Festival of the Four Winds

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Table of Contents

  1. Festival of the Four Winds
  2. Crown Pavilion
  3. Queen’s Gauntlet

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideMaster of the Four Winds
Complete all achievements in Labyrinthine Cliffs and the Crown Pavilion

To earn this meta reward you need to complete 25 of the listed achievements. Once complete you will be rewarded with the Aspect-Blessed Glove Box.


Festival of the Four Winds

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideMasters of Ceremony
Attend the opening ceremony of the Festival of the Four winds with Ellen Kiel and Evon Gnashblade.

After starting the game you will receive a mail about the festival. You have two ways to reach the cliffs, one is from the hot air balloon Lion’s Arch, and the other being from the Crown Pavlion using the same method. Speak with the balloon pilot and set your destination to the cliffs.

Once you enter, you will see a gathering of NPCs, along with Kiel and Gnashblade. This should trigger a conversation. Sit and listen to the conversation tot he end along with the cut-scene to earn this achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideZephyrite Lost and Found
Find 60 fallen Zephyrite kite baskets throughout Tyria and loot their contents.

Throughout Tyria you will see basket markers on your mini map. Once you find one interact with it to claim the contents of the basket. You will need to find and open 60 of these baskets to earn the achievement.

These baskets are fairly common, so just explore and interact with each one you see.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideMan Overboard!
Perform a dive off the deck of Kiel’s airship, “phoenix Dawn,” into the water below.

Head north from Sky Docks to the airship docked above. The goggles for this achievement are on the ship deck near the sky bridge walkway. Interact and jump off the side of the airship to the water below.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideAspect Gatherer
Collect 52 sky crystal in the Labyrinthine Cliffs

Overall there are 62 crystals that you need to collect throughout the Labyrinthine Cliffs. 10 Master Crystals, and 52 Sky Crystals.

These crystals are fairly easy to find if you enable “usable object names” along us using a mount. There’s no direct tracking for these collectibles, so tracking them is a little annoying.

The following map details the locations of all master and sky crystal locations. If you have access to amounts these are extremely easy to reach. You may find you need to use a few aspect crystals to reach some spots though.

Sky Crystals are marked in pink, with Master Crystals marked in blue. These crystals all over the map including high up on the cliffs.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideMaster Aspect Gatherer
Collect 10 master sky crystal in the Labyrinthine Cliffs

See “Aspect Gatherer”.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideThe Rise and Fall of KooKoochoo
Search the Labyrinthine Cliffs and fine all the fliers made to promote Koochoochoo’s various acts over the years.

This achievement is hidden until you interact with one of the 30 fliers around the map. Once you find one, complete the dialog to unlock the achievement. From here explore the map and interact with all the fliers you come across.

Enable “usable object names” to make this a little easier. While exploring you will find fliers all over the place, high and low.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideDolyak Flyer
Finish the Flying Dolyak race within 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

The flying Dolyak race starts at the docks in Labyrinthine Cliffs. From there you need to make your way up the to the sky docks using aspect crystals to overcome the obstructions on the path.

You need to reach the end of the race within 2 minutes and 30 seconds. This is quite straight forward, though making a big mistake will cost you greatly.

Note: This race starts on the hour every 2 hours from reset.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideSlalom Skimmer
Finish the Skimmer Slalom race in 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

This race requires you to have access to the skimmer. The start point is under Kiel’s airship in the bay. Once the race starts, you have 2 minutes and 30 seconds to earn the achievement. Use the endurance boost often, along with sticking to the water more than land. This will allow you to move faster without hindering your speed.

Note: This race spawns between the meta plunder event on an alternative rotation.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideBarnstorming the Cliffs
Complete the Labyrinthine Cliffs Griffon Master adventure.

This adventure is a little tricky, though it’s difficulty comes from the ending. There’s a huge drive, with a large climb. Followed by flying through a tiny enclosed area to the finish line.

Gold: Beat this adventure within 35 seconds to earn gold.

Difficulty: Hard

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideBundle Plunderer
Plunder 250 bundles of loot during the Labyrinthine Cliffs treasure hunt.

This meta event spawns every 2 hours and 30 minutes. Once it spawns you need to collect loot bags to progress.  To earn this achievement you need to collect 250 bags, this can be completed over multiple events.

At the end of the event you if it succeeds you will get to complete a bonus event with the fire effigy.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideEffigy Extinguisher
Use water balloons scattered around the top of the Labyrinthine Cliffs to extinguish the flame effigy.

After completing the meta event without failing, a fire effigy will spawn at the sky docks. Around the area you will find water balloons. Pick them up and throw them at the effigy to put them out. Once the event is complete this achievement will unlock.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideNo One Likes a Wet Charr
Throw a water balloon at Evon Gnashblade and get him soaked.

Head to the Sky Docks in the Labyrinthine Cliffs. Around the arena you will find baskets of water balloons, pick one up, and head over to Evon who can be found standing near the ramp up to the airship.

Throw the balloon at Evon to unlock the achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideCommodities Trader
Trade with vendors in the Labyrinthine Cliffs for Zephyrite Supply Boxes.

At the docks in the cliffs you will find various traders. You can trade various materials for supply boxes to open. Buy and open 20 boxes from these vendors to unlock this achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideBoss of Bosses
Complete 5 Boss Blitz meta-events in the Crown Pavilion.

You will earn this as you progress through the meta event in the Crown Pavilion. You will need to complete 5 events to earn this once.

Note: This can be repeated up to five times to earn 25 ap.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideFour Winds Gale
Complete the Four Winds Zephyr achievement five times over the course of the Festival of the Four Winds.

This achievement will take some time, as you need to complete the daily “Four Winds Zephyr” achievement five times. You can earn it once every day that the festival is active. The reward is a mystic coin, along with 100 ap once fully complete.

This achievement will take multiple festivals to complete.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideMaster of Markets
Trade with vendors in the Labyrinthine Cliffs for Zephyrite Supply Boxes.

This can be a little costly, but you will need to open 20 Zephyrite Supply Boxes five times form the vendors in the cliffs. Each box costs one material, so in total you will need to open

Note: You can repeat this achievement up to 5 times for 25 ap.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Ace Racer
Finish 3 festival races in the Labyrinthine Cliffs or Crown Pavilion.

There are three races that you can take part in, but you only need to complete 3 races per tier of this achievement. Races are locked behind long timers, so just complete them as they become active during the festival. You will need to complete 15 races to earn the full points for this achievement.

Note: You can repeat this achievement up to 5 times for 25 ap.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Spectral Hand of the Market
Purchase and open mystery bags from Drooburt in the Labyrinthine Cliffs Bazaar.

Drooburt can be found at the docks in the cliffs. You can only buy items from him if you have select ticket items earned from completing the daily achievements from the Festival of the Four Winds. The tickets in question are “Favor of the Bazaar”, Favor of the Pavilion” or a “Favor of the Festival”.

This achievement may take multiple festivals to complete, but you can buy at least one bundle a day with each daily item.

Note: You can repeat this achievement up to 5 times for 25 ap.


Crown Pavilion

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Boss Blitz
Complete 10 Boss Blitz meta-events in the Crown Pavilion.

Boss Blitz takes place in the Crown Pavilion in Divinity’s Reach. You can reach the Pavilion from the eastern waypoint in the city, or by jumping off the platform into the giant hole in the plaza.

Once inside, you will see the arena segmented up into six different areas. Each area has it’s own enemies and bosses. You will need to take part in and complete 10 full meta runs of this event.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideOgre Obliterator
Kill 3 ogre’s in the Crown Pavilion.

From the center of the pavilion head towards the flame legion segment. You will find a rocky ledge above the area on the outer ring where three veteran ogres are. Attack and kill these three to earn the achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuidePavilion Pursuer
Finish the Pavilion Pursuit race in the Crown Pavilion within 2 minutes.

This race takes place throughout the arena. The starting point is on the central platform and weaves in and out of all the sections of the pavilion. You need to beat the race within 2 minutes.

The race appears between each meta event for the boss blitz.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Boss Blitz: Beat Boom-Boom
Defeat Boom-Boom Baines during a Boss Blitz event in the Crown Pavilion.

At first this boss seems quite hard, but it’s not the hardest of the bunch. This fight consists of mainly AoE explosives and a healing turret. You should all focus on Boom-Boom, but you need to split up and attack the turret and have at least 1 condition player if possible attacking her while the rest deal with the turret.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Boss Blitz: Slay Shurakk
Defeat Shurakk the Savage during a Boss Blitz event in the Crown Pavilion.

Once you enter the area, make your way to the middle. This fight can be a little taxing as Shurakk has a flock of birds protecting him most of the time. To get the birds off him, you need to pickup bird seed and throw it at the wall either behind or next to him. From here, your team should just cut him down when he’s not covered. This can be a little irritating, but the boss fight is quite straightforward.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Boss Blitz: Wallop Wiggin
Defeat Wiggin the Wicked during a Boss Blitz event in the Crown Pavilion

Wiggin surrounds himself with pirates most of the time, and his most of his attacks consist of AoE bombs. All these attacks are easy to avoid, though there is one attack where it’s just a random pattern. So dodging in and out of the attacks required a little luck sometimes. He’s not protected at any point, just watch out for his general attacks.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Boss Blitz: Halt Hablion
Defeat Justiciar Hablion during a Boss Blitz event in the Crown Pavilion.

This fight can be a little tedious but it’s not impossible. Justiiciar has a lot of health. He also teleports players randomly outside of his temple. While fighting him he will also gain a break bar that you should do your best to destroy.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Boss Blitz: Kill Kuraii
Defeat kurii the Cruel during a Boss Blitz event in the Crown Pavilion.

Kurii takes form as a centaur. You will need to chase this boss down several times, but doing so you will also need to evade the stampeding centaurs around the area. This also goes for the fight it’s self, at various random times you can be trampled, so watch out for the herd roaming around.

Kurii’s attack is fairly straight forward, two AoE attacks, one is an area attack, the other is a forward attack. Stay behind him at all costs to avoid most of these attacks and dodge when needed.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Boss Blitz: Put Out Pyroxis
Defeat Pyroxis during a Boss Blitz event in the Crown Pavilion.

Pyroxis may be one of the more challenging due to fire resistance being quite low for some players. This boss’s attacks are simple, but very powerful. Every so often Pyro will spit out fireballs and charge at you. The best most effective routine to killing this boss is to use reflects if you have them, or if you team has them. This will then effectively cause Pyro to kill its elves instead of you having to dye a lot or suffer from first degree burns.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Centaur Culler
Kill 50 centaurs in the Crown Pavilion

The following achievements are broken up into three tiers. You will need to kill 5, 25 and 50 of each enemy type in the six zones around the pavilion. This will come with natural progression while fighting the six bosses, and they don’t all have to be done in one go, but if there happens to be a zerg bouncing around the areas, you may want to join in to cut the amount of time it takes to kill the veteran enemies.

You can use the following map above to find out where the different enemy types are, as well as their related boss blitz for the above achievements.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Flame Legion Finisher
Kill 50 Flame Legionnaires in the Crown Pavilion.

See “Centaur Culler” for further information.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Bandits’ Bane
Kill 50 Bandits in the Crown Pavilion.

See “Centaur Culler” for further information.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Destroyer Destroyer
Kill 50 Destroyers in the Crown Pavilion.

See “Centaur Culler” for further information.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Mantle Mauler
Kill 50 White Mantle cultists in the Crown Pavilion.

See “Centaur Culler” for further information.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Pirate Purger
Kill 50 Pirates in the Crown Pavilion.

See “Centaur Culler” for further information.


Queen’s Gauntlet

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideFirst Blood
Defeat 1 Queen’s Gauntlet opponent.

As you progress through the gauntlet you will progress the following achievements “Light Snuffer”, “Pirate Punisher” and “Darkness Illuminator”. The requirements are simple, defeat the competitors in each tier of the gauntlet.

You can speak with the fight manager to setup a fight. With each champion you will progress through the list.

Before you can fight in this arena you will first need to collect “Queen’s Gauntlet Entrances Tickets”. You can either buy these for tokens, or earn them from completing the Boss Blitz meta event below.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideLight Snuffer
Complete the first tier of the Queen’s Gauntlet.

See “First Blood”.

Defeat each of the following champions to progress this achievement:

  • Halmi Hammerfell
  • Doobroosh
  • Windcaller Kieldia
  • Suriel the Blazing Light

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuidePirate Punisher
Complete the second tier of the Queen’s Gauntlet.

See “First Blood”.

Defeat each of the following champions to progress this achievement:

  • Tyre Ragemaw
  • Masticus
  • Salazan
  • The crew of the pirate ship Ravenous

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideDarkness Illuminator
Complete the third tier of the Queen’s Gauntlet.

See “First Blood”.

Defeat each of the following champions to progress this achievement:

  • Subject 7
  • Deadeye Dunwell
  • Strugar and Chmper
  • Liadri the Concealing Dark

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideKingslayer
Defeat King Turai Ossa in the special tier of Queen’s Gauntlet.

Tuari Ossa is the big bad king located at the end of the special tier of the gauntlet champion menu. This guy hits like a truck and will destroy anyone who dares stand still for too long. Blocks and evades work extremely well on this fight.

Make sure to keep moving and try to avoid as many attacks as you can while in between phases. Once you break his defiance bar, inflict as much damage as possible. This boss is fairly weak, even though he hits extremely hard.

You will also need to bring some kind of hard crowd control skill to deal with his break bar.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideLight Up the Darkness
Defeat Liadri the Concealing Dark after striking her with the eight orbs of blazing light.

Next to “Kingslayer” this is one of the harder achievements within the gauntlet. While fighting Liadri you need to collect eight orbs and throw them at her. You will earn orbs by leading Liadris summers into the white portals on the ground.

Before you kill her you need to throw eight orbs at her, then proceed to kill her. Survival on this fight is a little tedious because if summons touch you, you will die.

You need to apply 3 orbs to Liadri to reveal her enough to attack her. So five extra orbs are required before you kill her. Survival gear may make this easier, however close rifts and do your upmost not to waste your dodges as you may need them to avoid AoEs.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideMeatless Murderer
Defeat Strugar and Chomper while denying Chomper any delicious meat.

This can be a little tricky depending on how the champions spawn. If they’re close together you can chill then burst them down with cleave abilities.

The whole point of this challenge is to stop Chomper from eating the meat Strugar throws out. It’s possible to deny Chomper meat by picking it up yourself. The only problem is you have to be quick to make sure he doesn’t consume any.

Focusing and bursting down Chomper is the best way to deal with this challenge.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideSavage Brute
Defeat Masticus with max stacks of Bloodlust active.

During the with with Masticus you will see various orbs that spawn around the arena. Your goal to earn this achievement is to collect 25 orbs to earn maximum bloodlust. This buff will show up as the might boon your boon bar. Once you hit 25 stacks, focus and kill Masticus to earn the achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideBlobs, Schmobs
Defeat Subject 7 without killing any oozes.

This can be a little tricky if you’re running high cleave classes. Any single target weapon is extremely useful for this challenge. Subject 7 has a vast cluster of small oozes that heal every time they hit you with their projectiles.

Focus directly on Subject 7 and do your best not to kill the extra mobs in the fight.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideHigh Stakes Gambler
Win 1 third tier matches with five active gambits.

For this achievement you will need to enable five of the following gambits, then complete any of the third tier fights. Generally Subject 7 is the easiest challenge on this tier. So I recommend fighting this competitor to complete this and the related third tier achievements.

  • Exhausted
  • On Fire
  • Frailty
  • Squeamish
  • Hamstrung
  • Crowd Favorite
  • Descended

Note: Keep in mind that selecting gambits costs Queen’s Gauntlet Tickets. The price is 1 ticket per gambit.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideRisk Taker
Win 1 third tier matches with an active gambit.

See “High Stakes Gambler”

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideTriple Threat
Win 1 third tier matches with three active gambits.

See “High Stakes Gambler”

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideCandle in the Wind
Defeat Windcaller Kieldia with On Fire gambit active.

Windcaller is a first tier champion that you need to activate the On Fire gambit for. Once active, kill the champion to unlock the achievement. This isn’t overly difficult as the champion doesn’t do a whole lot aside from spawn massive wind tornados.

Avoid the tunnels of death and focus the boss. Burst damage works extremely well on this champion, so you can kill her before she kills you.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideDoobroosh Tranquilizer
Defeat Doobroosh after he gains max stacks of Hormonal Imbalance.

Doobroosh will gain Hormonal Imbalance the more you hit him. Take a high burst damage class to this boss and focus directly on the champion without running away. He will grow the more imbalance he gains. He will gain up to 10 stacks the harder you hit. Once he hits maximum stacks you need to kill him before he cools off and closes rage.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideHumble Victor
Win a third tier challenge with active Frailty and Squeamish gambits.

These two gambits are a little irritating, however they’re fairly easy to manage. Subject is an extremely easy third tier champion to deal with. Along with lots of extra oozes to rally off if you happen to end up in a downed state. Focus Subject 7 and burst the ooze down as fast as possible. High damage is preferable for this fight, however conditions also work well.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Gauntlet Contender
Defeat 12 Queens’s Gauntlet bosses in the Crown Pavilion during the Festival of the Four Winds

Once you reach the Crown Pavilion in Divinity’s Reach, head to the Crown Pavilion waypoint on the east side of the city. Once there, head inside the Pavilion and look for ramps that lead to an upper floor. Here you will find small arenas suspended above the map which you can fight the various bosses in.

You can fight the same boss over and over if you’re having difficulty progressing others. The higher your tier of boss, the harder they get. Defeat 12 encounters to earn this achievement. You can repeat the same champion if you want to make this easier than fighting higher tiers.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideBlood Sport Enthusiast
Completed 1/1 Combat Challenges.

See “Gauntlet Contender”.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement GuideBlood Sport Connoisseur
Completed 7/7 Combat Challenges.

See “Gauntlet Contender”.

Guild Wars 2 Festival of the Four Winds Achievement Guide Gauntlet Favorite
Defeat 12 Queen’s Gauntlet boss in the Crown Pavilion during the Festival of Four Winds with at least one gambit active.

Gambits are unlocked every time you beat a boss, so after defeating the first one, you will unlock the first gambit. You will need to talk with the Master of Gambits NPC which deals with gambit additions. A gambit is basically a handicap that makes your fight harder.

You will need to beat 12 bosses with one gambit enabled, don’t fret though as if you’re more comfortable with one boss than another, then you can just keep replaying the same boss to earn this.

All tier one champions are fairly easy, but the gambits vary depending on play skill. On fire is a fairly easy gambit to deal with. Kill 12 champion spawns with at least one gambit enabled to earn this achievement.