Guide to Greater Understanding

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Guide to Greater Understanding is a Rare Collections achievement. The collection is unlocked by crafting the Ectoplasm-Infused Vision Crystal, and upon completion rewards Eclipse.


Guide to Greater Understanding Rare Collections 7Achievement points
Show Xeniph the hope of a brave new world.Combine 2 Lesser Vision Crystals with 3 Vials of Blood, 6 Sapphires, and 15 Globs of Ectoplasm in the Mystic Forge to create an Ectoplasm-Infused Vision Crystal.
Reward:Eclipse.png Eclipse
1 Step Completed 1Achievement points
2 Steps Completed 1Achievement points
3 Steps Completed 1Achievement points
4 Steps Completed 1Achievement points

Collection items[edit]

Item Hint
Ectoplasm-Infused Vision Crystal.png Ectoplasm-Infused Vision Crystal This vision crystal is imbued with ectoplasm, enabling the user to see deeper through the veil.
A Shade's Blindspot.png A Shade's Blindspot First, in Fields of Ruin: Go where the mightiest of the walled city rest.
Memory Lane.png Memory Lane Then, in Fields of Ruin: At the top of an abandoned mine, discover precarious pillars of steel.
Blame Game.png Blame Game Then, in Fields of Ruin: Seek out shattered storms, a twisting tree, and roots deep in stone.
A Balanced View.png A Balanced View Then, in Fields of Ruin: A waterfall streams forth with a stone ceiling overhead.
Ghost Growth.png Ghost Growth Then, in Fields of Ruin: Find the southernmost point, where one is closest to the sands beyond.
Oiled Orichalcum Greatsword Blade.png Imbued Oiled Orichalcum Greatsword Blade Finally, in Fields of Ruin: Embue an Oiled Orichalcum Greatsword Blade to become something more - a blade of a different age, forged by one long passed.


Talk to Xeniph at various locations throughout the Fields of Ruin map. The final location requires an Oiled Orichalcum Greatsword Blade.


  • The five items form a graphic in the collection menu:
A Shade's Blindspot.png Memory Lane.png Blame Game.png A Balanced View.png Ghost Growth.png

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