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New Skyscale Guide – A New Friend

GW2. New Skyscale Guide. A complete guide on how to unlock the mount with Secrets of the Obscure expansion.


NOTE: If you don’t have Secrets of the Obscure expansion, you can obtain the Skyscale with the Living World Season 4 method, it will also give you extra masteries, check the complete guide here: Skyscale Mount Achievement Guide



Video Skyscale Guide


Credit to TiffyMissWiffy for the video.

Getting Started


With the introduction of Secrets of the Obscure, getting the Skyscale mount is much easier now. The new collection have two potential time-gated items but these can be avoided by paying a higher price, so you can get your mount as fast as you do the collection.

The collection will unlock as soon as you train the first mastery in Flight Training.

Before starting this Skyscale Guide, I will list some of the requeriments to consider, and of course you will need the Secrets of the Obscure expansion. Completing the story is not mandatory but it is recommended as you will need some of the masteries.

If you need an introduction at how the Rifts work, check this guide: CLICK!


Potential Time-Gated Requeriments

  • 30 Provisioner Tokens
    • These can take days depending your resources, If you need to know how to get them, check here Provisioner Token Guide
  • 12 Pieces of Skyscale Food
    • Making these require Charged Quartz Crystal which are time-gated but the food can be purchased from Trading Post as well

Masteries Required

  • Who Rescues Whom? – To unlock collection
  • Rift Guidance – To track Rifts
  • Rising Spirits – To complete the collection

Other Requeriments

  • 24
    • Can be purchased from Trading Post
  • 60
    • Can be purchased from Trading Post
  • 300
    • From several chests and lootbags
  • 375
    • Completing events in Skywatch Archipelago
  • 375
    • Completing events in Amnytas
  • 500
    • Completing Tier 1 Rifts events

Find Abandoned Egg


The first step on the collection is to find an abandoned egg. You can do this by interacting with Abandoned Skyscale Nests around Skywatch Archipelago or Amnytas.

Check the maps with the locations below.

NOTE: The egg drop is random and once you interact with a nest it will dissapear.



Once you get the Egg, head to Beacon of Ages Waypoint – [&BCsOAAA=] and talk to Skyscale Trainer Dyanne to unlock the next three sub collections.



NOTE: If you talk again with Dyanne they will offer some “skips” for several items in the collection, keep this in mind if you prefer to pay a higher price to complete some steps faster.


Skyscale Egg Infusions


  • Skyscale of Water

Travel to Castavall Waypoint – [&BK4BAAA=] and swim down. Near the bottom will be an interactable Concentration of Magic.



  • Skyscale of Fire

From Junker’s Waypoint – [&BDcEAAA=] , head southeast into the Great Imperial Smelter. Jump into the molten pool for the achievement.



  • Skyscale of Ice

Walk into any of the roaming Ice Storms in Bitterfrost Frontier, or be frozen by a Veteran Corrupted Ice Elemental around or during the Claw of Jormag world boss event.



  • Skyscale of Earth

Dip into the quicksand by Prosperity Waypoint – [&BHoHAAA=] .



  • Skyscale of Air

Interact with the Concentration of Magic next to the Cantle of Sky in the Hidden Garden jumping puzzle. You do not need to complete the puzzle to access this area, it can be reached with mounts or portal.


Credit to A Void Me for the video.

  • Skyscale of Life

Revive 20 allies, can be NPCs or players, the Life-Suffused achievement icon will show to keep track of your progress. You can find plenty around the Thaumanova Reactor, west of Muridian Waypoint – [&BEcAAAA=] or can be achieved in the Guild Hall arena with other players.



  • Skyscale of Blood

Kill 100 enemies around the Blood Hills Camps area in Gendarran Fields, the Blood-Soaked achievement icon will show to keep track of your progress. South of Blood Hill Waypoint – [&BI0BAAA=] the area will have mostly centaurs but any enemy will count.



  • Skyscale of Growth

Interact with the garden patch near Gardenroot Tunnel. From Reckoner’s Waypoint – [&BLsEAAA=] head northwest into the tunnel and then north.



  • Skyscale of Death

Interact with the casket near the Statue of Grenth in the Temple of Grenth. From Murdered Dreams Waypoint – [&BCIDAAA=] head to west.



  • Skyscale of Spirit

Interact with the Cauldron of Searing in the Iron Marches. From Dewclaw Waypoint – [&BOIBAAA=] head north towards the hero point.



  • Skyscale of Fear

Attack chickens in the farm south of Fallen Angels Garrison Waypoint – [&BFEBAAA=] until Angry Chickens appear.
The achievement is complete when your character receives damage from an Angry Chicken.



  • Skyscale of Courage

Defeat 4 world bosses. The Courageous achievement icon will show to keep track of your progress. Check the World Bosses timer here: CLICK!



Skyscale Growing Comforts


  • Skyscale Treat

To buy this item, you need 12 Pieces of Skyscale Food, be aware crafting this will require a time-gated item.

You can choose to buy the food directly from the Trading Post without any waiting (recommended), or craft it yourself at the Mystic Forge. Each Piece of Skyscale Food requires 1 Charged Quartz Crystal per piece, requiring an additional 12 days (in case you don’t have the crystals before).


  • 1
    • 2
    • 1
    • 5
    • 25

Once you have the food, give it to Skyscale Trainer Dyanne at Beacon of Ages Waypoint – [&BAAAAAA=] to exchange it for the Skyscale Treat.



  • Tasty Kryptis Skin

Defeat kryptis to obtain a treat for your skyscale. The drop is random and champions will have more chances to drop. The best alternative for this is to complete Rift events.



  • Tasty Trail Ration

Defeat jotun to obtain a treat for your skyscale. The drop is random and champions will have more chances to drop. I recommend going north of Valance Tutory Waypoint – [&BEwCAAA=] to find some.



  • Tasty Devourer Carapace

Defeat devourers to obtain a treat for your skyscale. The drop is random and champions will have more chances to drop. I recommend going northeast of Greysteel Armory Waypoint – [&BIEBAAA=] into the Devourer’s Mouth cave to find some.

Another option to secure the drop is going to The Darklands Waypoint – [&BKMKAAA=] and look for the bounty Champion Thrash Tailclobber.



  • Tasty Chak Legs

Defeat chak to obtain a treat for your skyscale. The drop is random and champions will have more chances to drop. I recommend going west of Ley-Line Confluence Waypoint – [&BPUHAAA=] to find some.



  • Tasty Moss-Covered Bark

Defeat treants to obtain a treat for your skyscale. The drop is random and champions will have more chances to drop. I recommend going west of Phinney Waypoint – [&BPMAAAA=] to find some.



  • Tasty Wurm Segment

Defeat wurms to obtain a treat for your skyscale. The drop is random and champions will have more chances to drop. I recommend going south of Lionguard Waystation Waypoint – [&BEwDAAA=] to find some.



  • Tasty Ooze-Cured Meat

Defeat oozes to obtain a treat for your skyscale. The drop is random and champions will have more chances to drop. I recommend going north of Akk Wilds Waypoint – [&BEIAAAA=] to find some.



  • Forged Ankle Joint

Defeat Forged to obtain a toy for your skyscale. The drop is random and champions will have more chances to drop. I recommend going south of The Darklands Waypoint – [&BKMKAAA=] to find some.



  • Bird Whistle

Purchase a Bird Whistle from Gortho, Son of Malik near Gladefall Run in Iron Marches. South of Gladefall Waypoint – [&BO4BAAA=] .



  • Plush Quaggan

Purchase a Quaggan Plush from Sven Edson in the Wizard’s Tower. Southeast of Tower Courtyard Waypoint – [&BB8OAAA=] .



  • Heavy-Duty Dolyak Blanket

Purchase a Heavy-Duty Dolyak Blanket from Herder Lyot near Bouldermouth Vale in Lornar’s Pass. West of Refuge Peak Waypoint – [&BFIGAAA=] .



Skyscale Saddle Materials


  • Stardust-Infused Leather

Purchased from the Faction Provisioner at the Bastion of the Natural in Amnytas. At Bastion of the Natural Waypoint – [&BDQOAAA=] .



  • Mist-Infused Saddle Oil

Purchased from the Faction Provisioner at the Bastion of the Obscure in Amnytas. At Bastion of the Obscure Waypoint – [&BEcOAAA=] .



  • Jade-Spun Silk Thread

Purchased from the Faction Provisioner near Jade Mech Habitation Zone 03 in Skywatch Archipelago. At Kestrel’s Vow Waypoint – [&BD8OAAA=] .



  • Durable Saddle Hardware

Purchased from the Faction Provisioner at the Bastion of the Strength in Amnytas. At Bastion of Strength Waypoint – [&BNMNAAA=] .



  • Rich Maguuman Mahogany

Purchased from the Faction Provisioner at Rata Novus Promenade in Skywatch Archipelago. At Rata Novus Promenade Waypoint – [&BOANAAA=] .



  • Saddlebag of Holding

Purchased from the Faction Provisioner at the Bastion of Balance in Amnytas. At Bastion of Balance Waypoint – [&BD0OAAA=] .



  • Deldrimor Rivets

Purchased from the Faction Provisioner at Droknar’s Light in Skywatch Archipelago. At Droknar’s Light Waypoint – [&BL4NAAA=] .



  • Garenhoff-Weave Cloth

Purchased from the Faction Provisioner at Wizard’s Ascent in Skyward Archipelago. At south of Beacon of Ages Waypoint – [&BCsOAAA=] .



  • Elonian Sandpaper

Purchased from the Faction Provisioner at Skyward Marches in Skyward Archipelago. At west of Astral Ward Encampment Waypoint – [&BA4OAAA=] .

NOTE: This item now costs 3 Provisioner Tokens.



  • Extra-Sticky Tar

Purchased from the Faction Provisioner at the Bastion of Knowledge in Amnytas. At Bastion of Knowledge Waypoint – [&BEIOAAA=] .



Finishing Up


Once you completed the three sub collections, return to Dyanne at Beacon of Ages Waypoint – [&BCsOAAA=] and give them the Egg Infusions, Growing Comforts and Saddle Materials to complete the steps.

Finally the last requirement is the Rising Spirits mastery, for this you will need to max out the Flight Training Mastery track. Once you do it, talk with Dyanne again and the collection is done!



Congratulations!

Now you have the best mount in the game to use it everywhere!


You can now continue with the next collection: A New Look – Kryptis Skyscale Achievement Guide


📣 Questions and Discussion

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28 Comments

    • If you have the materials, this collection shouldn’t take longer than a few hours. One hour after completion, it unlocks another achievement “A New Look” which rewards the Kryptis Skyscale skin. I haven’t completed it so I don’t know how difficult it is, but GuildJen had said they’ll make a guide for it in the next few days. It’ll be up to you how worth that Skyscale skin is.

  1. And this is how much easier and/or cheaper/faster than the original way to get the Skyscale?

    • This method is significantly cheaper and easier. In addition to the original Skyscale method costing more gold, it requires ownership of Path of Fire and all of Living World Season 4 (and a stack of each of its account bound currencies). Additionally, the original method required you to feed the Skyscale treats instead of just obtaining them, and this was time gated. Additionally, while finding the egg for “A New Friend” is annoying, you have to do something similar 3 times in the original method. I recommend comparing this method to the one described on the “Skyscale/Walkthrough” wiki page for further detail.

  2. For the Skyscale of Spirit, make sure you don’t have a Quartz Cristal in your inventory

  3. Hello thank you for this guild, is it recommend to do this guild without the new expansion secret obscures? just finish eod and got my griffon mount here

  4. So if I was part way through on the original Skyscale version requirements, if I start this new version none of what I did previously counts? I’m sorry I’m so confused lol

    • You can start this one without problems and you will unlock the mount faster, then later you can continue the other for extra masteries. And once you completed both collections you can start a third collection for an exclusive skin if you want to do that.

  5. Spent 3 hrs and got no tasty devourer carapace in Lowland Burns Waypoint – [&BE4DAAA=].
    Went to Devourer’s Mouth in Plains of Ashford [&BIEBAAA=] and got it after 3 killls.

  6. Thanks a lot for perfect guide !!! I had just one problem during farming of Devourer carapax. I did farm it in area where word boss Shatterer appears. I spent a lot of time there since there is a lot of devourers. It has not dropped there. I moved to one of low level locations as advised by GW2 wiki and then it dropped from second mob .

    • I already have the Skyscale from LWS4 what are the benefits I will get if I do this aside from Skin will it make my Skyscale stronger?

  7. bird whistle seems to be bugged. Gortho isn’t a merchant for me, and his quest never seems to reset

    • Yes it is reported that the event chain related to the this npc can get stuck in some maps, your only chance is to try to find a different instance of the map. You can try using the command /ip on the in-game chat to see the map instance number, and try later in hope to land in a different instance. Otherwise the best option is to send a ticket to anet support.

  8. Looks like they fixed the Elonian Sandpaper. Used to cost 2 Provisioners token, now updated to 3 like the other items.

  9. Hi, I have followed this guide to obtain SoTo Skyscale. Do I have to do the entire collection in PoF to unlock PoF Masteries?
    I have completed Living World 4 Episode 6 and met with Gorrik, It unlocks the collection but no PoF Skyscale Masteries.

      • Hi JEN,

        Thank you for the reply.
        Sadly, you are right. I was hoping it can be unlocked without completing the Skyscale collection Twice since I already have SoTo Skyscale.

        Summary:
        PoF Skyscale masteries will only unlock AFTER completing the entire PoF Collection (Even if you have SoTo Skyscale unlocked).

        Players who are going for Legendary “Vision” will need PoF Skyscale collection done.

        Unlocking SoTo Skyscale first is optional but certainly helps in the PoF Collection process.

  10. So I gotta ask. I unlocked the skyscale through SotO, but I can’t do the PoF skyscale masteries until I do the old collection or did they fix that?

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