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Tournament Battles

Guild Wars tournament battles generally fall into one of these categories:

Survival (Single Party)

This is the first stage of the tournament. Battle a ghostly team of enemies and survive until the next stage begins.

Win Condition: Keep your Ghostly Hero alive until another team is available to compete against you, where the next stage begins.
Lose Condition: Your Ghostly Hero is defeated, or your party is defeated and cannot be resurrected.
NPCs: Ghostly Hero
Morale Boost: Kill the Rift Wardens.

Tips:

  • Keep your healers toward the rear and form a wall around them.
  • Spells that exploit corpses are very useful in this mission.
  • The morale boost for this battle carries over to future battles.

Annihilation

The goal in Annihilation battles is to survive until all other teams have been eliminated.

Win Condition: Defeat all members of the opposing team.
Lose Condition: Opposing team defeats your entire team.
NPCs: Ghostly Hero, Priest
Morale Boost: Kill the enemy priest.

Tips:

  • Keeping your priest alive is extremely important in these battles; watch out for Rangers and Elementalists attacking your priest from a distance.
  • Some Annihilation battles feature obelisks which your team should attempt to control for an advantage. Take your flag to the obelisk to control it.

Capture the Relic

In Capture the Relic battles, two teams compete to collect enemy relics within a ten-minute period. To score a point, capture the enemy's relic and bring it to your Ghostly Hero. Another relic will spawn when the first is delivered; capture as many relics as possible before the clock runs out. This battle type features a Resurrection Circle, as well as braziers which keep track of the score. The color and intensity of the flames (small, medium, and large) indicate which team is winning and by how many points.

Win Condition: Collect more relics than the opposing team before the clock runs out.
Lose Condition: Collect fewer relics than the opposing team before the clock runs out.
NPCs: Ghostly Hero
Morale Boost: Kill the enemy Ghostly Hero.

Tips:

  1. While carrying a relic, avoid using skills or attacking or you'll drop the relic.
  2. Movement is slowed while carrying a relic; due to their heavy armor and run buffs, Warriors often make the best relic runners.
  3. Press and hold ALT and rotate the view to find a relic on the ground.
  4. Use movement debuffs to defend your team's relic.
  5. Some Capture the Relic battles feature a door; controlling the doors is the key to victory in these battles.

King of the Hill

The object of King of the Hill battles is to be the team in control of the dais when the clock runs out. Your Ghostly Hero must claim the dais using a "claim" spell, which takes five seconds to complete. This battle type features a Resurrection Circle.

Win Condition: Your team controls the dais when the clock runs out.
Lose Condition: The opposing team controls the dais when the clock runs out, or your party is defeated and is unable to resurrect.
NPCs: Ghostly Hero
Morale Boost: Awarded every two minutes your team controls the dais.