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Guild Wars Game Update Notes - September 2009

Update - Thursday, September 24

Skill Updates

  • Mantra of Resolve (PvE): reverted this skill to its original functionality.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Escape from appropriately blocking melee attacks.

Update - Thursday, September 17

Automated Tournaments

Updated Automated Tournament map rotations.

Skill Updates

For more information on these changes, please see the Developer Updates page.

PvE and PvP Changes

Dervish
  • Armor of Sanctity: increased duration to 15 seconds; increased recharge to 15 seconds.
Elementalist
  • Ether Prism: increased recharge to 25 seconds; decreased damage reduction to 75%.
  • Immolate: increased recharge to 5 seconds.
Mesmer
  • Distortion: increased recharge to 8 seconds.
  • Illusion of Pain: changed the description to more accurately reflect its functionality.
  • Mantra of Resolve: decreased duration to 5 seconds.
Monk
  • Patient Spirit: increased recharge to 4 seconds.
Necromancer
  • Rip Enchantment: increased recharge to 15 seconds.
  • Vampiric Spirit: increased casting time to 2 seconds.
PvP Only Changes

Assassin
  • Death Blossom: increased recharge to 6 seconds.
Necromancer
  • Signet of Agony: increased recharge to 20 seconds.
  • Unholy Feast: increased recharge to 20 seconds.
Ranger
  • Escape: functionality changed to: "Elite Stance. For 1..8 seconds, you move 33% faster and have a 75% chance to block attacks. Ends if you make a melee attack."
PvE Only Changes

Monk
  • Selfless Spirit: increased recharge to 45 seconds.
Necromancer
  • Signet of Agony: decreased recharge to 8 seconds.
  • Unholy Feast: decreased recharge to 8 seconds.
Paragon
  • Finale of Restoration: reverted this skill to its original behavior.
Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that allowed the Health gain from "Fall Back!" to be affected by healing modifiers.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the Health gain from "Incoming!" to be affected by healing modifiers.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Signet of Creation to decrease Binding Ritual skills to 1/4 second casting times instead of making them cast instantly.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Avatar of Dwayna from spawning in the International District versions of Sardelac Sanitarium and Druid's Overlook.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Molotov Rocktail to wander outside his intended area.

Miscellaneous

  • Removed duplicate version of Faction Rewards NPCs in the Alliance Battles outposts.
  • Tolkano [Tournament] is now in the following outposts: Random Arena, Heroes' Ascent, Zaishen Challenge, Zaishen Elite, Jade Quarry (Kurzick & Luxon), and Fort Aspenwood (Kurzick & Luxon).

Update - Thursday, September 10

Miscellaneous

  • Removed Dizhou [Xunlai Pollster] from the Great Temple of Balthazar.

Update - Tuesday, September 1

Miscellaneous

  • Nicholas the Traveler has been brushing up on his language skills.
  • Kun Shao has gone on vacation until the Xunlai Tournament House is able to distribute points for the month of May.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed teams to sync join in random PvP.