Guild Wars - Guides and Strategies
Gold farming in Gates of Kryta
Heres a nice spot to farm for gold as well as getting the occasional minor rune
or weapon upgrade.
What you can expect from farming this spot:
400-500 gold per run
a minor rune every or weapon upgrade every so often
A bottle of random dye about once every 2-3 runs
In my last 5 runs i got:
2200 gold from cash drops and junk
a zealous sword hilt
warrior rune of minor strength (428 gold)
blue dye (224 gold)
red dye (260 gold)
With the right skills and practice at doing it, you can run in, kill all the
undead and then be back at the merchant selling your loot within 4 minutes. You
can turn over 6 platinum an hour if you stick at it.
You will need aoe spells since you are going to be killing lots of level 12-16
mobs at the same time. All the mobs are undead so monk aoe's are the most
effective. The toughest mobs that you will be fighting are hellhounds, and they
take over double damage from fire so elementalist aoes should be fine as well.
Having top end armour from droknar's forge helps a lot as well as any sort of
protection from melee attacks that will either make them miss you or lessen
As soon as you enter the mission start running south. Go east around the fence
towards oink and click on him to get him to follow you. Head around behind the
next fence and then go behind the house. Now you should see a ramp heading down
to the south with a lonely hellhound at the bottom, but this is supposed to be a
Oink is the ultimate tanking pig
If you go close to the hound, 3 grasping ghouls will pop up out of the ground
and attack you with the hound. As soon as the hellhound or all 3 ghouls die, a
whole heap of ghouls and hellhounds will spawn nearby and charge over to attack
you. What you want to do is agro the hound and then run back up the ramp a bit.
Now as long as you position properly Oink should block the ghouls and the hound
and start attacking them. The good news is Oink doesn't get attacked by mobs so
hes a permanent mob roadblock. Now whip out some aoes and kill the hound and the
ghouls. As soon as they die, the rest of the mobs start spawning and should run
to the bottom of the ramp so make sure you back up the ramp some more.
At least some of the newly spawned mobs will run to oink, depending on where he
is positioned, sometimes you will get all of them at once. You should now expect
mobs to start leaking around the side of oink and reaching you since he can only
block so many so fire up some protection spells and aoe them down as fast as you
can. There will also be 3 undead warlocks down the bottom of the ramp, if you
retreated up the ramp properly they wont agro you. They can be a problem since
they can cast death nova on mobs that your beating up as well as summoning
minions from the corpses but if you back up the ramp enough they shouldn't join
Its a lot of undead, but anti melee spells and shields work nicely
Now you should expect to get swamped and die on your first attempts since there
is a massive amount of undead but with the right skills you can usually find a
way to kill at least some of them and get some easy loot.
If you are level 20 and ascended I suggest you subclass to monk and grab the
skills balthazar's aura, zealot's fire, symbol of wrath, shielding hands, orison
of healing, touch of healing and balthazar's spirit. You don't need all of these
skills they make farming this spot VERY easy. Balthazar's spirit will give you 1
energy whenever a mob attacks you, and with 8 mobs attacking you it makes for
some serious energy regeneration. Zealot's fire will hit all mobs next to you
with fire damage whenever you cast, so load it up and then spam heals on
yourself. Balthazar's aura is energy expensive but will turn you into an anti
undead bomb for 10 seconds and kill them incredibly quickly.
Once you get used to the spot, have hit level 20 and especially if you are using
monk smiting skills to kill them you should be able to leave oink behind and
charge down into all of the undead at once for quick, easy cash.