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Black Root Burrows

The Black Root Burrows is part of the additional content for the Definitive Edition. You can get to it by jumping up the wall to the east of the first Spirit Well. You can reach this content early on in the game but the area is quite tricky.

As you enter the Black Root Burrows you’ll notice that it is very dark! You’ll need to find a way to light this place up. Drop down and then continue dropping down to the left, until you have reached the bottom of the burrows.


Jump across to the left and pick up the Light from the Spirit Tree. You can’t use your abilities when you’re holding onto it but you will be able to get through the light doors.

Go through the light door to the left and hop up the moving platforms all the way to the top right. Watch out for the spiders along the way. Hop across to the right and through a light door to grab a Spirit Light Container.


Drop down to where you began and go right, through another light door. Hop over the pedestals as they come up, to the other side. Bounce up through the lasers to the top and go through another light door. Hop over the moving platforms to the top and when you get near a lantern you’ll light it with the Light from the Spirit Tree. This will open a wooden door down below.

Drop down and go right through the door you just opened. Drop down and run across to the right to the statue. Hop up the platforms. As you do the Light from the Spirit Tree will reveal barriers that will block the lasers. Drop the Light on the second last platform and then jump across to the right.


You can now jump up the last barrier and pull the switch to lift up the statue. Drop down and place the Light of the Spirit Tree into the statue to light up the area.

Go to the Ancestral Tree to the right to learn the Dash ability. Test out your new skill by dashing across to the right to pick up a Map Stone Fragment.

Drop down and clear out the winding passage of purple slimes. There is a lever here that opens a timed stone door.


Pull the lever until the door is completely open and then dash around to the door. Avoid the boulder and stomp on the wooden pole at the end. To the left is a Life Cell. The Map Stone is to the top and the pole that you just stomped opens a barrier to another Spirit Light Container. You can also unlock the Spirit Well here.

Head back past the timed door and stomp on the rock barrier to enter the next area.

Next Part: Lost Grove