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Vanquisher is a title that you can display for prestige. It is related to Hard mode.

Vanquisher title track

This title is granted to a character for defeating all of the foes in each explorable area of a campaign while in hard mode. A character's progression can be tracked on the World Map: areas that have been vanquished will have a gold design around the name, while unvanquished areas will be red.

Vanquisher counter A red counter in the effects monitor will display how many foes the party has vanquished in the current area.
Vanquisher counter complete Upon successfully vanquishing an area, the counter will turn gold.
Vanquisher name trim

Vanquisher trim around explorable area names

Title1 Campaign Areas vanquished Grand Total of Monsters (min-max) Average Number of Monsters
Tyrian Vanquisher Prophecies 54 8,746 - 11,125 184
Canthan Vanquisher Factions 33 4,806 - 6,614 173
Elonian Vanquisher Nightfall 34 7,676 - 9,143 247
Master of the North2 Eye of the North 15 4,472 - 4,940 314
1 These titles are all individual and independent title tracks, with only one level each.
2 There is no Vanquisher title for EotN; instead, vanquishing EotN areas counts toward the Master of the North title track.


Upon vanquishing an area, all players in the party will receive gold and experience equal to 5 times the number of foes. In certain regions, they will also receive faction or reputation points based on the number of foes:

Region Faction/Reputation Multiplier
Echovald Forest Kurzick faction 50x
The Jade Sea Luxon faction
Istan and Kourna Sunspear Promotion Points 5x
Vabbi and The Desolation Lightbringer points
Far Shiverpeaks Norn reputation points
Charr Homelands Ebon Vanguard reputation points
Tarnished Coast Asuran reputation points

Foe counts per area

The actual number of foes in each area is somewhat variable, due to the randomness in the number of creatures that may spawn in a given group. The numbers below reflect the range of foes seen in actual gameplay experience by GuildWiki users.

  • Since pop-up groups only count if you activate them, areas known to contain a large number of avoidable pop-ups are marked in the tables below.
  • Many quests can significantly affect the number of enemies that appear in an area. These quests are noted with a ▲ if they increase the number of enemies and a ▼ if they decrease the number of enemies.

For more detailed notes and strategies pertaining to specific areas, please refer to that area's article.


Area Min Max Avoidable
Notable Quests


Ascalon Foothills 51 59
The Breach 111 134 Yes Into the Breach
Diessa Lowlands 275 387 Yes The Titan Source
Then and Now, Here and There
Dragon's Gullet 116 176 Yes The Titan Source
Eastern Frontier 170 223 Yes The Last Day Dawns
Flame Temple Corridor 96 111 Yes The Titan Source
Old Ascalon 184 314 Yes Then and Now, Here and There
Pockmark Flats 117 231 Yes
Regent Valley 125 192 Yes

Northern Shiverpeaks

Anvil Rock 137 255
Deldrimor Bowl 150 195 Hungry Devourer
▼completing To Kryta: Refugees
Griffon's Mouth 43 52
Iron Horse Mine 164 202
Traveler's Vale 160 191 Yes The Way is Blocked


The Black Curtain 182 280 Yes
Cursed Lands 54 79 Yes
Kessex Peak 148 200 Yes The Villainy of Galrath
Majesty's Rest 41 86 Yes
Nebo Terrace 140 164 Yes
North Kryta Province 126 248 Defend North Kryta Province
Graven Images
Orrian Excavation
Scoundrel's Rise 66 104 Yes Reversing the Skales
To Kryta: Journey's End
Stingray Strand 146 171
Talmark Wilderness 195 250 Yes
Tears of the Fallen 62 70
Twin Serpent Lakes 170 194
Watchtower Coast 152 221 Yes The Undead Hordes

Maguuma Jungle

Dry Top 50 63 Yes
Ettin's Back 144 221 Yes
Mamnoon Lagoon 48 60 Yes
Reed Bog 67 106 Yes
Sage Lands 214 294 Yes
Silverwood 184 221 Yes
Tangle Root 188 239 Yes Defend Denravi
The Falls 278 328 Yes

Crystal Desert

The Arid Sea 83 140 Yes
Diviner's Ascent 103 170 Yes
Prophet's Path 214 326 Yes
Salt Flats 157 245 Yes
The Scar 243 270 Yes The Warrior's Path
Skyward Reach 162 177
Vulture Drifts 212 259 Yes

Southern Shiverpeaks

Dreadnought's Drift 111 121 Yes
Frozen Forest 305 325 Yes
Grenth's Footprint 238 243
Ice Floe 191 226
Icedome 120 141
Lornar's Pass 280 299
Mineral Springs 180 206 Yes Defend Droknar's Forge
Snake Dance 294 410 Yes
Spearhead Peak 213 234
Talus Chute 377 418
Tasca's Demise 66 107 Defend Droknar's Forge
Witman's Folly 91 112 Yes

Ring of Fire Island Chain

Perdition Rock 218 246 Final Blow
  1. If you have Eye of the North, displaying your Ebon Vanguard title while vanquishing the Ascalon region will ease the difficulty a bit, as the Rebel Yell effect gives you bonuses against the Charr. In addition, many of the Ebon Vanguard skills also give bonuses against Charr.
  2. The War in Kryta event affects enemy spawns in most areas of Kryta (exceptions: Majesty's Rest, Stingray Strand, and Tears of the Fallen), generally resulting in a significantly greater number of foes than normal. The numbers in this table reflect the standard versions of these areas.


Area Min Max Avoidable
Notable Quests

Shing Jea Island

Haiju Lagoon 157 201 Yes
Jaya Bluffs 169 202 Yes
Kinya Province 119 146 Yes A Strange Request
Minister Cho's Estate 204 218 Yes
Panjiang Peninsula 135 204 Yes ▼completing Quimang's Last Stand, ▼Togo's Ultimatum
Saoshang Trail 24 37 Yes
Sunqua Vale 105 149 Yes A Strange Request
Zen Daijun 162 170 ▼completing An Unwelcome Guest1

Kaineng City

Bukdek Byway 63 162 Chasing Zenmai, ▼The Drunken Master2
Nahpui Quarter 91 112
Pongmei Valley 140 164 Yes
Raisu Palace 244 264 Yes
Shadow's Passage 8 22 Yes
Shenzun Tunnels 211 253 Yes
Sunjiang District 196 210 Yes
Tahnnakai Temple 2 131 Yes A Meeting With the Emperor3
Wajjun Bazaar 71 245 Yes Seek out Brother Tosai, ▼Closer to the Stars
Xaquang Skyway 160 171

Echovald Forest

Arborstone 247 340 Song and Stone
Drazach Thicket 207 295 Yes Duel of the Houses, ▲In the Army Now (Kurzick)
The Eternal Grove 222 250 Yes
Ferndale 226 349 Yes Kurzick Supply Lines, ▲Scouting Ferndale
Melandru's Hope 161 226 Yes Securing Echovald Forest
Morostav Trail 275 312 Yes
Mourning Veil Falls 210 222 Yes

Jade Sea

Archipelagos 153 238 Yes Luxon Supply LinesThe Jade Arena
Boreas Seabed 175 237 Yes
Gyala Hatchery 185 210 Yes
Maishang Hills 168 283 Yes In the Army (Luxon)
Mount Qinkai 125 191 Yes Scout the Coast
Rhea's Crater 215 272 Yes
Silent Surf 236 283 Yes
Unwaking Waters 136 155 Yes
  1. Canthan born characters who have completed An Unwelcome Guest will find no enemies at all when they enter Zen Daijun; you will need to kill a tiger or crane to get credit for vanquishing the area. Having any non-Canthan character in the party will cause enemies to spawn as normal. This is a special case; do not set the minimum in the table to 1! Also, because chest spawns are tied to monster spawns, no Locked Chests will appear in this or either of the following situations.
  2. If anyone in the party has both The Drunken Master and Chasing Zenmai active (does not have to be the same person), you can vanquish Bukdek Byway by simply defeating Drinkmaster Tahnu. The Hard Mode indicator will appear gold when you enter the area, however the title and the map will not update until after you kill the Drinkmaster. Each quest by itself will still reduce the number of enemies. The following quests, on the other hand, must not be active for this to work, as they will still spawn additional enemies: Eliminate the Jade Brotherhood, Eliminate the Am Fah, The Afflicted Guard.
  3. If someone in the party has the primary quest A Meeting With the Emperor active, you can vanquish this area easily. You can find someone in Zin Ku Corridor who has just completed the Tahnnakai Temple mission and has Hard Mode unlocked on their account if you don't know anyone who has the quest. Be sure, that Togo and Mhenlo will follow you. Otherwise, it will not work. Note that completing A Meeting With the Emperor is optional, but it is often overlooked since it is an easy and fast quest to complete. You can get a ferry to Arborstone with someone who has the quest The Count's Daughter to keep A Meeting With the Emperor for later use. Check Explorable page for a map of where to go (to avoid triggering Jade Brotherhood).


Area Min Max Avoidable
Notable Quests


Cliffs of Dohjok 114 201 Skree Hatchling Season, ▲Diamond in the Rough,
Scholarly Affairs
Fahranur, The First City 196 241 A Perplexing Plague, ▲Defender's Choice
Issnur Isles 339 356 Moa'vu'Kaal, Awakened
First Born, ▲Second Born, ▲Third Born
Lahtenda Bog 342 629 Yes What Do You Do with a Drunken Shauben?A Sticky Operation
Mehtani Keys 210 273 Yes The Cyclone Palace
Plains of Jarin 183 222 Yes
Zehlon Reach 205 262 Yes ▼completing Skale and Magic Compass


Arkjok Ward 303 378 Yes A Little Recon, ▲A Prescription for Conscription
Bahdok Caverns 258 304 Yes
Barbarous Shore 146 201 Yes
Dejarin Estate 226 264
The Floodplain of Mahnkelon 206 270 Yes Drakes on the Plain, ▲Old Woman River
Gandara, the Moon Fortress 64 124 ▼completing A Thorn in Varesh's Side
Jahai Bluffs 260 310 Yes
Marga Coast 254 330 Yes Melonni's Meditations, ▲Heart or Mind: Ronjok in Danger
Sunward Marches 284 316 Yes A Bushel of Trouble
Turai's Procession 163 256 Mirza's Last Stand and following quests


Forum Highlands 243 338 ▼completing Desperate Measures
Garden of Seborhin 215 305 Yes Plague of Frogs
The Hidden City of Ahdashim 193 256 Yes ▲completing Gift of the Djinn
Holdings of Chokhin 227 295
The Mirror of Lyss 159 243 The Madness of Prophecy, ▲The Search for Survivors
Resplendent Makuun 157 210 Guard Rescue
Vehjin Mines 137 211 To the Rescue (Nightfall), ▲Coffer of Joko
Vehtendi Valley 215 257
Wilderness of Bahdza 150 178 Yes Population Control
Yatendi Canyons 186 228 Between a rock

The Desolation

The Alkali Pan 281 317 Yes Under New Management, ▼Strange Bedfellows
Crystal Overlook 191 201
Joko's Domain 403 446 Yes Return of the Undead King
Poisoned Outcrops 175 274 Yes The Growing Threat, ▲The Cold Touch of the Past, ▲The Hallowed Point
The Ruptured Heart 236 246
The Shattered Ravines 285 352 Yes Getting Even, ▲Wayward Guide
The Sulfurous Wastes 243 382 Yes A Show of Force, ▲Requiem for a Brain,
Raising an Army

Eye of the North

There is not a separate Vanquisher title for Eye of the North, but vanquishing areas is required for the Master of the North title track.

Area Min Max Avoidable
Notable Quests

Far Shiverpeaks

Bjora Marches 224 280 Yes
Drakkar Lake 363 515 Yes
Ice Cliff Chasms 144 166 Yes
Jaga Moraine 233 282 Yes Krak's Cavalry, ▲Blood Washes Blood
Norrhart Domains 175 265 Yes Charr Invaders
Varajar Fells 424 523 Yes The Path to Revelations

Tarnished Coast

Alcazia Tangle 224 237 Yes
Arbor Bay 450 562 Yes O Brave New World
Magus Stones 372 405 Yes
Riven Earth 273 300 Yes
Sparkfly Swamp 245 337 Yes
Verdant Cascades 270 304 Yes

Charr Homelands

Dalada Uplands 283 306
Grothmar Wardowns 193 242 Against the Charr1
Sacnoth Valley 432 455
  1. After completing the quest Against the Charr, your party will spawn in Grothmar Wardowns with the central fortress cleared of enemies.


  • Foes that wander out of a zone if they are outside your minimap area are removed from the kill total.
  • Charmable animals do not have to be killed to vanquish an area; however, killing them does add to the vanquish counter, increasing the final gold and XP reward, thus it is usually worthwhile to do so.
  • Foes killing each other will also count towards the kill total for the area - the party does not have to kill everything first-hand.
  • "Pop up" monsters, including most devourers, oni, mandragor, and incubi, only have to be killed if they are triggered. It is still possible to trigger these foes after an area has been vanquished, but they will not affect the vanquished status.
  • A caveat of being in hard mode is that if the party wipes and all party members have -60% death penalty, the party will not automatically resurrect as usual. Instead, it will be as if the party had wiped during a mission, with the party leader being shown a dialogue box to return the party to the last outpost.
    • Death-penalty-removing consumables are very useful for avoiding this situation. In particular, the Powerstone of Courage removes all DP and grants a 10% Morale Boost for the entire party.
    • If vanquishing with heroes, the situation can be avoided by taking one hero without any resurrection skill and flagging that hero to stay in a safe spot while the rest of the party vanquishes the area. When the rest of the party wipes, regardless of their DP, they will automatically respawn because the only living party member is an AI with no resurrect skills.
Bug Bug! Sometimes, depending on the player's system configuration, defeating the last enemy of an area can cause that player's game and/or system to freeze. The character still receives credit for vanquishing the area.
Bug Bug! There are occasions in Factions in which most groups of Jade Brotherhood are not counted towards the total vanquished until they are within radar range. This can be advantageous to the player, but it is not known whether some certain areas with Jade Brotherhood are more easily vanquishable than others as you must pass by them in order to clear the area of other foes.

Synergetic titles

  • Cartographer: Since you will have cleared all enemies from an area, it should then be easy to map the entire location, and you can use the red/gold completion markers on the world map to keep track of which areas you have scraped.
  • Reputation/Allegiance titles: Friend of the Kurzicks/Luxons in Factions, Sunspear and Lightbringer in Nightfall, and Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn in Eye of the North. Obtaining the various bounties associated with these titles while vanquishing an area will net you a considerable amount of reputation points in addition to the points awarded for vanquishing the area.
  • Treasure Hunter: Bring along some Lockpicks to open all the Locked Chests in each area. While not as quick or as money-efficient as plain chest running, it still adds a few points for each area.

See also

Asura AllegianceCartographerChampionCommanderCodexDefender of AscalonDeldrimor AllegianceDrunkardEbon Vanguard AllegianceFaction AllegianceGamerGladiatorGuardianHeroKind Of A Big DealLegendary CartographerLegendary GuardianLegendary Skill HunterLegendary VanquisherLightbringerLucky/UnluckyMaster of the NorthNorn AllegianceParty AnimalProtectorSkill HunterSunspearSurvivorSweet ToothTreasure HunterVanquisherWisdomZaishen

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