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Special Forces Training Area

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Special Forces Training Area

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Map of Special Forces Training Area

Lion's Arch Aerodrome

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Loading screen

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Special Forces Training Area

Special Forces Training Area is a training area built in a cave system beneath Lion's Arch. Players can summon golems, add or remove boons, conditions, and effects and check their own DPS.

Getting there[edit]

Using the portal in Lion's Arch Aerodrome. Players must be in a raid squad to enter the portal, which requires either the Heart of Thorns or Path of Fire expansion. Additionally, players can be in a squad by themselves.





Ambient dialogue[edit]

Technician: Welcome! Feel free to approach the console and begin combat practice. If you have any questions, I'm all ears. Ha!
Technician: Hi there! Use the console to begin combat testing. If you have any inquiries, come speak to me.
Technician: A deadly raid squad is a happy raid squad! Practice your skills using our state-of-the-art golems.


  • If a member of the squad leaves the instance, other players will not be kicked from the instance and those left inside will remain within the squad.
  • If the squad leader disbands the squad while inside the instance, a new squad will automatically be formed on those still within the instance. The squad leader is kicked from the instance and immediately removed from the squad.
  • Players in the instance will gain the special action skill Mushroom King's Blessing, which allows them to refresh skills on a 5-second cooldown.