This guide will show you how to obtain each unique/legendary item in Expeditions: Rome.
I have listed how to obtain each item and provided a photo. Items are organized by Act. I will not provide a review of each item unless requested.
Spoilers ahead. I did not obtain two out of the four recently added unique Roman armors. If I missed additional items, please let me know. I do not have photos of where certain items are located, sorry. Most of the weapons have a modified stat and are max rank. Thanks for reading!
You will receive the sword’s unique crafting material after the main quest, March on Mytilene. After Act 1, you will return to Rome and can speak to Gaius’ mother, who will provide you with the sword’s schematic. You will then be able to craft the sword in Act 2.
Sextus will ask you dismantle Calida’s armor during the sidequest, A Better Lorica. You can then craft a unique version of her armor. The same process can be done with Calida’s hood, Syneros’ toga, Caeso’s helmet and armor, and Bestia armor (if you have sufficient crafting materials).
Obtained after defeating Archelaus during the main quest, The Conquest of Asia Minor.
After completing the first pacification mission, search the roofs for a chest. The chest will contain the sword’s unique crafting material. Go to Mysia and talk to the merchant, Boethus. Boethus will provide you with the sword’s schematic.
In the Temple of Apollon, travel to the right side of Theophilus (if you are facing him) and you will discover damaged flooring that you can interact with. Interact with the floor and you will discover a cavern containing the bow.
Obtained during the Divide and Conquer Quest. After Theophilus refuses to help you and Zenobia requests your help, you can overhear a conversation between two female citizens. The citizens are near the stairway that leads to the Temple of Apollon in Mysia. After the conversation ends, follow the female citizen (Eritha) that leaves. After speaking with Eritha, kill her and you will obtain the medallion.
ROD OF ASCLEPIUS:
Go to the mountain top ruins near the Temple of Apollon. The staff is located in a chest, which is hidden behind a wall.
Go to the Troas fishing village and, near the center of the village, is a large tavern guarded by a single soldier. Kill the soldier and the occupants inside the tavern. The chest in the back room contains the dagger.
SPEAR OF ACHILLES:
Go to Laomendontas’ home in the Troas fishing village. Outside his home is a tree with a interactive object. Take the object and go to the small peninsula northeast of Kyzikos. You will be prompted with a random encounter and receive another object. Go south of the Mytilene Garrison, towards the coastline, and you will be prompted with a random encounter and will receive another object. Go north of Troas onto a small peninsula. Then go to the south tip of the peninsula. You will be prompted with another random encounter and are required to send a party member. This a non-combat encounter. Go inside and obtain the spear.
Obtained during the main quest, Whack the Mole. Defeat Cassius at the Troas fishing village and interrogate Cassius at your outpost. You will then receive the armor.
Obtained during the main quest, “Morituri Te Salutant”. Defeat Damianos and you will receive the pike.
Go to the Troas Fishing Village and talk to the wine merchant (towards the harbor on the far side of the map entrance). Purchase a special bottle of wine for 2,000 denarii and share the wine with Lucullus. Lucullus will thank you and, when you revisit the outpost, you will find a chest that contains the unique crafting material and schematic required to craft the shield.
ARMOUR OF THE LEGEND (DLC):
Obtained after defeating the Asia Minor arena champion.
Can only be obtained if you decided to stop supplies from being delivered to Pontus during the main quest, “The Smuggler”. After defeating Mithridates during the siege of Chalkedon, you will receive his helmet.
ACT 1: ROME
Go to the Streets and contact Sextus at his shop, which is located north of the map entrance. Purchase the shield from Sextus for 2,000 denarii.
Obtained during the main quest, “A Vital Matter”. The spear is on a platform in Lucullus’ study, between two couches.
Obtained during the main quest, “The Egyptian Queen”. After you save Cleopatra and talk to her at Lucullus’ home, she will reward you with the armor.
SCIPIO AFRICANUS’ HELMET:
Obtained from the junk vendor in the Court of Heaven for 1,000 denarii.
Obtained during the sidequest, Afterlife Travel Guide. The medallion is located on the right side of the map.
Obtained by defeating Warmaksan during the main quest, Strange Alliances.
During Strange Alliances, you must talk with all the elders at the Court of Heaven. Meddur will say you are afraid. Respond with the second option and he will support you. After Strange Alliances, meet Meddur at his tent (to the right of the main tent) at the Court of Heaven. Meddur will give you a sidequest, The Aqueduct. You must side with Meddur’s warriors during the quest to receive the shield. Return to Meddur and he will reward you with the shield.
SPEAR OF THE GOLDEN WOLF:
After Strange Alliances, talk with Lunja at the Court of Heaven. Lunja will give you the side quest, The Golden Wolf. After completing the quest, Lunja will reward you with the spear.
Obtained by defeating Izil during the main quest, Conquest of Africa.
DISTINCT ROMAN GALEA:
Obtained after a random encounter with Roman soldiers, who were disguised as Egyptian bandits.
Once the crafting material is found, go to Sextus and he will instruct you to visit a blacksmith in Memphis. Talk to the blacksmith to receive the schematic.
During the main quest, The Number of Death, you will enter a pyramid. After defeating the enemies, you will discover a cracked wall. Interact with the wall and loot the dagger crafting material. Go to the blacksmith in Memphis and obtain the dagger’s schematic.
After completing New Gods and Old Gods, tell Raia she can stay at your outpost. Then visit Tener in the cat temple and she will give you the side quest, Herding Cats. Find the missing cats and return to Tener. Return to your camp and speak with Raia behind your Praetorian tent. Raia will then give you the pendant.
Obtained after defeating Ptolemy during the Conquest of Africa.
HELMET OF THE LEGEND (DLC):
Obtained after defeating the Africa arena champion.
ACT 2: ROME
Go to the Streets and contact Sextus at his shop, which is located north of the map entrance. Purchase the dagger from Sextus for 600 denarii.
After completing the side quest, The Third Man, a chest in the room contains the sword.
HAND OF CHIRON (DLC):
Obtained after defeating the Gaul arena champion.
Obtained during the Sacred Boars random encounter. If you leave the boars and civilians alone, you will receive the medallion.
Obtained after defeating Orgetorix during the main quest, Supply Lines.
Obtained after defeating Dumnorix during the main quest, End of the Aedui.
BOW OF OGMIOS:
As you progress through the main quests, Vercingetorix will send you a latter asking you to meet him, giving you a side quest, Enemy of My Enemy. If you do not meet him within a short amount of time, the quest will expire. Meet Vercingetorix and he will provide you with the bow.
Obtained after defeating Ambiorix during the main quest, Ambiorix’s Warning.
MASK OF MARCELLUS:
Obtained after defeating Marcellus during the Conquest of Gaul.
Obtained after defeating Vercingetorix during the Conquest of Gaul.
The developers added four unique Roman armors. I do not know if the armors are random or scripted and I only discovered two.
I obtained this armor as loot during a pacification quest in Act 2.
PUBLIUS CRASSUS’ ARMOUR:
I obtained this armor as loot during a random combat encounter in Act 3.