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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

17
votes
3answers
11k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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?
17
votes
3answers
18k views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
11
votes
10answers
38k views

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. ...
11
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
340 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
9k views

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)?
6
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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?
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ?
8
votes
3answers
2k views

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?
7
votes
3answers
10k views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
13k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
7
votes
5answers
34k views

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?
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
7k views

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?
5
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
14
votes
2answers
66k views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
30k views

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 ...
12
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
15k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
608 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
27k views

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?
2
votes
1answer
25k views

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. ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
21
votes
1answer
11k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

How do your 'F1, F2, ect..' skills work?

I see that some Professions have skills bound to F1, F2 and so on. Yet some have 0 skills bound there. Are these Profession specific? And if so do you have to unlock them/spend points on them or do ...
9
votes
1answer
8k views

What are each races racial skills and how do they work?

I know in Guild Wars 2 each race has thier own unique 'racial skills'. But I am not sure how exactly they are unlocked/applied/used. It would be great to have this information somewhere so people can ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

guild wars 2 beta client same as the real client [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to download the client again? I have been playing GW2 in the beta. I have the beta client downloaded and it is up to date. Do i need a different client to ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Do I need to download the client again?

I have read here that Guild Wars 2 client is available. I have pre-purchased the game, and I have been participating on the beta weekend events, so I have already downloaded a client from them. ...
2
votes
1answer
529 views

Does the guild vault have collectible storage?

In Guild Wars 2 each character has a bank that they can store items in. One of the nice features is that it has a section for storing "collectibles" such as crafting materials. Guilds can also unlock ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Is there a difference between map chat and team chat in WvW in Guild Wars 2?

According to the wiki on chat commands and this image, /team will send a message to your team in WvW and /map sends to all players in your zone. Does the /map allow everyone, including enemies, to see ...
1
vote
1answer
303 views

Are the Collector's Edition items tradeable?

I'm interested in sharing the collectors edition items with a friend, is this possible or are the items linked to the collectors edition account?
7
votes
1answer
1k views

What is this new icon in some of the skills?

I notice in this last beta there's a new icon on some of the skills. It looks like a white triangle with a red 'X' on it. Any idea what this icon is suppose to mean?
5
votes
5answers
3k views

What's the quickest and most reliable way to untarget your current target in GW2?

Something that's been bothering me with the Guild Wars 2 controls is that there seems to be no way to deselect a target if you have a target selected. From looking at the list of control bindings ...
1
vote
1answer
584 views

Is the engineer the closest class to the Shaman?

I've always loved shaman classes, was a shaman in WoW. Sad to say there is no Shaman class in GW2 but is the engineer the closest class like it?
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Do each of the races in Guild Wars 2 have their own starting location?

Is the starting point for new chars the same for all races, or is it more like WOW where every race has their own spawn point?