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Revision as of 03:58, February 7, 2014

See Heart of the Forest (staff) for the staff.

Heart of the Forest is a subquest of A Master's Work. In the Wending Wood you can find Heartwood from The Old One, a wild sylvan. Bring the Heartwood to Wade with four other items and he will craft either a shield or a bow.

Walkthrough

After collecting the Heartwood from the Old One in the Wending Wood, return to Vigil's Keep and speak with Wade. He can craft an item from the Heartwood but needs some extra materials. You need to bring him:

Icon heartwood Heartwood
Taken from a boss, The Old One
Tre ico fancyvase Oil
Found in the Crown and Lion Inn, as soon as you enter it is in the room on your right.
Icon catgut Catgut
Found on a dead mabari dog in the Blackmarsh.
Tre ico ruby Flawless Ruby
Bought from Master Henley or found on the corpse of the Golem master in Kal'Hirol.
Ru charged grandmaster Grandmaster Lightning Rune
Must be crafted (from 2 x Master Lightning Rune, 1 x Blank runestone, 4 x Etching Agent - see Runecrafting) or carried over from an imported character.

Once all the materials are gathered, return to Wade where he will give you a choice for either a longbow or kite shield, both of which are tier 9.

Rewards

IconeHeartwoodShield Heartwood Shield

OR

Heartwood Bow Heartwood Bow

Notes

  • The Heartwood Shield has the largest Absorbs damage property of any shield at -15%, making it the best shield in Awakening.
  • For Arcane Warriors using weapon-and-shield, the Landsmeet Shield may be more suitable than obtaining the Heartwood Shield. Although its stats are slightly inferior to the Heartwood Shield, the Landsmeet Shield grants 50 extra mana plus 30% protection against electricity damage, which drains mana.
  • It can also be noted that Far Song is sometimes considered better than the Heartwood Bow, Misery, and Bregan's Bow (Awakening DLC) are also worthy considerations.

Bugs

  • If you obtain the Heartwood and return to Master Wade before completing one of the main plot quest lines, Wade will have a quest "arrow" over his head but will not discuss the heartwood. This is because the entire "A Master's Work" quest will only become available after completing any one of the main plot quests.

See also

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