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You can unlock skills by spending hero points in the training tab inside the hero panel. Hero points are earned by leveling up and by completing hero challenges found throughout Tyria.

— Hero Points

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Hero points is a character-based currency, earned by completing Hero challenges, leveling up, or purchased from the WvW vendor Heroics Notary and spent on unlocking new skills and traits in the Training tab of the Hero panel.

Completing a hero challenge in Central Tyria grants a single hero point. Hero challenges in the the expansion zones (Heart of Maguuma, Crystal Desert, and Cantha regions) grant ten points each, which makes them the primary method of training the more costly skills and traits of the elite specializations. Between the hero challenges and the rewards from leveling, there are more hero points available in the world than needed to fully train all skills and traits, so completing every hero challenge is not required.


Leveling a character to the maximum level 80 rewards 398 hero points, exact amount needed to unlock all core skills and traits.

  • Unlocking all core skills takes 98 hero points.
  • Unlocking all traits from a core specialization takes 60 points, 300 in total for all five specializations.

It takes an additional 250 hero points to fully train all skills and traits of each elite specialization.


  • Skill point.png Skill points were replaced with hero points:
    • Unspent skill points earned through level rewards and skill challenges were converted to hero points.
    • Any remaining unspent skill points were converted to Spirit Shards.
  • Trait point.png Trait points were replaced with hero points:
    • Trait guides or trait specific tasks are no longer required to unlock traits.
  • When the patch hit, each character got automatic unlocks based on the skills and traits equipped before. Low level character often found themselves with more unlocks than hero points available at their level. In that case, they had a negative amount (even though the value displayed did not reflect it) and were barred from gaining Hero points on level up until they had gained back those missing points. They could still gain points through Hero challenges.

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