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Trainers were vendors that sell instruction manuals, allowing players to unlock traits for their character or the Commander mechanic for their account.

Profession trainers[edit]

Profession trainers were NPCs that would sell trait guides to players of their respective professions. These guides can be used to unlock specific traits for a single character.

Trait guide cost
Tier Number(s) Cost per trait Cost for all traits in all lines (at each level)
Adept I–VI 10 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 2 skill point 3 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 60 skill point
Master VII–X 50 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 5 skill point 10 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 100 skill point
Grandmaster XI–XII 1 Gold coin 50 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 10 skill point 15 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 100 skill point
Grandmaster XIII 3 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 20 skill point 15 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 100 skill point
Totals I-XIII 8 Gold coin 60 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 72 skill point 43 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 360 skill point

Profession trainers can be found in all major cities and many explorable zones.

For a list of profession trainers, see: Profession trainer/Locations


Retrainers behave the exact same way as profession trainers, but they will offer their service to all professions, their inventory changing to match the profession of the character talking to them.

Retrainers were often used instead profession trainers to reduce NPC clutter in places where there's little room or many other NPC services already.

Historic retrainers

Commander Trainers[edit]

Primary article: Commander Trainer

Commander Trainers, often called "Master Strategist", were NPCs that sell the Commander's Compendium, an item that unlocks the account-wide ability to act as a commander and form squads.


  • Trainers would sometimes check a character's downscaled level instead of their actual level, and so they could refuse to offer services to some players in low level areas, which was considered a bug.


  • Prior to the April 2014 Feature Pack, the only way to reset trait points in PvE was at a profession trainer or retrainer.