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Update - July 31, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update - July 30, 2014[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 36,937


Update 2 - July 29, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed multiple bugs that caused several events in the Iron Marches to stall.
  • Fixed an occasional client crash.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the game client to crash upon opening the guild panel.
  • NPCs should no longer appear as representing a guild.
  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • One of the large roots near the Vine Cages was removed.
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Update - July 29, 2014[edit]

Living World: The Dragon's Reach, Part 1[edit]

With an Elder Dragon's corruption spreading, the heroes of Tyria set out in an attempt to gather allies to meet this new threat. But with problems of their own close to home, will world leaders add their support or just introduce more challenges?

Achievements[edit]

After completing The Dragon's Reach, Part 1, players can showcase their tactical mastery as heroes of Tyria by completing challenging episode-related achievements.

Rewards[edit]

Balance, Bug-fixing, Polish[edit]

General[edit]

Dungeons[edit]

Items[edit]

Profession Skills[edit]

Engineer[edit]
Guardian[edit]
Necromancer[edit]
Ranger[edit]
Warrior[edit]
  • Fan of Fire.png
     Fan of Fire:
    • Added pierces and targets per arrow skill facts.
  • Combustive Shot.png
     Combustive Shot:
    • Fixed a bug that caused the damage skill fact to display a lower amount than the actual damage when traited with Burst Mastery.

World vs. World[edit]

  • Updated the names on past WvW tournament world-placement achievements.
  • The Toxic Unveiling Volley skill no longer shows up on an Arrow Cart's skill bar until the skill has been unlocked.
  • Guild Arrow Cart skill-damage tooltips now properly reflect their superior-level damage.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]


Update - July 17, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in The Concordia Incident in which the On Swift Wings achievement could be earned after the instance was completed.
  • Fixed a bug preventing PvP rank 80 from resetting once completed.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Belinda's Greatsword from appearing.
  • The "Cull the encroaching dust mites threatening the Zephyrites" event in Dry Top has been rebalanced to accommodate higher scaling. The rewards for infinitely respawning creatures has been lowered.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Since this patch, it has been difficult to complete On Swift Wings — even after fulfilling its requirements, you are unlikely to get credit for the achievement. ANet has announced that this will be fixed with the next chapter of the story, on 29 July.
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Update 2 - July 15, 2014[edit]

  • The "Show Only <language>" chat option—used to display only the messages coming from players sharing the text language of the player's client—has been reset and is now disabled by default.
    • When turned on, this option is only applied to the /map and /say channels. Other channels are not affected.
    • Messages from players in the Friends list are never hidden.
    • Messages from players from the same world are never hidden.
    • Messages from players currently in the same party are never hidden.
    • Messages from players representing the same guild are never hidden.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed various server crashes.
  • Fixed a bug in which leveling beyond level 80 would cause a heal and knockback in PvP.
  • Updated the final reward for Discovering Scarlet's Breakthrough to correctly include a Deluxe Gear Box.
  • Fixed an issue in which players would get stuck inside the Concordia Waypoint when arriving from another map.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update - July 15, 2014[edit]

Living World: Entanglement[edit]

The lethal vines that plague Brisban Wildlands have begun to spread. And now there's trouble in the town of Prosperity, where the asuran prodigy Taimi was left alone to research the threat. As the search begins for the mysterious ley line hub, look out for new threats and learn who's been watching from atop the mesa above Prospect Valley.

Achievements[edit]

After completing the Entanglement episode, players can showcase their tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements.

Rewards[edit]

Balance, Bug-fixing, Polish[edit]

World Polish[edit]

General[edit]

Fractals[edit]

Cliffside[edit]
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the Archdiviner from dropping his loot in the final encounter.

Items[edit]

Profession Skills[edit]

Racial Skills[edit]
Elementalist[edit]
  • Conjure Fiery Greatsword.png
     Fiery Greatsword:
    • Fiery Rush.png
       Fiery Rush: Fixed a bug that caused the damage from this skill's final attack to appear in the combat log incorrectly.
    • Flame Wave.png
       Flame Wave: Updated the skill facts to display the correct number of targets (5).
  • Conjure Lightning Hammer.png
     Lightning Hammer:
  • Water Trident.png
     Water Trident: Updated the number of targets skill fact to correctly display 3. Added a number of allied targets skill fact (5).
Engineer[edit]
  • Elixir Gun.png
     Elixir Gun:
    • Super Elixir.png
       Super Elixir: Updated the pulse heal skill fact to be more accurate. Added a number of pulses skill fact.
    • Healing Mist.png
       Healing Mist: Reduced the number of targets from 6 to 5.
  • Med Kit.png
     Med Kit: Fixed a bug that caused the untraited versions of these skills to always display an out-of-range indicator.
  • Fragmentation Shot.png
     Fragmentation Shot: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to deal more damage when traited with Rifled Barrels.
  • Blowtorch.png
     Blowtorch: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to be unaffected by the Rifled Barrels trait.
  • Glue Shot.png
     Glue Shot: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to display an ambiguous description when traited with Rifled Barrels.
  • Enhance Performance Enhance Performance: Fixed a bug that prevented the might gained by this trait from displaying for Antitoxin Spray.
  • Throw Wrench.png
     Throw Wrench: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to only hit up to 4 enemies.
  • Throw Mine.png
     Throw Mine:
  • Coated Bullets Coated Bullets: Added a pierces skill fact to affected skills.
  • Kit Refinement Kit Refinement:
    • Magnetic Bomb: Updated the number of targets skill fact to correctly display 3.
Guardian[edit]
  • Tome of Wrath.png
     Tome of Wrath:
    • Judgment (skill).png
       Judgment: Fixed a bug that caused the Combo Finisher pop-up to appear before the combo activated.
Mesmer[edit]
  • Time Warp.png
     Time Warp: Fixed a bug that prevented the casting animation from playing if the player had a greatsword equipped.
  • Polymorph Moa.png
     Polymorph Moa:
    • Peck.png
       Claw: Removed a duplicate number of targets skill fact.
    • Lunge.png
       Kick: Removed a duplicate number of targets skill fact.
    • Peck (Moa Morph).png
       Peck: Removed a duplicate number of targets skill fact.
    • Screech.png
       Screech: Removed a duplicate number of targets skill fact.
Ranger[edit]

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

World vs. World[edit]
  • Fixed an issue preventing the WvW armorsmith vendors from selling to level 60-69 characters.
  • Fixed an issue in which Build Master II caused the incorrect amount of supply to be spent when building burning oil, cannons, and mortars.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]


Update - July 13, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update - July 7, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused performance problems in some instances of Dry Top.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 35,898


Update - July 5, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Corrected an issue that was causing lag in a number of maps.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 35,867


Update - July 3, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 35,781


Update - July 2, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue that required some players to log out and back in before they could activate the Living World episode.
  • Fixed an issue that caused male sylvari characters' ears to disappear when wearing the Shadow Assassin Outfit.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 35,742


Update 3 - July 1, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 35,723

Update 2 - July 1, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 35,707

Update - July 1, 2014[edit]

Living World[edit]

Gates of Maguuma[edit]

Over the smoldering fires of Lion's Arch, a roar echoes from the west. Now, mysterious incursions into Brisban Wildlands have alerted Tyria's heroes to a threat reaching across its frontiers to tear at its foundations. Mystery and adventure await those who go forth into long forgotten territory.

Achievements[edit]

After completing the Gates of Maguuma episode, players can showcase their tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements.

New Features And Content[edit]

Introducing the Story Journal[edit]

  • Located inside the Hero panel, the Story Journal gives level 80 players the ability to play and replay unlocked episodes of the Living World, starting with Season 2. Additionally, it allows players to easily switch between Living World episodes and the Personal Story.
  • Episodes of the Living World are permanently unlocked when players log in when an episode is the current live release. If players happen to miss this free period for an episode, it can be unlocked later for a small gem fee via the Story Journal section of the Hero panel.
  • Completing the story of a Living World episode will unlock skill-based achievements with unique rewards that can be earned when replaying the episode.

Balance, Bug-Fixing, Polish[edit]

World Polish[edit]

Metrica Province
Blazeridge Steppes

General[edit]

Dungeons[edit]

Fractals of the Mists

Profession Skills[edit]

Elementalist[edit]
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Lightning Flash.png
     Lightning Flash: Added a number of targets skill fact (1).
  • Tornado.png
     Tornado: Removed the range indicator.
    • Chain Lightning.png
       Electrified Tornado: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the radius skill fact and range indicator to show the correct projectile distance (900).
    • Dust Devil.png
       Dust Tornado: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the radius skill fact and range indicator to show the correct projectile distance (900).
    • Throw Boulder.png
       Debris Tornado: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the radius skill fact and range indicator to show the correct projectile distance (900).
  • Comet.png
     Comet: Updated the description to better explain its functionality.
  • Signet of Restoration.png
     Signet of Restoration: Updated the buff icon to match the skill icon.
  • Fresh Air Fresh Air: Added a missing recharge trait fact.
  • Obsidian Flesh.png
     Obsidian Flesh: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to incorrectly display a trait bonus from Zephyr's Focus.
  • Lava Chains.png
     Lava Chains: Added a number of bounces skill fact (1).
  • Arcane Brilliance.png
     Arcane Brilliance: Fixed a bug that caused the combo finisher pop-up to appear before the combo activated.
Engineer[edit]
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Enhance Performance Enhance Performance: Fixed an issue in which the might gained from this trait failed to appear as a skill fact on some healing skills.
  • Detonate Net Turret.png
     Detonate Rifle Turret: Fixed a bug that prevented the skill fact for this skill from updating when traited with Explosive Powder.
  • Elixir X.png
     Elixir X: Fixed the skill facts for various transforms provided by this skill.
    • Tornado.png
       Tornado:
      • Chain Lightning.png
         Electrified Tornado: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the radius skill fact and range indicator to show the correct projectile distance (900).
      • Dust Devil.png
         Dust Tornado: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the radius skill fact and range indicator to show the correct projectile distance (900).
      • Throw Boulder.png
         Debris Tornado: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the radius skill fact and range indicator to show the correct projectile distance (900).
    • Plaguelands.png
       Plague:
      • Withering Plague.png
         Withering Plague: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the range indicator for this skill.
      • Plague of Darkness.png
         Plague of Darkness: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the range indicator for this skill.
      • Plague of Pestilence.png
         Plague of Pestilence: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the range indicator for this skill.
  • Throw Wrench.png
     Throw Wrench: Added a cripple skill fact while traited with Power Wrench.
  • Explosive Rockets.png
     Explosive Rockets: Added a number of targets skill fact (1). Updated the radius skill fact to correctly display 360.
  • Rocket Turret.png
     Rocket Turret: Added a number of targets skill fact (5).
Guardian[edit]
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for underwater skills.
  • Fixed an issue in which the number of targets skill facts would not appear for skills when certain traits were equipped.
  • Shield of the Avenger.png
     Shield of the Avenger:
    • Command (shield).png
       Command:
      • Fixed an incorrect number of bounces skill fact. This skill bounces 3 times to hit 4 foes and then returns to the player.
      • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from dealing damage to the fourth target.
  • Zealot's Flame.png
     Zealot's Flame: Added an unblockable skill fact.
  • Protector's Strike.png
     Protector's Strike: Fixed a bug that caused the ending flourish to act as a short-duration whirl finisher, sending out a single bolt in a random direction.
  • Virtue of Courage.png
     Virtue of Courage: Updated the duration of the passive aegis buff from 10 hours to an infinite duration.
  • Whirling Wrath.png
     Whirling Wrath: Added number of impacts and radius skill facts. Fixed a bug that caused the damage skill fact to display 9 hits instead of 7.
  • Strength in Numbers Strength in Numbers: Added a combat-only skill fact.
Mesmer[edit]
  • Fixed an issue in which the number of targets skill fact would not appear for various skills when certain traits were equipped.
  • Imminent Voyage.png
     Spinning Revenge: Fixed an issue that caused the clone created by this skill to use a version of Siren's Call that did not apply boons to allies.
  • Mimic.png
     Mimic: Fixed a bug that caused the underwater channel for this skill to be shorter than the land channel.
  • Masterful Reflection Masterful Reflection: Added reflection skill facts to all signets when traited with Blurred Inscriptions.
  • Illusionary Leap.png
     Illusionary Leap: Fixed a bug that allowed players to swap places with their clone after it was destroyed.
Necromancer[edit]
  • Fixed an issue in which the number of targets skill fact would not appear for various skills when certain traits were equipped.
  • Wells: Added a range indicator for these skills when not traited with Focused Rituals.
  • Withering Plague.png
     Withering Plague: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the range indicator for this skill.
  • Plague of Darkness.png
     Plague of Darkness: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the range indicator for this skill.
  • Plague of Pestilence.png
     Plague of Pestilence: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the range indicator for this skill.
  • Epidemic.png
     Epidemic: Added a missing skill fact for number of targets (5).
  • Life Transfer.png
     Life Transfer: Updated the skill facts to use radius instead of range.
  • Summon Flesh Golem.png
     Flesh Golem:
    • Charge (necromancer skill).png
       Charge: Corrected the knockback skill fact to the knockdown skill fact.
  • Death Shroud.png
     Death Shroud: Updated the skill facts when traited with Death Shiver.
  • Signet of Undeath.png
     Signet of Undeath: Added a skill fact for number of targets (3).
  • Dark Path.png
     Dark Path: Added a skill fact for number of targets (5).
  • Greater Marks Greater Marks: Fixed a bug that prevented some marks from displaying their number of targets skill facts when this trait was equipped.
  • Toxic Landing Toxic Landing: Added a skill fact for number of targets (3).
  • Foul Current.png
     Foul Current: Added a skill fact for number of targets (5).
  • Tainted Shackles.png
     Tainted Shackles: Added a skill fact for number of targets (5).
  • Wave of Fear.png
     Wave of Fear: Added a skill fact for number of targets (5).
  • Chilblains.png
     Chilblains:
    • Increased the blast radius to 240 to match other staff mark skills.
    • Fixed an issue in which the blast radius skill fact would not be displayed when traited with Greater Marks.
    • Increased the particle effect size to better match the skill's radius.
  • Reaper's Mark.png
     Reaper's Mark: Fixed an issue in which the blast radius skill fact would not be displayed when traited with Greater Marks.
  • Life Blast.png
     Life Blast (Underwater):
    • Renamed the skill to "Plague Blast" in order to clarify its unique functionality.
    • Updated the traits associated with this skill to specify that they work with Plague Blast in addition to Life Blast.
    • Fixed an issue in which the damage skill fact was lower than the actual value.
  • Unyielding Blast Unyielding Blast:
    • Updated the vulnerability skill fact to show the number of stacks of vulnerability applied (2).
    • Fixed an issue in which this trait would inflict vulnerability on the player in addition to the targets when used under water.
  • Doom.png
     Doom: Updated the fear skill fact to scale correctly with Master of Terror.
  • Spectral Ring.png
     Spectral Ring: Updated the fear skill fact to scale correctly with Master of Terror.
  • Training of the Master Training of the Master: Fixed a bug that prevented the minion damage skill facts from updating when this trait was equipped.
Ranger[edit]
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Updated pet skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Entangle.png
     Entangle: Updated the description to better match its functionality.
  • Signet of Renewal.png
     Signet of Renewal: Added a radius skill fact.
  • Quicksand.png
     Quicksand:
    • Corrected the order of condition skill facts to match similar skills.
  • Updated the effect for this skill when used under water to better match its area of effect.
  • Sun Spirit.png
     Sun Spirit: Fixed the description of the spirit buff to remove the might on hit chance.
  • Winter's Bite.png
     Winter's Bite: Fixed the description and icon of the pet buff to better match its skill functionality.
  • Drake:
    • Bite (drake).png
       Bite: Updated the animation to be a bite attack instead of a tail whip when under water.
  • Coral Shot.png
     Coral Shot: Added a pierces skill fact.
  • Path of Scars.png
     Path of Scars: Added a pierces skill fact.
  • Signet of the Wild.png
     Signet of the Wild: Added stability, damage increase, movement increase, and duration skill facts.
  • Quick Shot.png
     Quick Shot: Fixed an issue that caused the character to briefly move back toward the target when firing at an enemy behind the ranger.
Thief[edit]
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Steal.png
     Steal: Fixed a bug that caused players to occasionally steal an item from targets they could not reach by shadowstepping.
  • Thieves Guild.png
     Thieves Guild: Added creature descriptions for the summoned thieves.
  • Ambush (skill).png
     Ambush: Added a creature description for the summoned thief.
  • Black Powder.png
     Black Powder: Fixed a bug that prevented the bullet fired from this skill from bouncing when traited with Ricochet.
  • Dancing Dagger.png
     Dancing Dagger: Updated the skill facts to use number of bounces (3) instead of maximum targets.
  • Trick Shot.png
     Trick Shot: Updated the skill facts to use number of bounces (2) instead of number of targets.
  • Dagger Storm.png
     Dagger Storm: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to continue creating whirl projectiles after the combo field it was using expired.
  • Disabling Shot (thief short bow skill).png
     Disabling Shot (Short Bow): Fixed an issue that caused the character to briefly move back toward the target when firing at an enemy behind the thief.
Warrior[edit]
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • "On My Mark!".png
     Adrenaline Rush (Mace): Updated the description to explain that the amount of adrenaline gained by this skill is based on the duration the player spends blocking.
  • "On My Mark!".png
     Adrenaline Rush (Sword): Updated the description to explain that the amount of adrenaline gained by this skill is based on the duration the player spends blocking.
  • Empower Allies Empower Allies: Added a combat-only skill fact.
  • Counterblow.png
     Counterblow: Fixed a bug that caused the counterattack from this skill to be called Riposte.
  • Inspire.png
     Inspire: Changed the range skill fact into a radius skill fact for clarity.
  • Plant Standard.png
     Plant Standard: Fixed a bug that caused the combo finisher pop-up to appear before the combo activated.
Racial Skills[edit]
Asura
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
Charr
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Charrzooka.png
     Charrzooka: Fixed a bug that caused the player to immediately drop the Charrzooka if they activated a skill before they finished equipping the bundle.
Human
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
Norn
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Become the Snow Leopard.png
     Become the Snow Leopard:
    • Prowl.png
       Prowl: Fixed an issue that allowed players to capture points while stealthed. Added a skill fact to describe this functionality.

Runes and Sigils[edit]

  • Sigil of Geomancy: Fixed a bug that caused the effect of this sigil to be incorrectly displayed as Frost Burst in the combat log. It is now displayed as Ring of Earth.
  • Rune of Strength: The 4-piece bonus has had its might duration reduced from 10 seconds to 5 seconds for both the Major and Superior versions. The 6-piece bonus has had its damage bonus reduced from 7% to 5% while under the effect of might.

Bundle Skills[edit]

Brisban Wildlands:

  • Pigment Transmogrifier (given during the "Aethervolt researchers require temporary assistants" renown heart):
    • Pellet Shot.png
       Pellet Shot: Fixed a bug with the range indicator on this skill that caused it to always display as out of range. Increased the damage on this skill by 60%. Added a damage skill fact.
    • Cone of Cold.png
       Pigment Destabilizer: Added a blindness skill fact.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 35,673
  • The Aegis applied by the passive effect of Virtue of Courage no longer has a duration border.
  • Fixed an issues that pick up item message would not show the item's name.