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Zommoros has invited you to participate in the very first private tour of the Mystic Forge. Witness the incredible inner workings of the djinn's magical domain, and uncover the dark secret that lurks at its center.

Game Update Notes: September 18, 2018

Mythwright Gambit

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Map of Mythwright Gambit

Levels
80
Type
Raid
Within
Crystal Desert

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Loading screen

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Mythwright Gambit

Mythwright Gambit is the fourth raid introduced into the game.

It was released alongside the Living World chapter A Star to Guide Us on September 18, 2018.

Getting there[edit]

  • Using the portal in Lion's Arch Aerodrome. It requires Path of Fire, and you must join a raid squad before you can enter the portal.
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Scholar Glenna

A Mystic Ticket


<Character Name>,

This a weird one, so bear with me—I just received a personal invitation for me and "those wonderful adventurers I always seem to be traveling around with" to tour the interior of the Mystic Forge.

THE MYSTIC FORGE! The source of Tyria's most legendary weapons and armor! The Priory's never been granted permission to see how it works, so this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us.

It could ALSO just be a scam. Even though the letter is signed by Zommoros himself, something about this feels fishy to me. I don't know what goes on inside the Mystic Forge, but be ready for anything.

—Glenna

Locations[edit]

Area Area objectives
Mystic Forge Acquisition Piles
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Acquisition Portal
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Mystic Clover Garden
Sorting and Appraisal
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Ectoplasmic Containment
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Miniature-Pet Menagerie
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Private Reserve
Arcane Springs
Grand Causeway
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Reliquary Bridge
Mythwright Cauldron
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Heart of the Cauldron

Objectives[edit]

  • Talk to Zommoros to begin the tour.
  • Follow Zommoros and enjoy the tour.
  • Engage the conjured amalgamate.
    • Conjured Amalgamate
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      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Left Arm
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      Event cog (tango icon).png
    • Right Arm
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      Event cog (tango icon).png
    • Time limit: 8:00
  • Make your way through the sorting and appraisal rooms.
    • Clear out the ectoplasm.
      • Ectoplasmic Conglomeration killed: x/45
    • OR
    • Shrink and sort the megapets.
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        Event swords (tango icon).png
    • Kill Qadim's dreg shark.
      • Dreg Shark
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        Event boss (tango icon).png
  • Defeat the twin largos.
    • Nikare
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      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Kenut
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      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Platform submerges in: 2:00
  • Clear a path through Qadim's minions to the Mythwright Cauldron.
    • Pyre Guardian
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      Event swords (tango icon).png
  • Enter the Mythwright Cauldron and stop Qadim.
  • Defeat Qadim.
    • Qadim
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      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Time remaining: 13:00
    • Ancient Invoked Hydra
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      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Apocalypse Bringer
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      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Wyvern Patriarch
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      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Wyvern Matriarch
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      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Escape from the lamp.
    • Time remaining: 2:00

Walkthrough[edit]

Conjured Amalgamate[edit]

The first of Qadim's challenges. You must dispose of a large construct made of loot/junk from the Mystic Forge.

Overview

The fight starts when someone steps near the Amalgamate. The fight is played out on a crescent-shaped stage with boss in the middle. The fight swaps between arm phases, orb phases, shield phases, and head/damage phases.

The boss has two breakable arms, which it will use to attempt to smash the players. Every time it slams the ground, it will summon a group of Shields or a group of Swords. When killed these drop a corresponding Special Action Skill (Conjured Slash for the sword and Conjured Protection for the shield). This skill stacks in efficiency, so it's ok to pick up a sword or shield multiple times. Occasionally, if both hands are alive, the Amalgamate will raise his hands up to Clap. One shield stack minimum is required to survive. Killing an arm causes the boss to begin powering up a special attack. He will summon waves of orbs, Shield Bubbles (large orbs with an outer ring), Sword Bubbles (smaller greenish orbs with a vertical line), and Damage Bubbles (purple orbs). Have group members collect the sword and shield bubbles, as for each that reaches him, he gains shielding or damage buffs, respectively. He will then begin firing a treasure laser in a "wind-shield wiper" motion across the platform. The group should stack, use the shield right before the line hits them, and out-heal any remaining floor damage. Players can also use their Sword abilities on his shield, lowering the boss' defenses and stacking a 10% damage debuff (up to 10 stacks) enabling a good chunk of time for damage.

Phases
Health Boss Mechanic
100% - 25%
  • Amalgamate will attack with one arm at a time, depending on which half and section of the platform has the most players. Each arm can only target its closest quadrants.
  • Amalgamate will not use its arm(s) during the phases of the Junk Wall attack.
  • Amalgamate will first perform a Thunderclap attack after the 3rd time it has pulled its 1st arm back up (at around 7:11 left on the timer). [verification requested]
  • Amalgamate phases if you reach 50% of its HP on the 1st burn and will stop its Junk Wall attack
  • Between the 1st and 2nd burn phases there will be no Thunderclap, as he is regenerating his 1st arm
25%
  • Amalgamate will immediately interrupt any of its on-going attacks. [verification requested]
  • Arms will respawn with 50% health
25% - 0%
  • Amalgamate will be able to attack with both arms at the same time.
  • Amalgamate will continue to attack with its other arm during the the Junk Wall attack phases.
  • Arms will respawn with 50% health 1 minute after being destroyed (or, if both arms are destroyed, then both arms will respawn after the Junk Wall).
Boss Attacks
  • Pulverize
    • The Amalgamate will smash an arm on the platform. Any players not on the targeted quadrant will be affected by Tremors if not dodged.
      • The arm will smash the platform every 15 seconds (after 25%, each arm will have its own cooldown).
      • The arm will lay on the platform for 10 of those seconds.
      • The arm will conjure a number of greatswords and shields. (1 guaranteed, up to 5 more over time if being attacked)
  • Thunderclap
    • If both arms are present, the Amalgamate will bring them together in a fatal attack unless shields are used.
    • This will happen after 3 attacks with Pulverize when both hands are active, which is during both the start of the fight, and after both hands have respawned at 25%.
      • The first slam occurs at approximately 7:11 on the timer.
    • There is also an extra clap after the boss is brought to 25% health, but before the boss begins to use Pulverize again.
  • Junk Wall
    • This attack is triggered whenever an arm is destroyed. This attack has 3 parts, wherein the Amalgamate will:
      1. Draw various orbs to itself for 20 seconds, which come in 3 flavors:
        • Purple - deals damage to players.
        • Green with vertical white line (Sword) - grants a stack of the sword buff to either the player or the Amalgamate.
        • Green with white enclosing circle (Shield) - grants a stack of the shield buff to either the player or the Amalgamate.
      2. Fire a wall of junk, which sweeps from one side-to-side in a "wind-shield wiper" motion over the course of 15 seconds.
        • The wall starts from the side of the most-recently destroyed arm.
        • The attack will double back if both arms are destroyed.
      3. Drop its head to the platform for 20 seconds after losing its Shielded buff
  • Falling Debris
    • If one of the hands is dead, instead of using Pulverize, the Amalgamate, after two Pulverize attacks, will scoop an arm across its quadrants and rain sundry objects from above. This debris will land in orange AoEs of varying areas.
Minions
  • Conjured Sword - When defeated, will grant a stack of Greatsword Power (effect).png Greatsword Power to one player, giving them the special action key  
    Conjured Slash.png
     Conjured Slash.
  • Conjured Shield - The shields will have defiance bars which must be broken before they can be damaged. When defeated, will grant a stack of Conjured Shield (effect).png Conjured Shield to one player, giving them the special action key  
    Conjured Protection.png
     Conjured Protection.
  • Conjured Warrior - If the shields are left alive to fully channel, they can merge with the Swords, summoning a Warrior. Warriors deal a large amount of damage and should be killed quickly.
General Strategy

The boss follows the following pattern for phases: Kill One Arm>Orb Phase>Shield/Sword Phase>Kill Other Arm>Orb Phase>Shield/Sword Phase>Kill another arm>Orb phase (while other arm is active)>Shield/Sword Phase (while other arm is active)>Kill remaining arm and repeat orb phase, or kill the boss.

Bring high Area of Effect (AoE) classes that can hit multiple targets. You will also need to bring characters with consistent Crowd Control (CC) abilities to deplete the Defiance Bars from the Shields. Begin the fight in one of the central quadrants. Use swords as you get them on the arms. They will expire otherwise, and they do a good amount of damage and stack a 10% damage debuff on the arm. Use shields when he goes to "Clap". When an arm is about to be slain, send 1-2 people to each of the farther quadrants where the orbs will reach first. (Sword orbs will start towards the west, swipe east, then back. Shield orbs will start east, swipe west, then back.) The remaining members should clean up any remaining swords and shields, help collect any other orbs, and begin damaging the boss. Once the orb phase ends, throw the swords at the boss, lowering his shielding, and continue damaging him. Wait until the laser "wind-shield wiper" attack almost gets to your group and Shield. He cannot clap during the next phase. Repeat for the next arm up until after the orb phase. The Amalgamate's laser will come from the side of the hand you just killed, travel across the platform fully, then loop back. If all players stack on the far side of the first laser pass, a well timed shield will cover both the end of the first laser and the beginning of the second. Keep in mind that the laser's pass will make the floor do damage to players standing on it, healing or barrier is recommended. After the burn phase the boss will re-summon both of his hands. One person will need to save a shield for afterwards, as he will be able to clap again. This time both hands will be actively slamming on the platform. Focus one arm while killing all the shields and swords that spawn. When one arm dies the orb phase will start but the other arm will continue to attack. Bring down the boss' shield and you should be able to kill it.

Tips
  • Power damage is favored on this fight, since the construct removes all conditions every slam.
  • You can damage the Amalgamate during the laser phase and during the orb phase. There's no need to wait for him to lay his head onto the platform, or for the laser to stop firing.
  • You can damage the Amalgamate from almost anywhere on the platform. You do not have to be in the center to hit him. His hitbox extends past his visual model by a large margin. Melee can hit him just by swinging away. Take care with leaps, however.
  • Only one healer is necessary, though barrier is also useful. Party resurrection skills like Spirit of Nature or Well of Blood could also see some use if a shield mechanic is missed.
  • Destroying an arm deals 10% damage to the Amalgamate.
  • Always kill Conjured Shields and Conjured Greatswords as soon as possible, as they can form Conjured Warriors, which can deal significant damage if multiple are allowed to spawn.
  • When the Amalagamate starts using both his hands at once, having the group stack to a far east or western quadrant will allow the group a slight reprieve from the other hands.The other hand will come down in the opposing far quadrant, spawning adds farther away, where they won't damage the group. You will have to deal with the spawns eventually, but some groups may find only having to focus on one target at a time worth the risk.
  • If the  
    Conjured Slash.png
     Conjured Slash ability is used so that it overlaps with both the arm and a shield or sword, it will deal significant damage to both. (~80% of the sword/shield's health bars) This can help when your team has low cleave.

Challenge Mote[edit]

The fight is largely the same. The boss has faster attacks, does more damage, and has higher health. The arms have higher health too. Every so often Staves of light will rise up behind the players. They will fire lasers of light towards one or two players, focusing them down. Players focused by lasers skip downstate and enter defeated, lasers can be body blocked by other players or reflected. They may also be Shielded.

Sorting & Appraisal[edit]

Qadim's second challenge. Dispose of the Dreg Shark eating treasure in the Sorting and Appraisal area.

Overview

Follow Zommoros through the sand portals, with Chief Sorter Skitch and Bezzalak showing the way, to the weekly first encounter, and then to Qadim's Dreg Shark.

The first part of this encounter changes on a week by week basis. Any of the following events may be active as the first part of this encounter:

General Strategy

The Ectoplasmic Conglomerate splits into smaller ectoplasms. Kill the ones that bounce and avoid the ones that are shields. You must use Crowd Control skills to break the defiance bar of the "active" ectoplasms. Damaging them while the bar is blue causes intense retaliation to you and everyone else around you.

The megapets must be moved under the appropriate extractor at 75% and 50% of their health to remove their barrier. At 25% health they need to be shrunk by moving them through the beam at the center of the room.

The Dreg Shark is invulnerable and hidden until a Dreg Shark Extractor is used on the pile of loot the Dreg Shark is currently in. When in a pile, it will periodically jump to another pile, showering damaging treasures in a AoE line underneath its jump.

Tips
  • Bring low cooldown Crowd Control skills for the Ectoplasmic Conglomerate.
  • While standing in the center of the gold piles while fighting the Shark is good for seeing which pile it's going into next, it also makes your group a very easy target for the treasures to hit.
  • Avoid standing in the line of the Dreg Shark's jump, as the AoE is quite damaging.

Twin Largos: Nikare and Kenut[edit]

The third, final challenge from Qadim. Win a fight against the brother & sister largos assassins from Qadim's menagerie.

Overview

The fight starts when players land on the first fountain platform. Players will need to bring Nikare to 50% HP while surviving his attacks, and then move to the next fountain platform, and do the same with Kenut. After both Largos are at 50% HP, the squad must split into two groups and down each assassin to 25% hp and then defeat them on the next set of platforms.

Boss Mechanics

Both Largos attack and trigger many high-damaging mechanics very quickly in rapid succession. A short timer means DPS must be good, and players need to avoid as many mechanics as possible.

Nikare has three main attacks to avoid:

  • 1. His dash attack. He will dash about 450 units 3 times very quickly, every ~22 seconds. The trajectory of the attack is towards whoever is furthest from Nikare for each dodge.
  • 2. His small AoE float attack. Every ~13 seconds, he will place a small AoE on each player similar to Gorseval's egg attack. If you are hit after the initial 2 second tell, you are floated for 5 seconds and take pulsing damage in the float.
  • 3. His large AoE attack. The two large AoEs he places are often overlapped and being hit by one causes a large amount of damage and causes a large Knockback.png Knockback.

All of Nikare's main attacks cause Chilled.png Chilled and Slow.png Slow.

Nikare has one platform mechanic:

  • Every 14 seconds, a randomly assigned player will receive an AoE indicator targeting them called Tidal Pool. When the indicator times out after 5 seconds, an expanding AoE is dropped on the ground; this is similar to Slothasor's bomb mechanic. Players will also have reduced attack and movement speed while they are targeted. Targeted players must move to the edge of the platform to place the AoE. Alternatively, players can attempt to drop the Tidal Pool in another Tidal Pool. Falling or jumping off the platform causes the pool to be placed on the very edge of the platform. On the third platform, this effect appears every 13 seconds. On the fourth platform, this effect seems to have random intervals[verification requested]. In the squad UI, the targeted player has a purple border for the duration of the effect. Touching the water causes the player to gain stacks of Waterlogged. This effect stacks slowly. If the player reaches 10 stacks, they die. Stacks disappear over time.

Kenut has three main attacks to avoid:

  • 1. Her stealth/boon steal attack. She will stealth and after 2 seconds attempt to steal the boons of the player who is the farthest away from the boss with an AoE attack in front of her. The Chronomancers can boonstrip her using autoattack with their clones or groups can run a boonstripper such as a Renegade, Scourge, or Mesmer running Phantasmal Disenchanter. She performs this attack every ~25 seconds until 50%, then increases the frequency to every ~21 seconds.
  • 2. Her wave attack. She will do a brief animation before she attempts to do the wave attack every ~22 seconds. This animation is similar to the knockdown attack that Dredge Resonators can do or the big wave attack High Priestess Amala can do in the Twilight Oasis Fractal. The warning tell is 1 second long, the shockwave lasts for 3 seconds.
  • 3. Her clock attack. She will place a 3-pronged formation of small to large AoEs every ~12 seconds. After this formation, she will do another attack with the AoEs everywhere the first attack didn't reach. Players hit by the AoE will take 5 stacks of Torment.png Torment. In order to visualize this, imagine a circle around her partitioned into 6 equally sized sections. The first attack is made with every odd numbered section and the second attack is made with every even numbered section.

Kenut has one platform mechanic:

  • Three waterspouts will bounce around on the platform. These waterspouts do a very large amount of damage. Their damage is on par with Nikare's platform mechanic. Therefore, Kenut's platform mechanic is extremely hazardous by comparison because the AoEs are unpredictable and can cause DPS loss if the tank has to move. Touching a waterspout causes the player to accumulate stacks of Waterlogged. Reaching 10 stacks of Waterlogged will kill the player.
Kenut may occasionally spawn no waterspouts after teleporting to her final platform.
General Strategy

The group is given 2 minutes to damage each boss from 100% hp to 50%. (First Nikare, then Kenut.) If they fail to do so, the platform sinks into the water and wipes the group. After Kenut reaches 50% HP, the encounter will phase and the groups will need to split into two, one group going right to face Kenut and one group going left to face Nikare. The groups are given 2 minutes, exclusively, per platform to damage each boss from 50% HP to 25% and then two minutes more from 25% to 0%. Occasionally the bosses will obtain a Defiance bar that needs to be broken. After one largos is defeated, the other will become enraged and deal double damage. This requires the groups on both sides to coordinate their kills.

Tips
  • Mirages fare excellently on this fight, since they can "dodge" the assassins' many high-damage mechanics without actually moving.
  • Classes that apply Confusion and Torment will do well here, as the bosses attack and move frequently.
  • Be sure to bring full support for both subgroups, as after 50% they will not be near each other.
  • In the second half the fight, water spouts can launch you to the other side of the arena with the other Largos, which is useful if one group has significantly more DPS than the other.
  • Condition based damage seems to be highly effective against these bosses. [verification requested]

Challenge Mote[edit]

With the Challenge Mote activated, the Twin Largos gain HP and perform an additional mechanic: every 20% of their health, they cast a platform-wide wipe, similar to Gorseval's World Eater. The squad needs to jump off the platform and onto one of the surrounding fountains that return them back onto the platform.

Qadim[edit]

Qadim shows his true self, and imprisons Zommoros. You must fetch Zommoros out of Qadim's menagerie & defeat Qadim to have any hope of leaving the Mystic Forge.

Overview

To defeat Qadim, at least one squad member must let themselves be imprisoned in Qadim's menagerie, so they can find powerful creatures and bring them back to fight Qadim's minions when the menagerie group is freed.

General Strategy

Have one or more squad members be captured and sent to the menagerie. While they are there they need to fight to the opposite corner to find a powerful creature to bring back (see image below). While this is happening, some people must stay behind and survive some of Qadim's powerful minions (first the Ancient Invoked Hydra, then the Apocalypse Bringer, and finally the Wyvern Patriarch and Wyvern Matriarch at the same time). When the captured group reaches the allied creature, have the people who stayed behind destroy Qadim's lamp, this will free the people who were captured.

Enemy Mobs in Qadim's Menagerie and a path to avoid threatening mobs. Start in top left corner and end in bottom right one.
Positions of platforms throughout the fight. Qadim is marked with a red 'Q', the adds with their starting letter respectively. Guardians have their respective boon mentioned. The dot-dashed circles in the jumping puzzle phase indicate rotating platforms. (Potential) portal/platform correspondencies are color-coded via swirls on the different platforms. (Purple and green)

Qadim targets the closest player and launches fireball projectiles at them causing burning and damage. One or two people should stand on Qadim's starting triangular platform to keep him off of the creature group and kill Lava Elementals that spawn on each point of the platform. If an elemental reaches Qadim, he gains a stacking buff where he deals 20% more damage and attacks 2% faster for 120 seconds. After a certain amount of time he will break the platform he is on and tether himself to the closest player, teleporting to the platform that player is on. If there is no available platform he will wipe the group.

While that is happening a second group should be attacking the current Legendary creature. Every beast's agro is based on distance. The designated tank should stand closest to the creature and face them away from the rest of the group. Each one does a two basic attack chain and alternates between a creature specific attack or a break bar attack. Players standing inside the creature's hitbox during the second creature specific attack will be teleported to Qadim. This can only be avoided by dodging at the correct time or moving outside of the hitbox. When the menagerie group successfully returns from the lamp they bring with them a powerful creature able to deal 80% of the creature's health, briefly stun the creature and apply exposed for a short time. Be careful, however, while the creature is under 20% health it will be enraged, dealing a lot more damage.

The Ancient Invoked Hydra's basic attack applies four stacks of bleeding, two stacks of poison, and chill depending on which of it's three heads you get hit by. It's creature specific attack is a flame breath that does a lot of damage and is also a small blowout. It's break bar attack, if not broken quickly, will give 5 stacks of might, regeneration, protection and summon several meteors on top of every player's current position that deals a very large amount of damage. After the third basic attack chain the hydra will teleport one platform in the current direction he is facing.

After the hydra dies, Qadim will move to the center of the arena. Three Greater Magma Elementals will spawn surrounded by four Lava Elementals, one group in each corner, and begin to walk towards Qadim. The Lava Elementals are invulnerable while within the Greater Magma Elemental's AOE. Either kill the magma elementals or displace them to make the lava elementals vulnerable. Three Pyre Guardians also spawn on platforms further out. Blue orbs will launch you to these platforms. Each guardian pulses a boon to Qadim, so it's important to strip the pyre quickly and kill them. The three boons are 25 stacks of stability, retaliation, and protection. Once the magma elementals, lava elementals, and pyre guardians are dead, you are free to DPS the boss. Occasionally he will do a giant meteor attack similar to Amala's, or a break bar. The break bar, if failed, will cause a massive explosion dealing substantial damage to nearby players, it is however, survivable.

Once Qadim reaches 66% he will return to his starting platform and summon the Apocalypse Bringer. The platform layout will change slightly from phase one, but all the rolls are still the same. The Apocalypse Bringer starts immediately with a break bar and will summon several Reaper of Flesh. These destroyers do a lot of damage so it's important to cleave them quickly. Their break bars are rather small so get in as much damage as you can while they are broken. If the Apocalypse Bringer is not cc'd quickly then reapers of flesh will spawn near Qadim. His basic attack is a right hand swipe that covers about a third of his side, easily avoided. His unique attack is a shockwave like Qadim's meteor, jump or dodge to avoid the wave and the circles around him. Once the menagerie group returns, finish him off and repeat the magma elemental phase.

At 33% Qadim will spawn the Wyvern Patriarch and Wyvern Matriarch. Repeat the same lava elemental killing near the boss and menagerie group. The platform layout will be very different during this phase. One person should tank the Matriarch facing away from the group while everyone else focuses the Patriarch. Similar to those in Verdant Brink, they attack in tandem doing two basic wing swings, a tail swipe, and a flame breath. Instead of moving, the Patriarch will get a break bar while it attempts to destroy the platform, at the same time the Matriarch will attempt to gust players off the platform. If the break bar fails it is very difficult to recover as your movement options will be severely hindered. When the menagerie team returns, Zommoros is freed and attacks the wyverns. Each hit deals 25% of their max health, and he goes back and forth three times for a total of 75% to each. Afterwards he goes to Qadim and stops the lava elementals from spawning. At this point everyone can gather to finish off the wyverns and then go to Zommoros' protective shield.

Zommoros will lead you through a short jumping puzzle of turning triangular platforms. Two Pyre Guardians will spawn that pulse retaliation and stability, simply boonstrip and kill them then go DPS Qadim. Qadim will move corners every few attacks and do his break bar attack. At 15% he moves to his final platform. Jump to a blue orb and DPS Qadim. He will summon two more magma elementals with four lava elementals each. Displace or kill them to finish off this last set. Depending on how much DPS is being done Qadim may do one final meteor attack.

Tips
  • This fight has sections of lengthy, near-solo tanking, sometimes by multiple members. The timer is generous, so bring a couple tanky classes and make sure you have high healing capacity.
  • The arena platforms will change as the fight progresses, be careful not to fall off. If you do, however, you are floated back up in a bubble. Repeated bobbles will cause increased damage and eventual death.

Challenge Mote[edit]

With the Challenge Mote activated, there will be a large fireball that hits every platform in a clockwise pattern. If it hits a player, they will be instantly downed. If they are already downed, then they will be defeated. The fireball can be blocked, dodged, or avoided by stepping out of its AoE marker. The fireball will not be present during DPS phases, inside the lamp, or during the jumping puzzle section. Falling from a platform will result in instant death. For the damage phase Qadim will gain a breakbar efter every shockwave, instead of every other shockwave. The Lamp is also slightly changed, as the mobs within the lamp will have 10 stacks instead 5 of stacks.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Asura
Djinn
Elementals
Hydras
Skritt

Foes[edit]

Constructs
Destroyers
Djinn
Elementals
Fish
Hydras
Largos
Miniatures
Oozes
Wyverns
Various (Qadim's Menagerie)

Objects[edit]

Bundles
Chests

Dialogue[edit]

See also: Qadim#Dialogue, Scholar Glenna (Mythwright Gambit)#Dialogue, Zommoros#Dialogue

Upon entering the starting area:

Zommoros: Welcome, my friends, to the Mystic Forge! I am Zommoros, and this is my realm.
Zommoros: Thank you all for accepting my invitation.
Zommoros: There's just one tiny bit of red tape before we get started.
Scholar Glenna: Paperwork? That's...thorough.
Zommoros: Just the usual waiver, nondisclosure, that sort of thing.
Scholar Glenna: O...kay.
Zommoros: Splendid! Great. Good. Let's commence with the tour, then!
Scholar Glenna: So all the stuff that people throw down here—it just...accumulates into piles?
Zommoros: Accumulates? What? No, no, no. It's meticulously organized by professionals.
Scholar Glenna: Skritt.
Zommoros: Professional skritt! Anyway, there's a portal just up ahead that will take us to...
Zommoros: Ohhh dear, that is a big angry thing.
Qadim: So, Zommoros! I see you've chosen your representatives.
Scholar Glenna: Your what?
Qadim: Very well! I accept! Three challenges to decide the true owner of your Mystic Forge! And the first stands before you!
Scholar Glenna: This is a really weird tour.
<Character name>: There never was a tour.

When engaging the Conjured Amalgamate:

Zommoros: Careful! Be careful, please! Try not to break anything.
Qadim: Let's see what your little group can do, hm?

While fighting the Conjured Amalgamate:

Qadim: You expect to win our little wager with these ants, Zommoros? No wonder you're so deep in debt!
Scholar Glenna: What wager? What are you talking about?
Qadim: Zommoros made a bet. Your friends versus my three handpicked challengers!
Qadim: If he wins—unlikely—his debts to me are cleared. If I win, the Mystic Forge and everything in it is mine!
Zommoros: Ignore him, please! Focus!

After defeating one arm of the Conjured Amalgamate:

Qadim: You're proving quite resourceful. But this isn't over yet!

After placing a shield via the special action key:

Zommoros: That's it! Anything you can do to get the upper hand!

After using the sword special action key:

Zommoros: Yes, good! Use its own power against it!

After the beam attack, when the Conjured Amalgamate lowers its head onto the platform:

One of the following:
Zommoros: Hit it now! You've knocked it down!
Zommoros: Look! It's hurt!

After the Conjured Amalgamate regains both arms:

Qadim: Impressive, Zommoros. Your little troupe is surprisingly resilient. But that ends now!

After defeating the Conjured Amalgamate:

Qadim: Unexpected... But impressive. I'll have to make the next challenge more interesting.
Scholar Glenna: So. You're in hock, you staked the Mystic Forge, and you tricked us into fighting for you. Have I missed anything?
Zommoros: Of course it sounds bad when you say it like that. I needed warriors, and Qadim isn't the waiting type. See you up ahead!

Entering Sorting and Appraisal:

Qadim: May I present...your second challenge.
Zommoros: That? That's it? Ha! You know what? Fine... Double or nothing!
<Character name>: Wait, what?
Zommoros: If they lose, you can keep them. But if we win, you have to pay ME everything I owe YOU.
Qadim: Deal! Now, all you have to do is find my pet before he decimates your little operation.
Zommoros: What? Hey, that...that isn't fair!
Chief Sorter Skitch: Zommoros! Critical failure in ecto containment! Shark is chewing everything up!
Zommoros: Right. Change of plans. If that ectoplasm gets free, that's bad for me. Us. Bad for us. Let's go.
Or (alternates weekly):
Chief Sorter Skitch: Zommoros! Mini pets are escaping! Shark is smashing their cages!
Zommoros: Escaping? Ohh, that's not good. Here's what we need to do: we go through and stop them...and that's the end of that sentence.
Scholar Glenna: Uh...good luck?
<Character name>: Yeah. Thanks.

Progressing through Sorting and Appraisal Rooms:

Outside Ectoplasmic Containment portal:
Bezzalak: Through there! Hurry! HURRY!
After clearing Ectoplasmic Containment:
Zommoros: There you are. Get in there! That bet's not gonna win itself!
Entering room with double staircase:
Zommoros: Good job back there! The shark ought to be right through this portal.
Or (alternates weekly):
Outside Miniature-Pet Menagerie portal:
Bezzalak: Help! Giant pets loose! Destruction! Chaos! Terror!
Entering Miniature-Pet Menagerie:
<Character name>: Zommoros, that thing is huge! Why did you make them so big?
Zommoros: To improve them, obviously! But the magic ratios are all wrong. Now they just get angry and throw things around.
Skritt Pet Handler: Must balance magic to shrink! Wear it down, then we extract magic!
If you step onto the shrinking platform:
<Character name>: What the— Zommoros!
Zommoros: Whoops! Don't worry, the effect is only temporary for nonpets!
While fighting megapets:
Skritt Pet Handler: Too much sugary magic! Quick, now—extract its sweetness!
Skritt Pet Handler: Ah! Why is holiday magic in there? Hurry, get it out!
Skritt Pet Handler: Endearment off charts! Must stabilize cuddle ratios!
Skritt Pet Handler: This one's too bold! Too daring! Must remove its magic!
Skritt Pet Handler: Okay! Now, lead it to shrinking platform!
Skritt Pet Handler: Yes! Shrunk is good!
Skritt Pet Handler: Good, good! Small again! Less bitey!
Skritt Pet Handler: You did it! Pet is back to normal!
After clearing the Menagerie:
Zommoros: Excellent! Quickly, through here!

Entering room with dreg shark:

Qadim: There you are! You know, I'll admit, I was rather impressed with how you handled my first little challenge.
<Character name>: It wasn't little.
Qadim: This specimen is smaller, but no less interesting. It thrives on the castoff items of more advanced creatures.
Qadim: Sounds like our friend Zommoros doesn't it? Why, without this forge to spew out useless trinkets, he's nothing.
<Character name>: Why are you doing this, Qadim?
Qadim: Me? Zommoros put you up to this. I wouldn't have gotten you involved. You don't stand a chance.
Qadim: I've a collection of every beast, Tyrian and beyond. And when you fail, you, this forge, AND Zommoros will belong to me!

After killing dreg shark:

Zommoros: Fabulous work. Two down, one to go, right? That wasn't so hard! Come on, through here. Glenna's waiting.

Entering Arcane Springs:

Scholar Glenna: Hey! Any problems?
<Character name>: None. What is this place?
Qadim: This is the secret entrance to the heart of Zommoros's forge—the Mythwright Cauldron.
Zommoros: W-what? How do you—
Qadim: I'll admit, you nearly had me fooled. But this place is far more than skitt and piles of junk.
Qadim: The cauldron is what forges your legendary relics. It is an artifact of incredible power...and I want it.
Qadim: I've new playthings for you. Defeat them, and perhaps I'll give you your freedom!
Qadim: I present your final challenge: the twin largos assassins, Nikare and Kenut.
Nikare: Look, Sister. The djinn is throwing us some meat.
Kenut: Mm. Amusing.

When engaging Nikare:

Nikare: Don't try too hard. This will be embarrassing enough for you.

After engaging Kenut:

Kenut: Rest, Brother. You're the only one getting embarrassed now.

After engaging Nikare and Kenut (both at 50% health):

Kenut: Fight with me, Brother! The djinn's finally given us something with teeth!

After engaging Nikare on his final platform:

Nikare: Ah, the water beckons! Can you hear it calling for your blood?

After engaging Kenut on her final platform:

Kenut: The water draws close. Your hourglass is nearly empty.

When defeating Nikare first:

Kenut: Nikare...you fool.

When defeating Kenut first:

Nikare: Kenut! How?

After defeating the Twin Largos:

Qadim: What? Impossible!
Zommoros: You've lost, Qadim. Now, I do believe the djinn bylaws guarantee me payment...
Qadim: Damn the bylaws! You think I'd let you squander the Mythwright Cauldron on your magical pointed sticks? Out of my way!
Zommoros: What is he doing? He can't do that!
<Character name>: This flaming hole in the wall says otherwise.
Zommoros: He can't have the cauldron! It's why I built this forge—to protect it. To hide its power from the world.
<Character name>: So you're asking us to help you? No bets? No wagers?
Zommoros: No bets. No wagers.
<Character name>: Good. Then lead the way.
Zommoros: This is your last chance, Qadim!
Qadim: You know little of chance, my friend.
Zommoros: Why? Why do you want the cauldron?
Qadim: Because I thought my collection was complete. A menagerie of every creature from Tyria and beyond.
Qadim: But then I learned of this cauldron.
Qadim: I will take it, and I will forge new life with its power! Something magnificent. Something legendary.
Zommoros: New life? No! He can't! The cauldron isn't made for the living. There's no telling what twisted terrors would come out of it!

After defeating the first Pyre Guardian on the path to the Mythwright Cauldron:

<Character name>: We need to get to the cauldron.
Zommoros: You're right. You finish these off—I'll go on ahead!

After defeating all Pyre Guardians and entering the Mythwright Cauldron:

Qadim: You're all annoyingly persistent! Perhaps a few thousand years in my menagerie will take the fight out of you.
<Character name>: I wouldn't bet on it.
Qadim: Then you're smarter than Zommoros. But not smart enough to know an impossible fight when you see one.
Zommoros: You're not as strong as you think.

When engaging Qadim:

Qadim: Hm. Actually, you know what my menagerie is missing? A water djinn.
Zommoros: Wha— NO! QADIM!
Qadim: (laugh)

When Qadim destroys platforms[verification requested]:

Qadim: Why follow a fool like Zommoros? This is what true power looks like!
Qadim: I'll turn your bones to ash! Burn! BURN!

After returning from the lamp without freeing the ally inside:

Qadim: It is unwise to defy a djinn! When I put you in my lamp, you'd do well to stay there!

After freeing the Legendary Iceborn Hydra from the lamp:

Qadim: Ah, you'd use my pets against me! Amusing, but futile.

After defeating the Ancient Invoked Hydra:

<Character name>: You don't know what you're doing, Qadim!
Qadim: I know exactly what I'm doing! This forge WILL be mine!
Qadim: Ha! Look at you, scurrying about like Zommoros's little rodents!

After bringing Qadim's health down to 66%:

Qadim: I can feel it; the power of the cauldron calls to me! The power of new life is within my grasp!

After freeing the Legendary Ice Elemental from the lamp:

Qadim: You think this will turn the tide? You've already lost!

After defeating the Apocalypse Bringer:

Qadim: Go ahead, free as many of my pets as you wish! I'm stronger than all of them put together!

After bringing Qadim's health down to 33%:

Qadim: You're just delaying the inevitable. You put up an impressive struggle, but it's time to accept defeat!
Qadim: Go, my pets! Crush these insects!

When unlocking the cell adjacent to Zommoros in the lamp:

Zommoros: Aha! Hey—over here! Get me out of this thing!

When unlocking the cell in which Zommoros is held in the lamp:

Zommoros: Excellent, yes, good. Once we're free, I think I can stop him.

After freeing Zommoros from the lamp:

Qadim: You'll wish you'd kept to your cage, Zommoros.
Zommoros: You tried to put me on display! I have never been so insulted!
Qadim: I suppose your ashes will make a suitable conversation piese. Go! Rip these fools to shreds!
Zommoros: Finish off these lizards, would you? I've got the big one.
Qadim: You had a chance to join my collection, Zommoros! Now you'll burn with the rest of your friends!
Zommoros: Water djinn do not burn easily. But we're very good at putting out bothersome flames.
Qadim: Enough! You'll all rot in my menagerie for this!

After defeating both the Wyvern Matriach and Patriarch:

Qadim: This cauldron can forge new life—incredible creatures beyond your wildest dreams! Yet you waste it!
Zommoros: Waste it? We're creating the greatest weapons in Tyria! Hold still and let me show you just what they're capable of!
Qadim: You can't escape that easily!

When joining Zommoros on the west-most platform against Qadim:

Zommoros: Now's your chance! Attack!
Qadim: I can't believe you sided with these...these ants! What kind of djinn are you?
Zommoros: My creations travel the world, striking down evil, protecting the weak. What do YOU create aside from chaos?
Qadim: My menagerie is a testament to the everlasting and all-powerful djinn!
Zommoros: So that's what this is all about? You see the races of this world as-as insects to be collected?
Qadim: That is all they are. And you deign to give them this world's greatest armaments. You are a traitor to your kind!
Qadim: With this cauldron, I will forge the most magnificent creatures you mortals have ever seen.
Qadim: They will obey my whims, and wipe the unworthy from the face of Tyria!
Qadim: The djinn will rise, with me as their one true ruler—he who can craft life from the dregs of this world!
Qadim: And it's all thanks to your Mythwright Cauldron!
Zommoros: You've lost your mind.
Qadim: So be it!

Cinematic upon defeating Qadim:

Zommoros: No, he mustn't fall in!
Qadim: (scream)
Zommoros: No-no-NO!
Zommoros: Don't worry, we just need to get him out before—Oh.
Qadim: (laugh)
Zommoros: That's probably bad.

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  • Although Mythwright Gambit resides in a pocket dimension within the Mystic Forge, the world map shows its locations in the old D'Alessio Seaboard area while the Guild Wars 2 API lists the raid's region as the Crystal Desert.

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