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.
|Total achievements: 58||2570|
|Ruler of the Skies||25|
|8 Regions Complete||25|
|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|
|Explore all areas in Ascalon.You've explored the ancestral territory of the charr.
|Auric Basin Explorer||5|
|Explore all areas in Auric Basin.
|Infiltrate the bandit's hideout.Plug your nose and grab the goods.
|Beaker's Empty Belly||10|
|Ease Beaker's appetite.Better than empty Beaker's belly.
|Behind the Mask||10|
|Get transformed into a raccoon by the Skritt Burglar.Wander around in raccoon form.||Exploration Achievement||10|
|Keep all explosive-laden dolyaks alive on the trip to Barrowstead's gate in Frostgorge Sound.||Kept the Dolyaks alive||5|
|Drink nectars dropped by the Mordrem champion in Iron Marches to nullify its poisons.||Drank 15 Mordrem Nectars||5|
|Get transformed into a chicken by the Skritt Burglar.Experience a real bird's-eye view.||Exploration Achievement||10|
|Cleaning Up the Neighborhood||10|
|Tore down all of the separatist propaganda posters in one day.Professional propaganda poster purger.
|Crystal Oasis Explorer||5|
|Explore all areas of Crystal Oasis.You've explored the lush croplands and drifting sands of Crystal Oasis.
||1 Area Explored||1|
|5 Areas Explored||1|
|17 Areas Explored||3|
|Desert Highlands Explorer||5|
|Explore all areas in Desert Highlands.You've explored the rocky hills and windswept basins of the Desert Highlands.
||Explored 1 Area||1|
|Explored 7 Areas||1|
|Explored 14 Areas||3|
|Explore all areas in the Desolation.You've explored the treacherous and bleak landscape known as the Desolation.
||Explored 1 Area||1|
|Explored 12 Areas||1|
|Explored 23 Areas||3|
|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|
|Domain of Vabbi Explorer||5|
|Explore all the areas in the Domain of Vabbi.You've explored the fabled opulence of the Domain of Vabbi.
||1 Area Explored||1|
|8 Areas Explored||1|
|16 Areas Explored||1|
|23 Areas Explored||2|
|Don't Touch the Shiny||10|
|Offend the skritt in the Ruins of the Unseen.You touched the shiny, didn't you?
|Dragon's Stand Explorer||5|
|Explore all areas in Dragon's Stand.
|Elon Riverlands Explorer||5|
|Explore all the areas in Elon Riverlands.You've explored the abundant countryside and rolling dunes of the Elon Riverlands.
||Explored 1 Area||1|
|Explored 5 Area||1|
|Explored 10 Areas||1|
|Explored 20 Areas||2|
|Finish What You Started||5|
|Successfully complete all five Breaking the Ice events in Frostgorge Sound.
||Completed All Breaking the Ice Events||5|
|Locate the stream deep beneath Orr.Seriously, who put a door here?
|Discover the hidden riches of Forsaken Halls.Delving into darkness.
|Glutton for Guidance||1|
|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.
|Consume Hero-Tron's Pamphlet||1|
|Find Goff's loot.Finders keepers.
|Recover lost valuables within a beached ship.It's more of a dirge than an anthem, really.
|Find the plaques around Tyria about Cobiah Marriner's life.
||12 Marriner Plaques Read||2|
|Get transformed into a jackalope by the Skritt Burglar.Hop a mile in a jackalope's horns.||Exploration Achievement||10|
|Explore all areas in Kryta.You've explored the war-torn hills of humanity's home.
|Bind 18 unique legendary armor pieces.Owner of some of the rarest items in Tyria.||6 Unique Legendary Items||5|
|12 Unique Legendary Items||5|
|18 Unique Legendary Items||5|
|Bind 5 unique legendary weapons or trinkets.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|
|Lion's Arch Exterminator||110|
|Find Turl Sharptooth in the Commodore's Quarter, and use one of his special rifles to deal with the karka hatchling infestation.
||50 Hatchlings Exterminated||10|
|Find 10 lost llamas in the PvP lobby.Looking for llamas in all the wrong places.
||1 Lost Llamas Found||1|
|5 Lost Llamas Found||1|
|10 Lost Llamas Found||1|
|Uncover the riches that doomed Francis Magellan.Some prayers go unanswered.
|Explore all areas in Maguuma.You've explored the lush region that cradles the sylvari and provides refuge to the asura.
|Successfully complete all five Mordrem events in Iron Marches.
||Completed All Iron Marches Mordrem Events||5|
|Not On My Watch||5|
|Capture and defend Coiled Watch in Frostgorge Sound without any casualties.||Didn't Lose an Ally at Coiled Watch||5|
|Explore all areas in Orr.You've explored the land once doomed to the ocean by Vizier Khilbron.
|Explore Rebel's Seclusion.It isn't grave robbing if they fight back, right?.
|Ship of Sorrows||10|
|Seek lost riches off Orr's shores.Straits within straits.
|Explore all areas in the Shiverpeaks.You've explored the frozen stomping grounds of the legendary norn.
|Skyscale Rider: Ascalon||5|
|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||5|
|Skyscale Rider: Elona||5|
|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||5|
|Skyscale Rider: Kryta||5|
|Complete all of the Reality Rifts in Kryta.Queensdale, Kessex Hills, Harathi Hinterlands, Gendarran Fields, Bloodtide Coast, and Southsun Cove||15 Reality Rifts Completed||5|
|Skyscale Rider: Living World Season 4||5|
|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||5|
|Skyscale Rider: Maguuma Wastes||5|
|Complete all of the Reality Rifts in the Maguuma Wastes.Drytop and Silverwastes||4 Reality Rifts Completed||5|
|Skyscale Rider: Ruins of Orr||5|
|Complete all of the Reality Rifts in Ruins of Orr.Straits of Devastation, Malchor's Leap, and Cursed Shore||7 Reality Rifts Completed||5|
|Skyscale Rider: Shiverpeak Mountains||5|
|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||5|
|Skyscale Rider: Tarnished Coast||5|
|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||5|
|Read the complete history of the founding of Ebonhawke in one day.Broken into twenty volumes for easy reading!
|Spirit of the Tiger||11|
|Find the lost tiger dens throughout Tyria.
||Found 1 tiger den||1|
|Found 2 tiger dens||1|
|Found 3 tiger dens||1|
|Found 4 tiger dens||1|
|Tangled Depths Explorer||5|
|Explore all areas in Tangled Depths.
|Tears of Itlaocol||10|
|Solve the puzzle of Itlaocol.Sadness, or joy?
|The Long Way Around||10|
|Find a way to reach Fryxx.Fryxx will know if you take the short way around.
|Defeat the Mordrem champion in Iron Marches without being poisoned.||Avoided poisoning by the Mordrem Champion||5|
|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.
||2 Legendary Weapons Bound||25|
|Verdant Brink Explorer||5|
|Explore all areas in Verdant Brink.
|Find the center of Vexa's Lab.Breach the lab's security. Breach it good.
|Windy Cave Treasure||10|
|Find the treasure of the Windy Cave.Bring a jacket. It's breezy.
Commonly missed areas
- Windloss Delves in Queensdale
- Beggar's Burrow in Queensdale
- Draithor's Demesnes in Kessex Hills
- Hidden Ourobon in Harathi Hinterlands
- Ourobore Caves in Harathi Hinterlands
- Claw Island (only accessible via the personal story)
- Chantry of Secrets instance location, in Bloodtide Coast
- Shiverpeak Mountains
- Doldenvan Passage in Wayfarer Foothills
- Griffonrook Run in Lornar's Pass
- Forsaken Halls and Ulukk's Hunger in Dredgehaunt Cliffs
- Tribulation Caverns in Dredgehaunt Cliffs
- Lair of the Coil in Timberline Falls
- Maguuma Jungle
- Aurora's Remains in Brisban Wildlands
- Calx's Hideout in Metrica Province
- Cubular Fells in Mount Maelstrom
- Dierdre's Steps in Mount Maelstrom
- A checklist of all areas for the Explorer achievements may be found here.
- 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.  They were later removed from the list.