GW2 Associate of Baubles World 2achievement guide with a list of all bauble locations in World 2 Zone 1 required for the achievement. This guide uses information provided by THMurphy and is updated for 2016 release.
This guide works 100% for the 2016 release. Only thing is different is that the infantile cloud no longer lead you to checkpoint 1 and direct you to checkpoint 2 instead. Therefore you have to manually climb to checkpoint 1 for the baubles. Also, make sure you check with Betty Baubles at end of the zone to see if you have all the baubles before killing the boss.
This guide will also complete Associate of Secrets so if you are doing this you do not need to read Associate of Secrets guide.
For a painless collection of baubles, use Infantile mode, which works but you need to buy keys from shops since mobs do not drop them. Make sure you have at least 50 baubles to start for 2 keys just in case.
Couple of other things
- Make sure your bauble wallet is never full during the collection of baubles. Waste them on bombs if you are full.
- Only baubles in the “open” world and in chests count – those dropped by enemies or found by smash things in shop/dug up do not.
- You cannot exit to SAB hub while doing this, doing so will reset your progress. You can die or go to Moto’s Hell (i.e. where you need to buy more continue coins).
- If you DC/crash etc then you will need to start over.
2016 Video Guide (Also includes Associate of Secrets World 2 achievement)
Start to checkpoint 1
1. Red Bauble (+20)
Go left from the starting point and climb up the rocks to get to the double waterfalls. Behind the right waterfall on the bottom is a hidden room with water sprouts.
2. Yellow Bauble (+10)
Exit that room and manually climb up and follow the path. Jump on to this rock and go behind it. You will find a yellow bauble.
Checkpoint 1 to 2
3-6. Blue Baubles (4)
These baubles are all encountered in your travel through this section so should be fairly easy.
7. Blue Bauble (1)
Single bauble here.
8-11. Blue Baubles (4)
Four baubles across the bridge spanning the chasm.
No baubles in the raft section.
Buy a key from the store just left of checkpoint 5. (i.e. right after you got off the raft). This also counts as your first hidden room (After a wild ride).
12. Blue Bauble
Don’t use the cloud here, instead, you have to throw a bomb at the crocodile and then use the flower to shoot yourself across to get this bauble.
13. Yellow Bauble
Make sure you are still carrying the key, use this flower pad to shoot yourself to the middle of the waterfall, which should put you into into a hidden cave. If you don’t know how to do this flower pad properly, drop the key somewhere safe and practice it so you don’t lose your key to the waterfall.
14. Blue Bauble
Continue to the inside of the cave and you should see some yellow trees you can burn using candle/torch. Past that there is a single blue bauble.
15. Green Bauble
Continue to go up past the blue bauble and to your left you should see a green bauble.
16. Red Bauble
Unlock the chest with your key for a red bauble.
17. Blue Bauble
Head to the ledge and follow the pictures to get the blue bauble up in the toad area.
No bauble in this section with water sprouts.
18. Green Bauble
Immediately after the checkpoint, go left and jump up on the ledges. This allow you to go back to the waterfall where you will find a bombable wall with a green bauble. This also counts as your second hidden room.
19-21. Blue Baubles (3)
Go near the hillbillies and go through the forest where you will find 3 Blue Baubles. Don’t touch the Racoon King as he doesn’t count.
22-25 Blue Baubles (4)
Near one corner of the maze is a bear guarding a yellow tree. Burn it and through a bomb on the ground to make a hole appear. go inside to collect 4 blue baubles (lots of bears to fight through). This counts as your third hidden room.
26. Red Bauble
Before you cross the waterfall with the moving logs, jump down to this little rock and use a bomb. This should open up a hidden room on the very bottom floor. This counts as your fourth hidden room.
27. Blue Bauble
Hop on the closest log that flows over the river and then use it to ride to the water sprout at the very end. Use the water sprout to jump to the nearby wall and jump down to find this blue bauble.
28. Blue Bauble
Climb the nearby wall and use the flower pads.mushroom to get across. If you fall off the flowers than use the thingie near the hillbillie to get back up. Entering the shop counts as fifth hidden room. Do not leave the shop just yet! Throw a bomb on the ground near the fire place to reveal sixth hidden room.
29-30 Blue Baubles (2)
Blow the wall near the shop with a bomb and enter a toad cave. Inside the cave are three rooms, with the middle room being the one you entered. There is a blue bauble in the left room with the toad and another blue bauble in the right room (no water). This counts as seventh hidden room.
Clear the toads with bombs.
31. Green Bauble
In that left room you got your blue bauble, there is a wall you can break with your bomb to reveal another hidden room with a green bauble inside it and lots of toads. This counts as eighth hidden room.
32. Yellow Bauble
Go back to the hillbillies near the checkpoint and carefully drop down. You will need to jump on the rocks to follow the river upstream where you can find a mushroom pad that will take you up. There is a yellow bauble behind the waterfall.
33. Red Bauble
Use the bomb on the wall behind the yellow bauble to reveal another hidden room. This counts as ninth hidden room. Once inside you will be ganked right away by a hillbillie so be prepared. The room is a maze with tons of hillbillies so don’t run around crazy. They aggro by proximity so pull them one at the time. Room is a maze so keep going left and at the exit you will find a red bauble. Beware that exit is guarded by a bear so prepare to fight when you exit.
34. Blue Bauble
After you exit the hillbillie area, burn the tree with torch/candle and then grab this blue bauble.
35. Blue Bauble
Take the teleporter up to the top of the waterfalls and then drop down to grab this blue bauble.Note there is also a hidden room here that can be found by bombing the walls behind the first waterfall. This counts as your tenth hidden room.
36. Purple Bauble
Go back to the shop near the last checkpoint and then buy a key. This shop counts as eleventh hidden room. Carry the key all the way to the next checkpoint and activate it. There are two ways to reach that chest
Note: Drop your key on the checkpoint and practice a bit first, especially with method 2 so you don’t die to the waterfall and lose your key.
Method 1: Jump from the flower rock to the rock near the waterfall but this is abit harder post-patch. You want to turn left while in he air so you land on that little stub.
Method 2: Jump on the closest log to the final checkpoint and then face towards the cliff. When you get to the height of the nearby pillar on your way down, hold down W and you will walk to a ledge at the very bottom. There is an entryway at the right side of the ledge where you will enter a cave filled with bears and mushroom jump pads that allow you to get to the chest.
37. Blue Bauble
Use the flower pad above the checkpoint to get this bauble.
38. Blue Bauble
Use the next flower pad and then grab this bauble around the walls.
Now all you need to do is to fight the boss and you will have your achievement once the boss is dead!