Heroes' Ascent (outpost)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about an outpost. This name is also used for a mission and a Zaishen mission quest.
Heroes' Ascent
Heroes' Ascent map icon.jpg
Campaign Core
Region The Battle Isles
Type Arena outpost
Party size 8
Exit(s) None
Heroes' Ascent.jpg
Inside the Heroes' Ascent outpost

One of the few known portals between Tyria and the Underworld, Heroes' Ascent is zealously guarded by the most devoted of Balthazar's followers, the Zaishen Order. Those brave enough to venture here seek an audience with the spirits of legendary warriors long dead. Adventurers who prove themselves worthy are granted the right to escort these spirits toward the Hall of Heroes, as they fight their way to the top of the tournament.

— in-game description

Getting there[edit]

Map travel from any location in the Battle Isles. Your character must have already been to the Great Temple of Balthazar.





  • Although geographically part of the Battle Isles, this area uses the same loading screen as the Underworld.


  • The Tournament was formerly located at the Tomb of the Primeval Kings in the Crystal Desert before the release of the Battle Isles.
  • Prior to the October 22, 2009 update, a character had to earn a total of 5 wins in Team Arenas to unlock the Heroes' Ascent outpost for every character on the account.
    • If players had reached the Tomb of the Primeval Kings in PvE before the introduction of Factions, this location was automatically unlocked.
  • You will see a gray square moving in the sky as you move the camera if you look up from the boat (which is found in the northwest of the outpost), face the rocks in the east, and rotate the camera from north to south (northeast and southeast).

  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