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Unlock the Canthan Jade Tech Mastery track to equip and level up your very own jade bot. This helpful (and adorable) friend can help you find hidden treasures, power up new weapons, enhance your travel, and more!

— Official site

Jade Bots are unique companions available exclusively through the Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons expansion. Once unlocked, they can be used for a variety of activities, such as to light up lanterns, open chests or earn buffs. Many of their functions are only available in Cantha maps, with the main exceptions being the attribute bonus and modules.

Unlocking[edit]

Jade Bot unlock banner.

Mechanics[edit]

  • Before having access to a jade bot the game will display the message:

You've encountered jade technology that requires a jade bot to make use of it. Unlock the Jade Bot Mastery line to obtain a jade bot! You can do this as you progress through the End of Dragons story.

— Jade Technology, in-game hint

  • All functions are available in the open world. The availability of functions in other places (PvP, WvW, instanced content) is determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • By interacting with a Jade Bot Terminal, players can gain a remote control over the jade bot, allowing independent piloting. While being controlled, jade bots can interact with some objects, such as Jade Batteries, Jade Tech Lanterns and levers.
  • By interacting with the Jade Tech Defensive Protocol or the Jade Tech Offensive Protocol the user can trade in 1 stack of Jade Power Charge for 45 minutes of either Jade Tech Defensive Overcharge or Jade Tech Offensive Overcharge respectively.
  • By interacting the Jade Tech Chests with at least 1 stack of Jade Power Charge, the user can open these chests.
  • By interacting with Jade Tech Zip Lines players can traverse a predetermined path of the Zip Line.
  • By interacting with Jade Tech Teleporters users can trade in 1 stack of Jade Power Charge to instantly transport to predetermined destinations if the Teleporter is powered. Uncharged teleporters can be charged with 1 stack of Jade Power Charge.
  • By interacting with Jade Lanterns users can light each to complete various achievements.
  • In New Kaineng City, a Jade Bot Terminal can be used to take direct control of the jade bot to fly it around the city (almost) freely, like a drone, to get new views. The range of how far you can fly with the bot is limited.
  • The jade bot can be used to solve puzzles with the free-flight, such as in certain End of Dragons story instances. It can also be used to access otherwise locked locations, like Mi-Shen's Lab, through vents.
  • It can reveal hidden treasures via special Treasure Hunter Protocol 1-3 Modules or increase loot from defeated foes through Scavenger Protocol Modules.

Related masteries[edit]

Mastery XP required Points Description
Gliding Booster Gliding Booster 381,000 End of Dragons mastery point Your jade bot can now give you an upward boost while you are gliding.
You can now craft tier-1 and tier-2 power cores.
Multicharge Multicharge 635,000 End of Dragons mastery point Upgrade your jade bot to carry up to 4 jade energy charges at a time.
Jade Tech Waypoint Jade Tech Waypoint 1,016,000 End of Dragons mastery point Upgrade your jade bot to be able to set up a personal waypoint for you.
Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency 1,524,000 End of Dragons mastery point Upgrade your jade bot to gather more energy from jade tech batteries.
Additionally, your jade bot can now absorb energy from zip lines.
Rescue Protocol Rescue Protocol 2,159,000 End of Dragons mastery point Upgrade your jade bot to assist you in rallying when you are downed. This skill is not available in PvP, WvW, raids, fractals or strikes.
Total 5,715,000 15 End of Dragons mastery point

List of Jade Bot skills[edit]

While using a Jade Bot Terminal
# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
3 Ascend (Jade Bot).png Ascend Fly your bot straight up.
4 Descend (Jade Bot).png Descend Fly your bot straight down.
5 Deactivate Bot.png Deactivate Bot Deactivate your bot and return focus to yourself.
6 Quick Shot.png Action Camera Toggle Toggles the action camera on and off for the player.
During the story instance "Investigate Nahpui Lab." in The Future in Jade
# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1 Scan (Jade Tech).png Scan 3 Scan the energy signatures of nearby jade tech.
3 Ascend (Jade Bot).png Ascend Fly your bot straight up.
4 Descend (Jade Bot).png Descend Fly your bot straight down.
5 Deactivate Bot.png Deactivate Bot Deactivate your bot and return focus to yourself.
6 Quick Shot.png Action Camera Toggle Toggles the action camera on and off for the player.
Energy Defense.png Static Discharge 3 ...
During the story chapter Weight of the World
# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Deploy Bot.png Deploy Bot 1 Deploy your remote-controlled bot to scout the area.
  • Flying out of range:
Out of range!
Return to the flight area or you will be disconnected.

Equipment[edit]

Equip and manage your jade bot, customizing your bot's power core, frame, and modules.

— Hero panel

Customize your jade bot at a workbench.

The jade bot can be customized at any Jade Bot Workbench in Cantha with a multitude of modules. Some can be purchased from Xunlai Jade Sales Associates and others can be crafted by Jeweler tango icon 20px.png jewelers. A jade bot has three Slots in its hero panel section:

Power Core[edit]

  • One Power Core has to be equipped in order to access the jade bot's functionality on each character.
  • Power Cores are equipable by all 80 level characters, even on accounts without End of Dragons.[1]
  • One Jade Bot Core: Tier 1 per character is provided as a story reward for completing The Scenic Route.
  • Doesn't provide the attribute boost in PvP and WvW.

Module: Sensory Array[edit]

  • Different types exist, only one can be equipped at a time.
  • They require at least tier 1 Power Core to be used.
  • Works in the open world, instanced content (raids/fractals/strike missions) and some in WvW too; see the main page for detailed overview.
  • Not equipable on accounts without End of Dragons, as players cannot use the Jade Bot Workbench without the Jade Bots mastery track.

Module: Service Chip[edit]

  • They require at least tier 6 Power Core to be used, though they can be equipped with a lower tier power core (but do not work).
  • Enhances the jade bot's abilities:
    • Skiff supercharger: increases Skiff speed.
    • Jade Assistant: Gliding Booster improves Jade Bot Glide Booster height.
    • Rescue Protocol Recharge: shortens Rescue Protocol cooldown.
    • Treasure Hunter Protocol: displays chests on minimap with an icon Feat chest (map icon).png.
      • Works on every chest in most zones of the open world, even outside of Cantha.
  • Not equipable on accounts without End of Dragons, as players cannot use the Jade Bot Workbench without the Jade Bots mastery track.

Lore[edit]

Jade bots are small jade mechs created from dragonjade by Xunlai Jade. They provide day-to-day aid for Canthans who can afford them, as the dragonjade technology is very expensive. They are also used as help with transportation through Cantha via Zip Lines and can be deployed for security purposes or scanning mined jade.

Jade Bot skins[edit]

Jade Bot skins can be unlocked account-wide by purchasing them in the Gem Store or through Black Lion Chests. The skins have only cosmetic effects; there are no gameplay advantages associated with them.

The skins are visible while performing various tasks around the world, including:

  • Interacting with Jade Tech Defensive / Offensive protocols, using a Jade Battery, zip-line, opening a Jade Tech chest, using gliding boost, using Rescue Protocol, setting up Jade Tech Waypoint, using Skiff Supercharger, and remotely controlling the Bot.[2]

List of Jade Bot skins[edit]

See also: Gallery of Jade Bot skins

Gallery[edit]

Related achievements[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • You cannot turn off visibility of other player's jade bots, but the bots are not visible at all times, only spawning when deployed for specific actions.[1]
  • Many of the animations are implemented via skill effects, as the devs were concerned about server performance of having another entity spawn for each player.[1]
  • Cannot be named in-game.[1]
  • Jade Bots can be flown underwater.

Trivia[edit]

  • During remote control while on the ground as well as in the jade bot panel, the bot has idle animations, one of them being a dancing animation.
  • Movement speed during remote control is 600 units/sec for backward and forward movement, and 300 units/sec for ascend, descend, and sideways movements.
  • The controls during remote control are similar to underwater mode movement.
  • For a short time immediately after the launch of End of Dragons, jade bot remote control was unavailable due to technical issues. In its place, the Jade Bot Terminals for Complete heart (map icon).png Help Xunlai Jade test and promote jade tech (80) provided a "Jade Tech Rifle" that could be used to light the Jade Tech Lanterns[3][verification requested].

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