GW2 Helpful Hero Current Events and Riftstalker Weapons crafting guide.
When a rift is closing, escape through a portal with a lost keepsake and return it to its owner. There is another achievement for completing 10 Rifts as well called Rift Stalker.
How the event works
Every 10 minutes on the clock (i.e. xx:40, xx:50), all of the maps will have a Rift Barrier spawning at a specific location (see maps below). You need to defeat the Rift Barrier by throwing the crystals it spits out back at it (stand in the white circles to grab the crystal). Once it is defeated, interact with the defeated Rift to enter the Mists Rift instance and battle the Champion Riftstalker inside. To defeat the Riftstalker, it willl become invul every 25% and spits out crystals marked with white circles on the ground. Stand in the white circle to receive the crystal, then walk within range of the Riftstalker (400 range) to throw the crystal at the Riftstalker (need to throw 4 crystals to break the invul shield).
After the Riftstalker is defeated, one of the four corners of the instance will have an event icon with an escape rift. Run to that location while the instance begins to fill up with toxic gas. You need to run to that escape rift within 30 seconds while doing a simple jumping puzzle on the way. Exit through the rift and it will port you to the next map in the sequence. You will receive the credit for the appropriate item in the collection and a Branded Satchel that has a chance to give you a Riftstalker Carapace rarely (you are limited to 3x Satchels per day it seems).
After you get ported to the next map (it will port you directly to the location of the upcoming Rift), talk to the NPC right next to you to finish the collection for that map.
Rift Map Sequence
If you need an item from a particular map, make sure you do the Rift Barrier event in a map before it in the sequence (i.e. if you need item from Snowden Drifts, start the Rift Barrier event in Diessa Plateau)
Kessex Hills –> Lornar’s Pass –> Iron Marches –> Brisban Wildlands –> Dredgehaunt Cliffs –> Diessa Plateau –> Snowden Drifts –> Kessex Hills
Kessex Hills – Lost Statue
Lornar’s Pass – Lost Greatsword
Iron Marches – Lost Rifle
Brisban Wildlands – Lost Golem
Dredgehaunt Cliffs – Lost Cat
Diessa Plateau – Diessa Plateau
Snowden Drifts – Lost Dolyak
Crafting Riftstalker Weapons
There are three Riftstalker weapons available to craft:
- [&CsohAAA=] Riftstalker’s Talon – Sword
- [&CswhAAA=] Riftstalker’s Core – Scepter
- [&Cs8hAAA=] Riftstalker’s Sunderer – Greatsword
The recipe for crafting these weapons in the mystic forge is as follows: (credit to this Reddit thread)
- 1x Riftsalker Carapace (drops from Satchels from doing the Rift events or from completing the Helpful Hero achievement)
- 25x Mystic Crystals
- 25x Ectoplasm
- 1x T7 weapon specific part (Deldrimor Steel Greatsword Hilt for Sunderer, Deldrimor Steel Sword Hilt for Talon, Spiritwood Scepter Rod for Core)