| Augury Rock, Salt Flats,|
Diviner's Ascent, Destiny's Gorge,
The Scar, The Arid Sea,
Area Name: Skyward Reach
Region: Crystal Desert
General Description: Skyward Reach is an area in the heart of the Crystal Desert. At the center of the area is a small lake with a large rock mesa overlooking it. This is the site of the final test of Ascension. The area includes four pairs of two-way teleporters, none of which are required for travelers.
Exits / Neighbour Areas
- North: Salt Flats
- Northeast: Diviner's Ascent (cross the green valley)
- Southeast: The Scar
- South: The Arid Sea
- Southwest: Vulture Drifts
- 21 (26) Desert Griffon
- 20 Storm Kin
- 21 (26) Sand Drake
- 22 (26) Hydra
- Losaru Centaurs
- 24 Flange Sullenrage (Devourer)
- Quest-related NPCs
- After completing the Nightfall quest Pilgrimage
- This is a popular Hydra farming area.
- To receive credit for the Vanquisher title track in this area you must defeat 160-176 monsters in Hard Mode; this includes the area directly south from Augury Rock (the outpost).
- Parties vanquishing with a 55 monk should let him/her take care of the hydras while they tackle the few remaining non-hydra monsters.
- See the article on Crystal Desert Hydras for specific tips for farming, vanquishing, or simply staying alive.