Spirit Shard with Max Mastery HoT (30-35 SS) +50g
- Random drops for level 80 characters
- Tome of Knowledge if used by a level 80 character
- Dessa’s Experiment Journal Dessa’s Experiment
- Journal.png Sea of Sorrows (5) A Small Bag of Spirit Shards is the reward for the Daily Completionist meta-achievement
- Gaining 254,000 experience when you can’t gain any more mastery experience or have completed all masteries in the region
The Mastery system is an account-wide progression system for level 80 characters that provides players with account-wide benefits such as gliding, mounts, etc. The mastery system interface is accessed through the bottom left tab of the hero panel, and is divided into four regional blocks: Central Tyria mastery tracks, Heart of Thorns mastery tracks, Path of Fire mastery tracks, and Icebrood Saga mastery tracks. Each mastery is permanently acquired through the following process, further detailed below: 1: Start training a mastery, earn enough experience to fill the progress yellow bar. 2: Earn enough mastery points. 3: Spend your mastery points to permanently acquire the trained mastery for your account.
Unlocking the mastery system
To unlock the mastery system, you must own any expansion and unlock one of its mastery tracks. This can for instance be done by completing certain story chapters:
- Heart of Thorns, Act 1: Torn from the Sky
- Path of Fire, Act 1: Sparking the Flame
- The Icebrood Saga, Episode 1 (Whisper in the Dark): Silence
Alternatively, some mastery tracks can also be completed outside of the story in order to unlock the system, such as killing a raid boss in Heart of Thorns raids, entering some Living World zones, or completing certain achievements in strike missions. Unlocking any mastery track will also unlock all mastery tracks in the Central Tyria mastery category. However, other mastery tracks and regions must be unlocked separately. For example, a player that completes the first chapter of the Heart of Thorns story unlocks the first two Heart of Thorns mastery tracks and all Central Tyria mastery tracks for their account, but will not unlock the Path of Fire mastery category—they will need to do the first chapter of the Path of Fire story to unlock this. Similarly, unlocking the “Raids” mastery track first will also unlock the Central Tyria mastery tracks but not the rest of the Heart of Thorns or other categories
Certain mastery tracks within each category may be locked until certain conditions have been fulfilled (e.g. enter a map for the first time). See the mastery tracks table for more details. Players should note that mastery points (explained below) are saved forever in their account, and are never lost, even if they haven’t unlocked the mastery system.