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Strike Mission

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Tackle these challenging boss encounters in a group of up to ten players, either as a pre-formed squad or in a public mode anyone can join.

— Official description

End of Dragons concept art.

Strike Missions are 10 player squad-based PvE instances that usually consist of a boss battle, serving as a bridge between open world and raid difficulty. They are one of the core pillars of Guild Wars 2's endgame.

Normal difficulty Strike Missions are intended to be an entry point into the world of 10-player content in Guild Wars 2. These instances are designed to be something you can tackle alongside both close friends and new allies, pitting you and nine others against jazzed-up, remixed versions of epic, exciting bosses from the[1] Living World. Currently 8 strike missions exist, with more to be included with End of Dragons.

Accessing Strike Missions[edit]

A Portal to enter a strike mission.
Primary article: Asura Gate (Eye of the North)

Strike missions can be entered from their respective portals in the open world, through the strike portal in the Eye of the North (including each of the three weekly strikes irrespective of their rotation) or from the Scrying Pool. Path of Fire is required to access Icebrood Saga strike missions. Festive strikes can only be accessed during their respective festival and do not require any expansion.

List of strike missions[edit]

# Name Encounters Location Possible rewards Release date Notes
GW2Logo new.png Guild Wars 2
* Secret Lair of the Snowmen [2] Secret Lair of the Snowmen December 11, 2018 (original release)
December 17, 2019 (first labeled as a strike mission)
  • Only playable during Wintersday.
  • Doesn't require any expansion to enter.
PoF Texture Trans.png Path of Fire / Living World Season 5 logo.png The Icebrood Saga
1 Shiverpeaks Pass Shiverpeaks Pass September 17, 2019
2 Voice of the Fallen and Claw of the Fallen Sanctum Arena November 19, 2019
3 Fraenir of Jormag Sanctum Arena November 19, 2019 (Sanctum Arena instance release)
November 26, 2019 (first time active in rotation)
4 Boneskinner Sanctum Arena November 19, 2019 (Sanctum Arena instance release)
December 3, 2019 (first time active in rotation)
5 Whisper of Jormag Whispering Depths January 28, 2020
6 Forging Steel Eye of the North March 17, 2020
7 Cold War Wolf's Crossing May 26, 2020
EoD Texture Trans.png End of Dragons
TBA[1].

Currency and rewards[edit]

For the explanation of how to open the Emissary Chests with the crystals, see: Emissary Chest

Every strike mission will award you with prophet shards. These shards can be then used to buy ascended items from Crystallographer Smoxxi as well as exchange for crystals. Prophet Crystals can be also gained from completing Daily Strikes, and then can be used to open the weekly Emissary Chests. Max of 3 Prophet Crystals can be used for maximum loot each week.

If you missed looting any chest in any strike that awards Essence chests (Sanctum Arena and Whisper of Jormag encounters), the loot will be sent to you by mail via in-game inbox. This, however, does not work for the Shiverpeaks Pass, Forging Steel and Cold War missions, and the chests and the loot will be lost upon leaving the instance.

Emissary chest Crystal required Emissary Arrives
Whispers Emissary Chest Red Prophet Crystal.png Red Prophet Crystal Order of Whispers Emissary Currently present
Priory Emissary Chest Green Prophet Crystal.png Green Prophet Crystal Durmand Priory Emissary 6 December 2021
Vigil Emissary Chest Blue Prophet Crystal.png Blue Prophet Crystal Vigil Emissary 13 December 2021
Whispers Emissary Chest Red Prophet Crystal.png Red Prophet Crystal Order of Whispers Emissary 20 December 2021

The present emissary changes every Monday 07:30 and with them the crystals required to open the chest.
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Today's Priority Strike Mission[edit]

Daily Strike Mission
1 Priority Strike: Cold War Cold War
2 Priority Strike: Fraenir of Jormag Fraenir of Jormag
3 Priority Strike: Shiverpeaks Pass Shiverpeaks Pass
4 Priority Strike: Voice of the Fallen and Claw of the Fallen Voice of the Fallen and Claw of the Fallen
5 Priority Strike: Voice in the Frozen Deep Whisper of Jormag
6 Priority Strike: Boneskinner Boneskinner

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Bjora Marches Strike Missions[edit]

In Bjora Marches, the three weekly strike missions rotate each week. Since the release of Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire these strike missions can also be opened at anytime via the portal in the Eye of the North.

Mission Start
Fraenir of Jormag Currently active
Boneskinner 6 December 2021
Voice and Claw of the Fallen 13 December 2021
Fraenir of Jormag 20 December 2021

The active strike mission changes every Monday 23:30 just before the daily reset.
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Notes[edit]

  • Players can enter a strike mission portal as a squad.
    • You can use a raid squad or regular squad but only 10 players will be able to enter the instance.
    • When entering as a squad, you can enter the mission before all have arrived in the instance or even in the squad itself. Starting the encounter, however, will cause players entering the instance later to join defeated.
  • The latest mission will additionally have a public instance, which places the player in a new instance with up to 9 other players.
    • If a public mission starts with fewer than 10 players, it will be locked down and no more players will be able to join.
    • If you exit and attempt to enter a new public mission you will be placed in the previous instance while it is still open.

Trivia[edit]

  • Upon its introduction during A Very Merry Wintersday in 2018, the Secret Lair of the Snowmen was referred to as a group instance as strike missions had not been officially introduced into the game yet.[3] Since its return in A Very Merry Wintersday in 2019, it is labeled as a strike mission.[2]

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