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Dragon Response Mission: Brisban Wildlands

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Defend Tyria from the Elder Dragons' rampage. Contains story from Episode 5 of the Icebrood Saga, "Champions".

— In-game description

Dragon Response Mission: Brisban Wildlands is a Dragon Response Mission set in Brisban Wildlands.

Objectives[edit]

Wetlands Aflame

  • Caithe is defending the sylvari village from destroyers.
    • Event star (tango icon).png Defend Watchful Source from destroyers.
      • Watchful Source fires extinguished: x/10
      • Mortar seed turrets activated: x/10
      • Destroyers killed: x/25
      • Time remaining: 5:00
  • Allied forces are counterattacking the destroyers to find their source.
    • Event star (tango icon).png Join the expedition to find the source of destroyer activity in the area.
    • Event bar.jpgEvent shield (tango icon).png
  • Allies have located a destroyer champion.
    • Event boss (tango icon).pngKill the destroyer of the Crystal Fields.
    • Destroyer of the Crystal Fields
    • Event bar.jpgEvent boss (tango icon).png
  • With their champion defeated, the Elder Dragon's forces are retreating from the area!
    Completion time: xx:xx

Ally Support

  • If the Peacekeepers were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Asura
      • Use asuran power suits to defeat enemies.
  • If the Seraph were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Seraph
      • Fight alongside the Seraph and their watchknights.
  • If The Wardens were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).png Faction Aid: Sylvari
      • Use fern hounds to defeat enemies.
  • If the Crystal Bloom were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Crystal Bloom
      • Defend the Crystal Bloom while they charge protection crystals.
  • If the Exalted were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Exalted
      • Use suits of enchanted armor to crush enemies.
  • If the Tengu were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Tengu
      • Use tengu longbows to pin down enemies and keep them at bay.
  • If the Skritt were asked for aid
    • Event shield (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Skritt
      • Herd distracted skritt together into an inteligent hive mind, and then plant the mines they construct.
        Skrit organized: 0/5

Locations[edit]

Area Area objectives
Zinder Slope
Waypoint (tango icon).png Pact Emergency Waypoint
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Watchful Source
Skrittsburgh Hillstead
Nemeton Grove
Point of interest.png Beldame's Rise
Point of interest.png Revered Terebinth
Skrittsburgh East End
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Champions Insight: Brisban Wildlands

Rewards[edit]

The rank chests above are the main acquisition source for the following rare reward:

Walkthrough[edit]

The missions objectives are fairly straightforward at the beginning pre-event. Use water buckets to extinguish fires, activate mortar seed turrets (interact with them) , and kill destroyers attacking. Completing the goals will grant one stack of Morale Boost (Dragon Response Mission).png Morale Boost for each goal, increasing all attributes.

Once the mission locks , any challenges start including the timer and you need to follow the NPCs to seek out the Destroyer boss. About half way into the mission after the expedition event ends, the Destroyer of the Crystal Fields appears. Break the defiance bar to increase damage (via Exposed) and also to stop its attacks. It will occasionally create a wave that knocks players back but that can be either ignored with stability or jumped over. At around 80% health it disappears and players must destroy fissures. Destroyer bursters around each fissure do heavy damage on death so it is advised to focus the fissure only. After all three fissures are destroyed the boss will return and at 40% it will disappear again and form the 3 fissures. Destroy the three fissures and continue on to the final phase of the fight (which is just the occasional wave that knocks players back).

Using a Portable United Legions Waystation greatly improves the ability to break the defiance bar. "CC consumables" usable in openworld such as Termite Shovels and Rocks also help.

Allied Factions[edit]

After the initial event, you will be accompanied by one of the Allied factions. They can be either selected by talking to Meradh icon.png Meradh near the entrance and paying the fee, or they will be randomly assigned. Many of the NPCs are very weak and die easily, however, some of them have useful utilities.

Challenges[edit]

Various challenges can be activated by talking to Event flag red.png Veadh near the entrance. Once the first event finishes, they cannot be further changed.

Talk more option tango.png Recall the Vigil strike teams. (Adds a timer to mission failure.)
Talk more option tango.png Recall the Order of Whispers infiltrators. (Strengthens enemies.)
Talk more option tango.png Recall the Priory enchanters. (Enemy champions gain strength.)
Ferocity Pull all forces back. I'll handle it. [All challenges on.]
Charisma We need all forces on the field. [All challenges off.]
  • The challenge timer is 20 minutes.

Achievements[edit]

Emergency Dragon Responder: Brisban Wildlands Champions 1Achievement points
Complete the Brisban Wildlands Dragon Response Mission. Completed the Brisban Wildlands Dragon Response Mission 1Achievement points
  • Complete the Dragon Response Mission either in Public or Private instance. Automatically gained while playing through Champions story for the first time.
Top Dragon Responder: Brisban Wildlands Champions 5Achievement points
Complete 5 Brisban Wildlands Dragon Response Missions with all challenges active. Completed 1 Brisban Wildlands Dragon Response Mission with All Challenges Active 1Achievement points
Completed 3 Brisban Wildlands Dragon Response Missions with All Challenges Active 2Achievement points
Completed 5 Brisban Wildlands Dragon Response Missions with All Challenges Active 2Achievement points
  • Complete the mission with all challenges active. They can be activated by talking to Veadh only in Private instances.
Champions Insight: Brisban Wildlands Champions Icebrood Saga mastery point 1Achievement points
Discover this Icebrood Saga Mastery Insight in the public Brisban Wildlands Dragon Response Mission, accessed via asura gate in Eye of the North. 1 Mastery Insight 1Achievement points
  • Commune with the object during the mission. Can be done after the events/story is over, but still has to be done inside the instance.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Note: Aside from Caithe, Ryland and the local patrolling skritt, the other allies are either randomized or can be recruited via interacting with Meradh at the start of the instance.
Asura
Constructs
Humans
Icebrood
Moas
Plants
Skritt
Sylvari
1 If supported by Seraph

Services[edit]

Foes[edit]

Destroyers

Objects[edit]

Dialogue[edit]

Upon entering the instance
Caithe: The village is overrun. Unless Taimi sends more, it's only us here now.
<Character name>: This place is going up like kindling. Any defenses?
Caithe: A few, but they weren't meant for this. It's all in disarray.
<Character name>: Let's do what we can do.
After saving the village
Caithe: The area is cleared—for now.
<Character name>: This village won't withstand another attack.
Caithe: If we can trace these destroyers back to their source, perhaps we can cut them off for good.
<Character name>: Steelcatcher?
Ryland Steelcatcher: Asura said some sylvari were under attack. You Aurene's Caithe?
Caithe: Something like that.
<Character name>: Where's your Frost Legion?
Ryland Steelcatcher: Overkill. Think you'll find me more than sufficient.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Unless you don't want my help saving these people? That doesn't sound like you, Commander.
Caithe: Appreciate the extra hand. Time is of the essence. This way!
Talking to Caithe
Help me find the source of the rampaging destroyers.
Talk ready option.png I'll help.
Talk ready option.png I can't right now.
First conversation while traveling
Caithe: So you're Rytlock's son.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Technically. The least important thing about me. You should care more about the salient parts.
Caithe: Such as.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Such as: we are the only three people in the world who know what it's like to be close to an Elder Dragon.
Caithe: Changes you. It's like finding your purpose, and fulfilling it.
Ryland Steelcatcher: I didn't find my purpose—I made it. No more climbing the ranks of other people's armies. Jormag sees me—sees my worth.
<Character name>: Jormag implied you two have some sort of mind-meld. A dragon's voice can be...seductive.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Were you coerced? Was Caithe? I have agency, thank you; I can make my own choices. No persuasion needed.
Caithe: The commander's right to be wary. When it comes to Elder Dragons, Aurene is often the exception, not the rule.
Ryland Steelcatcher: You've been "the" dragon champion for a while, Commander. Sharing the spotlight...that's gotta chafe.
Second conversation while traveling
Ryland Steelcatcher: Those crystals make you a real asset.
Caithe: You sound surprised.
Ryland Steelcatcher: I'd heard the Crystal Bloom aren't big on frontline fighting.
Caithe: Support can take many forms. Like Aurene, we focus on healing and restoration. The world needs stability. Order.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Who defines "order"? Who controls it?
Caithe: It's not about control. It's about the responsibility we all have to one another.
Ryland Steelcatcher: You're telling me Aurene's got all that power and she won't even use it.
Caithe: She supports us in ways she deems appropriate.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Playing defense just preserves the status quo. You don't lose anything; you also don't gain anything.
<Character name>: I don't see Jormag playing offense against Primordus. Seems to me your Elder Dragon's more about hiding. Whispering.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Waiting for the right moment to strike isn't "hiding." Every attack needs a strategy.
<Character name>: How does this fit into your strategy? You've already betrayed one ally—
Ryland Steelcatcher: Bangar's a relic; he thinks the world is a much smaller place than it is. We know different.
While in the tunnels
Ryland Steelcatcher: Which way?
Caithe: Forward. This second path leads back to the village.
While fighting the destroyer champion
Ryland Steelcatcher: Just the one. You can handle that—right, Commander?
Ryland Steelcatcher: Guess you do need me. Take out those fissures.
Ryland Steelcatcher: The big one's back!
Caithe: I think that one's calling the others!
Caithe: How many of these can the ground spit out?
Ryland Steelcatcher: Kill it! That'll cut off its retreat.
Caithe: And stop any more from showing up!
After defeating the champion
Caithe: Thank you all for your help.
Ryland Steelcatcher: The powers Aurene gave you worked today. But you'll face worse before it's over.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Tyria's gonna need more than healing when Primordus comes.
<Character name>: I wish Aurene were taking a more active role. She's hesitating—and I'm not sure why.
Caithe: She's experienced a lot in her short life. Perhaps more than you or I ever will. Certainly in ways we never will.
Caithe: But I trust she has reasons for the choices she makes. More than that, I have faith in her. Have faith, Commander.

Related achievements[edit]