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Templates are a set of tools that allow a player to switch equipment and builds quickly. This tool is separated into Equipment Templates and Build Templates which are used to set their respective loadout. Build Templates can also be stored in Build Storage in order to be accessed account-wide. These will be available starting at level 1.

Builds in the build storage or build tab can be linked in chat by holding Ctrl or Shift and left clicking. Builds linked in chat will show [<Profession> Build] and can be inspected, applied, and/or saved to the build storage.

Build Template[edit]

The Build Template user interface (right)

Build Templates are accessed from the Build tab of your Hero panel [H]. They are used to quickly switch between different skills, specializations, and trait selections. You can share builds with others in chat.

— In-game description

Build templates are a set of tabs across the top of the build panel that can each store a loadout containing a set of specializations and selected traits along with a set of healing, elite and utility skills. Ranger pets and Revenant legends (and skill order) are also stored. A character has 3 tabs available by default and can be expanded up to 6 by purchasing  Build Template Expansion.png Build Template Expansion (300 Gem.png for one tab) in the Gem Store. These templates are character specific and not account wide.

  • Each build tab can store one build your character can use and can be swapped between at no cost while out of combat.
  • Builds in the build tab can be moved to the build storage and vice-versa.
  • Using a template on a character that does not have everything unlocked will apply only as much as has been unlocked and will automatically fill in as traits and skills get trained.
  • If the build that is swapped to cannot use the currently equipped weapon the weapon skills will be greyed out.
  • Changing builds while a skill is on cooldown will cause the cooldown to carry over to the new skill.
  • Changing a skill on your skill bar will also change it on your current build template.
  • Build and Equipment Templates last used in PvE, WvW, and PvP are remembered as of the December 3,2019 update, and are automatically activated when returning to that game mode.

It is not possible to swap to another build tab using templates outside your Keep in World versus World. Doing it manually is still possible. It is not possible to swap to another build tab while a PvP game is in progress.

Right click options
  • Store Active Build Template - Overwrites the stored build with your current active build
  • Copy Build Template - Copy the selected build onto your clipboard
  • Paste Build Template - Overwrite the stored build with the build on your clipboard
  • Inspect - Opens the Inspect window for the selected build
  • Rename - Allows you to rename the build
  • Clear Build Template - Unequips all skills and specializations

Build Storage[edit]

The Build Storage user interface (left)

The build storage is a tab on the left in your Build panel that can store build templates that the player created, obtained online, or were linked in chat. Build templates stored here can be viewed by any character on the account and can be set as the character's current build by clicking on it. An account will have 3 storage spaces unlocked initially and can be expanded up to 24 spaces by purchasing  Build Storage Expansion.png Build Storage Expansion (500 Gem.png for three spaces) in the Gem Store.

  • Builds stored in the build storage can be viewed on any character on your account regardless of profession.
  • Stored builds can be inspected at any time, which opens a new window with the relevant traits and skills selected.
  • Builds stored in the build storage can be filtered by profession. Builds can also be further sorted by profession or alphabetically or searched for directly.
Left clicking an empty build storage space
  • Store Active Build Template - Stores your currently active build
Right clicking an empty build storage space
  • Store Active Build Template - Stores your currently active build
  • Paste Build Template - Stores the build on your clipboard into your build storage
Left clicking a stored build
  • Store Active Build Template - Prompts for confirmation to overwrite the stored build with your current active build
Right clicking a stored build
  • Store Active Build Template - Overwrites the stored build with your current active build
  • Copy Build Template - Copy the selected build onto your clipboard
  • Paste Build Template - Overwrite the stored build with the build on your clipboard
  • Inspect - Opens the Inspect window for the selected build
  • Rename - Allows you to rename the build
  • Delete - Removes the build from the build storage

Attempting to use a build template for a different profession (e.g. a Soulbeast build on a Warrior) will display "Build template is incompatible with your current profession."

Build Sharing[edit]

Build inspection window.

As stated above, builds can be linked in chat. Mousing over a linked build will show a preview of what skills and traits the build uses. Clicking on it will open the inspection window to the right. A build can also be inspected from the Build Storage.

The inspection window will grant the ability to read more in-depth information on skill and trait choices, however modifying it will not be possible. The three buttons at the top right will allow you to do the following:

  • Use the build (if it is compatible with your current profession)
  • Copy the build template into a chat link code that is stored on your clipboard.
  • Store it in your build storage.

Build template codes can be:

  • Shared in chat or outside of the game or stored in a text file.
  • Exported or imported from Build Template Tab and Build Storage
  • Previewed from chat and examined, then copied or saved
Right clicking a link in chat
  • Inspect — Opens the inspection window
  • Store Build Template — Stores the build in the Build Storage
  • Apply to Build Template — Sets as the current build. Grayed out if it is not compatible.
  • Copy Build Template — Copies the chat link to your clipboard.

Equipment Template[edit]

The Equipment Template user interface (top)

Equipment Templates are accessed from the Equipment tab of your Hero panel. They are used to quickly switch between sets of armor, weapons, upgrades, and other types of gear. An item can be equipped in multiple templates. Legendary items can be assigned different attributes in each template, giving you the freedom to easily change your playstyle.

— In-game description

The equipment template is a set of tabs under your Equipment panel that can each store a loadout containing a set of weapons, armor, trinkets, back item, runes and sigils. A character will have 2 equipment tabs available initially and can be expanded up to 6 by purchasing  Equipment Template Expansion.png Equipment Template Expansion (500 Gem.png for one tab) in the Gem Store. These templates are character specific and not account wide.

  • Build and Equipment Templates last used in PvE, WvW, and PvP are remembered as of the December 3,2019 update, and are automatically activated when returning to that game mode.
Equipment Storage

It is not required that items be stored in the equipment storage. If the player wants to keep all items in their character's inventory it is possible, however storing them will free up inventory space.

The equipment template can store up to 60 unique items per tab. As long as the item can be removed at no cost (e.g. runes in legendary armor) equipment stored in one tab can be used across other tabs. A small gray chain symbol can be seen on the item in the bottom right corner if they are currently equipped to another equipment template. They still appear in the equipment tab, though not in your inventory, when you are creating a new equipment template. Items that are stored in the equipment storage are saved to the character and cannot be used on other characters on the account.

Items stored in the equipment storage can be removed by right clicking the item and selecting "Unequip from All Equipment Templates." This will cause the item to be returned to your character's inventory. If the item was used in multiple equipment templates it will be removed with its current upgrades unless those upgrades were used in another item in another template, in which case the upgrade will be removed and applied to those items before removing the item.

Equipment Tab

Mousing over a tab will display the stat changes that will be caused by swapping equipment templates and the weapons that will be equipped.

Right clicking a tab will allow you to copy the equipment template, paste an equipment template, rename the tab or unequip all items. While they can be copied to the clipboard, they will not be able to be linked in chat.

Notes[edit]

  • Build templates and equipment templates can be placed on their own keybinds.
  • The equipment template is not a wardrobe template.
  • The following notification is displayed if you still need to choose stats: "You have an equipped item that does not have stats selected. Double-click it to assign stats."

Trivia[edit]

  • Build and Gear templates were released with the October 29, 2019 game update.
  • * Build and Equipment Templates last used in PvE, WvW, and PvP are remembered as of the December 3, 2019 game update.
  • Build templates were initially populated with the character's current PvE build, their PvP build, and World versus World build on release.
  • The build storage is internally called the "build library" by ArenaNet.
  • The equipment storage is internally called the "armory" by ArenaNet.
  • The 60 item limit was set so that a player would be able to use a full set of armor (7 items), 6 different weapons, a full set of trinkets (5 items), a back item, 7 different runes, 8 different sigils and 25 different infusions (total: 59).

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