There are many achievements that come with tons of objectives to do, and then the objective itself comes with more sub-objectives to do as well. One of the examples is the Desolation. The metta achievement that is available after the path of fire needs you to do tons of objective. Including the Shadow Provisions achievement. Here is what you should know and do to complete it.
About The Achievement
This Guild Wars 2 Shadow Provisions achievement will demand you to collect 25 Shadow Provisions scattered across the Desolation. The total reward will be 5 AP that is given after you got all of the objectives. One thing that you should notice is this achievement is part of The Desolation Achievement. It is also required for the Shadow of a Shadow achievement that grants you the Shadow of a Shadow title.
You can only open and start it if you have finished a particular related mission, which is the Shadow shadow achievement. The said achievement will ask you to finish six orders of shadows achievement (you can find the guide later on). Upon completing it, you will get 10 AP and a title.
Map For The Guild Wars 2 Shadow Provisions Achievement
The red circle numbers are the location where you can find the shadow provisions. It is advised to do it in order, since it can be quite hard to find. At the same time, it will be easier to reach some location that is close by. But you can also try to do it randomly or based on your current location.
1. Silent Vale
The first one can be found from the Bonestrand Waypoint. From that waypoint, you can go to the Southwest of Silent Vale point of interest in the middle of three small islands. You can just go straight ahead to the location and find the items right between two trees.
2. Boundary Preserve
On top of a bunch of tall rocks
This location is also to be found from the Bonestrand Waypoint. All you need to do is heading east to the Silent Vale, then continue to the South east. Go to the back corner of the areas and use a springer to jump high and reach some rocks. You can find it quite easily since it is located east of the boundary preserve name.
3. Sandfall Sanctum
Requires Jackal Shifting Sands mastery. There is a sand portal in the prior room that allows you to get to the sand portal in the air that leads to this room.
Enter the Clanmarshal’s Pergola from the west and head to the southeast arm. Jump into the sand portal off to your left, and immediately blink across to jump into the next sand portal in mid-air to get into the inaccessible area with the mastery insight.
4. Sulfur Quarry
Inside one of the tube structures
Southwest from the Bonestrand Waypoint. Use Springer to get over the rocky wall. Due west from “Bonecage Paddock POI”, the item is inside the first wooden tube/pipe you come to upon entering the area.
5. Sulfur Quarry Overlook
Easiest to reach from The Darklands Waypoint than jumping up from Sulfur Quarry
Due east of the “Imperial Sulfurworks POI”. High up on a wooden scaffolding structure. Near the top on a separate wooden ledge connected to the mountain.
6. The Scourgeway
It is on a little island, near the area.
You must go directly north of the “w” in “The Scourgeway” on the world map view, on a little island between two sulfur rivers, just southeast of the POI. On top of a raised rock next to a tree.
7. The Scourgeway
You can find the shadow on the tip of a ledge due east of “Revealer Vantage POI” and northwest of Zayan Gate POI. Exactly the same distance from the two POIs.
8. Torment’s Watch Overlook
Right above The Darklands waypoint. It is pretty easy to find since you can use the springer or climb up the area.
9. Caustic Spur
You should go to the south of Acrid Sink POI. it is near the sulfur floor, guarded by a ton of harpies.
10. Vitriolic Rim
There are a series of sand portals from Sand Jackal Run waypoint that makes it very quick to reach this shadow provision on an island. It is literally on an island in the middle of a sulfur pit north of the POI.
11. Helcoid Seeps
It is at the North of Toxic Pools POI. On the world map view, due north of the double “ee” in Helcoid “Seeps”. Near the wall, right next to a small yellow sulfur puddle. Near a pool of sulfur, you will take damage when trying to grab this shadow provision but it shouldn’t kill you.
12. Poisoned Outcrops
Up on a rock cropping/island. You can raptor canyon jump across from the south side and then springer jump up.
13. High Above the Poisoned Outcrops
Easiest to go up to the griffon roost and use the griffon to fly over.
Or another alternative is by heading south from Waypoint (tango icon).png The Scourgeway Waypoint — [&BHMKAAA=] past two bridges and go through the tunnel to just before Zayan Gate POI. Jump up above to the ruined buildings (where you’ll also find 15) and get up to the griffon nest above. Fly east on the griffon mount (or run over the rock ledge below) to the very end of it.
14. Lair of the Forgotten
It is located at East and a bit South of Lair of the Forgotten Waypoint, next to a Forgotten Statue. Triggers spawn of a Veteran Earth Djiin upon interaction. Use a springer to jump up.
15. Zayan Gate Overlook
In one of the towers high above. Take the same path as you would go up to the griffon roost.
16. Shattered Ravines
Can fly/glide here from #15 Zayan Gate Overlook. But you should take some of this note to get this particular objective in Guild wars 2 Shadow provisions achievement:
It is but at the top, fly south and slightly west toward the mastery point at “Henge of Joko” POI. Don’t cross the sulfur river to that POI, but instead look down on the top of the ridges for this location.
Another way to do it would be: Head south of the Zayan Gate, go west of the [center] of the black tar pit fields and use the springer to get up on top of the ridgeline.
17. Fort Huduh Overlook
The Shadow is on the inside of the green shielded fort on the highest tower. The shield will knock you back if you touch it. Must do a meta event for the area, Junundu Rising, to bring the wall down.
The meta even will summon a Junundun worm that will break the green bubble around the fort, allowing you access. Once you have access to the area, you can just sprinkle jump up.
18. Southern Ruination
Across a ravine, lots of forged in the area.
On the southern cliff of the ravine to the north-west of the point of interest, next to a large wooden structure which is visible on the map.
19. High above the Ruptured Heart
Take the sand portal marked on the map to get up. The shadow provision is right near the exit portal.
Head north from Waypoint (tango icon).png Sand Jackal Run Waypoint — [&BHcKAAA=], use Springer mount to head up the mountain where you will find two jackal portals, keep going North until you see another jackal portal, go through to find the provisions.
20. Sand Jackal Run
Head northeast down the stairs (rather close to the waypoint) past the sand portal, over the sulfur to a pedestal with the provision on top.
21. Sand Jackal Run
Same level as POI, head north east past the fire braziers, on the floating platform. High up in the Djinn Enclave. Can use jackal sand portals for shortcut.
22. Sand Jackal Run
This one is quite easy to locate. You can go from the POI, head east and slightly south through a sand portal. Turn left and the item will be ahead past a mobNeed jackal shifting sands mastery for this. There is a sand portal that will take you directly to the area from Djinn Enclave.
23. Joko’s Domain
From Waypoint (tango icon).png Joko’s Domain Waypoint — [&BAsKAAA=] head southwest to Joko’s Domain. Go to the right inside and there is a set of stairs behind the wall that will take you up the rampart. The item is at the top.
24. High Above the Bone Palace
This shadow provision is high up on the bone palace and there is an achievement for getting to the top.
In this case you can choose to use Griffon and go back to the previous location. Continue from the previous point, so you can use stairs to get up to the second level and use the springer to get up to the plateau on the rock wall behind.
From here use the springer to jump up as high as you can on the mountain, you will be almost level with the highest part of the bone wall before it climbs up towards the penthouse platform. Glide across on a griffon to the bone tower and then use the springer to get up to the platform.
25. Basaltic Fringe
It is Head south of the POI, next to the rock wall. Right next to the Lupicus Boneyard POI
Those are all things that you should do about the Guild Wars 2 Shadow Provisions achievement. It is relatively easy to get and to spot on. At the same time, the location is not really hidden. However, you will need the shadow shadow title to trigger this achievement. It is also recommended to use mounts such as griffon, springer, and some mastery to reach the location.