The Catacombs

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Disambig icon.png "Catacombs" redirects here. For the dungeon, see Catacombs of Kathandrax.
The Catacombs
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Campaign Prophecies
Region Ascalon (pre-Searing)
Type Explorable area
Exit(s) Ashford Abbey
Wizard's Folly
Green Hills County
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Interactive map
Non-interactive map
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Concept art by Daniel Dociu.
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An underground chamber devoted to Grenth.
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The inner Ritual Chamber.
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The Catacombs as seen from Green Hills County.
The Catacombs is a large network of tombs in pre-Searing Ascalon. They connect to several places in the kingdom of Ascalon, and have been used as a way of transportation. The catacombs are infested with Undead spirits, making them dangerous to venture into. Poisonous Swamp Water is also found in certain areas of the catacombs.

Adventurers who do brave the poisonous water and the swarms of undead are treated to beautiful murals depicting the Gods of Tyria.


Statue of Grenth

Interactive objects[edit]

Quests available[edit]




Humans (Ascalon Army)












Gw2logo.png The Guild Wars 2 Wiki also has an article on Ascalonian Catacombs.
  • These quests will affect the spawns in this area:
  • Collector Karleen has the upgrade Krytan armor foot gear for all professions in pre-Searing.
  • The catacombs are a great place for Smiting Monks to quickly gain skill levels - luring all of the creatures into one small area before unleashing Symbol of Wrath is particularly effective.
  • While navigating the passageway towards Oberan the Reviled (usually during the quest Charr in the Catacombs), if you have the Fire Imp active, it can get caught trying to attack the foes in the other passageway. The three ways to avoid this is (1) to stick to the right hand side of the passageway you are in, (2) to go down the other passageway before-hand and clear them out first, and (3) to use a non-projectile skill to clear out the foes in the passageway through the wall.
  • Near the exit into Ashford Abbey, there are three broken staircases leading down to the resurrection shrine. The gap between the middle staircase and the right-hand side one (when looking down), despite being nearly vertical, can be freely walked down and up.
  • The background music is "Ascension Song" from the Guild Wars: Prophecies soundtrack. There's another background music that can be heard. This one, however is a hidden track that can only be heard in-game.


  • Under the bridge near Karleen, close to the Green Hills County portal, there is a big skeleton that seems to be the one of a dragon.

Explorable areas in pre-Searing Ascalon
Green Hills County Lakeside County Regent Valley The Catacombs The Northlands Wizard's Folly
Towns and outpostsLandmarks