A guide for GW2 Guild Challenge, part of Guild Missions introduced with the February update.
- Blightwater Shatterstrike
- Branded for Termination
- Deep Trouble
- Save Our Supplies
- Scratch Sentry Defense
- Southsun Crab Toss
To be able to research Guild Challenge, you have have Guild Bounty, Trek, and Rush unlocked previously. You will also need 50k influence and 150 merits to start researching.
Guild Challenges are guild missions designed for groups of 10+ players but can be incredibly easy when done with larger group of players. There are six possible Guild Challenge scenarios. Once you started a Guild Challenge scenario, you have 5 hours to successfully complete the group event associated with the challenge to reap the rewards.
Rewards: Once completed, Guild Challenges will reward 30 Guild Merits for the guild. Personal rewards include 2 Guild Commendations, 2 rare items, and 50 silver.
Description: Brand energies coursing through crystal nodes along Blightwater Basin in Blazeridge Steppes are reaching critical levels. Work together to destroy these crystal nodes and stop the energy buildup.
[Group Event] Use charrzookas to destroy the crystal nodes simultaneously.
- Duration: 20 minutes or less
You will need to kill all five crystals within 30 seconds of each other in the timespan of 20 minutes to complete this guild challenge. These crystals can only be damaged by the Charrzookas that are dropped off the charrcopter at the beginning of the challenge. You will need to have players assigned with Charrzookas at each crystal and other players to protect them as they will be harassed by army of branded creatures.
Beware especially of the Veteran Branded Sparks and kill them ASAP as they can cause a lot of damage. One alternative strategy some guilds use is to have everyone attack the same crystal and then stop when they get to very low before moving on to the next crystal in a clockwise/counter-clockwise fashion. Once all the crystals are brought to low HP, then everyone basically kill them quick in a circular fashion. This require all your members to pay attention and not kill them when they are not supposed to.
Description: Find and bring down a Branded ogre chieftain and his pet siege devourers in Varim’s Run in the Fields of Ruin.
[Group Event] Defeat the Branded ogre and his Branded devourer pets
- Duration: 15 minutes or less
The objective here is fairly simple. You need to split players into 3 groups, one on the Branded Champion Ogre, and the remaining two on the Branded Champion Devourers. The Ogre in a small area down below while the two devourers are up on the ramps.
The idea to kill all 3 targets within 30 seconds of each other. Once one of the targets is killed, you have 30 seconds to kill the other two before the first one revives (back to 50% HP). You have 15 minutes to complete this before the event fails.
The main thing you have to watch for with the Branded Ogre is when he jumps in the air and throw down a conal shockwave punch. It hurt quite a bit (can one shot some players) and put 9 stacks of Bleed on whoever get hit by it. The Ogre does have more HP compared to the devourers so put more players on him if you need to.
For the Devourers, they have a siege attack that you need to dodge. You won’t get one shotted by this attack but it will put a Burning debuff on you.
Description: Krait have taken quaggans captive for ritual sacrifice in the Mire Sea in the Mount Maelstrom region. Rescue the captive quaggans before the krait execute them.
[Group Event] Rescue the captives before they are executed by the krait.
- 10 minutes
There are 10 quaggans that you will need to cut down within the time limit and escort them to safety. Each quaggan have their own safety spot that you need to escort them to. Escorted quaggans will be attacked on the way so make sure you have a few players protecting them. You will want to have at least one full group escorting each quaggan. Having one quaggan die will fail the event.
Quaggans that are still bound cannot be attacked so you don’t have to worry about them. You can split your guild into multi-groups and do this in waves, with finished groups coming back to escort another quaggan. Each quaggan takes about 2-3 minutes to reach their destination.
Note that the 10 minutes time limit is how much time you have to unbound all the quaggans. Once all the quaggans are unbound, the timer ends and you can take as long as you need to escort them to safety.
Here is a map compiled by members of [HOT] on Jade Quarry showing you the locations of the 10 quaggans and some of their paths (green lines)
Description: Supply Master Sootspliter needs your help defending Iron Legion supplies bound for the front lines in Iron Marches. Help shore up his supply depot’s defenses and repel any Flame Legion attacks.
[Group Event] Defend the Iron Legion supply depot against Flame Legion attack.
- Duration: 11 minutes and 40 seconds
This guild challenge can be a bit difficult for smaller guilds. You will need to protect 20 barrels from the Flame Legion for 11 minutes and 40 seconds. As long you have one barrel remaining at the end, you will complete this guild mission successfully.
You can build turrets, mortars, and mines to protect the fort against the Flame Legion onslaught. Keep in mind that only one upgrade can be build at a time so plan your upgrades accordingly. I personally did not find much use for the Mortars and Mines but the turrets were really useful.
Turrets: The first thing you will notice once you start the challenge is the turrets that you can build. There are about 5-6 of them. You first must activate them and then you can build upgrades such as increased ammo capacity, caltrop shots, and naplam shots. Turrets are really good and can damage large groups from a distance.
Mortars and Mines: Right by the Supply Master are two shelves. One containing Mortar Shells and the other containing Unarmed Land Mines. You can bring the Mortar Shells to mortars around the fort to activate them. Land Mines can be placed in chokepoints to stop advancing Flame Legion attackers. If you run out of Mortar and Land Mines, you can ask the Supply Master to build more of them.
Enemies and Chokepoints
Flame Legion attackers mostly come from the south and north side of the fort. North side is a narrow passage that serve as a chokepoint that can be maintained by a small group. South side is a bit more wide open and will require a larger group to defend.
Flame Legion mobs have stealthers and archers that attack from a distance so make sure you have players guard the barrels against stealthers and players running out to kill the ranged mobs.
- At around 7.5 minutes remaining, Stalkers (archers that will kill barrels from long range) will start coming in from north, south, and west side. Kill them ASAP as they can wipe out your entire barrel supply in no time.
- At 3-4 minutes remaining, Igniters will start to spawn. These guys will try to rush at your barrels and use their conal AoE attack to damage a lot of barrels at once.
Description: An experimental device has enraged various creatures around Fionnghuala Scratch in Timberline Falls, Defend the skritt sentries stationed outside the scratch until the researchers can shut down the device.
[Group Event] Defend the three skritt sentries from invading waves of enraged ettins, jotun, and spiders.
This is a fairly simple Guild Challenge. There are two skritt sentries up in the north and one in the south. You will get four waves of mobs. First wave is mostly regular mobs and some veterans but the number of veterans and champions increases each wave. The fourth wave will have you fight against a bunch of veterans and champions at the same time. The event will fail if one skritt sentry dies.
The two sentries at the north are connected via tunnel so a single group with some backup can probably hold on two both sentries. Becareful to not venture too far into the tunnel as mobs can spawn behind you and head to the skritt sentries right away.
The south sentry have a lot of ettins while the north ones are mostly spiders and jotuns, something to keep in mind if you are going after slayer achievements.
Description: A crab-hunting quaggan needs your help to keep her catch alive on Southsun Cove while the karka close in.
[Group Event] Fend off attacking karka and keep Fralloo’s crab alive inside the circle
- Duration: 5 minutes
For this guild challenge, you need to ensure that the crab does not leave the red circle or fall on the ground. One person will pick up the crab, and this marks them with a shield icon and a beam of light on top. This crab carrier have no endurance regeneration and lose all their skills. They can, however, toss the crab to someone else (the throw is a ground target so make sure whoever is receiving it does not move) The event fails if the crab carrier is downed, drops it on the ground, or leave the red circle.
Karkas will spawn to attack the carrier with a veteran and champion karka spawning later on. Everyone will need to defend the carrier until the timer ends.
Special thanks to members of following guilds for their assistance in compiling this guide
- Immortals Reawakened on Yak’s Bend
- Midnight Mayhem on Gunnar’s Hold
- [HoT] on Jade Quarry
- Heroes Ect. [HeEt]