How to Find and Use Golden Cicada Shells in Wo Long (2024)

Once you have gotten past a few tutorial missions in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, you’ll eventually stumble upon the hub area called the Mt. Tianzhushan Hidden Village. Here you can respec your stats, upgrade equipment, and take missions. One of the missions is given by the Hermit of Tianzhu, a weird guy living on top of a tower and obsessed with Golden Cicada Shells. Giving him all 20 Shells found all over your playthrough will reward you with items and an Achievement/Trophy. Here’s how you can find and use Golden Cicada Shells in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty.

Wo Long – How to Use Golden Cicada Shells

Golden Cicada Shell is listed in the Key Items menu. Simply talk to the Hermit of Tianzhu to trade the Shells for various items and Achievements/Trophy:

  • Elixir x3
  • Iron Spetum x4
  • Five-colored Cudgel x3
  • Large Genuine Qi Crystals x3
  • Ascension Achievement/Trophy
  • He will also be gone once you’ve given all 20 Shells and left behind a Hermit’s Scribblings tablet.

Wo Long – How to Find All 20 Golden Cicada Shells

Video courtesy of 100% Guides.

Golden Cicada Shell #1

  • Mission: “Delusion 1 – Two Chivalrous Heroes”
  • After beating Zhuyan, the first boss, keep going through the narrow canyon and reach a large house. Exit through the left door, turn right and get to the roof. Across the roof, you can find your first Golden Cicada Shell in Wo Long.

Golden Cicada Shell #2

  • Mission: “Delusion 3 – The Valley of Crying Wraith”
  • Beat your first Changgui that’s protecting a Battle Flag. Keep going until you see a canyon with red corruption veins. Climb the wall on the left until you reach two suspended bridges. In the second bridge, there’s the collectible hidden inside a hole.

Golden Cicada Shell #3

  • Mission: “Delusion 5 – The Demon Fort of the Yellow Heaven”
  • After the second Battle Flag checkpoint and through the first cave, keep going through the village. Before entering the second cave, climb up the nearby house to its roof.

Golden Cicada Shell #4

  • Mission: “Corruption 1 – In Search of the Immortal Wizard”
  • After the Battle Flag, follow the path up the left into a cave. Go past a campfire, then turn around and walk up it. Above the campfire is the Golden Cicada Shell.

Golden Cicada Shell #5

  • Mission: “Corruption 3 – Fall of the Corrupted Eunuch”
  • From the start of the level, keep going until you encounter two Houshu. The collectible is inside a prison cell just below the bridge.

Golden Cicada Shell #6

  • Mission: “Corruption 3 – Fall of the Corrupted Eunuch”
  • Once you have beaten Baishe, the first boss in this area, go through the level until you’ve reached a garden with a pink pond and a Battle Flag. It is on a roof above the Battle Flag.

Golden Cicada Shell #7

  • Mission: “Tyranny 1 – The Battle of Hulaoguan Pass”
  • Start from the second Battle Flag in the level. Head right into the chasm below the battlefield and just keep going until the dead end.

Golden Cicada Shell #8

  • Mission: “Tyranny 3 – Centuries of Glory Burned Away”
  • From the second Battle Flag, keep going until you get near the end of the canal. Head left down the moat and go inside one of the tunnels. It is at the end of a tunnel in front of a pile of rubbles.

Golden Cicada Shell #9 – Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

  • Mission: “Tyranny 5 – Darkness Over the Hanshui River”
  • From the start of the mission, look for a wooden shipwreck near the river. Look down, and you should see a Golden Cicada Shell on a wooden platform.

Golden Cicada Shell #10

  • Mission: “Tyranny 7 – Tyrant’s Final Banquet”
  • From the start of the level, just keep going. Climb the castle wall using the tree stump, then take a left. Head straight until you see boxes on the left side of the castle wall. Jump over it and look down to see it on some sort of railings.

Golden Cicada Shell #11

  • Mission: “Tyranny 7 – Tyrant’s Final Banquet”
  • Once you have reached the final Battle Flag of the level and defeated the Fengxi, go to the left through a door surrounded by red corruption veins. Jump on top of a platform near the wall, then look behind you. Jump over to the opposite rooftop to reach the Golden Cicada Shell.

Golden Cicada Shell #12

  • Mission: “Fortitude 1 – War’s Flame Blazes Fiercely”
  • From the fourth Battle Flag that you’ve cleansed, take a right through a broken wall, take a left, then take a right again. Once you see a river, take a right once more until you see a chest guarded by a spearman in front of a barricade.

Golden Cicada Shell #13

  • Mission: “Fortitude 1 – War’s Flame Blazes Fiercely”
  • From the previous Golden Cicada Shell location, turn around and run past the red bridge. Take a right, then go down the stairs. Jump to the sewers below and keep going through the tunnel with red corruption veins all over. Look for a room with two terracotta soldiers on a platform with a chest. The shell is in the chest.

Golden Cicada Shell #14

  • Mission: “Fortitude 3 – The Way of the Warrior”
  • From the start of the mission, keep running until you see a tree root bridge. Take a left and jump down instead. Follow the path to the swamps that has a Zhupolong. A Golden Cicada Shell should be nearby.

Golden Cicada Shell #15

  • Mission: “Fortitude 6 – Lu Bu, Mightiest Among Men”
  • Reach the sixth Battle Flag. Then keep going until near the end of the mission, and you see the huge building after some flight of stairs. Go to the left side of the building to find a Golden Cicada Shell behind a wooden platform.

Golden Cicada Shell #16

  • Mission: “Malice 1 – Behold the Glaive of Righteousness”
  • Keep running from the start of the level until you get to the foggy area. Once you encounter a Chenggui and a ladder, climb the ladder and cross the bridge. To the right, there’s a small tower. At the top, look for a tree branch with a collectible on it.

Golden Cicada Shell #17

  • Mission: “Malice 1 – Behold the Glaive of Righteousness”
  • After beating Yan Liang and Wen Chou, head inside the cave. Head right past the Battle Flag, then take a left up the stairs. Climb the ledges in the room that has two terracotta soldiers. There should be a Houshu with a Golden Cicada Shell behind him.

Golden Cicada Shell #18

  • Mission: “Malice 5 – Decisive Battle of Guandu”
  • From the start of the level, just keep going until you see a bunch of golden statues. Take a right and look to your left for the Golden Cicada Shell above a small ledge.

Golden Cicada Shell #19

  • Mission: “Malice 5 – Decisive Battle of Guandu”
  • Beat Yuan Shao, walk past sh*tieshou and drop down to a narrow path. Just keep following the path, and you should find the collectible.

Golden Cicada Shell #20

  • Mt. Tianzhushan Hidden Village Hub
  • Just below the tower where the Hermit of Tianzhu lives.

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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

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