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Disambig icon.png This article is about the meta event in Dry Top. For the Elementalist skill, see Sandstorm.


Dry Top
(Maguuma Wastes)
Event type
Meta event
Total events
Followed by
Talk more option tango.png Crash Site

Sandstorm! is a meta event that takes place in Dry Top. It starts every xx:40 of each hour and lasts for 20 minutes. Events cycle every 10 minutes, spawning Champions depending on the Favor of the Zephyrites accumulated during the previous meta-event. Once the 20 minutes have passed, the Crash Site meta-event starts over.


  • The sandstorm has uncovered buried locked chests. Purchase and use Zephyrite lockpicks to open them.
  • Favor of the Zephyrites (Tier x)
  • Merchants have new items available!
  • The sandstorm will dissipate in: 20:00


Previous 2 hoursNext 2 hours
00:00 UTC

See also: Dry Top/event table
Sandstorm from above.


  • Each event rewards two Geodes plus two per level of the Favor of the Zephyrites and Piles of Silky Sand.
  • Uncompleted events from the previous Crash Site meta-event may linger during this meta-event, but they will still offer the rewards of Crash Site.
Sometimes the XX:56:30 Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the giant beetle (80) event doesn't start, despite Favor of the Zephyrites being at least Tier 5.