Style guides

This page is a style and formatting guideline on GuildWars Wikia.

It has general acceptance among editors and is considered a standard to which articles should adhere. However, it is not set in stone and should be treated with common sense and the occasional exception.

This article provides information on starting, expanding, and completing articles on unique items.

Syntax Example

The following is the syntax for a hypothetical unique sword dropped by Undead Prince Rurik.

{{UniqueWeaponInfo <-- For a Shield or Offhand item, use UniqueItemInfo
 | attributes = [[Swordsmanship]]
 | type = [[Slashing]] <-- Omit if using UniqueItemInfo template
 | boss = [[Undead Prince Rurik]]
 | skin = [[Fiery Dragon Sword]]
[[{{subst:PAGENAME}}]] is a [[unique item]] dropped
by [[Undead Prince Rurik]] in [[Hell's Precipice]].

== Weapon stats ==
*[[Slashing damage]]: 15-22 (req. 9 [[Swordsmanship]])
*[[Damage]] +15% (while [[enchantment|enchanted]])
*[[Armor penetration]] 20% (Chance: 20%)
*[[Health]] +30

==Collector / Weaponsmith counterpart==
This weapon's stats can be fully replicated with:
*A [[perfect]] [[Sundering]] [[Sword Hilt]]
*A [[perfect]] [[Sword Pommel]] [[of Fortitude]]
*One of the following
**Inscribable sword with a [[perfect]] [["Guided by Fate"]] [[inscription]]
***The [[Long Sword]] from [[Uderit Ignis]]
***The [[Dadao Sword]] from [[Attendant Nashu]] or [[Dye Master Franjek]]
***The [[Machete]] from [[Pobehr]]
***The [[Katana]] from [[Nago]]
***The [[Machete]] from [[Grif Ebonmane]], [[Kehjim]] or [[Wisseh]]
**The [[Machete]] from [[Bolereh]], [[Hadusi]], [[Rahmdah]], [[Sende]], [[Shausha]], or [[Tehshan]]
**The [[Long Sword]] from [[Derrick]], [[Hulen Hairyback]], or [[Soros]]

[[Category:Unique Swords]]

Detailed Explanation

Stub Tag

Unfinished unique item articles should use {{unique-item-stub}} at the top.


The image should not contain the item stats, and should be closely cropped picture of the unique item in question to minimize showing of the character holding it or the surroundings. Ideally, the picture should be taken against a neutral background that complements the item's colors: light items on a grey background (walls in Cantha are good), and dark items on a light blue (sky) or yellow background (several Guild Halls).


State what mob(s) drop the unique item in question.

Weapon/Shield Stats

Give a text listing for stats of the unique item. The stats should not be shown in an image. Follow closely the in-game description of the item. Link to relevant articles in the GuildWiki.

Collector / Weaponsmith counterpart

If the innate mods of the item can be fully or nearly duplicated at a collector or weaponsmith, then give the recipe to create a duplicate of the item.


In this optional section give relevant information not provided in the sections above.


Categorize the weapon as appropriate. See the subcategories of Category:Unique Items to figure out what the correct category is.