Reach the finish line! (Lunar New Year)

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Reach the finish line!

Location
The Crown Pavilion
(Divinity's Reach)
Event type
Event star (tango icon).png
Dynamic event
Part of
Lunar New Year
Level
0
Given by
Race Announcer
Preceded by
Talk back option tango.png
Prepare for a race around Divinity's Reach
Event maps
Lunar New Year race.jpg

Reach the finish line! is a mount race event that occurs in the The Crown Pavilion.

Walkthrough[edit]

This is a very long and winding race that can be completed on mount or on foot. Unlike previously released races, there are no enemies or traps on this course.

Mounted[edit]

While the race event lasts for seven minutes, completing it within 3.5 minutes (while the Time Trial.png Time Trial buff is still active) awards the Celestial Racer and Celestial Racer (Annual) achievements, and the Ace Racer.png Ace Racer magic find buff.

Raptor with Canyon Jumping is a solid choice for this course.

On Foot[edit]

While the race event lasts for seven minutes, completing it within 5.5 minutes (while the Time Trial.png Time Trial—Sprinting buff is still active) awards the New Year's Resolution (Annual) achievement and the Ace Racer.png Ace Racer magic find buff.

Permanent swiftness (33% movement speed bonus) is enough to finish the race within 5.5 minutes on foot. Possible sources:

  • Swiftness.png Swiftness — Granted from profession skills or nearby players.
  • Super Speed.png Superspeed — Granted from profession skills. Has the same effect as swiftness when out of combat.
  • Swiftness (effect).png Leader of the Pact III — Affects entire party.
  • Speed Boon NPC — Speak with one of the priests in Divinity's Reach to be granted five minutes of a unique swiftness buff.

However, relying purely on swiftness leaves a very narrow margin of error, so mobility skills are strongly recommended as well. Suggested skills for core professions:

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian
Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger
Very difficult without permanent swiftness. Consider using druid or soulbeast, racing on a different profession, or using a mobility-granting item (list below).
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer
Very difficult without permanent swiftness. Consider using an elite specialization, racing on a different profession, or using a mobility-granting item (list below).

Example mobility-granting items:

Item Note
Experimental Teleportation Gun (bundle) One-time-use bundle sold for 32 copper a piece in Timberline Falls. Around nine or ten of them are required to finish the footrace within 5.5 minutes if no profession mobility skills are used.
Executioner Axe Toy (toy) A gemstore item packaged with the Executioner's Outfit during Halloween. Use skill 2 to dash and skill 6 to cancel at the end of the dash.
Choya Pinata Tonic (tonic) A Path of Fire tonic bought with casino coins. Spam the second skill for great mobility.
Fiery Greatsword (bundle) You can borrow one from an elementalist friend. The bundle only lasts for 30 seconds, but is good for a bit of a head start.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Successfully completing the race within 3.5 minutes (or within 5.5 minutes if racing on foot) awards the Ace Racer.png Ace Racer effect, increasing Magic Find by 25% for 15 minutes while in Divinity's Reach.
  • It is possible to finish the race twice in the time limit on a mount, getting credit towards Celestial Messenger for both completions.

Related achievements[edit]