Guide to Slayer achievements

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  • Scaver Plateau in Queensdale contains level 8 centaurs.
  • Earthworks Bluff in Kessex Hills contains level 16 events to kill centaurs.
  • The Champion Modniir Ulgoth world boss events in Harathi Hinterlands are sometimes run by organized zergs, and are a good way to advance this achievement.
  • Centaurs can also be farmed (preferably by high level characters) in the northeast of all WvW Alpine borderlands, and can be very profitable when considering the events that occur there.


  • Devourer's Mouth area in the north of Plains of Ashford has 6-10 level 3 devourers.
  • East of Ascalon Catacombs, and south of The Viewing Hill, the level 10-11 devourers are more spread out, but spawn quickly.
  • Onager Bivouac, a cave on the west side of Fireheart Rise, has over a dozen level 66 carrion Devourers in a very small area.
  • Raptor Prowl, in Dry Top, is crawling with level 80 Arid Devourers.



  • Molensk, in southwestern Wayfarer Foothills, is full of level 5 dredge.
  • The southern quarter of Dredgehaunt Cliffs has very few enemies other than dredge, from level 45-50.
  • Sorrow's Embrace (SE) dungeon, level 60, and the Underground Facility Fractal both contain primarily dredge opponents.
  • Molevekian Delve in Eternal Battlegrounds map.



  • Level 10 ettins can be found in Pinion Trail in western Queensdale, and in the cave just north of Phinney Ridge Waypoint (head northwest into the valley and then northeast into the cave, which is designated by a brown oval directly north of the waypoint]
  • Giant's Passage and Isgarren's View in southeastern Kessex Hills


  • The level 10 yellow (non-aggressive) Tuna and Jellyfish south of Titan's Staircase Waypoint count towards this achievement, but the Thundershrimp do not. There are also many krait available for krait slayer.
  • From Taigan Waypoint in the south of the snowy part of Wayfarer Foothills, follow the road north, stopping on the bridge just past Victor's Point. There are level 7 skelk on this upper level and below, as well as level 7 drakes and barracuda at the bottom of the waterfall and throughout the lake.
  • There's a small lake in Dredgehaunt Cliffs near Wyrmblood Waypoint that's packed with barracuda with a fast spawn rate. Plus there's an associated event to spice things up!

Flame Legion


Note that gravelings also count toward the Ghost Buster achievement.

  • The Plains of Ashford zone is peppered with ghosts ranging from level 1-15, especially Devast District (level 10) and along the ruins of Ascalon City (in the north of the zone; levels 12-14).
  • Ascalon Catacombs (AC) dungeon contains level 30-35 ghosts and gravelings.


The Legendary Sand Giant that spawns during Sandstorm in Dry Top is bugged and sometimes won't count towards this achievement.


  • Level 3-4 grawl can be found outside and inside the cave east of Grawlenfjord Waypoint in Wayfarer Foothills.
  • The ravine at Despond Precipice in Frostgorge Sound has many level 80 grawl that, although tougher, drop better loot.


  • Griffonfall in southeast Snowden Drifts contains level 19-20 griffons with a fast respawn rate.
  • From the east of The Thunderhorns to the south of Chillwing Perch is a large zone with level 26-27 griffons and young griffons.
  • Fuller Cistern in southeast Fireheart Rise has level 60 griffons that drop nice loot.


  • Altar's Windings in western Queensdale has a nest of level 11 harpies. The chest in the matriarch's nest there can be looted once per day, per character.
  • There is a den of level 12 harpies in The Toppled Wall area of Plains of Ashford, just north of the Ascalon Catacombs.
  • In the Uncategorized Fractal most of the mobs are harpies.
  • Northeast of the Town of Nageling (just southeast of the Moorwatch Tower) there's an outcrop filled with Young Harpies which spawn very quickly. Also (in the same area) an event Defend Mad Mardine's cows will spawn every 10 minutes or so, also filled with Young Harpies



  • Ambient (white name) creatures can be found almost everywhere in the game, particularly near outposts and inhabited areas.
  • A large number of ambient creatures in a small area can be found in the north camp of any WvW borderland.
  • There is a sewer found in the level 60 Personal Story Mission Forewarned is Forearmed for characters that have joined the Vigil. There is an endless supply of rats that run past at about 1 per second.
  • Grand Barrier Isle has groups of 3-5 crows that spawn with high frequency.
  • There are a great many ambient creatures in The Underbelly which is in the northern part of the Straits of Devastation.
  • There are many crows in the dead Pact camp in Onager Bivouac in Fireheart Rise. They respawn often.


  • Willowalk Groves in Caledon Forest has two level 12 dynamic events that spawns fire imps.
  • Level 33 ice imps are part of the heart east of Rocklair in Lornar's Pass.
  • Kolkorensburg in Dredgehaunt Cliffs has two events that spawn a plentiful number of imps, both of which are started by Scholar Dane.
    • If you let Scholar Dane die while she is closing the portal, you can just stand in front of the portal and autoattack as it continues to spawn imps.
  • Rime Moraine in Frostgorge Sound spawns level 73 Ice Imps as part of a heart for Scholar Inka




  • Level 4 jotun reside on the hills of Kresdor Kenning in Wayfarer Foothills.
  • Haivoissen Kenning in western Wayfarer Foothills is full of level 7 jotun; the surrounding area has many jotun and minotaurs, making the two achievements sync nicely.


  • There are many level 10 krait south of Titan's Staircase Waypoint in Caledon Forest, as well as yellow (non-aggro) Tuna and Jellyfish that count toward the Fish slayer achievement.
  • Krait are scattered throughout the Splintered Coast in Sparkfly Fen; the slayer deed can be advanced while waiting on Tequatl's arrival.


  • The Osenfold Shear in Wayfarer Foothills is sprinkled with level 7-8 minotaurs from Osenfold Waypoint to Zelechor Hot Springs waypoint. There are also many jotun, so the achievements sync well.
  • There is also a minotaur event in the Borealis Forest area of Wayfarer Foothills.




  • The heart quest at Dr. Bleent's Encampment ensures that level 8 oozes are always available, but watch out for the champion and exercise courtesy for the lower-level players trying to finish the heart, if you're a high enough level that your attacks simply melt the oozes in one or two hits.
  • The Demongrub Pits jumping puzzle in the southeast of Queensdale is crawling with level 16 oozes. The chest room's re-spawn rate for the oozes is quick fast.
  • There are many fast respawning Blood Oozes in the south western area of Mole's Head, west of Challdar Gorges.
  • The pipe near Beetletun Waterworks is infested with oozes that respawn quickly. Enter through the end of the pipe in the lake in the Shire of Beetletun.


  • Brigantine Isles in the center of Gendarran Fields is thick with level 30-33 Jackdaw pirates; there are more on the eastern shore of the lake, at Almuten Estates.
  • Level 36-38 pirates occupy False Lake in Lornar's Pass, running dynamic events constantly.



  • Level 6 jungle raptor hatchlings swarm throughout Obscura Incline in Metrica Province.
  • There are level 11 eagle raptors northeast of Krytan Freeholds in Queensdale.
  • South of Hamlet of Annwen in Caledon Forest, there is a dozen level 12 black raptors.
  • South of Brackwater Village in Sparkfly Fen, level 64 black raptors wander on the hills.


Ambient crabs count toward this achievement as well as actual foe crabs such as hermit crabs; grinding goes much faster in locations that have both types.

  • In Gendarran Fields just east of the Applenook Hamlet Waypoint on the shores of Lake Bounty there are tons of Freshwater Crabs. Nearby Lake Gendarr offers tons more Freshwater Crabs.
  • At the north end of Fisher's Beach Bend in Metrica Province, there are level 8 hermit crabs and many ambient crabs. Don't forget about the SW end of the beach as there are many of both crabs too.
  • Over in Caledon Forest, west and southwest of Mabon Market, and around towards Sandycove Beach, the beach is so full of level 9 hermit crabs that it is impossible to kill them fast enough to run out.
  • If you want higher levels, down in the very south east area of Mount Maelstrom, right by Judgment Rock Waypoint, and north along the beach of Benthic Kelp Beds, level 69 hermit crabs along with ambient crabs will keep you busy with a constant supply of higher level drops including Spiral Shells.
  • Along the beach in north Southsun Cove you will find an unlimited amount of environmental crabs
  • The beach East of New Loamhurst in Lake Doric is filled with a constant supply of environmental crabs.



  • From Taigan Waypoint in the south of the snowy part of Wayfarer Foothills, follow the road north, stopping on the bridge just past Victor's Point. There are level 7 skelk on this upper level and below, as well as drakes at the bottom of the waterfall.
  • By falling off the pillars in the Shaman's Rookery jumping puzzle in Wayfarer Foothills, you have access to nearly unlimited numbers of level 7 shadow skelk.
  • Level 10 skelk can be found north of Ascalon Catacombs in Plains of Ashford.


  • Level 7 skritt can be found in (and sometimes around) Windloss Delves in Queensdale, a cave SW of Ojon's Lumbermill Waypoint.
  • Level 8-9 skritt spawn endlessly in Sunshade Caves in Metrica Province. (One cave entrance is up the hill directly west of Akk Wilds Waypoint.

Son of Svanir



Wind Rider


Killing a grub counts toward this achievement.

  • The fields between Jeb's Wheatfield and Eda's Orchard, in Queensdale, are infested with level 3 wurms.
  • Also in Queensdale, the cave southwest of Vale Waypoint (lower level - don't go up the ramp) has enough level 9 grubs, and a fast enough spawn rate, for an entire party to farm.
  • Level 11 ice wurm hatchlings are found west and southwest of Kevach's Homestead in Wayfarer Foothills, including down in the cave with the Hero point there.

Zhaitan's Bane


  • Remember using your alts to get these kills counts too, with the added bonus of experience for lower-level characters. At the same time, the downside is that you will be relegated to lower-level enemies and less flexibility in the choice of where you farm, so you will have to decide between better loot or XP for a low level character.
  • Also, each dungeon offers at least 1 type of monster to be easily farmed in a couple of runs.
    1. Ascalon: Ghosts
    2. CM: Bandits
    3. TA: Nightmare
    4. SE: Dredge
    5. CoF: Flame Legion
    6. HotW: Son of Svanir
    7. CoE: Inquest
    8. Arah: Zhaitan's Army
  • Combining Slayer achievements with Weapon Master achievements is a good idea. Use the weapon you want to get the achievement for whilst killing the vast numbers of enemies required for Slayer achievements.