GW2 Flashpoint and Draconis Mons Achievements Guide.
Meta Achievement – Flashpoint Mastery
Meta achievement is much easier to complete this round. Only need to complete 20 achievements out of 30+.
You get 5 AP and the Houndskin Shoulder Skin, made fresh from Garm.
There are achievements to do in the very first story instance (Taimi’s Pet Project) and the last story instance (Heart of the Volcano)
Fire Fighter – 2 AP
Taimi’s Pet Project Instance. Repair three of Taimi’s malfunctioning sprinklers. These sprinklers only spawn once the three mirrors are repaired by the golems. You need to use the stairs and then the updrafts to reach the sprinklers. Land near them and press F to repair them.
Ring of Fire – 3 AP
Taimi’s Pet Project Instance. During the fight with Lazarus, avoid his ring of fire attacks. They appear as an orange circle first so you have time to dodge out.
Born for Battle – 0 AP
Taimi’s Pet Project Instance. Defeat 10 mercenaries in the battle. Pretty easy achievement that you should automatically get if you are doing the story solo.
Go Nuts with the Scanning – 5 AP
You have to scan 9 objects to complete this achievement in Heart of the Volcano. . The 9 objects are
- First Orb you have to scan
- Second Orb you have to scan
- Third Orb you have the scan
- Any of the anchors around one of the orb
- Any of the destroyer mobs
- The machine housing Balthazar
- Tegon (Balthazar hounds)
Fancy Flying – 5 AP/Title
You may have to repeat the Heart of the Volcano instance a few times for this achievement. When you doing the descent, you need to avoid getting hit by the green balls shot by the destroyers. At first it is pretty easy but as you get down to the final orb, there are numerous destroyers all shooting at you. Luckily you just have to break one of the anchors to despawn the destroyers so scan the orb and then destroy the anchor ASAP. Once that first anchor is down, you are pretty much guaranteed the achievement. You will get the achievement at the end on the Balthazar platform.
Excess Energy – 3 AP
Only doable at the very end of the Heart of the Volcano. After you destroy that big “thing” in the middle, energy orbs will pop up in the sky and you have to glide to each. Find all 12 to complete the achievement. Sometimes the instance may bug out and only show you 10 out of the 12. In that case you have to restart the instance.
There are achievements for killing the various champions mobs that spawns at various locations in Draconis Mons
Arachnogenesis – 3 AP
Kill the Champion Webby Mother just NW of Ancient Hollow Waypoint
Desecration Prevention– 3 AP
Slay a champion Molten Desecrator near Titan’s Throat. In part II of the the Cull the Destroyers meta event, where it tells you to Eradicate all destroyer burrow clusters and their defenders, you will find Champion Molten Desecrators guarding the burrows. Kill them and complete the event for the achievement (event has to be completed for the achievement to trigger).
Dinosaur King Ascension – 3 AP
Kill the Champion Stonehead King in Savage Rise. There is a pre-event to escort the baby Bristlebacks from a scout NPC a bit north of Scout Clearing POI
Expensive Taste – 3 AP
Kill the Champion Emperor Mattake that spawns east of Ancient Hollow Waypoint
Nature’s Wrath– 3 AP
Kill the Champion Greater Wardbough at Eternal Pool PoI in Savage Rise. There is a pre-event from Scout Clearing POI to escort the NPC to Eternal Pool to spawn this champion.
Powerless Suit – 3 AP
Kill the Champion Inquest Power Suit Mark II that spawns at Asura Gate POI in Rata Arcanum.
Wurm Slurper– 3 AP, 1 Mastery
Kill the Champion Bloodstone Charged Lava Wurm that spawns at Wurm’s Furnace POI not far from Heathen’s Hold Waypoint.
Golemancer’s Treasure – 5 AP,
While this is masked as an exploration achievement, what you really need to do is to kill the Champion Arid Parasite Devourer that spawns in the Golemancer’s Tomb. Once that champion is killed, the treasure spawns and you can interact with it to get the achievement.
Golemancer’s Tomb can be access by using the Thermal Tube at Heathen’s Hold Waypoint and then flying SW towards the path that will lead to the area (see achievement Crypt Keeper for a video if you are unsure)
Terror of the Boiling Sea – 5 AP, 1 Mastery
Kill either Legendary Destroyer Aestus or Legendary Destroyer Ignis. They both spawn above the Boiling Sea on those giant platforms. They will only spawn if the meta event Cull the Destroyers is progressed to the last phase – Defeat the destroyer lieutenants.
Exfoliating – 0 AP
More of a troll achievement, you will get this when you die in the Boiling Sea. The water ticks constant DoT damage and can kill you in a few seconds.
Burnin’ Down the House– 3 AP
There are two turrets near Heathen’s Hold Waypoint on the way to the volcano. Near one of the turrets is an Oil Barrel some Cannonballs. What you want to do is to jump oil on the cannonballs and then keep dumping oil (press #1) in a path until you connect the oil to the lava. this will cause a chain reaction that will blow up the turrets.
Crypt Keeper – 3 AP
Find the Golemancer’s Tomb. You have to enter this specific room for the achievement to trigger.
Hot Splashes – 3 AP
Diving Goggle achievement. Run to the volcano from Heathen’s Hold Waypoint and use the diving goggle there. You want to aim for the little bucket below in the boiling water.
White Hat – 9 AP
Bit of a tedious achievement but you have to hack 60 Inquest terminals for the achievement. These Inquest terminals are in the Rata Arcanum area. You get Inquest Datapads from the Inquest mobs as drops and then use them to “hack” the terminals (pressing F).
Searing Ascent – 10 AP, 1 Mastery
This is the jumping puzzle achievement for this new map. Jumping puzzle isn’t too bad (not really any hard jumps) and there are three checkpoints along the way. However, it can be confused to figure out where to go. Checkpoints are not required for the final chest/achievement so you can have a mesmer portal. You also absolutely need the new Oakheart Essence mastery for the jumping puzzle.
Insight: Western Boiling Sea – 1 AP, 1 Mastery
Can use Oakheart Essence Mastery to speed it up or just use updrafts
Insight: Scalding Gorge – 1 AP, 1 Mastery
Don’t know a way to do this one without the new mastery
Insight: Savage Rise – 1 AP, 1 Mastery
Scavenger Hunt Achievements
Rock Collector – 15 AP, Title
- Fairly long achievement involving you getting 60 Firestone Shards. You do get the Rock Star title though.
- Guide here
People Watching – 7 AP, 1 Mastery
- Easier achievement that have you plant scanners all over the map.
- Guide here
Lesson Learned – 6 AP, Sentinent Consumer
- Need to locate 14 recordings, some of which are kind of tricky. Rewards you with a Sentient Consumer for Unbound Magic
- Guide here
Druid Stone– XAP, Backpacks
- Multiple achievements that are timegated and give you various Druid Stone backpieces.
- Guide here