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Master Wizard achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Master Wizard

In Origins, wield all of the ultimate staffs in one game.

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How to unlock the Master Wizard achievement

  • coreymawfcoreymawf96,993
    04 Sep 2013 01 Sep 2013 15 Feb 2014
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    Start an Origins game by going to Zombies > Excavation Site 64 > Dig Site > Origins
    The video at the bottom of this solution is all you should really need
    however i have still explained the steps in detail below.

    NOTE:
    -This CAN be done on easy, however the easter egg CAN'T
    -This CAN be done with ANY NUMBER OF PLAYERS

    Build all elemental staffs.
    If you're unsure how to do this refer to my guide below.
    Solution for Playing with Power in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    Upgrade all staffs from elemental to ultimate by completing mini 'challenges'.

    Ultimate FIRE - red
    1-AGARTHA KILLS pt1/2
    Go to Agartha through any portal, near the fire(red) portal there will be a grated floor over a lava pit with four ceramic cauldrons beside it. Kill zombies with the fire staff on this grating to fill the four cauldrons with fire - when completed successfully Samantha will speak. Go back through the ice teleporter
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    2-CHURCH TORCHES
    You now have to light a series of torches that are attached to each of the pillars in the basement of the church around the tank. Each pillar and torch has a number (except for one marked by zombie blood which is pillar 4). Upstairs will be an orange glowing code, decode it to find the order in which you need to shoot the pillars with the fire staff. The pillar numbers for symbols from left to right are: 11, 5, 9, 7, 6, 3, 4(blood).
    The photo below shows the corresponding pillar numbers for each set of symbols.
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    [image credit: Syndicate/MrRoflWaffles]
    Decode your wall from left to right, then light the torches / shoot the pillars in this order - when you have done this correctly you will hear a completion sound effect. Do it as quickly as possible or the torches will go out!

    /!\ - Sometimes [rarely] this doesn't work but shooting the pillars in the order of one dot=first, two dots=second etc. or decoding from right to left does.
    3-EXCAVATION SITE
    Using the switches located in the downstairs chamber of the excavation site, rotate the blue discs so that the four coloured lights on each of the discs are RED. Shoot the glowing red orb underneath the discs until it disappears.

    4-AGARTHA KILLS pt2/2
    Return to Agartha/The Crazy Place and place your staff on its red alter.
    Get kills near the staff until Sam says the power of fire is yours!


    Ultimate WIND - yellow
    1-RINGS
    Go to Agartha through any portal, above the wind(yellow) portal there will be a puzzle. Look towards the centre of Agartha (with your back towards the teleporter) then look up. Shoot the rings with the wind staff to make them rotate to match this code.
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    [image credit: Caspahz/Se7ensins]
    If you have matched the code but Sam hasn't said anything then just shoot each ring once more so that the whole thing is rotated differently but the code is the same. Repeat this until you hear Sam speak. Go back through the wind teleporter.

    2-SMOKE BALLS
    Shoot each of the three smoking domes with the wind staff so that the smoke trail goes towards the excavation site.
    Dome1: near juggernog, Dome2: cemetery near the church (shoot from the tank path or the upper catwalks of the excavation site), Dome3: near staminup (shoot from the window opening near staminup) - when you have done each correctly you will hear a completion sound effect.

    3-EXCAVATION SITE
    Using the switches located in the downstairs chamber of the excavation site, rotate the blue discs so that the four coloured lights on each of the discs are YELLOW. Shoot the glowing yellow orb underneath the discs until it disappears.

    4-AGARTHA KILLS
    Return to Agartha/The Crazy Place and place your staff on its yellow alter.
    Get kills near the staff until Sam says the power of wind is yours!


    Ultimate LIGHTNING - purple
    1-PIANO
    Go to Agartha through any portal, beside the lightning(purple) portal there will be a piano keyboard and opposite it a set of chords to be played from left to right. Shoot the purple piano keys with the lightning staff to play the chords. Play the chords A-minor then E-minor then D-minor (or simply follow the video at the bottom of this solution). If you cant read music, the picture below will show you which keys to shoot in which order. Shoot A,C,E then E,G,B then F,A,D. If the keys are numbered 1-7 from left to right shoot 6,1,3 then 3,5,7 then 4,6,2.
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    External image

    [image credit: MrDalekJD]
    When completed successfully Samantha will speak. Go back through the teleporter
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    2-SPARKING SWITCHES
    There will now be 7 [or8[?]] sparking switches around the map. Simply find the switches that are sparking, hold x beside them to rotate them until they stop sparking. Switch locations: 1-staminup, 2-church tank spawn, 3-church(upstairs), 4-juggernog/gen4, 5-spawn, 6-tank station/gen2 bunker, [?]7-upstairs workshop exit[?], 8-excavation site near church stairs.

    3-EXCAVATION SITE
    Using the switches located in the downstairs chamber of the excavation site, rotate the blue discs so that the four coloured lights on each of the discs are PURPLE. Shoot the glowing purple orb underneath the discs until it disappears.

    4-AGARTHA KILLS
    Return to Agartha/The Crazy Place and place your staff on its purple alter.
    Get kills near the staff until Sam says the power of lightning is yours!


    Ultimate ICE - blue
    1-BLOCKS
    Go to Agartha through any portal, above the ice(blue) portal there will be a puzzle. Check the blue tile on the wall to see the dot code then shoot the blocks with the ice staff to make them rotate. Each dot code is paired with a specific symbol. I have a created a key below from a number of sources. Pairs with a green box around them are confirmed (this will be updated over time) the rest are not. The red numbers show the order in which the code will [sometimes] come up when you first get to Agartha if you do not make any errors.
    External image

    [image credit: MrDalekJD & YourHowToGame]
    When completed successfully Samantha will speak. Go back through the wind teleporter.

    2-TOMBSTONES
    There will now be three tombstones around the map. To destroy a tombstone simply shoot it with the ice staff then with a normal bullet weapon. Locations: tombstone1- on the outer face of the excavation site hill facing juggernog, tombstone2- behind juggernog, tombstone3- to the left of the broken giant robot (near the tank station). When done correctly you will hear a completion sound effect.

    3-EXCAVATION SITE
    Using the switches located in the downstairs chamber of the excavation site, rotate the blue discs so that the four coloured lights on each of the discs are BLUE. Shoot the glowing blue orb underneath the discs until it disappears.

    4-AGARTHA KILLS
    Return to Agartha/The Crazy Place and place your staff on its blue alter.
    Get kills near the staff until Sam says the power of ice is yours!

    Go back through any teleporter.


    You must have picked up and held EACH of the four 'ultimate staffs' in order to get the achievement. To switch staffs simply pick up a different one, to put a staff down replace it with a purchased gun. NB: Dying will also return your staff to its holder at the excavation site - if you die while all four ultimate rods are built while you're spectating you should pop the achievement even if you haven't held any of them [patched? Please confirm]. 'Max ammos' will NOT replenish staffs in their holders. Pressing left on the dpad will allow you to revive players remotely with your ultimate staff and holding down right trigger will allow you to use your ultimate staff's superpower (lava-pit, tornado, lightning storm or blizzard).

    Pop goes the cheevo.

    Happy hunting
    coreymawf

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    All credit for this youtube video goes to MrDalekJD.
    Notable errors/omissions in video: incorrect note said in voice over of video(but correct notes shown) for piano puzzle, missed sparking switch at tank station.
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    AlephYou should really add that you need to get kills with the fire staff on the grate, we spent 2 rounds there and eventually lost because we were using normal guns.
    Posted by Aleph on 05 Sep 13 at 07:24
    coreymawf@Bl00d Jackal Updated accordingly.
    Posted by coreymawf on 05 Sep 13 at 15:41
    GrUnDlePiTI can confirm that entering spectator mode will unlock achievement from above post.
    Posted by GrUnDlePiT on 06 Sep 13 at 20:57
    Hockey EdFor the Ice Staff, the Call of Duty Wiki has two great pictures of the symbol combinations.
    http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Staff_of_Ice
    Posted by Hockey Ed on 10 Sep 13 at 01:33
    coreymawf@Hockyed just checked them out - they still have a couple of errors so i'll just stick to my ugly correct one for now :)
    Posted by coreymawf on 10 Sep 13 at 02:14
    LtDrebbinGreat guide, worked for me. I would add that the lighting of the torches step in upgrading the Fire Staff has to be done quickly or they will start to go out. Thanks!
    Posted by LtDrebbin on 13 Sep 13 at 00:06
    coreymawf@LtDrebbin Updated accordingly.
    Posted by coreymawf on 13 Sep 13 at 02:58
    Fallout JackalGreat Guide very helpful. Still need to get it. Came close until I made a mistake and ended it all.
    You should note that getting this achievement in spectator mode has been patched.
    Posted by Fallout Jackal on 15 Feb 14 at 03:35
    OniTenshuYou should also mention the rare bug that causes the lightning staff to be unable to get upgraded to its ultimate form.
    It happens when the keys don't recognize that they have been shot/pressed. Intentionally failing doesn't reset the unresponsive key.
    I would recommend having those still trying to get the achievement, to go for the lightning staff first.
    Posted by OniTenshu on 31 May 14 at 09:40
    EhrenfriedMan and this is why I hate BO2 Zombies.
    Way too stupid/complicated and errand running easter egg/weapon stuff.
    Posted by Ehrenfried on 17 Jul 15 at 09:45
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