Kind of a Big Deal

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Kind of a Big Deal
Honor statue Max title rank progress.jpg
Campaign Core
Title type Character
Kind of a Big Deal is the title track that measures how many qualifying title tracks a character has completed.

Kind of a Big Deal title track[edit]

Rank Title Name Titles Maxed
1 Kind Of A Big Deal 5
2 People Know Me 10
3 I'm Very Important 15
4 I Have Many Leather-Bound Books 20
5 My Guild Hall Smells of Rich Mahogany 25
6 God Walking Amongst Mere Mortals 30


Progress is made indirectly by completing other title tracks. Completing any of the 43 separate title tracks on the Hero Panel will contribute one point to your Maxed titles rank.

Available title tracks[edit]

Each character can complete up to 43 separate title tracks. (God Walking Amongst Mere Mortals is a maxed title, but it does not add a point to itself once achieved.)

2 experience-based titles
20 mission, exploration and skill hunter titles
8 affiliation ranks
8 activity titles
5 PvP titles (All account-wide)

Guide to maxing titles[edit]

General suggestions[edit]

  • Make use of synergies (noted below) to reduce the overall amount of time spent pursuing all tracks.
  • Set short and long term goals for completing tracks.
  • Farm reputation titles after vanquishing all of the areas that contribute to them, e.g. do not farm Lightbringer points until you finish vanquishing the areas that add those points; you might not have to farm at all.
  • Take advantage of weekly bonuses:
    • The double-points reduce the amount of required farming.
    • It will be easier to coordinate with others who have the same goals (making farming more fun and often faster).
  • Take advantage of various daily quests that increase the rate of progress against additional titles:

Reaching rank 6 (GWAMM) quickly[edit]

The following priority order takes advantage of synergies to reach God Walking Amongst Mere Mortals "quickly":

Prophecies characters only
  1. If possible, start with Legendary Defender of Ascalon before leaving Ascalon (pre-Searing); that will reduce the total number of titles needed by one. You'll still have to complete legendary vanquisher, legendary skill hunter, legendary cartographer and legendary guardian unless you have an account-wide title. The LDoA title, which was really tedious to get before, has been made significantly easier since the introduction of daily Vanguard quests.
Any character
  1. Survivor (+1; total: 1): Since you will have to do all other campaign story-related titles for GWAMM anyway, you should take storybooks and fill them in the process, store the completed books and fill new additional ones (Hero's Handbooks are especially interesting) again in order to meet the 1337kxp requirement from cumulated experience reward (+your current experience), and return all of them at the same time. If possible, refrain from taking experience rewards from quests, since those can also add up the title ; e.g. several primary quests in Factions yield ~4kxp/ea and the rewards don't need to be taken to continue. Other ways do exist to get the title, see the Survivor page for details.
  2. Protector and Guardian (+3 +3 +1; total: 8). Aims for master on first try as much as possible, although bonus objectives in Prophecies missions can sometimes be done separately.
  3. The 4 EotN reputation titles, followed by Master of the North (+4 +1; total: 13).
  4. Vanquisher, Cartography, and Skill Hunter (+4 +4 +4; total: 25).
  5. Sunspear and Lightbringer (which should already be maxed) (+2; total: 27)
  6. Drunkard, Party Animal, and Sweet Tooth (+3; total: 30). Those three titles do require farming consumables during events and/or buying them from other players. Drunkard invariably seems to be the easiest to get, whereas Party Animal can prove to be the most difficult, since festive items that provide Party Animal points cannot be bought from merchants (unlike Dwarven Ales and Red Bean Cakes that provide points for drunkard and sweet tooth titles respectively) and most cannot be spammed (Crates of Fireworks, Disco Balls and tonics). Sweets that cannot be spammed can be exchanged to Kazuma for ones that can.

Title requirement evaluation[edit]

This table compares the difficulty of reaching the maximum rank in each of the title tracks.

Title Count Cost Duration1 Mode Other comments
Legendary Defender of Ascalon 1 No Medium/Short PvE Pre-Searing characters only.
Survivor 1 No Medium/Short PvE (NM/HM) Medium duration with safe tactics. Short duration if using risky tactics or trading for certain quest items. Vague synergies with Skill Hunter and any title that requires killing foes.
Protector 3 No Medium PvE (NM) Aim for masters on first try to reduce backtracking. Vague synergies if you wait for Zaishen Missions to acquire additional awards (i.e. Experience, Zaishen Coins to buy items for consumable titles or sell them to players, Gold, and points toward reputation titles.)
Guardian 3+1 No Medium PvE (HM) Aim for masters on first try to reduce backtracking. Vague synergies if you wait for Zaishen Missions to acquire additional awards (i.e. Experience, Zaishen Coins to buy items for consumable titles or sell them to players, Gold, and points toward reputation titles.)
Vanquisher 3+1 No Long PvE (HM) Caravan vanquish when possible. Synergizes with Cartographer. Vague synergies if you wait for Zaishen Vanquishes to acquire additional awards (i.e. Experience, Zaishen Coins to buy items for consumable titles or sell them to players, Gold, and points toward reputation titles.)
Cartographer 3+1 No Medium PvE (NM) Faster if using Texmod. Synergizes with Vanquisher.
Skill Hunter 3+1 ~290 Platinum + 194 skill points
(290 Signets of Capture)
Medium PvE (NM) Synergizes with Cartographer, Guardian, Protector, and Vanquisher.
Master of the North 1 No Long PvE (HM) Title is a combination of Cartographer, Guardian, Protector, and Vanquisher.
Reputation ranks (Asura, Norn, Deldrimor, and Ebon Vanguard) 4 No Medium PvE (HM) Speed book to turn in multiple Hero's Handbooks. Farm during Northern Support weekly bonuses.
Sunspear and Lightbringer 2 No Medium PvE (HM) Likely to max by efficient use of bounties while vanquishing. You can also farm The Sulfurous Wastes during Elonian Support weekly bonuses.
Kurzick/Luxon 2 No Long PvE and PvP Participate in Alliance battles, Fort Aspenwood, Jade Quarry, or speed clears of Mount Qinkai or Morostav Trail especially during Faction Support weekly bonuses.
Drunkard 1 2000 Platinum
(10,000 Dwarven Ales)
Short/Medium None Buy alcohol from other players to reduce costs. Farm Gifts of the Huntsman.
Sweet Tooth 1 2000 Platinum
(5,000 Red Bean Cakes)
Short/Medium None Buy sweets from other players to reduce costs. Farm Gifts of the Huntsman or 10,000 War Supplies.
Wisdom 1 40 Platinum (400 Identification Kits) + cost of acquiring 10,000 gold/rare items Long None If possible, buy Identification Kits from outpost Faction merchants to reduce costs. Synergizes with Treasure Hunter, vanquishing.
Treasure Hunter 1 ~4800 Platinum Long PvE (NM/HM) Contributes to Lucky and Unlucky titles if using lockpicks. (Minimum 220 hours if committed to chest running.) Farm Golden Eggs during Sweet Treats Week.
Lucky and Unlucky 2 ~2206 Platinum
(by playing Nine Rings)
Long PvE Play Nine Rings (724 hours AFK) or open chests using lockpicks.
Party Animal 1 ~33 Platinum + 166,700Copper Zaishen Coin
(3,334 Crate of Fireworks)
Long/Medium None Buy festive items from other players to reduce costs. Farm Gifts of the Huntsman and/or the Chest of Wintersday Past. Zone to/from guild hall to spam tonics and fireworks.
Gamer 1 No Long None Can only be completed through special events' minigames.
Zaishen rank 1 100,000,000 Balthazar faction, 100,000 Tournament Reward Points, or 20,000Gold Zaishen Coin + 2000 Platinum
(20,000 Zaishen Keys)
Long PvP or
PvE (NM)
Farm Zaishen Elite or buy Zaishen Keys or Flames of Balthazar from players or play PvP.
1 Duration: generally assumes that players progress the various campaigns with reasonable efficiency; it is not meant to reflect the total spent by any particular player, which can vary substantially.
  • Short: the title can be easily spammed; there are substantial shortcuts available to everyone, no grind or resources are necessary, or it can be done easily while playing through the game (without too many other considerations). These titles require days (if not weeks) of effort. Some casual players will need more time to acquire these titles, e.g. Drunkard can take a while unless one buys alcohol from others.
  • Medium: requires some grind and consumes resources; there are shortcuts that a lot of people can manage. These titles require weeks (if not months) of effort. Some veteran players will manage these titles as fast as short (such as Survivor).
  • Long: requires substantial grind; few true shortcuts are available. These titles require months (if not years) of effort and/or significant investment of long-term resource.

Title synergies[edit]

You can progress several titles at once, reducing your overall investment of time. Some of these synergies include:

Survivor + Skill hunter + Protector A fun way towards Survivor, and less to do later. However several bosses (especially elementalists) can cause a spike and/or party wipe, so be cautious when capping their elite skill.
Vanquish + Cartography + Skill hunter (pick up as you go) Scrape areas as you Vanquish them, and bring some cap sig's if your build permits it. Less to be done later.
Vanquish in Elona + Sunspear + Lightbringer It should be enough to max Sunspear, and less to farm for Lightbringer.
Treasure Hunter + Wisdom + Lucky/Unlucky Chests requiring a key with a cost over 600g contribute to the Treasure Hunter title. Using lockpicks to open those will give credit towards the Lucky or Unlucky tracks. Identify any gold drop will contribute to the wisdom title. These titles are account wide; once maxed, they apply to all characters, reducing the overall time spent pursuing GWAMM if going for the title on more than one character.
Drunkard + Survivor+ Delver Farm Fronis Irontoe dungeon (HM) -You'll get two Ales from the dungeon chest. KOs don't count as deaths provided you "STAND UP !" in time. Provides also a minor chest run option since there's always a locked chest on the way. Minor Delver points reward.
Party +Sweet Tooth + Delver Farm Snowmans Dungeon in HM to yield around 3k deldrimor points and sweet tooth/party points from the end chest. There are also 4-5 locked chests on the way.
Zaishen +Wisdom+Sweet Tooth + Drunkard Weapons that come out of the Zaishen Chest are always golds. Two out of three drops contributes to either the drunkard or sweet tooth title.
Master of the North +Bookah +Agent+Norn+Delver Aside from cartography, every progress toward the master of the north title will also contribute to one of the reputation titles


  • The Rainbow Phoenix will appear in the Hall of Monuments to characters that have maxed ten titles (People Know Me).
    • It can also appear for Kind Of A Big Deal (five titles) if other conditions are met, the exact details of which have not yet been confirmed (see the pet's talk page for the research).
      • It will always appear in individual-accomplishment mode if all monuments are filled (i.e. are displaying the maximum number of statues).
      • It will usually appear in account-wide mode if the character has added their own tapestries and all monuments are filled.
      • It can also appear in either mode with fewer statues.
    • The Rainbow Phoenix will only appear if an eligible character enters the Hall of Monuments alone; it will not appear if there are other players or heroes in the party.
  • The title can be displayed (for linked accounts) in Guild Wars 2 after reaching rank 6.


  • All the names in this title are inspired by quotes from the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
    • More precisely, the first five titles follow the chronological order of that quote:
      • "Ron Burgundy: I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal.
      • Veronica Corningstone: Really.
      • Ron Burgundy: People know me.
      • Veronica Corningstone: Well, I'm very happy for you.
      • Ron Burgundy: I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany."

See also[edit]

Character titles
Core Cartographer Drunkard Guardian Maxed Titles Party Animal Protector Skill Hunter Survivor Sweet Tooth Vanquisher
Prophecies Legendary Defender of Ascalon
Nightfall Lightbringer Sunspear
Eye of the North Asura Deldrimor Ebon Vanguard Master of the North Norn
All campaigns Legendary Cartographer Legendary Guardian Legendary Skill Hunter Legendary Vanquisher
Core Champion Codex Gamer Gladiator Hero Lucky Treasure Hunter Unlucky Wisdom Zaishen
Factions Kurzick Luxon
Retired Commander