Trait guide

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Trait guides were consumables that unlocked major traits. Trait guides could be purchased from profession trainers. Alternatively, they could be unlocked for free by completing tasks unique to each trait. Traits would be unlocked separately for each character on an account. Trait guides are no longer a part of the game and have been replaced by specializations, and training using hero points.

Note that this system was removed prior to the addition of the revenant profession.

Acquisition[edit]

Each profession trainer offered 65 different trait guides, one for every major trait for that profession.

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.png 3 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 60 Skill point.png
Master VII–X 50 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 5 Skill point.png 10 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 100 Skill point.png
Grandmaster XI–XII 1 Gold coin 50 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 10 Skill point.png 15 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 100 Skill point.png
Grandmaster XIII 3 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 20 Skill point.png 15 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 100 Skill point.png
Total 8 Gold coin 60 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 72 Skill point.png
(per trait line)
43 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 360 Skill point.png
(all 65 traits)

Alternative unlock methods[edit]

As an alternative to trait guides, traits could be unlocked through completing various game content. These unlock methods were almost consistent across professions based on the position of the trait line in the trait interface. The main exception was completing the Obsidian Sanctum jumping puzzle, which always unlocked the trait that reduces fall damage, even though it was not located at the same position for each profession. Consequently, a few other tasks were swapped for each profession to compensate.

Trait line # Unlock method
Trait line 1

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Zeal
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Strength
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Explosives
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Marksmanship
Thief tango icon 20px.png Deadly Arts
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Fire
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Domination
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Spite
I

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Complete the Obsidian Sanctum jumping puzzle.
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Earn 100% completion in Gendarran Fields.
Some tango icon 20px.png Complete Help Legionnaire Boneflayer crush the Renegades.

II Capture Inferno's Needle.
III

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Complete the Obsidian Sanctum jumping puzzle.
Some tango icon 20px.png Earn 100% completion in Gendarran Fields.

IV Defeat Rhendak the Crazed.
V Earn 100% completion in Blazeridge Steppes.
VI Help Shining Blade Kimber defeat Kol Skullsmasher.
VII Befriend the ogre camp so they will join you as allies.
VIII Complete the Citadel of Flame in Story Mode.
IX Find the splendid chest in Rebel's Seclusion.
X Defeat the Terror-Seven Krewe Leader.
XI Discover Death's Anthem.
XII Defeat the Risen High Priest of Balthazar.
XIII Defeat the Risen High Wizard and secure the Promenade of the Gods.
Trait line 2

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Radiance
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Arms
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Firearms
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Skirmishing
Thief tango icon 20px.png Critical Strikes
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Air
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Dueling
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Curses
I

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Complete the Obsidian Sanctum jumping puzzle.
Some tango icon 20px.png Find the splendid chest in Earth's Gap.

II Complete Twilight Arbor in Story Mode.
III Defeat Ulgoth the Modniir and his minions.
IV Earn 100% completion in Lornar's Pass.
V Find and defeat Sharky the Destroyer in Arca Lake of the Harathi Hinterlands.
VI Find and defeat Captain Jayne in the Brigantine Isles of Gendarran Fields.
VII Befriend the hylek camp so they will join you as allies.
VIII Find the grand chest in the Windy Cave.
IX Defeat the fire shaman and his minions.
X Complete the story step "Forging the Pact."[1]
XI Complete the Crucible of Eternity in Story Mode.
XII Find the grand chest near Scholar Fryxx.
XIII Defeat the Risen Priest of Grenth.
Trait line 3

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Valor
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Defense
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Inventions
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Wilderness Survival
Thief tango icon 20px.png Shadow Arts
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Earth
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Chaos
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Death Magic
I

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Complete the Obsidian Sanctum jumping puzzle.
Some tango icon 20px.png Defeat Fleshgrazer.

II

Engineer tango icon 20px.pngMesmer tango icon 20px.png Complete the Obsidian Sanctum jumping puzzle.
Some tango icon 20px.png Complete Kill the grawl shamans to disrupt the summoning ritual.

III Capture Stonegaze Spire.
IV Defeat Victurus the Shattered and his army.
V Earn 100% completion in the Fields of Ruin.
VI Find and defeat the Giant Blood Ooze in the Challdar Gorges of Bloodtide Coast.
VII Befriend the dredge camp so they will join you as allies.
VIII Complete Sorrow's Embrace in Story Mode.
IX Defeat Vidius Flame Tribune.
X Complete the story step "The Battle of Fort Trinity."[1]
XI Find the locked door at the end of the forgotten stream.
XII Defeat the Risen Priest of Melandru.
XIII Defeat the Karka Queen.
Trait line 4

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Honor
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Tactics
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Alchemy
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Nature Magic
Thief tango icon 20px.png Acrobatics
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Water
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Inspiration
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Blood Magic
I

Warrior tango icon 20px.pngGuardian tango icon 20px.png Complete Help Legionnaire Boneflayer crush the Renegades.
Thief tango icon 20px.pngElementalist tango icon 20px.png Complete the Obsidian Sanctum jumping puzzle.
Engineer tango icon 20px.pngMesmer tango icon 20px.png Complete Kill the grawl shamans to disrupt the summoning ritual.
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Defeat Fleshgrazer.
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Find the splendid chest in Earth's Gap.

II Capture Tytone Perch.
III Find the grand chest in Provernic Crypt.
IV Earn 100% completion in Harathi Hinterlands.
V Find and defeat Gargantula, the spider broodmother of Wynchona Woods in Harathi Hinterlands.
VI Find and defeat the Krait Witch of Nonmoa Lake in Timberline Falls.
VII Find the chest in Verarium Delves.
VIII Find the grand chest in Arundon Vale.
IX Defeat the dredge commissar.
X Complete the story step "The Source of Orr."[1]
XI Complete Honor of the Waves in Story Mode.
XII Defeat the Statue of Dwayna.
XIII Find the grand chest in the Ship of Sorrows.
Trait line 5

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Virtues
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Discipline
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Tools
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Beastmastery
Thief tango icon 20px.png Trickery
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Arcana
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Illusions
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Soul Reaping
I Complete Caudecus's Manor in Story Mode.
II Kill the Foulbear chieftain and her elite guards.
III Find the splendid chest in The Shattered Keep.
IV Earn 100% completion in Dredgehaunt Cliffs.
V Find and defeat the Champion Ice Wurm in the Posternus Caverns of Lornar's Pass.
VI Find and defeat Lord Ignius the Eternal at Venison Pass within Lornar's Pass.
VII Defeat Vexa and her golem in Vexa's Lab.
VIII Defeat the Infinity Coil Commander and capture the Infinity Coil.
IX Defeat Admiral Taidha Covington.
X Defeat the Branded Devourer Queen.
XI Defeat the Overgrown Grub.
XII Complete the Ruined City of Arah in Story Mode.
XIII Defeat the corrupted high priestess of Lyssa.

Trait unlock methods sorted by level range[edit]

Level Range Zone Line # Unlock method
Any
or
above 18
Edge of the Mists 1 II Capture Inferno's Needle.
3 III Capture Stonegaze Spire.
4 II Capture Tytone Perch.
Eternal Battlegrounds 1 VII Befriend the ogre camp so they will join you as allies.
2 VII Befriend the hylek camp so they will join you as allies.
3 VII Befriend the dredge camp so they will join you as allies.
5 XI Defeat the Overgrown Grub.
Obsidian Sanctum 1 I Complete the Obsidian Sanctum jumping puzzle.
17 Kessex Hills 2 I Find the splendid chest in Earth's Gap.
25 Diessa Plateau 1 IV Defeat Rhendak the Crazed.
28 Lornar's Pass 2 VIII Find the grand chest in the Windy Cave.
31 5 V Find and defeat the Champion Ice Wurm in the Posternus Caverns of Lornar's Pass.
Gendarran Fields 2 VI Find and defeat Captain Jayne in the Brigantine Isles of Gendarran Fields.
33 4 III Find the grand chest in Provernic Crypt.
34 Fields of Ruin 5 II Kill the Foulbear chieftain and her elite guards.
25-35 Gendarran Fields 1 III Earn 100% completion in Gendarran Fields.
38 Lornar's Pass 5 VI following dynamic events below will lead you to kill Lord Ignius the Eternal.
1.Collect dwarven artifacts from False Lake for Innkeeper Klement at False Lake near Guutra's Secret.
2.Defend Klement and Fabri from pirate thieves at Guutra's Secret.
3.Escort the asuran researchers to Vanjir's Stead.
4.Defeat Lord Ignius the Eternal in Venison Pass.
Fields of Ruin 4 I Complete Help Legionnaire Boneflayer crush the Renegades.
25-40 Lornar's Pass 2 IV Earn 100% completion in Lornar's Pass.
30-40 Fields of Ruin 3 V Earn 100% completion in the Fields of Ruin.
37 Harathi Hinterlands 4 V Find and defeat Gargantula, the spider broodmother of Wynchona Woods in Harathi Hinterlands.
39 2 V Find and defeat Sharky the Destroyer in Arca Lake of the Harathi Hinterlands.
42 1 VI Help Shining Blade Kimber defeat Kol Skullsmasher.
43 2 III Defeat Ulgoth the Modniir and his minions.
35-45 4 IV Earn 100% completion in Harathi Hinterlands.
40 Caudecus's Manor 5 I Complete Caudecus's Manor in Story Mode.
43 Dredgehaunt Cliffs 3 I Defeat Fleshgrazer.
44 Blazeridge Steppes 3 II Complete Kill the grawl shamans to disrupt the summoning ritual.
40-50 1 V Earn 100% completion in Blazeridge Steppes.
50 Twilight Arbor 2 II Complete Twilight Arbor in Story Mode.
Dredgehaunt Cliffs 4 IX Defeat the dredge commissar.
40-50 5 IV Earn 100% completion in Dredgehaunt Cliffs.
50 Bloodtide Coast 5 IX Defeat Admiral Taidha Covington.
52 3 VI Find and defeat the Giant Blood Ooze in the Challdar Gorges of Bloodtide Coast.
58 Sparkfly Fen 4 VII Find the chest in Verarium Delves.
5 III Find the splendid chest in The Shattered Keep.
58 Iron Marches 3 IV Defeat Victurus the Shattered and his army.
59 5 X Defeat the Branded Devourer Queen.
60 2 IX Defeat the fire shaman and his minions.
Timberline Falls 4 VI Find and defeat the Krait Witch of Nonmoa Lake in Timberline Falls.
60 Sorrow's Embrace 3 VIII Complete Sorrow's Embrace in Story Mode.
62 Fireheart Rise 3 IX Defeat Vidius Flame Tribune.
68 Mount Maelstrom 1 X Defeat the Terror-Seven Krewe Leader.
70 5 VIII Defeat the Infinity Coil Commander and capture the Infinity Coil.
Fireheart Rise 1 IX Find the splendid chest in Rebel's Seclusion.
5 VII Defeat Vexa and her golem in Vexa's Lab.
1 VIII Complete the Citadel of Flame in Story Mode.
70 Personal story[1] 2 X Complete the story step "Forging the Pact."
3 X Complete the story step "The Battle of Fort Trinity."
4 X Complete the story step "The Source of Orr."
73 Frostgorge Sound 4 VIII Find the grand chest in Arundon Vale.
76 4 XI Complete Honor of the Waves in Story Mode.
75 Straits of Devastation 1 XII Defeat the Risen High Priest of Balthazar.
2 XII Find the grand chest near Scholar Fryxx.
4 XIII Find the grand chest in the Ship of Sorrows.
78 Crucible of Eternity 2 XI Complete the Crucible of Eternity in Story Mode.
Malchor's Leap 5 XIII Defeat the corrupted high priestess of Lyssa.
79 4 XII Defeat the Statue of Dwayna.
80 Cursed Shore 1 XI Discover Death's Anthem.
1 XIII Defeat the Risen High Wizard and secure the Promenade of the Gods.
2 XIII Defeat the Risen Priest of Grenth.
3 XI Find the locked door at the end of the forgotten stream.
3 XII Defeat the Risen Priest of Melandru.
5 XII Complete the Ruined City of Arah in Story Mode.
Southsun Cove 3 XIII Defeat the Karka Queen.
  1. ^ a b c d You didn't have to complete your own personal story to unlock traits. Joining another player's instance and helping them complete the story step would unlock the trait.

Notes[edit]

  • While the trait system was locked until level 30, traits could still be unlocked through completing content before level 30.
  • Characters created prior to the April 2014 Feature Patch were grandfathered into the newer system with all major traits unlocked except for the then new XIII grandmaster traits.
  • This system to unlock traits was removed in the June 23, 2015 game update.