Game updates:2008

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Update - Monday, December 22, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Update #2 - Friday, December 19, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Update - Friday, December 19, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from taming the Jingle Bear.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Thursday, December 18, 2008[edit]

Wintersday[edit]

Wintersday has come
The Eye of the North opens
Let the merriment begin!
Decorations shine
Glittering like gemstone ice
A surge of warmth and color.
Candysmiths and quests
Among grentches and snowmen.
Thackeray knows a good time.
Grenth and Dwayna vie
For the power to control
The span of cold and darkness.
Make their contest yours
Choose a side: Grenth, or Dwayna
Snowballs as weapons of war.
Revel for rewards:
Tonics, bears, summoning stones.
Grow rich and fat on good cheer.
All are most welcome
At this year-end festival
Join with us, and celebrate.

Wintersday Event[edit]

Wintersday is here! Kamadan, Lion's Arch, Droknar's Forge, Ascalon City, and Eye of the North are decorated for the occasion. Over the coming days, holiday activities will begin as special guests arrive to join the festivities. Everything leads up to the big Wintersday celebration on January 1, which will take place every three hours in Lion’s Arch and Kamadan (on the hour in Lion’s Arch and 15 minutes past the hour in Kamadan). Be sure to collect candy cane shards for the big celebration! More information on Wintersday 2008 can be found here.

Bug Fixes[edit]

Update - Monday, December 15, 2008[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

Update - Friday, December 12, 2008[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

Mesmer[edit]

Necromancer[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Update #2 - Thursday, December 11, 2008[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • Fixed a crash bug that occurred when using Boon Signet.

Update - Thursday, December 11, 2008[edit]

Updated Zaishen Rewards[edit]

  • Updated the Zaishen Chest drops to replace the Gelatinous Tonic with a new tonic for the month of December. More information on Zaishen Rewards can be found here.

Automated Tournaments[edit]

  • Updated Automated Tournament map rotations.

Skill Updates[edit]

For more information on these changes, please see the Developer Updates page.

PvE and PvP[edit]

Assassin[edit]
  • Mark of Insecurity Mark of Insecurity: functionality changed to: "For 5..25 seconds, target foe suffers from -1..3 Health degeneration, and enchantments and stances on that foe expire 90% faster."
  • Palm Strike Palm Strike: recharge time reduced to 4 seconds. Functionality changed to: Target touched foe is struck for 10..85 damage and is Crippled for 5..15 seconds. This skill counts as an off hand attack.
  • Seeping Wound Seeping Wound: functionality changed to: "For 20 seconds, if target foe is suffering from Bleeding or Poison, that foe takes 5..15 damage per second."
  • Wastrel's Collapse Wastrel's Collapse: functionality changed to: "Shadow Step to target foe. If that foe is not using a skill that foe is knocked down. All your non-dagger attack skills are disabled for 10 seconds."
Dervish[edit]
  • Onslaught Onslaught: Energy cost reduced to 5, casting time reduced to .25 second.
  • Reaper's Sweep Reaper's Sweep: functionality changed to: "If this attack hits, you deal +10..40 damage. If your target is below 50% Health, you also inflict a Deep Wound for 5..20 seconds, otherwise that foe loses one enchantment."
Elementalist[edit]
  • Blinding Surge Blinding Surge: functionality changed to: "Target foe is struck for 5..50 lightning damage. That foe and all adjacent foes are Blinded for '1..7 seconds. This spell has 25% armor penetration."
  • Double Dragon Double Dragon: Energy cost reduced to 5, recharge time reduced to 15 seconds. Functionality changed to: "All nearby foes are struck for 7..112 fire damage. For 10..25 seconds, your Fire Magic attribute is increased by +0..2."
  • Energy Boon Energy Boon: recharge time increased to 40 seconds, casting time removed. Functionality changed to: "For 20 seconds, you have +0..40 maximum Energy, and 5 Health regeneration. When Energy Boon ends you gain 0..20 Energy and 0..100 Health."
  • Ether Prism Ether Prism: Energy cost reduced to 5, casting time removed. Functionality changed to: "For 3 seconds, all damage you take is reduced to 0. When this enchantment ends, you gain 5..20 Energy."
Mesmer[edit]
  • Fevered Dreams Fevered Dreams: functionality changed to: "For 10..25 seconds, whenever target foe suffers from a new condition, all foes in the area suffer from that condition as well and if that foe has two or more conditions that foe is Dazed for 1..3 seconds."
  • Power Leech Power Leech: Energy cost reduced to 5, recharge time increased to 20 seconds, Energy stolen increased to 5..15.
  • Recurring Insecurity Recurring Insecurity: recharge time reduced to 10 seconds. Functionality changed to: "For 10 seconds, target foe suffers from -1..5 Health degeneration. If that foe has another hex when Recurring Insecurity would end, it is reapplied."
  • Shared Burden Shared Burden: recharge time reduced to 20 seconds. Functionality changed to: "For 5..20 seconds, target foe and all nearby foes attack, cast spells, and move 33% slower.
  • Symbols of Inspiration Symbols of Inspiration: Energy cost reduced to 5, recharge time decreased to 15 seconds. Functionality changed to: "For 1..31 seconds, this skill becomes the Elite of target foe. Elite spells you cast use your Fast Casting attribute instead of their normal attributes."
Monk[edit]
  • Boon Signet Boon Signet: recharge time increased to 8 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Heal Target ally for 20..80 Health. Your next Healing Prayers or Protection Prayers spell that targets an ally heals for an additional 20..80 Health.
  • Life Sheath Life Sheath: recharge reduced to 2 seconds, casting time reduced to .25 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Remove 0..2 conditions from target ally. For 8 seconds, the next time target ally would take damage, that ally gains that amount of Health instead (maximum 20..100)."
  • Peace and Harmony Peace and Harmony: functionality changed to: "Target ally loses 0..9 conditions, and 0..9 hexes. For 1..5 seconds, conditions and hexes expire 90% faster on that ally. All your Smiting Prayers are disabled for 20 seconds."
  • Ray of Judgment Ray of Judgment: Energy cost reduced to 10, casting time increased to 2 seconds, recharge time reduced to 20 seconds. Functionality changed to: "For 5 seconds, target foe and all foes adjacent to this location take 5..45 holy damage each second and begin Burning for 1..3 seconds."
Necromancer[edit]
  • Aura of the Lich Aura of the Lich: recharge time increased to 45 seconds. Functionality changed to: "All corpses within earshot are exploited and you animate a level 1..17 bone horror plus one for each corpse exploited in this way. For 5..45 seconds, your Death Magic attribute is increased by +1."
  • Cultist's Fervor Cultist's Fervor: recharge time reduced to 15 seconds. functionality changed to: "For 20 seconds, your Necromancer spells cost -1..7 Energy to cast but you suffer from bleeding for 10 seconds each time you cast a spell."
  • Lingering Curse Lingering Curse: Energy cost reduced to 5, Health sacrifice removed, casting time reduced to 1 second. Functionality changed to: "For 6..30 seconds, target foe and all nearby foes suffer -1..3 Health degeneration, and gain 33% less benefit from healing."
  • Weaken Knees Weaken Knees: recharge time increased to 10 seconds. Functionality changed to: "For 5..20 seconds, target foe suffers -5 Health degeneration, and takes 5..15 damage while moving."
Paragon[edit]
  • "Incoming!" "Incoming!": Recharge time increased to 25 seconds. Functionality changed to: "For 4..10 seconds, all allies within earshot move 33% faster, and gain 5..15 Health while moving."
  • "It's just a flesh wound." "It's just a flesh wound.": functionality changed to: "Target other ally loses all conditions. If a condition was removed in this way, that ally moves 25% faster for 1..10 seconds.
  • Angelic Bond Angelic Bond: recharge time increased to 30 seconds. Functionality changed to: "For 10 seconds, the next time an ally within earshot would take fatal damage, that damage is negated and that ally is healed for 20..200 Health. Angelic Bond ends on all other allies."
Ranger[edit]
  • Archer's Signet Archer's Signet: recharge time reduced to 12 seconds, casting time reduced to 1 second. Functionality changed to: "For 0..24 seconds, conditions you apply while wielding a bow last 100% longer."
  • Spike Trap Spike Trap: functionality changed to: "When Spike Trap is triggered, every second (for 2 seconds), all nearby foes are struck for 10..40 piercing damage, become Crippled for 3..25 seconds, and are knocked down. Spike Trap ends after 90 seconds. While activating this skill, you are easily interrupted."
  • Strike as One Strike as One: functionality changed to: "The next time you hit with an attack, your target is Crippled for 5..15 seconds and your animal companion instantly moves to your target, and causes Bleeding for 5..15 seconds the next time it attacks."
  • Trapper's Focus Trapper's Focus: recharge time reduced to 12 seconds. Functionality changed to: "For 12..24 seconds, your trap skills are not easily interruptible and your Wilderness Survival attribute is increased by +0..2."
Ritualist[edit]
  • Clamor of Souls Clamor of Souls: recharge time reduced to 8 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Target foe and all adjacent foes take 10..65 lightning damage. If you are within earshot of a spirit or holding a bundle item, you gain 10 Energy."
  • Destructive was Glaive Destructive was Glaive: functionality changed to: "Hold Glaive's ashes for up to 30..60 seconds. While you hold her ashes, all Ritualist skills have 10% armor penetration. When you drop her ashes, all foes in the area are struck for 10..100 lightning damage."
Warrior[edit]
  • Enraged Smash Enraged Smash: functionality changed to: "If Enraged Smash hits, you gain 1..4 strikes of adrenaline. If you hit a moving foe, you strike for +10..40 damage, and your target is knocked down."
  • Hundred Blades Hundred Blades: recharge time increased to 25 seconds. Functionality changed to: "For 15 seconds, whenever you attack with a sword, all adjacent foes take 10..25 slashing damage."
  • Primal Rage Primal Rage: functionality changed to: "For 1..15 seconds, you attack and move 33% faster, but you take double damage."
  • Whirling Axe Whirling Axe: adrenaline cost increased to 4 strikes. Functionality changed to: "If this attack hits, you strike for +5..20 damage and any stance being used by your target ends. This attack cannot be blocked."

PvE Changes[edit]

Assassin[edit]
  • Shadow Form Shadow Form: recharge reduced to 45 seconds, duration reduced to 5..21 seconds.
Dervish[edit]
  • Avatar of Grenth Avatar of Grenth: functionality changed to: "For 5..90 seconds, you cannot be blocked by enchanted foes, and your attacks deal cold damage and steal 5..20 life. This skill is disabled for 120 seconds."
Ritualist[edit]
  • Signet of Ghostly Might Signet of Ghostly Might: functionality changed to: "For 5..20 seconds, all spirits you control within earshot attack 33% faster and deal 5..10 additional damage."
  • Signet of Spirits Signet of Spirits: functionality changed to: "All spirits within earshot gain 50..200 Health."

Luxon/Kurzick[edit]

Elite Missions[edit]
Challenge Missions[edit]
  • Faction received per refugee saved in Amatz Basin has been reduced to 1.
  • Faction received per kill in Aurios Mines has been increased to 5.
  • The Luxon Enchanters in Aurios Mines are now Ritualists.
Competitive Missions[edit]
  • The Turtles Siege Attack in Fort Aspenwood is now difficult to interrupt and requires multiple interrupts before it will be interrupted.
  • The Turtles Siege Attack in Fort Aspenwood now removes one enchantment on hit.
  • The end cinematic in Jade Quarry has been removed.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Jotun in Norrhart Domains to be unkillable, making the map impossible to Vanquish.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause players to lose ranks in an Eye of the North hunt blessing (such as Norn Hunting Party) if they gained a rank while dead.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Spear of Fury to give adrenaline gain on an unsuccessful hit.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Searing Flames to not trigger if the target died during the cast time.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Club of a Thousand Bears to not allow multiple target hits with a scythe.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Snow Storm to fail if the target dies while the spell is casting.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Salma to be unable to advance other quests while Deactivating R.O.X. was active.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Burning Shield from being used during another action.
  • Fixed a bug that could occasionally cause the Spear of Archemorus and the Urn of Saint Viktor to duplicate.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Pain of Disenchantment to cause double Health loss to a target using Frenzy or Frenzied Defense.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Stolen Speed to increase the casting time of signets.
  • Fixed a bug that caused drunk effects to fade after zoning.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the Kurzick base portals in the Ancestral Lands to be used by Luxons.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented players from being teleported by the Reapers in the Underworld.
  • Fixed a bug with Spirit to Flesh which allowed the skill to be used without targeting a spirit.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • This update also made the following undocumented changes to skills:
    • The recharge time of Wastrel's Collapse was increased to 20 seconds.
    • The recharge time of Ether Prism was increased to 15 seconds.
    • The cast time and recharge time of Peace and Harmony were changed to 0.25¼ second and 7 seconds, respectively.
    • Enraged Smash's cost was changed to 5 Energy, and it gained a recharge time of 5 seconds.
    • The recharge time of Signet of Spirits was decreased to 10 seconds.
  • As of this update, Power Leech still cost 10 Energy; this was fixed in the next update.
  • The duration of Avatar of Grenth was actually changed to 10...74...90 seconds.
  • This update introduced a number of skill bugs, which were fixed in the December 12th update unless otherwise specified.
    • "It's Just a Flesh Wound" applied its buff even if no conditions were removed.
    • Cultist's Fervor worked with non-Necromancer skills.
    • Lingering Curse, Mark of Insecurity and Weaken Knees did not charge the target's health bar color to pink.
    • Bloodsong's attacks triggered Signet of Ghostly Might twice.
    • Recurring Insecurity reapplied itself when removed. This bug was not fixed until the December 15th update.



Update - Tuesday November 18[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • It appears that other missions also share this bug and have yet to be fixed.

Update - Friday November 14[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • Fixed a rare crash bug.

Update #2 - Thursday, November 13, 2008[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • Fixed a crash bug.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Thursday, November 13, 2008[edit]

Title Rebalance[edit]

Luxon/Kurzick Titles[edit]

All of the methods for gaining Luxon and Kurzick faction which can be used to progress the Friend of the Luxons and Friend of the Kurzicks titles have been significantly rebalanced, and several new methods have been added. Players should now have many interesting options for gaining faction that are similar to the pace of the quests that had been efficient ways to earn these titles.

Missions[edit]

There are now a few new ways to earn the Luxon/Kurzick titles by playing through missions.

  • It is now possible to use the "Shiro's Return" storybook to record your progress through the Guild Wars Factions storyline. You can turn this book in to the Kurzick Poet or Luxon Bard for a significant title point reward. See the "Storybooks" section below for more details.
  • Arborstone and Eternal Grove now give 1000 Kurzick faction for each level of completion. This is a one time only reward.
  • Boreas Seabed and Gyala Hatchery now give 1000 Luxon faction for each level of completion. This is a one time only reward.
  • Unwaking Waters now gives 1000 Luxon or Kurzick faction for each level of completion depending on which side was entered from. This is a one time only reward, regardless of which type of faction was given.
  • Faction will automatically be added to your account the next time you log in on each character that has achieved any levels of completion in these missions prior to these new rewards. If your faction is already full or your cap is too low to accept the amount owed to you, this crediting will be delayed until the next time you zone into an outpost or instance and your account has the room to accept the faction you are owed.
Vanquishing[edit]

This is a new way to earn faction.

Alliance Battles[edit]
Challenge Missions[edit]
  • Increased Luxon/Kurzick faction reward for getting the Daily, Monthly, or Quarterly bests in Altrumm Ruins, Amatz Basin, Zos Shivros Channel, and Aurios Mines. Getting the Daily Best now gives 4000 faction, the Monthly Best gives 8000 faction, and the Quarterly Best gives 16,000 faction.
  • The final rewards given in Altrumm Ruins, Amatz Basin, Zos Shivros Channel, and Aurios Mines are now based on the Monthly best instead of the Quarterly best.
  • Added +1 Kurzick faction per kill in Altrumm Ruins and Amatz Basin.
  • Added +1 Luxon faction per kill in Zos Shivros Channel and Aurios Mines.
  • Added +15 Kurzick faction for each chunk of Amber retrieved in Altrumm Ruins.
  • Added +10 Kurzick faction per boss kill in Altrumm Ruins.
  • Added +25 Kurzick faction for each refugee saved in Amatz Basin.
  • Added +50 Kurzick faction for every 10 refugees saved in Amatz Basin.
  • Added +50 Luxon faction for every minute survived in Zos Shivros Channel.
  • Added +100 Luxon faction for each Luxon Adept killed in Zos Shivros Channel.
  • Added +50 Luxon faction for each Shadow of Kanaxai killed in Aurios Mines.
Competitive Missions[edit]
  • Increased Luxon/Kurzick and Balthazar faction given in Fort Aspenwood to +10 per kill.
  • Increased Luxon/Kurzick faction given for winning a battle in Fort Aspenwood to +1000.
  • Kurzick players in Fort Aspenwood will now receive faction equal to 15 times the percentage of completion of the Vengeance of the Gods at the end of the match.
  • The time it takes for the Vengeance of the Gods meter to fill up has been reduced by 5 minutes.
  • Increased the Luxon faction reward for gates destroyed in Fort Aspenwood to +300 faction per gate.
  • Increased the Luxon/Kurzick faction given in Jade Quarry to +5 per kill.
  • Increased the Balthazar faction given in Jade Quarry to +10 per kill.
  • Increased Luxon/Kurzick faction given for each Slab of Jade collected to +250 per slab.
  • Increased Luxon/Kurzick faction given for winning a battle in the Jade Quarry to +1000.
Elite Missions[edit]
Maximum Faction Limits[edit]

There are now a number of ways to increase the maximum amount of Luxon/Kurzick Faction that you can hold at once. Speak to any [Faction Rewards] NPC to see what you have left to do to increase your faction cap.

  • Completing the quest Befriending the Luxons will raise Luxon faction cap by 10,000.
  • Completing the quest Befriending the Kurzicks will raise Kurzick faction cap by 10,000.
  • Completing Boreas Seabed, Gyala Hatchery, and Unwaking Waters will raise Luxon faction cap by 7000.
  • Completing Arborstone, Eternal Grove, and Unwaking Waters will raise Kurzick faction cap by 7000.
  • Defeating Kanaxai in The Deep will raise Luxon faction cap by 10,000.
  • Defeating Urgoz in Urgoz's Warren will raise Kurzick faction cap by 10,000.
  • Scoring 100 points in Zos Shivros Channel will raise Luxon faction cap by 1000.
  • Scoring 100 points in Aurios Mines will raise Luxon faction cap by 1000.
  • Scoring 100 points in Altrumm Ruins will raise Kurzick faction cap by 1000.
  • Scoring 100 points in Amatz Basin will raise Kurzick faction cap by 1000.
  • Winning a battle in Fort Aspenwood for the Luxons will raise Luxon faction cap by 5000.
  • Winning a battle in Fort Aspenwood for the Kurzicks will raise Kurzick faction cap by 5000.
  • Winning a battle in Jade Quarry for the Luxons will raise Luxon faction cap by 5000.
  • Winning a battle in Jade Quarry for the Kurzicks will raise Kurzick faction cap by 5000.
  • Winning an Alliance Battle for the Luxons will raise Luxon faction cap by 5000.
  • Winning an Alliance Battle for the Kurzicks will raise Kurzick faction by 5000.
  • Achieving rank 1 in the Luxon title track will raise Luxon faction cap by 5000. Each subsequent rank will raise Luxon faction cap by 1000.
  • Achieving rank 1 in the Kurzick title track will raise Kurzick faction cap by 5000. Each subsequent rank will raise Kurzick faction cap by 1000.
  • Your faction cap will automatically increase if you have already done the following things: either of the Befriending quests, the Luxon or Kurzick mission sets, and beaten Urgoz or Kanaxai after the addition of the Hall of Monuments to Guild Wars in August of 2007.
Other Changes[edit]

Sunspear/Lightbringer Titles[edit]

A number of new ways have been added to earn the Sunspear and Lightbringer titles. Additionally, a number of existing rewards related to these titles have been increased.

Missions[edit]
  • It is now possible to use the "Night Falls" storybook to record your progress through the Guild Wars Nightfall storyline. You can turn this book in to the Sunspear Signalman or Lightbringer Scrivener for a significant Sunspear or Lightbringer point reward. See the "Storybooks" section below for more details.
  • The Chahbek Village mission now rewards 5 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 50 in Hard Mode.
  • The Jokanur Diggings mission now rewards 5 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 50 in Hard Mode.
  • The Blacktide Den mission now rewards 10 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 50 in Hard Mode.
  • The Consulate Docks mission now rewards 10 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 60 in Hard Mode.
  • The Venta Cemetery mission now rewards 15 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 60 in Hard Mode.
  • The Kodonur Crossroads mission now rewards 15 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 60 in Hard Mode.
  • The Rilohn Refuge mission now rewards 20 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 70 in Hard Mode.
  • The Pogahn Passage mission now rewards 20 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 70 in Hard Mode.
  • The Moddok Crevice mission now rewards 20 Sunspear title points for every level of completion in Normal Mode and 70 in Hard Mode.
  • The Tihark Orchard mission now rewards 25 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 80 in Hard Mode.
  • The Dzagonur Bastion mission now rewards 25 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 80 in Hard Mode.
  • The Dasha Vestibule mission now rewards 25 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 80 in Hard Mode.
  • The Grand Court of Sebelkeh mission now rewards 25 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 75 in Hard Mode.
  • The Jennur's Horde mission now rewards 30 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 75 in Hard Mode.
  • The Nundu Bay mission now rewards 30 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 75 in Hard Mode.
  • The Gate of Desolation mission now rewards 30 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 75 in Hard Mode.
  • The Ruins of Morah mission now rewards 35 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 75 in Hard Mode.
  • The Gate of Pain mission now rewards 40 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 100 in Hard Mode.
  • The Gate of Madness mission now rewards 45 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 100 in Hard Mode.
  • The Abaddon's Gate mission now rewards 50 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 100 in Hard Mode.
  • Title points will automatically be added to your Sunspear and Lightbringer titles for each level of completion in these missions that you achieved prior to the new reward system.
Vanquishing[edit]
  • Added Sunspear title point bonuses for Vanquishing zones in Istan and Kourna. Point amount is equal to 5 times the number of monsters killed.
  • Added Lightbringer title point bonuses for Vanquishing zones in Vabbi and The Desolation. Point amount is equal to 5 times the number of monsters killed.
Challenge Missions[edit]
  • Added a Sunspear title point reward for getting the Daily, Monthly, or Quarterly best in Dajkah Inlet. Getting the Daily best gives +500 points, the Monthly best gives +1000 points, and the Quarterly best gives +2000 points.
  • The final rewards given in Dajkah Inlet, Remains of Sahlahja, and The Shadow Nexus are now based on the Monthly best instead of the Quarterly best.
  • Killing a Corsair Guild Lord in Dajkah Inlet now gives +50 Sunspear title points.
  • Killing a Corsair Commander in Dajkah Inlet now gives +25 Sunspear title points.
  • Added a Lightbringer title points reward for getting the Daily, Monthly, or Quarterly best in the Remains of Sahlahja and the Shadow Nexus. Getting the Daily best gives +500 title points, the Monthly best gives +1000 title points, and the Quarterly best gives +2000 title points.
  • Killing an Infestation in the Remains of Sahlahja now gives +1 Lightbringer title points.
  • Killing a Greater Infestation in the Remains of Sahlahja now gives +3 Lightbringer title points.
  • Killing a Maddened Spirit in the Remains of Sahlahja now gives +4 Lightbringer title points.
  • Killing a Lost Soul in the Remains of Sahlahja now gives +8 Lightbringer title points.
  • Kills in The Shadow Nexus now reward +1 Lightbringer title points.
  • Killing a Margonite Portal Mage in The Shadow Nexus now gives +25 Lightbringer title points.
Quests[edit]
  • Added 15 Sunspear title points to the reward for the quest A Decayed Monument in Istan.
  • Added 10 Sunspear title points to the rewards for the quest Down on the Bayou in Istan.
  • Added 100 Sunspear title points to the reward for the quest A Little Recon in Kourna.
  • Added 100 Sunspear title points to the reward for the quest A Question of Morality in Kourna.
  • Added 100 Sunspear title points to the reward for the quest Mirza's Last Stand in Kourna.
  • Added 100 Sunspear title points to the reward for the quest Old Woman River in Kourna.
  • Added 10 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest A Bushel of Trouble in Kourna.
  • Added 10 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Ancestral Anguish in Kourna.
  • Added 10 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Battle of Turai's Procession in Kourna.
  • Added 10 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Total Corruption in Kourna.
  • Added 10 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Troubled Lands in Kourna.
  • Added 15 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Valley of the Rifts in Vabbi.
  • Added 15 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest To the Rescue in Vabbi.
  • Added 15 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest In Defense of Theatre in Vabbi.
  • Added 30 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Getting Even in The Desolation.
  • Added 30 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest The Growing Threat in The Desolation.
  • Added 30 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest The Hallowed Point in The Desolation.
  • Added 30 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest A New Guide in The Desolation.
  • Added 30 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest A Tasty Morsel in The Desolation.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest A Deal's a Deal in The Desolation to 30.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest A Show of Force in The Desolation to 45.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Forgotten Retribution in The Desolation to 30.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Temple of the Monoliths in The Desolation to 30.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest The Cold Touch of the Past in The Desolation to 45.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Horde of Darkness in The Desolation to 30.
  • Added 75 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Dismember the Titans in the Realm of Torment.
  • Added 50 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Escape from the Torment in the Realm of Torment.
  • Added 100 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Faded Memory in the Realm of Torment.
  • Added 50 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Blueprint of the Fall in the Realm of Torment.
  • Added 75 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest A Flickering Flame in the Realm of Torment.
  • Added 50 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Dark Gateway in the Realm of Torment.
  • Added 100 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest A Fleshy Operation in the Realm of Torment.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest All Alone in the Darkness in the Realm of Torment to 100.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Invasion From Within in the Realm of Torment to 50.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Kormir's Crusade in the Realm of Torment to 100.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Open Season in the Realm of Torment to 100.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest The Apostate in the Realm of Torment to 75.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest They Only Come Out at Night in the Realm of Torment to 75.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Uncharted Territory in the Realm of Torment to 100.
  • Added 800 Lightbringer title points and 800 gold to the reward for the quest Deathbringer Company in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 2000 Lightbringer title points and 2000 gold to the reward for the quest Mallyx the Unyielding in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 500 Lightbringer title points and 500 gold to the reward for the quest The City of Torc'qua in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 500 Lightbringer title points and 500 gold to the reward for the quest The Foundry of Failed Creations in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 800 Lightbringer title points and 800 gold to the reward for the quest Foundry Breakout in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 800 Lightbringer title points and 800 gold to the reward for the quest The Rifts Between Us in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 500 Lightbringer title points and 500 gold to the reward for the quest To the Rescue! in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 500 Lightbringer title points and 500 gold to the reward for the quest Breaching the Stygian Veil in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 800 Lightbringer title points and 500 gold to the reward for the quest Brood Wars in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Sunspear and Lightbringer title points will automatically be added to your title if you have already completed any of the quests or missions listed except the Domain of Anguish quests. You will only get title points for the Domain of Anguish quests if you have beaten Mallyx since the addition of the Hall of Monuments to Guild Wars in August of 2007.

Eye of the North Titles[edit]

Vanquishing[edit]
  • Added Vanguard title point rewards for Vanquishing zones in The Charr Homelands. Point amount is equal to 5 times the number of monsters killed.
  • Added Norn title point rewards for Vanquishing zones in The Far Shiverpeaks. Point amount is equal to 5 times the number of monsters killed.
  • Added Asura title point rewards for Vanquishing zones in The Tarnished Coast. Point amount is equal to 5 times the number of monsters killed.
Dungeons[edit]
  • Increased the repeatable Dwarven, Vanguard, Norn, and Asuran title point rewards for completing a dungeon to half of the first time reward.
Bounties[edit]
  • The Boss Bounty effect now gives a bonus for each Boss killed within the time period.
Challenge Mission[edit]
  • Added a Dwarven title point reward for getting the Daily, Monthly, or Quarterly best in Glint's Challenge. Getting the Daily best gives +1500 points, the Monthly best gives +3000 points, and the Quarterly gives +6000 points.
  • Increased the amount of Dwarven title points given for completing wave 2 in Glint's Challenge to 50.
  • Increased the amount of Dwarven title points given for completing wave 3 in Glint's Challenge to 75.
  • Increased the amount of Dwarven title points given for completing wave 4 in Glint's Challenge to 100.
  • Increased the amount of Dwarven title points given for completing wave 5 in Glint's Challenge to 125.
  • Increased the amount of Dwarven title points given for completing wave 6 in Glint's Challenge to 150.
Charr Battle Plans Missions[edit]
  • Increased the Vanguard title point rewards for completing a Charr Battle Plans mission to 1000.
Quests[edit]
  • Increased the Vanguard title point reward for the quest The Assassin's Revenge in the Charr Homelands to 150.
  • Increased the Dwarven title point reward for the quest Attack on Jalis's Camp in The Far Shiverpeaks to 200.
  • Increased the Dwarven title point reward for the quest In the Service of Revenge in The Far Shiverpeaks to 300.
  • Increased the Dwarven title point reward for the quest Krak's Cavalry in The Far Shiverpeaks to 200.
  • Increased the Dwarven title point reward for the quest The Destroyer Challenge in The Far Shiverpeaks to 150.
  • Increased the Dwarven title point reward for the quest Destructive Research in The Far Shiverpeaks to 150.
  • Title points will automatically be added to your title tracks if you completed any of these quests prior to the increased rewards.

Wisdom/Treasure Hunter Titles[edit]

  • The Wisdom and Treasure Hunter titles are now account-based. To credit previously accumulated points to the new account total, you must log in to each character that has points. Once these points have been credited to the total, the transfer is permanent even if the character is later deleted. All points received after today will go to the account total.

Unlucky Title[edit]

  • Unlucky points given each time you break a lockpick now increase as your chance to retain a lockpick upon use goes up.

Storybooks[edit]

Storybooks have been added to all three campaigns. Storybooks are a way of recording your progress and earning rewards for playing through missions.

  • If you are holding a Storybook in your inventory when completing one of the missions in that story, it will record your progress by filling in the corresponding page.
  • Once you have filled in half the pages of a Storybook you can take it to an NPC who collects copies of that particular book in exchange for rewards such as gold, experience, and title points. The more complete your storybook is, the better the reward you will get.
  • Most storybooks have both Normal Mode and Hard Mode versions. Rewards are better for turning in a Hard Mode version.
  • You can fill out and turn in as many copies of a book as you like but some NPCs will stop accepting Normal Mode books when you reach a certain title rank.
  • If you forget to bring a book with you on a mission, the corresponding NPC can fill in the missed page for you for a small fee. Missions don't have to be done in chronological order for you to get credit.

Guild Wars[edit]

  • "The Flameseeker Prophecies" picks up your story in Lion's Arch and stays with you all the way to the Ring of Fire Island Chain. There are Normal and Hard Mode versions of this book.
  • You can get a copy of this book from Gordon Ecker [Tyrian Loremaster] in Lion's Arch.
  • Gordon Ecker [Tyrian Loremaster] rewards gold and experience for copies of "The Flameseeker Prophecies."

Guild Wars Factions[edit]

  • "Shiro's Return" picks up your story in Kaineng Center and stays with you all the way to the Imperial Palace. There are Normal and Hard Mode versions of this book.
  • This book is available from Anja [Luxon Bard] or Gorani [Kurzick Poet] in Kaineng Center.
  • Anja [Luxon Bard] gives Luxon title points, gold, and experience for copies of "Shiro's Return."
  • Gorani [Kurzick Poet] gives Kurzick title points, gold, and experience for copies of "Shiro's Return."

Guild Wars Nightfall[edit]

  • "Night Falls" picks up your story in Consulate Docks and stays with you all the way into Torment. There are Normal and Hard Mode versions of this book.
  • This book is available from Captain Ahkenchu [Sunspear Signalman] in the Sunspear Great Hall or Source of Whispers [Lightbringer Scrivener] in the Chantry of Secrets.
  • Captain Ahkenchu [Sunspear Signalman] gives Sunspear title points, gold, and experience for copies of "Night Falls." Captain Ahkenchu will accept only Hard Mode books once you have reached rank 8 in the Sunspear title track.
  • Source of Whispers [Lightbringer Scrivener] gives Lightbringer title points, gold, and experience for copies of "Night Falls." Source of Whispers will accept only Hard Mode books once you have reached rank 5 in the Lightbringer title track.

All Campaigns[edit]

For players who own all three campaigns, there is an additional book available.

  • "Young Heroes of Tyria" tells three stories. First is the story of a young Ascalonian hero fighting a Charr invasion and eventually fleeing with Prince Rurik over the Shiverpeaks to Lion's Arch. Then there is the story of a young Canthan hero under the tutelage of Master Togo at the Shing Jea Monastery as together they discover a plague spreading throughout the land and travel to Kaineng Center in search of answers. Lastly, there is a young hero from Elona training to become a member of the elite military order, the Sunspears, while a storm begins to brew with Spearmarshal Kormir and Warmarshal Varesh of Kourna at the center. There is only a Hard Mode version of this book.
  • "Young Heroes of Tyria" is given out and collected by all Storybook NPCs located in the original Guild Wars, Factions, and Nightfall campaigns.

Consumables[edit]

Favor of the Gods[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • This update removed the Halloween decorations.
  • Characters who have already completed the missions required by the new storybooks prior to this update cannot retroactively get them added to the storybooks. The mention of paying a fee only applies to missions undertaken after this update.

Update - Monday, November 10, 2008[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused Spamming and Verbal Abuse descriptions to be swapped.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Thursday, November 6, 2008[edit]

Updated Zaishen Rewards[edit]

  • Updated the Zaishen Chest drops to replace the Skeletonic with a new tonic for the month of November. More information on Zaishen Rewards can be found here.

Automated Tournaments[edit]

  • Updated Automated Tournament map rotations.

Skill Updates[edit]

For more information on these changes, please see the Developer Updates page.

PvE and PvP[edit]

Necromancer[edit]

PvP[edit]

Ranger[edit]

Consumables[edit]

For more information on this change, please see the Developer Updates page.

  • Essence of Celerity now increases movement and attack speeds by 20% and reduces skill activation and recharge times by 20%.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused Inner Fire to heal instead of causing direct Health gain. This skill is no longer affected by skills that say they affect "healing."
  • Fixed a bug that caused "It's Just a Flesh Wound!" to gain no Energy from Leadership.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Spirit Channeling to give Health gain per Spirit.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Consume Soul to not work on minions.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Avatar of Grenth to not deal cold damage.
  • Fixed a bug that caused "Retreat" to count dead allies in the area instead of within earshot.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Tryptophan Signet from affecting adjacent foes.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Healer's Covenant to affect Healing Prayer skills that were not spells.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Reclaim Essence to only affect Spirits within earshot.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Expanded the /report system to allow players to choose "scamming" as a reason for their report.
  • Adjusted text for Destructive Was Glaive.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Monday, November 3, 2008[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • Removed Halloween NPCs.



Update - Thursday, October 30, 2008[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Update - Friday, October 24, 2008[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Update - Thursday, October 23, 2008[edit]

Halloween Hullabaloo or the King's Kerfuffle[edit]

A petulant lord
Belligerently bemoans
And sobbingly roams.
Helpless ornate shriek
And serenely giggling knives
You'll laugh for your lives!
Glumly impatient
Smiling with menacing grace
Maniacal face.

Halloween Event[edit]

  • Made preparations for the Halloween events.

Guild Battle Changes[edit]

  • The brief damage immunity that players have when resurrecting at the shrine now protects against lifestealing effects.

Bug Fixes[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Moved Durmand and the other Bonus Mission Pack NPCs so they do not interfere with the Halloween celebrations.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • Blessing of the Kurzicks and Blessing of the Luxons give double faction for each kill (10 in normal mode, 20 in hard mode). - This note was included in the update notes for the following day
  • The poem included in this update is in haiku verse.
  • Amber Chunks and Jadeite Shards from the Factions Rewards NPC indicated that they cost 5,000 faction each. If option selected, would show that each Amber/Jadeite granted 5,000 points to title. - This was corrected in the update the following day

Update - Thursday, October 9, 2008[edit]

Updated Zaishen Rewards[edit]

  • Updated the Zaishen Chest drops to replace the Macabre Tonic with a new tonic for the month of October. More information on Zaishen Rewards can be found here.

Automated Tournaments[edit]

Guild Battle Changes[edit]

  • The number and placement of NPCs have been changed in all Guild Halls.
  • Removed Cyclone Axe from the Guild Lord.

Skill Updates[edit]

For more information on these changes, please see the Developer Updates page.

PvE and PvP[edit]

Assassin[edit]
Elementalist[edit]
  • Immolate Immolate: increased damage to 20...64...75.
  • Meteor Meteor: reduced casting time to 2 seconds.
Mesmer[edit]
Ranger[edit]
Warrior[edit]
  • Backbreaker Backbreaker: functionality changed to: "Deals +1...16...20 damage. Causes knock-down (2...4...4 seconds)."

PvP[edit]

Warrior[edit]

Open Travel: Territory and District UI Changes[edit]

  • This is the final update to language districts.
  • In this update, restrictions to Japanese language districts will be removed and players of all language districts will be able to travel back and forth without restrictions.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a sound issue which may be affecting some specific on-board audio chipsets.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some high-end weapons to be created without an inscription slot if they had the Deathbane property.
  • Fixed a bug in the Nightfall quest "Last of the Breed" that could cause Mirza Veldrunner to take more Giant Tusks from the player than the quest required.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Unyielding Aura to fail to resurrect a dead ally in range if other dead allies were out of range.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Muddy Terrain to occasionally not affect Dark Escape.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed a group to register for a Guild-versus-Guild Automated Tournament without an officer from the group leader’s guild.
  • Fixed a bug that could occasionally cause the Spear of Archemorous [sic] to duplicate itself.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Stout-Hearted to not display the damage it deals.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause players to have two elite skills while riding a Junundu Wurm.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the /zaishen and /rank emotes to not play if the user was running, but still set their cooldown timer.
  • Fixed a bug in the Underworld quest "The Four Horsemen" that sometimes caused horsemen's deaths to not be counted for quest completion.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Heroes to occasionally start casting and canceling skills repeatedly when their target was moving away from their position.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Leah Stone to disappear before reaching her final resting place.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]



Update #2 - Thursday, September 25, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Update - Thursday, September 25, 2008[edit]

Guild Battles[edit]

For more information on these changes, please see the Developer Updates page.

  • Removed the reduced durations of hexes and conditions on the Guild Lord so that they last the normal amount of time.
  • Refined how aggressiveness is measured for teams in Guild Battles. Dealing damage to the enemy Guild Lord still increases your team's aggressiveness. Casting enchantments and weapon spells on your Guild Lord now decreases your aggressiveness. If neither Guild Lord is killed before 28 minutes have passed, the more aggressive team is awarded the victory.

Update - Friday, September 19, 2008[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Update #2 - Wednesday, September 10, 2008[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • Fixed functionality of the skill Order of Undeath to reflect the values listed in the update notes.

Update - Wednesday, September 10, 2008[edit]

Updated Zaishen Rewards[edit]

  • Updated the Zaishen Chest drops to replace the Trapdoor Tonic with a new tonic for the month of September. More information on Zaishen Rewards can be found here.

Automated Tournaments[edit]

Guild Battle Changes[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

For more information on these changes, please see the Developer Updates page.

PvE and PvP[edit]

Elementalist[edit]
Necromancer[edit]
  • Order of Undeath Order of Undeath: functionality changed to: "Your minions deal +3...13...16 damage and you lose 2% of your maximum Health when a minion hits." Energy cost increased to 10, duration reduced to 5 seconds.

PvP Changes[edit]

Ranger[edit]

PvE Changes[edit]

Monk[edit]
  • Unyielding Aura Unyielding Aura: Now only works on party members within spell casting range.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused shields to display inside M.O.X.’s arm.
  • Updated the FMOD sound library to correct several issues, notably a crash bug on multi-processor computers.
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to stop moving when casting Ursan Force.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Friday, September 5, 2008[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Thursday, September 4, 2008[edit]

M.O.X. the Golem Hero[edit]

The golem hero, M.O.X., is now available to players who own all three campaigns: the original Guild Wars, Factions, and Nightfall.

To obtain M.O.X.:

Note: Characters from all campaigns must be at least level 10 before they can recruit M.O.X. into their parties.

You will find more detailed information about M.O.X. on the M.O.X. announcement page.

Igneous Summoning Stone[edit]

The Igneous Summoning Stone bonus item, which summons the Fire Imp combat ally, is now available in game to players who have previously purchased any of the following products from the in-game store or PlayNC.com: the original Guild Wars, Factions, Nightfall, Eye of the North, Game of the Year Edition (North America), or the One Million Edition (Europe).

To create the Igneous Summoning Stone, type /bonus into the in-game chat window. As a bonus item, the Igneous Summoning Stone can be created as many times as desired per account. Bonus items cannot be traded.

Note: The Igneous Summoning Stone is intended to help players level up new characters so it can only be used by characters under level 20.

You will find more detailed information, including other ways to obtain the Igneous Summoning Stone, on the Fire Imp announcement page.

Bug Fixes[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Replaced the Eye of the North logo on the title screen with the classic Guild Wars logo.
  • Changed the ctrl-click text for the PvP buff from "I am under the effects of PvP!" to "This is PvP!"

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]



Update #2 - Friday, August 22, 2008[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused Heroes to cancel some skills before they finished casting when following their leader.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • This bug may not have been fixed entirely.

Update - Friday, August 22, 2008[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused Heroes outside of combat to not use skills with a long casting time.

Update - Thursday, August 21, 2008[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

PvE and PvP[edit]

Elementalist[edit]
Ranger[edit]

PvP[edit]

Monk[edit]
  • Smiter's Boon (PvP) Smiter's Boon (PvP): recharge time increased to 90 seconds, Energy cost increased to 25, duration reduced to 5 seconds.

AI Updates[edit]

  • Updated the AI for Heroes and henchmen to fix an issue that caused them to sometimes attack enemy targets from too far away.
  • Updated the AI for Heroes and henchmen to improve their ability to recognize when their leader is fleeing from combat.
  • Updated the AI for Heroes and henchmen to fix an issue that caused them to occasionally become confused and run in circles.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • This update introduced a bug which causes Heroes and henchmen to no longer automatically resurrect and to not use Blood of the Master or Verata's Sacrifice properly to heal minions or actively raise minions. Monks no longer heal minions and there is an overall reduction in their response time.

Update - Thursday, August 14, 2008[edit]

Guild Battles[edit]

  • Guild Lords no longer walk out at 20 minutes.
  • The Victory or Death message will no longer display at 18 minutes.
  • Gates barring entry to guild halls will now open when the match starts. Gate locks have been removed from these gates.
  • Guild Thieves have been removed.
  • Bodyguard: the Bodyguard will now shoot fireballs from his staff instead of arrows.

Skill Updates[edit]

Elementalist[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update #2 - Friday, August 8, 2008[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

  • Glimmering Mark Glimmering Mark: skill description has been updated to reflect that the hex ends on skills, not spells.
  • Way of the Assassin Way of the Assassin: this skill now only works with daggers; reduced attack speed increase to 5..20%.

Bug Fixes[edit]

Update - Friday, August 8, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Contents

Update - Thursday, August 7, 2008[edit]

Updated Zaishen Rewards[edit]

  • Updated the Zaishen Chest drops to replace the Boreal Tonic with a new tonic for the month of August. More information on Zaishen Rewards can be found here.

Automated Tournaments[edit]

  • Updated Automated Tournament map rotations.

Guild Battle Changes[edit]

  • There is no longer any Victory or Death effect.
  • There is no longer any Victory is Ours effect.
  • The Guild Battle NPCs no longer walk to the flag stand.
  • The Guild Lord’s Health has been reduced to 1680.
  • Removed all skills on the Bodyguard except Oath of Healing.
  • Removed Precision Shot from the Archers.
  • Whenever a team gets a moral boost [sic] that team’s Guild Lord gets an additional +300 maximum Health for the rest of the game.
  • The final, 28-minute tie-breaker is determined by the team that did the most damage to the enemy Guild Lord. This tie-breaker is now effective in all GvG matches.
  • Amulet of Protection: reduced the amount of damage the Guild Lord can take to 25 per second at the beginning of a match, scaling up to 300 damage per second later in the match.

Skill Updates[edit]

For more information on these changes, please see the Developer Updates page.

PvE and PvP[edit]

Assassin[edit]
  • Flashing Blades Flashing Blades: functionality changed to: "(5...25...30 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block while attacking. Block effect: 5...17...20 damage to your attacker."
  • Golden Skull Strike Golden Skull Strike: this skill no longer requires a lead attack; reduced Dazed duration to 1...4...5 seconds.
  • Hidden Caltrops Hidden Caltrops: increased recharge to 12 seconds. Functionality changed to: "(10 seconds.) Causes 50% slower movement. End effect: inflicts Crippled condition (3...13...15 seconds)."
  • Shadow Form Shadow Form: reduced the damage penalty to 33%.
  • Way of the Assassin Way of the Assassin: functionality changed to: "(20 seconds.) You attack 5...29...35% faster and have +5...29...35% chance to land a critical hit."
Dervish[edit]
  • Onslaught Onslaught: increased Energy cost to 10. Functionality changed to: "(5...17...20 seconds.) You attack and move 25% faster."
  • Vow of Strength Vow of Strength: functionality changed to: "(20 seconds.) Adds +5...29...35% damage to your attacks against foes not suffering from any conditions."
  • Zealous Vow Zealous Vow: increased Energy gained per hit to 1...6...7; decreased to -3 Energy degeneration.
Elementalist[edit]
  • Glimmering Mark Glimmering Mark: decreased casting time to 1 second; increased recharge time to 10 seconds. Functionality changed to: "(10 seconds.) Deals 5...21...25 lightning damage per second. Ends if you cast a spell that targets this foe."
  • Master of Magic Master of Magic: decreased Energy cost to 5; decreased recharge to 20 seconds. Functionality changed to: "(1...49...61 seconds.) Your elemental attributes are set to 12 and you gain +0...2...2 Energy regeneration."
  • Mirror of Ice Mirror of Ice: increased casting time to 1 second; increased recharge to 30 seconds. Functionality changed to: "(60 seconds.) You deal 5...29...35 cold damage whenever you cast a Water Magic hex."
  • Thunderclap Thunderclap: decreased casting time to 1 second; increased recharge to 20 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Deals 15...63...75 damage. After 3 seconds, inflicts Dazed condition (1...8...10 seconds) to target and adjacent foes. 25% armor penetration."
Mesmer[edit]
  • Air of Disenchantment Air of Disenchantment: functionality changed to: "Also hexes foes near your target (5...17...20 seconds). Remove one enchantment from target and nearby foes. Enchantments expire 150..300% faster on those foes."
  • Extend Conditions Extend Conditions: functionality changed to: "Spread all conditions from target foe to all foes near your target. The durations of those conditions are increased by 5...81...100% (maximum 30 seconds)."
  • Lyssa's Aura Lyssa's Aura: increased recharge to 30 seconds. Functionality changed to: "(10 seconds.) You have 0...3...4 [sic] Energy regeneration. Renewal: every time you cast a spell on an enemy."
  • Signet of Midnight Signet of Midnight: increased casting time to 2 seconds.
  • Tease Tease: decreased casting time to .25 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Interrupts a skill. Interruption effect: also interrupts all foes in the area and you steal 0...4...5 Energy from each interrupted foe."
  • Visions of Regret Visions of Regret: functionality changed to: "Also hexes foes adjacent to target (10 seconds). These foes take 15...75...90 damage whenever they use a skill."
Monk[edit]
  • Aura of Faith Aura of Faith: this skill is now in the Protection Prayers attribute line; decreased Energy cost to 5; decreased casting time to .25; decreased recharge time to 8 seconds. Functionality changed to: "(3 seconds.) Target ally gains 50...90...100% more Health when healed and takes 5...41...50% less damage."
  • Empathic Removal Empathic Removal: functionality changed to: "Removes one condition and hex from target ally and yourself, and heals for 50. Cannot self-target."
  • Healing Burst Healing Burst: decreased recharge time to 4 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Heals for 5...105...130. Also heals party members for 5...17...20 in area of your target."
  • Signet of Rage Signet of Rage: increased non-conditional damage to 5...41...50; decreased conditional damage to 5...9...10.
Necromancer[edit]
  • Life Transfer Life Transfer: decreased recharge to 20 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Also hexes foes adjacent to target (6...11...12 second [sic]). Causes -3...7...8 Health degeneration. You have +3..8 Health regeneration."
  • Order of Undeath Order of Undeath: increased recharge to 15; decreased Energy cost to 5. Functionality changed to: "All but one of your minions die. If that minion is non-Elite, it deals +5...25...30 more damage, has +5...17...20 Health regeneration, and attacks 33% faster (20 seconds)."
  • Pain of Disenchantment Pain of Disenchantment: decreased casting time to 1 second; increased recharge time to 15 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Target foe loses 1...3...3 enchantments. Removal effect: that foe and all adjacent foes lose 10...82...100 Health."
  • Vampiric Spirit Vampiric Spirit: functionality changed to: "Steal 5...41...50 Health from target foe. You have +5...9...10 Health regeneration (10 seconds)."
Paragon[edit]
  • "It's just a flesh wound." "It's just a flesh wound.": functionality changed to: "Remove all conditions from target ally. This skill fails if you have a Deep Wound. Cannot self-target."
  • "The Power Is Yours!" "The Power Is Yours!": decreased recharge time to 0; decreased Energy cost to 0; increased adrenaline cost to 4 strikes. Functionality changed to: "(3 seconds.) Allies within earshot gain 0...1...1 Energy regeneration."
  • Soldier's Fury Soldier's Fury: functionality changed to: "(10...30...35 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and gain 33% more adrenaline if under the effects of a shout or chant."
Ranger[edit]
  • Expert's Dexterity Expert's Dexterity: this skill is now a stance; decreased activation time to 0; increased recharge time to 20 seconds. Functionality changed to: "(5...17...20 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and you gain +2 to your Marksmanship attribute."
  • Incendiary Arrows Incendiary Arrows: changed skill to an attack skill; removed activation time; decreased recharge time to 3 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Hits 2 foes near your target and inflicts Burning (1...3...3 seconds)."
  • Melandru's Shot Melandru's Shot: decreased Energy cost to 5; decreased activation time to 1 second; increased recharge time to 10 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Deals +10...22...25 damage. Inflicts Bleeding (5...21...25 seconds) and Crippled (3...13...15 seconds) if target foe was moving or knocked down."
  • Scavenger's Focus Scavenger's Focus: this skill is no longer a preparation; decreased Energy cost to 5; decreased activation time to 0; increased recharge time to 20 seconds. Functionality changed to: "(10 seconds.) You gain 3...10...12 Energy if you strike a foe who has condition."
  • Scavenger Strike Scavenger Strike: decreased Energy cost to 5; increased recharge time to 10 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Deals 10...22...25 damage. You gain 3...13...15 Energy if target foe has a condition."
Ritualist[edit]
  • Consume Soul Consume Soul: increased casting time to 1 second; increased recharge time to 5 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Steal 5...49...60 Health. If target foe was a summoned creature, you steal all of that foe's life."
  • Defiant Was Xinrae Defiant Was Xinrae: this skill is now in the Restoration Magic attribute line; decreased Energy cost to 5; increased casting time to 1 second; increased recharge time to 20 seconds. Functionality changed to: "(15...51...60 seconds.) You cannot lose more than 20% of your max Health from a single hit. Drop effect: steal 30...78...90 [sic] Health from nearby foes."
  • Reclaim Essence Reclaim Essence: functionality changed to: "All your Spirits die. If a Spirit dies in this way, you gain 5...17...20 Energy and all of your Binding Rituals are recharged."
  • Xinrae's Weapon Xinrae's Weapon: this skill is now in the Restoration Magic attribute line; decreased Energy cost to 5; decreased recharge time to 3 seconds. Functionality changed to: "(8 seconds.) The next time target ally takes damage from a foe, that damage is limited to 5% of target ally's max Health and that ally steals up to 20...68...80 Health from that foe."
Warrior[edit]
  • Battle Rage Battle Rage: functionality changed to: "(5...17...20 seconds.) You move 33% faster and gain double adrenaline from your attacks. End if you use any non-adrenal skills. "
  • Defy Pain Defy Pain: decreased adrenaline cost to 5 strikes. Functionality changed to: "(20 seconds.) You have +90...258...300 maximum Health, +20 armor, and take -1...8...10 damage."
  • Quivering Blade Quivering Blade: increased adrenaline cost to 5 strikes. Functionality changed to: "Deals +10...34...40 damage. Inflicts Dazed condition (5 seconds) if target foe was moving."
  • Warrior's Endurance Warrior's Endurance: this skill is no longer a stance.

PvP Changes[edit]

Monk[edit]
Ritualist[edit]

PvE Changes[edit]

Monk[edit]
  • Unyielding Aura Unyielding Aura: decreased casting time to .25 seconds; decreased recharge time 10 seconds. Functionality changed to: "Your Monk spells heal for +15...51...60% End effect: a random other party member is resurrected and teleported to your location."
Asura[edit]
  • Air of Superiority Air of Superiority: increased duration to 20...28...30 seconds.
  • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan: increased duration to 9...11...12 seconds; increased damage bonus to 45...69...75%; decreased casting time to 0.
  • Mental Block Mental Block: increased duration to 5...10...11 seconds.
  • Mindbender Mindbender: increased duration to 10...15...16 seconds.
  • Pain Inverter Pain Inverter: increased damage bonus to 100...132...140%.
  • Radiation Field Radiation Field: increased duration to 4...6...6 seconds; increased Disease duration to 12...18...20 seconds.
  • Smooth Criminal Smooth Criminal: increased duration to 14...19...20 seconds; increased Energy gained to 7...9...10.
  • Summon Ice Imp Summon Ice Imp: increased level to 14...19...20; increased duration to 40...56...60 seconds.
  • Summon Mursaat Summon Mursaat: increased level to 14...19...20; increased duration to 40...56...60 seconds.
  • Summon Naga Shaman Summon Naga Shaman: increased level to 14...19...20; increased duration to 40...56...60 seconds.
  • Summon Ruby Djinn Summon Ruby Djinn: increased level to 14...19...20; increased duration to 40...56...60 seconds.
  • Technobabble Technobabble: decreased Energy cost to 10; decreased recharge to 10; decreased Dazed duration to 3...5...5 seconds.
Dwarf[edit]
  • "By Ural's Hammer!" "By Ural's Hammer!": functionality changed to: "(7...9...10 seconds.) You have +2 Health regeneration and do +25% damage. Lasts 7...9...10 more seconds for each ally in earshot under 50% Health."
  • "Don't Trip!" "Don't Trip!": decreased Energy cost 5.
  • Alkar's Alchemical Acid Alkar's Alchemical Acid: increased damage to 40...48...50; increased conditional damage to 45...65...70; increased conditional duration to 14...19...20 seconds.
  • Black Powder Mine Black Powder Mine: increased damage to 20...28...30; increased Blind and Bleeding duration to 7...9...10 seconds.
  • Brawling Headbutt Brawling Headbutt: increased damage to 45...65...70.
  • Breath of the Great Dwarf Breath of the Great Dwarf: increased Health gained to 50...58...60.
  • Drunken Master Drunken Master: increased duration to 72...86...90.
  • Dwarven Stability Dwarven Stability: increased duration to 24...29...30; increased Health gained to 55...91...100.[sic]
  • Ear Bite Ear Bite: functionality changed to: "Deals 50...66...70 piercing damage and inflicts Bleeding condition (10...22...25 seconds)."
  • Great Dwarf Armor Great Dwarf Armor: increased duration to 22...36...40.
  • Great Dwarf Weapon Great Dwarf Weapon: increased damage to 15...19...20; increased knockdown chance to 28...38...40%.
  • Light of Deldrimor Light of Deldrimor: increased damage to 55...75...80.
  • Low Blow Low Blow: increased damage to 45...65...70.
  • Snow Storm Snow Storm: decreased Energy cost to 10; increased damage to 30...38...40.
Ebon Vanguard[edit]
  • Deft Strike Deft Strike: increased damage to 18...28...30; increased Bleeding duration to 18...28...30 seconds.
  • Ebon Battle Standard of Courage Ebon Battle Standard of Courage: increased duration to 14...19...20 seconds.
  • Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Ebon Battle Standard of Honor: increased duration to 14...19...20 seconds; increased damage to 8...14...15; increased damage against Charr to 7...9...10.
  • Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom: increased duration to 14...19...20 seconds; increased recharge reduction to 44...57...60%.
  • Ebon Escape Ebon Escape: increased Health healed to 70...102...110.
  • Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support: increased level to 14...19...20; increased conditional duration to 24...29...30 increased non-conditional duration to 12...14...15.
  • Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support: functionality changed to: "Deals 54...83...90 piercing damage and inflicts Bleeding condition (25 seconds). 10% chance of +540...828...900 piercing damage. 25% chance of +540...828...900 piercing damage if target foe is a Charr."
  • Signet of Infection Signet of Infection: increased Disease duration to 13...19...20.
  • Sneak Attack Sneak Attack: increased Blind duration to 5...7...8.
  • Tryptophan Signet Tryptophan Signet: increased duration to 14...19...20; increased movement speed reduction to 23...37...40%.
  • Weakness Trap Weakness Trap: increased Weakness duration to 10...18...20 seconds; increased lightning damage to 24...45...50.
  • Winds Winds: increased Spirit level to 4...9...10; increased duration to 54...83...90 seconds.
Lightbringer[edit]
  • Lightbringer Signet Lightbringer Signet: this is no longer elite. Functionality changed to: "You gain 3...5...5 strikes of adrenaline and 16...22...24 Energy if you are within the area of a demonic servant of Abaddon."
Luxon/Kurzick[edit]
Norn[edit]
  • "Dodge This!" "Dodge This!": increased duration to 16...19...20 seconds; increased damage to 14...19...20.
  • "Finish Him!" "Finish Him!": increased damage to 44...73...80; increased duration to 12...18...20.
  • "I Am The Strongest!" "I Am The Strongest!": increased number of attacks to 5...7...8; increased damage to 14...19...20.
  • "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!": increased duration to 16...19...20 seconds.
  • "You Are All Weaklings!" "You Are All Weaklings!": increased Weakness duration to 8...11...12 seconds; decreased Energy cost to 5.
  • "You Move Like a Dwarf!" "You Move Like a Dwarf!": increased damage to 44...73...80; increased duration to 8...14...15 seconds.
  • A Touch of Guile A Touch of Guile: increased damage to 44...73...80; increased duration to 5...7...8 seconds.
  • Club of a Thousand Bears Club of a Thousand Bears: increased damage to 6...8...9.
  • Feel No Pain Feel No Pain: increased duration to 30 seconds; decreased Health regeneration to 1...3...3; increased recharge time to 20 seconds.
  • Raven Blessing Raven Blessing: functionality changed to: "You lose all effects and take on the aspect of the raven (60 seconds). All your attributes are set to 0 and raven attacks replace your skills, and you have 80 armor, 660...692...700 Health, and a 20...28...30% block chance."
  • Raven Talons Raven Talons: functionality changed to: "Deals 20...32...35 piercing damage. Inflicts Bleeding and Cripple conditions (4...9...10 seconds)."
  • Ursan Blessing Ursan Blessing: functionality changed to: "You lose all effects and take on the aspect of the bear (60 seconds). All your attributes are set to 0 and bear attacks replace your skills, and you have 100 armor and 750...790...800 Health."
  • Ursan Strike Ursan Strike: functionality changed to: “Deals 40...68...75 damage and 40...68...75 slashing damage.”
  • Ursan Rage Ursan Rage: this skill is now touch range.
  • Volfen Blessing Volfen Blessing: functionality changed to: "You lose all effects and take on the aspect of the wolf (60 seconds). All your attributes are set to 0 and wolf attacks replace your skills, and you have 80 armor, 660...692...700 Health, and 2...4...4 Health regeneration."
  • Volfen Bloodlust Volfen Bloodlust: this skill now affects all nearby allies.
  • Volfen Pounce Volfen Pounce: this skill is now a stance.
Sunspear[edit]

PvE Creature changes[edit]

Underworld changes[edit]

  • Reapers now become invulnerable once all quests have been completed in the Underworld.
  • Replaced Cursed Dream Riders with Banished Dream Riders.
  • Shortened the distance Banished Dream Riders will follow a player.
  • Banished Dream Riders now stand stationary and overlook a small complement of added Wailing Lords.
  • Mindblade Spectres' base attack is now ranged.
  • Increased the Health of Mindblade Spectres by 500.
  • Reduced the run speed of Mindblade Spectres.

AI Updates[edit]

The following AI updates apply to Heroes and Hard Mode NPCs.

Assassin[edit]

  • Heroes now use Dark Escape less frequently when about to engage in combat.
  • Heroes are less likely to use Signet of Shadows on a non-Blinded target.

Dervish[edit]

Elementalist[edit]

Mesmer[edit]

Monk[edit]

  • Heroes will be more likely to use Signet of Devotion in useful situations.
  • Heroes will be more selective when using Supportive Spirit.
  • Heroes will use Balthazar's Pendulum on targets that are under attack and have been knocked down.
  • Heroes will no longer spam Vital Blessing on pets.
  • Heroes use Zealous Benediction less frequently when a target's Health is above 50%.
  • Heroes use Mending Touch more effectively.
  • Heroes will no longer use Martyr when they are the only character suffering from a condition.
  • Heroes maintain Smiter's Boon whether in combat or not.
  • Heroes are less likely to use Bane Signet and Castigation Signet against targets that aren’t attacking.
  • Heroes will now use Blessed Light less frequently if the character is only suffering from a condition or hex.
  • Heroes use Healing Breeze and Watchful Spirit more effectively.
  • Heroes will now use Purifying Veil as a condition removal.
  • Heroes will now maintain Healer's Covenant during combat and remove it after combat has ended.
  • Heroes will maintain Vigorous Spirit more frequently on themselves and allies.
  • Heroes now cast Defender's Zeal on any attacking target.
  • Heroes will now cast Patient Spirit on themselves when manually ordered to use the skill with an enemy targeted.
  • Heroes are less likely to use Pensive Guardian on allies who aren’t under attack.
  • Heroes are less likely to use Divine Healing and Heaven's Delight with allies outside of earshot range.
  • Heroes are less likely to use Extinguish if only one ally is suffering from a condition.
  • Heroes are less likely to cast protective enchantments that trigger on attack unless the party is in combat.
  • Heroes will no longer become confused when Dismiss Condition is queued without a viable target.

Necromancer[edit]

  • Heroes are less likely to use Enfeeble on foes that are already suffering from Weakness and are more likely to use Enfeeble on melee or ranged enemies before targeting casters.
  • Heroes are less likely to use Reckless Haste on enemies that don’t use physical attacks.
  • Heroes will no longer use Weaken Armor on foes who are already suffering from Cracked Armor.
  • Heroes now use Soul Bind on any target that is low on Health.
  • Heroes will always attempt to maintain Dark Bond on themselves.
  • Heroes will always attempt to maintain Infuse Condition on themselves.
  • Heroes are less likely to use Angorodon's Gaze unless they are suffering from a condition.

Paragon[edit]

Ranger[edit]

  • Heroes are more likely to use preparations outside of combat.
  • Heroes now use Barrage more frequently against single targets.
  • Heroes now maintain Muddy Terrain during combat.
  • Heroes are more likely to use Bestial Mauling when their target is knocked down.
  • Heroes are more likely to use Punishing Shot and Magebane Shot as an interrupt.
  • Heroes will now use Poison Tip Signet out of combat and will no longer re-apply the skill while it’s still active.
  • Heroes are less likely to use Throw Dirt against enemies that don’t use physical attacks.
  • Heroes use Antidote Signet when suffering from any condition.

Ritualist[edit]

  • Heroes are more likely to use Xiko's ashes for Health regeneration.
  • Heroes are more likely to use and maintain Ritual Lord outside of combat.
  • Heroes will now use Resilient Was Xiko outside of combat if they are suffering from hexes or conditions.
  • Heroes will now prioritize targets more effectively when casting Weapon of Warding.
  • Heroes will now assign a higher priority to allies under attack for Weapon of Remedy and Vengeful Weapon.
  • Heroes will now use Gaze of Fury on enemy Spirits before selecting allied Spirits.
  • Heroes will now prioritize the recipient of Weapon of Shadow to be allies under melee or physical ranged attack.

Warrior[edit]

  • Heroes now use Belly Smash.
  • Heroes will be less likely to use "Retreat!" when the skill is already active on the party.
  • Heroes no longer use Heavy Blow on foes that have already been knocked down.
  • Heroes are less likely to use Steelfang Slash on opponents that aren't knocked down.
  • Heroes use Hammer Bash more efficiently.
  • Heroes now use Disarm to interrupt actions.
  • Heroes are less likely to use "You're All Alone!" on targets standing next to their allies.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Heroes are less influenced by the weapon they have equipped when determining the range at which they'll engage an enemy.
  • Heroes with ranged weapons equipped will no longer move into melee range when a point-blank area-of-effect skill is equipped but disabled.
  • Heroes will now give up on targets that exit their combat range instead of staying locked in pursuit.
  • Heroes are less likely to use shouts, echoes, and chants if another ally has just used the same skill.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused Air of Superiority to trigger on enemies that didn't award experience.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from canceling their Heroes’ maintained enchantments while the player was dead.
  • Fixed the warning text displayed when mousing over an attribute that the player didn't have enough points to increase.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Charrslayer Weapons to do less damage then [sic] intended.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Rebel Yell to not correctly award adrenaline.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mark of Instability to incorrectly cause knockdown for target other ally’s dual attacks.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • The update note for Dwarven Stability is inaccurate, the skill does not provide health gain, the stance duration increase was changed to 55...100%.
  • Raven Blessing, Ursan Blessing and Volfen Blessing are now forms, and their recharge time has been increased to 60 seconds. This has been confirmed to be intentional.
  • Glimmering Mark actually ends when you target the foe with any skill. The description was updated to reflect this behaviour in the August 8th update. Glimmering Mark also ignores armor, this bug was fixed in the August 14th update.
  • There is a new message when you type your account name and/or password incorrectly in the login screen.
  • The new tonics are Trapdoor Tonic and Everlasting Trapdoor Tonic.
  • Shadow Sanctuary's blind duration was changed from 10s to 5s.
  • It is suspected that Snow Storm's casting time was reduced from 2s to 1s in this update, however the change may have been made as late as the August 22nd update.



Update - Thursday, July 10, 2008[edit]

Updated Zaishen Rewards[edit]

Automated Tournaments[edit]

  • Updated Automated Tournament map rotations.

Skill Updates[edit]

For more information on these changes, please see the Developer Updates page.

PvE and PvP[edit]

Assassin[edit]
Dervish[edit]
Mesmer[edit]
  • Mantra of Inscriptions Mantra of Inscriptions: now affects only those signets that you successfully activate. Interrupted and disabled signets no longer benefit from this skill.

PvP Changes[edit]

Dervish[edit]
Monk[edit]
Necromancer[edit]
Miscellaneous[edit]
  • Chant and shout effects are no longer applied to allied Guild Battle NPCs.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug with the Ranger skill Conflagration that made it not affect the ranged attacks of monsters.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Mhenlo to display the same dialogue option twice in the Consulate Docks outpost.
  • Fixed a bug in the Factions quest "Night Raiders" that could prevent players from completing it.
  • Fixed a graphical bug that occurred when Gwen was equipped with the Deldrimor Armor in a PvP arena.
  • Fixed a graphical bug on the Elementalist's Elite Flameforged armor that showed the wrong texture on the character's neck.
  • Fixed a bug with the monster skill Twisting Jaws that allowed monsters to instantly cast it.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The Xunlai Tournament House NPC now offers prizes for the June tournament and can be found in the Great Temple of Balthazar, Lion's Arch, Kaineng Center, and Kamadan.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update #2 - Wednesday, July 2, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a crash that occurred when a player manually ordered Heroes to use certain skills.

Update - Wednesday, July 2, 2008[edit]

Dragon Festival 2008[edit]

  • Decorated Shing Jea Monastery and Kaineng Center in preparation for the Dragon Festival.
  • Beginning at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, July 3, 2008, the Shing Jea Boardwalk, Dragon Arena, and Rollerbeetle Racing will be opened for the duration of the weekend.
  • Captain Rujiyo will be gathering adventurers in Shing Jea Monastery for special festival missions at various times throughout the day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • For the final events on Sunday July 6, Emperor Kisu will visit Shing Jea Monastery every two hours, with the first event starting at 2:00 AM Pacific (-7 GMT) and the last event starting at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).
  • Imperial Supply Master Kagno will appear in Shing Jea Monastery as the event comes to a close at 11:59 AM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Monday, July 7. He will remain there for one week to exchange 250 Victory Tokens for the new mask in case anyone misses the exchange with Emperor Kisu.
  • For the full mission and event schedule, please see the Dragon Festival 2008 event page.

PvE Changes[edit]

Back in May, Shadow Form had its duration increased and emerged as a key part of several highly efficient farming builds. To lower the efficiency of Shadow Form farming without removing it as an option, we are changing both the skill and some creatures in the Underworld.

Assassin[edit]
  • Shadow Form Shadow Form: the caster of this skill now does 50% less damage while it is active.
Underworld[edit]

For more information on these changes visit the Developer Updates page.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Elementalist skill Steam to deal fire damage instead of cold damage for its conditional damage.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Sunspear Rebirth Signet to aggro mobs near the target.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Ranger skill Conflagration to affect spears.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Added dialogue to the Xunai [sic] Tournament Agent to remind players to register their account.
  • Changed Guardsman Zingpah’s dialogue in Kaineng Center to reduce confusion.
  • Improved Hero AI to use skills such as Conjure Flame and Ebon Dust Aura based on their weapon’s current damage type when effects changing the damage (such as Winter or Staggering Force) are active.
  • Improved Hero AI for the Assassin skill Shattering Assault. Heroes will now use this skill if the target is not enchanted.
  • Improved Hero response to a player manually ordering them to use a skill. Heroes should now respond faster to orders.
  • Improved Hero AI for the Dervish skill Pious Assault. Heroes will now use this skill even if they are not enchanted.
  • Improved Hero AI for the Assassin skill Disrupting Dagger. Heroes will now use this skill to interrupt spellcasting enemies rather than use it frequently against non-casting targets.
  • Improved Hero AI for the Dervish skill Conviction. Heroes will now use this skill even if they are not enchanted.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • This update added an extra 30,000 minutes of favor.



Update - Thursday, June 12, 2008[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

In this update, we are again changing a few key skills for PvP only or for PvE only. However, most of the skill balances are the same for both the PvP and PvE aspects of the game.

PvE and PvP[edit]

Most of these changes improve upon existing skills. A few are power reductions that are not expected to be detrimental to PvE play. Three skills (Soul Bind, Rust, and Lightning Touch) are having their core function changed to make them more useful outside of niche circumstances. The following skills will change in both PvE and PvP:

Elementalist[edit]
  • Rust Rust: increased Energy cost to 10; decreased casting time to 1 second; functionality changed to: "Deals 10...58...70 cold damage. For 5...17...20 seconds, target foe and all adjacent foes take twice as long to activate signets."
  • Lightning Touch Lightning Touch: functionality changed to: "Target touched foe and all adjacent foes are struck for 10...50...60 lightning damage. Foes suffering from a Water Magic hex are Blinded for 3...7...8 seconds. This skill has 25% armor penetration."
  • Arc Lightning Arc Lightning: increased conditional damage to 15...63...75.
Mesmer[edit]
Monk[edit]
Necromancer[edit]
  • Fetid Ground Fetid Ground: decreased Energy cost to 5.
  • Suffering Suffering: increased Health degeneration to -1...3...3.
  • Vile Miasma Vile Miasma: increased Health degeneration to -1...4...5.
  • Soul Bind Soul Bind: decreased casting time to 1 second; functionality changed to: "For 30 seconds, every time target foe is healed, the healer takes 20...68...80 damage. This hex ends if target is suffering from a Smiting Prayers hex."
Paragon[edit]
Ranger[edit]
  • Antidote Signet Antidote Signet: functionality changed to: "Cleanse yourself of Poison, Disease, Blindness, and one additional condition."
  • Barbed Arrows Barbed Arrows: increased duration to 24 seconds; removed easily interruptible; you now have -40 armor while activating this skill.
Warrior[edit]

PvE Changes[edit]

The improvements here are appropriate for PvE but would not benefit PvP play balance. The following skills will change in PvE:

Dervish[edit]
  • Mystic Regeneration Mystic Regeneration: decreased recharge to 5 seconds; increased the maximum number of enchantments counted to 8.
Mesmer[edit]

PvP Changes[edit]

The significant power reductions here are important to address current PvP play balance but are not necessary for PvE. The following skills will change in PvP:

Mesmer[edit]
Ritualist[edit]
  • Ancestors' Rage (PvP) Ancestors' Rage (PvP): increased duration to 2 seconds; decreased damage to 5...41...50; functionality changed to: "For 2 seconds all foes adjacent to target ally are struck for 5...41...50 lightning damage each second."
  • Splinter Weapon (PvP) Splinter Weapon (PvP): decreased damage to 5...25...30.
Warrior[edit]
  • "For Great Justice!" (PvP) "For Great Justice!" (PvP): functionality changed to: "For 20 seconds, when you hit with an attack, you gain 1 additional strike of adrenaline."

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • Added Xunlai Tournament rewards.
  • The reward points earned from the Xunlai Tournament rewards are different than as listed on the website.
  • The recharge time of Rust was changed to 8 seconds

Update - Thursday, June 05, 2008[edit]

Updated Zaishen Rewards[edit]

Automated Tournaments[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Updated Iceblood's Warstaff to list the casting time reductions as two separate abilities rather than one combined ability.

Guild Wars Wiki Notes[edit]

  • The new tonic for the month of June is the Automatonic.



Update #2 - Thursday, May 29, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed the alignment of the "Test My Computer" option on the login screen.

Update - Thursday, May 29, 2008[edit]

Support Features[edit]

Added the "Test My Computer" option to the login screen. Clicking this link launches a diagnostic test that measures:

  • Adapter settings
  • Network connections
  • External address
  • Server connectivity
  • Network paths
  • DirectX diagnostics

When the test is complete, click "View Results" to open a text file with a list of the testing results. These results are useful to diagnose connection and playability problems, and will lead to faster resolution of open support tickets. This file is saved to your root Guild Wars directory, which is by default located in C:\Program Files\Guild Wars on Windows XP, and C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Guild Wars on Windows Vista.

Added a hotkey combination to address a video problem where the screen resolution would sometimes get stuck in a higher mode than the computer could render. Holding down CTRL-ALT-SHIFT while launching Guild Wars will now reset the resolution to 800x600.

Bug Fixes[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Update - Friday, May 23, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug with several Mesmer skills failing to interact with PvP versions of other skills.
  • Fixed a bug that caused PvP skills to display incorrectly when sending skill templates to chat.

Update - Thursday, May 22, 2008[edit]

Restoration of Skill Effectiveness in PvE[edit]

With this update we introduce a new system to split certain skills into separate PvE and PvP versions. With this system we can update skills for one game type without affecting the other.

Skills that differ in PvP will have (PvP) listed at the end of their names when viewed in PvP outposts and matches. These skills will automatically be adjusted within PvP outposts and matches. Players can equip their skills as normal, and the game will use the PvP version where appropriate. For more information, see the Developer Update.

In this update, we are restoring a number of skills so that they work similar to how they used to before various PvP-related game balances. Each of the following skill restored in this way now also has a PvP version:

Assassin[edit]

Elementalist[edit]

  • Ether Renewal Ether Renewal: increased duration to 5..20 seconds; increased Energy gain to 1..4.

Mesmer[edit]

  • Energy Drain Energy Drain: decreased recharge to 20 seconds.
  • Energy Tap Energy Tap: decreased recharge to 20 seconds; decreased casting time to 2 seconds.

Monk[edit]

Necromancer[edit]

  • Discord Discord: decreased casting time to 1 second.

Paragon[edit]

Ranger[edit]

Ritualist[edit]

  • Ritual Lord Ritual Lord: increased Spirit recharge reduction to 15..75%.

Warrior[edit]

Restoration of April Balance Changes (PvP)[edit]

We are also reintroducing the PvP balance changes that we tested from April 17 – May 1, along with a few other tweaks to skills. These balance changes will apply only to PvP.

Assassin[edit]

Dervish[edit]

Elementalist[edit]

Monk[edit]

Necromancer[edit]

Paragon[edit]

Ritualist[edit]

Restoration of April Balance Changes (PvE and PvP)[edit]

These skills were part of the the April Balance change and needed to be restored for PvP balance but didn't warrant splitting the skills into separate PvE and PvP versions. Some are skill improvements we wanted to apply to both PvE and PvP; others are power reductions we felt would have minimal impact on PvE balance. The one exception is Steelfang Slash, which was not a part of the April Balance update. It was added to this list to deal with particular multi-weapon skill combinations that allowed a player to repeatedly chain knockdowns on an opponent.

Elementalist[edit]

Mesmer[edit]

Warrior[edit]

  • Disarm Disarm: decreased skill disable time to 0..3 seconds; increased recharge to 20 seconds.
  • Steelfang Slash Steelfang Slash: increased recharge to 1 second.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in Alliance Battles that awarded points to the opposing team when members died from Health sacrifice or vampiric weapons before the match started.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Hero Assassins from using dagger skills for a brief time following a dual attack.
  • Fixed a bug that incorrectly triggered a full inventory warning for some players when purchasing Zaishen Keys from Tolkano.
  • Heroes will now use the Necromancer skill Blood is Power more often.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed some players to exceed party size limits with Heroes.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Necromancer skill Grenth’s Balance to occasionally deal an incorrect amount of damage/healing.
  • Fixed a bug that caused certain henchmen in the Central Transfer Chamber to not show up sometimes.
  • Fixed text bugs affecting one quest, one NPC, and the Zaishen Title Track.
  • Fixed minor clipping issues occurring on Ranger masks when they’re worn by some Factions or Nightfall characters.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki Notes[edit]

  • This update introduced a bug where if you ping a bar that has any PvP skills on it and send to chat, it won't recognize it as a pinged bar.

Update - Tuesday, May 13, 2008[edit]

  • Fixed an exploit.

Update #2 - Thursday, May 8, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a crash bug.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Corrected an issue with the Guild Wars updater. When you restart Guild Wars, the gray splash screen may appear an extra time. This is normal and will not recur after the update is applied.

Update #1 - Thursday, May 8, 2008[edit]

Updated Zaishen Rewards[edit]

  • Added the new Zaishen title track, which can be displayed in the Hall of Monuments. Each rank in the Zaishen title track unlocks a new emote. To display the emote, enter /Zaishen or /Zrank once rank 1 or higher has been unlocked on the account.
  • Added new monthly tonics to the Zaishen Chest. These new tonics will alternate each month.
For more information on the additions to the Zaishen rewards, please visit:
http://www.guildwars.com/competitive/tournament2008/zaishenrewards/

Automated Tournaments[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused an infrequent crash when a Signet of Capture was used.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Heroes to not use spells on allies under the effects of Spell Breaker, Shadow Form, and Obsidian Flesh.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Assassin Heroes to occasionally attempt to use dagger skills when they did not yet meet the combo requirements.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the Refined Jelly art to appear as white and become unstackable with other items of the same name.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • The Xunlai Tournament House NPC now tells you how many reward points you have won.

Update - Tuesday, May 6, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Closed an exploit that allowed some players to exceed allowed party size limits.

Update - Thursday, May 1, 2008[edit]

Guild vs. Guild[edit]

The Guild Battle rules which were altered in a previous update will remain in place including:

Skill Updates[edit]

Reverted temporary tournament changes to skills:

Assassin[edit]

Mesmer[edit]

  • Chaos Storm Chaos Storm: reverted Energy cost back to 15.
  • Energy Burn Energy Burn: reverted Energy drained to 3...7...8; reverted damage per Energy to 12.
  • Energy Surge Energy Surge: reverted Energy drained to 3...7...8; reverted damage per Energy to 12.
  • Fevered Dreams Fevered Dreams: reverted recharge back to 10 seconds.
  • Fragility Fragility: reverted Energy cost back to 10.
  • Hex Breaker Hex Breaker: reverted skill type back to skill.

Elementalist[edit]

Monk[edit]

  • Aegis Aegis: reverted Energy cost back to 10.

Warrior[edit]

  • Disarm Disarm: reverted time that attack skills are disabled back to 0...4...5 seconds; reverted recharge back to 12.

Ritualist[edit]

Dervish[edit]

Paragon[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused interrupted attack skills to occasionally deal damage.
  • Fixed a bug with skills that convert damage from one type to another, such as Stone Striker and Greater Conflagration. The converted damage was working incorrectly with armor bonuses and penalties.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed characters to occasionally Shadow Step while carrying a flag.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Created wiki pages for Asian language players to report localization bugs:

The wiki pages for the European localization bug reports are now hosted by the European community team:



Update - Friday, April 25, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that prevented some Deldrimor crafted items from accepting appropriate upgrade components.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the entire party to zone when one player left the original campaign end game area.

Update #2 - Thursday, April 24, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from gaining access to the original Guild Wars end run (following the Hell’s Precipice mission).
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Priest of Balthazar from working correctly with PvP characters.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • The gold weapons acquired from Grand Mason Stonecleaver which were introduced in this update did not mod properly, for example, shield handles would not attach to Gold Deldrimor Shields. This was fixed in the subsequent update.
  • Either this update or the previous update on the same day added an additional quote to Shing Jea Sherman to respond to achievements in the Party Animal title track.

Update - Thursday, April 24, 2008[edit]

Guild Wars Third Anniversary Celebration[edit]

  • Made preparations for the Guild Wars Third Anniversary event.
  • New end-game area: Players who complete Hell's Precipice (the final mission of the first campaign) will receive a Deldrimor Talisman. This trophy can be exchanged for one of the new Deldrimor weapons. The end-game area is permanent and will remain in place after the anniversary event finishes.
  • Beginning at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, April 25, 2008, players will be able to access the Rollerbeetle Racing and Dragon Arena outposts by speaking with special event NPCs located in the Great Temple of Balthazar, Lion's Arch, Kamadan, and Shing Jea Monastery.
  • Beginning at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, April 25, 2008, players will be able to access the Boardwalk in Shing Jea Monastery.
  • The event will conclude and all special event NPCs will leave at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Tuesday, April 29, 2008.
  • For more information, see the Guild Wars Third Anniversary event page.

Skill Update[edit]

Necromancer[edit]

  • Dark Pact Dark Pact: reverted back to 10...40...48 damage.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that could cause Heroes to occasionally ignore placed flags.
  • Improved Hero/Henchmen responses to effects that cause skills to fail, such as Spell Breaker. If the target is immune to a skill, Heroes will now stop activating that skill after a small number of failures.
  • Improved Hero AI for the Monk skill Pacifism; Heroes will no longer use the skill on spellcasters unless specifically ordered to.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Monk skill Spirit Bond to heal an incorrect number of times when recast on a target already enchanted with Spirit Bond.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some players from unlocking the Hero Battles outpost.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed characters to equip skills from multiple secondary professions.
  • Fixed Monk Obsidian Armor to make it appear correctly from the back.
  • Fixed a bug that caused multiple copies of the Ram effect (in Rollerbeetle Racing) to interact incorrectly. This skill now cannot be reused until its initial effects wear off.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Paragon primary attribute Leadership to not give Energy to characters when the skills "The Power Is Yours!" and "Never Give Up!" were used.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Update - Thursday, April 17, 2008[edit]

Guild vs. Guild[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

Assassin[edit]

Mesmer[edit]

  • Hex Breaker Hex Breaker: changed skill type back to stance.
  • Fragility Fragility: decreased Energy cost to 5.
  • Fevered Dreams Fevered Dreams: decreased recharge to 8 seconds.
  • Chaos Storm Chaos Storm: decreased Energy cost to 5.
  • Energy Surge Energy Surge: increased Energy drained to 1...8...10; decreased damage per Energy to 9.
  • Energy Burn Energy Burn: increased Energy drained to 1...8...10; decreased damage per Energy to 9.

Necromancer[edit]

  • Dark Pact Dark Pact: increased damage to 10...58...70.

Elementalist[edit]

Monk[edit]

  • Aegis Aegis: increased Energy cost to 15.

Warrior[edit]

  • Disarm Disarm: decreased time that attack skills are disabled to 0...2...3 seconds; increased recharge to 20.

Ritualist[edit]

Dervish[edit]

Paragon[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Implemented UI for trial accounts which displays the time remaining on the trial.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • The icon for the Guild Wars In-Game Store now changes based on which products an account has.
  • An explanation of this update is available at Developer Updates/20080417.
  • This update is intended to address the most pressing issues with GvG for the upcoming tournament at the end of April. The skill changes are due to be reverted on May 1st.

Update - Thursday, April 10, 2008[edit]

Taiwan service update[edit]

  • Taiwan players now play on American servers.
  • Taiwan players can now access in-game account management.
  • Taiwan players can now access the in-game store.
  • Taiwan players can now access other language districts.
  • Taiwan players can once again play and trade with players from other territories.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Spirit summoned by the Ritualist PvE skill Vampirism to take longer than other Spirits to acquire new targets.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Dervishes to appear in avatar form after dying while using an avatar skill.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • Traditional Chinese Districts are now available in the Asia territory.
  • Fixed a bug where the Xunlai Tournament NPCs weren't giving out the correct number of Tournament Reward Points.

Update - Monday, April 7, 2008[edit]

This was an undocumented update

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Saturday, April 5, 2008[edit]

This was an undocumented update

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update (2) - Thursday, April 3, 2008[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused some players to see a white box when using Champagne Poppers, Bottle Rockets, and Sparklers.

Update - Thursday, April 3, 2008[edit]

Farewell Party for Gaile and The Frog[edit]

  • Made preparations for the farewell party for Gaile and The Frog.
  • Beginning at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, April 4, 2008, special event collectors will show up in Lion's Arch, Kamadan, and Shing Jea Monastery.
  • Beginning at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Saturday, April 5, 2008, The Frog will show up every three hours until his final appearance at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Monday, April 7, 2008.
  • The special collectors for this event will remain until the end of the farewell party at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Monday, April 7, 2008.
  • For more information on the event, see the Gaile farewell event page.

General[edit]

Guild vs. Guild[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Tuesday, April 1, 2008[edit]

Info-Logo.png Note: This update was never implemented. It is a fake update in the spirit of April Fools' Day.
However, this update did cause all level 20 player characters to appear as three-dimensional stick figures.

Skills[edit]

Guild vs. Guild[edit]

Assassin[edit]

Elementalist[edit]

  • No changes.

Mesmer[edit]

  • Diversion Diversion: increased duration to 120 seconds; increased disable time to 60...108...120.
  • Blackout Blackout: removed the touch range restriction; this skill no longer disables the caster's skills.

Monk[edit]

Necromancer[edit]

Norn[edit]

  • Ursan Blessing Ursan Blessing: reduced recharge to 5 seconds; this skill is no longer PvE-only.

Ritualist[edit]

Warrior[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]




Update - Monday, March 31, 2008[edit]

Taiwan service update[edit]

  • Made modifications to certain game features for Taiwan/Macau/Hong Kong accounts in response to recent changes to Taiwanese law.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug with the Destroyer skill Inner Fire that caused its user to not receive any healing from the skill.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Monk skills Spotless Mind and Spotless Soul to remove hexes/conditions after the enchantment had been removed.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented healing bonuses/penalties (such as Healer's Covenant) from affecting Patient Spirit.
  • Health degeneration from Chalice of Corruption will no longer affect players during Polymock matches.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • This update caused level 20 characters to turn into Stick Figures both in PvE and in PvP. These take on male Ranger emotes and are unaffected by the Divine Aura.
  • No other NPCs are affected by the stick figure implementation for April Fools' Day.
  • PvP characters were not able to make new PvP armor. It all showed up as Ranger armor and was not possible to create. However, loading equipment templates worked. This was later fixed.

Update - Friday, March 21, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Assassin[edit]

  • Shadow Walk Shadow Walk: this skill now completely prevents the casting of enchantments. Previously the enchantment would fail immediately after activation, causing the caster to lose Energy.

Necromancer[edit]

  • Dark Aura Dark Aura: fixed a bug that caused the caster of Dark Aura to take damage instead of losing Health.

Update - Thursday, March 20, 2008[edit]

Skill Changes[edit]

Assassin[edit]

Dervish[edit]

Mesmer[edit]

  • Enchanter's Conundrum Enchanter's Conundrum: functionality changed to: For 10 seconds, target foe casts enchantments 100% slower. When this hex is applied, that foe takes 30...102...120 damage if not under the effects of an enchantment or hex spell.
  • Hex Breaker Hex Breaker: decreased duration to 5...65...80 seconds.
  • Mantra of Concentration Mantra of Concentration: decreased duration to 1...31...38 seconds; increased recharge to 30 seconds.

Necromancer[edit]

Ranger[edit]

Warrior[edit]

Automated Tournaments[edit]

  • You now lose K value (25 for daily, 50 for monthly) rating if you sign up for a tournament and forfeit the first round.
  • Tournament Reward points are now based off the number of teams who did not forfeit in the first round.
  • Bonus tournament reward points are now awarded for playing in every round of a daily tournament: 5 for 1v1 daily tournaments, and 15 for GvG daily tournaments.

Bug Fixes[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Update - Tuesday, March 18, 2008[edit]

Real-Money Trading[edit]

Today we are taking steps to further protect the game from abuse by real-money trading (RMT) companies. Please read our Policy on Real-Money Trading for more information on how and why we block real-money trading.

  • We are adding the ability to block certain IP addresses from the game. In the coming days and weeks, we will be using this capability to block addresses of RMT companies that heavily abuse the game.
  • We are also adding code to detect and block IP addresses that are running an open proxy, so that players cannot mask their real IP address by connecting to the game through an open proxy.
  • To clarify our policy on blocking IP addresses from the game, we added the following line to section 7 of the User Agreement:
NC Interactive may from time to time in its sole discretion implement various forms of filtering, blocking or monitoring of IP addresses or proxies used to use, play or access the Game(s) or the Service, including without limitation blocking or filtering measures that restrict your ability to use, play or access the Game(s) or Service outside of the territories in which NC Interactive makes the Game(s) or Service available.
  • To combat a growing problem with account fraud, newly created accounts are now restricted from trading with other players within the first 24 hours after account creation. Please see today’s Dev Update for more information on this change.

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki Notes[edit]

  • There was a second unannounced update. This included the new User Agreement text which was missing in the first build.
  • Players had to re-accept the EULA.
  • The weekend event login announcement for this weekend had no collapsible text describing the weekend event. Three hours after the second update the login announcement was fixed. It originally read as follows:
    Sweet Treat Weekend"
    text=This weekend

Update - Thursday, March 13, 2008[edit]

General[edit]

Concise Skill Description Option[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Many German localization bugs are already listed on the project page of the German translation task force, please add only undiscovered ones to the new bug report page and vice versa as both articles are monitored by Arena Net
  • For English textual bugs, report them at User talk:Bobby Stein/Text bugs.

Update - Friday, March 7, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Update - Thursday, March 6, 2008[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

Guild vs. Guild[edit]

  • Victory or Death: reduced damage increased to 10%; this skill now reduces healing by 10%.
  • Victory is Ours: both teams now get this bonus at Victory or Death, regardless of how many NPCs either team has; increased damage to 20%.

Assassin[edit]

  • Shroud of Silence Shroud of Silence: decreased duration to 1...3...3 seconds.
  • Shadow Prison Shadow Prison: decreased duration to 1...6...7 seconds.
  • Dark Prison Dark Prison: decreased duration to 1...5...6 seconds.
  • Siphon Speed Siphon Speed: increased recharge to 30 seconds; decreased duration to 5...13...15 seconds; this skill now recharges 50% faster if cast on a moving foe.
  • Augury of Death Augury of Death: increased recharge to 20 seconds.

Mesmer[edit]

  • Imagined Burden Imagined Burden: decreased duration to 8...18...20 seconds.
  • Enchanter's Conundrum Enchanter's Conundrum: functionality changed to: "For 10 seconds, target foe casts enchantments 100% slower. When this hex is applied, that foe takes 30...102...120 damage if not under the effects of an enchantment spell."
  • Psychic Instability Psychic Instability: this skill has been moved to the Fast Casting attribute; decreased casting time to .25 seconds; functionality changed to: "Interrupt target foe's action. If that action was a spell that foe is knocked down. (50% failure chance with Fast Casting 4 or less.)"
  • Power Lock Power Lock: decreased recharge to 12 seconds.
  • Cry of Frustration Cry of Frustration: decreased Energy cost to 10.
  • Simple Thievery Simple Thievery: decreased casting time to .25 seconds; increased recharge to 10 seconds; decreased duration to 5...17...20 seconds; changed functionality to: "Interrupt target foe's action. If that action was a skill, that skill is disabled for 5...17...20 seconds, and Simple Thievery is replaced by that skill."
  • Power Leak Power Leak: decreased Energy lost to 3...14...17.

Necromancer[edit]

  • Foul Feast Foul Feast: decreased casting time to .25 seconds; this skill has been moved to the Soul Reaping attribute; changed functionality to: "All conditions are transferred from target other ally to yourself. For each condition acquired in this way, you gain 0...36...45 Health and 0...2...3 Energy."
  • Enfeebling Blood Enfeebling Blood: decreased Energy cost to 1, decreased casting time to 1 second; increased recharge to 8 seconds.
  • Enfeeble Enfeeble: decreased casting time to .25 seconds; increased duration to 10...26...30 seconds.
  • Plague Signet Plague Signet: changed functionality to: "Transfer all negative conditions with their remaining durations lengthened by 100...180...200% from yourself to target foe."
  • Strip Enchantment Strip Enchantment: functionality changed to: "Remove 1...2...2 enchantments from target foe. If an enchantment is removed, you steal 5...53...65 Health."
  • Weaken Armor Weaken Armor: decreased casting time to 1 second; this skill now affects all adjacent foes.
  • Plague Sending Plague Sending: decreased Energy cost to 1.
  • Wail of Doom Wail of Doom: decreased Energy cost to 1; decreased recharge to 10 seconds; decreased duration to 1...3...4 seconds; changed skill type to hex; changed functionality to: "For 0...3...4 second[s], all of target foe's attributes are set to 0."
  • Rip Enchantment Rip Enchantment: functionality changed to: "Remove 1 enchantment from target foe and that foe suffers from Bleeding for 5...21...25 seconds."
  • Vampiric Swarm Vampiric Swarm: decreased casting time to 2 seconds; decreased recharge time to 8 seconds.
  • Deathly Swarm Deathly Swarm: decreased casting time to 2 seconds; increased recharge time to 6 seconds.

Elementalist[edit]

  • Glyph of Lesser Energy Glyph of Lesser Energy: canceled spells now count as a use of the Glyph's effect.
  • Glyph of Energy Glyph of Energy: decreased Energy reduction to 10...30...35; canceled spells now count as a use of the Glyph's effect.
  • Blinding Flash Blinding Flash: decreased duration to 3...7...8 seconds.
  • Mind Blast Mind Blast: decreased Energy gain to 1...7...8; increased recharge to 3 seconds.
  • Flame Djinn's Haste Flame Djinn's Haste: decreased duration to 8...13...14 seconds; increased recharge to 20 seconds; the skill now recharges 50% faster if you damage a foe with it.
  • Rodgort's Invocation Rodgort's Invocation: increased recharge to 8 seconds.
  • Lightning Orb Lightning Orb: functionality changed to: "Send out a lightning Orb that strikes target foe for 10...82...100 lightning damage and that foe has Cracked Armor for 5...17...20 seconds if it hits. This spell has 25% armor penetration."
  • Shock Arrow Shock Arrow: increased recharge to 8 seconds; functionality changed to: "Send out a Shock Arrow that strikes for 5...41...50 lightning damage if it hits. If Shock Arrow strikes an attacking foe, you gain 1...7...9 Energy. This spell has 25% armor penetration."
  • Aftershock Aftershock: removed the long aftercast.
  • Ward Against Foes Ward Against Foes: removed the long aftercast.
  • Ward Against Melee Ward Against Melee: removed the long aftercast. increased recharge to 30 seconds.
  • Inferno Inferno: removed the long aftercast.
  • Flame Burst Flame Burst: removed the long aftercast.
  • Frozen Burst Frozen Burst: removed the long aftercast; increased recharge to 8 seconds.
  • Crystal Wave Crystal Wave/Teinai's Crystals Teinai's Crystals: removed the long aftercast.
  • Shockwave Shockwave: removed the long aftercast.
  • Double Dragon Double Dragon: removed the long aftercast.

Monk[edit]

Warrior[edit]

  • Magehunter's Smash Magehunter's Smash: increased adrenaline cost to 7 strikes; functionality changed to: "If this attack hits, target foe is knocked down. If your target is under the effects of an enchantment, this attack cannot be blocked."
  • Axe Rake Axe Rake: decreased adrenaline cost to 5 strikes.
  • Axe Twist Axe Twist: decreased adrenaline cost to 5 strikes.
  • Gash Gash: decreased adrenaline cost to 6 strikes.
  • "Shields Up!" "Shields Up!": increased armor gain to 60; functionality changed to: "For 5...10...11 seconds, you and all party members within earshot gain 60 armor against incoming projectile attacks."
  • "Watch Yourself!" "Watch Yourself!": functionality changed to: "Party members within earshot gain +5...21...25 armor for 10 seconds. This shout ends after 1...3...3 incoming attack[s]."
  • Lion's Comfort Lion's Comfort: decreased adrenaline cost to 4 strikes; functionality changed to: "All of your signets are disabled for 12 seconds. You are healed for 50...98...110 Health, and gain 0...2...3 strike[s] of adrenaline."
  • Sprint Sprint: decreased recharge time to 15 seconds.
  • Mokele Smash Mokele Smash: decreased recharge time to 12 seconds; increased adrenaline gain to 1...3...3.

Ranger[edit]

Dervish[edit]

  • Pious Assault Pious Assault: increased activation time to normal weapon attack activation time.
  • Mystic Regeneration Mystic Regeneration: decreased duration to 5...17...20 seconds; increased recharge time to 12 seconds.
  • Wounding Strike Wounding Strike: functionality changed to: "If this attack hits, target foe suffers from Bleeding for 5...17...20 seconds. If you are under the effects of an enchantment, target foe also suffers from a Deep Wound for 5...17...20 seconds."
  • Grenth's Aura Grenth's Aura: decreased duration to 10 seconds; increased recharge time to 25 seconds; increased Energy cost to 15; increased casting time to 2 seconds.

Paragon[edit]

  • Mending Refrain Mending Refrain: increased Energy cost to 10; decreased duration to 15 seconds.
  • Song of Restoration Song of Restoration: increased Energy cost to 10; increased recharge to 20 seconds; increased healing to 45...97...110 Health.
  • Barbed Spear Barbed Spear: decreased adrenaline cost to 2 strikes.
  • Blazing Spear Blazing Spear: decreased adrenaline cost to 6 strikes.

Ritualist[edit]

  • Ancestors' Rage Ancestors' Rage: decreased damage dealt to 5...89...110.
  • Soothing Memories Soothing Memories: decreased casting time to .75 seconds; decreased recharge to 4 seconds.
  • Death Pact Signet Death Pact Signet: now resurrects party member with 15...83...100% Energy, instead of the caster's current Energy; The energy returned now scales based on your Restoration Magic.

General[edit]

Hero AI[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Monday March 3[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed ctrl-click on some signposts that did not function correctly.



Update - Friday, February 29, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Updated Automated Tournament map rotations.
  • Made the following improvements to Fort Aspenwood:
    • The green gate will no longer close behind the juggernaut, trapping him within Gunther’s area.
    • The Luxon siege turtles will no longer target spirits, minions, or pets when choosing enemy targets.
  • Updated the Journey to the North buff description to inform players that attributes cannot be modified while under the benefits of the buff.
  • In the Gate of Desolation mission, removed a redundant portion of the skill description for Queen Bite (an Aijundu skill), which stated that the skill healed for 0 life.
  • Removed health regeneration from Ilsundur, Lord of Fire to be consistent with other dungeon boss encounters and to reduce the difficulty of the encounter.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update 2 - Thursday February 21[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused blank text to appear when skills are called out (control-clicked).
  • Closed an exploit that allowed players with a modified client to travel directly to explorable areas.

Update 1 - Thursday February 21[edit]

Guild Battles[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused Wrathful Storm creatures in the Realm of Torment to use incorrect art.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a gap in the female Mesmer's hair upon character creation.
  • Fixed a bug with the texture on Cynn's dress.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • When a skill is called by a player, a blank message comes up in team chat, i.e. "Player name: " instead of "Player name:I'm using <skill>". This was fixed in the subsequent update.

Update - Friday, February 15, 2008[edit]

Guild Battles[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

Dervish[edit]

  • Pious Haste Pious Haste decreased duration to 3...10...12 seconds.

Elementalist[edit]

Mesmer[edit]

Ritualist[edit]

  • Death Pact Signet Death Pact Signet increased casting time to 3 seconds; increased recharge time to 12 seconds.

Update - Wednesday, February 13, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a rare bug that would crash the game client.

Update - Tuesday, February 12, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Victory or Death[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused Victory or Death and Victory is Ours to expire when a player dies.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Victory is Ours to not reapply after Victory or Death.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Victory or Death to not properly apply damage to some skills.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • Canthan New Year decorations were removed from towns.
  • Reversal of Damage now works differently. When used with skills that deal damage through a secondary entity (such as Retribution), RoD will deal its damage to the maintainer of the effect.

Update - Friday, February 8, 2008[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

Elementalist[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Mesmer[edit]

  • Power Lock Power Lock: fixed a bug that caused the spell to perform incorrectly, where it disabled an enemy skill or chant for a time duration while ignoring recharge time.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that placed the Nomad's Isle Guild Hall merchant in an inconvenient location.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Wednesday, February 6, 2008[edit]

Canthan New Year[edit]

  • Made preparations for the Canthan New Year's Festival, which begins at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT), February 8, 2008, and runs until Noon Pacific, February 11, 2008.

Party Animal Title Track[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

We will evaluate the following changes this week. Additional adjustments may be made during that time.

All[edit]

  • Decreased the variance in trebuchet impacts in GvG by reducing the target deviation and increasing the area-of-effect.
  • Health sacrifice now displays as a skill cost.

Victory or Death[edit]

Mesmer[edit]

  • Power Leak Power Leak: decreased target foe's Energy loss to 1..5.
  • Clumsiness Clumsiness: increased casting time to 2 seconds; increased recharge time to 10 seconds; now affects adjacent foes.
  • Ether Feast Ether Feast: increased healing to 20..50 Health per Energy lost by target.
  • Hex Breaker Hex Breaker: changed skill type from stance to skill.
  • Ineptitude Ineptitude: decreased duration to 4 seconds.
  • Wandering Eye Wandering Eye: decreased duration to 4 seconds; increased casting time to 2 seconds, increased recharge time to 10 seconds; increased damage to 10..92.
  • Drain Enchantment Drain Enchantment: decreased Energy cost to 5 Energy; decreased Energy gain to 8..13 Energy.

Necromancer[edit]

Monk[edit]

  • Light of Deliverance Light of Deliverance: decreased casting time to 1 second; increased recharge time to 10 seconds.
  • Heal Party Heal Party: decreased casting time to 1 second; decreased healing to 30..75 Health.
  • Divine HealingHeaven's Delight Divine Healing/Heaven's Delight: decreased Energy cost to 5; decreased casting time to 1 second; decreased recharge to 15 seconds; decreased healing to 15..60 Health.

Elementalist[edit]

Warrior[edit]

  • Healing Signet Healing Signet: increased Health gain to 62..152.
  • Lion's Comfort Lion's Comfort: increased healing to 40..100 Health; increased Health gain per Tactics rank to 7.

Ranger[edit]

Dervish[edit]

  • Avatar of Grenth Avatar of Grenth: duration increased to 10..90 seconds; functionality changed to: "For 10..90 seconds, you cannot be blocked by enchanted foes, and your attacks deal cold damage. This skill is disabled for 120 seconds."
  • Mystic Regeneration Mystic Regeneration: Health regeneration is now capped at 3 enchantments.
  • Pious Assault Pious Assault: increased activation time to .75.

Paragon[edit]

Ritualist[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug with a pathing issue in The Dragon's Lair outpost.
  • Fixed a bug with a pathing issue in the Eastern Frontier.
  • Burol Ironfist in Boreal Station will no longer display his Hero tutorial dialogue buttons when he is offering or rewarding his tutorial quest.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the skill Meditation of the Reaper to not remove itself properly from Heroes.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Devona to spawn in Pockmark Flats after the Replacement Healers quest had been completed.
  • Heroes and henchmen will now properly target themselves with the skill Zealous Benediction.
  • Heroes and henchmen will now properly target themselves with the skill Dismiss Condition.
  • Players will not die because of life loss from a vampiric weapon during the Rollerbeetle Racing festival game.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a Hero to cancel and then re-activate a skill if manually ordered to use it.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • This update introduced the energy cost of 1. It did not exist beforehand.
  • Lunar Fortunes from 2007 were renamed to Lunar Fortune [Year of the Pig] in an earlier update.
  • Skills which have a sacrifice cost at cast time no longer state the sacrifice in the skill description but only display it similar to other costs like energy, activation and recharge.
  • Shadow Refuge Shadow Refuge had its duration reduced to 4 seconds and its healing increased to 40...100.
  • Some players had to re-accept the EULA after this update.
  • PvP characters now start at the Isle of the Nameless instead of the Great Temple of Balthazar, yet the Great Temple of Balthazar does not appear on your map automatically. This means if you ever want to access the Great Temple of Balthazar on that character, you must go through the portal before mapping to any other outpost.



Update - Thursday, January 31, 2008[edit]

Hero AI[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • Some players had to re-accept the EULA after this update.

Update - Monday, January 28, 2008[edit]

Bonus Mission Pack[edit]

  • Made preparations for the Bonus Mission Pack, which is available for sale today at Noon Pacific.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • Some players had to re-accept the EULA after this update.

Update - Thursday, January 24, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Skills[edit]

Victory or Death

  • Fixed a bug that prevents the Guild Lord in GvG from charging into melee range when fighting the opposing Guild Lord.

Elementalist

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Elementalist skill ‘Unsteady Ground’ to fail if its target died before the casting time completed.

Mesmer

  • Fixed an incorrect error message for the Mesmer skill ‘Simple Thievery.’
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Mesmer skill ‘Signet of Illusions’ from applying the user’s Illusion attribute to certain spell effects.

Monk

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Monk skill ‘Patient Spirit’ from displaying its healed amount to the caster.

Armor[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused a visible gap at the elbow when Obsidian Armor (Necromancer male) was worn with certain combinations of other armor.

Quest[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in the quest named "A New Guide" that caused the quest log to show an incorrect location for Curator Ruras.

UI[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the character-select screen to display the selected character's home campaign incorrectly, and to falsely state that the character could not be used.
  • Fixed a bug that caused distant Heroes to incorrectly display a change in Health instead of Energy when under the effects of some skills. For example, a Hero using Storm Djinn's Haste while beyond compass range would appear to lose approximately 10 Health per second instead of the actual 1 Energy per second.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • An art glitch in Chaos Gloves for the necromancer was fixed.

Update - Wednesday January 23[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

Victory or Death[edit]

  • The Guild Lord will now use his axe when combating other Guild Lords.
  • NPCs during Victory or Death will do 30% more damage, and an additional 10% more damage each minute after Victory or Death.

Monk[edit]

Dervish[edit]

Warrior[edit]

  • "Fear Me!" "Fear Me!": increased recharge time to 6 seconds.

Ritualist[edit]

Update - Thursday, January 17, 2008[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

We will be evaluating the following changes over the course of the next week. Additional adjustments may be made during that time period.

Guild versus Guild[edit]

Assassin[edit]

Dervish[edit]

  • Pious Assault Pious Assault: increased Energy cost to 10; functionality changed to: "You lose 1 Enchantment. If this attack hits, you deal +5..20 damage and inflict a Deep Wound for 5..20 seconds."

Elementalist[edit]

Mesmer[edit]

Monk[edit]

Necromancer[edit]

Paragon[edit]

Ranger[edit]

Ritualist[edit]

Warrior[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in the Eye of the North quest Kilroy Stonekin's Punch-Out Extravaganza! that occasionally prevented players who had regained full Energy from standing up after being knocked down.
  • Fixed a bug in the Eye of the North quest Leader of the Pack that prevented some players from completing it.
  • Fixed a bug with the Eye of the North PvE Skill Ursan Blessing that caused it to incorrectly replace some Skills when its effect expired.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a player’s profession to appear using the wrong gender-noun on the character select screen in some languages.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Added the option to bind keys that activate Hero Skills. These keys can be bound through the "Action: Order Hero (1-3) to use Skill (1-8)" option in the Control options panel (Menu > Options > Control).
  • Updated the Hero AI for the Dervish Skill, Faithful Intervention.

Open Travel: Territory and District UI Changes[edit]

  • As a continuation of last year’s “Territory and District UI Changes” that saw language district restrictions removed for America and Europe, we are now removing restrictions on travel to Asian language districts.
  • In this update restrictions to Korean language districts will be removed and players of American, European and Korean districts will be able to travel back and forth between these language districts.
  • Restrictions on travel to Japanese and Taiwanese language districts will be removed in a subsequent build.

Guild Wars Wiki Notes[edit]

  • There were also some additional translation changes in some languages.
Spanish:
  • Title ranks are now shown with the correct gender of the bearer, they were previously shown with the gender of the viewing character. A female character would see other characters ranks as female regardless of their genders.
  • Delver title rank was renamed from "Pensador" (Thinker) to "Excavador" (Digger).
  • Rata Sum town was incorrectly named "Bosque de Mirto" (Mirtle Forest), now it's correctly named "Rata Sum".

Update - Friday, January 11, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an exploit that could be used to introduce post-Searing items into pre-Searing.

Update - Thursday, January 10, 2008[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Made preparations for the upcoming GvG weekend event.
  • Updated the appearance of the Wintersday Ice Crown.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Thursday, January 3, 2008[edit]

Wintersday 2007 Hats[edit]

  • Here’s a special opportunity to get this year’s Wintersday hats! Simply log into Guild Wars, visit a Festival Hat NPC, and ask him to make you either or both of the 2007 hats: the Wreath Crown and the Ice Crown. Once you’ve done that, the Festival Hat NPC will record your new possessions, and you can retrieve your crowns at any time. You can take advantage of this offer through Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • Wintersday NPCs were removed.