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HOPE I: Research

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HOPE I: Research is a Legendary Weapons collection achievement to gain the precursor weapon, Prototype, for the legendary pistol, HOPE. This collection is the first step to obtain the first tier of the precursor, Research.

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This achievement rewards items. HOPE I: Research Legendary Weapons 3Achievement points
The froglike hylek are Tyria's best alchemists, the masters of potion and poison. Take the role of the apprentice in discovering the secrets of their work to create research,
the first step in attaining the Hylek Optimized Projectile Experiment (HOPE).
Prerequisite: Revered Antiquarian
Unlock Item: HOPE Vol. 1.pngHOPE Vol. 1
Reward: Chest of Concoctions.pngChest of Concoctions

Collected 20 Items 3Achievement points

Collection items[edit]

Collectible Type Subtype Nearest waypoint Notes


  • The three main components may be completed in any order.
  • There is no "Veteran Mosquito" as such anywhere in Caledon Forest. There is a Female Mosquito that spawns on the south side of Morgan's Spiral and heads towards Danador's Kennel; this is the creature that drops the Mosquito Blood.


Looking ahead[edit]

  • Ascended materials are needed in most HOPE collections. You will need a grand total of 62 Deldrimor Steel Ingots, 25 Spiritwood Planks, 10 Elonian Leather Squares, and 5 Bolts of Damask. It is highly recommended that you begin crafting these as soon as possible to avoid future expenses and/or delays.


  • Most likely an Easter egg left by the developers: three of the items gathered are Deadly Nightshade, Jar of Wurmswort, and Frog's Breath. These three items are the ingredients of Sally's soup/poison in the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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