Edited by Saturn on October 28, 2017 12:28PM
This is a guide for the Precursor Maker collectible achievement in the DLC, Clockwork City. First off, a big thanks to my friend @zeroIndex
for helping me locate some of the last few pieces, and spending several hours scouring the Clockwork City for the Integral of Reason with me.
*Originally posted on the PTS forum September 22nd.*
NOTE: There is a bug which may occur if you do not activate the quest before collecting all of the parts. This bug will block you from completing the subsequent follow-up quest, which gives you the reward. (Thanks to @Phage
for reporting it)
Below are hints for those just needing a little help to complete it on their own, as well as my video guide showing where to find each collectible for those just looking to complete it.
I found the following 2014 thread by @Gillysan
to be a great help when searching for potential Dwemer delves out in Tamriel:
Hints / General Information about the Achievement:
- To start the intro quest for the Precursor Maker you have to locate either Assistant Zanon's Workshop or activate the quest via the notice board, north of the bank inside the Brass Fortress.
- After doing the intro quest to find the Integral of Memory, the Precursor will give you a random clue to locate one of his missing parts. These clues are extremely vague, often just pointing to a specific zone, but can be helpful if you are stuck. The clues for the three Integral collectibles in Clockwork City are a bit more specific, though.
- Every single collectible piece found in Tamriel is inside a Dwemer delve, found in the main game (i.e. no other DLCs are required), and there can be several per zone, depending on the number of Dwemer delves available.
- Two of the collectibles require quests to access, those being the Dynamo (Buried Secrets) and the Integral of Reason (Lost in the Gloam).
- It is possible to collect all the parts before picking up the quest, and does save you a lot of time (if you know where they are) compared to constantly going back and forth to install parts.
- Compared to previous collectible achievements this one right behind Ancestral Tombs Hunter in terms of difficulty, but still nowhere near as hard as Litany of Blood.
Locations of each Collectible (ordered after the achievement):
- 1 - Left arm - Yldzuun (Alik'r)
- 2 - Right arm - Klathzgar (Bangkorai)
- 3 - Left leg - Avanchnzel (The Rift)
- 4 - Right leg - Santaki (Alik'r)
- 5 - Pelvis - Lower Bthanual (Deshaan)
- 6 - Chestpiece - Aldunz (Alik'r)
- 7 - Spine - Mzulft (Eastmarch)
- 8 - Left hand - Inner Sea Armature (Stonefalls)
- 9 - Right hand - Mzithumz (Deshaan)
- 10 - Dynamo core - Bthzark (Stros M'kai) - Requires "Buried Secrets" quest, which is acquireable both outside and inside the delve
- 11 - Integral of calculus - Mechanical Fundament (Clockwork City)
- 12 - Integral of introspection - Near the Ventral Terminus (Clockwork City)
- 13 - Integral of reason - Machine District (Clockwork City) - Requires "Lost in the Gloam" quest, which is the 5th main story quest
- 14 - Nullification staff - Bthanual (Deshaan)
The reward is literally the Precursor as a furnishing target dummy. He has ~300k health and makes a comment whenever you hit him, as well as when he is killed and respawns. As far as I am aware it is possible to obtain the Precursor dummy several times, if you were to do the achievement on multiple characters, so to those players wanting to assemble a robot army, your time is nigh!
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