Knight of the Thorn

Author Notes

This is a collective set of achievements that appeared in the game "Current Events". These releases collected small activities for players to complete between the Season 3 Living Story updates. They've have now been collected into their own section in the game. These events have also been adjusted slightly to make them a little more accessible.

You can only progress this side story once you've completed Heart of Thorns as it is tied into the ending.

If you happened to throw out your broken Caladbolg from the Heart of Thorns story, don't fret. You can talk to to Miyani next to the Mystic Forge in Lion's Arch to gain another one.

Table of Contents

  1. Restoring Caladbolg

Restoring Caladbolg

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide Shards of a Thorn
Locate sword fragments within the Maguuma Jungle to aid in the restoration of Caladbolg

You should receive a mail from Warden Leide. He is calling you to visit the memorial statue in The Grove. Once you speak to him, he will give you a letter. The letter asks you to visit Valiant Ridhais in your home instance. Once there you will talk about the sword.

You will need to have the broken Caladbolg in your inventory to progress this story track. If you don’t, talk to Miyani in Lion’s Arch. She will have a new dialog about buying Elonian Wine as an offering. She will then give you the broken Caladbolg. From here, return to Ridhais and continue the conversation.

You will now have two new collections, “Shards of a Thorn” and “Dreams of a Thorn”. You can find the shards of Caladbolg in the following locations:

Verdant Brink
Mellaggan’s Valor Waypoint Guild Wars 2 Waypoint [&BNUHAAA=]

Head to Blighted Depths, enter The Corpse Grove and head West. The shard will be on the very edge near some vines.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Auric Basin
Southwatch Waypoint Guild Wars 2 Waypoint [&BAIIAAA=]

Head to The Falls, once you arrive, jump down to the base of the falls and look for an opening to a cave. Just inside you will find several NPCs and the shard tucked away behind a rock.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Tangled Depths
Dragon’s Passage Waypoint Guild Wars 2 Waypoint [&BIgIAAA=]

Head north from the Dragon’s Passage waypoint. Use the updrafts to reach a hidden pool of water. You need to jump into the water, and swim east towards the Jellyfish waypoint. The shard will be located on the bottom of the cavern.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Dragon’s Stand (Story Instance)
Pact Base Camp Southern Waypoint Guild Wars 2 Waypoint [&BHoIAAA=]

This final shard is located within the story instance at the end of Dragon’s Stand. Talk to Zrii who’s found in the Pact Base Camp. Once inside, head to the top of the spiral. The shard is located south-west from the main platform in a small nook.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide Dreams of A Thorn
Locate objects of power across Tyria to aid in the restoration of Caladbolg.

The objects of power can be found all across Tyria. They’re in the form of interactive motes which you need to locate. The following information will guide you through their locations.

Sprouting Mote
After starting this part of the current event, this will be checked off from the start.

Radiant Mote
Located in the garden of Dawn on the ground floor in The Grove.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Serene Mote
Located at the Hero Point “Pile of Stones” at Secluded glen in Fields of Ruin.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Defiant Mote
Next to the God’s Hand POI location in Fireheart Rise

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Patient Mote
In the middle of the Oasis in Dry Top

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Blossoming Mote
Located in the secret garden at the Town of Nolan in Diessa Plateau west of Nolan Waypoint.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Determined Mote
On a tree located in the Hidden Ourobon in Harathi Hinterlands.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Misty Mote
Located at Melandru’s Cenote west of Travelers Dale.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Pure Mote
North of Cereboth Canyon in Kessex Hills.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Violent Mote
Located in Sparkfly Fen at Caer Brier Waypoint.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Shining Mote
Located in Brisban Wildlands at the settlement in Aurora’s Remains.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide The Sword Regrown
Restore Caladbolg, Thorn of the Pale Tree

After you obtain the Spiritwood Scion, the orb of Natural Essence and a Vision Crystals to Ridhais, you will set out to prove yourself. After you’ve completed each dream, you will be rewarded with a weapon, and this achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide Sword Taxonomy
Account-bind each form of Caladbolg.

After claiming your weapon of choice, this achievement will unlock. There are four weapons in total that you need to craft.

You will need the following materials:

  • (1) Broken Caladbolg*
  • (1) Vision Crystal
    • (5) Dragonite Ingots
    • (5) Empyreal Stars
    • (1) Augur’s Stone
    • (5) Bloodstone Bricks
  • (1) Spiritwood Scion
    • (5) Spirit Wood
    • (2) Deldrimor Steel Ingots
    • (30) Fulgurites
  • (1) Orb of Natural Essence
    • (1) Maguuma Lily
    • (2) Flax Blossoms
    • (3) Passion Floewrs
    • (5) Evergreen Lodestones

* This item earned through completing the Heart of Thorns story. You will need to have compete the story to earn this item.

Note: It is only possible to craft one weapon per character. The weapons are account bound, but the story progression is not. However, if you completed “Knight of the Thorn”, you can return to your home instance and talk to Ridhais and change the selected weapon. This will allow you to earn the different types.

Guild Wars 2 Knight of the Thorn Achievement Guide  Knight of the Thorn
Become blessed by the Pale Tree as the bearer of Caladbolg

Before you can earn this, a daily reset must happen. Once it happens, you will receive an in-game mail from Mender Aine. The message will tell you to come and speak with the pale Mother in The Grove. After you arrive, head up to the Omphalos Chamber, and talk to her. She will give you her blessing and unlock this achievement.

After you’ve received this achievement, you may also return to your home instance where you will find Ridhais. She is located in different places, depending on the home instance your visit. Talking to her with the Caladbolg weapon in your inventory will allow you to regrow the weapon into one of the other four selections.

This will cost you 1 of the grown weapons, and 1000 unbound magic.

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