The Battle Isles

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The Battle Isles
Embark beach2.jpg
Continent The Battle Isles
Town Great Temple of Balthazar
Neighbor(s) None
Campaign Core
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Loading screen
The Battle Isles interactive map.jpg
Interactive map of the Battle Isles
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An unexplored map of the Battle Isles

The Battle Isles are an archipelago and the home of the Zaishen Order, and a sacred place for those who practice the art of war. It is located in the Clashing Sea.

All "high level" PvP arenas for Prophecies, Factions, and Nightfall are located within the Battle Isles. This is the place where players from all three chapters can meet, team up, and compete against each other.

Getting there[edit]

PvP characters are created directly in the Great Temple of Balthazar, the only town on these islands, and they cannot leave the Battle Isles, except to go to Fort Aspenwood, the Jade Quarry or Alliance Battles outposts.

Prior to unlocking a port town, the only Battle Isles locations roleplaying characters can access are Embark Beach and guild halls.

Towns and outposts[edit]

Mission outposts
Arena outposts
Removed or inaccessible outposts

Challenge Missions[edit]


Explorable areas[edit]


Gw2logo.png The Guild Wars 2 Wiki has an article on The Battle Isles.


Anomaly Anomaly.Although the Battle Isles are inhabited by the Zaishen who are descended from Cantha, the icons on the world map are from the Tyrian continent.
Anomaly Anomaly.If Hard Mode is active when traveling here, a message will say it is disabled because you do not meet the requirements.

The World of Tyria (edit)
Continents TyriaCanthaElona
Mechanical Regions
Core The Battle IslesThe MistsUnending Ocean
Prophecies Ascalon (pre-Searing)AscalonNorthern ShiverpeaksSouthern ShiverpeaksKrytaMaguuma JungleCrystal DesertRing of Fire Islands
Factions Shing Jea IslandKaineng CityEchovald ForestThe Jade Sea
Nightfall IstanKournaVabbiThe DesolationRealm of Torment
Eye of the North Charr HomelandsDepths of TyriaFar ShiverpeaksTarnished Coast
Geographic Landmarks
The Battle Isles Forbidden PathTraining Arena
The Mists Bone PitsBurning ForestChaos PlanesFissure ShoreForest of the Wailing LordForgotten ValeGreat Battle FieldHall of JudgmentIce Wastes
Lake of FireMad RealmSpawning PoolsSpider CaveTemple of WarThe LabyrinthThe RiftTower of CourageTower of StrengthTwin Serpent Mountains
Tyria Blazeridge MountainsGiant's BasinIsles of JanthirJanthir BayRuins of OrrSea of SorrowsSparkfly SwampStrait of MalchorUllen RiverWoodland Cascades
Cantha 1,000 Daggers guild hallQinkaishi MountainsRaisu PalaceRijeka River
Elona Bahnelon RiverDajkahDzalanaElon RiverSulfurous Wastelands