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Welcome to LAW, an advanced (extremely detailed) World Completion guide! This guide was originally created by Lulleh, but is now maintained by Medevac (DeaTHPaladin.4856).
Important! This guide is not made for new players as many parts involves gliding. Some parts even require Advanced Gliding (Mastery) unlocked.
Down below is a shopping list. Start by buying all the items listed in the set quantities. I'd suggest putting them in an Invisible Bag so you don't accidentally sell them.
You should also familiarize yourself with the Table of Contents so you understand the symbols in the guide.
Last but not least, feel free to check the three videos (Bloodtide Coast, Malchor's Leap & Cursed Shore) to avoid any confusion.
Good luck and have fun!
Last Updated: 12/8/2016
20 Caledon Lavender
20 Hylek Armor
34 Crab Meat
20 Seraph Badge
20 Piece of Charr Scrap Metal
34 Cursed Pirate Artifact
13 Pirate Outfit
25 Skritt Artifact
50 Special Root
20 Volcanic Earth Elemental Core
20 Alpha Inquest Control Key
25 Barracuda Meat
README / KEYCODE / TABLE OF CONTENTS / CLICK ME
Lion's Arch : Go to your nearest city and enter the Portal.
Hoelbrak : [&BBEEAAA=]
Divinity's Reach : [&BBEEAAA=]
Black Citadel : [&BBEEAAA=]
The Grove : [&BBEEAAA=]
Rata Sum : [&BBEEAAA=]
Wayfarer Foothills : [&BHQBAAA=]
Plains of Ashford : [&BIABAAA=]
Queensdale : [&BO8AAAA=]
Caledon Forest TP : [&BDQBAAA=]
Metrica Province : [&BEAAAAA=]
Brisban Wildlands : [&BEcAAAA=]
Diessa Plateau : [&BHsBAAA=]
Kessex Hills TP : [&BPcAAAA=]
Snowden Drifts : [&BHoBAAA=]
Lornar's Pass : [&BLQAAAA=]
Fields of Ruin TP : [&BCUDAAA=]
Gendarran Fields : [&BBAEAAA=]
Harathi Hinterlands : [&BOQAAAA=]
Bloodtide Coast TP : VIDEO for parkour part - [&BA4EAAA=]
Blazeridge Steppes : [&BIkBAAA=]
Dredgehaunt Cliffs : [&BI4DAAA=]
Timberline Falls : VIDEO for shortcut part - [&BOUAAAA=]
Iron Marches : [&BAMCAAA=]
Sparkfly Fen : [&BLABAAA=]
Mount Maelstrom TP : [&BM0BAAA=]
Frostgorge Sound : [&BHwBAAA=]
Fireheart Rise TP : [&BHoCAAA=]
Straits of Devastation : [&BM4BAAA=]
Malchor's Leap : VIDEO for parkour part - [&BPsCAAA=]
Cursed Shore : VIDEO for parkour part - [&BKcCAAA=]
Southsun Cove : [&BBEEAAA=]
- If you have a lot of Proof of Heroics to spend in WvW, it's suggested to do so.
- Executioner Axe Toy is very nice for movement (Hold skill 2).
- Weapon-swap works to cancel cast while Interacting with Quest items. Sheathing the weapon works too!
- White Mantle Portal Device from Xera may come in handy. I don't know where but just a thought that hit me.
Further optimizing for SpeedRuns
For those who want to optimize Swiftness uptime and character movement.
Recommended Weapons, Skills & Traits - per Class
Weapons: Dagger (3,F1)/Dagger (4,5,F3) - Scepter/Focus - Staff (4,F1)(4,F3)
Skills: "Eye of the Storm!" (Utility), Lightning Flash (Utility), Mist Form (Utility), Glyph of Elementals (Elite)
Traits: Gale Song (Tempest)
Note: Glyph of Elementals does not give Swiftness or movement but if used in Earth attunement.
Weapons: Rifle (5)
Skills: Tool Kit (Utility), Rocket Boots (Utility), Slick Shoes (Utility), Superspeed (Slick Shoes F1), Elixir Gun (4) (Utility)
Traits: Streamlined Kits (Tools)
Note: You can swap Utilities on the go to make use of all the Leaps and Speeds.
Weapons: Greatsword (3) - Staff (3) - Sword (2)
Skills: Judge's Intervention (Utility), "Retreat!" (Utility), "Save Yourselves!" (Utility)
Weapons: Staff (2,5) - Sword/Focus (4)
Skills: Blink (Utility), Signet of Inspiration (Utility)
Note: "About Face" can be bound and used in combination with Phase Retreat for an extra movement boost.
Weapons: Scepter/Dagger, Scepter/Warhorn (5)
Skills: Death's Charge (Reaper 2), Signet of Locust (Utility), Spectral Walk (Utility), Flesh Worm (Utility)
Weapons: Greatsword (3) - Staff (3) | If not using Beastmastery: Sword (2)/Warhorn (5)
Skills: Singet of the Hunt (Utility), Singet of the Wild (Utility), Quickening Zephyr (Utility), "Strength of the Pack!". The following two need the Beastmastery Traitline: "Sick Em!", "Protect Me!"
Traits: Resounding Timbre (Beastmastery), Two-Handed Training (Beastmastery), Natural Stride (Druid)
Weapons: Sword/Axe (4) - Staff (5)
Stances: Shiro & Dragon
Skills: Phase Traversal (Shiro:Utility), Impossible Odds (Shiro:Utility), Facet of Elements (Dragon:Utility), Riposting Shadows (Shiro:Utility)
Notes: "About Face" can be bound and used in combination with Riposting Shadows for an extra movement boost.
Weapons: Dagger (3)/Pistol - Shortbow (5)
Skills: Steal (F1), Signet of Agility (Utility) / Infiltrator Signet (Utility) / Shadowstep (Utility) / Withdraw (Healing)
Traits: Dash (Daredevil)
Note: "About Face" can be bound and used in combination with Withdraw for an extra movement boost. Signet of Shadows (Utility) can be used in the place of Signet of Agility (Utility) if you're not using Runes of Speed.
Weapons: Greatsword (3,5) - Sword (2)/Warhorn (4)
Skills: Bulls Charge (Utility), Sundering Leap (Utility), Balanced Stance (Utility), Signet of Rage (Elite)
Traits: Warrior's Sprint (Discipline)
Optimal Gear, Food, Runes & Sigils.
This part may not be for everyone but for those who want to do it, here it goes.
I've decided to craft full Exotic Armor + Weapons for my alts and level them from 1-80. This is not optimal compared to leveling with Tomes & using Ascended Gear (and also really expensive) but as I'm still quite new to the game and want to craft all Legendaries, I will need every little Spirit Shard I can get. It's also good in learning new classes.
Food and Utilitys are awesome, especially while leveling thanks to the Exp bonus, but also the added Power.
Level 1: Moa Haunch / Rough Sharpening Stone
Level 10 / 15: Spicy Meat Kabob / Simple Sharpening Stone
Level 25 / 30: Pepper Steak Dinner / Standard Sharpening Stone
Level 40 / 45: Sesame Roasted Dinner / Quality Sharpening Stone
Level 55 / 60: Plate of Coriander Cruster Meat Dinner / Hardened Sharpening Stone
Level 75: Plate of Steak and Asparagus Dinner
These are my choices of Runes. Keep in mind that I use the same gear (Light/Medium/Heavy) on all my characters that I level up, so these may not be optimal per class, but it worked like a charm for me.
Level 1-38: 2/2 Minor Rune of the Mesmer + 2/2 Minor Rune of the Scholar + 2/2 Minor Rune of the Ogre
Level 39-59: 4/4 Major Rune of the Mesmer + 2/4 Major Rune of the Scholar
Level 60: 6/6 Superior Rune of the Pack
Speed / Bloodlust all the way. Levels are the same as above (Runes). I would only change the Sigils to Air / Fire for classes that already have Swiftness (don't forget the Underwater Weapons).
Don't hesitate to contact me in-game for questions and/or please do let me know if Anet makes changes that affect this guide. I will keep it updated as long as I play GW2. If you feel like supporting me, I only accept in-game gold. If you really want to send me real life money, I won't accept that. However this website is being paid monthly so if you'd like to donate to keep the site running it would be amazing! This is what keeps the guide up after all (contact me for help with this).
Hope you enjoyed it!
Lulleh - For spending more than 250 hours creating this guide and maintaining it for a good while after!
Mini Balli - For taking the time checking through every single map and pointing out mistakes / errors I had missed, you're the best! <3
Frusen - For letting me know about the Quest items that are purchasable on the TP, a big time saver!
Oopsy Guild - For being awesome!
People of the FB Group: Guild Wars 2 and Expansions - For helping me create the amazing Oopsy Watermark & general feedback!
Heapheaus.5238 - For providing me with a lot of useful info such as Optimal Utility skills per class & Useful Tips.
Everyone else that comes with useful tips helping me improve the guides!