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Dragonstorm

Dragonstorm loading screen.jpg

Loading screen

Dragonstorm map.jpg

Dragonstorm map

Dragonstorm is the tenth story step of Champions, Chapter 4: Judgment, the fifth episode of The Icebrood Saga.

Objectives[edit]

Travel to the Eye of the North and meet with Aurene.
  • Consult with Aurene.
  • Head to the battlefield.
  • Defeat the champions, and force the Elder Dragons to clash.

Event (Story)[edit]

Dragonstorm

  • Clear the area of Destroyers to make way for Aurene's prisms.
    • Event star (tango icon).png Secure Prism Staging Areas
      • Destroy North Ley Siphone
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
      • Secure North 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.
    • 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.
    • Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Destroy 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
  • Enter the prisms focal points to attack the dragons with prismatic energy.
    • 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.
    • Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Destroy 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
  • Enter the prisms focal points to attack the dragons with prismatic energy.
    • 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.
    • Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Destroy 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]

Achievements[edit]

With the exception of "Dragonstorm", all of the achievements below (plus others not available during the story step) can be completed during the public version of the instance.

Dragonstorm Champions 1Achievement points
Complete the story chapter Dragonstorm.Journal: Dragonstorm Completed Completed Dragonstorm 1Achievement points
  • Complete the story step.
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 story step. If playing the public instance of Dragonstorm, make sure to attack both champions at least once.
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.
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 be done during one instance if focused on farming.
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
  • Completing the story step counts towards this.
Light Him Up Dragonstorm 2Achievement points
During the Dragonstorm encounter, attack Primordus 30 times while he is exposed. Attacked Primordus 30 Times 2Achievement points
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; you will be able to do this twice during the story step.
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 be done during one instance if focused on farming.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

In the Eye of the North[edit]

Asura
Charr
Elder Dragons
Norn

In the instance[edit]

Asura
Charr
Elder Dragons
Humans
Norn
Sylvari
Tengu
Various

Foes[edit]

In the instance[edit]

Elementals
Destroyers
Elder Dragons
Ghosts
Icebrood
Various

Objects[edit]

Bundles

Dialogue[edit]

In the Eye of the North
Aurene: Champion, the Arcane Councilor has arrived. They've reconsidered aligning with Jormag; they're willing to work with us. Come quickly.
Upon entering the Scrying Pool
Councilor Vark: Make no mistake: Primordus's death is our priority. Our intention was never to contribute to the...atrocity of the Frozen.
<Character name>: We've all made mistakes. We just can't make any more.
Taimi: Commander! We have a plan! Or the beginnings of one. First, Braham and the Spirits of the Wild did help even the odds.
Councilor Vark: Fire and ice forces are clashing with increasing frequency. The death toll is staggering. It will only get worse.
Taimi: There have been sightings. Of Braham. Leading packs of destroyers. Uh. Scary stuff.
<Character name>: I watched him struggle with the fire. With himself. He got control, but...
Aurene: The longer Braham is connected to Primordus, the more integrated they become... Until there's nothing left.
<Character name>: His sacrifice is a gamble, but what choice do we have? Taimi, can we count on Primordus showing up?
Councilor Vark: Research shows every location where the Frozen have appeared has a powerful ley line beneath it.
Taimi: Pinpoint where the ley lines intersect and lure the dragons there. We do that? BAM! We force them to collide.
Taimi: Our models revealed that Elder Dragons aren't just attracted to ley lines— they're literally magically connected to them.
Aurene: Not a call, or a scent— but as if it's actually pulling me toward it... A tether. I suspect it pulls both ways.
<Character name>: How can we change the direction of magic?
Aurene: How do you change the shape of light?
Taimi: (gasps) Prisms. If Aurene uses her prismatic powers to divert the magic—
Aurene: I can tap into the ley line and cut Jormag and Primordus off from any magic not their own.
Councilor Vark: And why exactly haven't we done this before?
Taimi: This is a final measure. There will be no second chances. Aurene, are you sure you want to, uh...
<Character name>: Get involved?
Aurene: Braham walked willingly into fire. This is the least I can do.
Aurene: The longer I sit out, the more loopholes Jormag finds. I still believe in the balance.
Aurene: Just...maybe I can give the balance a push.
Taimi: Our plan might even increase Braham's chance of surviving the, um, "afterclash" let's call it.
<Character name>: Then let's get to work.
In the Eye of the North
Brek Harrowflight: Troops are on the field and awaiting your orders, Commander. I'll take you there. Just say the word.

Talking to Brek Harrowflight

Brek Harrowflight: We're ready to airlift you to the combat zone, Commander.
Talk quest option tango.png Take me to the battlefield. (Dragonstorm—Story)
Talk more option tango.png Take me to the battlefield. (Dragonstorm—Private Squad)
Talk end option tango.png As you were.

Optionally talking to Gorrik

Gorrik: Another day, another dragon. Right, Commander? Uh, sorry. We're all a little nervous right now.
Talk more option tango.png Just relax. Let's go over the plan again.
Gorrik: Right. Well, Jormag and Primordus are each other's weakness— like antisymbiotic organisms or polarized holomatrices.
Talk more option tango.png So we get them to clash and they'll destroy each other?
Gorrik: That's the hope. However, Jormag is aware of this outcome and will move to avoid it. Thus, the plan: lure both to a ley-line nexus, then cut them off from their magic source.
Talk more option tango.png Then what?
Gorrik: Imagine two immensely powerful magnets pulling toward each other combined with reactive balthazate. It'll trigger a feedback loop that hopefully destroys both.
Talk more option tango.png What about collateral damage? What are the risks?
Gorrik: If our math is wrong, we could end up permanently tipping the balance— destroying only one and leaving the other incredibly overpowered. But it's a necessary risk...despite the magic fallout.
Talk end option tango.png I hope you double-checked your calculations.
Talk end option tango.png I think we're all feeling it right now. No shame in that.

Optionally talking to Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir

Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir: We're putting everything we can into this. Let's hope it's enought.
Talk more option tango.png Let's hear the details.
Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir: With the Arcane Council's data, our tacticians have pinpointed a ley-line nexus with increased dragon minion activity. We'll engage the minions to hopefully draw out the Elder Dragon champions.
Talk more option tango.png That will force the dragons to intervene.
Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir: Exactly. Steelcatcher and Braham will bring their forces and we'll spring the trap. The dragons will have no choice but to intervene or risk losing their respective champion.
Talk more option tango.png Then what?
Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir: We'll have to force the dragons into direct conflict. Jormag will try to avoid it, but with Aurene manipulating the ley lines, she can give them a nudge. We hope.
Talk end option tango.png It's our best shot.
Talk end option tango.png It'll have to be.
Upon entering the Combat zone (Dragonstorm instance)
See: Dragonstorm#Dialogue

My story[edit]

Dragonstorm loading screen.jpg

Aurene called me to the Eye. She had visitors, and I knew this was important.

I walked in to find members of the Arcane Council bickering over the current situation, trying to deflect the blame for their Elder Dragon research resulting in Jormag getting the upper hand. They framed it as all in service of protecting themselves from the fire dragon threat, but anyone who was paying attention knew that their plan would cause collateral damage. Both Ryland and Braham had been wreaking havoc around Tyria. The loss of life was incalculable.

Regardless, we needed to end the current conflict as quickly as possible. Since the two Elder Dragons, Jormag and Primordus, are siblings (two faces of the same coin, some have said) we need them to focus their might against each other. Neither would naturally face the other in combat, so we'd have to lure them to the same spot and force them to fight somehow.

Ley lines course throughout Tyria like veins and arteries. Elder Dragons feed off ley-line magic, so the key would be to find a nexus where ley lines intersect and lure them to that spot. Then we'd use their champions—Ryland and Braham—to redirect the flow of magic away from the dragons and somehow use it against them, using prismaticite to change it. We cut the dragons off from their magic "food" supply, and they'd be forced to clash with each other for sustenance. This plan was crazy enough that it might work, but we had little time to ponder it before heading to the battlefield.

My story