Dust to Dust - The Secret World Mission Guide

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This guide covers the action mission "Dust to Dust" in the mmorpg The Secret World, providing details on how to complete the various tiers and objectives. In Dust to Dust, Henry Hawthorne tasks the player with uncovering several unmarked, mass graves that hold secrets about the town of Kingsmouth's dark and troubled past.

Quest Giver: Henry Hawthorne
(281, 475), Inside Church.

Contents:

  • Tier 1
    Locate an unmarked mass grave.
    Kill Charred Remains and Witch Trial Victims (0/5)
  • Tier 2
    Locate a second mass grave.
    Kill Blue Ridge Forgotten and Watchmen (0/5)
  • Tier 3
    Locate a third mass grave.
    Kill Suffocated Miners (0/5)
  • Tier 4
    Locate a fourth mass grave.
    Kill Reawakened Cultists (0/5)
  • Tier 5
    Locate a fifth mass grave.
    Kill Reanimated Warriors (0/3)
    Kill Cultists (0/6)

Description:
Henry Hawthorne alludes cryptically to a part of Kingsmouth's past rising to haunt them yet again. Someone is digging where they shouldn't, and they have to be stopped.

Briefing Cinematic

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Fighting a Charred Remain as it uses its AOE fire attack.The white casting circle you should avoid.The lore piece in one of the graves at the first site.
Fighting a Charred Remain as it uses its AOE fire attack.
Fighting a Charred Remain as it uses its AOE fire attack.
The white casting circle you should avoid.
The white casting circle you should avoid.
The lore piece in one of the graves at the first site.
The lore piece in one of the graves at the first site.

Tier 1

Locate an unmarked mass grave.

The first of five different unmarked graves you'll have to inspect, before taking out a handful of specific zombies at each one. You'll find this first mass grave marked on your map, just a bit northwest of the church. Once you reach it, you're given your first targets.

Kill Charred Remains and Witch Trial Victims (0/5)

There will be a number of different types of zombies at the first grave site, and most of the others, with only some of them being the one's you've been tasked with killing. Namely returned townies and various Draug which you probably want to ignore unless they are blocking your path in some way.

The zombies you're looking to kill here are the burned up looking ones, which make up both the Charred Remains and Witch Trial Victims. They both seem to have a special AOE fire blast attack you should try to avoid, signified by the white casting circle you've seen elsewhere by now.

Make sure to check the inside of the crater/graves for a lore piece.

+16,800 XP

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Pulling Blue Ridge Watchmen for the objective.The watchman doing his special attack.Another watchmen again using the special attack.
Pulling Blue Ridge Watchmen for the objective.
Pulling Blue Ridge Watchmen for the objective.
The watchman doing his special attack.
The watchman doing his special attack.
Another watchmen again using the special attack.
Another watchmen again using the special attack.

Tier 2

Locate a second mass grave.

You're next grave site/kill these zombies site, is going to be just a short distance away from where you are now, to the west, again marked visibly on your map.

Kill Blue Ridge Forgotten and Watchmen (0/5)

You're target zombies in this next mass grave will be the ones you find wearing blue jeans, a very tattered light blue shirt, very noticeable yellow hard hats and holding pick axes. There doesn't seem to be anything too special about these guys, besides being a bit tougher due to higher HP amounts.

They seem to have a high damage close range attack which is signified by a cloud of dust congealing around them as they hold their chest with their hands. Try to keep some distance to avoid being hit by this attack, as it seems its range is small enough to necessitate contact for it to hit you.

+16,800 XP

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Killing the Suffocated Miner zombies.
Killing the Suffocated Miner zombies.
Killing the Suffocated Miner zombies.

Tier 3

Locate a third mass grave.

The third grave is really easy to reach, a short distance south from the second.

Kill Suffocated Miners (0/5)

The Suffocated Miners you need to kill here look a lot like the zombies from the last grave site, with the same yellow hard hats making them easily noticeable, but with darker pants and shirts in better condition.

+16,800 XP

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Engaging some Reawakened Cultists.
Engaging some Reawakened Cultists.
Engaging some Reawakened Cultists.

Tier 4

Locate a fourth mass grave.

The second to last grave you need to find, you'll notice it's to the southeast from the third.

Kill Reawakened Cultists (0/5)

Now you're looking for more pale, mummified zombies that walk with a bit of a listing movement. The cultists around this area are significantly more squishy than most of the zombies you've fought up until now, probably due to their "spellcaster" status. They have a tendency to cast barrier shields on each other, that prevent some of your damage, however these do little to offset their reduced HP pool, making these guys the quickest to down this far.

Your next kill X will include some of these cultists, so feel free to pull some of these guys to your next grave site with you, if you're confident it won't kill you, to save some time.

+16,800 XP

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Killing some cultists pulled from nearby.The Reanimated Warrior on the left starts its powerup attack.
Killing some cultists pulled from nearby.
Killing some cultists pulled from nearby.
The Reanimated Warrior on the left starts its powerup attack.
The Reanimated Warrior on the left starts its powerup attack.

Tier 5

Locate a Fifth Mass Grave

The final grave you'll need to locate in this mission is to the east, by the waters edge. When you're making your way there, keep an eye out for a Black Gravestone which starts a side quest, just on the western edge of the red circle marking the grave, on the high ground.

Kill Reanimated Warriors (0/3)
Kill Cultists (0/6)

For this final grave site, you have to kill 9 enemies total of two different types. The Cultists can have many different names, as long as they're the same mummified looking zombies you fought before, which you can even have pulled some from elsewhere to kill when you get to this grave, to quickly pass this part of the mission. The cultists all act essentially the same, with their barrier shields only partially making up for their squishy nature.

The Reanimated Warriors only seem to spawn around here however, are much tougher and look similar to the Mayan warriors that spawned during the end of days event. These zombies, like the Blue Ridge Watchmen, have a strong powerup attack that looks similar to the watchmen's, with them holding their chest while some sort of dust or energy absorbs into themselves, before releasing a strong heavy hitting attack. Again, try to put some distance between yourself and them when you see this start to happen.

+16,800 XP

Dust to Dust - Mission Rewards:

67,200 Experience
+84,000 Experience from Tier Completions (5 x 16,800)
2 Sequins of Solomon Island
8,330 Pax Romana
Choice of one of the following (QL 2) Waist Talismans:

  • Affiliation Chain (DPS)
    +10 Crit Power Rating
    +68 Health
    +46 Attack Rating
  • Protective Buckle (Healer)
    +10 Hit Rating
    +68 Health
    +46 Heal Rating
  • Divine Effigy (Tank)
    +10 Defense Rating
    +158 Health
    +20 Attack Rating

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