World versus World NPCs

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There are certain type of NPCs that you meet on World versus World maps. Most common except from the local wildlife are the veteran objective guards, but there are a few others which serve special purposes.


Guards are NPCs in World versus World that assist allied players by defending objectives and escorting supply caravans.

Primary article: Guard

Objective NPCs[edit]

Every objective has one NPC such that killing this NPC creates a capture point which allows you to capture the objective. The rank and the name of the NPC varies with the objective.

Objective NPCs Objective
Veteran Supervisor Resource camps
Champion Tower Lord Towers
Champion Keep Lord Keeps
Legendary Castle Lord Stonemist Castle

Whenever an objective is captured, guilds may claim depending on the amount of guild players helped capturing it.

Every objective also has at least one quartermaster where you can view objective upgrades. Alternatively clicking the objective map icons opens the panel as well.


Event Sentry (map icon).png Sentries are defending minor capture point on the map.

Spawning Point NPCs[edit]

Every team has one spawning point on every WvW map, which is protected by Legendary Defender.

On every spawning point you can find a variety of services.

An instructor which works like a scout
Various merchants
Weaponsmiths and armorsmiths
Trading Post
Guild Services


Primary article: Mercenary camp

Mercenary camps are special locations found in the Eternal Battlegrounds. The hylek, ogre and dredge mercenaries there can be won as allies.

There is also a skritt as well as a centaur mercenary camp on the Borderlands but these mercenaries can never be won as allies.