Guild Wars 2 Twisted Marionette Boss Guide

The Twisted Marionette event occurs  in Lornar’s Pass every 2 hours.  You know it’s about to start when a 5-minute timer pops up in the upper right corner of your screen, under the living world event box.  The False River Waypoint is near the event location.


There are 5 different paths, or lanes that must be dealt with in order to be successful.  The players in the map must divide themselves into 5 groups in order to take on the Marionette boss.

The Fight

Each lane has 2 phases.  A tower defense phase, and a mini-boss kill phase.

Phase 1

During the tower defense phase, players must defeat waves of enemies and not let any through to the red barred gates.  If mobs get through the gate, the cannon gets charged.  When it gets full, you fail the event.  Some mobs spawn right next to the gate, so have a few players stand back and guard it.  The rest of the lane should be taking care of oncoming enemies. You will be able to equip the lanes with arrow carts, barricades, and Golem suites.  These are built via repair hammers found at the start and end of each lane.  In addition to regular mobs that spawn in the lanes, you’ll be faced with champion Marionette mobs.  These will run through your barricades and must be taken down quickly.

Each lane gets to phase 2, but it goes in order.  Lane 1 gets it first, followed by lane 2, followed by lane 3, etc… etc…

Phase 2

Phase 2 occurs when the red magical gate turns green.  Players will pass through it and have to fight a Marionette boss on a circular platform.  This champion must be defeated in order to sever a chain.  While you’re fighting, the giant Twisted Marionette will telegraph attacks onto your play space.  Dodge these at all costs as they are severely deadly.  Once you defeat the marionette boss, the power regulator becomes attack able.  Destroy it before time runs out or face a giant laser beam of death that will kill everyone in the area at the end of the event.

Guild Wars 2 Scarlet’s Secret Lair Guide

Scarlet’s Secret Lair

Get started by participating in the Twisted Marionette event up in Lornar’s Pass.  When it’s over, it doesn’t matter if you suceed or fail, You’ll get an update telling you to go to Lions Arch.  You’ll have to go through a brief story instance and you’ll be assigned the job of finding Scarlet’s Secret Lair.

The Twisted Marionette event can be found close to the False River Waypoint and it occurs once every two hours.


To get to Scarlet’s Secret Lair, you must go to Durmand Priory in Lornar’s Pass and head into the cave.

Energy Probes and Power Core Components

You need 50 Power Core Components in order to make a Power Core.  This power core opens the door to Scarlet’s Secret Lair.

You get 10 power Core Components for discovering the Lair for the first time, so you need to collect 40 more in order to get inside.  To collect these 40, you have a few options.  You need to interact with Energy Probes that are located all over the map.  You then kill the defenders and destroy the Energy Probe to get 1-3 Power Core Components.  They will be marked on your map.  You can find a map of all Energy Probes here.

Code Fragments

Once you have a pull Power Core, you will need to collect code fragments.  There are 5 types in total and you will need to collect 25 of each of these 5 types.  Once you do, you will be able to create a cypher that you’ll use to unlock the box inside of Scarlet’s Secret Lair.  The types are…

  • Watchwork Code Fragment
  • Aetherblade Code Fragment
  • Toxic Code Fragment
  • Molten Code Fragment
  • Scarlet’s Lockbox Code Fragment

There are two main ways to obtain these, and they both involve the Twisted Marionette event.

  1. Do the Twisted Marionette event every 2 hours in Lornar’s Pass.  The champions you see on each of the 5 paths drop the Code Fragments.  You’ll get a lot of Watchwork Code Fragments from this method.
  2. If you fail the Twisted Marionette event, you get a bag of Scarlet’s Spare Keys, where you can pick a key and get 5 code Fragments of that type.


Journal Fragments

Each box you unlock within Scarlet’s Secret Lair will give you a Scarlet Briar Fragment.  Collect all 5 Fragments in order to assemble Scarlet Briar’s Journal.