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Skyward Reach is an area in the heart of the Crystal Desert. At the center of the area is a small lake with a large rock mesa overlooking it. This is the site of the final test of Ascension. The area includes four pairs of two-way teleporters, none of which are required for travelers.
Towns and Outposts
Augury Rock (west)
Destiny's Gorge (northeast)
- Salt Flats (north)
- Diviner's Ascent (northeast, cross the green valley)
- The Scar (southeast)
- The Arid Sea (south)
- Vulture Drifts (southwest)
- 21 (26) Desert Griffon
- 20 Storm Kin
- 21 (26) Sand Drake
- 22 (26) Hydra
- Losaru Centaurs
- 24 Flange Sullenrage (Devourer)
- Quest-related NPCs
- After completing the Nightfall quest Pilgrimage
- This is a popular Hydra farming area. See the article on Crystal Desert Hydras for specific tips for farming, vanquishing, or simply staying alive.
- Vanquishers must defeat 160-176 foes in this area.