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Sky Pirates is a historical achievement category for achievements that tracks the events of the Sky Pirates of Tyria release. A total of 21 Sky Pirates achievements could be attained.


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Achievement (Historical)
Total achievements: 21 193 AP.png
This is the meta achievement for this categoryThis achievement rewards an item Against the Aetherblades 50 AP.png
Complete 12 Aetherblade achievements.
Reward:Mini First Mate Horrik.png Mini First Mate Horrik
Aetherblade Achievements: 12 50 AP.png
Aetherblade Assassin 11 AP.png
Hunted down and killed members of Tyria's newest pirate faction. 25 Aetherblades Killed AP.png
50 Aetherblades Killed AP.png
150 Aetherblades Killed AP.png
250 Aetherblades Killed AP.png
This achievement does not count towards the category's meta achievement Caching Out 15 AP.png
Discover Aetherblade caches across Tyria and the Mists. Caches Discovered: 7 15 AP.png
Vexing Cache (Part of: Caching Out) AP.png
Find the cache in Vexa's lab in Fireheart Rise. Cache Discovered: 1 AP.png
Weeping Cache (Part of: Caching Out) AP.png
Find the cache in the Tears of Itlaocol in Caledon Forest. Cache Discovered: 1 AP.png
Troll Cache (Part of: Caching Out) AP.png
Find the cache in Sector Zuhl in Timberline Falls. Cache Discovered: 1 AP.png
Mad Cache (Part of: Caching Out) AP.png
Find the cache in Goemm's Lab in Metrica Province. Cache Discovered: 1 AP.png
Cantle Cache (Part of: Caching Out) AP.png
Find the cache in the Hidden Garden in Mount Maelstrom. Cache Discovered: 1 AP.png
Shipshape Cache (Part of: Caching Out) AP.png
Find the cache in Fawcett's Bounty in Harathi Hinterlands. Cache Discovered: 1 AP.png
Blackout Cache (Part of: Caching Out) AP.png
Find the cache in Obsidian Sanctum (World vs World). Cache Discovered: 1 AP.png
Ascalon Aetherblades AP.png
Kill Aetherblades in Ascalon at Plains of Ashford, Diessa Plateau, Fields of Ruin, Blazeridge Steppes, Iron Marches, and Fireheart Rise. Aetherblades killed: 1 AP.png
Aetherblades killed: 25 AP.png
Aetherblades killed: 50 AP.png
Kryta Aetherblades AP.png
Kill Aetherblades in Kryta in Queensdale, Kessex Hills, Gendarran Fields, Harathi Hinterlands, Bloodtide Coast, and Southsun Cove. Aetherblades killed: 1 AP.png
Aetherblades killed: 25 AP.png
Aetherblades killed: 50 AP.png
Maguuma Aetherblades AP.png
Kill Aetherblades in Maguuma in Caledon Forest, Metrica Province, Brisban Wildlands, Sparkfly Fen, and Mount Maelstrom. Aetherblades killed: 1 AP.png
Aetherblades killed: 25 AP.png
Aetherblades killed: 50 AP.png
Shiverpeaks Aetherblades AP.png
Kill Aetherblades in the Shiverpeaks in Wayfarer Foothills, Snowden Drifts, Lornar's Pass, Dredgehaunt Cliffs, Timberline Falls, and Frostgorge Sound. Aetherblades killed: 1 AP.png
Aetherblades killed: 25 AP.png
Aetherblades killed: 50 AP.png
Equipment Failure AP.png
Leave Frizz crushed in his lab. Defeat Frizz: 1 AP.png
Faster Than Light 15 AP.png
Complete Kleptotronic Advanced Designs without being hit by lasers. Avoid Lasers in Kleptotronic Advanced Designs 15 AP.png
Personal Space 15 AP.png
Avoid Horrik's area attacks while fighting him. Avoid area attacks while fighting Horrik: 1 15 AP.png
Don't Be Rude to the Brute AP.png
Show respect by saluting Horrik. Salute Horrik AP.png
Unfriendly Skies 15 AP.png
Use Aetherblade weaponry to bring down the pirate airship. Aetherblade Airship Destroyed 15 AP.png
Cornered, Caught, Collared AP.png
You tracked down and subdued the criminal at large. The Lionguard will take it from here. Capture the criminal behind the Dragon Bash crime AP.png
Questions for Mai AP.png
Talk to Mai Trin at her Fort Marriner cell. Talk to Mai Trin: 1 AP.png


Against the Aetherblades

Complete any 12 of the 19 qualifying achievements in this category. Caching Out does not count toward this total, but the individual cache achievements do.

Aetherblade Assassin

Kill 250 Aetherblade pirates. These can be found in the Aetherblade Retreat, in the overworld randomly when approaching Dragon Holograms, or guarding the Aetherblade Caches for the Caching Out achievement.

Caching Out
Primary article: Caching Out

Aetherblades have hidden small caches of treasure in or near seven mini-dungeons and jumping puzzles. Each cache location also has its own achievement associated with it, which is also on that article. Players only need to get close to the cache to get the achievement

Vexing Cache
Weeping Cache
Troll Cache
Mad Cache
Cantle Cache
Shipshape Cache
Blackout Cache

Caching Out has detailed locations for each of these caches.

Ascalon Aetherblades
Kryta Aetherblades
Maguuma Aetherblades
Shiverpeaks Aetherblades

Defeat 50 Aetherblades in any zone within each region. There are three types of places to farm Aetherblades:

  • Dragon Holograms: each has a chance to spawn a group of 4 Aetherblades. From a distance, if you mouse over the hologram and it changes to a gear icon, the foes will be Dragon Bash minions. However, if you trigger those locations, after reset, there is a 50-50 chance it could spawn Aetherblades.
  • Lairs: Aetherblades killed in the Aetherblade Retreat and in the area near Not So Secret count towards the Kryta totals.
  • Aetherblade Caches: there is one located in each region and guards of Aetherblades will respawn at a rate of every minute of two. See Caching Out for the specific locations.
Equipment Failure

Enter the Aetherblade Retreat and defeat Frizz. This achievement is automatic if you progress to the next stage of the dungeon.

Faster Than Light

During the fight with Frizz, do not get hit by the electric walls at all.

Personal Space

In the last room, avoid getting hit by Horrik's cannon fire in the barrage phases. You can get hit by his cannon while fighting him or Mai Trin. You can also get hit by the cannon attacks from the unreachable Aetherblade Thumpers on either side of the room. [1]

Don't Be Rude to the Brute

/salute Horrik. In actuality, you need only perform the emote in the boss area. You do not need to use targeted emotes, nor does it matter if Horrik is dead or alive.

Unfriendly Skies

Defeat Mai Trin and Horrik within 15 minutes. Take the Cannon Core dropped by Horrik and take it to the cannon on the deck of the docked airship. Use the cannon to destroy the escaping airship. You will be unable to obtain this achievement if you wipe, even if the total elapsed time is less than 15 minutes.

Cornered, Caught, Collared

Enter the Aetherblade Retreat dungeon and defeat Mai Trin and Horrik, the final boss of the dungeon.

Questions for Mai

Talk to Captain Mai Trin, found in Main Haven Headquarters. The second floor room above the one with the Giganticus Moosicus.