Trade in your item
Get a £2.43
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Guild Wars 2 Limited Edition Strategy Guide (Signature Series Guides) Hardcover – 28 Aug 2012


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£10.18 £8.10


Trade In this Item for up to £2.43
Trade in Guild Wars 2 Limited Edition Strategy Guide (Signature Series Guides) for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £2.43, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Brady Games; Pck Spi Lt edition (28 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0744014174
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744014174
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 3.9 x 28.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 171,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Beki VINE VOICE on 1 Sep 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Whether you're a Guild Wars One diehard fan, or totally new to Tyria, you will love this guide. From the second you look at the cover you can see that this is Guild Wars artwork at it's finest, and I would be happy leaving this out as a coffee table book simply because the artwork really is so stunning. The internal pages are a little thin and fragile though, so handle with care turning pages.

The introduction includes some fascinating history of Tyria from the original games, and the time in between the first and second games, plus events leading into the present day. MMO basics, a glossary and regions and races information are included here. Next we have Character creation, a how to play guide and first experiences in each starting zone. Professions are gone into in great detail, as is crafting. There is a bestiary which I haven't investigated fully for fear of spoilers and then the game guide.

The guide to the game given here is deliberately not complete. It handholds you through early zones in great detail, teaching you how to do things so that when you get to the higher level areas, you'll know how to work it all out for yourself. Dungeon guides look pretty complete and include tips and hints on how to beat each one. Again I haven't looked too deep into this as I don't want to be spoiled, or to unintentionally leave spoilers for others in this review. Finally there are interviews with Arenanet with some fascinating insights into the mindset of the people who helped to create this stunning world.

The map stand that comes extra to this limited edition version of the guide is like a small calendar style book of maps which I think covers every area in the game, from pvp to pve.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By darkestmuse on 1 Sep 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I'm a bit of a collector of strategy guides, as I enjoy browsing them at leisure when I'm not playing the actual game. I didn't have any expectations of what the content would actually be in this one, as if you've purchased strategy guides before, you'll note that they don't usually offer any 'exclusive' kind of information that you can't get for yourself online, in-game or from a wiki. If you did (or do) have expectations that this guide may offer you gems of insight that wouldn't be accessible to others who haven't bought it, you might want to get rid of them before you buy this - or you'll be sorely disappointed (as some other reviewers have already said).

The book itself has a beautiful hard cover, and comes with desktop stand-up map which has a pretty nice print quality (smooth and slightly glossy). Inside the guide itself there is an abundance of lovely artwork, basic Guild Wars lore (covering the time before Guild Wars and then the actual Guild Wars and their expansions), a Beastiary, a small section on Crafting, and basic info on PvP/WvW. It has a class guide that gives you basic information on each class, what their main strengths are, and lists every skill and weapon the class can use. Tips are given on which weapons to use in what situation, and also what skills are more useful for PvE or PvP. At the end of each class section is some information on traits for that class, and a break down of the trait lines in terms of what they do and their respective bonuses. There is no information on 'jumping puzzles' or on where you can farm crafting materials, or secret locations and quests in GW2.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. M. Pimm on 28 Sep 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I guess individual receptions to this guide are informed by expectations.
I was hoping for something encyclopaedic; but, ultimately, for the level 80s, this guide isn't much more than a very pretty trip down memory lane.
Sure, everything you need is freely available online, but wouldn't it be nice to have it all together in a handy guide next to your keyboard (or bed!)?
I would have loved a comprehensive guide to finding every Ranger pet, and a walkthrough of the vistas and jumping puzzles, and a few pages on recipes and crafting at the mystic forge, and a guide to crafting every legendary, and a little bit on dragons and spawn rates and some info on the champions and maybe even some suggested strategies, and details of karma merchants and their gear and gear stats - but none of this stuff is covered.
Maybe the nature of a world which is subject to inexorable balancing and evolution precludes the possibility of a 'finished' guide?

Provided you are not expecting anything other than a gorgeous and perfunctory introduction to this amazing world, and you don't mind the thin pages, this is a wonderful buy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A Quick overview showed me missing parts of the waypoints, most of the harder zones. Pity, for the rest It's an enjoyable reading.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Was bought for my 14 year old son. Very impressed with the detail. Good book, he would highly recommend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have never bought a guide book before but after shelling out for the game and wanting to invest time playing it i went for the guide. I am very glad that I did. Some have complained this is rushed but my version doesnt feel that way.
It is very clear and informative and over 450 pages crammed with great artwork and hints and tips.
This will not be the last time i purchase guides from this company.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback