Out of the Shadows

Author Notes

Most of these achievements are easy to obtain, though there are a few hidden ones this time around. Some require a little more attention than others, but there's nothing too challenging here.

Table of Contents

  1. Story Related
  2. Research in Rata Novous
  3. A Shadow’s Deed’s
  4. Confessor’s Stronghold
  5. Bloodstone Fen
  6. Collectibles

Story Related

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement GuideEir’s Memorial in Hoelbrak
Visit Eir’s Homstead in Holebrak to pay respects to a dear friend.

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

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Research in Rata Novus
Visit Taimi in Rata Novous, as requested.

See “Eir’s memorial in Hoelbrak”.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Blood and Stone
Find Bennett in Bloodstone fen.

See “Eir’s memorial in Hoelbrak”.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide A Shadow’s Deeds
Journey to the Cavern of Unseen Lights and seek any clues as to the source of the explosion.

See “Eir’s memorial in Hoelbrak”.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Confessor’s Stronghold
Pursue and capture Lord Caudecus Beetlestone.

See “Eir’s memorial in Hoelbrak”.


Research in Rata Novous

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Was it Blue or Red?
Solve the entry puzzle.

This is a two-part achievement. If you want to earn the puzzle achievement, make sure you do not cancel the dialog and complete the puzzle. Doing so will allow you to earn “Ain’t Got Time for This”.

This puzzle is fairly simple, you will need to enter a sequence of colors into the terminal a bit like Simon Say’s. The combinations are simple enough, but if you’re having difficulty use the following answers:

  • (Yellow, Purple, Red, Blue) Sequence 1: 1-2-3-4
  • (Red, Yellow, Purple, Blue) Sequence 2: 3-1-2-4
  • (Yellow, Red, Blue, Purple) Sequence 3: 1-3-4-2
  • (Purple, Blue, Yellow, Red) Sequence 4: 2-4-1-3
  • (Green, Blue, Red, Purple, Yellow) Sequence 5: 5-4-3-2-1

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Ain’t Got Time for This
Defeat the sentry golems.

If you choose not to complete the puzzle to reach the hidden area. You will need to destroy a group of sentry golems which will spawn. Doing so will reward you with this achievement, and still allow you to progress.

Note: It is impossible to earn “Was it Blur or Red?” at the same time, so replaying the chapter is a must to each both.


A Shadows Deeds

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide The Sky is Falling
Complete the instance without being damaged by falling bloodstone shards or their explosions.

During this section of the story you will need to explore to find the Bloodstone fragments. This whole area will have debris falling from above. You will need to avoid all the giant orange AoE markers on the floor. You can either dodge them or just step outside of the AoE when they happen.

There’s one marker you may miss on the platform for the Bloodstone where you have your conversation. Make sure to stand at the entrance to the room. From here the rest are easy to avoid.

Note: You will not have an achievement marker while doing this during the story for the first time. You can still earn this, but you won’t know if you’ve failed or not.


Confessor’s Stronghold

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Bloodstone Magic, Not Even Once
Stop Justiciar from drawing a full circle.

This may seem a little tedious to start with, but it’s a lot easier than it seems. Once you enter the area attack the Justiciar until your phase into the orb shield. From here you need to attack the bloodstone in the middle of the room to gain the buff. Once obtained, you will be slowed, activated it with the special action key, and quickly run outside of the circle and trap the Justiciar in the beam.

You need to do this before the Justiciar makes a full circle around the outside of the Bloodstone.

Note: You will need to set your special action key in the options. By default it is set to “-“. You can find this skill under the skills menu in key kinds at as the last option.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Take It Down a Notch
Defeat a While Mantle knight in celebration.

During your last fight with the Jade Construct you will be in an arena surrounded by white mantle up on the walls. During this fight every so often you will see random ones emote a celebration animation. You will need to watch these enemies closely, once you see this animation, you need to kill them.

You an prolong the fight for as long as you need. Just ignore the construct. If you’re downed at any point, your fellow NPCs will pick you up. You may need to lower the constructs health, just be careful not to kill it. I started to notice this animation while the construct dwindled at 50% health. It may happen before, just watch these enemies closely.

Note: This is a hidden achievement so it’s highly possible to miss this if you’re not looking for it.


Bloodstone Fen

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Out of the Shadows Mastery
Complete 18 achievements tied to Out of the Shadows.

You will need to complete the 18 achievements listed out of the 28 tied to this chapter. Just complete the listed achievements and this will reward you with the crown and unlock the achievement.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Grief Counseling
Emote yes to Alari when she reaches her existential cries.

Before you can attempt this, you must first complete the chain events with the lost souls. Once complete Alari will spawn and you must guide her through a short escort mission. Once she reaches her destination you will need to use the new emote /yes when she’s talking to you.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Jade Carving
Defeat 10 jade constructs.

Every so often within the giant crater the Bloodstone Maw event will spawn. You can get to this event from the Group Zero waypoint which is just above where the first jade construct spawns. From here, once the event is active you will need to kill 10 jade constructs. You can earn 6 kills with a single cycle of this event chain.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Available Guardian
Defeat the Unbound Guardian deep within the Cavern of Unseen Lights.

After starting the Bloodstone Maw event, you will progress through killing the several jade constructs. After each event finishes you will then spawn the Unbound Guardian near where the Bloodstone can be found. From here you just need to complete the event and this will unlock.

If you fail the jade construct chain event the guardian will not spawn.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Lost Souls
Find and defeat the four ghostly champions wandering Bloodstone Fen.

There are four lost souls within Bloodstone Fen which are part of a chain event. The event starts with Savant Ehrin and progresses through the four other champions you need to kill for this achievement.

You can kill the following enemies in whichever order you see fit:

  • Savant Ehrin
  • Nyle the Compassionate
  • Ritualist Josa
  • Thief Lloyd
Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Magic Unbound: The Gathering
Collect 10 units of floating unbound magic in 60 seconds.

Within Bloodstone Fen there’s a new item called unbound magic. There’s many ways to obtain this, but one of the most common is to collect the flowing blue orbs in the air.

You will need to collect 10 of these within 1 minutes for this to unlock. There’s nothing really challenging about this, just make sure you find a cluster of them and collect them.

Note: Collectible the orbs from the diving goggles allows you to pick up 17 orbs in less than 60 seconds. So this would be the best place to earn this if you’re having difficulty.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Mantle Pieces
Defeat 200 bloodstone-crazed White Mantle in Bloodstone Fen.

Around the base of the airship and the entrance to ground zero you will find crazed mantle on the ground. You will need to kill 200 of these enemies. This will come with generally progression towards other achievements.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide This Time, Stay Dead
Defeat the Ghostly Justiciar in the Colosseum of the Faithful, located above Bloodstone Fen.

You can start this pre-event from the Zealot’s Overlook waypoint. There’s no known spawn time for this even, but it spawns fairly often. You will need to complete the event to kill all the spirits which will spawn the Ghostly Justiciar.

Once he spawns, kill him and this will unlock. This is also when you can earn “Reversal of Fortune”.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Reversal of Fortune
Hit the Ghostly Justiciar with aerial attacks when he portals you into the air.

The Ghost Justiciar can be found in the Colosseum of the Faithful after completing the pre-event tied to it.. During his fight he will do various attacks, but below 50% health he will start to spawn blue portals on the ground. Stepping into these portals will fire you up into the sky.

Once this happens, deploy your gliders and make sure you’re using you 1 skill attack with him targeted. This is fairly simple though it may take several attempts to this.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Dive Master: Just Dropping By
Use the diving goggles near the highest floating island.

To find the diving goggles jump off the airship and take the updrafts to the highest platform up above. You can’t miss this platform as it’s at the highest point in the map. Once you have the goggles on, jump off the side of the platform with the glowing unbound magic orbs.

Once you jump off make sure you follow the orbs all the way down. There’s no water on this map, but at the end of the jump will be a large portal which is what you’re aiming for. The unbound magic orbs will lead you to this, so if you’re not following them, certain death will follow.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Bloodstone Fen Insight: Fragmented Wastes
Discover this Maguuma Mastery Insight in Bloodstone Fen.

This mastery point can be find on one of the high up platforms above the airship on the far side of the map.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Bloodstone Fen Insight: Temple of Renewal
Discover this Maguuma Mastery Insight in Bloodstone Fen.

This second insight can be found in the bowls on the crater left by the Bloodstone. It’s on a platform just above where you find the fragmented Bloodstone.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Don’t Cross the Streams
Use ley-line magic in the middle of a ley line.

To attempt this you will first need to collect 1000 unbound magic and 500 Bloodstone Dust. Once you have this currency and items you can buy Ride the Ley Line glider skill from Natto on the airship. Once you have this skill all you have to do is activate it while gliding within a ley line.

Note: This achievement is hidden until the requirements are completed.


Collectibles

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Apprentice Kasandra’s Notebook
Find the 15 scattered pages in Bloodstone Fen.

In total there are 45 collectibles scattered around the map. Finding these items can be a little tedious but made a lot easier with the “Show All Usable Object Names” activated in your options menu.

For the one’s you’re missing you can use the following maps to find any you may be missing. I’ve split the maps up into the three layers for easier collectible navigation.

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Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Conspiracy of Dunces
Find the journals chronicling the White Mantle’s plans.

See “Apprentice Kasandra’s Notebook”.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide Grand Savant Valis the Learned’s Research Journal
Find the 15 scattered journal entries in Bloodstone Fen.

See “Apprentice Kasandra’s Notebook”.

Guild Wars 2 Out of The Shadows Achievement Guide The Memoirs of Justiciar Bauer
Find the 15 scattered pages in Bloodstone Fen.

See “Apprentice Kasandra’s Notebook”.

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