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GW2 Cutthroat Politics achievement guide

A guide to completing all the GW2 Cutthroat Politics achievements. You can do both Support Ellen Kiel and Support Evon Gnashblade achievements.

Support Ellen Kiel


For doing the following set of achievements, you have to deposit a Support Token into the Support Ellen Kiel  baskets in the middle of Zephyr Sanctum. This will give you an Ellen Kiel Representation Button which you can consume. It give you a buff that lasts for 1 hr and you must have this buff on for doing the achievements below (exception is the Candidate Trials and Aspect Arena achievements)

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Meta: Kiel Supporter (25 pts)

  • Complete six achievements supporting Ellen Kiel
  • Reward: Mini Ellen Kiel

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I Like Kiel (5 pts)

  • Contribute one support token for Ellen Kiel on board the Zephyr Sanctum (i.e. put 1 support token inside the support Ellen Kiel basket)

Kiel Every Day (5 pts)

  • Complete 3 daily achievements while supporting Ellen Kiel
  • Both the PvE (5/5) and the PvP (4/4) count so you can do both and get 2/3 towards completion in the same day. Just make sure your buff is active when you complete the last achievement required for each daily achievement.
  • Monthly achievement also counts towards this.
Tier Amount Points
1 1 1
2 3 4

Kiel: Dungeon Runner (10 pts)

  • Complete a dungeon while supporting Ellen Kiel. Just make sure the buff is active when you get the dungeon completion pop up.

Kiel: Homeland Support (5 pts)

  • 20 Kryta Events completed while supporting Kiel.
  • A good location for events in Kryta is in Kessex Hills. There is a chain of 3-4 events that basically run nonstop.

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Tier Amount Points
1 1 1
2 5 1
3 10 1
4 20 2

Kiel: Direct Support (5 pts)

  • Complete Tier 1 and Tier 2 of Ellen Kiel’s candidate trials – You must enter the candidate trials via the portal next to Ellen Kiel. You must do this in order (i.e. can’t do Tier 2 and then Tier 1).

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Kiel: Advanced Support (15 pts)

  • Complete Tier 3 and Tier 4 of Ellen Kiel’s candidate trials. You must do this in order (i..e can’t skip 1 &2 or do Tier 4 and then Tier 3).

Kiel: Maw Mulcher (10 pts)

  • Defeat the Jaded Maw inside Fractal of Mists while supporting Ellen Kiel. Just make sure the buff is on when you defeat Jaded Maw.
  • Do a fractal set at level 2 should be sufficient for this achievement.

Aspect Arena Frequenter (5 pts)

Tier Amount Points
1 1 1
2 5 1
3 10 1
4 15 2

Aspect Arena: Crystal Capper (5 pts)

  • Capture 10 crystals for your team in Aspect Arena
Tier Amount Points
1 1 1
2 3 1
3 6 1
4 10 2

Aspect Arena: Crystal Breaker (10 pts)

  • Defeat 15 Crystal Bearers in Aspect Arena
Tier Amount Points
1 1 1
2 5 2
3 10 2
4 15 5

Aspect Arena Regular (0 pts)

  • Play 12 rounds of Aspect Arena
  • You get a loot bag containing 1 rare

Support Evon Gnashblade


For doing the following set of achievements, you have to deposit a Support Token into the Support Evon Gnashblade baskets in the middle of Zephyr Sanctum. This will give you an Evon Gnashblade Representation Button which you can consume. It give you a buff that lasts for 1 hr and you must have this buff on for doing the achievements below (Exception is the Candidate Trials and Southsun Survival achievements)

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Meta: Gnashblade Supporter (25 pts)

  • Complete six achievements supporting Evon Gnashblade
  • Reward: Mini Evon Gnashblade

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I Like Evon (5 pts)

  • Contribute one support token for Evon Gnashblade on board the Zephyr Sanctum (i.e. put 1 support token inside the support Evon Gnashblade basket)

Gnash All the Blades (5 pts)

  • Complete 3 daily achievements while supporting Evon Gnashblade
  • Both the PvE (5/5) and the PvP (4/4) count so you can do both and get 2/3 towards completion in the same day. Just make sure your buff is active when you complete the last achievement required for each daily achievement.
  • Monthly achievement also counts towards this.
Tier Amount Points
1 1 1
2 3 4

Gnasblade: Dungeon Runner (10 pts)

  • Complete a dungeon while supporting Evon Gnashblade. Just make sure the buff is active when you get the dungeon completion pop up.

Gnashblade: Homeland Support (5 pts)

  • 20 Ascalon  Events completed while supporting Evon Gnashblade.
  • A good location in Ascalon to do events is in NW corner of Diessa Plateau where you can find numerous events.

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Tier Amount Points
1 1 1
2 5 1
3 10 1
4 20 2

Gnashblade Direct Support (5 pts)

  • Complete Tier 1 and Tier 2 of Evon Gnashblade’s candidate trials – You must enter the candidate trials via the portal next to Evon Gnashblade. You must do this in order (i.e. can’t do Tier 2 and then Tier 1).

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Gnashblade: Advanced Support (15 pts)

  • Complete Tier 3 and Tier 4 of Evon Gnashblade’s candidate trials. You must do this in order (i..e can’t skip 1 &2 or do Tier 4 and then Tier 3). 

Gnashblade: Maw Mulcher (10 pts)

  • Defeat the Jaded Maw inside Fractal of Mists while supporting Evon Gnashblade. Just make sure the buff is on when you defeat Jaded Maw.
  • Do a fractal set at level 2 should be sufficient for this achievement.

Survival Survivor (5 pts)

Tier Amount Points
1 1 1
2 5 1
3 15 3

Southsun Survival: High Scorer (5 pts)

  • Earn 2500 points while playing Southsun Survival.
  • Scavenging: 1 pt /scavenge (this includes revenge motes too)
  • Arrow hits: 1pt/hit
  • Player kills: 5 pts/kill
  • Sucessful traps: 2 pts/trap
  • Final Survivor: 50 pts
Tier Amount Points
1 1 1
2 100 1
3 1000 1
4 2500 2

Southsun Survival: Master Marksman (10 pts)

  • Use 10 sucessful Headshots against opponents in Southsun Survival.
Tier Amount Points
1 1 1
2 5 4
3 10 5

Southsun Survival Regular (0 pts)

  • Play 6 rounds of Southsun Survival
  • You get a loot bag containing 1 rare

By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

70 replies on “GW2 Cutthroat Politics achievement guide”

I don’t think you have to have the support buff on while doing candidate trials or Aspect Arena/Southsun Survival. Right?

As long the buff is active when you kill Jade Maw I think it is okay. You can pre-purchase representation buttons to stock up in your inventory so you can just refresh the buff if it is about to run out.

Nice guide, but i noticed a slight error here:

Meta: Gnashblade Supporter (25 pts)
Complete six achievements supporting Ellen Kiel

It’s only been out for about 4 hours and I’ve already found a bug with the Candidate Trials. If you have done either Ellen Kiel, or Evon Gnashblade’s Trial first and then switch to the opposing person’s trial, the “Let’s take this up a notch!” option still appears. Furthermore, if you click that and do it before the first tier trial, you will NOT be able to get credit for doing the first tier trial afterwards.

Do we have to have the button active through every single daily, or can we activate it just before completing our 5/5 dailies?

I bet you just need it in the last on to be completed because I didn’t have it on me when I did 1/5.

Does completing a Story Mode dungeon count towards the dungeon completion achievement for the candidates?

Thanks dulfy. 🙂 Could you also clarify the requirements needed for the Candidate Trials achievements? This page says you don’t need to have the supporter buff active before doing the activity, but the Candidate Trials page itself says you do. Furthermore, are you sure that you have to do all of the Tiers in order? Chatter on the official forums seems to suggest otherwise (unless they’re just glossing over T1 – 3).

Oops I forgot to update the candidate trials page. I can confirm that you do not need the buff.

As for doing it in order,I do believe so as we brought someone in for tier 3 when he didn’t do tier 1 and he didn’t get any achievements.

Hmm, but do you need to complete all the tiers in the same attempt? Or could you complete T1 and 2, then fail T3, and start again from T3 and still get the Advanced Support achievement?

No need to complete them in the same attempt. I can see where this is confusing. What I mean by doing them in order is you won’t get the Advanced Support achievement if you do tier 4 without having done tier 3 previously.

Situations like this can happen if you are in a group and someone have tier 4 unlocked but you never done tier 3 so you won’t get any achievements for doing tier 4.

Gotcha. 🙂 So basically, you must complete T1 before completing T2, and T3 before T4, but there’s otherwise no restriction on how many attempts you take to finish it.

This is really confusing on which tier you are up to. I found an easy way to complete it solo just stay at the back left side behind the plunderer spawn point let him run it down to 1000 treasure at the start stay out of aggro then just kill him as he spawns. thats it 🙂

I accidently did T2 of Gnashblade, and went back to do T1… no luck… Does that mean I can’t get the acheivement? T_T

Nevermind, I found a solution from official. Continue the progression as if you did that tier already.

IE, I did T2, do T2 again.

Hi! Does this also work for FoTM? For example: If I do FoTM LV2, can I get both Maw Mulcher and Dungeon Runner at the same time?

Hi Dulfy! 🙂

I think you have a copy-paste issue in the article… under Gnash All The Blades you have “Complete 3 daily achievements while supporting Ellen Kiel” instead of Evon… 🙂

Great guide though… as always… 🙂

“Gnash All the Blades (5 pts)

Complete 3 daily achievements while supporting Ellen Kiel”

I don’t think this is right.

Gnash All the Blades (5 pts)
Complete 3 daily achievements while supporting Ellen Kiel
Should be Gnashblade, not Ellen

You can get Gnash All the Blades (and I guess the Kiel equivalent) by completing the monthly as well.

I can support this. I did my PvE and PvP dailies then finished off my PvP monthly an now my Gnash All The Blades Achievement is done =)

so i did one run of citadel of flame and got the kiel dungeon achievement.. on the second run, i used the gnashblade buff but i didnt get the achievement… any idea why?

One of my fellow guildies got a rare version of the evon badge which she linked in chat and says that it has unlimited uses. Does anyone know anything about this

I did Arah Story …. did not get the Dungeon runner achievement – wasted 2 badges …. ARGHHHH….

That’s weird… I did Ascalon Catacombs Story twice (once for Kiel and once for Evon) and got the achievement both times.

If you had said waisted time I would have understood but badges are so easy to get….

PS: did CoF twice, 1 for each achiev and it worked fine.

I’ve completed Gnashblade Tier 1 & 2. I’ve completed Kiel Tier 1. I can’t seem to progress to Kiel Tier 2? Each time I go in I’m prompted to witness the exchange, which I do, then I exit. Keeps doing the same thing! (Candidate Trials)

Will we still be able to do the achs after 5 August?Because I heard the voting ends then and I’m not sure if it affects the achs.

its much easier solo than it is in a group. i did it on my warrior, zerker gear, axe/mace, bulls charge/bola throw/precision signet/elite signet

dulfy, how do i get the red flower back item, or how its called? saw at someone today but didnt understood how he got it.

I suppose you can, but you have to support both of them, if that’s okay with you two, meaning that you have to use the Elen Kiel and Evon Gnashblade rep buttons and do the achievements that require them to be active, for example, you have to be representing Evon Gnashblade while doing your dailies to get an achievement, and then you have to do the same for Elen Kiel the next day, so on and so forth. Hope this helped! 🙂

Hi! I would just like to ask. (Sorry for the noobish question in advance.)

Is there still a way to achieve the Kiel: Advanced Support and Gnashblade: Advanced Support? Will these comeback in some way in the future?

The reason I’m asking is because I’m better geared now compared to the time these were released last time. I was hoping to get a chance to attain them.

Sincerely,

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