This guide will walk you through each item and step required for the two Envoy Armor achievements. The first Envoy Armor achievement, Envoy Armor I: Experimental Armor, is unlocked when you open your first raid boss coffer. Envoy Armor II: Refined Armor will be unlocked after completing Envoy Armor I.
In addition to unlocking Legendary Armor, these achievements are great ways to get inexpensive stat-selectable ascended armor. Both achievements will reward you with a full set of stat-selectable armor, with the second set acting as a precursor for your legendary set.
Envoy Armor I: Experimental Armor
Infused Living Crystal
Starting from the Ley-Line Confluence Waypoint , go north to Nuhoch Lane. You will find a cave entrance on the east side. Inside this cave is a platform where multiple earth elementals spawn.
Once all the Earth Elementals have been killed, the wall behind them will open. Inside is another Earth Elemental that will drop
Bring this crystal to the Spirit Vale (Wing 1) and kill the Vale Guardian. Once cleared, interact with one of the three pillars around the Vale Guardian’s arena to capture its energy with your living crystal. This will transform the crystal into an Infused
Infused Soul Mirror
Note: Burnisher Kengo will not speak to you during parts of the Auric Basin meta. All mirrors must be activated and the event “Collect sediment from the fallen Exalted for Arcanist Mariette” must be finished.
Before starting the event, one member in your squad must carry the spectral torch. This player must carry this torch to the end of the cemetary – if they are downed or weapon swap the torch will disappear, forcing you to wait for a week to infuse your Soul Mirror. Typically this means a class that relies heavily on its utility skills and isn’t bursting down walls will carry the torch, such as an Alacrity Renegade.
Once the Cemetary has been cleared, the torchbearer can interact with a brazier next to a mushroom to the right before Gorseval’s Perch . Once placed, interact with the brazier with the Soul Mirror in your inventory to get the
Note: a chest will spawn near the lit torch. Looting this torch is not enough – you must interact with the brazier. Additionally, leaving and reentering the instance will remove your eligibility. Remember to bring your uninfused Soul Mirror!
Auric Energy Crystal
You will acquire an
Bring this crystal to the inner chamber of Tarir. Approaching Glint’s Egg will bring up a dialogue box, transforming your crystal to an
The Spirit Weave is constructed from five
Killing a Chak Gerent during the meta event in Tangled Depths will energize one
Note: while each Chak Gerent kill only energizes one spirit thread, you can kill multiple Chak Gerent in one meta cycle. Tagging all four Chak Gerent successfully will allow you to energize four Spirit Threads in a single meta event.
Core of Flame
Looting the chest at the top of the Inner Chamber of Tarir, where the Sanctum Scramble Adventure ends will give you
Once both items are acquired, consuming either one will transform them into
The Champion Mushroom Emperor near the Order of Whispers Outpost drops a
A destructible Giant Beehive is located high in a tree at the southern end of the body of water next to the Prison Camp in Salvation Pass (Wing 2). Shooting it down will spawn an interactable
The Giant Beehive can be accessed by a mini jumping puzzle. This starts at a tree with a wooden path surrounding it at the southwest side of the map. Jump your way up to the top to a platform with a spirit standing on it who disappears as soon as you step on the platform. Look up and you will spot the Giant Beehive. Shoot it down.
Vial of Forsaken Thicket Waters
After killing Matthias Gabrel walk into any of the four fountains in the temple and a dialog box will appear.
Note: this can only done in an instance where you just killed Matthias. Leaving and rejoining an instance or joining someone else’s instance will not work – you will need to kill him again.
Spirit Quest Tonic
Bloodstone Battery (Charged)
Bring this battery to Rata Novus and make your way to the Rata Novus Commander Center by going through this tunnel:
If the command center is not retaken, there will be a lot of deadly turrets and lasers. These can be bypassed by running through quickly on a mount, or by completing the building Rata Novus back up event chain.
Once you inside go to the second floor and interact with the socket to get
Soul of the Keep
The Poison must be active when opening the coffer. Try to activate the Poison before the fight so you don’t accidentally open the coffer without the effect active. However, if you forget to apply the effect beforehand (or don’t open the coffer until much later) interact with the Poison again before opening the coffer. If you open the coffer without the effect you will need to wait for a week to get another coffer.
Blood-Stone Infused Ectoplasm
Open any of the three hidden chests in Twisted Castle to acquire this item. These can be looted in any Twisted Castle instance, cleared or otherwise – it’s easiest to complete the encounter first so you can glide to the hidden chests.
White Mantle Ritual Goblet
Upon completing Envoy Armor I: Experimental Armor you will obtain a chest of selectable armor. This is not your precursor set. Generally, it is recommended to select a weight of armor (Light, Medium, or Heavy) that you do not plan to start with for your Legendary Armor. This is because of the Legendary Armory.
For example, if you intend to first make Legendary Heavy Armor you should select Light or Medium armor as the reward for the first envoy armor collection, Envoy Armor I. As you plan to make Heavy armor, you will need to select Heavy for your second envoy armor collection, Envoy Armor II, to get the Heavy armor precursors. Once you’ve finished making your Legendary Heavy Armor you will be able to use this on all of your Heavy classes – if you had selected Heavy Armor for your first reward it would now be obsolete. By selecting a different weight class for your first reward you have an ascended set to tide you over until you work towards Legendary Light and Medium Armor.
Envoy Armor II: Refined Armor
Talk to the Armor Master Craftsmen in Lion’s Arch with 100 Crystalline Ingots in your inventory to receive a Crystalline Heart. These Crystalline Ingots are crafted using Crystalline Ore collected from Noxious Pods in Dragon’s Stand.
Imbuing the Crystalline Heart
The rest of the tasks for this achievement involve using the Crystalline Heart in different circumstances. Using the heart does not destroy it, rather one heart is used repeatedly for all of these tasks.
The Heart tasks in Bastion of the Penitent (Wing 4) require you to use your heart before every attempt – remember to use your Heart again if your squad wipes between attempts!
After participating in the “Battle for Tarir” meta event in Auric Basin, use the Crystalline Heart in your inventory.
Note: Battle for Tarir does not need to succeed
After completing the Volcanic Fractal use the Crystalline Heart in your inventory.
After completing the Snowblind Fractal use the Crystalline Heart in your inventory.
Use the Crystalline Heart after getting hit by the “Wing Buffet” skill from a Wyvern
There are Four Wyverns that work for Windy Heart:
- Legendary Wyvern Patriarch in the Verdant Brink Canopy
- Legendary Wyvern in the Verdant Brink Canopy
- “Slay the Wyvern!” Event in the Wyvern Cliffs
- Wyvern Matriarch that spawned during the Qadim Raid Encounter
All of these Wyverns have similar “Wing Buffet” animations. Here is one example from the Qadim encounter.
After completing the Aquatic Ruins Fractal use the Crystalline Heart in your inventory.
In Dragon’s Stand where the final fight against Mordremoth takes place go underneath the platform numbered 5 and use the Crystalline Heart while standing on the lowest rock.
While standing at the Flax Node Farm in The Great Tree use the Crystalline Heart.
The path from the Ogre Camp Waypoint to the Flax Node Farm
While in the Bastion of the Penitent (Wing 4) use the Crystalline Heart.
Active the Crystalline Heart before starting the fight with Cairn the Indomitable in the Bastion of the Penitent (Wing 4) and beat the boss fight without getting hit by Spatial Manipulation by standing in the green circles.
Note: many groups will ignore the green mechanic. Your eligibility for Jade Heart will disappear if you do not successfully do the mechanic, or if you go down. This means you must either look for greens that only require one player in them to protect from Spatial Manipulation, or get assistance from your squad. Alternatively, the CM version of this encounter forces people to do the green mechanic, which may make getting the Jade Heart easier.
Active the Crystalline Heart before starting the fight with Mursaat Overseer in Bastion of the Penitent raid and manage to kill the boss while getting the Protect buff at least once during the fight.
The Protect buff will grant temporary invulnerability.
Note: often Protect isn’t required for a kill. Tell your Protect player to be sure to use it, and stick with them to be sure to get the buff.
Active the Crystalline Heart before starting the fight with Samarog in Bastion of the Penitent raid and get hit by the explosion which occurs from Rigom dying.
Experienced groups will typicall push Rigom under Samarog before his first explosion. Tell your group if you need to be caught by this explosion so they will let him detonate before pushing him.
Active the Crystalline Heart before starting the fight with Deimos and survive the entire fight
After completing all the other hearts head to the Tree of Solitude and /kneel in front of the tree. This can be in any cleared instance.
Completing the second achievement, Envoy Armor II, will give you a weight and stat-selectable set of ascended armor. This is a precursor. Select the weight of your planned Legendary Armor set, and whatever stats you want. If you select the incorrect stat do not change its stats in the Mystic Forge. This will transform your precursor into non-precursor ascended armor.
The other two precursor sets can be crafted by level 500 Armorsmiths, Leatherworkers, and Tailors for Heavy, Medium, and Light armor respectively. The recipes for each precursor can be purchased from Master Craftsperson merchants such as the Master Armorsmith merchant in Lion’s Arch.