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Sign Cutting

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Sign Cutting

1328 AE
Heart of Thorns
Sign Cutting
Tangled Descent
(Tangled Depths)
Preceded by
Buried Insight
Followed by
Bitter Harvest

Sign Cutting is the fourteenth chapter of the Heart of Thorns story. This chapter cannot be replayed once completed.


Follow the path Rox left in order to meet up with your team.
  • Find the tracks Rox left behind.
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  • Examine the marking.
  • (Follow Rox's trail.)
  • Find the tracks Rox left behind.
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  • Inspect the marking.
  • (Find Rox's next marker.)
  • Find the tracks Rox left behind.
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  • Investigate the marking.
  • (Keep searching for Rox's trail.)
  • Find the tracks Rox left behind.
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  • Study the marking.
  • (Search for the next sign from Rox.)
  • Find the tracks Rox left behind.
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  • Check out the marking.
Find your team.
  • Find your team.



This chapter will direct the player through various areas of Tangled Depths, including Tangled Descent, Deeproot Sink, down to Ogre Lane, and finally Dragon's Passage. Then, the player is directed to take the entrance to Dragon's Stand where the mission ends at the Waypoint (map icon).png Pact Base Camp Southern Waypoint.

At each step in this part of the story, there is a hot/cold green progress bar in the upper right of the UI which fills to indicate how close the player is to the next objective, which is always a single round rock. When the player moves close enough to the exact rock to trigger progression, the objective circle updates to a location star. The player must then move to the location star, exactly on the rock, to trigger further progression in the chapter. The final location is just north of Waypoint (map icon).png Dragon's Passage Waypoint, on the bottom level.



Sign Cutting Heart of Thorns: Act 3 Heart of Thorns mastery point 0Achievement points
Follow the trail that was laid out for you.Journal: Sign Cutting Completed Completed Sign Cutting 0Achievement points
  • Complete the story chapter.


Because this mission takes place in the open world, you will encounter the normal allies and foes of the areas you are directed to.


While finding markings:

<Character name>: Rox was here, these marks leave no question.
<Character name>: Someone or something came through after, but I still think that's one of Rox's signs.
<Character name>: The way those are arranged...clearly a sign.

At the final marking:

<Character name>: These tracks look fresh. I must be getting close.

My story[edit]

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I had to catch up with the others who went after Zojja, Logan, and Trahearne and let them know what we discovered in Rata Novus. Thankfully, Rox left the trail I requested, which allowed me to locate them.

You found your team.

My story


When you finish the previous mission the objectives demands to learn Itzel Poison Lore. But once you enter Tangled Depths you can continue this story step without having that mastery.
  • Most of the objective rocks can be found within an arrow on the ground formed by rocks, but sometimes, the arrow formation is actually pointing to the objective rock, which is farther along.