Breaking the Chains Achievement Guide: How to get the Hand of Salaranga Mount
Below on this page you can find information on how to obtain the Hand of Salaranga mount added in Patch 9.1.
Hand of Salaranga Overview
The Hand of Salaranga requires you to only complete one achievement: Breaking the Chains. Unfortunately, this achievement has 9 sub-achievements which in turn have even more sub-achievements, making this one of the hardest and most time-consuming mounts to obtain in Patch 9.1.
"Salaranga was the most cunning of her kin and hid amongst the Beastwarrens. She struck at the Banished One with a horde of bestial allies. It did not matter. "
Breaking the Chains
Breaking the Chains consists of 9 sub-achievements that all need to be completed in order to obtain the Bracelet of Salaranga and unlock the Hand of Salaranga mount. All of these achievements are related to various activities in the zones of Korthia and The Maw.
- Chains of Domination;
- On the Offensive;
- Minions of the Cold Dark;
- Reliquary Restoration;
- Explore Korthia;
- Death's Advance;
- The Archivists' Codex;
- Treasures of Korthia;
- Conquering Korthia.
Chains of Domination
For this achievement you need to complete the new storylines of Patch 9.1. Some of these are gated behind a specific Renown level.
|Storyline||First quest name||Storyline starting location||Renown requirement|
|Battle of Ardenweald||The First Move||Logging in once 9.1.0 started||40|
|Maw Walkers||Opening the Maw||Tal-Inara, Oribos||40|
|Focusing the Eye||A Show of Gratitude||Tal-Galan, Korthia||40|
|The Last Sigil||Vault of Secrets||Tal-Galan, Korthia||44|
|An Army of Bone and Steel||The Chains of Command||The Primus, Korthia||47|
|The Unseen Guests||Dreadlords!||Baroness Vashj, Korthia||50|
|The Power of Night||A Cry From the Heart||"Urgent Message from Ardenweald", Korthia||52|
|A New Path||A Paladin's Soul||Thenios, Korthia||56|
|What Lies Ahead||Doorway in the Dark||The Primus, Korthia||58|
On the Offensive
The On the Offensive achievement is tied to completing a number of smaller achievements involving the various Covenant Assaults in The Maw. It is important to know that the quests that are up during each Assault are random. This means that you might not have some quests, which are required for an achievement, up when you go looking for them. When this happens you will just have to wait for the next Assault and hope they are available then.
If you would like to learn more about the sub-achievements that comprise this larger one, we have a separate guide detailing them all below.
Minions of the Cold Dark
Defeat all of the Tormentors of Torghast special encounters in The Maw.
- Look for the Tormentors of Torghast event in The Maw — these happen every 2 hours.
- Finish the event and one of the following final bosses will spawn:
- Versya the Damned;
- Sentinel Pyrophus;
- Gruukuuek the Elder;
- Zul'gath the Flayer;
- Mugrem the Soul Devourer;
- The Mass of Souls;
- Algel the Haunter;
- Sentinel Shakorzeth;
- Kazj the Sentinel;
- Intercessor Razzram;
- Malleus Grakizz;
- Manifestation of Pain;
- Golmak the Monstrosity.
- Keep finishing the Tormentors of Torghast event until you have slain all the bosses.
Collect all of the Archivist's relics in Korthia.
There are a total of 20 Relics that are available. However, they are not all available at once. You need to reach a certain reputation level with The Archivists' Codex in order to pick up specific relics. You also need to go through a short quest chain to get started with The Archivists' Codex Reputation.
You can learn more about getting started with this reputation by visiting our guide on it below.
The first 5 Relics are available as soon as you finish the quest What Must Be Found.
|Relic Name||Location||Extra information|
|Damaged Talisman||/way 40.56, 41.35||Located inside the cave, entrance at /way 42.27, 40.93|
|Singing Steel Ingot||/way 62.07, 56.75||Complete the quest it provides.|
|Book of Binding: The Mad Witch||/way 30.2, 54.9||Located inside the cave, entrance at /way 30.25, 54.98|
|Celestial Shadowlands Chart||/way 45.47, 56.08||Complete the quest it provides.|
|Pouch of Rune Chits||Korthia||Random drop from looting treasures in Korthia|
To obtain the following 4 relics you need to acquire Tier 2 with The Archivists' Codex and buy Key of the Inner Chambers, Key of Many Thoughts, Key of Flowing Waters, and Korthite Crystal Key from Archivist Roh-Suir.
|Relic Name||Location||Extra Information|
|Guise of the Changeling||Chest location — /way 43.81, 76.94||Requires the Key of the Inner Chambers|
|Gorak Claw Fetish||Chest location — /way 41.20, 60.15||Requires the Key of Many Thoughts|
|The Netherstar||Chest location — /way 33, 41.95, under a cliff||Requires the Key of Flowing Waters|
|Ring of Self-Reflection||Chest location — /way 41.26, 43.26, inside the cave||Requires the Korthite Crystal Key|
The following relics require a Teleporter Repair Kit. You can buy the Repair Kit from Archivist Roh-Suir once you reach Research Tier 3 or you can kill Rares in Korthia as they also have a chance to drop it.
|Relic Name||Requirement||Location||Extra information|
|Everliving Statuette||Quest — Drops from Yarxhov the Pillager||/way 39.42, 52.40||Repair the Ancient Teleporter and enter it|
|Drum of the Death Loa||Quest — Drum of the Death Loa||/way 39.42, 52.40||Repair the Ancient Teleporter and enter it|
|Obelisk of Dark Tidings||Quest — Drops from Xyraxz the Unknowable||/way 45.02, 35.65||Repair the Ancient Teleporter and enter it|
|Sack of Strange Soil||Quest - Sack of Strange Soil||/way 45.02, 35.65||Repair the Ancient Teleporter and enter it|
The following relics require a Repaired Riftkey. You can either buy this item from Archivist Roh-Suir at Tier 4 or you can kill Rares in Korthia as they also have a chance to drop it. You need to use the Repaired Riftkey to enter a Rift Portal as all of these relics are inside the Rift.
|Cipher of Understanding||/way 28.91, 54|
|Book of Binding: The Tormented Sorcerer||/way 60.81, 34.80|
|Unstable Explosive Orb||/way 51.41, 20.18|
|Enigmatic Decrypting Device||/way 51.89, 52.47|
The next 3 items require you to buy Research Report: Ancient Shrines from Archivist Roh-Suir, for which you need Tier 5 Reputation.
|Relic Name||Location||Extra information|
|Bulwark of Divine Intent||/way 18.5, 38||Requires Research Report: Ancient Shrines|
|Shadow Slicing Shortsword||/way 39.47, 42.69||Requires Research Report: Ancient Shrines|
|Lang Family Wood-Carving||/way 24.38, 56.60||Requires Research Report: Ancient Shrines|
Explore Korthia, revealing the covered areas of the world map.
This is a fairly easy achievement that you might already have depending on your activities so far in Korthia. All you have to do is reveal all 9 areas of the zone.
- Estuary of Awakening
- Hope's Ascent
- Keeper's Respite
- Mauler's Outlook
- Sanctuary of Guidance
- Scholar's Den
- Seeker's Quorum
- Vault of Secrets
- Windswept Aerie
Earn Exalted status with Death's Advance.
For a quick look on how to obtain reputation with Death's Advance check out our reputation guide below.
The Archivists' Codex
Unlock Tier 6 Research with The Archivists' Codex.
To understand how to gain reputation with The Archivists' Codex you can visit our Reputation guide below.
Treasures of Korthia
Discover the hidden treasures of Korthia and Desmotaeron.
|Treasure Name||Zone||Location||Extra information|
|Helsworn Chest||The Maw||/way 66.08, 48.34||In a cell with a Stygian Punisher|
|Jeweled Heart of Ezekiel||The Maw||/way 66.60, 62.09||Inside the Chest|
|Displaced Relic||Korthia||/way 50.48, 84.48|
|Offering Box||Korthia||/way 45.36, 67.16||Key found at /way 43.55, 67.70|
|Dislodged Nest||Korthia||/way 47.34, 29.22||Find Noxious Moth, use the extra action button on a nearby Shardhide. After mounting the Shardhide run into the tree.|
|Glittering Nest Material||Korthia||/way 38.35, 42.94|
|Anima Laden Egg||Korthia||/way 29.59, 53.42||On top of the tree|
|Infested Vestige||Korthia||/way 40.13, 58.93|
|Forgotten Feather||Korthia||/way 69, 29.85||Use a Goblin Glider, Levitate, or Slow Fall to get to the floating island.|
Complete the following special encounters in Korthia and The Maw.
Some of the following enemies are only found in the Rift phase of The Maw. To enter the Rift phase you have multiple options:
- Enter a Rift Portal using a Repaired Riftkey obtained by killing Rares in Korthia or purchasing it from Archivist Roh-Suir after reaching Research Tier 4 with The Archivists' Codex.
- Wait for the Night Fae Assault and use the Unbalanced Riftstone item from the quest A Shady Place.
- Make use of another player's or your own Collapsing Riftstone to enter the Rift from anywhere in The Maw or Korthia.
|Blinding Shadow||The Maw||/way 34.70, 41.91||In the Rift phase of The Maw.|
|Deomen the Vortex||The Maw||/way 61.37, 41.36||Need to unlock 2 Lock Controls located at /way 61.64, 45.08 and /way 62.32, 46.11.|
|Ylva||The Maw||/way 65.94, 43.13|
|Fallen Charger||The Maw||As this Rare also drops a mount, its location is in our Korthia and the Maw Mounts Guide.|
|Torglluun||The Maw||/way 28.7, 25.0||In the Rift phase of The Maw.|
|Traitor Balthier||The Maw||/way 69.50, 47.73||Patrols on the wall.|
|Assault Supply Carriage||Korthia||/way 58.34, 17.69||Finish the event by riding the Carriage|
|Consumption||Korthia||/way 51.15, 41.77||Gains stacks by killing critters near it — only engage it after it has transformed into Rare or Rare Elite status|
|Deadsoul Hatcher||Korthia||/way 60, 53||Enter the Rift Portal at /way 59.4, 53.7 to find the Rare|
|Dominated Protector||Korthia||/way 51.87, 21|
|Escaped Wilderling||Korthia||As this Rare also drops a mount, its location is in our Covenant Mounts Guide.|
|Fleshwing||Korthia||As this Rare also drops a mount, its location is in our Covenant Mounts Guide.|
|Konthrogz the Obliterator||Korthia||As this Rare also drops a mount, its location is in our Korthia and the Maw Mounts Guide.|
|Malbog||Korthia||As this Rare also drops a mount, its location is in our Korthia and the Maw Mounts Guide.|
|Observer Yorik||Korthia||/way 56.81, 74.60||In the Rift phase of Korthia.|
|Relic Breaker Krelva||Korthia||/way 29.25, 44.31||Use the Grapple points or Goblin Glider to reach the location.|
|Reliwik the Defiant||Korthia||As this Rare also drops a mount, its location is in our Korthia and the Maw Mounts Guide.|
|Screaming Shade||Korthia||/way 44.6, 43||Enter the Rift Portal at /way 43.40, 47 to find the Rare.|
|Silent Soulstalker||Korthia||/way 57.5, 70||Enter the Rift Portal at /way 57, 74.60 to find the Rare.|
|Stygian Stonecrusher||Korthia||As this Rare also drops a mount, its location is in our Covenant Mounts Guide.|
|Towering Exterminator||Korthia||Random location||Mawsworn Portal may appear when killing Rares in Korthia — the Towering Exterminator will spawn from this portal after you have killed waves of adds.|
|Ve'rayn||Korthia||Random location||Look for an Abandoned Veilstaff; click on it to spawn Ve'rayn.|
|Wild Worldcracker||Korthia||As this Rare also drops a mount, its location is in our Covenant Mounts Guide.|
|Xyraxz the Unknowable||Korthia||/way 45.02, 35.65||Repair the Ancient Teleporter and enter it.|
|Yarxhov the Pillager||Korthia||/way 39.42, 52.40||Repair the Ancient Teleporter and enter it.|
|Zelnithop||Korthia||/way 44.3, 67.1||Inside the cave located at /way 30.3, 55.|
Other Mounts in Patch 9.1
Patch 9.1 includes many other mounts to earn as you work to achieve Breaking the Chains. To learn more, check out our hub for the entire mount guide and visit some of the other sections covered within!
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