Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to ArenaNet's series of fantasy MMOs, Guild Wars. The game launched on August 28th, 2012.

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What is Iron Ore used for in leatherworking?

I have been mining Iron Ore and I have maxed out my collectibles store (250 lumps). I've been able to use it since I became level 75 in leatherworking, but I have no idea what I can use it for. What ...
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Guild wars 2 crashes when entering world

When I select my character, and hit play the game crashes. A box with the crash report shows up. The game doesn't close, it just says explosive intellect (I think it's the starting area). My drivers ...
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Black Lion: upcoming sales and 40% off key bundles?

Is there a way to know if a sale will be coming to an item soon? Essentially just marking an item into a "wishlist" of sorts and being notified when it's on sale. And -- excuse the closely-related ...
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How do you enter a dungeon if your group is already in there?

I joined a group for CoF that stated in LfG that they were already inside. They told me to join them, I asked how, and they kicked me. Okay, pretty standard for Guild Wars. But now I want to know. The ...
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Duration (remaining) for Living World content

Every few weeks, new Living World content is released. And with that, every few weeks the old Living World content stops and goes 'away'. Currently, Blood and Madness is running at the same time as ...
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Why are there champion trains in low-level maps?

I recently started playing GW2 again and noticed that there are champion trains in low-level maps like Queensdale. A champion train seems to be a semi-organized group of people killing the champions ...
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Where can I find the Eye of Power Scepter recipe?

I'm trying to find the Eye of Power Scepter recipe, and can't seem to find it. I thought it might be in Sparkfly Fen, but I have failed to find it. I'd like to get this recipe so I can complete my ...
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Node gathering on 2 other guest servers in guild wars 2?

From what I read that besides my home server I can gather nodes (orichalcum, ancient wood) on 2 other guest servers. After I gathered on IOJ (home server) and tried guesting on SBI/JQ, I cant seem to ...
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Empowering Might radius

So I spec my guardian to precision damage and toughness. I noticed that some of my team mates are not getting might during the usage of Empowering Might on my guardian honor spec maybe it's because of ...
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Getting an exotic armor with different prefixes

Twilight Arbor armor can be picked with one of the following three prefixes: Rampager's, Rabid or Magi's. But I'd like the Berserker's prefix on the armor pieces. Is it possible to have this specific ...
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What skills are affected by critical hit chance?

For example, a Guardian has five skills of which four damage an enemy. Does critical hit chance effect on all of them, or do only certain skills get affected by critical hit chance (like the very ...
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Do Sigils of the Night stack?

If I put a Superior Sigil of the Night on both my main hand weapon and my offhand weapon, will they stack to +20% damage? The other two static damage bonus sigils, Sigil of Force and Sigil of ...
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Sigil of Force + of the Night, and dual-wielding

Will a Sigil of Force + Sigil of the Night give +15% at night when dual-wielding? And does it matter which weapon the sigil is on? For example, I have Superior Accuracy on my main hand and Superior ...
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Can Vitality and specific class help in Belcher's Bluff?

Belcher's Bluff is a minigame based on exausting the opponent life before yours using various skills and strategies. That said, it is already confirmed in various guides that using foods as mango pie ...
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What are my “bank” and “guild bank” and how do I access them?

I had the same question as StrixVaria -- what happens when you "deposit all collectibles" in your inventory. However, I didn't completely understand the answers -- the two banks mentioned -- how do ...
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If the “New event nearby” message pops up, how do you find the event?

I often see this message come up on my screen in the game. I gather that jumping into these events with other players gains you experience and equipment more rapidly than just running around randomly ...
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Is it possible to run Guild Wars 2 from a USB-connected drive?

My machine is an early 2011 17-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.2 Ghz Core i7, 4 GB RAM, and a Radeon HD 6750M with 1 GB of VRAM. Based on the published system reqs, I think it should be able to run the ...
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Can I still get the back piece from Secret of Southsun achievements?

I started the achievement with my lv56 Mesmer a while back, then finals happened and I don't have a computer that can play the game on for the time being. Will I be able to log back in and complete ...
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How to open a stack of loot bags in one go?

Simple question really but it annoys me every time. Sometimes I buy 250 of the same bags, for example 'Heavy Moldy Bag' from the TP. When I have them all in my inventory I end up clicking 500 times on ...
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Single use skins with transmutations

If you get a drop of a single use skin. It's obviously single use to apply it to an item. But can you then transmute that item skin to other items using a transmutation stone/crystal?
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Quick way of selling at the trading post?

Is there a way to quickly sell goods at the trading post in GW2? I know there is the sell at trading post option by right clicking the desired item but that loads up the trading post every time and ...
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How do I get into the area Ulukk's Hunger in Guild Wars 2?

I am trying to explore every area in Guild Wars 2 right now and one of the areas that I have not been able to get into is Ulukk's Hunger in Dredgehaunt Cliffs. Outside the "entrance" to the area, ...
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How does the Rangers Spirit effect recharge time work?

In Guild Wars 2, Rangers have Spirit skills in which a spirit is summoned and while the spirit is alive, it gives an effect to nearby allies. One such spirit is called Sun Spirit and its description ...
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How do “% chance on critical strike to apply condition” effects stack in Guild Wars 2?

I am currently playing an Engineer and one of its traits in firearm is called Sharpshooter. It's description is "30% chance to cause bleeding for 3 seconds on critical hit." Suppose I also got a ...
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What options are there for old soulbound gear in GW2?

My warrior recently replaced his Exotic amulet with an Ascended amulet. I was wondering what are my options when it comes to old soulbound gear. Naturally, it can't be used on any of the other ...
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How to decide whether an attribute scales well with certain skills?

Reading several guides and build regarding Guildwars 2 characters I often come across mentioning of attributes that scale well or not so well with certain skills. For example, power, supposedly, ...
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Southsun instance solo mission repeatable?

Is the soushsun solo mission instance repeatable, and can I also get the rewards again? After finishing it, I would like to do it again.
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Does the Spotter trait give a flat 70 point bonus?

So the Ranger trait Spotter has the following text. Increases precision of nearby allies by up to 70 points. Does this always add 70 points? Just because it says up to, so does it have ...
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Is the Slayer achievement shared when in a team?

The game tracks your kills of specific species for the Slayer Achievement, but is this specific to your character? Do kills made whilst in a team by any team member count towards this achievement? ...
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Balancing in World vs World

How does balancing work in World vs World? My friend keeps telling me that players are always "Balanced" in WvW and I keep telling him that with my gear as a level 59 thief, I'm not as effective as a ...
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Traveling to waypoints without money

Traveling to waypoints in Guild Wars 2 costs money. I've found out that when you don't have money left in your inventory, the money gets taken from your bank. I was wondering if it would be possible ...
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Is there smart casting in Guild Wars 2?

There are two main games I play. League of Legends and Guild Wars 2. I really like the smart cast functionality that League of Legends have. It increases the efficiency of my control over how I cast ...
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Is there a way to tell if I've successfully joined a squad?

On the wiki page for Squad, it says: Squads are limited to 30 players. In the past, when I've right-clicked on a commander's icon and selected "Join Squad", I didn't receive any visual feedback ...
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What are the spawn times for world bosses?

What are the server spawn times for Elder dragons and other world bosses such as the Fire Elemental in the Asura starter zone? Is there a wiki for this type of information?
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Do you need all tiers for monthlies

If your doing a monthly achievement, do you need to complete all 4 tiers of 4 items to unlock the chest at the end or does the quality of the chest just drop when you don't get all tiers to 4?
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Max stat armor drop location

In Guild Wars 2, enemies drop pieces of armor you can wear. The further you get, the higher level the dropped armor will have. But from where (or which locations) do the enemies start dropping pieces ...
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Guild wars 2 server population [duplicate]

I notice that most of the servers say that it's high but does that mean online players are high in population or that includes the offline players that doesn't play anymore?
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Understanding the fine print for blindness

The description for blindness says simply that the "next outgoing attack" misses. What, exactly, for the purposes of this condition, constitutes an attack? For instance, if a warrior is blinded and ...
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What does this orange symbol mean?

Since installing the latest patch, I've started seeing damage numbers with an orange symbol around them. What does this mean?
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Cheapest mystic forge recipes?

What are the cheapest mystic forge recipes? This information would be helpful for completing the Daily Mystic Forgesmith achievement regularly.
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How do Fractal of the Mist monsters scale?

Ok we all know that every tier of Fractal level increases agony. This seems the main problem in dealing with high level fractals, but what about the monsters? Looking at a dredge Fractal (which by ...
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Where to find better weapons in Guild wars 2

So I am currently approaching lvl 70 with my Warrior but I am quite disappointed with the gear I'm still using. I believe I use an uncommon greatsword and still have regular armour. Although they do ...
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How to find missing areas to explore?

While vistas, POIs, wps, hearts and skill points are listed and easily visible on the map, allowing a player to compare a fully explored map from the internet with his own map, this is not completely ...
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Reasons for lvling up in GW2? [duplicate]

I'm kind of new to GW2, I have 5 characters lvl 1-20, and just now I found out the PvP button, that lets you go to a PvP world where you are max lvl with all the traits and skills and can buy the best ...
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Super Adventure Box Infantile Mode

I've collected all kind of guides and walkthroughs to help me get all the achievements in Super Adventure Box. I'm going to run through the complete SAB two or three times to make sure I get them all. ...
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How are colours assigned to the World vs. World vs. World servers?

I'm pretty sure that lots of players are trying, as I am, to complete the whole map exploration, and even if I didn't believe when I read that the hardest part could be WvWvW, I must change my mind, ...
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What are the 'powerful profession mechanics' in light armor?

In Guild Wars 2, you have three types of armor: Light, Medium and Heavy. Scholars wear light armor, Adventurers wear medium armor, Soldiers wear heavy armor. I get that the heavy armor provides more ...
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What use is “Spiteful Talisman” if it only affects half of the relevant skills

Reading the wiki for Spiteful Talisman I noticed the note that says that it actually doesn't increase the range nor the cooldown of the skill Reaper's Touch. Since the Focus has only 2 skills that ...
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Do effects that say “per condition” or “per boon” also work with stacks of the same condition/boon?

I wonder whether skills and traits that say they do something "per condition" or "per boon" on a certain target have the same effect when there are multiple conditions or boons as when there is an ...
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What to sell in the Trading Post?

I've been clearing maps and getting a lot of drops, some equipment stronger than the one I already have, thus switching my equipment to get better. Sometimes, I get drops which I can 'sell as junk' at ...