Lion’s Arch has been battered and razed, but as long as there are those who’ll take up
arms for our city, it will not be beaten! Scarlet and her armies—the Aetherblades, the
Molten Alliance, and the Toxic Alliance—may have pushed us out of our city, but now the
winds have blown her vile miasma out to sea. Lion’s Arch belongs to all Tyrians. It’s time
to regroup and rally, liberate our besieged city, and take the fight to Scarlet to end her
menace. Remember this day, for this battle will be worthy of legend!
—Captain Magnus the Bloody-Handed
Regrouping and Rallying
While Lion’s Arch is occupied by enemy forces, survivors have established refugee camps
near each of the order headquarters.
Outside Vigil Keep in Gendarran Fields
South of the Durmand Priory in Lornar’s Pass
Along the north shore of Stormbluff Isle in Bloodtide Coast
At these locations, refugee camp directors can apprise players of the situation and show a
flashback of the initial attack on Lion’s Arch. While the Captain’s Council oversees
relief efforts, the Lionguard are making preparations for a counterattack. Also, heirlooms
and found belongings can still be turned in for items.
Liberating Our Besieged City
Help the Lionguard reestablish a foothold near the three city entrances at Trader’s Forum,
Postern Ward, and Fort Marriner. After defending each point, order representatives will
arrive to sell combat bonuses—Vigil Valiance, Priory Aethershield, and Quickness of
Whispers. Members of each order will be granted a discounted price on their respective
Throughout the city, miasma canisters are still guarded by Scarlet’s armies. Stopping all
three miasma deployments simultaneously will earn bonus rewards. Moreover, Scarlet has
secured different areas of the map by deploying her champions.
Toxic Spider Queen
Molten Fire Shaman
Molten Munitions Specialist
Taking the Fight to Scarlet
Arriving on each hour, Scarlet’s legendary assault knights will show up at three locations
and hover for several minutes before descending to attack.
Defeating the three assault knights simultaneously is the key to reaching Scarlet’s
airship, the Breachmaker. And players will not stand alone, for Tyria’s heroes have come
together and will fight alongside the players—Rox and Braham, Marjory and Kasmeer, and
Captain Ellen Kiel and Heal-o-Tron.
Arriving upon the Breachmaker, players should expect an all-out battle against Scarlet’s
defenses to reach Scarlet herself. She’s always got a trick up her sleeve, so come
prepared. Be sure to pack consumables, food, utility buffs, and a favorite finisher. This
may be our best and only chance to put a stop to Scarlet’s villainy.
For the brave who battle their way to the Diverse Ledges, they can meet up with Lionguard
Turma. Her latest scouting report states that she’s found a new type of portal but cheap gw2 gold is
unable to access it without special equipment derived from Scarlet’s technology.
Rewards and Achievements
Alliance supply bags will continue to be found on the defeated troops of Scarlet’s armies.
These bags often contain Refugee’s Belongings, Blade Shards, and the occasional Refugee
Child’s Drawing for luck. Rarely, the satchels can contain items such as Quaggan Tonics,
Captain’s Airship Passes, and Powerful Potions of Slaying Scarlet’s Armies.
Defeating all three miasma deployments simultaneously will award champion loot and 10
Blade Shards. Additionally, level 80 players will earn Empyreal Fragments, Dragonite Ore,
and a rare chance for ascended gear.
Legendary Assault Knights will drop 5 Deluxe Gear Boxes and a chance at an Assault Knight
Power Core, which can be used to color the Tempered Spinal Blades back item. Defeating all
three knights within 6 minutes will award several masterwork items, a luck bonus, 1
Obsidian Shard, and 5 Blade Shards.
Players who ascend to the Breachmaker and finish the story will earn a new title and a
unique helm skin to display proudly. Not only that, but by defeating Scarlet’s defenses,
players will additionally earn several masterwork and rare items, 15 Dragonite Ore, 3
Obsidian Shards, another chance for Assault Knight Power Cores, as well as a chance for
rewards from previous Living World releases and a rare chance for one of two new unique
Additionally, completing the “This Is My City!” meta-achievement rewards a container of
desirable items, including a 5-skill-point Scroll of Knowledge, 1 Essence of Luck, 5
Obsidian Shards, 50 Blade Shards, a five-use Guild Shield Finisher, and a rare item. Note:
Aetherblade enemies across Tyria now have an added chance to drop Blade Shards. This
addition to their drop list is permanent.
A small release will be available on March 18, which will provide an epilogue to recent
events. That release will show the aftermath of what players have experienced in the
Battle for Lion’s Arch and will conclude the current story arc.