Guild Wars Guide to the Elite Skills Locations

In Guild Wars there are certain “Elite Skills” that can be only learned via special bosses. When these bosses are killed you can use a Signet of Capture to obtain the elite skill of your choice. A Signet of Capture can be earned from a quest or you can purchase them from a skill trainer in a Guild Wars outpost or city.

The elite skill bosses are not guaranteed to show up at the location indicated as they are randomly spawned. If the boss that you are looking for doesn’t show up the first time you go through the area, you can restart the mission and the area again and have another chance.

This list shows the Guild Wars Elite skill, what character the skill is used by, the boss that you can capture the skill from, and where the boss usually is spawned. Keep in mind that this isn’t an all inclusive list and that other places may have the skill you are looking for, or there may be other locations where the boss that uses the skill you want to capture may spawn. This is just a general guide to where they usually are and who has the skills you may want or need.

Guild Wars Elite Skill Bosses and Their Locations:

Elementalist Elite Skill: Elemental Attunement
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Geckokaru at Perdition Rock

Elementalist Elite Skill: Ether Prodigy
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Jyth Sprayburst at Ring of Fire

Elementalist Elite Skill: Either Renewal
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Vassa Ssiss at Elona Reach, Issah Sshay at Thirsty River, Cyss Gresshia at Dunes of Despair

Elementalist Elite Skill: Glimmering Mark
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Alana Pekpek at Witman’s Folly, Edibbo Pekpek at Talus Chute or Spearhead Peak

Elementalist Elite Skill: Glyph of Energy
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Hyl Thunderwing at Mineral Springs

Elementalist Elite Skill: Glyph of Renewal
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Nayl Klaw Thythan at Perdition Rock

Elementalist Elite Skill: Lightning Surge
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Facet of Elements at Dragon’s Lair

Elementalist Elite Skill: Mind Burn
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Scelus Protum at Hell’s Precipice

Elementalist Elite Skill: Mind Freeze
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Skizzle at Ice Floe, Maak Frostfiend at Witman’s Folly or Spearhead Peak

Elementalist Elite Skill: Mind Shock
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Old Red Claw at Snake Dance

Elementalist Elite Skill: Mist Form
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Eidolon at Iron Mines of Molodune or Ring of Fire, Sala Chillbringer at Snake Dance, or Brrr Windburn at Talus Chute

Elementalist Elite Skill: Obsidian Flesh
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Harn Coldstone at Perdition Rock

Elementalist Elite Skill: Thunderclap
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Chrysos The Magnetic at Thunderhead Keep, Maida the Illtempered at Ring of Fire, Kratos the Foul and The Inquistor at the Iron Mines of Moladune, Optimus Caliph at Abaddon’s Mouth, and the unnamed Mursaat Elementalist with red around it at Ice Floe

Elementalist Elite Skill: Ward Against Harm
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Arknel Havenwood at Frozen Forest

Elementalist Elite Skill: Water Trident
Elementalist Elite Skill Boss and Location: Berg Frozenfist at Ice Caves of Sorrow, The Judge at Thunderhead Keep, Boreal Kubeclaw at Frozen River, and Flint Fleshcleaver at Grenth’s Footprint

Mesmer Elite Skill: Crippling Anguish
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Fuury Stonewrath at Thunderhead Keep, Yxthoshth at Salt Flats, Barl Stormsiege at Frozen Forest, Gorrel Rockmolder at Grenth’s Footprint

Mesmer Elite Skill: Echo
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Rwek Kawl Mawl at Perdition Rock

Mesmer Elite Skill: Energy Drain
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Gambol Healdrainer at Ice Floe, Snik Hungrymind at Spearhead Peak and Witman’s Folly

Mesmer Elite Skill: Energy Surge
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Melek the Virtuous at Ring of Fire, Balasi the Arcane at Iron Mines of Moladune, Mercia the Sing at Abaddon’s Mouth, and the Mursaat Mesmer with the Mesmer glow around it at Ice Floe.

Mesmer Elite Skill: Fevered Dreams
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Plexus Shadowhook at Abaddon’s Mouth

Mesmer Elite Skill: Illusionary Weaponry
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Seear Windlash at Talus Chute, Didn Hopestealer at Snake Dance, Dirko Mustalker at Iron Mines of Moladune

Mesmer Elite Skill: Ineptitude
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Wyt Sharpfeather at Mineral Springs

Mesmer Elite Skill: Keystone Signet
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Rune Eithercrash at Spearhead Peak

Mesmer Elite Skill: Mantra of Recall
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Featherclaw at Snake Dance, Facet of Chaos at Dragon’s Lair

Mesmer Elite Skill: Mantra of Recovery
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Goss Aleesh at Thirsty River, Tiss Dansir at Elona Reach, Ayassah Hess at Dunes of Despair

Mesmer Elite Skill: Migraine
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Pytt Spitespew at Ring of Fire

Mesmer Elite Skill: Panic Moles
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Quibus at Hell’s Precipice

Mesmer Elite Skill: Power Block
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Lyssa’s Cursed at Perdition Rock

Mesmer Elite Skill: Signet of Midnight
Mesmer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Malus Phasmatus at Perdition Rock

Monk Elite Skill: Amity
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Pravus Obsideo at Perdition Rock

Monk Elite Skill: Aura of Faith
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Coventina The Matron at Ring of Fire, Willa the Displeased at Abaddon’s Mouth, Demetrois the Enduring at Thunderhead Keep, and the Mursaat Monk with the Monk glow around it at Ice Floe

Monk Elite Skill: Healing Hands
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Rull Browbeater at Perdition Rock

Monk Elite Skill: Life Barrier
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Enshal Hardwood Frozen Forest

Monk Elite Skill: Mark of Protection
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Lokar Icemender at Iron Mines of Moladune, Bolis Hillshaker at Thunderhead Keep, Mesqul Ironhealer at Frozen Forest, Darda Goldenchief at Iron Mines of Moladune, and Wroth Yakslapper at Grenth’s Footprint

Monk Elite Skill: Martyr
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Dwayna’s Cursed at Perdition Rock

Monk Elite Skill: Peace and Harmony
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Marnta Doomspeaker at Snake Dance

Monk Elite Skill: Restore Condition
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Spindle Agonyvein at Abaddon’s Mouth

Monk Elite Skill: Shield of Deflection
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Grun Galesurge at Ring of Fire

Monk Elite Skill: Shield of Judgement
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Myd Springclaw at Mineral Springs

Monk Elite Skill: Shield of Regeneration
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Facet of Light at Dragon’s Lair

Monk Elite Skill: Signet of Judgement
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Fawl Driftstalker at Talus Chute or Snake Dance, Balt Duskrider at Iron Mines of Moladune, Frostbite at Ice Floe or Talus Chute, Balt Duskrider at Iron Mines of Moladune

Monk Elite Skill: Spell Breaker
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Raptorhawk at Snake Dance

Monk Elite Skill: Unyielding Aura
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Ipollo Wupwup at Witman’s Folly, Kaia Wupwup at Spearhead Peak

Monk Elite Skill: Word of Healing
Monk Elite Skill Boss and Location: Wissper Inssani at Elona Reach, Josso Essher at Thirsty River, Dassk Arossyss at Dunes of Despair

Necromancer Elite Skill: Aura of the Lich
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Maligo Libons at Hell’s Precipice

Necromancer Elite Skill: Blood is Power
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Cry Darkday at Snake Dance

Necromancer Elite Skill: Feast of Corruption
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Maw the Mountain Heart at Dreadnaught’s Drift

Necromancer Elite Skill: Grenth’s Balance
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Facet of Darkness at Dragon’s Lair, or during quest in Frozen Forest with Mraggah

Necromancer Elite Skill: Life Transfer
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Feodor the Baneful at Iron Mines of Moladune, Agyrus the Scoundrel at Thunderhead Keep, Sarlic the Judge at Abaddon’s Mouth, Odelyn the Displeased at Ring of Fire, and the Mursaat Necromancer at Ice Floe that has the Necromancer glow around it.

Necromancer Elite Skill: Lingering Curse
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Grenth’s Cursed at Perdition Rock

Necromancer Elite Skill: Offering of Blood
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Riine Windrot at Thunderhead Keep, Jollen Stellblight at Frozen Forest, Hormak Ironcurse at the Ice Caves of Sorrow, Morgriff Shadestone at Grenth’s Footprint

Necromancer Elite Skill: Order of the Vampire
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Uussth Visshta at Elona Reach, Rysaa Hisst at Dines of Despair, and Hessper Sasso at Thirsty River

Necromancer Elite Skill: Plague Signet
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Karobo Dimdim at Witman’s Folly and Allobo Dimdim at Spearkead Peak or Talus Chute

Necromancer Elite Skill: Soul Leech
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Goss Darkweb at Abaddon’s Mouth

Necromancer Elite Skill: Spiteful Spirit
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Niggh Spinechill at Talus Chute, Ceru Gloomrunner at Iron Mines of Moladune, Shadowlord Vogris at Fissue of Woe, and Sapph Blacktracker at Snake Dance

Necromancer Elite Skill: Tainted Flesh
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Dosakaru Fevertouch at Perdition Rock

Necromancer Elite Skill: Virulence
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Unthub Rotwood at Frozen Forest

Necromancer Elite Skill: Well of Power
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Nhy Darkclaw at Mineral Springs

Necromancer Elite Skill: Wither
Necromancer Elite Skill Boss and Location: Ignis Effigia at Perdition Rock, or from quest at Mineral Springs from Evirso Sectus

Ranger Elite Skill: Barrage
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Markis at Iron Mines of Moladune, Snyk the Hundred Tongue at Abaddon’s Mouth

Ranger Elite Skill: Crippling Shot
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Melaudru’s Cursed at Perdition Rock

Ranger Elite Skill: Escape
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Whuup Buumbuul at Talus Chute or Snake Dance

Ranger Elite Skill: Ferocious Strike
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Thul the Bull at Spearhead Peak

Ranger Elite Skill: Greater Conflagration
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Valetudo Rubor at Hell’s Precipice

Ranger Elite Skill: Incendiary Arrows
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Casses Flameweb at Ring of Fire

Ranger Elite Skill: Marksman’s Wager
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Custodian Jenus at Elona Reach, custodian Phedous at Thirsty River, Custodian Kora at Dunes of Despair

Ranger Elite Skill: Melandru’s Arrows
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Ulhar Stonehound at Thunderhead Keep, Resnar Mountainsight at Frozen Forest, and Gargash Thornbeard at Grenth’s Footprint

Ranger Elite Skill: Melandru’s Resilience
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Facet of Nature at Dragon’s Lair

Ranger Elite Skill: Oath Shot
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Perfected Cloak at Thunderhead Keep, Cairn the Relentless at Abaddon’s Mouth, Cairn the Troubling at Ring of Fire, Hilios the Dutiful at Iron Mines of Moladune, the Jade Bow at Ice Floe that has the ranger glow around him

Ranger Elite Skill: Poison Arrow
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Salani Pippip at Witman’s Folly, Kekona Pippip at Talus Chute or Spearhead Peak

Ranger Elite Skill: Practiced Stance
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Ryk Arrowwing at Mineral Springs

Ranger Elite Skill: Punishing Shot
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Thuk Boulderrain at Snake Dance

Ranger Elite Skill: Quick Shot
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Maxine Coldstone at Perdition Rock

Ranger Elite Skill: Spike Trap
Ranger Elite Skill Boss and Location: Velp Painbrain at Ring of Fire

Warrior Elite Skill: “Charge”
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Balthazar’s Cursed at Perdition Rock

Warrior Elite Skill: “Victory is Mine”
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Sakalo Yawpyawl at Witman’s Folly, Jono Yawpyawl at Talus Chute or Spearhead Peak

Warrior Elite Skill: Backbreaker
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Ferk Mallet at Ring of Fire

Warrior Elite Skill: Battle Rage
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Krogg Shmush at Talus Chute or Snake Dance, Smukk Foombool at Snake Dance

Warrior Elite Skill: Bull’s Charge
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Sintekaru Manshredder at Perdition Rock

Warrior Elite Skill: Cleave
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location:Marka Granitehand at Iron Mines of Moladune, Gornar Bellybreaker at Thunderhead Keep, Linka Goldensteel at Frozen Forest, Viraq Bladestone at Ice Caves of Sorrow

Warrior Elite Skill: Defy Pain
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Obrhit Barkwood at Frozen Forest, Clobberbark at Lornar’s Pass

Warrior Elite Skill: Devastating Hammer
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Martigris the Stalwart at Iron Mines of Moladune, Perfected Armor at Thunderhead Keep, Cairn the Destroyer at Abaddon’s Mouth, Cairn the Smug at Ring of Fire, the Jade Armor that has Warrior glow in Ice Floe.

Warrior Elite Skill: Dwarven Battle Stance
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Slonak Copperbark at Iron Mines of Moladune, Thorgall Bludgeonhammer at Grenth’s Footprint

Warrior Elite Skill: Earth Shaker
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Kor Stonewrath at Snake Dance

Warrior Elite Skill: Eviscerate
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Tortitudo Probo at Hell’s Precipice

Warrior Elite Skill: Flourish
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location:Syr Honorcrest at Mineral Springs

Warrior Elite Skill: Gladiator’s Defense
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Facet of Strength at Dragon’s Lair

Warrior Elite Skill: Hundred Blades
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Undead Prince Rurik at Hell’s Precipice

Warrior Elite Skill: Skull Crack
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Hail Blackice at Spearhead Peak

Warrior Elite Skill: Warrior’s Endurance
Warrior Elite Skill Boss and Location: Custodian Hulgar at Thirsty River, Custodian Fidius at Dunes of Despair, Custodian Dellus at Elona’s Reach

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