GW2 Daybreak Achievements Guide

GW2 Daybreak Living World Season 4 Episode 1 Achievements Guide.

Meta Achievement 

There is a meta achievement to complete 30 achievements. This will reward you with 21 AP and Corsair Turban Box.


Corsair Turban (all armor classes)


Story Achievements 

Eye of the Brandstorm

Not So Shocking – 3 AP

Repel the Branded from Free City of Amnoon without being struck by lightning. There are two stages to this achievement. First you have to avoid the lighting outside the outskirts of Amnoon, this is fairly easy. For the second part, you need to avoid the lightning inside the city of Amnoon. This second part can get a bit heretic. The lightning are marked with reddish circles and you have a bit of time to dodge out of them. The main issue is getting downed and having a lighting circle spawn on your, which can fail you the achievement.


Amnoon Evacuation – 2 AP

Rescue 40 civilians in the story instance. This achievement has a bit of a DPS check as you need to kill the Branded Crystals before their timer expires and the civilians turn into branded. Other than the crystals, there are also dead civilians that need to be rezzed and alive civilians that you need to press F to direct them to safety. It is not recommend to do this achievement with Electric City since rezzing civilians can take time away from that achievement.


First cluster of three crystals here, each having 3 civilians each. This should bring your count to 31.


Then right after is a civilian you need to rez at the same spot, for a count of 30. Inside the big pyramid are 5 civilians that need to be rezzed to bring your count down to 25. To the left of the pyramid are 5 branded crystals. It is okay if you don’t get one of them, but you need to get at least 4 branded crystals. If you get all 5 crystals this will bring your count down to 7 (or 11 if you only got 4).


Inside the city of Amnoon are more civilians to rez/talk. There is a big batch of civilians at the top left. However keep in mind that if you defeat the Branded Wyvern, all the civilians will disappear.


Electric City – 2 AP

Repeal the Branded storm from the Free City of Amnoon in under 12 minutes. This is a pretty tight DPS check if doing it solo. The timer only starts once you enter the city.

(Hidden) Qais Closed – 1 AP

Talk to Captain Rahim at end of the instance about Deputy Qais. Keep going through the dialogues until you get the achievement.


Under the Stars

Ally Assessment– 3 AP

Check in with allies in the Sunspear base. If you need to reenter the Sunspear base, talk to the heart vendor near Astralarium and select the option to enter the base again. Then interact with the Nightfall book (it won’t be visible but there will be an interact button).


There are 10 NPCs you need to talk to in the base and they are marked on the map below.


Champion’s Dawn

Who’s Laughing Now? – 1 AP

Defeat the Awakened Sunspear Champion without allowing him to heal. During the fight with Awakened Koss Dejarin, he will gain a break bar. If you don’t break his break bar quick enough, he will heal up and you will lose the achievement. If you are quick enough on DPS there should be only one instance of breakbar. You can use nearby rocks to break his breakbar as well.


(Hidden) Family Ties – 1 AP

This is a hidden achievement. Talk to Awakened Koss after the fight and mention about a descendant. If you don’t get the achievement, you may need to talk to Redeemer Kossan in The Ruination in The Desolation (may need to do an event with him to get him to talk).


The Hero of Istan

(Hidden) Thereby Hangs a Tale – 1 AP

Once you get the key from the jailer, jump down and open one of the lower cells with a chair inside it. Interact with the chair and finish reading the conversation to get the achievement.


(Hidden) Stop Right There – 1 AP

This a hidden achievement to kill the walking Awakened Soldier right outside your jail cell before he reaches the top of the stairs. You have plenty of time so rescue Zaeim, grab your weapons and then kill the guard.


(Hidden) Tipple Toes – 1 AP

Escape the dungeons without being spotted by drunken Awakened. They are pretty easy to avoid and have telegraphs in front of them. As long you avoid these telegraphs you should be undetected.


The First City

If you are stuck in the part of the instance where you need to advance past the fire, there is a boulder you can pick up near the fire wall. Place that and one Branded Crystal on the big plate to advance.


Timing is Everything – 1 AP

Make it to the other side of the Vestibule of Faith and pull the levers unscathed. Pretty easy achievement, just time your raptor canyon jump and avoid the bells dropping down. Pull the levers in between each bell. There are 3 bells and 3 levers in between.


(Hidden) Gone Swimming – 1 AP

Not too far from the entrance is a pair of diving goggles. If you don’t see them you may need to clear the instance first and come back. The dive is a bit tricky due to the rocks blocking your way down so you need to jump a bit outward and then fall through the cracks between the rocks to the water below.


(Hidden) You Left This – 1 AP

Pick up Taimi’s Hair Bow and then hand it to her at the end of the instance.


Talk to Taimi once you rescued her and pick the option I found your ribbon.


(Hidden) From Downtown! – 1 AP

Throw a static conduit and destroy a static storm orbiting Scruffy from very far away. All you need to do is to throw the static conduit from the platform where you got it from and it should count. Make sure to throw it in front of the moving static storm.


Stand Your Ground – 3 AP

Survive the rapid ammunition discharge protocol without being downed or leaving the platform. Last 5% of Scruffy 2.0 he will start spamming attacks all over. Avoid the AoE circles and don’t get too close to the Static Storm orbs floating around as they are magnetic and will pull you with them. You don’t need to damage Scruffy in this phase, just survive long enough for the phase to be over.


(Hidden) That Belongs in a Museum – 6 AP

It is recommended that you do this achievement at end of the instance as the whole instance opens up and most of the mobs disappear.


1. Ancient Istani Coin


2. Damaged Jokanur Digging Shovel


3. Cracked Fang Neckace


4. Folden Silk Tapestry


5. Primeval Tome


6. Ancient Sunspear Regalia


7. Chunk of Apocryha


Timegated Achievements 

Brandstone Research – 3 AP

This is a timegated achievement that requires 7 days to complete. Each day you will need to go down to below the library in the Astralarium and then talk to Yasna. She will ask you for something different each day.


Day 1: She will ask you to hand in 10 Kralkatite Ore for the achievement item Kralkatite Research.

Day 2: She will ask you for 10 Branded Residues. These seems to drop off any branded elementals. If you have trouble finding them, look for fallen brandstones as there are always some guarding one (see day 3).

Day 3: You will need to hunt down a fallen brandstone and get some readings with the Particle Collector.

To locate fallen brandstones you will need a Branded Multitool from Scholar Fatima on top of the Astralarium. This can be upgraded further with Volatile Magic. Every 15 minutes Brandstones will fall from the sky and land on the map. They are not marked but you can see them falling from the sky near the Astralarium Waypoint. They only lasts for 3 minutes once they landed. Hop on your mount and use the Branded Multitool and spam it every once in a while.


When you get directed to a landing site. Defeat the branded elementals guarding the landing site to get Branded Residues and then use the Branded Multitool to pull up the Brandstone Node (#1 to find the node and then use #2 to dig it up)


For the Miasma, just step on the Bloodstone surface and then click the Particle collector in your inventory. It will fulfill the requirement and you can return to Yasna.


Map Achievements 

Early Release – 3 AP

Free 10 caged dissidents in Champion’s Dawn. There are cages all over the area. Open 10 cages to free 10 NPCs for this achievement.


Feasts on Beasts – 3 AP

Feed 10 hungry villagers in Champion’s Dawn. There are confiscated food all over the area and hungry villagers. Grab food and feed them to villagers.


Mutiny – 3 AP

Defeat the three hostile captains of corsairs. There is a chain of three events in Corsair Flotilla where you need to kill a bunch of pirates belonging to each captain to draw out the captain.

  • Powderkeg Captain Barud
  • Stonefist Captain Randa
  • Alehound Captain Asef


Alehound Captain Asef is the hardest out of the three. He is the only champion captain and heals himself frequently. To combat this heal there are a couple things you can do

  • Break his bar ASAP
  • Drop the poison circles he places on you on top of him, this will reduce his heal’s effectiveness


(Hidden) Belligerent Brawl – 5 AP

For this achievement you need to drink any one of Mehdi’s Grogs and then fight any of the three captains. Each of the grog applies a different condition on you and put you in combat. It is best to do this right before you start killing a captain as it can be annoying running around with it (you can’t mount since you will be in combat). Once you kill the captain, you can go back and use Mehdi’s Cure-All to remove the grog effects.


Rest in Peace – 1 AP

Defeat the Champion Mordant Crescent Graverasier in Champion’s Dawn. There is a series of chain events at Champion’s Dawn. The final event of the chain spawns the Mordant Crescent Graveraiser.


(Hidden) Lightspeed Reflector – 5 AP

On top of the Astralarium are Telescopic Mirrors. You need to turn all of them within 30s to earn this achievement. It is fairly easy to do as long you mount up between the mirrors or have a good source of swiftness.


Istan Dives – 4 AP

Find 4 diving goggles in the Domain of Istan

  1. Corsair Flotilla – 0:00
  2. Modri Caverns – 0:54
  3. Champion’s Dawn – 1:56
  4. Ancient Royal Docks – 2:53

1. Corsair Flotilla


2. Mordri Caverns


3. Champion’s Dawn


4. Ancient Royal Docks


Meta Event Achievements 

Sunspear Uprising (Great Hall)

This meta event occurs regularly (except when Palawadan event is on) and have 15 minutes cooldown upon completion. There are two achievements tied to this meta event. You cannnot enter the Mordant Crescent Great Hall without the meta event.

Not Thirsty – 3 AP

Destroy 25 Fountains of Joko while raiding the Mordant Crescent Great Hall. This event occurs pretty quick into the meta. There are 8 fountains to destroy. You will need to do the meta a couple times to complete this achievement.


Portal Dodger – 1 AP

Shortly after destroying the fountains, Warden Amala will spawn. She is similar to the one you face in the story instance. In the first part of the fight she summons a bunch of portals and clones. Just avoid these portals and defeat her to earn the achievement. The timer is pretty tight so everyone need to do max DPS.



This meta event only occurs at night (xx:45 every other hour). It has multiple events and multiple achievements associated with it.

And Stay Down! – 1 AP

Defeat the two Palawadan Gate Guardians without either awakening the other. At the start of the meta event are two guardians right at the gate to Palawadan. You need to kill them around roughly the same time as killing one will cause the remaining one to try and revive the other. If you kill both guardians without them reviving each other, you will get this achievement.


Raze Joko! – 1 AP

Once you defeat the Guardians, there will be a mini event inside the Palawadan to defeat the statue of Joko. This statue doesn’t have much HP and 1-2 players can easily kill it in a few seconds so you need to head straight here after the Guardians if you want the achievement.


Misplaced Loyalty – 3 AP

While the statue event is going on, there will be another event to kill the six loyalist leaders. They all have fairly low HP so you may not be able to tag all six leaders in one go.

  • Lady Faizah
  • Lord Azeem
  • Dabir, Herald of Joko
  • Nura,, Herald of Joko
  • Master Alchemist Wakati
  • Master Alchemist Jamala


Sunk Cost – 2 AP

The penultimate event of this meta is destroying the three Corsair ships. You will need to hop on a cannon and use it to fire cannonballs at the three parked corsair ships. They will also be firing back at you so be sure to use the #2 skill to shield your own cannon. You need to do a fair amount of damage to the ships for it to register for the achievement so simply running to the ships and whacking it with your weapons may not do the trick. Cannon spots are limited so you may only get to tag one ship per meta.

  • Scoundrel’s Bounty
  • The Marauder
  • The Red Dagger


Unfinished Business – 1 AP, 1 Mastery

Final event of the meta requires you to kill the Awakened Archon Iberu. Kill him for this achievement worth 1 AP and 1 Mastery Point. Timer is pretty right as well so be sure to maximize your DPS.


Scavenger Hunt Achievements 

Lost to Time – 11 AP

  • Need to collect 35 Sunspear Caches.

Bookworm – 6 AP

You need to collect 20 books one by one and then run into the middle of the library and shelve it and then read it to get the achievement to count.


1. A Brief of History of Cantha

2. Behaviors of Risen Beasts

3. Biography of Gwen Thackeray

4. Biography of Ogden Stonehealer

5. Eternal Alchemy of the Stars

6. Everyday Healing: Gift of the Monk

7. How Kormir Did It

8. Humans of Elona

9. Koss on Koss

10. Malomedies’s Observational Tips

11. Raptor Training and Care

12. Skies of Nightfall

13. Spirits of the Wild

14. Star Chart Basics

15. Taming Elusive Beasts

16. The Genius of Vekk

17. The Grace of Melandru

18. The Movement of the World

19. The Reign of Palawa Joko

20. You and Your Springer

All the books are outside except for 14. Star Chart Basics and 18. The Movement of the World.


(Hidden) Library Detective – 8 AP


1. Koss on Koss (Extended Edition)

Found inside the Cave of Sunspear Champion story instance. Interact with the Moldy Old Book.


2. Everyone’s a Corsair: A Guidebook.

Found underwater by Corsair Flotilla


3. The Battle of Sorrow’s Furnace


4. The Great Joko, Hero of Tyria


5. Awakening of the Heart

Only accessible during part of the Sunspear Uprising meta event. Need to access Warden Amala’s room for this book.


6. 101 Things the Mordant Crescent Doesn’t Want You to Know!

Found inside The Hero of Istan story instance. Once you get the key from the jailer, go up a bit and you will see an empty jail cell with a Tattered Book.


7. Mysteries of the Night Sky


Corsair Keepsake – 6 AP

Alehound’s Brewer Manual


Asef’s Brandy


Barud’s Spare Gun


Communal Lucky Fistwraps


Halim’s Wooden Parrot


Kiango’s Spyglass


Mehdi’s Prized Hops


Cannonball Stash


Randa’s Childhood Toy


Sayida’s Sharpened Blade


Bounties, Adventures and Races 

Race to the Finish: Domain of Istan – 1 AP

This is a race that starts in Corsair Flotilla. You need to use a skimmer mount and it takes about 3-4 minutes to finish. Some of the checkpoints are not very responsive so you may need to run over a couple times to get it to trigger.


Istani Bounty Hunter – 3 AP

  • Champion Lady Shamshir
  • Champion Matriarch Shrilliss
  • Champion Simoom the Accursed
  • Champion Suneh Stormbringer
  • Legendary Smoldge

Bounty Board is right by Chalon Docks Waypoint.


Adventure: Ancient Weapons – 2 AP

This is an adventure to collect five ancient Sunspear weapons. To get gold you need a time of 2:30 which is pretty easy to do with a griffon mount. I would advise going clockwise from the top as it seems more efficient than the other way around.


Istan Griffon Master – 2 AP

The course is a bit difficult and there isn’t too many seconds to shave off for gold. The key thing is that you want to maintain enough speed for the section at the beginning of Mordri Caverns (right after you fly up after the flythrough the ship) or you else you won’t make the timer for gold. You need to get a time of 35s or less for gold.


Mastery Insights 

Video of all three Mastery Insights

  • Colossus of Palawadan – 0:00
  • Pillar of the Faithless – 2:11
  • The Wobbling Skies – 2:59

Istan Insight: Colossus of Palawadan – 1 AP

On top of the Joko statue on the edge of Palawadan.


Istan Insight: Pillar of the Faithless – 1 AP


Istan Insight: The Wobbling Skies – 1 AP

Inside the airship above Corsair Flotilla


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