Battle Bards Episode 123: Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire


With eagerness in their hearts, the Battle Bards rush toward another Guild Wars 2 soundtrack, ready to bask in the aural glory of this MMO that’s known for its incredible music. But hark! What is this Path of Fire? Join us for a listen through a soundtrack that one unnamed reviewer has termed “bland and generic.” If that isn’t a back-of-the-box quote, we don’t know what is!

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunesGoogle PlayTuneInPocket CastsStitcher, and Player.FM.

Listen to Episode 123: Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire (or download it) now:

Episode 123 show notes

  • Intro (feat. “On the Banks of the Elon,” “Highland Hares,” and “Undead of Elona”)
  • “Main Theme”
  • “Sands of the Djinn”
  • “The Bounty Hunter”
  • “Legendary Ascent”
  • “Pricklepath Hollow”
  • “Welcome to Amnoon”
  • “Sands of Chaos (Percussion Version)”
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener Notes: Minimalistway
  • Jukebox Picks: “Main Theme” from Pharaoh, “Great Bustle” from Lost Sphear, and “Green Hill Zone Act 1” from Sonic Mania
  • Outro (“Veins of the Dragon”)

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So here’s a jukebox pick rabbit hole for you. A couple of episodes ago, Steph mentioned she was listening to the Doom 2016 soundtrack. I listened to this episode the same week that I listened to the 2016 roundup episode of VGMpire where they also highlighted that soundtrack. So now I was super interested in it and listened to it a good many times. Well Mick Gordon also did work on the Lawbreakers soundtrack, so I fell down the hole of listening to that a good many times, where I discovered, excitedly, that Dieselboy came out of retirement to do a few tracks. So now, here, I’m listening to this, which isn’t video game related at all, but one of my favorite DJ mix albums ever.

Bryan Turner

I love this sound track. I have no idea what they were thinking during Heart of Thorns, that music did not fit at all, I was hoping for something darker since the Jungle was supposed to be scary, something more like Stravinski Rite of Spring.


In the jungle the mighty jungle Mordremoth sleeps tonight.