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Game updates/20080306

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Update - Thursday, March 6, 2008[edit | edit source]

Skill Updates[edit | edit source]

Guild vs. Guild[edit | edit source]

  • Victory or Death: reduced damage increased to 10%; this skill now reduces healing by 10%.
  • Victory is Ours: both teams now get this bonus at Victory or Death, regardless of how many NPCs either team has; increased damage to 20%.

Assassin[edit | edit source]

  • Augury of Death: increased recharge to 20 seconds.
  • Dark Prison: decreased duration to 1..6 seconds.
  • Shadow Prison: decreased duration to 1..7 seconds.
  • Shroud of Silence: decreased duration to 1..3 seconds.
  • Siphon Speed: increased recharge to 30 seconds; decreased duration to 5..15 seconds; this skill now recharges 50% faster if cast on a moving foe.

Dervish[edit | edit source]

  • Grenth's Aura: decreased duration to 10 seconds; increased recharge time to 25 seconds; increased Energy cost to 15; increased casting time to 2 seconds.
  • Mystic Regeneration: decreased duration to 5..20 seconds; increased recharge time to 12 seconds.
  • Pious Assault: increased activation time to normal weapon attack activation time.
  • Wounding Strike: functionality changed to: "If this attack hits, target foe suffers from Bleeding for 5..20 seconds. If you are under the effects of an enchantment, target foe also suffers from a Deep Wound for 5..20 seconds."

Elementalist[edit | edit source]

  • Aftershock: removed the long aftercast.
  • Blinding Flash: decreased duration to 3..8 seconds.
  • Crystal Wave/Teinai's Crystals: removed the long aftercast.
  • Double Dragon: removed the long aftercast.
  • Flame Burst: removed the long aftercast.
  • Flame Djinn's Haste: decreased duration to 8..14 seconds; increased recharge to 20 seconds; the skill now recharges 50% faster if you damage a foe with it.
  • Frozen Burst: removed the long aftercast; increased recharge to 8 seconds.
  • Glyph of Energy: decreased Energy reduction to 10..35; canceled spells now count as a use of the Glyph's effect.
  • Glyph of Lesser Energy: canceled spells now count as a use of the Glyph's effect.
  • Inferno: removed the long aftercast.
  • Lightning Orb: functionality changed to: "Send out a lightning Orb that strikes target foe for 10..100 lightning damage and that foe has Cracked Armor for 5..20 seconds if it hits. This spell has 25% armor penetration."
  • Mind Blast: decreased Energy gain to 1..8; increased recharge to 3 seconds.
  • Rodgort's Invocation: increased recharge to 8 seconds.
  • Shock Arrow: increased recharge to 8 seconds; functionality changed to: "Send out a Shock Arrow that strikes for 5..50 lightning damage if it hits. If Shock Arrow strikes an attacking foe, you gain 1..9 Energy. This spell has 25% armor penetration."
  • Shockwave: removed the long aftercast.
  • Ward Against Foes: removed the long aftercast.
  • Ward Against Melee: removed the long aftercast.
  • Ward Against Melee: increased recharge to 30 seconds.

Mesmer[edit | edit source]

  • Cry of Frustration: decreased Energy cost to 10.
  • Enchanter's Conundrum: functionality changed to: "For 10 seconds, target foe casts enchantments 100% slower. When this hex is applied, that foe takes 30..120 damage if not under the effects of an enchantment spell."
  • Imagined Burden: decreased duration to 8..20 seconds.
  • Power Leak: decreased Energy lost to 3..17.
  • Power Lock: decreased recharge to 12 seconds.
  • Psychic Instability: this skill has been moved to the Fast Casting attribute; decreased casting time to .25 seconds; functionality changed to: "Interrupt target foe's action. If that action was a spell that foe is knocked down. (50% failure chance with Fast Casting 4 or less.)"
  • Simple Thievery: decreased casting time to .25 seconds; increased recharge to 10 seconds; decreased duration to 5..20 seconds; changed functionality to: "Interrupt target foe's action. If that action was a skill, that skill is disabled for 5..20 seconds, and Simple Thievery is replaced by that skill."

Monk[edit | edit source]

Necromancer[edit | edit source]

  • Deathly Swarm: decreased casting time to 2 seconds; increased recharge time to 6 seconds.
  • Enfeeble: decreased casting time to .25 seconds; increased duration to 10..30 seconds.
  • Enfeebling Blood: decreased Energy cost to 1, decreased casting time to 1 second; increased recharge to 8 seconds.
  • Foul Feast: decreased casting time to .25 seconds; this skill has been moved to the Soul Reaping attribute; changed functionality to: "All conditions are transferred from target other ally to yourself. For each condition acquired in this way, you gain 0..45 Health and 0..3 Energy."
  • Plague Sending: decreased Energy cost to 1.
  • Plague Signet: changed functionality to: "Transfer all negative conditions with their remaining durations lengthened by 100..200% from yourself to target foe."
  • Rip Enchantment: functionality changed to: "Remove 1 enchantment from target foe and that foe suffers from Bleeding for 5..25 seconds."
  • Strip Enchantment: functionality changed to: "Remove 1..2 enchantments from target foe. If an enchantment is removed, you steal 5..65 Health."
  • Vampiric Swarm: decreased casting time to 2 seconds; decreased recharge time to 8 seconds.
  • Wail of Doom: decreased Energy cost to 1; decreased recharge to 10 seconds; decreased duration to 1..4 seconds; changed skill type to hex; changed functionality to: "For 0..4 second[s], all of target foe's attributes are set to 0."
  • Weaken Armor: decreased casting time to 1 second; this skill now affects all adjacent foes.

Paragon[edit | edit source]

  • Barbed Spear: decreased adrenaline cost to 2 strikes.
  • Blazing Spear: decreased adrenaline cost to 6 strikes.
  • Mending Refrain: increased Energy cost to 10; decreased duration to 15 seconds.
  • Song of Restoration: increased Energy cost to 10; increased recharge to 20 seconds; increased healing to 45..110 Health.

Ranger[edit | edit source]

Ritualist[edit | edit source]

  • Ancestors' Rage: decreased damage dealt to 5..110.
  • Death Pact Signet: now resurrects party member with 15..100% Energy, instead of the caster's current Energy; The energy returned now scales based on your Restoration Magic.
  • Soothing Memories: decreased casting time to .75 seconds; decreased recharge to 4 seconds.

Warrior[edit | edit source]

  • "Shields Up!": increased armor gain to 60; functionality changed to: "For 5..11 seconds, you and all party members within earshot gain 60 armor against incoming projectile attacks."
  • "Watch Yourself!": functionality changed to: "Party members within earshot gain +5..25 armor for 10 seconds. This shout ends after 1..3 incoming attack[s]."
  • Axe Rake: decreased adrenaline cost to 5 strikes.
  • Axe Twist: decreased adrenaline cost to 5 strikes.
  • Gash: decreased adrenaline cost to 6 strikes.
  • Lion's Comfort: decreased adrenaline cost to 4 strikes; functionality changed to: "All of your signets are disabled for 12 seconds. You are healed for 50..110 Health, and gain 0..3 strike[s] of adrenaline."
  • Magehunter's Smash: increased adrenaline cost to 7 strikes; functionality changed to: "If this attack hits, target foe is knocked down. If your target is under the effects of an enchantment, this attack cannot be blocked."
  • Mokele Smash: decreased recharge time to 12 seconds; increased adrenaline gain to 1..3.
  • Sprint: decreased recharge time to 15 seconds.

General[edit | edit source]

  • Added a set of player-designed weapons and items that were winners in the 2007 Guild Wars Design-A-Weapon Contest.

Hero AI[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Shadow Fang: fixed a bug that caused the duration to incorrectly change based on the Deadly Arts attribute.
  • Fixed a bug that could allow Kurzick players to leave their gated areas early in the Alliance Battle map Kaanai Canyon.
  • Fixed a rare bug that would crash the game server.

GuildWiki Notes[edit | edit source]