New Hero Jump Start

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the event. For the achievement category, see New Hero Jump Start (achievements).

New Hero Jump Start is a two-week special event that grants the effect Ace Racer.png New Hero Jump Start Boost and the choice of a main hand or two-handed exotic weapon that dynamically levels with the player's level.


Event tracker
New Hero Jump Start November 21 to December 05, 2023 17:00 UTC+00:00



+50% Experience Gain (All Sources) +30% Magic Find +30% WvW Reward Track Progress +30% PvP Reward Track Progress

Dreambound weapons[edit]


Available choices by professions[edit]

One-handed weapons only usable in off-hand (for example Revenant Axe), off-hand only weapons, and aquatic weapons are not available.

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Revenant icon small.png
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One-handed Axe 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Dagger 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes
Mace 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No
Pistol 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No
Sword 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No
Main hand only Scepter 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Two-handed Greatsword 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 1Yes 0No
Hammer 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No
Longbow 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No
Rifle 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No
Short bow 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No 0No 0No
Staff 1Yes 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Number of available weapons 6 4 7 2 5 4 3 4 4

See also: Weapon usability by professions



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An Ally

Bonus Event: New Player Jump Start


For a time, the flow of the Mists supports your growth as one of Tyria's defenders. While this persists, your adventures will grant you further experience and richer rewards—take advantage of the opportunity to train and prepare yourself for the trials to come.

I, too, will reinforce your path while I am able. Meet me in your homeland, and—should you prove yourself with a simple task—I will grant you a weapon to support your journey to the pinnacles of valor.

—Mist Stranger

Speak with the Mist Stranger near any of these waypoints to learn more about earning a Dreambound weapon that grows in power as you gain levels.

Waypoint (map icon).png Astorea Waypoint
Waypoint (map icon).png Soren Draa Waypoint
Waypoint (map icon).png Shaemoor Waypoint
Waypoint (map icon).png Horncall Waypoint
Waypoint (map icon).png Smokestead Waypoint


  • The event was also accompanied by Black Friday sales on many items in the Gem Store.

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