- This article is about the activity. For the achievement category, see Belcher's Bluff (achievements).
Belcher's Bluff is an activity where players must bluff their opponent into intoxication by drinking raw omnomberry juice. Before you can challenge Poyaqui, Grandmaster of the Order of Om, you must face five other Masters of Om located in the major cities of Tyria.
Masters of Om
The Masters of Om are located in the home instance of each city. Poyaqui is located in Lion's Arch. Each time you ask any of the masters, [c]an you tell me about the other masters?, you will receive the mail to the right.
|Master of Om||Signature Move||Area||Map|
|Adnul Irongut||Critique|| Hunter's Hearth
|Berddi||Back in My Day|| Applied Development Lab
|Caiwyn the Corsair||Boast|| Dreamer's Terrace
|Graster Beakerbane||For Science|| Hero's Canton
|Maddie||Woo|| Salma District
|Poyaqui||Spirits Vision|| Western Ward
- Drink can be used at any time.
- Whenever you Belch, the skill will be locked until you Drink or use Water three times.
- Whenever you use Water, the skill will be locked three turns.
- Whenever an opponent punishes your Bluff, Bluff will be locked two rounds.
- The skills in slot 7, 8 and 9 are Signature Moves. Before the match starts you can select one of the signature moves you have unlocked. The move may be used once during the game and does not count as an action.
|1||Drink||Take a swig of omnomberry juice. Reduces health.|
|2||Bluff||Fake a Drink. If successful, no health is reduced. If opponent uses Belch, Bluff will be unavailable for two turns.|
|3||Water||Drink water. Increases health. When used, three rounds must pass before using Water again.|
|4||Belch||Let loose a belch. Reduces opponent's health depending on player's health percentage. No damage if used against Drink. Negates healing if used against Water. Punishes if used against Fake.|
|5||Ready||Let your opponent know you're ready to play! Both players must use Ready to begin. If you have Signature Moves unlocked, you must choose one before using Ready.|
|Round Timer||5||You have five seconds to choose a skill. If you don't, you'll automatically use Drink.|
|6||Toggle Signature Moves||½||Press to toggle between available Signature Moves.|
|7||Boast||Decreases percentage of health lost from the next three Drinks.|
|Woo|| Prevent opponent from using Water for next three turns|
|8||For Science||Increases percentage of health gained from the next Water.|
|Back in My Day||Your next Bluff cannot be punished.|
|9||Spirits Vision||Opponent's next Bluff within three turns is automatically punished.|
|Critique||Prevent opponent from using Bluff for the next three turns.|
|0||Forfeit||End Belcher's Bluff. If a match is underway, this forfeits the game.|
- See also: Belcher's Bluff (achievements)
|Grandmaster of Om||Bazaar of the Four Winds||10|
|Defeat Poyaqui, the Grandmaster of Om, in a game of Belcher's Bluff before Zephyr Sanctum departs.||Grandmaster defeated||10|
|You've Got the Moves||Belcher's Bluff||11|
|Obtain Signature Moves by defeating all six Masters of Om.||1 Signature Moves Obtained||1|
|3 Signature Moves Obtained||5|
|6 Signature Moves Obtained||5|
|Flaunt It||Belcher's Bluff||11|
|Use all six Signature Moves against your opponents.||1 Signature Moves Used||1|
|3 Signature Moves Used||5|
|6 Signature Moves Used||5|
|Master of Om||Belcher's Bluff||15|
|Complete all Belcher's Bluff achievements.||Belcher's Bluff Achievements: 6||15|
|One Drink Left||Belcher's Bluff||5|
|Defeat your opponent while one drink away from losing.||Near-Victory Achieved||5|
|Frequent Belcher||Belcher's Bluff||16|
|Play Belcher's Bluff against other players.||1 Games Played||1|
|10 Games Played||5|
|25 Games Played||5|
|50 Games Played||5|
|Punish opponents for using Bluff.||1 Bluff Punished||1|
|10 Bluff Punished||5|
|25 Bluff Punished||5|
|Drinks All Around!||Belcher's Bluff||11|
|Play Belcher's Bluff with a player of every race.||1 Races Challenged||1|
|3 Races Challenged||5|
|5 Races Challenged||5|
The Masters may use their signature move an unlimited amount of times.
These three are easier to beat. They are a good start to get a hang of this game and the first win enables your first signature move, which will give you advantage against the other opponents.
- Berddi — Her signature move prevents the next Bluff from being punished. This doesn't meaningfully change the match because her health is relatively low.
- Caiwyn the Corsair — Always begin the match with Belch to counter Caiwyn's first Bluff. After that drink water whenever possible in order to power up Belch. Keep Belching on Caiwyn's Bluff. It will probably take several tries to win. This Boast signature move is very powerful and can help you in a few other matches.
- Graster Beakerbane — He will almost never call your bluff, but he has high healing. Woo makes this battle trivial. Simply wait for him to activate For Science, then activate Woo. Once Woo wears off, immediately use Belch. He should then drink himself to a loss. If you don't have Woo, it is more a war of attrition. It is easy not to lose against him, so he will lose eventually.
These two are challenging.
- Maddie — Maddie uses the Woo signature move, preventing the player from drinking Water for the next three turns. If the player attempts to, they will be forced to drink. Players can bluff the next three turns, but if the player gets belched, they will be forced to drink twice. The issue is Maddie will use the skill multiple times, making the battle extremely difficult to win and will likely take multiple attempts. If you use the boast buff this is a way to lower the health loss from having to drink because of Woo. Maddie will sometimes use her Signature Move every time it expires, this makes her nearly impossible to beat.
- Poyaqui — He will try to perform the exact same moves as you when he's either above 50% health or ISN'T under the effect of Spirit's Vision. He can't use other signature moves, and will default to Drink if he cannot copy you. This can easily be used to your advantage by using Critique to start, which will allow you to Bluff for the next three turns whereas Poyaqui will Drink instead. While under the effect of the Spirit's Vision buff he won't copy your moves (He'll only use drink and bluff), so this is the time to drink and belch. You should easily win if you open with Critique, 3 bluffs, 2 drinks (to get him below 50% hp), and then whenever he uses Spirit's Vision you belch, drink, water, and bluff in that order (only bluffing/drinking when he doesn't have the buff up).
Impossibly hard opponents
Adnul Irongut is considered the toughest opponent.
- Adnul Irongut — Adnul has large health and the ability to block your Bluff. He rarely bluffs. Defeating him relies on preventing him from healing, but as his use of Water can't be predicted, this is largely a matter of luck. Count the rounds between his sips of water to avoid belching while his Water is recharging, and take care to save your own Water and Belch for when Critique is active. Boast, Woo and For Science are all good moves to use against him, but wait until his health is fairly low before using them. The most reliable (and easily repeatable) way to beat him is as follows:
- Pick Boast as your signature move.
- Always bluff. If he interrupts it with a belch, belch back and drink water, in that order. This should keep your own health from dropping as fast as his; with luck you’ll interrupt a heal or two and you’ll go into the next phase with a big advantage.
- Eventually he hits a threshold where he’ll start spamming his signature move.
- Use belch, drink water, drink in that priority unless you can get a bluff in.
- Once you get close to 3,000 or so health use boast.
- Try to time your abilities so you use belch at below 20% health to do a large amount of damage.
Players can purchase a Belcher's Bluff Kit from bartenders. The consumable will summon a table where other players can compete against you. A round of Belcher's Bluff does not count for Daily Activity Participation.
- Any nourishment effects are removed upon beginning a game.
- Signature Moves unlocks are bound to the character.
- In case of a draw (both players running out of health in the same round), the winner will be determined randomly.
- After winning, characters will shout out one of the following lines, depending on their race and gender.
|Asura||Thank you for failing so hard!|
|Charr||I'll march over your corpse!|
|Sylvari|| Told you I'd be back |
- Prior the the July 11th, 2013 update, food buffs were not removed upon entering a game of Belcher's Bluff. This update also reduced the frequency with which Adnul Irongut uses his signature move, Critique.