GW2 Wintersday 2018 Activities and Achievements Guide

GW2 Wintersday 2018 Activities and Achievements Guide.

Gemstore/Cosmetics 2018

Candy Cane Skins

These are the new skins from the Wintersday gifts

Candy Cane Dagger [&ClYhAAA=]    Candy Cane Pistol
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Candy Cane Scepter
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Candy Cane Sword
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Wintergreen Skins

These are the new skins from the Freezie raid boss

Wintergreen Dagger
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Wintergreen Pistol
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Wintergreen Scepter
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Wintergreen Sword
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Activities

New Mini Raid – Secret Lair of the Snowmen

There is a new mini raid added with the 2018 update. It is recommended to have a full squad of 10 players and some healers. Entrance can be found here in Divinity’s Reach

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After clearing a bunch of trash mobs you will have to fight Freezie the Snowman. There are a couple mechanics to beware of.

Mechanics

One player (usually the person furthest from Freezie) will have a giant snowball chased after them. Their name will be called in chat. Just kite the snowball away from rest of the raid as it will damage whoever gets run over.

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Freezie from time to time will gain an Icy Barrier. When this happens you will need to kill the Icy Protector that spawns or you will deal reduced damage to Freezie.

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Freezie also have a rotating beam attack where he will swing a dark blue beam around. It won’t instantly kill you like Sabetha’s flame wall but does tick for quite a bit of damage and can down you if you are low health.

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After you kill Freezie for the first time, Ice Stormers and Ice Spikers will spawn all around the room and start throwing snowballs at you. Avoid them and kill them to spawn Snowball Piles. Each pile you pick up have 3 charges and you can throw the snowball at the Freezie’s Frozen Heart in the middle of the fight arena to regenerate its health. You will get a certain time limit to regenerate the Heart before Freezie respawns with full health and you start the fight again.

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Once Freezie returns, he will have some new attacks. The ground will have icy cracks that deals ticking damage to you if you stand on it (especially in the middle under Freezie’s feet).

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He may also his Freeze Over attack which is basically a bunch of small rings around him and then a large circular ring around the edges of the fight arena.

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You basically repeat the fight until Freezie’s Heart regen back to 100% and then the fight ends.

Achievements

  • Winterday’s Guardian – Defeat Freezie
  • Straight to the Heart – Defeat Freezie within 3 heart phases
  • Pitcher of Joy – Throw 101 snowballs in the Secret Lair – You can do this after the fight
  • Polar Bones – Discover the remains of an ancient king in the Secret Lair (see below in the achievements section)

Unique Loots

The boss can drop the new Wintergreen weapon skins

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  • [&ClUhAAA=]    Wintergreen Pistol
  • [&ClshAAA=]    Wintergreen Scepter
  • [&CkohAAA=]    Wintergreen Sword

Story & Collections

These are from previous years but if you havn’t done them yet, you can do them now.

Activities

Achievements: Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx

Achievements here can be done once per account only

(New) Winterday’s Guardian – 10 AP

Defeat Freezie in the Secret Lair of the Snowmen

(New) Straight to the Heart – 5 AP

Help Freezie within three heart phases in the Secret Lair of the Snowmen. Pretty easy achievement to do as long everyone throw snowballs at Freezie’s Heart.

(New) Polar Bones – 3 AP

These bones can be found here in the lair. Recommended to do after the Freezie fight as all the trash mobs will be cleared.

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(New) Pitcher of Joy – 1 AP

Throw 101 Snowballs in the Secret Lair of the Snowmen. Do this after defeating Freezie. There are snowballs that allow you to spam them on to the now friendly Freezie until you finish the achievement.

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Wrapping Everywhere – 9 AP

  • Reward: 9 AP and 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • You need to unwrap 40 Winterday Gifts. You can earn gifts easily by doing the wintersday activities above so this achievement is really a freebie.

Dolyak Defender – 5 AP

  • Reward: 5 AP, 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Survive Toypocalypse with at least one living gift doylak. Fairly easy achievement to get as even the most horrid groups can keep at least 1 dolyak alive.

Nothing but Broken Toys – 5 AP

  • Reward: 5 AP, 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Survive 50 waves of Toypocalypse. Note that the waves do not corresponds to the rounds in Toypocalyse. Each round can have several waves of toys so you only need to do 1-2 Toypocalypse to complete this achievement.

Disassembly– 10 AP

  • Reward: 10 AP, 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Destroy 100 Misbehaving Toys. Easily done in Toypocalypse.as the snowmans and catapults you build there will kill toys for you.

Honorary Krewe Member – 5 AP

  • Reward: 5 AP, 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Defeat Toxx in Tixx’s Workshop which is located inside Tixx’s Infinirarium. Note that this activity is designed for a group of 5 players but you can probably do the instance with 2 players.

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Wintersday Wrecking Ball – 5 AP

  • Reward: 5 AP, 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • You need to do this inside Tixx’s Infinirarium by destroying every single tree/buildings inside the instance. You can do this after you complete the instance as well.

Ringing the Right Notes – 10 AP

  • Reward: 10 AP, 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • You need to ring 500 correct notes inside Bell Choir. Can be a bit time consuming.

Donation Defender/Finders Keepers

  • Both achievements are related to the Dolyak Escort event that occurs after Ho-Ho Tron raised enough funds. The Dolyak will start from Ho-Ho Tron’s location and then head towards Crown Pavilion waypoint.

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  • To get Donation Defender, you have to kick the skritt that spawns by pressing F near them. Using snowballs to hit them doesn’t seem to be very reliable and I was not able to get credit for the event until I kicked them. Completing this achievement will reward you with 3 AP and 5 Personalized Wintersday Gifts.

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  • For Finders Keepers, you need to collect 25 Dropped Presents. The Dolyak will drop presents while walking to the waypoint. If you go ahead of him you will miss them so it is best to follow behind him and press down ctrl key so you can see the presents when they spawn. Completing this achievement will reward you with 6 AP, 1 Personalized Wintersday Gift and title Finders Keepers (old title).

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Silver for the Season/Golden Generosity

  • Both achievements are related to Ho-Ho Tron in Divinity’s Reach. Ho-Ho-Tron is in a corner away from all the other Wintersday NPCs. He is only there when there isn’t a Dolyak escort event and his collecting funds event is running.

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  • Silver for the Season requires you to donate 1 silver 3 times and give you 5 AP and 3 Personalized Wintersday Gifts as reward.
  • Golden Generosity require you to donate 1 gold 3 times and give you 25 AP and 10 Personalized Wintersday Gifts as reward.
  • Beware that if there are a lot of players donating, the funds donated bar fills very quickly and you have very little time to donate.

Holiday Food Drive – 15 AP

Near the entrance of Crown Pavilion is an event that occurs sem-regularly. You will need to donate either Tropical Peppermint Cakes, Scoops of Mintberry Swirl ice Cream or Peppermint Omnomberry Bars.Donate 150 food in total to finish the achievement. This achievement also give the Mini Gift Box Gourdon

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Achievements: Wintersday Traditions

Achievements here can be done once per year for the annual achievements.

(New) Holiday Traditions (Annual)

Complete the following 7 (out of 8) annual Wintersday achievements. Can be done once per year.

  • Festival Automaton
  • Holiday Musical
  • Season’s Generosity
  • Leaping Above the Snow
  • Frozen Footrace
  • Snow Drifter
  • Age of the Toypocalypse
  • Some Disassembly Required

Reward is Mini Freezie’s Heart

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A Season of Merriment – 10 AP/100 AP

  • Complete 5 days of Wintersday Cheer achievement and you will complete this A Season of Merriment achievement. Finishing this achievement allow you to pick your choice of Wrapped weapons. You just need to complete 3/5 of the daily Wintersday achievement (located in the Daily tab) for the Wintersday Cheer achievement.
Wrapped Sword Wrapped Hammer Wrapped Longbow
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Wrapped Short Bow Wrapped Axe Wrapped Dagger
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Wrapped Greatsword Wrapped Mace Wrapped Pistol
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Wrapped Rifle Wrapped Scepter Wrapped Staff
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Wrapped Focus Wrapped Torch Wrapped Warhorn
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Dauntless Donator – 5 AP/25 AP

  • Reward: 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift, 5 AP per repeat for a maximum of 5 times.
  • Get wrapped gifts from the Wintersday vendor and give them to 30 Orphans around Divinity’s Reach. This can be done once a day per Orphan.

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Season’s Generosity (Annual)

  • Reward: 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Give 3 gold to Ho-Ho Tron in Divinity’s Reach. Ho-Ho-Tron is in a corner away from all the other Wintersday NPCs. He is only there when there isn’t a Dolyak escort event and his collecting funds event is running.

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The Giving Spirit – 5 AP/25 AP

  • Reward: 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift, 5 AP per repeat for a maximum of 5 times.
  • Give 1000 Snowflakes to Drooburt’s Ghost

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Toypocalypse Survivor – 5 AP/25 AP

  • Reward: 3 Personalized Wintersday Gift, 5 AP per repeat for a maximum of 5 times.
  • Successfully complete 30 rounds in Toypocalypse

Age of Toypocalypse (Annual)

  • Reward: 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Survive Toypocalypse with at least one living gift doylak. Fairly easy achievement to get as even the most horrid groups can keep at least 1 dolyak alive.

Some Disassembly Required (Annual)

  • Reward: 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Destroy 100 Misbehaving Toys. Easily done in Toypocalypse.as the snowmans and catapults you build there will kill toys for you.

Festival Automation (Annual)

  • Reward: 15 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Defeat Toxx in Tixx’s Workshop which is located inside Tixx’s Infinirarium. Note that this activity is designed for a group of 5 players but you can probably do the instance with 2 players.

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The Bells of Wintersday  – 5 AP/25 AP

  • Reward: 3 Personalized Wintersday Gift, 5 AP per repeat for a maximum of 5 times.
  • Complete 20 songs in Bell Choir.

Holiday Musical (Annual)

  • Reward: 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • You need to ring 1000 correct notes inside Bell Choir.

Winter Wonderland Mastery  – 5 AP/25 AP

Leap Above the Snow (Annual)

Snowball Mayhem Participant

Ulla’s Rival – 5 AP/25 AP

  • Reward: 3 Personalized Wintersday Gift, 5 AP per repeat for a maximum of 5 times.
  • Complete the race event in Divinity’s Reach 3 times.

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Snow Drifter (Annual)

  • Reward: 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Complete the race event under 3 minutes. This is intended to be achieveable with a mount.

Frozen Footrace

  • Reward: 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Complete the race event under 5 minutes without using a mount. Make sure to have swiftness and glide wherever you can.

Achievements: Winter’s Presence

Achievements here can be done once per account only

Frozen Claw – 3 AP

  • Reward: 3 AP, Icy Aura item (10k karma, required for Winter’s Presence shoulders collection).
  • Defeat the Claw of Jormag 3 times during Wintersday. Use the event timer to know when Jormag spawns.

Sounds of the Season – 10 AP

  • Reward: 3 AP, Winter Music Score (10k karma, required for Winter’s Presence shoulders collection).
  • You need to complete 3 Songs in Bell Choir.

The Wintersday Gauntlet – 3 AP

Snowball Fight! – 3 AP

  • Reward: 3 AP, Champion’s Snowball item (10k karma, required for Winter’s Presence shoulders collection).
  • Claim victory in the Snowball Mayhem activity 3 times during Wintersday.

Toy Quality Control – 3 AP

  • Reward: 3 AP, Refurbished Toy item (10k karma, required for Winter’s Presence shoulders collection).
  • Complete 30 rounds of Toypocalypse. You basically need to run through 3 full Toypocalypse for this achievement.
  • Batchie

    Some Disassembly Required requires destroying 500 toys.

  • Jalen Dmello

    Oh its a raid?? I thought ti would be a beetle race . Oh well

    • narg

      hm

  • Aymiia Darell

    Some Disassembly Required. “…or exploring Tyria.”

    Well that sounds like a fun way to do it, where do you find toys to destroy in Tyria?

    • narg

      its in every starting zones 1-15, like was heloween doors, but now its big gift, if you open it, it spawn skrit or toys and rewards you with christmass gifts

    • Ares Zax

      You may come across giant presents lying on the ground in the open world. Interacting with these will spawn one gift on the ground that you can loot, along with random hostile toys or skritt. The toys will count towards the achievement. It is, however, MUCH faster to complete in Toypocalypse or Tixx’s Infinirarium.

    • Aymiia Darell

      Ah, thanks! I tried the old boxes, but realize now what was coming out were skrit and not toys.

      Thought maybe they added something new out in the world in this respect, but I guess they didn’t.

  • Don Claiborne

    whats up with Drooburt hes not taking my snowflakes

    • Mr. Principal

      That scammer..? Isn’t this something to celebrate..? 😁😜

  • NeedHelp

    After the Wintersday update my fps is always 1-10 (all settings on low) in any map of the game. I can’t play the game anymore basically. I only have this lag in GW2 (i used to play 60 fps sharp with high quality before the update).

    • Suan

      If you’re using arcdps. either delete or update it. That helps.

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