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.


How to start

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.


Kessex Hills – 4 Krait Obelisk Shards  

Map of 4 Krait Obelisk Shards in Kessex Hills


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.


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


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


Gendarran Fields – 4 Krait Obelisk Shards

Map of 4 Krait Obelisk Shards in Gendarran Fields


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


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


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


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




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


  • insanelyapple

    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.

    • Eyebrows

      I found 3 in sparkfly fen, near the “North Shore” of the water

  • Diogo Pereira

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

    • korval

      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.

  • Diogo Pereira

    one here

  • Kiruki

    3rd one in sparkfly fen west of [&BLQDAAA=] Mire Waypoint all the way at the bottom

    • korval

      a map to help

  • luzran

    found one in Mount Maelstrom near the krait structure there

    • Azimuth

      Yup, I found 1 underneath and above the krait structure. Same with Timberline Falls

  • Raka Mahesa

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

    • korval


  • Diogo Pereira

    one here

  • Raka Mahesa

    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.

    • Jonathan C Dickinson

      NW of the island

    • korval


  • Lonezolf

    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.

  • Kiruki

    4th in mount maelstrom west of [&BNQCAAA=] Old Sledge Site Waypoint

  • Diogo Pereira

    other one here

  • Teneighty

    one here [Laughing Gull Waypoint]

  • Kiruki

    4th in bloodtide coast : west of [&BLABAAA=]Whisperwill Waypoint all the way against the south map border

    • korval


  • Beauty In Blood

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

    • Beauty In Blood

      note: go West. Sorry 🙂

  • Nova Lelie

    One more in Bloodtide Coast at Castavall Waypoint. Go down into the cave below.

  • Effy

    With every shard now, i’m 22/24.. any idea where the last two are?

    • luzran

      all 24 are listed now…I’m actually 23/24…pretty annoying indeed!

    • Ayumi Dai

      with this guide you must have 24 ;)…

    • korval

      this is why we need checklists! 🙁

    • narg

      if you have 22, you probably missed 2 in caledon forest

  • Charlotte Sandford

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

    Hope this helps.

  • lulou


  • dr[high]st

    this post isn’t visible in category ‘GW2’ for me…strange.
    btw thx for all the helpful informations ^^

    • Oops, should show up now

  • Reglat

    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

    • sedih

      I also stuck at 23/24 after emergency patch. no clue

      • Make sure you grabbed the one near the Treacherous Vents POI in mount maelstrom, I forgot to mark it on the map

      • EB user

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

        • Jackie.Z

          same for me…23/24.really dam.

  • Larxene Rakushinu

    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

    • Oops, should be marked now 🙂

      • Reglat

        Actually, the directions say 4 in Maelstrom, but now only 3 are marked?

        • Reglat

          NVM, you have 2 listed in such a similar area, I see you count that as 2.

  • ZBoss

    Anyone else stuck at 22/24? I’ve hit every shard twice and it says completed but still missing 2?!

    • jackie.Z

      stuck at 23/24

      • ZBoss

        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.

        • Aer Chan

          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.

    • Ergo Iam

      Nope, I got all of mine. Go through the guide, picture by picture until you ensure you’ve found them all.

    • Frank Godzillaman Gogley

      yup stuck too and it sucks not being able to get the award

  • Starxidisths

    if u count all of the shards in the pictures its 24/25 where is the last 1?

  • Starxidisths

    ops i thought its 25 soz

  • vaffel

    Dulfy you are missin the one in mount malstorm near old sige waypoint

    • No I am not, scroll down. People tend to skip the second part of mount maelstrom for some reason

  • ZBoss

    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.

    • Detheri

      Thanks for info. same problem here 22/24 and double checked all shards 🙁

      • ZBoss

        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

        • IamOverHere

          glad i saw this post im at 23 and going nuts re visiting em all

  • Jinsei

    How come if I count all your locations I end up with 22 shards? o.o

    • N/A

      then you are stupid in counting

    • Jinsei

      Shees what is wrong with me xD I cant count lmao So weird o.o

    • 4+ 4+ 4+ 2+ 4 + 4+ 2 = 24

  • Soren Walker

    Awesome guide! Thanks so much! I was running around lost.

  • Does this have to be done on the character level or can it be done account side with all characters?

  • Ermagerd erma troll

    it can be done with all toons

  • Stephanie Morin

    Just checked my numbers and Im going to be 23 out of 24…….the hell.

  • Thiago Gusmão

    I’ve done everything and i’m just with 21. Wtf

  • wodaji

    Is it still possible to get this?

    • wodaji

      Not available anymore. The krait took their toys back though the portal.

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