Stuck in the Tiltren Tomb of the Ancients? This is how to navigate it.

Wartales: Tiltren Tomb Puzzle Walkthrough Guide

Stuck in the Tiltren Tomb of the Ancients? This is how to navigate it.

The Tiltren Tomb of the Ancients in Wartales is the first tomb you’ll encounter in game. It can be confusing to navigate, especially given its maze-like nature. Here’s how to navigate the Tiltren Tomb of the Ancients to find the Legendary Treasure, Codex’s and Runes in Wartales.  

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Tiltren Tomb of the Ancients Walkthrough

Tiltren Tomb of the Ancients Location

You may just stumble upon the Tomb of the Ancients before you get the bounty  to head in. It’s surrounded by a snowy forest and located near a bandit camp Southwest of Stromkapp. You can head up the hill near Old Wilburt’s Sheepfold to easily reach it.

Make sure you have lots of torches with you. The inside is pitch black and you’ll need light to see. If you run out of light, your troop will run away in fear, causing every member to become injured.

There is a merchant out front who’ll sell you torches while also calling you out for “pretending to be scholars.” 

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Once prepared with torches, and maybe some components to make more, head inside.

You’ll notice upon entry that there is a flame counter underneath your fatigue meter. This keeps track of how much light you have available. Each section requires a certain amount of light to get through and will auto subtract from the counter as you progress.

The first corridor is easy, just keep going straight. This will bring you to a main room with three different paths to choose from. 

Mountain Rune Sliding Puzzle Solution

From the first room, take the left path. When prompted to, advance cautiously to make it through safely. This room contains a sliding puzzle, as well as a yellow triangle symbol needed for later.

Inspecting the puzzle will unlock the Scholar Profession, who you need to actually use the puzzle. These are the steps to take to complete the sliding puzzle:

  1. Top row middle stone to the empty spot on left.
  2. Top row right stone to the left.
  3. Middle row right stone moves up.
  4. Middle row middle stone moves right.
  5. Middle row left stone moves right.
  6. Top row left stone moves down: This is the correct position for this stone.
  7. Top row middle stone moves left: This is the correct position for this stone.
  8. Top row right stone moves left: This is the correct position for this stone.
  9. Middle row right stone moves up: This is the correct position for this stone.
  10. Middle row middle stone moves right: This is the correct position for this stone.
  11. Bottom row middle stone moves up: This is the correct position for this stone.
  12. Bottom row right stone moves left: This completes the puzzle.

Once the puzzle is complete you’ll learn the Mountain Rune. You can now return to the first room.

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Bard Statue Room

To get to the bard statue room, take the right path from the main room you first entered. Once you have burrowed through, interact with the statue. This will unlock the Bard class, which is required to complete this room.

If you have a Bard already, great, otherwise you’ll need to assign your companion to the profession.

Interact with the statue once you have a Bard to prompt the Bard minigame. Depending on how you do in the minigame impacts the rewards you receive, but completing it will give you Artist’s Codex 1.

Look around the room on the left wall to spot a blue hourglass symbol. Make note as you’ll need this for later. 

Creeper Battle

Head back to the first room and go down the final path forward. You’ll most likely encounter a battle with Creepers and Mole Rats here. 

Battling in the dark can be a challenge. Creepers and Mole Rats have Brutality when in darkness, but being in the light gives them Fragility. 

Before accepting the fight, any Rangers who have empty left hands should equip a torch. Archers need someone with a torch in order to aim at targets, otherwise they have to be right in front of the enemy to shoot them.

Creepers have the ability to heal themselves with their Bite, so you’ll want to watch out for that. The number of enemies is also unknown as you can’t see all of them. Mole Rats are able to be captured if you want to add them to your troop, but they’ll always have Fragility when fighting outside in the daylight.

Once you make it past the battle you’ll arrive in a room with a large mural on the left side. Inspect it to find the Performance Rune located on the upper right side. This room also has a triangle symbol, this time in red. 

Locked Door Puzzle

Take the only path forward on the right, which you shouldn’t squeeze through as your horses can get injured. There is a body in the middle of the room that has a key for the locked chest. Inside the chest are some Luxury Items as well Artist’s Codex 2.

Before inspecting the door, there is an urn on the right side you should inspect for more loot. 

The locked door can be unlocked using the puzzle dials on the right side of it. These correspond to the colored symbols found in the three previous rooms of the tomb.

Spin the dials so is shows a blue hourglass, yellow triangle and red triangle. Then hit the button below to trigger the door to open.

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Head down the path, where you’ll most likely encounter another Creeper battle. Once complete you’ll enter into the Legendary Treasure Room.

Legendary Treasure Room 

You’ll find a sarcophagus that you need to mine to open in this room. Just like when you mine for ore, complete the mining mini game to smash the stone. You may even receive Sandstone once complete.

Investigate the sarcophagus to obtain the Treasure of the Ancients and Artist’s Codex 3. Once collected you’ll also finish a couple achievements: Eternal Work of Art and Explorers.

You can return the way you came through the tomb, which uses less light than your original exploration. You’ll also avoid any battles as you make your way to the entrance. 

That’s how to solve the Tiltren Tomb of the Ancients. You’ll need to build the Lecturn in your camp and have your Scholar assigned to research the Treasure of the Ancients, as well as complete the Codex puzzles. 

To learn more about the various Professions in Wartales, check out our expanding selection of Wartales guides.   

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