GW2 Dragon Effigy Burn Down the Dragons achievement guide

GW2 achievement guide for Burn Down the Dragons achievement with a list of Dragon Effigy locations. There are 30 Dragon Effigy located in the various lowbie zones for each race.


  • The effigies are character bound and are server specific so you can either guest to another server or use an alt to lit all 50 effigies you need for the achievement. These effigies also seem to respawn after ~30 minutes
  • You can move immediately after igniting the effigy without having to wait for it to finish. 
  • Look for these icons on the map to locate the Dragon Effigy.


Kryta – 9 Dragon Effigies

  • 3 in Queensdale
  • 3 in Kessex Hills
  • 3 in Gendarran Fields



Kessex Hills


Gendarran Fields


Shiverpeaks – 6 Dragon Effigies

  • 3 Wayfayer Foothills
  • 3 Snowden Drifts

Wayfayer Foothills


Snowden Drifts


Ascalon – 6 Dragon Effigies

  • 3 Plains of Ashford
  • 3 Diessa Plateau

Plains of Ashford


Diessa Plateau


Maguuma Jungle – 9 Dragon Effigies

  • 3 Caledon Forest
  • 3 Metrica Province
  • 3 Brisban Wildlands

Caledon Forest


Metrica Province


Brisban Wildlands


  • Nick

    Anet has to stop these pointless “click 1000000 objects” events. its getting boring..

    • Fenlander

      I’ve told you 1000000 times not to exaggerate 😉

    • Psychatix

      Or at least don’t show us where they are, or change their locations. Make it more challenging so it’s nto an Alt Tab event ifya know what i mean.

      • Eiri

        Agreed about making it more challenging. But if that was the case, the required number would have to be a lot lower. Can you see trying to kill 300 holos and having no idea where to look for them, or coming to the right spot but having the target not spawned yet, over and over?

        • Eiri

          (course if they are instanced, that doesnt matter so much ^^;)

      • Igniter

        Dont come here if u dont wanna know and wants challenge

      • Social Crime Radio

        WHAT are you doing here??? Did you come here to shame us you elitist?

    • CJ

      Agreed, 5 tiers of EAT A HUNDRED CANDIES OVER AND OVER. Is not fun at all.

    • Fish Bait

      Agreed 100%, Spam F-Wars 2 has gotten extremely tedious.

      • Jason Mounce

        I hear great things about FFXIV Reborn 😛

    • I absolutely agree. Perhaps if everything was random and we needed help from players in the zones, it would be more social and less dull.

      • Snowcub

        actually it woudnt, because people would do the same they do everytime, just shut off their brain and go read a guide here 🙂 (you cant do it as random as if you coudnt write a guide for it)

        • By random, i meant different locations every time per server. Sure your server could still toss up a guide somewhere, but it would still be more server based and social than this global dullness.

          Although, players would probably just guest on the server with the quickest guide up. It’s a shame really.

    • Summer


    • Brad

      Someone never did the Drunkard/Party/Sweet Points in GW1… These clicking events are nothing in comparison, and way too easy..

  • Moe

    Wow that was fast, thanks Dulfy! ^^

  • Timuridian

    There were only 30 on these maps

    • ReaderOfTheTips

      Read the tips at the top.

    • Fenlander

      Yep that’s why you need to use an alt or guest as Dulfy says in her first tip –

      “The effigies are character bound and are server specific so you can either guest to another server or use an alt to lit all 50 effigies you need for the achievement.”
      Couldn’t be clearer 😛

      • Fu

        this makes it very fast at 3 effigies per location. less money warping and less time to complete

  • AppEater

    Do we know how long the effigy’s will stick around?

    • Until the next game update I think. They will reveal the details of it on June 20.

  • Guest

    btw the respawn time is 10 minutes.

    • Ed

      They do not respawn

      • They do actually, it is around 30 minutes.

        • Ed

          I stand corrected…posted that after waiting 20+ minutes for one.

    • Don’t think it is 10 minutes. I sat down near one and it respawned after 20-30 minutes.

  • Pillow Suffocater

    <3 Dulfy

  • Cash

    You don`t need to change server. Remember from whee you started and once your are done, repeat. Did this and it worked for me.

    • echass

      Awesome tip! Thank you very much.

  • Milky

    I think the timer for respawning them might be more like 30 minutes.

  • David.O

    Thanks for a great guide, got them all done 😀 The respawn timer is indeed faster then one hour, I would guess 30 minutes as well.

  • Dukenikum

    following this guide gets you 60% done not bad.

  • akcsl

    Wow, amazing, how did you get these guides up so quickly?

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  • jonex757

    Dumb, this quest is dumb. 🙁

  • Christopher W Reed

    This whole “festival” is a gold-sink… EVERYTHING you do requires fuq-tones of money.

    • Fiddles

      this whole game is a gold sink its how they keep you playing because if they let you actually have fun and get things you wouldnt end up playing as long over time and therefore game would die faster and so forth

  • Smoking Man

    OK now i understand why they have date stamps on these missions, because they don’t want you traveling and doing all the missions in one swoop, they want you to have to dish out more $$$ so you have to double back and do something almost exactly where the hologram missions were.

    • Hoff16

      If waypoints are a lot of money to you then use a lower level alt where the waypoint costs are lessened.

  • joao_carlos_baptista

    IMHO, Anet is making it right when put the effigies at level 1-30 zones. They are moving all players to low level zones and revitalizing them while the event happens. My guess is next events too will have players going to all low level zones.

    • aa

      well.. otherwise people won;t go out of fireheart / LA.

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