Destabilized Magic

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Qadim's machinations are causing ripples outside the Mystic Forge, touching certain world bosses in Central Tyria with condensed ley energy. From June 11 to June 25, defeat these powerful enemies to mine colorful crystal essence. Bring essences to skritt near the Mystic Forge to create shiny weapons—and then consult with the skritt to learn how you can make your shiny weapons even shinier.

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Contributing events[edit]

Meta event Event for reward Zone Waypoint for start of meta event chain
Secrets in the Swamp Defeat the shadow behemoth Queensdale Waypoint (tango icon).png Godslost Waypoint
The Frozen Maw Kill the Svanir shaman chief to break his control over the ice elemental Wayfarer Foothills Waypoint (tango icon).png Vendrake's Homestead Waypoint
Thaumanova Reactor Fallout Destroy the fire elemental created from chaotic energy fusing with the C.L.E.A.N. 5000's energy core Metrica Province Waypoint (tango icon).png Muridian Waypoint
The Battle for Wychmire Swamp Defeat the great jungle wurm Caledon Forest Waypoint (tango icon).png Falias Thorp Waypoint
Kralkatorrik's Legacy Slay the Shatterer Blazeridge Steppes Waypoint (tango icon).png Lowland Burns Waypoint
Seraph Assault on Centaur Camps Defeat Ulgoth the Modniir and his minions Harathi Hinterlands Waypoint (tango icon).png Junction Camp Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Arcallion Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Bridgewatch Camp Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Trebusha's Overlook Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Cloven Hoof Waypoint
- Defeat the Inquest's golem Mark II Mount Maelstrom Waypoint (tango icon).png Old Sledge Site Waypoint
Breaking the Claw of Jormag Defeat the Claw of Jormag Frostgorge Sound Waypoint (tango icon).png Earthshake Waypoint
The Campaign Against Taidha Covington Kill Admiral Taidha Covington Bloodtide Coast Waypoint (tango icon).png Laughing Gull Waypoint
The Battle for Mount Maelstrom Kill the megadestroyer before it blows everyone up Mount Maelstrom Waypoint (tango icon).png Maelstrom's Waypoint
Island Control Defeat the Karka Queen threatening the settlements Southsun Cove Waypoint (tango icon).png Pearl Islet Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Pride Point Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Camp Karka Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Kiel's Outpost Waypoint
Danger at Fabled Djannor Defeat Tequatl the Sunless Sparkfly Fen Waypoint (tango icon).png Splintered Coast Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Brooloonu Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Caer Brier Waypoint
Triple Trouble - Bloodtide Coast Waypoint (tango icon).png Firthside Vigil Waypoint
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  • The Ley-Line nodes each drop a single Condensed Ley-Line Essence, of the same 'color' as the node.
  • These essences are used in the creation of Shiny and Ultra Shiny weapons (the upgraded version of the first set), along with other materials.
  • There are five of each and the full set requires 18 azure, 18 crimson, 12 saffron, and 12 emerald essences or only half that for just the Shiny skins.
  • A pair of essences of one color can be converted to a single essence of any of the others.