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Skill History

This project seeks to provide full histories of all skills, showing the initial function and any rebalances that have taken place since each skill's inception.

Please feel free to contribute. Check out the following pages to see a few examples:

Contributors[edit]

Active
Inactive

Guidance[edit]

Formatting guideline
  • Create a skill history page for each skill using this template {{Skill history}} and link it from the main article's "Trivia" section.
    • Occasionally, there will be an existing history that has not been linked to the main article properly; evidently if you find such a page, do not create a second history page, just update the existing one. (e.g. Aura of the Lich/Skill history)
  • Add each subsequent change, linking to feedback page (Category:Updates) in the section headings.
  • Include the "original" skill description.
  • Recalling that GuildWiki was around two years earlier than GWW, the earliest available skill information on this wiki may not include the earliest updates and originals. Check on GuildWiki (skill information after 2007 was stored on "Template:<skill name>"
  • Skill history of a skill that has not changed should be marked with {{unchanged skill history}}, and a link from the skill page is not required.
  • For PvP articles, the original listing should be the skill description at the time of the split, regardless of which version (PvE or PvP) underwent the rebalance change.
  • The | categorize = n parameter has to be set in each {{Skill infobox}} on skill history pages and pages of skills that have been removed from the game to prevent it from appearing on current skill tables such as List of elite skills.

Snippets[edit]

Include these on the main article, to link to its history page. Use the first version if only the raw numbers have changed (e.g. duration, energy cost); use the second if the functionality has changed.

Skill history
* This skill has changed since its introduction; see its [[{{subst:PAGENAME}}/Skill history|skill history]] for details.
* The [[functionality]] of this skill has changed since its introduction; see its [[{{subst:PAGENAME}}/Skill history|skill history]] for details.
Split skill history
* This skill has changed since its introduction; see its [[{{subst:PAGENAME}}/Skill history|PvE]] and [[{{subst:PAGENAME}} (PvP)/Skill history|PvP]] skill histories for details.
* The [[functionality]] of this skill has changed since its introduction; see its [[{{subst:PAGENAME}}/Skill history|PvE]] and [[{{subst:PAGENAME}} (PvP)/Skill history|PvP]] skill histories for details.

Guild Wars Wiki:Formatting/Skills[edit]

Check for out of date information on the current skill page after updates - use GWW:SKILLS#Skill progression as a reference and update the {{skill progression}} when needed.

Skills removed from the game[edit]

When an update such as September 13, 2012 takes out the split for a single version only (like Lightning Orb (PvP)), apply {{historical content}} and also update the {{historical content nav}}. List of removed skills


Old template
Historical data

Progress report[edit]

Be aware that the DPL tables on each of the following pages only checks if the skill history exists or not, it is upto the contributors to check that the individual histories are complete.

  • Yes - Complete
  • No - In progress
  • No - Not being worked on
Warrior Warrior Ranger Ranger
No Axe Mastery
No Hammer Mastery
No Strength
No Swordsmanship
No Tactics
No No attribute
Yes PvE only
Yes Beast Mastery
No Expertise
No Marksmanship
No Wilderness Survival
Yes No attribute
Yes PvE only
Monk Monk Necromancer Necromancer
No Divine Favor
No Healing Prayers
No Protection Prayers
No Smiting Prayers
No No attribute
No PvE only
Yes Blood Magic
No Curses
No Death Magic
Yes Soul Reaping
Yes No attribute
Yes PvE only
Mesmer Mesmer Elementalist Elementalist
No Fast Casting
No Domination Magic
No Illusion Magic
No Inspiration Magic
No No attribute
No PvE only
Yes Air Magic
No Earth Magic
No Energy Storage
No Fire Magic
Yes Water Magic
Yes No attribute
Yes PvE only
Assassin Assassin Ritualist Ritualist
No Critical Strikes
No Dagger Mastery
No Deadly Arts
No Shadow Arts
No No attribute
No PvE only
No Channeling Magic
No Communing
No Restoration Magic
Yes Spawning Power
No No attribute
Yes PvE only
Paragon Paragon Dervish Dervish
No Command
No Leadership
No Motivation
No Spear Mastery
No No attribute
No PvE only
Yes Earth Prayers
No Mysticism
No Scythe Mastery
No Wind Prayers
Yes No attribute
Yes PvE only
Any Common
No Nightfall PvE only
No Eye of the North PvE only
No Bonus Mission Pack