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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

Portal to enter a strike mission.

Strike Missions are 5-10 player squad-based PvE instance, serving as a bridge between open world and raids in their difficulty. Each mission has only one boss encounter.

List of strike missions[edit]

# Name Encounters Location Possible rewards Release date Notes
1 Shiverpeaks Pass Shiverpeaks Pass Shoulders of the Ebon Vanguard Choice Chest.png Shoulders of the Ebon Vanguard Choice Chest
The Chilly Chaise.png Seal of the Chilly Chaise
Hatched Chili Pepper Home Instance Node.png Hatched Chili Pepper Home Instance Node
September 17, 2019
2 Voice of the Fallen and Claw of the Fallen Sanctum Arena Eitrite Ingot.png Eitrite Ingot
Reliquary of the Raven Ceremonial Sandals.png Reliquary of the Raven Ceremonial Sandals
November 19, 2019
3 Fraenir of Jormag Sanctum Arena Eitrite Ingot.png Eitrite Ingot
Boneskinner's Totem.png Boneskinner's Totem
Ice Golem's Maw Box.png Ice Golem's Maw Box
November 19, 2019 (Sanctum Arena instance release)
November 26, 2019 (first time active in rotation)
4 Boneskinner Sanctum Arena Eitrite Ingot.png Eitrite Ingot
Ancient Boreal Weapon Skin Container.png Ancient Boreal Weapon Skin Container
November 19, 2019 (Sanctum Arena instance release)
December 3, 2019 (first time active in rotation)
5 Secret Lair of the Snowmen[1] Secret Lair of the Snowmen Wintersday Gift.png Wintersday Gift
Wintergreen Pistol.png Giver's Wintergreen Pistol of Chilling
Wintergreen Dagger.png Giver's Wintergreen Dagger of Chilling
Wintergreen Scepter.png Giver's Wintergreen Scepter of Chilling
Wintergreen Sword.png Giver's Wintergreen Sword of Chilling
Mini Freezie.png Mini Freezie
December 11, 2018 (original release)
December 17, 2019 (first labeled as a strike mission)
6 Whisper of Jormag Whispering Depths Boneskinner's Rib.png Boneskinner's Rib
Reliquary of the Raven Ceremonial Garb.png Reliquary of the Raven Ceremonial Garb
January 28, 2020

Bjora Marches Strike Missions[edit]

In Bjora Marches, the three strike missions rotate each week.

Mission Start
Fraenir of Jormag Currently active
Boneskinner 24 February 2020
Voice and Claw of the Fallen 2 March 2020
Fraenir of Jormag 9 March 2020

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. Only the latest mission can have public instance, in which case the player will be placed in a new instance with up to 10 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.
    • As of October 1, a public mission cannot start without 5 people.
    • If you choose to enter as a squad, you can start the mission before all have arrived in the instance or even in the squad itself.
    • You can use a raid squad or regular squad but only 10 can enter the instance.
  • By choosing public, members are placed into an instance but a squad is not automatically created.
    • If you exit and attempt to enter a new public mission you will be placed in the previous instance while it is still open.
  • Additional strike missions are planned to be included with new releases, with the old one sometimes evolving.
  • Rewards are once per day.
  • 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.[2] Since its return in A Very Merry Wintersday in 2019, it is labeled as a strike mission.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b A Very Merry Wintersday 2019, GuildWars2.com
  2. ^ A Very Merry Wintersday 2018, GuildWars2.com