Domain of Anguish

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Disambig icon.png "Doa" redirects here. For the Prophecies title, see Defender of Ascalon.
Disambig icon.png This is an explorable area entry. For information on the outpost, see Gate of Anguish. For information on the mission, see The Ebony Citadel of Mallyx.
Spoiler alert: The following text contains spoilers relating to the story of Guild Wars Nightfall.

Domain of Anguish
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Campaign Nightfall
Region Realm of Torment
Type Explorable area
Exit(s) Gate of Anguish
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Interactive map
Non-interactive map
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Reward trophy in the Hall of Monuments

The Domain of Anguish is a special explorable area in Guild Wars Nightfall. It consists of four other explorable areas - The Foundry of Failed Creations, City of Torc'qua, Stygian Veil and Ravenheart Gloom. The only Elite Mission in Nightfall takes place here, and thusly functions as a lobby for staging organizing parties with convenient access portals.

Containing valuable items, this area is regularly visited by players, though new players often get killed in a few seconds. Foes in this area are very strong and capable of demolishing every team not prepared for the dangers that await them. Only in the Domain of Anguish can players obtain tormented weapons and primeval hero armor.

While on first sight Domain of Anguish does not contain an Elite Mission, it can only be unlocked by completing a quest first. The quest, Mallyx the Unyielding, brings players through every corner of Domain of Anguish and ultimately brings the player to The Ebony Citadel of Mallyx which is the actual Elite Mission.

Initially, each of the four sections are sealed off from each other; once each section is completed, the entrance to the next counterclockwise section opens. All four sections need not be completed at the same time (although doing so incrementally increases the reward from the chest upon completion of each section). The Quest Log will be updated to reflect completion of a section and the player can then enter another section directly from the Gate of Anguish at any later time.

Getting there[edit]

Can only be entered from the Gate of Anguish.


The foes that are found here range from level 24 to 32 (depending on whether it is normal mode or hard mode). Groups of foes are often very diverse, containing almost every profession. This makes it difficult to rely on certain builds and often teams are forced to create a balanced team. However, players are more and more exploring the weaknesses of the elite area and some can farm certain regions solo.

Unlike most of Nightfall, the skills used by enemies are not limited to those available in the Nightfall Campaign. In addition, each of the 5 different armies have a different theme to the skills they use, that often interacts with the Environment Effect for that area.

In addition, every enemy in the Domain of Anguish uses the Enraged skill, increasing their damage the closer to death they are, forcing parties to kill targets quickly.

While there are Boss-like foes throughout the domain, there are no actual Bosses to provide Morale Boosts or capture skills from.

Unique items[edit]

The Domain of Anguish is home to several unique items, which are listed below.

City of Torc'qua[edit]

Ravenheart Gloom[edit]

Stygian Veil[edit]

The Foundry of Failed Creations[edit]



Explorable areas in the Realm of Torment
Depths of Madness Domain of Anguish Domain of Fear Domain of Pain Domain of Secrets Heart of Abaddon Nightfallen Garden Nightfallen Jahai Throne of Secrets
Towns and outpostsMissionsLandmarks