Guild Wars - Title Guide

                                by Marty Runyon
                              (IGN: Kira Lanfier)

                       anjinmarty (at) hotmail (dot) com

                                 version 1.02

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                                   Contents 
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* Introduction

* Roleplaying Titles
  1. Mission Completion
  2. Exploration
  3. Skill Hunter
  4. Wisdom
  5. Treasure Hunter
  6. Survivor
  7. Drunkard
  8. Sunspear
  9. Kind Of A Big Deal

* Competitive Titles
  1. Hero
  2. Gladiator
  3. Champion
  4. Alliance
  5. Lucky
  6. Unlucky

* Random, Unrelated FAQs

* Version History

* Minutia

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                               Introduction 
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With the release of Guild Wars: Factions, Arena.net added a system through 
which players can receive recognition for their acheivement in the game. This
is the title system. There are quite a few titles available, but no way to 
know what they are is to stumble blindly upon them. Or your could just read 
this guide. You're welcome.

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                            Roleplaying Titles 
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Roleplaying titles are earned by playing through the various campaign missions 
and quests. Any titles earned are tied to that specific character. They will 
not appear on any other character unless that character earns the title on 
their own.

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1. Mission Completion

The Mission Completion titles are earned for finishing the story missions.
There is a seperate title for each campaign named for the land where the 
campaign takes place, i.e. Protector of Tyria. There is a single title to earn 
per campaign and it is only earned once all missions have been completed in 
full. When Factions was first released, the low-level missions of each 
campaign were locked to players of other campaigns. This made it impossible to 
earn this title for multiple campaigns with the same character. However, 
Arena.net listened to your complains and have unlocked all missions for all
characters.

1a) Prophecies

Level   Title                    Description
-----   -----                    -----------
  1     Protector of Tyria       Complete all 25 missions and all bonus
                                 objectives.

Note: When a mission and bonus has been completed, two swords will appear on
      the mission icon.

1b) Factions

Level   Title                    Description
-----   -----                    -----------
  1     Protector of Cantha      Complete all 13 missions at Master level.

Note: When a mission has been completed at Master level, three swords will
      appear on the mission icon.

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2. Exploration

The Explorations titles are earned for traveling over a certain percentage of 
the campaign map. The character must physical traverse the explorable maps.
There is a seperate title for each campaign. Because one is bound to cover a 
good portion of the map just by playing the game, the early Exploration levels 
are not difficult to achieve. Therefore, they will be the once most commonly 
viewed. In other words, don't think you're all that special until you reach 
Cartographer level.

You can view what areas have not been explored by viewing the map (M) or 
mini-map (U).

2a) Prophecies

Level   Title                             Description
-----   -----                             -----------
  1     Tyrian Explorer                   Uncover 60% of Tyria's map.
  2     Tyrian Pathfinder                 Uncover 70% of Tyria's map.
  3     Tyrian Trailblazer                Uncover 80% of Tyria's map.
  4     Tyrian Cartographer               Uncover 90% of Tyria's map.
  5     Tyrian Master Cartographer        Uncover 95% of Tyria's map.
  6     Tyrian Grandmaster Cartographer   Uncover 100% of Tyria's map.

2b) Factions

Level   Title                             Description
-----   -----                             -----------
  1     Canthan Explorer                  Uncover 60% of Cantha's map.
  2     Canthan Pathfinder                Uncover 70% of Cantha's map.
  3     Canthan Trailblazer               Uncover 80% of Cantha's map.
  4     Canthan Cartographer              Uncover 90% of Cantha's map.
  5     Canthan Master Cartographer       Uncover 95% of Cantha's map.
  6     Canthan Grandmaster Cartographer  Uncover 100% of Cantha's map.

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3. Skill Hunter

The Skill Hunter titles are earned by capturing elite skills. The vast number 
of skills required means that you cannot expect to stay within your primary 
profession and expect to complete this any time soon. Also, Signets of Capture 
cost money and skill points. Anyone wearing this title had plenty of both, at 
one time. You'll see them begging for gold next to the skill trader in major 
towns. Be generous to our fallen brethren.

For those of you who might consider undertaking this insanity, here are a few 
statistics to keep in mind:
  * There are 30 core, 60 Prophecies, and 90 Factions elite skills.
  * That means in Prophecies alone, there are only 90 elite skills available.
  * For Factions alone, there are 120 elite skills.
  * With both together there are 180 elite skills, enough for level three only.
  * That means Expert Skill Hunter is a potential title that can only be
    reached once a third campaign is released. It is listed here for reference,
    but you will not see if for months, unless someone's cheating.

Level   Title                             Description
-----   -----                             -----------
  1     Skill Hunter                      Capture 90 Elite Skills.
  2     Adept Skill Hunter                Capture 135 Elite Skills.
  3     Advanced Skill Hunter             Capture 180 Elite Skills.
  4     Expert Skill Hunter               Capture 225 Elite Skills.

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4. Wisdom

The Wisdom Seeker titles are earned for identifying rare (gold) items. 
Everyone loves gold items, so you might as well get a title for doing what you 
love. Thank goodness that the little Identification Kits work just as well as 
the Superior versions.

Level   Title                             Description
-----   -----                             -----------
  1     Seeker of Wisdom                  Identify 100 rare items.
  2     Collector of Wisdom               Identify 250 rare items.
  3     Devotee of Wisdom                 Identify 550 rare items.
  4     Devourer of Wisdom                Identify 1,200 rare items.
  5     Font of Wisdom                    Identify 2,500 rare items.
  6     Oracle of Wisdom                  Identify 5,000 rare items.
  7     Source of Wisdom                  Identify 10,000 rare items.

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5. Treasure Hunter

The Treasure Hunter titles are earned for opening high-level chests. A chest 
can be considered high-level if the key required to open it costs more than 
600 gold. Since keys are required to open these chests and such keys can be 
expensive, you will need an exorbanent amount of money or an overabundance of 
luck.

Level   Title                             Description
-----   -----                             -----------
  1     Treasure Hunter                   Open 100 high-level chests.
  2     Adept Treasure Hunter             Open 250 high-level chests.
  3     Advanced Treasure Hunter          Open 550 high-level chests.
  4     Expert Treasure Hunter            Open 1,200 high-level chests.
  5     Elite Treasure Hunter             Open 2,500 high-level chests.
  6     Master Treasure Hunter            Open 5,000 high-level chests.
  7     Grandmaster Treasure Hunter       Open 10,000 high-level chests.

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6. Survivor

The Survivor titles are earned by earning experience points without dying.
Wondering if your character has ever died? Use the "/deaths" emotes. As long 
as it says "You have died 0 times," you are on the right track. So, good luck 
with that. Seriously.

Level   Title                    Description
-----   -----                    -----------
  1     Survivor                 Earn 140,600 experience points without dying.
  2     Indomitible Survivor     Earn 587,500 experience points without dying.
  3     Legendary Survivor       Earn 1,337,500 experience points without
                                 dying.

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7. Drunkard

The Drunken titles are earned by using intoxication items. The game does not 
that into consideration the amount of time the player is intoxicated, only the 
character.

Hint: For those of you seriously working to earn this title, an interesting 
glitch was discovered. If you change zones after consuming three drinks, you 
will instantly be awarded 3 minutes of drunkeness. It's either that or stare 
at the wavy screen for over 166 hours. Your call.

Level   Title                    Description
-----   -----                    -----------
  1     Drunkard                 Spend 1,000 minutes drunk.
  2     Incorrigible Ale-Hound   Spend 10,000 minutes drunk.

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8. Sunspear

The Sunspear titles are earned by earning Sunspear promotion points, either 
through quests or through commissions. Quests reward an average of 5-15 
promotion points, but you'll run out of quests eventually. To reach the 
highest levels of this title, you will need to accept commissions from the
Sunspear scouts found near resurrection shrines. Commissions reward you 1
promotion point every time you kill a creature of the specified type.

For those of you out there who don't care much for titles (and if so, email me
and let me know why you are reading this), you must earn specific titles in 
order to complete the 15 attribute point quests in Nightfall. These quests are
given by Runduk [Sunspear Rank Officer] in the Sunspear Great Hall. As such, 
Personally, I think it's about time that titles were used for something more 
than vanity.

Disclaimer: all of this information is based on the Nightfall Preview Event. 
By the time Nightfall officially launches, it might all be different. Such is
the life of the FAQer.

Level   Title                    Description
-----   -----                    -----------
  1     Sunspear Sergeant        Earn 50 Sunspear promotion points. You cannot 
                                 display this title.
  2     Sunspear Master Sergeant Earn 100 Sunspear promotion points. You 
                                 cannot display this title. You are required 
                                 to earn this title to complete the quest 
                                 "Rising in the Ranks: Sunspear Master 
                                 Sergeant."
  3     Sunspear Lieutenant      Earn 175 Sunspear promotion points.
  4     Sunspear Captain         Earn 300 Sunspear promotion points. You are 
                                 required to earn this title to complete the 
                                 quest "Rising in the Ranks: Sunspear 
                                 Captain."
  5     Sunspear Lt. Commander   Earn 500 Sunspear promotion points.
  6     Sunspear Commander       Earn 1,000 Sunspear promotion points.
  7     Sunspear Marshal         Earn 5,000 Sunspear promotion points.
  8     Sunspear Legend          Earn 10,000 Sunspear promotion points.

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9. Kind Of A Big Deal

Kind Of A Big Deal is meta-title that indicated that a character has reached 
the highest rank on multiple title tracks. Only the most dedicated players 
will earn this title. It may also be a sign of Guild Wars addication. Please 
seek help.

Level   Title                    Description
-----   -----                    -----------
  1     Kind Of A Big Deal       Achieve the maximum rank on 5 title tracks.
  2     People Know Me           Achieve the maximum rank on 10 title tracks.


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                            Competitive Titles 
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Competitive titles are earned through player vs. player competitions. These 
titles are awarded on an account-wide basis. Once the title is earned, any 
character associated with the account can display this title.

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1. Hero

The Hero titles are earned by winning matches in the Heroes Ascent global 
tournament.

Level   Title                    Description
-----   -----                    -----------
  1     Hero                     Earn 25 fame. You cannot display this title.
  2     Fierce Hero              Earn 75 fame. You cannot display this title.
  3     Mighty Hero              Earn 180 fame.
  4     Deadly Hero              Earn 360 fame.
  5     Terrifying Hero          Earn 600 fame.
  6     Conquering Hero          Earn 1,000 fame.
  7     Subjugating Hero         Earn 1,680 fame.
  8     Vanquishing Hero         Earn 2,800 fame.
  9     Renowned Hero            Earn 4,665 fame.
 10     Illustrious Hero         Earn 7,750 fame.
 11     Eminent Hero             Earn 12,960 fame.
 12     King's Hero              Earn 21,600 fame.
 13     Emperor's Hero           Earn 36,000 fame.
 13     Balthazar's Hero         Earn 60,000 fame.

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2. Gladiator

The Gladiator title is earned by winning consecutive matches in the Random 
Arena. Because winning in Random Arena is dependant on the idiots you are 
thrown together with, perserverance is watch word in earning this title.

Note: there was an error that allowed this title to be earned in the Zaishen 
arenas, but this was corrected in the May 19, 2006, update.

Level   Title                    Description
-----   -----                    -----------
  1     Gladiator                Complete ten match winning streaks in the
                                 Random or Team Arenas a total of 25 times.
  2     Fierce Gladiator         Complete ten match winning streaks in the
                                 Random or Team Arenas a total of 50 times.
  3     Mighty Gladiator         Complete ten match winning streaks in the
                                 Random or Team Arenas a total of 100 times.
  4     Deadly Gladiator         Complete ten match winning streaks in the
                                 Random or Team Arenas a total of 168 times.
  5     Terrifying Gladiator     Complete ten match winning streaks in the
                                 Random or Team Arenas a total of 280 times.
  6     Conquering Gladiator     Complete ten match winning streaks in the
                                 Random or Team Arenas a total of 466 times.
  7     Subjugating Gladiator    Complete ten match winning streaks in the
                                 Random or Team Arenas a total of 755 times.

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3. Champion

The Champion title is earned by winning high-rated Guild Battles. Both guilds 
must have a rank of 1200 or greater to be considered high-rated for this 
title. And ratings do not change while the ladder in locked, points toward 
this can only be earn during seasonal play.

Note: prior to the July 7, 2006, update, both guilds needed ratings of 1500 to
earn points. Why the change? Well as of today (July 29, 2006), only one guild 
has a rating over 1500, but sixty guilds have ratings of 1200 or better.


Level   Title                    Description
-----   -----                    -----------
  1     Champion                 Win 25 high-rated Guild vs. Guild battles.
  2     Fierce Champion          Win 50 high-rated Guild vs. Guild battles.
  3     Mighty Champion          Win 100 high-rated Guild vs. Guild battles.
  4     Deadly Champion          Win 168 high-rated Guild vs. Guild battles.
  5     Terrifying Champion      Win 280 high-rated Guild vs. Guild battles.
  6     Conquering Champion      Win 466 high-rated Guild vs. Guild battles.

*****

4. Alliance

The alliance titles are earned by using the Faction points earn by your 
character to increase your alliance's standing with that faction. If only it 
were that easy to make friends in real life.

4a) Kurzicks

Level   Title                     Description
-----   -----                     -----------
  1     Friend of the Kurzicks    Transfer 250,000 Kurzick Faction to your
                                  alliance.
  2     Ally of the Kurzicks      Transfer 550,000 Kurzick Faction to your
                                  alliance.
  3     Steward of the Kurzicks   Transfer 1,200,000 Kurzick Faction to your
                                  alliance.
  4     Defender of the Kurzicks  Transfer 2,500,000 Kurzick Faction to your
                                  alliance.
  5     Gladiator of the Kurzicks Transfer 5,000,000 Kurzick Faction to your
                                  alliance.
  6     Savior of the Kurzicks    Transfer 10,000,000 Kurzick Faction to your
                                  alliance.

4b) Luxons

Level   Title                     Description
-----   -----                     -----------
  1     Friend of the Luxons      Transfer 250,000 Luxon Faction to your
                                  alliance.
  2     Ally of the Luxons        Transfer 550,000 Luxon Faction to your
                                  alliance.
  3     Steward of the Luxons     Transfer 1,200,000 Luxon Faction to your
                                  alliance.
  4     Defender of the Luxons    Transfer 2,500,000 Luxon Faction to your
                                  alliance.
  5     Gladiator of the Luxons   Transfer 5,000,000 Luxon Faction to your
                                  alliance.
  6     Savior of the Luxons      Transfer 10,000,000 Luxon Faction to your
                                  alliance.

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5. Lucky

The Lucky title is earned by winning Festival Tickets at the Nine Rings or 
Rings of Fortune games at the Dragon Festival in Shing Jea Monastery. This 
title tracks the tickets awarded, not just the net tickets earned. Festival 
Tickets cost 15 gold and the odds in these games are weighted toward the 
house, so like many other titles, this can be an expensive title to earn.

Note: this title was added with the June 29, 2006, update in conjunction with 
the Factions Dragon Festival.

Level   Title                    Description
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  1     Charmed                  Win 50,000 tickets in games of chance.
  2     Lucky                    Win 100,000 tickets in games of chance.
  3     Favored                  Win 250,000 tickets in games of chance.
  4     Prosperous               Win 500,000 tickets in games of chance.
  5     Golden                   Win 1,000,000 tickets in games of chance.

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6. Unlucky

The Unlucky title is earned by losing at the Nine Rings and Rings of Fortune 
games at the Dragon Festival in Shing Jea Monastery. You'll know you lost 
because black smoke will fill the ring you are standing on and you will be 
knocked down. Because it is cheaper to lose at Rings of Fortune (2 tickets vs.
10), that is your best bet for earning this title. See also the previous title
for addition ticket price whining.

Note: this title was added with the June 29, 2006, update in conjunction with 
the Factions Dragon Festival.

Level   Title                    Description
-----   -----                    -----------
  1     Hapless                  Lose 5,000 games of chance.
  2     Unlucky                  Lose 10,000 games of chance.
  3     Unfavored                Lose 25,000 games of chance.
  4     Tragic                   Lose 50,000 games of chance.
  5     Hated                    Lose 500,000 games of chance.


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                        Random, Unrelated FAQs 
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Because there are a lot of questions about Factions floating around, I'm going
to dedicate this space to bringing illumination to you, the unwashed masses.
And I needed to fill some dead space anyway. No need for that much white space 
in an online guide.

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Q1. How do I change my secondary profession?

A1. Speak to Senji [Profession Changer] (that's his name!) of Senji's corner, 
where you will arrive after completing the Nahpui Quarter mission. It costs 
500 gold to change to a new secondary for the first time, but will be free 
each time after.

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Q2. How do I access the Fissure of Woe or the Underworld in Cantha?

A2. The Canthan analogue to Tyria's Temple of the Ages is called Zin Ku 
Corridor. You will arrive here after completing the Tahnnakai Temple mission.
Go to the west end of the outpost, past the entrance to the Tahnnakai Temple 
explorable area, and up the stairs. The statues of the gods are all around the 
room. Yes, your regions still must have favor to access the god's realms. No, 
there were no new realms added.

*****

Q3. Is there such thing as the Dragon Slayer title?

A3. Do you see it on the list? Well, then.


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                           Version History 
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0.1  - 2006.05.01 - Initial structure in place
0.8  - 2006.05.10 - First public offering
0.81 - 2006.05.24 - Added Expert Skill Hunter, Devourer of Wisdom, Font of
                    Wisdom, Elite Treasure Hunter, Master Treasure Hunter,
                    Steward of the Kurzicks, Steward of the Luxons, Mighty
                    Gladiator, and Deadly Gladiator
0.99 - 2006.06.02 - Updated Survivor and Skill Hunter entries. Prettified the
                    Version History a little.
1.00 - 2006.06.30 - Updated the Alliance, Gladiator, Wisdom, Treasure Hunter, 
                    and Mission Completion entries, added Lucky and Unlucky 
                    titles and corrected minor grammatical errors.
1.01 - 2006.07.29 - Updated Hero, Treasure Hunter, Lucky, and Unlucky entries.
1.02 - 2006.09.26 - Added Sunspear titles from Nightfall Preview Weekend, 
                    updated Kind Of A Big Deal, Hero, Gladiator, Champion, 
                    Lucky, and Unlucky entries.


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                               Minutia
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You are free to distribute and post this guide anywhere you please as long as 
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Thanks to Arena.net and NCSoft for this great game.
Thanks to GameFAQs for hosting this guide.
Thanks to the denizens of www.guild-hall.net, www.gwonline.net, and
    www.guildwiki.org, from whom I so viciously swiped this information.
Thanks to Crazed_Clown for numerous corrections, best of all explaining how 
    the Treasure Hunter title is earned, and for the drinking hint.
Thanks to Derek Bamboo for the heads up on the Hero change.
Thanks to MadGrape, dloboi, and Erik Benefield for the probing questions.
Thanks to Jared Fry for editorial advice.
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And thanks to you for reading.

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