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Draconis Mons

4Complete heart (map icon).png 3Waypoint (tango icon).png 22Point of interest.png 5Vista.png

Draconis Mons floor 0 map.jpg
Map of Draconis Mons

Levels
80
Type
Zone
Region
Ring of Fire
Pets
Tiger
API
API

Draconis Mons loading screen.jpg
Loading screen

Middle level map
Top level map

Draconis Mons is a zone in the Ring of Fire Islands. It is a hollow volcanic island on the northwest edge of the island chain, submerged until being forced to the surface by the Elder Dragon Primordus tunnelling underneath.[1] The druids have long watched over this area, having created a nature sanctuary when the island was still beneath the waves; in 1173 AE, the few survivors of the chak attack on Rata Novus fled here, to a colony still in development called Rata Arcanum. Zinn created a device to terraform the area for the benefit of Rata Arcanum, but the druids reacted violently and slaughtered them all. The colony has since been reappropriated by the Inquest.

Perhaps due to Primordus' corrupting presence below, the Sulphuric Water that floods the lower levels of the cavern is acidic and boils fiercely, and will quickly kill the unwary swimmer.

Recently, Balthazar had brought the White Mantle to the area under the guise of Lazarus, then later mercenaries to build a fortress to combat Primordus.

Getting there[edit]

Like most of the Living World Season 3 zones, Draconis Mons is not directly connected to neighboring areas. In order to reach it, one can use one of the following methods:

Navigation and basic orientation[edit]

This map has three floors visible on the world map.

  • Bottom floor - Characters enter the map at Mariner Landing, which is at sea-level in the southwest corner. To move to the level above, travel anti-clockwise (east) up the slope into Savage Rise.
  • Middle floor - Split into two heart areas: Savage Rise (#1, to the east), and Ancient Hollow (#2, to the north). Ancient Hollow is primarily reached from above.
  • Top floor - Split into another two heart areas: Heathen's Hold (#3, to the northeast), and Rata Arcanum (#4, to the west). To the west of Heathen's Hold is a hole in the ground through which one can glide down to Ancient Hollow.

Map resources[edit]

  • Unbound Magic.png Unbound Magic is found throughout the map and is dropped by various enemies and events.
  • Fire Orchid Blossom.png Fire Orchid Blossoms can be gathered from Primordial Orchid nodes throughout the map and as event rewards. The 4 renown heart vendors will also sell a bundle of 3 Fire Orchid Blossom for karma once the heart is completed, available once for each character daily. These are needed to buy special items from renown heart vendors.
  • Ancient Asuran Power Source.png Ancient Asuran Power Sources drop from several events and can be purchased from renown heart vendors. These track down and open Zinn's Stashes hidden throughout the zone.

Locations[edit]

Area Area objectives
Ancient Hollow
Complete heart (map icon).png Assist the ancient golems (80)
Waypoint (tango icon).png Ancient Hollow Waypoint
Point of interest.png Nu Vault
Point of interest.png Golem Graveyard
Blistering Abyss
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Draconis Mons Insight: Savage Rise
Eastern Boiling Sea
Point of interest.png Frothing Pedestal
Golemancer's Tomb
Point of interest.png Burial Chamber
Heathen's Hold
Complete heart (map icon).png Help the Prisoners (80)
Waypoint (tango icon).png Heathen's Hold Waypoint
Point of interest.png Iota Vault
Point of interest.png Mercenary Encampment
Point of interest.png Prisoner's Perch
Point of interest.png Wurm's Furnace
Vista.png 1 Vista
Mariner Landing
Waypoint (tango icon).png Mariner's Landing Waypoint
Point of interest.png Sub Landing
Vista.png 1 Vista
Rata Arcanum
Complete heart (map icon).png Infiltrate the Inquest (80)
Point of interest.png Asura Gate
Point of interest.png Inquest Field Lab
Point of interest.png Nu II Vault
Vista.png 1 Vista
Savage Rise
Complete heart (map icon).png Help the scouting party (80)
Point of interest.png Druid's Grotto
Point of interest.png Eternal Pool
Point of interest.png Peace Grounds
Point of interest.png Scout's Clearing
Point of interest.png Viraddi's Salvation
Vista.png 1 Vista
Scalding Gorge
Point of interest.png Sandstone Archway
Vista.png 1 Vista
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Draconis Mons Insight: Scalding Gorge
Titan's Throat
Point of interest.png Gate of Fire
Point of interest.png Searing Ascent
Puzzle tango 20.png Searing Ascent (jumping puzzle)
Western Boiling Sea
Point of interest.png Seething Pillar
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Draconis Mons Insight: Western Boiling Sea
Wind Rider Ledge
Zeta Vault
Point of interest.png Zeta Vault

Interactive map[edit]

Events[edit]

Map meta events

Pets[edit]

Juvenile Tiger

Crafting resources[edit]

Resource nodes
Mine resource (map icon).png Mithril Ore/Rich Mithril Vein
Mine resource (map icon).png Orichalcum Ore
Wood resource (map icon).png Palm Sapling
Wood resource (map icon).png Ancient Sapling
Wood resource (map icon).png Primordial Orchid
Plant resource (map icon).png Jungle Plants
Plant resource (map icon).png Sawgill Mushrooms
Plant resource (map icon).png Flax
Recipes
Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Magnanimous Sharpening Stone from Tactician Tunelle at Savage Rise
Huntsman tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Magnanimous Maintenance Oil from Tactician Tunelle at Savage Rise
Artificer tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Magnanimous Tuning Crystal from Tactician Tunelle at Savage Rise
Armorsmith tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworker tango icon 20px.pngTailor tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Superior Rune of Nature's Bounty from Escaped Prisoner Arissea at Heathen's Hold
Artificer tango icon 20px.pngHuntsman tango icon 20px.pngWeaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Superior Sigil of Bounty from Escaped Prisoner Arissea at Heathen's Hold

Notes[edit]

  • Although they are both located in the Fire Island region, Draconis Mons and Ember Bay have different character select backgrounds.
  • Experience earned will go towards Heart of Maguuma masteries.
  • Fire Orchid Blossoms must be in character inventory, not the bank, to be used for map collections and events, but can be used at vendors from the account bank.

Trivia[edit]

  • In Latin, Draconis Mons means "Dragon's Mountain" or "Mountain of the Dragon".
  • The map was originally named Mantlerock Scald during development, but was later changed due to feeling too unrealistic. The current name was inspired by Olympus Mons, the largest volcano on Mars.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comment by Link Hughes, reddit.com
  2. ^ Reddit post, Tyler B., Flashpoint AMA