- This article is about the achievement. For the user interface, see Hero. For the user controlled character, see Character.
Hero is an achievement category for achievements earned advancing in your personal story, completing quests, learning skills, and gaining experience without dying. A total of 29 hero achievements can be attained.
|Total achievements: 29||400|
|Earn 1,000 skill points by completing skill challenges or gaining a level with a level 80 character.Your range of skills is quite impressive.||10||5|
|Complete 500 renown hearts.A true hero takes time from slaying dragons to help out the common folk as well.||10 Hearts Complete||5|
|50 Hearts Complete||5|
|100 Hearts Complete||10|
|500 Hearts Complete||10|
|Emergency Response Hero||45|
|Participate in 5,000 events.Always willing to lend a hand, or sword, for the common good. You go where the action is.||15 Events Completed||5|
|100 Events Completed||10|
|500 Events Completed||10|
|2000 Events Completed||10|
|5000 Events Completed||10|
|Been There, Done That||20|
|Map-complete all locations in Tyria.Seeking Zhaitan's corruption in every corner of Tyria.||Most Complete Character: 25%||5|
|Most Complete Character: 50%||5|
|Most Complete Character: 75%||5|
|Most Complete Character: 100%||5|
| Complete 8 dungeon stories.Chasing evil out of the dark places where it hides.
|1 Dungeon Story Complete||5|
|2 Dungeon Story Complete||5|
|3 Dungeon Story Complete||5|
|4 Dungeon Story Complete||5|
|Gain 500,000 experience without dying.Only mostly unkillable.||200,000 Exp without Death||5|
|500,000 Exp without Death||5|
|View in-game hints.An informed adventurer, ready to take on the world.||83 Hints Completed||10|
|Crime and Punishment||10|
|Complete the human personal story step "Breaking the Blade", "The Commander", or "The Trial of Julius Zamon".Through valor and a thirst for justice, you earned Logan Thackeray's trust.||Story Achievement||10|
|Complete the human personal story step "Ashes of the Past", "Liberation", or "The Ringmaster".You dealt with your past, and now you may join the world moving forward.||Story Achievement||10|
|Storming the Castle||10|
|Complete the human personal story step "Kellach's Attack", "The Queen's Justice", or "The Trap".You saved Queen Jennah from an insidious plot.||Story Achievement||10|
|For the Legion!||10|
|Complete the charr personal story step "Deadly Force", "Ghostbore Artillery", "Operation: Bulwark", or "Quick and Quiet".You brought heat to the Flame Legion.||Story Achievement||10|
|Bloodying the Past||10|
|Complete the charr personal story step "Dishonorable Discharge", "In the Ruins", "Sins of the Father", "Thicker Than Water", or "Tribunes in Effigy".You have faced down the past, proving once again your might and wits.||Story Achievement||10|
|From Howl to Silence||10|
|Complete the charr personal story step "Ever Vigilant", "Research and Destroy", or "Whispers of Vengeance".Your honor is restored. However, you must prepare for a greater danger.||Story Achievement||10|
|Waking from the Nightmare||10|
|Complete the sylvari personal story step "Beneath a Cold Moon", "Black Night, White Stag", "The Heart of Nightmare", or "The Knight's Duel".You were awakened in the Dream and beat back the nightmare threat.||Story Achievement||10|
|A Season of Growth||10|
|Complete the sylvari personal story step "A Vision of Darkness", "Eye of the Sun", "Shattered Light", or "Snuffing Out Embers".Some victories are bittersweet, but they're victories nonetheless.||Story Achievement||10|
|Complete the sylvari personal story step "A Tangle of Weeds", "Dead of Winter", or "Flower of Death".You made sure the dead stayed dead.||Story Achievement||10|
|Rising to the Challenge||10|
|Complete the norn personal story step "Minotaur Rampant", "The Last of the Giant-Kings", or "The Wolf Havroun".Today, you proved your strength by stopping a threat to the lodge.||Story Achievement||10|
|Things Best Left Behind||10|
|Complete the norn personal story step "Preserving the Balance", "The Championship Fight", or "The Machine in Action".You cleaved an embarrassment from your past.||Story Achievement||10|
|Brawn over Brains||10|
|Complete the norn personal story step "Assault the Hill", "Sever the Head", or "Silent Warfare".You destroyed the Dredge weapon and brought a fellow norn back on the path of destiny.||Story Achievement||10|
|Complete the asura personal story step "Gadd's Last Gizmo", "Defusing the Problem", "Here, There, Everywhere", or "The Things We Do For Love".Your brains and brawn were tested, and you stopped an Inquest plot.||Story Achievement||10|
|Complete the asura personal story step "Flash Flood", "Magnum Opus", or "Split Second".Your quick thinking and actions stopped an error in your past from causing disaster in the present.||Story Achievement||10|
|Something Lost, Something Gained||10|
|Complete the asura personal story step "A Meeting of the Minds", "Lines of Communication", or "Rakt and Ruin".Despite a setback, you find yourself ready to embark on a larger adventure.||Story Achievement||10|
|Defending History, Informing the Future||10|
|Complete the story step "Mightier than the Sword".You are now a full member of the Durmand Priory.||Story Achievement||10|
|Some Must Fight, That All May be Free.||10|
|Complete the story step "Minister's Defense", or "Quaestor's Siege".You have become a full member of the Vigil.||Story Achievement||10|
|To Know the Unknown||10|
|Complete the story step "An Apple a Day".You are now a full member of the Order of Whispers.||Story Achievement||10|
|A Friend In Deed||10|
|Complete the story step "Attempted Deicide", "Evacuation", "Set To Blow", "The Lost Chieftain's Return", or "Unholy Grounds".You came to the aid of another race under threat by the dragons.||Story Achievement||10|
|This Far, No Further||10|
|Complete the personal story step "Retribution".You liberated Claw Island from the undead and swore to strike back at the heart of Orr.||Story Achievement||10|
|The Cost of Victory||10|
|Complete the personal story step "A Sad Duty", "Delivering Justice", or "Liberating Apatia".You faced your worst fear and emerged triumphant.||Story Achievement||10|
|Savior of Tyria||10|
|Complete the personal story step "Victory or Death".You are counted among the great heroes of Tyria.||Story Achievement||10|
Gaining a Trait point also counts for this achievement.
- Local Hero
You need at least 2 characters to complete this as there are only 301 renown hearts.
- Emergency Response Hero
Failing an event will not count for this achievement.
- Been There, Done That
Complete maps, which includes collecting all Renown Hearts, waypoints, Points of Interest, skill points, vistas. This includes the Chantry of Secrets, all five racial capitals and Lion's Arch, and the four WvW maps. This does not include dungeons, storyline areas, or any PvP maps. You also do not need to complete zones added since the game was launched, including Southsun Cove.
- Lifetime Survivor
Earn experience without being defeated, zoning, or logging out. Being downed does not affect progression; the counter resets if you are defeated, without being able to rally. All experience earned counts towards the achievement, including points from crafting and unlocking waypoints.
- Several titles contain references:
- Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
- This Far, No Further is quoted from Star Trek: First Contact, where Picard defends a controversial decision. "They invade our space, and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again! The line must be drawn here! This far, no further!"
- Research and destroy might refer to Search and Destroy by The Stooges or Seek and Destroy by Metallica. Or, it might refer to "seek and destroy" missions -- terminology used by the military for decades before the aforementioned musical groups appeared.
- Only mostly unkillable might refer to a line from The Princess Bride where Miracle Max announces that Westley is "only mostly dead."