Note – since Remnant maps are procedurally generated, some players won’t find the item at the set location, though the same principle of how to get the item applies and you’ll just need to scout a bit more. The secret items will spawn within a set “zone”.
Other Remnant From the Ashes Guides:
- Remnant From the Ashes Ring List
- Remnant From the Ashes Amulet List
- Remnant From the Ashes Weapon List
- Remnant From the Ashes Armor List
- Remnant From the Ashes Key Items
- Remnant From the Ashes Traits Guide
- Remnant From the Ashes Character Stats
Also worth mentioning is that some secrets don’t spawn for everyone as each world is different. An easy trick to getting secret items fast is to join a co-op session of someone who has a certain secret that you need and you can get it that way.
Riven Scythe Location
This is more of a late game item, you’ll need to slay Ixillis in Crosus for the Guardian’s Heart. Head to the Undying Throne in Rhom via the travel stone. Bring the Guardian’s Heart to the Undying King and he will reward you with the Riven Scythe. Keep in mind that you can also choose to bring the Guardian’s Heart to the Elf Queen for the Slayer Armor.
Leeches damage dealt to the target and returns it as Health to the wielder.
Other Secret Items Locations
Magnum Revolver (secret handgun) Location
To get the powerful Magnum Revolver you’ll need to find a Strange Coin and bring it to Ace (in Ward 13), you’ll also be rewarded with 300 Scrap.
The Strange Coin can be found near the end of the first dungeon dropped next to a corpse. Alternate coin location – dungeon between Westside and Artery.
Pocket Watch (secret amulet) Location
The Pocket Watch is currently the rarest item in the game as it is incredibly powerful due to the Stamina regeneration and Stamina cost reduction. To get the Pocket Watch you have to find the NPC Mud Tooth in the crashed helicopter, talk to him until you exhaust his dialogue options.
The NPC Mud Tooth always spawns in a crashed helicopter, which is reported to spawn in the zone immediately after you’ve completed the first dungeon. In case you didn’t get the helicopter spawn, you can re-roll the world and try again.
Twisted Idol (secret amulet) Location
To receive the Twisted Idol you’ll have to kill the Wailing Tree. Doing so is easy as a pistol is enough. But be careful, when the tree gets damaged it will spawn enemies. The Wailing Tree will start talking in an alien language once you get near it. If you wear the Twisted Mask to talk to the Tree it will award you with the Bark Skin Trait (see below). Note that after you’ve killed the tree there will be no way of getting Bark Skin, so get it beforehand.
Wailing Tree is located in the Wailing Wood zone (you can use the checkpoint to travel there).
Bark Skin Trait Location
To get the Bark Skin Trait you’ll need to speak to the Wailing Tree. To do so, you’ll have to wear the Twisted Mask, after talking to it you’ll get the Bark Skin perk.
The Wailing tree can be found in the Wailing Wood zone.
Twisted Mask (secret helmet) Location
Twisted Mask is a secret quest reward that you get for beating the Mad Merchant. To start a fight versus the Mad Merchant you’ll have to carefully pick dialogue options: “Are you okay”, “Are you a scavenger”, “What’s with the mask”, “That mask is doing something to you”, “Let me see the mask now”.
The Mad Merchant can be located in the Junk Town on Earth.
Sniper Rifle Location
Getting the Sniper Rifle is very quick and simple. All you have to do is go inside the Church. Once there, locate the basement. In the basement you’ll find wooden pellets and behind them a purple glow. Break the wooden pellets and you’ll find the Sniper Rifle there.
The Sniper Rifle can be looted in the basement of the Church in the Church zone.
Drifter’s Armor Location
The Drifter’s Armor set can be found in a hidden room inside the Founder’s Hideout. Find the room that has a monster corpse chained to the wall. You’ll find a cabinet to the right, break it and it’ll open a passage to a hidden floor. The Drifter’s equipment can be found on that hidden floor.
Drifter’s Armor is found in the Founder’s Hideout zone.
Submachine Gun (SMG) Location
To find the Submachine gun you’ll need to do a couple of things. Head to Ward 13 B2 area and find the locked doors that require a Ward 13 Keycard to open. Once those are opened, head down the hallway to a room on the left and loot the Fuse. Go back to where you came from and go down to B3 area. Place the Fuse into the power switch on the wall to turn on electricity which will allow you to open doors to another area.
Once you swipe the keycard to open the doors, turn the power back off, head through the huge Vent and find the hidden room to the right side. Inside you’ll get the Ward 13 Master Key. Head back to the B2 area which you unlocked previously (where you found the Fuse) and follow the rooms/hallway with the red lights. You’ll end up at the Ward 13 Master room which has the secret SMG.
The secret SMG can be found in the Ward 13 Master room.
Elder Knowledge (trait) Location
To get the Elder Knowledge secret trait go to Ward 13 B2 area and open the locked doors with the Ward 13 Keycard. The trait can be found on the work desk in the 2nd room to the left.
The Elder Knowledge perk is located in the Ward 13 B2 reactor area.
Ezlan’s Band (ring) Location
To find the Ezlan’s Band you will have to scavenge the Monolith Area in Rhom. One of the houses contains a corpse with the Ezlan’s Band next to it.
Ezlan’s Band can be found in Rhom → Monolith area near a corpse.
Ring of Evasion Location
Ring of Evasion can be found on Earth near the end of the zone (apartments) or Subway.
Void Armor Location
The Void Armor is found in a secret area near the Monolith checkpoint. You’ll have to solve a riddle in order to open the hidden passage which leads you to a room with a shrine that lets you craft the armor.
Watch the video below for an example on how to solve the Void Armor set puzzle (for some the solution is different).
Osseous Armor Location
To get the Osseous Armor you’ll need to head over to the Wasteland Merchant area and find the NPC with the “Eye” cloth on his face. Talk to the NPC and choose this set of dialogue options to be able to purchase the Osseous Armor pieces: “I’d like to do business with you”, “What kind of secrets do you know”, “Tell me a secret”. Pay him for secrets until he allows you to pick to do business with him and then click “Let me see your wares”. This will allow you to buy the Osseous Armor items.
The Osseous Armor is located in Rhom → Wasteland Merchant area.
Spitfire Gun Location
To get the Spitfire Dragon flame gun you have to defeat Singe without destroying his tail. This will reward you with the Blazing Heart, a resource that’s required for the crafting of the Spitfire gun. Afterwards, head back to Ward 13 and craft the Spitfire gun.
Smolder Sword Location
To craft the Smolder Sword you’ll also need to defeat Singe, but this time by destroying his tail first. This will give you the Dragon Links resource which is needed to craft the Smolder Sword. Go back to Ward 13 and craft the Smolder Sword there.
Wastelander Flail Location
To get the Wastelander Flail you’ll need to complete a dungeon (some say in Rhom). Once you find yourself in the dungeon, it will apply a curse to you which constantly drains your life. To get life back, you’ll need to kill enemies in the dungeon. Upon completion of the dungeon the curse will be removed and you’ll enter a room which contains the Wastelander Flail, along with a checkpoint to teleport out.
The Wastelander Flail can be found in a dungeon in Rhom.
Bandit Armor Set Location
If you’ve got a Pocket Watch you can talk to a Bandit boss Brabus in an Earth dungeon. You won’t have to fight him as he’s the son of the NPC Mudtooth that hands you the Pocket Watch. If you give the Bandit the Pocket Watch he’ll reward you with the Bandit Armor set.
The Bandit Armor set is located in a bandit dungeon on Earth.
Akari Armor Location
By doing various dungeons in Rhom you’ll receive a glowing rod. Once you find a dungeon that contains a vault that has chambers. Each chamber can be unlocked with a Glowing Key and it will reward you with one piece of the Akari armour.
To find the Akari Armor you’ll need to complete Rhom dungeons and get the Glowing Key.
Scavenger Trait Location
You can find a “Tarnished Ring” within an Earth dungeon, if you go back to Reggie (item vendor) in Ward 13 and ask him about his story, he will mention losing a ring. This gives you a prompts to give him the tarnished ring, and he will give you several hundred scrap and the Scavenger trait.
To get the Scavenger trait you’ll need to do Earth dungeons.
Root Circlet Location
To get the Root Circlet ring you’ll have to do a dungeon on Earth. Find the NPC in the sewers and talk to him, as a reward he’ll give you the Root Circlet.
Braided Thorns Location
Getting the Braided Thorns and Root Circlet can be done at the same time. Once you’ve gotten the Root Circlet from the friendly NPC Root Worshipper on Earth in Marrow Pass, go ahead and destroy the three hearts in that dungeon. Doing so will make this NPC hostile, killing him will reward you the Braided Thorns ring.
Hunter’s Pistol Location
To get the Hunter’s Pistol you’ll need to do Earth dungeons until you find a dying human NPC. Talking to her will grant you the Hunter’s Hideout Key which can be used at the end of the dungeon to unlock doors which contain the Hunter Pistol.
Twisted Armor Set Location
To get the Twisted Armor set traverse Earth until you find a giant crate being taken over by root. By finishing the “survive the metamorphosis” event you’ll be able to purchase the Twisted Set which grants life regeneration.
Elder Armor Set Location
To get the Elder Armor you’ll need to survive an event similar to the Twisted Armor one. This event is located in Yaesha.
Radiant Armor Set Location
You’ll need to find a NPC in Yaesha after killing The Warden. This NPC has a “pay scrap for a secret” dialogue option. Exhaust the option and you’ll be able to buy the Radiant Armor pieces from him.
Petrified Maul Location
Some say getting the Petrified Maul is hard because you have to break Ent’s legs. Ent is a boss on Earth and once you encounter him use a Shotgun to shoot off his legs. Finally, killing him will grant you the Petrified Maul.
To get the Sporebloom shotgun you’ll need to kill Ent on Earth without breaking his legs. Doing so will reward you with the Sporebloom. If you’ve already killed him by breaking the legs, you can join another player in multiplayer who hasn’t and get it that way.
Leto’s Amulet Location
Getting the Leto’s Amulet is relatively simple. When you’re in the first dungeon be on the lookout for a wall that says “only the penitent men may pass”, squat and walk to the wall. Doing so will allow you to pass and loot the Leto’s Amulet.