GW2 The Nightmares Within achievement guide
A guide to all the The Nightmares Within achievements Living World update. This is a work in progress.
Meta and AP breakdown
The meta achievement, The Nightmares Within, rewards 25 AP and a Gas Mask skin that can be applied to any headgear.
- Gas Mask Skin [&AgH9vgAA] with 3 dye channels.
All 10 achievements in this category counts towards the meta but you can also do dallies related to this category for meta completion.
|The Nightmares Within (meta)||25|
|Tower of Nightmares Survivor||5|
|The Nightmares Within||5|
|Tower of Nightmares High Diver||2|
|Tower of Nightmares Diver||3|
|Tower Antitoxin Injector||5|
|Tower Hybrid Slayer||5|
|Tower Hybrid Master||5|
|Tower Treasure Hunter||3|
Getting to Tower of Nightmare
The entrance to Tower of Nightmare can be find in Kessex Hills. All of the achievements in this Living World category can be completed inside the tower.
Getting through Tower of Nightmare
The tower has 3 levels and you get a checkpoint for reaching level 2 and level 3. Just talk to the Priory Travel Golem not far from the entrance if you wish to quick travel to level 2 or level 3 after you have unlocked them.
If there is an event in a specific level, you must complete it before you can proceed further through that level. There are usually two events that are chained together. Completing the first will unlock access to the second event in which you must defeat a champion to proceed further.
Tower Nemesis- Kill 4 different factions of Scarlet’s minions
This is a very easy achievement you can get probably within 10-20 minutes of getting inside the tower. The four factions you need to kill are Aetherblades, Molten Alliance, Toxic Alliance, and Clockworks.
Tower Explorer – Find 9 chambers in Tower of Nightmares
There are 9 chambers in Tower of Nightmares, 3 on each level. However, only 3 chambers are active on a specific map/overflow. Since there are a lot of vertical layers within each level, if you don’t see the chamber at the location marked, look up.
You will need to approach all 9 different chambers to complete this achievement but you don’t have to enter them. (Chamber locations & map provided by Godd)
Tower of Nightmares Survivor – Survive 10 chambers in Tower of Nightmares
Unlike Tower Explorer achievement, you do not have to enter 10 different chambers. You just have to enter a total of 10 chambers and complete them. Since there are only 3 chambers active in a specific map at anytime and you cannot enter them again after completing them, you can either enter a different map/overflow or wait for the set of 3 to “rotate” in the same map.
If you have already completed Tower Explorer achievement, try find maps/overflows with active chambers that are in level 1 or very end of level 2 (since it is next to checkpoint for level 3). The level 3 chambers are a pain to reach and not really worth the time investment.
The Nightmares Within – Complete 15 events inside the Tower of Nightmares
Since the tower forces you to do events to proceed through a level, you should already have some event completion credits when you make you way from the entrance to the very top of the tower. For addition events you can just hop around the levels and maps to see which ones have events.
Achievements at tower top
The next couple achievements are only able to be completed if you have reached the very top of the tower.
Tower of Nightmares High Diver
When you reach the very top of the tower (above level 3). You will find the Tricolor chest and the entrance to the final story instance The Nightmare Incarnate. Nearby is a platform with diving googles. Using it and land in the water below will give you the Tower of Nightmares High Diver achievement.
Tower of Nightmares Diver
Once you landed in the water below, swim back and make you way back to the same location. This time, instead of using the diving goggles, go through the The Nightmare Incarnate instance. Do not exit the instance after you have defeated the final Toxic Hybrid boss.
Instead, look for a portal in the SE portion of the room. Go through that will port you to Kessex Hills and land you on a branch with a pair of diving goggles.
Tower Antitoxin Injector
You should have received this achievement when you completed the Nightmare Incarnate instance for the first time. After defeating the Toxic Hybrid, you will be asked to inject antitoxin into the tower.
Tower Hybrid Slayer – Kill the Toxic Hybrid three times
This achievement is only unlocked after you have killed Toxic Hybrid once. You will need to kill him 3 more times to complete this achievement.
Tower Hybrid Master – Kill the Toxic Hybrid without dying/downed
Like Tower Hybrid Slayer, this achievement is only unlocked if you have killed the Toxic Hybrid once. This means that you must kill the Toxic Hybrid a second time without getting any party members downed or die.
There appears to be a second requirement of all party members not die (downed is okay) in the entire instance (not just Toxic Hybrid) but you can do this either solo or in a party (it is easier in a party).
Getting this achievement reward you with Mini Toxic Nimross
Tower Treasure Hunter – Open the tri-key chest 5 times
You get 1 set of keys for free in the mail but this is once per account.
Additional keys can be found as drops via the mobs all over the tower. The key drops off the random mobs inside the tower are random. However, if you complete the chambers on various floors, they have a chance to give you specific colored keys
- First level chambers drops Mysterious Blue Key
- Second level chambers drops Mysterious Green key
- Third level chambers drops Mysterious Pink key
If you are lazy like me, you can also purchase them from Marjory’s Helper Dee for 10 Pristine Spore samples and 15 silver per colored key (30 samples and 45 silver for a whole key). You can purchase 3 colored key or 1 complete key per account per day.
The vendor is located in Kessex Hills in the camp just west of the Tower but make sure you have completed Toxic Spore Sampler achievement from the previous Living World achievement category by giving her 50 Pristine Spore samples.
When you combine the 3 different colored keys together to form a tri-key, you can open the tri-key chest at the top of the tower which can contain some rare stuff such as
- Air-Filtration Device – [&AgH/vgAA]— a headgear skin for all weight classes with 3 dye channels. Comes as skin (account bound) or as rare headpieces (tradable) so there are 4 versions in total (skin + 3 armor types)
- Toxic Spore Skin back-slot item- [&AgEJvwAA]– Tradeable
- Mini Toxic Hybrid – Account bound (Modeled by Handin)
- Infinite Toxic Krait Tonic – Account bound (Modeled by Handin)
- Recipe (400 Artifice): 50 Armored Scale, 250 Pristine Toxic Spore Sample, 20 Bottles of Elonian Wine and 3 Bloodstone Bricks