Verdant Brink

Author Notes

Most of this map consists of accessing high points and gliding. I highly recommend leveling Gliding, Advanced Gliding, Updrafts and Bouncing Mushroom masteries. These masteries will make exploring this map a lot easier.

This map has a 2 hour timer for the meta event. Once night falls, there are a series of defense events before the night bosses spawn. Night bosses will appear in the map with 20 minutes left of the night cycle.

Adventures are a little hit and miss. Some are fairly easy, where as others are almost impossible if you have latency, lag or low fps. Keep this in mind as there can be an element of frustration with these events.

Table of Contents

  1. Outposts
  2. Night Events/Bosses
  3. Misc
  4. Collectibles
  5. Strongboxes
  6. Adventures

Outposts

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideGround Pounder
Complete all 5 outposts in the Verdant Brink.

To fully complete this achievement you need to take part in all the events tied to each region of the map. You can keep track of which outposts you need to fully complete by checking the descriptions of each achievement.

If you happen to miss one of the required events, you will have to wait until the meta resets. If you want to make sure you don’t miss out of any of the required activities, join a map that’s finishing the night cycle of the meta. You can then sit and wait for the events to start at their designated starting location.

The outposts spawn at set locations, the following map details their starting points:

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideHonorary Jaka Itzel
Complete the Jaka Itzel outpost.

Complete each of the following events to earn this achievement. You can earn them in any order, just make sure you start and finish each event.

  • Cleared Village
  • Larvae Collected
  • Hunt Completed
  • Wyvern Fire Extinguished
  • Templegoers Protected
  • Zintl Sermon Disrupted
  • Wyvern Eggs Collected
  • Zintl Camp Sabotaged
  • Wyvern Defeated

See “Ground Pounder”.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideOrdnance Corps Auxiliary
Complete the Ordnance Corps outpost.

Complete each of the following events to earn this achievement. You can earn them in any order, just make sure you start and finish each event.

  • Cleared Outpost
  • Constructed Tower
  • Defeated Outpost
  • Secured Airship Crash Site
  • Defended Airship Crash Site
  • Collected Bomb Parts
  • Destroyed Blighting Tree

See “Ground Pounder”.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuidePact Camper
Complete the Pact Encampment outpost.

Complete each of the following events to earn this achievement. You can earn them in any order, just make sure you start and finish each event.

  • Cleared Pact Encampment
  • Escorted Officer to Camp
  • Elected Camp Leader
  • Recovered Cannons
  • Calibrated Mordem Dectors
  • Escorted Survivors to Camp
  • Saved Sylvari from Vigilanties
  • Destroyed Corruption Source
  • Interrogated Sylvari Suspects

See “Ground Pounder”.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuidePale Reaver Believer
Complete the Pale Reavers’ outpost.

Complete each of the following events to earn this achievement. You can earn them in any order, just make sure you start and finish each event.

  • Cleared Field
  • Planted Explosives on Vines
  • Escorted Laranthir to Ruins
  • Protected Skybreaker
  • Escorted Laranthir through Ruins
  • Destroyed Colossal Vine

See “Ground Pounder”.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuidePatron of Nobility
Complete the Noble Crash Site outpost.

Complete each of the following events to earn this achievement. You can earn them in any order, just make sure you start and finish each event.

  • Cleared Crash Site
  • Rescued Passengers
  • Constructed Camp
  • Escorted Nobles to Bongo’s Bungalo
  • Defended Bongo’s Camp
  • Armed Bongo’s Bungalow
  • Trained Faren
  • Escorted Noble to Evac Point
  • Defeated Wyvern

See “Ground Pounder”.


Night Events/Bosses

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideRaised the Bar
Participate in raising the security level at night while fully eligible.

During the night defense events you will need to fend off spawning Moredem enemies. After you’ve killed the current wave, you can start to look around the area for pact supply. The more pact the supply you gather, the higher the level of your defense will go.

If you’re having a hard locating pact supply, you can head to other areas of the map and collect some. You can use the closest waypoint to your destination.

Joining an organized map will make this easier as players will state destinations for pact supply and events.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideSky Commander
Defeated all nightfall bosses in Verdant Brink.

Once the night event starts there will be 5 bosses that spawn on the map. They can be accessed through the various rally points across the map. If there happens to not be a rally point open for the boss you’re trying to reach, you can glide to most of the bosses from the central point using updrafts and advanced gliding.

To earn this achievement all night bosses must die before daybreak hits the map. Each boss has its own mechanics, which are detailed below each achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideSky Stalker
Defeat Axemaster Gwyllion after nightfall in Verdant Brink.

Gwyllion is probably the most straight forward once you understand the mechanics tied to this fight. The boss will focus players and inflict damage. At this point players need to focus Gwyllion and break the Defiance Bar as quickly as possible. Failure to do so will result in focused players being killed by the applied effect. This boss will also summon minions to help attack players. Once the boss stops being stunned, he will re-apply the damage effect and shadowstep to another section of the area.

As long as players focus on breaking the Defiance Bar, this boss is relatively straight forward.

See “Sky Commander” for location.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideTetrad Trouncer
Defeat the Mordrem tetrad after nightfall in Verdant Brink.

Out of all the night bosses, the tetrad have the most mechanics. To start with the boss is three separate champions with different attacks. Once all three champions are dead, a new champion will spawn in their place.

The mechanics are simple, avoid all AoE damage attacks and break the Defiance Bar of each champion as quickly as possible to break their attacks.

See “Sky Commander” for location.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideMother of Wyverns
Defeat the wyvern matriarch after nightfall in Verdant Brink.

The Matriarch can be found in the center of the map above the central camp. This boss is fairly simple with only a few attacks. It will spit costic acid on the platform, it will also wipe at players.

One mechanic that’s important is to break the Defiance Bar when possible. If this fails, the boss will take off and attack the platform in a swooping motion.

This enemy also summons smaller enemies that harass players on the platform if they’re ignored.

See “Sky Commander” for location.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideFather of Wyverns
Defeat the wyvern patriarch after nightfall in Verdant Brink

Out of all the bosses, this one is one of the most straight forward, but daunting. This boss scales very quickly with small amounts of players. The mechanics are simple, inflict damage until the wyvern puts up a shield and sets the platform on fire.

At this point, players need to gather wyvern eggs and use the surrounding updrafts to throw the eggs at the shield.

Generally this boss is the last to die on almost every map due to how much health it has.

See “Sky Commander” for location.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideFroglicker
Defeat Cotoni and Huetzi after nightfall.

These two frogs seem to give a lot of people the most difficulty. You need to focus one and kill it before the other. Both will retreat to higher ground when they hit a certain health threshold. Players will then need to follow them up to their retreat and break the defiance bar. Failure to do so will result in whichever frog regenerating health.

Both frogs are their own unique attacks, just make sure that one frog is the primary focus of the group.

See “Sky Commander” for location.


Misc

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideCaught ‘Em All
Catch the goodies released from a floating crate in the sky.

These will appears above in the canopy during the night phase. To access them you will need crowbars earned from completing events. They will spawn after each night boss is killed within that area. They will also appear randomly across the map during the night phase.

Once you find one of these loot boxes, glide in to them to retrieve their contents.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideDive Master: Verdant Brink
Use the diving goggles found in the Pact fleet wreckage in Verdant Brink.

The diving goggles are located high up in the canopy above the central Pact Encampment. There are many ways to reach this area, but doing so at night will be easier if you’re not overly familiar with the map.

After reaching the goggles, you will need to jump off airship and land in a pool of water located behind the tents in the central camp. This can be a little tricky if you can’t see the water until it’s too late. The most straight forward way to make sure you hit your mark is to place a marker on the mini map and aim for it.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideSkritt Salvager
Loot a skritt burglar’s treasure chest.

This skritt burglar spawns in several locations across the map. However the spawns are random, so there’s no direct way to know where the chest is. Once you see the chest, interact with it to spawn the skirtt. From here kill him as quickly as possible and claim the loot.

Some common locations:

  • Jaka Itzel village
  • Magumma’s Breach
  • Stonetwist Paths
  • Broken Bluffs

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideDiarmid Dropper
Defeat Blighted Diarmid.

During the Ordnance Corps event chain Diarmid will spawn during the “Defended Outpost” and “Destroyed Blighting Tree” events. You will find her at the Holdfast Hollow, then Wreck of the Mellaggan’s Valor points of interest.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideOngoing Defense
Defend one of the completed Pact towers when it falls under attack.

As you progress the Ordnance Corps meta chain, there will be several towers that are built during progression. Your goal is to make sure one of these towers remain intact through five waves of enemies. If the tower you’re defending falls at any point you will need to start over.

You want to make sure that the tower you’re defending doesn’t have too many players as it will scale the difficulty of the enemy waves.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideThe Most Dangerous Game
Reach and complete the final stage of an Itzel hunting excursion.

During the third meta chain of the Jaka Itzel outpost “Hunt Completed” you will need to escort the Itzel to their hunting grounds. From here you need to defend them and make sure they succeed their task.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideEgg Run
Deliver a wyvern egg to Utogi in less than 5 seconds.

Also related to the Jaka Itzel outpost, during “Wyvern Eggs Collected” you will need to return a wyvern egg to Utogi within 5 seconds. This if fairly simple if you have access to gliding. Pick up and egg, then jump off the side of the cliff. Make sure you deploy your glider before you hit the ground and deposit the egg in to the collection point.

Make sure you pick an egg that’s close to the edge to avoid being attacked, and to reduce the distance you have to run.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideEquitable Elector
Participate in the election of all 3 potential Pact leaders.

This can be a little tricky but during “Elected Camp Leader” for the Pact Encampment chain you will need to collect votes for a new leader. You will have to complete this meta chain multiple times to earn this as there are three possible answers.

You will have to compete with other players to earn votes towards who you need. So this can be a little tedious to earn. Once the bar for one of the NPCs fills, this will be the final verdict.

The options are:

  • Neary (Master-at-Arms)
  • Doctor Elly (The Doc)
  • Timblin (The Chief Engineer)

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideExcellent Judge of Character
Pardon an innocent sylvari held in the Pact Encampment.

At the end of the Pact Encampment chain during “Destroyed Corruption Source” you will meet an imprisoned group of sylvari. During this event you will need to decide if the  you’re talking to have been corrupted or not. If the green bar is the prominent answer, select “I believe you are innocent. You may go free.”.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideWartime Sommelier
Find some wine in the wreckage and serve one of the nobles.

Once you reach the fourth part of the meta chain in the Noble Crash Site, the nobles will settle down. From here you can explore the wreckage for bottles of wine. There’s one fairly close to the waypoint on the south-western side. Once you have the wine, interact with the nobles standing around the crash site.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideLord of the Jungle
Heal or enhance Lord Faren to support his training.

While helping the Noble Crash Site outpost, you will need to help in training Lord Faren. Once you reach this point in the event chain, which is the seventh part of this meta, you will need to heal and apply boons to Faren while he’s fighting. This is easier on some classes, over others.

The achievement will unlock as soon as you apply healing or boons to Faren.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideGrassy Troll
Land 100 damaging shots with a Pale Reaver sniper rifle.

Throughout the Pale Reaver Rally outpost you will find rifles. These are static weapons that you can interact with. Once you’ve found a rifle, interact and attack as many enemies with it as possible.

There are several locations you can use these rifles, so if you happen to progress the meta chain event, just look for the next rifle to use.

You will land 100 damaging shots on enemies using these weapons.


Collectibles

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideJungle Totem Hunter
Discover all the lost Itzel totems in Verdant Brink.

Throughout the map there are 10 hidden Itzel totems. They’re not overly difficult to find if you have usable object names turned on. The map below marks all their locations, if you’re having difficulty the video below will direct you to each location.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement Guide


Strongboxes

These strongboxes are fairly easy to reach, however you will need to use gliding and bouncing mushrooms. You can use the following maps to find all their locations:

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement Guide“Faren’s Flyer” Strongbox
Search in the canopy over the Ordnance Corps area for the strongbox from the “Faren’s Flyer.”

Head to Mellaggan’s Valor Waypoin and climb up the destroyed airship behind you. Climb to the very top of the wing where you will find a vista. From here, glide across to the destroyed airship below. You will take this same route if heading to wards the Ascendents Ring. The strongbox is on the very edge of the destroyed platform.

If you happen to find yourself near the bouncing mushroom at the other end of the ship you’ve gone the wrong way.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement Guide“Glory of Tyria” Strongbox
Search in the Noble Ledges area for the strongbox from the “Glory of Tyria.”

Make your way to Faren’s Flyer Waypoint. From here head up the path until you see some large vines on your right. Head across the vines and glide over to the path on the far side. You should see the strongbox tucked away in the corner below the large vine you’re standing on.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement Guide“Lethal Vantage” Strongbox
Search in the Creeping Crevasse area for the strongbox from the “Lethal Vantage.”

One of the easier strongboxes to reach. Head towards Creeping Crevasse, as you make your way down glide around the vines and you should see the strongbox not too far down on a small platform. It’s almost directly above the structure with the mastery and hero point.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement Guide“Mellaggan’s Valor” Strongbox
Search in the Blighted Depths area for the strongbox from the “Mellaggan’s Valor.”

Use the Mellaggan’s Valor Waypoint, just north-west you will see a bouncing mushroom. Use the mushroom to reach a high up ledge where you will find several enemies. Follow the path around and you will find the strongbox sat up high on a destroyed structure.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement Guide“Thunderbreaker” Strongbox
Search in the Noble Ledges area for the strongbox from the “Thunderbreaker.”

This is another strongbox you can reach from Faren’s Flyer Waypoint. Head there, then up the winding path to the top. Once there, look down for a pile of airship rubble and a large rock.

You need to glide over to the rock where you will find the strongbox next to a large piece of airship.


Adventures

Most of the difficulty tied to this map comes from the adventures. These activities can be extremely frustrating due to their tight requirements to earn gold on each one. There aren’t really any tips or suggestions that will help as some people will find them easy, where as others will not.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideBronzer
Earn a bronze medal or better on all 5 adventures in Verdant Brink.

Earning a bronze rating on the five adventures is fairly simple. The requirements for each adventure are as follows:

  • Bugs in the Branches: 10 bugs.
  • Flying Circus: Complete in under 3 minutes.
  • Salvage Pit:  10 Salvage.
  • Shooting Gallery: 15 targets.
  • Tendril Torchers: 50 Tendrils.

Adventures appear on the map with a unique icon. These activities are active for periods of time while the meta event is running. There will be times where some adventures will not be accessible until a related part of the meta is complete.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideBugs in the Branches: Gold
Jump and glide to collect bugs before time runs out!

The main goal with this adventure is to capture as many bugs within the time limit as possible. You will need to use your basic gliding, however Leaning Techniques and Bouncing Mushrooms are also very useful here too.

Capture 30 bugs within 2 minutes and 05 seconds.

Difficulty: Medium

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideBugs in the Branches: Silver
Jump and glide to collect bugs before time runs out!

See “Bugs in the Branches: Gold”.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideFlying Circus: Gold
Glide through the glowing rings and reach the finish line as fast as possible!

This if a fairly simple adventure, but you may want to take full advantage of all the gliding masteries to make this a little easier.

You goal is to fly through a series of rings that light up in sequence. If you miss a ring you will have to start over. You will also want to take advantage of falling as it’s faster than gliding down towards the gates.

Finish the race within under 2 minutes..

Difficulty: Medium

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideFlying Circus: Silver
Glide through the glowing rings and reach the finish line as fast as possible!

See “Flying Circus: Gold”.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideSalvage Pit: Gold
Gather supplies and avoid tendrils before the time runs out!

This is one of the easier adventures. You will need to head in to the pit and collect as many supplies as possible within the time limit. You are not required to use any masteries for this one, however being able to use the speed boost mushrooms makes this a lot easier.

Collect 30 supplies within 2 minutes.

Difficulty: Easy

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideSalvage Pit: Silver
Gather supplies and avoid tendrils before the time runs out!

See”Salvage Pit: Gold”.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideShooting Gallery: Gold
Shoot as many target dummies as you can before time runs out!

Out of all the adventures on the map, this is the hardest to compete. After a set amount of targets, they start to appear randomly. Your goal here is to shoot targets with extreme precision and move into place for the next target.

You can stay in place for the most part, but you will have to move at some point as some targets are not accessible from the starting area.

Shoot 40 targets within 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

Difficulty: Hard

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideShooting Gallery: Silver
Shoot as many target dummies as you can before time runs out!

See”Shooting Gallery: Gold”.

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideTendril Torchers: Gold
Burn tendrils and avoid unexploded shot before time runs out!

Once you start the adventure you will be given a flame thrower. From here you need to destroy as many tendrils as you can within the time limit. This can be a little tricky at times as some tendrils don’t catch fire due to their positioning.

You also need to move carefully through and around the airship as there are active munitions that will explode if you get too close. You can destroy these be getting close enough to set them off, or by detonating them.

Destroy 110 tendrils in 2 minutes.

Difficulty: Medium

Guild Wars 2 Verdant Brink Achievement GuideTendril Torchers: Silver
Burn tendrils and avoid unexploded shot before time runs out!

See”Tendril Torchers: Gold”.

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