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Resetting hero points? Is there a way?

I haven't played for a while and even though I know you'll laugh, I didn't even have a level 80 naturally. Although I did have a guardian at level 72 which I leveled naturally to level 80.

I digress.... I used a boost to get a level 80 thief to try out Deadeye and DareDevil but don't have enough points to unlock them. Does that mean I have to go around in each zone and find hero points? All I wanted to do is get to play the elite specs but can't seem to change the traits that come with the level boost.

Maybe someone can enlighten me what can I do.

Thanks in advance

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  • PervMonk.4891PervMonk.4891 Member ✭✭✭

    all hero challenge in pof and hot gives you 10 points
    good luck farming them

  • bOTEB.1573bOTEB.1573 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    Wishlist:
    Everything that kills me should be nerfed
    Remove all time gates - I play more than some people yet I receive the same rewards per day/week (PvP/WvW tickets etc)
    ANET developments/events and everything else should be in a schedule with the time I play

  • Illconceived Was Na.9781Illconceived Was Na.9781 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 30, 2019

    To emphasize Tanner's information: after using the L80 boost, you cannot choose Deadeye nor Daredevil; you would still have to earn hero points.

    ll I wanted to do is get to play the elite specs but can't seem to change the traits that come with the level boost.

    Even people who level up "naturally" can't do that. You have to first earn the core specs and only then can you work on the elites.


    It's generally not possible to make a mistake, since you can always earn more points. The only problem one might make for oneself: starting off to master one elite and deciding to start the other one. And the only issue there is: maybe an extra hour or two of time.

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  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tanner Blackfeather.6509 said:
    1) No, you can not reset spent points. However, there are vastly more points available than needed to unlock everything.
    2) Reaching level 80 (wether by normal XP or boost) gives enough Hero Points to unlock all core skills and traits.
    3) To start any Elite Spec you have to have all core skills and traits unlocked, so you can't really "save points" to get a head start.
    4) All Expansion Hero Challenges give 10 points instead of 1. HoT has frequent (still) Hero Point Trains, where a commander leads a squad through the maps to get all hero challengeschallenge. PoF hero challenges are almost all easily soloable.

    Just to add in case you don't know: use the Looking For Group tool to find HP trains, and more.

  • joneirikb.7506joneirikb.7506 Member ✭✭✭✭

    You can test out the elite specs in PvP if you just want to try them, or just to see the skills/traits etc, and try them against some npc dummies.

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  • Yamazuki.6073Yamazuki.6073 Member ✭✭✭

    HoT has Hero Point Trains from time to time, starting in Verdant Brink
    PoF Hero Points are easier to solo.
    If you can't find a group or solo the PoF HPs I can help.

  • This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

  • @bOTEB.1573 said:
    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    How come? could you explain?

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

    It's only a problem for a short time. As people have explained in this thread just getting to level 80 will give you enough hero points to unlock all the core skills and traits and then there's more than enough hero challenges in the world to unlock both elite specs.

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @bOTEB.1573 said:
    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    How come? could you explain?

    Gaining ranks in WvW or earning Skirmish Chests awards you Proof of Heroics which can be traded to a Heroics Notary for a Notarized Scroll of Heroics (Core), Notarized Scroll of Maguuma Heroics or Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics. Using the scroll completes 1 random hero challenge in the respective area, giving you 1 hero point (for Core maps) or 10 for HoT and PoF maps.

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  • Yeah lol, i have both elite specs fully unlocked on my Guardian, Ranger and Necro, and i still have 391 points left cause i got all Hero Points in the game, if they realease a new elite spec in the future i will be able to unlock it right away without needing to grind (unless they change how it works), for me that's a great skill system to be honest!!!

  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 11, 2019

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

    Considering you can learn ALL skills/traits and have 400+ hero points left over, reseting skills and traits is not needed.

    This was it clearly communicated in May I guess, wheb this thread was made.

    So once again just so everyone unaware can read this: you get far more hero points than you can ever spend on skills/traits.

  • @Danikat.8537 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

    It's only a problem for a short time. As people have explained in this thread just getting to level 80 will give you enough hero points to unlock all the core skills and traits and then there's more than enough hero challenges in the world to unlock both elite specs.

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @bOTEB.1573 said:
    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    How come? could you explain?

    Gaining ranks in WvW or earning Skirmish Chests awards you Proof of Heroics which can be traded to a Heroics Notary for a Notarized Scroll of Heroics (Core), Notarized Scroll of Maguuma Heroics or Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics. Using the scroll completes 1 random hero challenge in the respective area, giving you 1 hero point (for Core maps) or 10 for HoT and PoF maps.

    Hmm I see .. although I play the game for some time there are still lot of things I dont know and need to learn lol. Ty for the info i'll try to play WvW to get these good stuff, specially for the tomes of knowledge. I need many since the lving here takes kitten long and the level 80 boost don´t give access to elite specialization(still dont know why) what force the players to level or spend their boost to test all...

  • Azraeil.7013Azraeil.7013 Member ✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    You can try to go PVP lounge, it will give you access to elite spec and there is a training ground were you can test it, so you can see what you like then you can farm it in PVE or WvW.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    One reason the L80 Boost does not, or would not, give access to Elite Specializations is Core-only players and Play4Free players can acquire the L80 Boost. And, of course, Elite Specializations require their associated expansion (which those players have yet to acquire).

    Also, if the forums are any indication, most feel that leveling to L80 is quite quick and painless; and discourage newer players from using the L80 Boost (at first).

  • yann.1946yann.1946 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

    It's only a problem for a short time. As people have explained in this thread just getting to level 80 will give you enough hero points to unlock all the core skills and traits and then there's more than enough hero challenges in the world to unlock both elite specs.

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @bOTEB.1573 said:
    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    How come? could you explain?

    Gaining ranks in WvW or earning Skirmish Chests awards you Proof of Heroics which can be traded to a Heroics Notary for a Notarized Scroll of Heroics (Core), Notarized Scroll of Maguuma Heroics or Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics. Using the scroll completes 1 random hero challenge in the respective area, giving you 1 hero point (for Core maps) or 10 for HoT and PoF maps.

    Hmm I see .. although I play the game for some time there are still lot of things I dont know and need to learn lol. Ty for the info i'll try to play WvW to get these good stuff, specially for the tomes of knowledge. I need many since the lving here takes kitten long and the level 80 boost don´t give access to elite specialization(still dont know why) what force the players to level or spend their boost to test all...

    If you level naturally you also don't get the elite specs automatically. This is a reason you don't unlock them automatically with a level 80 boost

  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

    It's only a problem for a short time. As people have explained in this thread just getting to level 80 will give you enough hero points to unlock all the core skills and traits and then there's more than enough hero challenges in the world to unlock both elite specs.

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @bOTEB.1573 said:
    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    How come? could you explain?

    Gaining ranks in WvW or earning Skirmish Chests awards you Proof of Heroics which can be traded to a Heroics Notary for a Notarized Scroll of Heroics (Core), Notarized Scroll of Maguuma Heroics or Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics. Using the scroll completes 1 random hero challenge in the respective area, giving you 1 hero point (for Core maps) or 10 for HoT and PoF maps.

    Hmm I see .. although I play the game for some time there are still lot of things I dont know and need to learn lol. Ty for the info i'll try to play WvW to get these good stuff, specially for the tomes of knowledge. I need many since the lving here takes kitten long and the level 80 boost don´t give access to elite specialization(still dont know why) what force the players to level or spend their boost to test all...

    The level boost puts your character at level 80, just as it says. It neither gives more or less hero points.

    Every level 80 character, no matter if leveled without boost, some boost or a level 80 boost, will have exactly enough hero points to learn ALL core traits and skills leaving only the 2 elite specializations (worth 250 hero points each) open. Given there is a total of 904 hero points in game (https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Hero_point) and only 500 are needed to learn both elite specializations, you have a lot of freedom to decide which hero points you gather. As noted by others, HoT and PoF hero challenges reward 10 points each, while core Tyria reward 1 point each.

    Leveling here takes as long as you decide to make it. There are leveling guides which can help you reach level 80 in 1-2 days (somwhat arbitrary since it also depends on your playtime per day). Given there are a ton of instant level items (you get 10 level up scrolls per month), fast experience methods (craffting rewards upwards of 7-10 levels per maxed crafting skill. Some crafts take only a few gold to get to max level https://gw2crafts.net) and experience is rewarded for almost anything, this is a personal issue for you.

  • Taygus.4571Taygus.4571 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

    It's only a problem for a short time. As people have explained in this thread just getting to level 80 will give you enough hero points to unlock all the core skills and traits and then there's more than enough hero challenges in the world to unlock both elite specs.

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @bOTEB.1573 said:
    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    How come? could you explain?

    Gaining ranks in WvW or earning Skirmish Chests awards you Proof of Heroics which can be traded to a Heroics Notary for a Notarized Scroll of Heroics (Core), Notarized Scroll of Maguuma Heroics or Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics. Using the scroll completes 1 random hero challenge in the respective area, giving you 1 hero point (for Core maps) or 10 for HoT and PoF maps.

    the level 80 boost don´t give access to elite specialization(still dont know why) .

    You get hero points per level. Enough to unlock the core class. This is all the level 80 boost...80 levels. Not any mapping or anything to do with the actual hero points you earn.
    After you have to gather the hero points you need for the expansion traits by playing the game.

    If you had done the expansions in order.... you would've likely have unlocked both elites...Without knowing if you liked them.
    But as others have said, you can test elites in the pvp lobby.

  • @Azraeil.7013 said:
    You can try to go PVP lounge, it will give you access to elite spec and there is a training ground were you can test it, so you can see what you like then you can farm it in PVE or WvW.

    Hmm i´m gonna give it a try today thanks :).

  • @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

    It's only a problem for a short time. As people have explained in this thread just getting to level 80 will give you enough hero points to unlock all the core skills and traits and then there's more than enough hero challenges in the world to unlock both elite specs.

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @bOTEB.1573 said:
    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    How come? could you explain?

    Gaining ranks in WvW or earning Skirmish Chests awards you Proof of Heroics which can be traded to a Heroics Notary for a Notarized Scroll of Heroics (Core), Notarized Scroll of Maguuma Heroics or Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics. Using the scroll completes 1 random hero challenge in the respective area, giving you 1 hero point (for Core maps) or 10 for HoT and PoF maps.

    Hmm I see .. although I play the game for some time there are still lot of things I dont know and need to learn lol. Ty for the info i'll try to play WvW to get these good stuff, specially for the tomes of knowledge. I need many since the lving here takes kitten long and the level 80 boost don´t give access to elite specialization(still dont know why) what force the players to level or spend their boost to test all...

    The level boost puts your character at level 80, just as it says. It neither gives more or less hero points.

    Every level 80 character, no matter if leveled without boost, some boost or a level 80 boost, will have exactly enough hero points to learn ALL core traits and skills leaving only the 2 elite specializations (worth 250 hero points each) open. Given there is a total of 904 hero points in game (https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Hero_point) and only 500 are needed to learn both elite specializations, you have a lot of freedom to decide which hero points you gather. As noted by others, HoT and PoF hero challenges reward 10 points each, while core Tyria reward 1 point each.

    Leveling here takes as long as you decide to make it. There are leveling guides which can help you reach level 80 in 1-2 days (somwhat arbitrary since it also depends on your playtime per day). Given there are a ton of instant level items (you get 10 level up scrolls per month), fast experience methods (craffting rewards upwards of 7-10 levels per maxed crafting skill. Some crafts take only a few gold to get to max level https://gw2crafts.net) and experience is rewarded for almost anything, this is a personal issue for you.

    Do you have any lving guide u can suggest to me? I got some time to play since i´m not working.. if I can make a lv 80 char in like one week that wont be bad for me.

  • Einlanzer.1627Einlanzer.1627 Member ✭✭✭✭

    What I really wish they would do is fix the HoT specs to unlock like the PoF specs do so that you can effectively use the spec sooner.

  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

    It's only a problem for a short time. As people have explained in this thread just getting to level 80 will give you enough hero points to unlock all the core skills and traits and then there's more than enough hero challenges in the world to unlock both elite specs.

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @bOTEB.1573 said:
    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    How come? could you explain?

    Gaining ranks in WvW or earning Skirmish Chests awards you Proof of Heroics which can be traded to a Heroics Notary for a Notarized Scroll of Heroics (Core), Notarized Scroll of Maguuma Heroics or Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics. Using the scroll completes 1 random hero challenge in the respective area, giving you 1 hero point (for Core maps) or 10 for HoT and PoF maps.

    Hmm I see .. although I play the game for some time there are still lot of things I dont know and need to learn lol. Ty for the info i'll try to play WvW to get these good stuff, specially for the tomes of knowledge. I need many since the lving here takes kitten long and the level 80 boost don´t give access to elite specialization(still dont know why) what force the players to level or spend their boost to test all...

    The level boost puts your character at level 80, just as it says. It neither gives more or less hero points.

    Every level 80 character, no matter if leveled without boost, some boost or a level 80 boost, will have exactly enough hero points to learn ALL core traits and skills leaving only the 2 elite specializations (worth 250 hero points each) open. Given there is a total of 904 hero points in game (https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Hero_point) and only 500 are needed to learn both elite specializations, you have a lot of freedom to decide which hero points you gather. As noted by others, HoT and PoF hero challenges reward 10 points each, while core Tyria reward 1 point each.

    Leveling here takes as long as you decide to make it. There are leveling guides which can help you reach level 80 in 1-2 days (somwhat arbitrary since it also depends on your playtime per day). Given there are a ton of instant level items (you get 10 level up scrolls per month), fast experience methods (craffting rewards upwards of 7-10 levels per maxed crafting skill. Some crafts take only a few gold to get to max level https://gw2crafts.net) and experience is rewarded for almost anything, this is a personal issue for you.

    Do you have any lving guide u can suggest to me? I got some time to play since i´m not working.. if I can make a lv 80 char in like one week that wont be bad for me.

    There is multiple youtube videos which explain how to level fast. Here is some general pointers:

    • stick to levels close to your character and zones close to your character. That's because experience gained is based on your level or the zone level which you are in (and realize that different parts of a map can have different max levels). If you are level 20, move out of the level 1-15 zones unless you are close to map completing one
    • do your personal story missions every 10 levels. Those are usually 3-4 missions and will grant 2-3 levels into your next 10 levels
    • exploring gives experience and rushing through maps can rack up quite a lot of experience without fighting a single enemy. Try to keep a lookout for waypoints, vistas and hero points which all are fast to complete and give good experience
    • crafting gives experience and the experienced gained is scaled to your level. gw2crafts.net has current guides based on current ingame prices. As of this writing, cokking costs around 4 gold to get to 400 (which is 10 levels gained), Jewelcrafting costs 9-10 gold to get to 400 (which is 7 levels for your character). If you have been doing dailies, these gold amounts should not be an issue
    • dailies give scrolls of experience, so do monthly login rewards which result in another 10 levels in tomes of knowledge
    • try to keep gear up to date every 5 - 10 levels
    • make sure to keep your gathering tools up to date and gather materials on the way
    • participate in events close by

    As such, let's assume you just hit level 30. You can do the level 30 story missions, which will immediately get you to level 32-33. Then you can run around the level 25-35 maps (remember, there is more than 1 map per level tier) just unlocking waypoints and hero points which would net another 2-3 levels (without any fighting). Once you are level 36-37, craft a bit cooking to hit level 40. Rinse and repeat. Obviously if you do events or heart quests, the amount of experience required from crafting becomes less.

    You could also level to 60, then level cooking and jewelcrafting and be close to level 80. Personally I'd suggest to use those levels from crafting to bridge gaps to next story missions, but that is personal preference.

    Here is the one big one though: do NOT grind enemies. It is literally one of the worst ways to get experience in this game.

  • You can choose which one you like the one from Pof or Hot
    My suggestion for you is to do POF hero points because they are easier to do them solo. My rotation was Crystal Oasis, Desert Highlands, Elon Riverlands and Dragon Stance from Hot( join a meta). With this full you can get your elite in 2-3 hours.

    Hot farms.
    You can farm faster the heroic points if you join some train in Auric Basin mostly, receiving 110 and you can make together with others Verdant Brink which gives you again 110 Points
    Again dragon stance if you didn't do it which gives you 70 points
    You are missing only 10 points which you can get from different maps.

  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭

    if u want a easy time go POF first, all HP bosses are the veteran level, while in HoT theres some on Champion level, much more harder and need a group.

    "It's a testament to the folly of the humans and their gods. They say Arah was sacred, but all I see is one big dragon nest."(Rytlock Brimstone)

  • @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

    It's only a problem for a short time. As people have explained in this thread just getting to level 80 will give you enough hero points to unlock all the core skills and traits and then there's more than enough hero challenges in the world to unlock both elite specs.

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @bOTEB.1573 said:
    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    How come? could you explain?

    Gaining ranks in WvW or earning Skirmish Chests awards you Proof of Heroics which can be traded to a Heroics Notary for a Notarized Scroll of Heroics (Core), Notarized Scroll of Maguuma Heroics or Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics. Using the scroll completes 1 random hero challenge in the respective area, giving you 1 hero point (for Core maps) or 10 for HoT and PoF maps.

    Hmm I see .. although I play the game for some time there are still lot of things I dont know and need to learn lol. Ty for the info i'll try to play WvW to get these good stuff, specially for the tomes of knowledge. I need many since the lving here takes kitten long and the level 80 boost don´t give access to elite specialization(still dont know why) what force the players to level or spend their boost to test all...

    The level boost puts your character at level 80, just as it says. It neither gives more or less hero points.

    Every level 80 character, no matter if leveled without boost, some boost or a level 80 boost, will have exactly enough hero points to learn ALL core traits and skills leaving only the 2 elite specializations (worth 250 hero points each) open. Given there is a total of 904 hero points in game (https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Hero_point) and only 500 are needed to learn both elite specializations, you have a lot of freedom to decide which hero points you gather. As noted by others, HoT and PoF hero challenges reward 10 points each, while core Tyria reward 1 point each.

    Leveling here takes as long as you decide to make it. There are leveling guides which can help you reach level 80 in 1-2 days (somwhat arbitrary since it also depends on your playtime per day). Given there are a ton of instant level items (you get 10 level up scrolls per month), fast experience methods (craffting rewards upwards of 7-10 levels per maxed crafting skill. Some crafts take only a few gold to get to max level https://gw2crafts.net) and experience is rewarded for almost anything, this is a personal issue for you.

    Do you have any lving guide u can suggest to me? I got some time to play since i´m not working.. if I can make a lv 80 char in like one week that wont be bad for me.

    There is multiple youtube videos which explain how to level fast. Here is some general pointers:

    • stick to levels close to your character and zones close to your character. That's because experience gained is based on your level or the zone level which you are in (and realize that different parts of a map can have different max levels). If you are level 20, move out of the level 1-15 zones unless you are close to map completing one
    • do your personal story missions every 10 levels. Those are usually 3-4 missions and will grant 2-3 levels into your next 10 levels
    • exploring gives experience and rushing through maps can rack up quite a lot of experience without fighting a single enemy. Try to keep a lookout for waypoints, vistas and hero points which all are fast to complete and give good experience
    • crafting gives experience and the experienced gained is scaled to your level. gw2crafts.net has current guides based on current ingame prices. As of this writing, cokking costs around 4 gold to get to 400 (which is 10 levels gained), Jewelcrafting costs 9-10 gold to get to 400 (which is 7 levels for your character). If you have been doing dailies, these gold amounts should not be an issue
    • dailies give scrolls of experience, so do monthly login rewards which result in another 10 levels in tomes of knowledge
    • try to keep gear up to date every 5 - 10 levels
    • make sure to keep your gathering tools up to date and gather materials on the way
    • participate in events close by

    As such, let's assume you just hit level 30. You can do the level 30 story missions, which will immediately get you to level 32-33. Then you can run around the level 25-35 maps (remember, there is more than 1 map per level tier) just unlocking waypoints and hero points which would net another 2-3 levels (without any fighting). Once you are level 36-37, craft a bit cooking to hit level 40. Rinse and repeat. Obviously if you do events or heart quests, the amount of experience required from crafting becomes less.

    You could also level to 60, then level cooking and jewelcrafting and be close to level 80. Personally I'd suggest to use those levels from crafting to bridge gaps to next story missions, but that is personal preference.

    Here is the one big one though: do NOT grind enemies. It is literally one of the worst ways to get experience in this game.

    thanks, now i know why guild wars is one of the best community among the mmos, they are friendly.

  • Dayra.7405Dayra.7405 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @bOTEB.1573 said:
    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    How come? could you explain?

    You can buy Hero points (a random one from the choose area ( HoT or PoF or Tyria) is rewarded and marked as done) from https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Testimony_of_Heroicss contained in RankUp-chests at https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Heroics_Notary

    You progress on map completion doing so as well.

  • otto.5684otto.5684 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Brandon Uzumaki.1524 said:
    Yeah lol, i have both elite specs fully unlocked on my Guardian, Ranger and Necro, and i still have 391 points left cause i got all Hero Points in the game, if they realease a new elite spec in the future i will be able to unlock it right away without needing to grind (unless they change how it works), for me that's a great skill system to be honest!!!

    I fully unlocked FB and mirage instantly the moment PoF dropped. I had over 250 HP on each class.

  • the hero points are individual or shared between characters?

  • @ancafr.9274 said:
    the hero points are individual or shared between characters?

    They are individual. You can find the answers to these, and almost any other question in the Wiki (link above).

    Good luck.

  • thanks for everything guys thumbs up

  • Rasimir.6239Rasimir.6239 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

    It's only a problem for a short time. As people have explained in this thread just getting to level 80 will give you enough hero points to unlock all the core skills and traits and then there's more than enough hero challenges in the world to unlock both elite specs.

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @bOTEB.1573 said:
    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    How come? could you explain?

    Gaining ranks in WvW or earning Skirmish Chests awards you Proof of Heroics which can be traded to a Heroics Notary for a Notarized Scroll of Heroics (Core), Notarized Scroll of Maguuma Heroics or Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics. Using the scroll completes 1 random hero challenge in the respective area, giving you 1 hero point (for Core maps) or 10 for HoT and PoF maps.

    Hmm I see .. although I play the game for some time there are still lot of things I dont know and need to learn lol. Ty for the info i'll try to play WvW to get these good stuff, specially for the tomes of knowledge. I need many since the lving here takes kitten long and the level 80 boost don´t give access to elite specialization(still dont know why) what force the players to level or spend their boost to test all...

    The level boost puts your character at level 80, just as it says. It neither gives more or less hero points.

    Every level 80 character, no matter if leveled without boost, some boost or a level 80 boost, will have exactly enough hero points to learn ALL core traits and skills leaving only the 2 elite specializations (worth 250 hero points each) open. Given there is a total of 904 hero points in game (https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Hero_point) and only 500 are needed to learn both elite specializations, you have a lot of freedom to decide which hero points you gather. As noted by others, HoT and PoF hero challenges reward 10 points each, while core Tyria reward 1 point each.

    Leveling here takes as long as you decide to make it. There are leveling guides which can help you reach level 80 in 1-2 days (somwhat arbitrary since it also depends on your playtime per day). Given there are a ton of instant level items (you get 10 level up scrolls per month), fast experience methods (craffting rewards upwards of 7-10 levels per maxed crafting skill. Some crafts take only a few gold to get to max level https://gw2crafts.net) and experience is rewarded for almost anything, this is a personal issue for you.

    Do you have any lving guide u can suggest to me? I got some time to play since i´m not working.. if I can make a lv 80 char in like one week that wont be bad for me.

    There is multiple youtube videos which explain how to level fast. Here is some general pointers:

    • stick to levels close to your character and zones close to your character. That's because experience gained is based on your level or the zone level which you are in (and realize that different parts of a map can have different max levels). If you are level 20, move out of the level 1-15 zones unless you are close to map completing one
    • do your personal story missions every 10 levels. Those are usually 3-4 missions and will grant 2-3 levels into your next 10 levels
    • exploring gives experience and rushing through maps can rack up quite a lot of experience without fighting a single enemy. Try to keep a lookout for waypoints, vistas and hero points which all are fast to complete and give good experience
    • crafting gives experience and the experienced gained is scaled to your level. gw2crafts.net has current guides based on current ingame prices. As of this writing, cokking costs around 4 gold to get to 400 (which is 10 levels gained), Jewelcrafting costs 9-10 gold to get to 400 (which is 7 levels for your character). If you have been doing dailies, these gold amounts should not be an issue
    • dailies give scrolls of experience, so do monthly login rewards which result in another 10 levels in tomes of knowledge
    • try to keep gear up to date every 5 - 10 levels
    • make sure to keep your gathering tools up to date and gather materials on the way
    • participate in events close by

    As such, let's assume you just hit level 30. You can do the level 30 story missions, which will immediately get you to level 32-33. Then you can run around the level 25-35 maps (remember, there is more than 1 map per level tier) just unlocking waypoints and hero points which would net another 2-3 levels (without any fighting). Once you are level 36-37, craft a bit cooking to hit level 40. Rinse and repeat. Obviously if you do events or heart quests, the amount of experience required from crafting becomes less.

    You could also level to 60, then level cooking and jewelcrafting and be close to level 80. Personally I'd suggest to use those levels from crafting to bridge gaps to next story missions, but that is personal preference.

    Here is the one big one though: do NOT grind enemies. It is literally one of the worst ways to get experience in this game.

    thanks, now i know why guild wars is one of the best community among the mmos, they are friendly.

    One addition to the great list: use buffs and consumables . Food and utility consumables usually give a bonus to kill-xp, as do celebration boosters (from login rewards and other sources). If you are in a guild they might have a guild bonus available that you can grab for free (per character, lasts 24h gametime). Use experience and hero banners that other players put up (more often in cities or wvw spawn areas). Each of those give just a small bonus, but it all adds up quickly.

  • Also, out-of-the-way mobs/yellow mobs can give a lot of XP.

  • Odinens.5920Odinens.5920 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    I haven't manually unlocked hero points since my 1st 2-80s....2 1/2 years ago. Yay for WvW and being able to unlock elites the minute they're released.

    edit: 13 characters, all level 80, with all elites fully unlocked.

  • @Rasimir.6239 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

    It's only a problem for a short time. As people have explained in this thread just getting to level 80 will give you enough hero points to unlock all the core skills and traits and then there's more than enough hero challenges in the world to unlock both elite specs.

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @bOTEB.1573 said:
    Or just do some WvW and unlock everything in no time, without even stepping in PoF or HoT.

    How come? could you explain?

    Gaining ranks in WvW or earning Skirmish Chests awards you Proof of Heroics which can be traded to a Heroics Notary for a Notarized Scroll of Heroics (Core), Notarized Scroll of Maguuma Heroics or Notarized Scroll of Desert Heroics. Using the scroll completes 1 random hero challenge in the respective area, giving you 1 hero point (for Core maps) or 10 for HoT and PoF maps.

    Hmm I see .. although I play the game for some time there are still lot of things I dont know and need to learn lol. Ty for the info i'll try to play WvW to get these good stuff, specially for the tomes of knowledge. I need many since the lving here takes kitten long and the level 80 boost don´t give access to elite specialization(still dont know why) what force the players to level or spend their boost to test all...

    The level boost puts your character at level 80, just as it says. It neither gives more or less hero points.

    Every level 80 character, no matter if leveled without boost, some boost or a level 80 boost, will have exactly enough hero points to learn ALL core traits and skills leaving only the 2 elite specializations (worth 250 hero points each) open. Given there is a total of 904 hero points in game (https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Hero_point) and only 500 are needed to learn both elite specializations, you have a lot of freedom to decide which hero points you gather. As noted by others, HoT and PoF hero challenges reward 10 points each, while core Tyria reward 1 point each.

    Leveling here takes as long as you decide to make it. There are leveling guides which can help you reach level 80 in 1-2 days (somwhat arbitrary since it also depends on your playtime per day). Given there are a ton of instant level items (you get 10 level up scrolls per month), fast experience methods (craffting rewards upwards of 7-10 levels per maxed crafting skill. Some crafts take only a few gold to get to max level https://gw2crafts.net) and experience is rewarded for almost anything, this is a personal issue for you.

    Do you have any lving guide u can suggest to me? I got some time to play since i´m not working.. if I can make a lv 80 char in like one week that wont be bad for me.

    There is multiple youtube videos which explain how to level fast. Here is some general pointers:

    • stick to levels close to your character and zones close to your character. That's because experience gained is based on your level or the zone level which you are in (and realize that different parts of a map can have different max levels). If you are level 20, move out of the level 1-15 zones unless you are close to map completing one
    • do your personal story missions every 10 levels. Those are usually 3-4 missions and will grant 2-3 levels into your next 10 levels
    • exploring gives experience and rushing through maps can rack up quite a lot of experience without fighting a single enemy. Try to keep a lookout for waypoints, vistas and hero points which all are fast to complete and give good experience
    • crafting gives experience and the experienced gained is scaled to your level. gw2crafts.net has current guides based on current ingame prices. As of this writing, cokking costs around 4 gold to get to 400 (which is 10 levels gained), Jewelcrafting costs 9-10 gold to get to 400 (which is 7 levels for your character). If you have been doing dailies, these gold amounts should not be an issue
    • dailies give scrolls of experience, so do monthly login rewards which result in another 10 levels in tomes of knowledge
    • try to keep gear up to date every 5 - 10 levels
    • make sure to keep your gathering tools up to date and gather materials on the way
    • participate in events close by

    As such, let's assume you just hit level 30. You can do the level 30 story missions, which will immediately get you to level 32-33. Then you can run around the level 25-35 maps (remember, there is more than 1 map per level tier) just unlocking waypoints and hero points which would net another 2-3 levels (without any fighting). Once you are level 36-37, craft a bit cooking to hit level 40. Rinse and repeat. Obviously if you do events or heart quests, the amount of experience required from crafting becomes less.

    You could also level to 60, then level cooking and jewelcrafting and be close to level 80. Personally I'd suggest to use those levels from crafting to bridge gaps to next story missions, but that is personal preference.

    Here is the one big one though: do NOT grind enemies. It is literally one of the worst ways to get experience in this game.

    thanks, now i know why guild wars is one of the best community among the mmos, they are friendly.

    One addition to the great list: use buffs and consumables . Food and utility consumables usually give a bonus to kill-xp, as do celebration boosters (from login rewards and other sources). If you are in a guild they might have a guild bonus available that you can grab for free (per character, lasts 24h gametime). Use experience and hero banners that other players put up (more often in cities or wvw spawn areas). Each of those give just a small bonus, but it all adds up quickly.

    I always look for these banners, when there is no then I ask in 60% of the cases people drop them but the guild bonus i didnt know.. I´m not being so luck with guilds in this game either lol. The two guilds i joined one is pratically dead and the others people are 90% afk

  • Firebeard.1746Firebeard.1746 Member ✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    This is one of the bad point on this game.. a HUGE and famous game like this doesnt have a single item or option that allow players to reset their skill points... compared to others games the character skill customization here is VERY POOR...

    It's not really needed when the world is literally humming with them, you don't even need to earn all the hero points available to unlock them all.

  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    You have absolutely no need to reset your skillpoints, op.

  • AzureTerra.1642AzureTerra.1642 Member ✭✭✭

    Before you settle on a Elite spec its a good idea to go to the mists and get a feel for what the abilities it has vs the Training golems there since the pvp lobby makes you 80 and fully unlocked with all your skills ~ certainly its not going to give the full experience of the class with gear but you can get a good feel of what is what before you commit to it.

  • ancafr.9274ancafr.9274 Member ✭✭
    edited August 14, 2019

    @AzureTerra.1642 said:
    Before you settle on a Elite spec its a good idea to go to the mists and get a feel for what the abilities it has vs the Training golems there since the pvp lobby makes you 80 and fully unlocked with all your skills ~ certainly its not going to give the full experience of the class with gear but you can get a good feel of what is what before you commit to it.

    Yea if i knew this before I waste like 60 tomes of knowledge and 1 lv 80 booter would spare me more weeks/months farming for more :'( . Now I just need to find a good guild.

  • AzureTerra.1642AzureTerra.1642 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 14, 2019

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @AzureTerra.1642 said:
    Before you settle on a Elite spec its a good idea to go to the mists and get a feel for what the abilities it has vs the Training golems there since the pvp lobby makes you 80 and fully unlocked with all your skills ~ certainly its not going to give the full experience of the class with gear but you can get a good feel of what is what before you commit to it.

    Yea if i knew this before I waste like 60 tomes of knowledge and 1 lv 80 booter would spare me more weeks/months farming for more :'( . Now I just need to find a good guild.

    I wish i had known about it and done it before i decided to delete my first character when i came back last year. I remember coming back and going blarh this engineer is as bad as i remember ~ delete and then later on trying scrapper on another key leveling character taken to the mists and realized that it could have worked.

  • @AzureTerra.1642 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @AzureTerra.1642 said:
    Before you settle on a Elite spec its a good idea to go to the mists and get a feel for what the abilities it has vs the Training golems there since the pvp lobby makes you 80 and fully unlocked with all your skills ~ certainly its not going to give the full experience of the class with gear but you can get a good feel of what is what before you commit to it.

    Yea if i knew this before I waste like 60 tomes of knowledge and 1 lv 80 booter would spare me more weeks/months farming for more :'( . Now I just need to find a good guild.

    I wish i had known about it and done it before i decided to delete my first character when i came back last year. I remember coming back and going blarh this engineer is as bad as i remember ~ delete and then later on trying scrapper on another key leveling character taken to the mists and realized that it could have worked.

    One thing I learned on guild wars 2 is that there is no such thing as 'bad class', here all classes are good and the game is very ballanced and offer a lot of different builds not to mention the HUGE content for all tastes pve, pvp and WvW. Its so many options that is really HARD to decide which one will be main lol. For exemple I think mesmer the coolest mage but i didnt like their both elite specialization :(.

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