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Update - Wednesday, October 7, 2009Edit

Automated TournamentsEdit

Skill DescriptionsEdit

Bug FixesEdit


Update - Thursday, October 8, 2009Edit

Skill DescriptionsEdit


Update 2 - Thursday, October 22, 2009 Edit

Bug Fixes Edit

Update - Thursday, October 22, 2009 Edit

Halloween 2009 Edit

When the harvest is in and the moon sails high
And the shadows begin to lengthen
Mad King Thorn’s games begin! His minions ride!
His grip on the land will strengthen
But all is not well on this Halloween
It stirs in the Underworld’s gloom
An ancient evil, long unseen
If awakened, it spells our doom
Do partake in the Mad King’s revelry
But take care in the jack o’ lantern glow
For this is the season of devilry
And something wicked lurks deep below

Halloween Event Edit

  • Preparations have been made for Halloween 2009.
  • A number of new quests will become available throughout the course of the event, starting on Monday.

Codex Arena Edit

Henchmen Edit

Prophecies Edit

Factions Edit

Nightfall Edit

Eye of the North Edit

AI Updates Edit

The following AI updates apply to Heroes, Henchmen, and Hard Mode NPCs.

Assassin Edit

  • Heroes will now use Wastrel's Collapse more frequently.
  • Heroes will now use Death's Charge to close in on enemies even if the heal effect isn’t needed.
  • Improved the AI’s ability to quickly perform Combo Attacks.

Elementalist Edit

  • Heroes will now be more cautious about becoming Exhausted when using Gale.
  • Heroes will now use Stoning less frequently when the target is not Weakened.
  • Heroes will now use Glyph of Lesser Energy more efficiently.
  • Heroes will now use Rust more frequently.
  • Heroes will now be more cautious about becoming Exhausted when using Shock.

Mesmer Edit

  • Heroes will now favor allies who are nearby with Hex Eater Signet.
  • Heroes will now choose targets more intelligently when using Empathy.
  • Heroes will now choose targets more intelligently when using Backfire.
  • Heroes will now choose targets more intelligently when using Signet of Humility.

Monk Edit

  • Heroes will now target knocked-down allies with Aura of Stability.
  • Heroes will now use Healer's Boon more frequently.
  • Heroes will now use Heal Party more efficiently.
  • Heroes will now be more careful about casting Infuse Health, but react faster to endangered allies.

Paragon Edit

Ranger Edit

Ritualist Edit

Warrior Edit

  • Heroes will now use Flail more appropriately to avoid slowing down when chasing an enemy.
  • Heroes will now use Enraging Charge to gain adrenaline even if already within attack range.
  • Adjusted the conditions under which the AI will cancel Primal Rage with another stance.
  • Adjusted the conditions under which the AI will cancel Frenzy with another stance.
  • Heroes will now use Disrupting Chop more frequently.
  • Heroes will now use Balanced Stance more frequently when battling foes using knockdown abilities.
  • Heroes will now use Sever Artery slightly more frequently.
  • Heroes will now use Gash less frequently against Deep Wounded enemies.
  • Improved adrenaline management when using skills that remove all adrenaline.

Underworld Edit

Something stirs deep in the Underworld, slowly making its presence known.

  • Made numerous adjustments to NPC and monster locations.
  • Ghosts and Reapers no longer have collision.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused a group of Smite Crawlers to fight other Smite Crawlers.
  • Reapers will now appear in the party window until their quests have been completed.
  • Tortured Spirits in the quest "Imprisoned Spirits" will now appear in the party window until the quest is complete.
  • New Souls in the quest "Escort of Souls" will now appear in the party window until the quest is complete.
  • Fixed a bug which sometimes caused the quest "Imprisoned Spirits" to not fail when all of the Tortured Souls are killed.
  • Streamlined the Tortured Spirits' pathing in the quest "Imprisoned Spirits".
  • Streamlined the holdout timing and pathing of the Terrorweb Dryders in the quest "Imprisoned Spirits."
  • Streamlined The Slayer and Terrorweb Dryders' pathing in the quest "Demon Assassin."
  • Streamlined the locations, timing, and pathing of the Terrorweb Dryders in the quest "Servants of Grenth."
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the quest "Servants of Grenth" to complete before all waves of Terrorweb Dryders have appeared.
  • Adjusted the spawns around the Reaper of the Forgotten Vale and the Reaper of the Bone Pits so that they are less likely to appear when the area is unsafe.
  • Moved the Lost Soul out of aggro range of the Aatxes.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Vengeful Aatxes to not die when their Keeper of Souls is killed in the quest "Unwanted Guests."

Bug Fixes Edit

  • Fixed a bug that caused Deadly Paradox to increase casting speed by 66% rather than 33%.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Ether Prism to reduce damage by 25% rather than by 75%.
  • Fixed the description for Signet of Deadly Corruption to no longer reference itself as an attack.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to target others when using Spirit Siphon.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Wastrel's Demise from turning the health bar purple.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the henchman Sogolon to have less armor than Paragons of an equivalent level.

Miscellaneous Edit

GuildWiki notes Edit

  • Henchmen that receive a Celestial skill have the same old skillbar when they have it, rather than a new one.


Update 2 - Friday, October 23, 2009Edit

Bug FixesEdit

  • Fixed a bug which made players without certain campaigns unable to use Attack Skills from those campaigns in Codex Arena and Costume Brawl.

Update - Friday, October 23, 2009Edit

Bug FixesEdit

  • Fixed a bug that made Tolkano not offer his prize redemption services to players without reward points.

MiscellaneousEdit

  • Updated localized text for Tolkano.

GuildWiki notes Edit

  • Clarification: Updated the Chat window text that appears in the Codex Arena after opening up the skill window, by replacing, "You are using a limited play list. Your skills may not all be displayed.", with "Your skill list is currently restricted by the rules of the Codex Arena. See High Commissioner Gyills for details."
  • Bug fix: This update reset Devona's Hard mode skills, so that she no longer uses Charge!.
  • Bug fix: Text for the Wisdom title has been corrected.


Update - Sunday, October 25, 2009 Edit

Bug FixesEdit

  • Fixed a bug that prevented some players from unlocking towns decorated for Halloween.


Update - Thursday, October 29, 2009 Edit

PvP Henchmen Edit

Bug Fixes Edit

Miscellaneous Edit


Update - Friday, October 30, 2009 Edit

Bug Fixes Edit

  • Fixed a bug that caused the quest "Every Bit Helps" to reward twice as much gold as intended.

Miscellaneous Edit

  • Allowed access to heroes in Guild Halls. Heroes are still restricted from entering GvG matches.

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