DLC: Title Update
Time to 1000: 20-30 Hours
The December 2021 title update in Dauntless added a large batch of new achievements that includes tasks from all the previous title updates combined. There have been many new monsters, weapons, and activities added to the game since its launch, and they wanted to reward players for doing everything the game has to offer. If you had completed the base 1000G, your time to completion on this will be considerably shorter than someone who has not. However, all of the tasks in these new achievements will help you work toward what is still the most grindy achievement in the game, reaching Slayer Master 40, which is an OG achievement. So these achievements don't really add much grind to the game, but rather give you many different things to accomplish on your way to the completion.
Your main goal in completing Dauntless should still be getting your Slayer Mastery up, but one achievement to watch out for here is getting an Escalation playlist to Level 25, which is the only achievement that requires you to grind the same exact content over and over. Everything else kind of encourages you to explore different things. I'd suggest just picking an achievement and working toward it, then moving to another, since the majority are done on their own.
Light The Way
Unlock Milestone V on the Slayer's Path
See "Veteran Slater" for more info.
Unlock Milestone XII on the Slayer's Path
The Slayer's Path is a skill tree of sorts that allows you to unlock various activities in the game (such as the Hunting Grounds islands, ability to Reforge, etc), as well as passive buffs for your slayer (such as elemental resistance, better tonics, etc). You will progress along the main path based on how much experience you earn from hunts and bounties. If you completed the achievement in the base game for getting to Mastery Level 40 ("Slayer Supreme") you will easily have enough experience for this. If not, you'll get this along the way to working toward that achievement. The only thing you need are the main 12 nodes moving upward on the skill tree, all the lines off to the sides are optional.
Make Your Marks
Emerge Victorious from a Trial
Trials are hunts which will come with various modifiers that can make them more difficult. You can tackle these in Normal or Dauntless difficulties, the only difference being (obviously) the difficulty, as well as the rewards. For the purpose of this achievement, you can complete a Normal hunt. For more info on the modifiers and monster rotation, see HERE.
Build a Loadout with 6 Different +6 Perks
For this achievement, you must use armor, weapons, your lantern, and cells to get a gear loadout that has six different perks at +6 bonus each. You will need to Power Surge multiple pieces of gear for this, as this gives their passive bonus +3 rather than the +2 they have when initially crafted. You'll also need to slot all epic (purple) cells into all your gear, which give +3 bonuses. Once you have the right gear setup combined with the right cells, you'll be able to have six bonuses at once each at +6 to unlock the achievement. Make sure you're mixing and matching your cell types so that you can get either a cell that matches the passive bonus on one of your gear pieces, or you can get two of the same cells equipped on your gear. It takes a little tinkering, and you may need to craft additional cells at The Middleman, but it'll all fall into place once you get enough pieces of gear and various cells. The loadout I used for this is as follows:
Weapon: The Godhand - +3 Savagery passive, +3 Knockout King cell, +3 Merciless cell
Helm: Lightning Helm - +3 Energized passive, +3 Savagery cell
Chest: Mantle of the Rift - +3 Conduit passive, +3 Conduit cell
Arms: Boreal Might - +3 Tenacious passive, +3 Knockout King cell
Legs: Boreal March - +3 Tenacious passive, +3 Merciless cell
Lantern: Skarn's Defense - +3 Energized cell
You can see this build HERE. The Godhand is a nice weapon to have, as one of its cell slots is "Prismatic" and you can slot any type into it. This allows more utility in which type of armor you can equip, depending on which cell type slots they have.
Flaming Fists Of Fury
Craft any Blaze Aether Strikers
The easiest item to craft for this would be the Ember Fists. You can see which items you need on that link, so simply hunt the appropriate monster enough to get all the items and craft it at Ramsgate.
One, Two, Kaboom
Hit a Behemoth with Titan's Crash while Tempest Form and Karma Breaker Effects are Active
This achievement is somewhat difficult to pull off. The Aether Strikers weapons are very unique, and rely heavily on combos to build up your "mantra" gauge which allows you to perform certain attacks. A single mantra will allow you to perform Tempest Form, which increases attack speed. Two mantras will allow you to perform Karma Breaker, an attack that will leave a damage over time debuff on the enemy. The final thing needed is to charge all three mantras, which will allow you to use the Titan's Crash attack. So, for this achievement, you have to perform the following moves in this order:
XXX > hold RB (activate Tempest Form)
XYY > hold RB (use Karma Breaker attack - must hit enemy)
XXX, XYY, YYY > hold RB (use Titan's Crash attack - must hit enemy)
This has to be done quickly, as both Tempest Form and Karma Breaker have time limits and then they wear off, and the Titan's Crash attack must hit while both are still active. It will likely take a few attempts to do correctly, depending on if the enemy you're fighting interrupts you, and how quickly you can manage the combos. If you're in a group where the enemy's focus may be on someone else rather than yourself, this can help. I personally did it alone against a low level Skarn though.
Defeat Tempestborne Stormclaw with a War Pike
The Tempestborne Stormclaw enemy can be found on the Twilight Sanctuary hunting ground, or inside the Shock escalation. You will need to have a War Pike of any type equipped when the enemy is killed to unlock this achievement. You do not need to land the killing blow.
On The Up And Up
Complete an Escalation
This will unlock upon completing every encounter inside any type of escalation, doesn't matter the type or difficulty.
A Legend In The Making
Craft and Bond a Legendary Weapon
Legendary Weapons are those crafted using the parts from the largest enemies in the game, the enemies at the end of the high-level escalations: Malkarion, Torgadoro, Thrax, Agarus, and Urska. Another enemy called The Chronovore also falls under this category, but is summoned elsewhere. See "Out of Time" for more info on that enemy. Once you have fought a single enemy enough times to get all the items needed to craft one of the weapons (can be of any type - sword, axe, etc), you will then need to equip it and choose the "bond" option at the bottom of its menu, where you will choose a perk from another weapon of the same type to copy onto your new Legendary weapon. Once you have done that, the achievement will unlock. For a list of Legendary Weapons, see HERE.
...And Stay Down!
Slay Malkarion with a Terra Weapon
Malkarion is the enemy at the end of the high-level Shock escalation. Make sure you equip any Terra weapon before starting the escalation, and be present at the end to unlock the achievement. You do not need to land the killing blow.
Forged In Flame
Craft a Weapon or Piece of Armour from Torgadoro Parts
Torgadoro is the enemy at the end of the high-level Blaze escalation. You will need to fight and kill it many times to get enough parts to craft something, with armor pieces being the easiest to do. Craft any single item from its selection to unlock the achievement.
I Can Do This All Day
Reach Level 25 in any Escalation
Every time you complete an escalation, you will earn experience and be able to earn skill points for passive bonuses and new amp upgrades, which you can assign at the pylon behind Arkan Drew in Ramsgate. To unlock this achievement, you must repeat the same escalation over and over until you've reached Level 25. Shock, Blaze, Terra, etc all track the XP separately, so pick one and stick with it. Blaze would be a good option since you need to craft an item with Togadoro parts, and you could also use those items to craft your Legendary weapon, so you can combine two other achievements with this one. You will need a total of 109k XP in a single escalation playlist to unlock this achievement.
Slay Flameborn Rezakiri
Flameborn Rezakiri is a rare spawn in Blaze escalations, and a guaranteed spawn on the Paradox Breaks hunting ground. Simply kill it once to unlock the achievement.
Who's Laughing Now?
Slay Thrax with the Hammer, Sword, and Chain Blades
Thrax is the final boss of the high-level Umbral escalation. You will need to complete this a total of three times, and ensure you change your weapon to hammer, sword, and chain blades (in any order) to satisfy all three requirements for this achievement.
Make 25 Discoveries
Discoveries are hidden lore items that can be found in Ramsgate and each of the game's hunting grounds maps. There are 52 total discoveries to find. For a video guide, you can find all the Ramsgate discoveries HERE and all the hunting grounds discoveries HERE. Those videos don't cover all 52, but those will get you well over 25 to knock out the achievement.
I Have The Antidote
Slay a Sporestruck Charrogg and a Sporestruck Embermane with the Parasitic Perk Equipped
First, you'll need to obtain the Parasitic perk to make this achievement work. You should get one fairly easily inside cores that you open in Ramsgate (which are rewarded on hunts, or from the daily fountain). You could also craft some armor from the Agarus enemy, which has the perk on it as a passive buff. Once you have the perk either installed via a cell, or from the armor bonus, you'll need to kill both the Sprestruck Charrogg (which can be found in Terra escalations and on three separate islands) and the Sporestruck Embermane (which can be found in Terra escalations and on two separate islands) to unlock the achievement. These don't have to be done in the same hunt or even the same gaming session.
One Of A Kind
Craft an Exotic Weapon or Armour Piece
Exotic items are unique in that you need to find a piece of lore to unlock the blueprint that allows you to craft them. Outside of that, the process remains the same. Kill monsters, get parts, craft. For a complete list of Exotic weapons and armor, as well as the requirement to obtain the blueprints, see HERE.
Slay Agarus with a Shock Weapon
Agarus is the boss of the high-level Terra escalation. You will need to equip any shock weapon prior to starting the escalation, and continue to the end to unlock the achievement. You do not need the killing blow.
Reforge a Weapon Skill
As you earn experience from killing monsters and completing bounties, you will level up your proficiency with each weapon type (separately, depending on what was equipped when you killed the monster or turned in the bounty). Once you hit Level 20 with a weapon, you can choose to reforge it at the pylon inside Ramsgate near Katerin Sorrel. Doing this will reset the weapon's proficiency to Level 1, but add a passive buff to your slayer whenever you wield that weapon type. Reforging the same weapon multiple times will make you increasingly more powerful that other slayers who don't. Bear in mind, you won't be able to take that weapon on high-level hunts until you level it back up. Reforge any weapon once to unlock this achievement.
Note: You need to complete the achievement "Veteran Slayer" before this function is available to you.
Defender Of The Shattered Isles
Successfully Complete 10 Island Events in the Hunting Grounds
Island Events are random encounters that may occur inside any hunting ground location. You can quickly see if one is available from the HUD along the top of the screen when you spawn into a hunt. See the section at the bottom HERE for a full list of events, and what their icons look like so you can quickly spot them. If one is not active, travel to another location (or even the same location, but a new instance) to try again. Head to the location of the event and be present at the end (you don't need to be there the entire time), to receive credit.
Equip a Full Set of Power Surged Gear
Every time you Reforge a weapon (see "Begin Again" for this process) you will earn one Aetherheart. This item will allow you to Power Surge any weapon or armor piece, increasing its level and stats. You must do this with four pieces of armor and one weapon, and equip all five at the same time to unlock this achievement.
King Of The Hill
Defeat Malkarion, Torgadoro, Thrax, Agarus, Urska, and The Chronovore
For this achievement, you must take down all of the most powerful bosses in the game. They are as follows:
Malkarion, end boss of high-level Shock escalations.
Torgadoro, end boss of high-level Blaze escalations.
Thrax, end boss of high-level Umbral escalations.
Agarus, end boss of high-level Terra escalations.
Urska, end boss of high-level Frost escalations.
The Chronovore, a special enemy summoned in the Paradox Breaks hunting ground. See "Out of Time" for more info on this boss.
Once you have defeated all six bosses, the achievement will unlock.
Scourge No More
Slay Kaltauga, Scourge of the Skaldish Highlands
Kaltauga is a unique version of the Skraev behemoth that will be fought during the "Call of Kaltauga" mission, which is a repeatable side-quest that unlocks as part of the story.
Take This For Just What It Is
Discover a Rumour in the Shattered Isles
Rumors are unique quests that unlock just by playing the game. They unlock in a multitude of ways, such as slaying a behemoth, breaking parts off a behemoth, completing missions, earning hunt pass XP, etc. You can't help but do a large amount of those just by playing the game, so a rumor will eventually unlock and give you this achievement along with it.
The Pointy End
Wound an Umbral Behemoth with a Radiant War Pike
For this achievement, you must use a radiant version of the War Pike weapon to cause "wound" damage on any Umbral enemy. The best way to do this is using the basic X attack over and over, which stabs straight forward, on the same section of the enemy (be it the head, leg, side, etc). After a few hits, you should cause wound damage. For a full list of radiant weapons, see HERE. For a full list of Umbral enemies and their locations, see HERE.
Craft a Piece of Timeweave Armour
Timeweave Armor is a unique set of armor that you can craft after finding a lore item on The Paradox Breaks hunting ground. You will need many epic items, rams, and aetherdust to craft these piece. See the video below for the location of the lore item and how to craft the pieces.
Out Of Time
Defeat The Chronovore
The Chronovore is a unique enemy in Dauntless, being the only one that is summoned using a consumable. On the hunting ground island The Paradox Breaks, enemies will be Elder or Primal in nature, and defeating them will drop a Chrono-Stone which is used to start the Temporal Anomaly island event. At the end of this event, The Chronovore will spawn. Complete this event by defeating The Chronovore to unlock this achievement. You will need to complete this multiple times to earn enough parts to craft the armor piece needed for "Timeless Fashion" so stick around and join whenever someone starts this event, and defeat all the enemies that spawn around the island to earn more stones so you can start it again yourself as well.
Craft and Equip an Omnicell
Omnicells are a gear type that give you a unique ability on a cooldown to use in battle. There are a total of five of these to craft and use. You have to use the Revenant Omnicell for the "What Doesn't Kill Me Makes Me Stronger" achievement, so aim to get that one first. For more info on the cells, click HERE. You can click through to each specific cell from that page to see what items are needed to craft each one.
Hero Of Ostia
Complete a Heroic Escalation
Heroic Escalations are available to anyone who has reached Level 20 in an escalation playlist. Unfortunately, these are on a rotation, so if you have focused on Shock or Blaze and leveled those up, but the currently available Heroic is Frost, you won't be able to attempt this achievement for that week and will need to either work on leveling up that escalation or wait for one of the ones you are 20+ in to come back around. Once you are able to participate, aside from the increased difficulty, the method to completing these escalations remains the same. However, the difficulty increase in fairly intense. Most attacks will one-shot you unless you have the best possible gear, so you should really work on knowing when to dodge through attacks or move away from the enemies. Hopefully you'll get lucky and either matchmake with someone who has reforged their weapons many times, or use the Dauntless Discord to try and find a group to carry you.
A Legendary Foe
Slay Thunderdeep Drask
Thunderdeep Drask is a variant enemy that can be found on the Cape Fury or Twilight Sanctuary hunting ground maps, and in most high-level escalations. Defeat it once to unlock this achievement.
Ready, Whatever The Weather
Craft Repeaters of Every Element
Repeaters are the gun weapon in the game, and you will need to craft one of each type for this achievement: neutral, blaze, shock, terra, frost, umbral, and radiant. Once you have one of each type, the achievement will unlock. For more information on this weapon type and all available crafting recipes, see HERE.
Test Your Mettle
Slay Five Behemoths on The Blazeworks
The Blazeworks is a hunting ground island in the game, and you simply need to kill any five monsters on the island for this achievement. Enemies will respawn, so you can do circles around the island and participate in events if they show up, or just kill one enemy and then reload a new instance of the island and repeat.
Faced The Forge
Phaelanx is an enemy that will appear in the following hunting grounds: The Paradox Breaks, Twilight Sanctuary, and The Blazeworks. Find it at least once in any of these locations and kill it to unlock the achievement.
What Doesn't Kill Me Makes Me Stronger
Do 100,000 Total Damage with the Revenant Omnicell
The Revenant Omnicell is a unique piece of equipment that will only fit a very high-risk/high-reward playstyle. It draws your own lifeforce to deal out large amounts of damage, and returns it via lifesteal after the effect ends. However, because you drain a ton of your own health while the ability is active, you run the risk of dying from enemy attacks before getting your health back at the end of the skill. For more info on this, and the items required to craft it, see HERE.
All damage done while in Revenant state counts toward this achievement, so it should unlock fairly quickly while using this ability, especially if you already have a Level 20 proficiency in a weapon and are doing high-level hunts. I thought at first it would only count the tendril damage, but luckily that is not the case.
A Week Well Spent
Complete 4 Seasonal Challenges
Seasons are a long event that usually runs for about 16 weeks in the game. Each week, you will be given a handful of challenges to complete, which award a currency that can be used to purchase cosmetic items. You only need to complete four challenges for this achievement, and the challenges from each week are available for the entire season, so if you jump in on week 10 for instance, you'll have 50+ challenges to work with. Most of these will come naturally as well, as you work on other achievements. You can see the full list of challenges in-game just in case you need to specifically work on them, but I got all four of mine done on the first day I returned to the game without even realizing it.
The Darkest Timeline
Slay Bloodshot Shrowd
Bloodshot Shrowd is a variant enemy that spawns in the hunting ground island The Blazeworks. You can keep searching for new instances of the island if it doesn't spawn right away. This is the highest level island in the game as of December 2021, so you'll need to have some of the best equipment to be useful against this monster. There will usually be a full group of people available that you can tag along with though.