Skill tome

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Each profession has an elite and non-elite skill tome that allows the character who reads it to learn a skill for that profession that they have already unlocked elsewhere for the account. Skill tomes can stack with others of the same type and profession. It does not cost a skill point to learn a skill using a skill tome.

Skill tomes can only be used while in a town or outpost, not while in an explorable area.

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[edit] Skill tome

A non-elite skill tome (also unofficially called normal or regular tome) can be used to learn any one non-elite skill associated with that tome's correlated profession if that skill is unlocked on your account. These are named after their profession, so a tome for a monk skill is named a "Monk Tome". Note that PvE-only skills cannot be unlocked, so the Kurzick, Luxon and Sunspear profession-specific skills cannot be obtained through the use of tomes

<Profession> Tome
Uses remaining: 1
Double-click to learn any non-elite <Profession> skill that is already unlocked on your account while in a town or outpost.

— In-game description

[edit] Elite skill tome

An elite skill tome can be used to learn any one elite skill associated with that tome's listed profession if that skill is unlocked on your account. Whereas standard skill tomes can be dropped as loot from any Hard mode foe of the appropriate profession, up to two elite skill tomes can drop from Locked Chests or as loot from Hard mode bosses of the appropriate profession, or from opening a Zaishen Chest. Learning an elite skill through a skill tome adds a point to the Skill Hunter title for the character that reads it. These are named after their profession, so an elite tome for a dervish skill is named an "Elite Dervish Tome". Like non-elite skill tomes, it does not consume or use an earned skill point.

Elite <Profession> Tome
Uses remaining: 1
Double-click to learn any elite <Profession> skill that is already unlocked on your account while in a town or outpost.

— In-game description

[edit] Acquisition

Source Tomes Elite tomes
Chests Locked Chests
Creatures
(Hard mode only)
Non-boss foes of corresponding profession Bosses of the corresponding profession
Zaishen Coin collectors Pokhe: one non-elite tome for 1 Silver Zaishen Coin 50 Gold Jessie Llam: one elite tome for 1 Gold Zaishen Coin 100 Gold

[edit] Gallery

Non-elite tomes have silver detail, and elite tomes have gold detail on the covers.

  Warrior Ranger Monk Necromancer Mesmer Elementalist Assassin Ritualist Paragon Dervish
Non-elite Warrior Tome.png Ranger Tome.png Monk Tome.png Necromancer Tome.png Mesmer Tome.png Elementalist Tome.png Assassin Tome.png Ritualist Tome.png Paragon Tome.png Dervish Tome.png
Elite Elite Warrior Tome.png Elite Ranger Tome.png Elite Monk Tome.png Elite Necromancer Tome.png Elite Mesmer Tome.png Elite Elementalist Tome.png Elite Assassin Tome.png Elite Ritualist Tome.png Elite Paragon Tome.png Elite Dervish Tome.png

[edit] Notes

  • The selection window will even pop up when you have no more skills to learn with the tome.
  • See Skill for other ways of learning skills.
Bug Bug.Tomes normally drop singly. If multiple players are in the party, on extremely rare occasions, two (or more) will drop from a Locked Chest. This almost always results in one of the other players being unable to get a drop from that particular chest.
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