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Dark Crystal Locations

Overlord 2 Walkthrough and Guide

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Overlord 2 Guide - Locations Guide

Dark Crystal Locations

There are 30 Dark Crystals in the world; some hidden and others in plain sight. Dark Crystals are the rarest of treasures, and used to forge weapons and armour, as well as upgrade your Minion barracks. Furthermore, acquiring 15 Dark Crystals will unlock the Crystal Collector achievement/trophy, and acquiring all 30 will unlock the Ultimate Collector achievement/trophy.

Dark Crystal 1
Region: Netherworld Tower (Throne Room)
Requires: None.
Location: Start up the steps west of your throne and keep an eye on your left. When you are about mid-way up the steps, you'll be able to turn left and follow some attached steps down to a walkway. At the bottom of these steps, turn right to spot the urn that holds the Dark Crystal.

Dark Crystal 2
Region: Netherworld Tower (Private Quarters)
Requires: None.
Location: On the balcony at the south end of the Private Quarters. Upon entering the Private Quarters, follow the passage off to the right, through the Magic Room, and you'll reach the balcony.

Dark Crystal 3
Region: Netherworld Tower (Minion Burrows)
Requires: None.
Location: Follow the path to the right of the Brown Hive; it's in the small area just before the bridge.

Dark Crystal 4
Region: Netherworld Tower (Minion Burrows)
Requires: None.
Location: At the edge of the broken bridge between the Graveyard and Red Hive (the south-most point on the map).

Dark Crystal 5
Region: Netherworld Tower (Foundations)
Requires: None.
Location: Along the path left of the machinery used to upgrade the Minion barracks

Dark Crystal 6
Region: Nordberg Sanctuary
Requires: Overlord status.
Location: In the area where the Red Minions are first found, which is reached by sliding down a mudslide. There's a body of water that only Blue Minions can cross; trudge through and once on the other side, turn left. The Dark Crystal container is in the corner here, beyond the trapped man.

Dark Crystal 7
Region: Nordberg Town
Requires: Red Minions.
Location: Inside the town, surrounded by some boulders near the town gate (across from the steps that lead up to the town wall). After destroying the town gate, head back down the tracks to fetch another mine cart. When your Minions push the cart down the hill, it will roll through the gate and come to a stop near the boulders. Have your Reds set off the explosive barrels in the mine cart to clear away the boulders surrounding the container.

Dark Crystal 8
Region: Nordberg Town
Requires: Conquer Nordberg Town quest completed.
Location: At the end of the trail at the very north end of town.

Dark Crystal 9
Region: Everlight Reef
Requires: None.
Location: On the island with the Yellow Gate Key slot (southwest corner of the map). Head down the steps north of the Brown and Red Minions. At the bottom of the first set of steps, turn right and sweep your Minions over to the container that holds the Dark Crystal.

Dark Crystal 10
Region: Everlight Jungle
Requires: None.
Location: Beyond the area where you must kill two Elven Priestesses (the fat elven women). When the second Elven Priestess has been taken care of, head through the gate at the west end of the area. Keep an eye on your right as you walk down the path beyond the gate. When you can turn right, do so. Walk straight to the edge of the water and turn right to spot the Dark Crystal container.

Dark Crystal 11
Region: Everlight Facility
Requires: Possessed Minion.
Location: Near the Green Hive's initial location (at the west end of the facility, just beyond the opening used to enter). Stand on the pressure switch in the corner with the rest of your Minions to open up the nearby gate. Make your way to the end of this corridor to discover a Dark Crystal container and a couple of Treasure Chests.

Dark Crystal 12
Region: Everlight Facility
Requires: Possessed Minion.
Location: In the northeast quarter of the facility, on the walkway at the north end of the area, head through the opening at the east end of the walkway and turn left. Turn right once through the second opening to reach an outside area. You'll see some jugs and containers; smash these up, and cross the narrow, wooden bridge over to a Dark Crystal container.

Dark Crystal 13
Region: Everlight Facility
Requires: Possessed Minion.
Location: In the cage that can be entered after releasing the pandas at the north end of the facility. Send your Minions onto the nearby pressure switch to open the cage.

Dark Crystal 14
Region: Everlight Temple
Requires: None.
Location: Once you've managed to use the pressure switches to power the lift to the very top of the Spider Queen Temple (after two stops), head into the next area and up the curved steps. Stand on the pressure switch at the top of the steps to open a door along the walkway. Head through the doorway at the north end of the walkway to find a Dark Crystal and a bunch of treasure chests.

Dark Crystal 15
Region: Everlight Temple Outskirts
Requires: Mounted Green.
Location: Teleport to the Everlight Temple Outskirts gate. If you have access to Spider mounts for your Green Minions (after defeating the Spider Queen), you can reach a Dark Crystal near the Netherworld Gate. Call forth some Greens from the Green Minion Gate, and look to the map (press the Back/Select button) and locate the nearby Spider nest. There are three Eradicators between the Netherworld Gate and the Spider nest; the first is likely facing the steps, so set your Greens on a Guard Flag and lure the Eradicator over to it and they will attack.

When you have a mounted Green, return to the Netherworld Gate. Head up the steps north of the Netherworld Gate and look to the right. Send your mounted Green up the web-covered wall to retrieve the Dark Crystal.

Dark Crystal 16
Region: Empire Harbor
Requires: None.
Location: After taking over the Catapult in the Harbor Fort and using it to crush the approaching waves, look next to the steps near the front gate for a Dark Crystal container.

Dark Crystal 17
Region: Empire Harbor
Requires: None.
Location: The Gargantuan used to destroy the Sentinel tower on the main road will yield a Dark Crystal when killed. To kill the brute, stand behind the broken tower base to trick him into charging into it. Then, while the Gargantuan is stunned, sweep your Greens behind him to have them latch on to his back and begin chipping away at his health. Do this a few times to drain the Gargantuan's health completely, and then pick up the Dark Crystal he drops.

Dark Crystal 18
Region: Everlight Reef
Requires: Blue Minions.
Location: Walk west from the Brown and Red Minion Gates on the large island near the center of the map. Sweep your Blues through the water to the Dark Crystal container by the rocks.

Dark Crystal 19
Region: Empire Sewers
Requires: Blue Minions.
Location: Below the grating west of the Netherworld Gate. If there is a raft there, use your Blue Minions to power it and move it over to the dock on the north side of the Netherworld Gate. Sweep your Blues through the water to destroy the container below the grating and retrieve the Dark Crystal.

Dark Crystal 20
Region: Empire Sewers (Arena Dungeons)
Requires: Blue Minion Hive.
Location: Return to the wheel that can be used by your Minions to control the crane-arm (the northwest room on the map), and send 20 Minions onto the pressure switch in the northwest corner of room to lower the gate. Head up the ramp beyond the gate and kill the two Eradicators along the walkway. You'll find the Dark Crystal container at the end of the walkway.

Dark Crystal 21
Region: Everlight Town
Requires: Blue Minions.
Location: Make your way to the beach at the south end of Everlight Town. Cross the shallow water to reach the small island with your Blue Minions. Send the Minions through the narrow passage along the rock wall to reach the Dark Crystal there.

Dark Crystal 22
Region: Wasteland Main
Requires: None.
Location: Tucked away by some rocks in the nook north of the Minion Gates as they appear on the map.

Dark Crystal 23
Region: Wasteland Main
Requires: Blue Minions.
Location: In the north-eastern mutant village, head up the steps at the north end of the village. Look for the unmistakable glow of a Dark Crystal container in the ruined house on the right.

Dark Crystal 24
Region: Wasteland Main
Requires: Blue Minions.
Location: In the northern mutant village, head up the slope at the north end; look for the Dark Crystal container under the tent across from the Command Upgrade. If you've collected the Command Upgrade already, the glow of the crystal will be clearly visible if you inspect the tents.

Dark Crystal 25
Region: Wasteland Main
Requires: Blue Minions.
Location: Grab this one while Florian is pointing out the Tower Heart shards stuck in the giant lake of magic goo. Make your way to the northeast end of the lake, and around to the back of the rock that has poison emitting from it to discover a Dark Crystal.

Dark Crystal 26
Region: Wasteland Main
Requires: Blue Minions.
Location: This one can be grabbed while fleeing from the Empire after collecting the final Tower Heart shard. When you reach the curved mountain slope and are the target of many archers equipped with flaming arrows, keep an eye on your left when you reach the end of the slope. If you come to three soldiers, you've gone too far; head back down to the start of the decline and look along the trail there. The Dark Crystal is just before the mudslide that leads back down to the Sanctuary. You'll have to sweep a Minion in to grab it. Don't fret if you miss grabbing the crystal during your escape, as you can always return for it at a later time.

Dark Crystal 27
Region: Wasteland Sanctuary Depths.
Requires: None.
Location: This one is only reachable on your way back to Sanctuary Town, after having charged the Tower Heart at the fourth and final shrine. The room with the Dark Crystal is connected to the same room where you first faced the Salamanders in the fire-encircled pit, but you'll have to wait until the Tower Heart has been fully charged and there are Empire archers and soldiers in the pit instead. The container is at the end of the path in the southeast corner of the circular room.

Dark Crystal 28
Region: Wasteland Sanctuary Town
Requires: None.
Location: This Dark Crystal can only be acquired during the quest to revive the Tower Heart. If you complete the quest (by sapping Fay's power to conclude the revival process) and you don't grab this Dark Crystal, it is then unattainable, as you can no longer return to the Sanctuary Town area.

At one point, while on your way to see Fay, you'll reach two statues that your Minions can push to shield you from a barrage of flaming arrows. Continue up the curved steps once the Minions have pushed the statues in place. At the top of the curved steps, head straight across to a second set of curved steps leading up. Take the steps up to reach a platform that is covered with baskets and other objects. Break open the barrel by the pillars at the back of the platform to find the Dark Crystal.

Dark Crystal 29
Region: Empire Hills
Requires: Mounted Brown.
Location: Found shortly after the second hill and Catapult. If you don't have Kelda set as your First Mistress, use the Waypoint Gate by the second Catapult to return to the Netherworld Tower. Once in the Netherworld, set Kelda as your First Mistress; you can find her in the tower in the northeast corner of the Private Quarters with the others.

The Dark Crystal is on a platform beyond the grassy field, where you must use thrown bombs to destroy the barrier and flatten the legion formation. Use one of the thrown bombs to destroy the barrier at the top of the stairs that lead up onto the wall so you can reach the bombers and take them out. Then, send the Wolves across the gap to attack the bombers there. The Dark Crystal is by the rocks on the platform across the gap; send one of your mounted Browns over to collect it.


Dark Crystal 30
Region: Empire City
Requires: None.
Location: Before entering Solarius' palace (which is only possible after having destroyed the four temples to lower the magic barrier surrounding it), head up the steps west of the temple doors to spot a Dark Crystal container.

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Comments for Dark Crystal Locations

11 comments, latest first.
May 21st 2013 Guest
Sweet! I've just received my free Riot Points!

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ID #284273
Apr 23rd 2013 Guest
I've got mounted greens, and I can get them to the top of the web and to the crystal...but they will not pick it up it's like it's just out of reach for them..any suggestions?
ID #277016
Jun 28th 2011 Guest
if you forge all the weapons and armore then youll be short one on the minion upgrades
ID #53133
Jan 3rd 2011 Guest
hello i have folowed every step and missed nr 28 but can you still have all the upgrades for the minions
ID #23858
Dec 12th 2010 Guest
I only looked for this site for help after a gave up looking myself and I went through all the crystals one by one until I discovered you can not get crystal 27 if you have completed that quest. you all have no idea how pissed off I was when that came to light. good guide though.
ID #20846
Oct 9th 2010 Guest
15 you need spider riders..
ID #14738
Sep 30th 2010 Guest
ID #13975
Sep 23rd 2010 Guest
anyone else have trouble with crystal 15? i cant get my minions to get it. please advise
ID #13426
Aug 29th 2010 Guest
Thanks for your help.I got the infernal armour thans to you!
ID #10670
Jul 19th 2010 Guest
12, I mean.
ID #5096
Jul 19th 2010 Guest
17: Southeast quarter, not northeast.
ID #5095