Skyward Reach
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Basic Info
Campaign: Prophecies
Type: Explorable area
Part of: Crystal Desert
Augury Rock, Salt Flats,
Diviner's Ascent, Destiny's Gorge,
The Scar, The Arid Sea,
Vulture Drifts
SkywardReach map

Map of the Skyward Reach (click to enlarge).

General Information

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







Skyward Reach


  • 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.
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