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Balthazar's Statue

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Balthazar's Statue

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Balthazar's Rest
(Auric Basin)
Hero challenge
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Route from Southwatch Waypoint

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Balthazar's Statue is an overgrown statue of Balthazar located in the long-abandoned temple known as Balthazar's Rest.


Heart of Maguuma


Before completion
Hero point empty.png Such a powerful place!
Talk more option tango.png Commune with this place of power.
Talk end option tango.png Leave it alone.
After completion
Hero point.png Such a powerful place!
Talk end option tango.png You've learned all you can from this place of power.


  • This hero challenge can be blocked by the Event boss (tango icon).png Clear out Balthazar's temple (80) event which spawns a powerful Champion Avatar of Balthazar, requiring many people to complete it. If the event is ongoing, then Exalted Markings Mastery or a player portal will be needed in order to enter the area, as vines will block the entrance. The vines disappear when the event is completed.
  • Players can ignore the Avatar of Balthazar using Stealth.png Stealth skills like Shadow Refuge or Sneak Gyro and channel the hero challenge in stealth.
    • The fire around the hero point deals damage once every second, interrupting the channel. This damage can be avoided with a block or effects like Invulnerability or Aegis.png Aegis.
    • The damage from the fire comes from an invisible enemy very slightly underground in the center of the fire. Certain skills can damage targets underground. Killing this enemy will cause the fire to deal no damage whatsoever, allowing people to safely channel the hero point. This is especially useful when the event for killing the avatar bugs out.