Tomb Raider Optional Tomb Guide: Well Of Tears

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.

  • Well Of Tears

Inside the Well Of Tears you will find the first piece of the Treasure Map of the Shanty Town area. The Tomb’s entrance can be found near the house with the strung up corpse, inside one of the cult’s building, to the west of the path leading to the gate separating the two parts of Shanty Town. To reach the tomb you’ll require Lara’s Rope Arrows.

To be able to reach the platform at the beginning of the tomb, use the jerry cans to make the platform drop down. You will have to throw them onto the platform.

While on the platform, toss the cans off the lift to make the platform go up. Before moving off the platform, take a look around to find the best way to reach the raised ground to jump quickly on the moving platform.

Once on the platform, jump to the ledge to find the treasure chest with the first part of the map.

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