The first Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons™ elite specialization beta event is now live! If you have a Guild Wars 2 account, you’re invited to try three of the new elite specializations that will be available in the upcoming expansion, which is available for prepurchase now.

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To join the fun, log in and create level 80 virtuoso, willbender, and harbinger characters using the three elite specialization beta character slots on your account. Please note that the beta characters will disappear on 22 August at 5:00 a.m. UTC (August 21 at 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time) at the end of the event, and any gameplay progress earned while playing on them will not be saved.

Head over to the official forums to read today’s update notes and discuss the new elite specializations

Playable Elite Specializations

Virtuoso (Mesmer)
Weapon: Dagger
The virtuoso sharpens the power of their mind into deadly psionic blades. Unlike traditional mesmer illusions, they wield these directly as magic projectiles.

Willbender (Guardian)
Weapon: Off-hand sword
A willbender’s bladework is unmatched, and they use rapid movement skills to take the fight directly to their enemies.

Harbinger (Necromancer)
Weapon: Pistol
Harbingers use corrosive bullets against their foes and inflict Blight on themselves to convert pain into power.

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