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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

The asura gate in the Eye of the North leading to dragon response missions.

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.

List of dragon response missions[edit]

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

Rewards[edit]

Completing a mission offers the following rewards:

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 the main acquisition source for the following rare rewards:

List of Ally Factions[edit]

Name Effect Event Advantage Shining Champion mastery addition
Asura Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Asura
  • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Asura
    • Use asuran power suits to defeat enemies.
Missing
Charr Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Charr
  • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Charr
    • Use charrzookas to repel enemies.
Missing
Crystal
Bloom
Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Crystal Bloom
  • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Crystal Bloom
    • Defend the Crystal Bloom while they charge protection crystals.
  • The crystal loses 10% of its health when power is drawn from it instead of 20%.
Deldrimor
Dwarves
Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Deldrimor Dwarves
  • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Deldrimor Dwarves
    • Use dwarven alchemical acid to corrode enemies.
Ebon
Vanguard
Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Ebon Vanguard
  • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Ebon Vanguard
    • Rally at Ebon Vanguard battle standards to stand together for victory!
Exalted Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Exalted
  • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Exalted
    • Use suits of enchanted armor to crush enemies.
Flame
Legion
Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Flame Legion
  • Event shield (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Flame Legion
    • Defend Flame Legion shamans while they perform effigy summoning rituals.
Missing
Norn Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Norn
  • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Norn
    • Fight alongside the norn shamans to obtain Spirit Blessings.
Missing
Olmakhan Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Olmakhan
  • Event shield (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Olmakhan
    • Defend Olmakhan sandshifters while they perform effigy summoning rituals.
Missing
Seraph Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Seraph
  • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Seraph
    • Fight alongside the Seraph and their watchknights.
Missing
Skritt Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Skritt
  • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Skritt
    • Herd distracted skritt together into an inteligent hive mind, and then plant the mines they construct.
      Skrit organized: 0/X
  • Grants access to  Throw Mine (Dragon Response Mission).png Throw Mine skill and  Taunt (Dragon Response Mission).png Taunt special action skill.
  • Multiple Skritt troops come to aid.
Missing
Sylvari Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Sylvari
  • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Sylvari
    • Use fern hounds to defeat enemies.
Missing
Tengu Steel and Fury.png Ally Support: Tengu
  • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Tengu
    • Use tengu longbows to pin down enemies and keep them at bay.
Missing

Notes[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 stay in 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.
  • Chests can be looted more than once per day per character.
  • Enhancement Potion against Destroyers and Icebrood do work inside Dragon Response Missions.

Related achievements[edit]