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Last updates

April 4th, 2018:

  • Fixed bug on mesmer and thief pages by adding healing power

June 13th, 2017:

  • Adjusted critical hit chance to accurate non-official values

October 18th, 2015:

  • Added Buff Panel for easy adding/removing of certain party-wide buffs
  • The highest stats are now highlighted for more visual feedback (can turn off in 'create link' dropdown menu)
  • Builds can be moved left or right, but can also be removed entirely.
  • Added Advanced options with DeltaStat and an input to check the effect of healing on your Effective Health

July 5th, 2015:

  • Added Condition Damage calculator under the renamed 'Condition' tab
  • Links with a semi-colon (;) no longer break or remove all other links (this includes IntoTheMists)
  • Removed 'index.html' from links, as it was abundant

Introduction

GW2Power.com calculates your ‘Effective Power’, which can be directly translated into direct damage (but does not include condition damage). Buffs and vulnerability are all taken into account and can be switched on the fly. It can be used for PvE, PvP and World vs. World.

Unlike many other sites, you do not have to worry about losing data: as long as you do not refresh or close the browser manually, you can go anywhere on the website without a worry.

Instructions

Converting Effective Power

Converting Effective Power into actual damage is rather straight forward and should only take a couple of seconds, if you choose to do it at all. Effective Power does not necessarily need to be converted, as everything else in the calculation is a simple constant that stays the same between different builds. This means that a 10% increase in Effective Power will give you 10% more damage on a skill.

The formula for conversion can be found below, while the skill coefficients should be on the Guild Wars 2 Wiki. Keep in mind that utilities don’t use weapon strength: each one has their own number. However, utilities do still scale with Effective Power

Damage = Effective Power * skill coefficient * weapon strength / target armor

Be Aware!

A couple of things to note:

  • Effective Power cannot be compared between different professions
  • Effective Power cannot be compared between different weapons
  • Sigils that activate on critical hits (like Fire and Air) are not displayed in the numbers, but you should be able to gauge their performance by the given critical chance and power

Effective Health CAN be compared between professions, however:

  • It only represents the amount of burst damage you can take (100% to downed)
  • It does not take healing into account: higher armor will give better sustain, which can be checked by adding healing in the advanced options

Hidden Calculator Features

There are a few semi-hidden features in the calculator which could enhance your experience:

  • Press Tab to go to the next cell; the order is pre-defined in the code. This allows you to quickly fill in builds.
  • The 'Damage Modifier' works like a calculator, so you don't have to use an external one. For Example, just fill in 1.05*1.1*1.2 and it will automatically calculate that into 1.386. Using spaces and commas(,) instead of periods(.) is allowed. You can even use the + operator instead of *, they will both give the same answer.
  • With the Chrome and Opera webbrowsers, you can scroll to change the numbers of your input (with the exception of the damage modifier). This works for the Condition Calculator too and makes it a lot easier to quickly add or subtract a small amount.
About

Hello! I am Impie

I have been part of Team Aggression [TA] for over two years, a hardcore World vs. World guild that many of you will know.

The formulas and layouts used on GW2Power.com were originally compiled by me for use in Team Aggression, though they make up only a small part of the theorycrafting tools made available to that guild.

Why make this public?

Most highly competitive player and guilds already had mathematical models like this, although those were less intricate, harder to use and generally a lot less automated. With this website I hope to bring up the overall level of Guild Wars 2 builds, especially those of the less experienced players.

I study game design, for which both programming and design are essential skills. The intention of this project is to have it be an exercise for both of those, with code optimizations on the former and interface design (a part of ludology) on the latter.

Feedback

I have been working on this project devotedly and would appreciate your feedback on anything related to this website. Did you find a bug, does something about the layout or interface bother you or have you managed to break something? Let me know!

You can contact me in-game through my character name Impie Yay or use my account name instead: Luijtjuh.5964

Alternatively, you can also pass an E-mail to luijtjuh[at]gmail.com, although it might take me a while to respond.

Where are the ads?

What advertisements? At least for now, there won't be any ads and I will pay for the webhosting myself. Any donations are obviously appreciated, but will never required or asked for.

Condition Duration
Base Duration of Skill:
seconds
Purging flames:
Condition Duration:
+ %
+ %
-% Condition Duration Build 1 Build 2 Difference Factor
Warrior
%
Guardian
%
Other
%
Other
%
Condition Damage
Condition Damage: Might Stacks:
Stacks Duration Damage Per Second Total Damage Extra
Bleeding
sec
Burning
sec
Poison
sec
Confusion
sec
per skill
Torment
sec
if moving
Fear
sec
if other condition
Chill
sec

Guardian

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Build Name
Build Link
Notes
Power
Toughness
Vitality
Precision
Ferocity
Healing Power
Critical Chance
Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Damage Modifier
Extra Critical Chance
%
%
%
%
%
Might Stacks
Fury Uptime
%
%
%
%
%
Vulnerability Output
Bloodlust Stacks
Armor
Weapon

Warrior

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Build Name
Build Link
Notes
Power
Toughness
Vitality
Precision
Ferocity
Healing Power
Critical Chance
Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Damage Modifier
Extra Critical Chance
%
%
%
%
%
Might Stacks
Fury Uptime
%
%
%
%
%
Vulnerability Output
Bloodlust Stacks
Armor
Weapon

Revenant

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Build Name
Build Link
Notes
Power
Toughness
Vitality
Precision
Ferocity
Healing Power
Critical Chance
Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Damage Modifier
Extra Critical Chance
%
%
%
%
%
Might Stacks
Fury Uptime
%
%
%
%
%
Vulnerability Output
Bloodlust Stacks
Armor
Weapon

Engineer

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Build Name
Build Link
Notes
Power
Toughness
Vitality
Precision
Ferocity
Healing Power
Critical Chance
Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Damage Modifier
Extra Critical Chance
%
%
%
%
%
Might Stacks
Fury Uptime
%
%
%
%
%
Vulnerability Output
Bloodlust Stacks
Armor
Weapon

Ranger

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Build Name
Build Link
Notes
Power
Toughness
Vitality
Precision
Ferocity
Healing Power
Critical Chance
Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Damage Modifier
Extra Critical Chance
%
%
%
%
%
Might Stacks
Fury Uptime
%
%
%
%
%
Vulnerability Output
Bloodlust Stacks
Armor
Weapon

Thief

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Build Name
Build Link
Notes
Power
Toughness
Vitality
Precision
Ferocity
Healing Power
Critical Chance
Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Damage Modifier
Extra Critical Chance
%
%
%
%
%
Might Stacks
Fury Uptime
%
%
%
%
%
Vulnerability Output
Bloodlust Stacks
Armor
Weapon

Mesmer

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Build Name
Build Link
Notes
Power
Toughness
Vitality
Precision
Ferocity
Healing Power
Critical Chance
Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Damage Modifier
Extra Critical Chance
%
%
%
%
%
Might Stacks
Fury Uptime
%
%
%
%
%
Vulnerability Output
Bloodlust Stacks
Armor
Weapon

Elementalist

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Build Name
Build Link
Notes
Power
Toughness
Vitality
Precision
Ferocity
Healing Power
Critical Chance
Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Damage Modifier
Extra Critical Chance
%
%
%
%
%
Might Stacks
Fury Uptime
%
%
%
%
%
Vulnerability Output
Bloodlust Stacks
Armor
Weapon

Necromancer

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Build Name
Build Link
Notes
Power
Toughness
Vitality
Precision
Ferocity
Healing Power
Critical Chance
Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed
Effective Power
Effective Health
Health
Armor
Death Perception Death Perception Death Perception Death Perception Death Perception
Effective Power
Damage Modifier
Extra Critical Chance
%
%
%
%
%
Might Stacks
Fury Uptime
%
%
%
%
%
Vulnerability Output
Bloodlust Stacks
Armor
Weapon
Advanced
DeltaStat Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed Unbuffed
Power
Precision
Ferocity
DeltaStat Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed Buffed
Power
Precision
Ferocity
Healing Taken
unbuffed - Effective Health
buffed - Effective Health
Buff Panel
Guardian Build #1 Build #2 Build #3 Build #4 Build #5
Strength in Numbers
Warrior
Empower Allies
Banner of Discipline
Banner of Strength
Banner of Tactics
Banner of Defense
Revenant
Assassin's Presence
Rite of the Great Dwarf
Ranger
Spotter