User:LordBiro/Signet of Capture
Signet. Choose one skill from a nearby dead Boss of your profession. Signet of Capture is permanently replaced by that skill. If that skill was elite, gain 250 XP for each level you have earned.
One of the most versatile skills you can buy from a Skill Trainer is the Signet of Capture, available only to high-level characters. This special skill temporarily fills up a skill slot. The Signet can capture skills—including valuable elite skills— from fallen “boss” enemies (described in the next section). If a boss you’ve defeated doesn’t have skills you can use, the Signet of Capture cannot target that fallen foe. You can’t capture skills for a profession you’re not currently using.
Each time you use a Signet of Capture, you lose the Signet, replacing it with the skill you’ve captured. You’ll also get 250 XP for each level you have when you capture an elite skill. (A 20th level character earns 5000 XP.) You can buy multiple Signets of Capture, but the cost increases each time you buy one, up to a maximum of 1000 gold.
Boss enemies are named enemies: each boss has a first and last name. You can identify a boss by the colorful aura that surrounds it, signifying its power. Most are located at the heart of an enemy stronghold or territory, and they’re more powerful than their surrounding minions. Killing a boss improves your character’s morale, a concept we’ll address in the next chapter.
You can tell the profession of a boss by the color of its aura. For example, Warriors are yellow, Rangers are light green, Elementalists are red, Assassins are light purple, Mesmers are magenta, Monks are blue, Ritualists are dark blue, and Necromancers are dark green. When in doubt, look at the skills and spells a boss uses.