Open Skies Griffon Mount

Author Notes

Before you start this collection, you will need to complete the story. You will also need to have Springer High Vault mastery to reach a lot of the locations.

Special thanks to Eris for assistance with this guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Prerequisite
  2. Crystal Oasis
  3. Desert Highlands
  4. Elon Riverlands
  5. The Desolation
  6. Domain of Vabbi
  7. Sunspear Wisdom

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection GuideOpen Skies: Crystal Oasis
Collect 9 relics to restore the Sunspear sanctuary.

The following achievement will unlock as you progress this collection.

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection GuideOpen Skies: Desert Highlands
Collect 9 relics to restore the Sunspear sanctuary.

See “Open Skies: Crystal Oasis”.

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection GuideOpen Skies: Elon Riverlands
Collect 9 relics to restore the Sunspear sanctuary.

See “Open Skies: Crystal Oasis”.

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection GuideOpen Skies: The Desolation
Collect 9 relics to restore the Sunspear sanctuary.

See “Open Skies: Crystal Oasis”.

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection GuideOpen Skies: Domain of Vabbi
Collect 9 relics to restore the Sunspear sanctuary.

See “Open Skies: Crystal Oasis”.

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection GuideOpen Skies: Sunspear Sanctuary
Gather Sunspear relics from all 5 maps and restore them to the Sunspear sanctuary.

See “Open Skies: Crystal Oasis”.


Prerequisite

Before you can start this quest line, you must first complete a few things. The Path of Fire story mode has to be completed. You also need the High Vault mastery for the Springer. If you have access to the Jackal Shifting Sands mastery it may come in useful. You will also need 250 gold to buy several items tied to this collection.

To start this quest you need to head to the far south-eastern part of Domain of Vabbi. There’s a small camp with a protection crystal around it. You can reach the camp by using the shifting sands portal, or by using the high jump on the Springer. From here, you need to make your way up to the Vista above. Behind the vista you will find a path which leads to s temple like area.

If you’ve completed the above requirements, you can talk with the Remain’s of the Last Spearmarhal. During the conversation you an ask to help. Doing so will unlock the following collections and allow you to progress towards your own Griffon mount.

Each collection includes the Spearmarshal’s Plea item which given after talking to the Spearmarshal.


Crystal Oasis

The following map shows all the locations of the listed items below.

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection Guide

Gundayo, the Run of Honesty

To earn this you need to spawn the Legendary Facet from the bounty board in Destiny’s Gorge. Once the Facet is active head to Temple of Kormir and head east. You will find the Facet in Maculate Fringe. This enemy is very tough, so make sure you join a party or announce to the map you’re doing it.

Icon of the Goddess

Bought from Priest Hakim in Elona Reach. This time costs 25 gold. Before you can buy the item you will need to complete the heart to access the vendor items.

Sunspear Tithe

Bought from Priestess Karima in the refugee camp next to Amnoon Farms for 25 gold. You will need to complete the heart to access the vendor items she sells.

Warmed Coast Griffon Egg

This first egg is to the north-west of Elona Reach. You can reach it by heading through Diviner’s Passage and using the Springer to reach the communication point for Taimi just west of the Village of Kweli.

Browned Coast Griffon Egg

On a mountain top north-west of Hatari Tableland. You can reach this place from the previous using the Griffon.

Lustrous Griffon Egg

This one is well hidden, but not impossible to reach. Head back to Maculate Fringe if you left to collect the other eggs. Climb to the top of the mini jumping puzzle to the Hero Point. Once here, use the Springer to jump up the various floating rocks.

The nest is tucked away inside the top of the pyramid. Make sure you’re climbing up inside the pyramid and not outside.

Dusty Coastal Griffon Egg

To reach this egg you need to head south to Kusini Crossing and into the Sanctum of Nabkha. You can use a Griffon to reach this egg, otherwise you will need to use the Springer. The egg can be found on the northern side of the sanctum high up on a pillar.

Ridged Coast Griffon Egg

The last egg for this area is quite well hidden. To reach this egg you will need to get back to where you found the Warmed Egg, and jump off the southern side of the platform. Glide down and look for an opening about half way down. You will find the nest in a small alcove about half way down the ravine.


Desert Highlands

The following map details all the locations for all items in Desert Highlands.

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection Guide

Zaklem, the Rune of Loyalty

This event starts at Diviner’s Reach, and ends within Kanuz Cache. To earn the item you just need to take part in a defense event in Kanuz Cache. There are several parts to this event, the first of which starts with defending the Makali Outpost. From here Second Spear Nayrim will appear near the watering hole in the outpost.

Once this happens, you will need to escort her to Kanuz Cache. The item you’re after will be rewarding from completing the Kanuz Cache defense event.

Enormous Supply of Bird Feed

Bought from Groffmok in Auburn Hills for 25 gold. Before you can buy items from this vendor, you must first complete the heart events.

Survival Supplies

Bought from Tendaji in Makali Outpost for 25 gold. You will first need to complete the heart events to unlock the vendor items.

Warmed Mountain Griffon Egg

Head south from Highjump Ranch. Climb up the cliff side and continue towards Nimbose Butte. You will see the Griffon nest just ahead after climbing up the mountain.

Crusty Mountain Griffon Egg

This one is a little frustrating to collect. Its location is on the western tower at Godfall Tower in the Salt Flats. Once you get to the platform, you will need to use the Springer High Vault to reach the nest.

Rough Mountain Griffon Egg

From Highjump Ranch head south-west towards Windshear Scarps. Look for Giant’s Steps. This egg and nest is on the roof of the building.

Vibrant Mountain Griffon Egg

Again, head south from   Highjump Ranch. Once you reach the cliff, climb up to the top but head north-east back towards the ranch. You will need to use the Springer to reach this next one. It’s located just south of Highjump Gap.

Damp Mountain Griffon Egg

The last egg on this map is hidden on a cliff face in Enchanted Bluffs. It’s directly south of Jinx Hollow. head the southern most cliff edge where you will find a rather large group of Ice Imps. You will need to glide down to the ledge below to reach this nest.


Elon Riverlands

The following maps has all the locations for the items in this map.

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection Guide

Limwe, the Rune of Justice

Towards the south there will be an event with Field Foreman Erran. He will lead you to The Deadhouse south of Arid Gladefields. You need to take part in this event and kill Warden Jabari to earn the rune.

Golsah, the Rune of Honor

To earn Golsah you first need to complete the a small side quest to collect Master Sergent Shadi’s gear. The items are hidden all over the map. Once you have them, return to her and ask her for the Golsah. The map above has all their locations marked with a blue dot.

Master Sergeant Shadi is located in the far north-western corner of the map. Marked with a mastery icon.

Giwebo, the Rune of Humility

Head to the south-west corner and look for Bahdaj Vigil. You need to complete an event here for gathering fragments. Once gathered a Djinn will spawn that you need to kill. This enemy is a champion, so make sure you’re not doing this alone.

Once you kill the champion you will earn the rune through the event rewards.

Relic Preservation Materials

Bought from Follower Xunn at Scattered Remnants for 25 gold. Before you can buy this item you will need to unlock the vendor items from completing the heart events.

Maps to the Outpost

Bought from Ebele in Arid Gladefields for 25 gold. You will need to complete the heart quest before you can buy items from this vendor.

Warmed Riparian Griffon Egg

Located south of The Quickmire and west of Oilshar’s Oasis Camp. You will need to use the Springer to climb this small rocky mount in the middle of the sand dunes.

Rocky Riparian Griffon Egg

Take the Griffon from the Warmed Riparian egg and head south of Skimmer Ranch. This egg is on top of a high rocky pillar east of Pillars of Supremacy.

Azure Riparian Griffon Egg

The last egg of this area is up high  in the destroyed tower at Arid Gladefields. Use the Springer to climb up the tower.


The Desolation

The map below details all the locations for the items in this collection.

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection Guide

Ashhe, the Rune of Valor

Head to The Darklands. You will need to wait around in the camp for a while, but an event with the NPC Kossan will spawn. Once this happens, follow the NPC and complete the event. The Rune will be part of the event reward.

Virzuk, the Rune of Compassion

From The Darklands head slightly north west to the Sandstrewn Shrine. Look for a large tree at the highest point. At the base of the tree you will find a large coin on the ground. Collect the coin to earn this Rune.

Ancient Sunspear Flags

Bought from Dunkoro in Lair of the Forgotten for 25 gold. You will need to complete the heart events to unlock the items from this vendor.

Prayer Lights

Bought from Kisha Odili in The Bonestrand for 25 gold. To unlock the items for this vendor you need to complete the heart events.

Warmed Canyon Griffon Egg

Located south of The Scourgeway above   Zayan Gate. Use the Springer to claim up to the highest point of this area.

Dark Canyon Griffon Egg

From the Warmed Canyon egg, fly north to Towering Links. The nest is on the top of the two broken links.

Pale Canyon Griffon Egg

Use the Griffon to head north-west towards Chukeht Overlook. There’s a tower just to the west of this Point of Interest with the nest.

Mottled Canyon Griffon Egg

The last egg is south of the Pale Canyon egg. It’s on a high up rock overlooking Revealer Vantage. You will see the nest as you fly towards The Ruination. Just stay close to the large mountain face and follow it around the river of sulfur.


Domain of Vabbi

The following maps shows all the collection item locations.

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection Guide

Yasfahr, the Rune of Sacrafice

Make your way to  Vehtendi Academy. From here head into The Warehouse. To get here, enter the academy and go to Headmaster’s Office. Look for a secret passage behind a half-opened bookshelf. Follow the passage to the warehouse.

Once inside, you will need to wait for a defense event to spawn. You need to help First Spear Kitur escape from the prison. Follow him around while he collects his gear. After completing the event the rune will be rewarded with the event rewards.

Stone-Carving Tools

Bought from Awakened Servant Tooraj for 25 gold. Before you can buy this item you need to complete the heart events to use the vendor items.

Guard Bribe

Bought from Distinguished Professor Nazimi for 25 gold. Make your way to Vehtendi Academy. Head south and complete the heart. The vendor items will unlock once you complete the heart.

Warmed Vabbian Griffon Egg

This first egg is located just south from the Griffon sanctuary. If you look up to the tall pillars you will see the Griffon nest at the highest point. Use the Springer to climb up to the nest.

Cracked Vabbian Griffon Egg

Fly north from the Warmed Vabbian egg. You can see the next location from the warmed egg. It’s slightly north of Spearsmarshal’s Lament up high on a pillar.

Polished Vabbian Griffon Egg

Fly north again from the Cracked egg towards Hanging Gardens. This nest is up high on a broken awning cover the garden.

Make sure to collect this egg before going for the others. You may find that the previous nest will be empty if you return to it.

Ruddy Vabbian Griffon Egg

This egg is high up on a branded shard in Resplendent Trace. It’s fairly easy to get to from the warmed egg

Charged Vabbian Griffon Egg

This last egg is at the south of Resplendent Trace. It’s also high up on a branded crystal shard. You can also travel from the warmed egg to reach this egg.


Sunspear Wisdom

After completing the five collections return to the Spearmarshal. You can use the Spearmarshal’s Plea to return to the altar. Once there, place all coins in the required slots and place the eggs with the Broodmothers.

Once all the items are placed you will unlock the “Open Skies: Sunspear Wisdom” collection.

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection GuideOpen Skies: Sunspear Wisdom
Collect 11 books on Sunspear history from Kormir’s sanctum.

Once you’ve unlocked this collection, make your way to the Tomb of the Primeval Kings in the north of Desert Highlands. Go to Lommuld Kraal and head east to reach the tomb. Head to the back of the tomb and interact with the back wall in The Portal. You are then teleported to The Dark Library.

Within the instance you will need to find 10 chests. To unlock the chest you will need to earn keys from killing elite enemies.  If you talk to the Sanctum Librarian she will show you where the chest are.

The following map shows all the locations for each chest.

Note: The map is currently broken with this instance. You can view it, but you will have to use visual landmarks to navigate the area.

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection Guide

Guild Wars 2 Open Skies Griffon Mount Collection GuideOpen Skies: On Wings and a Prayer
Return the Writings of the Last Spearmarshal to the pedestal in the sanctuary.

This is the final push to earn your Griffon. Return to the sanctuary and place the writings on the altar. This will allow you to enter the last instance. During the final area you will need to kill the Champion Mordant Crescent Hierarch. This boss is simple enough, but he has some hard hitting attacks.

With every reduction of 25% of his health he will go invulnerable. He will also channel several large area filling AoEs. To break his shield mount one of the Broodmothers and use the skill 1 attack to and break the shield. Repeat throughout the fight until he is defeated.

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