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Forging Steel

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Strike Mission. For The Icebrood Saga story step, see Forging Steel (story). For the song in Lion's Arch, see Forging Steel (song).

Forging Steel

Forging Steel map.jpg
Map of Forging Steel

Levels
80
Type
Strike Mission
Region
Shiverpeak Mountains
API
API

Forging Steel loading screen.jpg
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Blaze a path northward with the Steel Warband.

— In-game description

Forging Steel is the sixth Icebrood Saga strike mission, taking place in the Shiverpeak Mountains. This strike mission requires the Forging Steel story step to be started or completed.

Getting there[edit]

Objectives[edit]

Mission Preparations

  • The Steel Warband is preparing to embark. Talk to Ryland Steelcatcher for orders.
    Warband members ready: x/4
    Time until warband moves out: 10:00
    • Event swords (tango icon).png Help Vishen secure the camp's forward perimeter
      • Borrow a spare rifle from Vishen to snipe icebrood from afar.
      • Enemies Defeated
      • Event bar empty2.jpg Invasion (map icon).png
    • Event cog (tango icon).png Participate in Ranoah's combat training using the TT6-B Devourer's artillery
      • Round 1. Targets destroyed: x/4
      • Round 2. Targets destroyed: x/4
      • Round 3. Targets destroyed: x/1
      • Final round. Targets destroyed: x/16
    • Event collect (tango icon).png Assist Nicabar with replenishing supplies for his powerful tonics
      • Alpine Blossoms
      • Event bar empty2.jpg
      • Cave Mushrooms
      • Event bar empty2.jpg
      • Grubs
      • Event bar empty2.jpg
      • Handfuls of snow:
      • Event bar empty2.jpg
      • Alpine blossoms have been collected.
      • Cave mushrooms have been collected.
      • Grubs have been collected.
      • Snow has been collected.
      • Bring Nicabar any remaining ingredients while he finishes brewing a batch of tonics: 0:20
        • Event star (tango icon).png Test the effects of Nicabar's tonics
          • Throw tonics to strengthen and heal allies.
          • Allies Bolstered
          • Event bar empty2.jpg
    • Event swords (tango icon).png Prove your mettle to Cinder by defeating Sons of Svanir within the time limit
      • Speak with Cinder when you're ready to begin.
      • Sons of Svanir Slain
      • Event bar empty2.jpg
      • Bonus progress if Svanir champion is slain:
      • Event bar.jpg Red Boss.png
      • Time limit: 4:00
      • Sons of Svanir are mounting an attack on the camp. Return to Cinder!
      • Time remaining: 0:15
      • Defend the camp from the Sons of Svanir.
      • Event bar.jpg Invasion (map icon).png

Establish a route over the mountain ridge

  • Escort the TT6-B Devourer tank.
    TT6-B Devourer
    Event bar.jpg Event shield (tango icon).png
    • Special event 2 (map icon).png Clear the route
      • Slay icebrood.
    • Special event 2 (map icon).png Clear the route
      • Slay icebrood.
    • Event swords (tango icon).png Snipe enemies with Vishen
      • Speak with Vishen at the top of the tower to receive a sniper rifle.
      • Defend the warband from icebrood enemies: 2:00
    • Special event 2 (map icon).png Clear the route
      • Slay icebrood.
      • Champion Icebrood Kodan
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
    • Special event 2 (map icon).png Clear the route
      • Slay icebrood.
    • Event swords (tango icon).png Compete with Cinder to defeat the most tar elementals
      • Time remaining: 2:00
      • Tar elementals slain: x
      • Cinder: x
    • Event collect (tango icon).png Collect supplies for Nicabar's tonics
      • Alpine Blossoms
      • Event bar empty2.jpg
      • Alpine blossoms have been collected.
      • Grubs
      • Event bar empty2.jpg
      • Grubs have been collected.
      • Time remaining to turn in ingredients: 0:20
    • Special event 2 (map icon).png Rip open the gate
      • Destroy the weak spots.: x/2
      • Harpoon the gate.
  • Traverse the ruins.
    TT6-B Devourer
    Event bar.jpg Event shield (tango icon).png
    • Special event 2 (map icon).png Traverse the ruins
      • Explore deeper into the ruins.
      • Clear the route through the ruins.
    • Event swords (tango icon).png Snipe enemies with Vishen
      • Reach Vishen up on the cliffs to receive a sniper rifle.
      • Shielded dwarves remaining:
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
      • Reach Vishen's second vantage point to receive a sniper rifle.
      • Shielded dwarves remaining:
      • Event bar.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
    • Event swords (tango icon).png Compete with Cinder to defeat the most skelk
      • Time remaining: 2:00
      • Darkrime skelk slain: x
      • Cinder: x
    • Special event 2 (map icon).png Traverse the ruins
      • Champion Stone Summit Drake Rider
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Event collect (tango icon).png Collect supplies for Nicabar's tonics
      • Cave Mushrooms:
      • Event bar empty2.jpg
      • Handfuls of snow:
      • Event bar empty2.jpg
    • Event swords (tango icon).png Snipe enemies with Vishen
      • Reach Vishen at the top of the ruins to receive a sniper rifle to keep dwarves at bay.
    • Special event 2 (map icon).png Defend the warband
      • Time remaining: 2:30
  • Find a way across the bridge.
    TT6-B Devourer
    Event bar.jpg Event shield (tango icon).png
    • Special event 2 (map icon).png Find a way across the gap
      • Activate the remaining runes.: x/3
  • Defeat the construct.
    TT6-B Devourer
    Event bar.jpg Event shield (tango icon).png
    • Event boss (tango icon).png Defeat the construct
      • Ancient Forgeman
      • Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
      • Blast Wall Runes Triggered: x/2
      • Vent pressure in: 0:15

Rewards[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

Challenge Mote

Similar to the Cold War strike mission, players must complete a series of events which then culminates in a final boss encounter. Both strike missions are longer compared to the other The Icebrood Saga (IBS) ones. If a Squad instance was created, a Challenge Mote will be available at the start of the mission (see Challenge Mode section). The Public instance becomes locked and prevents new players from joining once the tank escort begins.

This encounter dynamically scales to the number of players within the instance and can thus be completed solo. Clearing enemies ahead of the NPC escort and consistent application of Swiftness.png Swiftness and Superspeed.png Superspeed to them will cut down a significant amount of time. Additional waypoints on the map will be unlocked as the group progresses.

Mission Rank[edit]

The group receives a mission rank at the end of the mission that affects the Legion Commendation Chest drops. Rank depends on the number of activated challenges and how well the group performed, such as successfully completing activities for allies (Warband Support), ensuring the tank does not reach low health (Charisma (effect).png Bonus: Protect the Tank), and completing the mission within 28 minutes (Charisma (effect).png Bonus: Fast Completion). However, at least two challenges must be active to be eligible for Imperator rank. The ranks are listed below from lowest to highest:

Trip Preparations[edit]

Upon entering the instance, players will have 10 minutes to assist the Steel Warband with preparations before heading out. Each member showcases their area of expertise upon completing their tasks. Failing any of these events has no effect, however completing all of them will immediately start the next phase.

Cinder Steeltemper (Combat)

Players must clear out the forest of Sons of Svanir within 4 minutes to impress Cinder. They will periodically respawn near the southeastern camp outskirts, with the Champion Icebrood Seers offering the most impact upon defeat. Players must then return to and assist Cinder against an upcoming camp assault.

Ranoah Grindsteel (Tank)

Players are tasked to enter the TT6-B Devourer and test out its artillery against Practice Dummies. Tank munitions can be replenished by interacting with Blood Legion Ammo Crates. A maximum of 60 Herbicide Ammunition.png Munitions for the first skill and 5 Ammo.png Munitions for the second skill can be held at a time. The third skill can be used to near instantly break all defiance bars. Once the harpoon has grappled onto a target, the skill can be held down to inflict massive damage to the bar.

# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1 Rifle Shot.png Rifle Shot 0.25¼ Mounted rifle shot.
2 Grenade Shot.png Grenade Shot 0.5½ Shoot a grenade that fragments upon impact.
3 Harpoon (TT6-B Devourer).png Harpoon 0.25¼ 20 Shot a harpoon that connects to the target.
3 Redirect Arrow.pngGrapple Target.png Grapple Target 0.25¼ Pull the harpooned target toward the tank.
4 Smoke Grenade.png Smoke Grenade 60 Create a smoke that causes missiles to miss and blinds foes.
Nicabar Steelweaver (Tonics)

Players must scavenge the northern camp outskirts for ingredients, which can either be brought or thrown to Nicabar. Snowdrift can mainly be gathered from Snow Piles on the ground level, whereas Alpine Blossoms can only be found by scaling the rock formation. Cave Mushrooms and Grubs are found in the northern cavern. Disgruntled Mushrooms may appear but will be pacified upon defeat. Once all ingredients are collected, players must then test the brewed Health Tonics by throwing them at allies. Each ally hit by the tonic's AoE are not only healed, but also applied with Quickness.png Quickness, Regeneration.png Regeneration, Vigor.png Vigor and the Awakened Mending.png Revitalized effect, which stacks up to 10 minutes.

Vishen Steelshot (Sniper)

Players must first scale the nearby ruins to reach Vishen's perch then borrow her sniper rifle to clear out the Icebrood below. Standing near her will provide infinite ammo for the first skill and unlock the second skill for a powerful combo attack.

# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1 Longshot.png Longshot 10.25¼ Fire a powerful long-rage rifle shot at the target. Unlimited ammo when near Vishen Steelshot at her sniper perches.
2 Team Fire.png Team Fire 20.25¼ 7 Take aim and fire a heavy armor-piercing round in tandem with Vishen, inflicting burning on the target. If the target is shielded, the round breaks defensive shields and deals severe damage. Only usable when near Vishen Steelshot.

Escort the Tank[edit]

The tank will encounter hostile forces during its journey, with each area containing either Icebrood or the Stone Summit. Players should first prioritize destroying the Svanir Mists Portals and Flame Portals to prevent enemy reinforcements. As before, players can enter the tank and exhaust its artillery on enemies. Blood Legion Ammo Crates and Dwarven Ammo Crates found throughout the map as well as Dark Iron Munitions from defeated Stone Summit enemies replenish tank munitions, in order of highest to lowest munition refill. The harpoon skill should be used to quickly break any defiance bars.

The tank is Diminished.png Damaged upon reaching 50% health and must be repaired for it to be mobile again. Upon reaching 10% health, it becomes Diminished.png Incapacitated and ejects all players and remains inaccessible until repaired. Players can either use AoE healing skills or throw Scrap Metal onto the tank to repair it. At full health, thrown scrap metal will instead apply swiftness and superspeed instead of healing.

Additionally throughout the escort, players can join the Steel Warband members in three different activities:

Snipe enemies with Vishen Steelshot
Three times during the mission, Vishen will call out and teleport to one of her sniper positions (marked on the map). A Bouncing Mushroom shortcut is usually nearby to assist with the jumping puzzle up to the sniper perch. Some Stone Summit enemies will have the Bloodstone-Infused shield.png Dwarven Shield effect and become invulnerable to damage. This shield can either be broken with the second sniper skill or Stone Cannons from defeated Stone Summit Cannoneers.
Gather ingredients for Nicabar Steelweaver
Twice during the mission, Nicabar will request for tonic ingredients. He will then brew another set of tonics for allied use if everything has been collected.
Compete with Cinder Steeltemper
Twice during the mission, Cinder will compete with players on who can defeat most creatures within 2 minutes. The first and second contests will be for Tar Elementals and Darkrime Skelk, respectively. The event ends either due to time, when the tank moves too far away, or when either competitor reaches 15 kills.
The competition succeeds if the tank moves forward once all Icebrood/Stone Summit enemies are defeated. However, progress will not be added to the Heavy Rival achievement unless players reached 15 kills before this occurs.

The warband will eventually be blocked by a large door. Players must use the tank artillery to destroy the 2 Warding Seals on the gate then break through the gate's weak spot, which is afflicted with the Expose Weakness.png Harpoon Vulnerability effect. The weak spot can be destroyed by breaking its defiance bar with the harpoon skill. Destroying the gate will unlock the second waypoint.

A lit Blast Wall Rune

Another obstacle blocks the warband's path upon leaving the dwarven ruins. Players must find and activate 3 Blast Wall Runes by standing on them. Two can be found near the raised bridge and one near the hot pools. The bridge to the final encounter will be lowered once all runes are activated. The third and final waypoint will also be unlocked here.

The Ancient Forgeman[edit]

The arena contains a total of 4 runes, with two on each side. Two random runes will light up throughout the encounter and can be triggered by standing on top of them. Activating all lit runes will raise up walls around the center. A large construct eventually emerges from the center and is highly resistant to normal damage due to the Defensive Inspiration.png Hardened Shell effect. However, this effect is temporarily removed when its defiance bar is broken during specific parts of the fight. To maximize damage, players should continuously damage the boss with ranged attacks then rapidly break the construct's defiance bar once it appears.

Skill Notes
Summon Flame Portal A flame portal coalesces and summons Stone Summit reinforcements.
Molten Volley The Forgeman streaks the arena with a volley of fireballs that can be countered with projectile destuction and reflect skills. If the two lit Blast Wall Runes are activated, several walls will rise from the ground and protect all allies standing behind them.
Flame Bomb All players will be marked with timed orange circles that explode, dealing damage and leaving behind a puddle that pulses Burning.png Burning. Players should spread out and avoid overlapping explosions, which can also damage the tank.

This phase follows a fixed, repeating pattern: [Summon Flame Portal with 2x Lit Blast Wall Runes → Molten Volley] x 3 → Flame Bomb → Defiance bar unlock

After every third Molten Volley attack, the Forgeman becomes afflicted with the Heat Level.png Vents Pressure effect for 15 seconds. Afterwards, its defiance bar unlocks and players should enter the tank and hold down skill 3 to break this bar. Breaking the bar will inflict the Barrel Carrier (keg brawl training).png Exposed Weakness effect to the construct, temporarily removing its damage reduction from the Hardened Shell effect. Players should take advantage of this window to inflict heavy damage before repeating the process once the boss recovers.

The Forgeman is defeated upon reaching 0% health. Players can then continue on across the bridge to reap their rewards and touch base with their allies.

Challenge Mode[edit]

Players can interact with the Challenge Mote in the camp until the warband moves out. Selected challenges will be marked by a Tick green.png check mark.

Strategies and Tips[edit]

Imperator Rank (at least two challenges active)

Activating the Tank Escort, Final Boss, and Horde of Foes challenges is recommended. Additional tips are listed below:

  • Bonus: Fast Completion - Maximize swiftness and superspeed uptime. Players should split up and ensure any straggler enemies are finished to avoid stalling the tank.
  • Bonus: Protect the Tank - Ensure enemies are quickly defeated before they can damage the tank. One or two dedicated healers can not only heal, but also apply boons such as Protection.png Protection to the tank.
  • Sniper Events (Vishen) - Focus on non-shielded foes first because the events end when the shielded foes are defeated. This will then allow the group to fully complete the event for maximum rewards without it ending prematurely.
  • Combat Events (Ranoah) - Delay killing the last Icebrood/Stone Summit foes until this event succeeds from defeating 15 creatures.
  • Gathering Events (Nicabar) - Delay opening the dwarven gate until the gathering event succeeds.
Tank Escort challenge
Talk more option tango.png Letting the devourer tank become badly damaged fails the mission.
  • The strike mission fails if the tank reaches 10% health, kicking all players out of the instance.
  • The tank is an NPC, so dedicated healers are recommended to keep its health topped off.
  • Protection and Barrier.png Barrier can be applied to minimize damage received.
  • If targeted by attacks such as the Forgeman's Flame Bomb attack, players should position themselves away from the tank.
Powerful Foes challenge
Talk more option tango.png Your enemies are greatly empowered.
Final Boss challenge
Talk more option tango.png Your final adversary is greatly toughened.
  • Grants the Challenging effect to the Ancient Forgeman.
    • The boss now has more health and deals more damage.
  • Activating the lit runes becomes more important. Otherwise, projectile destruction and reflect skills must be used to avoid taking heavy damage from the Forgeman's Molten Volley attack.
  • Player should avoid dropping the burning pools from the Flame Bomb attack along the tank path.
Horde of Foes challenge
Talk more option tango.png Your enemies are far more numerous.
  • Enemies are more abundant and spawn in larger groups.
  • Additional portals will spawn behind the tank at certain parts of the journey.

Achievements[edit]

Map with some achievement locations marked.
This achievement rewards items. Forged Steel Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 1Achievement points
Complete the Forging Steel vision.
Reward:Steel Warband Weapon Box.png Steel Warband Weapon Box
Completed the Forging Steel Vision 1Achievement points
  • Complete the mission.
This achievement rewards items. Return to Forging Steel Return to Steel and Fire 0Achievement points
Complete the story mission Forging Steel in Living World Icebrood Saga Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire.
Reward:Swig of Liquid Karma.png Swig of Liquid Karma
Completed Forging Steel 0Achievement points
  • Complete the mission.
Alpha Strike Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 10Achievement points
During the final encounter of Forging Steel, attack using the tank's heavy gun while the Ancient Forgeman is restrained. Fired 25 Rounds during the Moment of Opportunity 1Achievement points
Fired 100 Rounds during the Moment of Opportunity 1Achievement points
Fired 250 Rounds during the Moment of Opportunity 3Achievement points
Fired 500 Rounds during the Moment of Opportunity 5Achievement points
Artillery Specialist Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 10Achievement points
Defeat the opposition with your tank. Defeated 10 Enemies Using Tank Weapons 1Achievement points
Defeated 50 Enemies Using Tank Weapons 1Achievement points
Defeated 100 Enemies Using Tank Weapons 3Achievement points
Defeated 200 Enemies Using Tank Weapons 5Achievement points
Emergency Maintenance Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 10Achievement points
Repair the tank with patch kits or scrap. Retrieved 5 Tank Repair Items 1Achievement points
Retrieved 10 Tank Repair Items 1Achievement points
Retrieved 25 Tank Repair Items 3Achievement points
Retrieved 50 Tank Repair Items 5Achievement points
  • Gather scrap metal found throughout the strike mission and throw them at the tank. The tank does not need to be damaged. It works when the tank is at full health too.
Engineer's Apprentice Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 10Achievement points
Retrieve lost supply drops for Ranoah Grindsteel. Collected 5 Supply Drops for Ranoah 1Achievement points
Collected 25 Supply Drops for Ranoah 1Achievement points
Collected 50 Supply Drops for Ranoah 3Achievement points
Collected 100 Supply Drops for Ranoah 5Achievement points
  • Gather ammunition found throughout the strike mission. While you have 60 ammunition and 5 grenades, you cannot pick up more. When this happen enter the tank and use the tank weapon skills to deplete the ammunition before collecting more.
Fallen from the Summit Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 5Achievement points
Scour the area to retrieve intel on hostile forces in the Forging Steel and Darkrime Delves visions.
  • Journal 1 in Forging Steel
  • Journal 2 in Forging Steel
  • Journal 3 in Forging Steel
  • Journal 4 in Forging Steel
  • Journal 5 in Forging Steel
  • Journal 6 in Darkrime Delves
  • Journal 7 in Darkrime Delves
...
  • Journal 8 in Darkrime Delves
Discovered 8 Hidden Records 5Achievement points
  • See the Fallen from the Summit page for a book-by-book guide (only the first 5 books are within this area, the rest are in the next mission). The books have no object nameplates.
Field Medicine Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 10Achievement points
Collect ingredients for Nicabar Steelweaver's tonics. Gathered Ingredients with Nicabar 5 Times 2Achievement points
Gathered Ingredients with Nicabar 10 Times 3Achievement points
Gathered Ingredients with Nicabar 15 Times 5Achievement points
  • Participate in a bundle gathering event with Nicabar Steelweaver. There are three such events during the strike mission and each one counts towards the achievement, including the event at the camp before the mission starts.
Heavy Rival Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 5Achievement points
Compete with Cinder Steeltemper to bring out the best in both of you. Participated in 1 Competition with Cinder 1Achievement points
Participated in 5 Competitions with Cinder 1Achievement points
Participated in 10 Competitions with Cinder 3Achievement points
  • Participate in a creature slaying event with Cinder Steeltemper. There are two such events during the strike mission and each one counts towards the achievement. Credit is only given if players slay 15 or more designated creatures before the event ends. If the tank is able to proceed, the event will succeed earlier but no credit toward the achievement will be given.
Spa Day Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 0Achievement points
Sit in the hot springs after completing the Steel Warband's mission.Sneak in some R&R when Ryland's not looking. Don't forget the mud mask and cucumber slices. Sat in the Hot Springs 0Achievement points
  • Just after completing the mission, waypoint back to the first waypoint, Warband Camp, and head southeast to the pool. Use the /sit emote.
The Spotter Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 10Achievement points
Reach Vishen Steelshot's perches and help her clear the way. Participated in 1 Sniping Event with Vishen 1Achievement points
Participated in 5 Sniping Events with Vishen 1Achievement points
Participated in 10 Sniping Events with Vishen 3Achievement points
Participated in 25 Sniping Events with Vishen 5Achievement points
  • Participate in a sniping event with Vishen Steelshot. There are four such events during the strike mission and each one counts towards the achievement, including the event at the camp before the mission starts.
Slaver's Extinction Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 16Achievement points
Defeat the hostile inhabitants of the ruins in and around Darkrime Delves. Defeated 10 Targets 1Achievement points
Defeated 100 Targets 5Achievement points
Defeated 500 Targets 5Achievement points
Defeated 1000 Targets 5Achievement points
Moving Up the Ranks Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 5Achievement points
Complete the Forging Steel vision with a final rank of Imperator. Rank Awarded 5Achievement points
  • Complete the mission with the Imperator rank.
Mission Challenge: Tank Escort Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 5Achievement points
Complete the Forging Steel vision with the Tank Escort challenge active. Challenge Completed 5Achievement points
  • Complete the mission with the Tank Escort challenge mode active.
Mission Challenge: Powerful Foes Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 5Achievement points
Complete the Forging Steel vision with the Powerful Foes challenge active. Challenge Completed 5Achievement points
  • Complete the mission with the Powerful Foes challenge mode active.
Mission Challenge: Final Boss Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 5Achievement points
Complete the Forging Steel vision with the Final Boss challenge active. Challenge Completed 5Achievement points
  • Complete the mission with the Final Boss challenge mode active.
Mission Challenge: Horde of Foes Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 5Achievement points
Complete the Forging Steel vision with the Horde of Foes challenge active. Challenge Completed 5Achievement points
  • Complete the mission with the Horde of Foes challenge mode active.
This achievement requires at least one completed objective to become visible. Mission Challenge: Candidate for Khan-Ur Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire 0Achievement points
Complete the Forging Steel vision with four challenges active. Challenge Completed 0Achievement points
  • Complete the mission with all four challenge modes active.

Locations[edit]

Area Area objectives
Warband Camp
Waypoint (map icon).png Warband Camp
Frost Rise
Waypoint (map icon).png Dwarven Gate
Stoneward Halls
Thermal Forge
Waypoint (map icon).png Thermal Forge

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Charr
Constructs
Grubs

Foes[edit]

Ambient creatures
Construct
Animals
Bears
Destroyers
Drakes
Dwarves (Stone Summit)
Elementals
Fungi
Icebrood
Norn (Sons of Svanir)
Skelk

Objects[edit]

Gathering resources

Dialogue[edit]

Upon entering the instance:

Cinder Steeltemper: Aren't you the sorriest bunch of recruits I've ever laid eyes on!
Cinder Steeltemper: Report to Centurion Steelcatcher for work details!

Talking with Ryland:

Ryland Steelcatcher: You're in the Steel Warband now. I expect nothing short of absolute perfection.
At ease. We have a lot to do before we move out, and not a lot of time. I don't like the look of this weather. The cold already took the choppers out of comission.
Talk more option tango.png Choppers?
We were using them to transport supplies and do recon runs. Snowstorm already crashed a few. I ordered the rest grounded until further notice. I don't want any more casualties on my watch.
Talk more option tango.png What about the supplies?
Pilots dropped their cargo in a panic. Keep your eyes open if you see any crates along our route. With any luck, the ammo is still viable. Same for the spare parts. We'll need both for the journey.
Talk more option tango.png Understood. Anything else?
Report to my officers. They're finishing preparations and could use an extra set of paws.
Talk more option tango.png Who are your officers?
Did your gun go off while you were cleaning it? (sigh) Who do you want to know about: Cinder, Nicabar, Vishen, or Ranoah?
Talk back option tango.png Never mind. I'm ready to assist an officer.
Talk more option tango.png Cinder.
Cinder Steeltemper is my second-in-command. Deadly with her swords, and a little too trigger happy with her flamethrower. She loves a good barbecue if you know what I mean.
Talk back option tango.png I'd like to know about another officer.
Talk ready option.png I'll help Cinder defend the perimeter.
Good. When you're done, report back to me or go find another officer to assist. We don't have much time.
Talk end option tango.png (salute)
Talk end option tango.png Thanks for the intel.
Talk more option tango.png Nicabar.
Nicabar Steelweaver is the best combat medic around. He makes some nervous with his magic—and his renegade past—but you can't deny the effectiveness of the tonics he brews.
Talk back option tango.png I'd like to know about another officer.
Talk ready option.png I want to help Nicabar Steelweaver with his tonics. (same as "Good. When you're done,...")
Talk end option tango.png Thanks for the intel.
Talk more option tango.png Vishen.
Vishen Steelshot is the sniper the Ash Legion wishes they had. Never misses a head shot. This warband is her family, and she would do anything to protect it.
Talk back option tango.png I'd like to know about another officer.
Talk ready option.png I want to shoot icebrood. I'll find Vishen Steelshot (same as "Good. When you're done,...")
Talk end option tango.png Thanks for the intel.
Talk more option tango.png Ranoah.
Ranoah Grindsteel is our engineer. Careful around the tank over there; it's her baby. And don't ask her about it unless you want to sit through an hour-long lecture on every last feature of the thing.
Talk back option tango.png I'd like to know about another officer.
Talk ready option.png I like the look of that tank. I'll help Ranoah Grindsteel (same as "Good. When you're done,...")
Talk end option tango.png Thanks for the intel.
Talk ready option.png I'll help Cinder Steeltemper defend the perimeter. (same as "Good. When you're done,...")
Talk ready option.png I'll help Nicabar Steelweaver restock his health tonics. (same as "Good. When you're done,...")
Talk ready option.png I like the look of that tank. I'll help Ranoah Grindsteel. (same as "Good. When you're done,...")
Talk ready option.png I want to shoot icebrood. I'll find Vishen Steelshot. (same as "Good. When you're done,...")
Talk back option tango.png I'd like to ask another question.
Talk end option tango.png I need more time to choose.
Talk end option tango.png Yes, sir.
Talk end option tango.png We'll manage without them.
Talk more option tango.png Why are we here?
Imperator Ruinbringer has trusted our warband with establishing a route through this mountain pass for additional forces. We've got a tank, so there will be no mistakes.
Talk more option tango.png Understood. What are my orders? (same as "Report to my officers....")
Talk end option tango.png I won't let you down.
Talk ready option.png What are my orders, sir? (same as "Report to my officers....")
Talk end option tango.png Then I won't waste any more of your time.

At 05:00 remaining until the warband moves out:

Ryland Steelcatcher: Storm's getting worse. Recruits, pick up the pace!

Approaching Cinder Steeltemper:

One of:
Cinder Steeltemper: Your training doesn't end at the fahrar, recruit.
Cinder Steeltemper: We've got to keep the perimeter clear.

Talking with Cinder Steeltemper:

Clear out the hostiles in the woods while I carve up the rest of 'em at camp. Hurry up!
Talk ready option.png Step aside while I show you how it's done.
Big words, runt. I'll believe it when I see it. Get moving! I'm timing you...
Talk ready option.png Watch and learn.
Talk end option tango.png On second thought...
Talk more option tango.png What are we up against?
Svanir meatheads trying to take potshots at us. We upset their leader's "feelings" by "encroaching on their domain." Let's see him use those fancy words with an axe in his skull...
Talk more option tango.png What do you want me to do? (same as "Clear out the hostiles...")
Talk end option tango.png I gotta go.
Talk end option tango.png You look like you've got it covered.

Fending off icebrood with Cinder Steeltemper:

Cinder Steeltemper: Recruits, back to base! Enemies at the gate!
Cinder Steeltemper: Not too shabby, but I prefer a more direct approach!
Cinder Steeltemper: I prefer the direct approach.

Talking with Cinder Steeltemper after completion:

Need something?
Talk end option tango.png Nope.

Approaching Ranoah Grindsteel:

One of:
Ranoah Grindsteel: Hop in the tank. Don't scratch the paint.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Hey, recruit. Get over here; don't ask questions.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Hey, have I seen you around in the fah-RAWR? Sorry.
Ranoah Grindsteel: You look bored. Want to blow stuff up?
Ranoah Grindsteel: Stock up on ammo and hop on the rifles! You'll be protecting my baby out there.

Talking with Ranoah Grindsteel:

If you want to ride along, you need to know how to man the artillery. Let's see what you're capable of!
Talk more option tango.png What do I do?
Grab some ammo from that box and jump in the tank. Fire on the target dummies over there, and learn how to use the harpoon. Get warmed up for different combat scenarios.
Talk more option tango.png Quite an impressive machine you have there.
She's a babe. One of the perks of being in the Steel Warband: Bangar gets us the best toys. This beauty has more firepower than the heaps that Iron uses. No contest. This one'd blow theirs to scrap.
Talk more option tango.png Sounds like it packs a punch. Thanks for the informa—
Dual exhausts, twin-turbo engine with high coal efficiency. Listen to her purr. Internally mounted rifles for maximum defense. High-velocity black powder harpoon cannons. I could go on...
Talk more option tango.png I'm sure you will.
Front-mounted bayonets. All-terrain treads. Citadel-forged steel armor plating. Best of the best! Just look at those sleek curves and all the wonderful stabby bits...
Talk end option tango.png I think I hear Ryland calling me...
See you around.
Talk end option tango.png It'll be a target practice massacre.
Talk more option tango.png Quite an impressive machine you have there. (same as "She's a babe....")
Talk end option tango.png Maybe some other time.

Tank target practice with Ranoah Grindsteel:

Ranoah Grindsteel: She's got state-of-the-art antipersonnel grenade launchers! Ten asura, one 'nade, total mayhem.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Use the harpoon to break armor. Or pull things over. You know what a harpoon does.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Oh no! We're being ambushed! Fire at will!

Talking with Ranoah Grindsteel after completion:

Nice shooting. We're definitely going to blow up some skritt.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks.

Approaching Nicabar Steelweaver:

One of:
Nicabar Steelweaver: Happiness is a smooth tonic.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Mix these grubs and mushrooms up with some herbs, you got a mean tonic.

Talking with Nicabar Steelweaver:

Have you tried the cave mushrooms here? Earthy taste and chewy mouthfeel, but the effects are wondrous. I've eaten twelve and feel great! Mix 'em with some herbs, you got a mean tonic.
Talk more option tango.png You make tonics?
Sure do. I could use some help stocking up on ingredients before heading out. The tonics will come in handy on our mission. Slug one down, and you'll feel like you can take on anything!
Talk more option tango.png What ingredients do you need?
I need four things: alpine blossoms, mushrooms, a few handfuls of snow, and some grubs. When you find ingredients, toss 'em over to me.
Talk more option tango.png Where can I find these flowers?
High up on the rocky cliffs over there. You'll need to do a little climbing to get to them.
Talk back option tango.png I have a question about another ingredient.
Talk end option tango.png This had better be worth it.
Talk more option tango.png Where should I look for mushrooms?
Look inside the cave outside of camp. Red caps thrive in dank environments.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Mushrooms. Right.
Talk more option tango.png Just snow?
Any old snow will do, though check the color first. Heh. Heh heh heh. *cough* I need it unmelted though, otherwise it's just water. So don't waste time getting it back here.
Talk back option tango.png I have other questions.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks for the info.
Talk more option tango.png Uh...grubs?
You get used to the taste. Just don't think about it, and you'll be fine. Promise! Find the luminescent ones in caves. They have a magical tang. And I want them fresh, so capture them alive!
Talk back option tango.png I have other questions.
Talk end option tango.png Gross.
Talk end option tango.png I'll find you those ingredients.
Talk end option tango.png I have to go.
Talk more option tango.png I have some armor I need repaired. (if armor is broken)
Good as new! Don't get killed, okay? Would hate for you to undo my work.
Talk end option tango.png I make no promises.
Talk give option tango.png I found a flower.
Talk give option tango.png I found a mushroom.
Talk give option tango.png I found some snow.
Talk give option tango.png I found a grub...unfortunately.
Talk end option tango.png I...haven't. And based on how dilated your eyes are, I think I'll refrain.

Gathering ingredients for Nicabar Steelweaver:

Nicabar Steelweaver: That's enough! Bring me what you've got!
Nicabar Steelweaver: This'll put some fur on your chest. And other places.

Approaching a bear:

Veteran Bear threatens <Character name>.

Talking with Nicabar Steelweaver after completion:

Why are there two of you?
Talk end option tango.png My "twin" and I think that maybe you should slow down on the tonics.

Approaching Vishen Steelshot:

One of:
Vishen Steelshot: Hey. Wanna see something cool?
Vishen Steelshot: Come here. I don't bite...hard.
Vishen Steelshot: Recruit. I've got something to show ya.

Talking with Vishen Steelshot:

Grunts don't appreciate the beauty of a well-made rifle. But you look different. You should take her for a spin; we could always use more deadeyes.
Talk more option tango.png This your perch?
You could call it that. "Perimeter defense" if we're being technical. Snowstorm brought out the icebrood. Look at them down there. Like shooting snowmen with a cannon. Wanna take a crack?
Talk ready option.png Why not.
Talk end option tango.png I'll leave you and your rifle alone.
Talk ready option.png Hand it over.
Talk end option tango.png Lemme think on it.

During Vishen's event:

Vishen Steelshot: (sigh) This'll be fun.
Vishen Steelshot: Target eliminated.

Talking with Vishen Steelshot after completion:

Hmm...
Talk more option tango.png What?
Just thinking rifle things.
Talk end option tango.png Riiiight.
Talk end option tango.png Meh.

Inside the tank:

Ranoah Grindsteel: Careful with that!
Ranoah Grindsteel: Having fun back there?

Camp ambient dialogue:

Iron Legion Engineer (1): The Steel Warband's a well-oiled machine.
Iron Legion Engineer (2): This tank's gonna be a well-oiled machine once I'm through with it.
Iron Legion Engineer (1): Do you listen to the words that come out of your mouth?
Iron Legion Engineer (1): Does a tank really need rifles, harpoons, AND grenade launchers?
Iron Legion Engineer (2): The answer's definitely yes.
Iron Legion Engineer (1): And you're definitely an idiot.
Iron Legion Engineer (2): What I wouldn't give to take that tank for a test drive.
Iron Legion Engineer (1): Aren't you on vehicular probation after you crashed that copter?
Iron Legion Engineer (2): Let me dream.
Ash Legion Scout: Wish we could see the Steel Warband in action. I've heard some stories.
Flame Legion Stalker: Mmm. What I wouldn't give to have Ryland's cubs...
Ash Legion Scout: What?
Flame Legion Stalker: Hmm?
Ash Legion Scout: What do you think of our imperator?
Flame Legion Stalker: He's bold. Resolute. Way better than Efram. I can't stand weak charr.
Flame Legion Stalker: Once Bangar sees his plan through, the charr will be on top where we belong.
Ash Legion Scout: Can't happen soon enough. Seeing outsiders in Grothmar made my stomach churn.

Gathering before moving out of the camp:

Cinder Steeltemper: Warband's ready to move out, Ryland.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Is that how you address your centurion, soldier?
(Everyone laughs)
Ranoah Grindsteel: That promotion already going to your head, chief?
Cinder Steeltemper: He's a big shot now that he's Bangar's golden cub.
Ryland Steelcatcher: All right, all right. Let's get a move on before we freeze our tails off.

Moving out:

Ranoah Grindsteel: Wooooohooo! This is what I'm talkin' about!
Nicabar Steelweaver: Don't get carried away, cub. Still got a mission to complete.
Cinder Steeltemper: Nica, you're barely older than the rest of us.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Huh. I thought he was like a million years old.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Stow the chatter; we have incoming.

If the tank takes too much damage (more than 50%[verification requested]), it will be disabled, becoming immobile and unenterable. Ranoah will natter at you until you repair it:

One of:
Ranoah Grindsteel: Need a little help here. Bring some scrap over to fix her up.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Tank won't be going anywhere 'til she gets patched up.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Hey, team? Could use a little assistance!
Ranoah Grindsteel: Tank's in trouble. Get my baby up and running!
Ranoah Grindsteel: Taking heavy damage! Tank's gonna need some repairs.

If inside the tank when only 10% health left:

Ranoah Grindsteel: Bail out! She's in critical condition!

Approaching the first area:

Ranoah Grindsteel: Who wants to go to a Metal Legion concert when this is all over with?
Cinder Steeltemper: Eh. I'm not really into heavy metal.
Vishen Steelshot: Doesn't matter who's playing after you've slammed down twelve or so Nicabar specials.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Recruits, my tonics are for medicinal purposes and not to be abused for any psychoactive side effects!
Ranoah Grindsteel: Sure thing, Nica.

Crossing the bridge:

Ranoah Grindsteel: Nica, this brew is disgusting! What'd you put in it?
Nicabar Steelweaver: Grubs are molting this time of year, so there might be some molting-gland secretions adding a little uh...extra viscosity.
Ranoah Grindsteel: What— I'm gonna...
Vishen Steelshot: Hm. Tell me more about these secretions.
Cinder Steeltemper: This conversation's over.

During Vishen's event:

Vishen Steelshot: I have a visual on the enemy. Snipers to my position.
Vishen Steelshot: Here, take my spare rifle. Train your sights on your enemies. Control your breathing. And...squeeze. The rush is something else.
Talk ready option.png You don't need to tell me twice.
Talk end option tango.png Maybe some other time.
Vishen Steelshot: All targets eliminated.
Vishen Steelshot: Sweet dreams.

Eliminating the icebrood:

One of
Ryland Steelcatcher: Put the flamethrower away, Cinder! You're scaring the recruits! Again.
Cinder Steeltemper: They'll be fine. Gotta teach 'em the pecking order.
Ryland Steelcatcher: I think you made your point, Cinder! Put the flamethrower away!
Cinder Steeltemper: Aww, I was just gettin' started.

After a right turn:

Nicabar Steelweaver: Ranoah, you really believe all that stuff Bangar's selling?
Ranoah Grindsteel: Well... What's wrong with wanting to be "one charr"? I mean, I think that sounds like a good thing.
Nicabar Steelweaver: We're an independent warband fighting for a breakaway legion under a rogue imperator. That sound like "one charr" to you?
Ranoah Grindsteel: We're a KICKASS independent warband fighting for a... whatever you just said.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Ryland, you agree with me, right?
Ryland Steelcatcher: I get orders and I follow them. That's what a soldier does.

Arriving at tar elemental grounds:

Ranoah Grindsteel: Tank vibrations are making the locals restless.
Vishen Steelshot: They certainly keep me up at night.
Nicabar Steelweaver: We've got some unexpected visitors!
Cinder Steeltemper: Cover the tank, recruits!
Cinder Steeltemper: Claws out, recruits! I'll buy an ale for anyone who racks up more kills than me!

On Cinder's event success:

One of:
Cinder Steeltemper: I'll get the barbeque going.
Cinder Steeltemper: Watch your tails.
Cinder Steeltemper: These look flammable. Let's find out.

On failure:

Cinder Steeltemper: I was hoping to be impressed.

Eliminating the icebrood:

Vishen Steelshot: All targets eliminated.

Approaching the area with the Gate:

Ranoah Grindsteel: Don't think the tank'll make it through that storm, chief.
Nicabar Steelweaver: If we cut through the ruins, we can avoid the blizzard altogether.
Vishen Steelshot: Those ruins belonged to the Stone Summit dwarves. Slavers. Cannibals. Performers of profane rituals.
Vishen Steelshot: Oh, who knows what monstrosities lurk in these ancient, almost-certainly-haunted ruins.
Cinder Steeltemper: Vishen. We didn't prep for an evil dwarf excursion.
Vishen Steelshot: I'll send up a flare for reinforcements.
Ryland Steelcatcher: No flare. Bangar trusted us to handle this on our own; that's what we're gonna do.

Getting supplies for Nicabar:

One of:
Nicabar Steelweaver: We could use a supply run!
Nicabar Steelweaver: These are good ingredients for my special brews.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Those flowers are perfect for my tonics.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Let's stock up.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Did you find any of the ingredients I need to make tonics? We'll need 'em.
Talk give option tango.png I found a flower. (with an Alpine Blossom)
Talk give option tango.png I found a grub...unfortunately. (with a Grub)
Talk more option tango.png I have some armor I need repaired.
Good as new! Don't fight any bears, okay?
Talk end option tango.png That won't be a problem.
Talk end option tango.png I'll be right back.
Nicabar Steelweaver: That's enough! Bring me what you've got!
One of:
Nicabar Steelweaver: Just what the doctor ordered! Disclaimer: I have no formal medical training.
Nicabar Steelweaver: This'll put some fur on you chest. And other places.
Nicabar Steelweaver: One batch of Nicabar Special tonic, coming right up!

Approaching the Gate:

Ryland Steelcatcher: Ranoah, get us through that door.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Thought you'd never ask!
Cinder Steeltemper: Time to bring down the gate. Use the harpoons!
Cinder Steeltemper: Gate's open! Steel Warband, move in!
Vishen Steelshot: We've done some stupid things before, but this is something else!
One of:
Ryland Steelcatcher: I think you made your point, Cinder! Put the flamethrower away!
Cinder Steeltemper: Aww. I was just gettin' started.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Cinder, is the flamethrower really necessary?
Cinder Steeltemper: It's not not necessary.

Entering the ruins:

Veteran Stone Summit Cannoneer: (terrifying otherworldly howl)
One of:
Cinder Steeltemper: Something's not happy with us.
Nicabar Steelweaver: What the hell was that?
Nicabar Steelweaver: Aren't these dwarves supposed to be extinct?
Vishen Steelshot: Don't ask me; this was your plan.

Picking up a Stone Cannon:

Nicabar Steelweaver: Careful with that thing!

During Vishen's event:

Vishen Steelshot: There's a vantage point this way.
Vishen Steelshot: Take this rifle. Focus your fire on those shielded dwarves. We have to protect the warband!
Talk ready option.png The last thing they'll see is the glint of my scope.
Talk end option tango.png Not now.
Vishen Steelshot: We can get to high ground from here
Vishen Steelshot: This is great.

Further in the ruins:

One of:
Ryland Steelcatcher Keep the tank moving.
Cinder Steeltemper: Area's secure. Roll out.
Cinder Steeltemper: There's too many of these damn dwarves!
Nicabar Steelweaver: They don't seem to be...alive. What kind of magic is this?
Ryland Steelcatcher: I don't know!
Ranoah Grindsteel: Magic or not, a tank blast to the face works just the same!

Leaving the ruins:

One of:
Ryland Steelcatcher Keep the tank moving.
Cinder Steeltemper: Area's secure. Roll out.
Vishen Steelshot: Even the wildlife's unhappy with our little intrusion.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Why do you sound excited?
Cinder Steeltemper: Who's gonna kill more skelk than me? Give it your best shot!

Approaching the area before the second Gate:

Cinder Steeltemper: Give 'em steel and fire!
Vishen Steelshot: Just putting it out there: still got that flare.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Negative. We do this on our own.

Starting Nicabar's event:

One of:
Nicabar Steelweaver: We could use a supply run!
Nicabar Steelweaver: All these mushrooms...am I in paradise?

During Nicabar's event:

Nicabar Steelweaver: Did you find any of the ingredients? I need to make tonics for the warband. Seriously.
Talk give option tango.png I found a mushroom. (with a Cave Mushroom)
Talk give option tango.png I found some snow. (with Snow)
Talk more option tango.png I have some armor I need repaired.
Good as new! Don't fight any bears, okay?
Talk end option tango.png That won't be a problem.
Talk end option tango.png I'll be back.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Are those mushrooms? Looks like the good stuff.
Nicabar Steelweaver: That's enough! Bring me what you've got!
One of:
Nicabar Steelweaver: Went a bit heavy on the mushrooms. Shouldn't kill ya.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Tonicology is an art! And Nicabar is an "artiste."
Nicabar Steelweaver: This one's ready. Careful, it's an acquired taste.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Hope you're ready for new taste sensations!

During Vishen's event:

Vishen Steelshot: I have a visual on the enemy. Snipers to my position.
Vishen Steelshot: Help me keep all these dwarves at bay. Who knew such little runts could be so grouchy. You...you think they're cannibals?
Talk ready option.png They're about to eat lead.
Talk end option tango.png I gotta go.
Vishen Steelshot: All targets eliminated.
Vishen Steelshot: (sigh) Go get 'em.

After defeating the champion:

Cinder Steeltemper: That sure riled them up.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Ranoah, get your back against the wall.
Ranoah Grindsteel: You know how hard it is to steer this thing?

After the Gate opened:

One of:
Ranoah Grindsteel: Um, just so we're clear, the tank can't swim.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Uh... There seems to be a hole where the bridge should be.
One of:
Cinder Steeltemper: There's gotta be a way to get that bridge working, recruits.
Cinder Steeltemper: Recruits, get that bridge extended!

Arriving at the final fight:

Vishen Steelshot: I think you know what I'm about to say.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Shoot the damn flare.

During the fight:

On portal spawn; one of:
Ryland Steelcatcher: It's calling reinforcements! Take out the portals!
Nicabar Steelweaver: Recruits, handle those portals!
Ranoah Grindsteel: We can't leave those portals up.

Upon the defiance bar unlocking:

Ryland Steelcatcher: Recruits! Bring it down with the harpoons!
Ranoah Grindsteel: Tank's in position. Now's our chance to harpoon that thing!

After breaking the defiance bar:

One of:
Ryland Steelcatcher: It's down! Hit it hard!
Cinder Steeltemper: Now's our chance! Throw everything you've got at it!
Vishen Steelshot: We've got him bound, vulnerable, and totally helpless! Fire at will!

Boss at half health:

Nicabar Steelweaver: Where's the reinforcements? They should be here by now.
Cinder Steeltemper: Looks like we're on our own. Recruits, hold the line!

After boss defeat:

Ranoah Grindsteel: Down he goes! Steel and fire, baby!
Vishen Steelshot: Guess we didn't need the flare after all.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Never a doubt in my mind.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Everybody okay?
Cinder Steeltemper: We're all in one piece.

Meeting up with Bangar:

Cinder Steeltemper: Imperator Ruinbringer! Eyes front!
Bangar Ruinbringer: At ease, soldiers. Centurion Steelcatcher, we were expecting the tank at Bjora's Pass.
Ryland Steelcatcher: Complications with the storm, sir. Had to take a detour.
Bangar Ruinbringer: If you had everything under control, why the distress signal?
Ryland Steelcatcher: Miscalculation, sir.
Bangar Ruinbringer: I see. The storm's hit us pretty hard, so Centurion Steelcatcher and I will find an alternate route through the pass.
Cinder Steeltemper: I can provide a security detail, sir.
Ryland Steelcatcher: The imperator's given his orders. Stand by and await further instruction, soldier.

Talking with Cinder Steeltemper:

Cinder Steeltemper: What is it, recruit.
What is it?
Talk more option tango.png Things got pretty rough back there.
Cinder Steeltemper: Centurion Steelcatcher and I appreciate you stepping up to help with our "unforeseen obstacles."
Cinder Steeltemper: That's how it goes sometimes. Field conditions change and we have to adapt. The fahrar doesn't teach you everything.
Cinder Steeltemper: Ryland's usually more cautious though. He's been pushing us harder lately, and the warband's up to the challenge, but...
Cinder Steeltemper: It just means we have to be better. The Steel Warband's earned its reputation, and we intend on keeping it.
Cinder Steeltemper: You ever need any advice, I'll be here.
Talk more option tango.png What's the deal with you and the centurion?
Cinder Steeltemper: Well, aren't you a nosy little recruit?
Cinder Steeltemper: Ryland and I came up in the fahrar together. He bailed us out more times than I can count.
Cinder Steeltemper: He's always trying to do what's right. That's why he's got our loyalty.
Talk end option tango.png That's all for now.

Talking with Nicabar Steelweaver:

Nicabar Steelweaver: You did good out there.
You did good out there.
Talk more option tango.png What's your story?
Nicabar Steelweaver: I used to run with the Renegades. Hated humans with a burning passion; would've been proud to die for the cause.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Then I uh...realized how much of a dumbass I was and the meaninglessness of war with humans.
Nicabar Steelweaver: I was lost for a while; felt like I had no purpose. Until I met Cinder, who brought me into Steel.
Nicabar Steelweaver: It's a good crew. They're my family.
Talk more option tango.png You're really into tonics.
Nicabar Steelweaver: Is it that obvious? After my time with the Renegades, I had the desire to create something for once.
Nicabar Steelweaver: When I'm brewing tonics, all my troubles just melt away. I feel so connected to Tyria, like I'm becoming one with nature.
Ranoah Grindsteel: That's probably the mushrooms.
Nicabar Steelweaver: That could be true.
Talk end option tango.png See you later.

Talking with Vishen Steelshot:

Vishen Steelshot: Great. I love waiting around for orders.
Might as well clean my rifle while we've got some downtime.
Talk more option tango.png Somehow we made it in one piece...
Vishen Steelshot: I know, so much fun! I'm starting to like "new Ryland."
Vishen Steelshot: Cinder's been kinda worried since he became centurion, but I don't see what the big deal is.
Vishen Steelshot: If I'm being honest, I think Ryland's got an alluring, masculine thing going on.
Vishen Steelshot: Once you start climbing the ladder, you gotta see how high it goes. It's like catnip.
Vishen Steelshot: Personally, ladders don't do it for me. I'm happy as long as I have a big gun and things to shoot at.
Talk more option tango.png What are you going to do after this mission?
Vishen Steelshot: Eat. Dunno if you've heard, but I have a proclivity for steak, meat pie, sausage...all manner of dead animal, really.
Vishen Steelshot: One year I scared Ranoah at Meatoberfest.
Vishen Steelshot: If you've never had dolyak, I recommend it. When you get the sear just right, it's got phenomenal flavor and mouthfeel.
Vishen Steelshot: Mm, damnit, recruit, you've made me hungry. Thanks a lot.
Talk end option tango.png Until next time.

Talking with Ranoah Grindsteel:

Ranoah Grindsteel: Aww, tank time's over already?
You did great out there, you know that?
Talk more option tango.png What do you think of the imperator?
Ranoah Grindsteel: He's the "ruinbringer" of good vibes—that's for sure—but Bangar's the smartest of the imperators.
Ranoah Grindsteel: We're charr. He's fighting for the charr. I don't see what's so controversial.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Oh, you know General Almorra of the Vigil? I heard she and Bangar had—well, I don't like to gossip.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Okay, I do like to gossip, but Cinder told me to stop spreading rumors among the new recruits.
Talk more option tango.png That tank is something else.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Sure is. My favorite perk of being in this warband is having access to the shiniest new toys in the charr arsenal.
Vishen Steelshot: Gee, thanks.
Ranoah Grindsteel: Oh, I also like my teammates! 'Specially you, Vishen.
Vishen Steelshot: Mmhmm.
Talk end option tango.png Talk to you later.

Approaching the gate without Darkrime Delves story active:

Awake from the Vision: Awaken and return to the Scrying Pool?
Talk more option tango.png Yes.
Talk end option tango.png Not right now.

Notes[edit]

  • You will be under the Vision of the Eye.png Vision of the Eye effect during this strike mission.
  • Many of the dialogues are situational and have several variants, thus it is not possible to hear all during one run.[1]
  • Awake from the Vision portal map icon functions like a regular waypoint. Its mouse-over description reads "Vision Exit. Click to awaken". Clicking it will bring up a prompt "Exit the vision and return to the Scying Pool?" similar to the waypointing confirmation prompt.
  • Straying too far from the boundary of the area will prompt a warning and the Persistently Blinded.png Vision Boundary effect, covering your screen in darkness. If you keep moving away, you will be teleported back to the closest waypoint.
  • Standing in lava or hot water will give you the Fire (effect).png Extreme Heat effect.

Related achievements[edit]

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Designing the Steel Warband, Guildwars2.com "Many of the dialog lines also have several variants to make each run through the content a little different; other dialog, such as Cinder’s flamethrower dialog, is dependent on event outcome."
  2. ^ [1], Extra Life 2022 stream
  3. ^ [2], Extra Life 2022 stream