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Disambig icon.png This article is about the location. For the achievement category, see Auric Basin (achievements).

Auric Basin

7Waypoint (tango icon).png 22Point of interest.png 11Hero point.png 6Vista.png

Auric Basin map.jpg
Map of Auric Basin

Auric Basin loading screen.jpg
Loading screen

Jungle Treetop map (Level 3)
Exalted Trials map (Level 1)

Auric Basin is a zone in the Heart of Maguuma. At the center of the region is Tarir, the Forgotten City, the golden home to the Exalted. These magical beings are sworn to protect Glint's legacy, and stand with the Pact against the encroaching threat of Mordremoth.

Outside the city are four camps, Northwatch, Eastwatch, Southwatch, and Westwatch. The Exalted are under attack in all directions from the Mordrem, and events in the area revolve around building up these outposts, charging magical pylons, and retrieving enchanted armor. These culminate with the defense of Tarir from the Mordrem Octovine.

Exalted masteries are particularly useful here as they allow for easy navigation using the Exalted portals. Nuhoch Wallows are also usable to quickly cross the map.

Getting there[edit]

  • Head to the far southwest corner of Verdant Brink, near Waypoint (tango icon).png Treacherous Path Waypoint.
  • Alternatively, visit the Gilded Hollow guild hall and leave through the portal next to Waypoint (tango icon).png Surface Tunnel Waypoint.

Locations[edit]

Area Effective
level
Area objectives
Arrowhead Vale 80
Hero point.png Suspicious Orichalcum
Balthazar's Rest 80
Hero point.png Balthazar's Statue
Bristleback Chasm 80
Point of interest.png Vinetooth Den
Point of interest.png Weeping Glade
Vista.png Bristleback Chasm Vista
Burnisher Quarry 80
Point of interest.png Quazupl Grounds
Hero point.png Burnisher Quarry
Vista.png Burnisher Quarry Vista
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Auric Basin Insight: Burnisher Quarry
Chak Hollow 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Chak Hollow Waypoint
Point of interest.png Jawatl Grounds
Hero point.png Egg Clutch
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Auric Basin Insight: Jawatl Grounds
Eastwatch Bluff 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Eastwatch Waypoint
Point of interest.png Eastwatch Ruins
Hero point.png Mordrem Flower
Hero point.png Notice to Trespassers
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Auric Basin Insight: Eastwatch Bluff
Griffonfall 80
Adventure (map icon).png A Fungus Among Us
Lastgear Standing 80
Hero point.png Ancient Golem Part
Puzzle tango 20.png Highest Gear
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Auric Basin Insight: Lastgear Standing
Maguuma Shallows 80
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Font of Maguuma
Morwood Wilds 80
Point of interest.png Thornwatch
Mossheart Walk 80
Point of interest.png Endurance Crash Site
Northwatch Descent 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Northwatch Waypoint
Point of interest.png Bramble Plateau
Point of interest.png Northwatch Priory Camp
Southwatch Creep 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Southwatch Waypoint
Point of interest.png Overseer's Cave
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Auric Basin Insight: Southwatch Creep
Tarir, the Forgotten City 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Forgotten City Waypoint
Point of interest.png Eastgate
Point of interest.png Inner Chamber
Point of interest.png Legacy Pillars
Point of interest.png Luminate's Throne
Point of interest.png Masks of the Fallen
Point of interest.png Northgate
Point of interest.png Sealed Passageway
Point of interest.png Southgate
Point of interest.png Westgate
Hero point.png Exalted Overlook
Hero point.png Champion Tarnished Sage
Vista.png Tarir Vista
Vista.png Inner Chamber Vista
Adventure (map icon).png Fallen Masks
Adventure (map icon).png On Wings of Gold
Adventure (map icon).png Sanctum Scramble
Puzzle tango 20.png Egg Bearer
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Auric Basin Insight: Luminate's Throne
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Auric Basin Insight: Masks of the Fallen
Tarnished Treetop 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Wanderer's Waypoint
Point of interest.png Capitzel Grounds
Hero point.png Young Mushrooms
Adventure (map icon).png The Floor Is Lava?
The Falls 80
Point of interest.png Fahautl Grounds
Vista.png The Falls Vista
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Auric Basin Insight: The Falls
Westwatch Patch 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Westwatch Waypoint
Point of interest.png New Skrittington
Hero point.png Toxin-Cured Hog
Vista.png New Skrittington Vista

Interactive map[edit]

Events[edit]

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The map meta event in Auric Basin is split into two main parts, Defending Tarir to restore power to outposts and pylons, and Battle in Tarir to defeat the Octovines and Mordrem besieging the city. Each of the four outposts around the map have different event chains for activating pylons and attacking the Octovine.

Defending Tarir[edit]

During most of the night, Sages need help activating different outposts and pylons around the map. Eastwatch has been destroyed and there is no event to restore power to Eastwatch. The completion of outposts and pylons have no effect on Battle in Tarir.

Outpost: Northwatch
Ruins of Eastwatch
Outpost: Southwatch
Outpost: Westwatch

Battle in Tarir[edit]

Trial by Fire

The first tier of the Exalted Lore mastery, Exalted Markings, is required to access these challenges. Completing challenges grants a golden enchanted armor to use during the Battle in Tarir.

Simultaneously to the challenge events, the following events occur:

Battle in Tarir

During this phase of the meta, some should use the enchanted armors and play a crucial role in keeping mobs controlled and moving triggerblossoms away from other allies. Once the events begin, destroy the outer vine doors with direct damage, and then use the Exalted Portal to travel to the bottom of the city (or glide/walk if one does not have the mastery required) far below where the Octovine resides. All four Octovine parts must be destroyed within two minutes of each other - otherwise the Octovines will regenerate a quarter of their health back. The Octovine is shielded and will only be vulnerable while the shield is removed - the shield is restored after a while. Each of the directions uses a different method to destroy the Octovine's shields (see the respective event pages for further details):

Other events that appear after completion of the Defending Tarir stage of the meta
Other events

Pets[edit]

Juvenile Bristleback
Juvenile Warthog

Crafting Resources[edit]

Wood resource (map icon).png Ancient Sapling
Wood resource (map icon).png Palm Sapling
Mine resource (map icon).png Mithril Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Orichalcum Ore
Plant resource (map icon).png Flax
Plant resource (map icon).png Jungle Plants
Plant resource (map icon).png Mussels
Plant resource (map icon).png Sawgill Mushrooms
Recipes
Armorsmith tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworker tango icon 20px.pngTailor tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Viper's Intricate Gossamer Insignia from Exalted Mastery Vendor and Aurillium Collector
Armorsmith tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworker tango icon 20px.pngTailor tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Yassith's Viper's Insignia from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Artificer tango icon 20px.pngHuntsman tango icon 20px.pngWeaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Viper's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription from Exalted Mastery Vendor and Aurillium Collector
Artificer tango icon 20px.pngHuntsman tango icon 20px.pngWeaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Yassith's Viper's Inscription from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Artificer tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Focus Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Artificer tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Scepter Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Artificer tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Staff Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Huntsman tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Longbow Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Huntsman tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Pistol Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Huntsman tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Rifle Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Huntsman tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Torch Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Huntsman tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Warhorn Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Huntsman tango icon 20px.pngRecipe: Exalted Short-Bow Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Axe Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Dagger Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Greatsword Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Hammer Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Mace Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Shield Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exalted Sword Core from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Jeweler tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exquisite Black Diamond Jewel from Exalted Mastery Vendor and Aurillium Collector
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Bag of Cassava Flour from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Bowl of Lemongrass Mussel Pasta from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Bowl of Prickly Pear Tapioca Pudding from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Jerk Poultry Flatbread Sandwich from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Pile of Jerk Spices from Exalted Mastery Vendor
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Slice of Allspice Cake from Exalted Mastery Vendor

Trivia[edit]

  • "Auric Basin" is a synonym for "gold sink".

See also[edit]