Karma

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Karma is a non-tradable account-based currency that players can use to purchase items from karma merchants, including Renown heart NPCs and master craftsmen. The amount of karma you hold can be seen in the Wallet.

Acquisition[edit]

Karma can be obtained from:

The amount of karma acquired from the first three sources can be increased by various karma modifiers.

Karma consumables[edit]

Karma consumables can be obtained from daily achievements, champion loot bags or certain chests, from activities, from Lost Orrian Jewelry Boxes, and from foes in selected maps. They are sometimes also obtained during special events. The amount of karma from each consumable is fixed and cannot be increased by any means.

Name Amount Source Historical source
Karmic Retribution (basic).png Karmic Retribution 50 Karma.png Drops from foes in Domain of Istan, if the first level of Karmic Retribution (Domain of Istan) has been purchased
Karmic Retribution (fine).png Karmic Retribution 100 Karma.png Drops from foes in Domain of Istan, if the second level of Karmic Retribution (Domain of Istan) has been purchased
Karmic Retribution (masterwork).png Karmic Retribution 200 Karma.png Drops from foes in Domain of Istan, if the third level of Karmic Retribution (Domain of Istan) has been purchased
Metal Scrap.png Sonic Periscope Audio Log [1]150 Karma.png Flame and Frost: Sonic Periscopes (had to be turned in to a collector)
Drip of Liquid Karma.png Drip of Liquid Karma 150 Karma.png Champion loot bags
Drip of Liquid Karma.png Drop of Liquid Karma 600 Karma.png Bag of Jewels.png Bag of Wondrous Goods from dungeons
Lost Orrian Jewelry Box.png Lost Orrian Jewelry Box
1 for Daily (until December 2014)
Thimble of Liquid Karma.png Thimble of Liquid Karma 1,000 Karma.png Daily achievement chest.png Chest of the Hero from Vista Viewer dailies Bazaar of the Four Winds: Sanctum Sprint, Southsun Survival and Aspect Arena
Sip of Liquid Karma.png Sip of Liquid Karma 1,500 Karma.png Achievement Chest.png Achievement Chest (100 Arenanet Points.png)
Daily achievement chest.png Chest of the Hero from Event Completer dailies
Flame and Frost: Retribution: Molten Facility
Bazaar of the Four Winds: Sanctum Sprint, Southsun Survival and Aspect Arena
Taste of Liquid Karma.png Taste of Liquid Karma 2,500 Karma.png Lost Orrian Jewelry Box.png Lost Orrian Jewelry Box
Wintersday Reward Track (2015)
Karma Gift Box.png Karma Gift Box 2,000 Karma.png Flame and Frost: The Razing: Braham - Retake Cragstead and Rox - The Hatchery
Vial of Liquid Karma.png Vial of Liquid Karma 3,750 Karma.png Lost Orrian Jewelry Box.png Lost Orrian Jewelry Box
Wintersday Reward Track (2015)
Swig of Liquid Karma.png Swig of Liquid Karma 4,500 Karma.png Lost Orrian Jewelry Box.png Lost Orrian Jewelry Box
Wintersday Reward Track (2015)
Last Stand at Southsun: Canach's Lair (explorable)
Gulp of Liquid Karma.png Gulp of Liquid Karma 5,250 Karma.png Wintersday Reward Track (2015) Wintersday 2012: Winter Wonderland jumping puzzle
Flask of Liquid Karma.png Flask of Liquid Karma 6,000 Karma.png Wintersday 2012: Winter Wonderland jumping puzzle
1 for Monthly (until December 2014)
Jug of Liquid Karma.png Jug of Liquid Karma 6,750 Karma.png 1-5 from Achievement reward chests Wintersday 2012: Winter Wonderland jumping puzzle
Flame and Frost: Retribution: Returning documents from Molten Facility (various karma amounts)
10 for Monthly (until August 2013)
Birthday Card.png Birthday Card 5,000 Karma.png Fourth Birthday Gift
Entry Level Opportunities in Lion's Arch.png Entry Level Opportunities in Lion's Arch 5,000 Karma.png Hero-Tron
Glutton for Guidance Explorer Achievement
Refugee Child's Drawing.png Refugee Child's Drawing 5,000 Karma.png Flame and Frost: Refugee Volunteer achievement
Encrypted Thank-You Letter.png Encrypted Thank-You Letter 5,000 Karma.png Flame and Frost: Secret Contact achievement
Keg of Liquid Karma.png Keg of Liquid Karma 7,500 Karma.png Last Stand at Southsun: Canach's Lair (story)
Dragon Bash: Memorials on the Pyre
  1. ^ These items were no longer obtainable as of the September 3, 2013, update that increased karma consumables by 50%. The amounts shown for them are calculated and have not been verified in-game.

Modifiers[edit]

There are several ways to increase the amount of karma earned from events and running Fractals of the Mists. These modifiers do not affect karma consumables.

Effect Source Bonus Duration Notes
Account Bonus
Achievement Rewards bonus 0-48%+ The upper limit for karma bonus from this source increases as more achievements are added to the game.
Boosters
Karma Bonus (fifty percent).png 50% Karma Bonus Karma Booster.png Karma Booster
Communal Boost Bonfire.png Communal Boost Bonfire
Kite Fortune.png Kite Fortune
Candy Corn Gobbler Pack.png Candy Corn Gobbler
50% 1 h Obtaining the effect from multiple sources will stack duration.
Kite Fortune version is randomly obtained and lasts 10 minutes.
Candy Corn Gobbler version is randomly obtained and lasts 15 minutes.
Karma Booster can still be obtained as a reward for reaching level 38.
Guild upgrades and banners
Guild Karma Boost.png Guild Karma Boost 5 Karma Banner.png Guild Karma Banner 5% 30 m Does not stack with other guild banner effect.
Guild Karma Boost.png Guild Karma Banner Boost 10 Karma and 10 Experience Banner.png Guild Karma and Experience Banner
Guild Heroes Banner.png Guild Heroes Banner
10% 30 m Does not stack with other guild banner effect.
Nourishment (Birthday Blaster).png Guild Karma Boost Endless Princess Doll Tonic.png Guild Karma Bonus 3-10% 24 h Requires Heart of Thorns; bonus depends on how many enhancements the guild has unlocked
Enrichment
Karmic Infusion.png Karmic Enrichment
Koda's Warmth Enrichment.png Koda's Warmth Enrichment
15% Bonus active while equipped
Utility
Nourishment utility.png Nourishment Peppermint Oil.png Peppermint Oil
Tin of Fruitcake.png Tin of Fruitcake
Tuning Icicle.png Tuning Icicle
10% 30 m Only one utility buff may be active at a time.
Zone-specific bonus
Karma Bonus (fifty percent).png Explorer's Warmth Bonfire (Priory Historian Elisa) 5% 3 h Gained from standing near Priory Historian Elisa's bonfire after
Event collect (tango icon).png
Gather wood for the fire for a Karma boost (80) has been completed. Removed when you leave the instance.
Nourishment food.png Boon of the Wishing Well Wishing Well 2-10% 30 m Chance to gain one stack when offering coins to the Wishing Well in the Domain of Vabbi, up to 5 stacks. Removed when you leave the instance.
Lunatic Racer.png Crowd-Favorite Racer Race in Divinity's Reach 10% 15 m Complete the race in Divinity's Reach during Wintersday. Removed when you leave the instance.
Other
Candy Cane.png Minty Breath Candy Cane.png Candy Cane 10% 1 - 30 m 1 minute per candy cane. Stacks duration up to 30 minutes.
Winter's Blessing.png Winter's Blessing Winter's Blessing.png Winter's Blessing 10% 1 h Reward for Wintersday daily achievement Donation Drive.
Volunteer's Blessing.png Volunteer's Blessing Automatic 5% 10 m Gained by volunteering to move to a new instance of a closing map

Food[edit]

Only 1 food Nourishment food.png Nourishment effect can be active at a time.

Name Bonus Duration Level Second bonus
Scarlet's Rainbow.png Birthday Blaster 10% 10 m 0 +40 to all attributes
+15% Magic find
Bowl of Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream.png Bowl of Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream 5% 30 m 20 Gain Healing Power equal to 2% of your Vitality
Bowl of Candy Corn Ice Cream.png Bowl of Candy Corn Ice Cream 5% 30 m 5 Gain Healing Power equal to 1% of your Vitality
+15% Experience
Bowl of Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.png Bowl of Chocolate Chip Ice Cream 5% 30 m 5 Gain Healing Power equal to 1% of your Vitality
Bowl of Ginger-Lime Ice Cream.png Bowl of Ginger-Lime Ice Cream 5% 30 m 35 Gain Healing Power equal to 3% of your Vitality
Gain Healing Power equal to 1% of your Toughness
Bowl of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.png Bowl of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream 5% 30 m 50 Gain Healing Power equal to 4% of your Vitality
Gain Healing Power equal to 2% of your Toughness
Bowl of Peach Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream.png Bowl of Peach Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream 5% 30 m 65 Gain Healing Power equal to 5% of your Vitality
Gain Healing Power equal to 3% of your Toughness
Bowl of Saffron-Mango Ice Cream.png Bowl of Saffron-Mango Ice Cream 5% 30 m 80 Gain Healing Power equal to 6% of your Vitality
Gain Healing Power equal to 4% of your Toughness
Kralkachocolate Bar.png Kralkachocolate Bar 5% 20 m 80 Gain Healing Power equal to 6% of your Vitality
Gain Healing Power equal to 4% of your Toughness
Peppermint Omnomberry Bar.png Peppermint Omnomberry Bar 10% 30 m 80 +30% Magic find
+40% Gold from Monsters
Tropical Peppermint Cake.png Tropical Peppermint Cake 10% 30m 80 Gain Health Every Second
+70 Vitality
Plate of Island Pudding.png Plate of Island Pudding 10% 30 m 80 +30% Magic find
+15% Experience from kills
Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream.png Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream 10% 30 m 80 +66% Chance to Steal Life on a Critical Hit
+70 Precision

Maximizing karma gain[edit]

The following persistent bonuses can be combined to maximize a character's personal karma gain. This does not include situational or location-specific bonuses such as Nourishment food.png Boon of the Wishing Well or Volunteer's Blessing.png Volunteer's Blessing.

Effect Amount Notes
Karma Bonus (fifty percent).png Karma Boost 50%
Nourishment (Birthday Blaster).png Guild Karma Boost 10%
Guild Karma Boost.png Guild Karma Banner Boost 10%
Candy Cane.png Minty Breath 10%
Winter's Blessing.png Winter's Blessing 10%
Ascended amulet with  Karmic Infusion.png Karmic Enrichment 15%
Food nourishment:  Peppermint Omnomberry Bar.png Peppermint Omnomberry Bar 10% Can replace with  Scarlet's Rainbow.png Birthday Blaster for free effect.
Utility nourishment: 10%
Total 125%

Karmic Retribution[edit]

Karmic Retribution, a persistent effect found in Bitterfrost Frontier, Ember Bay, Siren's Landing, and Domain of Istan, does not modify karma gain. Instead, the effect adds karma consumables to the drop tables for the associated zone.

Vendors[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The selection of items offered by karma vendors can be affected by local events; in particular, some items are only available after completing certain events.

Trivia[edit]

See also[edit]