With the launch of Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure, ArenaNet replaced the traditional daily system that the game has had for the past 10 years, with a new system called Wizard’s Vault.
This guide will go over everything you need to know about the new dailies system. However, before we begin, I would like to take a moment to grieve the loss of the 28-day login rewards.
Okay now let’s get into the guide.
What is the Wizard’s Vault
It is a system that allows players to obtain rewards on a daily and weekly basis by participating in different objectives just like the old daily system. You will also obtain a new currency called Astral Acclaim which allows you to purchase items like emotes, mount skins, and much more exclusively from the Wizard’s Vault.
All accounts that have a level 80 character will gain access to the Wizard’s Vault. However, some rewards will be exclusive to Secrets of the Obscure.
Any progress within this system cannot be boosted with gems or real money.
To access the vault, press on the icon located in the top left corner of your screen, or press Shift + H, which is the default keybinding for opening the Wizard’s Vault menu.
Choosing your own path
The nice thing about this system is that you get to choose which type of objectives you will get on a daily and weekly basis.
From the Wizard Vault settings, you can choose whether you want to get PvE, PvP, or WvW dailies. When you set a preference, the dailies for the next day will only be tied to the game modes you chose, and the same applies to weeklies, but they reset on Mondays.
If you chose all three game modes, then one daily from every mode will be selected, and the fourth daily will always be a login check.
Daily, Weekly, and Quarterly objectives
The objectives in the Vault are split into three time frames.
- Daily – The objectives reset daily
- Weekly – The objectives reset weekly
- Special – The objectives reset quarterly, usually during every major release.
Just like the old daily system, upon completing all four objectives, you will get ten achievement points and some rewards. The dailies shuffle every day, and each one will give you 10 Astral Acclaim, with the exception of the login check daily that gives 5 Astral Acclaim.
Once you complete all four dailies, don’t forget to click on the reward chest next to the progress bar in the Wizard’s Vault menu.
This is an addition that we did not have before, and those are objectives that reset every Monday. They are obviously a bit tougher than dailies and require more time investment, but they also provide you with 40 Astral Acclaim.
Once you complete all the weeklies, don’t forget to click on the reward chest next to the progress bar in the Wizard’s Vault menu.
This category resets on a quarterly basis, whenever there is a major update that introduces new features. The objectives from this category revolve around doing things within the new areas. They also provide between 250 and 500 Astral Acclaim.
For example, the first list of special objectives that we got consisted of doing the following:
- View 12 Different Vistas in the Horn of Maguuma
- Complete a New Friend Achievement
- Complete the Story Chapter Treachery
- Ride a Ley Line Using a Griffon or Skyscale
After accumulating enough Astral Acclaim, you can head over to the Astral Rewards tab to redeem your rewards. Those rewards can range from Essence of Luck to Mount Skins, and even Legendary Weapons Starter Kit.
I have to say it is a nice system and can be considered a W towards a better quality of life in the game. The only drawback in this system is that players can no longer do their dailies together as the objective roaster is random from player to player.