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 determines the amount of condition damage from conditions applied by sigils and traits?

Some sigils can inflict conditions. One example is the sigil of earth. It has a certain percent chance of inflicting bleeding when you critically strike. Trait benefits can also inflict conditions. ...
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Do summoned “allies” damage count towards the threshold for experience and loot?

In this question: What are the requirement to gain experience in Guild Wars 2 when killing a mob?, I learned that there is a threshold damage you need to deal to a monster to get experience and a ...
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Can conditions crit?

Is it possible for a condition to crit? I haven't seen any of the dot numbers with crit. So that could indicate that dots don't crit, but I could have missed it, the numbers are flying pretty fast ...
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How does team play work (e.g. in instances)?

Note: there's a good question on combat already, but it focuses mainly on using your own skills in combat, not on team play. So far in GW2 I've done group events, and the main "strategy" I've seen is ...
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Show health numbers of allies and enemies

Is there an option or possibility to show the exact number of max. and current health of enemies and allies?
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Does offhand sigil actives activate while using skills from my main hand?

I think the easiest way to explain what I mean is by giving you a scenario. Suppose I am dual wielding two one-handed weapons. In my main hand I have a sword with a sigil of blood which has a chance ...
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What is a Dwarven Key used for?

A Longhorn Ram I killed in Dredgehaunt Cliffs dropped a Dwarven Key. It says it's an event item, but it wasn't dropped during an event, so I'm left wondering what the purpose of this key is. What ...
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How to increase draw distance / actor fade?

I have noticed since the beta to launch they have drastically shortened the distance that characters, mobs and wildlife will appear. To the degree that I was standing on a castle rampart firing my ...
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Where does my toughness bonus as a warrior come from?

As a level 16 Asura warrior, I have 98 in base toughness. In traits I have +60 defense and +60 healing. While not wearing any items or signets, and no boons or conditions on my character, I find I ...
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How do you get Black Dye besides buying it?

With a selling price pushing 3G, Black Dye is clearly in demand. Other than buying it, how can someone get it? Random drops only? Can it be forged with Mystic Coins?
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How do I get the “Experience without Dying” portion of the monthly achievement?

For experience without dying, what counts as dying? If I'm downed, but rally myself, does that reset the counter? What if I die completely, but someone else revives me before I return to a waypoint? ...
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Cost of using waypoints affected only by distance?

The cost of waypoints varies according to the distance from your current point to the selected waypoint. I'm finding them more expensive each time. Now traveling to a near waypoint (near as in next ...
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How do you extinguish the Fire Elemental?

The area boss of Metrica Province, the Fire Elemental, is ridiculously hard to even fight, much less kill. The boss itself bombards the area with AOE knockdown DOT effects that will generally take me ...
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Can you send mail to offline players?

I have been playing since the pre-release weekend and the mail system has been quite the roller coaster ride. One day I send mail fine, the next the mail is down, the next I am not receiving mail. ...
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Mystic forge - demote crafting materials?

So there's the formula for promoting crafting materials.... Can you do it in reverse? Example to promote materials: Philosopher's Stone + Tier 2 Dust + Tier 2 Material + Tier 1 Material = Tier 2 ...
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Best role specific pets for Ranger?

Following on from, this question about sharks!. What pets do Rangers mostly use for the various roles in game? Specifically I'm thinking of things such as, Tanking, whist you are ranged - ...
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How do I turn Jute scrap into Jute bolts?

Since I can't seem to find the answer anywhere, but I'm sure lots have done this, how do I convert Jute Scrap into Jute Bolts ? I have like 30 of these now, and want to craft. Thanks!
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In Intensity stacking conditions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How much can buffs and debuffs stack? Recently was asked about in Intensity stacking boons, but as a thief, I don't care about boons, I care about conditions. Now my ...
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How much can buffs and debuffs stack?

In Guild Wars 2, when casting an existing buff (boon) or debuff (condition), rather than overwriting the current buff (or debuff), it will apply it's own separate effect. The wiki explains that these ...
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Is the consumable magic find buff multiplative or additive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Magic Find work in Guild Wars 2? Currently my armor, weapon, and accessory is set up to maximize magic find. my gear is as follows: +18% magic find from ...
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How does Magic Find work in Guild Wars 2?

There are many items which grant increased magic find (+X% Magic Find), and I'm curious exactly how it works, since it varies from game to game. In some games Magic Find just results in more items ...
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Guild banners and allies

The description for the karma banner states it gives the bonus to any ally touching it. Does it mean guild member or anyone from your world? The name of the "+5% Exp Public Banner" confuses me. So ...
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Where to find a Juvenile Shark?

I have Shark listed in my pet list, but I can't find it anywhere to tame it. Has anyone found one yet and can you tell me where you found it?
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Necromancer: leech on hit and leech on crit scaling

What do these passive scale from? Do they scale only from healing stat, or do they also scale with damage?
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Guild banners, influence bonus and activation

In the guild panel, it is possible to craft some stuff. For example, I created a Karma banner. I get that it will be placed in any location I choose to activate it, and that guild members can click on ...
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What do you get when you level after you have already reached level 80?

I have finally reached level 80 in Guild Wars 2 and I figured since that was the max level, my exp bar would just be perpetually filled and I wouldn't glow when I level. However that is not the case. ...
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Are all points of interest and vistas in Lion's Arch accessible at the moment?

I can't reach last Vista and last point of interest in Lion's Arch city. The Vista is located to the east from Bloodcoast Ward and the point is a bit to the north from Eastern Ward. I'm starting to ...
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How to Display Your Guild Emblem? (Guild Armorer)

After researching the 'Guild Armor Contract' and 'Guild Emblem Template', you're presented with the option of purchasing Guild Armor as shown below: NOTE: This particular vendor is located in WvW ...
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Are inventory unlocks specific for each character?

The bag slots that can be unlocked (for 400 gems each, currently) are just for the character that purchases them or you only have to unlock them once for the account? Also related, I assume that ...
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Does your level serve any purpose outside of PvE?

In Guild Wars 2 you can play PvE, WvW, and PvP. When you play WvW and PvP you are at level 80, not your actual level. So is your level meaningless outside of PvE, or is there some reason for me to ...
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Where is a good place to farm Cloth scraps?

I'm trying to level up leather working, but I'm having a lot of trouble since I require a lot of Jute in order to do so, but it seems to be fairly rare. I'm currently level 30, and my Leather working ...
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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 ...