Auric Basin

Table of Contents

  1. Tarir Meta
  2. Misc
  3. Collectibles
  4. Strongboxes
  5. Adventures

Tarir Meta

The meta for this map consists of waving the city of Tarir once it falls under attack by the Mordrem. The event is fairly simple, there are four lanes which have one octovine each. Each lane has a different mechanic, but the the goal is the same for each lane. You need to remove the stacks of protection from the octovine to make it vulnerable to damage.

Once the protective stacks are removed, that lane can attack the octovine. The map goal is to make sure all lanes destroy the octovine at the same time. Once one octovine dies, the other lanes have 2 minutes until kill the remaining ones. If this fails, all the octovines will regenerate their health by 25%.

Before you start these events there are a series of challenges on each side of the city. Payers will need to complete these challenges to exalted suits. These suites can be used to fend of spawning enemies and deal with the blossoms that spawn. If you’re controlling the a suite, make sure to push blossoms away from the group.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideBa-Boom
Participate in the assault on the southern octovine during the Battle in Tarir.

For this lane players need to bring knockbacks and push skills. There will be a bomb that spawns that needs to be pushed into the octovine. Once the bomb hits, it will remove 5 stacks of protection from the octovine. The biggest threat here are the spawning enemies. Players using exalted suites should focus these enemies as they can be very problematic for the group.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideDroppin’ Bombs
Participate in the assault on the eastern octovine during the Battle in Tarir.

Out of the four sides, east is the most straight forward. Your goal is to pick up bombs from either side of the area, then drop them on the octovine by using the updraft. Players will need to avoid periodic poison clouds in the air, but the threats for this lane are minimal.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideMordrem Begone
Participate in the assault on the northern octovine during the Battle in Tarir.

North lane also have a very straight forward set of mechanics. You need to collect a turret from the boxes near the stairs. You will either need to deploy a turret to attack, or use the skill to remove the protective barrier that the octovine spawns.

This takes a little coordination, but if you understand you cannot attack until the extra protective layer is active, just remove it using the skills. You cannot however use the barrier removal skill if you’ve played your turret.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideMushroom Power
Participate in the assault on the western octovine during the Battle in Tarir.

Out of the four lanes, this is probably the most tedious. Players need to transform into mushrooms. From here they then need to make their way to the octovine and attack to remove the protection. There are many enemies in this area which will attack transformed players.

This becomes tedious if enemies are left to hassle the group. The mechanics are simple, but this biggest focus on this lane is dealing with environmental threats for the mushroom runners.

Auric Basin Achievement GuidePowered Up
Participate in powering up each of the outposts around Auric Basin.

Before the meta starts there are a set of activities you can do on the map. Even though the achievement says to power up each outpost, it only counts for three.

Take part in the three following meta chains while they are active.

  • Southwatch Creep
  • Westwatch Patch
  • Northwatch Descent

Misc

Auric Basin Achievement GuideSaving the City of Gold
Partake in 100 battles for Tarir, and save the city.

This if fairly simple. Take part in 100 Tarir events that succeed and save the city. This is a rather long-term goal if you plan to do it. Just show up to as many meta events as possible. Make sure to join organized maps through the LFG.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideForgotten City Arches
Glide through 3 arches below the waterfall on the eastern side of Tarir.

On the eastern side of the city you will find a rather large waterfall duct type contraption. Head to the top of the waterfall and jump from the highest point. You want to glide down slowly. If you think you’re going to overshoot a bridge pull back to slow your gliding down.

Before you attempt this you may want to upgrade to advanced gliding so you can waste time without being concerned of falling to your death.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideHidden Amphibian
Defeat the irritable Itzel who’s hiding out and whittling in his favourite spot.

Witzel is fairly easy to find, he’s not really hidden but he is in a rather obscure area of the map. You can reach him fairly easy from the Fungus Among Us adventure. Once you reach the start follow the path through the area until you come to the open area before the end of the adventure. Once you exit the cave with the falling debris, keep to the right and you will see a camp fire above you to the right.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideEgg Bearer
Complete the jumping puzzle.

To access this jumping puzzle you must first have complete City of Hope. This will allow you to get access to the egg chamber under the city. To reach this area, head to the center of The Forgotten City and jump down the large hole in the ground off towards the eastern side. Follow the path to the right down to the egg chamber.

Once inside, look for the adventure marker for Sanctum Scramble. The jumping puzzle follows the same route as this adventure to the top of the area. If you’re having difficulty with this puzzle, you can take advantage of the adventure skills as they will allow you to jump, glide and speed to the end with ease.

Mastery: Gliding

Auric Basin Achievement GuideHighest Gear
Complete the jumping puzzle.

Before you can attempt this jumping puzzle you will need access to ley gliding.  You access this area from the western side of the map and glide over to Lastgear Standing.

Once there, you can head down in to the cave below where you will find a hero point. Around the area are lots of mushrooms and various jumps to complete. This jumping puzzle is fairly simple, just follow the mushrooms up and around the area.

Mastery: Gliding, Ley Gliding, Bouncing Mushrooms

Auric Basin Achievement GuideInvisible King
Find and hit 1 mushroom king hiding in the lower Tarnished Treetop.

From the Wanderer’s Waypoint, jump off the eastern side and make your way down to the ground. Once you’re there, you will find the invisible Mushroom King roaming around if you have the Nuhoch Stealth Detection mastery.

If you don’t have the mastery, you won’t be able to see this enemy. If you do, the king will be wandering up and down the path with several other mushrooms.

Mastery: Nuhoch Stealth Detection

Auric Basin Achievement GuideTarnished Traitor
Summon and defeat 1 tarnished traitor.

After a completed Tarir meta, you can reach the underground vault. This also leads to the egg room. Once you enter, follow the path straight, and look to your right. The Tarnished Traitor will be waiting until someone activates the fight.

This fight is fairly simple, inflict damage and dodge all the AoE circles that spawn. This enemy has a lot of health, but he doesn’t really do much in the way of attacks.

Once the traitor is dead you will need to loot the chest behind him. This chest does not auto loot, so don’t panic if you have that mastery and it doesn’t unlock the achievement.

Mastery: Exalted Purification

Auric Basin Achievement GuideThe Golden Chicken
Find a gold chicken in Tarir.

The golden chicken is hidden in a hard to reach area of the city. To reach the chicken you first need to head to Luminate’s Throne room on the eastern side of the city. On the right side of the first area you will find several bouncing mushrooms, take them up to the highest point. Follow the long hallway up to the large open windy that overlooks the city.

You will need to drop down and glide carefully slowing yourself down. As you descend down just under several large decorative structures is a little alcove where the chicken is hiding.

Mastery: Bouncing Mushrooms, Gliding

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Auric Basin Achievement GuideUltimate Challenge Winner
Place first in all the outpost challenges around Auric Basin

At each door to the city you will find a challenge portal before the meta starts. Players need to take part in challenges to Exalted Suites for the meta. You will need to place first in each of these challenges:

  • Mushroom Kicker (Northwatch)
  • Last One Standing (Eastwatch)
  • Aurillium Bid  (Westwatch)
  • First To Finish (Southwatch)

It may take several map cycles to earn first place in these events as you’re competing against other players. Most of the time you will place first through luck, unless you’ve practiced each event a lot.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideTarir Challenge Winner
Place first in 1 of the Tarir challenges.

See “Ultimate Challenge Winner”.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideVinetooth Hunter
Find and defeat Vinetooth Prime in its lair.

Vinetooth Prime will spawn at the end of the East Watch meta chain. Once he spawns, you will need to follow him to his lair in the north eastern part of the map. Once the fight starts everyone will need to inflict as much damage as possible, while also breaking his Defiance Bar often.

Failure to break the Defiance Bar will result in far less damage being inflicted and a possible failure of the event. This event is very easy to fail if people don’t coordinate


Collectibles

Auric Basin Achievement GuideA Study in Gold
Speak to Sage Laural at Westgate to receive an auric viewer, then scan the tablets in the city for clues to Herta’s location.

Before you can start this, you will need to have completed the story step “City of Hope”. To locate Sage Laural, head to Luminate’s Throne and head to the Upper Tarir on the western side. You will see a large room filled with golden pillars. At the end of this room you will find Sage Laural. Talk with the sage to receive the tablet viewer.

From here you can collect the 17 tablets located around the city.

Mastery: Bouncing Mushrooms, Exalted Acceptance, Gliding

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Auric Basin Achievement GuideWhere Exalted Dare
Found Herta in the Vinetooth Den.

After you’ve completed “A Study in Gold”, you will need to head north east into the Vinetooth Den. You can reach this fairly easily from the Eastwatch waypoint and head north into the cave.

Inside the den you will find several Exalted bodies on the ground. Inspect the bodies until you get an interact option.

This will reward you with Hertha the ore consumer.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideNo Mask Left Behind
Locate and collect all of the Exalted masks left behind by vinetooths in Auric Basin

Throughout the map there are 25 Exalted masks that you need to find. Some are obvious, where as others are hidden.

The map below details all of their locations:

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Auric Basin Achievement GuideTreetop Retriever
Locate the 10 lost Priory corpses in the Tarnished Treetop of Auric Basin.

Around Tarnished Treetop you will need to locate 10 fallen priory members. They’re not overly difficult to locate as they stand out. They can be found on the various levels of this area.

This map shows all their locations:

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Strongboxes

Auric Basin Achievement Guide“Endurance” Strongbox
Search in the Griffonfall area for the strongbox from the “Endurance.”

Make your way to the Fungus Among Us adventure. Once you reach the adventure marker, head into the cave and follow the path past the waterfall. The strongbox will be visible on your left hand side as you enter the next area.

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Auric Basin Achievement Guide“Obsidian Triumph” Strongbox
Search in the Bristleback Chasm area for the strongbox from the “Obsidian Triumph.”

Head south from Eastwatch and through to Eastwatch Bluff. At the very bottom of the area you will find the strongbox high above the waterfall. Use the bouncing mushrooms to access the ledge where this strongbox is.

See “Endurance” Strongbox” for a map of all the locations.

Auric Basin Achievement Guide“Slice of Sky” Strongbox
Search in the Lastgear Standing area for the strongbox from the “Slice of Sky.”

This one is a little tricky to spot at first, mainly because it’s on top of a giant vine going across the path. You can use the bouncing mushrooms to just to the east which will let you reach a higher platform. From here, look north and you should see the strongbox high up on the vine.

See “Endurance” Strongbox” for a map of all the locations.

Auric Basin Achievement Guide“Straight and Narrow” Strongbox
Search in the Tarnished Treetop area for the strongbox from the “Straight and Narrow.”

You can reach this by using the various bouncing mushrooms in the area. The strongbox is in the middle of a large tree branch not too far from the main waypoint in Tarnished Treetop.

See “Endurance” Strongbox” for a map of all the locations.

Auric Basin Achievement Guide“Vengeance Rising” Strongbox
Search in the Eastwatch Bluff area for the strongbox from the “Vengeance Rising.”

Head to the waterfall from Bristleback Chasm. Drop down and keep to the left, you will find a tunnel that leads down to the strongbox.

See “Endurance” Strongbox” for a map of all the locations.


Adventures

Auric Basin Achievement GuideA Fungus Among Us: Gold
Bounce your way though the checkpoints and across the finish line!

Fungus Among Us is simple enough, however it’s very easy to make a mistake and put yourself behind. You will need to rush and jump your way through various environments, as well as carefully manage where and when you use these skills.

This can be a little hit and miss, so do your best to figure out where to use your skills to gain the most advantage.

Complete this adventure in less than 1 minute 25 seconds.

Difficulty: Hard

Auric Basin Achievement GuideA Fungus Among Us: Silver
Bounce your way though the checkpoints and across the finish line!

See “A Fungus Among Us: Gold”.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideFallen Masks: Gold
Sooth the tormented spirits of fallen Exalted.

This adventure requires you to use various mushrooms and gliding to navigate a large room. Masks will randomly spawn around the room which you need to collect. This adventure is quite random so there’s almost no way to know where the masks will spawn. Use your mini map to spot their locations quickly and try to figure out the shortest paths to each one.

Collect 25 masks in 3 minutes and 15 seconds.

Difficulty: Hard

Auric Basin Achievement GuideFallen Masks: Silver
Sooth the tormented spirits of fallen Exalted.

See “Fallen Masks: Gold”.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideOn Wings of Gold: Gold
Deliver collected shield anomalies by gliding near the collection device.

This is a fairly easy and fun adventures. This is completely gliding and updraft driven, so make sure you have access to both of those masteries before you start this. You need to collect little anomalies that are scattered through the various updrafts high above the city.

Collect 30 anomalies with 3 minutes.

Difficulty: Easy

Auric Basin Achievement GuideOn Wings of Gold: Silver
Deliver collected shield anomalies by gliding near the collection device.

See “On Wings of Gold: Gold”.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideSanctum Scramble: Gold
Jump, launch, and glide your way though the checkpoints and across the finish line!

Once you start this adventure you need to make your way up around the edge of the large room. You will have access to various skills that help you navigate the obstacles  with ease. You can target any object to use your skills, so use walls, tree branches and anything you can to dart between the capture points.

Complete this adventure in under 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

Difficulty: Medium

Auric Basin Achievement GuideSanctum Scramble: Silver
Jump, launch, and glide your way though the checkpoints and across the finish line!

See “Sanctum Scramble: Gold”.

Auric Basin Achievement GuideThe Floor Is Lava?: Gold
Kick rockvine fruit and retrieve as many spores as you can before time runs out!

The goal with this adventure is to kick the mushroom spores off of the mushrooms around the room. They will then land on the toxic floor To collect them you will need to jump onto them, which will then launch you into the air to avoid being hit by the damaging floor.

Collect 25 mushroom spores in 2 minutes.

Difficulty: Medium

Auric Basin Achievement GuideThe Floor Is Lava?: Silver
Kick rockvine fruit and retrieve as many spores as you can before time runs out!

See “The Floor Is Lava?: Gold”.

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