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Guild Wars 2 Breaks Down Build And Equipment Templates

By Joseph Bradford on October 01, 2019 | News | 0

In a post on the Guild Wars 2 website, the team behind ArenaNet's popular MMORPG break down the upcoming equipment and build templates. Coming October 29th, the team pulled back the curtain on the much requested feature, previewing how it works.

Since character combat is split into two parts in Guild Wars 2, the system ArenaNet have built reflects that, giving players the ability to swap templates thanks to the Build Template and Equipment Template. Build Templates store a set of utility skills, as well as specialization lines and major traits. You can easily swap between builds at the click of a button within the template screen. You can hold any template that works with your chosen profession, even storing build that contain elements you've not actually trained for future use. Once you train them the item will be equipped automatically.

Equipment Templates are much the same, but they store templated builds of your equipment. Equipment, attributes and upgrades can be stored in the Equipment Template, The nice thing? Equipment you store in the template no longer take up space in your inventory, and you can reuse items across multiple templates.

Items you add to Equipment Templates will no longer take up space in your character’s inventory, and you can reuse them across each of that character’s Equipment Templates. Items stored in this fashion will display a link icon in the upper corner and additional tooltip information listing all the Equipment Templates you’ve used them in.

You can check out the full break down on the Guild Wars 2 website. The new system will be live later this month on October 29th.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore