Guild Wars - Title Guide by Marty Runyon (IGN: Kira Lanfier) anjinmarty (at) hotmail (dot) com version 1.02 =============================================================================== Contents =============================================================================== * 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 =============================================================================== Introduction =============================================================================== 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. =============================================================================== Roleplaying Titles =============================================================================== 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. ***** 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. ***** 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. ***** 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. ***** 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. ***** 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. ***** 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. ***** 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. ***** 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. ***** 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. =============================================================================== Competitive Titles =============================================================================== 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. ***** 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. ***** 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. ***** 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. ***** 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 ----- ----- ----------- 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. ***** 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. =============================================================================== Random, Unrelated FAQs =============================================================================== 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. ***** 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. ***** 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. =============================================================================== Version History =============================================================================== 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. =============================================================================== Minutia =============================================================================== The form and analysis of this guide are copyrighted, though this should not be seen as a challenge to any copyrights owned by Arena.net or NCSoft. You are free to distribute and post this guide anywhere you please as long as it is posted in its entirety and without change. Please let me know where it goes, though. Its mother gets worried if she doesn't get a call occasionally. 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. Thanks to (your name here) for your futute contributions. And thanks to you for reading. Please send your contributions to the guide to anjinmarty (at) hotmail (dot) com. I welcome any info that would make this guide better. Read my game blog at: guildwarskira.blogspot.com This has been Marty Runyon, signing off.