How to find secret armor and weapons in Assassin's Creed Mirage using Mysterious Shards

Basim wearing the secret weapons and armor in Assassin's Creed Mirage
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You can get secret Assassin's Creed Mirage armor and weapons by finding Mysterious Shards and taking them to the hidden temple under the Northern Oasis. There are 10 Assassin's Creed Mirage Mysterious Shards hidden around Baghdad and the surrounding areas which will unlock special Gear Chests in a hidden temple. The Nehal's Calling investigation in Assassin's Creed Mirage will eventually lead you to eventually uncover the secrets within the oasis; a fully upgraded outfit, a sword, and a dagger. 

This Assassin's Creed Mirage armor and weapon has a range of abilities that come with it:

  • Milad's outfit: Forgotten Terror - Successful air assassinations set off a flash of lightning to disorient bystanders within a 15m radius
  • Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar sword: Blood Price - Maximum health is lowered by 50% but damage is increased by 50%
  • The Samsaama dagger: Life steal - Every fifth hit heals Basim for 10% of his health

Check this gallery for more details on each item of secret gear: 

Here's how to find the hidden secret armor and weapons in the Northern Oasis for Nehal's Calling in Assassin's Creed Mirage:

1. Progress through the story and reunite with Nehal

Finding the secret armor and weapons in Assassin's Creed Mirage

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In order to get anywhere near the secret armor and weapons in Assassin's Creed Mirage you'll need to reunite with Nehal. A mission to go find her back in Anbar will pop up after you spot her during the First Order mission where you're ordered to kill Al-Ghul. 

During that mission, she'll show you an unusual symbol she's been seeing since the incident in the palace. After this, you'll be able to start collecting mysterious shards, which also carry the same symbol. She also mentions an oasis which is somewhere to the north of Aqarquf Dunes. This is actually where the secret armor and weapons are located, but it's best if you gather the shards first.

2. Gather all the mysterious shards

Assassinating an NPC for their mysterious shard in Assassin's Creed Mirage

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There are 10 mysterious shards in total and they're scattered across Baghdad. Handily they're marked on the map and on your mini-map with a gold symbol. Make sure you use our separate guide linked above if you need help finding all 10 of them. They're all in the possession of well-guarded people dressed in black, so they're quite easy to distinguish, and having some of the best Assassin's Creed Mirage Skills will help you spot and assassinate them.

3. Head to the 'Northern Oasis' to the east of Anbar

Finding the secret armor and weapons in Assassin's Creed Mirage

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Once you've got all 10 mysterious shards, you can head to the Northern Oasis you can see here on the map. It's directly to the east of the viewpoint in Anbar, where Nehal and Basim used to live.

4. Dive to the bottom of the oasis lake itself and head through the passageway at the bottom

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When you arrive, head straight into the water at the oasis itself. Down in the depths, there's a small opening that you can swim through. When you go through you'll start to see some Isu architecture that's a dead giveaway you've found something cool. 

5. Use your shards to unlock the armor, sword, and dagger from behind the forcefields

Finding the secret armor and weapons in Assassin's Creed Mirage

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Inside the chamber itself, you'll see three alcoves blocked by forcefields with small pedestals in front of them. It's here you'll be able to deposit the Mysterious Shards you've gathered to unlock each of the secret items - the armor outfit costs five shards, the sword costs three, and the dagger costs two shards. 

As well as Mysterious Shards, there are plenty of other collectibles and goodies to look out for in and around Baghdad, such as the Assassin's Creed Mirage Left Behind Enigma and the Bazaar Gear Chest.

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