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Hero (achievements)

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Disambig icon.png 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.

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Achievement
Total achievements: 31 402 Arenanet Points.png
Skillful 25 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
50 Arenanet Points.png
100 Arenanet Points.png
500 Arenanet Points.png
1000 Arenanet Points.png
Local Hero 30 Arenanet Points.png
Complete 500 renown hearts.A true hero takes time from slaying dragons to help out the common folk as well. 10 Hearts Complete Arenanet Points.png
50 Hearts Complete Arenanet Points.png
100 Hearts Complete 10 Arenanet Points.png
500 Hearts Complete 10 Arenanet Points.png
Emergency Response Hero 45 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
100 Events Completed 10 Arenanet Points.png
500 Events Completed 10 Arenanet Points.png
2000 Events Completed 10 Arenanet Points.png
5000 Events Completed 10 Arenanet Points.png
This achievement rewards a title Been There, Done That 20 Arenanet Points.png
Map-complete all locations in Tyria.Seeking Zhaitan's corruption in every corner of Tyria.
Title: Title icon.png Been there. Done that.
Most Complete Character: 25% Arenanet Points.png
Most Complete Character: 50% Arenanet Points.png
Most Complete Character: 75% Arenanet Points.png
Most Complete Character: 100% Arenanet Points.png
Dungeons Discovered 40 Arenanet Points.png
Complete 8 dungeon stories.Chasing evil out of the dark places where it hides.
Suggested Locations: Compass icon.png Plains of Ashford
Compass icon.png Queensdale
Compass icon.png Caledon Forest
Compass icon.png Dredgehaunt Cliffs
Compass icon.png Fireheart Rise
Compass icon.png Frostgorge Sound
Compass icon.png Mount Maelstrom
Compass icon.png Cursed Shore
1 Dungeon Story Complete Arenanet Points.png
2 Dungeon Story Complete Arenanet Points.png
3 Dungeon Story Complete Arenanet Points.png
4 Dungeon Story Complete Arenanet Points.png
Lifetime Survivor 10 Arenanet Points.png
Gain 500,000 experience without dying.Only mostly unkillable. 200,000 Exp without Death Arenanet Points.png
500,000 Exp without Death Arenanet Points.png
Hint Completion 10 Arenanet Points.png
View in-game hints.An informed adventurer, ready to take on the world. 83 Hints Completed 10 Arenanet Points.png
This achievement rewards a title Birthday—Year 1 Arenanet Points.png
You have a character that is more than 1 year old.
Title: Title icon.png Loyal
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This achievement rewards a title Birthday—Year 2 Arenanet Points.png
You have a character that is more than 2 years old.
Title: Title icon.png Veteran
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Crime and Punishment 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
Family Reunion 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
Storming the Castle 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
For the Legion! 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
Bloodying the Past 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
From Howl to Silence 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
Waking from the Nightmare 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
A Season of Growth 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
Branching Out 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
Rising to the Challenge 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
Things Best Left Behind 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
Brawn over Brains 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
Graduation Day 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
Legacy Code 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
Something Lost, Something Gained 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
Defending History, Informing the Future 10 Arenanet Points.png
Complete the story step "Mightier than the Sword".You are now a full member of the Durmand Priory. Story Achievement 10 Arenanet Points.png
Some Must Fight, That All May be Free. 10 Arenanet Points.png
Complete the story step "Minister's Defense", or "Quaestor's Siege".You have become a full member of the Vigil. Story Achievement 10 Arenanet Points.png
To Know the Unknown 10 Arenanet Points.png
Complete the story step "An Apple a Day".You are now a full member of the Order of Whispers. Story Achievement 10 Arenanet Points.png
A Friend In Deed 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
This Far, No Further 10 Arenanet Points.png
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 Arenanet Points.png
The Cost of Victory 10 Arenanet Points.png
Complete the personal story step "A Sad Duty", "Delivering Justice", or "Liberating Apatia".You faced your worst fear and emerged triumphant. Story Achievement 10 Arenanet Points.png
Savior of Tyria 10 Arenanet Points.png
Complete the personal story step "Victory or Death".You are counted among the great heroes of Tyria. Story Achievement 10 Arenanet Points.png

[edit] Notes

Local Hero and Dungeons Discovered tier descriptions says "Complete" instead the usual "Completed" seen on other achievements.
Skillful

Gaining a Trait point also counts for this achievement.

Skillful tier description only list a number and progress, without the usual description.
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.[1]

Lifetime Survivor

Earn experience without being defeated, zoning, or logging out.[2] 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.

The tier description, Exp without Death, uses an abbreviation, although the similar monthly achievement, Experience Survivor, does not.
Birthday–Year 1

Talk to Birthday Vendor if your character is at least 1 year old but hasn't received this achievement yet. You only need to do so with 1 character to unlock the title for your whole account. Use the /age chat command to find out how old your character and account are.

[edit] Trivia

  • 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."

[edit] References

  1. ^ GW2 Forums post by Jason King
  2. ^ GW2 Forums post by Jeffrey Vaughn

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