Defend Balint and his device from hostile attacks

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Defend Balint and his device from hostile attacks

Switchback Canyons
(Fireheart Rise)
Sweltering Canyons
(Fireheart Rise)
Event type
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Dynamic event
Given by
Balint the Tinkerer
Assist the Ash Legion soldiers of Shadow Cleft
Preceded by
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Gather scrap metal for Balint using his metal detector
Upon success
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Defend the giant devourer and destroy the Flame Legion defenses
Upon failure
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Gather scrap metal for Balint using his metal detector
Interactive map

Interactive map

Defend Balint and his device from hostile attacks is a level 64 escort event that occurs in Switchback Canyons that leads to Sweltering Canyons. Escort Balint the Tinkerer from Veiled Cliff in Switchback Canyons as he meets Ash Legion Spy along the way all the way to Piketooth Tower where he can setup his Devourer Attractor. Then defend the attractor from hostile devourers and Flame Legion Charr.


  • Balint the Tinkerer
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    Event shield (tango icon).png
  • Devourer Attractor
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    Event shield (tango icon).png


Reward tier Experience Karma Coin
Gold 8,012
306 Karma.png 71 Copper coin
Silver 6,810
261 Karma.png 61 Copper coin
Bronze 6,009
230 Karma.png 54 Copper coin
These are the expected rewards for a level 64 player. Higher level players receive dynamically adjusted rewards.






During the event
Balint the Tinkerer: This is quite a trek, isn't it? 'Course, we've got to save the captain, so keep moving.
Balint the Tinkerer: Almost there. Just a bit further. Hurry it up, will you?"
Near Piketooth Tower
Ash Legion Spy: What are you up to all the way out here, Balint?
Balint the Tinkerer: I'm trying to help rescue Navalia by attracting a giant devourer. I just need to build the attractor.
Ash Legion Spy: I'll lend a hand. Go see if you can find any volunteers.
Ash Legion Scout: I'll try over at Shadow Cleft. Someone over there might be willing to help.
At the tower
Balint the Tinkerer: That should just about do it.
Balint the Tinkerer: Did I mention that the attractor has a nasty habit of drawing the attention of angry critters?
Balint the Tinkerer: Oh, and Flame Legion. It's like they can hear it from a mile away. Keep it safe until we get a giant devourer to show up.
While defending attractor
Balint the Tinkerer: They don't stop, do they? Keep holding off the hostile ones. We'll get a giant devourer soon. I can smell it.
Event almost finished
Balint the Tinkerer: There we go. Just keep it safe for a second longer.
Event success
Balint the Tinkerer: Woah! That's a mighty one. Should be plenty big enough to show the Flame Legion what for.
Balint the Tinkerer: I must say, I'm pretty proud of myself. Go take out those effigies, and we'll save the day.


  • The second half of this event is poorly tuned for solo players, enemies spawn very quickly and in disproportionately large groups when attacking the attractor.