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Guild Wars: Factions Guide

by: Sheri Newton ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

Guild Wars is a MMORPG that is able to be played for free each month (after the initial purchase of the game). The Guild Wars: Factions campaign brought with it new missions, armor, elite missions, and gave new alliances for guilds. This guide explains everything you need to know about Factions.

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    Guild Wars

    Guild Wars is a MMORPG that has three different campaigns that are available for players to purchase and play for free each month (after the initial purchase of the games). Players can buy whichever campaigns they wish, and play them in any order. Guild Wars Factions is the second released in the trilogy, bringing with it new missions, armor, alliances and more!

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    New Alliances

    Jade Quarry Guild Wars Factions brought with it new alliances. Guild alliances are now able to choose a side to fight for: Kurzick or Luxon. Depending on their choice, they are able to earn faction points to donate to their alliance to claim a town, earn new skills, amber or jade (for armor), or earn scrolls to enter elite missions. Each allegiance offers a title, which players can use towards their characters titles. This title is account wide, so faction earned on one will help with all of your characters.

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    New Professions

    Assassin – this profession is used as a melee character. They use daggers and are quick and deadly. They are able to chain their attack skills together to create large amounts of damage on a foe, and are a very popular in PvP areas against magic casters.

    Ritualist – this profession is a damage dealer or as a support type. They use spirits to help them aid the party or to help bring large amounts of damage on foes. They are able to solo quite well and have become a very popular farming profession.

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    New Elite Missions

    The new elite missions for Guild Wars Factions is The Deep and Urgoz’s Warren.

    The Deep – this elite mission is accessed through Cavalon, which is on the Luxon side. It can however be entered by anyone if you have a Passage Scroll to the Deep.

    Urgoz’s Warren – this elite mission is accessed through House Zu Heltzer, which is on the Kurzick side. It can however be entered by anyone if you have a Passage Scroll to Urgoz’s Warren.

    Upon completing these elite missions, you are awarded with faction, a passage scroll, summoning stone, jade or amber and the possibility of a rare item from the last boss killed. You are also able to add a monument showing your completion to your Hall of Monuments.

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    New Armor

    The new armor available in Guild Wars Factions includes regular armor and elite armor (which may be added to a character’s Hall of Monuments).

    Regular armor:

    Shing Jea – this is collector armor available for beginner characters in Cantha. It can also be crafted with max armor rating at Kaineng Center.

    Canthan – the max armor rating of this set is available by trading in the Kaineng City region for various trophy items. It is also available by being purchased in Kaineng Center and Boreal Station (in the Eye of the North expansion).

    Seitung – this armor is available by crafting only. It is available for lower level armor ratings in the starter island. It can also be crafted with max armor rating at Kaineng Center.

    Exotic – this armor is available by crafting only and is only available for Assassins and Ritualists. It is crafted by Voldo the Exotic in the Wajjun Bazaar.

    Imperial – this armor is available by crafting only and is only available for Assassins and Ritualists. It is crafted by Oroky in the Bukdek Byway.

    Kurzick – this armor is available by crafting only and is only available to be crafted if you currently have higher Kurzick faction than you do Luxon faction. It is crafted with max armor rating at House Zu Heltzer.

    Luxon – this armor is available by crafting only and is only available to be crafted if you currently have higher Luxon faction than you do Kurzick faction. It is crafted with max armor rating at Cavalon.

    Elite armor:

    Elite Canthan – this armor is available at the Divine Path after you have completed the last mission in Guild Wars Factions. It has a max armor rating and costs 75 platinum and various crafting items depending on profession.

    Elite Exotic – this armor is available at the Divine Path after you have completed the last mission in Factions. It has a max armor rating and costs 75 platinum and various crafting items depending on profession. It is only available for Assassins and Ritualists.

    Elite Imperial – this armor is available at the Divine Path after you have completed the last mission in Factions. It has a max armor rating and costs 75 platinum and various crafting items depending on profession. It is only available for Assassins and Ritualists.

    Elite Kurzick – this armor is available at Vasburg Armory if you currently have higher Kurzick faction than Luxon Faction. It has a max armor rating and costs 75 platinum, 80 amber chunks and various crafting items depending on profession.

    Elite Luxon Elite Luxon – this armor is available at Leviathan Pits if you currently have higher Luxon faction than Kurzick Faction. It has a max armor rating and costs 75 platinum, 80 jadeite shards and various crafting items depending on profession.