GW2 Quartz Crystal guide with their acquisition, fusion into Charged Quartz Crystal, and their usage in the new Celestial recipes.
- Quartz Crystal Acquisition
- Charged Quartz Crystal Acquisition
- Crafting with Charged Quartz Crystal
- Celestial item stats
Mining: They can be mined from Labyrinthine Cliffs and your home instance exclusively (once you have received Gift of Quartz from Bazaar Ambassador meta achievement).
- Each Quartz Crystal node can be mined once per account per day. There are 4-6 nodes in Labyrinthine Cliffs (each node yield about 3 Quartz Crystals) and 1 node in your home instance.
- It is unknown if you can guest to other servers to mine more or use overflows.
- You can use any mining pick to mine these quartz crystals.
Sanctum Sprint: At end of every Sanctum Sprint is a chest you can loot for a number of Quartz crystals.
Kite Baskets: Kite baskets you find in various open world zones (except for Orr) yield a small number of Quartz crystals when looted. Each location can be looted once per day.
Zephyr Sanctum Supply boxes: These supply boxes give out Quartz crystals in addition to Celestial recipes. More on those Supply boxes below.
Trading Post: Since Quartz crystals are tradeable, you can always buy them from other players.
The easiest Place of Power to reach is the one outside Shaemoor Garrison in Queensdale.
Unfortunately, you can only make one Charged Quartz Crystal per account per day and they are account bound. (Reset at daily reset) This makes Charged Quartz Crystal, rather than Quartz Crystal, the limiting factor.
Charged Quartz Crystal is required to craft the new stat combo introduced with this patch: Celestial.
Celestial is an all stats combo, something previously only found on Ascended gear. Recipes for Celestial insignias/inscriptions can be found randomly in kite baskets (low drop rate) or as guaranteed drops from Zephyr Sanctum Supply Boxes (Since each Insignia/Inscription requires 5 Charged Quartz Crystal, you will need to wait 5 days before you can make one).
Zephyr Sanctum Supply Boxes are boxes you can purchase from the merchants near the Bazaar Docks Waypoint in Labyrinthine Cliffs. They will exchange various raw crafting materials and previous event items for boxes. Each box will contain 1 Celestial recipe and a number of Quartz Crystals. Here is a list of what you can exchange for these supply boxes.
Items that can be exchanged for 1 Zephyr Sanctum Supply Box
|10 Fortune Scraps|
|150 Pieces of Candy Corn|
|300 Pieces of Zhaitaffy|
|225 Jute Scrap||500 Rawhide Leather Section|
|75 Wool Scrap||400 Thin Leather Section|
|30 Cotton Scrap||90 Coarse Leather Section|
|45 Linen Scrap||60 Rugged Leather Section|
|250 Silk Scrap||250 Thick Leather Section|
|20 Gossamer Scrap||185 Hardened Leather Section|
|250 Green Wood Log||125 Copper Ore|
|60 Soft Wood Log||55 Iron ore|
|35 Seasoned Wood Log||75 Silver Ore|
|65 Hard Wood Log||30 Gold Ore|
|55 Elder Wood Log||25 Platinum Ore|
|30 Ancient Wood Log||50 Mithril Ore|
|8 Orichalcum ore|
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