SWTOR Ossus Datacrons and Achievements Guide.[toc]
Ossus Endurance Datacron (+2 Endurance)
This is a really involved datacron that requires you to click the 5 switches in the exact sequence. Special thanks to Theho for figuring it out and posting the solutions in the comments (and getting world first). You will need to finish the main story first.
- In addition to the endurance datacron, you also get a purple reputation item and a Ood Bnar Weapon Tuning.
Step 1: Clicking the 5 switches in sequence (Blue, Yellow, White, Orange, Green)
Switch 1 (Blue) – Ancient Ruins (1130, –263)
This one is on top of a mountain, bit of a pain to get to as it requires a lot of rock hopping.
Switch 2 (Yellow) – Ossus Canyons (1078, 639)
Inside the waterfall, you have to carefully drop down to reach it or you will plummet to your death
Switch 3 (White) – Farms (165, –263)
Inside a small hidden cave.
Switch 4 (Orange) – Jedi Temple Ruins (-725, –256)
You reach this switch by the same way you do with the Exiled Knight’s journal, there are some broken vases that allow you to enter this area off the maps.
Switch 5 (Green) – Ancient Ruins (760, –516)
Gotta hop the walls abit to reach this switch.
Step 2: Check you have clicked the switches correctly
Once all the switches are clicked, go to a hidden Personal instance located in Ancient Ruins (1388, –387), if you see a circle above the 5 symbols, you have clicked the switches correct. Otherwise you need to repeat step 1.
Step 3: Head to Jedi Library Ruins
You should see a green phase now in the Jedi Library Ruins at the marked location.
Go through the phase and find a hole with a circle marking above.
Drop down this hole and follow it along. Now you will need to do a bit of jumping puzzle to reach the end. Follow the blue glowing mushrooms, they will tell you where to jump next. The jumping puzzle is quite lengthy and has 3 sections.
Once you make it to the end of the jumping puzzle, you should be on the 2nd floor. Activate the switch in front of you and then jump across gaps on the floor to activate the switch all the way at the other end. Don’t worry if you fall through the gaps as you will be teleported back up. You will see the holocron on your way but it is shielded and you won’t be able to grab it yet. Past the holocron I find it is easiest to jump on the left side of the columns as the gaps on the right are too big for you to jump across.
Once you activated the second switch, the gaps should be now filled and you can walk safely across and grab the holocron.
Step 4: Grab the Datacron
Go back to the hidden Personal instance located in Ancient Ruins (1388, –387). You should now be able to place the holocron on the pedestal and then interact with it to retrieve the datacron.
Ossus Presence Datacron (+5 Presence)
This is an easy datacron that require you get a Grappling Hook first from one of the caves in Ancient Ruins.
You will need to get a grappling hook first from this hidden cave in Ancient Ruins area (accessed via a cave north of Ossus Canyons). The coordinates for that hidden cave is (1319, –430). Interact with the corpse of the Crushed Explorer.
Now go to the broken bridge in Ossus Canyons. Go up the broken stairs and then use the grappling hook to shoot yourself across the final gap.
Ossus Red Mastery Datacron (+6 Mastery)
This datacron requires a small bit of jumping. If your character has a large bodysize it may have some difficulty fitting through some of the openings.
This datacron is in the Ancient Ruins area which is accessed via a cave north of Ossus Canyons. Go to location (865, –245) in the Ancient Ruins area and you will find a cave.
Go through the cave and on the right are some ledges you can climb on top. Follow the path, keep going up and it will lead you straight to the datacron.
Don the Exiled Knight
Don the Exiled Knight is a running gag in SWTOR due to a promotion in the SWTOR Launcher that has the message Don the Exiled Knight’s Armor. In this case Don meant the verb but it can be read as a name. A reddit thread was posted and Musco commented on it and thus the legend was born.
The Epic of the Exiled Knight
1. The Epic of the Exiled Knight: Part Seventeen (-713, –192)
This one is inside Jedi Library Ruins but in an area that is slightly off the map. To get to that area off the map you will need to jump on some broken vases once you are in the vicinity.
2. The Epic of the Exiled Knight: Part One (973, 534)
Behind the waterfall in Ossus Canyons
3. The Epic of the Exiled Knight: Part Four (1033, –145)
This journal is in the cave connecting Ossus Canyons to Ancient Ruins. You can either enter from the Ossus Canyons side if you are Imperial or Ancient Ruins if you are Republic.
It is in the middle of the cave inside a shallow pool of water
4. The Epic of the Exiled Knight: Part Twelve (356, 31)
This journal can be found in Ossus Farms inside a flower pot next to a green container.
Dawn of the Exiled Knight
Locate Don, the Exiled Knight (1315, 303). He can be found in Ossus Canyons, a bit below the top of the cliffs.