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New Guild Wars Henchman: The Winners of the Henchman Skill Bar Contest

by: Bree E. Underwood ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

On August 28, 2009 The Guild Wars Henchman Skill Bar Contest began, making it possible for devoted players of the award-winning game to have their part in the creation of new henchman in Guild vs. Guild and Heroes Ascent play. And the winners are....

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    New Henchmen for Guild vs. Guild and Heroes Ascent

    On September 10, 2009 the Guild Wars Henchman Skill Bar Contest had lovers of the popular MMO rushing to get their henchman submissions in and become one of the winners of the coveted spot for henchman glory. Guild devotees all around the world held their breath awaiting the results- even if players did not make submissions these new henchmen should provide some awesome back-up for all Guild Wars players in Guild vs. Guild and Heroes Ascent play.

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    Contest Recap

    Screen shot 2009-10-03 at 7.24.53 PM The Guild Wars Henchman Skill Bar Contest received far more submissions than expected- over 30,000 Screen shot 2009-10-03 at 7.25.34 PM players submitted their character's skill bars, making it quite a challenge for the game designers to pick out the worthy winners. The contest was released by the Guild Wars team at NCSoft and Arena Net, who so graciously listened to the voices of their loyal players who wanted to get rid of the heroes and have them replaced by henchmen instead. Players were open to submit up to three different characters in their account. They then had to equip them some seriously wicked skills and enter the contest in-game. If any of the characters that players submitted were worthy of a new henchmen, then that henchman would become part of the game and Guild Wars history!

    The twenty winners also received some super cool bonuses:

    1. The henchman they helped create was named after their character (or a name of their choice).
    2. Winners received an Everlasting Henchman Tonic that makes is possible for them to turn into the image of the henchman they helped create.

    With a total of forty new henchmen (twenty in Guild vs. Guild and twenty in Heroes Ascent play) for players to utilize, Guild players can get the scoop on what sweet skills these henchmen boast right here. You can also view the winners and their skill bars by visiting the Guild Wars website.

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    And the Winners Are...

    Due to such an overwhelming response from players wanting to place their stamp in the game, the Guild Wars team had to push back the announcement of the winners an extra week, but alas, they've released the big news and you can find out the details now!

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    The Winners for Guild vs. Guild

    The following lists displays the name of the new henchman first and then the skills that the henchman has:Screen shot 2009-10-03 at 7.40.42 PM Screen shot 2009-10-03 at 7.29.24 PM 

    1. "I Will Win Ff": Resurrection Signet, Conjure Flame, Rush, Bull's Strike, Frenzy, Gash, Sun and Moon Slash, Crippling Slash
    2. "Leet THEORY": Resurrection Signet, Hammer Bash, Bull's Strike, Crushing Blow, Death's Charge, Flail, Enraging Charge, Magehunter's Smash
    3. "This Is Trigger": Resurrection Signet, Shock, Rush, Bull's Strike, Dismember, Disrupting Chop, Primal Rage, Body Blow
    4. "Etron In Vitro": Resurrection Signet, Crippling Shot, Distracting Shot, Determined Shot, Savage Shot, Apply Poison, Serpent's Quickness, Natural Stride
    5. "Lulu Xan": Resurrection Signet, Pin Down, Distracting Shot, Debilitating Shot, Apply Poison, Lightning Relflexes, Magebane Shot, Natural Stride
    6. "Tannaros Tower Rush": Resurrection Signet, Pious Concentration, Power Drain, Empathy, Backfire, Signet of Humility, Visions of Regret, Waste Not Want Not
    7. "Cassie Santiago": Resurrection Signet, Phantom Pain, Lyssa's Aura, Conjure Nightmare, Illusion of Pain, Hex Eater Signet, Ether Phantom, Discharge Enchantment
    8. "Sacred Wolfy": Guardian, Word of Healing, Infuse Health, Signet of Rejuvenation, Armor of Sanctity, Conviction, Cure Hex, Patient Spirit
    9. "Il Juliya Il": Guardian, Restore Condition, Shielding Hands, Remove Hex, Reversal of Fortune, Balanced Stance, Spirit Bond, Aura of Stability
    10. "Bellicus Magnus": Resurrection Signet, Enfeeble, Faintheartedness, Plague Sending, Rip Enchantment, Corrupt Enchantment, Foul Feast, Defile Defenses
    11. "Dark Rising Shadow": Ressurection Signet, Barbs, Suffering, Insidious Parasite, Faintheartedness, Lingering Curse, Rip Enchantment, Signet of Lost Souls
    12. "A Papaya In There": Gale, Glyph of Lesser Energy, Air Attunement, Flesh of My Flesh, Weapon of Warding, Protective Was Kaolai, Blinding Surge, Lightning Bolt
    13. "Luzy of Fire": Resurrection Signet, Distortion, Aura of Restoration, Fire Attunement, Meteor, Rodgort's Invocation, Immolate, Mind Blast
    14. "Mala Aurora": Aura of Restoration, Water Attunement, Blurred Vision, Flesh of My Flesh, Shatterstone, Freezing Gust, Winter's Embrace, Glowing Ice
    15. "Hajime Hinata": Resurrection Signet, Aura of Restoration, Rust, Water Attunement, Ice Spikes, Blurred Vision, Mirror of Ice, Freezing Gust
    16. "Saint Reapers Sin": Resurrection Signet, Flurry, Twisting Fangs, Horns of the Ox, Falling Spider, Dash, Wastrel's Collapse, Falling Lotus Strike
    17. "Pseudo Antipathy": Resilient Weapon, Weapon of Warding, Recuperation, Protective Was Kaolai, Spirit Siphone, Mend Body and Soul, Wielder's Boon, Xinrae's Weapon
    18. "Zen Si Ert": Resurrection Signet, Wild Blow, Mystic Sweep, Faithful Intervention, Wounding Strike, Heart of Fury, Attacker's Insight, Signet of Mystic Speed
    19. "Aria of Nerf": Resurrection Signet, Spear of Lightning, Anthem of Flame, Finale of Restoration, Mending Refrain, Wild Throw, Aggressive Refrain, "The Power Is Yours!"
    20. "Aurora Alessandra": Resurrection Signet, Cruel Spear, Spear of Lightning, "Go For The Eyes!", "Stand Your Ground!", Vicious Attack, Aggressive Refrain, Anthem of Weariness
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    The Winners for Heroes Ascent

    The following lists displays the name of the new henchman first and then the skills that the henchman has:

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    1. "Tiny Tina": Resurrection Signet, Shock, Rush, Bull's Strike, Executioner's Strike, Eviscerate, Frenzy, Body BlowScreen shot 2009-10-03 at 7.34.56 PM 
    2. "Iarwain De Llanowar": Resurrection Signet, Plague Touch, Rush, Hundred Blades, Sever Artery, Gash, Savage Slash, Sun and Moon Slash
    3. "Adepte De La Guerre": Resurrection Signet, Hammer Bash, Bull's Strike, Crushing Blow, Devastating Hammer, Flail, Mokele Smash, Enraging Charge
    4. "Haldibarn Earendul": Resurrection Signet, Hunter's Shot, Distracting Shot, Debilitating Shot, Savage Shot, Incendiary Arrows, Apply Poison, Natural Stride
    5. "Unfaithful Servant": Resurrection Signet, Wild Blow, Hammer Bash, Crushing Blow, Charm Animal, Comfort Animal, Bestial Mauling, Rampage as One
    6. "Syn Spellstrike": Inspired Enchantment, Power Strike, Power Drain, Migraine, Cry of Frustration, Leech Signet, Flesh of My Flesh, Frustration
    7. "Leet Noobifed": Channeling, Dwayna's Kiss, Heal Party, Infuse Health, Healer's Boon, Waste Not Want Not, Cure Hex, Patient Spirit
    8. "Healing Blocks": Power Drain, Channeling, Guardian, Shielding Hands, Remove Hex, Spirit Bond, Gift of Health, Life Sheath
    9. "The Necromaxime": Resurrection Signet, Glyph of Lesser Energy, Suffering, Grasping Earth, Well of the Profane, Lingering Curse, Rend Enchantments, Ward Against Foes
    10. "Eric the Devastator": Resurrection Signet, Glyph of Lesser Energy, Defile Defenses, Rip Enchantment, Faintheartedness, Soul Bind, Plague Sending, Foul Feast
    11. "Our Guild Is Leet": Resurrection Signet, Eruption, Earth Attunement, Stoning, Grasping Earth, Ward Against Foes, Glyph of Lesser Energy, Unsteady Ground
    12. "Bacchikoi Bacchikoi": Resurrection Signet, Water Attunement, Ice Spikes, Blurred Vision, Mirror of Ice, Freezing Gust, Winter's Embrace, Glowing Ice
    13. "Der Held": Resurrection Signet, Fire Attunement, Rodgort's Invocation, Searing Heat, Glyph of Lesser Energy, Liquid Flame, Teinai's Heat, Savannah Heat
    14. "Rolol Lololol": Resurrection Signet, Fire Attunement, Rodgort's Invocation, Immolate, Searing Heat, Song of Concentration, "Make Haste!", Mind Blast
    15. "Pnoy Pride": Resurrection Signet, Death Blossom, Fox Fangs, Jagged Strike, Exhausting Assault, Dash, Critical Eye, "Coward!"
    16. "Hi Captain Obvious": Convert Hexes, Resilient Weapon, Weapon of Warding, Protective Was Kaolai, Channeled Strike, Life, Offering of Spirit, Death Pact Signet
    17. "Le Boucher Alsacien": Resurrection Signet, Conjure Lightning, Mystic Sweep, Wounding Strike, Chilling Victory, Heart of Fury, Attacker's Insight, Signet of Mystic Speed
    18. "Uto Pro": Resurrection Signet, Mystic Sweep, Faithful Intervention, Crippling Sweep, Lyssa's Assault, Heart of Fury, Reaper's Sweep, Signet of Mystic Speed
    19. "Khai Kemnebi": Resurrection Signet, Harrier's Toss, Crippling Anthem, Anthem of Flame, "Go for the Eyes!", "Brace Yourself!", Vicious Attack, Aggressive Refrain
    20. "Noodle Legs": Resurrection Signet, Cruel Spear, "Go for the Eyes!", Song of Concentration, "Never Surrender!", Vicious Attack, Aggressive Refrain, Anthem of Weariness

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    Conclusion

    The Guild Wars Henchman Skill Bar Contest was a really cool and fun way for Guild players to feel like they can be part of the gameScreen shot 2009-10-03 at 7.38.29 PM  creation process. The contest inspired more players than expected and as a result the game is now stocked with henchmen that have some truly impressive skill sets. Congratulations to the winners; thanks to Guild Wars for letting the fans get involved! Tyria will never be the same!

    Resource: The Official Guild Wars Website