Darksiders 2

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Duplicating items

This glitch requires two Xbox Live accounts. Go to "The Foundry" where you meet all the main characters and find the Serpents Tome. Then, have player one select up to five items that are not unique or equipped (items with names will be changed), and send them to player two. Immediately after sending the items, have player one quit the game by exiting to the Xbox Live dashboard using the Xbox Guide button. When you reload your game, you will still have the items you sent and player two will also have the items. Then, have player two send the items back to player one using this same method. This glitch allows you to gain a lot of gold and level up possessed weapons quickly. Note: This glitch was done on an unpatched version of the game. You can delete all patches for the game by using the "Clear hard drive cache" code for the Xbox 360. -From: Demetri

Chaos Fang Scythe

Have a saved game file with Darksiders completed on your hard drive, or one of the achievements for completing Darksiders in your profile. Then, locate Mryia the Shaman (dressed in light blue) on the east side of Tri-Stone. Talk to her to get the "Chaos Fang" Legendary Level 1 Scythe.

Pauldron Of The Horseman armor

Have a saved game file from Darksiders on your hard drive, or an unlocked achievement from Darksiders in your profile. Then, locate Mryia the Shaman (dressed in light blue) on the east side of Tri-Stone. Talk to her to get the "Pauldron Of The Horseman" Legendary Level 5 shoulder armor.

Legendary item locations

Search one of the indicated locations and/or perform the listed task(s) to get the corresponding Legendary item:

Legendary Scythes

Barbed Defilers

    Area: The Crucible

    Successfully complete Waves 51-75 of the Crucible.

Bheithir's Talons

    Area: The Nook (Optional)

    Defeat the Nook Boss.

Black Demise

    Area: Soul Arbiter's Maze

    Find the secret treasure on the fifth level, and find all the Sacred Tomes.

Demonflame Renders

    Area: The Black Stone – First Floor (Past)

    Search for a room after leaving the main large chamber where you meet two new Legion enemy types –- the Champion and Soldier. Inside the large circular shaft on the eastern section of the dungeon, drop down to the very lowest grab-able ledge, and circle around to find a hidden path. Then, go down the path, and climb the back wall to find another secret area where the weapon is located.

GnoMAD Scythes

    It is rewarded automatically for finding all four GnoMAD Gnomes.

Goldbringer

    Area: The Ivory Citadel – Second Floor

    In the open courtyard on the southern section of the map, you will need to solve a puzzle to continue past the water aqueducts. In the same area, there are Corruption crystals hiding a switch. Destroy the crystals, and pull the switch to open a gate. Instead of leaving, drop down from the cliff with the switch, and go to the end of the aqueduct to find the weapon.

Guillotine

    Area: The Fjord

    Successfully complete Blackroot's Stonebite side quest to unlock the weapon.

Lifebane

    Area: The Veil

    This can only be unlocked during your second playthrough. In New Game+ mode, defeat the Icebound Guardian to unlock this weapon.

Static Blades (Pre-Order Only)

    Area: The Eternal Throne

    This can only be unlocked during your second playthrough. In New Game+ mode, successfully complete Draven's side quest to return the Bloodless Talisman and get this weapon.

Legendary Secondary Weapons

Absolution

    Area: The Well Of Souls

    Defeat the Absalom boss.

Achidna's Fangs

    Area: Psychameron

    Defeat the Achidna boss.

Aftermath

    Area: The Crucible

    Successfully complete all 100 waves in one session.

Dark Avenger

    Area: The Cauldron

    Defeat the Gharn boss.

Executioner's Hook

    Area: Soul Arbiter's Maze

    Defeat the Soul Arbiter boss.

Fists Of Elhazar

    Area: Earth – First Floor

    After fighting the Noss and escaping into the underground tunnels, you will be inside a ruined hotel. Look for a room with a hill of trash. Inside, look up, and jump to a hidden alcove with the weapon.

Gauntlets Of Savagery (Pre-Order Only)

    Area: Tri-Stone

    Successfully complete the DLC side quest for Karn.

Gorewood Maul

    Area: The Weeping Crag

    Defeat the Gorewood boss.

Lich Spines

    Area: The City Of The Dead – First Floor

    After leaving the central area and moving through the statue room you cannot yet solve, you will enter a hall through the north door. Inside the hallway, use the ledges to reach a post. You will need to use a 180-leap, and then run along the wall to reach the high ledge to find the weapon.

Mace Of The Everflame

    Area: The Black Stone

    Defeat the Samael boss to unlock it in New Game+ mode.

Masher Of Karkinos

    Area: The Drenchfort

    Defeat the Karkinos boss.

Mortis

    Use the downloadable code that comes with the Darksiders 2 novel to unlock it.

Omega Blades

    Area: The Shattered Forge – Second Floor

    Make your way through Constructs, and then swim through the underwater passage. You will come out facing Shadowbomb pods. Find the first Shadowbomb pod in the area, then return to the previous room to destroy some Corruptions crystals. The weapon is located in the alcove blocked by the crystals.

Scepter Of The Deposed King

    Area: Lair Of The Deposed King

    Defeat the Argul boss.

Spear Of Storms

    Area: Shadow's Edge – Death Tomb 4

    It is found inside Death Tomb 4. You will need to collect 40 Pages Of The Dead and return them to unlock this optional area.

Sunder

    Area: Earth

    Talk to the NPC Uriel after finishing their side quest.

Legendary Talismans

Assassin

    Area: The Crucible

    Successfully complete Waves 76-100.

Blade Master

    Area: The Nook – Death Tomb 2

    It is found inside Death Tomb 2. You will need to collect 20 Pages Of The Dead and return them to unlock this optional area.

Demonheart

    Area: Lair Of The Deposed King – Death Tomb 2

    It is found inside Death Tomb 2. You will need to collect 20 Pages Of The Dead and return them to unlock this optional area.

Elemental

    Area: The Crucible

    Defeat the final challenge at Wave 101.

Grim

    Area: Tri-Stone

    Successfully complete the Shaman's Craft side quest for Muira.

Heartstone

    Area: The Crucible

    Successfully complete Waves 1-25.

Hoardseeker

    Area: Lostlight – Death Tomb 3

    It is found inside Death Tomb 3. You will need to collect 30 Pages Of The Dead and return them to unlock this optional area.

Keen

    Area: Boneriven – Burial Passages Area 7

    Make your way through the underground tomb tunnels inside Boneriven. In the second of these tunnels, just as you enter the room, look in the first alcove to your right to find it.

The Crown Of The Dead

    Area: The Soul Arbiter's Maze

    Defeat the Soul Arbiter at the end of The Soul Arbiter's Maze optional dungeon.

Legendary Armor

Abyssal Armor

    Area: The Crucible

    Collect all 40 Pages Of The Dead to enter Death Tomb 4. Inside the tomb, destroy all 12 pots to reveal a hidden chest with the armor inside.

Abyssal Boots

    Area: The Crucible

    Successfully complete Waves 26-50.

Abyssal Gauntlets

    Area: The Fjord

    Collect and turn in all 30 lost relics to Ostegoth to get the armor.

Abyssal Spaulders

    Area: The Crucible

    Successfully complete Waves 76-100.

Secret treasure chest locations

Search one of the indicated locations and perform the listed task(s) to get a secret treasure chest to appear:

Secret Treasure Chest #1

    Area: Tri-Stone

    Shoot five pots in far-off locations to get a secret treasure chest to appear. Two are down the main street, another is near Alya's location, and the last two can be found near Muria's location.

Secret Treasure Chest #2

    Area: Lost Temple – First Floor

    In the temple, you will be trapped inside a large round arena and ambushed by Constructs and Sentinels. Successfully complete the enemy combat scenario in less than five minutes to get a secret treasure chest to appear.

Secret Treasure Chest #3

    Area: Foundry – First Floor

    This area will appear while searching for the second Heart Stone. Entering a series of crumbling ruins on the eastern side of the map, look for a western wall to climb to reach a high balcony guarded by Prowlers. On the balcony, after killing the enemies, destroy all pots on the balcony to get a secret treasure chest to appear.

Secret Treasure Chest #4

    Area: Gilded Arena – Basement Level 3

    Destroy all three of the huge gravestones, then kill the enemies that attack to get a secret treasure chest to appear.

Secret Treasure Chest #5

    Area: Forge Lands – Fjord

    Once you have got the Soul Splitter, return to the Forge Lands in the Overworld, and check the Fjord. Look around the East Keep. Split up and step on both pressure plates. Then, look at the upper balcony for four pots. Destroy all four pots to get a secret treasure chest to appear.

Secret Treasure Chest #6

    Area: Earth – First Floor (Southwestern Street)

    While on Earth, you will encounter a giant monster called a Noss. Later in the area, you will encounter a second giant Noss. After you have defeated the enemy, search that area. Destroy the four mailboxes between the bridge and subway entrance to get a secret treasure chest to appear.

Secret Treasure Chest #7

    Area: Ivory Citadel – Second Floor

    Eventually you will reach a large southern floating island. The chest can be found when you circle around to the east side of the island. You will need the Voidwalker before you can unlock this chest. In the citadel, look for a portal to your north, and another portal near a Shadowbomb Pod. Run back to the portal away from the Corruption crystals, and throw a bomb through the portal to destroy the crystals. The treasure chest is under the crystals.

Secret Treasure Chest #8

    Area: Ivory Citadel – First Floor

    Near the beginning, after crossing from the center of the map east across a long bridge and fighting the Corrupted Angel, you will cross a bridge onto a small floating island with another Holy Fire Node. Locate the portal, and look beyond the wall. Destroy the four pots located behind the standing wall to get a secret treasure chest to appear.

Secret Treasure Chest #9

    Area: The Black Stone – First Floor (Past)

    At the southern portal to the future, break all the nearby objects to get a secret treasure chest to appear. There is also another large chest inside the circular room.

Soul Arbiter's Maze puzzle solutions

The Arbiter's Maze is found in the Land Of The Dead, near the City Of The Dead. Inside the Soul Arbiter's Maze, each level has two directions you can take. Follow one set of directions to reach the next level of the maze, or follow the secret directions to find a hidden treasure. Reach the end of the Soul Arbiter's Maze to fight the Soul Arbiter boss. Defeat him to get the Soul Arbiter's Crown.

Level 1

    Next Level: North – West
    Secret: South – East

Level 2

    Next Level: East – South – North
    Secret: North – North

Level 3

    Next Level: West – East – North – North
    Secret: North – South – East

Level 4

    Next Level: East – West – North – South
    Secret: West – East – North

Level 5

    Next Level: West – West – North – East
    Secret: West – North – South

Level 6

    Next Level: South – East – East – North – North
    Secret: East – East – East – South

Level 7

    Next Level: South – West – East – East – East
    Secret: South – South – West – North – North

Level 8

    Next Level: North – West – North – West – East
    Secret: North – South – South – East – North

Level 9

    Next Level: East – North – East – North – South
    Secret: South – West – East – East – North

Level 10

    Next Level: West – East – North – South – West
    Secret: North – South – East – West

GnoMAD Gnome locations

Search the indicated locations to find all four hidden GnoMAD Gnomes and get the GnoMAD Legendary Scythes and "Gnomad" achievement:

Gnome #1

    Area: City Of The Dead – Floor 4

    At the northwest balcony, look for a hidden passage. You will find it behind a turning ledge that you can grab onto. Open the door with the switch, turn around and jump onto the post, then jump to the wall and wall run left. Return to the hand holds, and use Death's Split Soul to get off the nearby pressure plate, exposing a secret room.

Gnome #2

    Area: The Ivory Citadel – Floor 3

    After purifying the pool on top of the western-most tower, return to the northern passage that was previously covered in ooze on the third floor. To get back to the tower's top floor, follow the aquaduct, and climb the wall, but do not leave through the door. Instead, drop down to the balcony below, and climb back up to the top of the tower.

Gnome #3

    Area: The Weeping Crag – Floor 3

    To find the secret area, you must run into a pressure plate / rising platform puzzle in the third floor of The Weeping Crag. Past the platform is a portal. Open it, then turn east, and use the stairs, turning north and looking up at the ceiling for another portal to open. Activate it, then return to the previous portal —- the two portals should now be linked, and you will fall out of the ceiling portal into a secret room. Inside the treasury, dive around the northern waters to find a secret underwater tunnel.

Gnome #4

    Area: The Black Stone – Floor 1 (Present)

    Wait until after you have unlocked the door in the past. When you return to the Great Foyer, check the northern ridge for hand holds. Descend the ledges, and return to the present through the portal. While in the present, climb back up using the hand holds to the north, and go through the now open western-most door. The Gnome is located further down the hall.

Collectible locations

Search the indicated locations to find the 100 coins, 40 pages, 30 lost relics, 69 stones, 20 scrolls, and 4 gnomes that are hidden throughout the game:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Defeating Bheithir easily

While fighting Bheithir, lure her to the right side of the platform. You will be walking backwards if you are locked on her as a target. If timed correctly, you will fall onto a little lip on the edge of the platform. From that position, keep shooting her. She will continue trying to walk toward you, occasionally breathing fire (it will not hurt you) until she eventually starts to fly. Then, a cutscene of you killing her will play.

Avatar Awards

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding Avatar Award:

    Darksiders Art T-Shirt: Successfully complete the game on any difficulty.
    Darksiders Logo Cap: Defeat the Crowfather.
    Death Mask: Successfully complete The Crucible.

Easy "The Triple Lindy" achievement

Go to Tri-Stone, and enter the Foundry. Note: You will reach the Foundry during the "Heart Of The Mountain" story mission. Inside the first room of the Foundry (large circular chamber), take the first path to your left. Climb up and around the narrow passage. You will exit into a larger room with multiple paths. Enter the cavern on the left, and continue forward into the large circular chamber ahead. Inside this larger circular room, continue to go forward, and look for the leftmost tube tunnel. Once you have gone through it, cross the small room's water flow, and exit through the left tube door. Through the passage, turn right to enter a new large rectangular room filled with water. Get on the platforms on the left side of the chamber, and continue to move forward. Once you reach a large doorway leading into another cavern to your right, go that way. Follow the path into an open air courtyard. Inside this courtyard, turn left, and jump into the water below. Swim across to a wall you can climb. Clamber up to the handholds, then use them to cross the pillar right toward the large turning waterwheel. Next to the wheel, grapple upward to another level of climbable wall. Climb up, right, jump across, right some more, and up. Then, look around to find several protruding platforms with openings at the end. Use these to jump down into the waters below. The first jump is just to your right. Turn and find the crude diving board, jumping off the stone platform into the water. Then, climb back up using the same method. The next two dive points are to your left. Jump off all three to get "The Triple Lindy" achievement.

Achievements

Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

    BFA (10 points): Unlock everything.
    Full Potential (30 points): Unlock All Combat Moves & Upgrades.
    Pay It Forward (10 points): Gift An Item To A Friend.
    Feeding Time (20 points): Level Up Your 1st Possessed Weapon.
    Epic! (10 points): Death Reaches Level 30.
    Abracadabra (30 points): Open all Death Tombs.
    Is There Anyone Else? (30 points): Complete The Crucible.
    Respec Yourself (20 points): Your First Respec.
    Bravo Old Chap (20 points): Defeat Wicked K.
    Grim Reaping (30 points): Unlock Reaper Form.
    The Secondary Adventure (50 points): Complete all Secondary Quests.
    A True Horseman (90 points): Complete the game on APOCALYPTIC.
    Four My Brother (90 points): Complete the game on NORMAL.
    A Stroll In The Demonic Park (30 points): Complete the game on any difficulty setting.

Additionally, there are 36 secret achievements:

    All You Can Eat Buffet (30 points): Complete Sticks and Stones.
    I've Brought You A Gift (30 points): Defeat the Soul Arbiter.
    Antiquing (30 points): Complete Lost Relics.
    Like a Noss (30 points): Defeat the four creatures named by Thane.
    Lord of the Black Stone (10 points): Complete Lord of the Black Stone.
    The Mad Queen (10 points): Complete The Mad Queen.
    Stains of Heresy (10 points): Complete Stains of Heresy.
    Mass Ruckus (10 points): Equip elite items to all slots.
    Diamond Geezertron (10 points): Unlock the final skill in either skill tree.
    The Rod of Arafel (10 points): Complete The Rod of Arafel.
    The Root Of Corruption (10 points): Open The Well Of Souls.
    City of the Dead (10 points): Complete City of the Dead.
    The Book of the Dead (10 points): Complete The Book of the Dead.
    The Court of Bones (10 points): Defeat Basileus.
    The Toll of Kings (10 points): Complete The Toll of Kings.
    The Lord of Bones (10 points): Complete The Lord of Bones.
    Tree of Life (10 points): Complete Tree of Life.
    Heart of the Mountain (10 points): Complete Heart of the Mountain.
    To Move a Mountain (10 points): Complete To Move a Mountain.
    Gnomad (40 points): Complete GnoMAD.
    Tears of the Mountain (10 points): Complete Tears of the Mountain.
    Fire of the Mountain (10 points): Complete Fire of the Mountain.
    The Triple Lindy (10 points): Complete 3 different high dives in the Foundry.
    By Your Command (10 points): Collect the Interdiction Stone .
    Death Will Tear Us Apart (10 points): Collect the Soul Splitter.
    Looks Familiar (10 points): Collect Redemption.
    Tearing Time A New One (10 points): Collect the Phasewalker.
    I Can Has Cake? (10 points): Collect the Voidwalker.
    The Spectral Touch (10 points): Collect Deathgrip.
    Pathfinder (10 points): First use of Fast Travel.
    The Big Boss (20 points): Defeat Absalom.
    Soul Crushing (20 points): Defeat The Wailing Host.
    It's Not Over (20 points): Defeat Samael.
    Clipped Wings (20 points): Defeat Archon.
    Dust to Dust (20 points): Defeat the Guardian.
    Crow Carrion (20 points): Defeat the Crowfather.
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