Rising Flames

Author Notes

Unlike a lot of the living story episodes, this one has some challenges. One being the collectible tokens. Most are easy to find, but there are a few that require you to complete the jumping puzzle. The jumping puzzle in this map makes defines the difficulty for this episode.

Table of Contents

  1. Taimi’s Game
  2. Story Progression
  3. Dragon’s Vigil
  4. Collectibles
  5. Ember Bay Events
  6. Misc

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement GuideRising Flames Mastery
Complete all 26 achievements.

Completing 26 achievements of the following achievements will unlock this meta achievement.


Taimi’s Game

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Beat Taimi’s Game
Complete the “Taimi’s Game” Story Instance.

This will unlock with natural story progression.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Simulation Top Ten
Complete the Taimi’s Game story instance without being defeated

During the combat section of this instance avoid being defeated. You can go into a downed state, but you cannot die. Dying will force you to checkpoint and void the achievement.

During this event you will see water globs that spawn in the area. Using them will clear all the fire AoE rings. Use this when the floor becomes a fiery death trap to make the encounter a little easier.


Story Progression

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Destroyer Sampler
Fulfill Taimi’s request to collect a new Destroyer sample.

See “Beat Taimi’s Game”.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide One Head Better than None
Help the asuran scout find out what’s going on in the skritt pirate camp on the shore of Igneous Breach.

See “Beat Taimi’s Game”.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide The Machine in the Flame
Fix the dwarven machine at the Fractured Caldera.

See “Beat Taimi’s Game”.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Trip to the Circus
Turn on the dwarven machine near the shipwreck circus.

See “Beat Taimi’s Game”.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Old Foes, Old Ghosts
Sneak past mursaat defenses.

See “Beat Taimi’s Game”.


Dragon’s Vigil

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Dragon Vigil
Complete the Dragon Vigil instance.

See “Beat Taimi’s Game”.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Maintain Aurene’s Shield
Don’t let Aurene’s shield drop below 50% health.

Generally this is fairly easy if you keep on top of the enemies that spawn. Using crowd control skills will ease their pressure on the shield. Using the bombs that spawn will also help make or break your progress.

The first few waves are straightforward, but the later waves tend to be quite intense. If you’re having difficulty with this, you can always bring friends along to help you clear the enemies. Towards the later phases you will be prompted with a special action. You can use this to cut enemy numbers as the blast with reduce their presence around the shield.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Dragons Duty
Complete the Dragon Vigil story instance without being defeated.

Much like “Simulation Top Ten”, you need to complete this instance without dying. This will all depend on your build and how you play the game. Just keep pushing back the mobs that spawn around the area. If you have to, keep your distance and use crowd control skills to control the enemies.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide No Bombs Allowed
Stop the Destoyer bombs from exploding.

During the encounter, bombs will spawn next to the shield. You will need to make sure no bombs detonate on the shield. You can also work on “I’m Rubber; you’re Destroyer” at the same time. Interact with the bombs to pick them up. From here you can throw them away from the shield, or onto the nearby enemies.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide I’m Rubber; You’re Destroyer
Kill forty Destroyers with their own pustule bombs.

During this instance the Destroyers will plant mobs next to the shield. Your goal will be to collect these bombs, you can also work on “No Bombs Allowed” at this point. Once you pick up the bombs, throw them at the destroyers. From here, quickly kill them while they have the burning effects from the bomb. If the burning effects wear off, you won’t earn credit towards the achievement, so make sure you kill them quickly.

It is possible to earn this within 1/2 instances. I highly recommend not concentrating on this your first time though. Instead, replay it after the story and other achievements. You can get up to 40 kills in a single instance if you focus less on killing the destroyers and wait for the bombs to spawn.

Note: I recommend that you do this solo to you can claim full credit.


Collectibles

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Token Collector
Collect all the mursaat tokens that were scattered around Ember Bay.

In total there are 40 mursaat tokens scattered around Ember Bay. The achievement tab contains hints to all their locations. I highly recommend using the panel to see which one’s you’re missing. The map below will indicate all of their locations.

Some of these tokens are tucked away within the jumping puzzle. If you have no plans to take part in this content, you may want to avoid doing this achievement altogether.

Note: I suggest that you turn on Show all usable objects if you haven’t already. If you happen to have several teleports to a friend, you can use them to reach very hard to reach tokens by having someone stand in their location. This is one way around completing the puzzle yourself.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Cami’s Final Voyage
Collect Cami’s journal entries around Ember Bay.

There are seven journal entries to be found around the map. These are fairly easy to find, and also have hints contained within the achievement description. The map below will detail all their locations for quick reference.

Note: I suggest that you turn on Show all usable objects if you haven’t already.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Tablets of the Unseen
Read the mursaat tablets scattered around their old fortress.

Just like the other two, this is another collectible. There are 10 mursaat tablets placed around the map. They’re fairly obvious, but contain no hints to their locations unlike the other two achievements. All of these tablets are contained within Caliph’s Steps. The map below details all of their locations.

Note: I suggest that you turn on Show all usable objects if you haven’t already.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide

Ember Bay Events

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Collecting Coalescence
Participate in each of the coalescence events around the island.

There are three of these events in the map. The Burning Grotto, Osprey Pillars and Lava Flats. The achievement descriptions tell you their locations. While exploring check on these locations and see if the events are active. You will need to complete each event at least once to earn this achievement.

Lava Flats

This is fairly close to the Burning Grotto. You will want to head to the northern most area of the Lava Flats between Moldering Inlet and Basalt Rise.

Osprey Pillars

You will find this event in the south eastern part of the Osprey Pillars island.

Burning Grotto

This even spawns on eastern side of the Burning Grotto near the magma pools

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Broodmother Down By The Bay
Slay the drake broodmother southwest of Shipwreck Beach.

This series of events happen at different times around the island. There doesn’t appear to be a timer for them, so don’t fret if you miss an event. The pre-events spawn often and don’t take long to complete.

The map below details all the champion locations for these events.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Dominating the Dominator
Slay the Molten Dominator near Burning Grotto.

This will unlock after killing the Destroyer Dominator.

See “Broodmother Down By The Bay” above for a map location.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Metal Mountain
Find the tallest, hottest spot on Ember Bay!

You can only complete this once the destroyer (dominator champion) has been killed. Killing it will allow you to access updrafts to reach a Thermal Tube. The tube will fire you across to the Infernal Cape. Once  you read the updrafts, this will unlock.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Krackin’ Karka
Slay the champion karka near Ashen Skerries.

This will unlock after killing the Karka champion.

See “Broodmother Down By The Bay” above for a map location.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Queen of the Fire Islands
Knock some sense into the circus sloth near Performance Field.

This will unlock after killing the Sloth Queen. The sloth queen can be found just north of the circus town at Shipwreck Beach. A pre-event will need to be completed before she will fight.

See “Broodmother Down By The Bay” above for a map location.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Return of the Jade Construct
Slay the pyroclastic jade construct near Caliph’s Steps.

This will unlock after killing the Jade Construct. This champion is located in the north west portion of the map.

See “Broodmother Down By The Bay” above for a map location.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Verm the Burnin’ Wurm
Slay the lava wurm Vermingus near Fractured Caldera.

This will unlock after killing the Vermingus the Giant Wurm.

See “Broodmother Down By The Bay” above for a map location.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Task Master
Finish all the tasks around Ember Bay.

Throughout Ember Bay you will find various heart events. Much like the traditional hearts in core Tyria, these hearts function in the same way. There are five different heart events, which require you to complete various tasks. These hearts unlike the vanilla ones are repeatable.

You only need to complete each of these events once to gain full credit. After completing all five this will unlock.


Misc

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Ember Bay Insight: Bleeding Pulpit
Discover Maguuma Mastery Insight in Ember Bay.

This is a fairly easy mastery point to obtain. There is one slight issue, the name is listed for another location. You will find this mastery point in Ashen Skerries north east of Scratch Gate Waypoint.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Ember Bay Insight: Caliph’s Steps
Discover maguuma Mastery Insight in Ember Bay.

Before you can access this mastery point, you will first need to beat the Jade Construct. This event spawns on a regular rotation. Complete the pre-event, and kill the Construct. After it’s killed a platform will appear under the mastery point and allow you to claim it.

You can find this event in Caliph’s Steps on the top left hand corner of the map.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Walking on Fire
Navigate the lava tunnel in Ember Bay.

This is fairly simple but will require updrafts, advanced gliding is also a bonus here. You will need to head to Smooshatron, and look for the updrafts in the southern corner of the lava pit. Use the updrafts to access to the tunnel. From here just follow the tunnel down using the updrafts to keep yourself off the lava.

As soon as you reach the end of the tunnel this will unlock.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide The Friendly Ghost
Bring Captain Grumby a few pieces of his ship to remind him of his home.

On the north west side of the island, near the Jade Construct, you will find an NPC called the Ghost of Captain Grumby. Further north west, on the beach you will find a strange artifact buried in the sand next to a Ether Tower. Interacting with it will reward you with a piece of damaged wood.

You will need to return on seven different days to collect the damage wood from the strange artifact on the beach. Once collected, give the damage wood to Grumby. This will unlock after you’ve given the ghost seven pieces of damage wood from the artifact.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Hungry Hal
Find and feed this poor hungry soul on the island

Hal the Hermit can be found sat on a ledge in Performance Field. You will need to climb up through the mursaat stronghold and then follow the path towards the south. He’s sat collecting his thoughts with an overlook of the performance area below.

Before you can earn this achievement you will need to collect apples from Osprey Pillars. There are trees here that yield them. Hal will require 50 apples, so be prepared to run back and forth between these locations.

You can only carry one Ember Apple at a time. Using skill 2 will cause you to eat the apple and set yourself on fire. Using ley-lines and Thermal Tubes speeds this process up greatly.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Skrilla’s Banefactor
Give Skrilla enough coin to make her happy

Skrilla can be found at Skritt Anchorage. Once located, you will want to make sure Skrilla has the gathering icon above her head. You can donate whatever you want to Skrilla as it will progress the achievement regardless. You will need to donate 3 coins, copper, silver or gold. Just keep donating until the achievement unlocks.

Once Skrilla has enough donations, she will head off on a small event where she digs up loot. If she’s not there, or doesn’t have the donate icon. Just wait for her to return. She will start to accept donations shortly after.

GW2 Guild Wars 2 Rising Flames Achievement Guide Skip up the Volcano
Get to the top of the volcano.

You can climb to the top of several volcano’s, but only one counts for this. You will need to complete the Chalice of Tears jumping puzzle to earn this achievement. This jumping puzzle has been designed to test your patience. There are checkpoints however, so if you reach one and happen to fall. You will return to that checkpoint once you die. Checkpoints are marked with a steam vent.

In order to gain credit for this achievement and mastery, you will need to reach all the checkpoints. Using teleport to a friend will not reward you this achievement.

If you have great difficulty with jumping puzzles, bringing a mesmer friend with you will help greatly. To unlock the achievement you just need to reach the tallest point of the puzzle. I highly recommend making sure you have lean techniques and advanced gliding for this jumping puzzle.

You can use the experimental portal gun within this jumping puzzle. This can ease some of the stress if you fall.

Credit to KragV for creating this video.

Note: One thing to keep in mind, leaving the map or waypointing will cause the checkpoints to reset and you won’t re-spawn if you die. So do not go to your guild hall to repair.

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