Note: Updated for Season 5 (July 2022)
Warhammer 40K Inquisitor Martyr is a great action role-playing game (aRPG). You as an inquisitor may find yourself constantly shuttling across the planets dealing with ongoing conflicts and heresies against the Emporer. This game offers many game modes and features. One of the more holistic and rewarding features is the season journey. This guide aims to help the new players in completing the season. If I can do it, so can you!
This is a text-based guide. I also have a video guide for you on YouTube. Should you wish to play together, my Cabal is 2038RedRidingHood.
Expectation on Season Journey
I am a big fan of aRPG genre, and I am a big fan of season gameplay. Like Diablo 3 and Path of Exile, this game introduces new season mechanics for each season. The season journey provides an excellent tutorial on the various aspects of the game that you may otherwise miss out on. There are also cosmetic rewards that can be earned. To summarize what to expect on Warhammer 40K Inquisitor Martyr season journey:
- Solo vs Group Play: The entire season journey can be done solo. You do not need a group at all to complete it.
- Duration: The journey can be longer than other games such as Diablo 3. Around 100 hours.
- Difficulty: This journey has more depth than say Diablo 3. The difficulty level is reasonable and is perhaps easier than say Path of Exile.
- Reward: Minor cosmetic rewards for ship decoration. Portrait frames like Diablo 3. Loot boxes and in-game buffs. In-game currency Favour is awarded for more cosmetic item redemption at the vendor (such as footprints, more ship decoration, avatar frame, etc.)
- Leaderboard: Unlike Diablo 3 that mainly tracks greater rift clear time by class and set, this game tracks “glory” weekly – an in-game currency that is rewarded when completing missions.
Notes on Difficulty Level by Objective
Some objectives below are marked as trivial because you may complete them without even knowing that they exist. Harder objective doesn’t necessarily mean that they are difficult to complete. The game mechanic may not be obvious or intuitive and may require a bit of Internet research to understand how to complete the objective. Or it could take time, especially when you are not aware of the requirements upfront. Last but not the least, difficulty level is relative to the tiers the objectives belong.
Tier I Agent Guide
|1||Sacred Duty I||Reach Level 20||Trivial||Play story mode.|
|2||Article of Sanctity||Equipe a Relic Item||Trivial||Relic items are brown.|
|3||Laudable Commitment||Complete a Random or DLC Assignment at the Astropath||Medium||Astropath is actually a person next to the Starmap. You may request a random assignment from him. You must complete the entire chain of missions.|
|4||Empyrean Discernment||Find Uther’s Tarot & Complete 5 Tarot Missions||Hard||Uther’s Tarot Card is a random world drop that is likely to be found in chests and from commanders/ villains/ elites. Using a Venom Tarot card in a mission may also increase the drop rate. You can convert Uther’s Tarot Card into any unlocked Tarot Card via the Inventory tab (with the gem sign).|
To complete a Tarot Mission, equip at least one card through random missions or void crusade (not story).
|5||Homage to Omnissiah||Learn Your First Blueprint||Easy||Blueprints are world drop. Right-click on your inventory to learn them.|
The Store also may sell but it costs Flavour, which you may need to unlock DLC.
|6||Tribute to Omnissiah||Craft an Add-on from any Blueprint||Medium||Visit Omicron at your ship (unlocked through story). Under the Crafting tab, use the filter “Add-on”. Craft any item.|
|7||Faith in Omnissiah||Enhance an Item||Easy||Visit Omicron at your ship. Under Modify tab, place an item, go to the 3rd tab and add 5 crafting capacity.|
|8||Studies in Adaptation||Use the “Reroll All Enhancements” crafting function on an item||Easy||Visit Omicron at your ship. Under the Tech Tree tab, unlock Optimisation. Under Modify tab, place an item and reroll all enhancements.|
|9||Informal Affiliation||Visit the Keeper of the Forge (Custodian Rebus)||Hard||Custodian Rebus is a vendor that visits during weekends. The easiest way to find him is through the game interface at your ship. Click through the tabs on the right and if he is there, there is a message and within the message, a link to click onto him.|
|10||Ambitious Prosecution||Complete an Intel Mission||Easy||Intel is a random world drop. Right-click on your inventory to start an intel mission.|
|11||Full Gear||Equipe Artificer or better quality items in all Your equipment Slots (Set I & Set II too)||Trivial||Artificer is a purple item. Do it for both sets.|
|12||Curio Collector||Collect 100 Cortex Fragments||Trivial||World drop mainly through chests and elites.|
|13||(Season 5) Tireless Judge I||Mark 1000 Enemies with the Emperor’s Judgement||Trivial||Auto-triggered as you play the game.|
|14||(Season 5) Relentless Jury I||Kill 1000 Enemies with Judgement Spells||Trivial||Keep killing.|
|15||(Season 5) Halo of Grace I||Gather 1500 Shards of Grace||Trivial||Keep killing fast.|
|16||(Season 5) Blessed Mandate||Spawn a Seasonal Mission||Trivial||Auto-triggered upon collected enough shards.|
|17||(Season 5) Battle Prayer||Activate a Seasonal Shrine||Trivial||You just can’t miss it.|
|18||Augmented Means||Use a Consumable Buff item||Trivial||Random world drop to buff XP or DPS. Alternatively, you can buy a Mind Reset from the Store to reset the passive skill tree.|
|19||Benediction of Reprocessing||Salvage 100 items||Trivial||In general, salvage all the relics (brown) and above at Omicron. (And sell the lower tiers at the Store).|
But for this objective, you may wish to salvage all.
|20||Display of Authority||Modify your Inquisitor’s Appearance||Easy||At Omicron, under the Appearance tab, have fun with the feature!|
|21||Formula of Dedication||Modify your Inquisitor’s Inoculator||Easy||Visit Matrodora at your ship (unlocked via story). Modify your equipped Inoculator.|
Tier II Interrogator Guide
|1||Sacred Duty II||Reach level 40||Trivial||Play story mode.|
|2||Asset Reclamation||Hunt down a Wandering Servoskull in any Void Crusade||Easy||Servoskull spawns randomly in one of the Void Crusade missions. You can see a special additional icon at the Void Crusade Map. You must destroy it within 30 seconds. Pay attention to a special icon on the mini-map as you encounter Wandering Servoskull. There is an audio cue too.|
|3||Crusade Minoris||Complete a Void Crusade||Medium||At level 50, you have access to the Void Crusade (the game will prompt you). You may take the shortest route to one of the Supreme Missions (golden icon) to complete this objective.|
|4||Shaper of Fate||Collect 500 Fate||Trivial||Keep playing, don’t lose momentum!|
|5||Small Favours||Collect & Exchange 200 Cortex Fragments for Favours with Custodian Rebus||Easy||Visit Custodian Rebus to exchange 200 Cortex Fragment for 2 Favours.|
|6||Confiscation Protocols||Discover, Protect & Open Up 5 “Spoils of War” Chests||Easy||These chests do not appear on the mini-map. Follow any Void Crusade guide in Steam (that has the maps) that reveals the treasure location. There are plenty of “Spoils of War” chests. Just stand next to it and kill the Daemon within 30 seconds.|
|7||Venerate the Omnissah||Learn 10 Blueprints||Trivial||Once you start playing Void Crusade, you will have plenty of Blueprints.|
|8||Aegis of the Omnissah||Craft a Relic item from a Blueprint||Trivial||Visit Omicron in your ship and craft a Relic item (brown).|
|9||Studies in Fabrication||Unlock the Rerolling Feature and Reroll an Enhancement||Easy||Visit Omicron in your ship, unlock the appropriate Tech Tree and reroll an item affix to a different one.|
|10||(Season 5) Tireless Judge II||Mark 2000 Enemies with the Emperor’s Judgement||Trivial||Keep playing, don’t lose momentum!|
|11||(Season 5) Relentless Jury II||Kill 2000 Enemies with Judgement SpellsVillian / Elite)||Trivial||Keep playing, don’t lose momentum!|
|12||(Season 5) Halo of Grace II||Gather 3000 Shards of Grace||Trivial||Keep killing fast.|
|13||(Season 5) Sacred Mandate||Upgrade a Seasonal Mission||Trivial||Don’t complete a seasonal mission when it spawns. Let it get upgraded. Better still, let it get upgraded to seasonal boss mission.|
|14||Extended Duty||Complete 20 Random Missions||Medium||Just take time. Suggest completing this objective alongside other objectives in this tier or next. Suggest looking for maps with Influence less than 800 (above 800 there are no more rewards as it is considered as “max”).|
|15||Study in Augmentation||Reroll a Base Attribute on an item||Trivial||Visit Omicron in your ship, unlock the appropriate Tech Tree, and reroll a Base Attribute.|
|16||Tactical Alertness||Defuse 10 Skull Traps (by destroying them before they activate)||Hard||You know you have triggered a Skull Trap when all of a sudden, you see a red line and then some bad things happen (such as turrets or mobs are spawned to attack you). See screenshot here.|
To spot these traps – two tiny skulls hiding in a map – requires a high level of alertness (hence the objective title). It is especially hard if you are a melee character speed farming mission. These traps are common in ship-type of maps. Use a ranged weapon to take down both skulls before triggering them. You could also let it naturally be completed (e.g. barrel explosions etc. do destroy them before you know it).
If you are desperate, do missions that are inside a ship. Or once you have accidentally triggered one in a story or void crusade, press Alt-F4 to kill the game and restart again (which is too extreme for me, but is an option).
|17||Empyrean Journey||Complete 15 Tarot Missions||Easy||Apply at least 1 Tarot Card for any Random Mission, Intel, or Void Crusade. Try to apply all 3 if you can (pick the least harmless ones if you have a problem with the debuffs) so that you can complete another objective down the line.|
|18||Refined Competence||Have 3 Active Perks||Trivial||You gain perk slots as you level. Just pick an active perk once you have it unlocked.|
Tier III Master Guide
|1||Binharic Scripture||Apply a Psalm-Code Doctrine||Hard||This mechanic is not at all obvious. Basically, when slotting a predefined combination of Psalm-Code into your gear (which share the same slot as Shards), you get a specific buff on that gear. That buff appears ont your gear as additional text.|
Refer to official compendium and pick Psalm-Code Doctrines that work for your build. You may need to farm for a particular Psalm-Code (use Tarot Card to help). You any also craft a higher tier one using the lower tier ones through Omicron.
|2||Archeotech Composition||Combine one type of Archeotech Shards to reach Level 3||Easy||Move all the Shards from your stash into your inventory. Visit Omicron, forging, shard crafting tab.|
|3||Radiant Glory||Collect 10 Spark of Glory||Trivial||World drop. Or salvage Archeotech Relic (red) / Ancient Relic items.|
|4||Archeotech Bulwark||Wear an Archeotech Relic Armor||Trivial||Red item.|
|5||Archeotech Armament||Equip an Archeotech Relic Weapon||Trivial||Red item.|
|6||Machine Enlightenment||Max Out the Tech Tree||Easy||Collect credits (play missions, sell purple and below at Store) and collect Fate (play missions). Unlock at Omicron.|
|7||(Season 5) Tireless Judge III||Mark 5000 Enemies with the Emperor’s Judgement||Trivial||Auto-triggered as you play missions.|
|8||(Season 5) Relentless Jury III||Kill 6000 Enemies with Judgement Spells||Trivial||Keep killing, don’t lose momentum!|
Halo of Grace III
|Gather 8000 Shards of Grace||Trivial||Keep killing fast.|
|10||(Season 5) Righteous Sentence||Defeat a Seasonal Boss||Easy||Start the seasonal boss at UI. Don’t let the level escalate too high or else, would need to abandon and gather shards again.|
|11||(Season 5) Relic Seeker||Acquire a Holy Relic||Easy||A “lore” dropped from a seasonal boss.|
|12||Expropriated Repository||Open Up 20 Void Chests||Medium||Keep playing Void Crusade, don’t lose momentum!|
|13||Archeo-Enhancement||Socket a Shard into Your Gear||Easy||Visit Omicron, forging tab.|
|14||Thorough Crusade||Complete a Void Crusade wtih all Info-fragments within 75 minutes (On-mission Timer)||Hard||You need to have a reasonably good build (and gear) during leveling. I have a speed run guide. I would recommend Viridian Void Crusade. You may need to skip treasures in order to save time. Be very careful not to miss Info-fragment. You can’t go back once a mission is completed.|
|15||Prognosticated Offensive||Complete 10 Intel Missions Combined with at least One Tarot Card||Medium||Intel missions are harder than random ones during leveling. Use a minor Tarot Card if you are not ready to deal with challenging content.|
|16||Comprehensive Proficiency||Max Out 3 Passive Skill Trees||Easy||Your build may not need to max out any given Passive Skill Tree. Having said that, if you must for this objective, you can easily reset the Passive Skill Tree using Mind Reset consumable. You can buy that from the Store for 14k credit each.|
|17||Accouterment of Authority||Use a Unique Avatar Frame (of any color)||Easy||Visit the machine behind Void Crusade in your ship. Cosmetic tab, Avatar Frames tab. Pick the one you earned from the last tier.|
|18||Righteous Struggle||Complete 3 Challenges||Medium||Challenges are shown on the UI. It has a certain set of conditions in order to complete and usually requires you to take on missions higher level than you. You may reroll it once a day.|
Tier IV Grandmaster Guide
|1||Sacred Duty III||Reach Level 70||Medium||By the time you finish the story, you should be around level 70. If not, keep playing Void Crusade, don’t lose momentum!|
|2||High-risk Offensive||Complete a Void Crusade in “Hardcore Mode” (One Life Only)||Medium||This could be easy or hard depending on your build and gear. In general, invest passive points onto Health and Defensive. Invest in defensive attributes. Build up resistance. If you are not confident, pick the shortest route to Supreme Mission. If you must, ALT-F4 when get defeated by mistake before clicking “Quit”. |
Suggest to “master” one instead (all keys, all info-fragments) if you have a strong character and hence complete the next tier’s “Legendary Crusade” at the same time
|3||Archeotech Masterpiece||Combine one type of Archeotech Shards to reach Level 5||Easy||Visit Omicron, forging, shard crafting.|
|4||Impeccable Crusade||Master a Void Crusade (complete all missions plus one Supreme Mission) with all Keys and Info-fragment||Hard||Again, this could be easy or hard depending on your build and gear.|
Pick an easier Void Crusade such as Ebony, Viridian, or Amber. Avoid Azure (end boss has tons of armor) or Zircon (higher level maps towards the end). Read up on how Void Crusade’s difficulty works. Follow guides on Steam.
Suggest to go “hardcore” if you have a strong character and hence complete the next tier’s “Legendary Crusade” at the same time
|5||Ambitious Requisition||Pick up 1,000,000 Credits||Trivial||Sell all items up to purple at the Store. Keep playing, don’t lose momentum!|
|6||(Season 5) Tireless Judge IV||Mark 10000 Enemies with the Emperor’s Judgement||Trivial||You’d get there before knowing it.|
|7||(Season 5) Relentless Jury IV||Kill 15000 Enemies with Judgement Spells||Easy||Takes a bit of time. No extra effort is required. Just keep playing.|
|8||(Season 5) Halo of Grace IV||Gather 20000 Shards of Grace||Trivial||Keep playing, don’t lose momentum!|
|9||(Season 5) Virtuous Vengeance||Defeat all Seasonal Bosses||Easy||Keep playing seasonal boss missions and you will get there in no time!|
|10||(Season 5) Relic Hunter||Acquire 3 Holy Relics from Bosses||Easy||“Lore” items dropped by seasonal bosses. Keep playing seasonal boss missions.|
|11||Binharic Binary||Collect at least one of Each Type of Psalm-Codes||Medium||It does take some time to collect all. You could accelerate by crafting the higher tier ones through Omicron, forging, code crafting.|
|12||Venerable Aegis||Fully unlock an Ancient Relic Armour||Medium||First, you need to collect an Ancient Relic preferably from Void Crusade. Second, you need to complete the mini-missions as per the item to unlock the affixes.|
|13||Venerable Armament||Fully unlock an Ancient Relic Weapon||Medium||As above.|
|14||Inquisitorial Auxiliary||Buy a Summon from Custodian Rebus||Easy||You can spend Favour at the vendor to buy a Summon to help you for 5 missions. Don’t think too hard on which of the 3 to get. They die fast.|
|15||Exalted Equipment||Gear up with “Archeotech Relic” Items of any Level (Minimum “5” pieces)||Easy||Equip 5 red items.|
|16||Brink of Perfection||Max Out an Attribute Bar (Tier V)||Easy||By now you should have enough points to max out one attribute. There is no cost to adjust between the attributes.|
|17||Interpreter of Fate||Collect 2000 Fate||Trivial||Keep playing missions, don’t lose momentum!|
|18||Adept Augury||Level up a Tarot Card to Level 3||Very Hard||How hard this is, depends on how soon you realize that you should not level up more than 1 Tarot Card at a time for this objective and the next tier’s one (level 5). The cost of leveling a Tarot Card escalates. You may realize that you need to keep grinding Void Crusades just to farm Uther’s Tarot Card.|
Level up Venom Tarot Card, which gets you more Uther’s Tarot Card as you play missions. Always use Venom Tarot Card when you can. Convert Uther’s Tarot Card into any unlocked Tarot Card that is not at the max level through the Inventory tab (with the gem sign). You can level up a Tarot Card once it is at max progress using Credits. You can only do so through the Mission game interface.
Tier V Heroic Guide
|1||Duty Eternal||Reach Level 100||Very Hard||After level 70, it is harder and harder to gain XP. Do lots of Void Crusade. Use Murder Tarot Card. Use Meme Virus consumable (through Void Crusade chest).|
Keep on playing, don’t lose momentum!
|2||Sweeping Crusade||Complete all 9 Void Crusades||Easy||Keep playing Void Crusades. You don’t have to master all.|
|3||Legendary Crusade||Master a Void Crusade in “Hardcore Mode” (One Life Only)||Hard||Easy or hard depends on your build and gear. Suggest completing this one and the previous tier’s ones (“Impeccable Crusade” and “High-risk Offensive”) at the same time.|
As mentioned, Ebony, Viridian, and Amber should be the easier ones to master.
|4||Expert Augury||Level a Tarot Card to the Max (Level 5)||Hard||A common mistake is that people may level one too many Tarot Cards at the same time. If so, this may take a very long time. Stop leveling more than one Tarot Card as soon as you know of this objective.|
|5||Transcendent Armament||Gear with Fully Unlocked “Ancient Relic” Level 90 Items (Minimum “5” Pieces)||Medium||Start collecting Ancient Relic items as you complete Void Crusade. Ideally should unlock those that you may need (as it takes effort to fully unlock one). You just need 5 items to complete this objective. You don’t need to go on any mission with all these 5 that may or may not be useful to you.|
|6||Protector Magna||Reach maximum influence in a whole Subsector (All solar systems within the subsector)||Hard (and Very Hard for Tech-Priest)||Ideally, you should use pen-and-paper to keep track of your Influence progress for each of the solar systems against the four subsectors (via Starmap).|
As you level to 100, try to avoid doing random missions for solar systems that have already exceeded 800 points (that’s the “max”).
If you are too lazy to track progress manually, keep doing random assignments on solar systems with less than 800 Influence points (last column).
If you track your progress manually, suggesting to target 2 to 3 subsectors. Abandon unwanted random missions if need to. Eventually, the ones you want will be spawned.
|7||(Season 5) Tireless Judge V||Mark 20000 Enemies with the Emperor’s Judgement||Trivial||Keep playing and you will complete this without tracking, don’t lose momentum!|
|8||(Season 5) Relentless Jury V||Kill 30000 Enemies with Judgement Spells||Trivial||This takes time. But no extra effort is required.|
|9||(Season 5) Halo of Grace V||Gather 40000 Shards of Grace||Trivial||Keep playing. You know the drill.|
|10||(Season 5) Ultimate Justice||Defeat all Seasonal Bosses on all Missions (4)||Trivial||Keep playing seasonal boss missions!|
|11||(Season 5) Relic Warden||Acquire all 6 Holy Relics||Trivial||Keep playing seasonal boss missions and collect the “lore” items!|
|12||Ultimate Penance||Complete a level 100 (or higher) Intel mission while only wearing Mastercrafted items (Set I & II too)||Very Hard (but Fun)||Mastercrafted Items are the blue ones. It only comes with 2 to 3 affixes without the special ones.|
Start collecting decent blue items that are relevant to your build as you play high-level missions. Use all the crafting experience you have to make a set of the best Mastercrafted item you can have, complete with the same set of Psalm-Codes / Doctrines / Shards. Reroll to the desired enchants and reroll the numbers to near max. Avoid Rescue or VIP missions as the NPC’s may perish before mission completion.
Take Destruction Amplification consumable.
|13||Binharic Choir||Wear 3 Different Psalm-Code Doctrines at the same time||Easy||Add sockets to the max for those items that you can. Apply three different Doctrines as per the official compendium.|
|14||Empyrean Odyssey||Complete 20 Full Deck Tarot Missions at level 85 or above||Easy||If you are serious to get to level 100, you should by now apply a full deck to most of your missions (1 major and 2 minors).|
|15||Contempt for Peril||Complete 5 Missions on Difficulty Level 110 without Death||Hard||You could try to gear up for it. The reality is that once you have decided on a build that can take you to level 100, getting an upgrade could be harder and harder.|
Ranged build is perhaps easier than melee at 110. It just takes time.
Purge is perhaps the most doable one among others.
Take Destruction Amplification consumable.