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Update - September 29, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes:[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in which supply-run adventures could be completed with fewer supplies than required.
  • Story chapter—The Sacrifice: Adjusted instance boundaries to prevent players from getting stuck.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the discovery of the Inscription of the Spearmarshal.
  • Crafting new 32-slot bags will result in account-bound bags that do not bind to characters. If you have a 32-slot bag that is bound to a character, you can trade it to merchants in the Free City of Amnoon for a version of the same bag that does not bind to characters.
  • Guardian tango icon 20px.pngGuardian— 
    Hammer of Wisdom.png
     Hammer of Wisdom: Fixed a bug in which this skill caused crashes.
  • Firebrand tango icon 20px.pngGuardianLegendary Lore Legendary Lore: Fixed a bug in which this trait affected the Quickfire Quickfire trait. Legendary Lore no longer increases the quantity of burning inflicted by  
    Tome of Justice.png
     Tome of Justice skills by 1; it now increases the base duration (which is affected by File:Condition Duration.png Expertise) by 20%.
  • Firebrand tango icon 20px.pngGuardian— 
    Symbol of Vengeance.png
     Symbol of Vengeance: Fixed a bug in which this skill caused less damage than expected.
  • Renegade tango icon 20px.pngRevenantBlood Fury Blood Fury: Fixed a bug in which this trait incorrectly applied its increased bleed duration.
  • Ranger tango icon 20px.pngRangerQuick Draw Quick Draw: Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from affecting  
    Maul (ranger greatsword skill).png
     Maul while in  
    Beastmode.png
     Beastmode.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes:[edit]

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Update - September 28, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Holosmith tango icon 20px.pngHolosmithCoolant Blast Coolant Blast: Fixed an issue that caused the heated version of this skill to sometimes heal for different amounts on each pulse. Fixed an issue that caused this skill to pulse chill to nearby foes after the initial chill burst.
  • Recipes for Spearmarshal's armor pieces are now account bound.
  • Mirage tango icon 20px.pngMirageFalse Oasis False Oasis: Fixed an issue that caused this skill to sometimes heal for different amounts on each pulse.
  • The following traits will now be properly reapplied when the player dismounts: Brave Stride Brave Stride, Riddle of Sand Riddle of Sand, and Opening Strike Opening Strike.
  • Spellbreaker tango icon 20px.pngSpellbreakerAura Slicer Aura Slicer: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to not display the "Removes Immobilize" skill fact when traited with Warrior's Sprint Warrior's Sprint.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed dodges to be queued while using the mirage specialization.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an event chain in the Domain of Vabbi to sometimes stall out.
  • Warrior tango icon 20px.pngWarriorCombustive Shot Combustive Shot: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to have an incorrect radius and decal when used with the spellbreaker specialization.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the recipe to craft the Brandspark ring (the version with Power, Healing Power, and Concentration) to identify the "Cursed Ring" instead of the "Brandspark Ring" as its item.
  • Some recipes for Sunspear weapons have had their names clarified and updated.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update - September 27, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an edge case that caused "The Sacrifice" to stall if a player completed everything and then called Taimi outside of the highlands. If you are in this state, the quest should repair itself upon returning to highlands or calling Taimi again.
  • Fixed an issue that blocked the Nevermore legendary staff collection in Dragon's Stand.
  • Firebrand tango icon 20px.pngFirebrandUnrelenting Criticism Unrelenting Criticism: Fixed a bug with this trait that was granting its bleeding chance to non-axe weapons.
  • Fixed an issue with the stats available to certain banners. These items now can choose from all Path of Fire stat combos, and have been set to the appropriate level. If a character less than level 80 was using one of these, it has been placed in your inventory.
  • Ranger tango icon 20px.pngRangerSoulbeast Soulbeast: Fixed a bug that caused a ranger using the Beastmode skill to leave that mode when upleveling or downleveling due to zoning.
  • Fixed a bug that caused enemies in stealth to reappear in their original location when leaving stealth.
  • Fixed a bug in which exotic-quality named Mordant weapons could not be equipped.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from progressing the Insect Slayer achievement.
  • Weaver tango icon 20px.pngWeaver: Fixed a bug that caused the elementalist's off-hand attunement to disappear when dismounting.
  • Fixed a bug with the purchase price of replacements for Garden of the Gods, Book of Vlast, The Legacy, Intelligence Report: Palawa Joko I., and Order of Whispers mission dispatches.
  • Blessings acquired from Elisa in pursuit of the Recitation of the Litany of Deeds can now properly be consumed for trade contracts.
  • Fixed an issue with the recipe for the Harrier's Warbeast Vambraces, which should now create the appropriate item.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause certain mounts to unexpectedly dismount the player when their engage skill was used.
  • Elon Riverlands: Fixed a bug that caused Foreman Erran to continuously try to destroy The Deadhouse gate. Second Spear Olishar has been adjusted to reliably respawn to aid in events.
  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update - September 26, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes:[edit]

  • Domain of Vabbi: Fixed a stalling issue with an event in the Garden of Seborhin in which harpies attacked the spa.
  • Fixed a bug in which the Harrier stat combo was not available for armor sets using the Warbeast skins. Players will need to reselect the stats for these gears, but the selection should include the Harrier combination of Power, Healing, and Concentration.
  • Fixed a bug with the recipe for Harrier's Warbeast Pauldrons that prevented them from being craftable. Additionally, we have changed the text of the insignia used to more clearly identify that it is used for the Warbeast and Bounty Hunter armor sets.
  • Players may now use their mounts in the Gilded Hollow and Lost Precipice guild halls.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the recipe for the Insignia of the Spearmarshal from being discovered.
  • Fixed an issue allowing the Path of Fire Survival Package to be purchased more than 2 times per account.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the 28-Slot Nomad's Locker from being crafted.
  • Fixed a client crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes:[edit]

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Update - September 25, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes:[edit]

  • Ranger tango icon 20px.pngRanger— 
    Smoke Assault.png
     Smoke Assault: Fixed a bug that prevented soulbeasts from evading while using this skill.
  • Story chapter—Night of Fires: Fixed an issue that prevented instance entries from displaying properly.
  • Story chapter—Hallowed Ground: Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the final combat encounter to stall.
  • Adjusted "Path of Fire: Act 2" achievements so that there are now correctly 18 instead of 19.
  • Fixed some additional issues with players not receiving full credit for map completion on Path of Fire maps:
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some players from interacting with the Awakened Intel for the Jackal Reconnaissance achievement in the Desolation.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to acquire some items for elite-specialization collections outside of their class and not earn proper rewards or credit.
  • Fixed an issue with Mastery-point djinn in the Domain of Vabbi that could cause them to spawn additional shield pylons when defeated.
  • Fixed a client crash involving chat.
  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes:[edit]

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Update 2 - September 24, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes:[edit]

  • Story chapter—Night of Fires: Fixed a rare issue with the Herald of Balthazar that could cause the instance to stall.
  • Renegade tango icon 20px.pngRenegade— 
    Soulcleave's Summit.png
     Soulcleave's Summit: Added a 1-second delay between casts. (This is the same delay as other maintenance abilities.)
  • Guardian tango icon 20px.pngGuardianIndomitable Courage Indomitable Courage: Fixed a bug that was preventing this trait from working with Tome of Courage.
  • Fixed an edge case where the UI would not direct the player correctly for part of Chapter 2.
  • Fixed a client crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes:[edit]

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Update - September 24, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes:[edit]

  • Bounties are once again available from the boards on the Lily of the Elon.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed low-level players to do full damage with their mount’s Engage skill, instead of scaling it to the map's level.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from progressing story steps in Season 3, Episode 5.
  • Shattered Observatory Fractal: Fixed an issue that allowed players to die from fall damage in the Skorvald encounter.
  • Story chapter—Night of Fires: Fixed a rare issue in which defeating the Forged Bastion would not progress the chapter to the next goal.
  • Renegade tango icon 20px.pngRenegade— 
    Soulcleave's Summit.png
     Soulcleave's Summit: Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to remain active after mounting.
  • Mirage tango icon 20px.pngMirageElusive Mind Elusive Mind: Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from removing conditions from jumping players.
  • Deadeye tango icon 20px.pngDeadeyeFire for Effect Fire for Effect: Fixed a bug that caused the allied effect ring from this trait to play on the wrong target.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some light Warbeast armor recipes to use the wrong ingredients.
  • Fixed a bug in which stat conversion traits were converting temporary stat increases from buffs, traits, and boons.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Kaidenna event chain to occasionally stall before entering Augury Rock.
  • Fixed a crash related to the Legendary Queen Yidaxu bounty in the Crystal Oasis.
  • Fixed a server crash.
  • Fixed a client crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes:[edit]

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Update 4 - September 23, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes:[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in which map-completion awards were not granted properly. Returning to a completed map should trigger any missing rewards.
  • Story chapter—The Sacrifice: Fixed an issue with Balthazar that caused the instance to stall.
  • Story chapter—The Sacrifice: Fixed a bug in which some players were not being downed at a pivotal cinematic moment.
  • Renegade tango icon 20px.pngRenegadeLasting Legacy Lasting Legacy: Fixed a bug that allowed Improved Kalla's Fervor to remain when removing the trait.
  • Leather synthesizers and cloth synthesizers have been added to the Windswept Haven guild hall.
  • The entrance to a jumping puzzle area in Dredgehaunt Cliffs has been unblocked.
  • Temporarily disabled the Bounty Board Contracts in the Lily of the Elon in the Crystal Oasis.
  • Fixed a map crash.
  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update 3 - September 23, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes:[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in which some collection elements weren't properly credited toward the Tip of the Spear achievement.
  • Fixed an issue in which the Shield Wall effect for Forged Assemblers would sometimes not appear.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some bags larger than 20 slots from sorting properly.
  • Fixed a client crash.
  • Fixed a server crash.

Update 2 - September 23, 2017[edit]

Bug Fix:[edit]

  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update - September 23, 2017[edit]

Bug fixes[edit]

  • The appearance of Kiel's assistant in "Sparking the Flame (Prologue)" has been corrected.
  • Fixed an issue in which "Night of Fires" achievements displayed incorrect reward status in the Story Journal.
  • Added a delete-by-name confirmation for the  Golden Black Lion Chest Key.png Golden Black Lion Chest Key.
  • The scaling on some female Awakened mummies has been fixed.
  • The  Mini Jackal Mount.png Mini Jackal Mount now displays properly.
  • Updated a number of miniatures to be properly account bound upon acquisition.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some achievements from unlocking when only Path of Fire was purchased.
  • Adjusted early Chapter 10 achievements so that they properly unlock.
  • Audio has been added to  Mini First Spear Dehvad.png Mini First Spear Dehvad.
  • Fixed a bug in which Harrier ascended armor was using the wrong insignia.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a skill's line of sight to be blocked by the skill's target.
  • Story chapter—Beast of War: Fixed an issue in which the final encounter could be started without completing the preceding quest step, resulting in the quest completing improperly.
  • Fixed an issue in which Destroy Additional Pylons could be erroneously awarded under certain situations.
  • Oiled Forged Scrap.png Oiled Forge Scraps
    [sic]
    have been added to material storage, updated with a new icon, and had their rarity increased to rare.
  • Some unusable bag-crafting recipes have been removed.
  • Fixed a bug in which players could not see other players turn while they were jumping.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to have daily achievements in expansions they did not own.
  • Fixed inaccurate pricing on some renown merchants.
  • Photon Forge: Fixed a bug in which recharge sometimes did not apply to  
    Grenade Kit.png
     Grenade Kit.
  • Clarified the text for various Sandstorm dealers in the Grand Sahil and Lily of the Elon.
  • Rewards from new PvP and WvW tracks have been adjusted.
  • Fixed an issue in which the Path of Fire story notification was not showing up for players.
  • Fixed an issue with councilors getting confused and reacting as if you picked an option you did not in "Blazing a Trail."
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from completing the final combat encounter in the story instance "Hallowed Ground."
  • Firebrand tango icon 20px.pngFirebrandLoremaster Loremaster: Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from applying its cooldown reduction to a few underwater tome skills.
  • Renegade tango icon 20px.pngRenegade— 
    Breakrazor's Bastion.png
     Breakrazor's Bastion: Fixed a bug in which this skill was prevented from correctly applying to allies.
  • Story chapter—Night of Fires: Fixed an issue involving Forged in the north camp refusing to attack players.
  • Story chapter—Sparking the Flame: Adjusted dynamic instance boundaries and tripwires to prevent the story from stalling.
  • Removed the invisible wall that was preventing hero-point access.
  • Fixed a server crash.
  • Fixed a client crash.

Elementalist[edit]

Engineer[edit]

  • Toss Elixir B.png
     Toss Elixir B: Increased the amount of might granted by this skill from 1 to 5. Decreased the duration of might granted by this skill from 30 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Hidden Flask Hidden Flask: Increased the amount of might granted by this trait from 1 to 5. Decreased the duration of might granted by this trait from 30 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Charr tango icon 20px.pngCharr— 
    Unload.png
     Hidden Pistols: Fixed a bug in which this racial tool-belt skill had 4 pistols instead of the intended 2.

Guardian[edit]

  • Sword Auto-Attack: Fixed an incorrect skill fact about the attack's range. (The actual skill range is unchanged.)

Necromancer[edit]

Ranger[edit]

  • Poison Volley.png
     Poison Volley: Fixed a bug in which this skill occasionally hit twice as often than intended.
  • Clarion Bond Clarion Bond: Fixed a bug in which the availability enhancement was not removed upon activation.

Revenant[edit]

  • Searing Fissure.png
     Searing Fissure: Fixed a bug in which this skill's visuals desynced when affected by quickness or slow.
  • Energy Expulsion.png
     Energy Expulsion: This skill now has a 10-second cooldown in PvP and a 2-second cooldown in other game modes.

Thief[edit]

Warrior[edit]

Lake Doric[edit]

Fractals[edit]

  • Fixed several daily fractal achievements that listed incorrect scales in the achievement objectives list.

Enemies/Creatures[edit]

WvW[edit]

  • Catapult boulder damage has been adjusted to have consistent damage output no matter the charge level.

Mac Client[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the deletion of items with names including special characters by normalizing the text characters' encodings.
  • Fixed an issue in which full-screen gamma may not have worked for some players.
  • Fixed a rendering issue that occasionally resulted in corrupted-looking model textures.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

Bug fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that affected the placement of hair and beards.
  • Fixed a  Super Cloud Glider.png Super Cloud Glider animation bug.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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PATH OF FIRE™[edit]

The Crystal Desert[edit]

The human god of fire and war, Balthazar, has reportedly been waging a campaign of terror and chaos across the lands of the Crystal Desert, desperate to claim an Elder Dragon's power for his own. While his true motives remain a mystery—along with his strange reappearance, abated strength, and claims of being betrayed—the threat he poses to the innocent people of the region is impossible to ignore. Many have fled the region altogether, caught between the war god's mysterious and deadly new army of Forged, the undead Awakened hordes of Palawa Joko, and the mindless and savage Branded minions of Kralkatorrik. As the commander, you've been summoned to the region to assist with relief efforts, but your own personal mission to stop Balthazar from upsetting the delicate balance of magic is of critical importance to all of Tyria. As the Crystal Desert and the northern domains of Elona open again after 250 years of separation, what new secrets and powers will be revealed as you race to stop Balthazar from carrying out his plans?

Mounts[edit]

Journey into the Crystal Desert and find wondrous new companions to help you explore the world. Each mount has its own special movement ability that helps you tackle a different type of terrain. Mounts can be purchased from renown merchants at mount camps after completing a special task region that teaches you about the mount and gives you some experience riding it. Acquiring a mount will also unlock its associated Mastery line, which provides you a way to progress and upgrade each mount even further!

  • Note: We have added a new assortment of keybinds to the game that are used for mounts and their abilities. There may be some conflicts with the default mount binds and your base keybinds depending on what you have set your binds to. Please review your keybinds and the new mount binds to make sure you have them set up to your liking.

Elite Specializations[edit]

  • Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist:
    • Weaver tango icon 20px.png Weaver—Weavers can attune to two different elements simultaneously, deftly cycling them from hand-to-hand and combining them to powerful effect. They favor swords in battle, and they channel the strength of the elements using stance skills.
  • Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer:
    • Holosmith tango icon 20px.png Holosmith—By harnessing the power of the sun, holosmiths create semisolid constructs of light. They wield swords in battle and gain access to powerful light weapons in their volatile Photon Forge mode.
  • Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian:
    • Firebrand tango icon 20px.png Firebrand—These zealous lorekeepers are skilled in conjuring magical fire, and they use axes and mantras in close combat. Their virtues are replaced by conjured tomes that act as potent tools to rebuke enemies and protect allies.
  • Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer:
    • Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage—Mirages move through battle like shifting sand, cloaking themselves rather than dodging attacks. Their graceful, swirling axes and prismatic mirrors are as deceptively beautiful as they are deadly.
  • Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer:
    • Scourge tango icon 20px.png Scourge—Scourges channel their life force into the desert sands to summon biddable kitten
      [sic]
      that damage enemies and create barriers for their allies. They use punishment skills to torment enemies while wielding torches that light the path to their destruction.
  • Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger:
    • Soulbeast tango icon 20px.png Soulbeast—The bond between a soulbeast and their pet is so strong that they can become one in spirit. By channeling their pet, they become a single entity, attacking with fanglike dagger strikes and using the abilities of their companion and its archetype.
  • Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant:
    • Renegade tango icon 20px.png Renegade—The legendary charr, Kalla Scorchrazor, lends the power of her warband to revenants who channel her from the Mists. Renegades fight with a short bow, firing conjured arrows through Mist portals to blindside their enemies.
  • Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief:
    • Deadeye tango icon 20px.png Deadeye—Mercenaries for hire who stalk and mark their targets and generate malice toward them, increasing damage and harassing them with harmful effects. They use rifles for precise kills from a distance.

Guild Hall[edit]

GAME UPDATES[edit]

General[edit]

  • The Shining Blade Secrets instance for Season 3 Episode 6 has been adjusted to allow for better gameplay with parties.
    • The rest of the party can now help the owner of the instance fight off White Mantle in the Henge of Denravi illusion, and they are eligible for all achievements associated with this encounter.
    • Members of the party not involved in directly fighting the Manifestation of Self-Doubt can now encourage and motivate their friend, helping their skills recharge more quickly.
  • Fixed a bug with a steam platform in the Not So Secret jumping puzzle in Gendarran Fields that caused players to overshoot the target.
  • Southsun Cove: Removed a duplicate of Advisor Okk from Pearl Islet.
  • Auric Basin: Fixed the fuzzy revealing of the "Tarir, the Forgotten City" area on the world map.
  • Incomplete task regions on other maps will now appear as empty hearts on the world map.
  • Left-clicking on achievements and similar notifications will take you to the appropriate page in the Hero panel. Right-clicking will dismiss the notification without opening it.
  • Right-clicking a bouncy chest will automatically take the contents if there is no selectable item for some reward types.
  • A text change has been made to rename "adolescent wyverns" to "minor wyverns" to avoid incongruent "veteran adolescent wyvern" spawn labeling.
  • Gendarran Fields: Fixed an issue in which Captain Wiley would rarely fail to respawn.
  • Harpoons and powder kegs in the Triple Trouble encounter will now have interact priority over player-created bundles.
  • Entire stacks of consumable containers can be opened with the right-click context menu. Opening will stop if the stack is exhausted, the inventory fills up, or the inventory screen is closed.
  • Fixed a bug in which the  The Human Gods.png Living World Portal Scroll
    [sic]
    could be used to teleport while in combat or downed, if the options dialogue was open before entering combat.
  • Aurora.png Aurora now gives credit for the Legendary Collector achievement.
  • The final chest from the Skrilla treasure hunt event in Ember Bay is now limited to players who participated in the event.
  • Boons, enhancements, and conditions on bounty bosses have been reorganized to help visibility.
  • Fixed an issue in which Druid Runestone Fragments used the wrong icon in the vendor menus in Draconis Mons.
  • The  Jade Maw's Eye Lens.png Jade Maw's Eye Lens can be obtained from Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs again for players on the Bifrost III collection who have misplaced the item.

Dungeons[edit]

Fractals[edit]

Shattered Observatory:[edit]
  • Fixed an issue that could cause solar blooms to fixate on dead players.
  • When the harbinger's challenge is active, there will now always be at least one available platform near the boss.
  • Fixed a bug in which Solar Blast would hit too late.
  • Time pockets will now spawn 0.04 seconds after killing a Temporal Anomaly instead of 0.5 seconds, and script improvements have been implemented to make them more responsive.
  • Fixed a bug in which the Temporal Realignment green circles could apply damage at the wrong time.
  • Temporal Realignment will now play a blue explosion effect when the mechanic is failed.
  • Added a safeguard to prevent two players getting Corporeal Reassignment at the same time.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause golems to become invulnerable for a time.
  • Fixed a bug in which golems were considered to be elementals.
  • The burning from Radiant Fury can now be dodged.
  • Fixed a bug in which Curved Shot did ten times more damage at tier 3 than intended.
  • Improved tier scaling of Curved Shot and Solar Bolt, reduced damage to downed players, and fixed a bug that caused them to hit twice.
  • Added a red ring to the damage fields for Curved Shot and Solar Bolt to help them stand out.
  • Added better tier scaling for Rolling Chaos damage.
  • Added teleport tripwires to prevent solar blooms from getting stuck in corners in the final boss fight.
  • Fixed a bug in which players might not get teleported to Arkk's platform during the final fight.
  • Fixed a bug in which Nova Launch could prevent Corporeal Reassignment from firing.
  • Golem Mark II misses the boxes and has decided to project red boxes on his electric attacks.
Chaos Isles[edit]
  • Moved some damage from the Brazen Gladiator's first and second combo attacks to the third to emphasize the importance of dodging the third attack.
  • Moved two Mistlock Singularities to more convenient locations.
  • Falling off of the final boss platform will now down players instead of killing them.
  • Added a portal to teleport players to the anomaly boss if they get left behind.
Nightmare[edit]
  • Adjusted capture-point rates for the second event.
  • Reduced the health of Fleshgorge by 25%.
  • Getting downed inside Fleshgorge's toxic lake will now teleport you out.
Thaumanova Reactor[edit]
  • Added a portrait for the anomaly boss.
Uncategorized[edit]
  • Added a checkpoint after the first jumping puzzle if players kill all 6 harpies.
  • Moved a checkpoint in the prison.
  • Added a checkpoint after the electric stairs.
  • Shutting off the stairs security now immediately strips the invisible immobilization from players.
  • The outer gate at Old Tom will now teleport players who get stuck outside.
  • Reduced the tab-targeting priority of the raving asura.
  • Fixed a bug in which the raving asura spawned before Old Tom was completed.
  • Improved the final scene and reduced the wait time before Fractal Transit Query.
Underground Facility:[edit]
  • Stepping on the second plate in the intro section will now permanently open the first gate.
  • Moved the Mistlock Singularities to more convenient locations.
Volcanic[edit]
  • Fixed an issue in which lava patches did not function in the boss fight.

Raids[edit]

Personal Story[edit]

  • Added the ability for instance boundaries to be updated dynamically as each chapter's narrative moments unfold.

Items[edit]

  • Utility consumables have had their beneficial effect renamed from "Nourishment" to "Enhancement" to differentiate them from food effects.
  • The following legendary weapons have had their custom projectile effects updated:
  • A number of the new Path of Fire™ crafting materials will not have a place in material storage. This is to allow them to establish a value appropriate to their rarity. They will be added to storage in a future update.

Profession Skills[edit]

General[edit]
  • Torment.png Torment: Tooltips on skills, traits, and items for this condition now display increased damage against moving targets in a base-inclusive fashion consistently across all of the game, rather than separating the base damage and the moving damage.
  • Leeching Bolts: Fixed a bug that was preventing whirl or projectile finishers from displaying in the combat log when used in a dark field.
  • Radius.png Pull: Some changes have been made in order to reduce the frequency of players being moved into objects and becoming stuck. You may notice that such skills pull a touch slower and are much smoother.
  • Knockback.png Knockback: Some changes have been made in order to reduce the frequency of players being moved into objects and becoming stuck. You may notice that such skills knock back a touch slower and are much smoother.
Elementalist[edit]

The weaver specialization can now be unlocked when playing through Path of Fire.

  • Gale.png
     Gale: This skill will no longer queue; if able, it will interrupt other skills in order to cast.
  • Gust.png
     Gust: This skill will no longer queue; if able, it will interrupt other skills in order to cast.
  • Earthquake.png
     Earthquake: This skill will no longer queue; if able, it will interrupt other skills in order to cast.
  • Churning Earth.png
     Churning Earth: The crippling pulses of this skill will now apply 8 seconds of bleeding in addition to its current effects, bringing the total potential number of bleeding stacks from 8 to 12.
Engineer[edit]

The holosmith specialization can now be unlocked when playing through Path of Fire.

  • Rapid Regeneration.png
     Rapid Regeneration: Fixed a bug that displayed incorrect healing values.
  • Elixir B.png
     Elixir B: Increased the stacks of might granted from 1 to 5. Decreased the duration of the might granted from 30 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Elixir C.png
     Elixir C: Clarified tooltips on this skill to better reflect its condition conversion.
Guardian[edit]

The firebrand specialization can now be unlocked when playing through Path of Fire.

  • Hammer of Wisdom.png
     Hammer of Wisdom: Reduced the cast time of this skill from 0.75 seconds to 0.5 seconds. Increased the number of targets affected by this skill from 1 to 3. Increased damage by 20%.
  • Shield of the Avenger.png
     Shield of the Avenger: Reduced the cast time of this skill from 0.75 seconds to 0.5 seconds. Increased the duration of the missile shield from 3 seconds to 4 seconds.
  • Sword of Justice.png
     Sword of Justice: Reduced the cast time of this skill from 0.75 seconds to 0.5 seconds.
  • Bow of Truth.png
     Bow of Truth: Reduced the cast time of this skill from 0.75 seconds to 0.5 seconds.
  • Healer's Retribution.png
     Healer's Retribution: Added a 20-second internal cooldown to this trait.
Mesmer[edit]

The mirage specialization can now be unlocked when playing through Path of Fire.

  • Mantras: The instant portion of these skills can now be cast while jumping.
  • Mirror Images.png
     Mirror Images: This skill now breaks enemy targeting when used. A new skill fact has been added to indicate other skills with this behavior in the mirage specialization.
  • Deceptive Evasion.png
     Deceptive Evasion: Added a skill fact to indicate that this trait only functions while in combat.
Necromancer[edit]

The scourge specialization can now be unlocked when playing through Path of Fire.

  • Death Shroud.png
     Death Shroud: Added a 0.5-second delay on activation before being able to exit.
  • Reaper's Shroud.png
     Reaper's Shroud: Added a 0.5-second delay on activation before being able to exit.
  • Spectral Armor.png
     Spectral Armor: Updated the protection skill fact to display the actual amount of protection applied.
  • Reaper's Onslaught.png
     Reaper's Onslaught: Increased bonus ferocity while in Reaper's Shroud from 225 to 300 at level 80. This trait no longer reduces the recharge of shroud skills on kill but instead reduces the recharge of shroud skills by 1 second if  
    Life Reap.png
     Life Reap hits. This recharge reduction can only occur once per use of Life Reap.
  • Cold Shoulder.png
     Cold Shoulder: This trait no longer reduces incoming damage from chilled foes. It now increases outgoing strike damage by 10% to chilled foes.
Ranger[edit]

The soulbeast specialization can now be unlocked when playing through Path of Fire.

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     Lead the Wind: Fixed a bug that was preventing some longbow skills from displaying all relevant skill facts for this trait.
  • Light on your Feet.png
     Light on Your Feet
    [sic]
    : Fixed a bug that was preventing some short-bow skills from displaying all relevant skill facts for this trait.
  • Smoke Cloud.png
     Smokecloud
    [sic]
    : Fixed a bug that prevented the smoke field created by this skill from functioning correctly if you swapped out your smokescale pet.
  • Rugged Growth.png
     Rugged Growth: Fixed a bug that displayed higher healing values than the actual heal amounts.
  • Clarion Bond.png
     Clarion Bond: Fixed a bug that prevented the blast finisher from this trait from working with combo fields created by your pet.
Revenant[edit]

The renegade specialization can now be unlocked when playing through Path of Fire.

Thief[edit]

The deadeye specialization can now be unlocked when playing through Path of Fire.

  • Shadow Refuge.png
     Shadow Refuge: Fixed a bug that caused the refuge to not apply Revealed when exiting it early.
  • Signet of Agility.png
     Signet of Agility: The endurance split of this skill in PvP has been shared with WvW.
  • Channeled Vigor.png
     Channeled Vigor: The endurance split of this skill in PvP has been shared with WvW. Fixed a bug that caused this skill to give more endurance than intended (20 instead of 15).
  • Endurance Thief.png
     Endurance Thief: The endurance split of this skill in PvP has been shared with WvW.
  • Panic Strike.png
     Panic Strike: Reduced the duration of poison applied by this trait from 4 seconds to 2 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Lotus Training.png
     Impaling Lotus: Reduced duration of conditions applied by this skill by 50% in PvP and WvW.
Warrior[edit]

The spellbreaker specialization can now be unlocked when playing through Path of Fire.

  • Berserker's Power.png
     Berserker's Power: Increased the duration of enhancement stacks from 10 seconds to 15 seconds. Fixed enhancement stack amounts for some incorrect skill facts.
  • Last Stand.png
     Last Stand: Fixed a text error that incorrectly stated that this trait reduced the recharge of stances.
  • Berserker's Fury.png
     Wounding Precision: This trait no longer grants bonus precision.
  • Death from Above.png
     Brave Stride: Increased stability duration from 4 seconds to 8 seconds.
  • Arcing Slice.png
     Arcing Slice: Rescaled fury gain from 5/10/15 seconds to 8/12/16 seconds, respectively, based on your adrenaline level.
  • Flurry.png
     Flurry: Increased the number of hits at level-1 adrenaline from 8 to 9.

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

Added new default builds for Path of Fire elite specializations. Daily automated tournaments now have rewards for placing 9th - 16th.

World vs. World[edit]

  • New desert creatures have wandered into the Desert Borderlands.
  • Changed WvW Guild Claiming Banners (Turtle, Centaur, and Dragon) so that revenants can now use their utility skills when wielding a banner.
  • A new Crystal Desert Reward Track has been added.
  • Testimony of Heroics.png Testimony of Heroics has replaced where  Proof of Heroics.png Proof of Heroics were acquired.
    • All items that required Proofs of Heroics to purchase are still purchasable with proofs from vendors.
    • Testimonies of Heroics can be used to purchase all items that were purchased with Proofs of Heroics.
    • Proofs of Heroics can be purchased with Testimonies of Heroics from the Heroics Notary.
  • A new  Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics.png Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics has been added to the Heroics Notary vendor. Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics completes a random hero challenge from the Elona region.
  • WvW ascended armor now has Path of Fire stats that can be selected if you own Path of Fire.
  • New Path of Fire recipes have been added to the Heroics Notary vendor.
  • Armor damage is now automatically repaired when returning to home instances.

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New Items and Promotions[edit]

Improvements[edit]

MAC CLIENT[edit]

  • More keyboard-handling refinement.
  • Fixed a client crash.
  • Fixed an issue with some full-screen effects in certain situations.
  • Added archive-repair functionality.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]


Update - September 13, 2017[edit]

General[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update - September 6, 2017[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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