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Disambig icon.png This article is about the NPC. For the cinematic of the same name, see Gadd (cinematic).
Affiliation Not specified
Type Asura
Profession Elementalist Elementalist
Level(s) 20
Campaign Eye of the North

Gadd is a cantankerous, demanding old Asura, who prefers to hire "disposable humans" to help him in the lab with his experiments. Though he won’t admit it, this is partly due to necessity, as many of his own race won't work for him. Many unfortunate "accidents" have befallen Gadd's past assistants, and though one is likely to learn much in his employ, most Asura prefer to live a long life.

Gadd has recently employed a group of humans willing (or stupid enough) to assist him. They claim to be members of a rebel group fighting to restore peace and order to their homelands, which Gadd couldn't care less about. He gives them the "privilege" of testing his inventions, and if they survive, he'll let them purchase a few. Gadd is respected by other Asura but is given a wide berth even by his associates. You never can tell when he's going to wake up on the wrong side of the bed...and use you in his next experiment.

The Guild Wars Eye of the North Manuscript

Spoiler alert: The following text contains spoilers relating to the story of Guild Wars Eye of the North.

You first meet Gadd in the quest Finding Gadd. He is doing an experiment in the Bloodstone caves, Livia is helping him with that. The Asuras need Gadd to complete project G.O.L.E.M.

After fighting off the Destroyers attacking the G.O.L.E.M. construction site, and subsequently clearing the Destroyer hive, Oola tells the party during the Price of Victory cinematic that Gadd died because he tried to increase the power of the Golems. Vekk is stricken more than one would expect given his previous remarks about Gadd, and we learn that Gadd was in fact Vekk's father.





"This is no time for chitchat! Make yourself useful and go kill something."


You're lucky you brought me on board this project. I shudder to think what might have transpired had you attempted this without me.


  • In a heated exchange during At the Bloodstone, Vekk mumbles, "I swear, if we didn't need him, I would shove him off a bridge." Later, during Price of Victory, Vekk pours Gadd's ashes over a bridge.


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