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Dragon minion incursions have thrown once-peaceful lands into chaos, and there's no predicting where the next attack will erupt.

Each chapter of The Icebrood Saga: Champions introduces new Dragon Response Missions, which can be tackled solo or in a group of up to five players. In these encounters, you'll head to invasion points to shore up defenses and protect the area from rampaging dragon minions. Work together with allied reinforcements to neutralize powerful dragon champions—the ultimate threat at the heart of the assaults.

Official description

A Dragon Response Mission.

Dragon Response Missions are missions that were released with the episode Champions of The Icebrood Saga. They are accessed via the asura gate in the Eye of the North.

The missions contain story from Episode 5 of The Icebrood Saga, "Champions". Like Personal Story instances, Dragon Response Missions can be completed by a party of 1 to 5 and their difficulty scales to accommodate the number of players, but they are designed for level 80 characters.

List of dragon response missions[edit]

# Name Encounters Release Elder Dragon Unfinished weapons
1 Dragon Response Mission: Metrica Province Chapter 1: Truce Primordus Energy.png Primordus Crimson weapons
2 Dragon Response Mission: Brisban Wildlands Chapter 1: Truce Primordus Energy.png Primordus Crimson weapons
3 Dragon Response Mission: Gendarran Fields Chapter 1: Truce Primordus Energy.png Primordus Crimson weapons
4 Dragon Response Mission: Fields of Ruin Chapter 2: Power Primordus Energy.png Primordus Crimson weapons
5 Dragon Response Mission: Thunderhead Peaks Chapter 2: Power Primordus Energy.png Primordus Crimson weapons
6 Dragon Response Mission: Lake Doric Chapter 2: Power Jormag Energy.png Jormag Azure weapons
7 Dragon Response Mission: Snowden Drifts Chapter 2: Power Jormag Energy.png Jormag Azure weapons
8 Dragon Response Mission: Caledon Forest Chapter 3: Balance Jormag Energy.png Jormag Azure weapons
9 Dragon Response Mission: Bloodtide Coast Chapter 3: Balance Jormag Energy.png Jormag Azure weapons
10 Dragon Response Mission: Fireheart Rise Chapter 3: Balance Jormag Energy.png Jormag Azure weapons


Completing a mission offers the following rewards:

  • Depending on the amount of challenges completed, one of these rank chests (only one rank chest is received for each completed mission):

Note: challenges can only be completed in private instances by talking to Event flag red.png Veadh. You cannot complete challenges in a public instance.

The rank chests above are one of the primary acquisition sources for the following rare rewards:

Unfinished weapons[edit]

  1. To craft an unfinished weapon, you need to purchase its recipe from Tactician Erlandson in Eye of the North.
  2. To create a Crimson Dragon Slayer or an Azure Dragon Slayer from the unfinished weapon, use the unfinished weapon during the final fight and then use the special skill  Slash (Mechanical Devourer Suit).png Dragon Forger on the champion while their Defiance bar is broken.

List of Ally Factions[edit]


  • Dragon Response Mission Private instance is considered as Personal Story instance, which means:
    • Before starting, it is important to have all party members to be in the same Eye of the North instance. Players that are in a different instance will not get any invitation from instance initiator.
    • Only initiating player (initiator/instance owner) can cancel the mission start. This is useful to prevent starting the instance prior to all member accepting mission invitation.
    • Non-initiator can only perform accept or reject mission invitation. If non-initiators reject, they will be left behind in Eye of the North, while any accepting member will be launched into mission instance.
    • Party member slots are locked. Unlike dungeons, fractals, strikes, nor raids, players are not given options to join other member already inside the mission instance.
    • Players can only use LFG prior starting the instance. Players can't use LFG nor use invitation to fill empty slot, even in Private instance. The late joiner will be unable to join the instance.
    • Disconnecting (due to any reason) player, will leave that person unable to rejoin the ongoing mission, no matter what.
  • In Private instance, challenges can be activated by talking to Veadh, while support of your allies can be found at Meradh. Both NPCs are not present in Public instance.
  • Dragon Response Mission Public instance perform matchmaking that fill players to any empty slot in an instance during pre-event. After pre-event done, however, the rule of private instance works.
  • Enhancement Potion against Destroyers and Icebrood do work inside Dragon Response Missions.
  • Every four days, during the Champions part of the daily The Icebrood Saga rotation, three Dragon Response Missions, one from each of the first three chapters of the Champions episode, will have achievements counting towards daily progress.
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Next time daily starting
1 Brisban Wildlands Snowden Drifts Bloodtide Coast 30 Oct 00:00 UTC+00:00
2 Metrica Province Fields of Ruin Fireheart Rise Available
3 Gendarran Fields Thunderhead Peaks Caledon Forest 2 Oct 00:00 UTC+00:00
4 Brisban Wildlands Lake Doric Fireheart Rise 6 Oct 00:00 UTC+00:00
5 Metrica Province Snowden Drifts Caledon Forest 10 Oct 00:00 UTC+00:00
6 Gendarran Fields Lake Doric Bloodtide Coast 14 Oct 00:00 UTC+00:00
7 Brisban Wildlands Fields of Ruin Caledon Forest 18 Oct 00:00 UTC+00:00
8 Metrica Province Thunderhead Peaks Bloodtide Coast 22 Oct 00:00 UTC+00:00
9 Gendarran Fields Lake Doric Fireheart Rise 26 Oct 00:00 UTC+00:00

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