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Secrets of the Obscure Story Achievements Guide

GW2. Secrets of the Obscure. Story Achievements Act 1 Act 2 Act 3. Guild Wars 2 Achievements Guide.



Secrets of the Obscure: Act 1 Mastery

This is the meta achievement for the Act 1 of the story, you need to complete 8 of 10 eligible achievements. The rewards are 8AP a mastery point and a



Uncertain Times – 1AP
Story Step: Uncertain Times

Complete the Uncertain Times story mission.


Beta Tester – 1AP
Story Step: Commander without a Cause

When you get the “Upgraded Comms Device (Experimental)” from Taimi, use it to call all your friends except Ivan until last.



A Shadow in the Night – 1AP
Story Step: Commander without a Cause

During the story mission investigating the camp you need to avoid being caught by any Sketchy Individual or raise the suspicion level if you loiter in the area too long. They have a white cone in front of them indicating their field of view, simply avoid that, and be careful in some spots with multiple of them. Use the Dense Bushes or Bystanders to hide until the path is clear before moving on.



First Contact – 1AP
Story Step: Commander without a Cause

After investigating the camp you must defeat the Champion Winged Demon, you will get this achievement automatically by progressing the story.



Commander Without a Cause – 1AP
Story Step: Commander without a Cause

Complete the Commander without a Cause story mission.


Hell Breaks Loose – 1AP – 1MP
Story Step: Hell Breaks Loose

Complete the Hell Breaks Loose story mission.


Written Ward – 1AP
Story Step: Hell Breaks Loose

Find and read the Astral Ward communiques. There are 2 notes on the instance, the first Letter can be found in a bookcase near the start and second one in the second floor of the tower near the end of the instance.



We’re Friends Now – 0AP (Hidden)
Story Step: Hell Breaks Loose

At the end of the story mission you will have dialogue options with each ally, to earn this achievement you need to complete every dialogue option with Mabon first before speaking with Frode.



Reader of Notes – 1AP
Story Step: Mother of Stars

While following Zojja in the cave at Fragmented Passage find two readable notes. The first one is in a terrain corner during the swim in the lake, the second one is ahead after exiting the cave lake right next to the stairs.



Mother of Stars – 1AP – 1MP
Story Step: Mother of Stars

Complete the Mother of Stars story mission.


Secrets of the Obscure: Act 2 Mastery

This is the meta achievement for the Act 2 of the story, you need to complete 8 of 12 eligible achievements. The rewards are 8AP a mastery point and a



Voices beyond the Veil – 1AP – 1MP
Story Step: Voices beyond the Veil

Complete the Voices beyond the Veil story mission.


Gatherer of Essence – 3AP
Story Step: The Missing Facet

In chapter 5 The Missing Facet you will be asked to assist Mabon and Lyhr in crafting a key to unlock the Wizard’s Tower. There are two ways to do this.

For this achievement you need to track and complete Rift events to collect essence.

NOTE: This achievement is mutually exclusive with “Fractal Push” you will need to replay the story step.



Fractal Push – 3AP
Story Step: The Missing Facet

In chapter 5 The Missing Facet you will be asked to assist Mabon and Lyhr in crafting a key to unlock the Wizard’s Tower. There are two ways to do this.

For this achievement you need to avoid collecting any essence and complete the “Unlocking the Wizard’s Tower” meta-event that occurs every 2 hours in Skywatch Archipelago. Check the event timer HERE.

NOTE: This achievement is mutually exclusive with “Gatherer of Essence” you will need to replay the story step.

BUG: Gathering Essences of Awe/Anxiety/Judgment/etc during the meta-event will invalidate this achievement counting progress for “Gatherer of Essence” instead. Avoid contact with them.



The Missing Facet – 1AP – 1MP
Story Step: The Missing Facet

Complete the The Missing Facet story mission.


Assist Lyhr – 1AP
Story Step: Tower of Secrets

In chapter 6 you need to choose which group of allies to accompany, there are two ways to do this.

For this achievement you need to go west side with Lyhr, Uenno, Frode and Dagda.

NOTE: This achievement is mutually exclusive with “Assist Mabon” you will need to replay the story step.



Assist Mabon – 1AP
Story Step: Tower of Secrets

In chapter 6 you need to choose which group of allies to accompany, there are two ways to do this.

For this achievement you need to go east side with Mabon, Zojja, Gladium and R’tchikk.

NOTE: This achievement is mutually exclusive with “Assist Lyhr” you will need to replay the story step.



Astral Gofer – 1AP
Story Step: Tower of Secrets

For this achievement you need to complete the optional tasks for your allies. These are three tasks, Frode will ask you to kill Kryptis in the area, Zojja will ask you to find six Navigational Charts, and R’tchikk to find four Misplaced Artifact Chests. Check the map below for their locations.



Tower Snoop – 1AP
Story Step: Tower of Secrets

To earn this achievement you need to find a total of 19 readable notes around the instance. Check the locations below, the number order it’s the same listed in the achievement.




Tower of Secrets – 1AP – 1MP
Story Step: Tower of Secrets

Complete the Tower of Secrets story mission.


Asthenes Acrobatics – 1AP
Story Step: Mabon’s Fate

For this achievement you need to defeat Asthenes the Kryptis without being downed. For this fight you need to avoid basically two AoE attacks and in case you get hit make sure to equip some condition cleanse. Check the recommended builds here: Best PvE Open World Builds



Compassion for a Friend – 1AP
Story Step: Mabon’s Fate

At the end of the instance, after the cinematic, use the emote “/sit” next to Zojja to earn this achievement.



Mabon’s Fate – 1AP – 1MP
Story Step: Mabon’s Fate

Complete the Mabon’s Fate story mission.


Secrets of the Obscure: Act 3 Mastery

This is the meta achievement for the Act 3 of the story, you need to complete 6 of 9 eligible achievements. The rewards are 6AP a mastery point and a



Going the Extra Mile – 1AP
Story Step: Into the Obscure

At the start of the story step, right after you speak with Rian and Kamilla you will be asked to track and complete a Tier 2 Rift. At this point to earn the achievement you must complete a Tier 3 Rift instead. Be aware that you might want to join a group for this.

To do this you need to use a which you can craft yourself or you can buy directly from the Trading Post. If you need to know more about how to make these, check this quick guide: LINK.



Tracking with Gladium – 1AP
Story Step: Into the Obscure

During the investigation with Gladium in the Bastion of the Obscure, find all three “situations” in the hall.

As soon you enter the hall head to the right side until the corridor ends to find the “Brown Cow”. Turn around and take the right corridor, then right again to find the “Rat King”. Finally turn around and continue until the end of the corridor to find the “Bodies” and progress the instance.



Into the Obscure – 1AP – 1MP
Story Step: Into the Obscure

Complete the Into the Obscure story mission.


Manifestation Mayhem – 1AP
Story Step: The World Spire

For this achievement you need to defeat all three Isgarren’s manifestations without being downed. These are the main attacks of each one to prevent failure:

  • Manifestation of Bitterness: Single AoE attack and pulls
  • Manifestation of Ego: Multiple AoE and immobilize
  • Manifestation of Rigidity: Multiple enemies

NOTE: Each one will count as separated progress for the achievement, if you fail one you can still progress the others.



The World Spire – 1AP – 1MP
Story Step: The World Spire

Complete the The World Spire story mission.


Emotional Fortitude – 1AP
Story Step: Treachery

Defeat all six embodiments of Cerus during the final battle. At 75%, 50% and 25% the boss will split in two and you can defeat one embodiment, the boss will absorb and gain the power of the other to continue the battle. For the achievement you need to defeat all 6 possible embodiments so this means you will need to run the instance at least twice to kill them all.



Treachery – 1AP – 1MP
Story Step: Treachery

Complete the Treachery story mission.


A Chapter Closed – 3AP
Story Step: Treachery

After completing the instance don’t leave and speak with all your allies in the Wizard’s Tower. There are 9 characters to speak and some have multiple dialogue options, interact with all of them to earn this achievement. Take your time and check the map for the dialogue icons, there are three floors, just avoid going near the “green circle” or the instance will close and you won’t be able to talk anymore.



Securing the Bastions – 3AP

This achievement is not related to the story and can be completed at any time. To do it simply complete 1 event on each one of the Bastions in Amnytas. These are the following areas: Bastion of the Celestial, Bastion of Balance, Bastion of Strength, Bastion of the Obscure, Bastion of the Natural, and Bastion of Knowledge.


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