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Granny's Travel Guides: South Drizzlewood Coast

Drizzlewood Coast, a heavily forested area with the Dominion and the United Legions fighting against each other, but it is still a magnificent place to go. So much beauty seems to be wasted and damaged from the civil war that is going on between them. It can be fast-paced because of the timing between events with places to go at a moment's notice. There is only one waypoint in all of South Drizzlewood Coast, but there is hope. To get around to the events quickly, each area listed has a helicopter pad close, so go to the helicopter pad and parachute jump to the next area. This is the best way to travel to each event and where you need to go.

Getting into Drizzlewood coast has been made easy with multiple options.  

  • The story instance No Quarter: Go to the Eye of the North and follow the storyline.
  • Stepping into the Cold War strike mission and then getting out. Choose Cold War mission then leave through the portal - it will ask you if you would like to return to Drizzlewood Coast - say yes.
  • Getting the Drizzlewood coast Portal Scroll and/or the Icebrood Saga Portal Tome. They can both be bought at the Karma vendor in Bjora Marches.
  • Or just teleport to a friend that is already there.

Note: This guide will be describing one area at a time, going in a clockwise fashion.

Southern side (Released with Episode 3: No Quarter)

Umbral Grotto

Umbral Grotto is a well forested camp to form up your army and get ready for battle. It is surrounded by mountains as protection for the encampment. There are many things to do and prepare here including the meeting center where Episode 3 occurred. Getting to know the people in the area will give insights on what is to be accomplished.

Waypoint: 

  • Base Camp Waypoint is the dropping point when portalling into the Southern Drizzlewood Coast.

Points of interest:

  • Pavilion of the Legions is just south of the waypoint. It is where the storyline takes place when entering this area.
  • United Legions Base Camp is centered by the bonfire to the south of the waypoint and is surrounded by tents.

Vista: 

  • From the Base Camp Waypoint, move southeast and look up on the dead tree by the bridge to the helicopter pad. Umbral Grotto Vista is on one of the dead branches overlooking the camp.

Drizzlewood Coast Insight: 

  • To get to the Camp Apex Insight, go south and over the wooden trestle by the Umbral Grotto Vista. Once at the helicopter pad, turn west and jump up the monster stump to advance to the insight.

Farming: 

  • Cypress sapling
  • Blackberries
  • Mithril ore

Foes:

  • Dominion: Shadow, Soldier, Duelist, Marksman, Bladestorm, Sentinel, Scout, Fire shaman, Engineer, Spy, Recon specialist, Flame shaman
  • Black bear

Chests: 

  • Charr chests

Strike Mission:

  • Cold War: The entrance is located next to the helicopter pad.

Events:

  • None that I know of.

Vloxen Mine

Vloxen Mine is just northwest of the Umbral Grotto. It is a quiet rocky area hidden to the south through the gates. Entering the southeast gate and leaving to the northwest will lead you into the next area.

Points of interest:

  • Vloxen Shards - Take the north exit from Umbral Grotto and move through the path on the west fighting your way through to the point of interest.
  • Vloxen Mine is south of the Vloxen Shard through the Mine Front gate.

Vista: 

  • The Vloxen Mine Vista is through the Front gate, moving southwest, which is north of the Vloxen Mine POI location on the map. Move to a rock ledge/step to get to the mine track and follow the track until reaching the vista.

Farming: 

  • Button mushrooms
  • Mithril ore
  • Cypress sapling

Foes: 

  • Dominion: Shadow, Soldier, Duelist, Marksman, Bladestorm, Sentinel, Scout, Fire shaman, Engineer, Spy, Recon specialist, Flame shaman
  • Forest spiders
  • Blue moa

Chest:  

  • Charr chest

Meta Events: Battle Cry (West)

  • Group Event:  Escort legion forces to the mine 
  • Group Event:  Assault Vloxen Mine! 
  • Group Event:  Defeat the centurion ransacking the area before they escape 

Group Event:  Defend Vloxen Mine from Dominion forces! 

  • Destroy enemy cannons around the mine 
  • Destroy the Dominion Comm Tower 
  • Escort the supply caravan to the mine 
  • Find and defuse Dominion mines 
  • Gather intelligence from Dominion recon specialists 
  • Squash skirmishes around the area to maintain troop morale 

Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance has wonderfully forested space and waterfront views. To get to Fort Defiance on foot/mount canter down the north path from the Vloxen mine. Note: Directions to the POIs and vistas will be from the Fort Defiance outpost.

Points of interest:

  • Troop Quarters is located in the center of the Fort Defiance camp. 
  • Verdant Falls is in the river to the west of Fort Defiance. Follow the river to receive the point of interest.

Vista:

  • The Fort Defiance Vista is up the hill from the Troop Quarters. Go up the ramp to the west and follow it to the east, then jump over the railing north onto the rock platform. At that point there is a Dominion Propaganda Speaker. Hop onto the ledges next to the speaker and move toward the vista.

Drizzlewood Coast Insight:

  • Meditative Falls is in the river, on a tiny outcrop, west of Fort Defiance and east of Verdant Falls. Interact with this insight on the way to get the Verdant Falls POI.

Farming: 

  • Cypress saplings
  • Potatoes
  • Mussels
  • Blackberries
  • Scallions
  • Mithril ore
  • Verdant herbs

Foes:

  • Dominion: Shadow,Soldier, Duelist, Marksman, Bladestorm, Sentinel, Scout, Fire shaman, Engineer, Spy, Recon specialist, Flame shaman
  • Spiders: Forest spider, Veteran Forest spider
  • Wind riders
  • Moose

Chest:

  • Norn chest behind the Verdant Falls

Events:

  • Eliminate the Dominion and their Flame Shaman before the ritual is completed*
  • Defeat the Magma Effigy*

*These events occur in Fort Defiance and Wolf’s Crossing

Meta events: Battle Cry (west)

Group Event:  Escort legion forces to the Fort 

  • Group Event:  Assault Fort Defiance! 
  • Group Event:  Defeat the centurion ransacking the area before they escape 
  • Group Event:  Defend Fort Defiance from Dominion forces! 
  • Defend the United Legions siege engineer as he repairs artillery 
  • Destroy Dominion bombers before they complete their runs 
  • Escort the supply caravan to the fort 
  • Squash skirmishes around the area to maintain troop morale 
  • Use precision rifles to destroy propaganda balloons 

Leadfoot Village

Leadfoot Village is north across the bridge from Fort Defiance, follow the road to the northwest to get there. It is a lot like Umbral Grotto because it has two entrances and is engulfed between the coast, mountain sides, and forest. There could be an issue with just meandering through the village because it may be full of Dominion foe during an event.

Points of interest: 

  • Iceshard Trail is north from the Leadfoot Village Northeast Vista. Follow the coastline to the waterfall.
  • Leadfoot Village is directly in the middle of the town. If it is full of foe, I would suggest gliding/flying over the center to get the POI or just join in the battle!
  • Olafson Farmstead is northeast above the vista on a grassy rock ledge with multiple vegetables and herbs to farm.

Vistas: 

  • Leadfoot Village Northeast Vista is above the east side of the village toward the coast and up on a rock outcrop on the beach.
  • Leadfoot Village Southwest Vista is on a metal structure in the Village. It is easy to jump or fly up to view.

Farming:

  • Rich orichalcum vein
  • Cypress saplings
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Potato farm
  • Verdant herbs
  • Scallions
  • Seaweed

Foes:

  • Dominion: Shadow,Soldier, Duelist, Marksman, Bladestorm, Sentinel, Scout, Fire shaman, Engineer, Spy, Recon specialist, Flame shaman, Supply wrangler
  • Alpine skelk

Chests:

  • Norn chests around Leadfood Village.

Meta events: Battle Cry (west)

Group Event:  Escort legion forces to the village

  • Group Event:  Assault Leadfoot Village!
  • Collect intelligence from Dominion recon specialists
  • Group Event:  Defeat the centurion ransacking the area before they escape
  • Group Event:  Defend Leadfoot Village from Dominion forces!
  • Destroy Dominion bombers before they complete their runs
  • Destroy enemy cannons around Leadfoot Village
  • Destroy the Dominion Comm Tower
  • Escort the supply caravan to the village
  • Squash skirmishes around the area to maintain troop morale 

Wolf's Crossing

Wolf’s Crossing is the massive bridge that goes to the Northern half of Drizzlewood Coast. It is very foggy and cold in this area where the Cold War Strike Mission and events take place.

Points of interest:

  • Evergreen Pond is directly south of the Wolf’s Crossing Bridge POI, traverse down the rocks to the water to receive the point.
  • Wolf's Crossing Bridge is east of Leadfoot Village at the bridge entrance.

Vista: 

  • The Wolf's Crossing Vista is located southeast of the center area on top of a rock outcrop. Use a springer or fly up to view the expanse of the battle area.

Drizzlewood Coast Insight: 

  • The Vulpine Road Insight is at the bridge entrance on the left pile globe. Move up the stairs and jump onto the globe to interact with the insight.

Farming:

  • Mithril ore
  • Cypress saplings

Foes: 

  • Dominion: Shadow, Soldier, Duelist, Marksman, Bladestorm, Sentinel, Scout, Fire shaman, Engineer, Spy, Recon specialist, Flame shaman, Supply wrangler
  • Minotaur
  • Black bear
  • Wolf

Chests:

  • Norn chest
  • Charr chest

Events:

  • Eliminate the Dominion and their Flame Shaman before the ritual is completed*
  • Defeat the Magma Effigy*

*These events occur in Fort Defiance and Wolf’s Crossing

Meta events: Battle Cry (north)

 

  • Group Event:  Escort Blood and Ash forces to Wolf's Crossing  (from west)

Group Event:  Escort Iron and Flame forces to the bridge (from east)

  • Group Event:  Defeat Vishen, Nicabar, and Ranoah, and seize control of the bridge 

After the bridge has been captured

  • Group Event:  Defeat the cache keeper

Breakroot Basin

Breakroot Basin is the area just east of Fort Defiance where the river flows into a lake-like area.  There are a couple of tents on the grassy ledges that are great to sit and watch the waterfalls, giving yourself a break from the battles. 

Point of interest: 

  • Petraj's Rest POI is southwest of Wolf’s Crossing on a ledge above the basin. A tent with bedding at the POI can be found. It is a wonderful place to view the waterfalls.

Vista: 

  • Breakroot Basin Vista is a backward roller coaster ride through a canyon over the falls. Great View!  To get to the vista fly over from the Waterfall’s Nexus insight because it is down across the water on a ledge.

Drizzlewood Coast Insight: 

  • Waterfall's Nexus Insight can be accessed by flying from the top east corner of Fort defiance to the waterfalls. It is up on a ledge northwest of the cascade.

Farming:

  • Mussels
  • Blackberries

Foes:

  • Minotaur 

Chests:

  • Charr chest

Lighthouse Point

Lighthouse Point is set in the northeast corner of South Drizzlewood coast. From Wolf’s Crossing, to the south, there is a road that will take you toward the lighthouse where the main camp for the area is located. Depending on events, it can be a very heated battle or an area to view the awesome coastal surroundings.

Points of interest:

  • Dwayna's Light is directly inside the base camp once you come through the gate.
  • Stone Root is north from the vista below on the beach. Beware of the Charr cars that will paste you to the ground.

Vista: 

  • Lighthouse Point Vista is near the lighthouse in the camp. Hike up the hill to the lighthouse turn left and jump or fly up on the cliff ledge to interact with the fascinating sites in this area.

Farming:

  • Orichalcum ore
  • Cypress saplings
  • Coral
  • Mithril ore
  • Seaweed

Foes:

  • Dominion: Shadow,Soldier, Duelist, Marksman, Bladestorm, Sentinel, Scout, Fire shaman, Engineer, Spy, Recon specialist, Flame shaman, Supply wrangler
  • Charr cars
  • Electric fish

Chests:

  • Charr chest up by the vista

Meta events: Battle Cry (east)

Group Event:  Escort legion forces to the lighthouse 

  • Group Event:  Assault Lighthouse Point!
  • Group Event:  Defeat the centurion ransacking the area before they escape
  • Group Event:  Defend Lighthouse Point from Dominion forces!

Destroy Dominion bombers before they complete their runs

  • Destroy enemy cannons around Lighthouse Point
  • Escort the supply caravan to the lighthouse
  • Find and defuse Dominion mines
  • Squash skirmishes around the area to maintain troop morale 

Port Cascadia

From Lighthouse Point, flying south, you will arrive at Port Cascadia. This coastal area has the center tower surrounded by water with two bridges, one to the southwest and one to the northern side that leads to a camp on the beach. 

Point of interest:

  • Port Cascadia is on the tower island between the bridges.
  • Redsand Strand is northeast from the Port Cascadia tower. Move down the beach to the northeast to receive the point of interest.
  • Submerged Scrapyard is directly east of the Port Cascadia center island. Beware of the landmines in the water as you swim out for the POI

Vista:

  • Port Cascadia Vista is on the mountain to the south side of the center tower. It is easy to access with a springer or skyscale, by moving up the ramp to the south of the bridge. There are small ledges on the mountain to springer up to the vista. 

Farming:

  • Mithril ore
  • Coral
  • Clams
  • Seaweed

Foes: 

  • Dominion: Shadow,Soldier, Duelist, Marksman, Bladestorm, Sentinel, Scout, Fire shaman, Engineer, Spy, Recon specialist, Flame shaman, Supply wrangler
  • Eagle griffins
  • Shark
  • Alpine skelk
  • Electric fish
  • Crab

Chests:

  • None that I know of

Meta events: Battle Cry (east)

Group Event:  Escort legion forces to the port 

  • Group Event:  Assault Port Cascadia!
  • Group Event:  Defeat the centurion ransacking the area before they escape
  • Group Event:  Defend Port Cascadia from Dominion forces!
  • Defend the United Legions siege engineer as he repairs artillery
  • Destroy Dominion bombers before they complete their runs
  • Escort the supply caravan to the port
  • Protect Port Cascadia from enemy mortar fire
  • Squash skirmishes around the area to maintain troop morale 

Petraj Overlook

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South of Port Cascadia there is a bridge and a road to Petraj Overlook. The heavily forested southern route is a beautiful area to walk through. Between the awesome waterfalls both on the beach and up on the southern mountains, there is a sigh of relief and quietness looking at the scenery. Remember not to stand in an area too long though, because you will be sought out by the dominion snipers.

Points of interest:

  • Griffon's Pillar is on the beach south of Port Cascadia and will be received when you move up to it. No need to climb to the top except for the curious carving and charr chest.
  • Griefshadow Falls is easily accessible from Griffon’s Pillar by moving south around the beach to the falls. There is a charr chest and things to farm behind the falls.
  • Petraj Commons following the road south of Port Cascadia, roam around to the west. Stay to the right side and move up to the commons.
  • Greattree Hamlet is north of the common area. Go through the gate on the east side of the building. Beware you will be attacked when leaving this area.
  • Mistgate Graveyard is out to the south of the Petraj Commons. It is surrounded by a forest and a waterfall down the southern mountains.

Vista:  

  • Petraj Overlook Vista is located on top of the water tower in Petraj Commons. Best way I found was moving by skyscale or springer.

Farming:

  • Mithril ore
  • Clams
  • Mussels
  • Raspberries
  • Cypress sapling
  • Blackberries
  • Winter root vegetables

Foes:

  • Dominion: Shadow,Soldier, Duelist, Marksman, Bladestorm, Sentinel, Scout, Fire shaman, Engineer, Spy, Recon specialist, Flame shaman, Supply wrangler
  • Eagle griffin
  • Black bear

Chests:

  • Charr chests
  • Norn chests

Meta events: Battle Cry (east)

Group Event:  Escort legion forces to the overlook 

  • Group Event:  Assault Petraj Overlook!
  • Group Event:  Defeat the centurion ransacking the area before they escape
  • Group Event:  Defend Petraj Overlook from Dominion forces!
  • Destroy enemy cannons around Petraj Overlook
  • Escort the supply caravan to Petraj Overlook
  • Protect the Petraj Overlook from enemy mortar fire
  • Squash skirmishes around the area to maintain troop morale
  • Use precision rifles to destroy propaganda balloons

Collections that go throughout the areas:

  • Wreckage piles
  • Salvage piles
  • Reclaimed supply pile
  • Curious carvings 
  • Listening devices
  • Scraps of paper
  • United Legions Waystations - You can buy Electomagical Pulse or Contact a chopper pilot for airdrop targets. There are also masteries to add enhancements to the waystation. It is called United Legions Waystation Synchronization in your Icebrood Saga masteries list.
  • Feeding the hungry sentries - Talk to the cook in camp, take meat off the fire to go feed the hungry.
  • Giving water to the thirsty sentries by going to the water supply and getting the sentries something to drink.
  • Healing the injured sentries by bringing a med pack with you to fix their wounds.

Enjoy your run around and make sure your bags are cleaned out. You will need lots of space to make it through all of the events! 

Next: North Drizzlewood Coast.

Published: March 22nd, 2021   |  738 Reads

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