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What are Titles
Titles in Guild Wars are a way to show off a player's achievements and accomplishments in the game. There are a total of 44 different title tracks across all the Guild Wars campaigns; Prophecies, Factions, Nightfall, and Eye of the North. However, players can only achieve a maximum of 43 on any given character. The two titles that collide with each other are Survivor and Defender of Ascalon. You cannot get Defender of Ascalon without dying and you cannot die to get Survivor. So to get one the character will miss out on getting the other.
Titles are displayed under the Guild Wars character’s name. To view titles in progress or to see those that are completed tap the “h" key while in game and a screen will come up with a tab that allows you an overview of all your titles. Players can also change which title is displayed on their character from this screen as well.
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Treasure Hunter Title
The Treasure Hunter title is a core title in the Guild Wars game that does not directly deal with any specific campaign but instead with high end chests being opened and Golden Eggs being dropped during the Spring months as an Easter celebration item. Each chest counts individually towards the point total. Golden Eggs are only dropped once a year. At times Guild Wars has been known to repeat their celebrations and events but no one knows when or if that will happen. If Guild Wars is going to repeat some event there will be a message on the game's sign in page.
- 1 – 100 Points – Treasure Hunter
- 2 – 250 Points – Adept Treasure Hunter
- 3 – 550 Points – Advanced Treasure Hunter
- 4 – 1,200 Points – Expert Treasure Hunter
- 5 – 2,500 Points – Elite Treasure Hunter
- 6 – 5,000 Points – Master Treasure Hunter
- 7 – 10,000 Points – Grandmaster Treasure Hunter
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Title Benefits and Costs
Some titles have benefits and Treasure Hunter is one of them. For each level in Treasure Hunting players will receive a 3% lockpick bonus. Each rank or level gives an additional 3% with a maximum of 21%.
- Rank 1 – 3% Bonus
- Rank 2 – 6% Bonus
- Rank 3 – 9% Bonus
- Rank 4 – 12% Bonus
- Rank 5 – 15% Bonus
- Rank 6 – 18% Bonus
- Rank 7 – 21% Bonus
The cost of opening all of the treasure chests needed for this title can be overwhelming. If a player simply uses lockpicks purchased from a merchant it will cost 5646 platinum. There are other ways to get around that cost but the minimum a player will usually spend to max out this title is 4510 platinum.
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Treasure Hunter Title Walkthrough
Besides hope and luck that lockpicks drop from the sky there will be a great deal of money spent on obtaining or trying to obtain the Treasure Hunter title. Besides the money aspect players need to know the correct places to farm these high end chests. The trick is that anything hard mode will be high end so only go farming in hard mode areas. This way no matter what chest you see or where you are it will be one you need. Look for areas that have chests near portals or exits to make things a little faster. Chests tend to spawn in what seems like randon locations but typically they are always going to spawn in the same general areas. The Snowman dungeon and Kilroy's solo dungeon in Gunnars Hold are good farming locations for high end treasure chests.
Solo farms can be used during the Easter celebration to gather Golden Eggs quickly. This method will not work for maxing out the title but does give a small break from the treasure chest grind.