I’m very proud to reveal the very first paid mini expansion to you all - Guild Wars 2: Rise of the Tengu is set to be released in the second half of this year!
A very big thank you to anonymous beta tester /u/ash-hattman for revealing all this stuff to me over the past weeks. He even managed to capture some screenshots, send me a couple of the string files and even got me some audio. For now the information is a bit sparse but expect more stuff like the story to be leaked later!
The Quaggan have shown their true face, cast aside by the human gods over a thousand years ago they’ve sworn to take revenge on them and their worshipers. With the recent outburst of dragon magic they’ve started to summon their saviors back into the world of Tyria once and for all.
Join up with the proud Tengu and stop the bloodthirsty Quaggan from sacrificing more innocent civilians. Are you in time to stop the White Mantle and Mursaat from taking over Tyria once and for all?
- Two exclusive new zones: Temple of Tolerance and the Aerie!
- An exclusive level 90 dungeon!
- Create a playable Tengu!
- Level up to 90!
- Wield polearms!
- Completely reworked underwater combat system for PvP!
- 100% Underwater PvP map - the Fall of Abbadon!
- And much more!
Temple of Tolerance
The Quaggan have shown their true nature and are trying to bring back the Mursaat into this world. Join up with the Tengu to put a hold to their plans and fight for the freedom of Tyria! This zone has 3 new World bosses that spawn every 30 minutes, defeating these bosses (and the new dungeon) will be the only way to gather new Legendary materials.
In this zone you’ll also find diary entries made by Tsuru Whitewing who has witnessed the return of the Mursaat to Tyria. Gather all of them for an achievement.
- Loading screen (1920x1080)
- Map of the Temple of Tolerance
- Screenshot taken in the south eastern part of the map
- Listen to Tsuru Whitewing’s diary (01:55)
The zone has multiple sections:
- Songfeather's Forest: A dark forest in which the Quaggan perform blood sacrifices to summon Mursaat
- Temple Ruins: The main stronghold of the Mursaat
- Bloomanoo Village: The main town of the Quaggan led by Bloomanoo
- Mirror Lake: The last outpost of the white mantle
- Heart of Primordus: Magic is bursting out of the crust of the earth after Scarlet hit the layline in Lion's Arch
The main city of the Tengu, in the current alpha version it's impossible to enter the zone. Developers described it as being a vertical map like the grove only much higher.
The Tengu are an avian race, they’ve secluded themselves from the rest of the World, but now the Quaggan have shown their true evil nature their homeland is being overrun by Mursaat.
- Character creation - selected
- Character creation - deselected
- Screenshot of a playable Tengu in the Temple of Tolerance
Miscellaneous info about the Tengu:
- To save lot of time the Tengu won’t have any personal story to worry about
- After a short introduction you’ll be automatically leveled to 80.
- You will need to buy a special character slot (about twice the price of a regular slot) if you want to play as a Tengu
- In the current Alpha version you can not customize your looks
You will now be able to wield polearms. These will only drop in the Dominion of winds and require a 15 gold unlock for each character. In the current beta version only mesmers are able to wield polearms:
- Screenshot of a mesmer in front of the Aerie - North side
- Screenshot of a mesmer in front of the Aerie - West side
- Skill icons from the dat file
|Ether Bash||Strike your target with the polearm|
|Cry of Pain||Grab the wrong end of the polearm. Apply torment and confusion to foes. Inflicts bleeding on self.|
|Clumsiness||Throw your polearm to a random location. Apply confusion to foes in the area and enrage allies. Disables weapon skills for 5 seconds.|
|Frustration||Create a phantasm that uses a random attack to damage and cripple foes.|
|Tear space||Create a tear in space at your location|
|Rip time||Create a rip in time at your location launching foes through it in the opposite direction.|
Fall of Abbadon
Underwater combat has been completely revamped for PvP after retiring the Raid on the Capricorn. The new map takes place entirely underwater and is very vertical.
List of (gemstore) items
|110762_0060||Dominion of Winds access pass|
|[&AgEX/gAA]||Gain access to the Dominion of Winds for 1 day|
|[&AgEY/gAA]||Gain access to the Dominion of Winds for 7 days|
|[&AgEZ/gAA]||Gain access to the Dominion of Winds for 30 days|
|[&AgEb/gAA]||Rare Skin Unlocker|
|110761_0763||Unlock a Rare skin of choice in the wardrobe.|
|[&AgEa/gAA]||Exotic Skin Unlocker|
|110760_0883||Unlock a Rare skin of choice in the wardrobe.|
|[&AgEc/gAA]||Random Skin Unlocker|
|110761_0437||Unlocks a random skin (rare quality or higher)|
|110762_0057||Hire a Skritt mercenary to follow you around. Increases magic find by 100. Gold find from foes increased by 50%. Autoloot radius increased by 200%. For every Skritt Mercenary in your party you will gain 10 extra magic find an 5% gold find from foes. Single use 1 hour. Up to 3 Skritt Mercenaries can be active per player.|
|110762_0062||Spawns a Skritt Mercenary. Consumable single use.|
|110760_0883||Spawns two Skritt Mercenaries. Consumable single use.|
|110760_0686||Spawns three Skritt Mercenaries. Consumable single use.|
|110760_0883||Endless Skritt Mercenary. Consumable. Account bound.|
|110761_0060||Create a waypoint at your location. Waypoint can be used by anybody in your party.|
|110761_0137||Create a waypoint at your location. Waypoint can be used by any player.|
|110761_0437||Set waypoint fee. Sets your public waypoint fee. A 15% cut will go to the Asura mobile waypoint krewe.|
|110761_0765||Double-click to create an unstable Fissure of Woe rift in your home instance. The node can be gathered from once per day.|
|110761_0764||Add a vegetable garden containing Carrots, Potatoes, Lettuce and Sylvarium plants. The nodes can be gathered from once per day.|
|110761_0868||Decrease falling damage by 70%|
|110762_0058||Recipe: Powerful Potion of Quaggan Slaying|
|110762_0059||Recipe: Powerful Potion of Mursaat Slaying|
|BLC Chest items|
|90718_0648||Endless Transmutation Charge|
|110762_0061||Endless Experimental Rifle|
|110762_0063||Double-click to gain an Experimental Rifle. Account bound.|
|110762_0064||Endless Experimental Teleportation Gun|
|110762_0067||Double-click to gain an Experimental Teleportation Gun. Account bound.|
|110761_0058||Endless Spy Kit|
|110761_0439||Create a distraction to confuse nearby foes. Stealth yourself. Account bound.|
|110762_0060||Black Lion Claim Ticket Scrap Fragment|
|110762_0061||Collect enough scrap fragments to turn in at a Black Lion Weapon Specialist for a Black Lion Claim Ticket Scrap.|
|110714_0365||Double-click to advance a character to level 80. Can only be used by characters below level 80.|
|110718_0647||Grandmaster Experience Scroll|
|110718_0648||Double-click to advance a character to level 90. Can only be used by characters above level 80.|
|110718_0826||Dress like a legend! Heritage armor skins now available in the gemstore!|
|110718_0832||Heritage armor box|
|110718_0833||Contains a single-use armor skin for medium helm, coat, legs, boots, shoulders and gloves.|
|[&AgG1UQAA]||Heritage light armor|
|[&AgG2UQAA]||Heritage medium armor|
|[&AgG0UQAA]||Heritage heavy armor|
|110729_0067||Contains 1 of each of these miniatures: • Miniature Orange Tabby • Miniature Orrian Baby Chicken • Miniature Rockfur Raccoon. Each mini can be activated from your inventory to follow you around the world. Combine these three minis in the Mystic Forge to create a Red Servitor Golem.|
|[&AgHUUQAA]||Miniature Orange Tabby|
|[&AgHTUQAA]||Miniature Orrian Baby Chicken|
|[&AgHWUQAA]||Miniature Rockfur Raccoon|
|[&AgHVUQAA]||Miniature Red Servitor Golem|
|110762_0067||Mini Shaman the Explorer|
|110718_0587||Double-click to change your skill bar and play for your friends.|
|110718_0835||Double-click to change your skill bar and play for your friends.|
|110727_0841||Throw a tomato. Interrupt instrument skills for 20 seconds. Stacks in duration.|
|110718_1010||Used to mine all metals. 10% Chance of rarer materials. Unlimited use.|
|110718_0834||Contains one random radiant-themed armor dye from a pool of 42 colors, including six exclusive new colors.|
|[&AgEY/gAA]||Eerie Black Dye|
|[&AgEZ/gAA]||Charleston Green Dye|
|[&AgEa/gAA]||Black Leather Jacket Dye|
|[&AgEc/gAA]||Phthalo Green Dye|
|110729_0070||+50 Precision, +50 Healing power. Increase movement speed by 25%|
|110718_0733||+68 Precision, +68 Healing power. Increase movement speed by 33% - GOTTA GO FAST!|
|110718_0834||Angora Wool Scrap|
|110761_0439||Bolt of Angora Wool|
|110762_0061||Mahogany Wood Plank|
|110714_0365||Kaolinite Plated Dowel|
|110761_0060||Cured Hardened Quaggan Leather Square|
|110762_0066||Hardened Quaggan Leather Section|
|110761_0137||Multispectrum Vision Crystal|
|110761_0437||Used in crafting Legendary items.|
|110718_0587||Gift of Jadoth|
|110718_0594||A gift used to create legendary armor pieces.|
|110718_0835||Gift of Lazarus|
|110729_0002||A gift used to create legendary trinkets.|
|110729_0067||Gift of the Tengu|
|110718_0594||A gift used to create legendary polearm Orokana.|