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GW2 Warclaw mount unlock guide. This mount was added with the March 5 WvW patch and available in both WvW and PvE.
Warclaw is a new mount that can be used in World vs World in addition to PvE. Its has abilities that are all specific to WvW but you can still use the mount in PvE to move around. You just need to do a bit of WvW to get this mount and it should only take a couple hours at max.
To unlock the Warclaw mount, all you need to go is go to your WvW tab on the top left and then go to the WvW abilities. At the bottom you will find the Warclaw Mastery. Use 1 WvW ability point to unlock the Warclaw Companion achievement that allow you to get a Warclaw mount.
You will need additional WvW ability points to unlock all the skills on the Warclaw mount.
In total you will need 126 WvW ability points to max out the Warclaw
You can reset your current WvW ability point allocation by talking to the World Ability Master merchant found in most WvW maps (i.e. entrance to Edge of Mists).
Getting the Warclaw mount require you to complete the Warclaw Companion achievement. This is fairly straight forward and quick to do and some can be done in Edge of the Mists. The achievement is found under Competitive –> World vs World Warclaw.
Spend one World Ability point in the Warclaw mastery section of the WvW menu.
Capture a keep. Can be done in Edge of the Mists
Warclaw Horn Spikes
Capture a camp, this step cannot be done in Edge of the Mists
Capture a tower. Can be done in Edge of the Mists
Complete the Warclaw Reward Track. Make sure to use all the boosters for reward track XP gain. This is the slowest step of the collection. Make sure you do not finish this reward track before unlocking the collection/achievement as it can bug out and not retroactively credit you.
Warclaw Body Armor
Purchase it for 50 WvW Skirmish Tickets. Each of the items in the collection give 5 Skirmish tickets when consumed. Vendor only found in entrance of borderlands and Obsidian Sanctum.
Warclaw Leg Armor
Purchase it for 250 Badges of Honor. Vendor only found in entrance of borderlands and Obsidian Sanctum.
Warclaw Tail Armor
Random drop off enemy guards/NPCs. Low drop rate (<10%).
Final Step: Warclaw
After you finish the collection/achievement, you need to purchase the mount by going back to the same vendor at entrance of borderlands/obsidian sanctum and buying the unlock for 8 gold.
To summon your Warclaw mount outside WvW you will need to assign a keybind to summon it in controls.
Fish Out of Water – 1 AP
Use your warclaw mount and jump into the water.
Console Crasher – 1 AP
Let your warclaw sit on the main console near the archives in Rata Sum. Go to the top level of Rata Sum, Metrical Court Waypoint and go to the console all the way at the end.
Is This a Scratching Post? – 1 AP
Use the Pale Tree as a scratching post. You need to go to the Omphalos Chamber instance on the top level of The Grove (use the pod to teleport to it) and then use the #1 skill on your warclaw mount next to the Avatar of the Pale tree to get the achievement.
Lap Cat – 1 AP
Claim Knut Whitebear’s seat as your own. Go to Hoelbrak and go to Whitebear’s Loft (personal instance) and then run up next to him on your warclaw.
Sleepy Kitty – 1 AP
Take a nap in a patch of sunlight near Seraph Headquarters in Divinity’s Reach. Go here in Divinity’s Reach with your warclaw mount for the achievement.
Smodur’s Blessing – 1 AP
Speak with the Black Citadel’s leader while mounted. Go to Black Citadel, Imperator’s Core section and enter the personal instance Command Core. Speak to Smodur while on your warclaw.
1./2. Sit in a box near the blue/yellow catmander.
The blue catmander is in the Alpine Borderlands while the Yellow Catmander is by the Desert Borderlands. Currently you cannot sit in their boxes until Arenanet hotfix it as the areas currently do not allow mounts.
3. Keep watch over the prisoners from a box in the Grove
Nightshade Garden in the lowest level of The Grove.
4. Closely watch the fish from a box in Rata Sum
Bottom level of Rata Sum, near the fishtank.
5. Sit in a box and prepare for war in the Black Citadel
Near War Wagon Prep Deck in Black Citadel.
6. Keep warm in a box while paying your respects in Hoelbrak.
Inside Snow Leopard Lodge
7. Sit in a box to join the menagerie in Divinity’s Reach
Western Commons section of Divinity’s Reach
8. Watch the light move from a box in Lion’s Arch
Right by the lighthouse in Lion’s Arch