Desert Borderlands

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An example Desert Borderlands map

The Desert Borderlands are a collection of three Desert themed maps that surround the Eternal Battlegrounds in World versus World.

In the current rotation, only the Red Desert Borderlands are accessible (the Blue and Green maps use the Alpine themed borderlands). Players on the red team spawn at the Citadel towards the north of the map; players from the other two worlds spawn in either the south-east or south-west corners of the map.


While the three borderlands maps are physically identical, the locations on them have different names. The table below shows the different names for each location.

Currently, one of the four World versus World maps will be a Desert Borderland, and it will always be the home borderland of the red team. The Green and Blue Desert Borderlands are inaccessible to players.

Location Green (inactive) Red Blue (inactive)
North resource camp Lesh's Lab Hamm's Lab Zakk's Lab
Skritt/Choya territory Gattchaki Scratch Tikitecki Scratch Rektakki Scratch
Wyvern territory Blazeclaw Crag Emberfang Crag Pyrescale Crag
Home world spawn Green World Citadel Red World Citadel Blue World Citadel
Lich Tower (Northeast) Deathless Necropolis Eternal Necropolis Undying Necropolis
Northeast resource camp Norfolk's Refuge Roy's Refuge Olivier's Refuge
Mage College Tower (Northwest) Y'lan Academy O'del Academy Kay'li Academy
Northwest resource camp Hughe's Hideaway Boettiger's Hideaway Berdrow's Hideaway
Earth Keep (Central) Impressive Rampart Stoic Rampart Hardened Rampart
Fire Keep (Western) Scorching Undercroft Blistering Undercroft Torrid Undercroft
Air Keep (Eastern) Harrier's Palace Osprey's Palace Shrike's Palace
Central oasis Tranquilvale Oasis Bearce's Dwelling
Darra's Maze
Higgins's Ascent
Tilly's Encampment
Zak's Overlook
Verdantdale Oasis
Charr Tower (Southeast) Sparkplug Depot Crankshaft Depot Flywheel Depot
Southeast resource camp Barrett Farmstead Bauer Farmstead Gee Farmstead
Ogre Tower (Southwest) Withered Outpost Parched Outpost Barren Outpost
Southwest resource camp Patrick's Encampment McLain's Encampment Habib's Encampment
South resource camp Smashedhope Well Dustwhisper Well Lastgasp Well
Southwest spawn Blue World Border Green World Border Red World Border
Southeast spawn Red World Border Blue World Border Green World Border
The Choya/Skritt and Wyvern territory were combined into the northeast and northwest tower areas at some point


Primary article: World versus World#Monuments

The Desert Borderlands features two kinds of monuments:


Like the ones found in Alpine Borderlands, capturing three of five monuments in the center of the map provides your world with a stack of Borderlands Bloodlust within the four Mist War maps.


The nine shrines are groups of 3 shrines that provide small advantages to players within the area of their respective keeps. When all 3 shrines tied to a keep are captured, players can travel faster between the 3 shrines by interacting with objects that will launch them in the air to the other shrines.

Players will earn a Blessing of Elements when they capture a shrine or interact with a captured shrine. While their world owns the corresponding keep, players gain effects depending on the number of shrines owned by the world.

Shrine of Air.png Shrine of Air
  1. Activates jump pads and allow players to quickly climb cliffs
  2. Gain Windfall and immunity to falling damage while in the region
  3. Activates the fast travel launching devices.
Shrine of Earth.png Shrine of Earth
  1. Activates lodestones that periodically give protection and stability to allies and cripple foes within their area of effect.
  2. Activates a sandstorm in the canyons.
  3. Activates the fast travel launching devices.
Shrine of Fire.png Shrine of Fire
  1. Activates an altar that creates Inferno Eggs that grant the Inferno Hound transformation
  2. Grants immunity to burning and lava while in the region, allowing access to walk across lava and use Lava Portal, which lead to locations within the keep
  3. Activates the fast travel launching devices.


Veteran Warg location in Desert Borderlands.
Veteran Wurm location in Desert Borderlands.
Veteran Harpy location in Desert Borderlands.


Starter area (Enemy Borderlands)
Garrison (Keep services plus)
Resource Camps

Ambient dialogue[edit]

Soldier (1): Did you feel it, too, calling you here?
Soldier (2): Feel...? No.
Soldier (1): This frontier, the unknown, the wild–
Soldier (2): Right now, all I feel is tired. I just got back from the front lines.
Soldier (1): You have...young ones? Back home?
Soldier (2): I did.
Soldier (1): Is that why you’re here?
Soldier (2): You could say that, yeah.

Crafting resources[edit]

Resource Nodes
Wood resource (map icon).png Lumber Synthesizer
Mine resource (map icon).png Ore Synthesizer
Plant resource (map icon).png Berry Synthesizer
Plant resource (map icon).png Cloth Synthesizer
Plant resource (map icon).png Herb Synthesizer
Plant resource (map icon).png Leather Synthesizer
Plant resource (map icon).png Vegetable Synthesizer



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