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Disambig icon.png This article is about the feature in the Path of Fire expansion. For the activity related to guilds, see Guild Bounty.
Bounty Board.png

Kick off challenging boss events whenever you're ready to take them on. Everyone can join the hunt!

— Official site

Bounties are a feature introduced in the Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire expansion, set to challenge a group of level 80 players.

Bounties are creatures and people being driven wild by the chaotic ley energies in different places of the region. Legendary bounties appear in the same places every time and champion bounties change their location between 3 options for each bounty. All bounties have two Unstable Magic Abilities on them chosen at random, resulting in various combinations of abilities each time they are fought. Legendary rank bounties will have an additional ability that the champion bounties will not have.

Bounty Board and contracts[edit]

Bounty Boards contain the currently active contracts needed to reveal the location of the target bounties. A player can have only one contract with them as selecting more will always replace the old selection. Having the contract is not necessary for receiving rewards for completing the bounty. Once a player selects the contract, the location of the bounty is revealed on the map.

Once the player carrying the contract has reached the location of the bounty, the event will start automatically and the players must defeat the bounty within the 10 minute time limit. Any players that participate in the event will receive rewards for the successful defeat of the bounty. Domain of Istan and Sandswept Isles bounty contracts may sometimes result in ambushes by Palawa Joko and as such do not count towards any achievement containing the target bounty.

After the bounty is defeated or the timer runs out, the contract is taken down. Legendary bounties reappear on the bounty board 30 minutes after the bounty has retreated or has been defeated. Champion bounties reappear after 15 minutes.

Unstable Magic Abilities[edit]

Bounty targets gain 2 Unstable Magic Abilities, randomly selected from the lists below. The first list of abilities make the bounty either gain additional health or make it harder for players to inflict damage. The second list of abilities are offensive abilities designed to damage players unless they react to the ability. Bounties never have two abilities from the same list, they always have one defensive ability and one offensive ability.

Certain champions and enemies in the Living World Season 4, The Icebrood Saga and Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons also use these abilities, despite not being a part of the bounty system.

Defensive Effect Description
Exploiter.png Exploiter Attack from close up to identify weak point.
Phase-Shifted (bounty).png Phase-Shifted Avoids attacks from outside the designated area.
Propagator.png Propagator Plants healing tendril that regenerate health of allies.
Restorer.png Restorer Generates a curative cloud to repair damage.
Signaler.png Signaler Blinds players who ignore stop or go signals.
Survivor (effect).png Survivor Periodically blocks the next several attacks.
Offensive Effect Description
Ley-Energy Buildup.png Ley-Energy Buildup Find ley-energy orbs to discharge damaging buildup.
Polluter.png Polluter Drops expanding poison fields.
Scorcher.png Scorcher Drops fire fields that damage and burn foes.
Sniper.png Sniper Targets foes, then fires a powerful shot.
Spinning Laser.png Spinning Laser Creates spinning lasers that damage foes.

Legendary bounty targets also gain an additional third Unstable Magic Ability from the following list:

Effect Description
Captor.png Captor Traps players in difficult-to-escape snares.
Flash Freeze (effect).png Flash Freeze Time jumps to avoid chilling pulses.
Frightener.png Frightener Surrounds itself with a fear-inducing field.
Hammerer.png Hammerer Knocks down foes with hammer strikes.
Petrifier (bounty).png Petrifier Locks eyes to turn foes to stone.

These can be periodically mitigated with certain counter-effects.

Effect Description
Lockout.png Lockout Unstable Magic Abilities are disabled.
Identified Weak Point.png Identified Weak Point You've identified the weak point and can now attack from any range.
Resistor.png Resistor Prevents additional ley-energy buildup.

Countering the abilities[edit]

Breaking the defiance bar of the bounty is encouraged because it causes Lockout.png Lockout effect that disables all its Unstable Magic Abilities for a short period of time.

Effect Strategy for countering
Exploiter.png Exploiter Touching the bubble surrounding the bounty will grant the Identified Weak Point.png Identified Weak Point for 20 seconds during which the bounty can be damaged.
Ley-Energy Buildup.png Ley-Energy Buildup Standing in a Ley-Energy orb area of effect will grant the Resistor.png Resistor until the orb disappears. Note that if a player stands on multiple fields at once and one of the fields disappear, the player will lose the effect and will have to re-enter the AoE.
Phase-Shifted (bounty).png Phase-Shifted Standing in the designated blue areas will allow to damage the bounty. The area will change between melee and ranged distances. Any damage done from the outside of this field will be blocked.
Polluter.png Polluter Dangerous fields of poison start to appear and expand around the area applying Torment.png Torment and Poisoned.png Poisoned conditions to anyone standing on them. Can be simply avoided by not standing in them.
Propagator.png Propagator Healing tendrils appear near the bounty. Can be ignored or easily taken down by damaging them.
Restorer.png Restorer Summons Elite Healing Coalescences or Champion Healing Coalescences periodically. Can be either ignored or killed.
Scorcher.png Scorcher Avoiding the fields is encouraged.
Signaler.png Signaler When the bounty has a Red Light.png Red Light next to it, players must not move in order to damage the bounty. During the Green Light (bounty).png Green Light players must be always moving while causing damage. Not following these rules causes Persistently Blinded.png Persistently Blinded causing all attacks to the bounty to miss.
Sniper.png Sniper Players should avoid touching the glowing orb. Touching it will give you Target.png Target effect and make the player vulnerable for a powerful shot. If you do have the effect, breaking line of sight with the NPC will remove it.
Spinning Laser.png Spinning Laser Laser bars that spin around appear near the bounty causing heavy damage to anyone who touches them. Avoiding them is the best option.
Survivor (effect).png Survivor Doing damage during this time is automatically blocked. Waiting for this to end is encouraged.
Captor.png Captor Small AoE fields start appearing near the bounty locking players within them. Player cannot run out of the field, but can simply evade or use other means to escape the field.
Flash Freeze (effect).png Flash Freeze Jumping during the wave to avoid the momentary freeze.
Frightener.png Frightener Damaging the bounty should not be affected.
Hammerer.png Hammerer Three rotating hammers will start to circle the bounty increasing and decreasing the distance from it. Avoid touching the hammers since they cause knockdown.
Petrifier (bounty).png Petrifier Facing the opposite way of the bounty whenever the petrification sign appears above the bounty should be enough to prevent petrification.

Historical abilities[edit]

One ability has been disabled.

Effect Description
Rampager (effect).png Rampager Increases damage when enraged by summoned chak.

List of bounties[edit]

Crystal Oasis[edit]

Champion[edit]

Objective Event Bounty Board Notes

Legendary[edit]

Objective Event Bounty Board Notes

Possible spawn locations[edit]

Use the controls on the right to switch between the bounty targets.

Desert Highlands[edit]

Champion[edit]

Objective Event Bounty Board Notes

Legendary[edit]

Objective Event Bounty Board Notes

Possible spawn locations[edit]

Use the controls on the right to switch between the bounty targets.

Elon Riverlands[edit]

Champion[edit]

Objective Event Bounty Board Notes

Legendary[edit]

Objective Event Bounty Board Notes

Possible spawn locations[edit]

Use the controls on the right to switch between the bounty targets.

The Desolation[edit]

Champion[edit]

Objective Event Bounty Board Notes

Legendary[edit]

Objective Event Bounty Board Notes

Possible spawn locations[edit]

Use the controls on the right to switch between the bounty targets.

Domain of Vabbi[edit]

Champion[edit]

Objective Event Bounty Board Notes

Legendary[edit]

Objective Event Bounty Board Notes

Possible spawn locations[edit]

Use the controls on the right to switch between the bounty targets.



Domain of Istan[edit]

Please note that while doing bounties in Domain of Istan, there is a chance you will get ambushed by Mordant Crescent forces instead.

Objective Rank Event Bounty Board Notes
You've been tricked.jpg

Possible spawn locations[edit]

Use the controls on the right to switch between the bounty targets.

Sandswept Isles[edit]

Please note that while doing bounties in Sandswept Isles, there is a chance you will get ambushed.

Champion[edit]

Objective Event Bounty Board Notes

Legendary[edit]

Objective Event Bounty Board Notes

Possible spawn locations[edit]

Use the controls on the right to switch between the bounty targets.

Domain of Kourna[edit]

Champion[edit]

Bounty Event page Bounty Board
Cabochon Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the champion bounty (80) Waypoint (map icon).png Allied Encampment Waypoint
Asphodel Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the champion bounty (80) Waypoint (map icon).png Allied Encampment Waypoint
Agasaya Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the champion bounty (80) Waypoint (map icon).png Allied Encampment Waypoint
Enbilulu Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the champion bounty (80) Waypoint (map icon).png Allied Encampment Waypoint

Legendary[edit]

Bounty Event page Bounty Board
Troopmarshal Olori Ogun Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Legendary bounty (80) Waypoint (map icon).png Allied Encampment Waypoint

Possible spawn locations[edit]

Use the controls on the right to switch between the bounty targets.

Jahai Bluffs[edit]

This map's bounty board is at Kodonur Temple.

Objective Rank Event Bounty Board Notes

Possible spawn locations[edit]

Use the controls on the right to switch between the bounty targets.

Rewards[edit]

In addition to these standard drops, all bounties also drop a champion bag, and most have the chance of also rewarding rare items such as minis or boxes with the Bounty Hunter's armor.

Name Type Rarity Quantity
Ley-Infused Sand.png Ley-Infused Sand Crafting material Rare 2-6
Piece of Unidentified Gear.png Piece of Unidentified Gear Container Masterwork 2
Small Kormir Icon.png Small Kormir Icon Service Fine 1
Weathered Prayer Beads.png Weathered Prayer Beads Service Masterwork 1
Piece of Rare Unidentified Gear.png Piece of Rare Unidentified Gear Trophy Rare 1
Trade Contract.png Trade Contract 3-10
Treasure Hunting Kit.png Treasure Hunting Kit Gizmo Basic 1

Related achievements[edit]

See also[edit]