Death’s Door guide: All shrine locations (2022)

Death’s Door can be hard to the low amount of vitality and magic you can have at once, but you can gain more of both by finding shrines. Shrines are hidden structures with monstrous faces found around the world, and they each give a crystal — pink for magic and green for health. Our Death’s Door guide will list out where to find all the shrines with maps.

There are 16 shrines throughout the game. Eight of them are for vitality and eight of them are for magic. To increase your health or magic bars, you need to collect four shards from shrines.

We’ve listed the shrines in the order you can access them below. Some of the shrines are in early areas, but require abilities that you don’t get until later.

Table of contents

  • Vitality shrine locations
  • Magic shrine locations

Vitality shrine 1 of 8 (The Lost Cemetery)

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The first shrine you can access is below a lift in The Lost Cemetery. When you get off the lift, walk north around the structure, and the camera will rotate, showing another path. Follow this path to grab your first vitality crystal.

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Vitality shrine 2 of 8 (The Urn Witch’s Inner Furnace)

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The second shrine you can get to is in the Urn Witch’s Furnace Observation Rooms. At the point where you are in the center of a room with three horned platforms, there is a fourth platform to the north. Shoot the platform with your bow and arrow to call it over. Ride it to the other side and follow the path for the shrine.

If you missed this going through the first time, you’ll want to head to the Urn Witch’s Inner Furnace door and go south, past the entrance where she was holding Pothead captive.

Vitality shrine 3 of 8 (The Estate of the Urn Witch)

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In the Estate of the Urn Witch (the garden part, not inside the Ceramic Manor), there is a set of fire pits. You can find them to the south east of her manor entrance. Light up these up using your fire ability and drop into the newly revealed hole to get to the shrine.

Vitality shrine 4 of 8 (Overgrown Ruins)

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In the northeast of the Overgrown Ruins, there’s two tunnel caps. Dive into one and follow the tunnel to get to a cave with the shrine inside.

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Vitality shrine 5 of 8 (Mushroom Dungeon)

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The fifth shrine is in the Mushroom Dungeon, specifically in one of the rooms where you fought swarms of enemies from red doors. You can access this area by taking the western door in the room that has the Hall of Doors door. In the top corner, there’s a breakable wall that you can blow up once you get the bomb skill. Inside a short puzzle that requires you to quickly light fire pits with your fire ability. After completing this, you’ll get access to the shrine.

Vitality shrine 6 of 8 (The Lost Cemetery)

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Once you get the hookshot, head back to The Lost Cemetery. There’s a hookshot anchor behind the initial door from The Grove of Spirits. This will lead you around the southern part of the map and to a vitality shrine.

Vitality shrine 7 of 8 (The Stranded Sailor)

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Southwest of The Stranded Sailor, there’s a path to hookshot to. You’ll need to take out several enemies, all while dodging the gas bombs from one of the cannon-wielding guys from the Urn Witch’s Laboratory. After you defeat them, you’ll get access to a vitality shrine.

Vitality shrine 8 of 8 (The Camp of the Free Crows)

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The last shrine is arguably the toughest. Outside of the Old Watchtowers and the Camp of the Free Crows, there’s a path outside to the south. This path leads you to a slippery challenge that requires you to quickly hookshot anchors while activating platforms. It can be tough to get through as you’ll probably fall off the cliffs and miss the timings many times, but once you get through it, you’ll have access to the last vitality shrine.

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Magic shrine 1 of 8 (Estate of the Urn Witch)

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The first magic shrine you can access is in the Estate of the Urn Witch (again, in the garden area). From right outside the entrance to the Ceramic Manor, you can go north to a seemingly dead end. However, there’s a cut in the hedges that allows you to travel through the bushes to the bricked off part of the map. Go beyond the manor in the top corner and the camera will rotate, showing a new path to the shrine.

Magic shrine 2 of 8 (Urn Witch’s Ceramic Manor)

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In the Urn Witch’s Ceramic Manor, you’ll encounter a bathroom if you go west from the lobby. The bathroom will have very shiny floors where you can see the reflection of two vases and a door. Hit where the vases would be according to the reflections to break them, and enter where the door appears to access the shrine.

Magic shrine 3 of 8 (The Lost Cemetery)

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Once you get the fire ability from The Urn Witch’s Ceramic Manor, you can access the northern part of The Lost Cemetery. Use the fire spell on the lantern to unlock the route to The Stranded Sailor. If you head south down the ladders along the path, you’ll enter a cave. In the cave, you’ll have to fight a big enemy before you can access the exit. Once you exit, follow the path to a shrine.

Magic shrine 4 of 8 (The Stranded Sailor)

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Once you get to The Stranded Sailor, you can climb up the mountain to the north. Continue on the path to the north and climb up the nearby building. Destroy the ice blocking the path and the camera will rotate to show a new path. Take the ladder down and dive into the manhole cover. Follow this path to get to a magic shrine.

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Magic shrine 5 of 8 (Overgrown Ruins)

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In the Overgrown Ruins, head south from the Village Settlement until you see a break in the wall railing that allows you to jump down. Once you do, the camera will rotate and the path will reveal a shrine.

Magic shrine 6 of 8 (Flooded Fortress)

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In the Flooded Fortress, there’s a path on a wooden bridge that leads northwest. It seems to lead to a dead end, but if you fire an arrow through the stone arch, it will reveal a bridge that will lead you to the shrine.

Magic shrine 7 of 8 (Overgrown Ruins)

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Once you get the hookshot, you can access a magic shrine in the Overgrown Ruins. From the area the gondola drops you off, there’s a northern path that you can hookshot to. Hookshot along, use an arrow to activate the glowing pink mechanism, and hookshot to the next area. You’ll need to fight a series of enemies that emerge from pink doors. Once you do, climb up the newly revealed path and get your shrine.

Magic shrine 8 of 8 (Castle Lockstone)

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In Castle Lockstone’s main entrance area, head to the northwest path and climb the ladder to the west. Keep following the path until you get into the room with several anchors for your hookshot. Shoot on to the closest floating platform with the anchor and then shoot into the nearby keyhole window to the north. This will hook you and you’ll go into the hole and there’s a hidden switch inside. Flip it and hookshot to the gate that opens to get your shrine.

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FAQs

How many vitality shrines are in death's door? ›

There are 16 shrines throughout the game. Eight of them are for vitality and eight of them are for magic. To increase your health or magic bars, you need to collect four shards from shrines. We've listed the shrines in the order you can access them below.

How many areas are in death's door? ›

There are sixteen total shrine locations in Death's Door, and while some are easy to come across, others are cleverly hidden in nooks and crannies throughout the game. Like games like Hollow Knight, it will take a certain amount of crystals to increase stats, and the number here is four.

How many crystal shards are in death's door? ›

There are only eight shards in the game, thus giving the player two extra Vitality Crystals once they collect all eight Shards. Here's where to find all eight of them in this little indie game.

How long is death's door game? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Death's Door is about 9 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 15 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

How many bosses are in death's door? ›

There are a total of eight bosses in Death's Door. Here's who they are and how to defeat them. Acid Nerve, indie game developers of Titan Souls, released Death's Door in 2021 to tremendous critical acclaim.

Why are the doors red death's door? ›

While in the hall of doors, players may notice that some doors now have a red tint to them. This is a completion aid. A red door means there's something left to find in the area. Death's Door doesn't require players to get every single upgrade to get the true ending.

How do you get the Reaper greatsword? ›

The Reaper's Greatsword is behind The Stranded Sailor, locked up behind a gate. To open it, you'll have to find four switches to activate the gate. They're all hidden around The Stranded Soldier, and each one you find will give you a hint on where to find the next one. You don't have to find them in order, though.

How do I get the last shrine piece of Grindanna? ›

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Is death's door hard? ›

Unfortunately, the soul disappears behind a locked door, and it's up to the crow to travel around the world to take down beings who have remained alive despite their expiration date passing. Death's Door is difficult to master, so there are bound to be a few mistakes players will make along the way.

What should I upgrade death's door? ›

Strength – Increasing your Strength increases the damage you do with your melee weapon, and also increases the reach of your swing. Dexterity – More Dexterity means less time between swings with your melee weapon, and also decreases the time it takes you charge your melee and ranged attacks.

Is there a map in death's door? ›

The world of Death's Door is a confusing place. There's no map to lead you around so you have to rely on your memory of your surroundings to get around.

Can you upgrade health deaths door? ›

You'll be happy to know that both your health and projectile capacity can be increased in Death's Door. However, obtaining these upgrades isn't exactly easy as you'll need to find secret ancient shrines that have been scattered throughout the different regions in the game.

Where is hookshot death's door? ›

Castle Lockstone has to be completed in order to get the hookshot in Death's Door. Finding the four crows there will open the way to the avarice battle. As a note, the crow does a different animation before being swallowed by this chest. It makes stretches as if it already knows what's about to happen next.

How do you break down a wall in deaths door? ›

Use the orange flower to open up the breakable wall (this is a shortcut back to a previous shortcut back to the door), then head northeast. Head up the western vine-ladder, then go around the corner to the west and use the orange flower to break the wall nearby.

Is death's door harder than Dark Souls? ›

The Death's Door and Dark Souls comparisons run even deeper than that, but the main connective tissue is that both games have a stiff challenge that comes from their boss fights. However, few would argue that Death's Door is as difficult as Dark Souls or any FromSoftware game for that matter.

Is death's door short? ›

That being said, one shortcoming of Death's Door is its length. The main game is unlikely to take more than 10-12 hours, and while there is a fun post-game, mostly focused on some additional exploratory challenges, it only doubles the length at best.

Does deaths door have replayability? ›

While there is actual bonus content to explore and complete after you beat the game, I would say that there is room for replayability as well. The story and tasks may be the same, but you can also switch up the stats that you choose to upgrade and the weapons that you use.

What is the hardest boss in deaths door? ›

Betty is the fastest and most challenging boss you've faced so far and will likely take you several attempts before you understand its attack pattern. For the first half of the fight, Betty will swipe and jump towards you a couple of times before eventually making three attacks where it rolls up into a ball.

What is the best weapon in death's door? ›

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  • 8 Hookshot. ...
  • 7 Thunder Hammer. ...
  • 6 Bow Spell. ...
  • 5 Reaper's Sword. ...
  • 4 Flame Spell. ...
  • 3 Bomb Spell. ...
  • 2 Rogue Daggers. ...
  • 1 Reaper's Greatsword.
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Do shiny things do anything death's door? ›

Some Shiny Things have in-game uses, but almost all are purely for completion. Collecting all Shiny Things unlocks the "Ooh Shiny!" Achievement.

Is death's door a sequel to Titan Souls? ›

It received positive reviews upon release, with several publications praising its mechanics, simplicity, and difficulty level, likening it to The Legend of Zelda and Dark Souls games. It is also a sequel to Titan Souls.

How do you make a death door easier? ›

Players that want to tackle Death's Door would do well in preparing themselves before diving into the dark world of Death — here are a few key tips.
  1. 8/8 Melee Attacks Refill Magic Attacks.
  2. 7/8 Learn to Memorize Areas.
  3. 6/8 Carefully Consume Life Seeds.
  4. 5/8 Invest in Dexterity Regardless of Build.
  5. 4/8 Adjust the Screen Shake.
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How do you get the true death door ending? ›

Once outside the door, head slightly north of the entrance to the Betty's Lair, and you'll find a path blocked by several icicles. Destroy the icicles and follow the path to the top of the mountain, where you will find a door that features a moon symbol. Head inside, and you'll find the Mysterious Locket.

What is the umbrella for in deaths door? ›

Discarded Umbrella can be found in the game by The Reaper past the security door at the begining of the game and used as a melee weapon. The description alone gives it away that it's not really the most useful of weapons since it have the same stats as the Reaper's Sword with the exception of having half his damage.

Where a giant face stares a secret? ›

"Where a giant face stares, a secret waits for thee..." Return to the crossroads, take the set of stairs leading north, and throw a bomb at the wall opposite the large statue head. Head inside, slash the button and read the plaque for the next clue.

How do you get the pink sword in death's door? ›

From the Stranded Sailor door, head north over the bridge. Then go under the wooden stairs to the northeast and use your bomb and the wall there. Head inside the hole you've made and hit the pink cube there (this is the first of 4 cubes we need to whack to reach the Greatsword).

Should I give the pearls to joyful Roy? ›

If you give Roy the pearls, Chumberlee comes to life, and you'll need to kill her for miniboss loot. Roy will thank you and award you the Sharklescent Ring. If you give the pearls back to Chumberlee by placing them in the basin before her idol, Roy will no longer be so joyous and attack you.

Where is the 4th purple shrine piece? ›

Shrine Piece No 4

Follow the path up and around and you will see a dungeon entrance to your left. This will contain the piece to Grindanna. You will need to complete three combat encounters and defeat the boss Grissom Whitmore.

Where is the 4th purple shrine piece wonderlands? ›

Head to the Sunfang Oasis Entrance, then go down to the hill to the left of it and follow the path along until you reach the cliff edge. Here you'll see the fourth Shrine Piece locked behind a barrier.

How do you get the spells in deaths door? ›

Acquiring the Death's Door flame spell in the Ceramic Manor grants the ability to hurl fireballs at enemies. An achievement can be earned by lighting the Urn Witch's pot on fire by hitting her with a fireball at the right time. To upgrade the spell, backtrack through the Estate fields toward the Lost Cemetery.

How do I get the last shrine piece of Grindanna? ›

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Where is Mausoleum death's door? ›

If you assume that North is to the top-right (which the game does), you can find these locations by heading in these directions from the Lost Cemetery: Northwest: Mausoleum, Estate of the Urn Witch, Ceramic Mansion, Urn Witch's Laboratory, Inner Furnace.

Why are the doors red death's door? ›

While in the hall of doors, players may notice that some doors now have a red tint to them. This is a completion aid. A red door means there's something left to find in the area. Death's Door doesn't require players to get every single upgrade to get the true ending.

What is the best weapon in deaths door? ›

The Rogue Daggers are the fastest weapons in the game, perfect for players who like to get up close and personal. You can interrupt attackers with the Rogue Daggers, and make up for their lack of range with their charge attack, which also includes a dash.

What should I upgrade death's door? ›

Strength – Increasing your Strength increases the damage you do with your melee weapon, and also increases the reach of your swing. Dexterity – More Dexterity means less time between swings with your melee weapon, and also decreases the time it takes you charge your melee and ranged attacks.

How do you get the Reaper greatsword? ›

The Reaper's Greatsword is behind The Stranded Sailor, locked up behind a gate. To open it, you'll have to find four switches to activate the gate. They're all hidden around The Stranded Soldier, and each one you find will give you a hint on where to find the next one. You don't have to find them in order, though.

Should I give the pearls to joyful Roy? ›

If you give Roy the pearls, Chumberlee comes to life, and you'll need to kill her for miniboss loot. Roy will thank you and award you the Sharklescent Ring. If you give the pearls back to Chumberlee by placing them in the basin before her idol, Roy will no longer be so joyous and attack you.

What does completing shrines do wonderlands? ›

These Shrines are part of the Campaign Challenges and provide you with a permanent boost when you complete them. Each Shrine provides a different boost. There is bonus Gold Gain, Experience Gain, Overworld Movement Speed, Crit Damage, Loot Luck, Moon Orb Gain.

Where is the 4th purple shrine piece? ›

Shrine Piece No 4

Follow the path up and around and you will see a dungeon entrance to your left. This will contain the piece to Grindanna. You will need to complete three combat encounters and defeat the boss Grissom Whitmore.

Why is it called deaths door? ›

“Porte des Morts Passage, Wisconsin, is known as 'Death's Door,' owing to the numerous detached reefs and shoals obstructing its navigation . . . almost certain destruction to craft going ashore. These conditions have been the cause of many vessel disasters.”

What do I do with Pink ghosts death door? ›

The pink ghosts spawn close to one of these statues, so it shouldn't take long to find where they need to go. Once you get them close enough, the ghost will float into the statue and illuminate the lock in its face bright pink.

Is death's door hard Reddit? ›

I personally think it's fairly difficult. Maybe more difficult than average, but it's not too bad. There's not really any punishment for dying save for maybe 30 seconds going back to your spot of death. I think it requires some thought, but it's not brutal.

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