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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How do I obtain Ascended gear?

I'm looking for information on how to earn Ascended tier items in Guild Wars 2, to make high-level runs of the new dungeon, Fractals of the Mists, easier. This tier of loot is between Exotic and ...
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How do I get to this point of interest in the Plains of Ashford?

I just ran in a complete circle around this raised area of terrain. At the top, there seems to be a place of interest, but I can't get up there. How do I activate this place of interest?
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Renvari is determined. What do I do?

In the mission Deeply Tangled Root, one of the objectives is "Defeat the Nightmare courtiers." Problem is, Renvari has the Determined buff and appears to be completely invulnerable. What am I ...
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How do you trigger vistas?

I am in the Grove, right by a map marker for an "undiscovered vista." There seems to be nothing special about it except for a nearby balcony. There seems to be no apparent trigger around except for a ...
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Does party size influence magic find percentage?

I have heard many a rumor going around in the Guild Wars 2 community that you get a hidden magic find buff if you are in a party of five. After looking everywhere I have found no evidence of this ...
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How do I access the Straits of Devastation?

According to the official Guild Wars 2 wiki it's possible to reach the Straits of Devastation from Lornar's Pass, along with quite a few other locations. I've tried finding the location in Lornar's ...
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Currency Exchange: More Gems for more Gold?

This is not a question about fluctuating exchange rates or anything, it's much simpler: Is there a bulk discount built into the Exchange mechanic? So far I have always assumed that, even if the RATE ...
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Engineer condition removal upon kit equipement

Whenever I equip a kit with my engineer, I am able to remove a condition. This effect seems to trigger with a cooldown. But I can't seem to find where does this effect trigger from. My weapons do not ...
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Explore Mad King's world after act III

Ok, so act III completed before I had time to visit 'Ascend to madness', the dungeon seems to be closed now... is there still a way to visit the place? Or am I stuck at 1 point from the title?
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Terrain disappearing and going transparent

So I'm running the 306.97 nVidia drivers on an GTX560Ti and when I get into caves or places with steep terrain, rotating the camera angle sometimes makes the terrain go semi-transparent. This wasn't ...
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How to take screenshots showing the tooltip of an item?

I just tried taking a screenshot to show off my Endless Halloween Tonic to my friends (<300 ToT bags - lucky me). I realized however, that the tooltip doesn't appear in the screenshot even though ...
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What else is there to do for the halloween event

I've been playing the Guild Wars 2 Halloween event. I've done Act I, II, and III; I have the two books and the 10-slot trick or treat bag. I've done the Mad King Labryinth several times and the areas ...
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Are the halloween gifts account or soulbound?

How are the three gifts, Gift of The Moon, Gift of Spiders and Gift of Souls bound? Are the recipes bound as well when you get it from the Mystic Forge?
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Can I repeat the clock tower jumping puzzle on a different character for more loot?

The Halloween event added an infuriatingly difficult jumping puzzle: The Mad King's Clock Tower. I managed to finish it yesterday on my air-specced Elementalist (that +35% movement speed helped!) and ...
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Recreate the PvP Rampager's amulet

In PvP, the amulet are used to summarised all the armour, weapon and Trinkets stats. How did they come with the Rampager's Amulet +284 Power +798 Precision +569 Condition Damage +284 Vitality Plus ...
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What should I do with all this candy corn?

This week in Guild Wars 2, you can loot candy corn from the trick-or-treat bags randomly dropped by enemies, and mine it from candy corn veins scattered around the world. I've found a few uses for ...
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What useful applications do tonics have?

Fairly regularly (and especially in Black Lion chests) I seem to be given tonics whose description says will transform me into an ooze or a moa or what have you for 15 minutes. It also says I can't ...
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Where are all the Mad Memoirs?

Part of the Shadow of the Mad King event involves using the Candy-Powered Matter Meter to scan suspicious locations and find ghosts. These ghosts then tell a story and give you a Mad Memoirs item. ...
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What engineer skills cause explosions?

Some traits within the "Explosives" line work only with explosions. For instance, Steel-Packed Powder Explosions cause vulnerability for 5 seconds. What, in this context, qualifies as an ...
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Cost for resetting Trait Points

Does the cost for resetting your Trait points go up depending on how many times you've done it in the past or does it go up depending on your level or some other factor?
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How to use the Asuran Outsourcing guild upgrade?

So there is a guild upgrade to allow you to build something without using a slot. We have it available, but I can't figure out how to use it? Can someone tell me how we can make use of it? Clicking ...
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Purchasing gems - what currency is used?

What currency is used when displaying the price of gems? Is it USD or is it automatically adjusted for whatever country you select?
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Will I visit all the explorable zones if I follow the personal storyline to the end?

The next mission is going to take place in a new zone, and I'm split between completing a nearby zone now, where no mission has taken place so far and I just happened to wander in, or coming back ...
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How can I get started in WvW?

Every time I've entered WvW I've been hopelessly lost and confused. I read all the tutorials and listened to all the NPCs and read the wiki articles but I've no idea where I'm actually supposed to ...
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Do speed boosts only apply when at full health?

Or possibly, is there some other relationship between health and speed? I ask because I have some passive speed boosts: Windborne Dagger (elementalist trait passive +15% speed) and Signet of Air (+10% ...
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Find missing points

I'm missing only one point of interest in a map. I went over and over the map, can't find the damn point. Is there some way to quickly find missing points on the maps?
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Guild Wars 2 - change crafting profession

How much does it cost to change the crafting profession? It depends on your level? I haven't found something official... Also do you lose the crafting level of the previous profession?
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Does transmutation of 2 items always result in a soul-bound item?

Are there any cases where transmuting results in a non soul-bound item? I'm trying to figure out a way to get a particular look of a skin to another character. For example, the starter medium armor ...
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What does the clock icon mean in Skill Descriptions?

I know from "What is this new icon in some of the skills?" that the water droplet icon means that a skill can't be used underwater, and the cooldown icon is easy enough to figure out, but what does ...
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How can I tell the difference between NPCs and human players?

I sometimes have a hard time telling real players from NPCs (especially when the player isn't moving around). So far I've used two methods: Look for a guild under their name Look for a class icon ...
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What are the various enemy types in Guild Wars 2?

There is a daily achievement called Daily Kill Variety. I'm curious if there is a list anywhere of what the different enemy types are and what enemies belong to each type. Today I killed a Ram, a ...
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When do all races get into a common town?

I've been playing with friends and we all want to do different races. How much of the game shall we play before we can meet (without skipping personnal quest)
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How to trade with another player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Person to Person Trading in Guild Wars 2 I cant seem to find the option for a trade. Where is it in the UI of Guild Wars 2? The player menu has add friend and add to ...
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Where to find a Juvenile Wolf?

So I've now got all the Ranger pets except the Wolf. Does anyone know where to find a Juvenile Wolf? Having had a search around it seems the only place is in World v World. Does this creature exist ...
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Where can I farm Molten Lodestones?

The question says it all. Where do Molten Lodestones drop? I need 6 of them to make runes but I can't find them anywhere.
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Can I get credit for an event if I don't stick around?

If I contribute toward the completion of a dynamic event, but either leave the area or log out of the game before it is finished, will I still get credit in the event that another player completes it? ...
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What are the highest level 80 armour values?

Now that I've reached lv80 I'd like to pickup some lv80 armour items to round out my character. I'm currently using lv70-76 exotics and rares. So far I can only see three viable options, 1) Orr karma ...
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Does Reflect prevent damage?

Some skills give a Reflect attribute. For instance Magnetic Aura gives the Reflect attribute. Will Reflect prevent the damage to the target and reflect it back to the attacker? Retaliation also ...
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What are the chances of gathering rare components from resource nodes?

When you gather materials from a resource node, you have a small chance of obtaining a rare item depending on what type of node it is. (For example, Aspen Saplings occasionally drop a few cinnamon ...
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What determines the amount of tokens awarded after completing an explorable dungeon?

I just completed my first explorable dungeon and was happy to receive 30 tokens, until I realized the rest of the group got 60 and 55 tokens. Do you miss out if you are dead at the wrong moment in a ...
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Which is more important for a tanks survivability, Toughness or Vitality?

I am building my Gaurdian to be very tanky but I can't help but wonder. Which stat provides more survivability? Toughness or Vitality? Is it situational?
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How do you create Foefire's Essence?

Reddit has discovered quite a few new weapons are available, all of them modelled after weapons that Guardians, Eles, and Mesmers can conjure. I'm specifically interested in Foefire's Essence. The ...
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Are achievements account or character bound?

Do different characters across the same account share achievements? Is it possible to work towards one achievement on multiple accounts?
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Is the Karma bonus from a Karma boost not shown?

I recently started farming karma to get exotic armor pieces for my character and it takes a total of 252,000 karma to get a full set. As you know that is a lot so I bought some karma boosts in hopes ...
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Do you get WvW Bonuses while in overflow maps?

While in a overflow map if you go to the WvW window to see the progress, you see the following message: WvW information is not visible from dungeons, instances, and overflow maps. Travel to WvW ...
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How can I learn to be competitive in PvP and WvW?

I am almost exclusively a PvE player and love exploring, crafting and opening things up in game. Every now and then I get tempted by the PvP and WvW areas but tend not to head there because, frankly, ...
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Does burning damage stack in any way?

I am trying a guardian build which revolves around burning as many foes as possible for as much damage as possible. However, when I quickly use two burning skills, I notice only one burning icon on ...
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Shortcut keys for conversations

I am a keyboard guy. I move and fight with keyboard mostly. But when I enter a conversation. There doesn't seem to be a way to pick answers with the keyboard...I have to go get the mouse. Anyone know ...
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Is there a World completion chest?

I had heard murmurs of people saying there is a chest when you get 100% World completion. As I got the last vista before getting 100% World completion, I was disappointed to find that I didn't get a ...
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What factors contribute to world completition?

I was recently running through Caledon Forest, where I had 100% completion, when I had a message "[some area name] discovered" pop up. This also revealed the area on my map. It wasn't a point of ...