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The purpose of this thread is to keep track of current theories for the search of Final Rest and be a reference for related threads (on reddit & here). I will update it from time to time as new information arises so that we all can figure out what we want to focus our efforts on as a community.

Please feel free to post below or in other threads if you have any compelling proof to add, cool suggestions or new/missing theories to add to the list.

Current Theories:

  1. Zho’Qafa Catacombs (1)
  2. Shadow Behemoth (2)
  3. Andarzbad (3)
  4. Hidden Boss in Dungeon (e.g.: Ascalon Catacombs)
  5. Zhaitan’s Rest POI in Arah
  6. Not in game loot-tables

Debunked Theories
Mystic Forge – Official dev response says it can’t be crafted. (4)

Official Responses
“The only hint I will give on FInal Rest is this: You cannot make it. It is dropped from a LARGE boss chest.” (4)

“It’s exactly as Linsey stated previously—it’s a loot drop from a specific (rare) boss.” (5)

(1) http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/135pkq/how_i_think_you_obtain_the_final_rest_staff_chest/
(2) http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/16hpsx/another_final_rest_theory_shadow_behemoth/
(3) http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/16hgji/new_theory_about_final_rest/
(4) https://dviw3bl0enbyw.cloudfront.net/uploads/forum_attachment/file/14636/Final_Rest.png
(5) https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/support/bugs/Final-Rest-Staff-Not-On-Loot-Tables-Bug
(6) https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/Idea-on-Final-Rest/first#post1197836
(7) http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/15gxny/final_rest_lets_find_this_thing/
(8) https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/crafting/Final-Rest-how-do-you-get-it

Thanks go out to all members of the community who have already researched and provided valuable input in our treasure hunt for this item.

Also if anyone high up wants to give us more hints… that’d be real swell.

Edit: Wow.. I have been neglectful of this thread, and you have all been putting some great effort in. I will update this post very soon to reflect this discussion

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#358 -

I really can’t give out any hints or information, especially since anything I say is going to be intensely analyzed. So I’m going to play it safe and not comment on the size of the boss, the chest, or the rarity of the boss. I will confirm that I looked in the game data and traced the item to its loot table to the chest that uses the loot table to the event that spawns the chest to make sure everything is set up. I can also confirm that it has a very low drop rate, so running the event 5 times or 10 times proves nothing.

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#652 -

Just a quick note—I said the odds of it dropping was closer to .005 than the 1 in a million or so that was tossed out. Those aren’t the exact odds, but if my math is correct, 10 players running the event every day might expect one staff to drop after about 7 months. (And we haven’t been out that long.)

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No, sadly, I won’t be there.

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#808 -

Hi, I just wanted to give an update. First, I’d like to apologize for setting off such a firestorm of speculation—I was trying to provide assurance that Final Rest is, indeed hooked up and working, but it’s not likely to have dropped yet. Like I said, the odds that I posted were a quick calculation after looking at the drop chance, how often the event runs, and other factors.

On a totally unrelated note, large event chests are being upgraded to make them more rewarding, so the odds of Final Rest and other rare items appearing should see an increase in a future update.

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#899 -

There’s nothing I can say that will change any minds—but I did say that the staff had an extremely low drop rate, and we did just boost the odds of rare items appearing at the end of large events. Congrats to those who got one!