GW2 Dragon Ball guide

A guide to the GW2 Dragon Ball mini game introduced with the Dragon Bash Festival.

Getting Started


To play Dragon Ball, talk to Finolla in Trader’s Forum area of Lion’s Arch to enter this 5v5 PvP minigame.

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How to play


  • All players receive a speed buff and there are no falling damage. When you take damage, you do not regen health over time and must collect health orbs (blue) to heal up.
  • You start off with just one skill and must collect power ups (orange orbs) to gain additional abilities. These orbs are specific and only grant you with certain skills (see table below).

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  • The team that scores 500 points win. You only gain points by defeating enemy opponents (20 points per kill)
  • Each match can be expected to last between 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Use the bouncy pads to move around. These pads are directional (i.e. it will bounce in the direction you are moving) and if you dodge roll onto these pads they will bounce you up further.
Slot Skill Description
1 Dragon Sphere/Super Dragon Sphere Default attack/Attack with increased range and speed
2 Dragon Bomb Targeted AoE skill
3 Icy Dragon Trap Place an Icy Dragon Trap that chill foes for 15 seconds.
4 Dragon Kick Perform a flying kick at your target, dazing them and dealing damage
5 Dragon Stomp Whirlwind shield that reflect incoming Dragon spheres

Power Ups


Power Ups are located in specific locations on the map.

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Since there are roughly three vertical levels to this map, it is divided into top, middle and bottom. If you take a cross section of the map, this becomes more clear. Any power ups located on top of the tunnel or on the planks above are classified as top. Any power ups located inside the tunnel are classified as middle and any power ups on near the water level are classified as bottom.

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#: On the very bottom level of the map smack in the middle is the Dragon Damage power up (marked as #). Consuming this power up will grant you 60 damage per attack instead of 15 damage for a few seconds. In the same location but on the top level is the power up that will grant you invisibility.

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1: These are Super Dragon Spheres with increased ranged and faster hits compared to the normal Dragon Spheres. You can find them in four corners of the map inside the tunnels usually next to the jump pad.

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2: Dragon Bombs are located on the top level above the tunnels. Much like the Super Dragon Spheres, they are also located on the four sections of the room.

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3: These power ups for the Icy Dragon Trap are located between the two tunnel entrances on either side of the map.

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4&5: These orbs are located in roughly the same location but #4 is located on top of the tunnels while #5 (Dragon Stomp) is inside the tunnels.

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Rewards


  • Winning team receives a Dragon Coffer, which have a rare chance to contain a Dragon’s Jade Claim Ticket for a Dragon’s Jade weapon.
  • Losing team will receive some Zhaitaffy.
  • In addition, the achievement Dragon Ball Devotee requires you to play 20 matches of Dragon Ball for completion while the achievement Dragon Ball Boss requires you to win 20 matches of Dragon Ball.
  • youkai

    I don’t get it. I tried it but my damage is extremely low compared to others, they kill me in 3 o 4 hits… Is this normal?

    • HazeOfMisery

      You need to pick up power-ups(those glowing balls).They boost damg.

    • Amazing Angela

      you can gather a big power up in the pit below ( big orange ). It can double damage ( or 60 can’t remember ) instead of 15
      It is not a skill but like a temporary aura

  • Amazing Angela

    Exploit : people use “health regen”-food in this pvp match
    I had mine accidentely on and noticed when you are hit you are immediately healed up again..

  • vork

    the exploit is funny… you get heal 88hp every second, and you have 100 hp so you can’t die at all.
    still, without this the game was fun

    • Möh

      you can.
      The solution is the big red ball in the middle. This and skill 2 causes a 1-hit

  • Amazing Angela

    Orange Super Dragon Sphere ( middle of the map ) = 60 hp damage

  • Abornia

    Apparently they have temporarily disabled the consumption of Heath regen foods until they can fix the expliot problem
    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/support/bugs/Dragon-Ball-health-regen-food-Merged-Threads/page/3

  • Robert Jenkins

    I’ll never understand why this game refuses you to enter team based competition with your team. Wintersday Capture the Flag Esque game would have been a blast with a group of guildies. This looks like it would be just as much fun, but yet it’s random 5v5 teams ( ._.) C’mon Man!

  • Mr_Finesse

    Heyo! Was chatting with some people and noticed that the points per kill is actually 20pts rather than the 15pts you have listed.

    “You only gain points by defeating enemy opponents (15 points per kill)”

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Thanks corrected

  • LordElfa

    How did they manage to name it this without a lawsuit from Funamation?

    • Justin Huffman

      Because it very clearly falls under the ‘parody’ section of the ‘fair use’ clause.

  • Wildcopper

    They also risked a lawsuit from Bioware for Huttball in SW:TOR… =P

    • Justin Huffman

      The only thing similar between this and Huttball from SWOTR is the use of the word ‘ball’ in a PvP match type. If that was copy-writable, I’m pretty sure Grifball from Halo would have first dibs.

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