Sandswept Ruins is a location in Pillars of Eternity 2.


Sandswept Ruins



Notes & Tips

Sandswept Ruins doesn't have enemies, but tons of traps. Also, notice some traps require much higher mechanics skill to disarm. If your skill level is not high enough, you need to clear a path in traps then let your team members go through it one by one. If you have an out-of-combat movement ability like Bounding Boots' Leap, you can use it to skip the traps entirely.


To put down the firewall in the last chamber, you need to pull all the levers at the same time. (need 4 of your team members standing next to each of the levers.)

Once you loot the coffin ( aumaua skull and the Last Word),the door will seal shut and sand will start pouring in.. You need High Might or Athletics skills to escape. To disarm the sand trap and skip the sand flood completely, press the hidden button in the hidden room north of the entrance.

Winding Pass has some enemies waiting to ambush you, but you can find an alternative path to avoid them.

You can join the explorers at Lowland Sands, if you find the alternative path you can sell it to them for some coins.

General Information

  • Location: 37° 34' S 32° 1' E
  • Recommended Level: ??



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Notable NPCs:

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    • Anonymous

      14 Sep 2018 02:19  

      you can disable the flames around the coffin by pulling the chains in order... topleft, top right, bottom right, bottom left... clockwise its just enough time to pull them all. once you grab the skull and the hammer, to open the door, cast a corosive spell, throw a grenade, then throw a cuncussive bomb.. door will open for you to leave. Your party member with a good long bow can destroy the sigils from afar...

      • Anonymous

        19 May 2018 19:42  

        The skull on the altar can be examined in your inventory, giving a wardstone which, if activated from your quick item slots, grants immunity to the Sigils of Death, allowing you to reach the button to disable the sand trap and so take the hammer.

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