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Legendary Blademaster Diarmid

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Legendary Blademaster Diarmid was a Sylvari of the Pact who died when Mordremoth tore the fleet apart. Occam knew her and saw her die. Her corpse was taken and used to create a Commander of the Mordrem Guard. She first appeared as a Mordrem Guard around the Corpse Grove in Verdant Brink where she attacked the Pact's Ordnance Corps Outpost, only to be reborn again from her pod in the Central Blighting Tower.

Diarmid is a profound user of the longbow, greatsword, and dual-wielding swords. She will switch between all three sets when fighting. When her health is low or "broken", she will split into three champion versions of herself, each wielding one of her three weapons and never switching. She seems to appear in Verdant Brink, however given she is champion ranked and only uses one weapon (swords), it is likely just one of her three clones.


Heart of Maguuma

Event involvement[edit]

Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Blademaster Diarmid Approaches (80)
Event swords (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat Mordremoth's commander (80)
Event boss (tango icon).png Defeat and stop the Mordrem commander from growing enough explosive pustules to destroy the island (80)
Event cog (tango icon).png [Group Event] Plant bombs to destroy the Blighting Tree (80)

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Vulnerable When Broken
  • Starts with dual swords, switches to longbow at 75%, and to greatsword longbow at 50%.
  • Splits into three Champion Blademaster Diarmids versions of herself at 25% health, each with full health bars and wielding a different weapon.

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Skills (Dual swords)
  • Slash - a sweeping sword attack that cleaves enemies in front of Diarmid for moderate direct damage
  • Spinning Death -
Skills (Greatsword)
Skills (Longbow)
  • Rain of Arrows - Diarmid channels a barrage animation, firing many arrows with small AoE indicators around herself for direct damage
Stolen skills


Name Type Rarity Quantity
Mordrem Saber.png Berserker's Mordrem Saber Sword Exotic 1
Mordrem Warbow.png Berserker's Mordrem Warbow Longbow Exotic 1
Heirloom Seed Pouch.png Noxious Seed Pouch Container Exotic 1
Pile of Flax Seeds.png Pile of Flax Seeds Crafting material Basic 2


Renders/Concept art



  • Diarmid was meant to appear in the story instances, but was cut out due to development time.[1]
  • Diarmaid is a male Irish name, pronounced roughly "DEER-mid", contrary to this character being female and her name pronounced by NPCs as "dai-AR-mid".