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Draconis Mons

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Draconis Mons

4
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 3
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 21
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 5
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Levels
80
Type
Zone
Within 
Ring of Fire
Pets
Tiger

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Loading screen

Draconis Mons is a zone in the Ring of Fire Islands. It is a hollow volcanic island on the northwest edge of the island chain, originally submerged until Primordus had raised it.[1] Parts of the sea had shifted underneath, beginning to boil due to Primordus' presence and becoming tainted into Sulphuric Water. The druids have long watched over this area, creating a sanctuary for nature when the island was still beneath the waves; in 1173 AE, the few survivors of the chak attack on Rata Novus fled here, to a colony still in development called Rata Arcanum. Zinn created a device to terraform the area to make creating of Rata Arcanum easier, however the druids reacted harshly and butchered them all.

Recently, Balthazar had brought the White Mantle here under the guise of Lazarus, then later Mercenaries to build a fortress to combat Primordus.

Getting there[edit]

Like most of the Living World Season 3 zones, Draconis Mons is not directly connected to neighboring areas. In order to reach it, players can use one of the following methods:

Map resources[edit]

  • Unbound Magic.png Unbound Magic is found throughout the map and is dropped by various enemies and events.
  • Fire Orchid Blossom.png Fire Orchid Blossoms can be gathered from Primordial Orchid nodes throughout the map and as event rewards. The 4 renown heart vendors will also sell a bundle of 3 Fire Orchid Blossom for karma once the heart is completed, available once for each character daily. These are needed to buy special items from renown heart vendors.
  • Ancient Asuran Power Source.png Ancient Asuran Power Sources drop from several events and can be purchased from renown heart vendors. These track down and open Zinn's Stashes hidden throughout the zone.

Locations[edit]

Area Area objectives
Ancient Hollow
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Assist the ancient golems (80)
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Ancient Hollow Waypoint
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Nu Vault
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Golem Graveyard
Blistering Abyss
Eastern Boiling Sea
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Frothing Pedestal
Golemancer's Tomb
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Burial Chamber
Heathen's Hold
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Help the Prisoners (80)
Waypoint (tango icon).png
Heathen's Hold Waypoint
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Iota Vault
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Mercenary Encampment
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Prisoner's Perch
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Wurm's Furnace
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1 Vista
Mariner Landing
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Mariner's Landing Waypoint
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Sub Landing
Vista.png
1 Vista
Rata Arcanum
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Infiltrate the Inquest (80)
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Asura Gate
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Inquest Field Lab
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Nu II Vault
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1 Vista
Savage Rise
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Help the scouting party (80)
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Druid's Grotto
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Eternal Pool
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Peace Grounds
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Scout's Clearing
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Viraddi's Salvation
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1 Vista
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1 Mastery Insight
Scalding Gorge
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Sandstone Archway
Vista.png
1 Vista
Mastery point (Heart of Maguuma).png
1 Mastery Insight
Titan's Throat
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Gate of Fire
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Searing Ascent
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Searing Ascent (jumping puzzle)
Western Boiling Sea
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Seething Pillar
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1 Mastery Insight
Wind Rider Ledge
Zeta Vault
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Zeta Vault

Interactive map[edit]

Events[edit]

Map meta events

Pets[edit]

Juvenile Tiger

Crafting resources[edit]

Resource nodes
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Mithril Ore/Rich Mithril Vein
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Orichalcum Ore
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Palm Sapling
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Ancient Sapling
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Primordial Orchid
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Jungle Plants
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Sawgill Mushrooms
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Flax
Recipes
Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Magnanimous Sharpening Stone from Tactician Tunelle at Savage Rise
Huntsman tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Magnanimous Maintenance Oil from Tactician Tunelle at Savage Rise
Artificer tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Magnanimous Tuning Crystal from Tactician Tunelle at Savage Rise
Armorsmith tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworker tango icon 20px.pngTailor tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Superior Rune of Nature's Bounty from Escaped Prisoner Arissea at Heathen's Hold
Artificer tango icon 20px.pngHuntsman tango icon 20px.pngWeaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Superior Sigil of Bounty from Escaped Prisoner Arissea at Heathen's Hold

Notes[edit]

  • Experience earned will go towards Heart of Maguuma masteries.
  • Fire Orchid Blossoms must be in character inventory, not the bank, to be used for map collections and events, but can be used at vendors from the account bank.

Trivia[edit]

  • In Latin, Draconis Mons means "Dragon's Mountain" or "Mountain of the Dragon".
  • The map was originally named Mantlerock Scald during development, but was later changed due to feeling too unrealistic. The current name was inspired by Olympus Mons, the largest volcano on Mars.[2]
  • Although they are both located in the Fire Island region, Draconis Mons and Ember Bay have different character select backgrounds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comment by Link Hughes, reddit.com
  2. ^ Reddit post, Tyler B., Flashpoint AMA