Assassin Tombs

Assasin's Creed II Walkthrough and Guide

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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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thanks i did 5 tombs still couldnt unlock you helped me find the 6th in forli

Added 25th Apr 2015, ID #547491

The altairs armor is so cool but not so after you have completed the game

Added 13th Mar 2015, ID #527962

If you get assassins creed brotherhood you altaira armor from the get go

Added 20th Jun 2015, ID #572718

The puzzles were freakin' impossible until i used Supercheats! Then I did them so easily thx! :D

Added 13th Feb 2015, ID #515624

Love Assassin's Creed II This helped me so much thankyou!!!!!!!!

Added 21st May 2014, ID #386624


Added 24th Nov 2013, ID #321630

Stuck on the last two tombs cause I'm not the best to do timed puzzles.:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Added 22nd Jul 2013, ID #299540


Added 24th May 2013, ID #284896

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.

Added 17th Mar 2013, ID #264751

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?

Added 26th Sep 2012, ID #189139

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?

Added 2nd Sep 2012, ID #182431

Thank you, thank you. This was simply helpful and an amazing guide. Got my Altair gear back on!!!

Added 21st Aug 2012, ID #178365

can you get back inside after you get altairs armor

Added 13th Jul 2012, ID #163704

thanks alot its a very helpful piece lol

Added 11th Apr 2012, ID #132292

i am stuck in the last tomp can i use a cheat~?

Added 15th Nov 2011, ID #87692

I think this guide is missing a tomb or does the Auditore Family Crypt in Monteriggioni contain the seal of Daruns as well?

Added 30th Jul 2011, ID #62590

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.

Added 18th Jul 2011, ID #59102

in the villa autidore or howeva ya spell it and in the room that ur uncle mario showed you

Added 22nd Jun 2011, ID #51403

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...

Added 8th Apr 2011, ID #36418

thanks for the help i was stuck on it for 20 hours thanks alot.

Added 3rd Apr 2011, ID #35696

the last one is romanga/forli

Added 13th Feb 2011, ID #29020

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?




Added 29th Jan 2011, ID #27164

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.

Added 16th Jan 2011, ID #25697

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

Added 8th Jan 2011, ID #24560

thank u but i cant find the last one

Added 30th Dec 2010, ID #23200

But how do you open the door in the second to last chamber if he got away in time?

Added 13th Nov 2010, ID #18064

if your born on the 13 10 1992 you are 18! why cant i see videos if im not 18?

Added 4th Nov 2010, ID #17215

im stuck in the library i can get to the top i just cant grab on to the platform where the lever is

Added 29th Sep 2010, ID #13932

this helped a hell of a lot

Added 10th Aug 2010, ID #8231

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.

Added 18th Jul 2010, ID #5004

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

Added 24th Jun 2010, ID #1745