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Spirit Shards

So I've always read that at lvl 80 your XP is still counted and that you get a spirit shard every time you'd normally level up. However, I've never observed this to happen. Can anyone explain to me or verify how this works? Because at this point my toons are all lvl 80 and I've never seen any indication of XP having any further effect outside of Mastery XP accumulation.

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  • RoseofGilead.8907RoseofGilead.8907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Once you've completed all Masteries in a region, you'll receive a spirit shard every time your character "levels up." If you have any Masteries that aren't completed (with the exception of raid Masteries), your exp will go towards Mastery lines.

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  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Where is this indicated? I.E. where does it show your XP accumulation. My open world (I'm not completed on masteries in xpacs) just shows as XP maxed. It never changes.

  • RoseofGilead.8907RoseofGilead.8907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Where is this indicated? I.E. where does it show your XP accumulation. My open world (I'm not completed on masteries in xpacs) just shows as XP maxed. It never changes.

    It should show an icon in the lower right corner. If you're training a Mastery that needs to have points put into it, it'll have the icon for that Mastery. If you're not training a Mastery, it should have the Spirit Shard icon there. If it never moves or changes, it might be waiting for you to spend Mastery points for that region (Central Tyria, if you're not playing in the HoT or PoF zones).

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  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Ok, I think I see the problem. I haven't completed every mastery in central tyria. I thought I had.

  • Skotlex.7580Skotlex.7580 Member ✭✭✭✭

    One of the recent update notes mentioned that now players should be receiving spirit shard experience when they can't train any masteries currently. Perhaps there is a bug here?

    For the longest time people complained about wasted experience when they didn't have all masteries acquired, so ANet has been making it easier to avoid said situation.

  • well, actually the xp are still wasted. Because what are you going to do with thousands of spirit shards?

  • @VAHNeunzehnsechundsiebzig.3618 said:
    well, actually the xp are still wasted. Because what are you going to do with thousands of spirit shards?

    Same! I looked it up on the wiki and it all revolves around the legendary weapons? (well, 98% of it)
    If you could sell them for a big price I'd be super rich right now.
    Would have been better if they rewarded some random high tier crafting component or a random map resource. (from the map you are currently on for example)

    They really didn't think this true. lol

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @WhiteFox.9432 said:

    @VAHNeunzehnsechundsiebzig.3618 said:
    well, actually the xp are still wasted. Because what are you going to do with thousands of spirit shards?

    Same! I looked it up on the wiki and it all revolves around the legendary weapons? (well, 98% of it)
    If you could sell them for a big price I'd be super rich right now.
    Would have been better if they rewarded some random high tier crafting component or a random map resource. (from the map you are currently on for example)

    They really didn't think this true. lol

    https://gw2efficiency.com/currencies/spirit-shards there are already ways to make gold from them

  • Virdo.1540Virdo.1540 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Some big groups/guild/ rich people do buy spirit shards ,for a base price of 40s/shard. Its honestly not hard to find them , but there are better ways to earn money with those imo

  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @VAHNeunzehnsechundsiebzig.3618 said:
    well, actually the xp are still wasted. Because what are you going to do with thousands of spirit shards?

    I have 53 level 80 toons. I need thousands of spirit shards for making armor and weapons.