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Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders: All Ruins Puzzle Solutions (Barnsdale)

Robin Hood - Sherwood Builders All Ruins Puzzle Solutions (Barnsdale)

In an attempt to make the open world of Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders more interesting, the developers have added simple puzzles hidden inside underground Ruins all over the map. Though most of them have simple solutions, players haven’t really been taught how to do some of the simple stuff, so many might have problems solving these puzzles. This is why, in this guide, we will show you how to solve all of the Ruins puzzles in the Barnsdale region in Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders and get a ton of secret loot.

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All Ruins Puzzle Solutions in Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders (Barnsdale)

There are 25 Ruins puzzles in the Barnsdale region, and we will walk you through all of them. There will mainly be 4 types of puzzles: pressure plates, light mirrors, music minigame, and moving circles.

For the pressure plates, you’ll just have to push them in the right order to finish the puzzle. For the light mirrors, you’ll have to guide the light from one mirror to another, until you end up burning a rope holding something closed.

The moving circles puzzles will require you to move around some circles to reach a certain pattern. For the music minigame, players will need to memorize a tune and play it on a keyboard (this is the most annoying puzzle).

Ruin Puzzle 1 (NW of Robin’s Village)

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Players will likely discover this Ruin right during the tutorial, when they have to go into the woods to collect Pine wood.

Go inside the Ruin and light your lantern (Z on PC) to actually see something inside the place. On the ground there will be 4 pressure plates that Robin can walk over. Stepping on them in the right order will solve the puzzle. Here is the right order:

  1. Upper-left
  2. Lower-right
  3. Upper-right
  4. Lower-left
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A wall will lower on the left and players can go inside to loot some resources, pick up Sacred Seeds, needed for a special building, and picklock a chest.

Ruin Puzzle 2 (SW of Robin’s Village)

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This puzzle can only be completed during daytime, since light needs to hit the mirrors.

The puzzle actually starts from outside the Ruin, but not the way you’d expect. As you look at the entrance of the Ruin, look to the tall tree to the east. The first mirror that you’ll have to rotate is situated to the left of it.

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Approach it and rotate it to make the light hit the mirror at the entrance of the Ruin. Then, approach the second one and point it to the mirror down in the Ruin. Approach the third and final mirror and use the Hunter Vision (R on PC).

On the right you’ll see a rope above a highlighted block. You’ll need to aim the last mirror’s light at the rope, which will light up and burn, opening the door at the bottom of the Ruin. Run down and open the chest there to get some loot.

Ruin Puzzle 3 (NE of Robin’s Village)

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This is a simple pressure plate puzzle, where you just need to step on the right blocks to unlock the treasure and solve the problem.

Look at the Ruin from the north and here’s which pressure plates to step on to solve the puzzle:

  1. Upper-left
  2. Up
  3. Upper-right
  4. Left
  5. Middle
  6. Right
  7. Lower-left
  8. Lower-right
  9. Low
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The secret door below will lower. Jump down to the south and look at the Ruin to find a secret chest with some basic loot in it.

Ruin Puzzle 4 (E of Robin’s Village)

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This one is a simple mirror puzzle. As you approach the Ruin, you should see a mirror pointing light at the ground on top of the hill. Climb up there and point it toward the only mirror you can see down, next to the Ruin.

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Then, aim to the right to the third mirror. Approach the last mirror and aim it toward the grates. Use the Hunter Vision to see the rope that the light is supposed to hit inside. The gate will open, allowing players to pick up loot from a chest.

Ruin Puzzle 5 (SE of Robin’s Village)

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For this puzzle, you’ll have to go down in the Ruin and crouch to walk behind a fallen stone column. On the wall on the right, players will find pressure plates that they’ll have to interact with to complete the puzzle.

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There are 6 buttons. Here is the order you need to press them to open the door:

  1. Upper-middle
  2. Lower-middle
  3. Upper-right
  4. Lower-right
  5. Lower-left
  6. Upper-left

The gate to the right will open and will hold some decent loot for you to collect.

Ruin Puzzle 6 (SE of Robin’s Village)

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For this puzzle, you’ll need to rotate the stone circles to make a special pattern. Go to the east and approach the Ruin. You’ll see tiny stone pillars next to each circle. Next to the inner circle, there’s 1 pillar, next to the middle circle, there’s 2, and next to the outer one there’s 3.

If you walk around the area of the Ruins, you’ll find similar tiny pillars with signs next to them, outside of the puzzle. Those are the solutions to what you have to do.

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In case you don’t want to solve the puzzle, just rotate the circles to put the signs in the image above in the exact order shown. This will open a door to the west, which will hold a chest, a Lockpick, and some loot.

Ruin Puzzle 7 (N of Royal Warehouse)

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This one starts as a simple mirror light puzzle. Just aim the light at the next mirror until you reach the third one. At the third one, aim the light to the upper right corner, where you’ll see a grate window.

A wall will lower on the left, and you can climb some stairs to see into the room you’re supposed to get into. There’s no way to climb the small wall, you’ll have to shoot the pressure plates on the opposite end of the room.

The pressure plates on the right and left will be a bit harder to see, so walk to the edges of the stairs to see them. Shoot the pressure plate in the middle right, then the one on the right, followed by the one in the middle left, then the one on the left.

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This will open the grate door from earlier in the Ruin. You’ll need to sprint jump across the gap, otherwise you’ll die.

Ruin Puzzle 8 (SW of Royal Warehouse)

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This puzzle is really easy, if you can find the origin of the light. Go to the western side of the river and climb up to find the first mirror pointing the light downward. You can see the exact location in the image below.

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Make the light reach each mirror until you can point the light at the Ruin. There’s a rope that you can burn by pointing the light at the grate window on the upper side of the Ruin. The door will open, giving you access to a secret chest.

Ruin Puzzle 9 (NE of Hildewulf Mine)

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This Ruin is probably one of the harder puzzles in Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders. The whole Ruin is a pressure plate puzzle, where you will hit a trap if you go the wrong way.

The labyrinth starts with a choice to go either right or left. Go to the left, since you’ll get hit by an axe the other way. Then go to the left again, since you’ll get destroyed by another trap to the right.

You’ll reach a set of stairs that you can climb to come back where you came from. Sprint and jump across to continue the puzzle. Now, go to the right, but stop after stepping on three tiles. In front will be a path with an axe above your head, and to the left will be one with spikes in the wall.

Go to the right and open the cage door on the left. Open the second door and walk around the whole labyrinth hugging the right wall until you reach a dead end. There, a door will open, which means you’ve beaten the puzzle.

Stepping on a trap tile will reactivate the puzzle, which means you’ll have to go back to the entrance and start over.

Ruin Puzzle 10 (N of Hildewulf Mine)

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At first glance, this puzzle will seem really easy, but you’ll have to be perceptive to complete it. There’s a hole in the ground with a chest inside of it. Pressing the pressure plate in front of it won’t open the door.

If you walk to the south and look back you’ll see there are 3 stone walls surrounding the Ruin. Approach the one on the left and press the pressure plate facing the treasure. Now, go behind the wall and press the second pressure plate on the structure.

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Go to the wall on the east of the treasure and press the pressure plate on the back of the Ruin. Now go back, press the plate next to the treasure, and the hole in the ground will open, giving you access to some extra loot.

Ruin Puzzle 11 (S of Sons of Adam Camp)

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This is a simple pressure plate puzzle. To solve it, you just need to walk over the plates in the right order.

Here is how to walk it in the right order, if you look at the Ruin from the north:

  1. Lower-left
  2. Left
  3. Middle
  4. Low
  5. Lower-right
  6. Right
  7. Upper-right
  8. Up
  9. Upper-left
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The wall in the front will lower itself, revealing a chest and a crate with some decent loot in them.

Ruin Puzzle 12 (N of Wentbridge)

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This puzzle will seem simple at the start, but it will require some critical thinking. First, aim the light using the mirrors to get it inside the Ruins. Then, shoot the lever on the right inside the Ruins, which is lit up with blue.

A mirror will appear on the other side of the wall. Aim the mirror next to you to hit it and move it around a bit since the light needs to burn a rope on the other side that you can’t see. If the angle is not right, there’s a chance you will miss it. Try to hit the lower-left part of the mirror you can’t reach with the light.

A wall will appear to the north. If you use Hunter Vision, you can see there’s a rope in the upper-left corner of the room. Go outside and aim the mirror there toward the rope, since the one inside can’t reach that spot. Another wall will fall, revealing the real loot location.

Ruin Puzzle 13 (NE of Wentbridge)

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A simple pattern button puzzle. Go up the stairs and approach the pressure plates on the wall. To complete the puzzle, you will need to push the buttons in the correct order.

First, create a Ʌ using the pressure plates from left to right and then a V. This means that you’d have to press the buttons in this order:

  1. Lower-left
  2. Upper-middle
  3. Lower-right
  4. Upper-left
  5. Lower-middle
  6. Upper-right
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Go underneath the Ruin to find a room with the sought-after treasure.

Ruin Puzzle 14 (NW of Wentbridge)

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This is a really long mirror light puzzle. Approach the middle structure of the Ruin to find the origin of the light. Aim it to the mirror towards the west to northwest. The second mirror should aim to the mirror towards the south of it.

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Now, don’t aim toward another mirror. To the northeast there’s a tower with an opening where you can point the light to. Inside, there’s a rope to burn. Do this to lower a wall to the east/southeast, which will reveal a new mirror to continue the light chain.

Approach the newly revealed mirror and aim it to the north, to a new mirror. Now it’s time for the last step. At the last mirror, look to the Ruin where the chest is hidden. Aim the light above it, at the rope there, to open the door and get some nice loot.

Ruin Puzzle 15 (NW of Barnsdale)

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Players can find this Ruin right in between two Royal Soldiers’ Camps in the northwestern part of Barnsdale. This is one of the simpler puzzles in Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders where you just need to use the Hunter Vision.

There are three stone plates players will need to push in the right order to complete the Ruin puzzle. The first one is right where the treasure is hidden, next to the caged door. Now, look to the northeast to find a Copper node. The button is on it.

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The third and final button is on the smelter to the southeast of the Copper, under the wooden structures. Once that button is pushed, the cage door will open, allowing Robin to get his hands on 

Ruin Puzzle 16 (W of Wentbridge)

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A bit to the east of the Iron Ridge Mine, players will find the 16th Ruin in Barnsdale. This is a new puzzle type, one where Robin will sing a tune and the player will have to recreate it using the keys at the Ruin.

There are 5 keys and a little note that says “Hint.” Interacting with the hint will make Robin sing while also giving the player these notes:

G E E F D D C E G

Now, the keys in front of you, starting from the left, are C D E F G. If we were to give them numbers from 1 to 5 instead of letters, then the solution for this puzzle would be 5 3 3 4 2 2 1 3 5.

Careful now, getting the wrong notes will result in the spikes below taking half of your health. If you get any notes wrong, just step back and wait for the spikes to come out. After that, attempt the puzzle again.

Ruin Puzzle 17 (W of Wentbridge)

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Another whistling music puzzle. This time, the solution is:

E E F G G F E D C C D E E D C

If the keys that play the music would be numbered from 1 to 5, going from left to right, then the solution would be 3 3 4 5 5 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 3 2 1.

Ruin Puzzle 18 (SW of Wentbridge)

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This Ruin can be found on the road that leads to the southwest from Wentbridge. It’s right in the middle of the path, so it’s impossible to miss.

For this trial, players will have to shoot arrows at some pressure plates in the right order. Climb on the wooden platform looking at the stone Ruin and use Hunter Vision to spot the 3 pressure plates.

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To solve the puzzle, shoot the plate up, then right, and then left. This will result in the door opening the way for Robin to get some loot.

Ruin Puzzle 19 (SW of Wentbridge)

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This is another mirror light puzzle, but it adds an annoying mechanic where you can’t touch one of the mirrors. What you first need to do is head to the western side of the Ruin and climb up to the origin of the light. The yellow ledges are places where Robin can climb, so jump to them.

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Aim the first mirror to the one on the tall rock to the north. Unfortunately, there’s no way to reach the second one, which means you’ll have to hit it at the perfect angle to reach the third one, which is on the ground. Try to aim somewhere in the middle to the left.

Go down to the third mirror and adjust it to burn the rope below, unlocking the door to the treasure.

Ruin Puzzle 20 (E of Newmillerdam)

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This is the easiest puzzle in the whole game. Just shoot the levers above with arrows and the puzzle will be solved.

Ruin Puzzle 21 (N of Newmillerdam)

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For this puzzle, the Hunter Vision will be your best friend. To solve it, you’ll need to push 4 buttons, one with your hands and three with arrows.

First, go to the western side of the church and press the button there. Now, go to the northern side of the Ruin and look up. There will be three buttons under the window. Shoot the one on the right, then the one on the left, followed by the one on top.

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The door in the front of the structure will open, allowing Robin to get even more treasure.

Ruin Puzzle 22 (N of Newmillerdam)

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Another whistling music puzzle. This time, the solution is:

E D C D E E E D D D E G G

If the keys that play the music would be numbered from 1 to 5, going from left to right, then the solution would be 3 2 1 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 5 5.

Ruin Puzzle 23 (NW of Newmillerdam)

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Another whistling music puzzle. This time, the solution is:

G E G E G C G F E F F D F D

If the keys that play the music would be numbered from 1 to 5, going from left to right, then the solution would be 5 3 5 3 5 1 5 4 3 4 4 2 4 2.

Ruin Puzzle 24 (SW of Newmillerdam)

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For this puzzle, Robin will need to use the Hunter Vision, otherwise there will be no way he will find the buttons. There are three buttons that players will need to push. There’s one under the wooden platform, one under the wooden swing carrying stones, and one behind the building.

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The first one to push is the one behind the building, followed by the one under it, finishing off with the one next to the wooden structure carrying stones. In the image above you can see the exact order while facing the wooden building from the northeast.

There’s also a bear trap here, so be careful not to get caught in it.

Ruin Puzzle 25 (S of Newmillerdam)

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The puzzle starts off with a mirror light minigame. The starting light comes from the southeast. Guide it through the window of the structure to the mirror on the northwestern side of the Ruin.

Then, aim the second one to the left. The third one to the left again, and the fourth and last one up toward the upper window of the Ruin, where the rope is waiting to burn.

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Now, go inside the Ruin and walk all the way to the end. Turn around and use Hunter Vision to find  a stone button over the entrance to the building. Shoot it and then press the button to the right and the one to the left, in this exact order.


And that is all you need to know about how to solve the Ruin puzzles in Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders. Check out other interesting guides and articles:

Based in Munich, Germany, Adrian Oprea is the Founder of Raider King. He is a writer with a passion for storytelling and a love for all things RPG. When not wielding a keyboard, he can be found exploring fantastical worlds, one quest at a time.
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