GW2 Lunar New Year 2018 Achievements Guide

A guide to the Lunar New Year 2018 Achievements in GW2.

New Items

Lucky Dog Lantern

  • Available as a drop from envelopes


Lucky Great Dog Lantern

  • Drop from envelopes or make it yourself. The recipe is 1 Lucky Dog Lantern, 20 Elonian Wine, 250 Essence of Luck (blue) and 25 Lucky New Year Firework


Mini Lunar “Horse’

  • Available for 8 gold 88 silver from the vendor in Crown Pavilion.


Lunar New Year

These achievements are able to be completed one time only.

Celestial Companion – 5 AP

Soulbind any of the Lucky Great Backpacks during the Lunar New Year Festival. The recipe is 1 Lucky Lantern, 20 Elonian Wine, 250 Essence of Luck (blue) and 25 Lucky New Year Firework or you can just buy them from the TP.

Celestial Racer – 5 AP, Mini Lunar Gourdog

Complete the race event in DR during Lunar New Year under 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Race occurs periodically in Crown Pavilion. You will need a mount for this achievement.


Firecracker Finder – 5 AP

Find all 10 firecrackers in the Crown Pavilion. See guide here for a more details but here is a map of their location below.


Golden Firestarter – 5 AP

Earn gold medal in the Lunar New Year Adventure. You will need to grab 12 firecrackers within 4:30 for gold. It is fairly easy to get gold as most people finish below 4 minutes. Use the path below.


Light Up the Sky – 5 AP, Mini Lunar Shepard

Self explanatory, just light up 88 fireworks.


Sparking Celebration – 5 AP

Set off 8 Great Fireworks during Lunar New Year Festival. You can buy these on TP (any of the four will work).


New Year Customs

These achievements are repeatable once a year.

New Year’s Benevolence – 5 AP/25

Donate 100 Steamed Red Dumpling to Drooburt’s Ghost in Crown Pavilion. These food can be found on the TP (fairly expensive atm). Can be done a max of 5 times for 25 AP.


Celestial Messenger – 5 AP/25 AP

Complete the race event 3 times for 5 AP up to a max of 25 AP.

Celestial Racer (Annual)

Complete the race event under 3 minutes and 30 seconds

New Year’s Resolution (Annual)

Complete the race event under 5 minutes and 30 seconds without a mount.

Golden Firestarter (Annual)

Earn gold medal in the Lunar New Year Adventure.

Sparking Celebration (Annual)

Set off a Great Firework during Lunar New Year Festival.

Light Up the Sky (Annual)

Set off 100 fireworks during the Lunar New Year Festival

Firework Festival – 5 AP/25 AP

Set off 300 fireworks during the Lunar New Year Festival. Repeatable 5 times for a max of 25 AP.

Dragon Ball

See guide to the Dragon Ball activity here: None of the achievements here grant any AP, only lucky envelopes.


Dragon Ball Champion

Win 10 games of Dragonball. This can be repeatedly infinitely and each time you get Coffers that grant you tokens to buy more lucky envelopes than the daily max.

Dragon’s Shadow (Annual)

Gain 5 Invisibility Power-ups (marked as # on the map) in the Dragon Ball arena. 8 Little Lucky Envelopes per completion.

Dragon’s Gaze (Annual)

Interrupt 8 skills (using #4 skill Dragon Kick) in the Dragon Ball arena. 8 Little Lucky Envelopes per completion.

Dragon’s Heart (Annual)

Gain 8888 HP (running through blue orbs) while in the Dragon Ball arena. 8 Little Lucky Envelopes per completion.

Dragon’s Breath (Annual)

Gain 4 Dragon Damage power-up (marked as # on the map) in the Dragon Ball arena. 8 Little Lucky Envelopes per completion.

  • Abu

    Really steamed dumplings why

    • narg

      1) its chinesse food
      2) tp is full of this from last chinesse events
      3) someone will be fucking rich

    • Taiwan Wolf

      only the best for the worst

  • Alot

    I never had to touch dragonball again. The sense of achievement completion is only outdone by the sense of relief.

    • lol

      omg I feel the exact same way :’)

    • narg

      no a single achi for that is fucking joke

      • Braghez

        Well, prefer no achies on it. I was a pain in the ass with people leaving the match every time they were losing.
        That said, with 10 wins you get easy 25g, so it’s still quite fair even without achies imo.

        • pete

          but the time it took you to get that 10 wins, perhaps you can earn more by other farming method, like maybe silverwastes. Not to mention it’s much less frustrating too.

          • Braghez

            Probably yes, it’s just an alternative. Never said it’s the most optimal farm ever :p

        • narg

          actually i reach AP limit from daily, so i can get AP only from events, so i need every easy AP instead of any gold :/

          btw how did u make 25gold with 10 win ??

          • Braghez

            It gives you a coin that you can use to buy a bundle of special lucky envelopes.
            Btw it’s a bit less, remembered that they were more than 10 in the bundle.
            At that point it’s probably better to buy the Dragon Ball Champion’s Divine Lucky Evelope for 1g and sell it for 15-16. The profit is much higher.

    • kazerniel

      I felt the same on reading the new stuff they introduced 😀 I grew to despise that minigame so much, I hate PvP anyway, especially when they shove it in PvE contexts.

      • Alot

        I don’t mind playing it a few times, even if I dont like it, its just that most of the achievements run counter to good gameplay. While dealing damage and farming health boosters is okay, trying to interrupt people or pick up all those far flung boosters means you aren’t playing properly while farming achieves – especially given the short window you have to pick up those achievements.

  • AbnerDoon

    Not bad they even set up a new race.

  • Imber

    Did they move the last Firecracker because I can’t find it, though I’m at the exact map location and see all the same scenery?

    • pete

      Is it the one on a tiny bridge? If it is, at first glance, it doesn’t seem like you can go underneath that ground, but there’s actually a space underneath it. The firecracker is there.

  • SuzukiMasami

    The Fireworks sold by Pyromaster Zarrt in Rata Sum don’t count for any of the achievements. This is an important point that should be emphasized in this guide.

    • narg

      dude, pls can you tell me, what bring you to the idea, that ANYTHING outside Divinity Reach, where ONLY is chinesse celebration held will work ??

      • Pink

        because it has worked in past years. Settle the shit down.

        • narg

          oh, sorry, i did know about that, so it was obviously an exploit and now i should probably report you both for using it

          • Dofty

            You are wrong in so many ways. The Fireworks in Rata Sum DID work for the last 4 years. And many people used it to cheapskate get the AP done. A notice that this – perhaps unintended bug has been hotfixed – could be nice, since the vast majority of the playerbase knew about this.

  • TJ

    man the race of foot is hard. Anyone have suggestion of you did it? I did it with my dagger thief, and lost the achievement by like 30seconds more or less.

    • narg

      ranger with 25% pasive speed sigil, quickness and warhorn sped buff, i got 0 sec at finish line, but got achi

      thief with shortbow teleport + quicknes with dodge or mesmer with blink teleport + speed from focus? (not sure), both were faster then me

      also i dont know, if supply line mastery speed boost is applied here ?? bcz its give 15% speed boost in city

      • TJ

        not sure if speed bonus work with the leader of the pact3 I had too.

    • Smari

      I use thief with shortbow teleport and leader of the pact 3, your teleport must be finished before the flags for not fail

    • top 4 best classes: Thief, ranger, warrior, ele.
      for your thief run this: Steal 20s CD (traited) 1.2k units, Infiltrator’s Strike 15s CD (effectively) 900 units, Shadowstep 40s CD (traited) 1.2k units, Infiltrator’s Signet 24s (traited).

      • Dofty

        Steal only works with a target. You using ambient creatures or what? :p

        • Mushmush

          i guess hes using steal for the swiftness, not the port. steal still triggers the trait even without target

    • Manuel

      I did it very easily with a Druid (Natural Stride trait = +33% movement speed passive) and staff #3. 🙂

      Wouldn’t even need any passive boost if you have the Pact Commander -> Advanced Logistics mastery as it will give you 33% speedboost while in cities.

      • shortorder

        between staff 3 and GS 3 i had no problem

    • Yanshuly Katz

      just did the foot race with my mesmer(mirage)
      i used blink+mimic, jaunt on elit + blessing of the gods ( u can get it on map for 5 min)
      and a kite for 5% plus speed
      finished the race with 2+ min on timer

    • Zietlogik

      managed it with warrior on first attempt. Sword/Horn – GS with bulls rush utility

    • kazerniel

      I got it on first attempt with my ranger. Leader of the Pact III and GS Swoop on cooldown + Quickening Zephyr (though that might have been unnecessary on top of the Leader of the Pact III).

      On the other hand the mounted one feels impossible as did the Wintersday one with a rented mount :/

  • KJ

    That Lucky Great Dog has seen some shit in his life…

    • Zietlogik

      it looks like the devil is trying to speak through it

  • Chesca Lilly

    Do you need a mount for the Golden Firestarter Acheivement?

    • narg

      you have video guide few posts up

      • Springer

        And how does that answer OP’s question?

        • Springa

          Because it shows the event completed on a mount.

          • Springer

            Because “she” shows it on a mount, did not answer the Q, if it was possible without a mount.. doh!

        • narg

          its easy math for first class, Dulfy use raptor mount, so she have +-20% speed buff, then she use springer for some vertical shorcuts, and mostly she use griphon for basically save hours of running by foot, so yes, you can run this event by foot, why not ?? sorry that i was not clear

    • You can rent one from an NPC

      • Chesca Lilly

        Can you do that without the mount skill, period?

        • sis

          You can’t do it with the core game. I guess you need at least HoT for the glider, otherwise you won’t be able to reach a lot of the fireworks. I have only unlocked the raptor so far, I don’t have HoT, and I can’t do it. Even with HoT I imagine it to be rather difficult as you’ll have to think around where to get onto a roof to catch a firework ‘mid-air’.

          • kazerniel

            With some gliding practice it’s not too difficult to get the thatched roof building one and the Crown Pavilion eagle one, but I still couldn’t get the 4:30 achi by a whole minute. I guess they made it so the player needs both expansions to get it :/

            • sis

              I can’t say much about the other mounts, but I guess it’s do-able with PoF alone. And yes, skilled players with HoT might be able to do it with HoT alone. But people often forget that there’s others who don’t have any or both expansions, and I guess the question meant just that.
              Good luck though, maybe you’ll still be able to make it to gold =)

              • Chesca Lilly

                Right now I DO have both expansions, but depending on the time it would take to grind PoF up to the point where grypon is usable I don’t even know if the event would still be love…
                At least I have gliding but Yikes

              • kazerniel

                I don’t have PoF yet, but based on Dulfy’s video the raptor, bunny and gliding should be able to do all the shortcuts & speed boosts reasonably fast I think. But someone would need to test that.

              • Dofty

                Raptor, Gliding & Bunny all at Tier 3 is enough.

              • jwake

                Just need raptor & bunny to make it easy, i can do it in 3min’s with just those two. My route however is the exact opposite way from dufy’s loop.

                I have heard people claim that you can do it with just thief or mes with right set up and no mounts but no idea myself, I’m sure it’d take a lot of practice to get it down if that is the case.

              • sis

                How should I reach the firecrackers on top without gliders and without a Bunny/Griphon? That is the original question. People claim they made it without mounts, but did they do it without gliders (which are actually mounts) as well? I very much doubt that, but I’m open to anyone proving me wrong.

              • jwake

                I am assuming with the teleports from the two classes you can get close enough for them to trigger the firecrackers on the ones near the roofs. The one in the middle of the crown pavilion you’d have to do last since you would have to drop down to it without gliding or a mount.

                …Just tried it on my thief, I could get to all of them just fine without gliding or a mount. Shadow step in the right spots is key, The mesmer might be better due to mimic recharging the Blink right away, but the thief has short bow, not sure which is better overall as I only did it once. My time for one attempt for what it was, was 5m 15sec, I’m sure i could go faster getting the route down and where to shadow step in better locations to maximize it.

              • Man Man Lau

                No, do the middle of the crown pavilion first, it will teleport you to WP, which is very close to the next firecrackers, save you at least 10 seconds.

      • kazerniel

        You can only rent one mounting of a raptor, so no vertical movement, and can’t dismount, so good luck navigating inside houses with a raptor.

    • kazerniel

      Just tried the path above without a mount, it took 5:27 with Leader of the Pack III, ranger greatsword swoop and quickening zephyr. I don’t think I could shave off a whole minute off that time, so I’d say no, it’s impossible without a mount.

    • kazerniel

      Ok, after some practice I managed to run a 4:54 on my ranger, so maybe with a daredevil or such the 4:30 is actually possible?

      • nadrian3k

        It’s possible with all classes easy. Just learn the track and cut corners when you can. Very very easy.

  • Chelle

    Does anyone know when the festival ends?

    • jwake

      anet has said it’s to end on the 22’ed of Feb.(yes a Thursday)

      • Chelle

        Thanks for the info! (And yeah, that’s weird.)

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