Stonemist Castle

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Stonemist Castle

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Map of Stonemist Castle

Eternal Battlegrounds
(The Mists)

Stonemist Castle

Stonemist Castle is located in the center of the Eternal Battlegrounds. It provides 35 points towards a world's war score every 15 minutes, greater than a regular keep which produces only 25. It is the largest objective in World versus World and placed in a very good strategic position on the main map. As such, it is a high-value target usually well defended by players and is much harder to take than a regular keep.

Locations and objectives[edit]

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Stonemist Waypoint (has to be built)
Points of Interest
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Great Eastern Gate
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Great Northern Gate
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Great Western Gate
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Stonemist Keep
Hero Challenges
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Heart of Stone
Stonemist Castle Vista
Just off the central rotunda, take the ramp up to the next level. Run around the central glass ceiling to the steep ramp leading up to the third level. After going up that ramp, run over toward the vista, which is located on the terrace just outside the doors.
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Assault Stonemist Castle (80)
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Defend Stonemist Castle (80)
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Protect the workers upgrading the castle (80)


Stonemist Castle Automatic Upgrades

There are two kinds of upgrades:

  • Automatic Upgrades, which are timed-based (30 minutes, 2 hours and 6 hours) from the point the objective was captured.
  • Guild Claiming, which are time-based (10 minutes, 30 minutes and one hour) after the objective has been claimed by a guild. Many must be manually slotted (configured) to become available.


Access to the WvW objective UI, which is available by speaking to the quartermaster or left clicking the map icon allows:

  • Display of the current status of objective upgrades.
  • Claiming the objective and optionally checking the Public Tactic Activation box.
  • Slotting (configuring) Tactics and Improvements for claimed objectives.

See also[edit]


  • Although labeled as "Stonemist Castle" on the map, the point of interest, the NPCs and the map marker refer to it as a Keep.