Weapon Master

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Disambig icon.png This article is about achievement category. For the NPC, see Weapon Master (NPC).

Weapon Master is an achievement category for achievements earned by mastering the different weapons of the game. A total of 20 weapon master achievements can be attained.

Each time the player uses a specific weapon skill to deal a finishing blow to an NPC or player, they will earn credit. No profession can wield all weapons, meaning that you will have to create at least three characters to complete this category (see notes).

Weapon Master.png
Achievement (General)
Total achievements: 20 Default mastery point 209 Arenanet Points.png
Master of Overkill Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 300,000 damage in a single blow.Overkill? I don't believe in overkill! 5,000 Damage In One Hit Arenanet Points.png
10,000 Damage In One Hit Arenanet Points.png
20,000 Damage In One Hit Arenanet Points.png
50,000 Damage In One Hit Arenanet Points.png
Staff Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a staff.A staff has many uses—all deadly. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Sword Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a sword.A classic weapon that grows more effective in your hand. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Axe Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a
[sic]
axe.It's not the prettiest weapon in the armory, but it slices beautifully.
100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Longbow Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a longbow.Kill 'em before they reach you? Kill 'em before they see you! 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Dagger Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a dagger.A slim, elegant blade with so many uses. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Scepter Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a scepter.Nothing weaves a web of magic like a fine scepter. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Short-Bow Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a short bow.You deliver pain from a distance. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Mace Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a mace.Blunt force trauma is your friend, and you enjoy sharing it with your enemies. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Focus Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a focus.Only fools see this as an ornament. Only a master knows how to channel magic through it. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Greatsword Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a greatsword.You know how to wield a finely crafted piece of forged brutality. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Hammer Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a hammer.When you absolutely want to turn your foes into jelly, this is your weapon. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Warhorn Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a warhorn.The sound of death marches upon your enemy. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Pistol Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a pistol.You dispense death from the palm of your hand. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Rifle Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a rifle.You deftly mix precision and power with this two-handed weapon. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Torch Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a torch.Bringing light to the darkness–forcefully. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Shield Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a shield.You know how to turn defense into offense. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Speargun Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a speargun.A mighty hunter cuts through the water. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Trident Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a trident.Undisputed master of the sea. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
Harpoon Master 11 Arenanet Points.png
Deliver 5,000 killing blows with a harpoon.Swiftly filling watery graves. 100 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
500 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png
5,000 Killing Blows Arenanet Points.png

Notes[edit]

  • Some environmental weapons and utility skills count as a specific weapon type. For example, the golem suit in Air Drop counts as a hammer, and the arcane skills count as a sword. Some, such as conjured skills like Lightning Hammer and Magnetic Shield do not count towards anything.
  • Killing ambient creatures also count towards these achievements. Several places have a high density of critters, like Godslost Swamp.
  • A never-ending stream of rats will run past you at the beginning of Vigil personal story Forewarned is Forearmed.
  • It's highly recommended to work on these achievements with the Slayer achievements.
  • Foes killed by area of effect damage from Sigil of Fire also count towards the title for whichever weapon skill caused the hit.
  • The names of the achievements "Speargun Master" and "Harpoon Master" are misleading. The Speargun achievement is actually referring to Harpoon Gun weapons (sometimes just called Harpoon). The Harpoon achievement refers to Spear weapons.

Master of Overkill[edit]

Weapon Master[edit]

To acquire weapon-related achievements, the last hit must be dealt with that particular weapon a specific number of times. Only the weapon related to the weapon skill that strikes the killing blow will earn a point. If the target dies from any other source of damage such as Pets, trait effects, condition damage or most utility skills no credit is given, although several utility skills count as kills from a certain weapon.

Players can use the Combat log to check whether a weapon skill was the last hit dealt on a target as long as nothing else was attacking it too.

Kills from reflected projectiles count as the weapon that produced them.

Off-Hand

The focus, shield, torch, and warhorn achievements are noticeably slower to acquire, as there's no autoattacks for them on any profession, and their skills usually have lengthy cooldowns or deal no damage. The most easy way of progress in this achievement is to upgrade a weapon with a damaging sigil like Sigil of Fire and kill the ambient creatures. The weapon skills of some professions are better suited for grinding them out, as they can hit more enemies more often when traited:

Aquatic

Not much attention is paid to the aquatic weapons, so there is little information to help with gaining related Weapon Mastery. The rivers that run through Brisban Wildlands and Metrica Province offer a decent number of ambient enemies. For Trident Master, swimming up and down the river west of Artergon Waypoint with a Trident on a Necromancer killing ambients is a good way to go.

In the Sylvari personal story chapter Source of the Issue, the stream that runs through the instance contains 18 Coho Salmon on a slow respawn. Once the regular enemies have been cleared out of area, they can be farmed in peace.

Professions

To obtain the Weapon Master achievements with the least possible number of different professions, the following combinations can be used:

  • Guardian, Engineer, Ranger
  • Guardian, Warrior, Ranger, Thief
  • Guardian, Warrior, Ranger, Mesmer
  • Guardian, Warrior, Thief, Necromancer
  • Warrior, Engineer, Ranger, Elementalist
  • Warrior, Engineer, Ranger, Necromancer
  • Warrior, Ranger, Thief, Elementalist
  • Warrior, Ranger, Thief, Necromancer
  • Warrior, Ranger, Elementalist, Mesmer
  • Warrior, Ranger, Mesmer, Necromancer
  • Warrior, Thief, Mesmer, Elementalist
  • Warrior, Thief, Mesmer, Necromancer