Monolith puzzles in Shadow of the Tomb Raider are one of many side activities. Completing the Monolith puzzles rewards you with different items and consumables. Shadow of the Tomb Raider Monolith puzzle locations are strewn all across the map, and each of them requires you discover relics to boost your language knowledge to the required level. And, even when you read them, you still have to solve the monolith riddle to get the Monolith Riches. With that in mind, here’s our guide on where to find & how to solve Monolith puzzles in Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
NOTE: This guide is a work in progress. We’ll keep updating them as we discover and solve more monoliths.
Peruvian Jungle Monolith Locations & How to Solve Them?
“Two serpents guard life and death. I lie trapped within their eternal struggle.” This Peruvian Jungle Monolith location awaits you during the Rough Landing main story mission, just before you come across the bridge-crossing puzzle. It’s to the right of the staircase leading to the broken bridge, east of the Plane Fuselage base camp. It is a Proficient Quechua Monolith; Proficient denotes which level of knowledge of the Quechua language is required for you to solve it. Once you decipher it, head up the stairs immediately to the right of the Monolith. On this path, you’ll quickly come across the small statues of the two snakes. Approach it, and the game will prompt you to dig up the Monolith Riches.
Kuwaq Yaki Where to Find Monolith Puzzle Locations
“Two guardians have fangs, two guardians have feet. One guardian has both to better protect me.” You’ll come across this Monolith puzzle in the temple during the Path of the Dead main mission, just as you start the “Find another way out of the temple” step. The monolith is in the corner, next to the crumbled wall. It’s a Proficient Mam Monolith, so that’s the level of Mam you have to have to read it. In the very same room, you have three statues – an eagle, a snake, and a jaguar. The Monolith Riches are behind the jaguar statue.
Hidden City Monolith Locations & Puzzle Solutions – How to Complete?
“The waters below protect me from the waters above.” The first Hidden City monolith is on the southern island in the lake at the north of the area, near the Fishing District base camp. It’s a Mam monolith. The Monolith Riches of this puzzle are underwater, further north in the lake, almost at the northernmost point.
“The youngest of four turns his back on his brothers, unable to speak as I lie in his mouth.” This Hidden City monolith is in the far north corner of the area, northeast of the Fishing District base camp. Head up the hill, through the terraced flooded farmland, towards the huge door leading into the mountain. The Monolith is to the left of said door. This is a Proficient Mam Monolith. The Monolith rices, aka the solution to this Hidden City Monolith puzzle, is to the south. In the southern corner of this area, there’s a tower, and the treasure is near the base of the tower.