Badge Busters: Wizard City


Badges have been a staple of Wizard101 since the very beginning. Whether you get them by experiencing the main story, plowing through specific enemies, or exploring recreation outside of the duel circle, there seems to be a Badge for nearly everything these days.

In this series, I’ll be going through each world, listing off the various badges you can obtain in each, and giving tips and tricks towards getting each one. With that being said, though, what better place to start than Wizard City? This world has a total of 34 badges!

 

List of Wizard City Badges

  1. Golem Tower Champion – Clear Golem Tower in Golem Court
  2. Hero of Unicorn Way – Complete all main quests in Unicorn Way
  3. Three Streets Savior – Complete all main quests in Cyclops Lane, Triton Avenue, and Firecat Alley
  4. Master Diplomat – Complete all main quests in Colossus Boulevard
  5. Wizard City Protector – Defeat Lord Nightshade
  6. Gobbler Chaser – Defeat 25 Gobblers
  7. Gobbler Catcher – Defeat 50 Gobblers
  8. Gobbler Gobbler – Defeat 100 Gobblers
  9. Savior of Wizard City – Complete all main and side quests in Wizard City
  10. Wizard City Explorer – Complete “Find the Smiths”
  11. Sunken City Survivor – Clear Sunken City
  12. Giant Hunter – Defeat 50 Giants
  13. Giant Smasher – Defeat 100 Giants
  14. Blood of the Giants – Defeat 350 Giants
  15. Undead Stalker – Defeat 50 Undead
  16. Undead Hunter – Defeat 100 Undead
  17. Undead Conqueror – Defeat 500 Undead
  18. Undead Crusader – Defeat 1,000 Undead
  19. Undead Slayer – Defeat 2,000 Undead
  20. Golem Breaker – Defeat 50 Golems
  21. Golem Destroyer – Defeat 200 Golems
  22. Technomancer – Defeat 500 Golems
  23. Elemental Dispeller – Defeat 50 Elementals
  24. Elemental Banisher – Defeat 250 Elementalsb
  25. Elementalist – Defeat 500 Elementals
  26. Briskbreeze Champion – Clear Briskbreeze Tower
  27. Triton Underwater Hero – Clear Crab Alley
  28. Waterworks Warrior – Clear Waterworks
  29. Undead Enforcer – Defeat 4,000 Undead
  30. Undead Assassin – Defeat 8,000 Undead
  31. Undead Cutthroat – Defeat 10,000 Undead
  32. Undead Master – Defeat 15,000 Undead
  33. Undead Executioner – Defeat 20,000 Undead
  34. Scion of Bartleby — Complete the quest “Growing Into It”

 

Next, let’s divide these badges in categories based on their type!

Main Quest Line Badges: 5/34

The four badges you acquire just by finishing the main quest line in Wizard City are:

  • Hero of Unicorn Way (complete all main quests in Unicorn Way)
  • Three Streets Savior (complete all main quests in Cyclops Lane, Triton Avenue, and Firecat Alley)
  • Master Diplomat (complete all main quests in Colossus Boulevard)
  • Wizard City Protector (defeat Lord Nightshade)

(Additionally, there is the badge Scion of Bartleby. Even though you get this badge by completing the quest “Growing Into It” in Empyrea Part 2, it’s still listed among the Wizard City badges!)

 

Badges from Completing Dungeons or Side Quests: 7/34

There are seven badges you can acquire from doing objectives on the side, too! These include:

  • Golem Tower Champion (clear Golem Tower in Golem Court)
  • Sunken City Survivor (clear Sunken City)
  • Savior of Wizard City (complete all main and side quests in Wizard City)
  • Wizard City Explorer (complete “Find the Smiths”)
  • Briskbreeze Champion (clear Briskbreeze Tower)
  • Triton Underwater Hero (clear Crab Alley)
  • Waterworks Warrior (clear Waterworks)

(Hey, remember when going to Briskbreeze was a mandatory requirement for getting to Celestia? Yeah, me neither.)

 

Enemy Smashers: 22/34

And, last but not least, badges you acquire by defeating a certain number of a certain type of enemy. I’ve dubbed these “Enemy Smashers” because that’s precisely what you do: beat up enemies until you get the badge. Yay! 😀

To understand Enemy Smasher Badges, you first need to understand Categories. All the enemies in the Spiral fall under some archetype, ranging from the most common one (Undead) to very niche enemies found in very few places (Gobblers). Some enemies even fall under multiple categories!

Now, all that being said, I’ll go over some general tips and tricks that you can use to acquire some of these!

  • Gobbler Chaser -> Gobbler Catcher  -> Gobbler Gobbler: 

You’ll probably get up to Gobbler Chaser (25 gobblers) by the time you’re done with Colossus Boulevard, so if you’re gunning for Gobbler Gobbler (100 gobblers) you don’t have far to go! The best choice for farming would be the Gobbler Scavenger, as it’s literally the first enemy you encounter in this wintry wonderland. Save for some out-of-place enemies in Mirage, Gobblers are almost exclusive to Colossus Boulevard, so if you’re out to get this set of badges, bundle up!

  • Giant Hunter -> Giant Smasher -> Blood of the Giants:
    Much like how Gobblers are almost entirely exclusive to Colossus Boulevard, the largest concentration of Giants you’ll find throughout the Spiral—Cyclopes, Trolls, Minotaurs, or otherwise—can be found in Cyclops Lane. Every single common enemy in Cyclops Lane counts as a Giant, so don’t feel like you have to be careful who to pull into a fight!
  • Undead Stalker (50 undead) -> Undead Crusader (1,000 undead):
    To be honest, you won’t have to go far out of your way to get these first 4 badges. You’ll be fighting plenty of Undead goons as you romp around the Spiral (fun fact: there are 428+ different enemies throughout the Spiral that classify as Undead!), so don’t worry if this is as far as you wanna go!
  • Undead Slayer (2,000 undead) -> Undead Executioner (20,000 undead):
    Now this is where the grinding sets in. Of course, the easiest way to go about this, one would think, is to just farm Lost Souls in Unicorn Way; however, I’d argue that that isn’t the optimal strategy. The earliest one can potentially encounter Undead enemies two at a time are some relatively remote locations in Krokotopia. However, for convenience sake I’d go for literally any area in Dragonspyre. Thanks to the lore of that place, it’s filled to the teeth with Undead enemies. If you’re a bit higher-leveled than that, the first few levels of Briskbreeze Tower are fantastic as well; there, you’ll be fighting four enemies at once as opposed to the regular two! (Oh, and regarding the 20,000 kill requirement for Undead Executioner… why. Just… why.)

  • Elemental Dispeller (50 elementals) -> Elemental Banisher (250 Elementals) -> Elementalist (500 elementals):
    Just like with the first four Undead-related Enemy Smashers, you’ll be fighting a ton of Elemental enemies as you plow through the main story. Wizard City unfortunately doesn’t have many good spots to farm Elemental enemies (the only three enemies that fall under the category in Wizard City are Evil Snowmen in Colossus Boulevard, Magma Men in Firecat Alley, and the Ice-exclusive Ice Colossus in Ravenwood’s Ice Tower), as these enemies will often be accompanied by folks of different categories.That being said, however, if you do want to go out of your way to snag these 3 badges, my top choice would definitely go to the Desert Golem in Krokotopia (see below).
  • Golem Slayer -> Golem Destroyer:
    Don’t be fooled by the name of this badge, farming Golem Tower is NOT the way to go about getting this badge! The REAL way to go about this is an enemy I mentioned earlier: the Desert Golem. Speaking of which…

 

ENEMY HIGHLIGHT: DESERT GOLEM

I’d like to give a special shoutout to Desert Golems in Krokotopia’s Palace of Fire. They have the distinct privilege of being both a Giant, Elemental, AND a Golem, so if you want to rack up your kill count for all three of those categories at the same time, this is the enemy for you!

 

And that’s it for now!
More worlds to come, so stay tuned!

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James Earthwalker

A longtime denizen of the Spiral, James Earthwalker has plenty of stories to tell of his adventures and experiences. If he's not busy ranting over Critical Block being ruined post-Polaris, you can find James either hunting down Badges or writing more creative articles for his personal blog, Walking the Earth.

2 COMMENTS

  • Bloods of the Giants is probably one of my favorite badges. In my opinion, it fits so well for any myth wizard (my first wizard was myth).

    • I prefer Giant Hunter! :p

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