Achievement

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The achievements interface in the game.

Achievements are a system in the game to help gauge what a player has accomplished in the game. They are awarded for completing various tasks spanning all game types; PvE, PvP, and WvW. Completing an achievement may reward the player with achievement points (Arenanet Points.png), a mastery point, an item, and/or a title. Players also get achievement rewards for obtaining enough achievement points for the tier. These rewards include coin, laurels, gems, weapon and armor skins, account bonuses, achievement chests. Achievements are organized into achievement categories, which are organized into logical groups to aid in navigation.

Progression, achievement points, and titles are shared across all characters on an account. Most items rewarded from achievements are account bound. Upon obtaining an achievement, the player will be notified with a popup in the lower right corner of the UI stating the name, tier, description, and achievement points gained. Many achievements have multiple tiers and a notification will appear upon completing each tier. For these tiered achievements, the menu shows progression along the current tier, not the overall progression.

While most achievements are standard and require completing certain tasks in the game, others have special purposes or requirements. Meta achievements act as an umbrella achievement for the achievement category, requiring other achievements in the category to be completed. Other achievements serve as an umbrella achievement for certain achievements in the category, such as Learn to Kite. A few achievements are repeatable, granting achievement points every time the progress bar is filled at which time its progress is reset. Some achievements have prerequisites and will not progress until all tiers of the prerequisite achievement have been completed.

In the game, players in the same guild or party may view each other's total achievement points, but with the exception of wearing a title, only the player can see their individual achievements obtained. Outside the game, players may compare their accumulated achievement points with others on the leaderboards here: NA / EU.

Achievement rewards[edit]

Primary article: Achievement rewards

Once you reach enough achievement points, you will be granted achievement rewards, including an achievement chest, permanent account bonuses, laurels, coins, gems, and unlockable reward skins. Achievement rewards are awarded for every multiple of 500 achievement points, except for the first reward which is awarded for 100 points.

Players are also awarded a title at every 5,000 achievement point interval.

Summary[edit]

The summary provides information on log-in rewards, unlocked rewards, account bonuses, recently completed achievement, and nearly completed achievements. Unlocked skins can be copied an unlimited number of times on any character.

Watch list[edit]

Up to 20 achievements can be added to a watch list and displayed in the Achievements UI panel. The panel can display a maximum of 6, removing achievements that have been completed. An achievement can be added by toggling the eye in the bottom right corner of each achievement on and off. Having any achievements on the watch list will override the default watch list. By default, the Daily achievements are displayed, once the Daily Completionist meta-achievement is completed, nothing is displayed by default. The watch list is useful for tracking a group of related achievements, especially Living World achievement categories. The Watch List can be sorted by Tier Completion, Total Completion, or the list can be customised by dragging the achievements in the Watch List panel.

Categories[edit]

Achievement categories are organized in logical groups:

Category Count Total Arenanet Points.png Total Mastery point Description
Daily
Daily Achievement.pngDaily 13 10 per day
15,000 total
Various small feats in PvE, WvW and PvP; resets and changes each day.
Out of the Shadows.pngDaily Bloodstone Fen 4 0 Small tasks in Bloodstone Fen; resets each day.
Story Journal
Gates of Maguuma.pngGates of Maguuma 11 38 Central Tyria mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in Gates of Maguuma.
Entanglement.pngEntanglement 11 50 Central Tyria mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in Entanglement.
The Dragon's Reach, Part 1.pngThe Dragon's Reach, Part 1 8 65 Central Tyria mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in The Dragon's Reach: Part 1.
The Dragon's Reach, Part 2.pngThe Dragon's Reach, Part 2 11 105 Central Tyria mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in The Dragon's Reach: Part 2.
Echoes of the Past.pngEchoes of the Past 9 75 Central Tyria mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in Echoes of the Past.
Tangled Paths.pngTangled Paths 8 50 Central Tyria mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in Tangled Paths.
Seeds of Truth.pngSeeds of Truth 8 80 Central Tyria mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in Seeds of Truth.
Point of No Return.pngPoint of No Return 10 85 Central Tyria mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in Point of No Return.
Heart of Thorns Act 1.pngHeart of Thorns: Act 1 20 75 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in the Verdant Brink arc of Heart of Thorns.
Heart of Thorns Act 2.pngHeart of Thorns: Act 2 15 60 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in the Auric Basin arc of Heart of Thorns.
Heart of Thorns Act 3.pngHeart of Thorns: Act 3 14 60 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in the Tangled Depths arc of Heart of Thorns.
Heart of Thorns Act 4.pngHeart of Thorns: Act 4 9 40 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in the Dragon's Stand arc of Heart of Thorns.
Out of the Shadows.pngOut of the Shadows 28 73 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Completing story instances and challenges in the Out of the Shadows release and Bloodstone Fen zone.
General
The Silverwastes.pngThe Silverwastes 31 229 Central Tyria mastery point Completing challenges in The Silverwastes.
Dry Top.pngDry Top 20 114 Central Tyria mastery point Completing challenges in Dry Top.
Dungeons (achievements).pngDungeons 10 335 Completing dungeons in Tyria.
Twilight Arbor Aetherpath.pngTwilight Arbor Aetherpath 18 100 Completing challenges in the Aetherpath of Twilight Arbor.
Current Events.pngCurrent Events 25 188 Completing key current events throughout Tyria.
Slayer.pngSlayer 39 624 Killing creatures of specific species and groups.
Hero.pngHero 32 374 11 Central Tyria mastery point Completing personal and dungeon stories, maps and events, gaining experience without dying and opening birthday gifts.
Tradesman.pngTradesman 23 899 Crafting, salvaging, gathering, applying upgrades, changing skins and collecting coin.
Explorer.pngExplorer 41 451 Central Tyria mastery point Exploring Tyria, completing mini-dungeons, getting transformed by Skritt Burglars and collecting legendary weapons.
Fashion.pngFashion 7 142 Central Tyria mastery point Equipping cultural armors and collecting skins in the wardrobe.
Weapon Master.pngWeapon Master 20 209 Killing enemies with specific weapons and dealing high damage in a single hit.
Community.pngCommunity 6 187 Gaining influence, consuming alcohol or food, using combos, reviving and playing Costume Brawl.
Hall of Monuments (achievement).pngHall of Monuments 11 550 Guild Wars accomplishments recorded in the Hall of Monuments.
Jumping Puzzles.pngJumping Puzzles 45 450 Central Tyria mastery point Completing specific jumping puzzles.
The Shatterer.pngThe Shatterer 12 110 Completing various mechanics of The Shatterer boss fight.
Bosses.pngBosses 12 115 Central Tyria mastery point Defeating powerful monsters.
Triple Trouble.pngTriple Trouble 12 135 Central Tyria mastery point Fighting Amber, Cobalt and Crimson Great Jungle Wurm.
Tequatl.pngTequatl 11 116 Central Tyria mastery point Fighting Tequatl the Sunless.
Heart of Thorns
Verdant Brink.pngVerdant Brink 42 157 20 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Completing challenges in Verdant Brink.
Auric Basin.pngAuric Basin 35 145 20 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Completing challenges in Auric Basin.
Tangled Depths.pngTangled Depths 44 139 27 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Completing challenges in Tangled Depths.
Dragon's Stand.pngDragon's Stand 29 83 23 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Completing challenges in Dragon's Stand.
Mastery Insights.pngMastery Insights 22 22 22 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Communing with Maguuma Mastery Insights throughout the Heart of Maguuma.
Specializations (achievements).pngSpecializations 23 185 Unlocking and mastering of every profession's elite and revenant's core specializations.
Competitive
Revenge of the Capricorn.pngRevenge of the Capricorn 6 52 Playing the Revenge of the Capricorn map in structured PvP.
Legendary Backpacks.pngYear of the Ascension Part I 22 88 Participating in structured PvP ranked arena during PvP League seasons.
Legendary Backpacks.pngYear of the Ascension Part II 22 104 Participating in structured PvP ranked arena during PvP League seasons after completing Part I.
Legendary Backpacks.pngYear of the Ascension Part III 22 129 Participating in structured PvP ranked arena during PvP League seasons after completing Part II.
Legendary Backpacks.pngYear of the Ascension Part IV 22 156 Participating in structured PvP ranked arena during PvP League seasons after completing Part III.
PvP Conqueror.pngPvP Conqueror 33 1,742 Killing other players, winning matches and tournaments, and scoring points in structured PvP.
World vs World.pngWorld vs World 16 809 Killing enemy invaders, spending supply, and capturing and defending objectives in World versus World.
World vs World.pngEdge of the Mists 20 214 Capturing and utilizing objectives, destroying and repairing bridges, diving, and killing Aetherblades in Edge of the Mists.
Sanctum Sprint.pngSanctum Sprint 4 150 Playing Sanctum Sprint.
Crab Toss.pngCrab Toss 4 142 Playing Crab Toss.
Keg Brawl (achievements).pngKeg Brawl 9 254 Playing Keg Brawl.
Southsun Survival.pngSouthsun Survival 5 175 Playing Southsun Survival.
Belcher's Bluff (achievements).pngBelcher's Bluff 7 80 Playing Belcher's Bluff.
Fractals of the Mists
Fractals of the Mists (achievements).pngFractals of the Mists 46 262 14 Central Tyria mastery point Completing fractals and certain challenges in Fractals of the Mists.
Daily Fractals.pngDaily Fractals 14 0 Completing fractals in Fractals of the Mists; resets and changes each day.
Raids
Spirit Vale (achievements).pngSpirit Vale 21 91 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Completing challenges in the Spirit Vale wing of Forsaken Thicket.
Spirit Vale (achievements).pngSalvation Pass 9 107 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Completing challenges in the Salvation Pass wing of Forsaken Thicket.
Spirit Vale (achievements).pngStronghold of the Faithful 11 107 Heart of Maguuma mastery point Completing challenges in the Stronghold of the Faithful wing of Forsaken Thicket.
Collections
Basic Collections.pngBasic Collections 69 345 Central Tyria mastery point Using various consumables and collecting miniatures, sets of equipment and other items from all around Tyria.
Rare Collections.pngRare Collections 21 359 Central Tyria mastery point Collecting special sets of equipment from all around Tyria.
Specialization Collections.pngSpecialization Collections 15 45 Collecting various items for equipment based around elite specializations and revenants.
Legendary Weapons.pngLegendary Weapons 81 231 Collecting various items for creating precursors, and gifts for second generation legendary weapons.
Legendary Backpacks.pngLegendary Backpacks 4 24 Collecting various items for creating legendary backpacks.
Legendary Armor.pngLegendary Armor 2 18 Collecting various items for creating legendary armor.
Black Lion Collections.pngBlack Lion Collections 32 96 Unlocking weapon sets from the Black Lion Trading Company.
Historical
Boss Week.pngBoss Week 7 65 Participating in the events of Tequatl Rising.
Super Adventure Box.pngSuper Adventure Box 18 112 Completing challenges in World 1 of Super Adventure Box.
Super Adventure Box.pngSuper Adventure Box: Back to School 19 202 Completing challenges in World 2 of Super Adventure Box.
Super Adventure Box.pngSuper Adventure Box: Tribulation Mode 6 260 Completing challenges in Tribulation Mode of Super Adventure Box.
Retired Achievements.pngRetired Achievements 6 165 Achievements no longer available within the game.
Fractals of the Mists (achievements).pngFractals of the Mists 2 10 Completing fractals in Fractals of the Mists.
Wintersday achievement.pngThe Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx 15 165 Participating in the events of Wintersday: The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx.
Blood and Madness.pngBlood and Madness (2013) 13 107 Participating in the events of Blood and Madness (2013).
Blood and Madness.pngBlood and Madness (2014) 14 124 Participating in the events of Blood and Madness (2014).
Shadow of the Mad King.pngShadow of the Mad King (2012) 8 116 Participating in the events of Shadow of the Mad King (2012).
Shadow of the Mad King.pngShadow of the Mad King (2015) 10 64 Participating in the events of Shadow of the Mad King (2015).
The Origins of Madness.pngThe Origins of Madness 14 135 Participating in the events of The Origins of Madness.
Festival of the Four Winds.pngFestival of the Four Winds 25 116 Participating in the events of Festival of the Four Winds.
Battle for Lion's Arch.pngThe Battle for Lion's Arch 17 102 Participating in the events of Battle for Lion's Arch.
Escape from Lion's Arch.pngEscape from Lion's Arch 20 109 Participating in the events of Escape from Lion's Arch.
Edge of the Mists.pngEdge of the Mists 3 40 Participating in the events of The Edge of the Mists.
Dragon Bash (achievements).pngDragon Bash 16 195 Participating in the events of Dragon Bash.
Sky Pirates.pngSky Pirates 21 193 Participating in the events of Sky Pirates of Tyria.
Queen Jennah's Jubilee.pngQueen Jennah's Jubilee 14 174 Participating in the events of Queen's Jubilee.
The Queen's Gauntlet.pngThe Queen's Gauntlet 18 220 Completing fights and using gambits in Queen's Gauntlet during Queen's Jubilee and Festival of the Four Winds.
Clockwork Chaos (achievements).pngClockwork Chaos 16 195 Participating in the events of Clockwork Chaos.
Twilight Assault.pngTwilight Assault 1 25 Completing challenges in the Aetherpath of Twilight Arbor during Twilight Assault.
The Nightmare Is Over.pngThe Nightmare Is Over 12 57 Participating in the aftermath of Tower of Nightmares and The Nightmares Within during A Very Merry Wintersday.
Wintersday achievement.pngA Very Merry Wintersday (2013) 17 194 Participating in the Wintersday events during A Very Merry Wintersday (2013).
Wintersday achievement.pngA Very Merry Wintersday (2014) 18 203 Participating in the Wintersday events during A Very Merry Wintersday (2014).
Wintersday achievement.pngA Very Merry Wintersday (2015) 24 238 Participating in the Wintersday events during A Very Merry Wintersday (2015).
Emissary Vorpp's Field Assistant.pngEmissary Vorpp's Field Assistant 6 10 Creating the portal device to Scarlet's Playhouse during Clockwork Chaos.
Fractals of the Mists (achievements).pngFractured! 15 95 Completing Fractals of the Mists during Fractured.
The Nightmares Within.pngThe Nightmares Within 11 68 Participating in the events of The Nightmares Within.
Tower of Nightmares.pngTower of Nightmares 12 76 Participating in the events of Tower of Nightmares.
World vs World.pngWvW Fall Tournament 2014 6 9 Participating in World versus World during WvW Fall Tournament 2014.
World vs World.pngWvW Spring Tournament 2014 19 300 Participating in World versus World during WvW Spring Tournament 2014.
World vs World.pngWorld vs. World Season 1 21 405 Participating in World versus World during World vs. World Season 1.
Support Ellen Kiel.pngSupport Ellen Kiel 12 100 Supporting Ellen Kiel during Cutthroat Politics.
Support Evon Gnashblade.pngSupport Evon Gnashblade 12 100 Supporting Evon Gnashblade during Cutthroat Politics.
Bazaar of the Four Winds.pngBazaar of the Four Winds 26 255 Participating in the events of Bazaar of the Four Winds.
Activities.pngSeasonal Activities 5 25 Playing Dragon Ball during the Lunar New Year.
Lunar New Year Dailies.pngLunar New Year 7 109 Participating in the festivities of Lunar New Year 2016.
Flame and Frost.pngFlame and Frost 14 147 Participating in the events of Flame and Frost.
Secret of Southsun.pngSecret of Southsun 35 235 Participating in the events of The Secret of Southsun and Last Stand at Southsun.
Historical (unlisted)
Blood and Madness.pngHalloween Daily 8 6 per day
(271 total)
Repeatable achievements for Halloween activities; resets and changes each day.
Wintersday achievement.pngWintersday Daily 6 6 per day
(174 total)
Repeatable achievements for Wintersday activities; resets each day.
Monthly Achievement.pngMonthly 10 100 per month
(1768 total)
Repeatable achievements; resets and changes each month.
Lunar New Year Dailies.pngLunar New Year Dailies 4 4 per day
(56 total)
Repeatable achievements for Lunar New Year activities; resets each day.

Character quotes[edit]

When a character completes an achievement they will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on their race and gender.

Race Gender
Male Female
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura More accolades.
More knowledge for me!
Ahh! Recognition.
Another testament to my greatness.
It's not showing off if you earned it.
More knowledge for me!
Charr tango icon 20px.png Charr It's easy when you know how.
I've attained the awesome.
Achieving; the life for me.
I did it!
I cover myself in glory.
Human tango icon 20px.png Human One more thing for my list of accomplishments.
That's how it's done.
I achieve things. I'm an achiever.
Another personal victory.
Is it just me, or am I amazing?
Just one more confirmation of how great I am.
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn I'm the master of life!
One challenge down.
It's my destiny.
That's how you do it.
Another proud moment.
I am awesome.
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari Ah, it was nothing.
It's all skill! ...And a little luck.
I deserve an award.
I earned that.
Score one for me.
We'll go down in history!

Trivia[edit]

  • The first time you navigate to the Achievements tab in the Hero window, all recently unlocked achievements will be marked as "NEW". This tag disappears after closing the window, even if you did not view the relevant category.
  • There are several inconsistencies across the descriptions:
    • All achievements list the track's current score, but only some indicate the tier's ceiling.
    • Some achievements lack a space before and after the slash (/) sign indicating current and next tier amount to reach, while others have the spaces.
    • Some achievements follow Title Case (ex. X / 5 Types of Enemies) while other use the normal sentence case (ex. X / 50 areas).
    • Other inconsistencies within specific categories are noted in the relevant articles.
  • In early beta versions, daily and monthly achievement chests were placed in the game world instead being available to open via interface like they are now.
  • If you do not complete an achievement for content that is subsequently removed from game (I.e. Rallying flame achievement from Flame and Frost content) then those missed achievements will not show on your list, so you will be unable to see what you have missed from past stories.
  • The June 11, 2013 update added a "((DELETE ME!!))" category to the achievements list which had 8 achievements. This category was deleted from the game in a subsequent update.
  • The Achievements panel was revamped in the Bazaar of the Four Winds release.
  • The Bar Brawl category was added in Bazaar of the Four Winds and subsequently removed in Queen's Jubilee. The achievements were never obtainable since Bar Brawl activity was never actually added to the game.
  • Monthly achievements were removed from the game with the December 16th, 2014 update as part of the new Daily reward system. The rewards given for successfully completing a monthly were replaced by login rewards.
  • Miniature Collections - Sets I, II, and III were moved to Basic Collections with the February 24, 2015 update.
  • Beta Weekend achievements were available for the second beta weekend of Heart of Thorns as a means to gain mastery points.

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