Quests, which must not be confused with Scenarios, are character-based. There are two types of quests : battle goals, which are scenario-oriented, and personal quest, which is life-oriented (for the "life" of your character).

Personal Quests

Personal Quests are card drawn at the start of a campaign, representing the ultimate goal of the character, i.e. what he wants to achieve in his whole life. Once reached, the character is ready to retire.

Rule summary

Upon character creation, while in Gloomhaven, all characters draw two personal quest cards. Each player chose one and discard the other. Once a personal quest card has been assigned to a character, it is unavailable to other characters. Even after completion, the card is removed from the game. Retirement is not optional: Once a character fulfills his or her personal quest, he or she must head to Gloomhaven and announce its retirement.


Name Primary Objective Additional Objective Reward
Take Back the Trees 3 x Dagger Forest scenarios completed Unlock/Conclude Foggy Thicket Tribal Face Box
The Perfect Poison 3 x Oozes + 3 x Lurkers + 3 x Spitting Drakes killed. N/A Mindflayer Box
Battle Legend Earn 15 perk checks. N/A Musical Note Box
Implement of Light Find the Skullbane Axe in the Necromancer's Sanctum Kill 7 Undeads Sun Box
Fearless Stand Kill 20 Elite monsters. N/A Phoenix Box
A Study of Anatomy Party members exhausted 15 times. N/A Saw Box
The Thin Places Complete 6 Side scenarios. N/A Moon Box
Eternal Wanderer Complete 15 different scenarios. N/A Circles Box
Vengeance 4 x Gloomhaven scenarios Unlock/Conclude Investigation Envelope X
Pounds of Flesh Kill 15 Vermlings N/A Lightning Box
Seeker of Xorn Complete 3 Crypt scenarios. Unlock/Conclude Noxious Cellar Mindflayer Box
Finding the Cure Kill 8 Forest Imps. Unlock/Conclude Forgotten Grove Envelope X
Piety in All Things Donate 120 gold to the Sanctuary of the Great Oak N/A Saw Box
Aberrant Slayer Kill one Demon of each Element. N/A Triangle Box
Greed is Good Have 200 gold in your possession. N/A Triple Lance Box
Trophy Hunt Kill 20 different types of monsters. N/A Phoenix Box
Law Bringer Kill 20 Bandits or Cultists. N/A Sun Box
A Helping Hand Experience two other Characters achieveing their Personal Quests. N/A Musical Note Box
Elemental Samples Complete one scenario in each of the main game regions. N/A Triangle Box
Augmented Abilities Purchase 4 Enhancements. N/A Circles Box
The Fall of Man Complete 2 Lingering Swamp scenarios. Unlock/Conclude Fading Lighthouse Moon Box
Zealot of the Blood God Become exhausted 12 times. N/A Lightning Box
Merchant Class Own 13 items (2 of each, except 3 of hands and 4 of small items). N/A Triple Lance Box
Goliath Toppler Complete 4 Boss scenarios N/A Tribal Mask Box

Battle Goals

Battle Goals are cards drawn at the start of a scenario, representing targets needed to be achieved in a scenario by a character.

Rule summary

Each character draw 2 cards at the start of a scenario, from which he chooses one and discards the other. Each player keeps his character's Battle Goal secret from other members of the party.

The accomplishment of the selected goal allows the character to register a check at the end of the scenario.


Card Id Goal name Target Reward
458 Streamliner Have five or more total cards in your hand and discard at the end of the Scenario.
Scrambler Take only Short rests during the Scenarios
Fast Healer Your current hit point value must be equal to your maximum hit point value at the end of the scenario.
Indigent Loot no money tokens or treasure overlay titles during this scenario. ✓✓
Purist Using no items during the scenario. ✓✓
Neutralizer Cause a trap to be strung or disarmed on your turn or on the turn of one of your summons during the scenario.
Sadist Kill five or more monsters during this scenario.
Straggler Take only long rests during this scenario.
Hunter Kill one or more elite monsters during the scenario.
Pacifist Kill three or less monsters during the scenario.
Dynamo Kill a monster during the scenario by causing at least 4 more points of damage to it more than necessary.
Professional Use your equipped items a number of times equal to greater than your (level + 2) during the scenario.
Explorer Reveal a room tile by opening a door on your turn during the scenario.
Executioner Kill an undamaged monster with a single attack during the scenario.
Protector Allow none of your character allies to become exhausted during the scenario.
Hoarder Loot five or more money tokens during the scenario.
Zealot Have three or fewer total cards in your hand and discard at the end of the scenario.
Masochist Your current hit point values must be equal or less than 2 at the end of the scenario.
Diehard Never allow your current hit point value to drop below half your maximum hit point value (rounded up) during the scenario.
Layabout Gain 7 or fewer experience points during the scenario. ✓✓
Plunderer Loot a treasure overlay tile during the scenario.
Aggressor Have or more monsters present on the map at the beginning of every round during this scenario. ✓✓
Opener Be the first to kill a monster during the scenario.
Workhorse Gaine 13 or more Experience points during this Scenario.

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