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Elex: A Strange Mechanism – Walkthrough

A Strange Mechanism is a significant side quest in Domed City that can be found in Elex. The completion of this quest allows you to reach a hideout of a secret organization called Claws, which bears a strong resemblance to a thieves’ guild. After discovering the Claws’ hideout and meeting with them, you will be able to fulfill missions where you must steal valuable items.

To unlock this quest, speak with Vito in Domed City.

Vito runs a bar in Domed City, and during your initial meeting with him, you can receive a Strange Key, which must be used to solve a puzzle. Take this key to the western part of the city and find a loose brick with a lock inside it, as shown in the picture. Use the key to open the hatch leading to the sewers (100XP).

Descend the ladder and begin exploring the sewers. There, you can find the hideout of an organization called Claws (as shown in the picture). The entrance to the Claws’ hideout is guarded by Darius, and there are several ways to get inside:

  1. Tell Darius that you solved the puzzle with a mysterious key that you got from Vito.
  2. If you completed the side quest Tramp Confederacy in The Fort (the Outlaws headquarters), during which you must help Rat get promoted to security chief, he should give you Rat’s Claw quest item. Show it to Darius.
  3. If you met Katta on Berserker Island (the south end of the map) and helped her during the Exiled Unjustly side quest, she should give you Katta’s Claw. Show this item to Darius.


Warning – You can reach the sewers in an alternate way by skipping the meeting with Vito and without using the key. In close proximity to Domed City, south of it, you can find an entrance to a cave (as shown in the picture). That cave leads to the sewers, and you can reach the Claws’ hideout by going there.

SPOILER! The alternate entrance to the sewers is especially useful if you led to a scenario in which Domed City was attacked and taken by Albs. This passage allows you to avoid fights with Albs that are inside of the city.


After meeting with Hector and joining the Claws, you are now able to get missions.

Regardless of how you reached the Claws’ hideout, you can now explore it. Speaking with Hector and saying that you want to join the Claws is the most important step (don’t speak about the Clerks because you will be attacked!). This unlocks a new side quest called On Behalf of the Claws, where you can accept new requests from the Claws during which you must steal valuable items. You will receive My Claw, 500XP, Key for the Job Trunk, and access to your own chest for items.

Be cautious as there are two extremely valuable items within the hideout – the Dualskill amulet that provides a +5 boost to Strength, +5 boost to Dexterity, and +2 boost to Combat, and the Archon’s Might rifle, a legendary energy weapon. Additionally, you will discover chests belonging to the members of the Claws. Although they are locked, you can steal the keys from the members. However, you must possess the Pickpocket ability and avoid detection. Many of these chests contain valuable items.

FAQ

What is Elex: A Strange Mechanism?

Elex: A Strange Mechanism is a puzzle game developed by Denis Galanin. The game is set in a strange and mysterious world where players must solve a series of puzzles to progress through the game. The game features a unique art style and a haunting soundtrack that adds to the overall atmosphere of the game. The puzzles in Elex: A Strange Mechanism are designed to be challenging but not impossible, and players will need to use their wits and problem-solving skills to progress through the game.

How do I solve the puzzles in Elex: A Strange Mechanism?

The puzzles in Elex: A Strange Mechanism are designed to be challenging, but not impossible. To solve the puzzles, players will need to use their wits and problem-solving skills. The game features a variety of different puzzle types, including logic puzzles, pattern recognition puzzles, and spatial reasoning puzzles. Some puzzles may require players to think outside of the box or to use trial and error to find the correct solution. If you get stuck on a puzzle, don’t be afraid to take a break and come back to it later with fresh eyes.

How long does it take to complete Elex: A Strange Mechanism?

The length of time it takes to complete Elex: A Strange Mechanism will vary depending on your skill level and how quickly you can solve the puzzles. The game features 30 levels, each with its own unique puzzle to solve. Some levels may take only a few minutes to complete, while others may take longer. On average, it should take players around 3-4 hours to complete the game. However, for players who want to get the most out of the game, there are hidden puzzles and secrets to discover that can add to the overall playtime.

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