GW2 Anniversary Sale in the Gemstore

GW2 is doing an anniversary sale in the gemstore with new deals everyday until August 28. Updated August 28.

It’s been four years since I first laid eyes on your shining faces, and I figure we should do a little something to celebrate. From now through August 28, keep a close eye on the Black Lion Trading Company for limited-time deals, discounts, and returning items. It’s a once-a-year blowout, so if you see that special something you’ve been waiting for, don’t let it slip through your hands!

I’m starting this party off right by bringing back the Lunatic Guard Outfit and Flame and Frost Dye Kits for two days only. Enjoy the convenience of the Merchant Express for 50% off, Caithe’s Bloom Dagger for 20% off, and the Exalted Glider at 15% off. Check back every day—you never know what I’ll dig out of the vaults or slash prices on.

Oh, and happy anniversary.


Friday – August 19

  • Exalted Glider – 340 gems (15% OFF)
  • Merchant Express – 17 gems each or 5 for 62 gems (51% OFF)
  • Caithe’s Bloom Dagger – 480 gems (20% OFF)
  • Lunatic Guard Outfit – 700 gems (available for 2 days only)
  • Flame Dye Kit – 125 gems each, 5 for 500 gems, 25 for 2500 gems (available for 2 days only)
  • Frost Dye Kit – 125 gems each, 5 for 500 gems, 25 for 2500 gems (available for 2 days only)

Saturday – August 20

Sunday – August 21

Monday – August 22

Tuesday – August 23

Wednesday – August 24

  • Character Slot expansion – 560 gems (30% OFF)
  • Additional Crafting License – 560 gems (30% OFF)
  • Mad King Dye Kit – 100 gems each, 5 for 400 gems, 25 for 2000 gems (20% OFF)

Thursday – August 25

Friday – August 26

  • Black Lion Chest Key – 93 each, 5 for 337, 25 for 1575 gems
  • Soul River Glider – 500 gems (available for 3 days only)
  • Bandit Sniper’s Outfit – 700 gems (available for 3 days only)
  • Living World Season 2 Complete Pack – 1280 gems (20% OFF)

Saturday – August 27

Sunday – August 28

All previous day sales and today’s sale are gone in 24 hrs.

  • Bank Tab Expansion – 420 gems (30% OFF)
  • Heroic Booster – 112 gems,. 5 for 476 gems, 20 for 1574 gems (25% OFF)
  • Robert Neff

    Here comes the wave of bitchy comments asking for better sales~

    • Alot

      Well, just waiting for my desired items to resurface. Do you think bitching would help?

      • Ellie

        Bitching only works if you know some one in charge, but yea other than that bitching don’t help, but go ahead and bitch away… who’s gonna stop you ☺

        • Sinis

          PC Police might. Everyone cannot forget about the PC Police!

          • Ellie

            Never heard of em so I guess they aren’t that important or intimidating.

            • Sinis

              Give it time.

      • Lirabelle

        You ask for alot.

        • Alot

          Its in my nature.

  • I have only one request: wide rimmed glasses!

  • Alot

    15% off the exalted glider? These discounts are just falling out the sky, aren’t they? -.-

  • Knight_ldr

    Fingers crossed for Electromagnetic-Descender or Phoenix Glider, Hell I’ll probably get both XD

    • aimasira

      Time to buy them

  • Ares Zax

    Come ooooon, Bank Slot and Shared Slot sales!

  • Max Durak

    And no character slot… :/

    • Answerer

      Kalmeer, bedaard, trek u nader tot uzelf.
      I expect the more technical gemstore items will come later

    • Alot

      Character slot, silver-salvage-o-matic and shared inventory slots. The only things left of interest to me. Seriously. I’ve started pouring gold into completing the old miniature achievements -.-

  • Ainseland

    08/21/16 update!
    Bag Slot Expansion 50% off 3x – 600gems(From 1200gems down to 600gems) <- Worth buying it!
    Kasmeer Staff 20% off – 480gems(From 600gems down to 480gems) <- Not Worth if u have legendary staffs
    Winter Solitice Outfit – 700gems
    Mini Snow Flurry Dragon – 500gems

    • Thanks, updated

    • James Krolak

      It’s important to note that the bag slot expansion applies to only a single character. PLUS, there is a limit of 9 purchasable at that discount–and that’s 9 total bags, not 9 sets of the bundle. I found that out the hard way. 🙁

      • shodannet

        Wait, so one character gets all 3 bag expansions? And cant give them to another character?

        • James Krolak

          I was just pointing out that the extra bags don’t apply across all characters. The bag slots arrive as items in your mail. So, you should be able to only use the ones you want on the characters you want and put the others in the bank to transfer to another character. I didn’t try that ‘cuz I didn’t realize the limit until it was too late, but I THINK that works.

          • shodannet

            Ah, cool. Knew that already. It’s a sucky move but then they’ve made similar sucky moves before (eg: with dye) in order to make money

          • Diggity

            Hold on, are there even 3 available bag slots for a single character? I am confused.

            • Shaggy

              i dont remember what the maximum is, but even if you cant use all three, since they arrive as items in your inventory, you can just give them to another character if the current one is full.

      • Chikibriki

        why are you trying to confuse players with your retardation.

        It’s simple, you pay 600 gems and you’ll get 3 bag-slots for your current character that you use (while purchasing that item/s), the fuck is wrong with you, get some aid with that autism!!

        It’s your own fault if you spam buy button without using your brain.

        • ice

          trolling with bad information… they are account bound items that can be used on any character at any time

  • Romain Casanova

    Grenth’s mask please! I want it since 3 years..

    • It is available today 🙂

      • Mushu wushu

        Will rox’s quiver be available?

  • Alot

    A wedding attire and Grenth’s hood, separated only by a stag’s horns. Oh dear -.-

    • Diggity

      It’s a natural progression really.

  • Ainseland

    is it worth buying dat Captain’s Airship pass if u already have Royal Terrace Pass?

    I guess i’m getting dat Wedding Attire Outfit even i hate outfits……

    • Answerer

      no, they’re functionally the same. There are now 3 ‘all-in-one’ areas, but they only look differently. Everything you can possibly need is in there, in any one of them.
      But maybe if you got coins to spare you can always get one for the visual variation.

      • Ainseland

        dats wat i thought would be a waste buyin it if i already have royal t. pass

    • Solomon Darkfury

      ACTUALLY… Captain’s Airship DOES offer one exclusive thing… and that is the longest glide in all of Tyria 😉

      • Ainseland


        i dont enjoy gliding with my 2FPS so yaaaa

    • Suan

      Royal Pass is missing one thing, the daily activity [Keg Brawl etc] npc. I know Airship has it and probably the new location has it too. Not sure why they didn’t add this npc to Royal Terrace since they added the makeover npc anyway. So if you have only RT and it will be in daily you’re gonna have to walk all the way to LA for it. The new location unlike RT or AIrship is not in map but it’s an instance so shorter loading screen. Other than that it’s only a location of your liking.

      • Ainseland


        i’ll go get 1 then TY!!!

  • steve

    We have only 6 more days of this 10 day sale and our complaint quotient is way off. No storage expansion or character slots yet? Should they discount the shared slots? Tell us how you feel.

    Because I’m super pissed too. Sell me the Gadgeteer’s Gathering Package dammit.

    • Eruanga Franza Kusumasubrata

      Im with you mate… and when the bag expansion on discount it wasnt there on the promotion tab…

  • bunny ears please

    Give us bunny ears or riot

  • Mushu wushu

    Give us rox’s quiver

  • Mushu wushu

    Plix plox

  • Eruanga Franza Kusumasubrata

    ZOMG BAG SLOT EXPANSION AND I JUST MISSED IT..! Man seriously… I’m bored as hell here… it wasnt there in the promotion tab in bl…

    • Micah

      It’s still available.

    • Me

      An old GW2 saying says: “One has to check the Dulfy to achieve the complex knowledge of GW2 updates. For man can easily miss an important information. Dulfy on the otherhand catches even the slightest change ingame.”.

  • Khyber

    I want Wide rimmed glasses ;-;

  • Oh crap what did anet do now

    I’m not sure if anyone else has this, but there used to be a option to buy gems through online banking. It’s suddenly gone now. First I had a few errors and now the option vanished alltogether. I don’t have paypal or a fancy credit card so besides gold farming my options are a little murdered shall we say. I’m quite sad about this really…I’m on a EU server too, not sure if it’s just us or whatever.

    • Lauri

      Cannot confirm this problem. I still have the online banking option as well as SEPA. Since I always used SEPA I can’t check, if online banking still works. SEPA definitely does.

      • Halvora

        Oh, really? Ugh, well I hope I’ll have it back soon then. :/

    • Halvora

      Hmm…I haven’t got it either. What the heck anet? (EU server too)

      • Oh crap what did anet do now

        Did you contact support, Halvora? I did, but I’m still waiting for a reply.

    • Mirai

      What the fuck, I don’t have it either…thanks a lot anet, that’s the only way I could ever treat myself to gems.

    • Aerin

      Do you guys have the option to buy gem cards from game stores? Ex, game stop. I know its not the same as just doing it online, but at least you’ll still be able to get your gems that way if you can.

      • Halvora

        I actually just discovered that option today Aerin, thank you! Support hasn’t replied back so I’ll do it that way for now then.

      • Oh crap what did anet do now

        Hmmm…that is a very good idea actually. My problem still hasn’t been solved but I’l try this, thank you.

  • Skobie

    bought the bag slots, but I really really wish they would put bank slots on sale.

  • mrh

    Why not put the new sales at the top?

    • Shaggy

      it would take an extra several seconds.

      im not being sarcastic or condescending towards dulfy, its just probably not something they thought about.

      besides, its not that hard to scroll down, especially because a lot of us read the comments anyway

      • mrh

        It is just more to scroll through on mobile.

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  • Andrew Humphrey

    Do we think they will release Everling Blade (Belinda’s Greatsword with the glowing effect)?

  • Merida

    Carriers, carriers, carriers…who buys them; wo wants them? >:-<

    • Diggity

      Personally, I would ask the same question about gliders, minis and outfits.

      • Alot

        I spend more time looking at my glider then 83% of my character. 87% if it has a war horn equipped -.-

    • mrh

      Dog bee carrier is cool, but it was bundled with the infinite coin, if it wasn’t I probably wouldn’t have gotten it.

  • H0NEYL00PS

    I wish I could see into the future and know what’s going on sale each day. Holding back on spending in case specific things I want come up.

    • Celty-san

      same even saving up the gold i get each day so i can waste it all on a spending spree

      • H0NEYL00PS

        How much gold do you make in a day?

        • David Morris

          I’m glad I spent the time to max out all crafting professions to 500, as it makes it easier to make 20 to 35 gold a day, by crafting and selling ascended mats each day, with only about an hour of gathering lower tier mats.

        • Celty-san

          25-75 gold through ab multimapping

          • H0NEYL00PS

            Ab Multimapping?

            • Celty-san

              auric basin multimap, requires hearts of thorns theres a guide about it on the web somewhere

    • mrh

      Is that really a priority if you can see into the future?

      • H0NEYL00PS

        Hahaha. If I could actually see into the future I’d quit playing GW and go full-time as an investor. Good luck to the courts getting me on insider trading when I play the clairvoyance card…

  • Alot

    I guess the discount for the Shared Inventory Slots were shared across the multiple characters using them -.-

  • Zac

    Copper-Fed Salvage-o-Matic – 640 gems (20% OFF)


    This means silver not coming back then.

    • Ryu Gekido

      I never liked Silver myself. Mystic Salvage Kit is WAY cheaper and more efficient. 😮

      • Alot

        True. Still want one though ^^

    • Ravors Malody

      i use fine kits and mystic… if silver does come back i use it mostly for a convenience and for yellows

    • Dennis van Nierop

      Guess what they added today ^^

      • Zac


  • Ravors Malody

    Best things in the sale imo are captains pass and character slot.

    maybe the outfits but not really

    • mrh

      Captain pass is definitely my highlight, but picked up a shared slot for it and the crystal arbiter outfit since it was separated, still waiting for a bank tab. Tools will probably go on sale, but I picked those up last sale (super useful for alt farming with shared slots).

      The dye sales are also nice because it drops the prices on the trading post.

      • mrh

        Another highlight is that copper-fed, but a lot of people already have that (required for HoT imo).

    • DarkSpirit

      The only thing I don’t like about the captains pass or royal terrace pass is that they don’t bring the characters back to the place that they were when they used it.

      If they do, I would have bought them already.

      • mrh

        Well, not much other choice now that they got rid of crafting stations in wvw. If you just need a bank/merchant use guild hall, wvw, or pvp.

  • Skobie

    Is there any advantages to getting either than captain pass or royal terrace? or do they offer the same things?

    • Damek321

      it is the same, but not visually

    • H0NEYL00PS

      As Damek321 said the features within are the same. I’d suggest looking on YouTube to get an idea of which you like the most visually. I also wonder if the layout is different in each? Some vendors might be closer together than in others…. Could save precious seconds when buying/crafting/selling?

    • mrh

      The royal terrace is nicer looking, and the npcs are more organized, but aiship is much faster loading since its not a main city.

  • Peter

    im dying for some gold wings!

  • kugu

    Bank Tab and Storage Expander please

  • H0NEYL00PS

    I had no idea the silver-fed SOM was a thing. Kinda feel cheated now having bought the Copper version on Thursday’s sale. 🙁

    • Dennis van Nierop

      Don’t feel cheated, the Copper version is great for salvaging any item white/blue/green, while you’d use the Silver for yellow/orange.

      You’d waste precious materials if you’d use the copper on yellow/oranges, and you’d waste too much money salvaging if you’d use silver on trash white/blue/greens.

      Basically, the Silver Fed-o-Matic replaces Mystic Salvage Kits/Master Salvage Kits. Personally, I seem to have more Mystic Forge Stones than I ever have need for, so I’d even consider the Silver Fed-o-Matic redundant, but I DO own the Copper one, as it replaces those 25-use kits you’d burn through like crazy.

      • H0NEYL00PS

        I’m glad you said that. Just ran the numbers and actually I can see the benefit of having both – plus at 15s for 25 uses I’d be saving copper plus the hassle buying the kits. I have a hundred or so MF Stones (sounds like you have way more) but have never bothered looking into their uses! I’ll have to give that a Google. What do you use yours for?

        • Dennis van Nierop

          I use my Mystic Forge Stones to craft Mystic Salvage Kits [these have 250 uses per], and has the exact same % rate as the Silver Fed-o-Matic.

          These things only cost a cute 3 Mystic Forge Stones per 250 charges:

          And let’s be honest, if you have four of those in your inventory, that’s 1000 charges. How soon does one expect to be out of 1000 salvages used only for rares/exotics. I mainly farm map metas and lv40 Fractals, and mine still seem to last quite a long time.

          Silver Fed-o-Matic is nice as a convenience item, but what it replaces, isn’t as convenient as the Copper Fed-o-Matic. Silver replaces Mystic Salvage Kits, which have 250 uses per, and you won’t burn through as fast, as you won’t find yourself sitting on 250 rares/exotics that soon. The Copper however, replaces a 25 uses per kit, which you’ll burn through for just about anything that drops.

          • H0NEYL00PS

            Well that’s completely sold me, I appreciate you explaining and sharing that info! I’m going to make one of my own and save the gems for something else special! Thank you.

            • mrh

              The mystic kit is also about 11c per use, silver fed is 60c per use.

          • Ryan Whitaker

            Why would you use mystic salvage kits on exotics when you can use your stockpiles of black lion salvage kits?

            • Dennis van Nierop

              Because I do not have stockpiles of Black Lion Salvage kits?

              The ones I had I used on exotics that were sold so cheap, the runes alone were worth more, sold runes, kept ectos and other stuff myself.

              • Ryan Whitaker

                Oh really? I just assumed everyone had like 100+ charges like me.

    • Asda

      Copper is best because it means stupid fricking green runes and sigils to throw away manually after salvaging all your garbage drops.

  • Alot

    Well, bought myself the every blingy silver-salvager. Which means my shopping list is complete ^^

    • Ares Zax

      I’m still desperately hoping for Bank slots tomorrow. 🙁

      • Suan

        Aren’t ya a happy puppy now?

        • narg

          me yes 😛

  • Raizel

    Finally Bank Tab ^^

  • Billy

    No Rox’s bow/quiver…? Or Marjory’s dagger/axe?

  • Suan

    Another sale yet Phoenix Armor wasn’t on again. It’s more than a year now.. *sigh* the wait continues.

    • Dlew

      Sorry to say, it was on sale (unannounced I think) on the TP maybe 1 or 2 months ago. That’s how I got it

      • Yep

        More often they don’t announce sales unless it’s a big one. Just have to keep checking the TP.

        • Dlew

          Correct. And even keep checking all tabs. Because items that are on the TP rotation don’t always display on the main promo page either

      • Suan

        Not possible I play everyday and check gem store few times a day. Either you think of different armor skin set or trolling me right now.

        • Dlew

          Not trolling. If the game didn’t automatically delete mail from the Gem Store after you accept the items, I would be able to say exactly what day it was. But it was definitely within the past 2 months since I started playing again.

          • Suan

            You’re 100% sure it was Phoenix? Not Phalanx or something like that? [the skin I’m talking about is the one that Kasmeer wears] I swear I log in everyday for past half a year. And the only time I didn’t log in for a whole day was like 3 weeks ago.. was visiting a family since it was summer and all.

            • Dlew

              Correct – the Phoenix armor that Kasmeer wears, I use it on my mesmer.

              If you don’t wish to wait for a discount, you can still get it now full price on the gem store. Probably better than any risk of it disappearing entirely.

    • Dennis van Nierop

      Aren’t you a happy little bear right now?

      I see the Phoenix Light Armor Skin on the BLTC for 800 Gems 😉

      • Suan

        Huh? You know what sale means right? Phoenix Armor skin is always on gem store, I want it to go on sale.

        • Anonymous

          Eh, a lot of items get re-introduced during sales. Anyways, so you’re waiting a whole year for a perma item to be discounted? Good luck with that, I can see why it has you all frustrated.

          Perhaps just drop the extra 100 or less gems you’d save during a sale, as you’d make that amount within a day anyways.

  • guest

    Hi, i dont see it here but in game the golden wings/backpack combo is also on sale, 595 gems instead of 700.

  • Alot

    Thumbs up. Good sale.
    Now broke ^^

  • Yumatchi Kioto

    3x Bag Slot Expansion and 2x Bank Tab Expansion… Needed that for a long time! But they didn’t put the Storage Expansion though… 🙁

  • Alex

    I have had my 14 bank tabs forever, I wish Anet wasn’t so dumb and would allow more than that, mo tabs, mo money (for Anet)

    • lulz

      No, because the extra costs for servers and development will not be covered by you and like 3 other people who want to buy 14+ bank tabs.

      • Simon

        Development? Uhm everything is there already!!! Servers? Also already there!! There is no extra cost, just more possible profit for Anet. And there are tons of people who want more than 14 bank slots. Just STFU when you don’t have the slightest clue what you are talking about.

  • H0NEYL00PS

    “All previous day sales and today’s sale are gone in 24 hrs.” Guessing this means the sale period is over? 🙁

    • Dennis van Nierop

      Yes, the sale period ended the 28th. No worries tho, there will be plenty of them in the future.

  • Halvora

    Aha lawl, I got myself a extra Bank Tab and now the bastard’s on sale. XD Oh, well might as wel grab another one. 🙂

  • anonymous

    Let’s see…gem conversion rate was about 210 gold per 800 gems before this…so a bank tab at 600 gems would have been about 157.5 gold…I saved 6 copper because of this sale! Thanks Anet!

    • wQnxy

      bought 1.8k gems with 100g/400 rate 2 weeks ago =P

      • Braghez

        ^This. Smart people buy stuff beforehand 😀 Especially when it’s practically 100% sure that there’s gonna be a sale.

    • Guest

      wat did u think would happen during a sale? Of course the gold to gem rate would fluctuate.
      If u dont want to support the devs by using real money to buy things, dont complain when u dont get much of a gold discount for a convenience item in a free game.

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