Dragon’s Stand

Author Notes

A lot of these achievements need an organized instance to earn. Most will come through just playing the map, however if the map fails some areas are really difficult to access during the pre-meta.

You will want to turn up to this meta at least 10 minutes before and look for a squad to join before the map reset. Trying to get into an organized map while the meta has already started is almost impossibe.

Table of Contents

  1. North Lane
  2. Central Lane
  3. South Lane
  4. Mordremoth Boss
  5. Misc
  6. Strongboxes

The following map details all the event locations tied to the achievements in this guide. Most of the events you will complete by just playing the map, however there are several other events going on at the same time.


North Lane

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Northern Tower Taker
Capture the Northern Blighting Tower in Dragon’s Stand.

The requirements are simple, kill the commander guarding the tower. Then try to defend it until the other lanes have complete the same task.

Towards the end of the meta you will see three blighted towers. Once all three lanes reach the towers, a mini-boss fight will start. The goal here is kill each commander and make sure they don’t re-spawn if the other commanders are still active.

Zerg Strategy

This is fairly simple, the majority of the group will follow the commander in a clockwise path around the outside of the tower. The zergs main goal is to kill the preservers that spawn near the three pods. Failure to do so will re-spawn a pod making the commander in the center invulnerable to damage. If the commander has already died and a pod re-spawns, the commander will also re-spawn resetting that towers mini-boss event.

Boss Group

With most maps there will be a commander focused group. This will consist of 5-10 players who will kill the commander in the middle. The first time entering the tower, the boss group will destroy the pods while the zerg focuses on the preservers.

Stavemaster Adryn

Out of the three commanders, this one is probably the most frustrating in terms of mechanics. He will spawns portals that suck players in and throw them around. This commander will also imprison random players and root them in place.

The group will want to stay on top of breaking his Defiance Bar. If you fail to, this boss will channel a shield which is also applied to the other two commanders.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Munition Re-Upper
Gather Mordrem vine pods for Briallen to make explosives.

At the very start of the meta event you will find an event in Vigilant Precipice. You will need to run pods to the collection point.

Mastery: Gliding and Updrafts.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Prismatic Plunderer
Pick up a wyvern crystal for the skritt.

This is the second event that spawns at the very start of the meta chain. There will be a skritt that can be activated near the camp. Once active, the skritt will head west from Vigilant Precipice. From here you need to climb the tree and collect wyvern crystals from the ledge above. Once collected, return them to the drop off point.

Mastery: Bouncing Mushrooms, Gliding.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Tamer of Wyverns
Help Sear Spicepaw gather saurian meat to summon a wyvern near Broken Altar.

After the first Spitfire you will find this event to the north. You will have to enter a nest and pick up meet from the nests. Once collected, return to the drop off point.

 

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Mushroom Musterer
Raise a mushroom army for the skritt.

After defeating the first Spitfire, look for the event that’s deep within a poison filled area north of where the Spitfire event happened. This event will be active during the “Tamer of Wyverns” event, so you may want to do that one first if you need the achievement.

Once you find the event, defend the mushrooms until they’re fully grown.

Mastery: Itzel Poison

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Enchanted Armor Wearer
Use the Exalted device to enter enchanted armor in Dragon’s Stand.

After the second Spitfire there will be two events active. You want to escort Spleecta into Rooted Copse and help capture the various points. Once completed, interact with the Exalted Device to earn the achievement.


Central Lane

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Central Tower Taker
Capture the Central Blighting Tower in Dragon’s Stand.

Much like the other two towers, defeat the mini-boss and defend the tower until the other two events have been completed.

Blademaster Diarmid

This commander has several different attacks unlike the other two. She will do a sword lunge and kill anyone in her path. She will also stab her sword into the ground and produce a tether that whips players that are in the way. One of the more deadly attacks is a rain of arrows on the group. She is fast and possible the most deadly of the three commanders. Once she reaches 25% health she will split into three versions of herself.

Avoid as many attacks as possible due to the high damage they can inflict.

See “Northern Tower Taker” for more information.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Pact Pilot Protector
Help the captured Pact pilots escape from Toadstool Mire.

After the first Spitfire has been defeated. Head to the event marker and escort the Pact Pilots out of danger.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Fire Jumper
Use a jump mushroom to gather flamethrower supplies.

This event spawns after the second Spitfire has been defeated. The event spawns at Wyvern Scar, you will need to use the bouncing mushrooms to earn credit for this. Once at the top, collect flamethrower supplies and return them to the collection point.

Mastery: Bouncing Mushrooms


South Lane

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Southern Tower Taker
Capture the Southern Blighting Tower in Dragon’s Stand.

The requirements here are the same as the two other towers.

Axemaster Hareth

Out of the three mini bosses, Axemaster is the most straight forward. He has two attacks, one where he swings at players. The other where he will spin around hitting anyone in his path. Breaking his defiance bar will remove his shield for rest the fight.

You will run into Axemaster Hareth as you progress the lane. He will periodically be found walking up the lane between Spitfires.

See “Northern Tower Taker” for more information.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Laser Lighter
Help Splort activate Rata Novan lasers.

This will be the first event at the start of the lane. Participate in escorting Splort to their destination and complete the event.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Bat Wrangler
Help the ogres in Dragon’s Stand reclaim their lost pets.

After the first Spirtfire has been killed, this event spawn in the Chak Nest region. The goal here is simple, kill the chak and help the pets return to their owners.


Mordremoth Boss

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Axemaster Hareth Slayer
Kill Axemaster Hareth during the fight against the Mouth of Mordremoth.

At set periods through the fight, Mordremoth will send for his champions. These enemies spawn on random platforms. They will be encased in a coil of Mordremoths body. You may have to take part in multiple maps to kill all three champions are there is no way to know which one will spawn.

Once a champion spawns, head to the island with the champion you need and kill them. Repeat this until you’ve killed one of each champion.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Blademaster Diarmid Slayer
Kill Blademaster Diarmid during the fight against the Mouth of Mordremoth.

See “Axemaster Hareth Slayer”.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Stavemaster Adryn Slayer
Kill Stavemaster Adryn during the fight against the Mouth of Mordremoth.

See “Axemaster Hareth Slayer”.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Dragon Bombardier
Grab an unstable mortar shell from a crashed chopper and drop it on the Mouth of Mordremoth.

Throughout the fight there will be burn phases where Mordremoth will attack an island. During this phase there will be a charr chopper that crashes into a random platform. The goal here is to collect a mortar shell from the crashed chopper, then head to Mordremoth. While gliding use the attack skill to thrown the mortar shell at Mordremoths head.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Mouth of Mordremoth Master
Slay the Mouth of Mordremoth in Dragon’s Stand in under 20 minutes.

As soon as the final fight starts, you will need to kill Mordremoth within 20 minutes. This may sound like a lot of time, but there are a lot of padded events between burn phases. This is very dependent on how organized the map you joined is. Focus on killing the boss and this will come with some patience.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Mouth of Mordremoth Slayer
Slay the Mouth of Mordremoth in Dragon’s Stand.

See “Mouth of Mordremoth Master”.


Misc

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Dragon’s Stand Overviewer
Use advanced gliding to reach the farthest overlook of Mordremoth’s domain.

Once Mordremonth is defeated. Head over to the ledge near the NPC and chopper. From here, look over the void to a group of vines  on the western side of the area. Your goal is to glide over to the vines, where you will also find a Hero Point. It is possible to reach this ledge without the required mastery through being teleported from below.

Mastery: Advanced Gliding

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Ley Line Glider
Glide along ley lines in Dragon’s Stand.

Throughout the map there are several ley lines, most notably in the Southern Barbed Gate. Locate a ley ley and use it. Some of the ley lines are a little tricky to reach, but it doesn’t matter which one you use.

Mastery: Ley-Line Gliding

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Prismatic Percher
Use gliding to reach new heights in the Prismatic Postpile.

From the Central Forward Camp Waypoint head east. There’s a jumping mushroom which you can take to reach higher ground. From here keep heading east a through to the western side of Prismatic Postpile. Once you enter the area look to your left, there’s a tiny ledge that you need to land on to earn this achievement. Simply glide to the ledge and the achievement will unlock along with the PoI.

Mastery: Gliding

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Shooting Star
Use stealth gliding to reach the Mordrem Vineyard.

From the Central Advance Camp Waypoint, look for a ravine with several updrafts. It’s just south of the waypoint. Once there, use you gliding and updrafts to reach the third updraft. From here carefully drop down low enough to go under the ledge you just glided over. Once underneath dodge to activate your stealth gliding while accessing the hidden area.

Mastery: Gliding, Updrafts, Stealth Gliding.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Sum Viewer
Catch a glimpse of Rata Sum in the distance.

Just north from Southern Forward Camp Waypoint in the south lane, you will find a Rata Novan structure. Just before the waypoint, you will find a bouncing mushroom. Use the mushroom to reach a ledge. Run forward and the achievement will unlock once Rata Sum comes into view. Alternatively, you can head into the Rata Novan structure and climb up the various rubble to also unlock the achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide Wallowing Whiz
Travel from Toadstool Mire to Exhumed Delve via Nuhoch Wallow.

In map there are two wallows. To access to the wallow for the achievement, head down the central lane to Toaststool Mire. From here, access the wall which will exit by Exhumed Delves.

Mastery: Nuhoch Wallows


Strongboxes

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide “Dragonrender” Strongbox
Search in the Rooted Copse area for the strongbox from the “Dragonrender.”

Throughout Dragon’s Stand there are five strongboxes. These boxes are well hidden, but they’re extremely easy to reach. Accessing these boxes is easy enough, but I’d recommend doing it after a meta has been completed for easier access.

No masteries are required to reach any of these boxes.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide “Legacy of Owl” Strongbox
Search in the Chak Nest area for the strongbox from the “Legacy of Owl.”

See “Dragonrender” Strongbox.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide “Pride of Lion’s Arch” Strongbox
Search in the Prismatic Postpile area for the strongbox from the “Pride of Lion’s Arch.”

See “Dragonrender” Strongbox.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide “Scorchrazor II” Strongbox
Search in the Central Barbed Gate area for the strongbox from the “Scorchrazor II.”

See “Dragonrender” Strongbox.

Guild Wars 2 Dragon's Stand Achievement Guide “Unsolved Conundrum” Strongbox
Search in the Broken Altar area for the strongbox from the “Unsolved Conundrum.”

See “Dragonrender” Strongbox.

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