- This article is about a type of NPC service. For the actual NPC in the Battle Isles, see Profession Changer (NPC).
Profession changers are NPCs who can change your character's secondary profession. They will only offer to change your secondary profession once you have fulfilled a one-time requirement for each secondary you want to be able to switch to. In order to change professions, you must be Ascended or Weh no Su, or must have completed the quest Hunted!, although the last option only works for Nightfall characters. Changing to each new secondary profession has a one-time fee of 500 ; characters who want to change their secondary profession to any core profession also have the option of completing a quest in Prophecies. To be able to choose a non-core profession, you need to have the corresponding campaign on your account.
When changing your secondary profession, note that your character will temporarily lose access to all the skills for the old secondary profession. In return, the skills for the new secondary profession will be made accessible. Skills that your character can no longer access are not lost, they are simply hidden. Whenever you switch secondary professions, any previously obtained skill for that secondary profession will again be visible; this includes elite skills. Also, for rangers, any pet that you may have charmed will not be lost when you switch to something other than a ranger.
You are also able to change your profession by using the drop-down menu on the Skills and Attributes Panel, which allows you to choose from all the secondary professions that your character has already unlocked. Hence these NPCs are only necessary for unlocking new secondary professions.
 Locations and acquisition
Profession changers can be found in the following locations, separated by campaign:
When a secondary profession is switched via profession changer, that character automatically gains a small set of skills specific to that new secondary profession. The exact set of skills depends on whether the profession changer is one of those from the Prophecies campaign. Those of the Prophecies campaign gives a smaller set, but you can go to the profession changer in the Great Temple of Balthazar and gain the other skills.
Skills gained for the six core professions from the Prophecies profession changers:
Skills gained for the six core professions from non-Prophecies profession changers:
Skills gained for the four non-core professions from any profession changers:
Any character can complete quests in Prophecies to acquire one of the core professions as their secondary. These are:
- The Warrior's Path
- The Ranger's Path
- The Monk's Path
- The Necromancer's Path
- The Mesmer's Path
- The Elementalist's Path
- Once a secondary profession's requirement has been met (i.e. quest for Prophecies, gold for the others), that character can freely switch between all the unlocked secondary professions at no cost via the Skills and Attributes Panel in any town or outpost.