Walkthrough for Mortal Shell covers a detailed guide that aims to help get past all the locations and areas, as well as guides on enemies, bosses, NPCs, equipment, and items that are encountered in the game. This page focus on providing a detailed walkthrough for the main campaign or story of Mortal Shell. If you want to check an overview for a recommended progress path, you may visit our Game Progress Route page.
- If you need help with the basics, refer to New Player Help, that includes a full beginner guide.
- If you need help with enemy strategy, see Bosses and Enemies
- See Lore to understand the story of the game.
Mortal Shell Walkthrough
- Previous: Tutorial Area
- Next: Fallgrim Tower, Temple Grounds, Eternal Narthex and Abandoned Chamber
- Bosses: Grisha, Ven Noctivagu
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NPCs in the area
Consumables and Trade Items
- 4x Weltcap
- 3x Tarspore
- 3x Boiled Frog
- 3x Superior Moonshine
- 1x Baguette
- 1x Simple Lute
- 4x Remnant of Tar
- 1x Bag of Tar
- 1x Unguent Tar
- 2x Congealed Tar
- 1x Nascent Tar
- 5x Glimpse of Wisdom
- 2x Glimpse of Futility
- 1x Glimpse of Affection
- 1x Impervious Lute
- 1x Effigy of Harros
- 2x Inferior Moonshine
- 1x Spectral Token
- 1x Roasted Rat
- 1x Untarnished Mask.
- 1x Ornate Token
- 1x Rotten Food
- 1x Effigy of Eredrim
- 1x Mortal Token
Equipment & Upgrades
- Harros Shell
- Solomon's Shell
- Tiel's Shell
- Eredrim's Shell
- Mechanical Spike
- 1x Large Bolt
- 1x Quenching Acid
Full Fallgrim Walkthrough
Fallgrim is located at the center of the Mortal Shell world and connects to all major Locations. After you finish the Tutorial, you'll spawn inside a small cave and you'll need to make your way to the Fallgrim Tower.
Once you reach the Fallgrim Tower you are free to decide where to go. The main objective of the game is to retrive and deliver all Glands to The Old Prisoner. You will find one Gland on each of the major Locations. Its best to start with the Abandoned Chamber and Temple Grounds and then move to the Eternal Narthex. The Eternal Narthex is bigger than the other two locations and the difficulty is slightly higher.
NOTE: You can click on each individual button below for a complete guide on how to reach each Locations.
Heading to Fallgrim Tower
You will wake up inside a small cave. Crawl through the opening on the wall until you reach the outside.
Drop down and attack the wall on your right. You'll find the Etching "These creatures, twisted and malformed"
Continue ahead and turn left. You'll find Harros Shell on the ground. Use the interaction button to acquire the shell.
Continue ahead and you will reach Fallgrim.
You can find a Weltcap Spawn on the ground, pick it up and turn right. There is a small campsite where you can Sense the Fallgrim Tower, a cauldron with 1x Boiled Frog inside and behind the tents you can also find a chest with 1x Simple Lute and 1x Remnant of Tar.
Go down using the ramp, a small cinematic will play where you can see the Fallgrim tower.
Head back and go left. Attack the camp guarded by 3x Brigand. Once you defeat them explore the back of the camp to acquire 1x Glimpse of Wisdom. . Go back and go up the hill. Once on top head left and you'll see a door leading to the Fallgrim Tower.
Go inside the Fallgrim Tower and you will meet Awaken Sester Genessa, you can talk with her to unlock your Shell Abilities by spending Tar and Glimpses. You can also find the reserved slots for the other Shells and sense where they are.
Go up the stairs and on the second floor you'll find the reserved Weapon Slots and the Tattered Vestment dropped in the ground. There's also a workbench that you can use to upgrade your Weapons, Tarnished Seal and to repair the Ballistazooka.
Head through the door and you'll meet The Old Prisoner, go up the stairs and interact with the Tarnished Seal. You'll acquire the Tarnished Seal and The Old Prisoner will enhance it with the Seal Infusion - Healing ability.
Fallgrim Notable Locations
Grisha Cave, Mechanical Spike and Solomon
Head outside of the Fallgrim Tower using the main door. Turn left and you'll find the Inscription "The Old Prisoner".
Turn right and go inside the cave (Be careful where you step, there are many traps on the ground). You can pick up 1x Glimpse of Futility from the bodies. Once inside the cave, a fight against a Grisha will begin. Try to stay close to him and use your Hardening and dodge to avoid his attacks. Grishas are able to perform an unparryable attack that deals massive damage and that can't be prevented by your Hardening. Your Tarnished Seal will glow red when he is about to perform this attack. Try to dodge forward to avoid getting caught.
Once you've defeated the Grisha, you can open the chest to acquire the Mechanical Spike, you can visit the workbench at the Fallgrim Tower to upgrade your Hallowed Sword and acquire the Mechanical Spike Ability.
Head down the ramp and you'll notice a hole covered by branches. Destroy the branches using your weapon and crawl to the other side.
Once you reach the other side you'll find 1x Nocteserper and Solomon's Shell. You can also attack the stone located right next to the fire to reveal the "And what of my kin?" Inscription and acquire 1x Glimpse of Wisdom.
Altenrative Ending, Lute, Gorf and Strange Altar
Head outside from the Fallgrim Tower through the main door and turn right, defeat the Brigands and go down.
Turn left and you'll find a ramp heading down. You'll have to fight 1x Sturdyman.
You can pick up the Impervious Lute in the middle of the camp. On the right side of the camp you'll find some branches covering a chest. Destroy them and open the chest to acquire 1x Bag of Tar, 1x Superior Moonshine and 1x Baguette.
Head back and continue straight. There's a small water passage guarded by 1x Sturdyman.
Continue ahead and you'll notice a small ramp to your right. Go up and on the wall on your left you'll find a tunnel.
Crawl through the tunnel and you'll reach the Strange Altar. If you interact with the altar you'll renounce all Shells and continue your playthrough as the Foundling. Your Foundling form will have a unique black skin.
Make your way through 2x Brigand. There's a small campsite with 2x Brigand and 1x Sturdyman. You can pick up 1x Boiled Frog from the cauldron and you can open the chest to acquire 1x Effigy of Harros and 1x Superior Moonshine
Alternative Secret Ending
Talk with him while you have 1x Roasted Rat in your inventory. He will ask if he can have a bite, agree and give him the roasted rat. Then talk to him again while you are carrying 1x Superior Moonshine. He will ask you if he can have a sip. Agree once again. You'll now have unlocked the secret ending.
Talk to him again, and he will ask you if you want to join him in living a Brigands life, drinking Moonshine and snacking on rats forever and ever. You can refuse his offering and come back at any given time to access the secret ending
If you agree, a cinematic will play where you sit next to him playing the Lute. You'll be able to see images of Fallgrim and some Brigands being over-run by Nocteserpers. The credits will play and you'll teleport back to your last checkpoint.
Heading to the Eternal Narthex
Head to the cave located in front of the Fallgrim Tower. Go through the opening located right from the entrance. On the other side, you'll find some traps and 1x Brigand. There's also a camp with 2x Brigand and 1x Sturdyman. Once you've dealt with them you can find 1x Ornate Token inside one of the boxes of the camp.
You'll notice a bridge leading to the Eternal Narthex and guarded by 1x Halberd Knight. Before crossing it, explore the left part of the location. There's an opening in the wall where you will find the Corrupted Sester. She provides Merchant Services and also sells the Forbidden Offering which can be used to upgrade the Tarnished Seal increasing Resolve acquisition.
Heading to Temple Grounds
Head to the bottom of the Fallgrim Tower and crawl through the tunnel to reach the other side. You'll find 1x Sturdyman and 1x Brigand. There's an opening to your left where you can find 1x Congealed Tar.
If you attack the wall on the right side of the camp you can uncover the Etching "My lute is life" and acquire 1x Glimpse of Wisdom.
Go back and head down, you'll find the Inscription "The Hungriest". And a road split. Turn right and go down.
Attack the wall to your right and you'll uncover the "If you are a fine gentleman" inscription and acquire 1x Glimpse of Wisdom.
Keep going and on the other side you'll find a Weltcap Spawn and 1x Brigand playing the lute. There's a small campsite on top of the hill. You'll have to defeat 4x Brigand and 1x Sturdyman to clear it. Once you defeat the Brigands, open the chest to acquire 1x Mortal Token and 1x Quenching Acid
Heading to Abandoned Chamber
Go outside the Fallgrim Tower using the tunnel located on the lowest level. Turn left and continue ahead until you pass a column. Turn right and continue ahead until you find a roadsplit
On the other side, you can find a campsite guarded by 2x Sturdyman and 2x Brigand. There's 1x Superior Moonshine inside one of the crates. You can find the "She rests within a tomb" Inscription next to the campsite.
If you look to your right, you'll see some branches. Attack them to uncover a tunnel. Crawl through the tunnel and you'll reach a small cave where you can find Tiel's Shell.
Follow the road right and turn left as soon as you can, you will find 1x Brigand and you will be able to pick up 1x Tarspore. Be careful as there are 2x Stone Slinger on the other side of the river that will fire projectiles at your location.
Head back and follow the road, this will lead you where the Ranged Brigands are. You will also have to fight 3x Brigands. Try to fight them one by one so you don't get overwhelmed.
Destroy the roots located on the corner to acquire 1x Unguent Tar.
Cross the river and turn left, you will pick up 1x Remnant of Tar. Keep going left and you will come back to the crossing at the beginning. This time go left.
Go down the stairs and go inside to reach the Abandoned Chamber
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