Game updates/2015-01-27

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Update - January 27, 2015[edit]

Living World[edit]

Rewards[edit]

Balance, Bug-fixing, Polish[edit]

General[edit]

Items[edit]

Profession Skills[edit]

Elementalist[edit]
  • Drake's Breath.png Drake's Breath: Burning applied from this skill has been reduced from 3 seconds to 2 seconds per pulse.
  • Lightning Whip.png Lightning Whip: The attack point of this skill has been delayed around .1 seconds on the first and second attacks. The aftercast has been reduced by 0.2 seconds. To compensate for the increased attack-rate potential, the damage of this ability has been reduced by 10%. When used with Signet of Restoration, this ability will only heal if the second attack executes.
  • Comet.png Comet: The radius of this skill has been increased from 120 to 180.
  • Shatterstone.png Shatterstone: The casting time of this skill has been reduced from 1 second to 0.5 seconds.
  • Dust Devil.png Dust Devil: The velocity of this skill's projectile has been increased by 66%.
Engineer[edit]
  • Shrapnel Grenade.png Shrapnel Grenade: Bleed duration on this skill has been reduced from 12 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Throw Mine.png Throw Mine: The proximity trigger for this skill has been increased from 60 to 120. Additionally, the explosion radius has been increased from 180 to 240.
  • Launch Personal Battering Ram.png Launch Personal Battering Ram: This skill now has a 1 second daze.
Guardian[edit]
  • Litany of Wrath.png Litany of Wrath: The percentage of health returned from this skill has been increased from 20% to 25%. The aftercast of this skill has been reduced by 0.5 seconds.
  • Shield of Judgment.png Shield of Judgment: The cooldown on this skill has been reduced from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
  • Shield of Absorption.png Shield of Absorption: The cooldown on this skill has been reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Zealot's Fire.png Zealot's Fire: The increased cooldown component of this skill has been removed.
Mesmer[edit]
  • Vanish in the Deep.png Deception: This skill no longer requires a target in order to cast.
  • Phantasmal Mage.png Phantasmal Mage: The illusionary mage summoned by this skill now applies 4 stacks of confusion instead of 3 with its attack. The duration of the confusion has been increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds. The illusionary mage's rate of fire has been reduced by 1 second.
  • Time Warp.png Time Warp: The cooldown on this skill has been reduced from 210 seconds to 180 seconds.
  • Illusion of Life.png Illusion of Life: The cooldown on this skill has been reduced from 130 seconds to 120 seconds.
  • Phantasmal Defender.png Phantasmal Defender: The cooldown on this skill has been reduced from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
  • Confusing Images.png Confusing Images: The duration of confusion from this skill has been increased from 5 seconds to 7 seconds.
Necromancer[edit]
  • Locust Swarm.png Locust Swarm: The casting time of this skill has been reduced from 1 second to 0.5 seconds.
  • Corrosive Poison Cloud.png Corrosive Poison Cloud: The casting time of this skill has been reduced from 1 second to 0.5 seconds. The cooldown on this skill has been reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Signet of the Locust.png Signet of the Locust: The cooldown on this skill has been reduced from 60 seconds to 40 seconds. Base healing has been increased by 4%, and bonus from healing power increased by 108%.
  • Signet of Undeath.png Signet of Undeath: The passive life-force gain of this skill has been increased from 1% to 2%.
Ranger[edit]
  • Throw Torch.png Throw Torch: The projectile travel speed of this skill has been increased by 25%.
  • Bonfire.png Bonfire: The base area of effect of this skill has been increased from 120 to 180.
  • "We Heal As One!".png "We Heal As One!": The casting time of this skill has been reduced from 1.25 seconds to 1 second.
  • Hunter's Call.png Hunter's Call: The casting time of this skill has been reduced from 1.5 seconds to 1 second.
  • Call of the Wild.png Call of the Wild: The cooldown of this skill has been reduced from 35 seconds to 30 seconds.
Thief[edit]
  • Blinding Powder.png Blinding Powder: This skill no longer interrupts your own skills.
  • Dancing Dagger.png Dancing Dagger: The projectile speed of this skill has been increased by 33%.
  • Needle Trap.png Needle Trap: The bleed duration of this skill has been increased from 3 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Shadow Pursuit.png Shadow Pursuit: The duration of might granted by this skill has been increased from 5 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Invigorating Precision Invigorating Precision: The health gain from this trait on a critical strike has been increased from 8% of damage dealt to 15%.
Warrior[edit]
  • Kill Shot.png Kill Shot: The casting time of this skill has been reduced from 1.75 seconds to 1.25 seconds.
  • Arcing Slice.png Arcing Slice: The damage from this skill has been increased by 10%.
  • Brutal Shot.png Brutal Shot: The casting time on this skill has been reduced from 1 second to 0.5 seconds.
  • Rush.png Rush: Adjusted the animation and attack radius of this skill to hit more consistently.

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

World vs. World[edit]

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

  • Our end-of-season sale for Living World continues. Check out all the specials in the Promotions category of the Gem Store.
  • The Pact Fleet Survival Pack is now available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 1600 gems.
  • Lovestruck weapons are available from the Black Lion Weapon Specialist for a limited-time price of 2 Black Lion Claim Tickets. Tickets and ticket scraps can be found in Black Lion Chests.
  • Black Lion Chest drops have been updated. Keys are available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems each.
    • A new Mini Kasmeer Meade has been added as a rare drop.
    • Home instance resource nodes for mithril ore, platinum ore, ancient wood logs, ghost peppers, and Orrian truffles have been added as very rare drops.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in which outfit dyes reset when changing outfits.
  • Fixed a bug in which finishers would sometimes reset to the default finisher after interaction with the Hero panel.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Certain boss chests within Fractals that were previously affected by AoE Looting have been updated to require using the chest to open them.
  • The daily achievement cap has been increased.
  • Introduced smooth camera panning between vantage points in Structured PvP Spectator Mode.
  • Build: 44,353