Monthly Achievement Guide: November 2013

Okay so this month’s achievements are all familiar so I’m just going to lay down the quickest route to getting your monthly meta-achievement as well as finishing up any outstanding achievements if you want the extra achievement points.

Firstly, do your daily meta-achievement (complete five out of the 12 possible daily achievements). You should be doing this everyday so just do complete four daily meta-achievements to get Monthly Completionist.

Next, remember how I advised you to stockpile salvage items in your bank? With no Monthly Salvage Kit Usages for the past two months, you should have more than 500 salvage items (possibly more, I had 1700 earlier this morning) sitting in your bank waiting to be salvaged. Buy 20 basic salvage kits and salvage 500 salvage items to get Monthly Salvage Kit Usages. Remember, use only basic salvage kits to save costs. Since salvage items do not have upgrade components and don’t yield essences of luck, it is a waste of gold to use any salvage kit higher than basic. You could use crude salvage kits, but you would have to buy more and the difference in cost from buying basic salvage kits is negligible.

Now, to kill three birds with one stone, go to WvW and follow a zerg around capturing objectives. All WvW objectives whether capturing, defending and sometimes even escorting count as events. Towers, keeps and mercenary camps each contain one champion. So if you spend a few hours in WvW, you can finish Monthly Successful Events (100 successful events, failed events do not count), Champion Slayer (60 champions killed) and Monthly WvW Player Kills (50 enemy invaders killed in WvW). It is advised to bring a high level character with access to high damage AoE skills to make it easier to get 50 enemy invader kills quickly.

If you’re bored of WvW or your server is naturally weak at WvW, you can join the champion farming train in Queensdale or Frostgorge Sound (level 75+). This alternative will let you complete Champion Slayer quicker but Monthly Successful Events slightly slower. Also, you will not get progress toward Monthly WvW Player Kills in PvE. If you have a level 75+ character, it is more profitable and quicker to complete these two achievements in Frostgorge Sound as the champion train route there has more champions than in Queensdale.

Now we come to the two hardest achievements this month. Fractal Frequenter requires you to complete 10 fractals. Everytime you enter a fractal, you’re actually join a set of three fractals (odd-numbered difficulty scales) or four fractals (even-numbered difficulty scales). If you back out halfway during the set, you will not be able to increase your personal reward scale. However, that is a different story as our target here is just completing 10 fractals. The quickest way to complete 10 fractals is to participate in 4 level one fractal sets (each level one fractal set has three fractals). However, that would not be very profitable so it is up to you to weigh whether completing this monthly achievment quickly is worth giving up some loot and character rewards.

Lastly, we have Puzzle Jumper which requires you to complete 12 unique jumping puzzles. Note that they must be unique, completing the same jumping puzzle multiple times does not give any more progress than the first time. If you have a mesmer friend who is good at jumping puzzles, you may try to attempt this. If not, ignore this achievement. However, be on the lookout for mesmers shouting about giving free portals to jumping puzzle chests in map chat and you may get a few jumping puzzles completed by the end of the month.

On a side note, this is a picture of the Krait Obelisk Shard you get as the meta-reward for completing the Tower of Nightmares meta-achievement. It acts as a one-time skill point and a place of power to charge quartz crystals once a day. Also, its a really nice piece of furniture for your home instance. 🙂

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