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Dragonstorm

Dragonstorm map.jpg
Map of Dragonstorm

Dragonstorm loading screen.jpg
Loading screen

Confront the Elder Dragons with the help of allies.
Difficulty scales based on group size.
Contains story from Episode 5 of the Icebrood Saga, "Champions."

— In-game description

Dragonstorm is a world boss version of the story chapter of the same name.

Getting there[edit]

  • Speak to Brek Harrowflight in Hall of Monuments, Eye of the North.
    • Private instance can be created with a squad at any time, with up to 50 players.
    • Public instance opens every 2 hours, with each instance supporting up to 80 players.
  • Leaving a character in the public instance after it is completed will allow you to enter a new instance later when logging on to that character.

Event timer[edit]

Previous 2 hoursNext 2 hours
00:00 UTC

Objectives[edit]

Dragonstorm

  • Speak with the pilot to join the battle.
  • Clear the area of Destroyers to make way for Aurene's prisms.
    • Event star (tango icon).png Secure Prism Staging Areas
      • Destroy North Ley Siphon
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
      • Secure North Staging Area
      • Event bar empty2.jpg Event flag green.png
      • Destroy South Ley Siphon
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
      • Secure South Staging Area
      • Event bar empty2.jpg Event flag green.png
  • Aurene's prisms are being staged in secured areas.
  • Confront Ryland to protect Aurene's prisms.
    • Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Confront Ryland
      • Ryland, Champion of Jormag
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
  • Confront Braham to protect Aurene's prisms.
    • Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Confront Braham
      • Braham, Champion of Primordus
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
  • Destroy the ley siphons to stop Jormag from absorbing magic.
    • Time remaining: 15:00
    • Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Destroy the Ley Siphons
      • North Jormag Ley Siphon
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
      • Northeast Jormag Ley Siphon
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
      • Northwest Jormag Ley Siphon
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
  • Defeat Braham and Ryland simultaneously to make the dragons vulnerable.
    • Time remaining: (above Time remaining) + 3 min
    • Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Dragon Champions
      • Break the Clashing Champions' Defiance
    • Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Dragon Champions
      • Braham, Champion of Primordus
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
      • Braham revives in: 0:20 (if Braham, Champion of Primordus dead)
      • Ryland, Champion of Jormag
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
      • Ryland revives in: 0:20 (if Ryland, Champion of Jormag dead)
  • Enter the prisms focal points to attack the dragons with prismatic energy.
    • Time remaining: (above Time remaining) + 3 min
    • Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Attack Dragons while Vulnerable
      • Attack Primordus while Vulnerable
      • Event bar Primordus.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
      • Attack Jormag while Vulnerable
      • Event bar Jormag.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
  • Destroy the ley siphons to stop both dragons from absorbing magic.
    • Time remaining: (above Time remaining) + 3 min
    • Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Destroy the Ley Siphons
      • North Jormag Ley Siphon
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
      • Northeast Jormag Ley Siphon
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
      • Northwest Jormag Ley Siphon
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
      • South Primordus Ley Siphon
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
      • Southeast Primordus Ley Siphon
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
      • Southwest Primordus Ley Siphon
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
  • Defeat Braham and Ryland simultaneously to make the dragons vulnerable.
    • Time remaining: (above Time remaining) + 3 min
    • Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Dragon Champions
      • Break the Clashing Champions' Defiance
      • Braham, Champion of Primordus
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
      • Braham revives in: 0:20 (if Braham, Champion of Primordus dead)
      • Ryland, Champion of Jormag
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
      • Ryland revives in: 0:20 (if Ryland, Champion of Jormag dead)
  • Enter the prisms focal points to attack the dragons with prismatic energy.
    • Time remaining: (above Time remaining) + 3 min
    • Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Attack Dragons while Vulnerable
      • Attack Primordus while Vulnerable
      • Event bar Primordus.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
      • Attack Jormag while Vulnerable
      • Event bar Jormag.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
  • Defeat Braham and Ryland simultaneously to make the dragons vulnerable.
    • Time remaining: (above Time remaining) + 3 min
    • Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Dragon Champions
      • Break the Clashing Champions' Defiance
      • Braham, Champion of Primordus
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
      • Ryland, Champion of Jormag
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
  • Focus power through Aurene's prisms to sever the dragons from all magic sources!
    • Event star (tango icon).png Transfer Power to Aurene
      • Aurene Power
      • Event bar empty2.jpg
  • The dragons are about to clash!

Rewards[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

Dragonstorm can be divided into 4 phases depending on the stage of objectives. The later phases add more AoE effects and crowd control moments.

Phase 1 - Pre-objectives

The first phase is about clearing the staging area and fighting the Dragon champions for the first time.

  • The player starts of by securing the Prism staging areas. Kill the destroyers and secure the areas.
  • Ryland appears and needs to be brought down to 25% health. Dodge his AoE attacks and burn his health away.
  • Braham then appears and also needs to be brought down to 25% health. Again dodge the attacks and burn his health away.

No more people can join after completing these objectives. So the party is locked. A cutscene occurs with both Elder Dragons appearing at the edges of the map.

Phase 2 - Equalizing the Elder Dragons

The second phase is about equalizing the playing field between Jormag and Primordus.

  • Jormag summons syphons in the northern part of the area. Destroy them.
  • The two champions are now clashing in the center. Use crowd control to break the defiance bar.
  • The group must now split in roughly half as the dragon champions must be killed within 20 seconds of the other dying.
  • Burn their health and dodge their AoE attacks. The Elder Dragons also have large, but very predictable AoE attacks. Dodge and avoid those.
  • When both champions are dead, the Elder Dragons become vulnerable. Run to the prism focal point and use the special action skill  Prismatic Hyper Beam.png Prismatic Hyper Beam to attack the Elder Dragons. While in the air, the Protection.png Aurene's Protection is applied to the player.
  • Leave quickly after these special attacks, otherwise the player will die fast.
Phase 3 - Damaging the Elder Dragons

As the dragons are on even grounds, both are scrambling for the advantage in this fight.

  • Both Jormag and Primordus summon syphons in the northern and southern part of the area. Destroy them.
  • The two champions are now clashing in the center. Use crowd control to break the defiance bar.
  • The group must now split in roughly half as the dragon champions must be killed within 20 seconds of the other dying.
  • Burn their health and dodge their AoE attacks. The Elder Dragons also have large, but very predictable AoE attacks. Dodge and avoid those.
  • The champions will now perform massive AoE attacks. Use crowd control to interrupt them.
  • When both champions are dead, the Elder Dragons become vulnerable. Run to the prism focal point and use the special action skill to attack the Elder Dragons.
  • Leave quickly after these special attacks, otherwise the player will die fast.
Phase 4 - End-phase

The Elder dragons are now weak and primed for their mutual kill.

  • The two champions are now clashing in the center. Use crowd control to break the defiance bar.
  • Both champions fall down and the Elder Dragons become vulnerable.
  • Run to the prism and use the special action skill  Aurene Power Transfer.png Aurene Power Transfer in order to assist Aurene in severing the magic from Jormag and Primordus.
  • Aurene then pulls the player back, where they can observe the two Elder Dragons clashing.

Achievements[edit]

Aurene Said Knock You Out Dragonstorm 2Achievement points
During the Dragonstorm encounter, defeat both dragon champions at least once. Defeated Both Dragon Champions 2Achievement points
  • Complete the encounter at least once after attacking both champions.
  • Automatically gained while playing through the private story instance for the first time.
Coalescence Disburser Dragonstorm 1Achievement points
Slay the veteran coalescence during the Dragonstorm encounter. 25 Coalescences Slain 1Achievement points
  • Defeat 25 Veteran Coalescences. They spawn at the same time with ley line siphons. Can be done during one instance if focused on farming.
  • Can also be completed during the private story instance.
Indicator of Jormag's attack.
Cooler Than Cool Dragonstorm Icebrood Saga mastery point 5Achievement points
During the Dragonstorm encounter, dodge the Breath of Jormag attack 25 times. 5 Breath Attacks Dodged 1Achievement points
10 Breath Attacks Dodged 1Achievement points
15 Breath Attacks Dodged 1Achievement points
20 Breath Attacks Dodged 1Achievement points
25 Breath Attacks Dodged 1Achievement points
  • Dodge Jormag's attack which is indicated by a massive rectangular AoE.
  • Can also be completed during the private story instance.
Double (Elder) Dragon Dragonstorm Icebrood Saga mastery point 16Achievement points
Defeat Primordus and Jormag 10 times in the Dragonstorm encounter. Primordus and Jormag Defeated 1 Time 1Achievement points
Primordus and Jormag Defeated 5 Times 5Achievement points
Primordus and Jormag Defeated 10 Times 10Achievement points
  • Complete the encounter at least 10 times.
  • You must channel Aurene's prism in the last phase by using  Aurene Power Transfer.png Aurene Power Transfer to get credit for this achievement.
  • Can also be progressed by completing the private story instance.
Fast Fire and Frost Fighter Dragonstorm Icebrood Saga mastery point 4Achievement points
Destroy all ley siphons within 120 seconds during the Dragonstorm encounter. Destroyed All Ley Siphons within 120 Seconds 4Achievement points
  • Complete the "Destroy the ley siphons to stop both dragons from absorbing magic" event within 2 minutes. It is recommended to split groups evenly.
Ka-Braham Dragonstorm 2Achievement points
During the Dragonstorm encounter, prevent Primordus's champion from using his elite skill 10 times. Prevented Braham from Using His Elite Skill 10 Times 2Achievement points
Light Him Up Dragonstorm 2Achievement points
During the Dragonstorm encounter, attack Primordus 30 times while he is exposed. Attacked Primordus 30 Times 2Achievement points
  • Use the special action skill  Prismatic Hyper Beam.png Prismatic Hyper Beam while in the air on Primordus at least 30 times.
  • Can also be progressed during the private story instance.
Put Them on Ice Dragonstorm 2Achievement points
During the Dragonstorm encounter, attack Jormag 30 times while they are exposed. Attacked Jormag 30 Times 2Achievement points
  • Use the special action skill  Prismatic Hyper Beam.png Prismatic Hyper Beam while in the air on Jormag at least 30 times.
  • Can also be progressed during the private story instance.
Indicator of Primordus' attack.
Skritt Hot Dragonstorm Icebrood Saga mastery point 5Achievement points
During the Dragonstorm encounter, dodge Primordus's Apocalypse Rain attack 25 times. 5 Fiery Dragon Attacks Dodged 1Achievement points
10 Fiery Dragon Attacks Dodged 1Achievement points
15 Fiery Dragon Attacks Dodged 1Achievement points
20 Fiery Dragon Attacks Dodged 1Achievement points
25 Fiery Dragon Attacks Dodged 1Achievement points
  • Dodge Primordus' attack. It is indicated by Primordus spitting out rocks and creating circular AoEs. The attack created by Primordus' chin also counts for this.
  • Can also be completed during the private story instance.
Steelcaught Dragonstorm 2Achievement points
During the Dragonstorm encounter, prevent Jormag's champion from using his elite skill 10 times. Prevented Ryland from Using His Elite Skill 10 Times 2Achievement points

Locations[edit]

Area Area objectives
Dragonstorm Arena
Waypoint (tango icon).png Dragonstorm Waypoint

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Asura
Charr
Elder Dragons
Norn
Sylvari
Tengu

Foes[edit]

Destroyers
Elder Dragons
Elementals
Ghosts
Icebrood
Various

Objects[edit]

Dialogue[edit]

Entering the instance
Crecia Stoneglow: Taimi picked a good spot.
Rytlock Brimstone: Good? Destroyers're crawling all over. And there's no dragons.
Crecia Stoneglow: They didn't make things easy. Clear out the fire bugs and make way for the prisms.
After Secure Staging Area event
Caithe: Prisms coming in for a landing, Commander.
<Character name>: The area's cleared, Caithe. Bring 'em down.
Crecia Stoneglow: We break the champions' connection to the dragons, then we use that magic against them.
Rytlock Brimstone: What'll happen to Braham? To Ryland?
Crecia Stoneglow: Braham knew the risks.
During the fight with Ryland
Ryland, Champion of Jormag: Nice of you to clear out the trash for me, Commander.
Taimi: Did you grow? You look like you grew. All that Jormag energy can't be good for you.
Ryland, Champion of Jormag: You picked a weak dragon you knew you could control. Coward. I'll show you real dragon power.
Aurene: Jormag has not yet joined him, Champion. You must draw them out.
<Character name>: We're long past excuses, Ryland. You made your choice. This needs to end.
After fighting Ryland
Ryland, Champion of Jormag: So, this is Pact justice?
<Character name>: Let him leave. We can't get distracted.
Caithe: That didn't go to plan.
Crecia Stoneglow: He'll be back. His pride won't let him stay away long.
During the fight with Braham
Taimi: Wonder where he gets that from. In the meantime...fire alarm!
<Character name>: Braham, are you...yourself?
Braham, Champion of Primordus: (growls)
Caithe: That's unsettling.
Braham, Champion of Primordus: Time. Here we fight.
<Character name>: We're not here to kill you. We're here to kill Primordus.
Braham, Champion of Primordus: We are Primordus—
After fighting Braham
Braham, Champion of Primordus: We. Are. Fire!
After cutscene
Braham, Champion of Primordus: Kill. Ice!
Ryland, Champion of Jormag: Just try it.
During Destroy Jormag Ley Siphons
Jormag: My champion will teach you to fear the frost!
Crecia Stoneglow: Icebrood reinforcements!
Taimi: They're drawing on the ley line. It'll shift the power in Jormag's favor! That's bad!
Rytlock Brimstone: Not a huge fan of bad. What do we do?
Taimi: We need to destroy the ley-line siphons— do that and we can break the connection to the dragons!
Taimi: I'm sure it'll be no problem!
Jormag: I've stayed my hand before, brother. No more. Today I obliterate the balance that chains us together.
After breaking the Clashing Champions' defiance bar
Aurene: As long as Jormag is connected to the power of a champion and the Frozen, they will keep Primordus cowed.
<Character name>: Don't let up! We've gotta bring both champions down!
Braham, Champion of Primordus: Defend fire! Then kill ice!
Braham, Champion of Primordus: Kill Jormag.
Rytlock Brimstone: What do you think we're tryin' to do, kid?
Taimi: Aw, Braham! Come on! This hurts is more than it hurts you!
Crecia Stoneglow: Could stand to have it hurt us less—
<Character name>: Same time. One is not enough. We've got to bring Ryland and Braham down together!
After fighting the Dragon champions
Crecia Stoneglow: Here they come!
Aurene: Use the prisms now! The champions are hanging on to dragons by a thread!
Taimi: The dragons are vulnerable! This is it!
After attacking the Elder Dragons
Braham, Champion of Primordus: Ryland!
Ryland, Champion of Jormag: Come on then!
Starting to break the Clashing Champions' defiance bar
<Character name>: Elder Dragons— this might take a couple rounds. Stay strong.
Caithe: Ice and fire forces are desperate. We can't let them get a foothold on the ley line.
Taimi: Primordus and Jormag have reached equilibrium on the power meter. We're close!
After fighting the Dragon champions
Aurene: I feel it, Champion. The connection's weak—
Caithe: The prisms are ready to launch you closer, Commander. Attack now— sever their bond to the dragon!
After attacking the Elder Dragons
Taimi: Is this working? Is this genuinely, actually working?
Aurene: Stay focused. One last push. For Braham— for all of us.
Starting transfering power to Aurene
Aurene: Champion, help me! There's too much— This power, it's so wild. Get to the prisms!
When near the Prisms near Aurene
<Character name>: I'm coming! Hold on, Aurene!
Caithe: Braham—
Crecia Stoneglow: No. We can't stop now, not for anything!
After transfering power to Aurene
Aurene: Champion! I'm pulling you back—
Jormag: PRIMORDUS!
After watching Jormag and Primordus fight
Aurene: It's done, Champion.
If the instance fails
Jormag: The world is preserved! The Age of Ice begins!
Aurene: Champion, I'm getting you out of there.
Aurene: We may have lost this battle, but we'll be back.

Notes[edit]

If the Clashing Champions are killed instead of having their defiance bars broken, the instance will not progress, resulting in the slow failure of that instance.[verification requested]

Related achievements[edit]

References[edit]