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Ember Bay

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Ember Bay

5Complete heart (map icon).png 4Waypoint (tango icon).png 23Point of interest.png 7Vista.png

Ember Bay map.jpg
Map of Ember Bay

Ring of Fire

Ember Bay loading screen.jpg
Loading screen

Travel routes in Ember Bay with Thermal Tubes, Updrafts and Leylines

Ember Bay is a zone in the Ring of Fire Islands. Primordus has made his way to the region, bringing with him a new swarm of Destroyers enhanced with both death and plant magic. In response, the asura have sent research and investigation teams via their gates at Rata Novus. Other denizens of the area include a marooned human carnival troupe, a scratch of pirate skritt, and the jade construct guardians of an ancient mursaat fortress.

The zone introduces a modified version of renown hearts, which reset daily and can be re-completed for further rewards. Ember Bay also features Thermal Tubes, which require the new Thermal Propulsion mastery and blasts users to a location a large distance away.[1]

Getting there[edit]

Like most of the Living World Season 3 zones, Ember Bay is not directly connected to neighboring areas. In order to reach it, one can use one of the following methods:

Completion rewards[edit]

Map resources[edit]


Area Effective
Area objectives
Ashen Skerries 80
Point of interest.png Fool's Scratch
Point of interest.png Karka Hatchery
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Ember Bay Insight: Ashen Skerries
Basalt Rise 80
Vista.png Basalt Rise Vista
Bleeding Pulpit 80
Point of interest.png Pedestal of Flames
Vista.png Pedestal of Flames Vista
Burning Grotto 80
Point of interest.png Furnace Chamber
Point of interest.png Observation Outpost
Caliph's Steps 80
Complete heart (map icon).png Investigate the mursaat fortress (80)
Point of interest.png Sealed Entrance
Point of interest.png Twin Skulls
Vista.png Caliph's Steps Vista
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Ember Bay Insight: Caliph's Steps
Fractured Caldera 80
Complete heart (map icon).png Assist Scientist Vratt (80)
Waypoint (tango icon).png Crumbling Trail Waypoint
Point of interest.png Cliffwalk Trailhead
Point of interest.png Smoosh-a-Tron
Point of interest.png Quickk's Retreat
Vista.png Fractured Caldera Vista
Infernal Cape 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Promontory Waypoint
Point of interest.png Asuran Beachhead
Point of interest.png Destruction's Maw
Vista.png Infernal Cape Vista
Lava Flats 80
Complete heart (map icon).png Assist the asuran researchers (80)
Point of interest.png Slag Pools
Osprey Pillars 80
Complete heart (map icon).png Win the favor of the circus (80)
Point of interest.png Barrier Spires
Point of interest.png Osprey Aeries
Vista.png Osprey Pillars Vista
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Lava Lounge
Performance Field 80
Point of interest.png Sloth Queen's Showground
Shipwreck Beach 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Castaway Circus Waypoint
Point of interest.png Ivy's Circus Spectacular
Point of interest.png Titan's Perch
Vista.png Castaway Circus Vista
Skritt Anchorage 80
Complete heart (map icon).png Help the skritt encampment (80)
Waypoint (tango icon).png Scratch Gate Waypoint
Point of interest.png Lava River
Point of interest.png Rock Face Scratch
Point of interest.png The Dread Shiny
Smoldering Inlet 80
Point of interest.png Magma Outlet
Sopor Titanum 80
Point of interest.png Chalice of Tears
Puzzle tango 20.png Skip up the Volcano
Sulfurous Deep 80

Interactive map[edit]


Crafting resources[edit]

Resource nodes
Mine resource (map icon).png Mithril Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Orichalcum Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Rich Mithril Vein
Wood resource (map icon).png Ancient Sapling
Wood resource (map icon).png Palm Sapling
Wood resource (map icon).png Petrified Stump
Plant resource (map icon).png Blooming Passiflora
Plant resource (map icon).png Coral
Plant resource (map icon).png Jungle Plants
Plant resource (map icon).png Lotus
Plant resource (map icon).png Mussels
Plant resource (map icon).png Passiflora
Plant resource (map icon).png Seaweed
Bulk ingredients
Coconuts in Bulk.png Coconuts in Bulk from Renown Heart (map icon).pngVice Chief Hernandez at Osprey Pillars
Black Beans in Bulk.png Black Beans in Bulk from Renown Heart (map icon).pngVice Chief Hernandez at Osprey Pillars
Rice in Bulk.png Rice in Bulk from Renown Heart (map icon).pngVice Chief Hernandez at Osprey Pillars
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Island Pudding from Renown Heart (map icon).pngVice Chief Hernandez at Osprey Pillars
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Sweet Curried Mussels from Renown Heart (map icon).pngVice Chief Hernandez at Osprey Pillars


Ember Bay is treated by in-game mechanics as within the Heart of Maguuma region, allowing Daily Heart of Maguuma Gatherer achievements to be completed here.


  • In the "Behind the Scenes in Ember Bay" video, Josh Foreman mentioned that he was responsible for creating "this same level" 12 years ago in the original Guild Wars.