Challenge Mote

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A red Challenge Mote found in Forging Steel and Sunqua Peak.

Challenge Motes are small interactive will-o'-wisps which activate buffs on players, allowing them to acquire achievements during Living World instances, Fractals of the Mists, Strike Missions, and Raids. In Living World instances, players can interact with a Challenge Mote to retry the event for achievements. In Raids, Fractals, and Strike Missions, Challenge Motes may be used to activate a harder version of an event or instance.

List of challenges[edit]

Fractals of the Mists[edit]

Living World[edit]




In Forging Steel
In warfare, many events and possibilities exist. You may add to your burden in hopes of recognition.
Challenges must be finalized before the Steel Warband leaves camp.
Talk more option tango.png Letting the devourer tank become badly damaged fails the mission. (Activates Mission Challenge: Tank Escort)
Talk more option tango.png Your enemies are greatly empowered.(Activates Mission Challenge: Powerful Foes)
Talk more option tango.png Your final adversary is greatly toughened.(Activates Mission Challenge: Final Boss)
Talk more option tango.png Your enemies are far more numerous.(Activates Mission Challenge: Horde of Foes)
Ferocity Turn on every challenge!
Charisma Turn off every challenge.
Talk end option tango.png This seems fine.

(Green Arrows will become Checkmarks when a challenge is selected.)

In Fractals of the Mists
Nightmare and Shattered Observatory
Your mind is inundated with dread as you approach the figure. Its body seems to radiate with hatred and despair.
Talk more option tango.png Accept the harbinger's challenge.
Talk end option tango.png Tremble in fear and back away.
Sunqua Peak
Even now, you beg for more. Your thirst for pain is... undeniable. Come then, take my challenge. Prove to me once more that you are the hero this realm needs.
Talk more option tango.png Accept the harbinger's challenge.
Talk end option tango.png Tremble in fear and back away.
A voice whispers on the wind, daring you to test your mettle.
Talk more option tango.png Activate combat!
Activate Boss Challenge mode?
Talk ready option.png Let's go!
Talk end option tango.png I'm not ready for this.
Talk end option tango.png Leave.


The Challenge Mote might sometimes be invisible if a miniature is present in the instance. A workaround that works sometimes is to hide all miniatures, and then re-enter the instance.
  • For the purpose of fractal challenge motes, players that are not present to receive the Achievement effect.png Challenge Mote Activated! effect when challenge mode is instigated will not receive achievement credit for killing the boss.
  • Usually abbreviated in LFG as "CM", e.g. "Nightmare 98 CM" for "Fractal level 98, Challenge Mote."
  • All challenge motes for Echoes of the Past allow retry of the boss (and achievement) after it is defeated.
  • Fractal challenges for the Legendary Backpacks all reduce healing for the final boss fight by 80%.

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