Cultivating Mawdrey

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Table of Contents

  1. Quick start Guide
  2. Getting Started
    1. Crafting
    2. Recipes/Vendor Items
    3. Time Gated Materials
    4. Dragon’s Reach Part 1 Story Items
    5. Dragon’s Reach Part 2 Story Items
    6. The World Summit Story Items
    7. Open World Items
    8. Infused (Ascended Items)
  3. Progression List
    1. Mysterious Vine
    2. Cultivated Vine
    3. Mawdrey & Mawdrey II
    4. Mawdrey (Infused)
  4. Required Crafting Materials
  5. Crafting Recipes
  6. Mystic Forge Recipes

 Quick Start Guide

Some of you may want this back piece, but the time required to craft it is too long, or you’d rather take shortcuts to obtain some of the items required to progress. This short introduction will outline everything that you can buy to cut corners off cultivating Mawdrey.

You’re still going to have to put some time into collecting all the items from the living story and world exploration, but the buying the following items will allow you to shave off the 20+ days of time gated materials. Please note that the following list includes items to make Mawdrey. As this is an ascended back piece, you will not need to buy as many items if you plan to go no further than the Cultivated Vine.

  • Clay Pot (3)
  • Meaty Plant Food (21)
  • Piquant Plant food (21)
  • Grow Lamp (2)

Buying the above item’s is extremely costly, but it will allow you to go from Mysterious Vine to Mawdrey within a short period of time rather than over the space of a month.

Everything you need to know about crafting this backpiece is listed below and broken up into sections.


Getting Started

Before we begin you will need to have access to several skills if you plan to craft everything on this list without spending too much money on the trading post. Or if you wish not to spend any money what so ever.

Crafting

  • Chef (400)
  • Huntsman (400)
  • Artificer (400)
  • Jeweler (400)
  • Armorsmith, Leatherworker or Tailor (500)

The above disciplines are required to make to make various things, but the last three are required to crafts parts of the ascended back piece. If you’re not at these levels, it is possible to buy everything you need from the trading post.

Recipes/Vendor Items

The following recipes are required to make progress in your back piece. They can only be obtained from Dry Top from either Gleam or Dusk. These recipes will only become accessible from tier 3 and above, though you can buy bricks of clay on tier 1. I highly recommend that you try and get into the high tier maps from 4+ to avoid spend excess geodes that you could buy other items with.

  • Recipe: Clay Pot
  • Recipe: Plate of Meaty Plant Food
  • Recipe: Plate of Piquant Plant Food
  • Recipe: Grow Lamp
  • Recipe: Heat Stone
  • Brick of Clay (25)

Time Gated Materials

These items are something you will want to start making as soon as possible. They require a 24 hour period to create 1 item, so you will want to start on these before, or during other progression. Both plant foods can be bought from the trading post if you’d rather spend gold, though the Charged Crystals are account bound and cannot be bought.

  • Plate of Meaty Plant Food (21)
  • Plate of Piquant Plant Food (21)
  • Charged Quartz Crystals (20)

Dragon’s Reach Part 1 Story Items

  • Mysterious Seed Complete Uprooting the Iron Marches
  • Ley Line Infused Stone Complete The Waypoint Conundrum
  • Vial of Sacred Glacial Water Complete Summit Invitations
  • Pile of Phantasmal Residue Complete Plan of Attack

After you’ve obtained the above items, you will need to transform them into the following items. If you double click the items they will show you where to go on your world map. At each location there’s a spot to interact with to turn your normal items into following mutations.

Guild Wars 2 Cultivating The Mawdrey Backpiece Guide Polarized Ley Line Infused Stone
Head to Lion’s Arch and jump into the harbor. If you swim down towards where the breachmaker drill remains, swim down to the bottom and you will find a small area that you can interact with. You need to obtain part of the drill to polarize this stone.

Purified Vial of Sacred Glacial Water.png Purified Vial of Sacred Glacial Water
Once you reach Frostgorge Sound, head for the Shattered Ice Ruins jumping puzzle. Progress through the puzzle until you reach the end. You will find your usual chest, but before you leave, look for a large crystal on the edge of the cliff. Interact with it and obtain a vial of purified water.

Weirded Phantasmal Residue.png Weirded Phantasmal Residue
Head to the Diessa Plateau, once here locate the Grendich Aqueduct which is hidden under the ruins. Finding the entrance to this area is a little tricky if you don’t know it’s there. But look for a well just south of the ruins. Once you drop down, interact with the skillpoint.

Dragon’s Reach Part 2 Story Items

  • Mysterious Seed Complete Uprooting the Iron Marches
  • Ley Line Infused Stone Complete The Waypoint Conundrum
  • Vial of Sacred Glacial Water Complete Summit Invitations
  • Pile of Phantasmal Residue Complete Plan of Attack

As before, you will obtain the above items from completing the story. From here, you will then need to double click them to find the locations of the following items.

Polarized Ley Line Infused Stone.png Polarized Ley Line Infused Stone
Head to Lion’s Arch and jump into the harbor. If you swim down towards where the breachmaker drill remains, swim down to the bottom and you will find a small area that you can interact with. You need to obtain part of the drill to polarize this stone.

Purified Vial of Sacred Glacial Water.png Purified Vial of Sacred Glacial Water
Once you reach Frostgorge Sound, head for the Shattered Ice Ruins jumping puzzle. Progress through the puzzle until you reach the end. You will find your usual chest, but before you leave, look for a large crystal on the edge of the cliff. Interact with it and obtain a vial of purified water.

Weirded Phantasmal Residue.png Weirded Phantasmal Residue
Head to the Diessa Plateau, once here locate the Grendich Aqueduct which is hidden under the ruins. Finding the entrance to this area is a little tricky if you don’t know it’s there. But look for a well just south of the ruins. Once you drop down, interact with the skillpoint.

The World Summit Story Items

  • Chaos Orb Complete Party Politics
  • Pile of Ley Line Dust  Complete Recalibrating the Waypoints
  • Empty Vial Talk to Gleam in Restoration Refuge
  • Enormous Foxfire Cluster Complete The World Summit

Again after obtaining the above items, it’s time to head out into the world and transform the above items into items that you can use to progress your backpiece.

Chaos Orb.png Resonating Chaos Orb
This may be somewhat time consuming as you need to access the Ogre locked away in the Thaumanova Reactor in Metric Province. If you’ve not done this before, it requires you to locate the matrix key, then charge it with the various elements. Once activated, you can then unlock the ogres prison. After you kill the Ogre, you need to interact with the Concentrated Chaotic Radiation.

Completing this puzzle is quite tedious, but whenever the fire elemental world boss is active, ask in map chat to see if anyone has a charged matrix key. Some people will mention they have it, but either way, you need to access this area to obtain this item.

Pile of Crackling Ley Line Dust.png Pile of Crackling Ley Line Dust
You will need to make your way through Vexa’s lab. Once inside, proceed to the end of this area and fight Vexa. After you beat her, look on either platform on the sides of the room. You will see a Waypoint Research Material marker if you hold down CTRL on your keyboard. Interact with it to transform your Ley Line Dust.

Vial of Mending Oasis Water.png Vial of Mending Oasis Water
After talking to Gleam in Restoration Refuge, head to the Oasis. From here, look for the waterfall and head to the lowest point at ground level. Once you approach the waterfall you will be prompted to fill the vial with water.

Germinated Foxfire Cluster.png Germinated Foxfire Cluster
Head to the Brisban Wildlands and look for the the Pollen-Rich Zephyr. This is a plant rich plant tucked away deep in the Aurora’s Remains.It’s much like a well of power where you just need to interact with the source.

Open World Items

Much like the rest of the items, you will need to locate them in the world. But unlike before you do not need to transform previously obtained items. This time you just need to find their locations and gather the required items from the source. Most of these are hidden in mini dungeon’s or obscure areas, so be prepared to do some traveling.

Up until this point, everything you’ve needed is easy to obtain, but you’re not going to have to work a little harder to obtain these objects. Some are still just items you pick, but you will need to engage in fractals to progress.

Mists Stone.png Mists Stone
You’re going to need to play through five different fractals over five different days to obtain this item. Unlike all the others, you have to put in some effort to obtain the pristine relics to buy this items from BUY-4373 in Fractals of the Mists. If you’ve played before, then you know what to expect. new players may shy away from these events, but they’re rather fun and a nice change from most dungeon’s. Just make sure you stay to the very end to be rewarded your pristine relic. Make sure you don’t use them to obtain normal relics either as you need five to buy the mists stone.

Pile of Elemental Essence.png Pile of Elemental Essence
This isn’t too hard to obtain, but you will need to head to Mount Maelstrom and locate one of the keeper events. After killing a keeper, you will then be able to enter the hidden garden portal located on the eastern side of the volcano. Once inside, interact with any of the earth, light, water and wind elemental points and you will be able to obtain this item.

Finding a keeper can be a little tedious, but the more straight forward to find is right next to where the Hidden Garden portal spawns. To locate this portal, head north of the Avernan Waypoint, you will pass the lab and then encounter a group of oozes. This is where the portal and the light keeper will spawn. If the keeper isn’t there, just hang around until it appear.

Heart of the Destroyer.png Heart of the Destroyer
This item is also located in Mount Maelstorm. Once there, head into the volcano’s core, located next to Maelstrom’s Waypoint. Once there, you should be able to see the heart up on a ledge over the center of the core. Interact with it to obtain this items.

Water of Rhand.png Water of Rhand
This area is tucked away in the north eastern corner of the Diessa Plateau. You will need to complete a group of pre-events which will trigger an attack on the Flame legion. Once the attack on Incendio Templum is complete, the portal to this mini-dungeon will open. Once inside, follow the path until you come to a watery area. Once there, you will need to look for a tunnel with lots of vegetation. Going through this tunnel will lead you to another closed off area, which you will be able to obtain the Water of Rhand. If you can’t find it, it’s tucked away within the circle area underwater where you enter the area.

Box of Captured Light.png Box of Captured Light
This item is also tucked away in another mini dungeon at Dredgehaunt Cliffs. To gain access to this dungeon you will need to talk to Gerrvid who can be found in the Snowslide Ravine lodge. After reading his books and answering his quetsions, you will then need to escort him down to the dungeon. Once side, complete the first area by repairing the door and entering the second area. Once you enter the second area you will see the light in the middle of the jumping puzzle area. Jump across and collect what you need.

Infused (Ascended Items)

If you’ve made it this far with items collection, then congratulations as you’re obviously dedicated enough to want to go all the way with this backpiece. The final parts of this backpiece will push your ascended backpiece into an infused one. These items will require you to play fractals to obtain the last few items. You’re going to need to put in a little work, but you will need to obtain the following items:

  1. Gift of Ascension (1)
  2. Glob of Coagulated Mists Essence (1)

The glob of Coagulated Mists Essence can be made using 5 Vials of Condensed Mists Essence, 1 Glob of Ectoplasm, 1 Mystic Coin and 1 Pile of Crystalline Dust in the mystic forge. To obtain the Gift of Ascension however, you will need to obtain 500 fractal relics. The most obvious way is to just play through fractals various times. You will earn various amounts of relics per fractal completed, and you can use pristine relics to gain 15 extra relics. Do not do this if you’re saving for the heat stone. You will need 5 pristine relics to buy it.

These are the two main items you will need to work for, the rest can be obtained through the trading post, or through various other means.


Progression List

Now that we’ve been over the general getting started, you’re going to be making the following items for each section of the backpiece. Once you have each item, you can combine them in your inventory. If you have all the items listed under each section, you just need to combine them in the order listed. After each transformation you will end up with the next item in bold on the list.

Mysterious Vine

  1. Mysterious Seed
  2. Ley Line Infused Clay Pot
  3. Mysterious Seedling
  4. Package of Sacred Plant Food
  5. Mysterious Sprout
  6. Package of Phantasmally Infused Plant Food
  7. Mysterious Vine

Result: Mysterious Vine and a Cultivated Seed

Cultervated Vine (selectable stats)

  1. Cultivated Seed
  2. Chaos Infused Clay Pot
  3. Cultivated Seedling
  4. Package of Ley Line Dusted Plant Food
  5. Cultivated Shoot
  6. Package of Oasis Soaked Plant Food
  7. Cultivated Sprout
  8. Attuned Grow Lamp
  9. Cultivated Vine

Result: Cultivated Vine and a Pet Seed

Mawdrey & Mawdrey II

  1. Pet Seed
  2. Mists Infused Clay Pot
  3. Pet Seedling
  4. Package of Elementally Charged Plant Food
  5. Pet Sprout
  6. Package of Rhand Blessed Plant Food
  7. Pet Shoot
  8. Powerful Grow Lamp
  9. Pet Plantling
  10. Destroyer Heated Stone

Result: Mawdrey and Mawdrey II

On completion of Mawdrey you will also be given Mawdrey II which is an item that sits in your inventory. You can double click on the Mawdrey II and it will consume bloodstone dust. So if you happen to have a rather large stack siting around, you can use use to gain a gift from this item. The rewards vary, but you can only feed up to 300 dust to your new pet every day. If you feed it until it’s full, you will be prompted that she can’t consume anymore today.

Mawdrey Infused

There’s very little in the way of crafted items for the infused version of this backpiece, though you will need to use the following items in the mystic forge to general the infused backpiece.

  1. Mawdrey (1)
  2. Gift of Ascension (1)
  3. Glob of Coagulated Mists Essence (1)
  4. Pile of Crystalline Dust (10)

Result: Mawdrey (Infused)


Required Crafting Materials

Below is a list of all the items you will need to make this backpiece from start to finish. This list may seem quite daunting from the start, but you may already have quite a lot of these materials already. If you’re not into collecting materials but have a rather large stockpile of gold, you can buy all but a few of these items off the trading post.

Bought/Farmed/Traded Items

  • Pile of Incandescent Dust (87)
  • Glob of Ectoplasm (15)
  • Foxfire Cluster (144)
  • Thick Leather Section (600)
  • Potent Venom Sac (42)
  • Vial of Potent Blood (42)
  • Large Bone (42)
  • Slab of Red Meat (42)
  • Ghost Pepper (42)
  • Saffron Thread (42)
  • Orichalcum Setting (20)
    • Orichalcum Ingot (40)
  • Sunstone Lump (50)
  • Obsidian Shard (18)
  • Essence of Luck (8)
  • Molten Lodestone (10)
  • Onyx Lodestone (10)
  • Watchwork Sprocket (50)
  • +5 Agony Infusion (1)
    • +1 Agony Infusion (16)

Time Gated Items

  • Charged Quartz Crystal (20)
    • Quartz Crystal (500)

Vendor Items

  • Augur’s Stone (1)
  • Bricks of Clay (75)

Ascended Items

  • Dragonite Ore (200)
  • Empyreal Fragment (200)
  • Pile of Bloodstone Dust (2000)
  • Thermocatalytic Reagent (255)

Crafting Recipes

The recipes below will produce one item. Their the amounts that you need to make are listed below the recipe section. You will need to make multiples of most of these items.

Guild Wars 2 Cultivating The Mawdrey Backpiece Guide Clay Pot (Artificer 400)

  • Pile of Incandescent Dust (15)
  • Thermocatalytic Reagent (25)
  • Glob of Ectoplasm (5)
  • Brick of Clay (25)

Required Amount: 3

Plate of Meaty Plant Food.png Plate of Meaty Plant Food (Huntsman 400)

  • Potent Venom Sac (2)
  • Vial of Potent Blood (2)
  • Large Bone (2)
  • Pile of Incandescent Dust (2)

Required Amount: 21

Note: Time Gated, only one may be crated within a 12 hour, or daily period.

Plate of Piquant Plant Food.png Plate of Piquant Plant Food (Chef 400)

  • Slab of Red Meat (2)
  • Ghost Pepper (2)
  • Saffron Thread (2)
  • Foxfire Clusters (4)

Required Amount: 21

Note: Time Gated, only one may be crated within a 12 hour, or daily period.

Grow Lamp.png Grow Lamp (Jeweler 400)

  •  Charged Quartz Crystal (10)
  •  Orichalcum Setting (10)
  •  Sunstone Lump (25)
  •  Watchwork Sprocket (25)

Required Amount: 2

Heat Stone.png Heat Stone (Armorsmith, Huntsman & Leatherworker 500 )

  • Lesser Vision Crystal (1)
  • Molten Lodestone (10)
  • Onyx Lodestone (10)
  • Thermocatalytic Reagent (15)

Required Amount: 1


Mystic Forge Recipes

The following recipes will allow you to craft the required items to finally grow each part of your backpice. They all require different types of food and pots, and a grow lamp depending on each piece.

Mysterious Vine

Ley Line Infused Clay Pot.png Ley Line Infused Clay Pot

  • Clay Pot (1)
  • Polarized Ley Line Infused Stone (1)
  • Foxfire Cluster (20)
  • Pile of Bloodstone Dust (100)

Package of Sacred Plant Food.png Package of Sacred Plant Food

  • Purified Vial of Sacred Glacial Water (1)
  • Plate of Meaty Plant Food (7)
  • Thick Leather Section (100)
  • Pile of Bloodstone Dust (100)

Package of Phantasmally Infused Plant Food.png Package of Phantasmally Infused Plant Food

  • Weirded Phantasmal Residue (1)
  • Plate of Piquant Plant Food (7)
  • Thick Leather Section (100)
  • Pile of Bloodstone Dust (100)

Cultivated Vine

Chaos Infused Clay Pot.png Chaos Infused Clay Pot

  • Clay Pot (1)
  • Resonating Chaos Orb (1)
  • Foxfire Cluster (2)
  • Pile of Bloodstone Dust (100)

Attuned Grow Lamp.png Attuned Grow Lamp

  • Grow Lamp (1)
  • Bloodstone Brick (3)
  • Essence of Luck (4 exotic)
  • Germinated Foxfire Cluster (1)

Package of Ley Line Dusted Plant Food.png Package of Ley Line Dusted Plant Food

  • Pile of Crackling Ley Line Dust (1)
  • Plate of Meaty Plant Food (7)
  • Thick Leather Section (100)
  • Pile of Bloodstone Dust (100)

Plate of Piquant Plant Food.png Package of Oasis Soaked Plant Food

  • Vial of Mending Oasis Water (1)
  • Plate of Piquant Plant Food (7)
  • Thick Leather Section (100)
  • Pile of Bloodstone Dust (100)

Mawdrey

Mists Infused Clay Pot.png Mists Infused Clay Pot

  • Clay Pot (1)
  • Foxfire Cluster (20)
  • Pile of Bloodstone Dust (100)
  • Mists Stone (1)

Package of Elementally Charged Plant Food.png Package of Elementally Charged Plant Food

  • Thick Leather Section (100)
  • Pile of Bloodstone Dust (100)
  • Pile of Elemental Essence (1)
  • Plate of Meaty Plant Food (7)

Package of Rhand Blessed Plant Food.png Package of Rhand Blessed Plant Food

  • Water of Rhand (1)
  • Plate of Piquant Plant Food (7)
  • Thick Leather Section (100)
  • Pile of Bloodstone Dust (100)

Powerful Grow Lamp.png Powerful Grow Lamp

  • Grow Lamp (1)
  • Bloodstone Brick (3)
  • Essence of Luck (4 exotic)
  • Box of Captured Light (1)

Destroyer Heated Stone.png Destroyer Heated Stone

  • Heat Stone (1)
  • Bloodstone Brick (3)
  • Heart of the Destroyer (1)
  • +5 Agony Infusion (1)

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