Artefacts 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.


Important NPCs


Artefacts of the Tyrant Objectives

  1. Find all the Artefacts of Braccus Rex


Artefacts of the Tyrant Walkthrough

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
    NOTE - Using the Tyrant's Helm to cast Purge one too many times will summon a demon, leading to combat.


  3. 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. There are lightning clouds in the tower, so it's hard not to see.

  4. Heart of Tyrant is in Dark Cavern, atop a brazier. You will find this when doing The Vault of Braccus Rex quest.

  5. 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


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:
    • Peace of Mind scroll to increase wits by 4.
    • Puffball + empty potion bottle to create a minor potion of wits, increasing wits by 1.
  • All items except Helm 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 can be used to destroy The Shriekers.
  • Band of Braccus is not part of this set and has its own quest: The Cursed Ring.

    • 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.

                • Anonymous

                  29 Nov 2017 20:37  

                  interesting fact, if you wear the set and go to respec mirror in act 2, the unlocked talents become permanent even after removing the set, and you can redistribute the points. and you can repeat this with every character.

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Oct 2017 10:29  

                    why bother? The items are worthless, at the point when you complete the set you have far more superior gear anyway.

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Sep 2017 07:44  

                      I feel obligated to mention that after you complete the set, you can't wear any of the set seperate or else all the curses will come back

                      • Anonymous

                        21 Sep 2017 18:28  

                        If you have trouble opening the tomb:

                        just brick one of the followers you do not use by giving them high strength, and then buffing. Be sure they will need the points invested at some point though, so you can save the build at higher levels. 15 strength, plus clear mind, and a minor +1 strength potion should do.

                        • Anonymous

                          20 Sep 2017 17:34  

                          how much strength do you need to open that coffin lid? i have 18 and still to heavy.
                          anyone know where i can get a hold of a strength potion?

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