Game updates/2018-03-27

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Update 2 - March 27, 2018[edit]

(No patch notes have been released as of yet.)

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 87,504
  • Fixed a bug which caused gathering tools to have one use remaining. All affected tools have been restored to maximum uses, though any tools that were fully consumed while the bug was live are still gone. Players are encouraged to contact Support for replacing these.

Late Notes 2 - March 27, 2018[edit]

Living World—Seat of Power[edit]

Since the day we began work on Guild Wars 2, we had a single dream guiding us: to allow the player to jump over small fences. But if we had to pick a close second, it was to add chairs and maybe let players sit in them. In that distant past, the technology wasn't ready for our vision—when GW2 released, the land of Tyria had chairs, and it had sitting, but players were unable to gracefully combine the two. Over time, stopgaps were implemented, like sitting as a chair and riding mounts (referred to in the engine code as "nonstationary chairs"), but the dream of a complete chair experience remained in the realm of speculative science fiction.

Until now!

We're overjoyed to announce that, for the second time in Guild Wars history, players can sit in chairs across the continent. That raid throne is more like one chair in multiple places, though, which is awesome, but now we're talking about **over 1,400 chairs** spread across 6 cities, 5 home instances and 1 raid lobby. Plus, some of those chairs are benches, which are like two chairs for the price of one!

The future of chair sitting is bright—we're working hard to investigate chair sittability for other zones, figure out the bar booths built entirely out of nonchair objects, and support more chair models. Get in the game and see the future happening now! You paid for the whole seat—today you can finally use it.

Furniture Polish[edit]

  • Lion's Arch: Added sittability to 188 chairs. This is the site of the First Sittable Chair, from which all others derive—the King of Chairs. It's a secret which one it is.
  • Rata Sum: Added sittability to 28 chairs. Realistically, the asura could already sit on most objects comfortably; it's one of their many racial advantages.
  • Applied Development Lab: Added sittability to 7 chairs, for when you need a break from lab work harvesting resources.
  • Black Citadel: Added sittability to 153 chairs. Not only are there a lot of quality chairs here, many of them include miniaturized Iron Legion coal furnaces for heating. A truly first-class chair experience for the discriminating legionnaire.
  • Hero's Canton: Added sittability to 106 chairs. We wrote "added sittability to 106 charrs" five times before we got it right, but that would be pretty cool too.
  • Divinity's Reach: Added sittability to 292 chairs, and 90% of them are hidden inside random buildings. We spent countless hellish hours finding new chairs hidden away in third-story corners of secluded houses. We opened someone's house up to passing tourists as well because it has a lot of nice chairs.
  • Salma District: Added sittability to 79 chairs. You can finally sit at the bar! We've been anticipating this since launch day.
  • Hoelbrak: The undisputed capital of sittable furniture clocks in with a record-shattering 547 chairs. Legends say that one day, a mighty Norn will sit in every chair in Hoelbrak and then lead their people to victory against Jormag.
  • Hunter's Hearth: Added sittability to 10 chairs. But listen, if you're looking for some chair time after a long hunt, just step out the doors and into chair central of Tyria.
  • The Grove: Added sittability to 43 chairs. It might seem kind of sad after that Hoelbrak number, but perhaps the sylvari simply prefer sitting on the ground—it's good enough for the Pale Tree, after all.
  • Dreamer's Terrace: Added sittability to 5 chairs. OK, now it's actually sad.
  • Lion's Arch Aerodrome: Added sittability to 1 chair. We don't expect that all players will be able to sit in this highly exclusive, challenging non-group chair content, but that is the price of prestige.
  • Added an incredible new collection quest achievement spanning the world of Tyria to sit in every currently available chair type. Finally, a reason to visit Hoelbrak.
  • You can do more than sit in chairs—you can gesture while sitting in chairs! You can't /sit while you sit, but a carefully curated handful of the game's emotes are available while sitting in a chair.
    • Currently available emotes: Wave, Cheer, Shrug, Crossarms, Laugh, and Thanks (you're welcome)
  • But wait, there's more chairs! Your Guild Hall chairs are also receiving the seating treatment, with the following chairs now sittable:
  • Fixed a bug that caused "sittability" to not be a real word according to the spell checker. If you complain about it now, you're incorrect, sorry.
  • While we're at it, we don't want to hear anyone griping about the exact chair counts per map. If we see posts tomorrow like "I counted every chair in Hoelbrak and ArenaNet was off by one, gg," it's going to send us into a deep depression.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

Late Notes - March 27, 2018[edit]

World Polish[edit]

General[edit]

  • Unstable Magic Ability icons on bounty targets are again displaying in their own row in the UI so they don't move around as other effects are added/removed from the target.

Fractals[edit]

Hall of Chains[edit]

Soulless Horror[edit]

  • Fixed some issues that caused Necrosis to be applied to the entire raid party despite there being a fixated champion player.
  • Fixate now applies revealed, which breaks and prevents stealth.
  • If neither champion player uses the Issue Challenge special action skill prior to entering the arena, the first champion to enter receives the Fixate effect—previously the champion player who interacted with the red rune was prioritized.

Personal Story[edit]

Items[edit]

Update - March 27, 2018[edit]

Super Adventure Festival[edit]

Moto's world-renowned Super Adventure Box returns again when the Super Adventure Festival kicks off on March 29! Explore two worlds of excitement, peril, and educational entertainment to earn holographic weapons and a variety of loot.

  • Festivities begin on March 29th at Thursday 16:00, and continue until April 19th Thursday 19:00.
  • A new achievement category, Super Adventure Box: Nostalgia, has been added, containing repeatable and once-per-year achievements for Super Adventure Box.
  • Moto's inventory of rewards has been split into two vendors accompanying him outside the box and inside its hub area. New Super consumable items are also available!
  • A new race event has been added in the Super Adventure Box hub. Show off your progress in jumping-based education!
  • Portals leading travelers to the Super Adventure Box hub have been temporarily activated in all major cities for the duration of the festival. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Rata Sum's most popular invention, but remember to play safe and avoid violating Peacemaker regulations.

Moto's Bug-Fix List[edit]

  • Players who have beaten World 1, Zone 1 will now see a shortened version of the opening scene when entering that zone. The full scene will always play in Infantile Mode for the enjoyment of progeny.
  • The /resign command can now be used in Super Adventure Box's worlds.
  • Many concealed spear traps in Tribulation Mode will now become visible after taking a player's life.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the player's POINTY STICK to show 0-damage hits in addition to its normal damage.
  • Fixed a bug that caused putting away Super Adventure Box tools, such as the bomb, to break stuns. Instead, the upgraded health potion will now break stuns.
  • Health potions now consume a charge immediately on use. Be careful handling potion flasks!
  • Alligator interiors are now no longer bouncy to prevent an issue that embedded players into the alligator-ceiling.
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to become stuck in a pit of lava with no escape.
  • Achievements with suggested locations will no longer show their location while playing Super Adventure Box, which previously caused them to show a random section of the Super Adventure Box map.
  • Relocated a bee dog to prevent players from interacting with it through a wall.
  • Master jumpers who find themselves with an excess of Tribulation Mode trophies can now exchange them for baubles with the vendors.
  • Players remaining in the Super Adventure Box hub when the festival ends will be redirected to their homeland.
  • Added new icons to distinguish the Super Adventure Box achievement categories.
  • Fixed a number of physics glitches.

World Polish[edit]

Sandswept Isles[edit]

  • Objects connected to Ewyn's stories can now be found around respective graves.
  • Increased the health of Specimen Chamber bosses by 30%.
  • Improved tracking of the Three Golem Monte achievement.
  • Fixed an issue in which the first race gate wouldn't turn green if players joined the race late.
  • Fixed an issue with the village race crier that was preventing him from displaying his race-coordinator tag while the race was running.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Varkesh, the Branded's Crystal Prison effects to scale too large.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed skittish marmoxes to be damaged by a mount's engage skill.
  • Adjusted the creature difficulty scaling for the Specimen Chamber's Vault Door event. The most noticeable change is that fewer champions will spawn at high scale.

Bloodtide Coast[edit]

  • Enemies in the "Kill the Risen Commander"[1] events will not appear if the player is using a glider or a mount, preventing them from appearing in midair (or being unable to catch the player).

Caledon Forest[edit]

Crystal Oasis[edit]

Dragon's Stand[edit]

  • Adjusted some overexcited soldiers at the Pact base camp.

Elon Riverlands[edit]

Frostgorge Sound[edit]

  • Kodan on the Blue Ice Shining have put away the supply barrel that could be looted multiple times.
  • After several complaints from the grawl guarding Magellan's Memento, mounts are no longer allowed in the ice caves south of Arundon Vale.

Iron Marches[edit]

  • The Sentinel Rifle can no longer instantly kill Branded creatures that are level 60 or higher.

Kessex Hills[edit]

Mount Maelstrom[edit]

  • The Mastery point that was out of reach has been moved to a new (accessible) location.

Timberline Falls[edit]

General[edit]

  • The Hero panel now opens to the tab it was on when it was closed.
  • Performance improvements have been made when opening the Equipment tab of the Hero panel (especially for players with a large amount of the wardrobe unlocked).
  • Merchants that change what they offer every day should have a better randomization of their available items. In some cases, this may cause them to offer items they've never sold before. (This means you, Priory Historian Elisa.)
  • Mesmers will no longer earn the Master Scrapper achievement for entering their home instance.
  • The Fine Dining achievement is now advanced by consuming Feast of Truffle Steak Dinner and Feast of Spicy Lime Steaks, rather than by learning the recipes for the feasts. Players who already received credit for learning the recipes do not need to consume the feasts.
  • Fixed an issue in which encountering wind or gravity forces while mounted could cause those forces to remain on the mounts indefinitely.
  • Fixed an issue in which players could get stuck on the final stage of "The Charge" chapter's boss fight.

Fractals[edit]

  • Last Laugh and Toxic Trail are now excluded from some creatures in the Shattered Observatory and Nightmare fractals.
  • Last Laugh will now apply daze instead of knockback.
  • Toxic Trail has had its visual size reduced, and a thin red area-of-effect ring indicator has been added.
  • Fixed a bug in which the /gg command could cause a wisp to disappear forever in the Swampland fractal.

Raids[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in which Dhuum could teleport into the air.

Personal Story[edit]

  • The Departing: Fixed a possible stall in the second half of the chapter. (No spoilers!)

Items[edit]

Profession Skills[edit]

General[edit]

  • Call Owl.png
     Call Owl: Fixed a bug that could cause this attack to miss its target when they remained in range.

Elementalist[edit]

  • Weave Self.png
     Weave Self: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from triggering effects that rely on activating an elite skill. Note that Tailored Victory will continue to not activate these effects.
  • Cleansing Water.png
     Cleansing Water: Fixed some cases of granting regeneration that would not cleanse a condition.
  • Plasma Beam.png
     Plasma Beam: Reduced damage by 20% in PvP and WvW.
  • Glyph of Renewal.png
     Glyph of Renewal: Reduced the cooldown from 165 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Stone Resonance.png
     Stone Resonance: Increased the base barrier granted per pulse by 10% in PvP and WvW.
  • Stone Resonance.png
     Lesser Stone Resonance: Increased the base barrier granted per pulse by 10% in PvP and WvW.
  • Shatterstone.png
     Shatterstone: Increased damage by 66% in PvP and WvW.
  • Water Trident.png
     Water Trident: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to heal for 27% less than intended.
  • Impale (elementalist skill).png
     Impale: Increased damage by 28% in PvP and WvW.
  • Ashen Blast.png
     Ashen Blast: Increased damage by 43% in PvP and WvW.
  • Steam Surge.png
     Steam Surge: Increased damage by 50% in PvP and WvW.
  • Katabatic Wind.png
     Katabatic Wind: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to grant an improper version of the regeneration boon to allies.
  • Lightning Touch.png
     Lightning Touch: Increased damage by 50% in PvP and WvW.
  • Ring of Earth.png
     Ring of Earth: Increased the number of bleeding stacks from 1 to 3 in PvP and WvW.
  • Cyclone.png
     Cyclone: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from pulling enemies.
  • Tornado.png
     Tornado: Reduced the cooldown from 150 seconds to 100 seconds in PvP and WvW. Reduced the transform duration from 15 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP and WvW.
    • Elemental Requiem.png
       Elemental Requiem: Reduced the cooldown from 5 seconds to 3 seconds in PvP and WvW.
    • Dust Charge.png
       Dust Charge: Reduced the cooldown from 10 seconds to 7 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Arcane Blast.png
     Arcane Blast: Reduced the maximum ammo count from 3 to 2 in PvP and WvW.
  • Burning Fire.png
     Burning Fire: Increased the cooldown from 40 seconds to 60 seconds in PvP only.
  • Tempest Defense.png
     Tempest Defense: Increased the cooldown from 25 seconds to 60 seconds in PvP only.
  • Earth's Embrace.png
     Earth's Embrace: Increased the cooldown from 75 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Soothing Ice.png
     Soothing Ice: Increased the cooldown from 20 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP only.
  • Final Shielding.png
     Final Shielding: Increased the cooldown from 60 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Gale Song.png
     Gale Song: Increased the cooldown from 60 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Pyromancer's Puissance.png
     Pyromancer's Puissance: Adjusted the might granted from 1 stack for 15 seconds to 2 stacks for 10 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Electric Discharge.png
     Electric Discharge: Reduced damage by 28% in PvP and WvW. Fixed a bug that caused this trait to attack at infinite range instead of the listed range of 900.

Engineer[edit]

  • Cleansing Synergy.png
     Cleansing Synergy: Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from working underwater.
  • Function Gyro.png
     Function Gyro: Fixed a bug that prevented a player from activating this skill to finish enemies if they'd previously finished a foe by activating both their finisher and the Function Gyro. Fixed a bug that could retain Function Gyro after unequipping the Scrapper specialization.
  • Perfectly Weighted.png
     Perfectly Weighted: Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from increasing the damage of the hammer autoattack chain.
  • Reactive Lenses.png
     Reactive Lenses: Fixed a bug that allowed this trait to trigger its cooldown while players had stability and a disabling control effect was incoming.
  • Net Shot.png
     Net Shot: Fixed a bug that prevented players from being able to fire this skill at targets behind them.
  • Crystal Configuration- Eclipse.png
     Crystal Configuration: Eclipse: The stability portion of this trait will now be applied only upon successful hits of Corona Burst.
  • Light Strike.png
     Light Strike: Reduced damage by 40% in PvP only.
  • Holo Leap.png
     Holo Leap: Reduced damage by 17% in PvP only.
  • Corona Burst.png
     Corona Burst: Reduced the might stacks granted per pulse from 2 to 1 in PvP only.
  • Holographic Shockwave.png
     Holographic Shockwave: Reduced damage by 22% in PvP only.
  • Spectrum Shield.png
     Spectrum Shield: Increased the shield duration from 3 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP and WvW. Increased the cooldown from 30 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Poison Dart Volley.png
     Poison Dart Volley: Reduced the cooldown from 10 seconds to 8 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Glue Shot.png
     Glue Shot: Reduced the cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Mortar Shot.png
     Mortar Shot: Increased damage by 25% in PvP and WvW.
  • Poison Gas Shell.png
     Poison Gas Shell: Increased damage by 33% in PvP and WvW. Reduced the cooldown from 12 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Endothermic Shell.png
     Endothermic Shell: Increased damage by 33% in PvP and WvW. Reduced the cooldown from 20 seconds to 15 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Flash Shell.png
     Flash Shell: Increased damage by 33% in PvP and WvW. Reduced the cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Box of Nails.png
     Box of Nails: Reduced the cooldown from 10 seconds to 8 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Magnet.png
     Magnet: Reduced the cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Throw Mine.png
     Throw Mine: Increased the damage by 11% in PvP and WvW.
  • Static Shock.png
     Static Shock: Increased the stun duration from 1 second to 2 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Elixir X.png
     Elixir X: Reduced the duration of Tornado and Rampage transforms from 15 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP and WvW. Reduced the cooldown from 105 seconds to 75 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Detection Pulse.png
     Detection Pulse: Increased the radius from 600 to 1200 in PvP and WvW.
  • Aim-Assisted Rocket.png
     Aim-Assisted Rocket: Reduced damage by 50% in PvP and WvW.
  • Thermobaric Detonation.png
     Minesweeper: Reduced damage of each mine by 33% in PvP and WvW.
  • Anchor.png
     Vent Exhaust: Reduced damage by 32% in PvP and WvW.
  • Protection Injection.png
     Protection Injection: Increased the cooldown from 10 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP only.
  • Self-Regulating Defenses.png
     Self-Regulating Defenses: Increased the cooldown from 75 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Reactive Lenses.png
     Reactive Lenses: Increased the cooldown from 40 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.

Guardian[edit]

  • Tome of Justice.png
     Tome of Justice: Fixed a bug that prevented the Tome of Justice passive effect from being applied immediately when entering PvP maps.
  • Epilogue- Ashes of the Just.png
     Ashes of the Just: Fixed a bug that prevented the overhead effects from displaying when granting this effect to yourself or allies.
  • Weighty Terms.png
     Weighty Terms: Fixed a display bug in which this trait did not affect the final charge of Mantra of Lore.
  • Absolute Resolution.png
     Absolute Resolution: Fixed a bug that prevented the passive effects from Tome of Resolve and Tome of Courage from being reapplied when equipping or unequipping this trait.
  • Indomitable Courage.png
     Indomitable Courage: Fixed a bug that prevented the passive effects from Tome of Resolve and Tome of Courage from being reapplied when equipping or unequipping this trait.
  • Tome of Resolve.png
     Tome of Resolve:
  • Signet of Resolve.png
     Signet of Resolve: Reduced the cooldown from 35 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Leap of Faith.png
     Leap of Faith: Increased damage by 14% in PvP and WvW.
  • Signet of Mercy.png
     Signet of Mercy: Reduced the cooldown from 150 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Sword of Justice.png
     Sword of Justice: Reduced the ammo-recharge time from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Bow of Truth.png
     Bow of Truth: Reduced the ammo-recharge time from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Hammer of Wisdom.png
     Hammer of Wisdom: Reduced the ammo-recharge time from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • "Feel My Wrath!".png
     "Feel My Wrath!": Reduced the cooldown from 45 seconds to 35 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Virtuous Solace.png
     Virtuous Solace: Increased the cooldown from 75 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Hunter's Determination.png
     Hunter's Determination: Increased the cooldown from 75 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Zealous Blade.png
     Zealous Blade: Increased the bonus damage from 5% to 10% in PvP and WvW.

Mesmer[edit]

  • Seize the Moment.png
     Seize the Moment: Fixed the tooltip for this trait that incorrectly referenced illusions instead of clones.
  • Signet of Illusions.png
     Signet of Illusions: Fixed a text error for the passive effect that referenced this skill's old behavior.
  • Chaotic Dampening.png
     Chaotic Dampening: Fixed a bug in which this trait did not properly reduce the recharge time of trident skills.
  • Distortion.png
     Distortion: Updated the tooltip description of this effect to better reflect its functionality.
  • Imagined Burden.png
     Imagined Burden: Fixed a bug that prevented cripple tooltips from appearing on the associated skills.
  • Shattered Strength.png
     Shatter Storm: Fixed a bug that prevented the reduced recharge from Master of Misdirection from properly interacting with this trait.
  • Tides of Time.png
     Tides of Time: Fixed a bug that caused the recharge refund to fail if the chronomancer catches a wave from another chronomancer.
  • Illusionary Riposte.png
     Illusionary Riposte: Fixed a bug that prevented Counter Blade from activating under certain circumstances. Increased the cooldown from 12 seconds to 15 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Chaos Vortex.png
     Chaos Vortex: Fixed a bug that caused the projectile fired by this skill to have inconsistent interactions with reflection skills.
  • Phantasmal Swordsman.png
     Phantasmal Swordsman: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from summoning a phantasm if the mesmer jumped while casting it.
  • Blinding Dissipation.png
     Blinding Dissipation: Fixed a bug that caused the confusion skill fact from Ineptitude to display incorrectly on this trait.
  • Illusion of Life.png
     Illusion of Life: Reduced the cooldown from 120 seconds to 75 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Phantasmal Disenchanter.png
     Phantasmal Disenchanter: Increased the cooldown from 20 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Jaunt.png
     Jaunt: Reduced damage by 50% in PvP and WvW.
  • Phantasmal Swordsman.png
     Phantasmal Swordsman: Increased the cooldown from 15 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW. Decreased might from 8 stacks to 4 stacks in PvP and WvW.
  • Mirror Blade.png
     Mirror Blade: Reduced damage by 14% in PvP and WvW.
  • Signet of the Ether.png
     Signet of the Ether: Reduced the cooldown from 35 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Illusionary Counter.png
     Illusionary Counter: Reduced the cooldown from 8 seconds to 6 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Elusive Mind.png
     Elusive Mind: This trait now applies 3 seconds of exhaustion when breaking a stun.
  • Compounding Power.png
     Compounding Power: Reduced the outgoing damage per stack from 3% to 2% in PvP and WvW.
  • Mistrust.png
     Phantasmal Force: Reduced the might granted from 3 stacks to 2 stacks in PvP and WvW.
  • Mirror of Anguish.png
     Mirror of Anguish: Increased cooldown from 60 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Mental Anguish.png
     Mental Anguish: Reduced bonus damage from 15% to 10% in PvP and from 30% to 20% in WvW.
  • Confounding Suggestions.png
     Confounding Suggestions: Increased cooldown from 5 seconds to 15 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Bountiful Disillusionment.png
     Bountiful Disillusionment: Reduced stability duration from 5 seconds to 3 seconds in PvP and WvW. Decreased might from 5 stacks to 3 stacks in PvP and WvW.

Necromancer[edit]

  • Scourge (Profession): Fixed an issue that caused an obstruction error when there wasn't a line of sight to a target, but there was a line of sight to the shade. Enemies in range of the shade will now be struck if the shade is visible to the necromancer. Fixed an issue in which this skill could still hit downed enemies multiple times.
  • Garish Pillar.png
     Garish Pillar: Increased the cooldown from 15 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Desert Shroud.png
     Desert Shroud: Increased the cooldown from 20 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Ghastly Breach.png
     Ghastly Breach: Increased the cooldown from 75 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Plague Signet.png
     Plague Signet: Increased the cooldown from 30 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Trail of Anguish.png
     Trail of Anguish: Increased the cooldown from 25 seconds to 35 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Signet of Undeath.png
     Signet of Undeath: Reduced the cooldown from 150 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Life Siphon.png
     Life Siphon: Reduced the cooldown from 12 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Dark Pact.png
     Dark Pact: Reduced the cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Signet of Vampirism.png
     Signet of Vampirism: Reduced the cooldown from 35 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP and WvW. Increased the base heal by 25% in PvP and WvW.
  • Well of Blood.png
     Well of Blood: Increased the base heal by 15% in PvP and WvW. Increased the healing per pulse by 75% in PvP and WvW.
  • Spectral Grasp.png
     Spectral Grasp: Reduced the cooldown from 50 seconds to 35 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Blood Is Power.png
     Blood Is Power: Adjusted the might granted from 10 stacks for 10 seconds to 15 stacks for 6 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Well of Suffering.png
     Well of Suffering: Reduced the cooldown from 35 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP and WvW. Increased the amount of vulnerability applied per pulse from 2 stacks to 4 stacks in PvP and WvW.
  • Signet of the Locust.png
     Signet of the Locust: Increased damage by 28% in PvP and WvW. Increased the base healing per hit by 29% in PvP and WvW.
  • Reaper's Protection.png
     Reaper's Protection: Increased the cooldown from 60 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Last Gasp.png
     Last Gasp: Increased the cooldown from 50 seconds to 75 seconds in PvP only.

Ranger[edit]

  • Signet of Renewal.png
     Signet of Renewal: Fixed a bug that could prevent this skill from working correctly and granting resistance when used by a merged soulbeast.
  • Spider—
    Poison Gas.png
     Poison Gas: Fixed a bug that could prevent this skill from working properly when the ranger and pet were at significant range differences.
  • Swoop (bird).png
     Swoop: Fixed a bug that would prevent a merged soulbeast from being able to hit a target at near-maximum range (1,200).
  • Poison Gas.png
     Poison Gas: Fixed a bug that caused the number-of-targets skill fact to not display.
  • Supportive Pets: Fixed a bug that caused supportive pet effects on merged soulbeasts to affect the ranger rather than their allies. Clarified the description of this effect.
  • Rugged Growth.png
     Rugged Growth: Reduced healing coefficient contribution by 50% in PvP only. Fixed a bug that caused this trait to continue healing a ranger even when protection had fallen off them when used in conjunction with a specific set of other traits.
  • Lunar Impact.png
     Lunar Impact: Fixed a display bug that could cause the visuals of this skill to pop away before completing.
  • Verdant Etching.png
     Verdant Etching: Fixed a bug that could prevent players from summoning a lesser seed of life if they were in midair when it was summoned.
  • Seed of Life.png
     Seed of Life: Increased the cooldown from 1 second to 3 seconds in PvP only.
  • Rejuvenating Tides.png
     Rejuvenating Tides: Reduced the base healing per pulse by 15% in PvP only.
  • Solar Beam.png
     Solar Beam: Reduced damage per strike by 17% in PvP only.
  • Signet of Stone.png
     Signet of Stone: Reduced the duration from 6 seconds to 3 seconds in PvP and WvW. Reduced the cooldown from 80 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Celestial Avatar.png
     Celestial Avatar: Increased the cooldown from 15 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP only.
  • Ricochet.png
     Ricochet: Increased damage by 14% in PvP and WvW. Increased might duration from 5 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Winter's Bite.png
     Winter's Bite: Increased damage by 20% in PvP and WvW. Increased the bleeding duration from 8 seconds to 12 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Splitblade.png
     Splitblade: Increased damage per axe by 33% in PvP and WvW.
  • Instinctive Engage.png
     Instinctive Engage: Increased damage by 67% in PvP and WvW.
  • Healing Spring.png
     Healing Spring: Increased the number of conditions cleansed per pulse from 1 to 2 in PvP and WvW.
  • Stoneform.png
     Stoneform: Increased the cooldown from 70 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Shared Anguish.png
     Shared Anguish: Increased the cooldown from 60 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Protective Ward.png
     Protective Ward: Increased the cooldown from 18 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP only.
  • Refined Toxins.png
     Refined Toxins: Increased the cooldown from 5 seconds to 15 seconds in PvP only.
  • Grace of the Land.png
     Grace of the Land: Reduced the might applied from 3 stacks to 2 stacks in PvP only.
  • Fortifying Bond.png
     Fortifying Bond: Reduced duration of shared might stacks from 10 seconds to 5 seconds in PvP only.
  • "We Heal As One!".png
     "We Heal As One!": Reduced duration of copied might stacks from 10 seconds to 5 seconds in PvP only.
  • Fresh Reinforcement.png
     Fresh Reinforcement: Reduced shared might duration from 10 seconds to 5 seconds in PvP only.
  • Ambidexterity.png
     Ambidexterity: Increased the condition damage granted from 150 to 240 in PvP and WvW.
  • Two-Handed Training.png
     Two-Handed Training: Increased the bonus damage from 5% to 10% in PvP and WvW.

Revenant[edit]

  • Coalescence of Ruin.png
     Coalescence of Ruin: Reduced damage of the second impact by 14% in WvW only. Reduced damage of the third impact by 22% in WvW only.
  • Razorclaw's Rage.png
     Razorclaw's Rage: Increased the bleeding duration from 2 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Icerazor's Ire.png
     Icerazor's Ire: Increased damage by 24% in PvP and WvW.
  • Soothing Stone.png
     Soothing Stone: Increased the number of conditions cleansed from 3 to 5 in PvP and WvW.
  • Vengeful Hammers.png
     Vengeful Hammers: Reduced the upkeep cost from 7 to 6 in PvP and WvW.
  • Forced Engagement.png
     Forced Engagement: Reduced the energy cost from 25 to 10. Increased the cooldown from 10 seconds to 15 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Embrace the Darkness.png
     Embrace the Darkness: Increased the attribute bonus from 10% to 15% in PvP and WvW.
  • Banish Enchantment.png
     Banish Enchantment: Increased the number of boons removed from 2 to 3 in PvP and WvW.
  • Pain Absorption.png
     Pain Absorption: Reduced the energy cost from 35 to 30 in PvP and WvW.
  • Eye for an Eye.png
     Eye for an Eye: Increased the cooldown from 45 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Versed in Stone.png
     Versed in Stone: Increased the cooldown from 60 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Soothing Bastion.png
     Soothing Bastion: Increased the cooldown from 25 seconds to 60 seconds in PvP only.

Thief[edit]

  • Potent Poison.png
     Potent Poison: Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from applying the extra poison stack to Deadeye's Mark.
  • Binding Shadow.png
     Binding Shadow: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to knock down for longer than its listed value.
  • Dagger Autoattack (
    Double Strike.png
     Double Strike,
    Wild Strike.png
     Wild Strike): Reduced damage by 15% overall in PvP and WvW.
  • Sword Autoattack (
    Slice (thief skill).png
     Slice,
    Slash (thief skill).png
     Slash): Reduced damage by 14% overall in PvP and WvW.
  • Roll for Initiative.png
     Roll for Initiative: Increased the cooldown from 35 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Cloak and Dagger.png
     Cloak and Dagger: Reduced the initiative cost from 6 to 5 in PvP and WvW.
  • Signet of Shadows.png
     Signet of Shadows: Reduced the cooldown from 30 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Assassin's Signet.png
     Assassin's Signet: Reduced the cooldown from 30 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Smoke Screen.png
     Smoke Screen: Reduced the cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Dagger Storm.png
     Dagger Storm: Reduced the cooldown from 90 seconds to 60 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Hide in Shadows.png
     Hide in Shadows: Increased the base healing by 15% in PvP and WvW.
  • Skelk Venom.png
     Skelk Venom: Increased the venom healing per hit by 25% in PvP and WvW.
  • Larcenous Strike.png
     Larcenous Strike: Reduced damage by 15% in PvP and WvW.
  • Palm Strike.png
     Pulmonary Impact: Reduced damage by 29% in PvP and WvW.
  • Upper Hand.png
     Upper Hand: Increased the cooldown from 3 seconds to 5 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Panic Strike.png
     Panic Strike: Increased the cooldown from 20 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP and WvW. The WvW version of this trait will now use the PvP immobilize duration of 1.5 seconds.
  • Instant Reflexes.png
     Instant Reflexes: Increased the cooldown from 40 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Pain Response.png
     Pain Response: Increased the cooldown from 16 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP only.
  • Hard to Catch.png
     Hard to Catch: Increased the cooldown from 45 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Swindler's Equilibrium.png
     Swindler's Equilibrium: Increased the cooldown from 20 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP and WvW.

Warrior[edit]

  • Natural Healing.png
     Natural Healing: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to grant extra stacks of Attacker's Insight when removing boons.
  • Riposte.png
     Riposte: Removed a small start-up delay between the time this skill was activated and the time its blocking takes effect.
  • Banners: Fixed a bug that caused banner effects to display at a selected enemy's location rather than the player's location when using a banner underwater.
  • Full Counter.png
     Full Counter: Reduced damage by 14% in PvP and WvW.
  • Dagger Autoattack (
    Precise Cut.png
     Precise Cut,
    Focused Slash.png
     Focused Slash): Reduced overall damage by 15% in PvP and WvW.
  • Aura Slicer.png
     Aura Slicer: Increased cooldown from 6 seconds to 8 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Disrupting Stab.png
     Disrupting Stab: Reduced stun duration from 1.5 seconds to 1 second in PvP and WvW.
  • Breaching Strike.png
     Breaching Strike: Reduced damage by 20% in PvP and WvW.
  • Break Enchantments.png
     Break Enchantments: Reduced damage by 50%. Increased the number of boons removed from 2 to 3 in PvP and WvW.
  • Featherfoot Grace.png
     Featherfoot Grace: Increased the cooldown from 30 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Frenzy (warrior skill).png
     Frenzy: Reduced the cooldown from 50 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP and WvW. Increased might granted from 5 stacks to 10 stacks in PvP and WvW.
  • Rampage.png
     Rampage: Reduced the cooldown from 180 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP and WvW. Reduced transform duration from 15 seconds to 10 seconds.
    • Kick (Rampage).png
       Kick: Reduced the cooldown from 6 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP and WvW.
    • Dash (Rampage).png
       Dash: Reduced the cooldown from 6 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP and WvW.
    • Throw Boulder.png
       Throw Boulder: Reduced the cooldown from 12 seconds to 8 seconds in PvP and WvW.
    • Seismic Leap.png
       Seismic Leap: Reduced the cooldown from 15 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Battle Standard.png
     Battle Standard: Reduced the cooldown from 240 seconds to 180 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Crushing Blow.png
     Crushing Blow: Increased damage by 25% in PvP and WvW. Adjusted vulnerability applied from 10 stacks for 10 seconds to 15 stacks for 6 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Tremor.png
     Tremor: Increased knockdown duration from 2 seconds to 3 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Sword Autoattack (
    Hamstring.png
     Hamstring): Increased overall damage by 22% in PvP and WvW.
  • Flurry.png
     Flurry: Increased damage by 71% in PvP and WvW.
  • Savage Leap.png
     Savage Leap: Increased damage by 33% in PvP and WvW.
  • Flaming Flurry.png
     Flaming Flurry: Increased damage by 92% in PvP and WvW.
  • "To the Limit!".png
     "To the Limit!": Increased endurance granted from 50 to 100 in PvP and WvW.
  • Blood Reckoning.png
     Blood Reckoning: Increased damage-to-healing conversion from 20% to 25% in PvP and WvW. Increased adrenaline gained from 10 to 30 in PvP and WvW.
  • "On My Mark!".png
     "On My Mark!": Adjusted vulnerability applied from 10 stacks for 10 seconds to 15 stacks for 6 seconds in PvP and WvW. Reduced ammo recharge from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • "For Great Justice!".png
     "For Great Justice!": Adjusted might granted from 6 stacks for 25 seconds to 12 stacks for 15 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • "Shake It Off!".png
     "Shake It Off!": Increased the number of conditions cleansed from 2 to 3 in PvP and WvW.
  • Defy Pain (warrior trait).png
     Defy Pain: Increased the cooldown from 60 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Last Stand.png
     Last Stand: Increased the cooldown from 40 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
  • Shrug It Off.png
     Shrug It Off: Increased the cooldown from 25 seconds to 60 seconds in PvP only.
  • Dead or Alive.png
     Dead or Alive: Increased the cooldown from 30 seconds to 60 seconds in PvP only.
  • Burst Mastery.png
     Burst Mastery: Fixed a bug that prevented the swiftness from this trait from appearing in the tooltips for burst skills.

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

Four weapons have been added to the Obsidian weapon set. Both the Obsidian Weapon Box and the Mistforged Obsidian Weapon Box have been updated, and the new weapons are now available from the League Vendor. The new weapon types include the sword, mace, scepter, and pistol.

World vs. World[edit]

Four weapons have been added to the Obsidian weapon set, and they are now available from the Skirmish Supervisor. The new weapon types include the sword, mace, scepter and pistol.

BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

  • A new Elonian Beasts Dye Kit containing six exclusive colors is now available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 125 gems.
  • For a limited time, the Bunny Ears, Wizard's Hat, and Furrocious Cat Ears return in the Style category of the Gem Store.
  • March Madness sales continue! Today's sale items are the Profane Light Armor Skin, Krytan Medium Armor Skin, and Primeval Heavy Armor Skin, which can be found in the Style category of the Gem Store for 250 gems each—a savings of 50%.
  • The employees of the Black Lion Stables have left the continent behind and scoured the Isle of Istan and beyond to make a whole new collection of mounts available to you. Thenew Istani Isles mount licenses are available in two varieties, and the collection contains fifteen new cosmetic options—three for each mount. With this collection, we are introducing a new option to purchase specific mount skins from this collection based on feedback from the community. Players will be able to obtain these skins from the Istani Isles—Mount Adoption License or the Istani Isles—Mount Select License.
  • The Istani Isles—Mount Adoption License will allow you to claim a random mount skin from the Istani set and is available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 400 gems each.
  • The Istani Isles—Mount Select License will allow you to choose a mount skin from the Istani set and is available in the in the Style category of the Gem Store for 1,200 gems.

The original Mount Adoption License proved to be a popular item for mount skin collectors, so we want to continue offering that same level of variety to players who enjoy it, while at the same time offering players a way to get the specific skin they want. As we explained in our previous message, offering a random-draw option makes it possible to design a wide variety of skins to suit every taste. We love seeing how players customize mount skins to suit their characters, and we hope you have as much fun using these skins as we did creating them.

  • Special Note: The Istani Isles mount license set is entirely different from the original mount license set, which is still available. If you've unlocked all the skins from the original Mount Adoption License collection, and you still have unopened licenses left over, please contact Customer Support.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug on the effect for the Branded Jackal mount skin.
  • Corrected information on the tooltip for the Sandshark Finisher.
  • Fixed a bug affecting the dye channel for the Casual Hoodie Clothing Outfit and Leather Hoodie Clothing Outfit.
  • Fixed a crash caused by players opening the Feathers of the Zephyr Package when their inventory is full.
  • Fixed an issue with the Wreath of Cooperation when moving.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

Footnotes