The Shatterer

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the core world boss. For the event schedule, see Slay the Shatterer. For the meta achievement, see The Shatterer (achievements). For the Living World Season 4 world boss, see Death-Branded Shatterer.

The Shatterer


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Original appearance.

It's unlike anything we've ever seen before, huge, vicious, and powerful.

Tactical Officer Smokemane

The Shatterer is a world boss in Blazeridge Steppes. Called the Beast by some Sentinels, it is a hand-forged lieutenant created by Kralkatorrik.[1] The Shatterer regularly patrols the Dragonbrand within Blazeridge Steppes, commanding the Branded within. It is said to be one of the forces keeping the corruption active in the area. The Sentinels and Vigil are both actively fighting the Shatterer.

It is eventually killed, but years later gets reanimated by Kralkatorrik using Zhaitan's domain of death magic, turning into the Death-Branded Shatterer.



Event involvement[edit]

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[Group Event] Slay the Shatterer (50)

Combat abilities[edit]


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  • Crystal Imprisonment - The Shatterer imprisons a number of players in crystals that will explode after some time.
  • Impale - The Shatterer slams down on the ground, sending multiple lines of crystalline shockwaves that get larger the further away from the Shatterer it is.
  • Shard Storm - The Shatterer launches up into the sky and calls down fire and lightning which spawns Branded and damages those it hits.
  • Summons Pulsating Crystals - The Shatterer becomes untargetable and summons a series of Pulsating Crystals that heal him.
  • Targeting - The Shatterer roars, spitting out fiery projectiles.


Primary article: Slay the Shatterer#Walkthrough

Related achievements[edit]


Concept art


  • During the first Guild Wars 2 demo, players could fight against the Shatterer.
  • The fight was redesigned on January 26, 2016, previously players could just stack in a safe spot on the Shatterer's right, attacking it without being damaged themselves and the healing crystals could be ignored. New mechanics and achievements were added with the patch.


  1. ^ Comment by Andrew Gray, January 2019: LWS4 Episode 5 ArenaNet Forum Chat