Assassin’s Creed Origins takes players into the ancient world of Egypt, where Pharaohs rule, the Nile flows, and the assassins kill. As you progress through the game, materials will become extremely important in upgrading your gear, especially the rare resource silica. In order to get the best gear possible, and gain access to special locations, you’re going to need to know how to get your hands on silica.
How to Get Silica
In Assassin’s Creed Origins, silica is important if you want to gain access to the secret hidden tombs, specifically the one under the Great Sphinx, as this is where you will find the Isu Armor – a powerful late-game set of gear. If you want to activate the Ancient Mechanisms, you’ll also need to ensure you have enough of this precious resource, so it’s a good idea to start collecting as soon as possible.
There are two primary ways of collecting silica in Assassin’s Creed Origins:
- Beneath trees in the desert, and
- In the ancient tombs around Egypt
Collecting the silica from around trees and locations in the desert can be tiring, as it can be luck of the draw as to whether you find them. Thankfully, the tombs offer the best means of collecting the 50 silica you need in order to unlock the Isu Armor, as they are guaranteed to contain silica as a reward.
As you explore all the tombs in Assassin’s Creed Origins, keep your eyes peeled for gold, glowing items, as these are pieces of silica you can collect. You should also make good use of Bayek’s Eagle Vision, as this will highlight all collectible items in the vicinity.
If you’re struggling to locate the tombs, we’ll have an Assassin’s Creed Origins all tomb locations guide up soon! In the meantime, have fun assassinating your targets!