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Currency describes the game's units of commerce that are used to pay for goods and services. The lower bar of the inventory panel displays a few of the types that do not take up inventory space: gems and coin. Other currencies can be seen by hovering over the lower bar, and clicking on it will bring up a window displaying all currencies and explaining what each is used for.

Currency types[edit]

See also: Wallet
Guild currencies
  • Influence Influence is used to research guild upgrades and boons; it is normally earned when players representing a guild participate in events, PvP, and the personal story. A guild's accumulated influence can be seen via the guild panel.
  • Guild Merit.png Guild Merits are required to research high-tier guild upgrades and boons; it is earned when players representing a guild participate in guild missions. A guild's accumulated guild merits can be seen via the guild panel.


Primary article: Token

Tokens are physical items that take up space in your inventory and are used to purchase items from certain vendors. Most Living World releases include one or more types of tokens that are only available as drops for a limited time. Permanent tokens include Black Lion Claim Ticket Scraps that can be found in Black Lion Chests, and multi-use items, such as Karka Shells and Globs of Ectoplasm, used both as tokens and as crafting materials.

Cost versus Value[edit]

The wiki uses Cost and Value to mean two different things:

  • Cost is the purchase price listed by vendors.
  • Value is the amount of coin you receive when selling the item.


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  • Currencies cannot be directly converted to the others, with these exceptions:
    • Coin can be exchanged for gems (and vice versa) on the trading post.
    • You can buy influence from a Guild Promoter at a rate of 5 Influence/Silver coin, but only in increments of 10, 100, 1,000, or 10,000 Influence.
  • Tokens and other currencies can be indirectly converted to coin by using them to purchase items that can then be crafted, forged, or otherwise used to produce items that can be sold to vendors and/or on the trading post.