Heroes X 7

The team at Guild Wars has finally done it…!  Previously limited to 3 in a party, Heroes can now join you on your adventures in numbers up to 7.  While that might not sound like a substantial change to those who are new, seasoned players fully understand what having 7 heroes entails.

Offhand, it means that players can now customize their entire team.  It’s especially helpful for those who like to play solo — it’s now possible to run “____-way” without another human player.  Another boon for solo players is that one can now enter places previously inaccessible to soloists.  Fissure of Woe is the first one that comes to mind.

This change, along with a few other cool changes, was introduced in the March 3rd game update.  But why am I writing about an update from almost 3 months ago?  I have a good reason.  Back in December of 2009, I wrote a post called “Hero List“.  Since that list is now obsolete, amending it seems like the correct thing to do.

Here’s the updated list of heroes, listed in the order in which they appear in your “Add a Hero” drop-down menu.

Hero List

  1. Goren – warrior (NF)
  2. Koss – warrior (NF)
  3. Jora – warrior (EN)
  4. Acolyte Jin – ranger (NF)
  5. Margrid the Sly – ranger (NF)
  6. Pyre Fierceshot – ranger (EN)
  7. Tahlkora – monk (NF)
  8. Dunkoro – monk (NF)
  9. Ogden Stonehealer – monk (EN)
  10. Master of Whispers – necromancer (NF)
  11. Olias¹ – necromancer (NF)
  12. Livia – necromancer (EN)
  13. Norgu – mesmer (NF)
  14. Gwen – mesmer (EN)
  15. Acolyte Sousuke – elementalist (NF)
  16. Zhed Shadowhoof – elementalist (NF)
  17. Vekk – elementalist (EN)
  18. Zenmai² – assassin (NF)
  19. Anton – assassin (EN)
  20. Razah – ritualist (NF)
  21. Xandra – ritualist (EN)
  22. General Morgahn – paragon (NF)
  23. Hayda – paragon (EN)
  24. Melonni – dervish (NF)
  25. M.O.X. – dervish (S)
  26. Kahmu – dervish (EN)

Campaign Legend:

NF = Hero acquired in Nightfall
EN = Hero acquired in Eye of the North
S = Special Hero requires all 3 campaigns

1 = Also requires Prophecies
2 = Also requires Factions

Hero List

We love heroes.  These super-henchmen allow you to solo non-AI-able missions,  easily vanquish Hard Mode with a friend, and run a team farm build by yourself.

But the sheer number of available heroes can be daunting, and makes keeping track of equips difficult.  Is Margrid wielding an icy or poisonous bow?  Does Zenmai need the minor shadow rune or should I give it to Anton?  This fire staff I just found has a cool skin and good mods, but aren’t my fire eles already using good staves?  It may be manageable if you’re the type to play one character exclusively; keeping track of your heroes across multiple characters is a different story entirely.

Data packrats and listmakers — I feel your pain.  That’s why I’m sharing my awful secret with you.  I use text files to keep track of all kinds of things, from what mission my paragon last finished in each campaign, to which mini-pets my necro has in the Hall of Monuments.  Crazy, yes.  Helpful, indeed!  With eleven playable characters and frequent hiatuses, I find it necessary.

So here’s one of the lists I finally decided to make after months of inventory agony.  Every available hero is listed in the order in which they appear in your “Add a Hero” drop-down menu.  Copy + paste it to start your own list fun!

edit: Since a recent Guild Wars update, the list below is obsolete.  See the post “Heroes X 7” for an updated list (added 5/31/11).

Hero List

Gwen

Gwen

  1. Norgu – mesmer (NF)
  2. Goren – warrior (NF)
  3. Tahlkora – monk (NF)
  4. Master of Whispers – necromancer (NF)
  5. Acolyte Jin – ranger (NF)
  6. Koss – warrior (NF)
  7. Dunkoro – monk (NF)
  8. Acolyte Sousuke – elementalist (NF)
  9. Melonni – dervish (NF))
  10. Zhed Shadowhoof – elementalist (NF)
  11. General Morgahn – paragon (NF)
  12. Margrid the Sly – ranger (NF)
  13. Zenmai – assassin (F)
  14. Olias – necromancer (P)
  15. Razah – ritualist (NF)
  16. M.O.X – dervish (F)
  17. Jora – warrior (EN)
  18. Pyre Fierceshot – ranger (EN)
  19. Anton – assassin (EN)
  20. Livia – necromancer (EN)
  21. Hayda – paragon (EN)
  22. Kahmu – dervish (EN)
  23. Gwen – mesmer (EN)
  24. Xandra – ritualist (EN)
  25. Vekk – elementalist (EN)
  26. Ogden Stonehealer – monk (EN)

Campaign Legend:

P = Hero acquired in Prophecies
F = Hero acquired in Factions
NF = Hero acquired in Nightfall
EN = Hero acquired in Eye of the North