How To Get A Skyscale Mount In Guild Wars 2

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In the game's second expansion, Path of Fire, mounts were added to Guild Wars 2. Several launched with that expansion, while others have been added later. The Skyscale was added during the fourth season of the Living World, much later. It's considered to be the best mount available in the game — and here, we detail how to get one of your very own.

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Obtaining The Right Achievements

As with many things in Guild Wars 2, the Skyscale mount is earned by completing a chain of achievements. Before you can work through these achievements, you must complete all the story quests in the Living World season War Eternal.

Newborn Skyscales

Step 1: Gorrik in Dragonfall

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Once you've finished the War Eternal quests, you'll be able to find Gorrik on the Dragonfall map, to the South. If you have trouble, refer to the map above.

Step 2: Skyscale Scales Collection

You'll start by running around Dragonfall picking up Scales — there are 21 in total.

Scale # Region Location On Map In-Game Hint
1 Sky's Reach Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #1 Gorrik could have picked this one up himself.
2 Pact Command Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #2 On a small verdant island along the main road.
3 Pact Command Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #3 Far above the Pact Command.
4 Crystal Wing Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #4 Protected by a severed wing.
5 Melandru's Chalice Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #5 In time, this verdant scale may be washed away.
6 Mosswood Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #6 On a moss-covered branch to the north of a moss-covered wood.
7 Melandru's Chalice Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #7 A root reaching out to the southern sea.
8 Grenth's Teeth Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #8 Where the tooth of a god meets the waters of an ocean.
9 Dragon's Snare Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #9 In the shackled grasp of a mighty dragon.
10 Wing's Shadow Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #10 In the shadow of a pinned wing.
11 Necrotic Coast Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #11 On a necrotic coast, falling forever into the sea.
12 Virulent Wastes Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #12 Where a wing's shadow ends and a wasteland begins.
13 Virulent Wastes Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #13 To the north of a road through a wasteland of fire.
14 Crystal Bloom Camp Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #14 Search near the image of a fallen god.
15 Umbral Battlegrounds Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #15 On a branch where fire meets water.
16 Wing's Shadow Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #16 Under a dragon's wing.
17 Dragon's Causeway Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #17 A dragon's tail may soon sweep this one out to sea.
18 Dragon's Snare Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #18 In a stormy canal near a dragon's spine.
19 Mosswood Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #19 On a shore where a mossy forest meets a howling gate.
20 Howling Gate Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #20 In a bay overlooked by the god of death.
21 Dragon's Causeway Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Scale Location #21 A scale of a lesser creature on the back of an Elder Dragon.

Step 3: Skyscale Medicine Collection

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The medicines you need are all purchased from vendors in Dragonfall. The first two can be purchased as soon as you get the achievement: Stabilized Brandstorm Flux and Tincture of Volatile Magic. Just talk to the Traveling Elonian Trader; they stand right behind the Pact Command Waypoint (as indicated by the star on the map above).

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The next three medicines are purchased from merchants in the Pact Command as well — their locations are marked with stars above — but you don't have access to them right away. To get access to their stock, you'll need to complete ten events in their associated region of Dragonfall. Doing this will complete an achievement.

Medicine Name NPC Name Associated Region In Which You Must Complete Ten Events Associated Achievement
Activated-Charcoal Paste Crystal Bloom Quartermaster Burning Forest Putting Out Fires
Gravewort Paste Olmakhan Quartermaster The Underworld Life In The Underworld
Mashed Echinacea Mist Warden Quartermaster Melandru's Lost Domain Cutting Weeds

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Step 4: Gorrik in Dragonfall

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At this stage, you'll need to return to Gorrik again and report what you've learned. He can be found in the same place as last time (marked on the map above).

Step 5: Skyscale Fever Collection

Next, you must heal the sick Skyscales all across the map. There are fewer items to track down: 14.

Skyscale # Region Location On Map In-Game Hint
1 Sky's Reach Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #1 Find the ailing Skyscale in Sky's Reach.
2 Grenth's Teeth Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #2 Find the ailing Skyscale in Grenth's Teeth.
3 Necrotic Coast Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #3 Find the ailing Skyscale in Necrotic Coast.
4 Wing's Shadow Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #4 Find the ailing Skyscale in Wing's Shadow.
5 Ember Gate Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #5 Find the ailing Skyscale in Ember Gate.
6 Virulent Wastes Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #6 Find the ailing Skyscale in Virulent Wastes.
7 Scorched Cliffs Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #7 Find the ailing Skyscale in Scorched Cliffs.
8 Umbral Battlegrounds Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #8 Find the ailing Skyscale in Umbral Battlegrounds.
9 Dragon's Causeway Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #9 Find the ailing Skyscale in Dragon's Causeway.
10 Gnarlgrove Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #10 Find the ailing Skyscale in Gnarlgrove.
11 Skein Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #11 Find the ailing Skyscale in the Skein.
12 Crystal Wing Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #12 Find the ailing Skyscale in Crystal Wing.
13 Melandru's Chalice Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #13 Find the ailing Skyscale in Melandru's Chalice.
14 Mosswood Guild Wars 2 - Sick Skyscale Location #14 Find the ailing Skyscale in Mosswood.

Step 6: Gorrik in Dragonfall

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Return to Gorrik once you've administered medicine to all the Skyscales (refer to the map above if you've forgotten where he is after all your running around).

Step 7: Skyscale Eggs Collection

Skyscale Egg # Region Location On Map In-Game Hint
1 Sky's Reach Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #1 Gorrik could have picked this one up himself.
2 Necrotic Coast Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #2 Somewhere in Necrotic Coast.
3 Necrotic Coast Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #3 Somewhere in Necrotic Coast.
4 Ember Gate Guild-Wars-2---Skyscale-Egg-Location-4-1 Somewhere in Ember Gate.
5 Virulent Wastes Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #5 Somewhere in Virulent Wastes.
6 Crystal Bloom Camp Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #6 Somewhere in Crystal Bloom Camp.
7 Scorched Cliffs Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #7 Somewhere in Scorched Cliffs.
8 Umbral Battlegrounds Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #8 Somewhere in Umbral Battlegrounds.
9 Umbral Battlegrounds Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #9 Somewhere in Umbral Battlegrounds.
10 Dragon's Causeway Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #10 Somewhere in Dragon's Causeway.
11 Gnarlgrove Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #11 Somewhere in Gnarlgrove.
12 Gnarlgrove Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #12 Somewhere in Gnarlgrove.
13 The Skein Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #13 Somewhere in The Skein.
14 The Skein Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #14 Somewhere in The Skein.
15 Crystal Wing Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #15 Somewhere in Crystal Wing.
16 Crystal Wing Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #16 Somewhere in Crystal Wing.
17 Melandru's Chalice Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #17 Somewhere in Melandru's Chalice.
18 Melandru's Chalice Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #18 Somewhere in Melandru's Chalice.
19 Mosswood Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #19 Somewhere in Mosswood.
20 Mosswood Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #20 Somewhere in Mosswood.
21 Olmakhan Camp Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Egg Location #21 Somewhere in Olmakhan Camp.

Step 8: Gorrik in Dragonfall

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Finally, you'll go back to Gorrik one last time. He's still in the same place. After conversing with him, you'll get an effect called "Waiting for Gorrik" — you'll be able to continue the Skyscale achievements when that effect has run out.

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Saving Skyscales

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You need to wait two hours before continuing the quest. After that, you'll get a message from Gorrik saying that he's in Sun's Refuge.

Start by going there. Once you've spoken to him, the achievement Saving Skyscales will be unlocked. It requires you to do 12 collection achievements: Skyscale of Water, Skyscale of Fire, Skyscale of Ice, Skyscale of Earth, Skyscale of Air, Skyscale of Life, Skyscale of Blood, Skyscale of Growth, Skyscale of Death, Skyscale of Fear, and Skyscale of Courage.

Each collection contains several items that are scattered across Tyria for you to find. Though you could do one collection achievement after another, that would take you on a lot of backtracking. Instead, follow these steps to acquire all the items without too much hassle.

Tip: there's a new feature in which a small marker is placed on the map to show you where the achievement destination is. If you're ever lost in a map, just look for that on your minimap.

Order Number Collectable Name Collection Achievement Map How To Aquire It
1 The Nature of Blood Skyscale of Blood Dragonfall The in-game hint: "Speak with General Almorra Soulkeeper at Pact Command in Dragonfall." After talking to General Almorra, she'll give you the effect "Almorra's Directive."
2 The Taker of Blood Skyscale of Blood Any The in-game hint: "Defeat 25 foes while under the effect of Almorra's Directive."
3 The Champion of Blood Skyscale of Blood Any The in-game hint: "Defeat 50 foes while under the effect of Almorra's Directive."
4 The Commander of Blood Skyscale of Blood Any The in-game hint: "Defeat 75 foes while under the effect of Almorra's Directive."
5 Courage in Face of Oblivion Skyscale of Courage Dragonfall To earn this, you just need to go to the Pact Command and find the place where you're prompted to share your story with your Skyscale egg. Your character will do a short animation.
6 The Nature of Life Skyscale of Life Divinity's Reach The in-game hint: "Speak with the Priestess of Dwayna at the Plaza of Dwayna in Divinity's Reach." After talking to the Priestess, she'll give you the effect "Dwayna's Directive."
7 The Giver of Life Skyscale of Life Any The in-game hint: "Revive three allies while under the effects of Dwayna's Directive."​​​​​​
8 The Champion of Life Skyscale of Life Any The in-game hint: "Revive six allies while under the effects of Dwayna's Directive."​​​​​​
9 The Commander of Life Skyscale of Life Any The in-game hint: "Revive nine allies while under the effects of Dwayna's Directive."​​​​​​
10 The Nature of Spirit Skyscale of Spirit Brisban Wildlands The in-game hint: "Speak with Amaranda the Lonesome at Venlin Vale in Brisban Wildlands."
11 The Nature of Fear Skyscale of Fear Lornar's Pass The in-game hint: "Speak with Orson at Demon's Maw in Lornar's Pass."
12 The Nature of Ice Skyscale of Ice Frostgorge Sound The in-game hint: "Speak with Frigid Paw at Talabaroop Waves in Frostgorge Sound."
13 Ice of the Air Skyscale of Ice Bitterfrost Frontier Just walk into one of the roaming Ice Storms, which are displayed on the minimap, at which point you'll become encased in ice and earn this collectable.
14 The Nature of Water Skyscale of Water Domain of Vabbi To get this one, you must activate an event at the Hanging Gardens called "Defeat the grand elder djinn." To do that, you'll need to defeat eight lesser djinns on the map of Vabbi. They are each marked by a Mastery Point, making them easy to find. Each time you defeat one, a brazier is lit in the Hanging Gardens. When all eight are lit, the Elder Djinns will appear. Talk to Grand Elder Water Djinn Khiafe and prompt them to expose your egg to the nature of water.
15 The Nature of Fire Skyscale of Fire Domain of Vabbi To get this one, you must activate an event at the Hanging Gardens called "Defeat the grand elder djinn." To do that, you'll need to defeat eight lesser djinns on the map of Vabbi. They are each marked by a Mastery Point, making them easy to find. Each time you defeat one, a brazier is lit in the Hanging Gardens. When all eight are lit, the Elder Djinns will appear. Talk to Grand Elder Fire Djinn Naayih and prompt them to expose your egg to the nature of fire.
16 The Nature of Earth Skyscale of Earth Domain of Vabbi To get this one, you must activate an event at the Hanging Gardens called "Defeat the grand elder djinn." To do that, you'll need to defeat eight lesser djinns on the map of Vabbi. They are each marked by a Mastery Point, making them easy to find. Each time you defeat one, a brazier is lit in the Hanging Gardens. When all eight are lit, the Elder Djinns will appear. Talk to Grand Elder Earth Djinn Bhozu and prompt them to expose your egg to the nature of earth.
17 The Nature of Air Skyscale of Air Domain of Vabbi To get this one, you must activate an event at the Hanging Gardens called "Defeat the grand elder djinn." To do that, you'll need to defeat eight lesser djinns on the map of Vabbi. They are each marked by a Mastery Point, making them easy to find. Each time you defeat one, a brazier is lit in the Hanging Gardens. When all eight are lit, the Elder Djinns will appear. Talk to Grand Elder Air Djinn Dhizosai and prompt them to expose your egg to the nature of air.
18 The Nature of Death Skyscale of Death Domain of Vabbi The in-game hint: "Speak with Sister Lissa at the Necropolis in the Domain of Vabbi."
19 Fires of a God Skyscale of Fire Domain of Vabbi Enter the Foundry in the Domain of Vabbi by breaking down the door and heading underground. All you need to do is stand for a moment in one of the big forges at the very bottom of this area (the smaller ones higher up won't do).
20 Sands of Vabbi Skyscale of Earth Domain of Vabbi The in-game hint: "Take damage from quicksand in the Domain of Vabbi."
21 Winds of the Waste Skyscale of Air Domain of Vabbi The in-game hint: "Get knocked down by a Dust Mite Twister, commonly found in arid desert-like areas." You'll find some of those opponents in the Eastern Mihan Hillsides but they appear all over the map and any of them will do.
23 Growth of Artichokes Skyscale of Growth Domain of Vabbi The in-game hint: "Place your Skyscale egg in the dirt of the artichoke patch at the Necropolis in the Domain of Vabbi." You can easily identify the artichoke patch because it'll look like a clump of herb nodes on your minimap.
24 Glossophobia Skyscale of Fear Domain of Vabbi To accomplish this, you need to go to the Vehtendi Academy. There's a heart quest there, and a lecture hall full of students being taught by a servant of Joko. Usually, you can just talk to the students, but every once in a while the event "Speak from the lectern to lecture against Joko's brainwashing before the instructor arrives" will appear. Participating in that event by interacting with the podium and teaching the class the true information is how you can get this collectable. The event spawns every 15 minutes or so; just wait around for it.
25 Astraphobia Skyscale of Fear Domain of Vabbi The in-game hint: "Get hit by a Brandstorm." Technically, you need to be hit by lightning while you have the effect "Fury of the Brand" on you. This is easy enough to accomplish, and you may do it by accident anyway. If you're looking for where to go to get it, though, head to the east.
26 Courage in Face of Shattered Faith Skyscale of Courage Domain of Vabbi To earn this, you just need to go to King Joko's Sky Garden and find the place where you're prompted to share your story with your Skyscale egg. You'll probably need your springer in order to get up to the top. Your character will do a short animation.
27 Growth of Carrots Skyscale of Growth The Desolation The in-game hint: "Hint: Place your Skyscale egg in the dirt of the carrot patch at the Bonestrand in the Desolation." You can easily identify the carrot patch because it'll look like a clump of herb nodes on your minimap.
28 Death of the Conquered Skyscale of Death The Desolation The in-game hint: "Visit the dead at the Bone Palace in the Desolation." You just need to visit Joko's Throne in the Bone Palace. You should be able to reach it fine most of the time but, if the local event is active, you may have to wait it out or follow it into the throne room. Next to the throne is the place where you're prompted to take out your Skyscale egg. Your character will do a short animation.
29 Growth of Cauliflower Skyscale of Growth Elon Riverlands The in-game hint: "Place your Skyscale egg in the dirt of the cauliflower patch at Elon Flow in Elon Riverlands." You can easily identify the cauliflower patch because it'll look like a clump of herb nodes on your minimap.
30 Death of the Exile Skyscale of Death Elon Riverlands The in-game hint: "Visit the dead at Exile's Rest in Elon Riverlands."
31 Sands of the Riverlands Skyscale of Earth Elon Riverlands The in-game hint: "Take damage from quicksand in Elon Riverlands."
32 Spirit of the Hero Skyscale of Spirit Elon Riverlands The in-game hint: "Visit the shrine to Turai Ossa's defeat at Deadlock Sweep in Elon Riverlands."
33 Courage in Face of One's Self Skyscale of Courage Elon Riverlands The in-game hint: "Defeat your doppelganger at Augury Rock in Elon Riverlands." A doppelganger can spawn during the meta event "The Path to Ascension" if you're within range of the boss, or during the event "Defeat Branded Jossso Esher in the Ascension Chamber."
34 Sands of Sifuri Skyscale of Earth Crystal Oasis The in-game hint: "Take damage from quicksand in Crystal Oasis."
35 Growth of Strawberries Skyscale of Growth Desert Highlands The in-game hint: "Place your Skyscale egg in the dirt of the strawberry patch at Brightwater Inlet in Desert Highlands." You can easily identify the strawberry patch because it'll look like a clump of herb nodes on your minimap.
36 Ice of the Land Skyscale of Ice Desert Highlands The in-game hint: "Expose your Skyscale egg to the icy chamber in Derelict Delve in Desert Highlands." To get this one, you'll need to solve the puzzle of the Derelict Delve and its Rune-Locked Doors. The first room is the Ice Room, where you can earn this.
37 Spirit of the Hero Skyscale of Spirit Desert Highlands The in-game hint: "Visit Prophet's Fall in Desert Highlands." The place where you're prompted to take out your Skyscale egg is on top of a floating crystal in this Branded Crater. You'll probably need a Springer to reach it. Your character will do a short animation.
38 Death of the Kings Skyscale of Death Desert Highlands The in-game hint: "Visit the dead at the Tomb of Primeval Kings in Desert Highlands." The place where you're prompted to take out your Skyscale egg is near the POI "The Portal." Your character will do a short animation.
39 Waters of Derelict Delve Skyscale of Water Desert Highlands The in-game hint: "Swim in the water chamber in Derelict Delve in Desert Highlands." To get this one, you'll need to solve the puzzle of the Derelict Delve and its Rune-Locked Doors. The very last room is the water room, where you can earn this.
40 Fires of the Depths Skyscale of Fire Desert Highlands The in-game hint: "Get burned by lava in the fire chamber in Derelict Delve in Desert Highlands." To get this one, you'll need to solve the puzzle of the Derelict Delve and its Rune-Locked Doors. The second room is the lava room, where you can earn this.
41 Alektorophobia Skyscale of Fear Fields of Ruin The in-game hint: "Get attacked by angry chickens at Ebonhawke in Fields of Ruin." In the south of Ebonhawke, there's a farm with chickens. The chickens are immortal but if you attack them for long enough, a new chicken called "Angry Chicken" will appear. Take damage to receive this one.
42 Acrophobia Skyscale of Fear Blazeridge Steppes The in-game hint: "Get to the very top of the wall in Blazeridge Steppes." This one's a bit tricky – you'll need to make a series of careful jumps with your Springer mount in order to reach the highest part of the wall (where the wall chunks are floating).
43 Fires of the Legion Skyscale of Fire Black Citadel The in-game hint: "Get burned by lava in the Great Imperial Smelter in the Black Citadel."
44 Waters of Castavall Skyscale of Water Bloodtide Coast The in-game hint: "Swim to the bottom of Flooded Castavall in Bloodtide Coast."
45 Fires of the Mountain Skyscale of Fire Mount Maelstrom The in-game hint: "Get burned by lava within Mount Maelstrom."
46 Winds of the Garden Skyscale of Air Mount Maelstrom The in-game hint: "Interact with the Cluster of Winds in the Hidden Garden jumping puzzle in Mount Maelstrom." You'll need to reach the Hidden Garden jumping puzzle by defeating one of the "Keepers" in Mount Maelstrom, at which point a portal will be created.
47 Courage in the Face of Death Skyscale of Courage Straits of Devastation The in-game hint: "Go to Fort Trinity in Straits of Devastation and tell your egg how you defeated Zhaitan." To earn this, you just need to go to Fort Trinity and find the place where you're prompted to share your story with your Skyscale egg at the Alseta Generator POI. Your character will do a short animation.
48 Ice of the Sea Skyscale of Ice Thunderhead Peaks The in-game hint: "Expose your Skyscale egg to the water of the ice flow in Thunderhead Peaks."
49 Sands of Prosperity Skyscale of Earth Dry Top The in-game hint: "Take damage from quicksand in Drytop."
50 Courage in the Face of Lost Will Skyscale of Courage Silverwastes The in-game hint: "Go to Camp Resolve in the Silverwastes and tell your egg how you defeated Mordremoth." To earn this, you just need to go to Camp Resolve and find the place where you're prompted to share your story with your Skyscale egg. Your character will do a short animation.
51 Death of the Oppressed Skyscale of Death Domain of Istan The in-game hint: "Visit the dead at Champion's Dawn in the Domain of Istan."
52 Waters of Ntouka Skyscale of Water Domain of Kourna The in-game hint: "Swim to the bottom of Ntouka Pond in the Domain of Kourna." You'll need either a Roller Beetle to break through the wall or a Springer to jump over, so as to reach the pond.
53 Winds of the Storm Skyscale of Air Jahai Bluffs The in-game hint: "Get caught in the Brand tornado in Jahai Bluffs." You can see the Brand tornado marked on the map.
54 Spirit of the Lich King Skyscale of Spirit Jahai Bluffs The in-game hint: "Visit the Ancestor Tree at the Ruined Procession in Jahai Bluffs." It's a POI.
55 Spirit of the Centaurs Skyscale of Spirit Jahai Bluffs The in-game hint: "Visit Palawa Joko's tomb at the Central Brand Scar in Jahai Bluffs."
56 The Nature of Growth Skyscale of Growth The Grove The in-game hint: "Speak with the teacher in the Omphalos Chamber above the Grove."

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Raising Skyscales

Step 1: Gorrik in Sun's Refuge

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Just like last time, you'll need to wait two hours after completing the last step (Saving Skyscales). Then, you'll get a letter from Gorrik asking you to visit him in Sun's Refuge. That'll unlock the first part of the Raising Skyscales achievement: A New Life. Your Skyscale will hatch from its egg and then you'll talk to Gorrik again to earn: A New Parent. You'll need to complete three small collections next.

Step 2: Skyscale Treats

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For this collection, you need to hunt down animals across Tyria for their meat. The trophy isn't guaranteed but will easily drop after you've killed a few of the NPCs.

Trophy NPC Likely Places To Find The NPC
Tasty Wyvern Wing
  • Legendary Wyvern
  • Minor Electric Wyvern
  • Minor Fire Wyvern
  • Verdant Brink (Noble Ledges, Wyveryn Cliffs)
  • Auric Basin (Mossheart Walk)
  • Dragon's Stand (Northern Barbed Gate)
Tasty Minotaur Flank
  • Alpine Minotaur
  • Minotaur
  • Desert Highlands (Stampede Uplands)
Tasty Skale Fin
  • Brackish Skale
  • Elonian Skale
  • Ridgeback Skale
  • Skale Blighter
  • The Desolation (The Bonestrand)
  • Ascalon
Tasty Skelk Liver
  • Skelk Lurker
  • Veteran Skelk Lurker
  • Metrica Province (Greyfern Expanses)
  • Domain of Kourna (Front Line)
  • Domain of Kourna (Western Front)
  • Jahai Bluffs (Reclaimed Chantry)
  • Jahai Bluffs (Venta Pass)
Tasty Spider Leg
  • Cave Spider
  • Cave Spider Hatchling
  • Banyon Spider
  • House Spider
  • Orchard Spider
  • Orchard Spider Hatchling
  • Veteran Cave Spider
  • Queensdale (Shaemoor Fields)
  • The Desolation (The Bonestrand)
Tasty Bat Wing
  • Cave Bat
  • Cliff Bat
  • Fruit Bat
  • Frost Bat
  • Queensdale
  • Gendarran Fields
  • Lake Doric
  • Lornar's Pass (Durmand Priory)
Tasty Dried Shark
  • Champion Sand Shark
  • Veteran Sand Shark
  • Sand Shark
  • Shark
  • Domain of Kourna (Veldrunner Drifts)
  • Crystal Oasis (Amnoon Southern Outskirts)
Tasty Dried Hoof
  • Elite Rock Gazelle
  • Veteran Rock Gazelle
  • Rock Gazelle
  • Rock Gazelle Fawn
  • The Desolation (The Scourgeway)
  • Desert Highlands (Auburn Hills)
Tasty Dried Eel
  • Sand Eel
  • Veteran Sand Eel
  • Crystal Oasis (Amnoon Southern Outskirts)
Tasty Dried Bark
  • Jacaranda
  • Veteran Jacaranda
  • Desert Highlands (Salt Flats)
Tasty Dried Carapace
  • Scarab
  • Veteran Scarab
  • Crystal Oasis (Amnoon Southern Outskirts)
Tasty Dried Flower
  • Fanged Iboga
  • Veteran Fanged Iboga
  • Desert Highlands (Stampede Uplands)
Tasty Dried Cat's Paw
  • Sand Lion
  • Sand Lioness
  • Crystal Oasis (Amnoon Southern Outskirts)
Tasty Karka Leg
  • Young Karka
  • Champion Karka
  • Veteran Karka
  • Ring of Fire (Ashen Skerries)
  • Sandswept Isles (Northern Complex Coves)

Step 2: Skyscale Care

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There are 13 stages of the Skyscale Care achievement. You earn one for each item of food you give to your Skyscale. When you've earned the treats from the previous step, return to Sun's Refuge to feed those treats to the Skyscale (you must have them in your inventory). You'll only be able to do this four times each day (reset marks the new day), so it'll take at least three days to complete it.

Step 4: Skyscale Toys

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You'll have to buy four toys from merchants around Tyria for your Skyscale to play with. The final item, the Grow Lamp, is purchased from another player on the Black Lion Trading House unless you happen to be a fully trained Jeweler.

Item Map Region NPC Cost
Hardy Ball Domain of Vabbi Vehtendi Academy Jannat 1 Gold
Bird Whistle Iron Marches Ebbing Heart Run Gladefall Run Gortho, Son of Malik 2 Gold
Heavy-Duty Dolyak Blanket Lornar's Pass Bouldermouth Vale Herder Lyot 3 Gold
Grow Lamp N/A N/A Black Lion Trading House Changeable

Step 5: Gorrik in Sun's Refuge

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After completing all the previous steps, talk to Gorrik again. He'll tell you he will keep an eye on your Skyscale as she grows up.

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Troublesome Skyscales

Step 1: Gorrik in Sun's Refuge

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When two hours have passed since you finished the Raising Skyscales achievement, you'll get a message and be prompted to visit Gorrik in Sun's Refuge again.

Step 2: Skyscale Lost Collection

When your Skyscale runs off, it's your duty to track her down all over Tyria. Many of the locations involve a jumping puzzle or completing a world boss.

If you don't want to physically track her down, you can just go to the associated map and use an "Extra-Pungent Skyscale Treat," an item that can be purchased from the Black Lion Trading Company or crafted by a level 300 chef.

Collectable Map Location On Map In-Game Hint
Skyscale Lost—Displaced Tower Jahai Bluffs Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Displaced Tower (Location) Find your Skyscale at the Displaced Tower jumping puzzle in Jahai Bluffs.
Skyscale Lost—Loyalist Warren Domain of Kourna Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Loyalist Warren (Location) Find your Skyscale at the top of Loyalist Warren in the Domain of Kourna.
Skyscale Lost—Eastern Complex Sandswept Isles Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Eastern Complex (Location) Find your Skyscale in the Eastern Complex in the Sandswept Isles.
Skyscale Lost—Buried Archives Cursed Shore Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Buried Archives (Location) Find your Skyscale in the Buried Archives jumping puzzle in Cursed Shore.
Skyscale Lost—Skipping Stones Caledon Forest Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Skipping Stones (Location) Find your Skyscale in the Spelunker's Delve jumping puzzle in Caledon Forest.
Skyscale Lost—Goemm's Lab Metrica Province Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Goemm's Lab (Location) Find your Skyscale in the Goemm's Lab jumping puzzle in Metrica Province.
Skyscale Lost—Shadow Behemoth Queensdale Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Shadow Behemoth (Location) Rescue your Skyscale from the Shadow Behemoth in Queensdale.
Skyscale Lost—Fawcett's Bounty Harathi Hinterlands Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Fawcett's Bounty (Location) Find your Skyscale in the Fawcett's Bounty jumping puzzle in Harathi Hinterlands.
Skyscale Lost—Shattered Ice Ruins Frostgorge Sound Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Shattered Ice Ruins (Location) Find your Skyscale in the Shattered Ice Ruins jumping puzzle in Frostgorge Sound.
Skyscale Lost—Spider King Fireheart Rise Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Spider King (Location) Find your Skyscale in the Rebel's Seclusion Mini-dungeon in Fireheart Rise.
Skyscale Lost—Griffonrook Run Lornar's Pass Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Griffonrook Run (Location) Find your Skyscale in the Griffonrook Run jumping puzzle in Lornar's Pass.
Skyscale Lost—Coddler's Cove Timberline Falls Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Coddler's Cove (Location) Find your Skyscale in the Coddler's Cove jumping puzzle in Timberline Falls.
Skyscale Lost—Inquest Golem Mark II Mount Maelstrom Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Inquest Golem Mark II (Location) Rescue your Skyscale from the Inquest Golem Mark II in Mount Maelstrom.
Skyscale Lost—Highjump Ranch Spire Desert Highlands Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Highjump Ranch Spire (Location) Find your Skyscale near the Highjump Ranch in Desert Highlands.
Skyscale Lost—City above the Flats Desert Highlands Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—City above the Flats (Location) Find your Skyscale high in the sky above the Desert Highlands.
Skyscale Lost—Maculate Fringe Crystal Oasis Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Maculate Fringe (Location) Find your Skyscale above Maculate Fringe in Crystal Oasis.
Skyscale Lost—Glint's Legacy Crystal Oasis Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Glint's Legacy (Location) Find your Skyscale near Glint's Legacy in Crystal Oasis.
Skyscale Lost—Sanctum of Nabkha Crystal Oasis Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Sanctum of Nabkha (Location) Find your Skyscale in the Sanctum of Nabkha in Crystal Oasis.
Skyscale Lost—Hall of Ascension Elon Riverlands Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Hall of Ascension (Location) Find your Skyscale in the Hall of Ascension in Elon Riverlands.
Skyscale Lost—Skimshallow Cove Spire Elon Riverlands Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Skimshallow Cove Spire (Location) Find your Skyscale in Skimshallow Cove in Elon Riverlands.
Skyscale Lost—Branded Ley-Line Anomaly Domain of Vabbi Guild Wars 2 - Skyscale Lost—Branded Ley-Line Anomaly (Location) Rescue your Skyscale from the Branded Ley-Line Anomaly in the Domain of Vabbi.

Step 3: Gorrik in Sun's Refuge

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When you've sufficiently hunted down your Skyscale, return to Gorrik.

Step 4: Skyscale Stealth Collection and Skyscale Reflexes Collection

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There are two more Collections to finish in order to complete this achievement, but they're rather simple so we've combined the step. In Sun's Refuge, you'll be able to play two mini-games with your Skyscale — Hide-and-Seek and Catch. You need to play and win each game three times, each time at a more challenging difficulty setting.

Step 6: Gorrik in Sun's Refuge

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Return to Gorrik again.

Riding Skyscales

Step 1: Gorrik in Sun's Refuge

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For the last time, you must wait two hours. After that, you get a final letter from Gorrik asking you to return to see him in Sun's Refuge.

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Step 2: Skyscale Saddle Collection

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You need to purchase a series of items that Gorrik can combine into the saddle. You might be thinking that at least it's not another collection you have to run around for, but we promise that this one will still be a chore. That's because you'll need lots of map-specific currencies to buy the items.

Item Name NPC Vendor Name NPC Location Item Cost
Elonian Sandpaper Priory Historian Elisa Changes Weekly
  • 5 Gold
  • 500 Trade Contracts
Corsair Sailcloth Alaleh Domain of Istan (Chalon Docks)
  • 5 Gold
  • 250 Volatile Magic
  • 250 Kralkatite Ores
Olmakhan Leather Ethall Sandswept Isles (Atholma)
  • 5 Gold
  • 250 Volatile Magic
  • 250 Difluorite Crystals
Extra-Sticky Tar Nalar Domain of Kourna (Allied Encampment)
  • 5 Gold
  • 250 Volatile Magic
  • 250 Inscribed Shards
Lubinella Cadentis Silk Trader Hyacinth Jahai Bluffs (Yatendi Village)
  • 5 Gold
  • 250 Volatile Magic
  • 250 Lumps of Mistonium
Deldrimor Rivets Kynon Thunderhead Peaks (The Forge)
  • 5 Gold
  • 250 Volatile Magic
  • 250 Branded Masses
Mist-Infused Saddle Oil Travelling Elonian Trader Dragonfall (Pact Command)
  • 5 Gold
  • 250 Volatile Magic
  • 250 Mistborn Motes

Step 3: Gorrik in the Jahai Bluffs

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Gorrik will have moved, this time — hunt him down and talk to him in the Jahai Bluffs.

Step 4: Skyscale Flight Collection

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You'll need to take Skyscale flying lessons before they let you off on your own. Head to each of the following maps and look for the "Lesson Node" to start:

  • Jahai Bluffs
  • Domain of Vabbi
  • Drytop
  • Domain of Istan
  • Crystal Oasis
  • Dragonfall
  • Sandswept Isles
  • The Silverwastes
  • Thunderhead Peaks
  • Blazeridge Steppes
  • Domain of Kourna
  • Elon Riverlands
  • Iron Marches
  • The Desolation
  • Harathi Hinterlands
  • Diessa Plateau
  • Bloodtide Coast
  • Frostgorge Sound
  • Timberline Falls
  • Desert Highlands
  • Mount Maelstrom
  • Dredgehaunt Cliffs
  • Malchor's Leap
  • Lornar's Pass
  • Cursed Shore
  • Sparkfly Fen
  • Straits of Devastation
  • Fireheart Rise

Once all that's done — congratulations! You have your very own Skyscale flying mount.

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