Skills what you should know

  Energy Boon: changed skill type to enchantment spell; increased casting time to 1 second; increased cost to 10 Energy; reduced recharge to 20 seconds; changed functionality to: “For 36…60 seconds, Energy Boon raises the maximum Health of you and target ally by 1…3 for each point of your respective maximum Energy. When this enchantment is first applied, you and your target gain 1…12 Energy. You gain an additional 1…

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Doublecast Skills

  A doublecast skill is a new type of spell that casts on you as well as your target. By utilizing proper positioning, skilled players can significantly increase the power level of these skills as well as the area that they cover. Many of these skills were reworked because they were too unwieldy to play normally due to conditionals or poor synergies with other skills. In the case of Mirror…

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Developer Update

  With this update, we are making some changes to to improve their viability in PvE. Where relevant, we are also making some changes to Elementalist skills used in PvP in order to address certain powerful options and to provide some new playstyles. This update focuses mainly on improving elite skill options and adding a global change to Hard Mode foes. Even though this update is mostly limited to Elementalist…

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Rewards of Festival

  Here are some of the special items you might come across during the Canthan New Year Festival: Sugary Blue Drink It’s sweet and oh-so-handy when you need a quick boost of speed. Champagne Popper A brief-but-spectacular treat for the eyes and ears. They’re a blast! Bottle Rocket Set off a single-shot firework high overhead—please aim away from faces and moa birds. Sparkler Light this up to create a cloud…

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Festival Events

A grand feast, fireworks, dancing, fortunes, and high-stakes rollerbeetle racing—all this and more await you during the Canthan New Year Festival. Here’s what you can expect: Satisfying the Celestial Dragon is a tall order, especially since every festival has a few unexpected problems for enterprising young adventurers to solve.   Want a preview of the coming year? The  can peer into your future and provide you with a very real,…

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Canthan New Year 2012

 The Year of the Dragon is upon us—it’s time for the annual  Help honor the Celestial Dragon, a mythical reptile that will descend from the sky to bestow good luck upon the populace for all of 2012—but only if the traditional New Year’s feast meets the tiny dragon’s high standards! The 2012 Canthan New Year Festival begins at noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 and will end…

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The Purification of Cantha

  Reiko, then a member of the Ministry of Flame, makes her first strides toward rallying the people of Cantha to fight back against the Afflicted. With Ashu at her side as a symbol of hope, her message resonates with the people. Little by little, Canthans begin to take their fate into their own hands. Reiko begins to rise in the ranks of the Ministry of Flame, as she and…

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Fight Against the Afflicted

  Tension rises between the good people of Cantha and the Tengu. While Emperor Hanjai’s ambassador is able to avoid open war with the Angchu, the Sensali declare them traitors and foolishly continue their acts of aggression. The Luxons and Kurzicks cease regular diplomatic contact, communicating with each other only through liaisons of the Celestial Ministry when absolutely necessary. To this day, they remain more focused on their petty squabbles…

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Winds of Change Costumes

Defend Cantha in style! You’ll look like a member of the Ministry of Purity when you don this all-white Aegis of Unity costume. Cover your characters in martial elegance with this ornate Dragonguard costume with matching headpiece. Pick up these special decorative garments in the Guild Wars In-Game Store and the today! I still think about the fireflies, from time to time, and the way that those nights made me…

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Join the Cause

  Good people of Cantha, the time has come for you to take up arms. For too long now, our glorious lands have been tarnished, as they wither in the shadows of fear and helplessness. When Shiro the Betrayer returned, he brought with him the Affliction, and the plagued still walk these lands, spreading unabated. Great heroes rose up, and they sent the Betrayer back. But I ask you this:…

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