - 2
Book Of Dead Pages - 1
 
In the world new to us, we first meet up with a creature older than the council itself - a Maker. Listen to what he has to say and he points us in the direction of Alya. We ought to have gained a level by now so use the skill point to buy a skill from the menu by hitting O.
 
Objective: Speak to Alya
If you look into your map, you will see a chest nearby, go to it and open it. Then continue towards Alya and as you cross the tree hollow bridge, you will come to another Maker - Thane who is also a trainer. Speak to him to get a free power and you can always return to him to buy more powers. Go ahead and head to the right side where you will meet Muria the Shaman. Talk to her and she tells you that she can make you a powerful talisman to guide in your path provided you bring her Stalker's Bone, Mordant Dew and Carven Stone. To further aid you she mentions a young Maker Karn who can help you locate the three objects. This starts the "Shaman's Craft Quest". Head to Alya and speak to her, then go to Thane and speak to him. Talk to the elder Maker also and the door opens to the Cauldron. Head inside and soon you will come to a small body of water below you. Jump in and swim into the water to grab the BOATMAN COIN. On a wall nearby is a bar you can jump up to and go up all the way. Here you will see another ledge to climb which will take you back to the start. Go to the next ledge to the right and continue to the other end of this area and you will soon reach outside to the Stonefather's Vale.
 
Look into your map and you will see the gate leading to the Shadow Gorge to the left of this area. Go to the gate and to the left of the gate is another BOATMAN COIN. Go into the open area which is immediately to the right of the middle door which has the corruption on it. Here you will find the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 1.
 

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Weeping Crag Treasures Collection and Secrets
 
Boatman Coin - 1
Book of Dead Pages - 1
 
<<<--- Weeping Crag Locked Door 1 and Key--->>>
Now, get back onto your horse and head towards the Weeping Crag which is the only open gate for now. Go in and after a while you will reach the main area. Get down immediately - you should see a ledge to the left. Before that jump into the water here and go to the right near the waterfall to get another BOATMAN COIN. Go back to the ledge and climb it and you will come to a locked door. Now, look to the right and you will see a pillar on the wall.
 
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Run to it and fall onto the ledge below. Then go to the right to another ledge and then right to another pole. Climb to the top of this pole and run right again. Now, climb to the top again on this one and jump upwards to another pole and go left onto the platform. Two corruption monsters attack you as soon as you come here, take them out and you will see on the mini-map that the door to the left is open and the one on the right is closed. Open the left door and go in, you will find a chest here. Open it, to the left of the chest are some boxes which you can smash. Smash them and you will see an opening in the wall which leads to another chest.
 
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Now after you take this one, you need to come back all the way here and get on top of the stairs this time.
 
You will come into a room with a pressure plate - stand on the front edge of the plate and wait till the platform ahead is fully raised. Then jump and keep jumping all the way up to the next platform too.
 
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Now, go to the right and down the stairs and you will come to another area with a door ahead. The way to reach the door is to run on the wall to the right here and then hit jump at the end of the wall so that you resume running on the next wall too and reach the door. Now, to the right of the door is the chest which has the key to the locked door. Before you go out, go to the left of the door to the end and you will see the camera change and you can jump up on the walls all the way to reach the top. There's a chest on the other side with a great new weapon. But you will be able to reach it only if you can run on the walls to the right and make a jump and another jump in the end to grab the ledge which is on the platform of the chest. After all that, go back to the locked door and open it. Now, before you go thru, beware that you will have to fight a level 5 Stalker. If you are still on level 1 then you will have a lot of difficulty killing it, but it's not impossible but also takes a ton of time - so if you are fool hardy like me then try to kill it or you can come back after you level up.
 
After you kill the stalker, loot the two chests here and go down the stairs on the other side. After you fall down, go back towards the stairs leading into water. Stand on top of these stairs and you will need to run on the left wall and jump to continue running and then jump on the parallel walls avoiding the broken parts to get to the other side where you will find the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 2.
Gorewood Monster Location
NOTE: If you go into the water and dive in all the way to the bottom, then you will see a narrow space which you can swim in. You will emerge in the lowest area of the map which is a resting place for the "Gorewood". You will be given this quest later in the game and it is strongly suggested that you do not go there now since you cannot hurt it with your current weapons at your level. You should come here only when you get the quest from someone else.
 
Go back outside to the Weeping Crag and if you look in the map you will see a merchant nearby - it's none other than Vulgrim himself. You can talk to him and then continue to the next area.

Baneswood Treasures and Secrets
 
Boatsman Coin - 2
Book of Dead Pages - 1
 
Go right as you enter Baneswood and you will find a BOATMAN's COIN to the right - get on top of the small cliff and jump to get it.
 
Open your map and look to the right edge of Baneswood. Take Death to the middle of the right edge and you will see the statue of a Maker where you can find three enemies. Kill all of them to pick up the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 3 - one of them drops it after they die or you can find it behind the statue. You will also see a chest up on the ledge to the right but you cannot reach it yet since you need an item which you will get later to get there (Note: If you cannot find the page here then you may need to kill all the monsters in this area till one of them drops a page. If you look into your map, you will see a path leading to the Nook and a Temple after that, that path is locked for now. So head to the path to the right which leads into the Charred Pass. The path is still a part of Baneswood. As soon as you pass the gate, look to the right to see another BOATMAN'S COIN. Get up and use your horse to jump at the edge to grab it. Go ahead and pass thru the next arch and move to the left where you find another Maker statue and a Chest. To reach it, you will need to run on the wall to the right and jump onto the platform and keep running on the wall and jump onto the pillar and move up. After that, continue on your path towards the Charred Pass.
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Charred Pass Treasures and Secrets
 
Boatman's Coin - 1
 
If you look on the map in the inventory screen then you have already passed the Charred Pass but you will get a prompt on the screen after you enter it and this area is the area past the narrow passage which is mentioned as the Charred Pass in the map. As soon as you enter it, you will see a hollow stump of a large tree to the left and right, go into the left one to get a BOATMAN'S COIN. There is nothing you can do in The Scar area so head onto the Cauldron path.
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The Fire of the Mountain cont...

 
Boatman's Coins - 3
Book of Dead Pages - 2
 
Objective: Help Karn defeat the Consutructs
Jump in and start killing all the Constructs. You can talk to Karn after everything is dead. Ask him about the favour and about the Shaman's Craft and he mentions Stalkers near the Cauldron and also something about a plate which was the last item he forged. He breaks the chain to down the bridge, head in for now.
 
Objective: Restore the Fire of the Mountain
Keep going inside and use the lever to open the door ahead, keep going till you come into the Cauldron area. Here you can see a Shadow bomb to the right of the Cauldron. Pick it up and move ahead till you see some yellow crystal near the chest on the mini map. Aim using Q and throw using MMB. Open the chest after that and go back to the bomb. Take another one and throw at the lever which is on the right side wall. This opens the door to the right so go in.
 
You'll come into a large area with a lot of lava, you can pick up a BOATMAN's COIN to the right. Look on the left wall and use the ledge to get to the next place and jump onto the platform behind. Jump across to the next area and move ahead. Look behind the wall to the left and use the ledge to go up and run up the wall here and grab onto the pillar. Jump on the beams to get across and you will come to the Shadow Bomb. Use it on the lever on the right wall and go thru the open door. In the end of this path you will see a chest which has a map of this area. Head into the chamber to the left and you find Constructs and a Stalker fighting. Try to take out the constructs first before tending to the Stalker. 
<<<--- Stalker's Bone --->>>
 
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As soon as you kill it you obtain the bone. You don't need to go back outside and talk to Karn right away since the next piece is in an entirely different area which is not accessible right now. 
 
You will also find another chest which has a key. Take the key back to the locked door in the beginning of this area and you will come to a shadow ball. Hit E to grab it and roll it into the hole. Now go to the wall where the support came and grab it to go up. On top, you should have spotted the BOATMAN's COIN by now. From the ledge, go right onto the platform and open the chest behind the statue. Go back near the ledge and stand on the edge here and run up the wall and jump behind to get the coin. You may not be able to get it if you use the ledge to jump. This should give you ten coins. Go onto the ledge and traverse it all the wall to the other side and use the veins on the wall to go up. You will soon come to another support ahead in the end. Use it to jump to a ledge and jump backwards to the chest and grab everything. Go back to the ledge and move on it all the way and use the veins on the wall to get down. Keep going and you will come to a lever. Use it to open the door to the left and go in the chamber
 
You come to a locked door. For now, go thru the door to the right here and you will come into an open area. Go to the left of this place and you will see BOOK OF DEAD PAGE FOUR behind the opening in the wall. Go back out and to the right where the yellow crystals are holding the ball. Use the bomb to break it free and roll the ball to the hold closest to the gate behind which the second ball is. Now, roll the second ball into the left slot. Use the bomb to throw at the first ball so it comes free. Roll it to the right slot and the gate opens. Take the key from the chest and go to the locked door. You will come to a lever. First, break the stuff to the left to get a BOATMAN's COIN. Pull the lever and go to the right and use the ledges to travel to the other side. Run towards the ledges that came up and jump from the edge to grab them. Go to the other side and use the ledges and stuff to go up all the way. You will come to a bomb to the left. Pick it up and go back and fall down. Aim and shoot the bomb at the yellow crystals which are to the left in the space above the ledges. You cannot go there now so go back up.
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Lost And Found Part I
 
Use the bomb to hit the lever and go across the platform. You will find the JOURNEYMAN PLATTER to the left of the stairs which Karn asked.
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BOSS: Gharn
 
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You will immediately put yourself into the boss fight of this level with Gharn. Gharn is very quick to attack in spite of his size. The best way to deal with him is to use only fast weapons against him and hit a few times and dodge away. Try to memorize his moves so you can be a step ahead and predict what he's going to do next.
 
After you kill Gharn, continue ahead and you will come to a large machine in the center, use it and turn it around a couple of times to activate the cauldron. Next, break the stuff to the right here to gain the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 5. Go back to where you blasted the yellow crystals earlier (the chest is shown on your map) and open the chest for a great new weapon. Go back out and you can open the map and fast travel but give Karn the platter and then get away from this place using the fast travel and head to Alya.
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Maker Warrior

 
Go to Thane and engage him in battle. If you manage to defeat him then you get nearly 900 EXP. He also mentions the name of four other monsters for us to defeat. To get him, use a good heavy weapon and you should be at least on level 4. You cannot take any hits so you need to dodge frequently. Hit with the heavy weapon, once or twice if you have an opening and dodge away. After a while, he starts to smash the ground which sends rocks hurling at you - dodge them too. All in all, it is going to be very tricky if you are on level 4, if you are finding it too difficult then come back to him in level 5 or 6.
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Find and Kill Gorewood

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We came across the path leading to Gorewood during our time in Weeping Crag. You can look at the Gorewood monster location above to get to the spot. Even if you do everything till now as mentioned in the walkthrough you might be still in level 6. Gorewood is very very tough but not impossible - you might have to take a few turns to figure out the monster's movements before you can kill it. Still, it's better to return here after you complete the Tears of Mountain quest. If you do kill Gorewood, you will get a Lvl 10 weapon so you can't use it anyway. To kill the monster, you will need to be very quick on your feet. It has only three attacks - the first is that the monster sends roots thru the ground which follow you around - you need to dodge them very carefully, as soon as you see that it is going to sent the roots, if you are close to the monster then wait for the roots to come to you and then dodge and go behind Gorewood to avoid the root. If you are far from it then stand near a wall and wait till the roots get really close and then dodge - this way, the root hit the wall and avoid following you.
 
If you do get caught then repeatedly right click to get loose. Sometimes, the roots will case damage and sometimes they won't. The next is a kick attack, you see the monster running at you - just dodge away to the side. The last is a claw attack - dodge this and start using some primary secondary weapon combos since after the claw, the monster roars for a few seconds - beware, after half health the monster might try to claw you twice. After you kill it, talk to Thane and you'll be rewarded.

Tears of the Mountain

 
Boatman's Coins - 2
 
Objective: Speak to Karn
Karn is at the entrance of the Shadow Gorge - shown on your map. Go to him and talk about everything. He has another lost and found quest for us this time too something about an armor.
 
Aim your pistol at the bombs above the door and shoot at them. As soon as you enter the Gorge you see the color go out. This is the Shadow Gorge's specialty - you'll be in shadow thru the entire area. 
<--- Mordant Dew --->
 
Go ahead and you will come to a Stinger Nest, the game asks you to talk to Karn about the Mordant Dew. The little stingers will keep coming till you destroy the nest so just go ahead and kill it. You might pick up the some Mordant Dew while killing the stingers or the nest.
 
After you kill the nest look above straight ahead and you ought to see a BOATMAN's COIN. Climb the ledge and jump to the coin, you will also see an open door to the right go thru the door and you'll be locked with some monsters, kill all of them to open the doors again. Go thru the next door and you will come to another BOATMAN's COIN to the right as you exit - do not jump into the area below, turn back and head towards the Shattered Forge. 
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The Shattered Forge

 
Boatman's Coins - 2
Book of Dead Pages - 1
 
You'll see that the bridge is broken, get into the water and dive in and go behind the broken bridge to get another BOATMAN's COIN. Get on the bridge and go into the Forge. Inside, you'll come to more water, jump in and circle around the forge to find another BOATMAN's COIN. That's four already, climb back up and head thru the open door nearby. Go straight to the end where you see some kind of a pillar like thing hanging and fall into the water. You'll see a hole right below the pillar in the water, go thru it and come out the other side. Get on the land here and open the chest to get the map of this place. Use the supports on the wall to get to the top and kill the enemies here. Move ahead from here and thru the next door and you will come to an area with close walls. You need to run on the walls to get to the other side so start running on the walls and get to the other side. Then run above on the parallel walls you come to get to the top. Run on the walls where the supports are and you come to an area with some enemies and you see a shadow ball on a piece of platform far away.
 
Jump into the water and use the ledge to the right of the platform to get on top and throw the bomb on the growth. Go back and thru the open place. Keep going and use the lever. Run on the walls to get to the next bomb and throw it on the growth below. Jump down and you will have to fight a Stalker now. Kill it and keep going till you are trapped again with a Construct Champion. Kill it and some tainted constructs come at you. Kill them and another Champion arrives. After all that, the path is open again and if you go ahead, you will come to very narrow walls. You need to run on the left wall and keep jumping to get to the other side. Keep going and you will come into a central place with ledges all around you. Look in the water and you ought to see a pillar which signifies that there's a hole below it in the water and jump in. Go thru the hole and climb up to get to the bomb. Throw it on the growth ahead and after it explodes you see a door. Pick up another bomb and then jump down. Use it on the growth behind to the left to reveal a chest. Go up there and continue using the ledges and walls to get to the door on the other side.
<---- Carven Stone ---->
 
Go thru the door and use the ledges to get to the other side and keep going. If you are lucky, you will come across a Carven Stone. Use your pistol on it and after it dies you will have all three things you need for the talisman. You can return to the Shaman and get the talisman now - you can fast travel there and back but soon you will gain an item which you need to take back to tri-stone anyway, so just wait for a while. You will also face a lot of resistance here, kill everything and go to the corner here where there are some pots. Break them to get the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 6. Go thru the next door and grab the key. Use the lever to bring down the rods and jump down. Go thru the locked door and take what's in the chest. You should have the SPLINTER-BONE now. Go back to Tri-Stone and give it to Valus.
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The Fjord
 
Boatman's Coin - 4
 
Go towards the Fjord and you will see that the gate is locked. Use the same ledge you used to get to the first boatman coin here earlier and go thru the open door and fall down the other side into the Fjord. Look into your map and you will see a merchant sign. Go there and you will meet a construct. He wants you to collect various kinds of stones to feed him. There are three different kinds of stones and there are a lot of them. I will mention their locations as we go on. The first is to the left of the construct above you - it's a blue thing - you may have seen these since the beginning of the game (yes it's going to be a huge pain collecting them). Shoot the stone with the gun and it will come to you and you get the STONE OF MYSTICS 1.
 
There's also a BOATMAN's COIN nearby, to take it, get on the highest part of this area with your horse and jump with it from the edge.
 
Next, continue ahead and stay to the right. When you reach the middle of the Fjord, look into your map and you ought to see a new symbol showing The Fjord which can be used to fast travel. There are two places the Fjord leads to, one is the Crucible and then the Drenchfort. First let's cover the path towards the crucible.
 
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Go to where the water is (look at the main map to guide you). Go into the water and swim under and you will find a BOATMAN's COIN inside. There are a couple of other places here. You cannot go to the Crucible yet. If you swim into the area above the crucible which looks like an inverted V you will find Vulgrim and a place with chests which you cannot access - this is the right side of the inverted V. To the left is Oran who is sleeping you cannot wake him yet so just go back all the way but remember these places. Go back to Fjord and look into the map. Now to the right most side of the Fjord are two paths. One leads to nowhere and the other larger path leads to our quest. The path are separated by a small mountain.
 
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Go to the path that is going nowhere and you will find a room. Go in and pick up the BOATMAN's COIN here to the right in a hole behind the wall. Move to the center of the room and look back and above the door to find STONE OF POWER 1. Shoot it to take it. The rest of this area is inaccessible so go back to the Fjord and take the other path leading to the quest.
 
As you enter the path, go on the high area to the left (you should have seen the BOATMAN's COIN) go to the edge and look for the coin jump from above the coin to grab it. Go thru the path leading to the Drenchfort and you will find STONE OF MYSTICS 2 above you as you go. Next, head inside the Drenchfort.
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Tears of the Mountain Cont...

 
Boatman's Coins - 3
Book of Dead Pages - 1
 
After you come into the central area of the fort, you get to see the elaborate structures built by the makers. The game also shows you which door to go to and how to get there. First look opposite to the giant structure (the way it is facing, and you will see STONE OF MYSTICS 3 in the middle of the room.
 
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Then jump below to the foot of the structure and look around for a BOATMAN's COIN. Go back up and use the ledges which were shown in the beginning to get to the door which was shown earlier in the cutscene. The other places cannot be accessed right now. Go thru that door all the way inside (do not go to the path to the right just yet) and you will come into a room with two slots for balls and a locked grill to the left and another one blocking the exit ahead. First go behind the ball which is on top to the right and climb the supports to get to it and push it down. Place it in one of the slots and fall down. Head to the next side using the ledges and you see that the ball is stuck in some Crystal growth. Go to the back of this area and you will see a couple of ledges leading up to a bomb. Use it on the growth and push the ball to the grate. Go back and get another bomb and throw it on the ball. Stand on the pressure plate in the center so that the gate opens and shoot the bomb to make the ball go out. Place the ball and this opens the main gate.
 
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Before you go thru the gate, look at the BOATMAN's COIN which is on the arch above the grate which blocked the path to the second ball. jump up there to get it. Go thru the door and you will come up to another bomb and a growth. Blast the growth and pull the lever. Jump into the water to the right and swim till you are blocked and jump up to the left. You will come to the first door you used to get into this area from the outside. Now head back and take the path to the right. 
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Lost and Found Part II
 
Go in all the way and you get to fight a few things here - one of them being a large spider like thing. After you kill it, look to the right of the chest to find the JOURNEYMAN HELM which you were asked to find by Karn.
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Go outside and you will see the water fall in. You will also see a new path shown in the cutscene. Jump into the water and dive and go thru the tunnel below and you will find another BOATMAN's COIN. Use the ledges to go up all the way and you will fight a few monsters on your way. Go thru the door after you kill the stalker and you come to a locked gate soon. Facing the gate, turn back and walk for a bit and jump into the first lane to the left (which your Crow should be sitting near). Go all the way to the end where you find ledges. Climb to the top most ledge and run on the wall to the right and jump into the area past the rubble to collect the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 7.
 
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Go thru the opening in the wall which is below the ledges and you find the key to the locked door. Take it back to the door and go thru and you will come to another large chamber with more balls to play with.
 
Go to the left where you find the ledges leading up to a bomb. Use it on the growth and go down to the ball. To push the ball, hit MMB while holding it and Death throws it like a softball. Push the ball into the slot to bring down the platform. You can go to the right side area for a chest. Anyway, get another bomb and put it on the ball. Stand on the lowered platform and shoot the ball and the platform raises. You will soon come to a hive. Destroy it and keep going to get to the lever. The gate does not come up even if you push the lever, go near the gate and shoot the bombs on top of it and pull the lever to open the gate. Swim thru the water to get to the other side and in the end, climb up. The door nearby is locked. Go to the middle of this path where the water is going to the left thru a large opening (this is the place where you found the book of dead earlier).
 
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Swim there and dive into the water and go thru the hole to the next chamber - this is where the chest with the key was earlier. Go up the ledges and you will come to a lever. use it to open the locked door and go outside.
 
Now, there's only the center door remaining. Go thru it, jump into the water and cross to the other side. Go thru the door and you will come into an opening with a weird growth of plants and a weird ball in the middle of the room. Hold the ball and use MMB to ram it into the plant growth and you wake up the Karkinos.
 
BOSS: Karkinos
 
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This is probably the easiest boss. Karkinos tries to ram you, dodge and it hits the wall and one more ball drops down. Run to the ball and use it to ram into the beast. When this happens, Karkinos flips showing the belly. First kill the smaller creature which woke up from the ball and the get to slashing Karkinos. If you have a good secondary then use it with combos. Keep repeating and after the health is down to half, maintain your distance for a while since it goes berserk but calms down again. This time, it can shoot roots thru the ground which hurt you. When it is about to shoot the roots, stand close to a wall and dodge when the roots come near you so that it hits the wall and misses you. Keep repeating the strategy and kill it. Go thru the opened door and pull the lever to start flowing the Tears of the Mountain.

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To Move a Mountain

 
Objective: Find the Lost Temple
 
<<<--- The Nook --->>>
 
Head towards the lost temple and you will need to go thru the Nook first. Head into the door, you can see a Construct here, go near it and hit E to activate it. Hit E to climb on the construct and move it into the slot in the ground. Aim with Q and shoot a chain with MMB and then hit E again to climb on the chain and go into the next area thru the door. Fight off the monsters and move ahead to take a bomb. Throw it on the growth and head up the ledge, use the beams to get to the next area and go down the stairs there. You will come into another open area with a hive to the left. Kill it so that you can look around in peace. Head in thru the left side door which is open (the one to the right of the stinger hive). In the next area, use the lever to open the grate and go down the steps. Run on the wall and you will come into the core of magma. You will also spot and humungous lava bird flying around. This is one of the creatures which Thane asked us to kill but we cannot reach it for now and for a long time from now, you will need to come back here later so remember this area to kill BHEITHIR.
 
Just go thru the next door to the left and pull the lever. Go to the next place and you should be able to see a STONE OF MYSTICS 4 which is on top - you may need to climb onto one of the platforms so do that later. Now, climb onto the ledge nearby and jump onto the middle beam and jump up to the beams above. Jump onto the last beam and wait till it comes down - you can see that the grate to the left goes in and the ball rolls down. Hit E to fall to the beam below and wait for the ball to come out fully. First use the lever to bring down the platform and take the ball up. Thrash the ball onto the next platform ahead and jump down. Use the supports to the left of that platform to get on top and use the lever. When the ball comes up, put it in the slot and go thru the door. In the next area, go left onto the stairs and continue from there using the ledge to get out of this place and to the path leading to the Lost Temple.
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Objective: Awaken the Construct
 
<<<--- The Lost Temple --->>>
 
Boatman's Coin - 2
Book Of Dead Pages - 2
 
Before you go in, talk to Karn and he will give you the last of the Lost and Found Mission. Head inside the temple and use the stairs to get on top and go thru the door. You'll come to a Construct, activate it and use it to smash the growth ahead. Take the construct to the slot ahead and put it in so that the door ahead is opened. You'll come into a large area and you need to fight multiple enemies, use your gun to shoot down the Carven Stones flying around. You also see a locked door. Use the supports on the wall nearby and get on the other side of the growth and keep going till you come out into the open. Jump into the water for a BOATMAN's COIN. Get on land and use the supports to get to the construct. Now, hit Q to aim and MMB to hit the growth which is on the other side far away. This will show you a lever. Use the supports to the left to get back there and the lever to raise a platform. Get back to the construct and ride it to the other side and keep going and destroy all the growth on your way and get back to the central chamber.
 
First, go to the growth which is to the left of the chamber and destroy it, continue ahead and look down, you should see the STONE OF MYSTICS 5.
 
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Use the chain of the Construct to latch to the other side and go there. Shoot the bombs which are on the growth holding the shadow ball to break it free. Roll the ball to the slot to open the grate and open the chest get the Key. Go back to the locked door and look at the lever to the right. Get to that lever and use it to make the grates blocking the path go away and take the construct thru there. You can pick up the map of this dungeon if you use the construct to go to the right. Take the construct to the slot ahead and this opens the grate to the next area. This place has about 4-5 Carven stones and they come at you one after the other. Take all of them out and go thru the door. You will come to two more doors, the one ahead is blocked, go thru the left door now. Run on the parallel walls and jump from one to the other to get to the other side. There's a BOATMAN's COIN here. 
 
Go near the waterfall and run on the walls to get to the top. You can find another BOATMAN's COIN behind a tree here.
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Lost and Found III
 
Here below the structure in the room -
 
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You can pick up the Journeyman Compass which ends all of the lost and found mission. You can give it to Karn when you get back to Tri-Stone.
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Go thru the door to the right and activate the construct. Move in on top of the platform and use the supports to get on top, you will find another Construct here. Move it to the slot which will bring up the platform having the first Construct. Place a Construct in the slot to open the grates to the left and move another one into the path and place it in the slot which comes in the end - you will also see something behind some grates to the left but you can come here in a little bit. Once you have the construct in the slot, hit the growth far ahead and latch the chain into the hole. Go back to the Construct you used to open the grate and take it ahead to open the door which is to the right of the room. Jump on the wood beam and then on the chain of the construct and walk on the chain back to the place where you saw the grate earlier. Now, it is open and you will find BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 8 here. Go back on the chain and jump over to the other side and go thru the door.
 
Once you are out, battle your way to the edge and use the various ledges to run on the wall and go to a platform all the way to the other side. As soon as you land on the platform, you will be attack by multiple monsters. Kill them and go thru the door. You will find supports on the wall nearby. Use them to get to the top and then use the wood beams to jump into the small room to the left to get the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 9. Shoot the bomb here near the growth to get the shadow ball to fall down. Place it in the slot to open the door and go thru. You will come into a room where you have to fight two Corrupted Constructs at once. This can get really ugly if you are not careful - dodge frequently and use your wrath powers and Reaper mode if you can. After you kill them, go thru the door and you will come out. Keep going and go up the stairs on the other end to get to the final area.
 
BOSS: Construct Hulk
 
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This can get a little hairy too. The Hulk does not charge at you or try to hit you directly. Instead, it pounds the ground and sends a shock wave at you, keep dodging to miss the shock waves. The waves also make some bombs to fall down. One shock and the bombs fall and they explode when the Hulk makes the next shock. So you need to be quick and stay where you see the bombs. Take a bomb and throw it on the Hulk, shoot it and this makes the Hult to go down and expose it's life force - which is a black ball. This comes out of the Hulk, go to it and use some combos with your secondary weapon to get the health down. You need to keep doing this till the Hulk dies. You can also go a try to directly hit the hulk with your attacks but that is dangerous. After you kill the Hulk get on top and you will come to the Giant Construct which is going to help you soon (You will get out of this place once you awaken the giant, but if you want, you can come back since after the giant moves, a hole in the wall shows which leads to a treasure chest). Go back and speak to Eidard to get things going.

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Heart of the Mountain

 
Boatman's Coins - 2
Book of Dead Pages - 1
 
Objective: Enter the Foundry
Go all the way to the door of the foundry after you speak to the guardian and go right to the door to find a BOATMAN's COIN. Enter the door and keep going to get inside, you will come to a circular platform. Go to the left (ignore the path to the left) and to the end. Wait for Karn to come - this mission is special in the sense that Karn will help you move around a bit. When he is near the edge, hit E to make him throw you to the next area.
 
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Use the supports to get on top and wait for one of the cauldrons. When it's ahead, jump on it and turn all the way to the right and jump right when you see the platform. Go to the next place by running on the wall and you get into a small fight. In the end of this area is a lever which opens the blocked door. Go thru the door and you come out to a locked door ahead and growth to the right of the door. You will also see a beam on the wall to the right of the locked door which you and jump on and wait for the door nearby to open. Wait for Karn to come below the door and hold it for you, jump down and go thru the gap. You will now come to the main area where the huge Guardian resides.
 
Ojective: Find the three Heart stones
From where you came in, go left and into the path and come out the other side. You will come into a room, go to the left of the room where you see a broken part of the wall showing the other side and wait for Karn. Use him to throw you up to the other side.
 
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Jump into the water and dive in, you find a BOATMAN's Coin here. Swim to the other side and use the ledges to get up and you come to a shadow ball. Keep going ahead anyway and jump into the water below and come out the other way - there are two places you can go to one has a chest and the other has a pressure plate which opens the gate so that you can take the shadow ball outside. Push the ball into the slot on the other side of the room (on top of the slope) and the construct which you saw below the water comes up. get on the construct and take out all the enemies. Take the construct back to the room with the locked door from earlier and go to the lane opposite to the door where you find slot for the construct. Shoot the chain in the hole ahead and go to the other side, use the veins and the pillars to get to the door which comes to the right.
 
Go in and run on the wall, use the ledge and go thru the door. In the next area, you get into a small fight after which the next door opens. Go in and you come to a chest which has the key to the locked door. Jump below onto the chain of the construct and get back to the locked door and go thru it.
 
HEARTSTONE 1
Go up the stairs and keep going and you will come to a hook above you, but also look below and you will see another hook on the
wall ahead of you -
 
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Once you are on the other side, jump down facing the hook and grab it once you come down there and you get into the hole in the wall. Go around to find another hook above you on the wall, use it and you will come to the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 10.
 
Keep going till you come outside to a purple glowing artifact. Beat it up and Death gains a new ability - DEATHGRIP. Go back to Karn and follow him to the next area. After the fight, grab the bomb to the right and throw it on the lever to the left and cross over to the door. In the next place, jump onto the beams to the left and pull the lever you find here. There's a beam on the wall behind this lever, climb it and jump and hit MMB to grab the hook and jump onto the vines. Keep going and pull the next lever too and go thru the door and you come to a large elevator. Pull the lever to take it to the top. Go thru the door and you come to the first stone. Walk to the left of the grates you see here and make Karn throw you. Use the beams and hook to get to the other side where you see Karn ahead, use the hook and he will toss you over to a much higher area. Traverse on the beams and go all the way down where you find a construct. Take it on the path to the right where you find a slot and a chain hook. Climb on the chain to get up and jump onto the ledges to get close to the Heartstone. Use your deathgrip then to get to the stone.
 
Go back to the elevator as Karn carries the stone and on the elevator you get into a large fight till you come up and outside where Karn places the first stone in its slot.
 
HEARTSTONE 2
Once the cutscene is over, go to the hook which was shown and use Deathgrip to get to the other side. Go into the tunnel, once you come out, go to the left tunnel and you will come to a pressure plate which opens the doors. Karn will boost you over to the other side and you can use the hooks to jump over and keep going till you get to a Construct. Awaken it and place it in the slot to the right and shoot the chain. Climb onto the platform in the middle of this area on which you see a lever. Turn the lever to the other side and jump onto the left platform which rose up and run on the chain and jump left onto the next platform - all this before the platforms come back down. Use the veins and ledges and you come to a lever. Pull it to make bridges appear in the earlier area and take the construct back to where Karn is and go thru the corrupted growth and you will come out to the second stone. Take the construct to the right side ahead where you see corrupt growth and smash it with the chain. use Karn to toss you over there and open the chest to get a key to the locked door nearby.
 
Don't go thru the door yet. Fall into the water and switch to the wall ahead which has vines and go up and keep going. After another swim and wall gliding you will come to a lever. After you pull it, go back to where Karn is. Now you should have seen a lever here too. Take the construct and put it between the two smashers and pull the lever to smash the construct and you get a shadow ball. Take the ball thru the locked door and put it in the slot and use the parallel walls to get up to the Heartstone. Now, the large gate to the other side is locked so you need to jump left into the water and use the ledges to get back to the tunnels you used earlier. Go thru the left tunnel and the next one to get to a pressure plate which will open the large get so Karn can come thru. After he goes out get off the plate and the doors close again. You need to go thru the tunnels again to get back out to Karn and he puts up the second stone too.
 
HEARTSTONE 3
Move ahead of the large Guardian and follow Karn to the next place where you see a Construct and Karn tosses you over some grates. Pull the lever on the other side to bring down the grates and bring the construct inside. Go in and smash off all the corrupted growth in this room and place the construct in the slot on the ground and use the supports on the wall to get to the Heartstone. After Karn takes it, the Construct you used get corrupted. Kill it and go out to the main thing.
 
Objective: Track down the Guardian
Talk to Karn and then go back outside the foundry (which will take a long time - hope you remember the way you came in - just follow the crow and hold Z to summon it and also, use the map to look around for a path). Once you are out of the foundry, continue to the main area of the Forge Lands where the path to the Tree of Life is blocked and you find the Guardian.
 
BOSS: THE GUARDIAN
 
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He's not so tough!!! Run around on your horse and sprint when the Guardian smashes the ground - when he does smash the ground, aim at his had on which there are bombs and shoot them with the gun to make it explode. Now, go to the fallen arm and use your Deathgrip to get to the Heartstone and stat smashing it - after a few hits, the arm gets back to the guardian. Repeath this process till the Heartstone is dislodged from the arm. Now, the second part of the fight is related to very very large bombs. As soon as the guardian throws them, aim with your gun and shoot them till they start glowing and rise up in the air - this is when they explode. If the explosion gets the guardian, his right arm will fall down. You can see some ledges which lead to the Heartstone. Climb on the ledges to get to the stone and hit it. Repeat this till this one too comes off. Then Death goes into Reaper form and smashes the third stone himself.
 
After you take out the guardian, a nice cutscene follows.

Find and Kill Bheithir

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Boatman's Coin - 1
 
Bhiethir is the bat lord of lava. You should have seen him while going through the Nook area earlier, if you don't remember, then just go into the Nook and when you come to the open place where you see a Stinger Hive, go to the right side of this area where you find stairs leading down. Run on the wall and you come to a room filled with lava and you see the monster flying around in it's domain.
 
Now that the finding part is over, the tougher half of the mission begins. You obviously need to get to the central platform using the Deathgrip and you can pick up a BOATMAN's COIN on your way to the top. Now, you are on a narrow but long platform and you need to know a few things before you begin - first, have five health and wrath potions. Then, use our best armor and if your Reaper meter is not full then go to Thane near the practice area and start hitting the wooden dummies till your Reaper meter gets full and then return. So, you have a reaper form for now and lots of wrath hopefully. Use talismans which generate Wrath - I used GRIM which the shaman gave me after I did her quest earlier. Know that if you fall off the bridge, you will get into reaper form and come back on it, Bheithir then flies around and comes back so just wait for it - don't go anywhere. You can actually use this to your advantage to escape one of Bhiethir's attacks so remember to jump off.
 
After the preparation part, now comes the real battle. This will be the toughest battle in the game till now and for some time too (till you get to the next unique monsters). I was on level 11 or 12 when I fought it so if you fight on a higher level you may get it easier. Also, I went to Vulgrim to respec (costs 1000 gilt) and I distributed all my skill points to upgrade the skill HARVEST as much as possible and the ones that come after harvest in the same tree - they improve Harvest. This is a very very important skill and will get you out of thick air many times in the game - one being the fight here right now. Bhiethir has three attacks and you cannot let it hit you by any of them - if you do get hit then you will lose a lot of health and so use the health potion - that is that. First, as you come onto the narrow bridge, run to the left end, Bhiethir usually lands to the right end. When it comes, it smashes in the ground and then spits out lava which covers half the bridge and then slides on the lava to headbutt you.
 
All this while, you need to be on the absolute other end to avoid all of these attacks. If at any time you are in the vicinity of any of the above attacks then immediately jump off the bridge, you will come back and Bhiethir comes back after flying around for a bit. After it does the above sequence, it slowly walks towards you to do talon strikes. When it's walking, you need to run close to it and hit tab to bring up the menu and use Harvest repeatedly till your Wrath drains. Then dodge roll past the beast from the left or right side of it's feet. And after you roll, keep going since it will do another slam and spit routine and if you are too close to it after rolling, it hits you with it's tail. You can also maybe strike it's tail once after rolling. You need to time all of this perfectly. So, keep using harvest and even the Reaper form once when it's walking. If you think this is too conservative then just try to hit it while it's walking but you will not be able to land more than one hit before you need to dodge it's talons. If you time the Harvest correctly then you will get away without being hit by the talons.
 
Eventually, the beast will fall, but you need to do a lot work for that to happen and you get Bheithir's Talons, which are a great set of scythes of lvl 15.

Spark of Life

 
Objective: Find and kill the Mad Construct
Talk to the Shaman and she tells you about a Construct she created and wants you to destroy it. Go to "The Scar" area which is on the right bottom of the map to the right of The Cauldron. Go up the ledges and use Deathgrip to jump to the other side and go inside the Scar. This is going to be another tough dungeon so better to have your potions ready. Go thru the door and you will immediately meet Ghorn the Mad Construct but he does not fight you yet, he puts you to a lower part of the dungeon. Go thru the hole in the wall nearby and down the stairs and then fall thru the hole in the ground in front of the destroyed door. As soon as you land, you come to a stinger hive. Kill it and move left and run on the wall and go to the hole in the wall. Keep going and you will see Ghorn again who tries to put you into more trouble. He somehow breaks the ground ahead revealing lava which keeps rising. You need to get to the top before the lava consumes you. So use the ledges on the wall and the hooks to go up all the way. On the final ledge, you need to go right to a lower ledge and use a support to get to the top. You may need a couple of tries too.
 
Go to the room to the left now and take the construct and move ahead and break the growth which is blocking another door, get back and put the construct in the hole below and latch the chain ahead, go to the end and use the hook to jump across to the left. use the next series of hooks, supports and ledges to get to the chest with a Key. Go back outside (the place you come up after out-running the lava) and thru the door straight ahead. Run on the wall to the right and look to the right of the platform which is being held in place by some growth. Run on the wall and you come to the locked door. You come to a hook, use it to jump on the platform and climb it's ledges to the top and jump to the next platform before this one goes down and keep going to get to the door on the other side of this area. After that, you get into a small fight and a big one to the right here. After the big fight where you need to kill a corrupted construct champion. Use the supports here which are on the wall to the right of the right cage grills. You come to a lever, pull it and go to the Construct and activate it.
 
Take it out and go right, break the growth and you come into a room of lava. Go to the left and place the construct on the slot and go ahead, use the supports on the wall and keep going till you get to a lever, turn it to open one of the doors to exit. Get back to the construct and go to the other side of the room, place it in the slot and shoot the chain. Move ahead on it and use the hook to the left in the end to get to the next lever. Then take the construct thru the now open doors and you come to a block. Get down and use the supports to get to the other side and you get into a massive fight now. It's really really big and you will need to use those potions. Use wrath powers when you are being surrounded, this place can really kill you. After you manage to destroy all of the things (save the reaper form for the last wave which has two Champion Corrupted Constructs with spiky balls. After the fight, the grills open and you can get your construct and take it out to where the growth is on the walls, blocking the bridge. Use the chain to break all the growths. Go across and place your thing in the slot and run on the chain to get to the door which leads to the Mad Construct.
 
BOSS: Ghorn
 
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Ghorn fights like any construct champion but a little bit faster and has weapons on both hands - still, you know how to fight a champion. One extra thing that Ghorn does is that he smashes the floor and lava comes up here and there - dodge to avoid the lava. After you get the health down to half, some smaller corrupted come at you. ignore Ghorn and kill then first and then get back to Ghorn. After you kill it, it drops some great loot. Get back to the Shaman to finish this.

The Tree of Life

 
Just travel to the tree and watch the cutscene to end this act.
 

NOTE: You can always come back to the Forge Lands using the portal. Use the portals to travel between worlds.

NOTE: Go back to THE FORGE in the Forge Lands and just as you enter the area, you will see large lava caouldrons being moved above you. One of these has a STONE OF RESISTANCE 1 attached to it. Shoot it to get your first Stone of Resistance.


Walkthrough Continued on page 2....

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