Assassin’s Creed Mirage is a much more concise Assassin’s Creed game than anything we have encountered in recent years. The story is short compared to Origins, Odyssey and Valhalla, and the world is considerably smaller. This hasn’t changed the fact that there are a few exciting items to be found around the world, so you can strengthen Basim and see him gain a few extra advantages when killing enemies and fighting in melee combat.
These come in the form of three, fully upgraded, legendary items, one of which is an outfit, another is a sword and the third is a dagger. Obtaining these items is no walk in the park, however, as you must travel throughout Baghdad to complete a very specific set of objectives to earn the necessary resources needed to open the way to these special pieces of equipment.
Step 1: Obtain all the Mysterious Shards
This is the only part of this guide that we cannot tell you specifically what to do. The Mysterious Shards can be found on specific NPCs roaming Baghdad, and the best way to find them is to travel through the city and local wilderness using Enkidu as a reconnaissance tool to spot open world targets. There’s no way to know you’ve found the right objective until the Mysterious Shards symbol appears on your map or compass, and since these NPCs wander hundreds of meters through each district of the city and surrounding area, we can only suggest that you treat it methodically and make your way through the city in a circular fashion until all the Mysterious Shards are collected.
- Tip: There are only 10 Mysterious Shards to be found.
Step 2: Find the hidden spot
This is a super easy task to complete, and honestly, you probably don’t even need our help to figure it out. As you continue to pick up Mysterious Shards, you’ll unlock clues about where the Hidden Place is, and when you discover that it’s north of Baghdad and the Aqarquf Dunes and near an oasis, there’s pretty much only one place it could be. Yep, that big body of water in the middle of nowhere.
Once there, you can determine with Enkidu that there is a cave entrance at the bottom of the oasis, so dive in and keep swimming through the cave until you reach an opening. From here, simply follow the cave further, climbing rock walls and squeezing through holes until you reach an open chamber that architecturally bears no resemblance to Mirage’s 9th-century Baghdad setting.
Step 3: Place the Shards and claim your gear
All you have to do now is place the 10 Mysterious Shards in the three different interactive pylons in the room to dispel the force field and allow you to claim and unlock the sword, dagger and outfit.
This outfit allows Basim to create a lightning bolt when completing aerial kills, disorienting everyone within a 15-meter radius, making it ideal for kills and then quick escapes.
Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar Sword
This sword has a damage value of 46 and a Defense Damage value of 78 and comes with the intrinsic benefit of lowering Basim’s maximum health by 50%, but increasing his damage output by 50%.
The Samsaama Dagger
This Dagger has a Damage value of 27 and a Defense Damage value of 47 and allows Basim to heal 10% of his maximum health with each hit of damage he deals in combat.