Heroes' Ascent

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the PvP format. For the outpost, see Heroes' Ascent (outpost).

Heroes' Ascent
Campaign Core
Region The Battle Isles
Type Cooperative
Party size 8
Duration Long
Preceded by Team Arenas
Followed by n/a

Heroes' Ascent, also known as HA or Tombs, 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 may be used to complete the Hero title track of the player.

Heroes' Ascent is also sometimes known as "Tombs" or "Tombing". This refers to the original location of the tournament, which was the Tomb of the Primeval Kings, prior to the update which implemented Heroes' Ascent.



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:


Balthazar's Faction and Fame can be obtained from Heroes' Ascent.

Balthazar faction
Unique kill 40
Victory 200-800
Flawless 200
Victory 1-40


  • You may bring up to two Henchmen into this mission.
  • International Districts usually contain higher concentrations of players than home 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.


  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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