Go for the Gold

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Go for the Gold is a treasure hunt for Golden Lost Badges found mostly underground in The Silverwastes.

Achievement[edit]

Go for the Gold The Silverwastes Central Tyria mastery point 30Achievement points
Find all the golden lost badges hidden throughout the Silverwastes.
  • Golden Lost Badge #1
  • Golden Lost Badge #2
  • Golden Lost Badge #3
  • Golden Lost Badge #4
  • Golden Lost Badge #5
  • Golden Lost Badge #6
  • Golden Lost Badge #7
  • Golden Lost Badge #8
  • Golden Lost Badge #9
  • Golden Lost Badge #10
  • Golden Lost Badge #11
  • Golden Lost Badge #12
  • Golden Lost Badge #13
  • Golden Lost Badge #14
  • Golden Lost Badge #15
  • Golden Lost Badge #16
  • Golden Lost Badge #17
  • Golden Lost Badge #18
  • Golden Lost Badge #19
  • Golden Lost Badge #20
  • Golden Lost Badge #21
  • Golden Lost Badge #22
  • Golden Lost Badge #23
  • Golden Lost Badge #24
  • Golden Lost Badge #25
  • Golden Lost Badge #26
  • Golden Lost Badge #27
  • Golden Lost Badge #28
  • Golden Lost Badge #29
...
  • Golden Lost Badge #30
1 Golden Lost Badge Found 1Achievement points
2 Golden Lost Badges Found 1Achievement points
3 Golden Lost Badges Found 1Achievement points
4 Golden Lost Badges Found 1Achievement points

Walkthrough[edit]

Most of the badges are located underground. Milestones look like rocks with flags, once you approach them. In this guide the springer and the glider were used.

Milestones[edit]

The milestones are parts of the jumping puzzle Retrospective Runaround:

1st milestone: start from the Waypoint (tango icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint and go to the top of the Point of interest.png SS Topsy-Turvy, then go south. You will see the Velocity Elixir, which is just before the milestone.
2nd milestones: turn slightly from the 1st milestone and a tower, don't fall into the hole. From the next Velocity Elixir, turn left and proceed to the ledge forming an arc, just before the 3rd Velocity Elixir. The milestone is above this ledge.
3rd milestone: go to the 3rd Velocity Elixir, then go ahead, but follow the left wall. When you reach 3th Velocity Elixir, jump to the light, so that you'll reach the surface. Then cross the bridge, and you'll reach the milestone.
4th milestone: go west and jump to the pedestal cave, then proceed to the west, jumping from one arch to another. The milestone is just after the last one, near the Velocity Elixir.
5th milestone: keep going west and jump to the surface. Go west, until you reach the hole. Jump to it, and you'll get the milestone.
6th milestone: After milestone 5 use swiftness to jump to the ledge next to it. Take a right and then drop down into the hole to the Velocity Elixir. Hug the wall and go toward the sand stream. Go to the wood planks. From the second plank, you'll be able to see the Velocity Elixir down you. Glide there, then go slightly right.

The other milestones are not needed to complete the achievement, therefore they're not described here.

Using mounts and gliding[edit]

Number Closest waypoint or point of interest Walkthrough
1 Waypoint (tango icon).png Camp Resolve Waypoint
3rd milestone
The badge is exactly south to the waypoint, above the white tent. The badge is on the cliff.
2 Waypoint (tango icon).png Camp Resolve Waypoint
3rd milestone
Starting from the waypoint, use your springer to jump on the west cliffs above. Head just to the west of the scout icon (don't fall!). The badge is north of the scout, on the left edge of the long rock bridge.
3 Waypoint (tango icon).png Camp Resolve Waypoint
2nd milestone
Go from the 2nd milestone, follow the left wall, pass the Velocity Elixir. Don't turn to the
3rd milestone, instead continue to follow the wall. The badge is near the next stone "door".
4 Waypoint (tango icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint
Point of interest.png SS Topsy-Turvy
1st milestone
Underground after the
1st milestone. Proceed past the tower and drop into a hole between the two large rocks (almost directly under the plank to continue the course), turn around and drop again, then head a bit west, jumping up a few times and continue along the path until you reach a room full of lamps. Glide or jump with swiftness to the rock in front of you — the one with the skritt hole on it. The badge is near the hole.
5 5th milestone After milestone 5 use swiftness to jump to the ledge next to it. Take a right and then drop down into the hole, but not all the way down. The badge is on the wooden plank.
6 Waypoint (tango icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint
Point of interest.png SS Topsy-Turvy
On the bottom of SS Topsy-Turvy. From the middle of the rope bridge leading to the ship, jump off the left side and glide forward to land on the beam sticking out from large cabin below the ship
7 Waypoint (tango icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint
Point of interest.png SS Topsy-Turvy
In the bottom of the central tower of the SS Topsy-Turvy. To reach the tower start inside the ship, exit through the window and follow the ledge to enter through another window, then follow planks and hanging nets to the tower.
8 Quarrel Gully Start from the badge #13 and get even higher, using the springer. Go to the velocity elixir in the southwest corner, then head east and use your springer one more time. You'll see two golden badges at once: one will be to your left (14), and another — to your right (#8) which is up a steep slope in the corner, just before the hanging lanterns.
9 Waypoint (tango icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint
Point of interest.png SS Topsy-Turvy
2nd milestone
After milestone 1, before milestone 2. Reach the velocity elixir, then turn left as usual. It is on the long angled ledge before reaching milestone 2.
10 Point of interest.png Charnel Grounds On the northwest corner of the Far Silverwastes, northwest to the point of interest and exactly west from the skritt tunnel.
11 Point of interest.png Charnel Grounds Next to the skritt tunnel to Northwest Silverwastes (North of Far Silverwaste) and north-west to the point of interest.
12 Point of interest.png Charnel Grounds On top of rocks just west of the point of interest.
13 Quarrel Gully From the badge #15, jump with the springer up and up to the velocity elixir, then do one more jump on the long broken wood bridge. The badge is on the south end of the bridge, in an alcove at the very corner.
14 Quarrel Gully Start from the badge #13 and get even higher, using the springer. Go to the velocity elixir in the southwest corner, then head east and use your springer one more time. You'll see two golden badges at once: one will be to your left (14), and another — to your right (#8) which is up a steep slope in the corner, just before the hanging lanterns.
15 Quarrel Gully From the badge #18, pass the skritt, turn left and jump with the springer onto the ledge. Go ahead and fall down, then turn right, heading the southwest, in the corner, until too big rocks. Go between them to the sandhill and turn around, then jump on the left rock.
16 Point of interest.png Sand Dune Caverns From the badge #18, pass the skritt, turn left and jump with the springer onto the ledge. Go ahead and fall down, then turn right, heading the southwest. Turn right just before the skritt tunnel. The badge is among the rocks under the slope.
17 Waypoint (tango icon).png Camp Resolve Waypoint
3rd milestone
Use your springer to jump onto the cliff west to the waypoint. The badge is in a triangular hole in the rock plateau, just big enough for a mount to drop into.
18 Point of interest.png Sand Dune Caverns
6th milestone
Head west from the 6th milestone, following the left wall, until you reach a rope fence. Fall down. There is a little cave there on the bottom floor with the badge, just under the slope, near the skritt tunnel. This can be made safer using gliding. You can run to this badge from the dive achievement pool under the SS Topsy-Turvy.
19 6th milestone Head west from the 6th milestone, following the left wall, until you reach a rope fence. The badge is in a window in the left wall, so you can glide there.
20 5th milestone After milestone 5 use swiftness to jump to the ledge next to it. Take a right and then drop down into the hole to the Velocity Elixir. Hug the wall and go toward the sand stream. Go past the wood platforms to the wood planks, from which you can see a stair-like rock on the opposite wall. Glide there and go right, until you reach the badge.
21 5th milestone After milestone 5 use swiftness to jump to the ledge next to it. Take a right and then drop down into the hole to the Scritt Tunnel. Head northeast to the sand stream. Go to the right edge of the ledge just before the abyss.
22 Waypoint (tango icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint
Point of interest.png SS Topsy-Turvy
From the top of the SS Topsy-Turvy, glide to one of the alcoves in the wall to the west of the SS Topsy Turvy. It is just to the right of the fat rope used for the non-gliding solution to #23.
23 Waypoint (tango icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint
Point of interest.png SS Topsy-Turvy
1st Milestone
On a ledge above the first Velocity Elixir, just before the 1st milestone. From the top of the SS Topsy-Turvy, jump down to a fat rope off the west side, glide south to a rock ledge. Glide from this ledge to the badge. Same path as #30.
24 Waypoint (tango icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint On the ledge with plants just east of the waypoint. Walk up the large rock stairs leading out of Drydock Grotto. Glide from the top of the stairs to the ledge with the badge.
25 Waypoint (tango icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint
Hero point.png Skritt Ledge
Across the bridge from the Skritt Ledge hero challenge. Climb up or glide down to the hero challenge, cross the wooden bridge to the nook carved into the stone.
26 Waypoint (tango icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint
Hero point.png Skritt Ledge
Glide from the hero challenge to the big rock resembling the stairs. Use your springer to jump onto the cliff at the end of the rock, then jump to the wooden bridge above. Cross the bridge and glide to the wooden beams and planks, which lead to the badge. Glide to the basket, where the badge is.
27 Waypoint (tango icon).png Camp Resolve Waypoint
3rd milestone
From milestone 3, go west and jump to the pedestal cave, then jump & glide if you need to from one arch to another. The badge is near the end of the arches and slightly above on your right, directly across from the Velocity Elixir on the ledge to the left. Use your springer to reach it.
28 4th milestone Proceed to the west and jump to the surface. Proceed all the way west to the vista icon, then drop down on the ledge just above the vista. Proceed just a bit more to the west and drop down one more ledge.
29 4th & 5th milestone From the badge #28, head west, until you reach the hole. Drop down a bit, then head north-west into a small room. If you look at the Velocity Elixir, the badge is on your right, in the small cave in the wall.
30 Waypoint (tango icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint
Point of interest.png SS Topsy-Turvy
1st Milestone
Use your springer to jump onto a tower above the 1st milestone.

Original way (no mounts or gliding)[edit]

  • "Break" : going for this badge will not allow you to continue the puzzle. Drop down and use a skritt tunnel (you can pay a gold or silver to the Kit so that you'll be teleported back to your last or previous milestone), or restart from waypoint.
  • "Combine" : don't forget to get those other badges while you're there.
  • WP : Waypoint (tango icon).png Drydock Grotto Waypoint
  • Milestone 8 and 9 : Quarrel Gully, the ending part of the puzzle.
Number Milestone Break Combine Walkthrough
1 3 N - The badge is exactly south to Waypoint (tango icon).png Camp Resolve Waypoint. Before you cross the bridge that leads to milestone 3, go to the right along the south wall. Jump up 2 rocks to reach the higher ledge and keep following the south wall. The badge is in a corner above the white tent.
2 3 N - As soon as you reach the surface after the 2nd milestones, head to the Scout icon (don't fall!). The badge is north to it, on the left side of the cliff.

gold badge #2

3 2 ? ? Go from the 2nd milestone, follow the left wall, pass the Velocity Elixir. Don't turn to the
3rd milestone, instead continue to follow the wall. The badge is near the next stone "door".
4 1 ? ? Underground after the
1st milestone. Proceed past the tower and drop into a hole between the two large rocks (almost directly under the plank to continue the course), turn around and drop again, then head a bit west, jumping up a few times and continue along the path until you reach a room full of lamps. Glide or jump with swiftness to the rock in front of you — the one with the skritt hole on it. The badge is near the hole.
5 5 ? ? After milestone 5 use swiftness to jump to the ledge next to it. Take a right and then drop down into the hole, but not all the way down. The badge is on the wooden plank.
6 WP N ? On the bottom of SS Topsy-Turvy.
7 WP N ? In the bottom of the central tower of the SS Topsy-Turvy. To reach the tower start inside the ship, exit through the window and follow the ledge to enter through another window, then follow planks and hanging nets to the tower.
8 9 N 14 Before reaching the end of the puzzle, climb on the left right before the room with suspicious rubble.
9 2 N ? After milestone 1, before milestone 2. Reach the velocity elixir, then turn left as usual. It is on the long angled ledge before reaching milestone 2.
10 - N 11, 12 On the northwest corner of the Far Silverwastes, northwest to the point of interest and exactly west from the skritt tunnel.
11 - N 10, 12 Next to the skritt tunnel to Northwest Silverwastes (North of Far Silverwaste) and north-west to Point of interest.png Charnel Grounds.
12 - N 10, 11 On top of rocks just west of Point of interest.png Charnel Grounds.
13 8 N - After taking the 5th Skritt Tunnel (1st one after the Velicity Elixir), you reach a long broken wooden "bridge". At the other end of the bridge, before jumping to the next plank, the badge is hidden in the corner on your right.
14 9 N 8 From badge #8, go back, hugging the (now) right wall and walking on the upper ledges (slightly above the path you used to reach the end of the puzzle). You'll reach badge #14.
15 8 Y - After taking the first Skritt tunnel, proceed along the wood planks on your left. When you reach rocks, you'll see the badge across the gap on your right. Jump directly to it with swiftness.
16 8 Y - After you reach milestone 8, follow the path until you have to drop down to the first Skritt tunnel of the end part. Instead of using it, face north and drop down then follow the left wall. Climb some rocks and you'll enter a small cave where you can find the badge.
17 3 N ? Start from the 3rd milestone, head east, and climb on some ledges to reach the badge.
18 6 or WP Y - Head west from the 6th milestone, following the left wall, until you reach a rope fence. Fall down. There is a little cave there on the bottom floor with the badge, just under the slop, near the skritt tunnel. You can run to this badge from the dive achievement pool under the SS Topsy-Turvy.
19 6 Y - Head west from the 6th milestone, following the left wall, until you reach a rope fence. The badge is in a window in the left wall. First, drop to the small wooden beam. From there, drop to the rope. Go up the rope and then jump your way to the badge.

gold badge #19 - step 1 gold badge #19 - step 2

20 5 ? ? ?
21 5 Y - After milestone 5 use swiftness to jump to the ledge next to it. Take a right and then drop down into the hole to the Scritt Tunnel. Head northeast to the sand stream. Go to the right edge of the ledge just before the abyss.
22 WP N 30 From the top of the SS Topsy-Turvy, jump down to the fat rope used for the non-gliding solution to #30. The badge is to the right of the rope.
23 1 N 26 You must take the same path to #26, from the wooden planks below the basket, jump down with swiftness to a small plank with a fat rope near it (1). Then jump a series of wooden planks (2) and rocks (3,4) : once you reached rocks, don't use planks anymore. You have to jump around the corner at 4.

(1)gold badge #22 - step 1 (2)gold badge #22 - step 2 (3)gold badge #22 - step 3 (4)gold badge #22 - step 4

24 WP N - On the ledge with plants just east of the waypoint. You must climb the wooden planks which can be accessed via the fat rope on the northeast of the SS Topsy-Turvy, then follow the ledges to the East until you have to go down and jump through a few more planks to reach the badge. A mesmer with portal is recommanded.
25 WP N - Across the bridge from the Skritt Ledge hero challenge. Climb up to the hero challenge, cross the wooden bridge to the nook carved into the stone.
26 WP N 23 From Drydock Grotto waypoint run east and south to (1), climb up on the southern wall (2) and cross two rope bridges (3). Then climb up and you will see a badge in the hanging basket. Do the jumping puzzle with wooden beams and planks (4).

(1) gold badge #26 - step 1 (2) gold badge #26 - step 2 (3) gold badge #26 - step 3 (4) gold badge #26 - step 4

27 3 N - After you reach checkpoint 3 at the end of a bridge, do not proceed forward through the usual path. Instead, go to the left (1) and drop down (2). Follow the right wall and turn right twice until you have to drop down again (3). There is only one way to the left until you reach a hole. Drop down so you eventually overlook the pillars room (4). The badge is on the other side : cross to it (4). You can then drop down again and go on with the puzzle.

(1) gold badge #27 - step 1 (2) gold badge #27 - step 2 (3) gold badge #27 - step 3 (4) gold badge #27 - step 4

28 4 N 29 When you reach milestone 4, go to the west and drop down to the platform with Valocity Elixir and keep going west following the usual puzzle path. Instead of going down, use the rocks on the left to climb and then go right : the badge is all the way to the back.

gold badge #28

29 4,5 N 28 From the badge #28, head west, until you reach the hole. Drop down a bit, then head north-west into a small room. If you look at the Velocity Elixir, the badge is on your right, in the small cave in the wall.
30 WP N 22 Start from the top of the SS Topsy-Turvy, jump down to a fat rope off the west side, drop down first on a ledge, head west onto the ledge slightly below, and follow it around a corner. Drop down a tiny bit to the next ledge, then jump to the tower.

Notes[edit]

  • Gliding and mounts each make the completion of this achievement much easier.
  • The numbering system for this achievement was added in 2015 and as such older guides are outdated. A translation for most older guides can be found here.