- This article is about an achievement category. For the item prefix of "Explorer's", see Item nomenclature#Triple attribute.
Explorer is an achievement category involving exploration of locations in Tyria. There is an achievement for each explorable region in Tyria, each consisting of multiple zones. The other achievements involve various activities throughout Tyria and the Skritt Burglar. The areas that players typically have trouble finding are listed at the bottom of the article.
|Explore all areas in Kryta.You've explored the war-torn hills of humanity's home.||50 areas||5|
|Explore all areas in Orr.You've explored the land once doomed to the ocean by Vizier Khilbron.||20 areas||5|
|Explore all areas in Maguuma.You've explored the lush region that cradles the sylvari and provides refuge to the asura.||50 areas||5|
|Explore all areas in the Shiverpeaks.You've explored the frozen stomping grounds of the legendary norn.||50 areas||5|
|Explore all areas in Ascalon.You've explored the ancestral territory of the charr.||50 areas||5|
|Find and use 38 diving locations.Leave no tides unchallenged.||1 Diving Location||1|
|10 Diving Locations||2|
|22 Diving Locations||5|
|38 Diving Locations||10|
|Soulbind 5 unique Legendary items.Owner of some of the rarest items in Tyria.||1 Unique Legendary Item||5|
|2 Unique Legendary Items||5|
|3 Unique Legendary Items||5|
|4 Unique Legendary Items||5|
|5 Unique Legendary Items||5|
| Read the complete history of the founding of Ebonhawke in one day.Broken into twenty volumes for easy reading!
|Cleaning Up the Neighborhood||10|
| Tore down all the separatist propaganda posters in one day.Professional propaganda poster purger.
|Windy Cave Treasure||10|
| Find the treasure of the Windy Cave.Bring a jacket. It's breezy.
|Tears of Itlaocol||10|
| Solve the puzzle of Itlaocol.Sadness, or joy?
|Don't Touch the Shiny||10|
| Offend the skritt in the Ruins of the Unseen.You touched the shiny, didn't you?
| Discover the hidden riches of Forsaken Halls.Delving into darkness.
| Find the center of Vexa's Lab.Breach the lab's security. Breach it good.
| Uncover the riches that doomed Francis Magellan.Some prayers go unanswered.
|The Long Way Around||10|
| Find a way to reach Fryxx.Fryxx will know if you take the short way around.
|Ship of Sorrows||10|
| Seek lost riches off Orr's shores.Straits within straits.
|Beaker's Empty Belly||10|
| Ease Beaker's appetite.Better than empty Beaker's belly.
| Locate the stream deep beneath Orr.Seriously, who put a door here?
| Recover lost valuables within a beached ship.It's more of a dirge than an anthem, really.
| Find Goff's loot.Finders keepers.
| Explore Rebel's Seclusion.It isn't grave robbing if they fight back, right?.
| Infiltrate the bandit's hideout.Plug your nose and grab the goods.
|Get transformed into a jackalope by the Skritt Burglar.Hop a mile in a jackalope's horns.||Exploration Achievement||10|
|Behind the Mask||10|
|Get transformed into a raccoon by the Skritt Burglar.Wander around in raccoon form.||Exploration Achievement||10|
|Get transformed into a chicken by the Skritt Burglar.Experience a real bird's-eye view.||Exploration Achievement||10|
|A Waddle to Remember||10|
|Get transformed into a baby siamoth by the Skritt Burglar.Shake things up as a baby siamoth.||Exploration Achievement||10|
| Find the plaques around Tyria about Cobiah Marriner's life.
||12 Marriner Plaques Read||2|
| Present a matching pair of bound legendary weapons to Historian Dozza in Divinity's Reach.Some legends are so great, they must be experienced twice.
 Commonly missed areas
- Windloss Delves in Queensdale
- Claw Island (only accessible via the personal story)
- Chantry of Secrets instance location, in Bloodtide Coast
- Northern Shiverpeaks
- Doldenvan Passage in Wayfarer Foothills
- Forsaken Halls and Ulukk's Hunger in Dredgehaunt Cliffs
- Lair of the Coil in Timberline Falls
- Maguuma Jungle
- A checklist of all areas for the Explorer achievements may be found here.