In each match in Origins in Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles, you’ll need to explore different avenues to obtain the best possible survival tools. One of the best options for this, and a necessity for the Easter Eggs main quest, are the Elemental Staffs. How to craft the Lightning Staff in Origins.
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Grab the gramophone and the record
Your first step to building staff in Origins relies on first building up your points and grabbing the gramophone in the dig site. You’ll also need to grab a black vinyl disc, which can appear in three places.
Between the machines next to the excavation sign.
On the wheelbarrow next to Pack-a-Punch.
Behind the excavation site, next to the wall on the way to the church.
Once you have both items, return to the table where you grabbed the Gramophone and put it down. A passage to the staff room on the ground floor opens. Pick up the gramophone when it’s open.
How to build the lightning rod in Origins
To build the Lightning Staff, you must collect the Purple Lightning Recording, the Lightning Crystal, and three staff parts. Let’s get the record first. It’s in the Generator 4 area (where Juggernog is). These are the three places it can be:
On the cart on the muddy path.
To the right of the Wunderfizz machine on the table.
In the wind portal tunnel, to the right of the portal building.
Once you have the recording, head to the Lightning Tunnel near Generator 5. Place the Gramophone on the table to build the portal and enter The Crazy Place. A purple socket will open allowing you to grab the crystal. Return to the main map when you have it.
In order to grab the Lightning Staff parts you have to ride on the tank that is under the church. If you’re playing alone, you’ll need to make at least two trips, but a teammate can help you save a trip.
First, start the tank ride sitting on the right side and jump to the first platform the tank will pass. Run over and grab the part and come back to the muddy path and follow the tank.
Reaching the tank will stop it outside the tank depot near Generator 2. Wait for it to cool down and start it again. For the next part, stay on the left side of the tank until you get close to the dig site. Here, jump onto the walkway and grab the piece inside the hill.
On your next trip, or if you have a co-op buddy with you, stay to the right of the tank as it approaches the church again. Jump right and follow the path inside to get the last part.
Now that you have everything, go to the staff room and build the lightning staff at the purple altar. This shoots out, you guessed it, electrical currents to defeat enemies. However, we want the upgraded personnel to see the weapon’s true potential.
How to update the lightning rod
To begin the Lightning Staff upgrade process, first head back to The Crazy Place and you’ll notice lines of pink triangles near the purple teleporter area. There are also a few lines across from it that tell you how to do this step if you know how to read sheet music. Fortunately, this is the same code every time, and you only need to focus on the bottom line. Don’t even think about the top row. If you mess up any of these, just restart them from the sequence you were in.
Hit the first, third and sixth arrows first.
Wait for the electrical charges to disappear, then hit the third, fifth, and seventh arrows.
After those electrical charges are gone, hit the second, fourth, and sixth arrows. Once you’ve hit all three sequences in the correct order, Samantha will let you know you’re done.
After matching all three codes, you’ll hear Samantha say something. Now it’s time to search the map for sparkling dials to spin. You can flip them anytime and in any order before this step if you want. Regardless, here are the locations of the switches and where they should be pointed.
Spawn room near the stairs on the left.
Near the back door of the fuel depot at Generator 2, downstairs.
Opposite the Stamin Up Machine at Generator 5, below.
Behind the excavation site on the way up to the church.
Behind the tank under the church, on the right.
Up in the church, up.
Right from the tunnel to the wind portal on the right, up.
Once all the switches are in the right direction, the sparks will stop and you’ll hear Samantha. Return to the bottom of the dig site where a purple orb is floating at the bottom of the rings. Walk around and interact with the levers in this area until all the rings are glowing purple. Go to the sphere and shoot it with the lightning rod. It will float into the ceiling.
For the final step, go to The Crazy Place and place your staff on the pedestal you got the crystal from earlier. Now you have to kill zombies to transfer their souls to staff. When you have enough, the staff inventory panel will light up, indicating you’re done. You can do this from any part of The Crazy Place; Just be careful with the shifting walls and don’t get caught by them.
Now that you have the upgraded staff, you can charge it up to shoot a ball of electricity that will fry all the zombies in its range.
You can also use the D-Pad to flip the staff and shoot downed teammates with a charge that instantly revives them from afar.
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