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GW2 Toxic Krait Historian achievement guide

GW2 Toxic Krait Historian achievement guide showing you how to obtain all 24 Krait Obelisk Shards. Thanks to everyone who submitted the locations of these obelisk shards.

Note: There is a bug where some players can get 23/24. Transcribing the Obelisk Shards is an action that can be interrupted if you get attacked. Double check if you have scanned every obelisk shard. If you double checked everything and still at 23/24 then wait for a possible patch to fix this bug.

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Talk to Priory Arcanist Dolja in Kessex Hills to get a Krait Obelisk Shard Transcriber from her once you have completed the story instance in Kessex Hills.

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Kessex Hills – 4 Krait Obelisk Shards  


Map of 4 Krait Obelisk Shards in Kessex Hills

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Krait Obelisk Shard #1 – North of Ireko Tradecamp Waypoint

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  • To get to this obelisk, you need to swim a bit north into the tower and there is a little tunnel down there you can access that allow you to get to the krait obelisk to the south.

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Krait Obelisk Shard 2 &3 – South of Viathan Waypoint

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  • These two are kinda close to each other. They are both south of Viathan Waypoint

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Krait Obelisk Shard #4 – West of Overlook Haven Waypoint

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  • Swim west from the waypoint and you should spot this krait obelisk

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Gendarran Fields – 4 Krait Obelisk Shards


Map of 4 Krait Obelisk Shards in Gendarran Fields

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Krait Obelisk Shard #1 – SE of Lionbridge Waypoint

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Krait Obelisk Shard #2 – SE of Brigantine Waypoint

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Krait Obelisk Shard #3 – NW of Northfields Waypoint

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Krait Obelisk Shard #4 – South of Amuten Waypoint

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Bloodtide Coast– 4 Krait Obelisk Shards


Map of 4 Krait Obelisk Shards in Bloodtide Coast

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Krait Obelisk Shard #1 – West of Sorrowful Waypoint

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Krait Obelisk Shard #2 – South of Laughing Gull Waypoint

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Krait Obelisk Shard #3 – Beneath Castavall Waypoint

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Krait Obelisk Shard #4 – West of Whisperwill Waypoint

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Caledon Forest – 2 Krait Obelisk Shards


Map of Krait Obelisk Shards in Caldeon Forest

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Krait Obelisk Shard #1 – East of Kraitbane Haven Waypoint (Slaver’s Deeps POI)

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Krait Obelisk Shard #2 – South of Titan’s Staircase Waypoint (Stormwreck Deeps POI)

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Sparkfly Fen – 4 Krait Obelisk Shards


Map of Krait Obelisk Shards in Sparkfly Fen

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Krait Obelisk #1-3 East/South of Forvar’s Waypoint

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Krait Obelisk #4 West of Mire Waypoint

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Mount Maelstrom – 4 Krait Obelisk Shards


Krait Obelisk #1-4 – East/SE of Oxbow Isle Waypoint

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  • There are four krait obelisk shards in this little area.
  • One of them is on top of the krait tower near the vista while the other one is underwater.
  • The third one is right on the Treacherous Vent POI
  • The fourth one is west of Old Sledge Site Waypoint

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Timberline Falls – 2 Krait Obelisks


Krait Obelisk #1-2 – East of Nonmoa Waypoint

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  • One is in the water and the other is on top of the krait tower near the Krait Witch/vista

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By Dulfy

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

67 replies on “GW2 Toxic Krait Historian achievement guide”

There are two in Sparkfly Fen in Leeshore Gauntlet.
Another one right from Jackdaw’s Reef [&BL0DAAA=] in water ofc and north part of Whiterflank River vista.

you have to in Timberline falls on [&BDoCAAA=] ( Sipedon Deeps) One close to the vista and other on the water

here’s the map. The location is at the very top next to the champion Krait; which you need to kill to the Krait Bane achievement. Hopefully there’s a lot of people there when you arrive.

There are 4 shards in Gendarran, the last one is on the most south east river, near the bottom edge of the map

1 at blood tide coast, underwater near the Sorrowful Sound island (it’s a rocky island north west of the map). The shard isn’t inside the cave underneath the island BTW, it’s outside.

Found 3 in Mount Maelstrom. one SW of the big krait structure, right on the Treacherous Vents POI, one at the top of the structure, just before the champion, and one at the bottom.

There is another spot in Mount Mealstrom. Old Sledge Site Waypoint and go east and you will find shard under water.

Kessex Hills : 4
Bloodtide Coast: 4
Gendarran Fields: 4
Caledon Forest: 2
Sparkfly Fen: 4
Mount Maelstrom: 4
Timberline Falls: 2

Hope this helps.

I had 4-5 shards done, before ANOTHER emergency patch. After using the list here I was 22/24. I went back and did EVERY one of them again, still no updates. STUCK

Same case for me 🙁
I had 5 before the patch, followed this guide to the ‘T’ and I end up with only 23/24…

Hi dulfy. In the maelstrom map, you forgot to mark on the map the location near the Treacherous Vents POI.
I almost missed it because I only look at map

I’ve gone through the guide twice, after it was updated for the full 24/24. Apparently on the bug forum it’s pretty common, something about if you get interrupted while channeling even if you complete it the shard still won’t count.

I made sure I never once got interrupted, everything was dead before I started transcribing because I knew about this bug, but somehow I’m at 23/24.

There is a bug currently with this achievement, if you get interrupted while channeling the shard will no longer count, even if you redo the full channel. A lot of people are stuck at 22/24 or 23/24 because of this. If you revisit the shards it will say completed even though it is not.

Ya saw the post on Reddit earlier today after thinking I was completely crazy. This same sort of bug screwed me with SAB Master of Baubles. Going to wait for the hotfix before I go running around the world checking for a 3rd time. Sadly like Master of Baubles we will likely not be awarded for the 2 interrupted shard but will be forced to run around and find out which two on our own. LoL

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