The Aurios Mines
- This article is about a mission. This name is also used for an outpost.
|The Aurios Mines|
|Region||The Jade Sea|
The Aurios Mines is a challenge mission deep within the Jade Sea. Captain Rion and his crew were reaving jade when some nightmare creatures ambushed them. Defend the mines from the nightmare horde so the reavers can extract the jade.
Beat back the nightmare horde.
- Kill the enemy guards at the quarry sites.
|Each Shadow of Kanaxai killed||50|
Scoring in this mission rewards Luxon faction, experience, and gold based on the formulas below. Values are rounded down. An additional bonus is given for achieving daily best, monthly best, or quarterly best.
|Reward||Amount||Daily Best||Monthly Best||Quarterly Best|
|Luxon faction||(2000 * score) / (Monthly Best #1 score)||+4000||+8000||+16000|
|Experience||(1000 * score) / (Monthly Best #1 score)|
|Gold||(500 * score) / (Monthly Best #1 score)||+500||+1000||+2000|
At the start, there are nine quarry sites controlled by the nightmare horde. Each site is guarded by a Shadow of Kanaxai. Defeating a Shadow of Kanaxai changes control of that site to your side and a Luxon Enchanter will spawn at that site. There are patrols that move to quarry sites that you control and attack the Luxon Enchanters there. When a Luxon Enchanter is defeated, the site changes control to the nightmare horde and a Shadow of Kanaxai spawns. The frequency and size of these patrols increases over time, but there can only be 4 groups present at any one time. Every 10 seconds, the nightmare horde's score and your score increases by the number of quarry sites that are controlled, which is indicated by the flags next to the scores. This mission does not have a time limit, however, once the nightmare horde has a score of 500 the challenge ends.
To obtain a score of at least 100, you will need to control at least two shrines until the game ends. One possible way is to run to each quarry site and kill the Shadow of Kanaxai there while avoiding patrols. Consider bringing party wide speed boosts such as "Charge!" or "Fall Back!" to reduce the time spent between each site. Alternatively, you could have a few party members split off and solo each Shadow of Kanaxai, while the rest of the party defend the sites that are already controlled. In both strategies, Luxon Enchanters provide party wide defenses and healing that stall patrols and assist the party when defending.
- 20 (20) Luxon Enchanter
- 24 (26) Shadow of Kanaxai
- 28 (30) Darkened Irukandji
- 28 (30) Outcast Raider
- 28 (30) Outcast Deathhand
- 28 (30) Outcast Spellstorm
- 28 (30) Outcast Assassin
- Like most challenge missions, the foes in this mission do not drop items when killed.
- Obtaining a score of 100 or above here will increase your Luxon faction cap by 1000.
- Exploring in this mission gives you 1.2% towards the explorer title. If your alliance owns The Aurios Mines (outpost), you may explore the mission by talking to the Luxon Sentry there.