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Art Issues: Characters, Weapons, Armor - [Merged]

edited November 16, 2020 in Bugs: Game, Forum, Website

Please post in this thread if you come across a significant bug related to the textures, placement, or effects for the following:

  • Armor/clothing
  • Weapons
  • Character models

General Guidelines

  • Take a screenshot of the issue
  • Take a screenshot of your equipment on the Hero Panel (H)
  • Host on an image hosting site, such as Imgur, GYAZO, Lightshot, Flickr, TinyPic, etc.
  • If you have a video of the issue, upload to YouTube (unlisted)
  • Post the image or video link(s) in your report
  • Describe the problem
  • List your Race, Sex, and Profession

If the issue relates to clothing/armor/weapons

  • List the names and level requirement of every piece of armor/clothing/weapon that your character had equipped when you encountered the issue
  • If you can, list where you acquired the item -- which NPC, what map location, which dungeon, etc.

Note on clipping issues: While we understand that players would like us to eradicate all clipping issues, some minor issues cannot be fixed. For the purposes of this thread, please restrict your reports to severe clipping issues. For instance, your shield is impaling you or your daggers are completely hidden by your coat. Things like hair clipping or minor clipping of weapons into armor are sometimes unavoidable and we appreciate your help in focusing on the major issues.

For issues related to map art, please post in this thread.

We appreciate everyone's help with these issues. Thank you!

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  • Item: Spearmarshal Outfit
    Race: Human
    Gender: Male
    Class: N/A (Guardian)


    The new 'Spearmarshal' outfit from the "Path of Fire" expansion has a few clipping issues around the waistline and upper legs on males when either on a slight slope (worse when on severe inclines) and even while just standing idling on flat ground in places such as cutscenes. Here's some examples, and sorry for the quality:






  • Item: Inventor's Sunglasses
    Race : Charr(masterrace)
    Gender: Male
    Class : Guardian
    Description: I used a total makeover kit, changed my old face/fur colo/hair to what it is in the pictures now, and the glasses clip through my face. I did not have this issue before the makeover change, and I do not have it on other charr characters. I have to note that they all have different faces.

  • Thelgar.7214Thelgar.7214 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 12, 2017

    Item: Prowler Mask
    Race: Asura
    Gender: Female
    Class: Ranger
    Description: Ears poke out through helmet, even at smallest size and curled back against head.

  • Item: Chuka and Champawat
    Race : Sylvari
    Gender: Female
    Class : Ranger
    Description: Unlike with other legendaries what give people dozens of footprints going behind them, Chuka only gives me about 4 before they disappear. At PAX West, one of the devs suggested I try putting Chucka on a character of a different race and seeing if that makes a difference. I put it on my human thief and the same thing happens. I'd love to be able to show off my footprints like everyone else :)[email protected]/37006800266/in/dateposted-public/[email protected]/36359973594/in/dateposted-public/****

  • Roamin.7906Roamin.7906 Member
    edited September 13, 2017

    Race: Human
    Gender: Female
    Profession: Thief
    Item: Stalwart Jerkin

    haven't tested males or other races, so not sure if the issue is only for female human.
    Makes the neck look grey, with a very ugly seam to the head.
    it doesn't show in the preview window on the Hero Panel or character select screen.
    (this issue also made me notice that every single character have some sort of visible neck seams, though it's worst on humans. but this is harder to spot and doesn't bother me as much)

  • Can we please report every instance of major Charr Tail Clipping here?
    Minor clipping to me sounds like Banded Shoulders clipping through the character's shoulders/arms at certain angles, and odd armors interfering with each other (Usually extreme spikes) But outfits and armors completely ignoring a piece of anatomy (Especially since so many similar make an attempt to avoid it) seems Major.

  • Race: Human
    [Grenth's Regalia Outfit]

  • Race: Human male, Norn male, Sylvari male.

    [All gliders]

    Ive noticed all gliders on abovementioned races are on the wonk. This has been annoying me greatly.

    Especially visible on the Classical Glider skin due to its square and angled shape you can see that Human male tilts heavily to the right no matter what mode, Norn appears permantly crooked pointing ever slightly to the left instead of forward when sprinting. Sylvari male, like human, tilts to the right.

  • DerDaddelgreis.9031DerDaddelgreis.9031 Member
    edited September 15, 2017

    Mystic Chromatic Ooze - please change the Timer (5 min) to 15min, 30min, 1 Hour or remove by double click it.

    I hope it so much! Big thx and nice great new Forum :+1:

  • Human male
    Vigils Honor Tassets

    The Vigils Honor Tassets appear to have the last few centimeters of the pant cut off, giving all boots that rely on pant texture to become awkardly exposed. Makes otherwise intimidating designs look like slippers.

  • Human Male
    Sneakthief coat

    There is a very strange Red Line going down the center of the front. Looks like a flaw in the UV unwrapping. I have chosen color to emphasize the issue.

  • Female Human, norn, sylvari
    Outlaw coat

    Coat clips through itself over the breasts.

  • I wanted to submit my weapon idea for the contest, but my zip file and all the instructions aren't working :(

  • Haleydawn.3764Haleydawn.3764 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 16, 2017

    I just gender swapped/renamed my Charr engineer from male to female with one of the newest faces, NO REGRETS! However, a lot of the head pieces centered around the eyes do not line up with the face! Some pics to see (not shown is bloodstone visage where the attach points for the glow is on her eyebrows, so any others with attach points there will also display above the eyes.)
    Please adjust these attach points Anet, I love my new Holokitty, but can't use these skins as they are.

    Gemstore item I can#t use on character;

    Plus lots more helm items, that do not line up with this face! It's a cute face and I want to use it with some skins.

    Better get a wriggle on.

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 17, 2017

    Charr Female, Medium armor. Most of these either sit just barely above the eyes on this particular(and the other special faces offered) Cut the eyes off completely etc.


    all the masks

    nightmare court eye piece
    not centered on face

    the worst offenders are these two though, because they are cultural armor.
    Tier 1 Hovers, barely cuts off eyes

    Tier 2 Hovers, cuts off eyes

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  • Female Asura
    2015 Wintersday Release New Hair
    Sample_4.png Sample_1.png (Reusing the comment I left over a year ago on the previous Guild Wars 2 issues thread)
    The hair is nice, but when a character moves with said hair, the front bangs clip right into the asura’s forehead and the hair behind just stretches out like the world's finest plastic bag…
    Sample_2.png Sample_3.png Sample_5.png I’m not sure if that’s part of the flow of the hair, but it’s kinda weird when I have to fall downwards be it glider or transportational jumping pad and see the hair stretching out like a miniature tower, rivaling that the size of an asura.
    Considering the other hair styles of asura that have bangs that easily rise with the hairline, it should be doable to recreate that on the latest hair as well.

  • Item: Sneakthief Shoulderguards
    Race: Charr
    Gender: Female
    Class: Enginier
    Description: So my Schoulderpats are just Flining away from my Charakter. Looks Wierd and its not some Layline-Magic here!

  • Race: Asura
    Gender: Male
    Class: N/A

    Description: The right eyeball of this particular asura face tends to pop out and clip through the eyelid. This is especially noticeable in cut-scenes. This is occurs when you try to make the eyes smaller (with full squinting etc).

  • @Rastavaray.7231 said:
    Item: Chuka and Champawat
    Race : Sylvari
    Gender: Female
    Class : Ranger
    Description: Unlike with other legendaries what give people dozens of footprints going behind them, Chuka only gives me about 4 before they disappear. At PAX West, one of the devs suggested I try putting Chucka on a character of a different race and seeing if that makes a difference. I put it on my human thief and the same thing happens. I'd love to be able to show off my footprints like everyone else :)[email protected]/37006800266/in/dateposted-public/[email protected]/36359973594/in/dateposted-public/****

    Pretty much the same with Bifrost as well.

  • Race: Sylvari
    Gender: female
    Class: Necromancer
    Issue: Pants clip into character body
    Issue Images: Character Select -, Weapons Sheathed -, Weapons Drawn -
    Hero Panel:
    Gear: Wraith Masque, Primitive Mantle, Dry Bones Garb, Leystone Gloves, Primitve Legwraps, Leystone Shoes

  • Kain Francois.4328Kain Francois.4328 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 23, 2017

    Race: Charr
    Gender: female
    Class: Medium
    Issue: The female charr neck clips the neck of Legendary Medium Armor. This happens on every body type.
    Settings: Any

    Or a dev can just go test it ingame... It's not like it's invisible or anything. It's very visible and apparent, a surprise that it has been overlooked.

    Please fix this. I've worked very hard on this armor, and really disappointed there is still this issue.

  • Race: Norn
    Gender: Male
    Class: Warrior

    Description: The pants of the original Braham set have a gaping hole in the back where body armor meets pants, staring into a skin-colored void. The bug is visible with more or less every existing body armor combination, and this issue seems to have been present since the very beginning since the only reference to it I could find was from over four years ago.


    The problem isn't too well highlighted in an image, but take them to equipment preview and turn your character around a little and the problem becomes glaringly obvious.

  • Oglaf.1074Oglaf.1074 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Race: Norn
    Gender: Male
    Class: Heavy
    Item: Dolyak Chausses(T1 Heavy Cultural)
    Issue: Ugly red line going down the front and back of the armour piece.

    Please Anet give us a hide Chest Armour-option. Tattoo-clad Norns everywhere beg of you.

  • Item: Magus Leggings
    Race: Charr
    Gender: Both
    Class: N/A (any which can wear light armor)

    Description: There is no hole for tail design-wise and it is a T3 cultural - which means anyone without a tail can't even wear it! Tail simply clips through. Please fix it. It was driving me up the wall for literally years.

  • Item: Radiant Warhelm
    Race: Charr
    Gender: Both
    Class: Any

    Description: Horns, ears and mane are lost. Head looks small and squeezed. This is an award for min of 9000 achievement points. Please look into it and fix it. -- Charr with Warhelm on -- Charr without Warhelm on

    Item: Hellfire Set
    Race: Charr
    Gender: Both
    Class: Any

    Description: Natural neck and tail are visible and are not covered in "molten" texture (mantle is hidden so it is more visible). Tail clipps through the 'skirt' which is at the back of the leggings. This is an award for min of 30000 achievement points, and has to be at least somewhat usable on a character. Please look into it and fix it. -- Hellfire set as a whole. Notice neck and tail -- lack of 'molten' texture on neck -- tail clipps through the 'skirt'

  • Teleoceras.1298Teleoceras.1298 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 26, 2017

    Item: Magnus eyepatch
    Race: Human
    Gender: Female
    Class: Any

     When using the bald head option for hair, the straps for the eye patch are missing in spots at the back of the head. This is only for the Humans.

    Fort Aspenwood forever!
    40 characters!

  • Item: Elonian Mask (Medium)
    Race : Asura
    Gender: Female
    Class : Medium Classes
    Description: The cloth on the back of the mask is acting weird, I noticed it yesterday, like part of it is refusing to move so you get these strange boxes of cloth forming.

  • Spinex.3695Spinex.3695 Member ✭✭
    edited September 27, 2017

    World Art
    River boat- the chests are in partially in the walls

    edit: wrong place, can i delete?

  • Albione.3894Albione.3894 Member ✭✭
    edited September 27, 2017

    Item: Elonian Tassets/Spearmarshal Tassets & Shields
    Race: Human
    Gender: Male
    Class: Guardian (any heavy armor user)


    The Elonian and Spearmarshal tassets (leg heavy armor) has a round metal disc on them at the back that clips insanely with any shield you have equipped when said shield is stored on your character's back out of combat, this really doesn't look good at all. Here's an image of the Elonian Wallshield/Sunspear Wallshield clipping through it:

    It might be better to have some other detail replace the disc on the legs, as I'd imagine it couldn't be moved without other issues occurring, and making it smaller would probably look odd as it'd have to be incredibly small not to clip with anything else. It's a shame because I liked the idea of the piece, and the tassels that hang from it are a nice detail I'd hate to lose. Maybe some kind of cloth knot attached to the far left side on the belt at the back with the tassels hanging from it?

  • Item: The Flameseeker Prophecies
    Race: Human
    Gender: Female
    Class: Mesmer & Guardian

    For as long as I can remember (& according to the Guild Wars 2 wiki), The Flameseeker Prophecies is supposed to animate with the flip of a page on the book that is mounted on the shield every time you attack/cast a spell.

    Recently I noticed that regardless of the main-hand weapon I'm using, my legendary shield will not perform the animation except for when I draw the weapon.

    I posted two videos below from YouTube showing my Female Human Mesmer and my Female Human Guardian who both display the problem.

    Could this be a glitch/bug in regards to Female Human characters and the legendary shield?
    Or am I going crazy? Because last I recall the shield used to light up and turn a page upon all my attacks regardless of my class or main-hand weapon.

    Female Human Mesmer

    Female Human Guardian

    Thanks in advance for any assistance/help on this issue!

  • ScreamsofChaos.2791ScreamsofChaos.2791 Member
    edited September 28, 2017

    Item: Spearmarshal's jerkin
    Race: Human
    Gender: Female
    Class: Engineer

    Dramatically changes the skin tone of the player character, on the revealed shoulder and arms.
    Here's an example .
    Here is an example of the Elonian jerkin NOT causing the tone change.

  • Feothyr.6072Feothyr.6072 Member ✭✭
    edited September 30, 2017

    Not an item specific problem, so I'm note sure whether this is the right thread for it ...

    Race: Sylvari
    Gender: Male
    Class: Necro

    My character seems to be leaning towards the left a bit. It's barely noticable, but still very irritating. This is not part of his idle animation, as I jumped right before I took the screenshot. A more severe instance happens at times when I dismount - the whole upper body is contorted towards the left. Mounting and dismounting usually fixes it. I'll try to get a screenshot tomorrow.

    (Or I'm just going crazy ... :D )

  • Item: Elonian Vestments (light armor)
    Race: Sylvari (but probably on any race)
    Gender: Female
    Class: Necromancer (but probably on any class)

    Unlike on any other chest armor, the weapons (mainhand, offhand) are a little bit too far placed from the hips, regardless of the chosen pants.
    Probably related to the wide pant style of this set.

    Stuff used:
    Wreath Masque skin on ascendet head piece. (Svaard's Masque)
    Shoulder Scarf skin on ascendet shoulder piece. (Svaard's Epaulets)
    Elonian Vestments skin on ascendet chest piece. (Svaard's Doublet)
    Primitive Handwraps skin on ascendet hand piece. (Svaard's Wristguards)
    Embroidered Pants skin on ascendet pant piece. (Svaard's Breeches)
    Spearmarshall's Shoes skin on ascendet shoe piece. (Svaard's Footwear)
    Zojja's Reaver and Zojja's Artifact with Viridian Antique skins.

  • kamykaze.5904kamykaze.5904 Member ✭✭
    edited September 30, 2017

    I have another one. I really don't know what happened there, but ouch.. i don't think this is supposed to happen.
    I was just flying around, landed and somehow the whole thing glitched and remained static in this 'T-Pose'. I was able to run around like this.

    Happened on the same character as above.

  • Item: Spearmarshal's jerkin
    Race: Norn
    Gender: Female
    Class: Ranger

    Head is not properly attached to the neck, causing a huge gap..

  • Seven.3916Seven.3916 Member ✭✭

    Race: Sylvari
    Gender: Male
    Class: Ranger
    The left arm of my character gets stuck or broken. Im not sure what is triggering it but it happens when im in combat. Its a bit random and dose not happen all the time but its still frequent enough to notice it. Its also kinda amusing a little. Getting on a mount fix the arm being stuck/broken.

  • Valentine.9732Valentine.9732 Member
    edited October 1, 2017

    Item: Bounty Hunter's Vestments (light chest armor)
    Character: Human female
    Class: Weaver

    This particular chest armor makes my character's mainhand weapon (no matter what skin or weapon type I use) sit very high on her waist and stick out almost horizontally to the back.
    I'm sure this is related to the Bounty Hunter's Pants, which have feathers that would otherwise probably clip with the weapon if it wouldn't stick out a little bit. However, I am not wearing these pants as you can see in the screenshot below, so I'm not sure why the chest armor would still make the weapons go out of place like that.
    This is enough of an issue to me to not wear this particular chest armor at all.

    Screenshot of the weapon placement with Bounty Hunter's Vestments

    Screenshot of the proper weapon placement with Illustrious Doublet

    Edit: This bug seems to happen with any piece of the Bounty Hunter's armor set equipped (helm, shoulders, gloves, chest, boots), not just the chest armor. Just as described in the post above, weapon displacement happens whether or not you have the Bounty Hunter's Pants on or not. This makes the entire armor set unusable, even if you only want to use a single piece.

  • Item: Warbeast Pants (light armor pants)
    Character: Human female
    Class: Necromancer

    When standing idle the cloth part of the pants clips horribly. It happens on both legs. I've tried every possible body type and the problem persists.

    Screenshot :

  • For some reason the backpack isn't connected to the back. At first I thought it was an issue with the back piece but it appears to only be on one character. I put two images so you can compare two human male characters and clearly see the difference.

    I noticed this 2 years ago but never bothered to report it, now it goes on my nerves a little lol

    Race: Human
    Class: Necro

    How it should be:

    How it currently is:

  • Talsi.1469Talsi.1469 Member ✭✭
    edited October 2, 2017

    Well this is kinda awkward, but....

    Item: Warbeast chest (skin)
    Race: Sylvari
    Gender: Female
    Class: Ranger

    Description: the skin increases breast size disproportionately to selected body size/type. Neither norn female nor human female models have this issue.


    No armor comparasion:

    Other armor comparasion:

  • Item: Any back item (Warcry for demonstration)
    Race: Charr
    Gender: Female
    Profession: Thief (Daredevil)
    Description: The backpack on a Charr thief using the Unhindered Combatant trait (the Daredevil's dash evade) will flip sideways during the animation, clipping heavily into the player model.

    Video of the problem

    It's apparent that the attachment point for the backpack does some weird stuff when this animation plays. This issue is present with all back items I have tested.

  • Dungeon man.2687Dungeon man.2687 Member
    edited October 3, 2017

    Item: Any Back item
    Character: Male Norn
    Issue: When I am mounted on my griffon, any back item I'm wearing will shrink and vanish when I walk to the right (walk while on the ground). The back item will remain unchanged if I walk in a slow speed or if flying, otherwise it will shrink and disappear whenever I walk to the right while grounded.

    image link is an image of when the back item is normal.

    image link shows how the back item shrinks when walking to the right while mounted on griffon.

    Please fix this, it is an eyesore to the experience... Thank you! :)

  • ZheDoctor.4693ZheDoctor.4693 Member
    edited October 5, 2017

    Item: Perfected Envoy Vestments (Light Armor)
    Race: Sylvari
    Profession: Mesmer
    Gender: Female
    So there's been a severe issue with the transformation animation playing on the vestments since about late may this year. The chest piece transforms just fine when going into combat, but going out of combat causes the transformation to mess up and not play correctly. You should be able to see what I'm getting at in the images provided. Please if you can fix this I'd be very grateful, thank you.

    In combat:
    Going out of combat:

  • MrRay.3027MrRay.3027 Member ✭✭✭

    Item: Off-Hand Daggers
    Race: Sylvari
    Profession: Elementalist
    Gender: Male
    Issue: Every off-hand dagger clips very badly (almost the entire blade) into any "dress-like" leggings whenever the weapons is unsheathed and idle.
    And I tried it with another "dress-like" leggings that's less bulky

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Item: Spearmarshal's Jerkin
    Race: Charr
    Profession: Doesnt matter(Medium armor)
    Gender: Doesnt matter
    Issue: Clips with all hair styles in a very noticeable way.

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  • ron.5340ron.5340 Member
    edited October 6, 2017

    Item: Warbeast
    Race: Charr
    Profession: Doesn't matter (Heavy armor)
    Gender: Doesn't matter
    Issue: Clips with shoulders and Knee with idle bow
    So, maybe change idle it's a good idea

  • Item: T3 cultural Medium Charr
    Profession: Doesn't matter
    gender: Doesn't matter
    Issues: Clip with shoulders and knee with idle bow
    Same here

  • Item: Spearmarshal's Vestments
    Race : Charr
    Gender: Male
    Class : Mesmer (Mirage if it matters)
    Problem: There is significant clipping with this chest piece on the smaller figure options; the sides clip and the flaps clip.
    Also, I think it is safe to say that the same thing probably occurs on the Elonian Vestments as well.

  • Item: Doesn't matter
    Race: all
    Profession: Sniper
    Gender: Doesn't matterIssues: another idle clipping...
    Please fix it or change the idle !
    Thank you.