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Assassin Tombs

Assassin'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


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Apr 25th 2015 Guest
thanks i did 5 tombs still couldnt unlock you helped me find the 6th in forli
ID #547491
Mar 13th 2015 Guest
The altairs armor is so cool but not so after you have completed the game
ID #527962
Jun 19th 2015 Guest
If you get assassins creed brotherhood you altaira armor from the get go
ID #572718
Feb 13th 2015 Guest
The puzzles were freakin' impossible until i used Supercheats! Then I did them so easily thx! :D
ID #515624
May 21st 2014 Guest
Love Assassin's Creed II This helped me so much thankyou!!!!!!!!

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Nov 24th 2013 Guest
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Jul 22nd 2013 Guest
Stuck on the last two tombs cause I'm not the best to do timed puzzles.:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

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May 24th 2013 Guest
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Mar 17th 2013 Guest
Darius' tomb is the first you find on returning to Firenze/Florence after visiting the sanctum and you have to do it to leave the catacombs after eavesdropping on the meeting plotting the assassination attempt where you rescue Lorenzo from di Pazzi's men. This is only the optional ones. Just finished the Auditore family tomb and figuring out how to get the chest above the section where you have to swim through, I came on to get a hint as to how.
ID #264751
Sep 26th 2012 Guest
I am stuck on Santa Maria Della Visitazione in Venice, the video stops when Enzio is pulling the lever. Is there another place to view this?
ID #189139
Sep 2nd 2012 Guest
I Have Finished The Game And I Went On To My DNA Thingy And It Says That I Have Collected 2/5 Seals But Isnt There Suppoased To Be 6 Assassin Tombs?
ID #182431
Aug 21st 2012 Guest
Thank you, thank you. This was simply helpful and an amazing guide. Got my Altair gear back on!!!
ID #178365
Jul 13th 2012 Guest
can you get back inside after you get altairs armor
ID #163704
Apr 11th 2012 Guest
thanks alot its a very helpful piece lol
ID #132292
Nov 15th 2011 pekerman7
i am stuck in the last tomp can i use a cheat~?
ID #87692
Jul 30th 2011 Guest
I think this guide is missing a tomb or does the Auditore Family Crypt in Monteriggioni contain the seal of Daruns as well?
ID #62590
Jul 18th 2011 Guest
Assasin's Creed II and the Assasin's Tombs are PUZZLES!!!!! Means you have to use your brain. Why am I in here then? Maybe because I'm bored and have nothing better to do.
ID #59102
Jun 22nd 2011 Guest
in the villa autidore or howeva ya spell it and in the room that ur uncle mario showed you
ID #51403
Apr 8th 2011 Guest
Im a bit stuck. i think i have collected all the seals, but where in %/&( do i put them.
The book says i have none, and i cant find the place where u have all the empty spaces for them.. (that i saw In one of the videos i think ) hehe... Thx...
ID #36418
Apr 3rd 2011 Guest
thanks for the help i was stuck on it for 20 hours thanks alot.
ID #35696
Feb 13th 2011 Guest
the last one is romanga/forli
ID #29020
Jan 29th 2011 Ryukai
hey dude, thanks for the help it's been invaluable, but how do you get the paying respects tomb, i can't access the uplay store and otherwise can't find that bit?



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ID #27164
Jan 16th 2011 Guest
It would help if you put the map up to show you where you are located at. i have 1 left and i have no clue where it is at.
ID #25697
Jan 8th 2011 Guest
I'm stuck!! I'm on the tomb in the church, can't be more specific I'm afraid, I've done the climbing bit, in the tomb, took all the loot, including the seal yet it is still telling me to find the assassins sarcofogus............ Confused much, please help me find some answers as almost got RROD trying to figure this out lol
ID #24560
Dec 30th 2010 Guest
thank u but i cant find the last one
ID #23200
Nov 13th 2010 Guest
But how do you open the door in the second to last chamber if he got away in time?
ID #18064
Nov 4th 2010 Guest
if your born on the 13 10 1992 you are 18! why cant i see videos if im not 18?
ID #17215
Sep 29th 2010 Guest
im stuck in the library i can get to the top i just cant grab on to the platform where the lever is
ID #13932
Aug 9th 2010 Guest
this helped a hell of a lot
ID #8231
Jul 18th 2010 Guest
uuhh.. that's great! At Basilica Di San Marco in Venice I got to the tomb, but i cannot press that skull button... it does not appear any "press to interact" message... hahahaha... nice job, ubisoft, i thought it was another puzzle... i walked around for about half an hour to figure out what's missing.
ID #5004
Jun 24th 2010 Guest
Thank's this is the first and only cheat iv used as i have been stuck on the last tomb for about 35 hours and i was nearly drove mad so again thank's to you paul kelly IRELAND DUBLIN
ID #1745