Beast of War
- This article is about the Path of Fire story chapter. For the item, see Beasts of War.
Beast of War
- 1330 AE
- Path of Fire
- Beast of War
- Domain of Vabbi
- Stop Balthazar's campaign to destroy Kralkatorrik.
- Travel to the Kodash Bazaar and await Balthazar's arrival.
- Check in with your team.
- Rytlock wishes to speak to you directly.
- Check in with the Awakened generals.
- Engage and cull the Forged army.
- Destroy the Forged Assembler keeping the barrier active.
- Enter the Bazaar, and ascertain where the Warbeast has gone.
- Pursue the Warbeast.
- Destroy the Warbeast using Sohothin's power.
- Confront Balthazar.
- Piece of Common Unidentified Gear (3)
- Chest of the Warbeast Conqueror
- Elonian Shoulder Box
- Lost Saddlebag
Travel to Vehtendi Arena to start the instance, and talk to your team. Rytlock gives you his sword Sohothin, which comes with its own skills. The skills (2) and (3) reduce the cooldown of the powerful skills (4) and (5).
Join up with your undead forces to await Balthazar's assault. As the Forged appear, use Sohothin to help put them down. Eventually, Balthazar's Warbeast breaks open the gate. Follow it, taking down the Forged Assembler boss in your way by destroying his three shield generators and then himself.
Follow the indicated path on a Skimmer until you arrive at another battlefield. Again, destroy the Forged Assembler after taking out his shield generators. Mount up and follow the Warbeast on the indicated path, jumping the canyon on your Raptor. Continue taking out Forged Assemblers, while otherwise leaving the Branded and Forged to fight each other. Use your Springer as required to progress.
Eventually you catch up with the Warbeast. Destroy it by attacking with Sohothin, prioritizing the regularly summoned Forged and shield generators. The mission ends when you finish it off, but you are then immediately thrust into your final confrontation with Balthazar.
|Beast of War||Path of Fire: Act 3||11|
| Complete the Beast of War mission.Journal: Beats of War Completed
||Completed Beast of War||1|
|Beastcatcher||Path of Fire: Act 3||5|
|Catch up to the Warbeast in under 15 minutes.Story Mission: Beast of War||Caught the Beast in Record Time||5|
- This achievement can be completed in the same run as Destroy Additional Pylons, though it will be easier if you skip the optional fights.
- Eligibility can be tracked via the Beastcatcher effect..
|Destroy Additional Pylons||Path of Fire: Act 3||2|
|Destroy all of the Forged Pylons, preceding the Warbeast, in the "Beast of War" chapter without dying.Story Mission: Beast of War||Destroyed All Forged Pylons||2|
- Eligibility can be tracked via the Destroy Additional Pylons effect.
|Speed Bumps||Path of Fire: Act 3||1|
|Make it through the quicksand without hitting a Branded crystal.Story Mission: Beast of War||Avoided Branded Crystals||1|
- This achievement involves crossing the quicksand in such a way that you don't touch any of the Branded Crystals that popup and act as landmines.
- Since the skimmer is quite hard to control, if you are having difficulty you could pair up with a mesmer player who can portal you (in multiple steps) from one end of the quicksand to the other.
- Eligibility can be tracked via the Speed Bumps effect.
- It is possible to avoid the Branded Crystals altogether while still maintaining eligibility for the achievement by going through/above the buildings to the left, then transitioning to the centre area using gliding skills. However, be aware that the area close to Tournament Battlegrounds is considered to be quicksand, so it is best to stay on the ground and not on top of the structures in that area.
- Taimi (voice only)
- Awakened Soldier
- Beastmarshal Oluwa Eranko
- Troopmarshal Olori Ogun
- Veteran Awakened Abomination
- Wurmmarshal Osa Ekolo
- Forged Sharpshooter
- Forged Shieldbearer
- Forged Soldier
- Forged Weaponeer
- Hound of Balthazar
- Veteran Forged Assembler
- Veteran Forged Cannonade
- Veteran Forged Officer
- Veteran Forged Vanguard
- Veteran Forged Warhound
- Checking in with your team
- Canach: So, that's "Joko's finest." Wretched-looking group.
- Rytlock Brimstone: Still, they're about to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us on the battlefield, so a little respect...
- Lady Kasmeer Meade: Oh, Commander. The Awakened troops are here, but no sign of Balthazar yet.
- <A roar can be heard>
- <Character Name>: And there's Kralkatorrik, which means we're not too late. I should check in with our Awakened allies before Balthazar arrives. Kas?
- Lady Kasmeer Meade: Coming up.
- Lady Kasmeer Meade: Let's hope this is the last time.
- Rytlock Brimstone: Commander, wait...
- Speaking with Kasmeer (optional)
- <Character Name>: You know, Kas, if you'd rather sit this one out, we'd all understand.
- Lady Kasmeer Meade: Balthazar killed you—my commander. He killed Vlast and kidnapped Aurene. He would destroy my homeland in pursuit of revenge.
- Lady Kasmeer Meade: Some gods just need to have their immortality revoked.
- Speaking with Canach (optional)
- Canach: Leading a borrowed army of corpses into battle against the god of war? Wish I'd known your plan when I bet on you at the casino.
- Canach: But I have enjoyed working with you, Commander. I guess settling our personal debt has had its own value.
- <Character Name>: You don't owe me anything. As I recall, you volunteered to join me out there, so I'd say I now owe you.
- Canach: That's what I meant. Holding a marker from someone like you is worth far more than gold.
- Speaking with Rytlock
- Rytlock Brimstone: I got us into this mess over Sohothin, but you can get us out of it.
- Rytlock Brimstone: Thinking back, I now know what Kormir meant. "Undo this wrong. The means are in your grasp." You should have it.
- <Character Name>: No. Sohothin is yours.
- Rytlock Brimstone: The only thing that matters is stopping Balthazar. When he sees you're not dead, he'll turn his full fury on you and no one else.
- Rytlock Brimstone: He won't expect you to have it, which makes this our best hope.
- <Character Name>: I'm honored, Tribune. I'll bring it back in one piece.
- Rytlock Brimstone: Yes, you will.
- Canach: Commander, I hesitate to mention, but...according to the Order, there are three other entrances to the bazaar in addition to this main gate.
- Canach: Joko's marshals have dispatched soldiers to each location, but they themselves have chosen to remain here.
- Lady Kasmeer Meade: If Balthazar shows up at any of those other gates, the Awakened won't stand a chance without leadership.
- Rytlock Brimstone: Three out of four chance that Balthazar could just waltz into town? Seems awful risky.
- <Character Name>: I agree—you three should coordinate the armies at each gate. I'll stay here since the marshals have already accepted my leadership.
- Rytlock Brimstone: Works for me.
- Canach: Good luck to you, Commander.
- <Character Name>: Good luck to us all.
- Checking in with the Awakened generals
- Troopmarshal Olori Ogun: Archon, the Awakened are assembled and await your orders.
- <Character Name>: Troopmarshal, focus your troops on the Forged infantry. Marshal Eranko's mounted corps will disrupt their snipers. Marshal Ekolo...
- <Character Name>: Wurmmarshal, where is your unit?
- Wurmmarshal Osa Ekolo: There, on the front line. Our ranks have shrunk as my wurms have been sacrificed for the greater good.
- Wurmmarshal Osa Ekolo: But a single, properly trained junundu can wreak more havoc than a hundred of Ogun's worthless wurm-eating grunts.
- <Character Name>: Then you target the elite Forged and keep them off our backs as best you can.
- Awakened Soldier: Archon! Forged scouts on the ridge.
- <Character Name>: Awakened, take your positions! In Joko's name, let's give Balthazar a proper desert welcome.
- <Character Name>: Marshals, you have your orders. Go!
- As the Warbeast approaches
- Wurmmarshal Osa Ekolo: Look! Balthazar's monster!
- Wurmmarshal Osa Ekolo: The warbeast is through the gate!
- <Character Name>: And so is the scion. Hold on, Aurene! We're coming.
- Veteran Forged Assembler: Balthazar commands...no one follows!
- <Character Name>: Out of my way!
- Entering the Bazaar
- <Character Name>: Hold the line here! I'm going after Balthazar.
- Troopmarshal Olori Ogun: For Joko!
- <Character Name>: Right.
- <Character Name>: Quicksand.
- Taimi: Commander...
- <Character Name>: Not now, Taimi.
- Taimi: (static)...In the Dragon Lab... (static)...Still doing..(static)...research on the...(static)...in Kesho...
- <Character Name>: I can't understand what you're saying.
- Taimi: (static) ...Sadizi said...(static) ...Balance...(static) ...Elder Dragons...
- <Character Name>: Taimi? Taimi...?
- Approaching the second pylon
- Veteran Forged Assembler: Balthazar commands...no one follows!
- <Character Name>: Heard that before.
- Approaching the raptor puzzle
- <Character Name>: I'll never make it across on foot.
- Taimi: ...Commander...
- Taimi: ...The Exalted...(static)...the gods...
- <Character Name>: What just happened? Why did it get quiet?
- <Character Name>: Taimi? Are you still there?
- Approaching the third pylon
- Veteran Forged Assembler: Balthazar commands—
- <Character Name>: No one follows! I know.
- Approaching the springer puzzle
- <Character Name>: Oh, no...
- <Character Name>: Only one way up those walls—jump.
- Confronting Balthazar and the Warbeast
- Balthazar: Impossible. I ended you!
- <Character Name>: I'm here to free Aurene from that thing.
- Balthazar: You took advantage of Grenth's absence to escape the Domain of the Lost, but your resurrection is over.
- <Character Name>: No more running, Balthazar. Face me!
- When the Warbeast reaches 75%
- Balthazar: Now, fire! Fire at will! Destroy the dragon!
- <Character Name>: What does it take to finish this thing?
- <Character Name>: Guess I'm not the only one who can wound an Elder Dragon.
- Balthazar: While my warbeast charges for another volley, you have my full attention. Defend yourself, insect!
- When the Warbeast reaches 50%
- <Character Name>: Your machine's breaking down, Balthazar!
- <Character Name>: I've got to protect Kralkatorrik...and I can't believe I just said that.
- <Character Name>: Kralkatorrik can't take much more!
- When the Warbeast reaches 25%
- <Character Name>: Stay with me, Aurene. It won't be long now.
- One of the following at random:
- Balthazar: Behold: even the ire of an Elder Dragon bounces off its protective shield!
- Balthazar: The Crystal Dragon dares to fight back? Ha! My warbeast is supreme!
- <Character Name>: Looks like Kralkatorrik isn't going to sit this one out.
- <Character Name>: Is Kralkatorrik helping me...or just firing blind?
- After destroying the Warbeast
- If ???:
- <Character Name>: Looks like your giant windup toy wasn't built to last.
- If ???:
- <Character Name>: Your machine's down. You've failed!
- Balthazar: Your joy confounds me. Do you think this is over?
- Balthazar: The scion is still mine. The dragon is near death. You will not keep me from my destiny!