Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Achievements

Master Wizard

In Origins, wield all of the ultimate staffs in one game.

This particular achievement will take quite a bit of time, although it can be simplified by switching to easy difficulty, or by having multiple people work on the staffs at once. If you want to know how to create the staffs in the first place, please refer to "Playing with Power." So let's get into it.

The first step in the fire ultimate staff construction takes us to the crazy place, and actually is a slight foreshadowing of another step to come.

Step 1. Fill the Cauldrons
We begin by having to fill souls at the grate area next to the fire teleporter in Agartha. In order to get to Agartha you need to go through any of the portals, but I advise going through the fire portal as it places you directly where you need to be. The fire portal is located through the left door out of spawn as if you were going to generator 3, just outside to your left as soon as you go through the door. Now you will need to fill the four cauldrons so they go from empty to having a flame coming out of them. In order for these kills to count you will need to kill zombies with the fire staff, and will know you are finished when all four cauldrons are on fire and Samantha speaks to you.

Step 2. Light the Torches
We now need to head back to the church and go upstairs near the pews on fire. On the wall starting above the pew and wrapping around to above the mystery box will be symbols that are lit up. From left to right each group of symbols corresponds to a specific number. Starting on the left the numbers correspond to pillars 11, 5, 9, 7, 6, 3, 4(blood pillar). Here's a picture of what I am talking about.

Thanks to coreymawf for allowing me to use the picture.

So depending on which buttons are lit up (and it is random every time), that will be the sequence of torches you need to light. Again starting from left to right, for me was 11, 9, 6, 3, and the blood pillar (4). Once you get this step down they will all light up and you will move onto step 3.

Step 3. Fire the Fire Ball Up.
We need to head back to the excavation site and down to the bottom where the large discs are with the four sides and the different colors. Our objective now is to rotate the four discs so they all match up red for fire. There are 2 levers on the ground floor (if looking at where the staffs go there is on up the stairs to the left and one to the right--opposite of each other) and 2 levers on the wooden walkways above you. Each time you rotate a specific lever the disc changes colors. Once you hit the red color for a disc move onto the next one. When all four are red a little red ball will appear just above the blue symbol on the ground of excavation, and will now require you to shoot the red ball with the fire staff to make it glow and fly up through the discs. Time to punch it.

Step 4. Killing em' Souls to Ultimate
Fill the staff with souls.
Time to go back to Agartha and fill the staff with zombie souls. You can use any gun, the thunder fists (which are a one-hit-kill until wave 19) or Maxis to help fill the staff. Their souls will fill the staff like the fill chests, culminating with Samantha telling you the power of fire is ready. Again we are looking at about 30 or so zombies to fill the staff, and once it's done you will be able to take your ultimate staff of fire.

Ice is a fairly easy staff to build, but can be tricky if you are not careful with the matching up of buttons.

Step 1. Match and Freeze.
We need to head to Agartha and go to the ice area. This can be done easiest by going through the ice portal that is located between church and generator six. Once in Agartha if you look above the teleporter there will be six blocks you need to shoot with the ice staff. In order to get the code you will see a box off to the side that looks like it is flowing with some symbol in white on it. Here's a great image showing the correlation between picture and ice block symbol.

Thanks to MrDalekJD for allowing me to use his picture.

After this is finish you will need to head back up to the main area and find three tombstones to freeze and destroy them.

Step 2. Tombstone Destroyer
Once the puzzle is finished it's time to hunt the three tombstones down. You must shoot the tombstones once with the ice staff to freeze it and then with a regular weapon to destroy it.

  • Tombstone one is located next to the MP-40 in the area where you fill up a chest by Jugg.
  • Tombstone two is located on the excavation hillside facing Jugg.
  • Tombstone three is located near the downed robot's hand by tank station where generator two is at, or the area where the tank stops for a cool down.

Once you destroy the last tombstone we move onto step 3.

Step 3. Frozen Ice Orb Heading Up
Head back to excavation and repeat the process you did for the fire staff, but this time we are trying to get the colors to be blue. Once you match them up shoot the blue orb with the ice staff and move onto the final step.

Step 4. Killing em' Souls to Ultimate
Fill the staff with souls.
Time to go back to Agartha and fill the staff with zombie souls. You can use any gun, the thunder fists (which are a one-hit-kill until wave 19) or Maxis to help fill the staff. Once it's done take your ultimate staff and drop the blizzards.

Lightning is fairly easy, but there is quite a bit of running around the map so be prepared for a long haul.

Step 1. Lightning on the Piano
Complete the first puzzle for the lightning staff.
Like the other staffs we will need to Agartha and head to the lightning area (purple) and play a little piano. At the very bottom of this guide is a video that goes into depth about what you need to do and why you are doing it. I will stick to telling you what you need to do without all of the background.

In a nutshell you need to play three cords, but if you are musically challenged like myself, just follow this little picture to success. The combo is A>C>E then E>G>B and finally F>A>D.

Thanks to MrDalekJD for allowing me to use his picture.

Step 2. Flip the Switch, Crank the Power
Complete the second lightning staff puzzle.
We need to run a little lap around the map making sure any switches that are sparking are turned off. You may have noticed some of them through your travels, but now they will become a part of powering up this staff. You must follow this order as once one switch is taken care of move onto the next. You hold until it stops sparking. Here is the order:

  1. Near generator 5 (Stamin Up machine), next to the Wunderfizz machine.
  2. Underneath the church, behind the tank spawn off to the left.
  3. Upstairs in the church to the left of where the mystery box is.
  4. Next to the area of generator 4/Jugg next to the entrance to the wind tunnel.
  5. Inside of spawn at the stairs before you enter the second room.
  6. Inside the workshop between generator 2 and the main area.
  7. Right as you are about to pass through the workshop into the main area on your right.
  8. In front of the stairs before going to the church area on the wall.

Once they are all done back to excavation site.

Step 3. That Orb is Lighting Hot. Up She Goes!
Power up the orb and move it to Agartha.
Head back to excavation and repeat the process you did for the the other staves, but this time we are trying to get the colors to be purple. Once you match them up shoot the purple orb with the lightning staff and move onto the final step.

Step 4. Killing em' Souls to Ultimate
Fill the staff with souls.
Time to go back to Agartha and fill the staff with zombie souls. You can use any gun, the thunder fists (which are a one-hit-kill until wave 19) or Maxis to help fill the staff. Once it's done take your ultimate staff and unleash the lightning bolt.

Wind isn't too bad, but you will need to be careful with step 3 in order to not waste a ton of time.

Step 1. Fix the Rings, Empower the Winds
Complete the first puzzle for the wind staff.
Head back to Agartha and to the yellow area to be able to start this first staff. The puzzle we need to do now is located above the teleporter. The following picture will be the solution you need to answer the puzzle, minus the rationale of why. In order to take advantage of this picture you need to have your back to the center of Agartha.


Thanks to MrDalekJD for allowing me to use his picture.

Step 2. Smoking Is Bad.. Put Them Out in the Middle
Complete the second wind staff puzzle.
There are 3 smoking balls spread across the map that you will need to put out using the wind staff. The caveat is that you need to put them out facing the center of the map. The three locations are as follows:

Near juggernog:

In the cemetery reached by traveling through the mud path from the backside of tank:

Finally on the path up to generator 5/stamin up to your right:

Once all three are done the smoke will go out and you will be prompted to align the disks.

Step 3. May the Wind Guide You Up
Power up the orb and move it to Agartha.
Head back to excavation and repeat the process you did for the the other staves, but this time we are trying to get the colors to be yellow. Once you match them up shoot the yellow orb with the wind staff and move onto the final step.

Step 4. Killing em' Souls to Ultimate
Fill the staff with souls.
Time to go back to Agartha and fill the staff with zombie souls. You can use any gun, the thunder fists (which are a one-hit-kill until wave 19) or Maxis to help fill the staff. Once it's done take your ultimate staff and unleash the hurricane.

With the final staff built you need to wield all four in order to get the achievement. You have a few options for getting this.
-You can leave all the staves in holders in Agartha and have one person pick them all up.
-You can put three of the staves into their holders in the respected robots as well as the fire staff in excavation (See "Little Lost Girl" for details on that) and then pick up from the bottom of excavation site. Now here you can pick up the staves one at a time. If you allow only one person to do it then you won't have to worry about counting who wielded what.

If you are not a fan of my ramblings, here is an awesome video by MrDalekJD who also gave me permission for using videos and pictures.

Thanks to MrDalekJD for allowing me to use his video.


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User Comments
Comment #1 by bieber boy
Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 02:26:36 PM

I'm so ready for this

Comment #2 by fadedassassin
Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 11:36:36 PM

yer a wizard Harry

Comment #3 by Combat Doll
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 02:39:49 AM

I will be looking for people to do this achievement and others that come with the map pack. I prefer people who are good at zombies. PLEASE send me a message on xbox live letting me know that you are adding me for the new map pack or I will most likely deny you. I get a bunch of random friend requests daily.

GT: Combat Doll

Looking forward to achievement hunting :)

Comment #4 by Trepkose
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 06:59:33 AM

Looking to do all these achievement in this map pack will be on most of the week message me if interested.

GT: PsychoticSKX

Comment #5 by ALRIGHT ITS ELU
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 04:10:24 PM

I will be looking to do all the achievements add me FATCHICKPOUNDER I have a mic and I have all the other zombie achievements so I'm preety good will only need 2 people to do as already have 2 people

Comment #6 by G4MB1T NI
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 05:19:30 AM

add me ST4RSCRE4M4

Comment #7 by G4MB1T NI
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 05:20:30 AM


Comment #8 by furrfun
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 03:44:49 PM

Anyone wanna do any of these achievements message me ill be on every day
GT: furrfun

Comment #9 by steven777771
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 05:14:25 PM

@2, you're a hairy wizard.

Comment #10 by Knaussenheimer
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 12:46:34 AM

we had three built and weilded and only needed one part for the ice staff and then died on round 21. FUUUUUUUUUU*K!!!

Comment #11 by FloodedAxel KH
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 03:00:11 AM

Does anyone know how to make the staffs ultimate since you can't PaP them. Me and my friends found switches in the room but don't know what we have to do but the very bottom circle has icons on them that show each and every element's icon from when you're in the crazy place. No idea on what it's for ee maybe?

Comment #12 by FuhzDHAT
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 03:02:24 AM

totally down

Comment #13 by UsedTw0
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 08:43:34 AM

You must put the staffs in the proper place get the color from the crazy place to match the circles above the Staffs after that try and attach the corresponding Staff with the corresponding Artifact

Comment #14 by UsedTw0
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 08:49:34 AM

The more people you have in the game the more times you will have to play through the game taking turns of one person getting all four its a pain but not too difficult Also The KSG PaP Is Hands down My new fav Zombs weapon If your lucky enough to get dbl tap it is insane

Comment #15 by GMx MadnezZ
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 11:09:11 AM

Can someone give a detailled guide?

Comment #16 by Smeagol0327
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 03:41:36 PM

Looking to do basically all the co-op achievements
message me: Smeagol0327
just played solo got to round 18, so message me if you know where to find certain parts

Comment #17 by xXRenegade12Xx
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 04:28:37 PM

If looking for people who know what they're doing to get this done message me if you can help
GT- xRenegade12

Comment #18 by CraKeLL
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 04:33:29 PM

How do you do this cheevo? We have all 4 Staffs but not sure what to do! Please help!

Comment #19 by Tippur
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 08:13:19 PM

Seems pretty difficult
I almost did it but died at the fire staff :/

Comment #20 by AdroitxAssassin
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 09:11:41 PM

I'm looking for a couple of solid, deep voiced, people to roll zombies with. I already have myself and my friend. Voice Message me if you want to play whenever we have time.

My GT: AdroitxAssassin
Friend's GT: Firestar509

Comment #21 by Knaussenheimer
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 12:01:20 AM

I thought that the elemental staff were the ultimate staffs and i thought that all you had to do for this achievement was cycle through those so my earlier comment was kinda wrong. nevertheless I was able to build them this time but the challenges screwed me :( it's always something.

Comment #22 by Smiling Atheist
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 01:24:28 PM

I'm a good player looking for others to get this with. So far I've mad the ultimate fire staff but the others I need help on. Add me so we can get this done. My gt is Smiling Atheist.

Comment #23 by JLitte27
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 06:11:14 PM

I will be in tonight if anyone wants to do this ik how to build all the staffs and everything usually what happens is people can't keep a zombie or survive, ik the map and can get some ultimate staffs, message / add me if interested and let's get this done!!!

Gamer tag: OmegaWeaponVIII

Comment #24 by Josh Spartan1
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 06:33:55 PM

If be happy to help with anything on now so message me

GT ----- Josh spartan1

Comment #25 by Casyle
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 06:57:19 PM

If anyone needs a 4th player I'm lookin' to get this achievement. My gamertag is Casyle.

Comment #26 by D3ADANG3L115
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 08:34:01 AM

If anyone wants to do it I have allredy done it Idm Helping other people If you want My gamertag is: D3ADANG3L115
Thanks :)

Comment #27 by D3ADANG3L115
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 08:35:06 AM

Crap ^^ Make that D3AD ANG3L115
hahaha (With the space

Comment #28 by Britishlemon
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 01:19:55 PM

Video Guide of how to get one of the ultimate staves:

Comment #29 by Aaron M3t4L
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 11:17:03 PM

This achievement should of been called "You're a wizard, Dempsey

Comment #30 by Rance100
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 04:29:25 PM

I am looking for people to do this and the other Achievements for this Map Pack With me. Add My GT: A Hairy Nugget

Please have a Mic and know what you are doing. I would appreciate if I could get some help by this weekend.

Comment #31 by DJW676
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 04:53:15 PM

I need this. Gt - DJW676.

Comment #32 by sheepy1997
Sunday, September 08, 2013 @ 02:32:18 PM

Just to let you guys know, this achievement may be a little glitchy. Me and my friends were just on a game and got all four ultimate staffs and only two out of four of us got the achievement. I'm very annoyed that I didn't! :(

Comment #33 by zombie slaya 115
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 11:52:16 PM

I need 3 zombie players that know how to upgrade the staffs I myself know how to fully upgrade the ice and lightning staff the ones that get me are the wind and fire ones message me my gt is GMAN 360S and we might as well do the easter egg if it goes well.

Comment #34 by REDXzlayer
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 07:30:42 AM

i can ultimate the lightning staff and wind 1 and the ice 1 but i cant upgrade the fire 1 if u can help me my GT is REDXzlayer and i got 2 friends that will help as well thanks

Comment #35 by WeirderGAMER213
Sunday, September 29, 2013 @ 03:39:35 PM

Hey Im looking for 2-3 players that know how how to upgrade all of them . i dont know how to do any i really need help thanks

Comment #36 by WeirderGAMER213
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 06:58:39 PM

I know the wind one

Comment #37 by Mr Trevis
Saturday, October 05, 2013 @ 03:02:26 AM

gamertag is
Papa Smurf U
I NEED HELP with ll the achievements for origins.

Comment #38 by snorlacks
Sunday, October 20, 2013 @ 02:37:05 PM

looking for help for this one
gt is snorlacks99

Comment #39 by jblemke
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 10:17:20 PM

Got this one yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment #40 by MERLOCK
Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 07:19:44 AM

Need this achievements
add me If u need another player.

Comment #41 by P4INTBALL4LIF36
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 02:09:45 PM

hey anyone want to do this? GT: P4INTBALL4LIF36

Comment #42 by killer135
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 @ 07:37:18 PM

looking for people to do this with
gt bladezslayer

Comment #43 by mhanlonusa
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 @ 09:14:44 PM

know the steps message me POOP my gt is xGETSOMENIKExOG

Comment #44 by ll Are Jay ll
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 @ 10:15:50 AM

this achievement was easy as pie 8)

Comment #45 by billnye69
Sunday, March 02, 2014 @ 11:36:46 PM

Just did this on Solo. Suck it bitches. :P

Comment #46 by UndyTonza
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 @ 09:54:35 AM

I think I found out how u can prevent the staves from disappearing. If one person has done the ultimate staff steps and the staff is being powered up in the Crazy Place, other player cannot pick the staff up when it's ready cuz otherwise the staff will disappear when it is being switched out to a weapon on a wall. So remember to have the same player pick up the staff he/she did the previous steps for from the Crazy Place, after that u can swap the staff for a weapon on a wall, but don't switch a staff for a staff cuz that can alo cause it to glitch out. I hope this is how it works and can help others.

Comment #47 by TheJoeRulez
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 05:41:28 PM

Hey, a friend and me are looking to find 2 players up for going for the Origins achievements. Message me on Xbox live so we can party up, my gamertag is "TheJoeRulez"

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US November 13, 2012
Europe November 13, 2012

HDD Space Required : 7.6 GB
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