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 destroy the gate in Caudecus's Manor - Explorable Mode?

Today, I recently took on Caudecus's Manor on Explorable mode. As our path, we chose to search for the hidden seraphs. After various pillow-proof traps, we came upon one of the final "events" to the ...
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Is Mikkel Toivosson's health bar supposed to refill?

I keep trying to beat this fight at the end of The Championship Fight quest and I can only get him down to about half health before he quickly runs back to where he is at the beginning of the fight ...
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Send something to your alt character in Guild Wars 2

What's the easiest way to transfer an item from my main character to an alt? Coming from World of Warcraft I expected to be able to mail it to my other character, but this doesn't seem to be an ...
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Are there any specific perks for Crafting

Of course I'm going to craft, but I want to limit the crafting professions to 2 per char. So in course of choosing, I got to the following question: Are there any BOP item from crafting? Or maybe ...
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How does the day/night cycle work?

Zones in the world follow a day / night cycle that does not follow real time. How does it work? Does it have any effect besides the visuals?
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What's the smallest duration condition that will still deal damage?

By default, Poison, Burning, and Bleed effects last a set number of seconds, dealing damage each "Tick". While Poisons and Burning can be extended by reapplying the buff, bleeds cannot. All three ...
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How can I hide my Helm or Shoulder armor in Guild Wars 2?

I've been running around Tyria willy-nilly for nearly a week now, and something's been bothering me. You see, I'm playing a Necromancer, and Necromancer Masks really, really look sort of silly on ...
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Daily kill variety. How to tell?

Is there any way to know what type of monsters have I already slain for the daily kill variety achievment? I randomly kill mobs untill I have it completed (10 different type of creatures), but some ...
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Can you combine runes?

I have salvaged quite a few items to extract "precious" minor runes. Sadly my bank has become quite cluttered with runes now. Is there a way to combine say 3 of the same rune to get the next level? Or ...
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Where to find pets for the ranger?

You need to find a juvenile $ANIMAL and charm it. Can anyone provide information about where to find those for the various types of pets? Do juvenile animals grow up or do they stay this way?
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What are the requirement to gain experience in Guild Wars 2 when killing a mob?

What makes me gain experience when I kill a mob? Sometimes I try to help other players and when I kill a mob and I gain nothing. Why? Should I engage the fight? Is there a minimum damage? What is the ...
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How is Precision used to calculate critical chance?

I am very confused by the Precision attribute. On the Guild Wars 2 wiki it says: Precision is an offensive character attribute. Attribute points put into precision increase the chance of a ...
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Guild Wars 2 necromancer mask

Is it possible to hide or not even use mask in character creator for necromancer class in Guild Wars 2? If yes, how?
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How do combos work in Guild Wars 2?

I see some of my skills say something like 'combo finisher (projectile)', but I don't think I've ever done a combo. How do they work? I always solo, is this only for multiple characters or can they ...
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How do multiple combo fields interact with finishers?

If i have multiple combo fields below me and then do a whirl attack, which combo field effect get triggered? In one of the boss battles i had a fire, poison and light combo field below me but it ...
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How do I survive as a Solo Elementalist?

I've been trying to play an Elementalist on the Crystal Desert server, and given the fact that the party system is bugged, more often than not, this means going solo, as my friends are elsewhere. ...
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In what ways can I “dodge” attacks?

It's clear that mobility is a huge part of combat in GW2. Obviously capital-D "Dodging" (i.e. double-tapping a movement key) allows you to avoid damage. Are there any other ways to avoid incoming ...
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What do the rune numbers mean?

Some gear has these numbers. It says Minor Rune of xxx (0/2) (1) Does something. (2) Does something better. Does this mean this item has a rune? If so, does it mean you need to have two of those ...
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Guild Wars 2 Downloading Problems

I'm currently downloading Guild Wars 2, which shows that it's downloading the pre-update files but then the speed just drops off. The window then disappears, reappears for a split second saying that ...
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Does the movement reduction penalty from Chilled and Crippled stack?

The conditions Chilled and Crippled both reduce the movement speed of the target (by 66% and 50% respectively). Does the movement speed reduction for each skill apply, or does the movement speed from ...
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Will salvaging an item with a sigil always reward the sigil?

I have quite a few items with sigils in my inventory (i.e. Minor Sigil of Corruption gives +5 condition damage with every kill). I'd like to salvage the items for the sigils and then reapply the ...
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What is the Gem to Gold exchange rate in Guild Wars 2? [closed]

I believe it is market-based, but what is the approximate ratio (e.g. 5:1, 2:1, etc)?
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What and where are good (fast and easy) sources of Vials of Weak Blood

I'm going to get to level 20 soon and I'd like to craft as many pieces of equipment for that level, with power bonus for my character, as I can. That requires a lot of Vials of Weak Blood Can you ...
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Are there any crafting professions that let you make upgrades?

I see that some items have empty upgrade slots. Are there any crafting professions that can make things to put into these slots? If so which ones?
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How is the weapon damage of the Engineer exclusive weapons calculated?

I've noticed that an Engineers Weapon and Condition damage when equipped with one of the Engineer exclusive weapons (Grenade Kit, Bomb Kit, Flamethrower, Elixir Gun, and Wrench) are calculated ...
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How is guild influence gained in Guild Wars 2?

The official wiki lists the following as one way to get influence: 2 influence for individual guild members completing an event or part of a personal storyline. (The per-player influence gained ...
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Optimal allocation of Stats from equipment

For maximum survivability, is it better to get gear with only Vitality, or should you evenly distribute between Vitality and Toughness? I have read that Vitality seems to be a lot better than ...
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I just got invited to a guild. Why can't I see or talk in Guild Chat?

I just got invited to a Guild in Guild Wars 2. But after playing for a while, I noticed that Guild Chat was... unusually quiet. I know these people. They are chatterboxes. They normally do not shut ...
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How does armor work?

I know that armor reduces damage taken, but how is this reduced damage calculated? Does it differ between weapon damage and condition damage? For example, if I hit an opponent with a skill that does ...
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Can you unequip an inventory bag?

I have four standard 4-slot bags equipped, but now I have crafted an 8-slot storage box and want to use that. I'm afraid there is no way to un-equip one of those standard bags... am I right ?
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What is the most profitable way to get rid of equipment?

I have acquired a lot of nice blue and green equipments ~lvl 20. I have no use for these since my class can't equip them. Should I just npc these or salvage them? What is the most profitable way?
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How do I change between orders? (Durmand, Whispers, Vigil)

At some point during the personal story the game forces you to choose one of three orders: Durmand priory Order of whispers Vigil The wiki says that once you've made a choice, you can change ...
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Are charisma, dignity and ferocity used for something besides NPC dialogs?

Besides the answers you can give in some dialogs (where I imagine that a kind of "roll check" is performed to see if it succeeds / fails) what are these atributes used for? Do they unlock special ...
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What is 'Cultural Armor'?

I see certain towns, in my case more specifically Divinity's Reach have 'Cultural Armor Merchants'. Each one of these merchants has a tier which as I understand tiers with levels. What is the ...
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How do I reach this point of interest in the Black Citadel?

I've run around the "The Bane" area and inside the Core area, but I can't find the place to unlock this POI. How do I reach it?
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How can I tell where a title comes from (and progression towards it)?

I can see I already have some titles, and I can choose them from the achievements tab in the hero panel. But I am not sure where do they come from. For example, I have the title 'traveler'. I assume ...
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Is it worth using the most expensive salvage kits on low level items?

Is it worth using master's salvage kits on loot from low level areas? Will I get rare materials from them, or would it rather be more efficient (profit wise) to use low level kits on low level items?
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What options are there to expand the inventory?

In Guild Wars 1, there were a handful of options to get a bigger inventory/carrying space. Examples are the special bags that offered more slots than four, or bags in which you could stuff weapons and ...
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What are Mystic Coins used for? (And what are Zommoros's favorite trades?)

Completing the Daily Guild Wars 2 Achievement earns some experience, coin, a chance at a black lion consumable, and a single Mystic Coin. The monthly achievement gives more of the same, including a ...
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When do the daily achievements reset?

Guild Wars 2 rewards you with a Mystic Coin if you complete a set of Daily Achievements. As their name might indicate, they reset every day, allowing you to complete them again for more arena net ...
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How do I craft a legendary weapon?

By all accounts, Legendary weapons are of equal power to Ascended (Pink) weapons, and so do not confer a statistical advantage over their less impressive Ascended companions, but their Legendary ...
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How can I determine if an enemy is within range of a skill?

Playing ranged characters, I want to take my first shot against an enemy from as far away as possible. However, there don't seem to be any obvious cues to tell me what that maximum range is. This ...
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How do I identify Asura gates at a distance?

If I get within a few feet of an Asura gate, text will appear telling me where it leads. However, this is not very convenient in places like Lion's Arch, where there are many gates. Is there any way ...
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When do resource nodes respawn?

I know that resource nodes are individually instanced per player. However, I'm unsure what determines when the same resource nodes will respawn for any given player. I know they don't reset based on ...
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Are resource nodes (ore, wood, herbs) instanced?

Are resource nodes (e.g. ore veins, trees, bushes...) instanced? I mean, does each player get his/her own set? On other MMOs resources are first come first serve, and I am under the impression that in ...
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How do I find Troll Salve?

I'm playing through the earliest content of a Sylvari ranger and there's this quest from Mender Aviala. It feels like it's a no-brainer; a go-do-this-simple-thing quest but I'm lost and my local ...
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What are Trophy and Salvage items?

What is the purpose of these items? I just don't get it. Are salvage items there only to be salvaged?
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Where do I get my Hall of Monuments rewards?

If you connect your Guild Wars 2 account to your Guild Wars account you're able to unlock in-game rewards by completing tasks in Guild Wars. I'd like to gather my rewards, but I can't figure out how. ...
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What is a contested waypoint?

I traveled to a waypoint, and died soon after. When I tried to respawn at that same waypoint it wouldn't let me and I saw it was "contested" showing a pair of crossed swords on the icon. I went there ...
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What determines bonus xp?

Sometimes when I kill an enemy, I get a popup saying that I received bonus experience for the kill. Why do I get this bonus XP? I can't seem to narrow it down the variables. It happens whether I'm ...