After the Path of fire update, you can visit the new zone in the crystal oasis known Crystal Oasis. In this zone, you can find numerous things to do including the achievements, collectible, bounties, and adventures. As one of the advantages location, you will need to complete the story of Sparking the flame mission from the path of fire expansion.
As you finish the mission, you will need to use an item Invitation to “lily of the Elon” to enter the area. You can reach the area through the Lion’s Arch using the Lionguard Aircrew at the Sanctum harbor. As long as you unlocked the zone, then you will be able to access the Guild wars 2 crystal oasis. Here are the list of activities and the guide for you.
General Achievement At The Crystal Oasis
The general achievement for the guild wars 2 Crystal Oasis come in many different forms and designs. However, as the general ones it is relatively straight forward and easy to finish. Most of them demand you to move around the location, completing hearth, minigames, or finding out some information around the area. Here are the details for you.
1. Renowned Adventurer: Crystal Oasis
This particular achievement is pretty much just like any other renowned adventurer mission. All you need to do is completing all four hearts around the areas. Upon finishing it, you will get the reward of 12 adventure point.
2. Just a Sip
This mission will take you to a mini game located at Amnoon. Just like any other general achievements, all you need is complete the said mini game before the limit runs out. In this case you have to listen to what the chef asks and then grab that item and throw at him before the time limit runs out and you fail.
It may take a couple attempts, try not to throw the food to him when he is moving as you can miss easily. As you finish the mission, you will be rewarded with 5 AP and 1 mastery.
3. A Trip Down Memory Lane
At Hatari Tablelands is a mastery minigame with the NPC Pahan. It is basically a set of six orbs, and they light up in specific order. You have to watch the order he lights them up and then repeat it in the same order. There are three rounds of this, with each round being progressively harder. The reward is 3 AP and 1 mastery point.
4. Reins of Raptor
This mission requires you to have a raptor as your mount. The achievement itself will reward your 1 mastery and 5 AP. The first submission of this achievement will automatically unlock as you complete the sparking the flame story. In this case, you can check your email that may come with a particular message like this picture:
Upon getting the email, you can start the achievement by finishing each of submission. There are 5 submissions in this Guild wars 2 crystal oasis. You will need to move to different location in order to collect some items. Here are the details:
• Hastily Written Letter – Given by story.
• Raptor Treat from Priestess Karima – She is the heart vendor to the east of Amnoon, complete her heart and purchase it from her for karma.
• Raptor Treat from Priest Hakim – Talk to Priestess Karima and ask her if she has any more errands and she will tell you to deliver supplies to Priest Hakim at Temple of Kormir (the heart vendor). You can’t waypoint so have to carry it in your mount. You have a time limit of 2 minutes, which is fairly lenient.
• Raptor Treat from Mayor Kabir – Heart vendor at east end of the Map in Destiny’s Gorge. Purchase it from him after completing the heart task.
• Cook Rehman’s Famous Raptor Treat – After you have obtained all the other treats and only when, talk to Cook Rehman next to Priestess Karima and ask him about raptor treats. He will tell you to hunt some Choyas. Go kill Choya in any area (Mekele Bluffs has a bunch) until you get a Choya Piece to drop. Return to him for the final treat.
5. Lost Pilgrims
You will get 5 AP and 1 mastery point as you finish this achievement. However, you will need a springer equipped with high vault to do the mission. It is because you need to reach some of high cliffs around the temple of Kormir.
There are three priest bones on the cliffs near Temple of Kormir (around the griffon roost) which you can reach by using a springer with high vault. To talk to them, you need to bring a vision crystal which are located near each of the corpses (or use the vision crystal used to craft gear by having them in your inventory).
Interact with the vision crystal first and then carry it to the bones of each priest nearby for the achievement. Blue stars on the map are vision crystals while red stars are locations of the priest bones. You can do it by the following order, since it may take times to move from one point to another.
6. Junkyard Weaponsmith
You will get 1 AP by completing this achievement that associated with the heart at Destiny’s Gorge mission. You need to look for glowing objects on the ground (they don’t have names so they can be hard to spot), pick them up, and interact with the appropriate corresponding piece to make three types of makeshift weapons.
When you interact with the correct responding component, you will be given the option to make a makeshift weapon. The components do respawn shortly after you have made the weapons. Make the three types of weapons once for the achievement.
• Branch + Anvil = Makeshift Hammer
• String + Rusty Saw= Makeshift Bow
• Metal Scraps + Broke Chair = Makeshift Shield.
Those are the rough map of the various components that you will need to defeats.
7. Up in Arms
Same as Junkyard Weaponsmith but this time you have to make the weapons and deposit in the weapon crates that are in the area, Deposit 30 makeshift weapons (any type) to complete the achievement. Upon completion, you will get 3 AP.
8. Race to the Finish: Crystal Oasis
As the name says, this Guild wars 2 crystal oasis achievement will need you to participate in the local racing. You will use a raptor as your mount and start the game from Amnoon.
Obviously you have either get the first, second, or third places. It is Easier to do in an empty map.
Raptor racing is a semi regular event that occurs just east of the Amnoon waypoint. You register with the NPC that spawns 5 minutes before the race starts and then race through a course with other players
9. Road less traveled
All you have to do is to find the priory Historian Elisa. She is a merchant that moves to a different map every week. One of the location is on the right of Temple of Kormir waypoint.
This part of the mission is kind of strange in a way that it may not include in the recent update. Upon checking the wiki, the said mission belongs to different location and quest. So, highly possible you won’t need to do this achievement for the crystal oasis.
The Bounties And Adventure
This part of the Guild wars 2 crystal oasis section is pretty much straight forward. You will need to complete them by moving around the area to open all of the available bounties. There are six of them, and here are the guides for you.
1. Crystal Oasis Bounty tour – 8 AP and 1 Mastery point
Complete a bounty from the three bounty boards at Amnoon, Kormir Temple and Destiny’s Gorge. the said locations are :
• Amnoon Bounty Boards
• Elona Reach Bounty Boards
• Destiny’s Gorge Bounty Boards
2. Crystal Oasis Legendary Bounties – 6 AP
Defeat each legendary bounty in Crystal Oasis at least once. Each bounty board has a different legendary bounty. It takes about 30 minutes for a legendary bounty to show up on the bounty board again after it is killed or despawned.
• Amnoon – Distraught Choya
• Kormir Temple – Queen Yidaxu
• Destiny’s Gorge – Corrupted Facet
3. Crystal Oasis Champion Bounties – 10 AP
Much like Legendary Bounties, each bounty board has a different set of champion bounties as well. You have to defeat each champion bounty at least once.
Amnoon – Braek Baredfang, Zelke the Shameless, Tazula Mindclouder, Forged Maverick, Man-Eater
Kormir Temple – Butch, Forged Ambusher, Forged Sorcerer, Forged Punisher, Xedra Tahz Tahom
Destiny’s Gorge – Chaotic Leyspark, Uussh Visshta, Scragglebeard, Chief Kronon, Shardcrest
4. Refugee Supply Run – 3 AP
Silver = 1 AP, Gold = 2 AP.
Pretty easy adventure after you know the route. I use the clockwise route and it works fairly well. The video is recorded with just the basic raptor so you shouldn’t have much problem getting gold with canyon jumping on raptor and mounts like the griffon.
5. Crystal Oasis Griffon Expert – 3 AP
Silver = 1 AP, Gold = 2 AP.
Only unlocked after you obtained the griffon mount. The adventure is near Temple of Kormir waypoint on top of a cliff. Getting gold will be much easier once you maxxed out your griffon mastery. Once you maxed out your griffon mastery, make sure you bind mount ability 1 and mount ability 2.
For example, I have mine bound as C and V respectively. This allow you to hold C to go down, then hold spacebar for the swoop speed increase from mastery 3 and then hold V to go back up (if you don’t hold down V too much, you can get a lot of speed boost with a bit of altitude loss)
6. Crystal Oasis Griffon Master – A AP
Silver = 2 AP, Gold = 3 AP.
Only unlocked once you have obtained all three of the griffon mount masteries. This one is slightly harder to get gold but once you know what to do, there isn’t much variance.
Those are the Guild wars 2 crystal oasis achievements, bounties, and adventures guides that you can do. For the collectibles itself, there are two things to finish (The Lore Lost Of Crystal Oasis and The Bleached Bones). The two of them take a relatively long times to finish, since it need some exploration and moving around. We will cover the guide in different article.