Skill Pin

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A skill pin in its protective sleeve

Skill Pins are real world rewards that ArenaNet distributes to people, usually given out at game shows and conventions like E3 or as prizes for various Contests. Some were packaged in the special edition of Nightfall.

Each pin comes in an individual protective sleeve.

Series 1[edit]

This set was released in the Summer of 2006, pins were collected at various locations to complete the set.

  • Aura of the Lich Aura of the Lich - Released: E3 Expo (May 2006). London Film & Comic Con (July 2006), Leipzig GC (August 2006).
  • Contemplation of Purity Contemplation of Purity - Released: San Diego Comic Con (July 2006), Continuum (July 2006), Leipzig GC (August 2006)
  • Crippling Shot Crippling Shot - Released: E3 Expo (May 2006), London Film & Comic Con (July 2006), Leipzig GC (August 2006)
  • Energy Surge Energy Surge - Released: San Diego Comic Con (July 2006), Continuum (July 2006), Leipzig GC (August 2006)
  • Eviscerate Eviscerate - Released: Gen Con Indy (August 2006), Leipzig GC (August 2006)
  • Gale Gale - Released: Gen Con Indy (August 2006), Leipzig GC (August 2006)
  • Savage Shot Savage Shot - Released: Penny Arcade Expo (August 2006), Leipzig GC (August 2006)
  • "Victory Is Mine!" "Victory Is Mine!" - Released: Penny Arcade Expo (August 2006), Leipzig GC (August 2006)

Guild Wars Nightfall[edit]

This set was distributed with the release of Nightfall in Autumn 2006.

Series 2[edit]

This set was released in the Summer of 2007, individual pins were obtained at different locations to complete the set.

  • Aura of Displacement Aura of Displacement - Released: Leipzig GC (August 2007), Penny Arcade Expo (August 2007)
  • Distracting Shot Distracting Shot - Released: Leipzig GC (August 2007), Penny Arcade Expo (August 2007)
  • Flesh of My Flesh Flesh of My Flesh - Released: Leipzig GC (August 2007), Gen Con Indy (August 2007)
  • Gift of Health Gift of Health - Released: Leipzig GC (August 2007), Penny Arcade Expo (August 2007)
  • Life Siphon Life Siphon - Released: RPC Münster (April 2007), Collectormania (May 2007), Bristol Comic Expo (May 2007), UK Game Expo (June 2007), San Diego ComicCon (July 2007)
  • Meteor Shower Meteor Shower - Released: Leipzig GC (August 2007), Penny Arcade Expo (August 2007)
  • Power Return Power Return - Released: RPC Münster (April 2007), Bristol Comic Expo (May 2007), UK Game Expo (June 2007), San Diego ComicCon (July 2007)
  • Shield Bash Shield Bash - Released: Leipzig GC (August 2007), Gen Con Indy (August 2007)

In the Guild Wars Trivia contest at PAX 2007 a full set of series 2 skill pins were distributed for answering questions correctly. The full sets were also widely distributed at PAX 2008.

Contests[edit]

Here are a list of contests that awarded various combinations of Skill Pins as prizes.

External links[edit]