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[Spoiler] Unlocking hero points in Verdant Brink

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Lakshmi
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Posted On: 10/24/2015 at 07:42 PM
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Quite a few of us have multiple Elite Specializations we'd like to unlock, and running characters through the hero challenges in the Heart of Thorns zones is a pretty fast way to do that.  I recommend experiencing the map first without any guide, hence the [Spoiler] tag.  

I did the full exploration of Verdant Brink first, but now I have the hero challenge unlocks on repeat.  You can get 80 hero points in just a couple hours, with just the gliding mastery!  I put my notes into a stylized map format to share with you.

Hero challenge summary: Verdant Brink

  • 4 "Commune" challenges for 40 hero points.  These are easily solo'd
  • 4 "Combat" challenges for 40 hero points.  Best in a party.
  • 3 "Gated" challenges for 30 hero points.  You'll need to unlock a mastery to complete these, and all involve enough combat to make a party worthwhile.
  • Total: 110 hero points

 

Dulfy guide (up to date):  http://dulfy.net/2015/10/25/gw2-verdant-brinks-hero-points-guide/#4_Nuhoch_Wallows_Hero_Point.   This includes the workaround for the Poision HP.

 

NOTE: image below is wrong.  The HP marked "Wallows" actually requires Nuhoch 5 (yikes!).

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Last Edited on: 10/26/2015 at 03:12 PM
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Isha
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Replied On: 10/25/2015 at 04:56 AM PDT
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I didn't play beta so this is very helpful.  Thank you!

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Lakshmi
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Replied On: 10/25/2015 at 08:47 AM PDT
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Thanks Isha.  I saw quite a few people read the post but no one else replied so I'm guessing most people didn't find it helpful.  Which is fine, of course!  Spares me the effort of doing it for the other maps. :)

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Dyaon
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Replied On: 10/25/2015 at 10:22 AM PDT
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For what it's worth, I did find this helpful! I had no idea how to get to the Faren's Flyer one...

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LeslieoftheStars
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Replied On: 10/25/2015 at 01:08 PM PDT
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Shmi this is fabulous! I don't have the time to do much at all in the new story lines and areas yet. Thank you so much for Friday night's event and all the work you do for the family.

~Leslie

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Lakshmi
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Replied On: 10/25/2015 at 02:16 PM PDT
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Thanks guys.  I saw that Dulfy is starting to post a similar guide, so I'm just sending comments to improve her stuff going forward.  http://dulfy.net/2015/10/25/gw2-verdant-brinks-hero-points-guide/

I actually figured out how to get to the "updrafts" required one without updrafts.  Pretty easy too!

You need the chopper in the NE corner of the map, so that camp has to be held during nighttime until the chopper spawns.

Take the NE chopper.  It drops you on an island/platform-in-the-sky thingie with no mobs.  Just cross the island to the side closest to the Hero Challenge and glide over.

That said... updrafts are a lot of fun!  So much to explore up in the canopy.  There are a few POIs and mastery points up there, reachable by updrafts.  So far it seems like we get LOTS of mastery points in easier to reach places, however.

 



» Edited on: 2015-10-25 14:22:16

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Osu
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Replied On: 10/26/2015 at 09:40 AM PDT
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Not sure if it was a bug, but I was able to get the hero point which allegedly requires poison resistance (the one in the hollowed out tree NE of Faren's Flyer wp) without the poison resistance. I just dropped in and there was no poison.  

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