A New Friend is an achievement added to Guild Wars 2 when Secrets of the Obscure was launched. This achievement gives players a new way to obtain the Skyscale mount.
Previously, we were only able to get this mount through Living World Season 4, but now, you can complete the “A New Friend” collection and get your own flying mount.
Before we proceed with the guide, make sure you have the “Who Rescues Whom?” Mastery unlocked. This mastery can be found under the Secrets of the Obscure > Flight Training Mastery line.
Moreover, you need the following material to complete the Skyscale Growing Comforts and Saddle Materials collections.
- 12 Pieces of Skyscale Food
- Can be purchased from the Trading Post
- Can be purchased from Trainer Dyanne in Skywatch Archipelago and each one costs:
- 2 Slabs of Red Meat
- 1 Charged Quartz
- 5 Globs of Ectoplasm
- 25 Piles of Bloodstone Dust
- 15 Gold
- 29 Provisioner Tokens
- 375 Pinches of Stardust
- Obtained by running events in Amnytas
- 375 Static Charges
- Obtained by running events in Skywatch Archipelago
- 500 Essences of Despair
- Complete Tier 1 Rifts anywhere in Tyria
How to complete A New Friend
To complete “A New Friend”, you have to find an Abandoned Egg, speak with Trainer Dyanne, and then complete a series of three collections. Let’s get started with the Abandoned Egg first.
You can find Trainer Dyanne west of the Beacon of Ages Waypoint [&BCsOAAA=].
Finding the Abandoned Egg
Step one would be to locate an Abandoned Egg which can be found randomly in Abandoned Nests peppered all over Skywatch Archipelago and Amnytas.
Some people are getting the Egg on their first attempt, and others on their 20th attempt. I was lucky to get it on my 5th. Here is a map showing all possible locations for Abandoned Nests.
Start by scouring the nests in Skywatch Archipelago, then work your way up to Amnytas.
Once you finally find the Egg, speak to Skyscale Trainer Dyanne at the Beacon of Ages to unlock the three other collections, Skyscale Egg Infusions, Skyscale Growing Comforts, and Skyscale Saddle Materials.
Skyscale Egg Infusions
The first step would be to infuse the Egg with different elements and traits.
|Skyscale of Water||Dive all the way down at the Castavall Waypoint [&BK4BAAA=]|
|Skyscale of Fire||Jump into the lava south of Junker’s Waypoint [&BDcEAAA=]|
|Skyscale of Ice||Run into an Ice storm to get frozen. You can find one in Bitterfrost Frontier, just north of the Sorrow’s Eclipse Waypoint [&BH0JAAA=]|
|Skyscale of Earth||Just west of the Prosperity Waypoint [&BHoHAAA=], jump into the quicksand.|
|Skyscale of Air||Found in the Hidden Garden jumping puzzle in Mount Maelstrom.|
|Skyscale of Life||Revive 20 NPCs or Players.||Anywhere|
|Skyscale of Blood||Defeat 100 Harathi Centaurs near the Blood Hill Waypoint [&BI0BAAA=]|
|Skyscale of Growth||Interact with the plants in a tunnel north of the Reckoner’s Waypoint [&BLsEAAA=]|
|Skyscale of Death||Interact with the crypt west of the Murdered Dreams Waypoint [&BCIDAAA=]|
|Skyscale of Spirit||Interact with the Hero Challenge near the Dewclaw Waypoint [&BOIBAAA=]|
|Skyscale of Fear||Attack the chickens located south of the Fallen Angels Garrison Waypoint [&BFEBAAA=]|
|Skyscale of Courage||Defeat four World Bosses. You can use the world boss timer to track down any upcoming bosses.||Anywhere|
Skyscale Growing Comforts
The second step would be to collect food for your baby dragon. The items that are dropped from enemies are random. So you are not guaranteed to get the item from the first kill.
Once you obtain all the above items, make your way back to Trainer Dyanne to obtain the last item and complete this collection.
Skyscale Saddle Materials
The last step would be to purchase different items to create the Saddle. All items that you need to purchase from the below list will cost Provisioner Tokens. If you are not aware of how to get this currency, you can check out our dedicated guide.
|Stardust-Infused Leather||Bastion of the Natural Waypoint [&BDQOAAA=]||
|Mist-Infused Saddle Oil||Bastion of the Obscure Waypoint [&BEcOAAA=]||
|Jade-Spun Silk Thread||Kestrel’s Vow Waypoint [&BD8OAAA=]||
|Durable Saddle Hardware||Bastion of Strength Waypoint [&BNMNAAA=]||
|Rich Maguuman Mahogany||Rata Novus Promenade Waypoint [&BOANAAA=]||
|Saddlebag of Holding||Bastion of Balance Waypoint [&BD0OAAA=]||
|Deldrimor Rivets||Droknar’s Light Waypoint [&BL4NAAA=]||
|Garenhoff-Weave Cloth||Beacon of Ages Waypoint [&BCsOAAA=]||
|Elonian Sandpaper||Astral Ward Encampment Waypoint [&BA4OAAA=]||
|Extra-Sticky Tar||Bastion of Knowledge Waypoint [&BEIOAAA=]||
Once you are done with all the above points, just make your way back to Trainer Dyanne, speak with her twice, and you will get your Skyscale.