ELEX Guide: How to Complete the Hands Off Quest

Need help solving the Hands Off section of the Request for Help questline? Check out this guide for everything you need to know!

Sometimes in an ARPG, a quest might not tell you everything you need to know in order to complete it. That's the case with a few quests in Piranha Bytes' ELEXHowever, this quick guide will specifically explain how to complete the "Hands Off" sidequest.

How to Activate the "Request for Help" Sidequest

The "Hands Off" sidequest is actually a sub-quest of the sidequest "Request for Help", in which a prisoner called Eli needs your assistance in escaping from his cell in The Holt before he is brainwashed by Suggestors. 

To activate the "Hands Off" sidequest, you'll first have to activate the "Request for Help" sidequest. To do this, go to the Chamber prison, where Eli is being held captive, and speak to him. Agree to help him escape and you'll receive the quest.

How to Activate the "Hands Off" Sidequest

Now that you've activated "Request for Help", you can activate "Hands Off". To do this, you'll need to speak to Balder, who can be found sitting at his desk --very close to where "Eli's Weapon" is found. "Eli's Weapon" is marked on your map as part of the "Request for Help" sidequest, so finding it shouldn't be too hard of a task.

Balder will warn you not to interfere with his duties as a Suggestor after you mention Eli, which then also grants you the "Hands Off" sub-quest.

How to Complete the "Hands Off" Sidequest

Now, all you have to do is wait. Seriously. Just go away and complete some other quests, returning periodically to check Eli's cell to see if Balder shows up.

Eventually, Balder will be in Eli's cell trying to brainwash him. After Balder finishes the Suggestion process, both the "Hands Off" and "Request for Help" quests will be completed.


And that's all there is to it! I hope this guide helped you out, but if I did miss something, let me know in the comments below! And if you need some more help with this super tough game, check out some more of our ELEX guides:


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Games ELEX Genres ActionRPG Platforms PCPlaystation 4Xbox One Tags elex guides
Published Nov. 10th 2017

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