One of the more unique spins on the Souls-like genre, Remnant: From the Ashes (which incidentally is apparently also influencing upcoming games in the same genre) also packs in more puzzle elements than its contemporaries. Sure, the Dark Souls series has its fair share of riddles and mysteries, but none are quite as involved as the bell puzzles you can find in this already difficult game.
While you may be inclined to simply ignore or avoid them, the rewards you will find from solving these puzzles entirely worth your effort. If the solution to these has evaded you up until now, fear not. This guide will show you just how to solve all the bell puzzles.
Updated July 10, 2021 by Jacob Buchalter: There are quite a staggering number of random events in Remnant: From The Ashes, which is why the game has such fantastic amounts of replayability. And in Yaesha (one of the most beautiful Realms in the game, especially after the next-gen upgrade), there are three puzzles that you’ll probably end up searching for at some point, the three Bell Puzzles. The solutions for these puzzles are easily missable or just straight-up confusing, so we've refined this guide a bit to help you solve them a bit more easily.
How To Find All The Solutions On Your Own
There are a lot of guides to solving these Bell Puzzles out there. But, not many of them talk about how you're supposed to figure these solutions out without looking them up online. So, before we just lay out all the answers for you, here's how to find them in the game organically so you can enjoy all the juicy lore.
You can find individual song solutions at random points in Yaesha, but near the start of every Yaesha re-roll, there's almost always a skeleton you can find holding a book that has all of the Bell Puzzle solutions at once, rather than splitting them up. This book doesn't go into your inventory, however, so you'll need to take screenshots or write these solutions down. Plus, the symbol solution for each puzzle needs a bit more investigation to fully solve, such as:
- The Red Doe Puzzle: This solution is missing a symbol, but if you look in front of the Doe's mouth in the image, you'll see the horizontally reversed symbol that you're missing.
- The Pan Flautist Puzzle: The symbol solution on this page is actually useless, you have to go hear the Flautist performing the song and recreate it with the bells by sound. The song is eight notes. But there are only six bells, so only shoot a bell once, even if the song has that note twice.
- The Ravager Lullaby Puzzle: This solution doesn't need any further deciphering, other than that you need to match the image of the wolf in the book to the Ravager and his arena full of bells.
- The Song Of The Guardian: Can be performed on any of the bells from the other three puzzles. But notice how none of the symbols in the middle row of the song match any bells. So ignore the middle row, and that should work.
The Red Doe Bell Puzzle
The first Bell Puzzle most of you will likely encounter is the Red Doe Puzzle found in the Window’s Vestry optional area. Here's how to solve this puzzle the easy way, as well as some general tips for all the Bell Puzzles:
- When facing the 5-bells in front of the Doe Statue, mentally label the bells from 1 to 5 starting from left to right.
- Then, shoot each of the bells in this order: 5-4-3-3-4-1-2-3-2-1.
- The Coach Gun or the Repeater Pistol tend to work best for these puzzles, because the speed of their shots isn't too fast or too slow.
- After correctly shooting the bells in sequence, a pedestal rises from the floor revealing:
- The Scavenger’s Bauble: Increases the amount of Scrap picked up in the world by 25%.
The Pan Flautist Bell Puzzle
The second puzzle, located right at the Pan Flautist checkpoint, will work exactly the same as the Red Doe Puzzle, where it’ll ask you to shoot the Bells in a certain sequence. This time, though, a flute-playing Pan NPC is helping you figure out the solution. To put it simply:
- Labeling the bells from left to right 1-5 just like in the last Bell Puzzle, the solution is 3-4-5-3-2-1.
- Doing this correctly nets you:
- The Wolf Ring: One of the best rings in the game — it boosts Stamina by 25% and Movement Speed by 10%.
The Ravager Lullaby Bell Puzzle
These bells are much more spread out in this arena, making it a little harder to keep track of. It's also more difficult to shoot each bell quick enough for the game to register it as part of the solution. Since the bells are spread out in a square formation, we can’t label them from left to right anymore.
Let’s label them in a Z formation, with the back left one (if you're facing forward after walking through the "fog gate") serving as 1 and the front right one serving as the 5. Once you have the order memorized:
- The solution is: 2-5-2-5-4-3-1-5.
That said, this is the one people have the most trouble with, simply because:
- If you aren’t quick enough, the Puzzle will reset, so once again the Coach Gun and Repeater Pistol do wonders here.
- The positioning of the bells and the space between them makes it hard to do the full sequence quickly. So, having a co-op partner or carefully positioning yourself makes a huge difference.
- The Ravager won’t aggro until you get incredibly close to his cave or shoot him, so take your time.
Managing to solve this puzzle will get you some new dialogue and the giant wolf Ravager will give you The Stalker's Claw. This can be taken back to Ward 13 and used to craft the Jungle God Claws, one of the better melee weapons in the game since they count as both melee and unarmed.
The (Optional) Song Of The Guardian Bell Puzzle
Funnily enough, there's actually a secret final song you can perform at any of the Bell Puzzles that gives you one little extra reward:
- The Swiftness Trait: Increases your Movement Speed with every additional Trait point.
Players usually tend to use the Flautist Bells most often for this, so our solution will use the numbering of those bells instead of the others.
- That solution is 1-1-3-4-1-1-3-2.
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