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Assassin Tombs

Assasin's Creed II Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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Assassin's Creed II Guide

Assassin Tombs

To unlock the “Armor of Altair” set in the Sanctuary inside the Villa Auditore in Monteriggioni, you must collect six seals from the tombs of assassins long past.

There are six such tombs in Assassin's Creed II. The first tomb you will visit is under the Santa Maria Novella during Sequence 4 as part of the main story. The other five tombs are optional, but will appear on the map (denoted by an assassin's symbol icon) when they become available.

The tombs are hidden deep within each location, and require the completion of a number of “climbing puzzles” to uncover.

Collect all six seals and plug them into the indentations on the base of each statue in the Sanctuary to obtain the Armor of Altair, which is the strongest armour in the game and never needs to be repaired.

The “Armor of Altair” Set

In this section you will find a video walkthrough of each tomb, since written instructions would just be hard to follow (and to write).

Il Duomo's Secret

Location: Basilica Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence
Unlocked: After Sequence 4 - Memory 4: Novella's Secret
Treasure: Seal of Iltani

Finding Iltani's Tomb

Torre Grossa's Secret

Location: Torre Grossa in Tuscany/San Gimignano
Unlocked: Sequence 5
Treasure: Seal of Wei Yu

Finding Wei Yu's Tomb

Ravaldino's Secret

Location: Rocca Di Ravaldino in Romagna/Forli
Unlocked: After Sequence 6 - Memory 2: Romagna Holiday
Treasure: Seal of Qulan Gal

Finding Qulan Gal's Tomb

San Marco's Secret

Location: Basilica Di San Marco in Venice
Unlocked: Sequence 8
Treasure: Seal of Amunet

Entering the basilica

North Trial

West Trial

South Trial

East Trial and finding Amunet's Tomb

Note: The four trials can be completed in any order.

Visitazione's Secret

Location: Santa Maria Della Visitazione in Venice
Unlocked: Sequence 9
Treasure: Seal of Leonius

Finding Leonius's Tomb

Paying Respects

This memory is not available from the get-go. You first must create a Uplay account and link it to your Xbox Live or PlayStation Network tag. Then, you can redeem points earned by unlocking certain achievements/trophies in the game. You can access Uplay through Assassin's Creed II by pressing Y/Triangle while on the main menu.

The Auditore Family Crypt (“Uplay Exclusive Bonus Map”) costs 40 Uplay points to unlock.

Location: Auditore Family Crypt in Monteriggioni
Unlocked: Sequence 5 (if redeemed via Uplay)
Treasure: 5000 florins

Use Uplay points to purchase the Auditore Family Crypt. Paying Respects “Uplay Exclusive Map”

Finding the burial chamber