User:Erasculio/Skill table

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After a discussion in the Community Portal, User:Noxx worked on a new model of skill lists that could display skill facts, together with User:Chieftain Alex. The result has not been implemented in the wiki due to concerns about loading time; and mostly, as I learned later, because the lists are autocategorized among combo effects (oops). In order to keep the functionality of showing the skill facts in a somewhat "out of sight" place, so the issues wouldn't be at the forefront of the wiki, I created skill lists in my user space with Noxx's templates, which right now may be seen here and here. However, I felt very uncomfortable in using someone else's templates in my user space; if Noxx wanted to modify his templates, he could feel bad about breaking the configuration of all my skill tables. In order to avoid that issue, I have made a template within my own user space, so I could make a list of skills showing the skill facts.

That being said, I know next to nothing about coding, and I wanted to use something that required only a single template instead of two (so I wouldn't fill my user space - again - with repeated content from the wiki). In a somewhat clunsy way that at least is (mostly) working, I have copied the template from Template:Skill table row and made a few adjustements. The changes mostly are:

  • Skill facts are shown for all skills. This is the main objective of this template.
  • Bigger skill icons (size 50). I miss the bigger icons from the original Guild Wars Wiki.
  • I have changed the functionality of the "slot" parameter, so it's automatically shown if the skill has a skill slot number. I have also made the template more similar to our current skill lists, in that the chain skills also display the slot number. This has the advantage that I don't need to use the "slot=yes" command, making the creation of the lists much easier. However, the price I have to pay for that is that all my skill lists have a column before the skill icons and names. It's somewhat subtle in most lists, but it's still there.

To the lists themselves:

  • I have removed the underwater skills, as well as the information about which skills are useable underwater. The game barely uses underwater combat anymore.
  • I have also removed the hero point cost of the skills. This allows me to use the same layout and same code for both weapon skills and slot skills.
  • Which means, all skill lists using this template have 6 columns.

Later, User:Chieftain Alex very graciously helped me with some of the parser functions, so the skill table works with revenant skills that have a skill cost. Now the lists work for all professions!


{| id="two-handed-skills" class="guardian skills table"
! style="width:15px" |
! style="width:400px" | Skill
! style="width:50px" | Type
! style="width:50px" | [[File:Activation.png|link=Activation time]]
! style="width:50px" | [[File:Tango-recharge-darker.png|link=Recharge]]
! style="width:50%" | Description
! colspan="6" |
==== [[Greatsword]] ====
{{User:Erasculio/Skill table|Strike}}
{{User:Erasculio/Skill table|chain=chain|Vengeful Strike}}
{{User:Erasculio/Skill table|chain=chain|Wrathful Strike}}
{{User:Erasculio/Skill table|Whirling Wrath}}
{{User:Erasculio/Skill table|Leap of Faith}}
{{User:Erasculio/Skill table|Symbol of Wrath}}
{{User:Erasculio/Skill table|Binding Blade}}
{{User:Erasculio/Skill table|chain=chain|Pull (guardian skill)}}
Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description


0.5½ Strike your foe.
 Damage.png Damage: 323 (0.8)?
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Range.png Range: 130
1 Strike, Vengeful Strike, Wrathful StrikeRedirect Arrow.png
Vengeful Strike.png
 Vengeful Strike
0.5½ Strike your foe again.
 Damage.png Damage: 323 (0.8)?
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Range.png Range: 130
1 Strike, Vengeful Strike, Wrathful StrikeRedirect Arrow.png
Wrathful Strike.png
 Wrathful Strike
0.5½ Attack with a final, powerful strike that applies might for each foe you strike.
 Damage.png Damage: 484 (1.2)?
 Might.png Might (5s): 30 Power, 30 Condition Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Range.png Range: 130
Whirling Wrath.png
 Whirling Wrath
0.75¾ 8 Spin in place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
 Damage.png Damage (7x): 1,274 (3.15)?
 Damage.png Projectile Damage: 151 (0.375)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Impacts: 7
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 130
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Whirl
 Range.png Range: 600
Leap of Faith.png
 Leap of Faith
0.5½ 12 Leap at your foe. On hit, blind nearby foes.
 Damage.png Damage: 504 (1.25)?
 Blinded.png Blindness (3s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Leap
 Range.png Range: 600
Symbol of Wrath.png
 Symbol of Wrath
Symbol 0.25¼ 20 Pierce the ground with a mystic symbol that damages foes while granting retaliation to allies.
 Damage.png Damage (5x): 1,350 (3.35)?
 Retaliation.png Retaliation (1s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Duration: 4s
 Combo.png Combo Field: Light
 Radius.png Radius: 180
Binding Blade.png
 Binding Blade
0.75¾ 25 Throw blades at your foes, causing damage over time. Bound foes can be pulled to you. The effect ends when a foe moves out of range.
 Damage.png Damage: 403 (1.0)?
 Binding Blade.png Binding Blade: 1,600 (2.0)? Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Maximum Blade Duration: 10s
 Radius.png Maximum Leash Range: 600
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Whirl
5 Binding Blade, Pull (guardian skill)Redirect Arrow.png
Pull (guardian skill).png
0.75¾ Pull your foes to you.
 Radius.png Leash Range: 600
 Range.png Range: 600