GW2 Fear No Evil Silverwastes Achievement Guide. This is a new achievement added with the Tangled Paths path that rewards 10 achievement points and the Dark Traveler title.
Getting to Hidden Depths
Hidden Depths or Tanged Labyrinth is a new subzone in Silverwastes right next to the story instance Into the Labyrinth. If you don’t know where that is, you can find a skirtt tunnel in Sharp Valley that will lead you to this hidden area with a new waypoint.
Hidden Depths is closed while the meta event Foothold/The Breach is underway. It is only open for ~16 minutes shortly after The Breach. You do not need to kill all the Mordrem champions during The Breach to access the area. When the area is closed, it is walled off by vines and the new waypoint is contested.
Unlocking the Greater Nightmare Pod
To unlock the Greater Nightmare Pod, you will need a key. There are two ways to obtain this key.
- Your map manage to kill all 5 Mordrem champions during the Breach. You will given a key as a reward and do not have to run around to gather Essence of Nightmares (you can head straight to the Greater Nightmare Pod)
- Getting 25 Essence of Nightmares and the combining it with a Bandit Skeleton key (right clicking on the Essence of Nightmares) to form a key. Bandit Skelton key can be obtained from story achievements or from Bandit Crest vendors.
The Greater Nightmare Pod is located in the middle of Hidden Depths next to The Labyrinth waypoint. Follow this route to get to it.
Getting Essence of Nightmares
When Hidden Depths is open, you can collect Essence of Nightmares by running around in the labyrinth. The Essence of Nightmare drops from Lesser Nightmare Pods in the area. You need to hold down your ctrl key to see them. Below is a map of their possible spawn locations (they respawn when a new tier of event starts)
While gathering Lesser Nightmare Pods, you need to use the flowers in the area (marked on your minimap as cogs) to gain a buff that lasts for a few seconds. This buff will allow you move 50% and give you damage immunity from the Luminescent Lurchers that patrol the area. They will one shot you without the buff.
The gist of this area is basically run around to dodge lurchers while gather nightmare pods. The flower buff will help you survive a few seconds against the lurchers. You will die frequently.
You may not get all 25 Essences during one opening of Hidden Depths so you may need to come back a second time. It is also a good farming spot since all the pods are chests that drop stuff.