Brisban Wildlands is the second zone that asura or sylvari players will adventure in, coming in from Metrica Province or Caledon Forest. This zone has a level range of 15 to 25 and its geography varies from bogs to lightly wooden plains to the underground city of the skritt. Overall, there is a grand total of eight skill challenges for the players to partake of.
The skill challenges found in Brisban will vary in nature as you traverse the map. Some skill challenges require a simple communion with an object, while others require combat against one or more tough opponents. Make sure that you’re an approximate level of the surrounding area if the skill challenge is a fight. Higher level players will find themselves actually breaking a sweat through Guild Wars 2’s dynamic leveling system as they are lowered to an approximate level to the zone.
The last skill challenge in the Brisban Wildlands is found on an island in the Hidden Lake. This skill challenge is a fight against the Restless Arboreal Spirit. This fight is tough for several reasons. The first is that the spirit is a veteran creature with lots of hits and giving out lots of damage. The second is that the area has a number of grubs that will aggro you if you get them caught in an AoE. Lastly, the spirit uses a lot of snares to bind you in place. As always with any difficult fight, prep any useful abilities before the fight. If you have any abilities that can break immobility, this is a good fight to slot them in and use them.
With a total of eight skill challenges, the Brisban Wildlands offers up a lot of opportunity for players to pad their skill point total. The variety of challenges range from simple communion to fights to using an item gained from the challenge. Personally, the Restless Arboreal Spirit was the toughest skill challenge with the Shiny King coming in second. (I still laugh at watching him clutch his Super Shiny Thing as we fought.)