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Advancing on the Blighting Towers

Location
Dragon's Stand
(Heart of Maguuma)
Event type
Map meta event
Level
80
Followed by
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Against the Mouth of Mordremoth
Advancing on the Blighting Towers is a map meta event that occurs in Dragon's Stand. The Pact has finally entered Mordremoth's domain, and are assaulting the dragon's defenses in order to reach and finally deal with the jungle dragon itself.

Objectives[edit]

  • Map closes in: 2:00:00

Walkthrough[edit]

The map meta event consists of three separate assault lanes, Northern, Central, and Southern, each with their own event chain. In order to start the assault, a total of 15 players are needed, with 5 players per lane gathered around the Pact Tactician at the beginning of each lane. From there, the pattern for the meta is:

  • Simultaneous events that help to reinforce the Pact Troops by gaining allies(North with Skritt, Mushrooms, and Exalted, Central with Itzel, and South with Ogres and their pets) and weapons.
  • Escort the reinforced Pact troops to the next staging area and defeating the Mordrem Spitfire there.
  • Dealing with the Mordrem Commander(North with Adryn, the Stavemaster, Central with Diarmid, the Blademaster, and South with Hareth, the Axemaster) that spawns from its Blighting Tower and is heading towards the Pact troops.

Only the escorting of troops is required to progress the meta however, though gaining additional allies and weaponry will help to accomplish this. (Gaining additional allies will also give additional rewards, as each successful reinforcing event spawns two additional Noxious Pods at the camp.)

Upon reaching the Blighting Towers at the end of each lane, there are two objects: defeating the Mordrem Commander and disabling the blighting tower. This is accomplished by spliting the players in each lane into two groups: a small group which deals with taking down the boss, and the rest of the players in a larger group running in circles around the tower, disabling the Ley Energy Collectors and killing the Veteran Mordrem Preservers which can restore the Ley Energy Collectors. The Mordrem Commander will be invulnerable if the Ley Energy Collecter is up, making it imperative that they are not revived by the Mordrem Preservers. Furthermore, if after a boss is defeated, one of its Ley Energy Collectors is restored, the boss will resurrect and need to be killed again. The event will not succeed until all three bosses are defeated, meaning that even if a tower has finished its boss, its main group must continue running circles around the tower to ensure the Collectors stay down.

Meta events[edit]

Northern Assault
Event star (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Gather around Tactician Jazmei for a head count (80)
Event hand (map icon).png
Bring Chakata shiny wyvern crystals to get the skritt to join the fight (80)
Event collect (tango icon).png
Glide up to gather Mordrem vine pods and return them to Briallen (80)
Event flag (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Escort troops to the Mordrem spitfire (80)
Success:
Event boss (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defeat the Mordrem Spitfire (80)
Event shield (tango icon).png
Defend the planted mushrooms until they reach maturity (80)
Event hand (map icon).png
Bring meat from the saurian nests to build a pile to attract wyverns (80)
Event flag (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Escort troops to the Mordrem spitfire (80)
Failure:
Event shield (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defend the camp (80)
Success:
Event swords (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defeat the Mordrem Spitfire (80)
Event swords (tango icon).png
Help Gammalon Vineripper destroy the brambles and clear a path to the Exalted (80)
Event shield (tango icon).png
Help Spleecta turn the Exalted machine back on (80)
Event flag (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Escort troops to the Northern Barbed Gate (80)
Failure:
Event shield (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defend the camp (80)
Success:
Event flag (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Hold the area while the Pact prepares to breach the gate (80)
Success:
Event swords (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defeat Mordremoth's Commander (80)
Event boss (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Stavemaster Adryn approaches (80)
Central Assault
Event star (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Gather around Tactician Dutch for a head count (80)
Event collect (tango icon).png
Retrieve engine parts to keep the cannons online (80)
Event shield (tango icon).png
Help Grumlukl create his bombs (80)
Event swords (tango icon).png
Defeat the mushrooms to rescue the trapped Itzel (80) (80)
Event flag (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Escort troops to the Mordrem spitfire (80)
Success:
Event boss (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defeat the Mordrem Spitfire (80)
Event collect (tango icon).png
Toss salvaged scrap to Overseer Braeden so that he can build barricades (80)
Event swords (tango icon).png
Destroy the Mordrem prisons and get the soldiers to their chopper alive (80)
Event flag (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Escort troops to the Mordrem spitfire (80)
Failure:
Event shield (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defend the camp (80)
Success:
Event swords (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defeat the Mordrem Spitfire (80)
Event collect (tango icon).png
Climb up and retrieve the flamethrower supplies (80)
Event shield (tango icon).png
Defend Alara the Wolf as she builds turrets (80)
Event flag (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Escort troops to the Central Barbed Gate (80)
Failure:
Event shield (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defend the camp (80)
Success:
Event flag (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Hold the area while the Pact prepares to breach the gate (80)
Success:
Event swords (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defeat Blademaster Diarmid (80)
Event boss (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Blademaster Diarmid Approaches (80)
Southern Assault
Event star (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Gather around Tactician Ranara for a head count (80)
Event shield (tango icon).png
Defend Splort as he activates lasers (80)
Event dialogue (map icon).png
Destroy ley-line collectors to gather energy for the Rata Novus device (80)
Event flag (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Escort troops to the Mordrem spitfire (80)
Success:
Event boss (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defeat the Mordrem Spitfire (80)
Event shield (tango icon).png
Escort Dolyak to the camp before the assault (80)
Event swords (tango icon).png
Kill the chak preventing the pets from returning to their ogre masters (80)
Event flag (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Escort troops to the Mordrem spitfire (80)
Failure:
Event shield (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defend the camp (80)
Success:
Event swords (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defeat the Mordrem Spitfire (80)
Event shield (tango icon).png
Protect Skeln Razorfist while he builds thumpers (80)
Event cog (tango icon).png
Calm angry beetles down by stomping nodules inside the chak nest (80)
Event flag (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Escort troops to the Southern Barbed Gate (80)
Failure:
Event shield (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defend the camp (80)
Success:
Event flag (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Hold the area while the Pact prepares to breach the gate (80)
Success:
Event swords (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Defeat Axemaster Hareth (80)
Event boss (tango icon).png
[Group Event] Axemaster Hareth approaches (80)
Map Meta Icons
  • Pact Assault Staging (map icon).png - Indicates a Pact Camp and how far into Dragon's Stand the Pact's assault has progressed

Map Meta Rewards[edit]

Percentage Tier 1 Map meta chest blue closed.png Tier 2 Map meta chest green closed.png
Tier Text

The blighting towers have been destroyed! Push on to the Dragon's Domain

≤ 25%
?
Experience.png
53,340
Experience.png
Spirit Shard.png Spirit Shard
Bag of Rare Gear.png Bag of Rare Gear
Machete.png Machete
Heirloom Seed Pouch.png Noxious Seed Pod
50%
?
Experience.png
53,340
Experience.png
Spirit Shard.png Spirit Shard
Bag of Rare Gear.png Bag of Rare Gear
Machete.png Machete
Heirloom Seed Pouch.png Noxious Seed Pod
100% ≤
?
Experience.png
53,340
Experience.png
Spirit Shard.png Spirit Shard
Bag of Rare Gear.png Bag of Rare Gear
Bag of Gear.png Bag of Gear
Machete.png Machete (3)
Heirloom Seed Pouch.png Noxious Seed Pod (3)

Notes[edit]

  • If the meta event is not completed within the 2 hour time limit, Mordremoth blasts the entire map, killing and pushing everyone back to the Pact Base Camp on the north-east edge of the map, while also wiping all progress made by the events across its domain.
    • Destroying all three Blighting Towers results in the timer being paused, allowing the final battle to take place without the pressure of a timer.
  • Noxious Pods will also spawn at each base claimed, with additional pods spawned for each of the bonus events successfully cleared.
  • The Northern Lane is slightly more forgiving for players new to the meta after saving the exalted, as Exalted Sages will revive downed players.