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Dragon Response Mission: Lake Doric

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Dragon Response Mission: Lake Doric is a Dragon Response Mission set in Lake Doric.

Objectives[edit]

Chaos on Lake Doric

  • The Seraph is coordinating an evacuation.
    • Event star (tango icon).png Defend Doric's Landing and prevent icebrood from reaching Divinity's Reach.
      • Civilians evacuated to Divinity's Reach: x/10
      • Arm troops with any available weapons: x/5
      • Icebrood Captain killed: x/5
      • Time remaining: 5:00
  • Allied forces are moving to secure outlying villages.
    • Event swords (tango icon).png Take back Saidra's Haven and Lakeside Bazaar from the icebrood onslaught.
      • Icebrood Waves Defeated at Saidra's Haven: x/5
      • Icebrood Waves Defeated at Lakeside Bazaar: x/5
  • Allied forces have located a Svanir shaman leading the attack!
    • Event star (tango icon).png Defeat the Icebrood Champion
      • Bors of the Ice Gavel
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png

Ally Support

  • If the Charr were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Charr United Legions
      • Use charrzookas to repel enemies.
  • If the Seraph were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Seraph
      • Fight alongside the Seraph and their watchknights.
  • 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 Ebon Vanguard were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Ebon Vanguard
      • Rally at Ebon Vanguard battle standards to stand together for victory!
  • If the Exalted were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Exalted
      • Use suits of enchanted armor to crush enemies.
  • If the Kodan were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Kodan
      • Fight alongside champions of Koda by wielding Koda's Flame to counter icebrood.
  • If the Skritt were asked for aid
    • Event star (tango icon).pngFaction Aid: Skritt
      • Herd distracted skritt together into an inteligent hive mind, and then plant the mines they construct.
        Skritt organized: x/8

Locations[edit]

Area Area objectives
Doric's Landing
Waypoint (map icon).png Pact Emergency Waypoint
Point of interest (map icon).png Defense Headquarters
Point of interest (map icon).png Land Bridge
Saidra's Haven
Point of interest (map icon).png SS Pinkeens
Mastery point (Icebrood Saga).png Champions Insight: Lake Doric
Lakeside Bazaar
Point of interest (map icon).png Lakeview Villa
Eastern Divinity Reservoir
Point of interest (map icon).png Divinity's Waterworks
New Loamhurst
Point of interest (map icon).png Fisherman's Ship

Rewards[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

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 18 minutes.
  • Saidra's Haven and Lakeside Bazaar will have 5 waves of Icebrood each.
  • Bors of the Ice Gavel has a defiance bar while channeling which can be quickly dispatched with EMP from waystations, CC consumables, or crowd control skills. During the fight he has a cone attack as well as randomized AoE fields which can be evaded or walked out of. Adds spawn during the fight as well, which makes heavy cleave attacks very valuable.

Achievements[edit]

Champions Insight: Lake Doric Champions Icebrood Saga mastery point 1Achievement points
Discover this Icebrood Saga Mastery Insight in the Lake Doric 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.
Emergency Dragon Responder: Lake Doric Champions 1Achievement points
Complete the Lake Doric Dragon Response Mission. Completed the Lake Doric 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.
No More Sacrifices Champions Icebrood Saga mastery point 1Achievement points
Prevent the Lake Doric champion from sacrificing villagers while the Final Boss challenge is active. 1 Champion Defeated 1Achievement points
  • Can only be done in Private instances. You need to activate the third challenge at Veadh: Recall the Priory enchanters. (Enemy champions gain strength.)
  • At 75%, 50% and 25% of Bors of the Ice Gavel's health, he will gain a defiance bar and tether to a random villager. The defiance bar has to be broken with Control effect abilities each time to prevent him from sacrificing any of the villagers.
  • Eligibility can be tracked via the Achievement effect.png Achievement Eligibility: No More Sacrifices effect.
Tide Turner: Lake Doric Champions 3Achievement points
During the Dragon Response Mission, aid each recruited faction at least once while a challenge is active.
Objectives: 5 objectives in total
  • Crystal Bloom
  • Ebon Vanguard
  • Exalted
  • Kodan
  • Skritt
1 Recruited Faction Aided with a Challenge Active 0Achievement points
3 Recruited Faction Aided with a Challenge Active 1Achievement points
5 Recruited Faction Aided with a Challenge Active 2Achievement points
  • Factions can be either selected at the start of a private instance by talking to Meradh icon.png Meradh, or they are randomly assigned after the timed pre-event ends.
Top Dragon Responder: Lake Doric Champions 5Achievement points
Complete 5 Lake Doric Dragon Response Mission with all challenges active. Completed 1 Lake Doric Dragon Response Mission With All Challenges Active 1Achievement points
Completed 3 Lake Doric Dragon Response Mission with All Challenges Active 2Achievement points
Completed 5 Lake Doric Dragon Response Mission 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.
This achievement rewards items. Second Response: Lake Doric Return to Champions 0Achievement points
Complete the Lake Doric Dragon Response Mission.
Reward: Daily achievement chest.pngChest of the Dragon Slayer (3)
Completed the Lake Doric Dragon Response Mission 1 Time 0Achievement points
  • Complete the Dragon Response Mission either in Public or Private instance.
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This achievement requires at least one completed objective to become visible. Poultry Protector Champions 0Achievement points
Protect imperiled poultry endangered in disparate Dragon Response Missions.
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1 0Achievement points
7 0Achievement points
  • This achievement can only be done during the timed pre-event. The chickens are labelled as standard Villagers. If you drop the chicken, you cannot pick it up again. Every mission has several chickens in random locations (see the map for possible ones), though for the achievement you need to save only one.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Animals
Charr
Constructs
Dolyaks
Exalted
Feline
Humans
Quaggans
Skritt

1 If supported by the Exalted
2 If supported by the Skritt
3 If supported by the Seraph

Services[edit]

Foes[edit]

Norn
Icebrood

Objects[edit]

2 If supported by the Skritt
3 If supported by the Charr

Dialogue[edit]

Entering the instance
If asura:
<Character name>: Alchemy!
If charr:
<Character name>: Burn me!
If human:
<Character name>: Gods!
If norn:
<Character name>: Spirits!
If sylvari:
<Character name>: By the Pale Tree!
Logan Thackeray: We were prepping to face fire, not ice. Folks were caught outside the walls. We've got to get them to safety.
Rytlock Brimstone: Not everyone out here is armed—we were still getting things ready.
<Character name>: What happened?
Rytlock Brimstone: One minute it's balmy, the next everything's freezing over—people included.
Crecia Stoneglow: They came from the rear while we were fortifying the place against destroyers.
Rytlock Brimstone: We let 'em in. Thought they were here to help.
After finishing the pre-event
Logan Thackeray: Got word to Queen JennahDivinity's Reach won't be caught unaware.
Crecia Stoneglow: If they can't hit the Reach, they're bound to look for other targets.
Rytlock Brimstone: Anyone not behind thick walls is gonna be in some serious trouble.
Logan Thackeray: The two closest villages are on the other side of the lake. I already sent reinforcements.
Crecia Stoneglow: We should split up—cover more ground.
Arriving at the defense site
Rytlock Brimstone: Anyone trying to escape was run down.
Crecia Stoneglow: They beat us here! Quick—give our allies a hand!
Logan Thackeray: Jormag's forces keep trying to herd people, not kill them outright.
<Character name>: Herd them? For what?
Crecia Stoneglow: Freezing. The Svanir shamans work some sort of spell—doesn't take long, but it seems to have a limited reach.
Rytlock Brimstone: Dead or turned into ice blocks—what difference does it make?
Crecia Stoneglow: Bet it makes a difference to Jormag.
Logan Thackeray: Should be more villagers. Not enough dead and Frozen to account for everyone.
Crecia Stoneglow: Could the rest have escaped?
Logan Thackeray: Would've seen them, unless they doubled back across the lake.
After defending the first site
Logan Thackeray: If we can kill the shamans, maybe we can revert their magic.
Rytlock Brimstone: Worth a shot!
Rytlock Brimstone: Killing the shamans isn't doing anything—except stoppin' 'em from making more ice blocks.
<Character name>: Keep it up. All we can do for now is to save the living.
Logan Thackeray: I've only come across a handful of Frost Legion. You think they might've gone rogue?
Rytlock Brimstone: Doubt it. Everything I've seen, Jormag's forces fall in line behind Jormag's champion.
Crecia Stoneglow: Keep an eye out. Ryland's got a lot to answer for.
After defending the second site
Crecia Stoneglow: Logan—your missing villagers.
Logan Thackeray: They need a chance to escape. Let's give Ryland's legion someone to punch.
Upon engaging Bors of the Ice Gavel
Rytlock Brimstone: Thought we'd be dealing with shamans, not giant warriors.
Bors of the Ice Gavel: Work through me, Jormag, that through you the world might be preserved!
Logan Thackeray: I think this guy's both!
Rytlock Brimstone: Doesn't anybody specialize anymore?
During the fight with Bors of the Ice Gavel
Logan Thackeray: Spells take concentration. Let's break his!
Crecia Stoneglow: Keep on him! Don't let him freeze anyone else!
Crecia Stoneglow: Work together! We can beat them!
After defeating Bors
Ryland Steelcatcher: That's enough. I've seen what I needed to.
<Character name>: This was your experiment? You're supposed to be fighting for our world!
Ryland Steelcatcher: Destroyers can't burn Jormag's Frozen. This is how we destroy Primordus. Get your priorities in order.
Crecia Stoneglow: What's wrong with you? These aren't fighters, they're farmers. You're cutting down innocent people!
Ryland Steelcatcher: They're not dead. One day, long after you've lived and died, they'll thaw. And I'll be there to lead them.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Until then, their sacrifice will help unchain Jormag. Welcome to the new world.
After Ryland has left
Rytlock Brimstone: We didn't stop anything. What Ryland's done is as bad as the destroyers.
Logan Thackeray: Would've been a lot worse without us—all of us, here, working together.
Crecia Stoneglow: We can't let these people stay Frozen. There must be a way to reverse what Jormag's done to them.
<Character name>: And we'll find it. But now we all need to stay on guard—against both fire and ice forces.
Rytlock Brimstone: Guess we're fighting on two fronts after all.
Logan Thackeray: Are we? Or are we just caught in the middle?

Notes[edit]

  • Killing enemies at Saidra's Haven before allies arrive will make the event stuck at 0/5 forever.
  • Sometimes, Bors of the Ice Gavel will not do anything when the becomes invulnerable at 75%, 50%, and 25%. When this happens his Defiance bar might also not appear, but his shield will still disappear after a while.

Related achievements[edit]