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{{Location disambiguation 2|mission=Heroes' Ascent|zquest=Heroes' Ascent (Zaishen quest)}}
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! colspan="2" style="font-size:110%; text-align:center; background-color:#7BC;" | Heroes' Ascent
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| colspan="2" align="center" | [[File:Heroes' Ascent (exit).jpg]]
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! style="background-color:#7BC;" | [[Campaign]]
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| [[Core]]
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! style="background-color:#7BC;" | [[Region]]
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| [[The Battle Isles]]
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! style="background-color:#7BC;" | [[Party]] size
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[[Heroes' Ascent]], also known as '''HA''', is a continuous global tournament between teams of 8 players from all over the world. Teams compete in several arenas in sequence before finally meeting in [[The Hall of Heroes (arena)|the Hall of Heroes]], where they may win valuable [[loot]].
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Every victory in the Heroes' Ascent (except the Elite Zaishen Battle) awards [[Hero (title)#Acquisition|Fame]] to the victorious team, which progresses their [[Hero (title)|Hero Title Track]].
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==Arenas==
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The Hall of Heroes has 9 Arenas, 1 qualification round and 1 waiting area:
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#[[The Elite Zaishen Battle]]
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#[[The Underworld (arena)|The Underworld]]
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#[[Fetid River]]
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#[[Burial Mounds]]
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#[[Unholy Temples]]
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#[[Forgotten Shrines]]
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#[[Golden Gates]]
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#[[The Courtyard (arena)|The Courtyard]]
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#[[Antechamber|The Antechamber]]
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#[[The Vault]]
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#[[The Hall of Heroes (arena)|The Hall of Heroes]]
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Additionally, the following maps are currently out of rotation:
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*[[Broken Tower]]
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*[[Sacred Temples]]
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*[[Scarred Earth (arena)|Scarred Earth]]
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==Rewards==
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{{outdated info}}
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[[Balthazar faction|Balthazar's Faction]] and Fame can be obtained from Heroes' Ascent.
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{{pvp reward
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| unique=40
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| victory = 200-800
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| flawless = 200
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| special = Fame
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| special-when = Victory
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| special-amount = 1-40
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* Players will also receive a [[Hero's Zaishen Strongbox]] after each 3 consecutive wins.
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* Winning in the [[The Hall of Heroes (arena)|Hall of Heroes]] also gives every player in the team a chance to open the [[Chest (Hall of Heroes)|Chest]].
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==Notes==
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*You may bring up to two henchmen into this mission.
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*International [[district]]s usually contain higher concentrations of players than other districts.
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*Tips for getting into teams:
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**Having higher ranking in the [[Hero (title)|Hero title track]] may help as rank discrimination is often used.
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**Having more campaigns and more skills unlocked for use will expand your build possibilities.
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**Try to learn and use more popular/requested builds and/or professions.
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**Play with your friends, guild or other players close to your rank.
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==Trivia==
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*[[Burial Mounds]] and [[Scarred Earth]] used to host 6 teams of 8 players each, for a total of 48 players, making those areas the most populated non-town instances in Guild Wars history.
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*The global tournament used to be located in the [[Crystal Desert]] at the [[Tomb of the Primeval Kings]] ("tombs"). The Tombs were renamed to Heroes' Ascent and moved to the new [[Battle Isles]] during the Factions PvP Preview Event.
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**For this reason, Heroes' Ascent is also sometimes known as "Tombs" or "Tombing", usually by people who participated in PvP in the old location. However, "Tombs" more commonly refers the the aforementioned outpost and the set of 4 explorable areas than can be accessed from it.
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*The party size changed several times: In the [[Game updates/20061005|October 5th 2006 update]] it was set to 6 players and reverted on [[Game updates/20070329|Friday, March 29, 2007]] game update to 8 players again.
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{{Locations in the Battle Isles}}
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[[Category:Core missions]]
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[[Category:The Battle Isles missions]]
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Revision as of 09:23, 30 April 2012

Disambig icon.png This article is about a mission. This name is also used for an outpost and a Zaishen mission quest.
Heroes' Ascent
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Campaign Core
Region The Battle Isles
Party size 8
Heroes' Ascent, also known as HA, is a continuous global tournament between teams of 8 players from all over the world. Teams compete in several arenas in sequence before finally meeting in the Hall of Heroes, where they may win valuable loot. Every victory in the Heroes' Ascent (except the Elite Zaishen Battle) awards Fame to the victorious team, which progresses their Hero Title Track.

Arenas

The Hall of Heroes has 9 Arenas, 1 qualification round and 1 waiting area:

  1. The Elite Zaishen Battle
  2. The Underworld
  3. Fetid River
  4. Burial Mounds
  5. Unholy Temples
  6. Forgotten Shrines
  7. Golden Gates
  8. The Courtyard
  9. The Antechamber
  10. The Vault
  11. The Hall of Heroes

Additionally, the following maps are currently out of rotation:

Rewards

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This page contains information about an element of Guild Wars that has changed since the original writing, and may need to be updated to reflect the current state of the game.

Balthazar's Faction and Fame can be obtained from Heroes' Ascent.
Balthazar faction
Unique kill 40
Victory 200-800
Flawless 200
  Fame
Victory 1-40

Notes

  • You may bring up to two henchmen into this mission.
  • International districts usually contain higher concentrations of players than other districts.
  • Tips for getting into teams:
    • Having higher ranking in the Hero title track may help as rank discrimination is often used.
    • Having more campaigns and more skills unlocked for use will expand your build possibilities.
    • Try to learn and use more popular/requested builds and/or professions.
    • Play with your friends, guild or other players close to your rank.

Trivia

  • Burial Mounds and Scarred Earth used to host 6 teams of 8 players each, for a total of 48 players, making those areas the most populated non-town instances in Guild Wars history.
  • The global tournament used to be located in the Crystal Desert at the Tomb of the Primeval Kings ("tombs"). The Tombs were renamed to Heroes' Ascent and moved to the new Battle Isles during the Factions PvP Preview Event.
    • For this reason, Heroes' Ascent is also sometimes known as "Tombs" or "Tombing", usually by people who participated in PvP in the old location. However, "Tombs" more commonly refers the the aforementioned outpost and the set of 4 explorable areas than can be accessed from it.
  • The party size changed several times: In the October 5th 2006 update it was set to 6 players and reverted on Friday, March 29, 2007 game update to 8 players again.

  Locations in the Battle Isles
Ports, towns and outposts: Great Temple of BalthazarGuild hallZaishen MenagerieCostume Brawl (Hidden; Halloween festival only)
Cooperative missions: Embark Beach (Quest)
Challenge missions: Zaishen Challenge (outpost) • Zaishen Elite (outpost)
Arenas: Random Arenas (outpost) • Codex Arena (outpost) • Heroes' Ascent (outpost)
Explorable areas: Isle of the NamelessIsle of the Nameless (PvP)Zaishen Menagerie Grounds
Landmarks: Forbidden Path
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