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All Ahamkara Bones locations in Destiny 2’s Warlord’s Ruin dungeon

How to complete the ‘In the Shadow of the Mountain’ quest

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Ahamkara Bones are the collectible for the Warlord’s Ruin dungeon in Destiny 2, and are an essential part of the “In the Shadow of the Mountain” quest.

In this Destiny 2 guide, we’ll go over how to find all of the sets of bones so you can complete the “In the Shadow of the Mountain” quest and the “Heed the Whispers, O Vengeance Mine” triumph, and boost the drop rate for your Buried Bloodlines Exotic sidearm.

If you’re having any trouble getting to the locations described herein, check out our guide on how to complete the Warlord’s Ruin dungeon in Destiny 2.


‘In the Shadow of the Mountain’ quest steps

Unlike previous dungeons, where you can get all of the collectibles in one run, the collectibles in Warlord’s Ruin must be collected across three different runs. Once you beat the dungeon for the first time, you’ll receive the “In the Shadow of the Mountain” quest, which will require you to get 30 Dark Ether Tinctures, 3 Blighted Wishing Glass, and four Ahamkara Bones.

How to get Dark Ether Tinctures in Destiny 2

You get Dark Ether Tinctures by killing special Screeb-like enemies called Thieving Wretches, which will spawn in three locations:

  • The first is on the bridge before the first encounter.
  • The second is found in the maze after defeating the first boss.
  • The third is found on the mountain side after defeating the second boss.

These enemies can respawn, so you can farm them to get enough Dark Ether Tinctures.

How to get Blighted Wishing Glass in Destiny 2

You get one Blighted Wishing Glass per encounter completion from the loot chest. Once you complete that quest step, you’ll have to collect the next 3 bones and more Dark Ether Tinctures and Blighted Wishing Glass. Once you complete that step, you’ll have to do it again until you collect all ten bones.


Ahamkara Bones 1 location

Across the bridge inside the first fort, before an arresting Knight assails you.

Image of the first Ahamkara Bones in Destiny 2 dungeon Warlord’s Ruin. Image: Bungie via Polygon

The first set of Ahamkara Bones is found directly before the first boss. Once you enter the fort, continue forward. You’ll see a door where you must remove a corruption level one. Directly behind this door is the first set of bones.


Ahamkara Bones 2 location

Image of the second Ahamkara Bones in Warlord’s Ruin Image: Bungie via Polygon

Across from imprisonment, after ascending through the ceiling.

After you escape the prison, continue forward until you jump through the ceiling into an orangely lit area. Walk forward, and the door blocked by corruption level one will be on your right. Remove the corruption and collect the second set of Ahamkara Bones.


Ahamkara Bones 3 location

Image of the third door in Destiny 2 Image: Bungie via Polygon

At the top of the summit, face back from the cliff and find shelter.

After the second encounter, make your way until you reach the outside again and see this view. Continue to the left, and instead of jumping down to the left to make your way to the room with the large Taken orb, continue straight.

A guardain walks through a snowy landscape in Destiny 2 Warlord’s Ruin dungeon. Image: Bungie via Polygon

Climb up until you see a small hallway in the left wall of the mountain. The third corruption level one door will be in the small hallway, and behind that door will be the third set of Ahamkara Bones.


Ahamkara Bones 4 location

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In the snowfallen maze, through the broken wall, seek the banner of Kings.

After you break out of the prison, make your way through until you reach a hole in the wall that you must walk through to progress.

Image of the left turn Image: Bungie via Polygon

Make a right (where you’ll have to jump over a stacked spike trap), then a left. The corruption level two door will be directly in front of you.

Image of the door to Ahamkara Bones in Destiny 2 Warlord’s Ruin dungeon. Image: Bungie via Polygon

Remove the corruption and collect the fourth set of Ahamkara Bones.


Ahamkara Bones 5 location

Image of the path needed for 5th bone Image: Bungie via Polygon

Cross into the Tempest, through the portcullis, at the sewer’s mouth.

Before the second encounter, get to the doorway where you find the first secret chest.

A guardian approaches a sewer in Destiny 2. Image: Bungie via Polygon

Turn to the right and follow the snowy path until you reach a sewer entrance. Right through the sewer grate is the next corruption level two door. Remove the corruption and collect the fifth set of Ahamkara Bones.


Ahamkara Bones 6 location

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At summits base, find shelter off the beaten path. Too far, and the Taken will descend upon you.

After defeating the second boss, progress forward until you reach a group of enemies as you start to head outside. It’ll look like the area pictured above.

Image of 6th bone area in Destiny 2 Warlord’s Ruin dungeon. Image: Bungie via Polygon

After you defeat the enemies, head into the cubby pictured above. There is where you’ll find the corruption level 2 door and the sixth set of Ahamkara Bones.


Ahamkara Bones 7 location

A guardian walks down a tunnel in Destiny 2 Warlord’s Ruin dungeon. Image: Bungie via Polygon

Within the maze, stride panning a pitfall, light calls through the window.

After the prison section, get to the point where you see a pile of barrels below the hole that you must jump up through.

Image of hallway Image: Bungie via Polygon

Jump up through the hole, exit the circle room, and take the left.

Image of door as guardian walks toward in Destiny 2. Image: Bungie via Polygon

Head down to the end of the hall and dispel the corruption level three door to collect the seventh set of Ahamkara Bones.


Ahamkara Bones 8 location

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The Taken roil at cave’s bottom sends you to scurry over boulders into a ruined alcove.

Once you get to the room with the large Taken Blight, make your way through until you can look up and see the end. Below will be a platform that you’ll have to jump down to.

Image of 8th bone door Image: Bungie via Polygon

Once you jump down, dispel the corruption level three door and collect the eighth set of Ahamkara Bones.


Ahamkara Bones 9 location

Image of 9th bone area Image: Bungie via Polygon

Within a tunnel on the broken cliffs, brace the Taken storm.

After the Taken Blight room, there will be a section where you’ll have to jump around a smaller Taken Blight. Make your way to the room highlighted in the image above. The final level three corruption door is in that hallway; dispel it and collect the ninth set of Ahamkara Bones.


Ahamkara Bones 10 location

Image of final set of bones Image: Bungie via Polygon

After defeating the final boss, this set of Ahamkara Bones is found directly beside the loot chest.

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