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Disambig icon.png This article is about the achievement category. For the item prefix, see Explorer's. For other uses, see Explorer (disambiguation).

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.

Explorer.png
Explorer (General)
Total achievements: 58 570Achievement points
This is the meta achievement for this category.This achievement rewards a title. Ruler of the Skies 25Achievement points
Scales...
Claws...
Wings...
Crown.
Title: Title icon.png Ruler of the Skies

Objectives:
8 Regions Complete 25Achievement points
A Waddle to Remember 10Achievement points
Get transformed into a baby siamoth by the Skritt Burglar.Shake things up as a baby siamoth. Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Ascalon Explorer 25Achievement points
Explore all areas in Ascalon.You've explored the ancestral territory of the charr.
Objectives:
50 areas 5Achievement points
100 areas 5Achievement points
150 areas 5Achievement points
177 areas 10Achievement points
Auric Basin Explorer 5Achievement points
Explore all areas in Auric Basin.
Objectives:
5 areas 1Achievement points
8 areas 1Achievement points
17 areas 3Achievement points
Bad Neighborhood 10Achievement points
Infiltrate the bandit's hideout.Plug your nose and grab the goods.
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Queensdale
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Beaker's Empty Belly 10Achievement points
Ease Beaker's appetite.Better than empty Beaker's belly.
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Lornar's Pass
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Behind the Mask 10Achievement points
Get transformed into a raccoon by the Skritt Burglar.Wander around in raccoon form. Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Boomyaks 5Achievement points
Keep all explosive-laden dolyaks alive on the trip to Barrowstead's gate in Frostgorge Sound. Kept the Dolyaks alive 5Achievement points
Bottoms Up 5Achievement points
Drink nectars dropped by the Mordrem champion in Iron Marches to nullify its poisons. Drank 15 Mordrem Nectars 5Achievement points
Chicken Scramble 10Achievement points
Get transformed into a chicken by the Skritt Burglar.Experience a real bird's-eye view. Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Cleaning Up the Neighborhood 10Achievement points
Tore down all of the separatist propaganda posters in one day.Professional propaganda poster purger.
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Fields of Ruin
Explorer Achievement 10Achievement points
Crystal Oasis Explorer 5Achievement points
Explore all areas of Crystal Oasis.You've explored the lush croplands and drifting sands of Crystal Oasis.
Objectives:
1 Area Explored 1Achievement points
5 Areas Explored 1Achievement points
17 Areas Explored 3Achievement points
Desert Highlands Explorer 5Achievement points
Explore all areas in Desert Highlands.You've explored the rocky hills and windswept basins of the Desert Highlands.
Objectives:
Explored 1 Area 1Achievement points
Explored 7 Areas 1Achievement points
Explored 14 Areas 3Achievement points
Desolation Explorer 5Achievement points
Explore all areas in the Desolation.You've explored the treacherous and bleak landscape known as the Desolation.
Objectives:
Explored 1 Area 1Achievement points
Explored 12 Areas 1Achievement points
Explored 23 Areas 3Achievement points
Dive Master Central Tyria mastery point 18Achievement points
Find and use 38 diving locations.Leave no tides unchallenged.
Objectives:
1 Diving Location 1Achievement points
10 Diving Locations 2Achievement points
22 Diving Locations 5Achievement points
38 Diving Locations 10Achievement points
Domain of Vabbi Explorer 5Achievement points
Explore all the areas in the Domain of Vabbi.You've explored the fabled opulence of the Domain of Vabbi.
Objectives:
1 Area Explored 1Achievement points
8 Areas Explored 1Achievement points
16 Areas Explored 1Achievement points
23 Areas Explored 2Achievement points
Don't Touch the Shiny 10Achievement points
Offend the skritt in the Ruins of the Unseen.You touched the shiny, didn't you?
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Caledon Forest
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Dragon's Stand Explorer 5Achievement points
Explore all areas in Dragon's Stand.
Objectives:
5 areas 1Achievement points
9 areas 1Achievement points
16 areas 3Achievement points
Elon Riverlands Explorer 5Achievement points
Explore all the areas in Elon Riverlands.You've explored the abundant countryside and rolling dunes of the Elon Riverlands.
Objectives:
Explored 1 Area 1Achievement points
Explored 5 Area 1Achievement points
Explored 10 Areas 1Achievement points
Explored 20 Areas 2Achievement points
Finish What You Started 5Achievement points
Successfully complete all five Breaking the Ice events in Frostgorge Sound.
Objectives:
  • Drive the Sons of Svanir from Coiled Watch.
  • Defend Coiled Watch.
  • Escort the explosives-laden dolyaks to the Barrowstead.
  • Destroy the totem foci to stop the Svanir corruption ritual.
  • Defeat the dragon shamans.
Completed All Breaking the Ice Events 5Achievement points
Forgotten Stream 10Achievement points
Locate the stream deep beneath Orr.Seriously, who put a door here?
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Cursed Shore
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Forsaken Fortune 10Achievement points
Discover the hidden riches of Forsaken Halls.Delving into darkness.
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Dredgehaunt Cliffs
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Glutton for Guidance 1Achievement points
Take in the employment pamphlet dispensed by Hero-Tron in Lion's Arch.You received some career advice, and you ate it up.

Additional notes on this achievement available below. [1]

Consume Hero-Tron's Pamphlet 1Achievement points
Goff's Loot 10Achievement points
Find Goff's loot.Finders keepers.
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Kessex Hills
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Grounded 10Achievement points
Recover lost valuables within a beached ship.It's more of a dirge than an anthem, really.
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Cursed Shore
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
This achievement rewards an item. History Buff 2Achievement points
Find the plaques around Tyria about Cobiah Marriner's life.
Reward:Dessa's Experiment Journal.png Sea of Sorrows

Objectives:
12 Marriner Plaques Read 2Achievement points
Jackaloping Along 10Achievement points
Get transformed into a jackalope by the Skritt Burglar.Hop a mile in a jackalope's horns. Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Krytan Explorer 25Achievement points
Explore all areas in Kryta.You've explored the war-torn hills of humanity's home.
Objectives:
50 areas 5Achievement points
100 areas 5Achievement points
150 areas 5Achievement points
175 areas 10Achievement points
This achievement rewards a title. Legendary Armorer 15Achievement points
Bind 18 unique legendary armor pieces.Owner of some of the rarest items in Tyria.
Title: Title icon.png Envoy's Herald
6 pieces 5Achievement points
12 pieces 5Achievement points
18 pieces 5Achievement points
Legendary Collector 25Achievement points
Bind 5 unique Legendary items.Owner of some of the rarest items in Tyria. 1 Unique Legendary Item 5Achievement points
2 Unique Legendary Items 5Achievement points
3 Unique Legendary Items 5Achievement points
4 Unique Legendary Items 5Achievement points
5 Unique Legendary Items 5Achievement points
This achievement rewards an item. Lion's Arch Exterminator Central Tyria mastery point 10Achievement points
Find Turl Sharptooth in the Commodore's Quarter, and use one of his special rifles to deal with the karka hatchling infestation.
Reward:Princess.png Princess

Collection:
Karka Hatchling — White Crane Terrace: Explore the cavern where the skritt buys your globby purple stuff.
Karka Hatchling — White Crane Terrace: Peer down at the boulders where the ledges are diverse.
Karka Hatchling — White Crane Terrace: Hop high in the diverse rocks.
Karka Hatchling — White Crane Terrace: The Priory's bed bugs prefer bunks.
Karka Hatchling — White Crane Terrace: Stop and smell the flowers between the magisters and the memorial.
Karka Hatchling — Commodore's Quarters: Easy pickings!
Karka Hatchling — Commodore's Quarters: Head up the ramp between crate and barrel.
Karka Hatchling — Postern Ward: Keep your chin up on the way to revealing the secrets of Urmaug.
Karka Hatchling — Commodore's Quarters: Search high in the houses that were hulls.
Karka Hatchling — Commodore's Quarters: Take a close look at the salty pirate merchant's stash.
Karka Hatchling — Commodore's Quarters: Search for bugs in lofty beds.
Karka Hatchling — Commodore's Quarters: Jump around to find this karka in a lofty bedroom.
Karka Hatchling — Commodore's Quarters: Take aim at the flowers over the door.
Karka Hatchling — Eastern Ward: Find this thirsty karka in the Lion's Shadow.
Karka Hatchling — Postern Ward: Check above Urmaug's crates.
Karka Hatchling — Eastern Ward: This karka is a little too shy to dance in the Lion's Shadow.
Karka Hatchling — Eastern Ward: Take care of the inn's bed bug infestation.
Karka Hatchling — Eastern Ward: No amount of butter will make this karka taste like crab.
Karka Hatchling — Eastern Ward: Beat the bushes near the bed and breakfast.
Karka Hatchling — Postern Ward: Search the steps near the ogre's cavern.
Karka Hatchling — Postern Ward: Find this karka bathing in the shade.
Karka Hatchling — Postern Ward: Back float beneath the arches.
Karka Hatchling — Eastern Ward: Find this karka under rock and over water.
Karka Hatchling — Inner Harbor: Find a shelf below the garden island.
Karka Hatchling — Bloodcoast Ward: Look low in the cave under three falling streams.
Karka Hatchling — Bloodcoast Ward: Hunt high in the cave under three falling streams.
Karka Hatchling — Bloodcoast Ward: This karka has taken root at the top of a waterfall.
Karka Hatchling — Sharkmaw Caverns: Scour the dark, misty corners.
Karka Hatchling — Commodore's Quarters: Smell the flowers, buy a gift, exterminate a bug...
Karka Hatchling — Commodore's Quarters: Rednax keeps losing his staring contest with this karka.
Karka Hatchling — Western Ward: Get below decks at the Crow's Nest.
Karka Hatchling — Western Ward: Check the cave filled with lanterns and libations.
Karka Hatchling — Western Ward: Even the tiny karka can't find its way into this house with a view.
Karka Hatchling — White Crane Terrace: Search near the skritt's subterranean rowboat.
Karka Hatchling — Sanctum Harbor: You'll have a better chance spotting this karka in the fog than a sailor would.
Karka Hatchling — Sanctum Harbor: Search the nest where the phoenix roosts.
Karka Hatchling — Sanctum Harbor: Go under the bridge, then head toward the light.
Karka Hatchling — Sanctum Harbor: Search behind the falls beneath the bridge.
Karka Hatchling — Sharkmaw Cavern: Someone swore they saw a karka walk through a wall.
Karka Hatchling — Sharkmaw Cavern: Search for the showering karka.
Karka Hatchling — Sharkmaw Cavern: Don't get skewered hunting this karka kabob.
Karka Hatchling — Sharkmaw Cavern: Search the spray above the bones.
Karka Hatchling — Sharkmaw Cavern: You might starve tracking this karka.
Karka Hatchling — Grand Piazza: Find this karka celebrating in a cubicle.
Karka Hatchling — Inner Harbor: Snipe from the chapel island to have a chance at this karka.
Karka Hatchling — Eastern Ward: Search the eaves of a gate near the gates.
Karka Hatchling — Trader's Forum: The bankers have an eye on this karka.
Karka Hatchling — Eastern Ward: There's no location too secure for a karka.
Karka Hatchling — Sanctum Harbor: Haul in a fresh karka catch.
Karka Hatchling — White Crane Terrace: Squeeze into stony confines near the door to the dominion.
50 Hatchlings Exterminated 10Achievement points
Llama Roundup 3Achievement points
Find 10 lost llamas in the PvP lobby.Looking for llamas in all the wrong places.
Objectives:
1 Lost Llamas Found 1Achievement points
5 Lost Llamas Found 1Achievement points
10 Lost Llamas Found 1Achievement points
Magellan's Memento 10Achievement points
Uncover the riches that doomed Francis Magellan.Some prayers go unanswered.
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Frostgorge Sound
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Maguuma Explorer 25Achievement points
Explore all areas in Maguuma.You've explored the lush region that cradles the sylvari and provides refuge to the asura.
Objectives:
50 areas 5Achievement points
100 areas 5Achievement points
150 areas 5Achievement points
167 areas 10Achievement points
Mordrem Problems 5Achievement points
Successfully complete all five Mordrem events in Iron Marches.
Objectives:
Completed All Iron Marches Mordrem Events 5Achievement points
Not On My Watch 5Achievement points
Capture and defend Coiled Watch in Frostgorge Sound without any casualties. Didn't Lose an Ally at Coiled Watch 5Achievement points
Orr Explorer 20Achievement points
Explore all areas in Orr.You've explored the land once doomed to the ocean by Vizier Khilbron.
Objectives:
20 areas 5Achievement points
40 areas 5Achievement points
60 areas 10Achievement points
Rebel's Seclusion 10Achievement points
Explore Rebel's Seclusion.It isn't grave robbing if they fight back, right?.
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Fireheart Rise
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Ship of Sorrows 10Achievement points
Seek lost riches off Orr's shores.Straits within straits.
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Straits of Devastation
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Shiverpeak Explorer 25Achievement points
Explore all areas in the Shiverpeaks.You've explored the frozen stomping grounds of the legendary norn.
Objectives:
50 areas 5Achievement points
100 areas 5Achievement points
150 areas 5Achievement points
175 areas 10Achievement points
Skyscale Rider: Ascalon 5Achievement points
Complete all of the Reality Rifts in Ascalon.Plains of Ashford, Diessa Plateau, Fields of Ruin, Blazeridge Steppes, Iron Marches, and Fireheart Rise 14 Reality Rifts Completed 5Achievement points
Skyscale Rider: Elona 5Achievement points
Complete all of the Reality Rifts in the Crystal Desert.Crystal Oasis, Desert Highlands, Elon Riverlands, the Desolation, and Domain of Vabbi 15 Reality Rifts Completed 5Achievement points
Skyscale Rider: Kryta 5Achievement points
Complete all of the Reality Rifts in Kryta.Queensdale, Kessex Hills, Harathi Hinterlands, Gendarran Fields, Bloodtide Coast, and Southsun Cove 15 Reality Rifts Completed 5Achievement points
Skyscale Rider: Living World Season 4 5Achievement points
Complete all of the Reality Rifts in Living World Season 4 maps.Domain of Istan, Sandswept Isles, Domain of Kourna, Jahai Bluffs, Thunderhead Peaks, and Dragonfall 19 Reality Rifts Completed 5Achievement points
Skyscale Rider: Maguuma Wastes 5Achievement points
Complete all of the Reality Rifts in the Maguuma Wastes.Drytop and Silverwastes 4 Reality Rifts Completed 5Achievement points
Skyscale Rider: Ruins of Orr 5Achievement points
Complete all of the Reality Rifts in Ruins of Orr.Straits of Devastation, Malchor's Leap, and Cursed Shore 7 Reality Rifts Completed 5Achievement points
Skyscale Rider: Shiverpeak Mountains 5Achievement points
Complete all of the Reality Rifts in the Shiverpeak Mountains.Wayfarer Foothills, Snowden Drifts, Lornar's Pass, Dredgehaunt Cliffs, Timberline Falls, and Frostgorge Sound 14 Reality Rifts Completed 5Achievement points
Skyscale Rider: Tarnished Coast 5Achievement points
Complete all of the Reality Rifts in the Tarnished Coast.Brisban Wildlands, Metrica Province, Caledon Forest, Sparkfly Fen, and Mount Maelstrom 12 Reality Rifts Completed 5Achievement points
Speedy Reader 10Achievement points
Read the complete history of the founding of Ebonhawke in one day.Broken into twenty volumes for easy reading!
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Fields of Ruin
Explorer Achievement 10Achievement points
This achievement rewards an item. Spirit of the Tiger 11Achievement points
Find the lost tiger dens throughout Tyria.
Reward:Mini Tiger Spirit.png Mini Tiger Spirit

Objectives:
Found 1 tiger den 1Achievement points
Found 2 tiger dens 1Achievement points
Found 3 tiger dens 1Achievement points
Found 4 tiger dens 1Achievement points
Tangled Depths Explorer 5Achievement points
Explore all areas in Tangled Depths.
Objectives:
5 areas 1Achievement points
9 areas 1Achievement points
18 areas 3Achievement points
Tears of Itlaocol 10Achievement points
Solve the puzzle of Itlaocol.Sadness, or joy?
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Caledon Forest
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
The Long Way Around 10Achievement points
Find a way to reach Fryxx.Fryxx will know if you take the short way around.
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Straits of Devastation
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Toxicity Trampler 5Achievement points
Defeat the Mordrem champion in Iron Marches without being poisoned. Avoided poisoning by the Mordrem Champion 5Achievement points
This achievement rewards a title. Twice-Told Legend 25Achievement points
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.
Title: Title icon.png Twice-Told Legend
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Palace Waypoint
2 Legendary Weapons Bound 25Achievement points
Verdant Brink Explorer 5Achievement points
Explore all areas in Verdant Brink.
Objectives:
5 areas 1Achievement points
12 areas 1Achievement points
23 areas 3Achievement points
Vexa's Lab 10Achievement points
Find the center of Vexa's Lab.Breach the lab's security. Breach it good.
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Fireheart Rise
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points
Windy Cave Treasure 10Achievement points
Find the treasure of the Windy Cave.Bring a jacket. It's breezy.
Suggested Locations:
Compass icon.png Lornar's Pass
Exploration Achievement 10Achievement points

Commonly missed areas[edit]

Kryta
Shiverpeak Mountains
Maguuma Jungle
Ascalon

Notes[edit]

  • Explorer achievements tier descriptions don't follow the usual Title Case conventions.
  • There are one of two different icons used on the message sent on completion of a map area. The completed renown heart, and the personal story green star, instead of there being one standard icon used.
  • Lion's Arch Exterminator to receive Princess is an Explorer achievement and not a collection.
  • A checklist of all areas for the Explorer achievements may be found here.
  1. ^ Glutton for Guidance: Hero-Tron must be standing in their spot south of the crafting stations to interact. While they are moving or in the Order of Whispers Headquarters, interaction will not work.

Trivia[edit]

  • Deserted Coast and Thorn Hollow were originally listed in the Dragon's Stand Explorer achievement, even though they did not exist in the playable maps. [1] They were later removed from the list.

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