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Disambig icon.png This article is about the zone. For the achievement category, see The Silverwastes (achievements).

The Silverwastes

3Waypoint (map icon).png 18Point of interest (map icon).png 6Hero point.png 7Vista (map icon).png

The Silverwastes map.jpg
Map of The Silverwastes

Maguuma Wastes
Connects to
Brisban Wildlands (E)
Verdant Brink (SW)

The Silverwastes loading screen.jpg
Loading screen

The Silverwastes, once known as the Silverwood,[1] is an explorable zone in the Maguuma Wastes. This area marks the first advance of the Pact toward the Elder Dragon Mordremoth and its army of Mordrem. One of its lieutenants, the Mordrem Vinewrath, is trying to take control of the Silverwastes for its master.

The Silverwastes also boasts a large network of underground caverns, which are mostly inhabited by skritt, who are lending their tunnels to the Pact forces to allow them to travel faster around the area. From time to time, they will close due to the presence of bandits who fled Fort Vandal looking for a new place to set up camp.

Getting there[edit]


Map of The Silverwastes in Camp Resolve.

The majority of the areas within The Silverwastes are accessed at ground level. Exceptions are noted below:

Completion rewards[edit]


Area Effective
Area objectives
Camp Resolve 80
Waypoint (map icon).png Camp Resolve Waypoint
Point of interest (map icon).png Camp Resolve
Point of interest (map icon).png Fugitive's Claim
Vista (map icon).png Camp Resolve Vista
Central Silverwastes 80
Point of interest (map icon).png Indigo Cave
Hero point.png Strange Pillar
Vista (map icon).png Indigo Cave Vista
Desperate Passage 80
Hero point.png Fragrant Cactus
Vista (map icon).png Desperate Passage Vista
Far Silverwastes 80
Point of interest (map icon).png Charnel Grounds
Vista (map icon).png Charnel Grounds Vista
Hero point.png Sacred Stones
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Outer Refuge (formerly)
Northeastern Silverwastes 80
Waypoint (map icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint
Point of interest (map icon).png Northern Shelf
Point of interest (map icon).png Picaroon Scratch
Point of interest (map icon).png SS Topsy-Turvy
Hero point.png Veteran Northern Shelf Elemental
Hero point.png Skritt Ledge
Vista (map icon).png Northern Shelf Vista
Puzzle tango 20.png Retrospective Runaround
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Drydock Grotto
Northern Silverwastes 80
Point of interest (map icon).png Dry Quarry
Point of interest (map icon).png Remnant's Retreat
Point of interest (map icon).png Wailing Sands
Northwestern Silverwastes 80
Point of interest (map icon).png Blue Oasis
Point of interest (map icon).png Sand Dune Caverns
Quarrel Gully 80
Sharp Valley 80
Waypoint (map icon).png Hidden Depths Waypoint
Point of interest (map icon).png Outlier's Foundry
Southeastern Silverwastes 80
Point of interest (map icon).png Red Rock Bastion
Point of interest (map icon).png Wingspan Arch
Vista (map icon).png Red Rock Bastion Vista
Southwestern Silverwastes 80
Point of interest (map icon).png Amber Sandfall
Vista (map icon).png Amber Sandfall Vista
Tangled Labyrinth 80
Point of interest (map icon).png The Labyrinth
The Sealed Cavern 80
Vinewrath Tangle 80
Point of interest (map icon).png Vinewrath Tangle
Hero point.png Fallen Asura

Interactive map[edit]



The Breach[edit]

Mordrem Vinewrath[edit]

Time Out[edit]

Other events[edit]

Crafting resources[edit]

Resource nodes
Mine resource (map icon).png Orichalcum Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Rich Mithril Vein
Mine resource (map icon).png Mithril Ore
Wood resource (map icon).png Ancient Sapling
Wood resource (map icon).png Cypress Sapling
Plant resource (map icon).png Cactus


A mail will arrive when the player enters the Silverwastes for the first time


Cryptobotanical Society

Advanced Gardening

<Character name>,

Since our rediscovery of the Silverwastes, the Society has been interested in studying the unique physiology of its hardiest...flora. I've sent you an extraction tool that makes the removal of floral organs easier. We're willing to trade you bandit crests in exchange for these Mordrem—er, plant—parts.

The fragile nature of floral organs means only the toughest specimens yield viable samples, so the plants must be of considerable strength and stature. I hear there's an underground chamber filled with such creatures in the Silverwastes. Use the extraction device I sent you when you're ready to fight one, and bring me the parts you extract.

Happy harvesting!

—The Silverwastes Cryptobotanical Society

Experimental Mordrem Extraction Device.pngExperimental Mordrem Extraction Device


  • Rich Mithril Veins operate differently than in other areas. Here, one can be farmed normally (to 8 strikes plus bonuses). However, the next and all following veins produce only 2 strikes. There may be a timer on this effect.
  • There may be a limit to the number of Orichalcum nodes and Ancient Saplings one can farm. If the location of a node is noted down for later, it may disappear. This seems to be caused by harvesting another node of the same type elsewhere in the zone. So, the resources are still received, just from a different location.

Legendary Enemies[edit]

These spawn randomly and are each worth a Mastery Point


Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Silverwood.
  • The colors of the four fortresses match the first four available colors of commander tags.