GW2 The Crown Pavilion

Test yourself in an entirely new mini-zone featuring mighty representations of humanity’s enemies. By representing various cities of Tyria, you can be named champion of a nation and gain access to unique reward vendors. In order to enter The Crown Pavilion you should progress through the Queen’s Jubilee Opening Ceremony first. This event takes place at the same area where you have completed The Crown Pavilion, it represents the prologue to Pavilion itself.

Basic Information

  • Portal that takes you to The Crown Pavilion area is at the Western Divinity’s Reach. Right next to the Crown Pavilion Waypoint.
  • This is up to 30 players instanced, circular map area, that is divided into six different areas.
  • Each one of them is themed. We have: 1-Centaurs; 2-Pirates; 3-Destroyers; 4-Ogres; 5-Bandits; 6-Flamelegion;
  • Each one of them has specific boss that is goal of up to usually two group active events at the time.
  • Events are scaled for group from 10 to 30 players.
  • Bosses grant penalty to entire arena if not killed.
  • 3-Destroyer Boss grants heatwave penalty – regenerate endurance slower. 5-Bandit Boss is planting bombs around corners and doorways. 6-Flamelegion’s boss rains down searing crystals all around the place.
  • You can represent various cities of Tyria, by talking with the representative NPC Emissary at the middle of The Crown Pavilion, and work your way toward the achievements.
  • Different Emissaries give different boon.
    1. 1-Lion’s Arch Emissary – Champion of the Council (Increased plate resistance and magic find. Reduce incoming condition duration).
    2. 2-Grove Emissary – Champion of Pale Tree (Increased destroyer resistance and magic find. Regenerate HP).
    3. 3-Rata Sum Emissary- Champion of the Collages (Increased critical chance, ogre resistance, and magic find).
    4. 4-Hoelbrak Emmisary- Champion of the Wild (Increased endurance regeneration, bandit resistance, and magic find)
    5. 5-Black Citadel Emissary- Champion of the Legions (Increased condition damage, Flame Legion resistance, and magic find).
    6. 6-Ebonhawke Emissary- Champion of the Crown (Increased Centaur resistance and magic find. Reflect Damage).
  • Event rewards come as: Cogs – special event rewards currency, Queens Gauntlet tickets and more.
  • High in air in The Crown Pavilion you can find The Queen’s Gauntlet, increasingly difficult challenges of single-combat against unique bosses.

GW2 Luminary of Kryta Achievement Guide

GW2 Luminary of Kryta achievement has been set up in Divinity’s Reach. Take a torch from a torchbearer, then race around a course to light all the Beacons of Kryta!

GW2 Luminary of Kryta Achievement basic information

  • In order to start this mini game, talk with one of the four Torchbearers you can find in Divinity’s Reach, in order to receive torch.
  • Torch has limited lasting time.
  • Goal is to light all the nearby beacons during this short time, while you have a torch.
  • Torch’s timer is shown in the boons, conditions UI tab. Mouse it over in order to see the timer.
  • These Beacons are scattered all around the location from where you pick up Torch.
  • Number of beacons you should light up is shown at the map.
  • You should pick up the appropriate path to light them all on time.
  • Nearby NPCs that have swiftness icon over their heads, give swiftness boon, that can facilitate the beacons hunt.
  • Beacons that you should light up, are shown on minimap as well.
  • Torch runs counts toward Luminary of Kryta achievement.
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GW2 Sovereign Weapon Skins

GW2 Sovereign Weapon Skins you can purchase from the six different emissaries in the Crown Pavilion. They cost 200 Watchwork Sprocket and 5-10 golds each.
GW2 Ebonhawke Emissary

Sovereign Eviscerator Axe Skin

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GW2 Patch Notes August 6th Queen’s Jubilee

A celebration to commemorate ten years of Queen Jennah’s rule is about to kick off in Divinity’s Reach! The queen has commissioned a new gladiatorial arena for the occasion—the Crown Pavilion—as a shining symbol of her people’s endurance. Take a hot air balloon ride with dignitaries from across Tyria to the capital of the Krytan nation, and be there for the opening ceremony. Join in the festivities and compete in ceremonial combat in Her Majesty’s honor!
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GW2 Support Evon Gnashblade Achievements

GW2 Support Evon Gnashblade Achievements is new achievement category added with the last update “Cutthroat Politics” on July 23rd 2013.

Complete daily achievements while supporting Evon Gnashblade ( Go Gnashblade! )

Name Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Gnashblasde Supporter
Complete achievements supporting Evon Gnashblade ( He couldn’t have done it without you )
6 Achievements Earned
+25 Arenanet Points; and mini pet: Mini Evon Gnashblade.
I Like Evon
Contribute one support token for Evon Gnashblade on board the Zephyr Sanctum ( Evon for Councillor Forever!)
Support Evon Gnashblade.
+5 Arenanet Points
Gnash all the Blades 1 Daily achievement earned supporting Gnashblade.
+1 Arenanet Points
3 Daily achievement earned supporting Gnashblade.
+1 Arenanet Points
Gnashblade: Dungeon Runner
Complete a dungeon while supporting Evon Gnashblade (Don’t be affraid of the dark ).
1 Dungeon Completed While Supporting Evon Gnashblade
+10 Arenanet Points
Gnashblade: Homeland Support
Complete events in the Ascalon region while supporting Evon Gnashblade ( Safety begins at home ).
1 Ascalon Events Completed While Supporting Evon Gnashblade
+1 Arenanet Points
5 Ascalon Events Completed While Supporting Evon Gnashblade
+1 Arenanet Points
10 Ascalon Events Completed While Supporting Evon Gnashblade
+1 Arenanet Points
20 Ascalon Events Completed While Supporting Evon Gnashblade
+1 Arenanet Points
Gnashblade: Direct Support
Complete Tiers 1 and 2 of Evon Gnashblade’s candidate trials (Evon Gnashblade is the best!)
1 Tier Completed
+1 Arenanet Points
2 Tier Completed
+1 Arenanet Points
Gnashblade: Maw Mulcher
Defeat Jade Maw in the Fractals of the Mist while supporting Evon Gnashblade (Mulch that Maw!)
Jade Maw Defeated While Supporting Evon Gnashblade
+10 Arenanet Points
Survival Survivor
Complete games of Southsun Survival (You made it out alive)
1 Game Played
+1 Arenanet Points
5 Games Played
+1 Arenanet Points
15 Games Played
+1 Arenanet Points
Southsun Survival: High Score
Earn points while playing Southsun Survival ( You’re Legendary ).
1 Point Earned
+1 Arenanet Points
100 Points Earned
+1 Arenanet Points
1 000 Points Earned
+1 Arenanet Points
2 500 Points Earned
+1 Arenanet Points
Southsun Survival: Master Marksman
Use Headshot successfully against opponents in Southsun Survival (Right between the eyes!)
1 Successful Headshots
+1 Arenanet Points
5 Successful Headshots
+1 Arenanet Points
10 Successful Headshots
+1 Arenanet Points
Southsun Survival Regular
Participate in 6 rounds ( Only the strong survive).
6 games played
+0 Arenanet Points; Loot Bag.
Infinite time games played
+? Arenanet Points;
Gnashblade Advanced Support
Complete tiers 3 and 4 of Evon Gnashblades candidate trials ( Not for the faint of heart!)
1 Tier Completed
+? Arenanet Points
2 Tiers Completed
+? Arenanet Points

GW2 Aetherized Weapon Skins

GW2 Aetherized Weapon Skins can be bought for one black Lion Weapon Ticket from Black Lion Weapon Specialist in Lion’s Arch. This is however 2 weeks deal, starting on July 23rd. Black Lion Weapon Ticket or Black Lion Weapon Ticket Scraps (10 for one Aetherized Weapon Skin, at the same place where you can buy Aetherized Skins) are available exclusively from Black Lion Chests.

Aetherized Axe Skin

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GW2 Southsun Survival

GW2 Southsun Survival is a mini game introduced with the latest GW2 game update Cutthroat Politics. If you watched the movie or read the book “The Hunger Games”, you will like this mini game as well. Up to 20 players will be dropped into Southsun Cove with only a bow with which to survive. Scavenge for supplies and kill other Survivors to become the last one standing and secure your victory.

How, Where to start?

Talk with Evon Gnashblade inside the Labyrinthine Cliffs area, in order to start this mini game.


General information about Southsun Survival Event

When the event starts you will find limited resources around big bone fire, in Southsun Cove, like arrow, rations, camouflage kit, throwing dagger, alarm trap and more. After 3-5 seconds, you can run and try to collect these rations and face many enemies in close combat, or just run away and try to find rations on other places.

Goal of Southsun Survival is to survive 15 minutes. This is rather difficult due to couple of aggravating circumstances. Your 1 000 health pool for example is depleting constantly, this makes hiding at one spot almost impossible since you should look for rations that can be used for your healing skill. Every resource you use, depletes one of the same resource. You can see their numbers above the skills, to the right from large circle health bubble. Resources are at the open, or hidden inside rations fruit bushes, or supply camps. The creatures of Southsun Cove slowly move in from the beaches, be sure to check the status of a camp before you enter or you may find a deadly serving of karka.
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GW2 Candidate Trials Challenge

GW2 Candidate Trials Challenge is a special game or event that according to GW2 Developre Steven Waller is an unique challenge, where you provide support to Ellen. During this event you should prevent Aetherblade Pirates from taking a treasure pile from crushed Aetherblade Ship. This is survive challenge, where you need to survive multiple waves of Aetherblade Pirates and prevent special Aetherblade Plunderers with bag icons over their heads, to take over all golds, from treasure piles. Entrance to Candidate Trials Challenge is inside Labyrinthine Cliffs area.

Entrance to Candidate Trail Challenge

Candidate Trials General Information

There are four difficulty levels / tiers of Candidate Trials Challenge. In order to progress further to tier 2, 3 and 4, you need to finish previous challenges. You can repeat the difficulty level you like, as many times as you like. You can solo the Challenge tier one, while you would like to group up with other players for tier three. Steven Waller made a statement that some skilled players can solo the third level. You can fail on this event, if you die, or if Aetherblade Plunderers menage to steal all the treasure.
When you start the event inside Candidate Trials instance, you should be focusing on three tasks. The following tasks can be found under your event information:

  1. Treasure remaining: 5 000 at tier one (do not let Aetherblade Plunderers to steal all Treasure);
  2. Time remaining: 5 minutes at tier one(survive during this time, until completing task one);
  3. Aetherblade Pirates killed: X ( information, bragging note )


Candidate Trials Tips

  • When the challenge begins defeat Aetherblade Plunderer first, since they are dedicated gold thieves. There are also Aetherblade Tuskmaster (Confusion, Blind), Aetherblade Swashbuckler (Bleeds), and Aetherblade Thumper (Protective Shield).
  • Various weapons have been provided to help players defend the treasure piles in the crash site.
  • When attempting Tier IV, consider bringing a highly skilled, coordinated party that works well together in order to deal with all the pirates throw at you!
  • In order to complete Gnashbalde: Direct Support, you must complete both Tier I and II in Gnashblade’s Candidate Trials. To complete Kiel: Direct Support, you must complete both Tier I and II in Kiel’s Candidate Trials.



Various rewards can be won depending on the completed level difficulty, from regular rewards for a successful event like karma, money, experience points, to support tokens, aetherblade weapons, achievement and more.

GW2 Personal Space Achievement Guide

GW2 Personal Space Achievement can be acquired during the last boss fight in Aetherbalde Retreat instance.
GW2 Personal Space Achievement
According to the achievement information, you can obtain the achievement if you avoid area attacks while fighting Horrik. This basically means that you need to dodge all area attacks until the fight ends. Defeating Horrik at start will not help you, since Mai Trin resurrects him as soon as you defeat him. Avoiding Horrik’s Area of effect spells is the easiest part of this achievement, while the hardest part is to avoid cannon fire. Try to position yourself as far as possible from cannons in order to have enough time to dodge cannon fire.
Keep in mind that if your gear or specialization do not give you enough vitality, Mai Trin stealth attack will probably bring you to down state in one attack, and it is going to open a clear road toward the Horrik’s AOE attack.

GW2 Don’t Be Rude to the Brute

GW2 Don’t Be Rude to the Brute achievement, you can acquire at the end of Aetherblade Retreat instance.

GW2 Dont Be Rude to the Brute

This is the easiest achievement you can acquire in Aetherblade Retreat (if you ignore the fact that you should defeat Champion Frizz in order to reach Horrik). In the last room, simply target Horrik, type /salute in the chat box, hit Enter and enjoy your 5 Achievement Points.