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Spirit Vale

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Map of Spirit Vale

Levels
80
Type
Raid
Within 
Forsaken Thicket

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Loading screen

Spirit Vale is the first raid wing of the Forsaken Thicket raid. While searching for a squad of missing Pact scouts in an area north of the jungle, players will confront the Vale Guardian, Gorseval the Multifarious, and Sabetha the Saboteur in three separate encounters.

Getting there[edit]

  • The portal for entering the raid "Forsaken Thicket / Spirit Vale" is located in the far northeast corner of Verdant Brink. The in-game map shows an icon for the portal, which can be reached by heading east from Jaka Itzel Waypoint or north from Shipwreck Peak Waypoint. Players must be in a raid squad of up to 10 players prior to entering the portal.

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Squad Leader Falgeir

Rescue Mission


URGENT: Requesting ground support in northern Maguuma. Platoon suffered heavy casualties. All available personnel should report to the Pact representative at the designated location north of Batrach Falls for briefing.

Locations[edit]

Points of Interest
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Mysterious Pylons
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River of Spirits
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Abandoned Outpost
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Bandit's Rest
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Gorseval's Perch
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The Skillet
Landmarks
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Spirit Woods

Interactive map[edit]

Objectives[edit]

  • Defeat the Vale Guardian.
    • Vale Guardian
    • Event bar.jpg
      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Guardians killed: 0/3
    • Time remaining: 8:00
  • Venture deeper into the woods.
  • Run from the spirits
    • Destroy the spectral barriers
    • Close the spectral rift
  • Find a way to open the gate.
  • Explore what lies beyond the cemetery.
  • Destroy Gorseval.
    • Gorseval the Multifarious
    • Event bar.jpg
      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Time remaining: 7:00
  • Cull the bandits to lure out the bandit leader.
  • Defeat Sabetha the Saboteur.
    • Platform
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      Event swords (tango icon).png
    • Sabetha the Saboteur
    • Event bar.jpg
      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Time remaining: 9:00

Walkthrough[edit]

Vale Divisions[edit]

The first encounter players will face is the group of three distinctly colored Vale Guardian Divisions. The order of the colored guardians are randomized each run (as long as the Vale Guardian has not been defeated, in which case, they will not exist).

The first thing to note about each of the divisions is that they are constantly surrounded by Magic Aura, indicated by the large red circles surrounding them. Players will be dealt pulsing damage every few seconds while standing within the circle, depending on the player's health. It is recommended to fight only one at a time because the pulsing damage from each division can stack (compounding their damage), but it is possible to win against multiple divisions with sufficient coordination. Once a player steps within the aura, the division will start moving towards them.

A Bullet Storm will also be present while fighting against the Vale Divisions. Light blue balls will spawn around the outer edges and slowly move towards a player. Players that touch one of these balls will be dealt a moderate amount of damage. These balls only travel in a straight line, so they are easily side stepped.

Once each division's health has been depleted they will become immune to further damage and their defiance bar will become unlocked. This bar can only be depleted by various crowd control skills. When the bar is broken the guardians will be defeated.

Each Vale Guardian Division has at most two special mechanics.

Red Guardian[edit]

The Red Guardian has extremely high toughness, rendering damage other than Condition Damage ineffective to the point of dealing single-digit damage.

Seekers
Special Mechanic - Summon Seekers

The Red Guardian will summon two red orbs called seekers every 15 seconds. Seekers will last 20 seconds before they disappear. When they spawn, they will slowly gravitate toward a random player and may change targets while en route. All players standing near a seeker will be dealt high damage continuously.

Seekers have high health, making it extremely difficult and impractical to attempt to kill them before they disappear. Instead, it is suggested that players make use of Knockback.png Knockbacks and Push.png Pulls to keep them away, as well as effects such as Chilled.png Chilled, Crippled.png Crippled, and Immobile.png Immobilize to impede their advance. Players using knockbacks or pulls should take care to not bring the Seekers towards other players.

Green Guardian[edit]

Unstable Magic Spike
Special Mechanic - Unstable Magic Spike

The Green Guardian periodically creates small blue electric fields under nearby players every 10 seconds. The fields will detonate after 2-3 seconds, and any players standing inside them will be dealt a large amount of damage and be teleported to a random location within its Magic Aura. This is dangerous as it can cause players to accidentally initiate combat with other guardians.

Players are recommended to either move out of the way or dodge before the fields detonate. They can also be evaded or blocked to avoid the damage and teleport.

Blue Guardian[edit]

Special Mechanic - Blue Pylon Power
The Blue Guardian will start with  
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 Blue Pylon Power, which makes it immune to damage. To remove this effect, the invulnerability buff must be stripped or corrupted. It will regain  
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 Blue Pylon Power and Protection.png Protection every 10 seconds.
Special Mechanic - Distributed Magic
Distributed Magic

The blue guardian will create a green circle in a random place within its aura every 15 seconds. Visually, a bright green circle shrinks from within the edges of a darker green circle. Once the bright green circle has disappeared, all players within the platform will be dealt a large amount of damage.

In order to avoid this damage, a minimum of three(3) players must be standing on the green circle. Doing so will distribute reduced damage among the players standing within the circle. Players have approximately 5 seconds to get enough people within the circle, or else suffer a devastating attack. Having less than the required amount of players will result in all nearby players suffering the attack.

Note: Players that are downed or in mid-dodge animation will not count as being "in" the circle.

Vale Guardian[edit]

Vale Guardian Arena

After defeating the Vale Divisions and moving forward, players will reach a circular battlefield with the Vale Guardian standing in the center. The battlefield is divided into three sections of equal size, wherein each third of the battlefield has a uniquely colored pylon along the outside edge and a uniquely designed rune tile in the center.

The Vale Guardian is an amalgamation of the three previous Vale Divisions. The following changes have been made to their unique mechanics:

  • Seekers - A Seeker will spawn at each center tile around the arena and slowly gravitate towards a player. All Seekers will disappear after 20 seconds and a new set will spawn.
  • Unstable Magic Spike (also known as blue circles) - Will deal a large amount of damage and teleport you to a random place around the arena.
  • Distributed Magic (also known as green circles) - Requires a minimum of four players inside the green circle or else everyone in the arena will take 80% of their health as damage. These will only spawn in the section the Vale Guardian is standing in.

Prior to the fight, it is recommended to designate the person who will hold the Vale Guardian's aggro, colloquially called the "tank". The Vale Guardian will target the player with the highest toughness out of all players within the arena. If another player gains higher toughness at any point during the fight, it will switch targets.

It is also recommended to designate four players to go prevent the Distributed Magic (green circle) attack when it happens, so that the rest of the squad can focus on dealing damage. Players that can do ranged damage are preferred for this team, along with at least 1 healing class, such as a druid. It is imperative for this team to be vigilant for when the green circles spawn. Members of this team should stop whatever they are doing and get to these circles as quickly as possible.

Once a player attacks or gets close enough to the Vale Guardian, an impassable barrier will be erected around the battlefield, making it impossible to leave or to rejoin mid-fight. Players standing outside of the arena will be immediately killed.

Phase 1

Once the fight has begun, the "tank" should try to keep the Vale Guardian in one place, preferably near a Speed Boost Mushroom, for the players that have trained the Blazing Speed Mushrooms mastery. The Vale Guardian's main attack is a punch, which attacks all targets in front of it. Therefore, the "tank" should be the only one in front, and the rest should be in the back to avoid unnecessary damage.

Throughout the fight, the Vale Guardian will continuously summon Seekers, use Unstable Magic Spike (small blue circles), and spawn Distributed Magic (green circles). It is possible for unfavorable scenarios to happen because of this, such as a Seeker spawning on top of a green circle, or blue circles on top of a green circle, or failing to avoid the Unstable Magic Spike and getting teleported on top of a Seeker, etc. Depending on your team composition, there are multiple ways of dealing with these situations.

Phase 2
At 66% health, the Vale guardian will turn Determined.png Invulnerable and start walking towards the center of the arena. During this time, players should try to split evenly between the three pylons. Shortly after, the Vale Guardian will disappear and spawn the three Vale Divisions at their respective pillar. Players will also gain  
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 Pylon Attunement: Red,  
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 Pylon Attunement: Green or  
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 Pylon Attunement: Blue depending on which section they were standing in before the divisions spawn. All divisions will have their Magic Aura. Standing within the aura of the division that is not the same color as your attunement will result in heavy pulsing damage. Each Division will function similarly to how it was done prior to the Vale Guardian fight, but with significantly less health. It is possible to pull two or all divisions together and kill them, with enough coordination.

Their mechanics change slightly during this phase and will return to normal afterwards.

  • Seekers (Red Guardian) - A Seeker will spawn at the rune in the center of that section. This Seeker can target any player within the arena, not just the ones nearby. A new one will spawn every 15 seconds and last 20 seconds before disappearing.
  • Unstable Magic Spike (Green Guardian) - The blue circles will only spawn for the players nearby, however they will teleport players within them anywhere around the arena. Players should take care because they can be teleported to the other guardians.
  • Distributed Magic (Blue Guardian) - Drops down to three(3) players within this phase. Will deal a 80% to each player in the arena if there are not enough people.
Phase 3

Once all 3 Vale Divisions are defeated, the Vale Guardian reappears in the center of the arena. During this phase, the green pylon's section will be affected by Unstable Pylon, indicated by the lit up floor, which deals a large amount of damage to players standing within. Every 20 seconds, the section that is lit by Unstable Pylon will rotate clockwise. This means that it is unfeasible to stand in one place, unlike the first phase. The "tank" must continuously move the Vale Guardian during this phase to avoid having the green circle spawn in the lit up section. While it is possible to successfully clear the green circle if this happens, it is extremely difficult to come out of it unscathed. Players should also try to avoid the blue circles during this phase, as it is possible to get teleported into the lit up section.

The "tank" should try their best to stay to the left of the lit floor, and move to the next once when it becomes safe. Due to the timing of floor changing and the spawn time of the green circles, it is possible to have two or more green circles spawn in a section before moving to the next one. Moving onto a lit section early is more preferred than getting there too late. This mindset becomes much more important in the final phase.

The Vale Guardian will gain a new attack during this phase - Magic Storm. The Vale Guardian will stop moving and throw its fist in the air, flinging out balls of energy randomly around the arena. Its defiance bar will also unlock at this time. Players should try to break the bar as quickly as possible, because taking too long may cause the green circle to spawn in the lit up section. The Vale Guardian will automatically stop this attack after 20 seconds or if the lit up section changes (whichever happens first). However, if this happens the green circle will certainly spawn in the lit up section. A green circle cannot spawn while his defiance bar is up.

Phase 4

The fourth phase starts when the Vale Guardian reaches 33% and is exactly the same as the second phase.

Phase 5

Once all 3 Vale Divisions are defeated for the last time, the Vale Guardian reappears in the center of the arena. In general, this final phase is very similar to the third phase. The most notable difference is that an additional section of the arena will be affected by Unstable Pylon. Initially, the red pylon's section will be safe. The lit up sections will also rotate every 15 seconds (down from 20).

Due to this timing change, having two or more green circles spawn in a section becomes a lot more dangerous. The "tank" should attempt to move the Vale Guardian to the next section (regardless of whether it's lit or not) as soon as the green circle gets cleared. Its Magic Storm attack also becomes a lot more dangerous because the Vale Guardian will not move. Taking too long to break its defiance bar will certainly cause a green circle to spawn in the newly lit up section.

The following changes will happen to the special mechanics:

  • Seekers - An additional Seeker will spawn in the center of the arena, along with one at each of the runes in the center of each section. There will be a total of 4 Seekers up at any time.
  • Unstable Magic Spike (also known as blue circles) - Will target all players regardless of proximity. Players that are part of the green circle team should try to avoid standing on it until they are certain that this will not spawn under them.
  • Distributed Magic (also known as green circles) - No change, but the above two changes will make it slightly harder to deal with. Having a back up will help.

The Vale Guardian will NOT require you to break its bar to defeat it.

Spirit Woods[edit]

Locations of the Spectral Rifts.
Locations of the ground pads.
Part I - Spectral Rifts

After defeating the Vale Guardian, players get access to the Spirit Woods and need to complete tasks to open gates to progress.

To open the first gate, players must first kill all the ghosts in the area to trigger the event.

After all the ghosts are defeated, new ghosts will spawn and players have to stay inside of the Spectral Rifts for a period of time to close them and prevent them from dealing massive damage to all players.

The rifts spawn randomly in fixed locations. Two at east (near the River of Souls), one at north (near the gate), another at south (near the stairs) and another at west. The more players inside a rift, the faster it will close. Sometimes an AoE will spawn inside a rift and knock players out. It is recommended to split the group into two, with one group taking 3 rifts and another taking 2 rifts.

After opening the first gate, players enter the Abandoned Outpost. Killing all the ghosts here opens the second gate.

The brazier is for completing the Keep the Lights On achievement, and for access to the third hidden chest.

Part II - Spirit Race

This part needs to be done as fast as possible. After landing from the ledge of the second gate, a massive wall of ghosts will start chasing the players. Players must close the Spectral Rifts while destroying the Spectral Barriers. The first and second parts have 1 rift, the third part has 2 rifts and the fourth part has 3 rifts.

Part III - Cemetery

At Bandit's Rest, 5 players need to stand on top of 5 ground pads to open the final gate.

Gorseval the Multifarious[edit]

Phase One

To start the fight, players must glide onto the platform. Gorseval won't attack until the first person lands, so it is recommended to glide as far to the center of the platform as you can. Once the fight starts, Spirit Barriers will be erected around the platform and four updrafts will spawn in each corner.

Gorseval has two main attacks he will use throughout the fight: a swipe, which deals a small amount of damage to players in front; and a slam, which deals a moderate amount of damage and knocks back all nearby players. It is recommended to dodge this attack once you see him raise his arm high in the air.

Every once in a while he will teleport to the center of the platform and start channeling his Ghostly Rampage attack. During this time, Gorseval will gain a defiance bar and Vivid Echo.png Vivid Echo, which functions similarly to Retaliation.png Retaliation. While channeling this skill, parts of the arena will be filled with black goop in a set pattern which detonates after a few seconds. Players standing within the goop when it detonates will be dealt a large amount of damage and receive 25 stacks of Vulnerability.png Vulnerability. At the end of channel, the entire platform will be covered in the black goop. Breaking the defiance bar will knockdown Gorseval and interrupt the attack. Any black goop remaining after this attack was interrupted will still detonate. After this attack finishes, Gorseval will summon 5 Angered, Deranged and/or Enraged Spirit.

After Ghostly Rampage ends, players should immediately move to an updraft and start taking down the spirit barrier to prepare for Gorseval's World Eater attack. A red circle will start expanding from the center of the platform. Once it completely fills the platform, all players and spirits still standing on the platform are instantly killed. In order to avoid this attack, players will need to destroy a spirit barrier and glide into an updraft before returning to the platform. Gorseval will gain one stack of Spirited Fusion.png Spirited Fusion for each spirit killed by this attack, therefore it is recommended to kill all spirits before gliding off. Shortly after returning, Gorseval will channel his Ghostly Rampage attack again.

It is possible to prematurely end World Eater by bringing Gorseval's health down to 66%, triggering the next phase and removing the need to use an updraft.

Spirit Phase

When Gorseval reaches 66% HP he will become invulnerable and move to the center. Four Charged Souls will spawn, each in a different part of the platform (North-east, South-east, South-west, North-west) and begin walking towards Gorseval. If a spirit reaches Gorseval he immediately begins his World Eater attack. The spirits are immune to hard crowd control effects such as knockback or daze, but are susceptible to soft crowd control. Immobile.png Immobile, Chilled.png Chilled and Crippled.png Crippled work very well for slowing the spirit's progress towards Gorseval. Once all four spirits have been killed, Gorseval becomes vulnerable once again and the fight moves to the next phase.

Phase Two
Same as Phase 1 with one additional mechanic: Spectral Darkness will spawn periodically, also called orbs. They will emanate a circle that slowly increases in size. Any player that touches this circle will receive 10 stacks of  
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 Spectral Darkness which reduces their outgoing damage by -10% per stack, and increases incoming damage by +10% per stack. To remove the debuff, players must walk over golden orbs which spawn after an orb is destroyed. Each orb will drop two when it is destroyed. Each golden orb that you pickup will remove 5 stacks of Spectral Darkness.

Keeping the orbs under control in this phase is very important. Players should Focus on destroying the ones that have spawned close by or along the path you will be taking from the center to an updraft and those that have grown too large. After returning from an updraft, it is recommended to clear the ones around where Charged Souls will spawn.

Once Gorseval reaches 33% HP there will be another Spirit Phase. It will largely be the same as last time, but with orbs spawning throughout.

Phase Three
In addition to the orbs, Gorseval gains another attack:  
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 Ghastly Prison. After using his slam, small circles will appear under every player's feet. After a second, players standing within these circles will be encased in a cocoon. Players trapped in a Ghostly Prison will lose access to all of their skills and must break out of the prison using the special action skill
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 Rebel (default: -). Players that are not trapped within a Ghostly Prison may help break them out by dealing damage to it.

The pattern of Gorseval's Ghostly Rampage attack also changes during this phase. The fight continues in this way until Gorseval is defeated.

Bandits[edit]

Players will occasionally get tagged with  
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 Sapper Bombs. It is possible to see who has a Sapper Bomb by the green circle under their feet. Players receiving the Sapper Bomb will also see the option to throw the bomb via their Special action key (default: -). Sapper bombs thrown on the launch pad will launch all players standing on said launch pad at the moment of impact. Players without the Explosive Launch mastery will be dealt a moderate amount of damage.

This event is good to learn how to throw Sapper Bombs and use launch pads. Killing all the Bandits here opens the Sabetha fight.

Sabetha the Saboteur[edit]

In addition to the enrage timer encountered in the Vale Guardian and Gorseval the Multifarious fights, the Sabetha encounter also has a bar showing the platform health. If the platform is completely destroyed during the fight, players will fall to their deaths resulting in a failure.

Besides her shotgun attack that deals a small amount of damage to all players in front of her. Bandits will spawn throughout the fight. They have special attacks such as a kick that knocks players back and a flamethrower attack that deals damage very quickly.

There are four special mechanics that will repeat throughout the fight: a flak attack, a timed bomb, a flamewall and cannons.

Flak Shot

The flak attack will always target the furthest player from herself. As such it is important to have one dedicated 'Flak kiter' - a player who will move around the edges of the arena in order to keep the deadly flak off the rest of the team. Sabetha will alternate between both Flak and shotgun consistently throughout the fight, using one attack, and then the other until another mechanic happens.

Time bomb
The  
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 Time Bomb will always be placed on the player closest to Sabetha. The selected player will have a large circle around them, with an inner circle that will slowly expand until the entire circle is filled. Once filled, the player it was placed on will take a small amount of damage. All other players within the circle will be dealt a large amount of damage. This damage cannot be dodged or evaded, but it can be blocked.

Players with the time bomb should run away from the group until it has gone off before returning to the group.

Flamewall

Every 45 seconds of Sabetha will draw an arrow in the direction of a random player and spawn a flamewall. This flamewall will rotate 360 degrees counter-clockwise around the platform in slow motion. All players that touch the wall will be immediately defeated. The flamewall cannot be evaded or blocked; a very lucky evade frame might keep players alive, but this is not to be relied upon. Players can however use invulnerability through the flamewall if timed correctly as well.

If Bandit Thugs are up, players should take care to not get kicked into the path of the flamewall.

The flamewall can be outrun if you are close enough to Sabetha, but you can minimize your movmement if you stand to the left of the arrow, then move back to the right once the wall is far enough away. Although the flamewall may not seem to move fast for players near Sabetha, due to angular velocity players near the outer edge will see the wall move very quickly relative to the center, making it extremely difficult to outrun. Any players on the outer edge are therefore advised to move in as close as possible in order to avoid the attack.

Cannons and Sapper bombs

Throughout the fight cannons will spawn every 30 seconds in a fixed pattern:

South - West - North - East

Followed by

South - North - West - East

These two patterns will alternate after the previous one finishes.

The cannon will fire down at the platform dealing damage to it and making it dangerous to stand in that quadrant of the arena. The more cannons that are up, the more damage the platform will take.

A Bandit Sapper will occasionally spawn alongside the bandits and mark a player and give them a special action skill
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 Sapper Bomb, which are used to launch players up to the cannons. Players that have the the sapper bomb are marked by a green circle under them. The sapper bomb will time out after a few seconds.

Sapper bombs must be thrown on the jump pads located at the four corners of the platform. All players standing on the launch pads at the time will be sent up to the platform where a cannon spawns.

Players that have been launched will the afflicted with  
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 Shell-Shocked, rendering them unable to be launched by another sapper bomb for 50 seconds. This means a minimum of 2 players are required in order to deal with the cannons as they come up. Less experienced groups can use 4 players, one for each direction.

Players on cannon duty are recommended (but not required) to use teleport and other movement skills to reach the launch pads more quickly. Players without the Explosive Launch mastery will take damage when launched by the sapper bomb.

Once on the platform with the cannon, the player should fully destroy the cannon before gliding back to the main platform. There will be a Bandit Sniper on an unreachable platform that will constantly fire at them. Being hit by the sniper will apply  
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 Target!, causing them to take increased damage from subsequent attacks. Taking too long to destroy the cannon will cause them to go downed to the sniper, either while on the platform or while gliding back. The sniper can be killed, but it is not worth the trouble.

Players should watch for the flamewall while gliding back. There is a small updraft that players can use to wait until the flamewall passes, but it can only be used once.

When the fight begins players should immediately make their way to Sabetha and position themselves in front of the south launch pad and prepare to launch the first player up to the cannons when it spawns. The first flamewall will coincide with the first cannon spawn, so it is best to wait until the flamewall passes over the launch pad before sending the player up. If the player was not able to be sent up (by either missing the launch pad or the bomb timing out) then players should wait for the sapper to give players the next bomb. If the sapper was killed before this could happen then the cannon should be skipped. After sending them up, the group should move to position themselves for the next cannon spawn. If possible, players should pull the remaining bandits nearby and kill them to prevent being overrun.

Bandit Champions

At 75%, 50% and 25%, Sabetha will shadowstep off the platform and one of her champions will take her place. Each champion has their own unique attack that needs to be avoided. While Sabetha is away, players will not need to worry about flak, timed bombs or her flamewall. Cannons must be continued to be dealt with. While on the cannon platforms, Sabetha may be there too, however she will be invulnerable and ignore the player.

Once her champion has reached 15% health or a minute has passed, Sabethat will return to the platform and immediately use her flamewall. Her champion should be prioritized before turning your attention back to her.

Heavy Bombs

While fighting her champions, Sabetha will toss Heavy Bombs onto the platform. These bombs will spawn randomly on the platform and have a timer above them which will slowly fill up. Once filled, they will explode and deal a large amount of damage to the platform. They will also knock nearby players back. Players can kick the bombs away using their interact key (F by default).

Kernan

At 75% health, Sabetha will shadowstep off the platform and her first champion, Kernan, will take her place. Unlike Sabetha, Kernan can chase players around the platform. Kernan's main attack is to shoot a player for a small amount of damage. Every few seconds he will fire three consecutive cone attacks in one direction. Each one will cover a larger area than the last and deal more damage. The third shot of this attack will deal the most damage. Because this attack only goes in one direction, players can step to the side or go behind him to avoid the attack. Alternatively, they can be evaded or blocked.

"Knuckles"

At 50% health, Sabetha will leave and summon "Knuckles". His main attack is to swing his hammer at players; dealing a small amount of damage. Every 30 seconds, "Knuckles" will charge up a hammer swing with the hammer over his shoulder and unlock his Defiance bar. Fail to break this bar "Knuckles" will knock all players up and push them outwards. It is possible to be knocked off the platform by this attack. If players find themselves getting hit by this attack, they should immediately try to deploy their glider while in the air to avoid the knockback.

After Sabetha has returned, she will start using  
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 Time Bomb on the two nearest players instead of one. These two players should try not to go in the same direction, lest they blow up each other. There is a short delay until the second player gets their bomb.
Karde

At 25% health, Sabetha will withdraw once more leaving Karde in her place. Karde possess two abilities which are of great concern to the player group. First is Karde's flamethrower attack, which inflicts damage extremely quickly to all players in front of him. Additionally, Karde will periodically summon flame turrets which shoot out projectiles. If these are not dealt with quickly, they will grow in number and quickly become unmanageable. Unlike the other two champions, Karde takes additional damage from conditions.

After Sabetha returns, she will begin to use Platform Crush, an ability which causes debris to fall from the sky, marked by small circles on the ground. Being hit deals a small amount of damage.

Once Karde has been defeated, it is a race between whether Sabetha is defeated or the platform gets destroyed.

Enrage
If her enrage timer runs out she will become  
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 Enraged and all four cannons will spawn.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Asura
Charr
Norn
Sylvari
Various

Foes[edit]

Ambient creatures
Bandits
Ghosts
Elemental
Saurians

Objects[edit]

Chests
Mushrooms

Dialogue[edit]

Upon entering the raid and passing the pact camp:

<Character name>: Let's get to work.

Or:

<Character name>: All right. Let's find these soldiers.

Approaching Squad Leader Falgeir:
Squad Leader Falgeir has multiple possible ambient dialogues at this point.

One of these lines:
Squad Leader Falgeir: Bandits attacked our platoon, inflicted heavy casualties on us. They captured one of our squads and went that way.
Squad Leader Falgeir: Our platoon was ambushed. The enemy captured an entire squad and took them deep into the woods.
Squad Leader Falgeir: Those troops will die if we don't get to them in time. Bandits took them deep into the woods.
Squad Leader Falgeir: We never saw them coming. They killed some of our soldiers and took the rest hostage. We need to find them.
Followed by one of these lines:
Squad Leader Falgeir: Find our squad. Sabetha will kill them if you don't reach them in time.
Squad Leader Falgeir: Sabetha took the squad straight ahead. Her sentries are blocking the way. Get ready for a serious fight.
Squad Leader Falgeir: Stay alert out there. Sabetha is ruthless, and her defenses are like nothing I've seen before.
Squad Leader Falgeir: Watch yourself on the battlefield. Sabetha and her crew fight dirty. Her guardians are lethal.
Upon approaching the Guardians
Squad Leader Falgeir: Why don't they die? Where are they coming from?

Or

Squad Leader Falgeir: Cease Fire! Cease Fire! Friendlies in the area.


Upon defeating the Vale Guardian:

<Character name>: These towers powered that guardian. Or summoned it.

Or:

<Squad member>:What are these towers? Are they for a ritual or some other purpose?
<Squad member>:There may be more clues around the arena. We should search here and by that wall.


Upon entering the Spirit Woods:

<Character name>: The footprints head this way. We're on their trail.

Or:

<Character name>: Soldier tracks. They came through here and left in a hurry.
Mysterious Voice: Who released us?
Enraged Spirit: You. You did this to us!
<Character name>: You're confused. We did nothing to you. Let us through!
Mysterious Voice: Who's there? Answer me!
<Character name>: These spirits weren't soldiers. They were ordinary people.

Traversing the Spirit Woods:

<Character name>: These people died horribly. They're confused. Angry.
<Character name>: Did Sabetha murder these villagers and bind their spirits here?
<Character name>: I have a bad feeling about this.
<Character name>: Shallow graves. These bodies were left here a long time ago. There's almost nothing left of them.

Or:

<Character name>: Bodies were stacked here. Whoever did this cared little for human life.
<Character name>: They were led to their deaths. They don't understand why they're trapped here.
Mysterious Voice: We fight as one.


Escaping the wall of spirits:

Mysterious Voice: Who released us?
Mysterious Voice: What's going on?
Mysterious Voice: You. You did this to us!
The spirits have been angered. Run!
<Character name>: Run!
Mysterious Voice: (low growl)
Mysterious Voice: (in pain)
Mysterious Voice: Kept us from our homes. Our families. Trapped us here! And now...this!

If the spirits reach a barrier and you fail to escape:

The vengeful spirits have reached a barrier, unleashing a magic shock wave.

Upon reaching the cemetery at Bandit's Rest:

Mysterious Voice: (agonized scream)
Mysterious Voice: Kept us from our homes. Our famillies. Trapped us here! And now... this!
<Character name>: Watch your step through here.
<Character name>: The gate has multiple locks, like it takes more than one person to open.
<Character name>: These spirits are old. These people died a long time ago–well before the war.
<Character name>: The squad was taken through here. Come on.

Upon seeing Gorseval:

<Character name>: Gods. What is that? (if human)

Or:

<Character name>: By the Six... What is that? (if human)

Or:

<Character name>: What in the Eternal Alchemy is that? (if asura)

Or:

<Character name>: Mother, give me strength. (if sylvari)

Or:

<Character name>: You've gotta be kidding. (if charr)

Or:

<Character name>: Just when I thought I'd seen it all... (If norn)

When fighting Gorseval:

<Character name>: It's not a single spirit. It's dozens.

Or:

<Character name>: That thing has an army of ghosts. We have to kill them all! (If charr)

Upon defeating Gorseval:

Sabetha the Saboteur: They made it through the woods. Everyone to the front. I want them captured or dead!

Engaging the bandits at the entrance of their tree fort past Gorseval's Perch:

Sabetha the Saboteur: Intruders! Tear them apart!
Sabetha the Saboteur: One hundred gold for each head. Get chopping!
<Character name>: You're going down!

Or:

<Character name>: I'll tear you apart! (If charr)

Or:

<Character name>: Prepare to be disassembled! (If asura)
Pact Soldier: We're over here! Help us!

Ascending the bandit tree fort:

Sabetha the Saboteur: Useless! What do I pay you for? I'll deal with them myself.
Pact Soldier: Help!
Pact Soldier: Over here! Hurry!

Upon reaching Sabetha:

<Character name>: It's over. Drop those weapons and free these prisoners!
Sabetha the Saboteur: You came all this way for a few soldiers? You really have no idea what's in this compound, do you?
Sabetha the Saboteur: Only the worthy are taken inside. Like the squad leader.
Pact Soldier: Help!
Sabetha the Saboteur: Your little journey ends here!

After defeating Sabetha:

<Character name>: All right, people. Listen up.
<Character name>: There's more to this situation than we thought. These bandits were protecting something and we need to find out what.
<Character name>: We need to free these prisoners, and then find out where the squad leader was taken.
The Spirit Vale Cat.

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Trivia[edit]

  • If you use Rift Travel to visit Scholar Glenna up in the crashed airship, there is a grey tabby cat behind her. Similar to the cat in Scholar's Cleft, it is not an NPC, as it has no overhead name and cannot be clicked on, is a unique model and is mostly likely the cat of one of the game's designers. However unlike the Scholar's Cleft cat, this cat only shakes its head and makes no other movement.

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