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Update - July 26, 2013[edit]

Bug fixes[edit]

Living World - Cutthroat Politics[edit]

  • Updated the Candidate Trials so that the first mate of each candidate will only offer conversation options for the tiers unlocked by the player.
  • Fixed a bug in the Candidate Trials which prevented some of the Aetherblade waves from spawning.

World[edit]

Cursed Shore[edit]

Profession Skills[edit]

Necromancer[edit]

  • Dhuumfire Dhuumfire: In competitive PvP only, burning duration caused by this trait has been reduced from 4 seconds to 2 seconds. Burning duration is still 4 seconds in other areas of the game.

Ranger[edit]

  • Sun Spirit.png
     Sun,  
    Stone Spirit.png
     Stone, and  
    Storm Spirit.png
     Storm Spirit: Fixed a bug that caused downed players to be able to use the spirit effects without gaining the internal cooldown.

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Update - July 24, 2013[edit]

Bug-fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue with Support Token mails disappearing.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause downed or defeated players to not get credit for Kiel: Dungeon Runner or Gnashblade: Dungeon Runner achievements.
  • In the Candidate Trials, the Asuran Fire Grenades that players use will no longer incorrectly display red AoE rings.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause players to be stuck in the "invited/petitioning" state if they were refused by the party.
  • Fixed an issue with too many barrels spawning in Keg Brawl and re-enabled this activity.

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Update 3 - July 23, 2013[edit]

Bug-fixes[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

Update 2 - July 23, 2013[edit]

General[edit]

  • Fixed various server crashes.

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Update - July 23, 2013[edit]

Two candidates, war hero Inspector Ellen Kiel and Black Lion trader Evon Gnashblade, are trying to secure a trade agreement with the Zephyr Sanctum – but neither of them can seal the deal without your support! The new Cutthroat Politics release has arrived, bringing with it new activities, challenges, and exclusive rewards!

Living World[edit]

Cutthroat Politics[edit]

The Bazaar of the Four Winds is in full swing in the Labyrinthine Cliffs, but no one has forgotten the assassination that created a vacancy on the Captain's Council of Lion's Arch. War hero Ellen Kiel and prominent merchant Evon Gnashblade both want that empty seat! If one of them can secure a trade agreement for Lion's Arch with the people of the Zephyr Sanctum, the Captain's Council will deem it lucrative enough to secure their seat.

And now, after weeks of getting to know Kiel and Gnashblade, the Zephyrites are ready to work a deal. There's just one catch: they'll sign the agreement with whomever the people of Tyria support! So the stakes are raised—Kiel and Gnashblade are making promises and providing entertainment to try to garner support. But they need the players' help. Play their games, support a candidate, and influence the future of Tyria!

The Labyrinthine Cliffs[edit]
  • To secure a spot on the Captain's Council of Lion's Arch, Evon Gnashblade and Ellen Kiel are trying to work out a trade agreement with the Zephyr Sanctum. Players can drop their support tokens in the containers on the Zephyr Sanctum to help Ellen or Evon in their bid to secure the trade agreement.
  • Each support token turned in will award a support button for the chosen candidate. Using a support button will grant one hour of support to the chosen candidate and allow limited-time achievements to be completed by the player.
  • Players can choose to help Evon or Ellen, alone or with a group, in the Candidate Trials. Players can test their battle skills by facing off against waves of Aetherblade pirates and holding out for as long as they can to earn support tokens and loot, including a rare chance at an Aetherized weapon.
  • To help garner support, Evon is hosting a daring game of Southsun Survival. Players can scheme, kill, and scavenge their way to the top in this new competitive activity. Armed with only a bow and whatever supplies they can find, up to 20 players will face off in a battle to be the last one standing. Players can earn karma and coins for each round played, plus a rare chance at an exclusive back-slot item.
  • Not to be outdone, Ellen is hosting a competitive game in the Aspect Arena. Pick one of the Aspects of Sun, Wind, or Lightning, and face off in teams to collect crystals. Each Aspect will grant players different skills with which to maneuver and fight. Players can earn karma and coins for each round played, plus a rare chance at an exclusive back-slot item.
  • Players can enter the story instance "Audience with the Master" on the Zephyr Sanctum.
  • Players can still participate in Belcher's Bluff, a new and permanent activity where players drink omnomberry juice competitively and can seek out masters around the world to learn their signature skills. Players can also still challenge other players in a PvP version that can be purchased from bartenders around the world.
  • The fortune scrap vendor is still trading fortune scraps for unique Zephyrite items. Fortune scraps can be found in kite fortunes, which have a chance to drop from all creatures in the game, or can be purchased in the Gem Store.
  • The scavenger hunt in the Labyrinthine Cliffs continues, allowing players to use their mastery of Wind, Sun, and Lightning movement skills to activate Sky Crystals.
  • The bazaar is still in full swing in the Labyrinthine Cliffs. Merchants still have bulk orders of cooking ingredients from all over Tyria.
  • The Zephyrites are still looking to trade various resources (such as ore, wood, candy, and more) for Zephyr Sanctum supply boxes.
  • The Sanctum Sprint continues! Players can still use cunning, agility, and some special skills to navigate this dizzying obstacle course.
Open World[edit]
  • Zephyrites are still launching kite baskets into multiple explorable areas in Tyria. The kite baskets contain a chance at quartz (a new resource used for crafting), armor and weapon recipes for the new stat combination, and kite fortunes.
  • Players can still locate a handful of kite baskets at the top of several jumping puzzles throughout Tyria and open them for achievement points.
  • Zephyr Sanctum will be leaving when the Bazaar of the Four Winds ends on August 6.
  • Support tokens for Evon Gnashblade and Ellen Kiel will no longer be accepted at Zephyr Sanctum after 11 a.m. PST on August 5.
Achievements[edit]

New Features and Content[edit]

General[edit]

  • A Player Instrument Volume slider has been added to the Sound Options panel.

World vs. World[edit]

  • Catapult Mastery has been added to the Ranks and Abilities tab.
    • Increases damage done to walls.
    • Gravel Shot now does bleed on hit.
    • Increases radius on all skills.
    • Increases damage on all catapult skills.
    • New skill: Siege Bubble
      • Creates a shield that destroys all projectiles around a catapult.

Balance, Bug-Fixing, Polish[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Rune of Melandru: Fear duration is now only reduced once by this rune set. The negative stun duration bonus no longer reduces incoming fear duration. This is also true for food consumables that offer a negative stun duration bonus.
  • Rune of the Centaur: Fixed a bug that caused the swiftness internal cooldown to be 15 seconds instead of 10.
  • Flute: This item has been updated to allow players to manually stop a note that is currently playing.
  • Marriner's Horn: This item has been updated to prevent two notes playing simultaneously.
  • Unbreakable Choir Bell: This item has been updated to prevent combat sounds from triggering during use.

Profession Skills[edit]

Elementalist[edit]
Engineer[edit]
Guardian[edit]
  • Virtue of Courage.png
     Virtue of Courage: Updated the aegis skill fact to display the proper duration.
  • Tome of Courage (elite skill).png
     Tome of Courage/ 
    Tome of Wrath.png
     Wrath: Using these elite skills will now drop the player's currently equipped bundle instead of destroying it.
  • Leap of Faith.png
     Leap of Faith: Fixed a bug that caused a longer than intended blind when hitting multiple targets.
  • Sword of Justice.png
     Sword of Justice— 
    Command (sword).png
     Command: Removed the range indicator for this skill, as it was unnecessary.
  • Monk's Focus Monk's Focus: This trait now scales 40% with healing power, up from 10%.
  • Merciful Intervention.png
     Merciful Intervention: This skill's recharge has been lowered from 80 seconds to 50 seconds. Base healing for this skill has been increased by 48%. Scaling with healing power has been increased to 60% effectiveness, up from 20%.
  • Symbol of Judgment.png
     Symbol of Judgment: Increased the spell effect and AoE rings to match the actual radius of this skill for both the base and when traited with Writ of Exaltation.
  • Symbol of Wrath.png
     Symbol of Wrath: When traited with Writ of Exaltation, this skill now applies retaliation to the correct radius. Increased the spell effect and AoE rings to match the actual radius of this skill for both the base and when traited with Writ of Exaltation.
  • Symbol of Protection.png
     Symbol of Protection: Increased the spell effect and AoE rings to match the actual radius of this skill for both the base and when traited with Writ of Exaltation.
  • Symbol of Faith.png
     Symbol of Faith: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to hit 3 targets instead of 5 when traited with Writ of Exaltation. Increased the base radius to 180 and a 240 radius when traited with Writ of Exaltation. Increased the spell effect and AoE rings to match the actual radius of this skill for both the base and when traited with Writ of Exaltation.
  • Symbol of Swiftness.png
     Symbol of Swiftness: Increased the base radius to 180 and a 240 radius when traited with Writ of Exaltation. Increased the spell effect and AoE rings to match the actual radius of this skill for both the base and when traited with Writ of Exaltation.
  • Writ of the Merciful Writ of the Merciful: Fixed a bug so that the healing area provided from this trait will correctly scale its radius with the Writ of Exaltation trait.
Mesmer[edit]
Necromancer[edit]
  • Damage taken while in death shroud will now overflow to the necromancer's health pool if the damage taken is greater than the remaining life force.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the necromancer to take increased damage from direct attacks while in death shroud.
  • Dark Path.png
     Dark Path: Fixed an issue that caused this skill to strike enemies further than 1200 distance away.
  • Haunt.png
     Shadow Fiend—Haunt: When this attack hits an enemy, it will grant the necromancer 10% of their life force.
  • Ghastly Claws.png
     Ghastly Claws: The total life force granted from this skill has been increased from 10% to 12%.
  • Spectral Armor.png
     Spectral Armor: Incoming hits now grant 8% life force; has a 1-second internal cooldown.
  • Spectral Walk.png
     Spectral Walk: Incoming hits now grant 2% life force; has a 1-second internal cooldown. This spectral skill now grants life force while Spectral Armor is active.
  • Spectral Grasp.png
     Spectral Grasp: This skill now grants 15% life force (up from 10%).
  • Mark of Blood.png
     Mark of Blood: The base radius of this skill has been increased from 120 to 180.
  • Chilblains.png
     Chilblains: The base radius of this skill has been increased from 120 to 180.
  • Putrid Mark.png
     Putrid Mark: The base radius of this skill has been increased from 120 to 180.
  • Reaper's Mark.png
     Reaper's Mark: The base radius of this skill has been increased from 120 to 180.
  • Greater Marks Greater Marks: This trait has been moved to the Master tier.
  • Spiteful Vigor Spiteful Vigor: This trait has been moved to the Adept tier.
  • Terror Terror: Reduced the damage by 17%. Fixed a bug so this trait now checks for the torment condition as well.
Ranger[edit]
  • Entangle.png
     Entangle: Updated the damage and bleeding skill facts to properly display their actual effects.
  • Rapid Fire.png
     Rapid Fire: This skill now applies vulnerability on each hit.
  • Hunter's Shot.png
     Hunter's Shot: This skill no longer applies vulnerability on each hit, but now grantss
    [sic]
    the ranger stealth for 3 seconds.
  • Point Blank Shot.png
     Point Blank Shot: Increased the range from 600 to 900.
  • Maul (ranger greatsword skill).png
     Maul: This skill now applies vulnerability instead of bleeding.
  • Counterattack.png
     Counterattack— 
    Crippling Throw.png
     Crippling Throw: This skill can now be used while moving. Increased the cripple duration to 5 seconds.
  • Whirling Defense.png
     Whirling Defense: This skill now grants 4 seconds of retaliation for the duration of the skill.
  • Call of the Wild.png
     Call of the Wild: This skill is now a blast finisher.
  • Remorseless Remorseless: This trait now reapplies Opening Strike when the ranger gains stealth or kills an enemy.
Thief[edit]
  • Poison Tip Strike.png
     Poison Tip Strike: Fixed the skill fact for poison so that it displays the correct duration.
  • Tripwire.png
     Tripwire: This skill no longer indicates that it has a range.
  • Thieves Guild.png
     Thieves Guild: This skill now displays a duration skill fact.
  • Tow Line.png
     Tow Line: Increased the skill-fact range to 900 to match the actual skill range.
  • Tactical Strike.png
     Tactical Strike: Fixed the damage skill fact to display the proper amount of damage done.
  • Shadow Strike.png
     Shadow Strike: This skill now applies 2 stacks of torment for 5 seconds.
Warrior[edit]
  • Rampage.png
     Rampage: This elite skill now also provides 20 seconds of swiftness.
    • Smash (Rampage).png
       Smash: This skill now causes a 2-second cripple. Increased the maximum number of targets to 3.
    • Bash (Rampage).png
       Bash: This skill no longer causes cripple. It now causes 5 stacks of vulnerability for 5 seconds. Increased the maximum number of targets to 3. Fixed a bug so that this skill properly displays in the attack chain.
    • Uppercut.png
       Uppercut: This skill no longer causes vulnerability; it now dazes the target for half a second. Increased the maximum number of targets to 3. Fixed a bug so that this skill is properly displayed in the attack chain.
    • Dash (Rampage).png
       Dash: This skill no longer knocks back the player's target. Reduced the recharge to 6 seconds. Increased the damage by 100%. Cleaned up the animation so that it will hit the target more quickly when used at close range.
    • Throw Boulder.png
       Throw Boulder: This skill now causes a 2-second stun. Increased the damage by 65%. Increased the projectile velocity by 50%.
    • Seismic Leap.png
       Seismic Leap: This skill has replaced Stomp. It is now a ground-targeted, 2-second AoE knockdown with a 600-unit range.
  • Bull's Charge.png
     Bull's Charge: Cleaned up the animation so it will hit the target more quickly when used at close range.
  • Staggering Blow.png
     Staggering Blow: Fixed an issue that caused players to stop in place after using this skill.
  • Signet of Might.png
     Signet of Might: The activated unblockable buff now lasts for 5 strikes.
  • Impale (warrior sword skill).png
     Impale: This skill now applies torment instead of bleeding. Two stacks of torment are now applied upon the sword's impact.
  • Mending.png
     Mending: Reduced the recharge to 20 seconds. Decreased the base heal by 6%. Scaling with healing power has been decreased by 20%. This skill now removes 3 conditions.
  • Healing Signet.png
     Healing Signet (Passive): Reworked the formula that this passive heal uses. At level 80, this skill goes from 392 healing per 3 seconds to 467 healing per 3 seconds with 1500 healing power.
  • "To the Limit!".png
     "To the Limit!" (Stage 0 Heal): Increased the base heal by 12%. Scaling with healing power has been decreased by 10%.
  • Healing Surge (Stage 1 Heal): Increased the base heal by 11%.
  • Healing Surge (Stage 2 Heal): Increased the base heal by 19%. Scaling with healing power has been increased by 25%.
  • Healing Surge (Stage 3 Heal): Increased the base heal by 16.5%. Scaling with healing power has been increased by 50%.
  • Rush.png
     Rush: Cleaned up the animation so that this skill will have a smoother transition when approaching the target.
  • Heightened Focus Heightened Focus: This trait now applies the appropriate crit chance per adrenaline level.
  • Berserker's Power Berserker's Power: This trait now applies the appropriate damage increase per adrenaline level.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

  • The Black Lion Chest now has a common chance to drop Black Lion Ticket Scraps and a rare chance to drop Black Lion Claim Tickets, which can be redeemed for Aetherblade weapon skins
    [sic]
    . Players can visit a Black Lion Weapon Specialist to preview Aetherblade
    [sic]
    weapon skins. Black Lion Chest Keys can be purchased in the Consumable category for 125 gems each or 5 for 450 gems.
    • Collect ten ticket scraps and turn them in for a whole ticket.
  • Aetherblade
    [sic]
    weapon skins have been added to the Black Lion Weapon Specialist. For two weeks only, Aetherblade weapon skins cost only one Black Lion Claim Ticket! After August 5, Aetherblade
    [sic]
    weapon skins will cost their regular price of 5 Black Lion Claim Tickets. All Aetherblade weapon skins are soulbound on use and can be traded until used.
  • Election Support Bundles can be used to help players support Evon Gnashblade or Ellen Kiel in their campaign to be elected to the Captain's Council. Each support bundle contains a buff that will double the players' votes cast for 30 minutes and display five banners that can be placed to visually show the players' support in the world. Support bundles are available in the Consumable category for 125 gems each or 5 packs for 500 gems.

Improvements[edit]

  • Black Lion Chest Keys are now a rare drop from the Black Lion Chest. Most key drops have been replaced by Black Lion Ticket Scraps. This guarantees progress toward a reward rather than a simple retry.
  • Tickets and ticket scraps will continue to drop from the Black Lion Chest and can be used for select future weapon sets.
  • New weapon skins purchased with a Black Lion Claim Ticket are now tradable until used.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]


Update - July 16, 2013[edit]

  • Improved the visibility of the currently selected skin in the Achievement panel's rewards screen.
  • Updated Zenith weapon skins to be account bound.
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent players from receiving their achievement chest if encumbered.
  • World: Rata Sum – The Arcane Council have relaxed their No Trespassing zone slightly, allowing access to the Idea Incubation Lab once again.

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Update - July 12, 2013[edit]

Bug-fixes[edit]

UI[edit]

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Update - July 11, 2013[edit]

Living World[edit]

  • Rewards in Sanctum Sprint have been updated to once again give quartz and to reward the winner with extra karma and coins.
  • Added the correct minimap to the final Belcher's Bluff contest against Poyaqui.
  • Adnul Irongut has calmed down, no longer insisting on critiquing at every possible moment.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Aspect Master to sometimes send you to PvP.
  • Drinking on an empty stomach is the only way to play Belcher's Bluff. Food buffs are now removed when the match begins.
  • Updated the Deliver Supplies event in Labyrinthine Cliffs to be easier to complete.

Bug-Fixing[edit]

  • Achievements that can no longer be completed will not appear in the nearly completed section of the Achievement Panel.

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Update 2 - July 9, 2013[edit]

Living World[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in Sanctum Sprint that would occasionally cause players to be teleported underground.
  • Rewards in Sanctum Sprint have been updated to give players who complete the race karma and coins.
  • Fixed a bug where players could get the "Kookoochoo the Incredulous" achievement without seeing the show.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

  • Fixed missing Gem Store description for the Bazaar Quaggan Mini Pack.

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Update - July 9, 2013[edit]

Living World[edit]

Bazaar of the Four Winds[edit]

The Bazaar of the Four Winds is gathering; merchants are converging from all corners of Tyria to sell their wares. It's not just shady characters and risky trades—the mystical, flying Zephyr Sanctum has landed, bringing passengers and their magical quartz crystals and amazing movement skills to savvy traders and daring adventurers alike! What a joy it will be to experience the thrill of the trade—and the race. Let's go!

The Labyrinthine Cliffs[edit]
  • A bazaar has sprung up in the Labyrinthine Cliffs. Merchants have brought bulk orders of cooking ingredients from all over Tyria to the bazaar. The Labyrinthine Cliffs can be reached through the Sanctum Harbor docks in Lion's Arch. Talk to the Transport Facilitator for passage.
  • Zephyr Sanctum, a large-sailed flying ship populated by people called Zephyrites, has landed at the cliffs in order to trade. The Zephyrites have learned to master Wind, Sun, and Lightning skills that can be stored in their magical crystals.
  • Wind Aspect crystals have a blue glow and allow players to leap high into the air. Sun crystals glow reddish-orange and grant players a burst of speed that can also get players through waterfalls. Lightning crystals are purple and allow players to launch themselves across wide gaps and leap with precision.
  • The Zephyrites are looking to trade various resources (such as ore, wood, candy, and more) for Zephyr Sanctum supply boxes. These supply boxes contain new items, including recipes that use quartz for weapons and armor with a new stat combination.
  • Players can participate in the Sanctum Sprint, a competitive race of up to 12 participants, where they'll need to use Wind, Sun, and Lightning movement skills to complete the course for a reward chest and a rare chance to win one of the three Aspect back-slot items.
  • A scavenger hunt in the Labyrinthine Cliffs allows players to use their mastery of Wind, Sun, and Lightning movement skills to activate Sky Crystals.
  • Players can participate in Belcher's Bluff, a new and permanent omnomberry juice drinking activity where players can seek out masters around the world to learn their signature skills. Players can also challenge other players in a PvP version that can be purchased from bartenders around the world.
  • A fortune scrap vendor has been added who will trade fortune scraps for unique Zephyrite items. Fortune scraps can be found in kite fortunes, which have a chance to drop from all creatures in the game, or can be purchased in the Gem Store.
Open World[edit]
  • Zephyrites are launching kite baskets that are landing in multiple explorable areas in Tyria. The kite baskets contain a chance at quartz (a new resource used for crafting), armor and weapon recipes for the new stat combination, and kite fortunes.
  • Players can locate a handful of kite baskets at the top of several jumping puzzles throughout Tyria and open them for extra rewards.
  • A new conversation will play when players visit Braham in Cragstead.
Achievements[edit]
  • New achievements have been added to the Living World, Bazaar of the Four Winds category that involve traveling to Zephyr Sanctum, participating in the Sanctum Sprint race, collecting crystals, locating kites, and watching a quaggan show, among others.
  • Completing the Bazaar Ambassador meta-achievement awards the player a permanent quartz crystal resource node for their home instance. Completion of this meta-achievement requires players to complete 16 of the Bazaar of the Four Winds achievements.
  • Belcher's Bluff has been added as a new achievement category in the Activity section.
  • A new title, "Omnomnivore," has been added for players who complete the Belcher's Bluff meta-achievement.
  • Completing the Lessons from the Sky scavenger hunt awards players a miniature model of Zephyr Sanctum, which allows players to view the ship at any time while in a city.

New features and content[edit]

Account Achievement Rewards[edit]

  • Added a reward structure to achievement points. As players complete achievements and increase their achievement score, they'll unlock new, exclusive rewards for their account. The rewards are retroactive for all achievement points earned prior to this update. Backlogged rewards will be given out once per day until the backlog is completed.
  • As part of the account achievement reward system, permanent account bonuses have been introduced. This will apply across all characters on the player's account, including magic find, experience from kills, karma gain, and coins from kills.
  • Rewards include gold, gems, karma, laurels, consumables, PvP and WvW rewards, new exclusive armor and weapon skins, and more.

Updated User Interface for the Achievements Panel[edit]

  • Added a summary page to the achievements panel that gives quick access to unlocked account achievement rewards, upcoming rewards, account bonuses, and recent achievements.
  • Achievement categories are now grouped for easier navigation.
  • Added details pages for all achievements. The details page holds additional information about an individual achievement, including rewards, requirements, point breakdowns, and suggested locations.
  • Added a watch list. The watch list tracks up to 20 specific achievements and displays the top 6 in the user interface.

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

  • New PvP Map: Skyhammer!
    • This is a 3-capture-point Conquest map, wherein players also compete for control of a devastating floating energy cannon. The map's setting is a high-tech asura lab spread across a series of tall desert plateaus, featuring jump pads and a multitude of ways to make enemies fall to their deaths!

Balance, Bug-Fixing, Polish[edit]

World Polish[edit]

  • Rata Sum
    • The Arcane Council has outlawed swimming in the waters beneath Rata Sum after reports of pollution by non-asuran races. Trespassers will be jailed!
  • Wayfarer Foothills
    • It's no longer possible to distract Ulfred by speaking to him repeatedly.

General[edit]

  • Item icons that appear on the right side of the screen while autoloot is on will be correctly positioned when rapidly acquiring items.

Dungeons[edit]

Crucible of Eternity[edit]
  • In the explorable version, it's no longer possible to use portals to bypass the turrets defending the advanced golem.
Personal Story[edit]

Items[edit]

Profession Skills[edit]

General[edit]
Elementalist[edit]
  • Fresh Air.png
     Fresh Air: This trait now has its proper 5-second recharge instead of a 3-second recharge.
  • Shatterstone.png
     Shatterstone: This ability will no longer cancel when autoattack is engaged.
  • Rock Solid Rock Solid: This trait now has the appropriate icon.
  • Stone Splinter Stone Splinter
    [sic]
    : This trait now correctly adds 10% more damage when within 600 units of the target.
  • Geyser.png
     Geyser: This skill will no longer cancel and go on interrupt recharge when immediately casting another skill.
  • Flamewall.png
     Flame Wall
    [sic]
    : This skill will no longer cancel and go on interrupt recharge when immediately casting another skill.
Engineer[edit]
  • Added a damage skill fact to all Detonate Turret skills.
  • Elixir C.png
     Elixir C: This utility skill will now correctly remove Torment.
Mesmer[edit]
  • Chaos Armor.png
     Chaos Armor: This skill no longer automatically applies protection when activated. This buff now provides an equal chance to trigger regeneration, swiftness, or protection on hit with a 1-second internal recharge. The random condition applied now has a 1-second internal recharge per target. These changes apply to the Chaos Armor provided through combo finishers as well.
Necromancer[edit]
  • Mark of Blood.png
     Mark of Blood: Updated the skill fact to display the proper regeneration duration.
  • Dark Path.png
     Dark Path: This skill will now cause the necromancer to shadowstep the full 1200-unit distance when hitting at max range.
Ranger[edit]
  • Pets: Updated the pet-damage skill facts so they better represent the actual damage done.
  • Spotter Spotter: The buff that this trait applies now displays the correct text and reflects the actual effect of increasing precision by up to 150 points.
  • Evasive Purity Evasive Purity: This trait will now functions as expected.
Thief[edit]
  • Shadow Trap.png
     Shadow Trap: This skill now has a maximum duration of 120 seconds.
Warrior[edit]
  • Berserker Stance.png
     Berserker Stance: The duration of this skill has been increased from 4 to 8 seconds.

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

  • Target Golem—Light: Health increased from 10,000 to 14,000.
  • Target Golem—Medium: Health increased from 12,000 to 18,000.
  • Target Golem—Heavy: Health increased from 14,000 to 22,000.

World vs. World[edit]

  • Siege blueprints are no longer account-bound and can now be mailed to other players and traded on the Trading Post. Players who already have any siege blueprints and want the tradable version can either obtain another or use the one they have and then use the "2" skill to pack it up again.
  • The Outmanned buff has been renamed to Outnumbered.
  • Build Master: Decreases the amount of time it takes to build siege engines. Build Master has been added to the Ranks and Abilities tab.
    • Build Master I: Spend 4 supply at a time when building siege engines.
    • Build Master II: Spend 6 supply at a time when building siege engines.
    • Build Master III: Spend 8 supply at a time when building siege engines.
    • Build Master IV: Spend 10 supply at a time when building siege engines.
  • Repair Master: Decreases the amount of time it takes to repair walls or gates. Repair Master has been added to the Ranks and Abilities tab.
    • Repair Master I: Spend 4 supply at a time when repairing.
    • Repair Master II: Spend 6 supply at a time when repairing.
    • Repair Master III: Spend 8 supply at a time when repairing.
    • Repair Master IV: Spend 10 supply at a time when repairing.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

  • Kite fortunes are now available in the Gem Store in the Consumable category and can be purchased in bundles of 5 for 120 gems, 10 for 200 gems, or 25 for 400 gems. These little boxes contain a fortune, a random boost that lasts 10 minutes, and some fortune scraps. Collect fortune scraps and bring them to the fortune scraps vendor in the bazaar (or the Black Lion Weapon Specialist in Lion's Arch) to get a unique prize. There is also a chance to get a golden fortune scrap, which can be redeemed immediately for a prize.
  • The Bazaar Quaggan Mini Pack is now available in the Gem Store in the Minis category for 500 gems. This pack contains three new quaggan minis: Poowulpi the Persnicketous, Peggellegg the Pirate, and Kookoochoo the Incredulous.
  • Bring your fortune scraps and golden fortunes to the fortune scrap vendor in the bazaar (or the Black Lion Weapon Specialist in Lion's Arch). This vendor has Zephyrite helms of Sun, Lightning, and Wind in all armor classes for 250 fortune scraps or 1 golden fortune scrap, as well as three back-slot items: the Lightning Catcher, Wind Catcher, and Sun Catcher, each for 150 fortune scraps or 1 golden fortune scrap. The vendor also has a Zephyr Sanctum Supply Box for only 10 fortune scraps.
  • The Dragon Bash Mini Pack is still available in the Gem Store in the Minis category for 500 gems. This dragon-bashing pack is available until July 14.
  • The Chop-It-All Logging Axe is still available in the Gem Store in the Services category for 800 gems. This electrifying logging axe is available until July 29.

Improvements[edit]

  • The Tome of Knowledge has been added as a rare drop from Black Lion Chests. Using the Tome of Knowledge will grant the character one level and all associated benefits. If a level 80 character uses the tome, they will gain a skill point.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Should players receive an error while purchasing gems, they will now be able to click a link in the error message to go directly to the Customer Support site.

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Update - July 3, 2013[edit]

Bug-fixes[edit]

  • We've updated the game client to fix various server crashing bugs.

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Update - July 2, 2013[edit]

Bug-fixes[edit]

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Update - July 1, 2013[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

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