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Screenshot of the wallet

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 two types of currency: coin and one other type that varies based on the location of the player.

The wallet is a section in the inventory that tracks currency for each account. It can be opened by clicking on the wallet icon in the lower-left corner of the inventory window. The wallet is shared by all characters on the account: currency earned by any character is automatically deposited into the wallet; currency spent by any character is automatically withdrawn from it.

Currency types[edit]

Account-based (Wallet)
Guild currencies
  • Aetherium.png
    Aetherium — This material is automatically gained over time. The rate depends onGuild Mine upgrades.
  • Favor.png
    Favor — Used to research guild upgrades and purchase items. Earned when players representing a guild participate in guild missions. A guild's accumulated favor can be seen via the guild panel.
  • Influence Influence — Was once used to research guild upgrades and boons; it used to be earned when players representing a guild participated in events, PvP, and the personal story. A guild's accumulated influence 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.


Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Currency.
  • 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.
The first interface for the account wallet, missing several currencies.
  • The wallet was introduced in the Queen's Jubilee release on August 6, 2013. Following this update, all of a character's currencies were automatically deposited into the wallet the first time that character was logged in to the game. Each character had to be logged in separately to deposit any currency held by that character. Currencies in the account vault were automatically deposited after the first login on that account.[1]
  • The wallet interface was updated and includes additional currencies from the June 23, 2015 game update.


When first logging in after the wallet was released, each pre-existing character received the following mail.


Magical Wallet Delivery

Enjoy your new wallet!

Your new wallet will automatically collect all coins, tokens, and other various currencies from a character's inventory when you log in with that character. The collected currency will all go into one account-wide pool. You can access your currencies through a tab in the Hero Panel or your inventory. All future currency items will automatically be added to the account-wide pool.


  1. ^ Guild Wars 2 Forum: Account Wallet... I love this!