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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Empowering Might radius

So I spec my guardian to precision damage and toughness. I noticed that some of my team mates are not getting might during the usage of Empowering Might on my guardian honor spec maybe it's because of ...
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Cheapest mystic forge recipes?

What are the cheapest mystic forge recipes? This information would be helpful for completing the Daily Mystic Forgesmith achievement regularly.
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Is ascended gear worth the effort?

Take the following situation: You have a level 80 char, equipped with an exotic armor, exotic weapons, ascended trinkets, and a exotic back-piece. Everything has runes or sigils. Should I now get an ...
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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 do you get the sigil of malice recipe?

I understand that there's a vendor with the recipe for the "Sigil of Malice" located in the crown pavilion, but as a player who was not able to access the crown pavilion during that event last year, ...
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Buying Grenth's hood?

I personally feel as though Grenth's Hood is one of the coolest helms in the game. Is there any way of knowing when it will be on the Gem Store again?
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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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Buying Weapons in PvP

Sorry, I'm a total noob. I've read that there should be a PvP Weaponsmith and PvP Armorsmith vendors in the Mists, with all the items for free. I can't find those vendors, and I suspect there has ...
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Which are the steps for crafting an Celestial (Exotic) armor?

In Guild Wars 2, there are armors with a Celestial bonus (which have all stats as a bonus), which were introduced some time ago, during an event. I know those are still craftable, but i can't seem to ...
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Can I spend event tokens after an event has ended?

The Festival of the Four Winds is about to end, and I realized that I don't know whether I have to spend all my Favor of the Festival and Festival Tokens before then. Will merchants taking the event ...
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What can I do with my excess skill points?

I have a level 80 character, and I've already unlocked all of my utility skills. At this point I have over 50 unused skill points, and I'm not sure what I should be doing with them. Miyani sells a ...
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What Activities can I solo in WvW?

I enjoy the WvW combat, but sometimes I can only get on for an hour or less. What WvW activities can be soloed and still help the realm's standing?
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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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Does the Rune of the Monk's healing bonus stack with Aquatic Benevolence?

The 6-piece bonus for the Superior Rune of the Monk grants +10% outgoing heal effectiveness to allies. The Elementalist trait Aquatic Benevolence increases healing done to allies by 25%. Do these ...
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What is the Guild Wars 2 map overflow, and how does it work?

Last night a friend and I wanted to play the game together. We had chosen the same server and were both standing in the same location but we could not find each other. We did however get a message ...
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Are there different voices?

I've noticed in Guild Wars 2 that some of my characters have different voices even though they are the same race. Is there more than one voice for each race/role combination? Does anyone know which ...
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How do I move this account-bound booster to an alt?

Most of my characters got boosters on my account anniversary, including one character who's too high in level to take advantage. I would like to move the account-bound booster from that character to ...
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What do I do with soulboud karma items?

I have two rare karma daggers, two fine accessories and two masterwork accessories. What is the use of these items? They're all low level (the highest is the daggers at 40).
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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 can I maximize my gold earnings for the short amount of time I get to play?

I play GuildWars 2 every chance I get. Which, honestly, isn't that much. I play for no more than 2 hours at a time, no more than 3 times per week. I am the crafter for my family's guild, and I have a ...
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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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What's the cheapest way to achieve the salvaging monthly requirement?

The monthly achievement I am closest to getting is the salvaging one, however I am still >120 items away. What's the cheapest means by which I can salvage the required number of items? I am not sure I ...
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How similar are the non-class summons in GW2?

While not all professions in GW2 have built-in "pet" skills, any profession can use summons that are triggered by equipment. What differentiates these summons aside from visual appearance? E.g., do ...
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How does the new trait system work?

So the new April feature pack is live and has made some changes to the trait system as well as introducing new traits. I logged into my lv31 Thief who has 20 trait points to find that all my traits ...
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Guild Wars 2 cosmetic armor works only on one armor?

I have bough Guild Wars 2 Heroic Edition and I have got that items, that can change the way that armor looks, I'm only level 10 and I'm not sure how does this armor works. So I'd like to ask if it's ...
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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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Help! I'm trapped in a wall!

I've managed to get myself stuck in the geometry of a wall. I can't jump or walk or dodge out it seems. In most other MMO's I've played, /Stuck, or /Unstuck or some variant thereof can be used to ...
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What is the maximum possible bonus to Karma?

I've been saving my Jugs of Liquid Karma from completing daily and monthly achievements, and I've got quite a few stashed away. Since it's possible to get bonuses to Karma through things like guild ...
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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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What's the best way to get exotic armor in Guild Wars 2?

What's the best way to get exotic armor in Guild Wars 2 using in-game means? I'm specifically looking for ways to in-game, that is, excluding buying gems with real money. Best in this context can ...
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Black Lion: upcoming sales and 40% off key bundles?

Is there a way to know if a sale will be coming to an item soon? Essentially just marking an item into a "wishlist" of sorts and being notified when it's on sale. And -- excuse the closely-related ...
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What is Iron Ore used for in leatherworking?

I have been mining Iron Ore and I have maxed out my collectibles store (250 lumps). I've been able to use it since I became level 75 in leatherworking, but I have no idea what I can use it for. What ...
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What can I do if I don't receive the email for account authentication?

When I started Guild Wars 2, I received the following screen in the launcher: This appears to be waiting for a response to an email in order to verify authentication. What can I do if I do not ...
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Guild wars 2 crashes when entering world

When I select my character, and hit play the game crashes. A box with the crash report shows up. The game doesn't close, it just says explosive intellect (I think it's the starting area). My drivers ...
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How do you enter a dungeon if your group is already in there?

I joined a group for CoF that stated in LfG that they were already inside. They told me to join them, I asked how, and they kicked me. Okay, pretty standard for Guild Wars. But now I want to know. The ...
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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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How binded are “Traits” and “Playstyle” of characters in Guild Wars 2

Context: I just started playing Guild Wars 2 and this came to my mind. My first character is a Guardian (currently at level 15), and I started to throw some points into traits. The reason I picked ...
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Is it possible for a Jumping Puzzle / Dive to be Bugged in a subset of Servers?

I just changed servers on GuildWars 2 from "Anvil Rock" (US) to "Ruins of Surnia" (EU) because Anvil Rock is full, and I have 5 friends that recently bought the game. Even though I know that they ...
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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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Is it possible to stunlock in PvP?

Is there any profession capable of stunlock in PvP? How would that work? "What do you mean by stunlock? Unable to act or move for 5 seconds? For 10 seconds? Indefinitely?" (Question made by @Brant) ...
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Battle of Claw Island - “You cannot fire weapon in that direction” error

I am on the quest "Battle of Claw Island" as part of the storyline for my character, and I am on the stage of the quest that requires you to use trebuchets against the enemy ship "The Warmonger". ...
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How do you show FPS and ping in GW2?

I know for the original Guild Wars, there was a switch/option -perfs that displays FPS and ping in the upper-right corner. Does Guild Wars 2 have a similar option?
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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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Person to Person Trading in Guild Wars 2

The one thing I couldn't figure out this weekend if it was possible to do person to person trades like you can in Guild Wars 1. Is that possible or will it only be limited to the Auction house or ...
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Duration (remaining) for Living World content

Every few weeks, new Living World content is released. And with that, every few weeks the old Living World content stops and goes 'away'. Currently, Blood and Madness is running at the same time as ...
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What are these corruption stacks?

I just spent some time in the Brand in the Fields of Ruin. While I was there, I managed to attain 12 stacks of "Corruption", for which the tooltip says only "Your conditions do more damage." Are ...
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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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Can you get into Oola's old lab?

So in Metrica Province there is the old ruins of Oola's lab, and from the mini-map it looks like you can go through it and pop out the other side. Has anyone managed to get inside? Or is it ...
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How do you dance the pirate polka?

In Gendarran Fields, there is a skill challenge issued by Klakka the Brain where you can either fight her or dance the "pirate polka" in order to get the skill point. How do you do the dance?
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Is it possible to run Guild Wars 2 from a USB-connected drive?

My machine is an early 2011 17-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.2 Ghz Core i7, 4 GB RAM, and a Radeon HD 6750M with 1 GB of VRAM. Based on the published system reqs, I think it should be able to run the ...