Red Iris Flower
Red Iris Flower
Subtype Reward trophy
Rarity Common
Value 5 Gold
Stackable Yes
Campaign Prophecies, Eye of the North

Irises can be found in Lakeside County's Worm Farm


And in Green Hills County, not far from the Lakeside County portal

Red Iris Flowers grow in Pre-Searing Ascalon and in the Charr Homelands. They can be used to befriend the young Gwen, to exchange for various pre-Searing items, to obtain a Tapestry Shred, and in various EoTN quests related to Gwen.

Finding irises

A fixed number of Red Iris Flowers spawn when you enter an Explorable Area; they can be picked up by any party member. They are plentiful in Pre-Searing Ascalon and somewhat harder to find elsewhere. Each Iris appears randomly within a smaller dropzone of the area, so the flowers can be easy to find once you identify those dropzones.

You can effectively farm Red Iris Flowers in Pre-Searing, by exiting Ashford Abbey and look for the one that appears in Ashford Village (there is always exactly 1), and in Post-Searing by running to Gwen's Garden where there are always exactly 2.

Specific distribution


Armor collectors

Professor Yakkington

Location: Regent Valley, in The Secret Garden outside of Fort Ranik.
Collecting: 50 Red Iris Flowers

Profession Item Name Armor Other Modifiers Value
Warrior Krytan Helm 27 Item's Attribute +1 3 Gold
Ranger Simple Mask 12 Item's Attribute +1 3 Gold
Monk Dragon Tattoo 7 Item's Attribute +1 3 Gold
Necromancer Ragged Scar Pattern 7 Item's Attribute +1 3 Gold
Mesmer Discreet Mask 7 Item's Attribute +1 3 Gold
Elementalist Third Eye 7 Item's Attribute +1 3 Gold

General collectors

Professor Yakkington

Location: Regent Valley, in The Secret Garden outside of Fort Ranik.
Collecting: 50 Red Iris Flowers

Item Stats Value
Small Equipment Pack Holds 5 items 50 Gold

Gift collectors

Nicholas Sandford

Location: Regent Valley, in The Secret Garden outside of Fort Ranik.
Collecting: 5 Red Iris Flowers, on some days

He only gives up to 5 Gifts of the Huntsman per account each day.

Other uses

  • To obtain a Tapestry Shred, you must give Gwen at least one iris after you have obtained her favor.
  • To trigger the From the Past dialogue, you must have an Iris (or other Gwen-related item) before speaking with Gwen in the Hall of Monuments.
  • Oggy in the Alcazia Tangle will use an iris to impress his sweetheart.


  • The quickest place to farm irises in pre-searing is in Lakeside County; you can find the 5 flowers there in less than 5 minutes, if you ignore the mobs. Outside of pre-searing, you can grab the two irises in Gwen's Garden in less than 2 minutes.
  • To make it easier to find irises, add a keyboard shortcut to Target Next Item and spam that key when you get close to the iris-spawning part of a zone. Alternatively, using the default keys, keep the [Alt] key pressed as you explore and frequently change the direction you are facing.
    • To add a keyboard shortcut, open the Options window (default key: [F11]), switch to the Controls tab, find the command, Target Next Item, press a key (e.g. [PageDown]), and click on the assign button.
  • The pre-Searing cost of the the Small Equipment Pack is 50 flowers; the outside-Pre merchant price is 2 Platinum 500 Gold. Consequently, some players consider the flowers to be worth no more than 50Gold

Historical note Historical note: In his first appearance, the post-Searing NPC, Nicholas the Traveler, requested 3 Irises in exchange for a Gift of the Traveler.

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