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10th Oct '17 3:12:35 PM Hobbie
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** The '''Scrapper''' is their elite specialization, using drones to manipulate the battlefield and provide various forms of utility autonomously. They wield a gigantic hammer in battle, specializing in area of effect damage, crowd control and some defensive capability.

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** The '''Scrapper''' is their elite specialization, using uses drones to manipulate the battlefield and provide various forms of utility autonomously. They wield a gigantic hammer in battle, specializing in area of effect damage, crowd control and some defensive capability.



** The '''Berserker''', the elite-specialization, gives the warrior a SuperMode that greatly enhances their adrenaline-based attacks. They can equip a torch and deal powerful fire-based condition damage.

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** The '''Berserker''', the elite-specialization, '''Berserker''' elite-specialization gives the warrior a SuperMode that greatly enhances their adrenaline-based attacks. They can equip a torch and deal powerful fire-based condition damage.



** The elite-specialization '''Dragonhunter''' grants the ability to use a longbow and trap skills. Virtues also become more physical when activated, manifesting as a spear of immobilising light, wings that convey the Dragonhunter to a target destination, or a wall-shield to block enemy attacks.

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** The elite-specialization '''Dragonhunter''' grants gains the ability to use a longbow and trap skills. Virtues also become more physical when activated, manifesting as a spear of immobilising immobilizing light, wings that convey the Dragonhunter to a target destination, or a wall-shield to block enemy attacks.



** Their elite specialization, the '''Herald''', allows them to channel Glint, the benevolent dragon that rebelled against her masters and sought to protect Tyria instead. Heralds can equip shields to protect and heal allies. Invoking Glint provides access to "facet" skills which provide auras and buffs when first activated, and can be consumed/re-activated to unleash powerful area-of-effect blasts.

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** Their The '''Herald''' elite specialization, the '''Herald''', specialization allows them to channel Glint, the benevolent dragon that rebelled against her masters and sought to protect Tyria instead. Heralds can equip shields to protect and heal allies. Invoking Glint provides access to "facet" skills which provide auras and buffs when first activated, and can be consumed/re-activated to unleash powerful area-of-effect blasts.



* DifficultButAwesome: Elementalists in this game. While you cannot swap weapon sets like other classes, they are compensated by the ability to attune to different elements. This involves a lot of micromanagement through the attunements because each attunement grants a different set of skills with different functionality and creating combo effects with your skills [[note]]For example, you can create a combo field with your fire or water attunement, but you may need to swap to your earth attunement to land your finisher before the field effect ends[[/note]]. This being said, elementalists are powerful in [=WvW=] environments because of their strong offensive [=AoE=] capacities and providing healing/support capacity to allies at the same time.

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* DifficultButAwesome: Elementalists in this game. While you cannot swap weapon sets like other classes, they are compensated by the ability to attune to different elements. This involves a lot of micromanagement through the attunements because each attunement grants a different set of skills with different functionality and creating combo effects with your skills [[note]]For example, you can create a combo field with your fire or water attunement, but you may need to swap to your earth attunement to land your finisher before the field effect ends[[/note]]. This being said, elementalists Elementalists are powerful in [=WvW=] environments because of their strong offensive [=AoE=] capacities and providing healing/support capacity to allies at the same time.time.
** The Holosmith elite specialization for the Engineer adds further complexity to an [[ConfusionFu already complex and varied class]] by giving access to the Photon Forge and resultant heat meter. On their own, the new Exceed skills are underwhelming and the tool belt skills mediocre. Activating the Photon Forge, however, effectively serves as another kit skill that puts out massive point-blank [=AoE=] damage, and when the heat from using the Forge passes a threshold (half without a certain trait), those previously average Exceed and tool belt skills get bonuses that make them drastically more powerful to the point where the damage output causes veteran-level enemies to melt. [[HeroicRROD Just make sure not to overheat.]]
10th Oct '17 2:07:45 PM Rognik
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** Finally played incontrovertibly straight in Path of Fire during the mission "The Departing", where you meet a human called Nicholas and a norn called Yngvild who have become a couple after they bonded and who you find cuddling together (with [[TinyGuyHugeGirl the smaller Nicholas cradled in Yngvild's arms]]). [[spoiler:Unfortunately for them, they experience they bonded over was helping each other reclaim their names and identities after being banished to the Realm of the Lost when they were killed when Mordremoth destroyed the Pact fleet. But at least they've agreed [[TogetherInDeath they'd rather spent eternity together in purgatory than part from each other]].]]

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** Finally played incontrovertibly straight in Path of Fire during the mission "The Departing", where you meet a human called Nicholas and a norn called Yngvild who have become a couple after they bonded and who you find cuddling together (with [[TinyGuyHugeGirl the smaller Nicholas cradled in Yngvild's arms]]). [[spoiler:Unfortunately for them, they the experience they bonded over was helping each other reclaim their names and identities after being banished to entering the Realm of the Lost when they were killed when Mordremoth destroyed the Pact fleet. But at least they've agreed [[TogetherInDeath they'd rather spent spend eternity together in purgatory than part from each other]].]]


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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The collector's edition of Guild Wars 2, only available as a preorder before the game's release, came with a detailed statue of Rytlock Brimstone, in addition to everything from the Deluxe edition.
10th Oct '17 4:23:21 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Of the super-special hard copy variety, with various bits and bobs of physical swag, as well as the digital deluxe edition, with bunches of special in-game stuff, which is also included in the other edition.
9th Oct '17 11:41:58 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Finally played incontrovertibly straight in Path of Fire during the mission "The Departing", where you meet a human called Nicholas and a norn called Yngvild who have become a couple after they bonded and who you find cuddling together (with [[TinyGuyHugeGirl the smaller Nicholas cradled in Yngvild's arms]]). [[spoiler:Unfortunately for them, they experience they bonded over was helping each other reclaim their names and identities after being banished to the Realm of the Lost when they were killed when Mordremoth destroyed the Pact fleet. But at least they've agreed [[TogetherInDeath they'd rather spent eternity together in purgatory than part from each other]].]]
-->'''Yngvild:''' [[spoiler:I know. I'm supposed to join Raven. And he should go to be with his god. But we'd rather spend eternity with each other here. I suppose the afterlife is what you make of it, too.]]


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* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:The game's first [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies couple]], Nicholas and Yngvild, fell in love when they bonded over helping each other reclaim their names and identities when they both slipped into the Realm of the Lost after their traumatic deaths. They'd rather spend eternity together in purgatory than move on to their respective afterlives and be separated.]]
7th Oct '17 12:49:44 PM Blenderhead
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* PrestigeClass: Elite Specializations are only available to level 80 characters and require Hero Points in excess of what can be earned through leveling. They provide new skills (often of skill categories unavailable to characters without the Elite Specialization) and allow the character to equip a specific kind of weapon, shield, or focus that they could not previously.
** Played with with Masteries. A Level 80 character (and then some, as Mastery Points usually require XP to obtain) is required to unlock them, but they apply to all characters on an account once unlocked. For example, a level 80 character obtaining a glider at the start of Heart of Thorns means that all characters on that account can use a glider from now on, even if they're below level 80.
4th Oct '17 10:47:03 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Aurene, [[spoiler:the female dragon child of Glint]], is considered incredibly cute by the community, despite not being in humanoid form.
2nd Oct '17 12:42:02 PM Rognik
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** The '''Weaver''' has mastered the ability to wield two of the elements at once and use stances. They usually wield a sword in their main hand, while their other hand controls a second attunement, and their skill is unique, dependent on the two elements wielded and the weapons used.

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** The '''Weaver''' has mastered the ability to wield two of the elements at once and use stances. They usually wield a sword in their main hand, while their other hand controls a second attunement, and their third skill is unique, dependent on the two elements wielded and the weapons used.



* ActionPrologue: The very first thing you do in the game is take part in a fairly large-scale skirmish that ends with you fighting side-by-side with a former member of Destiny's Edge against a large boss.

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* ActionPrologue: The very first thing you do in the game is take part in a fairly large-scale skirmish that ends with you fighting side-by-side with a former member of Destiny's Edge against a large boss.



* AdventurerArchaeologist: The Durmand Priory falls into this sometimes.
* AGodAmI: Gaheron Baelfire in the Citadel of Flame mission.

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* AdventurerArchaeologist: The Durmand Priory falls into this sometimes.
during some of their field missions.
* AGodAmI: Gaheron Baelfire in the Citadel of Flame mission.story mode.



* TheAlcatraz: As revealed with [[spoiler: the ''Head of the Snake'' update The Bastion Of the Penitent raid acts as one for the Mursaat towareds their main captive Saul D'Alessio, who was kept alive for over 250 years through the mystical Eye of Janthir.]]

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* TheAlcatraz: As revealed with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ''Head of the Snake'' update The Bastion Of the Penitent raid acts as one for the Mursaat towareds their main captive Saul D'Alessio, who was kept alive for over 250 years through the mystical Eye of Janthir.]]



** The Claw of the Khan-Ur, a weapon lost to the Charr for centuries before being returned to them [[spoiler:by the humans in an effort for peace.]]

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** The Claw of the Khan-Ur, a weapon lost to the Charr for centuries before being returned to them [[spoiler:by by the humans in an effort for peace.]]



*** [[spoiler:Some legends also state that if a member of the royal family returns to Ascalon with either of the swords the curse of Ascalon will be broken. The only surviving member of the royal family is the duke of Ebonhawke- while nominally queen of humanity, Queen Jennah is descended from the royal family of ''Kryta,'' not Ascalon (Kryta and Ascalon were actually at war with each other just before the start of ''Guild Wars 1'').]]
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Kept alive (see TheAlcatraz) for centuries, the Mursaat try to break Saul D'Alessio NineteenEightyFour style, to make him their puppet. Until the arrival of the player's squad he can't do anything about it, even if they succeeded, since the Mursaat have been killed off long ago.]]

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*** [[spoiler:Some Some legends also state that if a member of the royal family returns to Ascalon with either of the swords the curse of Ascalon will be broken. The only surviving member of the royal family is the duke of Ebonhawke- while nominally queen of humanity, Queen Jennah is descended from the royal family of ''Kryta,'' not Ascalon (Kryta and Ascalon were actually at war with each other just before the start of ''Guild Wars 1'').1'').
*** Sohothin demonstrates its true power in Path of Fire when [[spoiler:Rytlock gives your character the sword, and you use it to mow down Balthazar and his minions.
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Kept [[spoiler:Kept alive (see TheAlcatraz) for centuries, the Mursaat try to break Saul D'Alessio NineteenEightyFour Literature/NineteenEightyFour style, to make him their puppet. Until the arrival of the player's squad squad, he can't do anything about it, even if they succeeded, since the Mursaat have been killed off long ago.]]



** At the end of Path of Fire, [[spoiler:Balthazar has been defeated, but Kralkatorrik, powered up by much of Balthazar's power, flies off, creating yet more Branded territory]].



* AttackDrone: Almost every class has access to these somehow, and some races do as well, via Racial Skills. Spirit Weapons for Guardian, Thieves Guild and Ambush for Thief, clones for Mesmers, turrets for Engineers, minions for Necromancers, elementals for Elementalists, pets and spirits for Rangers. Warriors are the odd man out, summoning Banners that just give buffs to the party instead of AI-controlled units.

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* AttackDrone: Almost every class has access to these somehow, and some races do as well, via Racial Skills. Spirit Weapons for Guardian, Thieves Guild and Ambush for Thief, clones for Mesmers, turrets for Engineers, minions for Necromancers, elementals for Elementalists, pets and spirits for Rangers. Warriors are the odd man out, summoning Banners that just give buffs to the party instead of AI-controlled units.



* BadassBaritone: Most Charr have this going for them naturally, but the voices of Rytlock and the male PlayerCharacter are especially impressive. Bonus points, the voice of Rytlock is brought to you no other than SteveBlum.

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* BadassBaritone: Most Charr charr have this going for them naturally, but the voices of Rytlock and the male PlayerCharacter are especially impressive. Bonus points, the voice of Rytlock is brought to you no other than SteveBlum.



* BowAndSwordInAccord: Rangers, warriors, and thieves. Guardians gain the option in the expansion. Elementalists can also conjure both weapon types, making them (and anyone who picks up their conjured weapons) pseudo examples.

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* BowAndSwordInAccord: Rangers, warriors, and thieves. Guardians and revenants gain the option in the expansion.with elite specializations. Elementalists can also conjure both weapon types, making them (and anyone who picks up their conjured weapons) pseudo examples.



** Heart of Thorns later boasted purchasing the expansion will grant you an instant level 80 boost to one character. Thankfully, this was also offered to anyone who had already purchased the expansion.

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** Heart of Thorns later boasted purchasing the expansion will grant you an instant level 80 boost to one character. Thankfully, this was also offered to anyone who had already purchased the expansion. All expansions add an additional level 80 booster in a new shared slot, and these boosters automatically stack.



** Unlike most games, the previous expansions aren't required to be bought to play later ones (ie. Path of Fire can be played without doing Heart of Thorns content). This means that some of the previous content might be mentioned, even if the player hasn't experienced it.



** Griffons, to a small degree. While they are strictly fictional characters, they aren't strictly half-lion half eagle as they are in mythology, the bird half is more commonly an owl.



** Path of Fire's expansion into the desert and northern Vabbi takes pain to place major landmarks in more or less the same spot as they were in the original game, including Amnoon, Augury Rock, the Mouth of Torment, Kodash Bazaar, the Tomb of Primeval Kings and Glint's Lair.



** The airships are pretty nice, part zeppelin and part magical ride.

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** The airships are pretty nice, part zeppelin and part magical ride. The prologue to Path of Fire makes a joke about how the main character tends to crash whenever he rides on an airship.



** Even more pets were added in Path of Fire, with the sand lion, fanged iboga, cheetah, rock gazelle and jacaranda.



** Kralkatorrik can corrupt people into crystalline horrors.

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** Kralkatorrik can corrupt people living beings into crystalline horrors.horrors, including plants into noxious bushes.



** Mordremoth's corruption affects Tyrian flora, from thorny vines that destroy or strangle anything or anyone unfortunate enough to get in the way, to supercharged husks, skeletal sylvari hounds, and plants twisted into forms never before seen.
*** And by the end of Living Story Season Two... [[spoiler:the Sylvari themselves]].

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** Mordremoth's corruption affects Tyrian flora, from thorny vines that destroy or strangle anything or anyone unfortunate enough to get in the way, to supercharged husks, skeletal sylvari hounds, and plants twisted into forms never before seen.
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seen. And by the end of Living Story Season Two... [[spoiler:the Sylvari themselves]].
2nd Oct '17 11:44:13 AM Rognik
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* VideoGameCaringPotential: Strongly encouraged. You can find allied [=NPCs=] lying unconscious throughout the world and can revive them. This often contributes to Renown Hearts quests.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: There are a variety of small harmless critters roaming around the world that don't attack you and can't fight back. You get achievements for killing them, which in turn can net you extra experience, money, and items. They also count for "Enemy Kill Variety" requirement of the daily achievement, so killing them is pretty helpful in obtaining the achievement fast.

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* VideoGameCaringPotential: Strongly encouraged. You can find allied [=NPCs=] lying unconscious throughout the world and can revive them. This often contributes to Renown Hearts quests.
quests. Also, since you can get 100% of the credit for a kill so long as you help out even a little, the game actively encourages you to help other players kill enemies whenever you see them struggling.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: There are a variety of small harmless critters roaming around the world that don't attack you and can't fight back. You get achievements for killing them, which in turn can net you extra experience, money, and items. They also count for "Enemy Kill Variety" requirement of the There used to be a daily achievement, so killing them is pretty helpful in obtaining the achievement fast.to kill a bunch of ambient creatures, so this behaviour was even encouraged.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Logan and Rytlock were this in the past. [[WeUSedToBeFriends Now they're just vitriolic.]]

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Logan and Rytlock were this in the past. [[WeUSedToBeFriends Now they're just vitriolic.]]]] Part of the original plot is to help heal this rift.



*** Humans: The DeadlyDecadentCourt thinks the queen is too young and many don't agree with the truce she managed to create with the Charr, since this means relinquishing one of the oldest human kingdoms to an ancient enemy. However, they are not above using bandits to terrorize the countryside in order to make the queen and the Seraph look like incompetents.
*** Charr: The Flame Legion believe that true power comes from the worship of divine beings, since this is what gave the humans the advantage to dominate known Tyria over 200 years ago, and keeping the ancient tradition of their people. Still those traditions proved to be their downfall and refuse to change after all these years. The Renegades are a lesser, distinct faction that defected from the Legions to keep fighting the humans.

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*** Humans: The DeadlyDecadentCourt thinks the queen is too young and many don't agree with the truce she managed to create with the Charr, since this means relinquishing one of the oldest human kingdoms to an ancient enemy. However, they are not above using bandits to terrorize the countryside in order to make the queen and the Seraph look like incompetents.
incompetents. [[spoiler:Some of the bandits turned out to be White Mantle members.]]
*** Charr: The Flame Legion believe that true power comes from the worship of divine beings, since this is what gave the humans the advantage to dominate known Tyria over 200 years ago, and keeping the ancient tradition of their people. Still Still, those traditions proved to be their downfall and refuse to change after all these years. The Renegades are a lesser, distinct faction that defected from the Legions to keep fighting the humans.



*** Sylvari: The Nightmare Court believes that the teachings of Ventari's Tablet are too idealistic, and therefore want turn the Pale Tree into a cynic by using their connection to the Dream to show the Tree how dark and cruel the world can be.

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*** Sylvari: The Nightmare Court believes that the teachings of Ventari's Tablet are too idealistic, and therefore want turn the Pale Tree into a cynic by using their connection to the Dream to show the Tree how dark and cruel the world can be. Heart of Thorns expands on this idea, revealing the Nightmare Court want to true freedom, not to be told what to do by the Pale Tree, a tablet from a long-dead centaur or [[spoiler:the dragon Mordremoth who technically created them]].
1st Oct '17 3:49:21 PM Rognik
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** ''Path of Fire'' includes a mission called "The Departing". You head to a spot where you arranged to meet your friends, expecting a standard "here's what we do now" dialogue break. [[spoiler:Turns out your friends aren't there yet...but Balthazar is. He toys with you for a while, which seems unlike him, until Aurene arrives to save you. The ambush was a trap. You were the bait. He easily captures her, then comes back to finish you once and for all. You, as the player, are probably thinking "what's going to save me this time?" The answer? '''Nothing.''' Your character ''dies''. Departing, indeed!]]

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** ''Path of Fire'' includes a mission called "The Departing". You head to a spot where you arranged to meet your friends, expecting a standard "here's what we do now" dialogue break. [[spoiler:Turns out your friends aren't there yet...but Balthazar is. He toys with you for a while, including reviving you if you fall, which seems unlike him, until Aurene arrives to save you. The ambush was a trap. You were the bait. He easily captures her, then comes back to finish you once and for all. You, as the player, are probably thinking "what's going to save me this time?" The answer? '''Nothing.''' Your character ''dies''. Departing, indeed!]]
30th Sep '17 8:23:59 PM ProgenyExMachina
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** ''Path of Fire'' includes a mission called "The Departing". You head to a spot where you arranged to meet your friends, expecting a standard "here's what we do now" dialogue break. [[spoiler:Turns out your friends aren't there yet...but Balthazar is. He toys with you for a while, which seems unlike him, until Aurene arrives to save you. The ambush was a trap. You were the bait. He easily captures her, then comes back to finish you once and for all. You, as the player, are probably thinking "what's going to save me this time?" The answer? '''Nothing.''' Your character ''dies''. Departing, indeed!]]
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