This puzzle from Total War 2 is fun. Puzzles are a favorite pastime of everyone, right? This game is no exception.
This puzzle is known as “the dial of old ones” and can be very frustrating at first. The “Mysterious Crypts”, located to the southeast of Hysh, contains the dial of the older ones.
The large, broken obelisks arranged in a circular pattern around the entire crypt will help you recognize it.
You will need to solve the dial of the older ones, which is located in middle of the crypts. To open the crypts, the dial of the older ones is required.
Steps to Solve the Dial of The Old Ones Puzzle
You might prefer a video tutorial. Here’s an amazing guide from the Total War Legendary YouTube channel.
What do you need to solve this puzzle?
- Photo editor
Step 1. This is the base puzzle. This figure has three circles. The outer circle is filled with symbols and shapes, the middle circle is a plain circle with few colored lines and the innermost circle is one that contains an image or face.
You can take a screenshot of your computer so that you can make edits in the next step.
You can only rotate the middle of the circle to solve the puzzle.
Step 2. Step 2. Use your photo editor to crop and rotate the innermost circles or those that have an “image” that looks like demons or monsters.
You can use your imagination to understand what I’m talking about. Move the face so that it is standing (eyes up, lips down). Look at the image below.
Step 3. Step #3. Now rotate the 2nd circle, that plain, middle circle with very few colored lines, and search for matching combinations, just as in the image below.
That’s it! This is the final solution to the cruel dial of old ones puzzle. Please note that the figures and puzzles you solve in-game may be different.
Remember to imagine your “face” facing you (mouth closed, eyes up).
Another solution is offered by the reddit user derWish
Step 1: Get a pen, a sheet of newspaper, and a pencil
Step 2: Place your paper on the screen
Step 3: You need to take note of two important information about the inner circle: The end of the various line & its color, and the face’s middle lines. This will help you to draw a horizontal line at their end.
Step 4: Rotate your paper so that you connect all lines and match the color of the middle ring.
Step 5: Take note of the outgoing endspoints of the middle ring (color is irrelevant at this point).
Step 6: Rotate your paper so that the middle line of your face changes to a horizontal one.
Step 7: Now you can use the middle ring’s lines to check the solution.
Another simplified solution was provided by Reddit user RouterHax0r
Use a photo editor. I used Pixelmator.
Step 1. Step 1.
Step 2. Step 2.
Step 3. Find the symbols that match.
Total Warhammer 2: Dial of the Old Ones Lore
The game is full of story and quests. This is the Total Warhammer 2 lore.
The Old Ones left vast amounts of power to their trusted servants around the globe. They placed cryptographic locks and wards over these troves to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. These wards have become less effective over the millennia, but the arcane locks are still there.
To find the treasure, you must solve the puzzle – the Old Ones believed alignment was all.
The Dial of the Old Ones puzzle is part of Total War: Warhammer 2.
This one is called Dial of the Old Ones and requires that you enter the correct combination of symbols into the dial. You will be severely damaged if you enter the wrong combination.
The magic will open a portal if you enter the correct combination.