Sands of Salzaar – Arcanists Main Quest Walkthrough

Sands of Salzaar - Arcanists Main Quest

If you’re looking for a Sands of Salzaar walkthrough regarding Arcanists, that continues from The Secret, you’re in the right place. This main quest starts once you finish the mirage trial and get the scimitar. Continue reading below for the walkthrough.

Arcanists Main Quest Walkthrough

This is one of the simpler main quests in Sands of Salzaar since the majority of it relies on waiting. Ilayda will take the scimitar you got from the mirage trial to go perform a seven-day ritual. The only quest objective will tell you to wait 15 days before heading over to the Umbra Cliffs where they’re performing the ritual. If you’re not sure what to do in the meantime, you can do side quests to earn some money and experience. This is a good way to grow your army with more squads and stronger ones too.

After 15 Days Are Up

Sands of Salzaar - Arcanists Note

If you’re not sure when the 15 days are up, don’t worry, you’ll get a short note once they are. The note shown in the above screenshot tells you that it’s been a month and to head to the Umbra Cliffs. The Arcanists quest log will tell you to head south of Fleur, but you’re better off finding the Fleur (South Outpost) instead. The area below Fleur is blocked and the two entrances toward Ilayda are near the Fleur (South Outpost). Just head northwest/left of the Fleur (South Outpost) to find Ilayda and some wizards.

Arcanists Ilayda Location

Once you begin talking to Ilayda, she’ll tell you about her plan to teleport to a forest east of the Umbra Cliffs. She lets you know that there’s no rush and to come back when you’re prepared. This mission has a couple of battles, with at least one not needing to be won. You won’t have your squads or characters/companions to help you either. So if you need to, you can save before going in. But there seems to be an opportunity to leave early if you need to as well.

Sands of Salzaar - Arcanists Ilayda Conversation

If you’re ready to complete the Arcanists main quest and continue forward, talk to Ilayda again. This will complete the Arcanists main quest and start a larger one, Hidden Ifrit. For more Sands of Salzaar guides worth reading, find out How to Make Money Fast and How to Repair Gear.


Sands of Salzaar released for PC via Steam Early Access on January 2, 2020, with the Chinese language first. It received an English translation update on September 22, 2020. The Chinese translation of the game’s name is 部落与弯刀.

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