Heroes Behaving Badly...

How do I ensure that heroes deliver the final blow to knock off an enemy? For example, after knocking down an enemy healer, MOX will be 1-2 hits away from shuffling them off their mortal coil, so I'll change my target (e.g. using a skill after a left-click or next target via keyboard). Unfortunately, MOX seems to think that I'm making a called shot...and he starts shuffling towards the new target (and the healer restores herself to full health during the confusion).

And, mostly unrelated (I think), is there any way to keep Ogden from sacrificing himself? He seems pathologically determined to stand next to the deadliest attacker while using skills with the longest warm-up times. I've tried leaving him without combat skills, without touch-based skills, and setting him to "Avoid," but he just keeps jumping in. He also has a related tendency to stand next to the party member who is receiving the brunt of AoE damage (not necessarily the player char). I realize that the AI will target healers, but does he have to meet them halfway? (He easily has 75% of the total /deaths in the party and seems to enjoy living with a 20-25% DP.)

Any/all suggestions would be appreciated. Feel free to assume that I'm missing something obvious (or doing something st00p1d). And thanks!   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:18, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Lock their targets by bringing up the Hero-menu-with-the-skill-bar, and click the reticule.
If you don't want your monks to go /wrists, start off by giving them more Health. This makes them less of a target, and as such the most dangerous attackers don't crawl up on them (I have only seen ranged heroes crawl up close by on rare occasions, or when I'm being an idiot again by doing something that requires a brain). I suggest never using any Major or Superior attribute rune on heroes, unless you use "special case" builds like and such as the Smite hero for a 600/smite setup.
Enemies always target opportunity foes; low armor and low health (by racking up DP by being a target).
A semi-unrelated matter: I'd avoid anything with >1 sec cast time on Healers unless it's Aegis/Life/Preservation. Yes, even resses. --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 18:34, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
Henchmen and heroes will target whatever you're attacking if you don't do something to override it. This is usually a good thing; try only casting and not attacking and they'll scatter their damage, making it take far longer for mobs to start dying. If you call a target (ctrl+spacebar, maybe? I don't recall.), then henchmen and heroes will target that instead of what you're attacking. You can lock the target of a particular hero, but that's for more specialized uses, when you want one hero to focus on one mob while most of the group focuses on something else.
As for Ogden dying, it sounds like you've probably given him a suicide build. If you're going with henchmen and heroes, the most fragile party members (and hence the ones that die the most) should nearly always be henchmen. If you're trotting Ogden out there with 405 max HP and 60 armor, then of course he's going to die a lot because it barely takes any damage to kill him. Give him 540 HP and 70-80 armor and he takes maybe 70% more hits before he dies without healing--and healing is more effective, too. That's enough that he'll survive a lot better if mobs are going after him--and mobs often will leave him alone precisely because of that. Quizzical 19:19, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
It would help to know (1) what exact build you are using, (2) what equipment the heroes have, and (3) what you are fighting (some monsters behave unusually). Entropy Sig (T/C) 22:50, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

(re-indent) OK, I was trotting everyone (incl. my char) out with unadorned max armor, meaning hero minimums for HP and AR. So, spent the plats for upgrades, but haven't gone out with the newly minted pieces. Still, improved survivability can't hurt.

I note that Gwen, equally unadorned, stays far from the enemy and lives to fight another day. Ogden runs up to the attackers before he starts his warm up. Also, while getting pounded, he'll still start another spell instead of moving away first and then casting. So, sure, he might be targeted by the opposition, but he actively maneuvers himself to assist their efforts.

RE: composition & builds. No hench. Main char is Me/El as Fast, Fiery. Gwen as Interrupting Crippler. MOX, shadow stepping tank. And Ogden:

Symbol of Wrath

Symbol of Wrath

Bane Signet

Bane Signet

Holy Veil

Holy Veil

Orison of Healing

Orison of Healing

Signet of Devotion

Signet of Devotion

Soul Feast

Soul Feast

Healing Breeze

Healing Breeze



Although I am far from UAS, I will try to remove his long casts. (Rez isn't the problem; remember, Ogden dies first.)

RE: enemies: This has been consistent behavior across all enemies. Crystal Desert, Lornar's Pass, Kessex Peak, The Falls, ... The team can survive his behavior most of the time. Sometimes, it's almost easier to take down nasties w/o him, e.g. it's less trouble for same Me/El build to solo to take down 3-4 Hill Giants.

RE: call targets. Apparently, [ctrl]+[shift]+... allows calling target w/o also attacking. I'll give that a shot. I'm seriously considering spending on a mouse that has programmables - I love my trackball, but it only has the standard buttons.

Thanks, all, for the help — this gives me good stuff to try.   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 16:23, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Dump Smiting and the Necro skills. Good skills to consider: Glyph of Lesser Energy, Aegis, Power Drain, Heaven's Delight, Divine Healing, Guardian. --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 20:42, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Yea, ogden's probably running into melee range to use symbol of wrath. Remove hex is a better choice for hex removal on a hero than holy veil. As your skill choices for him seem somewhat limited, you may want to try something like this:
Patient Spirit

Patient Spirit



Mend Ailment

Mend Ailment

Divine Healing

Divine Healing

Remove Hex

Remove Hex

Signet of Devotion

Signet of Devotion



Power Drain

Power Drain

Also, make sure he has a wand or staff equipped (his default weapon is a staff, that works). If you give him a melee weapon he'll move into range to use it. ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 00:20, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

An Update (of sorts)

So, Ogden now sports higher health and armor. I changed up his skills a bit (but I only have skills you get in training Pr/Fa). And, it helped! He still gets chased...but not for long. And he's stopped standing next to Enchanted Hammers. (Course, then I stopped paying so much attention and he promptly got smacked by a swarm of Jungle Trolls.) Anyhow, I don't know which of the suggestions (or mouse dexterity) made the difference...but a collective thank you to all.

Interestingly, I joined a despairing PUG in the Dunes. Two separate parties, two different players controlling Ogden. And both of those Ogdens exhibited the same suicidal behavior: given a choice between walking behind a wall or standing next to a crippling foe, he always goes for the company of the enemy. In both missions, Ogden was the first (and sometimes the 2nd) to die and in each case, there were only 2 E-Hammers or Swords at the time. Each death was caused by Oggie asking to get spanked.

(Appopos of that mission: someone should write an article about the perils of PUGs; as it turned out, the missions failed, but Ogden was never the cause. And, fortunately for all my fans here (yes, thank you both), neither was I. :-) Team work was consistent up until minute 5 or 6 and then, I dunno, maybe ppl panicked or got nervous about the bonus and started going mano-a-mano against the Wurms, only to get slammed by western bosssssnake...and allowing the party to get overwhelmed.

They didn't give me my skill =(

I finally got enough points to unlock the Barrage skill from PvP with my PvE ranger. The 3000 has been deducted, but I haven't got the elite skill on any of my GW accounts! Help!

Unlocking skills with Balthazar faction does just that - it unlocks the skill. You cannot actually use it unless you have a PvP character. Use of an Elite Tome will let one of your PvE characters use Barrage. Entropy Sig (T/C) 06:49, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
Additionally, if you make a PvP Ranger, you'll also see that the character has access to Barrage, since it's been unlocked for PvP. --GEO-logo Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 20:27, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

changing username?

is it possible to request a username like on wikipedia? I recently changed my email and a username change would be easier to remember.

Just make a new account and stop using the current one. We can't move your contributions over, though. Felix Omni Signature 04:08, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Usernames on GuildWiki are stored in the central Wikia database. Wikia has the tools to change your username, but in the past such requests have been denied. You can always find out if that's still true: please request the change through Special:Contact. --◄mendel► 06:48, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of this wikia

Anet has given GW an OFICIAL wiki this wiki is fake and pointless i feel it should be deleted as it serves no peurpose that hjasent been filled by The makers of GW itself, and if you dont belive me go in game and hit f10 or tupe /wiki it will hsow you the real GW wiki The preceding unsigned comment was added by The preceding unsigned comment was added by (contribs) .

Tip: Proper spelling/grammar. Anyhow, this wiki is completely different from GWW, mainly in userbase and in atmosphere. Also, we showcase weapons and armor differently, have some notes the official Wiki doesn't and vice versa.. I lolled at fake, btw :> This wiki existed before the official Wiki did, so what's fake about it? --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 20:14, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
See GuildWars Wikia talk:Suggestions#Deletion of this wiki. Also, Wikia don't delete wikis. --◄mendel► 21:44, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

hero pet

My hero has had the same pet for quite some time and i was just wondering if i could give him to a pet trainer. If i can please tell me and where this can be done.

See Pet Tamer. --◄mendel► 03:20, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

how do i transfer stored goods from one account to another?

i recently created a new guild wars account (bought the complete collection and decided to do so) but i had quite a bit of money and items in the storage of my old account. so, i was wondering if there's any way to transfer the items and gold or if i have to use 2 characters (one for each account) in different computers at the same time to transfer things from one to the other

you do need to run a character from each account; there's no way to transfer directly from Storage A to Storage B. It is possible to run two version of GW on the same computer by installing the game into two different directories; this method is unsupported by NCSoft and ANet.   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 16:23, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
You could also ask a friend (make sure its someone you can trust not to keep anything!) to help you transfer stuff. ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 21:35, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

how to configure GWs to a McAfee Firewall

Wanted to know how to configure A McAfee Firewall so that while running the game my connection doesnt bogg down.

As GuildWars is connecting outbound, McAfee firewall should not affect the quality of connection, most of the problems you are experiencing (I.E. lagg) are probably from your ISP and your internet connection, not your firewall. However, to test this, GuildWars may run better with port TCP: 6112 open. RandomTime 21:16, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

night fall

how do i get to nightfall from lions arch what quest do i have to do

For Prophecies to Nightfall, you want the quest Sunspears in Kryta from Lionguard Figo. Remember that you must own and have activated both Prophecies and Nightfall on your account. Felix Omni Signature 06:32, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
See travel quest. --◄mendel► 10:11, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

My Computer Broke Down :/

Well My Old Computer Is Pretty Much Dead And All My Guild Wars Was On IT. Is There Any Way To Move All The Data FRom One Computer To Another? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (contribs) .

The only guildwars related items that are stored locally on your computer is your templates and screen shots. All of your other characters and gameplay data is stored on anet's servers. If your old computer is still working, you can copy your screenshots and templates onto a new computer with any kind of removable device (cd rom, floppy, flash drive, ect). Post again if you need any more help. -- Isk8 Isk8 (T/C) 18:10, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
So I Just Login And Everything Should Be Fine? Well Thanks A Bundle.--Orion&Geets 18:16, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

my screens gone sideyways but only when im in guild wars

its normal when im on my desktopa nd doing any thing else running other games ect, however as soon as i go into guildwars the image switches so that the bottom is on the side ie, the screen is portrait.

just wondering how i put it back to normal and does this happen to anyone else. could just be my pc lol

any help is useful

thanks x

I'd hazard a guess that it's your graphics card, or a settings error in GuildWars, did you always have this problem, if not, what did you do just before the problem started? (Changed in/out of game settings, installed something) - that may give you a clue to what the problem is RandomTime 17:06, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
It sounds like a per-application setting applied from the control panel for your graphics card. (Which would explain why it only affects GW.) If you aren't sure how to adjust that, let us know your windows version and the graphics card (the menus and options vary considerably); someone here with a similar combo can direct you more specifically. (Please also let us know if/how you resolve this; might be useful to another user.)   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 17:25, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

what do you do with monastary credit in factions

what do you do with the monastary credit and ere do you use it?

You can give them to Monastery Quartermasters. --Shadowcrest 05:25, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
See also Monastery Credit. I've added a redirect for Monastary Credit so readers can find it even when they don't recall the spelling exactly. --◄mendel► 11:36, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Guild Wars on Steam

Since I noted GW it's now on Valve's Steam, how I can add "Officially" the game to the list without purchasing again

Taking in consideration not add it as an external app.

taping movies on game

I saw some movies of Gw on youtube about faming with builds. I would like to tape and submit a movie about a build but i don't know what programme i need to do it. Please help me. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pmap (contribs) .

Sign your comments with four tildes ~~~~ so we know who's talking to who, please.
There's a few options for recording in-game video; FRAPS is a game-recording program that's pretty widely used. The XFire in-game chat program also has a video recording option, as well as a good number of other helpful features.
Do note that recording gameplay tends to use a lot of CPU power, so if your computer's not very fast, the video will be choppy at best; just be warned on that. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 21:29, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

skill template

in EOTN when you get brass knuckles from kilroy how do you equip the template

When you enter the mission, you are given the Brawling skills. --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 11:59, 25 April 2009 (UTC)


hello i just whanted to know if i bye guild wars that already been used can i put in my email address insted ? (got the key that go s with it ) i already have 3 mission faction ....thank you for ansering me and have a good day...

After you log in to Guild Wars and you're on the character selection screen, there is a button "Edit Account". There should be an option there to "Change mailing address". Entropy Entropy Sig 2 (C) 04:51, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
You will need access to the current e-mail address to change it, which more often than not means you're getting scammed. So do NOT buy a used Guild Wars account. Do not do not DO NOT. Felix Omni Signature 04:57, 28 April 2009 (UTC)


By using a running skill such as Dash or any other speed skill, can I run over traps without activating the traps?

As far as I know, only skills that boost your movement speed by as much as Dash (50%) will protect you entirely. 25% and 33% movement speed boosts are still just slow enough to where you'll get stuck if the stack contains a cripple or knockdown. (for clarity: 50% IMS still triggers traps, you just move through them too fast to take the effects, generally) Renian Signature Renian (T|C|Ѫ) 22:47, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very mush, i understand now.
Burning Speed at a high spec works too, iirc. --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 11:12, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

1st year birthday mini pet

hi..i was just curious...i have been playing for 17 months now...and i did not receive my 1st b-day mini pet...why is this? -- 14:47, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi...i have currently been playing my warrior for the past 17 months...but i never received a 1st year birthday mini pet...why is this?


There could be a couple of reasons for this, but none of which the Wiki would be able to solve for you. I'd say double check your age on that specific character by typing "/age" in the chat box and check your inventory with F9 in case it got moved to the end by accident. If you can't find it you'll probably have to contact ANet support to see what's up with your account.--Zyanya386 15:03, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
It's based on the age of individual characters, not accounts. When a character reaches 12, 24, 36, or 48 months of age the birthday present is automatically placed in his/her inventory. ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 22:38, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Downloading PvX builds

I have been able to download various builds from pixwiki in the past, but as of last week I'm getting a 403 code. Is downloading not allowed now, or is the problem on my end?

I'm afraid we can't help you with that issue; not because we wouldn't like to, but because this is GuildWiki, which is wholly and completely separate from PvXWiki. That being said, we do share a sizeable userbase, so if someone from PvX sees this and can assist you, great; however, I would strongly advise asking your question on PvXWiki. Felix Omni Signature 07:30, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
I made sure wikia knows about this... I thought someone reported it a while ago and it seems like a simple fix, but... >.> ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 18:46, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Leaving an Empty Alliance

If your guild has been alliance leader and other guilds left, how can you undo alliance, in order to join another one? This entry made by User:, who, we are sure, meant to add a topic heading and to use four tildes.

You simply need to kick every remaining guild out of the alliance. Then you can be invited to join a different one. Felix Omni Signature 20:34, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

free storage pane

hey im trying to get the 4th anniversary storage pane & everytime i try it wont let me. it says i have to link a account but when i try that it says The Guild Wars® account cannot have this upgrade applied to it. The account may already have the maximum number allowed of this feature or it might not yet be eligible for this feature

can anyone help please

My bf had this problem as well, it was solved by the following:
  • Log into NCsoft account.
  • Link GuildWars account to NCsoft account.
  • Log out of NCsoft account.
  • Log back into NCsoft account.
  • Try to claim free storage.
We couldn't claim the storage pane and link an account during the same session, we'd get the same message. If you still can't claim it, I'd try to email NCsoft's support team and see if your account has been blocked from getting it b/c of previous claims or some other reason.--Zyanya386 02:22, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Problem loading game

Whenever I click on Guild wars, it loads but then stops and says it had a serious error and can't run, but will be able to send a report to arenanet about it. What can I do to stop it?

That sounds like a corrupted .DAT file to me. I would suggest reinstalling the game, but it will take a while. =\ Felix Omni Signature 03:45, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
You can try to fix the dat file. Create a windows shortcut to gw.exe, right-click the shortcut and choose properties. In the Target field, add -repair, as in "C:\Program Files\Guild Wars\Gwcopy.exe" -repair. Save and then double-click the shortcut. (While this should be much faster than re-installing the game, it will still take a while.) Let us know how it turns out. Good luck.   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 04:03, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

MiniPet Pricing

This is probably not the best place to ask this question, but I was wondering if anyone would know what a fair asking price for a mini undedicated yakkington would be? Normally I'd just watch the market and make a judgment off of that... but there's only 4-5 in the game so far, meaning there really isn't a market for them yet. If someone could give me a ballpark estimate or direct me to the place I could find such information, I'd be really grateful. Thanks, --Zyanya386 04:14, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Get as much as you can for it, and as quickly as you can manage. The price can only go down. Right now it's new and hot. good chance to rip off some of the rich ebaying slackers. Viruzzz 07:46, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Skills affecting party and ally?

Is there an easy way to identify which mass-impact skills benefit allies as well as party members? (Regardless of whether they do so by intent, by anomalous behavior, or by bug.) I am not so interested in skills like Dwayna's Kiss that only affect a single target. Thank you.   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 15:17, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

I assume you mean skills like Anthem of Weariness and such (affects all Allies as opposed to affecting only Party Members)? There's no category listing of such skills (yet), but perhaps there's a list somewhere around; it seems like a subject worthy of a list, sort of like the movement speed QR and attack speed QR we have. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 17:41, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, those are the types of spells. (Sigh — I'll put it on my list of potential GWiki projects and sing my personal anthem of weariness.) Appreciate the quick response.   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 15:27, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps if you start a page for it in your userspace or something, and invite other users to add to it... *hint hint* -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 15:38, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Why /Report Leechers if You Get Suspended?

why do i bother reporting people for leeching i have just recieved a dishonable for doing this in any ideal world we would have no leachers why do some people bother if this is what they receive why cant you temp ban people automatically that dont move in pvp and allience battles any ideas a unhappy gw player ← User: really, really meant to sign with four tildes and add a new header

If I understand correctly, ANet requires multiple leeching reports to prevent people from false and spiteful accusations. (Apparently, sometimes, more skillful PvPers and/or trash-talkers were getting tagged as leechers by disgruntled opponents.)
Your idea of an auto-suspend for toons-that-barely-move is novel. I recommend that you send an email to ANet from Near as I can tell, GW team would like to have better/more tools for dealing with free loaders and they are open to suggestions.   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 15:24, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
That would penalize people who get disconnected. There's really no practical solution to leeching- you just need to encourage your teammates to report the leechers with you. I know it sucks, and I hate them too, but I'd rather have leechers getting away with leeching than innocent people getting banned. Felix Omni Signature 15:44, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Command line switch for opening at specific rez

I know that  gw.exe -windowed  will start Guild Wars in windowed mode. Is there a similar switch to launch the program in full-screen at a specific resolution? Perhaps something like  gw.exe -1600x1200. Many Garcias   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 15:32, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

If you set your resolution in the options, it's supposed to remember those settings and keep them whenever you open or close the program (and it should open full-screen by default). Is there a reason why you need a command-line switch to do that? Is it not remembering your settings or something? -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 15:37, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
My GW opens windowed by default, because I close it windowed. I don't see how you'd need a command line for that? --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 18:12, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
There are at least four reasons why I would like the option: (1) the memory is stored on the server; if I switch PCs (with different GPUs, monitors), I have to redo the settings. (2) I want to use a different full-screen rez when invoking gw.exe through TexMod. (3) I'm lazy; I'd rather invoke the rez on launch with a keyboard command than to have to mouse-click after I get the login screen. (4) When invoking multiple instances of the exe, I need to make sure they run full-screen at unique rez (otherwise, I suffer crashes, unacceptable FPS, and/or very slow computer).
The argument about GW remembering the settings theoretically also applies to windowed; there's not necessarily a need for that option either. (There are other diagnostic capabilities available for troubleshooting.) Since they programmed the first, I am hoping they also enabled a second option. (A lot of games do this through an INI file; not sure why GW does not.)   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:52, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Hmm. I don't believe there is a command-line switch for resolution built-in to the game, probably because of how the resolution is saved; since, like you said, it's saved on the server, the switch would have to change it on the server every time the game was started. as opposed to windowed mode, which should be saved on your computer.
Perhaps there's another way to set the resolution on startup, but I don't know of anything myself. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 09:40, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Help, can't connect to

I have not been able to conect to or any of the linked sections from the game since I bought it. I keep getting a http 400 bad request. Anyone else have this problem or a phone # to contact guildwars support?

First of all, please sign your comments with the 4 tildes ( ~ ), so that we can more easily tell who is making the request. Second, make sure that your firewall is allowing your game to access the internet, if the firewall is blocking you, then of course you can't connect. Third .. are you having any difficulty accessing the guildwars main website or other online locations? Skie M 00:04, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Unlocking the Zaishen Menagerie

I bought the upgrade to the pets online, and have the original game as well as the 'Eye of the North' upgrade. I have no idea how to find the Zaishen Menagerie. Do I have to get to a certain part in the game?

Take the boat to the Great Temple of Balthazar. The Zaishen Menagerie is on that map. You may need to get to the area where you can take the boat (Lion's Arch, Kaineng Center, or Kamadan (Consulate Docks?), depending on your campaign) before it will appear, as you have to be able to get back from the temple. Quizzical 23:53, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Zaishen Menagerie is located in the Battle Isles. You have to map travel to Great Temple of Balthazar (via the boat icon when you press "M" to bring up the map of the continent), and map travel to from there. Another method is that if you are in a guild, then simply travel to your Guild Hall (which will take you to Battle Isles) and map travel to Zaishen Menagerie from there. Neither way have to be able to excess Battle Isles. Zaishen Menagerie is located in the middle of the top portion of the map, which is between Hero's Ascent and Guild Hall.-- 22:18, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Asuran Reputation Points

My asuran reputation points are stuck on lvl 8. I have 82,280 and it won't go any higher. Any reason this is happening?

You have to do hard mode to gain additional points beyond rank 8. Also, please sign your comments with ~~~~ at the end to help is keep track of which comments come from whom. Quizzical 03:16, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Hidden Treasure Title Track

How about this for an Idea: The Hidden Treasures in Pre and in Night Fall. Make them a new Title: The Hidden Treasure Title Track. An Account Title. Thanks, Abraxis Gold

First off, that's not a question. Second, this isn't a suggestion forum. Third, you'd want the other wiki anyway for this kind of thing --Gimmethegepgun 16:36, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

First off, though not formed into a question, I find your attitude deplorable. You mention "Another wiki". . .got a link to II? What "Other Wiki" are you referring too? I just want a new account title...not too hard to understand. Just trying to make the game a tad bit better. Thanks for your help, Abraxis Gold

Other Wiki. --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 12:32, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
It is better to post suggestions aimed at arenanet on a wiki they actually read -- once they have figured out where you can post them so that they're actually allowed to read them. (Have they?) --◄mendel► 09:13, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

what does elite asssasin armor look like

what does assasin elite armor look like and how much is it for full gear

See Assassin armor#Factions Campaign elite armor art, Assassin armor#Nightfall Campaign elite armor art, and Assassin armor#Eye of the North elite armor art. — Balistic 04:42, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Pre-loading maps

How do you download all the maps so you don't have to wait 20-30 minutes when you mapped? Please someone help out a noob ^_^!!!

You want to use the command line prompt -image for that. Instructions can be found at Command line. Be aware that it will take a LONG time though- if I was you I would let it run overnight. Felix Omni Signature 04:53, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Unrecognized slotname

Lately, as I have been browsing the Wiki, the page I want loads, then some flickering happens (maybe an ad is loading?) and the page disappears and the "Unrecognized slotname" text appears on the page. I can use the back button and the page I wanted reappears. Any reason why this would happen? Tagger Blue 23:20, 3 June 2009 (UTC)Tagger Blue

This should have been fixed by now... how long ago was this still happening? --Uberfuzzy@fandom 03:30, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
it happened several times yesterday (June 3) and lots of times previous days, haven't been on much today to notice if it has happened again.Tagger Blue 19:06, 4 June 2009 (UTC)Tagger Blue
today Jun 5, it has stopped showing the "unrecognized slotname" and just started skipping to a blank page after it starts to load the page you want. It is becoming very annoying, lol 20:41, 5 June 2009 (UTC)Tagger Blue

Which Profession

Which profession should I choose. I want a profession that is not fragile, picks off enemies one at a time for the most part, and can solo easily. If this is in the wrong place then I would appreciate it if you answer my question in addition to telling me where this belongs. Thank you very much. SamRosenfeld 23:40, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Pick one for yourself. As a forewarning: soloing does not exist in this game except for farming purposes, you will always be a part of a group, even if it's with henchmen. As for your criteria, Ranger would probably be a good match --Gimmethegepgun 23:44, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
In my opinion, the Paragon is the definition of "not fragile, picks off enemies one at a time for the most part." As for soloing, it depends on what you mean by that, though. I don't think it's a good soloing class, but if you mean hero and henching, paragon would meet your requirements well. I mean, having a shield, tankish armor, and ranged attacks? It seems to me to be the easiest profession to play in PvE. Nwash 05:35, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I guess I did not really know what I was talking about when I said solo. One more thing. I only have Prophecies. I will get Factions and Nightfall eventually but my main has to be core. SamRosenfeld 20:01, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Then warrior and ranger are pretty much your options. The other core professions are all squishies, and while some have skills to help with that, they don't necessarily meet the other criteria of picking them off one at a time. You could make an earth elementalist that meets those criteria, but enchantment removal would be your bane. Both rangers and warriors can get skills to hit multiple mobs at once, but for the most part, they take them down one of time... (except for those of us who abuse Barrage, but I don't think you can get that skill until late in Prophecies). Nwash 20:11, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
What about an invincimonk? My biggest desire is to not be fragile, but it looks they might actually be very fragile. I am an explorer by the way, that is how I play. SamRosenfeld 20:23, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Some classes are only as fragile as they want to be. Mesmer stances and elementalist enchantments can give tank-grade armor in quite a few circumstances. Rangers probably tend to die the least, if that's what you're after. Quizzical 20:55, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Auction Sites - Like 'em? Hate 'em?

If you have used on of the guild wars auction sites, do you have an opinion about the site itself? I'm considering spending some time selling off storage items and thought it would be easier to use gwauctions or gw guru. Here's what I'm concerned about:

  • reliability: is the website up at least as often as wikia?
  • usability:
    • gwauctions has great capabilities in search, filter, and history (plus all items have pix already uploaded);
    • guru offers a storefront (for selling common items or clearing out storage)
  • action: obviously, the deals will be better (selling and buying) if the competition is strong
  • reputation management: sites like this can live/die if they don't keep the trading fair (maintain follow-up, prevent false accusations, deal with buyer's remorse, etc).

Or, should I visit some neutral forum and re-ask the same question there? Thanks in advance for suggestions.   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 05:29, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Add 'Recommended Farm Venues' to each monster article?

Would it be worthwhile to add an 'official' section to each monster article page (or perhaps more detail in the location section of that page) with location/mission/quest farming recommendations. For instance, I recall that you could get a lot of Margonites from a quest near the Chantry of Secrets, but I don't remember the quest name. I was also thinking of adding a link to a monster location map with an overlay to show areas in each location where the monster was most likely to be found - something like the bird summer/winter range diagrams in various field guides. For future expansions, these maps could also show patrol routes/boss locations, etc.

When you are trying to get monster drops for a collector item, it would be nice to know where densely populated/easily reached monsters are located. Also, with the advent of Nick the Traveler, there will be demands for various items.

I will work one up for an area then post a link to it in this thread.

I find this to be fairly helpful, though of course I prefer to come up with my own builds. Entropy Entropy Sig 2 (C) 23:56, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
We had a discussion recently, I think TEF was involved, and it might have been on the Community Portal talkpage. I seem to recall that farming suggestions should be on the monster page. --◄mendel► 01:10, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Why does Dunkoro run away from me?

I often go out farming with dunkoro as a 600/smite team flagging him where appropriate. But when I cancel his flag, he doesn't run towards me, he seems to run in the opposite direction and out of sight of the radar map causing me to lose the enchants he put on me. He seems to run a far bit before he turns around and comes to me. Is this normal behaviour for him? 16:14, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

I've seen this happen with every hero that I flag near the edge of the compass. Just flag him next to you first, prior to cancelling the flag altogether (or don't cancel it at all) to prevent this silliness. --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 16:18, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
This happens because the hero is too far away to "see" you, so he walks back to take the last route he saw you taking and then follows it back to you. An explanation for this would be their smaller range to detect creatures -- when you die and you select a hero to "see what they see" you will notice that his range to detect other creatures on the radar is smaller (about spirit range) than a player's range would be (whole influence/radar range). To counter this when unflagging heroes, I usually flag them within spirit range first, and then cancel the flag once they reach that range. Hope this helps. :) --Acidbyte 11:19, October 5, 2009 (UTC)

Stack split window

The stack split window keeps coming up, when I'm dragging and dropping in my inventory, also my map travel is flickery, anyone else getting this problem? Thoughtful's RT sig testTalk 19:04, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Try tapping your shift key, sometimes Guild Wars or other programs think you're holding a key down when you aren't. Other than that, no idea. Skippster 20:21, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Seems to work! Thoughtful's RT sig testTalk 21:34, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

the darknesses

I did the tomb of primviel kings and killed the darknesses but didnt not get a drop from two of them and third drop was not unique. Do i have to go in Hard mode for then to have"100% chance of unique items"?

They probably got assigned to your henchmen and heroes. Entropy Entropy Sig 2 (C) 01:51, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
There is no way to get a "100%" chance of unique items drop anywhere. Even if you are soloing, although the chances will be very high. AFAIK HM will not change the chance of this.-- Merty sign-- ( talk ) 06:29, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
The Darknesses are special mobs. They will always drop at least one green item when you defeat them. Entropy Entropy Sig 2 (C) 08:17, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Abandoned Missions

how can i resume or recall abandon missions? -- unsigned comment of

(I took the liberty to change the wiki coding of your question). Well, the only way to get them back is to get them from the source again. If you don't remember where you got them from, check this wiki where to get it (again). -- Merty sign-- ( talk ) 06:25, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Help! I can't hide my user interface!

Help! I can't hide my user interface! The [ctrl + shift + h] button doesnt work anymore. I can only make screens with [fn + shift + prntscrn] which is quite annoying to do. Can anybody help me with this??? Omanhunter 11:45, 17 June 2009 (UTC)


I baught the Guild Wars quests and missions bonus pack, got the tomes but where do you start? I done the Great Northern wall mission again yet my tome stays empty. How do you start filling up the pages of the Flameseeker prophesies?

Because there are so many missions in Prophecies, they had to split it up into two books. The early missions all go into Young Heroes of Tyria, and the missions from D'Alessio Seaboard on go into The Flameseeker Prophecies. Felix Omni Signature 23:40, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
And Young Heroes of Tyria requires you to play hard mode, which you can't do until you complete a campaign. As for the other books, the missions in the beginning areas just don't count. Nwash 11:30, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

PvP armor

Where do you go to better looking PvP armor for your chars?

You talk to Tolkano and buy PvP armor with Tournament Reward Points. I'd only suggest doing it if you are absolutely sure about keeping that PvP character, though, since it does not apply account-wide. Entropy Entropy Sig 2 (C) 20:40, 18 June 2009 (UTC)


I did the predictions but no keys or points? whats up?

There were issues with the point distribution again. They've been telling people to contact support ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 18:51, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

is 249 really the max energy?

so what about if you have avatar of lyssa activated for the +20 energy?

Hi i got banned from the game for aparently having inaproprite names. The email said i would be given the chance to rename my characters. Does that mean i can just rename them or i have to delete them?

how to move stuff from inventory to storage?

I am having trouble moving things from my backpack/bags to xunlai storage-drag and drop doesn't work because the 2 windows are on top of each other. I have tried to move the windows around but can't get any of them to move. Also any way to move party window to side so not in my direct field of vision? All I can make it do is get larger and smaller. Thanks71.208.24.76 05:06, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Are you sure you're clicking on the top bar of each pane? Powersurge360 05:29, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
I think you have the Interface menu (F11) opened; try closing it. --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 12:48, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks guys! Grabbing top bar worked greatFrogdoc 03:36, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Due to the excessive useage of ads on your site, myself and my alliance have begun to boycott this wiki thank you for losing your guests due to ads you rock...

Guildwiki (I.E. The people who edit the wiki's content) does not conrol the ads, rest assured that we are Just as annoyed with them as you are (moreso, because we edit the wiki everyday. Wikia, the company that purchaced us Contols all adverts, the editors do not make any money from the adverts. Please direct all your complaints to wikia, not us Thoughtful's RT sig testTalk 20:59, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Is this where I bring up that logged in user dont see ads on content pages? --Uberfuzzy@fandom 22:22, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Don't they? Thoughtful's RT sig testTalk 22:26, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

What the hell's with pages not loading?

I've less than a 1/5 success rate at loading pages atm. Mostly when trying to see a preview / save something, and it's driving me up the wall. Anyone know what's going on? I've the brand spanking new IE, if that's in any way helpful. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 20:48, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

I'd say that is your problem. IE8 doesn't seem to take kindly to wikis. Although my success rate is somewhat over 4/5. Entropy Entropy Sig 2 (C) 04:46, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Get a better browser and the pages will load just fine.  :p Quizzical 05:00, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Opera or Firefox are certainly better choices than Internet Exploder, definitely. I personally stand by Firefox due to the various plugins I use with mine (such as Adblock), but if Quizzical is to be trusted (and rumor has it he is), Opera is a fine choice as well. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 06:27, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
As for the actual reason, it might be related to this --Macros 06:50, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Actually, the real reason why I use Opera is that I picked it up out of necessity when the latest versions of Netscape and IE were too slow for my computer and Firefox didn't yet exist. Now I'm used to it, and whenever I try to use another browser and try mouse gestures and they don't work, I'm like, hey, this program is broken! Quizzical 06:52, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Firefox has a plugin for that. Fire Gestures.--Łô√ë Gigathrash sig Gîğá†ħŕášħ 07:20, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Thank you Mr. Ooze, although truth be told, despite checking twice, I can't confirm wikia ads thingies being the problem. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 10:26, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Confirmed. They play no part in it. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 10:30, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Changing the 2nd profession

Where in pre or post can I change my 2nd profession in Guild Wars?

Since there's a fair amount to explain, I'll just link Secondary profession#How to change your secondary profession as it explains things pretty well. Nwash 18:49, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Just to make it as clear as possible.
Won't happen in Pre. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 21:24, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Deleting user space pages

Sorry if this is explained somewhere, I poked around a bit but didn't catch anything. Anyway, was just curious if I was allowed to delete pages out of my own user space and what the process was. Thanks in advance for any help. Skippster 05:52, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Place the delete template anywhere on the page you want deleted, as in {{Delete|reason for deletion|~~~~~}}. Only those with special powers get to delete pages, even from user space. Fortunately, they are quick, thorough, and (appropriately) cautious bunch.   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 06:54, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Deathbane mod

Would the deathbane mod (+20% dmg to undead)increase dmg to smite crawlers, being ghosts, as they have the affiliation of the underworld instead of affiliation to the undead?

Smite Crawlers are phantoms, but aren't listed on the sub-type list on undead - so no. (Probably because they were never actually alive) Thoughtful's RT sig testTalk 21:31, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Wiki Affliation

Is this wikia at all affiliated with A-Net? I'm curious since there is a company Banner advertizing on this wikia that is selling in-game items for real world coin. This I Understand is a big no-no to the Terms of Use. My Game is the site..Was just curious many new players come here for info and that could lead them down the wrong path to the Ban Hammer from A-Net... Moparmyk440 16:51, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

No, neither Wikia or GuildWiki are affiliated with ArenaNet. Wikia isn't so careful with their ads, sadly, and as Wikia hosts this wiki, we unfortunately get to deal with them. I suppose one could try to point it out to them on the GuildWars Wikia:Wikia staff noticeboard, but I'm honestly not sure whether they would be concerned about this or not. At any rate, they are the ones who control the ads. Nwash 17:05, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
We do not tolerate these ads, and we will make WIkia remove them. It would be best to follow teh procedure outlined on Help:Bad advertisements; second best is to take a screenshot, upload it, and let somebody else handle it. If you do see the ad again, please take action. --◄mendel► 19:03, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Monuments of Nahla and Dahla

I have poster-map of Elona that came with my Nightfall game and just to the north and south of Mehtani Keys there are two "places of interest"'s labeled Monuments of Nahla and Dahla, yet there is no page for such a place on the wiki, nor have I ever seen in referenced in-game. Thoughts?--Marcopolo47 signature new (Talk) (Contr.) 14:54, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Intresting... If only I could find my map... (Is it on the other side of the dervish poster?) Thoughtful's RT sig testTalk 15:03, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
--Evenfall 15:31, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Account blocked

My account has been blocked, What does this mean?

It probably meant you broke ANet's terms of service. Normally, when you try to log in, you'll be told why, and for how long, if you feel this is unfair, you could contact support Thoughtful's RT sig testTalk 09:31, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

How can I get necrosis? Hero skill trainers do not offer!

Hi I've been trying to acquire necrosis and im aware that its only available through the hero skill trainers... However, the trainers in Kamadan, command post and Sunspear great hall do not offer the skill, when it clearly states that they do. I am rank 7 Sunspear General if it is important. How can i go about getting necrosis?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Speak to the hero skill traider again, and make sure you don't select necro, there should be a category for the pve only skills on their own. Thoughtful's RT sig testTalk 14:08, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Blocked character

How would i change my character name do i need to spend money or what?

If your account has been blocked because of character name, you'll be asked to do it at next login Thoughtful's RT sig testTalk 08:22, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

How can i get to Ember Light Camp as a Factions character?

I want to capture the elite skill wither and the only way would be to get to Ember l. C. (for me). It's obtainable from a couple different quests, but they are all from the same quest-giver and only available after recieving the Ascension title. If I understand correctly this would mean having to talk to the Prophecies Ascension guide in the desert part of Prophecies, and then actually starting to earn this title. I figured this might be quite straneous and frustrating, hence singled out this option. So... is it possible, or do i have to complete the phrophecies campaign?

All you have to do in order to get to ELC is complete THK. --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 18:47, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Main Page: Small Error (12 August 09)

There is a small number error on the main page.

"you will receive double points for exchanging 1,000 Faction for Jadeite or Amber,"

It should be 5,000 as stated on the Luxon and Kurzick Faction pages. I didn't know where else to post this so I hope here is acceptable if not I hope/suppose I'll be corrected.

One last side comment this is mostly me complaining now but I find it some what annoying that we can not post messages on the ((discussion)) page for the main page. I guess I do understand it would be a target for vandalism however its still a tiny bit annoying. Any way I guess for wanting to point out a single character error a follow up rant was unnecessary. >>; --Titania La Fey icon.pngLa Fey 11:58, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you  mods / Others  ^______^
It's actually on the Guild Wars login announcements page, which we copy verbatim. Sic'ed error on ANets part.
And as for the talking; a quote from talk:Main Page: "To discuss things directly relevant to the Main Page or the edit copy, please use Talk:Main Page/editcopy." :) --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 12:11, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Cool and thanks.--Titania La Fey icon.pngLa Fey 08:47, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Guild Help

can i use someone's assistance to get into a guild like the rune crafting guild

There is no such thing as the Rune Crafting Guild, players cannot craft runes at all. We don't get to be a base part of the economy like we do in other games.--Łô√ë Gigathrash sig Gîğá†ħŕášħ 21:55, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Group Wipes

So I was in Jahai Bluffs trying to vanquish it, with two enemies left when my team got wiped. I then received the "Return to Outpost" message. Is there a limited amounts of team wipes in explorable areas? Or am I just that unlucky?

When everyone in the party reaches 60% DP, you're sent back to town. My advice is to always take some DP remover with you (even if it's only for you), and use them to keep above 45% DP (or rather, below :P ). --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 01:21, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
The 60% DP limit is only in Hard Mode, mind you. In normal mode you will never be ejected from an explorable. Felix Omni Signature 02:04, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
Alas, you can only vanquish in Hard Mode RandomTime 11:02, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
But, Felix is still right. The anon might've been confused because he/she never got a Return-to-Outpost ticket in Normal mode. --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 11:30, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
Felix is mostly right. You can be ejected from Unwaking Waters (explorable), even in normal mode, if the opposing faction controls the res shrine and you wipe before gaining access to it. That shouldn't happen in Jahai Bluffs though. ¬ Wizårdbõÿ777(talk) 14:53, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Cant connect to templates folder.

I havent played Guild Wars for over a year because of computer problems. I finally fixed them and Guild Wars runs fine, but I cant connect to my templats folder. I still have the files and they appear to be in the same location, but when I try to load them or browse from the guild wars program, there is nothing there.

Thank you

Try saving a template with a name nothing else will use most likely, and do a Search for it (make sure you also search in not-indexed locations). The newly created template will pop up eventually; right-click it and open the file's location/folder (don't know how it's worded in the English version).
If you switched from XP to Vista, I can already tell you the problem now: Vista doesn't save them in the Program Files, but C:\Users\<Name>\Documents\Guild Wars\Templates. --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 18:17, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Similar to the Vista problem, if you repaired GW, it's possible the program now resides in a different folder. Use the Windows Find feature (command-F) to search for GW.exe. If you have more than one, open the containing folders of each; likely, your templates are in one spot, your current GW is running from another. Good luck (and let us know if you were able to resolve the issue.)   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:31, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

I tried saving a template under different names, but no matter what the name is it keeps giving me this message: The atempt to save the skills template : named "\(name of template)" failed because the file could not be created/written to.

Also, I never switched to Vista, Ive been using guild wars on vista since I bought it, nothing else.

Guild Wars keeps trying to save my templates to C:\Program Files\Guild Wars\Templates\Skills, the folder is currently in Users > (Comp Name) > documents > guild wars. Those are different right?.... I know nothing about computers = /

I will now try other suggestions.

I did it! first I looked where guild wars was trying to send my saved templates, went there, then found there was no templates folder there (of course there wasnt), all I did was copy the templates folder from another location and guild wars can access them now!

Thanks for your help people = )

Glad you worked it out :)
I do find it odd that GW tries to write to C:\Program Files, as it's a standard Vista feature to completely lock down Program Files and place such files in C:\Users. By the way, "Users > (Comp Name) > documents > guild wars" would read as C:\Users\(Comp Name)\Documents\Guild Wars, which is the folder I pointed out. And yes, that's a different one from the folder your GW.exe and templates are in ;) --- VipermagiSig -- (contribs) (talk) 21:08, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Glad you solved it! Well, done.   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 21:50, 25 August 2009 (UTC)