Guide to Slayer achievements

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Bandit

Bat

Centaur

  • 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

  • Devourer's Mouth area in the north of Plains of Ashford has 6-10 level 3 devourers.
  • East of Ascalonian 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.

Drake

Dredge

Elemental

Ettin

  • 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

Fish

  • 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

Ghost

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).
  • Ascalonian Catacombs dungeon contains level 30-35 ghosts and gravelings.

Giant

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

Grawl

  • 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.

Griffon

  • 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.

Harpy

  • 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 Ascalonian 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 will spawn every 10 minutes or so, also filled with Young Harpies.

Hylek

Indiscriminate

  • Ambient (white name) creatures can be found almost everywhere in the game, particularly near outposts and inhabited areas.

Creatures from other species (such as spiders and crabs) belong to their respective slayer achievements.

  • 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.

Imp

Inquest

Insect

  • An almost-continuous dynamic quest in The Verdence requires players to kill the fast-spawning level 2 fireflies.
  • Level 8 wasps have overtaken the lumbermill found in Queen's Forest in Queensdale.
  • The Luminates Plant Renown Heart in Metrica Province, particularly around the C.L.E.A.N. Station and vista, is easy to visit daily after doing the Fire Elemental world boss. The level 13 giant mosquitoes respawn quickly because they're needed for the heart. Please note that the tiny sparkflies are Ambient creatures and will count towards Indiscriminate slayer instead.
  • At Michoan Marsh there is a nearly endless supply of Fireflies which count towards this achievement.

Jotun

  • 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.

Krait

  • There are many level 10 krait south of Titan's Staircase waypoint in Caledon Forest, as well as yellow (non-aggressive) 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 event.

Minotaur

  • 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.

Nightmare

Ogre

Ooze

  • The heart quest at Dr. Bleent's Encampment ensures that level 8 oozes are always available.
  • 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.

Pirate

Plant

Raptor

  • 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 are some level 12 black raptors.
  • South of Brackwater Village in Sparkfly Fen, level 64 black raptors wander on the hills.

Shell

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.

Skale

Skelk

  • 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.
  • The ground below the pillars in the Shaman's Rookery jumping puzzle in Wayfarer Foothills is crowded with level 7 shadow skelk.
  • Level 10 skelk can be found north of Ascalonian Catacombs in Plains of Ashford.

Skritt

  • Level 7 skritt can be found in (and sometimes around) Windloss Delves in Queensdale, a cave southwest 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

  • Level 4 Sons of Svanir are always available at Outcast's Cleft, in the far southwest (forest area) of Wayfarer Foothills.
  • Sons of Svanir are the main foe type in Wayfarer Foothills. There is a slightly higher concentration around the road that leads north through the center of the zone, as well as several dynamic events in Solitude Vale that provide waves of them.
  • The foes in Honor of the Waves dungeon are mainly Sons of Svanir.
  • Wurmhowl Spikes to the east of Halvaunt Waypoint in Wayfarer Foothills has a large concentration of level 11 Sons of Svanir in addition to an event.

Spider

Troll

Wind Rider

Wurm

Killing a grub counts toward this achievement.

Zhaitan's Bane

Notes

  • It is possible to use low level alt characters to get these kills, so they can benefit from experience, renouncing better drops from higher level foes.
  • Each dungeon offers at least 1 type of creature to be easily farmed.
    1. AC: 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.