Guild Wars 2: Secrets Of The Obscure - A New Friend Achievement Guide (2024)

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  • How To Start A New Friend Achievement

  • Abandoned Eggs

  • Skyscale Egg Infusions Collection

  • Skyscale Growing Comforts Collection

  • Skyscale Saddle Materials Collection

  • Rising Spirits Mastery And Completing A New Friend

Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure is the fourth expansion in the long-running MMO. This time, you will be sent to islands in the sky to deal with the mysterious new threat of the Kryptis. Before you start exploring the islands in earnest, you may want to recruit a new friend to help you: a Skyscale.

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The Skyscale is an extremely versatile mount that can fly, climb up vertical walls, and generally make exploration much easier. In Secrets of the Obscure, by completing the A New Friend achievement, you can recruit a Skyscale of your own. Below, we'll take a look at how to complete every step of this achievement.

How To Start A New Friend Achievement

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To start the A New Friend achievement and start unlocking your Skyscale, you need to own the Secrets of the Obscure expansion and train the first Flight Training Mastery, "Who Rescues Whom?". After that, the collection will automatically start, showing you your first step of finding an abandoned Skyscale egg.

Abandoned Eggs

The first step in this collection is to find an abandoned egg somewhere around Skywatch Archipelago or Amnytas. Which nest has the egg is random, so you may need to search all of them before you find it. However, once you get the egg, you can move on to the next step. After you've obtained your egg, talk to Skyscale Trainer Dyanne near the Beacon of Ages to continue.

Skyscale Egg Infusions Collection

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Now that you have your Skyscale egg, you need to infuse it with various elements found across Tyria.

Infusion

Location

Description

Water

Castavall Waypoint, Bloodtide Coast

Swim down from the Waypoint to the bottom of the lake, then interact with the Concentration of Magic.

Fire

Junker's Waypoint, The Black Citadel

Head southeast from the Waypoint and jump into the Great Imperial Smelter.

Ice

Bitterfrost Frontier

Run into any of the Ice Storms found around the map and get frozen.

Earth

Prosperity Waypoint, Dry Top

Jump into the quicksand next to the Waypoint.

Air

Hidden Garden, Mount Maelstrom

Complete the Cantle of Sky portion of the Hidden Garden jumping puzzle in Mount Maelstrom and interact with the Concentration of Magic.

Life

Anywhere

Revive 20 allies. The Temple of Kormir Waypoint in the Crystal Oasis has a large group of fallen allies.

Blood

Blood Hill Camps, Gendarran Fields

Kill 100 enemies in the area.

Growth

Reckoner's Waypoint, The Grove

Head northwest from the Waypoint to the Gardenroot Tunnel and place your egg in the dirt.

Death

Murdered Dreams Waypoint, Cursed Shore

Head west from the Waypoint and interact with the coffin.

Spirit

Dewclaw Waypoint, Iron Marches

Move north from the Waypoint to the Hero Point, and interact with it.

Fear

Fallen Angels Garrison Waypoint, Fields of Ruin

Head to the farm to the south, then attack the chickens until Angry Chickens appear. You need to be hit by one of the Angry Chickens to complete this step.

Courage

Anywhere

Defeat four World Bosses. You can track this achievement with the Courageous status effect.

Alternatively, you can purchase the necessary enchantments for infusing your Skyscale egg from Dyanne, but the cost of each item is incredibly high, and not worth it at all. We don't recommend purchasing any of these enchantments, as they are relatively easy to get the normal way.

Skyscale Growing Comforts Collection

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Next, you'll need to give your Skyscale various items to facilitate its growth. You can find each item you need as well as how to get it in the table below.

Item

How To Obtain

Skyscale Treat

Give Dyanne 12 Pieces of Skyscale Food.

  • Crafted in the Mystic Forge with the following ingredients
    • 2 Slab of Red Meat (24 total)
    • 1 Charged Quartz Crystal (12 total)
    • 5 Glob of Ectoplasm (60 total)
    • 25 Pile of Bloodstone Dust (300 total)

Tasty Kryptis Skin

Random drop from Kryptis enemies.

Tasty Trail Raiton

Random drop from Jotun enemies.

Tasty Devourer Carapace

Random drop from Devourer enemies.

Tasty Chak Legs

Random drop from Chak enemies.

Tasty Moss-Covered Bark

Random drop from Treant enemies.

Tasty Wurm Segment

Random drop from Wurm enemies.

Tasty Ooze-Cured Meat

Random drop from Ooze enemies.

Forged Ankle Joint

Random drop from Forged enemies.

Bird Whistle

Purchased from Gortho in Gladefall Run in the Iron Marches for 2 gold.

Plush Quaggan

Purchased from Sven Edson in the Wizard's Tower for 10 gold.

Heavy-Duty Dolyak Blanket

Purchased from Herder Lyot in Bouldermouth Vale in Lornar's Pass for 3 gold.

Receipt for Skyscale Comforts

Speak to Dyanne after you've obtained all other items in this collection.

Skyscale Saddle Materials Collection

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Finally, you'll need to purchase the following items in this collection to craft a saddle for your new Skyscale.

Item

Materials

Where To Buy

Stardust-Infused Leather

3 Provisioner Tokens

125 Pinch of Stardust

Faction Provisioner at Bastion of the Natural in Amnytas.

Mist-Infused Saddle Oil

3 Provisioner Tokens

125 Pinch of Stardust

Faction Provisioner at Bastion of the Obscure in Amnytas.

Jade-Spuin Silk Thread

3 Provisioner Tokens

125 Static Charge

Faction Provisioner at Jade Mech Habitation Zone 03 in Skywatch Archipelago.

Durable Saddle Hardware

3 Provisioner Tokens

125 Essence of Despair

Faction Provisioner at Bastion of Strength in Amnytas.

Rich Maguuman Mahogany

3 Provisioner Tokens

125 Essence of Despair

Faction Provisioner at Rata Novus Promenade in Skywatch Archipelago.

Saddlebag of Holding

3 Provisioner Tokens

125 Pinch of Stardust

Faction Provisioner at Bastion of Balance in Amnytas.

Dedrimor Rivets

3 Provisioner Tokens

125 Static Charge

Faction Provisioner at Droknar's Light in Skywatch Archipelago.

Garenhoff-Wave Cloth

3 Provisioner Tokens

125 Essence of Despair

Faction Provisioner at Wizard's Ascent in Skywatch Archipelago.

Elonian Sandpaper

2 Provisioner Tokens

125 Static Charge

Faction Provisioner at Skyward Marches in Skywatch Archipelago.

Extra-Sticky Tar

3 Provisioner Tokens

125 Essence of Despair

Faction Provisioner at Bastion of Knowledge in Amnytas.

Receipt for Skyscale Saddle Parts

None

Talk to Dyanne after obtaining every other item in this collection.

In total, you'll need 29 Provisioner Tokens, 375 Static Charges, 375 Pinches of Stardust, and 500 Essences of Despair. You can get Provisioner Tokens from the Faction Provisioners by delivering a variety of items, often of the time-gated variety.

For example, you can trade 5 Globs of Ectoplasm for a Token once a day, or you can trade an unlimited amount of Lumps of Mithrilium, which can only be crafted once a day. If you're starting from scratch, it may take a few days or some extra gold to collect all the Tokens you need.

Static Charges and Pinches of Stardust can be earned by completing events or other objectives in Skywatch Archipelago and Amnytas, respectively. Likewise, Essences of Despair can be earned from all Tiers of Rift Hunt Bounties, which can be found in Secrets of the Obscure maps and in other maps around Tyria.

Rising Spirits Mastery And Completing A New Friend

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After completing the Skyscale Egg Infusions, Skyscale Growing Comforts, and Skyscale Saddle Materials Collections, all that's left is to train the Rising Spirits Mastery in the Flight Training track. This is the final Mastery of the track, so you'll need a total of 25 Mastery Points to fully unlock this Mastery. You can do this while collecting the items above.

Once that's done, return to Dyanne at the Beacon of Ages and she will reward you with a Skyscale.

Completing this achievement will also unlock the A New Look achievement collection, which will reward you with the Kryptis Skyscale Skin. Even if you've already unlocked the Skyscale in Path of Fire, it's worth doing A New Friend to eventually unlock this exclusive skin.

Next: Guild Wars 2: How To Earn The Skyscale Mount

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