Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire
As the balance of magic comes undone, lead your allies in the hunt for the rogue god Balthazar, whose scorched-earth campaign threatens the very existence of Tyria.
— Official site
Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire is the second expansion pack for Guild Wars 2. It was released on September 22, 2017, at approximately 16:00.
Two preview weekends were available to all players—the first from Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13, and the second on Friday, August 18 through to Sunday, August 20.
- Editions available
- Standard Edition ($29.99 / €29,99 / £25.99)
- Deluxe Edition ($54.99 / €54,99 / £47.99)
- Ultimate Edition ($79.99 / €79,99 / £69.99)
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Pre-purchasing became available on August 1, 2017. Accounts that pre-purchased received:
- Miniature Rogue Balthazar
- The Spearmarshal's Gift - allows the player to select a Elonian weapon skin of their choice
- Exclusive title: "Elonian Envoy"
- New region, with five larger-than-ever open world maps: Crystal Oasis, Desert Highlands, Elon Riverlands, The Desolation, and Domain of Vabbi.
- New personal storyline, which takes place after Living World Season 3
- Five new mounts as part of the mastery system. They are available for use across all of Tyria, not just within the Crystal Desert (including guild halls, but not instances anterior to PoF).
- The Raptor — A hardy saurian, capable of leaping horizontally across long distances.
- The Springer — A large jerboa-like creature, capable of jumping vertically to great heights.
- The Skimmer — A floating manta ray-like creature, capable of hovering above water and environmental hazards.
- The Jackal — An elemental canine, capable of blinking across short distances and of making precision jumps.
- The Griffon — A cat-bodied bird, capable of gliding across the sky with great speed.
- Nine new elite specializations, one for every profession.
- Guardian: Firebrand (axe, tomes replacing virtues, mantras)
- Revenant: Renegade (shortbow, citadel orders, Kalla Scorchrazor and her legendary renegades)
- Warrior: Spellbreaker (dagger, full counter, meditations)
- Engineer: Holosmith (sword, photon forge replacing F5 toolbelt skill, exceed skills)
- Ranger: Soulbeast (dagger mainhand, become one with your pet through beastmode, stances)
- Thief: Deadeye (rifle, deadeye's mark replacing steal, cantrips)
- Elementalist: Weaver (sword, attune to two elements simultaneously, stances)
- Mesmer: Mirage (axe, replaces dodge with a mirage cloak that allows you to ambush foes, deceptions)
- Necromancer: Scourge (torch, shades replacing death shroud, punishments)
- New Guild hall — Windswept Haven
- New decorations
- New Adventures — Refugee Supply Run, Crystal Oasis Griffon Expert, Crystal Oasis Griffon Master, Cavalier Express Parcel Run, Highlands Griffon Expert, Highlands Griffon Master, Skimshallow Cove Supply Run, Riverlands Griffon Expert, Riverlands Griffon Master, Shadows Intel, Desolation Griffon Expert, Desolation Griffon Master, Garden Wine and Cheese Run, Vehjin Noble Necessities Run, Necropolis Embalming Supply Run, Vehtendi School Supply Run, Vabbian Griffon Expert, Vabbian Griffon Master
- New Armor sets (at launch) — Bounty Hunter's armor, Elonian armor, Funerary armor, Spearmarshal's armor, Warbeast armor
- New Weapon sets (at launch) — Awakened weapons, Elonian weapons, Mordant weapons, Sunspear weapons
- Bounties — Tasks related to defeating various enemies, usually suitable for groups.
- Official Website
- Release Announcement
- Pre-purchase options and information
- Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire – Announcement Trailer
- Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire – Launch Trailer
- Developer Diaries
- 2017-08-15: Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire – Developer Diary – Elite Specializations
- 2017-08-27: Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire – Developer Diary – Mounts
- 2017-09-05: Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire – Developer Diary – Story
- 2017-09-05: Interviews: Exclusive Developer Diary and Interview on Returning to Elona (mmorpg.com)
- 2017-09-05: Guild Wars 2 Talk Path of Fire Narrative (magazine.gaiscioch.com)
- ^ Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire FAQs
- ^ Path of Fire Stress Test #1—August 31, 2017
- ^ Path of Fire Stress Test #2—September 7, 2017
- ^ Twitter | Tweet by Roy Cronacher