Echoes of the Past Guide

Echoes from the Past is the second Soulstice chapter where Briar and Lute fight their way through the high walls that surround Ilden. The walls have been ravaged by the Corruption and are heavily guarded by powerful enemies.

See previous Soulstice Chapter 1: All Lost Souls guides.

In this guide, we’ll go over Chapter 2: Echoes of the Past, showing all of the tips, tricks, or collectibles that can be found in the chapter.

Soulstice Chapter 2: Echoes of the Past Walkthrough

Chapter 2 continues the duo’s journey through the walls of Ildenmere. There are 9 encounters in this chapter, 2 void challenges, and 1 upgrade to collect.

Silver Road, Ildenmere Bridge

As the duo ride the elevator to the wall, a cutscene will play showing Briar affected by the sudden surge of energy. When you reach the top, go through the debris and ruins to reach the end where two ethereal cobalt veins appear.

You will then learn to use the Field of Evocation with the Lute which materializes the veins. They can then be hit with attacks to break them down and gain Cobalt Tear Residue, which is used as currency to enhance Lute’s abilities.

The evocation field depends on Lute’s entropy meter; the more continuously the field is used, the more the counter fills up. If it fills up, the Lute becomes overloaded and will be in combat for a few moments. Hitting enemies while the ground is in place helps lower the meter and prevent Lute from overloading.

After collecting the veins, go through the doors on the side by breaking the wooden planks. You will then arrive at your first encounter and get an introduction to how the Unity mechanic works. Eliminate the enemies then go to the next door.

Head to the side of the door and there will be platforms you can cross that have more Cobalt Veins floating between them. Go through the top of the door and go back down the other side. You’ll find more cobalt veins on the platforms near the left side of the screen.

You will then arrive at the second encounter where a new enemy will appear. Guards are tanky enemies that have armor that must first be destroyed before they can take damage. You will also learn how to use Lute’s Type of counter: Disturbance to help take care of these guards.

After clearing the enemies, continue down the path until you see a faint echo trail. Use your evocation field to reveal the echo trail which will lead to a cutscene. Keep moving down the path and you’ll see a Motherlode. Use your evocation field near those huge crystals and hit it as many times as you can to shatter it and get more Cobalt Tear Residue.

Keep going down the path until you see a broken staircase. Go down the space on the stairs and you’ll see another vein of cobalt, then go back up to move on to the next area.

Militia Armory, Ildenmere Bridge

Continuing in the next section, you will come to your third encounter. Take out the enemies and move forward until you see a red crystal bloom. You will learn a banishment field that will allow you to deal damage and smash those crystals to move on to the next area.

Take the platforms in the next room and try to jump the gaps to reach the corner at the very end where there is a Cobalt Motherlode. Then, jump to get to the fourth encounter. In this encounter, you’ll face a new enemy called Griever who can only take damage while inside an Evocation Field. There will also be spawns from guards and other enemies; try to avoid the Guard and deal with the smaller enemies first.

After the enemies have been dealt with, first head to the small door where you can get Cobalt Veins, Emerald Teardrop Shard, and Crimson Vein. Return to the room and you will be ambushed by the fifth encounter. Clear this encounter and head to the other path where you will see the first Challenge of the Void: Defensive II.

In this challenge, you will have to make 5 perfect counters against the Guard and eliminate all the enemies present in 1h30. Time your counters perfectly by using the lute to count to the goal. When successful, you will be rewarded with a Malformed Shell Fragment. Then you will be returned to the previous room where you can continue through the door to the next section.

Side Passage, Ildenmere Bridge

You will come to the side passage of the bridge where there are more platforms on the side that lead to a cobalt vein. You’ll also see a gap too wide for you to jump, but you’ll learn how to use the Evocation Field to reveal the ethereal outcrop you can use to cross.

Cross the ditch and head to the left where you’ll see another Crimson Tear mother vein. There’s also a Crystal Overgrowth blocking another room that has cobalt veins and another Crimson Tear Motherlode. Go back and you will be ambushed for the sixth encounter.

After eliminating the enemies, keep moving to the right from the outcrop, then go through the next hole again to reach the area where a weak ethereal fragment can be obtained.

Go back to the gap you just went through and jump on it. Continue down the path where you will encounter the seventh encounter. After clearing it, continue to the end of the hallway where another Crimson Tear Motherlode can be broken, then head through the door to return inside the bridge.

Militia Armory, Ildenmere Bridge

Follow the path and you’ll find Layton once again. In this interaction you will be able to upgrade Lute and you need to get an upgrade for her in order to continue.

Once you’re done with Layton, continue down the path and you’ll come to the eighth encounter. Eliminate the Broken and the Grievers, then proceed to the next area where a cutscene will play.

After the cutscene, first head to the side of the bridge near the door where you just exited to find more platforms that will lead to a fake Motherlode. Attacking this mother lode will spawn enemies instead, which will count as the ninth encounter. This encounter can be easily missed, but it will still count towards the Chapter score. Once that’s done, go back up and continue towards the bridge.

At the bridge you will find the huge mechanism that controls the position of the bridges. Before moving the levers, first destroy the crystal that surrounds the central pulley. Then pull the left and right bridge lever first before pulling the main lever which is behind the main pulley. Do this twice so that both bridges are one floor below where you are standing.

Before going down, there is a room behind the right lever where there is a Crimson Tear Motherlode.

As for the bridges, go down the right bridge to get a Cobalt Vein and complete the Void Challenge: Untouchable I. Then head to the left bridge to get another Cobalt Vein and break a Maternal Vein of crimson tear.

Go back up and then use the main lever again to raise the two bridges to the same level. Head to the left bridge first to grab another cobalt vein, then head to the right bridge to reach the end of the chapter.

Soulstice Chapter 2 Achievement

  • A powerful aura was here: Witness of the first Echo

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