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This guide uses heroes and henchmen to quickly and easily complete Curse of the Nornbear, Against the Charr and A Time For Heroes (ATFH) for Hard Mode Speed Booking.


  • Against the Charr and Curse of the Nornbear
    • Asterisk/Asterisk Any Player
    • Necromancer-icon-small/Paragon-icon-small Curses/runner hero
    • Ritualist-icon-small/Paragon-icon-small Communing/runner hero
    • Necromancer-icon-small/Ritualist-icon-small Signet of Spirit/resto hero
  • A Time for Heroes
    • Asterisk/Assassin-icon-small MS/DB Spammer
    • Monk-icon-small/Necromancer-icon-small Bonder 1
    • Monk-icon-small/Necromancer-icon-small Bonder 2
    • Monk-icon-small/Necromancer-icon-small Bonder 3

Against the Charr and Curse of the Nornbear

Take the 3 Hero builds mentioned below plus protection henchman and other henchmen of your choice.

Curses/Runner Hero

<pvxbig> [build prof=N/P sou=8+1 cur=12+1+1 comma=10][Spiteful Spirit][Insidious Parasite][Reckless Haste][Enfeeble][Signet of Lost Souls]["We Shall Return!"]["Find Their Weakness!"]["Fall Back!"][/build] </pvxbig>


  • Armor: Radiant insignias, vigor runes of choice.
  • Weapons: Any curses set will do.

Communing/Runner Hero

<pvxbig> [build prof=Rt/P com=11+1+2 spa=10+1 comma=10][Signet of Ghostly Might][Anguish][Pain][Shadowsong][Disenchantment][Boon of Creation]["Find Their Weakness!"]["Fall Back!"][/build] </pvxbig>


  • Armor: Radiant insignias, vigor runes of choice.
  • Weapons: Any high energy set or staff will do.

Signet of Spirits/Resto Hero

<pvxbig> [build prof=N/Rt sou=6+1+1 res=12 cha=11][Signet of Spirits][Painful Bond][Mend Body and Soul][Spirit Light][Protective Was Kaolai][Life][Foul Feast][Signet of Lost Souls][/build] </pvxbig>


  • Armor: Radiant insignias and vigor runes of choice.
  • Weapons: Any staff will do.


Against The Charr

Atc map

Flag points

  • Starting this mission requires you to run to the helmet. Load your favorite running build to get there. (this takes 1 minute to accomplish)
  • Once in mission flag your team to point 2. (shown on map)
  • Run toward the closest charr to you and let them kill you.
  • Once dead, move your team to the different flag points.
  • When you reach the bosses,spread your heroes out and flag your henchmen to aggro.
  • Don't forget to display your Vanguard title.
  • This mission takes 2-3 minutes to complete.

Curse of the Nornbear

Cotnb map

cotnb flag points

Flag 3
Flag 4
  • This mission requires you to sacrifice yourself in the beginning. Load Blood is Power or Illusion of Weakness on a low health armor set.
  • Mandragor have a chance of spawning at the mouth of the cave. Use the same technique as used for the bosses in Against the Charr.
  • After the mandragor are dead flag heroes to the numbered points in order. (see map pic)
  • Nornbear spawns in points 3, 4 and needs to be killed at point 6.
  • Don't forget to display Norn title.
  • This mission takes about 3-4 minutes to complete.

Note:In order to spawn the Nornbear but not have to fight him, move to the circled rocks in the 2 corresponding screen shots. Tag them and carry on to the next numbered point.

A Time for Heroes


<pvxbig> [build prof=any/assas dagger=12][asuran scan][golden phoenix strike][death blossom][moebius strike][you move like a dwarf][i am unstoppable][optional][optional][/build]

  • Paragon-icon-smallParagons take [["Never Surrender!"] and [["Find Their Weakness!"]
  • Warrior-icon-smallWarriors take [[I Will Survive!] and [[Flail]
  • Monk-icon-small Monks take [[Judge's Insight] and [[Vigorous Spirit]
  • Ranger-icon-smallRangers take [[Lightning Reflexes] and [[Shadow Refuge]
  • Necromancer-icon-smallNecromancers take [[Blood Renewal] and [[Life Siphon]
  • Mesmer-icon-smallMesmers drop [["You Move Like a Dwarf!"] and replace with [[Cry of Frustration], take [[Ether Feast] and [[Drunken Master]
  • Ritualist-icon-smallRitualists take [[Weapon of Aggression] and [[Nightmare Weapon]
  • Assassin-icon-smallAssassins drop [["I Am Unstoppable!"] and replace with [[Fleeting Stability], take [[Critical Agility] and [[Mystic Regeneration]
  • Dervish-icon-smallDervishes, drop [["I Am Unstoppable!"] and replace with [[Fleeting Stability], take [[Mystic Regeneration] and [[Drunken Master]
  • Elementalist-icon-smallElementalists take [[Frigid Armor] and [[Conjure Frost] (if you do not want to modify your daggers, just swap conjure for a skill or your choice.)



  • Armor: Drop your health as low as possible by adding superior runes. (130 for dervish, 105 for other professions)
  • Weapons: Any daggers will do.

Bonder 1

<pvxbig> [build prof=Mo/N blo=2 smi=12+1+3 pro=11+3 div=6+3][Essence Bond][Protective Bond][Strength of Honor][Balthazar's Spirit][Life Bond][Blessed Signet][Offering of Blood][Signet of Devotion][/build] </pvxbig>

Bonder 2

<pvxbig> [build prof=Mo/N blo=8 hea=11+1 pro=9+1+3 div=8+1][Essence Bond][Protective Bond][Mending][Succor][Blessed Signet][Blood is Power][Signet of Rejuvenation][Signet of Devotion][/build] </pvxbig>

Bonder 3

<pvxbig> [build prof=Mo/P pro=12+1+3 div=10+1 comma=8][Essence Bond][Protective Bond][Life Barrier][Watchful Spirit][Blessed Signet][Signet of Devotion]["Never Give Up!"]["Fall Back!"][/build] </pvxbig>


  • Killing the Great Destroyer is still possible with Deeds around, it will just become more difficult.


  • To obtain multiple copies of books, you need to place new books into storage. (you only receive one book at a time)
  • Credit goes to the first book in your inventory.
  • To save some time, you can swap out your first book to a book that hasn't recieved credit for the mission.


See Also

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