February the 25th Balance patch

This patch sees a massive shift from power and increased cooldowns for the majority of skills across the professions. As well as an update to show skills with an Unblockable effect.

As these are major changes, we expect that the builds we have listed will not work as well after this patch.

Wiki Link explaining the changes.

Build help and testing this balance patch

If you want to help provide and test builds, drop the build link or gw2skills.net link into our #Build-Discussion channel on Discord.

Also in this balance patch:

  • Swiss Tournament and Mini Seasons (PVP)
  • New WvW and PvP armor
  • Warclaw skin reward track

Bonus Rewards Event

From February 25 until March 3, enjoy boosts to your rewards in both WvW and PvP!

  • +15% PvP Rank Points
  • +25% Reward Track Progress
  • +200% Magic Find


  • +25% Reward Track Progress
  • +50% Magic Find
  • +100% WvW Experience Gain

Source: Guild wars 2’s blog post