Place of power
A place of power is a location that is infused with a high level of magical energy, appearing as a pillar of light; a character can earn a hero point after communing with the power the first time. Found throughout Tyria and in World versus World, they also serve as the only places to convert Quartz into Charged Quartz.
A place of power has two functions:
- As a hero challenge, each character can earn a hero point by communing for six seconds with the location.
- After the hero point has been earned, that same location can be used to convert 25 Quartz Crystals (carried in your inventory) into a Charged Quartz Crystal. One charged crystal can be created per day per account regardless of which place of power is used.
Places of power by region
You can obtain a place of power for your home instance by consuming the Krait Obelisk Shard, which could be obtained by completing the meta achievement during Tower of Nightmares or by offering 400 Festival Tokens to the Festival Rewards Vendor during Festival of the Four Winds. The Shard is also available for 25 Laurels and 15 gold from Laurel Merchants.