Mazdak the Accursed

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Mazdak the Accursed is an ancient ruler of Kryta corrupted by Zhaitan into a risen lich. In life, he was a prince of Orr who left Orr and the claim to the Orrian throne to establish Kryta.[1] He led the building of the first human settlements there, one of them being Lion's Arch, the settlements' location being chosen due to hostility with Orr at the time.

As a lich, he cannot be harmed by normal weapons, though the sword Caladbolg is able to.

Story involvement[edit]

Personal story[edit]

Combat abilities[edit]

Abilities
Skills
  • Deathly Claws - causes Bleeding 40px.png Bleeding
  • Grasping Hands
  • Terrifying Blast - causes Fear 40px.png Fear
Stolen skills

Notes[edit]

Mazdak (during Dead of Winter) states that "When the human race was as young as [the Sylvari race], I conquered these lands and named them Kryta!" This conflicts with gw1:Timeline, which states "205 BE: Humans appear on the Tyrian continent." and "786 BE: Humans appear in Cantha for the first time".
The issue was recognized and addressed by Angel McCoy. Due to technical challenges of changing this being too expensive at this stage, the discrepancy is being chalked up to "Mazdak being really old and crusty, and rewriting history in his own mind".[2]

Trivia[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview with Jeff Grubb, Ree Soesbee and Scott McGough, GuildMag
  2. ^ Lore discrepancies discussion page post by Angel McCoy.