Path of the Living is the eighth Story Mission in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This walkthrough will guide you through the whole Path of the Living mission.
Region: Kuwaq Yaku
Quest Giver: automatic
Requirement: having finished Where the Twins Confer
Trophy: Fire of Life
Reach the Temple
Once we start the mission, we will see the Temple in the distance and start to make our way over.
Jump into the water and swim to the left. Once you come close to the bridge, you’ll see Trinity activity on top of it. Seems like after the explosion they’re sending more manpower.
Get past the Trinity Forces
After diving under a barrier and resurfacing, Lara will be in an area with a total of five enemies. If you are still missing some of the combat-related trophies, the next few encounters, including this one, are a good opportunity to knock off some of them.
Infiltrate the Porvenir Camp
In the next area, there is going to be a mud patch. Cover yourself in it to be able to blend in with some of the walls in the upcoming areas. Getting one kill from a mud-covered wall nets you another trophy.
When you use your instinct , enemies will be highlighted in either yellow or red. Yellow means that they are out of the other enemies’ field of view and can be killed without alarming anyone. If they are red, it would cause an alarm.
The same applies to bodies laying on the floor. If they are yellow, they are not seen (for the moment).
Once you have killed all enemies in the area, it is time to head through the yellow door which will be marked, if you press .
Investigate the Oil Well
To complete this objective, you only have to rappel down into the cave.
Explore the Trinity Excavation
Follow along the linear path and deeper into the temple.
Do so, until you reach the following structure – a short puzzle awaits.
Find a Way to Open the Gate
Ok, here is the short form. You will have to interact with the cranks until they show the correct symbol. Rooms to the left and to the right will appear, where you have to interact with the wall. The wall also shows parts of the correct solutions.
In the end, the five rings to the left and right have to look like this:
If you want some more in-depth visual aid, check out the Puzzle Solutions Guide.
When the last door in front of you opens, it will reveal a room with a large Mural. Lara will talk to Abby about this one over the radio and this mission ends.
This concludes the “Path of the Living” main mission and starts “Path of the Dead”.
For all other main missions check out the full Shadow of the Tomb Raider Walkthrough.
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