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Posted On: 04/30/2014 at 03:21 PM
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I was looking into traits as something to do in my events and wanted to share what I found.


First, Dulfy has this guide on all traits. If you created a new character after the April 15th patch, I would recommend using this guide.


Second, what I found is that if you have a character created before April 15th (which all 8 of mine are), the only traits you need to worry about unlocking are the Grandmaster XIII traits in each of the 5 trait lines on your character. You can choose to pay for it, if you have 100 skill points and 15 gold per character just lying around doing nothing. Otherwise, you can get these five new traits (per character) in Orr and Southsun Cove - Temple of Grenth, Lyssa Temple, Gates of Arah, a chest in Straights of Devastation, and the Karka Queen.

See below for details on the traits you can unlock on characters created before April 15th and where to unlock them: (Please see the Dulfy guide for the meta event details.)

Trait Line One

Corresponding Trait Lines

  • Guardian: Zeal - Amplified Wrath - Burning damage is increased.
  • Warrior: Strength - Burst Precision - Burst skills have an increased chance to critically hit.
  • Engineer: Explosives - Synaptic Overload - Gain quickness when you knock back or launch a foe.
  • Ranger: Marksmanship - Read the Wind - Longbow and harpoon gun projectile velocity is increased.
  • Thief: Deadly Arts - Revealed Training - Gain extra power when striking an enemy from stealth.
  • Elementalist: Fire - Blinding Ashes - Blind foes that you burn.
  • Mesmer: Domination - Power Block - Enemy skills that you interrupt have an increased cooldown.
  • Necromancer: Spite - Parasitic Contagion - A percentage of your condition damage heals you.

XIII. Defeat the Risen High Wizard and secure the Promenade of the Gods

  • Closest Waypoint – [&BB8DAAA=]
  • This event is part of Gates of Arah meta that opens up Arah dungeon in Cursed Shore

Trait Line Two

Corresponding Trait Lines

  • Guardian: Radiance - Radiant Retaliation - Retaliation damage scales from condition damage instead of power.
  • Warrior: Arms - Dual Wield Agility - Your attack speed is increased when wielding a sword, axe, or mace in your off hand.
  • Engineer: Firearms - Bunker Down - Create a proximity mine at your location when you critically hit with an attack.
  • Ranger: Skirmishing - Strider's Defense - Chance to destroy projectiles while executing a melee attack.
  • Thief: Critical Strikes -  Invigorating Precision - You are healed for a percentage of outgoing critical hit damage.
  • Elementalist: Air - Lightning Rod - Interrupting an enemy causes them to be struck by a lightning bolt.
  • Mesmer: Dueling - Triumphant Distortion - Gain distortion upon killing an enemy.
  • Necromancer: Curses - Path of Corruption - Dark Path now additionally converts boons into conditions.

XIII    Defeat the Risen Priest of Grenth.

  • Closest Waypoint: [&BCIDAAA=]
  • Risen Priest of Grenth is part of Temple of Grenth meta event in Cursed Shore

Trait Line Three

Corresponding Trait Lines

  • Guardian: Valor - Communal Defenses - Grant aegis to allies when you block an attack.
  • Warrior: Defense - Rousing Resilience - Gain toughness when you break out of a stun.
  • Engineer: Inventions - Fortified Turrets - Your turrets are surrounded by a reflective shield when created.
  • Ranger: Wilderness Survival - Poison Master- After swapping pets, your pet's first attack will inflict poison. Your poison damage is increased.
  • Thief: Shadow Arts - Resilience of Shadows - Stealth effects that you apply reduce incoming attack damage.
  • Elementalist: Earth - Stone Heart - You cannot be critically hit while attuned to earth.
  • Mesmer: Chaos - Bountiful Disillusionment - Gain boons each time a shatter skill is used.
  • Necromancer: Death Magic - Unholy Sanctuary - Regenerate health while you are in death shroud.

XIII. Defeat the Karka Queen

  • World boss in Southsun Cove that spawns at 18:00, 3:30, and 9:00 US PDT
  • Closest Waypoint: [&BNcGAAA=]

Trait Line Four

Corresponding Trait Lines

  • Guardian: Honor - Force of Will - You have increased vitality, based on your level.
  • Warrior: Tactics - Phalanx Strength - When you grant yourself might, grant it to nearby allies as well.
  • Engineer: Alchemy - Experimental Turrets - Turrets apply boons to allies around them.
  • Ranger: Nature Magic - Survival of the Fittest - Remove conditions and gain fury when using a Survival skill.
  • Thief: Acrobatics - Assassin's Equilibrium - Gain stability when striking an enemy from stealth.
  • Elementalist: Water - Aquatic Benevolence - Healing done to allies is increased.
  • Mesmer: Inspiration - Disruptor's Sustainment - Gain bonus healing power when interrupting a foe.
  • Necromancer: Blood Magic - Unholy Martyr - Draw conditions from allies while in death shroud, gaining life force each time a condition is drawn.

XIII. Find the grand chest in the Ship of Sorrows.

  • Closest Waypoint: [&BOUGAAA=]
  • Ship of Sorrows is a location in Straits of Devastation
  • Chest is inside the wrecked ship on the bottom deck but the area is infested with risen so it is a good idea to bring a friend or two.

Trait Line Five

Corresponding Trait Lines

  • Guardian: Virtue - Purity of Body - Your Virtue of Resolve's passive effect also regenerates endurance.
  • Warrior: Discipline - Brawler's Recovery - Remove blindness when you swap weapons.
  • Engineer: Tools - Gadgeteer - Gadgets grant additional boons upon use.
  • Ranger: Beastmastery - Invigorating Bond - Your pet heals allies in an area when executing a command [F2] ability.
  • Thief: Trickery - Bewildering Ambush - Stealing also applies confusion.
  • Elementalist: Arcana - Elemental Contingency - Gain a boon when you are struck, based on your current attunement.
  • Mesmer: Illusions - Maim the Disillusioned - Enemies hit by shatter skills are inflicted with torment.
  • Necromancer: Soul Reaping - Renewing Blast - Life Blast heals allies that it passes through.

XIII. Defeat the corrupted high priestess of Lyssa

  • Closest Waypoint: [&BK0CAAA=]
  • High Priestess of Lyssa is part of the Cathedral of Eternal Radiance meta event in Malchor’s Leap

Hope this is helpful. :) I will be specifically trying to get some of these bosses in my weekly farming & map clearing events.

Last Edited on: 05/02/2014 at 12:13 PM
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Ban Fili de na Ulchabhan Bán
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Replied On: 05/02/2014 at 12:14 PM PDT
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All Grandmaster XIII traits for characters created before April 15th are listed.

“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
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