Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown – Sacred Archives Puzzles Guide

Abu Taher Tamim
By Abu Taher Tamim
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Venturing into the mysterious Sacred Archives in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, you quickly find an intricate set of dimensional puzzles barring your way. You’ll find a set of puzzles that will test your shadow abilities. After solving these complex riddles, you’ll earn a powerful new skill. One of the most useful skills, Clairvoyance, lies locked away behind a series of complex puzzles deep in the arcane Sacred Archives.

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Only by conquering all four mystifying puzzles can you prove yourself worthy to possess this invaluable Time Power. While the road is difficult, the reward is immense, granting passage to previously blocked realms full of potential. Your first step lies through a glowing orange entrance at the bottom of the grand central chamber…

Sacred Archives Puzzles Guide

Sacred Archives Puzzles Location on Map
Sacred Archives Puzzles Location on Map (Credit: Ubisoft via Gameriv)

Approaching the Central Chamber

Entering the grand central chamber, you find yourself surrounded by five towering doors. The four glowing orange portals on each wall lead to puzzle rooms, while the large sealed blue gateway beckons ahead.

Starting with the Bottom Left Puzzle

Interact with the active bottom left entrance first. Inside, three statues encircle two wall levers and a caged tablet. Activating the central pedestal summons your shadow clones on a timer.

When it starts, immediately wall jump right and lower the lever, holding it until time expires.

Puzzle 1 wall jump right and lower the lever
wall jump right and lower the lever (Credit: Ubisoft via Gameriv)

Your second shadow performs the same action on the left.

Puzzle 1 wall jump left and lower the lever
wall jump left and lower the lever (Credit: Ubisoft via Gameriv)

With both levers held down, your final shadow simply grabs the unlocked tablet—completing the introductory trial.

grab the unlocked tablet
grab the unlocked tablet (Credit: Ubisoft via Gameriv)

Moving to the Upper Left Test

Having bested the first test, the top left and bottom right doors now unlock. Let’s head up next to the second puzzle chamber.

This room functions just like the last. When your timer begins, quickly traverse the area using platforms and gaps to scale the height. At the peak, activate Shadow of Simurgh to leave a copy.

activate Shadow of Simurgh
activate Shadow of Simurgh (Credit: Ubisoft via Gameriv)

On shadow two, teleport back to the copy with the same power. Now move right, stepping on the floor plate and waiting until time runs out. Wait for the cage to open up, and use shadow two to seize the second tablet from the opened cage.

seize the second tablet from the opened cage
seize the second tablet from the opened cage (Credit: Ubisoft via Gameriv)

Conquering the Tricky Bottom Right Challenge

With two puzzles finished, it’s time for the difficult one. Head right to the bottom door to continue.

When your timer starts, instantly wall jump and lower the right lever, holding about 5 seconds before returning to the floor and occupying the central pressure plate. This keeps the overhead parts in place for the finale.

Activate, grab lever on right, then come back to central pressure plate
Activate, grab lever on right, then come back to central pressure plate (Credit: Ubisoft via Gameriv)

Your second shadow mirrors the wall leap and lowers the left lever for the round’s duration.

Activate, grab lever on left
Activate, grab lever on left (Credit: Ubisoft via Gameriv)

Your final shadow must precisely time jumps to land on the platforms created by the others, using them to reach the high cage and claim the third tablet. Practice makes perfect here.

reach the high cage and claim the third tablet
reach the high cage and claim the tablet (Credit: Ubisoft via Gameriv)

Solving the Elaborate Top Right Puzzle

Just one final trial remains now. This dance requires a Shadow of Simurgh planted in the perfect location.

For attempt one, sprint downstairs and briefly hold the floor switch. With around 4 seconds left, step off then immediately back on, closing the central gate.

Activate, drop down, then press the platform
Activate, drop down, then press the platform (Credit: Ubisoft via Gameriv)

Your second shadow waits above until the first clone’s platform appears. Descend and activate the high lever, summoning a vertical wall. Leap down to the platform, planting a copy by the open gate.

Activate, drop down, then reach the upper platform to activate the switch
Activate, drop down, then reach the upper platform to activate the switch (Credit: Ubisoft via Gameriv)

The final shadow again waits for the platform to emerge, then transports to the planted copy. Pause until the high lever pulls, then use the fresh wall to reach the pinnacle and collect the fourth tablet, unlocking the blue gateway.

collect the fourth tablet
collect the fourth tablet (Credit: Ubisoft via Gameriv)

Obtaining the Clairvoyance Power

By conquering all four Sacred Archives puzzles through patience and dedication, you’ve proven yourself worthy of the Clairvoyance ability. This game-changing Time Power will now allow you to shift into an alternate realm, opening new paths as you venture deeper into Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.

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Abu Taher Tamim is a Staff Writer at GameRiv. He started playing video games when one of his uncles brought him a PS1, after it was launched. Since that day until now, he still play video games. As he loves video games so much, he became a gaming content writer.