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Elex Game Guide

Elex Game Guide

Welcome on Magalan, where everything can kill you! The unofficial guide to Elex provides a complete collection of information and hints that will help you complete the game. You will find a walkthrough of all the quests, tips about character development, maps, practical advice and more.

Last update: 27 November 2022

This unofficial guide to Elex is a source of information and tips useful in understanding basic mechanics of the gameplay and successfully reaching the finale of the story encompassing several dozen of hours of playtime. Our guide should interest both players that begin their adventure with Elex for the first time, as well as people that spent extended hours with the game and require answers to a particular subject.

Contents of the guide

The first major chapter of the guide below is a beginner's guide. Players beginning their adventure with the game will surely find starting tips useful, as well as pages with tips regarding, among others, combat, exploration, conversations with NPCs, completing tasks, crafting, health regeneration, thievery or hacking. Evenly useful should be pages dedicated to character development (you can find recommended builds here), factions inhabiting the world of the game (Berserkers, Outlaws, Clerics) and the locations of trainers, vendors, recipes, elex drink bottles, and legendary items.

Another major part of the guide is the FAQ chapter with answers to the most frequently asked questions. From it, you can easily learn what to avoid while playing (the most common pitfalls), how to amass XP easily and without effort, how to earn elexit (local currency), how to avoid dying in the initial phase of the game, where to find the main cities on the map, which abilities to choose at the beginning, and where to get a good weapon for Jax.

The third major chapter is a walkthrough for the game, which contains solutions to all types of quests - story missions (along with the ending), side quests, companion quests, and finally, faction quests that allow the player to improve relations and join the chosen group. The walkthrough is complemented by world atlas maps that show all major areas of Magalan - Edan, Tavar, Abessa, Ignadon, and Xacor.

Aside from the main chapters, the guide is complemented by smaller ones. Among them, you can find a trophy guide useful in unlocking 100% of the trophies. Moreover, you can view a page dedicated to PC system requirements, as well as receive information regarding the length of the game.

Elex: Quick starting tips

  1. Save as often as possible. Dying in Elex is part of the experience. Moreover, saving can save you from wrong decisions in quests. Make sure to save at the beginning of each major quest and before entering a new city or a major location.
  2. Opening menus and windows does not pause the game. You can easily forget about this hindrance, and in result prompt a situation where the main hero gets jumped. Open the menu windows away from enemies and in safe locations.
  3. Jetpack is useful when exploring. With its help, you can reach remote areas or locations that were previously unaccessible (e.g. roofs of tall buildings). Nevertheless, don't forget about the limited time you can spend airborne. Careless use of jetpack may lead to dying by falling from height.
  4. Gather all found loot. In Elex, inventory is bottomless - both when it comes to the number of items and maximum encumbrance. Pick up all you find, even stuff that isn't useful to you, as you can sell it to a vendor later.
  5. Get a companion as soon as possible. Travelling as a group is a much better idea than going solo. A companion can not only help in attacking encountered enemies, but can as well as attract monsters and make them focus their attention on himself, which is especially useful when rolling a hero that uses magic or ranged weapons.
  6. Take some time before joining a faction. You should complete as many quests as possible before, as some of them are available only to a independent hero. This will allow you to gather as much XP as possible, and you'll get acquainted with the factions and have an easier time choosing one.

More tips can be found on a dedicated page: Starting Tips.

Elex: All story missions and ending

The main story of Elex encompasses 4 chapters and is concluded by an extensive finale sequence. Below you can find a list of story quests along with links to individual missions.

Chapter 1 - The Hunt Begins

  1. Survive
  2. Stolen Equipment
  3. Refuge of the Separatists
  4. Origin - The Power of the Center
  5. The Big Bang
  6. Ulbricht's Big Offensive
  7. Free as a Bird

Chapter 2 - Battle Plans

  1. The Old Man
  2. Zardom's Battle Plans

Chapter 3 - Open War

  1. Confronting The Pilgrim
  2. War of the Machines
  3. Family Meeting
  4. Heavy Suspicion
  5. Defective Reactor

Chapter 4 - The Secret of the Hybrid

  1. Through the Ice Desert
  2. The Separatists' Test
  3. The Voice of Elex
  4. Who Am I?
  5. The Last Flight

Finale and Ending

  1. The Battle of Xacor
  2. The Lair of the Beast
  3. The Future of Magalan

Elex: Beginner's Guide

On the pages below of the guide we described the most important mechanics of the gameplay, as well as prepared various tips that will help you in dying less often and avoiding pitfalls.

  1. Cold
  2. World Exploration
  3. Combat
  4. Conversations with NPCs
  5. Thievery
  6. Division of quests
  7. Crafting
  8. Inventory
  9. Hacking
  10. Gathering resources
  11. Health regeneration, difficulty levels
  12. Travelling with a companion

Elex: FAQ

The FAQ chapter of our guide offers solutions to the most often encountered problems, as well as explains the less obvious issues.

  1. Where can I find sunglasses?
  2. Which faction to choose?
  3. How to quickly earn experience?
  4. How to earn elexit?
  5. How should I explore the world?
  6. Which abilities are the best?
  7. How to get to The Pit in Goliet?
  8. Who is the easiest to recruit to the team?
  9. How to unlock teleports?
  10. How to survive at the start of the game?
  11. Where can you find the biggest cities in the game?
  12. How to enter Domed City?
  13. What you shouldn't do in Elex
  14. How to defeat The Big Bang boss?
  15. Where to find better weapons at the start?

Elex: Factions

Factions chapter contains information about 3 main groups found in the world of the game (Outlaws, Clerics, Berserkers) along with advice on how to join them. Aside from the above, you can learn about smaller, not-joinable factions.

  1. General information
  2. Berserkers
  3. Outlaws
  4. Clerics
  5. Other factions

Elex: Character development

We devoted a separate chapter of the guide to hero development so that Jax can become stronger. Moreover, we supplied a list of best builds and recommendations regarding factions so that the chosen guild corresponds with your chosen playstyle.

  1. Developing Jax - basic tips
  2. Choosing a faction
  3. Suggested builds

Elex: Side, companion and faction quests

Optional quests in Elex are divided into 3 main categories. "Normal"side quests are listed based on the location they are started in. In case of companion quests, each is devoted to a different character and thus received a separate page in the guide. The final category are faction quests and we created mini-chapters of the walkthrough for each of the 3 joinable factions.

Side quests

  1. Edan quests
  2. Tavar quests
  3. Abessa quests
  4. Ignadon quests
  5. Xacor quests

Companion quests

  1. Companions
  2. A Berserker Warrior [Duras]
  3. A Half Defective Tin Can [C.R.O.N.Y. U4]
  4. The Crafty Crook [Ray]
  5. For a Handful of Shards [Ray]
  6. Angry Girl [Nasty]
  7. Electrical Technology for Falk [Falk]
  8. Chosen [Caja]]

Faction quests

  1. Joining the Berserkers and their missions
  2. Joining the Outlaws and their missions
  3. Joining the Clerics and their missions

Elex: World atlas

Our guide also supplies a World Atlas that includes detailed maps of all major regions. Aside from that, we've prepared various lists useful in finding secrets and unique loot.


  1. Map of Quests in Elex
  2. Edan (Goliet)
  3. Abessa (Domed City)
  4. Tavar (The Fort)
  5. Ignadon (The Hort)
  6. Xacor (Ice Palace)


  1. Teachers
  2. Traders
  3. Elex Drink Bottles
  4. Instructions and recipes
  5. Legendary items

Elex: Trophies and the Platinum trophy

In all, there are 51 trophies to unlock in Elex, including the Platinum trophy for PS4/PS5 owners (backward compatibility). Our trophy guide encompasses 3 main pages and reading them is recommended if you took up a quest to get 100% of achievements.

  1. Trophies - basic info
  2. How to get all trophies in Elex?
  3. Trophies list

Elex: PC system requirements

  1. OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  2. Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz
  3. RAM: 6 GB
  4. GPU: 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 / Radeon HD 5870
  5. Disk Space: 35 GB

The above configuration meets the minimum system requirements of Elex 1 on PC. More can be found on system requirements page.

Elex: Game length

Elex is a long and comprehensive title, but if you focus on main story only, you should be able to finish the game in less than 30 hours. A complete playthrough, involving side quests and activities, as well as diligent exploration of the map in search of unique loot may take even up 70 hours.

A commentary on the length of the Elex can be found on a dedicated page: Game Length.

Elex: Language versions

Elex is available in 9 language versions, but only some offer voice acting - other players must content with translated subtitles.

More about language versions of Elex can be found on a dedicated page (Annex - Language versions).

About Elex Game Guide

Author : Jacek "Stranger" Halas & Radoslaw "Wacha" Wasik for

Translator : Mateusz "Ictius" Sawka

Use the comments below to submit your updates and corrections to this guide.

Elex Video Game

  • genre: RPG

  • developer: Piranha Bytes
  • publisher: THQ Nordic / Nordic Games
  • platform: PC, XONE, PS4
  • rated: +16

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