Artifacts of the Tyrant

Automatically bestowed by item
Location Fort Joy (Hollow Marshes)
Suggested Level 6+
Next Quest None
Previous Quest None

Artifacts of the Tyrant is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. In this quest, players will set forth to find the lost pieces of Tyrant's armor: arms, legs, lower body, upper body and helm. Each piece bears its own curse that is only lifted while all pieces are equipped.


Important NPCs


Artifacts of the Tyrant Objectives

  1. Find all five of the Artifacts of Braccus Rex

Item Location Curse Stats
Tyrant's Stride

Ancient Passage, a hidden trap door under the ground floor of Fort Joy

Facing North, go up the ladder to the statue on the Western Edge. If you have Wit of 15 or above

a dialogue option will appear to find the legs.

Slowed 20 Physical Armor
3 Magic Armor
+1 Constitution
+10% Earth Resistance
Tyrant's Helm
Decrepit Ruins, under the Most Dangerous When Cornered fight and behind the cursed door. Warm

16 Physical Armor
3 Magic Armor
+1 Strength
-1 Leadership

Tracks of the Tyrant
In the broken tower on the beach NE of Fort Joy, past the second encounter with Windego Crippled 15 Physical Armor
2 Magic Armor
+10% Air Resistance
+1 Sneaking
+0.25 Movement
Heart of the Tyrant Dark Cavern, in The Vault of Braccus Rex Burning 30 Physical Armor
4 Magic Armor
+10% Fire Resistance
+1 Warfare
1 Rune Slot
Hands of the Tyrant Braccus Rex's Tower Diseased 15 Physical Armor
2 Magic Armor
+10% Water Resistance
+1 Two-Handed


Artifacts of the Tyrant Walkthrough

All five pieces of armor are on the island of Fort Joy, Reaper's Eye, and must be found before finishing Act I.

  1. The quest begins by reading a book in Fort Joy
    We read of the 'Artifacts of the Tyrant'. A powerful suit of armor, it must be equipped in its entirety, lest the wearer be cursed.
  2. Tyrant's Stride can be found in Ancient Passage, which is made accessible during the quest Withermoore's Soul Jar. On the left side the passage there is a statue, climb the ladder to reach it. Interact with the statue to get the Tyrant's Stride (You will need 15 Wits to find the item when interacting with the statue), but don't equip it just now, it's cursed.

    One senses the 'Tyrant's Stride' may hinder, not help.
  3. Tyrant's Helm can be found at Decrepit Ruins.
    For reference, look to the courtyard down the steps from the Hollow Marshes - Ruined Castle waypoint, the area in which you first help Gareth survive a Magister attack.
    After a brief dialogue with the remaining Magister, one can use Bless to cleanse the Cursed lever near the corpses. There is a Source tap nearby in the room if you're in need.

    There's something demonic about the 'Tyrant's Helm'.
    NOTE - As the quest text hints, using the Tyrant's Helm to cast Purge one too many times will summon a demon, leading to combat. This adds the quest entry A murderous demon emerged from the Tyrant's Helm
  4. Tracks of the Tyrant can be found on top of the tower to the NE of Fort Joy, and SW of the large ship, along the coast just passed where you encounter Windego. You will need to be upon the adjacent cliff to teleport someone inside the tower to collect the loot within, the cliff is located at X:436, Y:280. There are lightning clouds in the tower, so it's hard not to see.

    Holding the 'Tracks of the Tyrant' gives one an odd crippling sensation.
  5. Heart of Tyrant is in Dark Cavern, atop a brazier. You will find this when doing The Vault of Braccus Rex quest.

    A scorching aura burns from  'The Heart of the Tyrant'. It may be too hot to handle.
  6. Hands of the Tyrant, is inside a coffin at Braccus Rex's Tower. You need 18 Strength to open it. Or use a trap disarm kit on the tomb lid and it will trigger a poison trap. The gloves will also fall out of the tomb. The tower is located at the back of The Gargoyle's Maze. Coordinates: x:589 y:678

    The 'Hands of the Tyrant' have an odd pestilential aura.
  7. Equipping all five pieces at once will add the final quest text and close the quest.
    Only when Braccus Rex's armor is complete can one wear it with ease.


Tips & Tricks

  • Tyrant's Stride can only be found in the statue with 15 or more in the Wits attribute, if you don't have this, consider using:
  • All items have some sort of negative status effect, but they get removed when you wear complete set on one character.
  • All items require 11 Strength to wear.
  • The Helm provides the Purge skill which can be used to destroy The Shriekers, providing a point of Source each time. However, using the helm three times will release a demon who will attack you. Once you defeat the demon and re-equip the helm, it will instead provide the Shackles of Pain skill.
  • Band of Braccus is not part of this set and has its own quest: The Cursed Ring.

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    • Anonymous

      01 Nov 2020 18:38  

      While getting the Tracks of the Tyrant, use a fireball or fire grenade to clear out the electrified steam. As other people have pointed out, you can also teleport from the base of the tower as well, but you still need to use the cliff to use fire to clear out the electric steam

      • Anonymous

        07 Aug 2020 09:25  

        There is an item called "Spear of Braccus Rex" in the game in this phase as well and it, too, is unrelated to the set.

        • Anonymous

          27 Jun 2020 14:24  

          Instead of teleporting into the stone tower to get the strides, just teleport the items in the tower out. And you can do it from the base of the tower as well as the cliff.

          • Anonymous

            15 Mar 2020 19:20  

            The quest doesn't seem to complete unless you have all the pieces either in your inventory or equipped. I didn't have a STR character in my party in my latest playthrough so I just sold the pieces as I found them. Not a huge deal though until you're a completionist.

            • Anonymous

              07 Mar 2020 19:09  

              You can get the Ice dragon to kill the shriekers or use the Helm of Braccus Rex. If you use the Helm three times the Demon will spawn and attack you, but if you quickly teleport the Demon into an open space in front of an unattacked shrieker the shrieker will kill it for you and you can finish them off one at a time.

              • Anonymous

                04 Mar 2020 16:36  

                So, the Demon from the helm spawned during an already hard fight for me, and I died... Now the helmet is gone. Can I get it back? If yes, how?

                • Anonymous

                  11 Feb 2020 23:47  

                  About the Tyrant's Helm. When you wear it, after it releases a demon and not longer cursed, it gives constant Warm effect (Fire Resistance: -10% Water Resistance: +15%). Also, it has interesting description, implying that somebody might not like that you wear it. Any information about this? Interesting.

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Jan 2019 11:03  

                    Unfortunately the negative effects are only gone if you have the whole set equipped. If you unequip even one item, the negative effects of the other parts come back. So if you're using this set, keep a backup set of items in your pack, so if you want to stop using this, you can swap out the entire set at once.

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Sep 2018 06:56  

                      Tracks of the Tyrant - I stood next to the tower on the beach and just teleported the bodies and items down to me

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Jun 2018 06:29  

                        Quite honestly the whole set is not worth it, by the time i finished the quest I already got the gear ready, although, you should probably take the helm, There is a special interraction when you talk to gareth in his camp that alows you to go through the shreekers (dunno how it's spelled)

                        • Anonymous

                          23 Jun 2018 07:31  

                          The set is okay, the helm is great. After purge is used a few times the skill changes to shackles of pain.

                          • Anonymous

                            11 Mar 2018 00:21  

                            I interacted with the statue with 16 wit (15 plus an item boost) and I didn't get any item. There was a chest next to the statue but all it had was a bow. I was not currently on the withermore quest I came back later.

                            • Anonymous

                              03 Mar 2018 22:41  

                              If you're running 3 or less characters you can always recruit a 4th and give them the Pet Pal talent, go talk to the pig then dismiss them afterwards. I was running just two characters for Lone Wolf and thought I couldn't complete this.

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