Tomb Raider Optional Tomb Guide: Stormguard Sanctum

As if the game wasn’t huge enough with all the Island exploration, secret items and relics to collect and locations to find, Tomb Raider also has 7 optional Tombs scattered all around the island in addition to the one present in the main story. Since these tombs are completely optional, there’s no reason to search for them and complete the puzzles withing if you’re just going to complete the story of the game. There are, however, a few advantages in completing these optional tombs: completing them will give you some extra XP which is pretty good, considering how many skills are in the game and how much EXP points are needed to master all of them. At the same time you’ll be able to find some extra items and relics, as well as simply enjoying more of the excellent Tomb Raider gameplay. If you’re looking to 100% the game and obtain all trophies and achievements you will have to complete all seven extra tombs, since the Intellectually Superior trophy / achievement is unlocked only after completing the extra seven tombs. Another tomb is available as DLC, the Tomb Of The Lost Adventurer, but it’s not required to obtain the trophy/ achievement. In this guide we will cover all the extra tombs with tips to find and complete them.

  • Stormguard Sanctum

The Stormguard Sanctum is the only tomb found in the Summit Forest area. You’ll find only a partial Treasure Map inside its chest. Still, with some good Orienteering and Cartography skills, you may not even need it to find all treasures. To complete the tomb you’ll need at least two fire arrows to get past some of the obstacles of the tomb: don’t enter the tomb if you don’t have enough, it would ust be a waste of time. The tomb’s entrance is on the north side of Summit Forest, past the wooden bridge.

The first obstacle you’ll encounter is the green methane gas: to move past it ignite the gas with fire arrows and climb past the point were the gas was leaking from before it respawns.

Before reaching the climbable wall, your path will be blocked by a wooden barricade. Take out another fire arrow and use it to ignite the wood: proceed onwards to the wall, climb it and get the treasure.

If you need more light you can use the hanging pots but it’s not required to complete the tomb and get to the treasure chest.


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