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Temple is a common term that players give to certain locations in the Ruins of Orr that are well-known for meta events that result in world event chests. Each location is marked on the map by a pale blue temple icon and includes an associated waypoint, Point of Interest, hero challenge, Karma Vendor, and statue. The temples are named after the Human Gods: Balthazar, Lyssa, Dwayna, Melandru and Grenth.

Access to services[edit]

Each temple area is affected by status of the local dynamic events. Many waypoints in Orr, including those within the temples, are initially contested, i.e. held by the forces of Zhaitan. This also means all statues of the corresponding god throughout Orr are corrupted by Zhaitan's influence, which can be seen as a green veil in the area near a statue; within the veil, players will suffer from an environmental effect that depends on the affected temple. Players can help the Pact to retake the temple by completing the local meta event; services, including the waypoint, are only available while the allies control the area.

The temples[edit]

Map icons[edit]

Temple (map icon).png Uncontested Temple — All God's statues in Orr are disabled.
Contested temple (map icon).png Contested Temple — All God's statues in Orr are active.
Statue uncontested.png Uncontested Statue — Free of Zhaitan's influence, the statue lies dormant.
Statue contested.png Contested Statue

List of locations[edit]

Each temple's location is noted by the area's scout.

Meta Event Area Located in Scout Karma Merchant Corruption effect(s)
Temple of Balthazar Cathedral of Glorious Victory Straits of Devastation Explorer Vorb Tactician Deathstrider Balthazar's Rage
Firestorms raze the area.
Cathedral of Eternal Radiance Cathedral of Eternal Radiance Malchor's Leap Explorer Sosian Lightbringer Brutefur Lyssa's Frustration
Chaos storms smite the area.
Cathedral of Zephyrs Cathedral of Zephyrs Malchor's Leap Crusader Yottz Historian Vermoth Dwayna's Lament
Healing is impaired in the area.
Temple of Melandru Cathedral of Verdance Cursed Shore Explorer Prendes Lightbringer Surefoot Melandru's Sorrow
Sharp brambles cover the area.
Temple of Grenth Cathedral of Silence Cursed Shore Explorer Annalisa Keeper Jonez Deadrun Grenth's Touch
The area damages the living's health.

Corruption effects[edit]

  • Balthazar's Rage: Fireballs rain down from the sky, creating AoE damage in the affected area. Allies hit also suffer 5 seconds of Burning. Risen are unaffected.
  • Lyssa's Frustration: The affected area is randomly hit by AoEs, applying Stun and Confusion to all allies.
  • Dwayna's Lament: Allies are affected by Dwayna's Lament, reducing their healing power.
  • Melandru's Sorrow: The statue emits a Point Blank AoE, damaging every ally within range every second. It deals moderate but rapid damage and inflicts 5 seconds of Cripple and Bleeding (3 stacks) with each pulse. A tangle of vines appear at the affected ally's feet with each pulse. Due to the high rate of damage, healing while downed is nearly impossible, although rallying is available.
  • Grenth's Touch: Allies are affected by Grenth's Touch, dealing ongoing damage. Risen are affected by a different version of Grenth's Touch that regenerates their health instead.


World Boss Event Zone Unique chest drops
Risen Priest of Balthazar Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Risen Priest of Balthazar before it can summon a horde of Risen (75) Straits of Devastation Balthazar's Band
Risen Priestess of Lyssa Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Kill the Corrupted High Priestess (78) Malchor's Leap All Seeing
Statue of Dwayna Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the possessed statue of Dwayna (79) Malchor's Leap Dwayna's Embrace, Star of Dwayna
Risen Priest of Grenth Event shield (tango icon).png [Group Event] Cover Keeper Jonez Deadrun as he performs the cleansing ritual (80) Cursed Shore Signet of Grenth
Legendary Risen Priest of Melandru Event cog (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defend the Pact interrupter device while it charges to cleanse the temple (80) Cursed Shore Melandru's Bloom, Wisteria


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