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Verdant Brink

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Verdant Brink

7Waypoint (tango icon).png 26Point of interest.png 11Hero point.png 6Vista.png

Verdant Brink map.jpg
Map of Verdant Brink

Levels
80 – 80
Type
Zone
Region
Heart of Maguuma
Connects to
The Silverwastes (E)
Forsaken Thicket (NE)
Lost Precipice (NW)
Auric Basin (SW)
Noble's Folly (SSW)
Pets
Fire Wyvern
API
API

Verdant Brink loading screen.jpg
Loading screen

Canopy map (Level 3)
Abyss map (Level 1)

The Verdant Brink is the first major zone players enter in the Heart of Thorns expansion pack, and is the entrance to the Heart of Maguuma region. The aftermath of the Pact's disastrous assault on Mordremoth is most visible here, with massive vines and still-burning airship wreckage strewn across the landscape. The local Itzel hylek have made fast friends of the newcomers, and will accept Airship Parts for unique and valuable supplies.

To secure the area, pockets of Pact survivors and the Itzel tribe can be assisted in their survival against the Mordrem. In the daytime, each outpost needs help in gathering survivors and assembling defenses. During the night, the Mordrem attack in full force, creating a zone-wide battleground to hold rally points and recover supplies. Towards the end of the night, powerful Mordrem lieutenants take residence in the canopy of Verdant Brink, and must be brought down.

Getting there[edit]

Locations[edit]

Area Effective
level
Area objectives
Blighted Depths 80
Point of interest.png The Corpse Grove
Point of interest.png Uprooted Paradise
Adventure (map icon).png Flying Circus
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Verdant Brink Insight: The Corpse Grove
Vista.png Uprooted Paradise Vista
Broken Bluffs 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Mellaggan's Valor Waypoint
Point of interest.png Holdfast Hollow
Point of interest.png Wreck of the Mellaggan's Valor
Hero point.png Cliffside Ruins
Canopy over Jaka Itzel 80
Point of interest.png Last Leap
Canopy over Noble Crash Site 80
Point of interest.png Silent Woods
Hero point.png Pact Airship Wreckage
Canopy over Ordnance Corps 80
Point of interest.png Ascendant's Ring
Hero point.png Security Console
Vista.png Mellaggan's Valor Vista
Canopy over Pact Encampment 80
Point of interest.png Glory's Fall
Point of interest.png Matriarch's Perch
Hero point.png Pile of Guano
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Verdant Brink Insight: Canopy Over Pact Encampment
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Verdant Brink Insight: Holdfast Hollow
Canopy over Pale Reaver Rally 80
Point of interest.png Precarious Perch
Coztic Grounds 80
Point of interest.png Coztic Itzel
Hero point.png Ancient Tree
Creeping Crevasse 80
Point of interest.png The Tangle
Hero point.png Nightthistle Blossom
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Verdant Brink Insight: Creeping Crevasse
Dry Step Mesas 80
Adventure (map icon).png Tendril Torchers
Heartless Pass 80
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Verdant Brink Insight: Heartless Pass
Hidden Copse 80
Point of interest.png Bongo's Bungalow
Point of interest.png Creaking Caverns
Adventure (map icon).png Shooting Gallery
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Verdant Brink Insight: Creaking Cavern
Jaka Itzel 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Jaka Itzel Waypoint
Point of interest.png Batrach Falls
Point of interest.png Dwelling of the Kaanas
Point of interest.png Temple of Ameyalli
Vista.png Jaka Itzel Vista
Adventure (map icon).png Bugs in the Branches
Raid (map icon).png Forsaken Thicket
Maguuma's Breach 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Shipwreck Peak Waypoint
Personal waypoint (map icon).png Shipwreck Peak
Noble Ledges 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Faren's Flyer Waypoint
Waypoint (tango icon).png Treacherous Paths Waypoint
Point of interest.png Wreck of the Thunderbreaker
Hero point.png Coztic Itzel Belongings
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Verdant Brink Insight: Outside Noble Ledges
Shrouded Ruins 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Shrouded Ruins Waypoint
Point of interest.png The Waking Tomb
Hero point.png Ancient Fighting Pit
Vista.png Shrouded Ruins Vista
Adventure (map icon).png Salvage Pit
Skyclaw Peaks 80
Snarled Frontier 80
Point of interest.png Wreck of the Lethal Vantage
Vista.png Snarled Frontier Vista
Stonetwist Paths 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Pact Encampment Waypoint
Point of interest.png Shaded Spring
Hero point.png Nuhoch Alchemical Energy
Vista.png Stonetwist Paths Vista
The Doomteeth 80
Point of interest.png Precarious Ruin
Thistlevine Ravine 80
Point of interest.png Dust Dancer Plateau
Hero point.png Abyssal Depths
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Verdant Brink Insight: Thistlevine Ravine
Treacherous Paths 80
Point of interest.png Golden Boughs
Wyvern Cliffs 80
Point of interest.png Brooding Gulch
Point of interest.png Fumerol Caves
Hero point.png Wyvern Nesting Grounds
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Verdant Brink Insight: Fumerol Caves

Interactive map[edit]

Please note that due to limitations with the map API, the following points of interest (which are located in the highest areas of the map) are missing: Ascendant's Ring, Matriarch's Perch, Precarious Perch, Last Leap and Silent Woods.

Events[edit]

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The majority of events in Verdant Brink are part of a meta-event. The map meta-events revolve around the Day and night cycle where dusk will count towards the day event and dawn towards the night event. The map meta-event during daytime is Securing Verdant Brink, and the map meta-event during night-time is Night and the Enemy. Progress on building up the five outposts during daytime rolls over when the map transitions to night-time in the form of the number of rally points each outpost controls, up to four per outpost (for a maximum of 20 in total).

Securing Verdant Brink[edit]

During the day each of the 5 outposts has its own meta-event chain, which must be completed to fill its bar. After these main chains are completed, small events will occur frequently near the outpost, and a few of the chain's events may repeat.

Outpost: Jaka Itzel
Outpost: Noble Crash Site
Outpost: Pact Encampment
Outpost: Pale Reaver Rally
Outpost: The Ordnance Corps

Night and the Enemy[edit]

During the night, events are focused on building up and defending rally points, and slaying the bosses in the canopy. Maintaining control of rally points around an outpost during the three defense waves which occur during the first half of the night is critical for map meta-event progression. Once the Pact Choppers descend halfway through the night (20:30 left on the timer until daybreak), bosses appear in the canopy, one corresponding to each outpost. Along with defense of rally points, killing all the bosses is critical for progressing the map meta-event to tier 4 as these two event types contribute the most to increasing the night-time security level.

Thus, during the first half of the night, making sure rally points are defended during the Mordrem assaults (and retaking any which have been overrun by Mordrem) should be the main priority, followed by escorting soldiers, running supplies and killing rampaging Mordrem. When the bosses appear, slaying them should be a first priority. To achieve these goals, it is important that players spread out evenly across the map in small groups. To reach tier 4 night, about tier 2.5 needs to be achieved from the defense events and all the bosses need to be slain.

When under Pact control, each rally point has a supply level which can be filled by bringing Pact Supplies to the rally point and escorting soldiers. Raising the supply level of a rally point allows it to build extra defenses such as barricades and turrets, making the rally point easier to defend. Each Pact Supply that a player deposits increases the supply level by 1/5 of a tier and each escorted Pact soldier raises it by a full level. Completing any Nighttime event will award the player one stack of Perseverance.png Pact Supplier. This increases experience gained from kills by up to 5%.

Rally point defense
These are the rally point defense events. There are a total of three defense waves, and they occur during the first half of the night at 44:30, 34:30 and 24:30. Each camp has a primary rally point and 3 secondary rally points.
Supply events
Wreckage of crashed pact choppers periodically appear which produce a large number of Pact Supplies. Pact soldiers appear back to back at set locations to be escorted to rally points. Successfully escorted soldiers upgrade a supply by a fully level; however, if they reach the rally point and it is not under Pact control, the event can quickly fail. Rampaging Mordrem veterans also spawn throughout the jungle floor in patrolling paths, and can get close to rally points or Pact soldiers.
Canopy boss fights
The night bosses appear in the canopy halfway during the night, at 20:30 on the timer when the Pact choppers arrive.
Other events

Rewards[edit]

Airship Part Airship Parts are the zone's currency, awarded for completing events and opening Airship Cargo. These can be used to purchase pieces of Bladed armor, recipes needed to craft Minstrel gear, various collection trophies and more.

Pact Crowbar.png Pact Crowbars are awarded for each day-time event completed, and for each tier reached during the night-time meta event. These can be used to open Airship Cargo chests that are scattered throughout Verdant Brink. Cargo spawns will be indicated by red pings on the minimap.

Night-time rewards revolve around getting the map meta event completion to tier 4. This is done through completion of events and killing area bosses. Upon successfully reaching tier 4 night, the map meta event reward will have a chance of awarding a  Bladed Armor Box.png Bladed Armor Box. The chance increases with higher map participation, with it being a guaranteed award with 100% or above map participation.

For research, see here.

Pets[edit]

Juvenile Fire Wyvern
  • Canopy over Pact Encampment - From Matriarch's Perch, glide to the platform to the south east. Then search to the west. Alternatively, use the bouncing mushroom at Dust Dancer Plateau to climb the vine (same route as the first half of this map).

Crafting Resources[edit]

Wood resource (map icon).png Ancient Sapling
Wood resource (map icon).png Palm Sapling
Mine resource (map icon).png Mithril Ore
Mine resource (map icon).png Orichalcum Ore
Plant resource (map icon).png Flax
Plant resource (map icon).png Jungle Plants
Plant resource (map icon).png Mussels
Plant resource (map icon).png Sawgill Mushrooms
Recipes
Armorsmith tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworker tango icon 20px.pngTailor tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Minstrel's Intricate Gossamer Insignia from Itzel Mastery Vendor
Armorsmith tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworker tango icon 20px.pngTailor tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Maklain's Minstrel's Insignia from Itzel Mastery Vendor
Artificer tango icon 20px.pngHuntsman tango icon 20px.pngWeaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription from Itzel Mastery Vendor
Artificer tango icon 20px.pngHuntsman tango icon 20px.pngWeaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Maklain's Minstrel's Inscription from Itzel Mastery Vendor
Jeweler tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Exquisite Freshwater Pearl Jewel from Itzel Mastery Vendor
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Bag of Cassava Flour from Itzel Mastery Vendor
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Bowl of Chocolate Tapioca Pudding from Itzel Mastery Vendor
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Bowl of Tapioca Pudding from Itzel Mastery Vendor
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Flatbread from Itzel Mastery Vendor
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Pile of Jerk Spices from Itzel Mastery Vendor
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Plate of Jerk Poultry from Itzel Mastery Vendor