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Secrets of the Forest Guide

Secrets of the Forest Guide

This is the third adventure in the Peaks of Time. It’s also the second that rewards an artifact.

Every time you defeat an enemy in this adventure a vine will grow in a set place that will block your path.

This isn’t really much of an issue for the first 3 treasure chests, but for the last one you will only be able to defeat a certain amount of enemies before it is permanently blocked off and you’ll have to restart.

It’s impossible to get the last treasure by defeating all of the enemies that are in the way.

So how do we get around this? You need to be “Blessed” by the forest, which will open up a hidden path to the artifact.

You can receive the blessing by completing the “Trial of the Forest”, which is an enemy team that you must defeat.

Sounds easy, eh? But there’s a catch; you have to win the fight with only Wilders heroes.

New Cheese Strat to Disable Vines


For some reason, battling the five enemies below will permanently stop anymore vines from growing on the map. Once you’ve defeated the 5th enemy, you can just make your way to the chest easily.

However, some treasure chests are locked behind bushes, so you’ll need to defeat the wilders team to remove them if you want to 100% the adventure.

Credit to u/Mwar_ on Reddit for this.

Artifact Reward


Artifact reward for completion

Getting the Last Treasure (Old Intended Way)


Follow this path:

Interact with the encampment.

It turns into this:

Pass the trial by defeating the enemy with a Wilders team:

Tip: You only need to win the battle with a full Wilders team. If you don’t have a strong enough team of Wilders, then you can use another team to kill a few enemies off and then do the battle again with your Wilders heroes. As shown below:

Once defeated, a hidden path will open up.

You simply need to follow the path to the treasure, but there’s one more Elite enemy to defeat:

Then head through the openings in the bushes:

You’ve made it! Phew. That was a lot of hassle.

Time to claim your prize!

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Peezle
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Peezle

Am I able to use Athalia in Trail of the Forest, or do I have to only use the Wilders?

Kauzi
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Kauzi

You can’t use Athalia, it HAS to be Wilder heroes

nensc
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nensc

so if the vine already grew somewhere, and then you beat the wilders team, the vines wont disappear?

Lylandra
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Lylandra

no

jajaja
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jajaja

Got the artifact by using the cheese strat and has since then also beaten every other stage except the wilder only stage. I can beat it no problem with my main team, but then the bushes wont disappear and i wont be able to collect the last 3 coin chests behind bushes and also the final crystal chest on at the top left. and i tried using the strat shown here by bringing in weaker heroes to kill off a few and then die and then go in and finish it with wilders and it doesnt work because i dont… Read more »

CasualNaps
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CasualNaps

Build your Wilder team. The game is designed so that you ultimately have to have a solid team from each faction. You can still have your A-Team but you should build the other faction heroes up as well. The other way to do this, if you refuse to build a full Wilder team on your own is to clear the map first and pick the best Wilder heroes from the hero carts to fill out your Wilder roster. I can’t field a full Wilder team by themselves (I only have Arden, Nemora and Lyca) so I picked up Ulmus and… Read more »

Fritz
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Fritz

Actually i just beat all enemies on the map and the vines isnt going to block you, and for the wilder team, beat some with your normal heores then change to all wilder to give the finishing blow. You can get 2 wilder from the camp

Stonecutter
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Stonecutter

Hoping someone can help. I’m stuck at 74% with one big chest completely blocked and 3 gold chests blocked as well. Can’t figure out how to reach them.

https://ibb.co/M7YFPfv
https://ibb.co/sKhqNWv

Any help would be appreciated!

bupk1s
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bupk1s

it only unlocks if you beat that one stage with wilder only heroes

jajaja
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jajaja

yeah the enemy team comps in this one is way too broken
and getting unlucky with relic drops on every restart so cant beat it.

Andrava
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Andrava

i made it, thank you for the guides
even tough my hero level is only 100, but i made it through 100% with the guide from u/Mwar_ on Reddit

LeChef
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LeChef

What kind of levels and gear to beat the All Wilder fight? The double Kaz and Nemera rake even my no wilder A team.

Bray
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Bray

My team isn’t strong enough to beat the wildest, I’ve tried with my normal team and they kill me in seconds and I do 0 damage

Max
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Max

@afkarena.. the suggestion from mwb works perfectly and ideally should be put in this as an alternate path to finishing this map. This is a much easier approach and requires much lower level heroes to clear.

https://www.reddit.com/r/afkarena/comments/biwo43/peaks_of_time_secrets_of_the_forest/
for pictures and reference

Praynr
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Praynr

This works. Be sure to kill the right camp at the number 4 picture. If you can’t win with a wilder team you can weaken the camp with your main squad then finish them with a wilder team (what I did)

Anti-Bull
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Anti-Bull

mwb, you don’t know what you’re talking about. You only have 4 turns before the artifact gets blocked. Idk what you’re on about with the vine being stuck. It does not work like that, many have tried. Unless you can prove it with a video. If you do, post the video link here.

Praynr
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Praynr

You don’t know what you’re talking about. Do the three camps. Kill with wilder team. Clear the 4th camp and it opens a path all the way to the chest. BEFORE the vine has overtaken.

Banana
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Banana

I just did this. It’s how I passed it. It works.

Levine
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Levine

Hello, I tried following steps 1-4 but the hidden path is still blocked, is there a change ??

Hermiona
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Hermiona

I was losing my mind trying to get the last treasure, thanks for this guide. Seems like I’m too weak to beat this now anyway.

Nephalem
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Nephalem

Same here … Just reached lvl 121 with my main team and get roasted by this forest team whatever I do :).

Jean
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Jean

Thanks for the help. I didnt pay attention and killed the group with other heroes and cant open the last chests. Is there a way to reset this peak? Or did i lose the relic forever?

IOANNIS Markouizos
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IOANNIS Markouizos

I did everything but the path doesnt opened

a simple traveller
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a simple traveller

You’re supposed to do it in the four turns, it doesn’t undo the growth, it gives you a chance to speed through. So you need to to kill the wilders in the first 3 battles and get to the chest within the first 4. You can’t go through the entire map first then finish them last, I figured that out the hard way

mwb
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mwb

After trying a lot of different things out, I figured out that this isn’t the case – essentially, if your Wilders team is too weak, it’s possible to pick up pretty much all but 1 relic on the map before the all-Wilder fight. Before doing anything else on the map, fight to the two encampments (top of the map, and near the all-Wilder group). Once that is done, it seems to lock the vine growth at 4/5, allowing you to complete the rest of the map, with the two last fights being the all-Wilder fight, and the top left encampment… Read more »

JC
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JC

please make guide for Dura’s Drape artifact