Guild Wars 2: Flashpoint
Author Notes

Most of the achievements for this are fairly straight forward. However, the new mastery is required to complete the collectibles.

[Work in Progress] Druid Stone Collection

Table of Contents

  1. Story Progression
  2. Taimi’s Pet Project
  3. Heart of the Volcano
  4. Draconis Mons Champions
  5. Misc
  6. Collectibles
  7. Insights

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideFlashpoint Mastery
Complete 20 achievements.

This reward will unlock once you complete 20 of the required achievements listed in the achievement description.


Story Progression

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideTaimi’s Pet Project
Complete the Taimi’s Pet Project story instance.

The following achievements will unlock with natural progression through the story.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideArrival and Survival
Travel to Draconis Mons and investigate the cavern’s interior.

See “Taimi’s Pet Project”.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideIn Pursuit of a God
Follow your foe’s tracks deeper into the volcano.

See “Taimi’s Pet Project”.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideElder Druid Protection
Find the imprisoned druids and gain their blessings.

See “Taimi’s Pet Project”.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideSearing Ascent
Complete the Searing Ascent.

See “Taimi’s Pet Project”.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideHeart of the Volcano
Complete the Heart of the Volcano instance.

See “Taimi’s Pet Project”.


Taimi’s Pet Project

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideBorn for Battle
Defeat ten mercenaries during the final surge.

Half way through the instance, a group of mercenaries will rush into the area. Kill 10 of these enemies before your fellow NPCs kill them quickly. There are plenty of enemies, just run straight into the middle of  the group and start killing them.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideRing of Fire
Avoid being hit by the ring of fire in the final battle.

During the battle with Lazarus, he will cast an attack which forms a ring of fire around his feet. Keep your distance as much as possible. If you can push him to 25% health without being hit by this attack you will be rewarded with the achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideFire Fighter
Repair three of Taimi’s malfunctioning sprinklers.

After dealing with the mercenary hoard, head up the stairs in the middle of the area. You will see several updrafts, with three sprinklers around the room. Use your glide and updraft abilities to reach the sprinklers.

You cannot activate the sprinklers while gliding, so make sure you’re standing on solid ground.


Heart of the Volcano

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideGo Nuts with the Scanning
Find all unique objects and creatures in the Heart of the Volcano instance that respond to Taimi’s scanner.

There are nine things that you need to scan during this instance. They are as follows:

  • Scruffy/Taimi
  • Barrier Chains
  • Energy Barrier (All three)
  • Rotting Devourer
  • Vine-Touched Destroyer
  • Balthazar/Machine
  • Temar
  • Tegon

Note: Some of these objects may count as multiples towards the achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideFancy Flying
Descend the chimney in the Heart of the Volcano instance without being hit by destroyer fireballs.

As you progress down through the volcano you will need to avoid groups of enemies shooting fireballs are you. This can be tricky after the first area as the second has twice as many enemies. You will need to progress and break the chains to remove the energy barrier.

Once you reach the third barrier, after destroying  the first chain all the enemies in the area will die. If you can make it to this point without being hit you will earn the achievement as you fall to the next platform.

 Note: If you’re having difficulty with this, have a friend join to help progress the instance. Your achievement will stay active as long as you don’t get hit by the green fireballs when gliding. Staying on the ground will keep the achievement active if you’re hit. You can also keep your distance and allow your party members progress for you.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideExcess Energy
Find all the lingering fragments of Primordus and Jormag energy in the Heart of the Volcano instance.

At the end of the instance, ignore the leave instance button. Just above you will see red and blue energy orbs. You will need to collect 12 of these orbs to complete this achievement.

These orbs can be a little tricky to see, but they’re fairly close to platforms in the middle of the area. Use your glide to collect all 12 orbs complete the achievement.


Draconis Mons Champions

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideTerror of the Boiling Sea
Slay either the legendary Destroyer Aestus or the legendary Destroyer Ignis near the Boiling Sea.

This map has a meta chain tied to these bosses. Completing the various “Cull the Destroyers” related events will spawn both of these legendary enemies at the end. They will spawn at the “Seething Pillar” and “Frosting Pedestal”.

These enemies will only spawn if the map meta chain has been completed. When fighting them, make sure to stay out of the boiling water on the platforms. These enemies will slowly destroy the platform you’re standing on. Breaking their Defiance Bars as quickly as possible will help avoid this.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideArachnogenesis
Slay the champion webby mother near Ancient Hollow.

All the champions on this map spawn at fairly regular intervals, apart from “Desecration Prevention” which is part of the map meta chain for the two legendary enemies.

The following maps display all the locations needed for these achievements. Kill these champs once to unlock each of the achievements tied to them.

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Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideNature’s Wrath
Slay the champion greater wardbough near Savage Rise.

See “Arachnogenesis” for champ locations.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideWurm Slurper
Slay the champion bloodstone-charged lava wurm in Heathen’s Hold.

See “Arachnogenesis” for champ locations.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideDesecration Prevention
Slay a champion molten desecrater near Titan’s Throat.

This is a little different compared to the other champs as it is part of  the meta event chain. Once the burrows span around Titan’s Throat. Take part in the event and you should earn this achievement.

See “Arachnogenesis” for champ locations.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideDinosaur King Ascension
Slay the champion stonehead king near Heathen’s Hold.

See “Arachnogenesis” for champ locations.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideExpensive Taste
Slay champion Emperor Mattake near Ancient Hollow.

See “Arachnogenesis” for champ locations.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuidePowerless Suit
Destroy the champion Inquest agent in the power suit, near Rata Arcanum.

See “Arachnogenesis” for champ locations.


Misc

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideExfoliating
Spend too much time swimming in the boiling sea.

At any point, jump into the boiling sea and swim around. Just before you die, this should unlock. If it doesn’t unlock, you didn’t spend enough time in the water.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement Guide Searing Ascent
Complete the Searing Ascent.

This is the main jumping puzzle within the map. The puzzle starts at the Titan’s Throat. The start is on the north side near the diving goggles. Once in the jumping puzzle you will need to take advantage of advanced gliding and the new Oakheart mastery. If you don’t have either of these, then you will not be able to complete this puzzle.

This puzzle isn’t overly difficulty. However, if you make a mistake and run out of Oakheart charges, you will have to start from the previous checkpoint. Make sure you don’t overuse the charges to avoid repeating sections.

This puzzle does have checkpoints, so don’t fret if you get stuck.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideHot Splashes
Acquire diving goggles near the gate of fire, and dive into the bucket floating in the boiling sea.

On the Northern side of Titan’s Throat you will find a pair of diving goggles. Put them on, then jump off the ledge to the north side. You will need to avoid a ledge, then line yourself up with a bucket of water that’s floating in the Boiling Sea below.

Landing in the bucket will reward you the achievement. If you miss, you could earn “Exfoliating” if you don’t already have it.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideCrypt Keeper
Find the golemancer’s tomb.

To earn this achievement you need to head into the Golemancer’s Tomb. You can get here be heading south from the Heathens Hold Waypoint. Follow the trail around the edge of the Blistering Abyss. You can glide across most of this area.

Once inside, follow the small maze to the point of interest “Burial Chamber” located at the back of the tomb. As long as you cross into the chamber you will earn the achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideGolemancer’s Treasure
Find the hidden chest in the golemancer’s tomb.

Inside the Golemancer’s Tomb you will find a champion Arid Devourer on the eastern side in a chamber. After killing the champ, the nest in the middle will have a large pile of treasure on top of it. Interact with the pile and collect your reward.

This reward will only be here for a short period, so be quick and don’t forget to pick it up before you leave.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideBurnin’ Down the House
Destroy a mercenary turret.

Just to the west of Wurm’s Furnace you will find a turret. It will shoot at you, and it is also surrounded by a large group of enemies. Just behind the turret you will find an oil barrel. Pick up the barrel and drop oil around the turret. From here, continue to create an oil trail to the burning fire pit a little west of the turret.

Make sure there are no gaps in the oil. As soon as you drop the oil on top of the flame pit the oil will catch fire. This will then destroy the turret rewarding you with the achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideWhite Hat
Hack Inquest terminals.

Within Rata Arcanum you will see several red lights. Standing them will result in you being attacked by a turret. You can disable these danger areas by killing nearby Inquest. Doing so will give you a key. Once you have the key, interact with the terminals nearby and disable the light and turrets.

You will need to disable 50 of these terminals to gain this achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuidePeople Watching
Plant scanners for the Whispers agent.

This is a multi part quest that starts in Rata Arcanum. You first need to locate a golem that’s located inside a tent, the golem is to the south of Rata Arcanum. From here you then need to speak with a Whispers agent who’s located in the north of this area.

Once you’ve spoken to both, you will be given a scanner. From here you need to then explore the map and find all the locations to scan.

The maps below detail all the scanner locations. The scanner locations themselves are marked within the map. They only become visible once you’re within range of each location.


Collectibles

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideRock Collector
Collect all the stray firestone shards.

Throughout the map there are 60 firestone shards to collect. These shards are hidden in various places around the map. You will need the Oakheart’s Reach Mastery to reach these collectibles.

The maps below detail the locations of all the shards. You can keep track of which shards you’re looking for in the achievement panel, so these maps are just for location reference while using the in-game descriptions.

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Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideThe Druid Stone
Pay tribute to and learn from the druid spirits in Draconis Mons to cultivate your relationship with nature through the Druid Stone.

This is a multi part collection that requires you to gather various items to craft the Druid’s Stone backpiece. This will take several days due to time gates within the collections.

A full guide for this collection can be found here.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideAwakening the Druid Stone
Continue to cultivate your relationship with nature through tributes to the druid spirits of Draconis Mons.

See “The Druid Stone”.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideSprouting the Druid Stone
Continue to cultivate your relationship with nature through tributes to the druid spirits of Draconis Mons.

See “The Druid Stone”.
Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideA Henge Away from Home
Your dedication to nature is proving fruitful, but there is still much to do. Continue to show respect for Melandru’s druids and help bring their magic out into the world again.

See “The Druid Stone”.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideLessons Learned
Find all 14 of the golemancer’s lost recordings in Draconis Mons.

Throughout the map there are 14 hidden recordings from Zinn. These recordings aren’t overly obvious, so much exploration is required to find them


Insights

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideDraconis Mons Insight: Western Boiling Sea
Discover Maguuma Mastery insight in Draconis Mons.

The following mastery points are marked on the world map. You will need to use a variety of mastery abilities to reach them.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideDraconis Mons Insight: Savage Rise
Discover Maguuma Mastery insight in Draconis Mons.

See “Draconis mons Insight: Western Boiling Sea”.

Guild Wars 2 Flashpoint Achievement GuideDraconis Mons Insight: Scalding Gorge
Discover Maguuma Mastery insight in Draconis Mons.

See “Draconis mons Insight: Western Boiling Sea”.

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