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 Power and Compassion affect my abilities?

I know that Power increases the damage of direct abilities, Condition Damage improves conditions, and Healing Power (Compassion) improves the heal effects. But by how much? Do damaging abilities get ...
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What are the Race and Profession combinations?

While I am not a fan of the original guild wars I am believing in the hype that this one is different and I may enjoy it. But after poking around on the official website I am at a loss as for what ...
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What is the benefit of Aquatic Helms over regular ones?

In playing Guild Wars 2 so far, I've only come across standard helms by way of the Trading Post. However, the filters also let you choose Aquatic Helms. When I first found this, there were none for my ...
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In what ways can you acquire Aquatic Helms?

I have noticed that some heart karma vendors sell Aquatic Helms, but I haven't been able to acquire them in any other way. Are there any ways to acquire Aquatic Helms aside from Heart Vendors?
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Where can I find amulets that goes in the amulet slot?

I was originally under the impression that the amulets that you crafted in Jewelry craft would go into the amulet slot. However when I made it, it would only go into the two accessory slots. I am now ...
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Broken text encoding in various parts of the Guild Wars 2 UI

Since day 1 of playing Guild Wars 2, I've been plagued by a text-encoding issue in various parts of the UI. It seems that anywhere that certain types of punctuation (bullet points, for example) are ...
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Art of War bonuses - Are these map-wide?

Guild wars 2 features purchasable Guild bonuses in the Art of War category, which state WvW Fort +10% Magic Find WvW Fort +10% Experience ... Each says: For 12h, any fortification held by your ...
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“Fixing” sigil counter stacks

I've reported this as a bug already, but I was wondering if anyone has any tips. I use a Sigil of Luck when trying to farm around. When the going gets tough, I'd like to switch to a Sigil of ...
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What is the best way to earn gold for a level 80?

Gold is very essential in the game. Tier 3 cultural sets cost over 100g. Many other stuff also requires a large amount of gold. What are some good methods of earning gold fast for a level 80?
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When looting unidentified dyes, can I get a color I already own?

When looting unidentified dyes, can I get a color I already own? If so, will it consume the dye if I click on it?
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What to do with skill points once you've unlocked all skills?

Is there anything I can do with the skill points I have earned now that I have unlocked all the skills for my character? What is the point in earning more skill points after unlocking all your ...
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See completion of an area while not in the neighborhood?

In the map screen you have a nice breakdown of map completion in the current area. Is there a way to see completion of other areas too? (So that you know where to go next)
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Do different weapons have different base attack speeds?

I tried out a short bow ranger build in sPVP yesterday and noticed that it shoots faster than the longbow i usually use in PVE and WvWvW. Do different weapons have different base attack speeds?
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Do any items break down/refine into cooking materials?

Armor and scrap items break down into ore, is there an equivalent for cooking materials? Or are they only obtained through gathering?
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How do I get to the island point of interest in Kessex Hills?

I'm trying to find the final point of interest in Kessex Hills. However, it's below the island, and I can't find any cave entrance on the land or in the water nearby. How do I get to this POI?
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Trouble Charming a Pet

I have a ranger, and I am standing next to a newly discovered pet, but it doesn't give me the option to "charm". Is there something special I have to do to get this option to pop up? or is this ...
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Are there exotic versions of back gear?

So far the best gear I found for that slot would be from the guild armorer, which cost 5g for the level 80 rare version. Any idea if there are other sources?
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What's the deal with the underwater organ?

Is there anything special or significant about the Underwater Organ by the Quaggan town in Caledon forest? In the times I've swam by it, sometimes there is a chest nearby, and sometimes there is not; ...
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How does “3x damage” work?

Does the damage from Mind Wrack have diminishing returns? The tooltip seems to imply that each successive illusion shattered deals less damage. Is this correct, or am I misreading the tooltip, and ...
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What exactly do the Guardian summon weapons do?

The Guardian is able to summon 4 different arcane weapons to aid him in battle. These include the Sword of Justice, The Hammer of Wisdom, The Shield of the Avenger and the Bow of Truth. In all the ...
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How does the gold/gem exchange rate get determined?

I am very confused by how the gold and gem exchange rate works in guild Wars 2. I want to understand it a little better so I can optimize the amount of Gems I can get and when to best buy it. First ...
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Is there anyway to relocate to a dungeon without walking to it's location in the game world?

Some of the Dungeons are located in areas I've never explored, and it would be ideal if I could enter dungeons without needing to explore these locations and unlock their way points. Not just for the ...
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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 ...