As one of the massive MMORPG out there, it is very much expected that you will have a lot of things to do. In this case, we are talking again about another yet achievement that can give you AP. The said mission is the GW 2 Flashpoint Achievements that come with tons of work to do. To help you with the achievement progress, here is the guide for you.
Meta achievement – “Flashpoint” Mastery
This is the thing about the Flashpoint meta achievement. Worth noting that each time the achievement appears (each year) it will have a different number of sub-achievements. In the old days, you could finish around 20 achievements out of 30+. But once again you must understand that it can take time to finish.
But after all, they are mostly straight forward and you can do it in a relatively fast time. As you finish the works, you will get 5 AP and the Houndskin Shoulder Skin, made fresh from Garm. Some of the achievements are listed in the table below.
Worth to underline that the table of achievement is not numerical. They are random, since you can choose to do whatever you want. It is also better to consider activating the mission since the beginning. It is because you can probably finish the whole long achievement without releasing it.
The Story Achievements
In this GW 2 Flashpoint Achievements, the story goes with the saying of “out of the frying pan, into the volcano”. Following the story of it, there are achievements to do in the very first story instance (Taimi’s Pet Project) and the last story instance (Heart of the Volcano)
Thus, let’s start with the Taimi’s pet project instance:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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. You also get a reward item Magic warped packet as part of the story instance.
4. 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
As you do first story instance (Taimi’s Pet Project), you will eventually continue to the last story instance (Heart of the Volcano). In this case, you should enter the caldera and venture deep into the volcano. To continue the story and complete the whole GW 2 Flashpoint Achievements, here are what you should do next.
Continue with the Heart of the Volcano instance:
1. Fancy Flying – 5 AP/Title
You may have to repeat the Heart of the Volcano instance a few times for this achievement. When you are 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. And you also get the fire orchid blossom (5) as the reward.
2. 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 champion mobs that spawns at various locations in Draconis Mons. It is not part of the story driven instance, but at some point the achievement or the progress can help each other. The task is pretty straight forward, as you have to kill the boss. So, here are the champion or boss GW 2 Flashpoint Achievements that you should do.
The Achievement Or Object Obtained After Killing The Boss Or Achievement
1. Arachnogenesis – 3 AP
Kill the Champion Webby Mother just NW of Ancient Hollow Waypoint
2. Desecration Prevention– 3 AP
Slay a champion Molten Desecrator near Titan’s Throat. In part II of 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).
3. 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
4. Expensive Taste – 3 AP
Kill the Champion Emperor Mattake that spawns east of Ancient Hollow Waypoint
5. 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.
6. Powerless Suit – 3 AP
Kill the Champion Inquest Power Suit Mark II that spawns at Asura Gate POI in Rata Arcanum.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
As you finish the story and the boss, now you have another achievement type to finish the whole GW 2 Flashpoint Achievements. In this case, once again you should move around the area and explore the location. It can be tricky at some point, since the location and the route can look very strange. So, to help you here is the map achievements to do.
The Map Achievement In Flashpoint
1. 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.
2. 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 with 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.
3. Crypt Keeper – 3 AP
Find the Golemancer’s Tomb. You have to enter this specific room for the achievement to trigger.
4. 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.
5. 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).
6. 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.
7. Insight: Western Boiling Sea – 1 AP, 1 Mastery
The main objective is to discover this Maguuma Mastery Insight in Draconis Mons. You can use Oakheart Essence Mastery to speed it up or just use updrafts
8. Insight: Scalding Gorge – 1 AP, 1 Mastery
Same as the previous object, you have to look for mastery and probably use the same oakheart essence mastery. At the same time, you should always use the newest mastery.
9. Insight: Savage Rise – 1 AP, 1 Mastery
The continuation of the previous two objectives. You can do three of them at the same time, or do the same trick.
Scavenger Hunt Achievements
In this part of the GW 2 Flashpoint Achievements, you should move around, hunting, and collect some objects to finish the sub achievement. It is quite tedious since some of the collection will need tons of the said object.
Here Are Some Of The Scavenger Hunt Achievements To Do
1. Rock Collector – 15 AP, Title
Fairly long achievement involving you getting 60 Firestone Shards. You do get the Rock Star title though.
2. People Watching – 7 AP, 1 Mastery
Easier achievement that has you plant scanners all over the map.
3. 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
4. Druid Stone– XAP, Backpacks
Multiple achievements that are timegated and give you various Druid Stone backpieces.
It is quite a shame that we can’t provide you the detail of the scavenger hunt achievement in this article, since each of them is quite long and takes time to finish. We are working on it. Just wait for the future update regarding the rock collector, people watching, lesson learned, and druid stone achievement guide.
Thus, to end the article, you can say that this particular GW 2 Flashpoint Achievements is pretty much tedious. In the first, it doesn’t really take time, especially the story and the boss’s achievement. But upon reaching the collection and explorer, this meta achievement is hard to beat. But to be true, it is not impossible. Just need some patience and work on it. Good luck!