[GW2]Influence

Influence Influence.png is the currency that guilds spend to purchase boons and other guild-wide upgrades. Influence is earned by participating in eventspvp, or solo content while representing a guild. Coin may also be exchanged for influence at the Guild Promoter.

However, Influence is accrued and spent separately by the guild members on each world. For example, a guild with Canadian players on Darkhaven, British players on Blacktide, and Berliners on Riverside will have three different pools of Influence and three different build queues.

Acquisition

Participation sources

The primary source of influence is through participation in PvE or PvP:

  • Influence.png for individual guild members completing an event or part of a personal storyline. (The per-player influence gained increases substantially with each new participating guild member.)
  • Influence.png for individual guild members getting a victory in a pvp match.
  • 10 Influence.png for each accepted guild invitation.
  • 10 Influence.png for each member who is online during an Attendance Check.
Non-participation sources
  • 10 Influence.png can be purchased from a Guild Promoter for  10 Silver coin (in various increments).

Usage

Influence can be spent in the guild panel in four categories: ArchitectureThe Art of WarEconomy, and Politics.

Architecture

Architectural upgrades generally take the longest amount of time to build; they mostly involve upgrading shared storage (e.g. the Guild Vault) and the Guild Workshop, which allows guilds to work on two upgrades at a time.

Summary Description Cost Level Time
Research Architecture Level 1 Research Architecture Level 1 Increase your guild’s skill in the field of Architecture to Level 1. 500 Influence.png 16 hours
Guild Workshop Guild Workshop The workshop allows an additional upgrade to be building simultaneously. 500 Influence.png Guild Research 1.png 48 hours
Research Architecture Level 2 Research Architecture Level 2 Increase your guild’s skill in Architecture to Level 2 1,000 Influence.png Guild Research 1.png 24 hours
Guild Stash Guild Stash Grants access to a 50 slot Guild Vault and gold storage. 1,000 Influence.png Guild Research 2.png 48 hours
Research Architecture Level 3 Research Architecture Level 3 Increase your guild’s skill in Architecture to Level 3 5,000 Influence.png Guild Research 2.png 72 hours
Research Architecture Level 4 Research Architecture Level 4 Increase your guild’s skill in Architecture to Level 4  ? Influence.png Guild Research 3.png  ? days
Guild Treasure Trove Guild Treasure Trove Grants access to a 100 slot Guild Vault 5,000 Influence.png Guild Research 4.png 168 hours
Research Architecture Level 5 Research Architecture Level 5 Increase your guild’s skill in Architecture to Level 5  ? Influence.png Guild Research 4.png  ? days
Deep Cave Deep Cave The Deep Cave will expand your treasure trove by another 100 slots. 10,000 Influence.png Guild Research 5.png 168 hours

Art of War

Art of War upgrades include buffs for WvW.

Summary Description Cost Level Time
Research Art of War Level 1 Research Art of War Level 1 Increase your guild’s skill in Art of War to Level 1 500 Influence.png 16 hours
+10% PvP Influence for 24 Hours +10% PvP Influence for 24 Hours All influence earned in pvp is increased by 10% for 24 hours. 100 Influence.png Guild Research 1.png 24 hours
Research Art of War Level 2 Research Art of War Level 2 Increase your guild’s skill in Art of War to Level 2 1,000 Influence.png Guild Research 1.png 24 hours
WvW Fort +10% Experience WvW Fort +10% Experience For 12 Hrs, any fortification held by your guild in World Vs World will give increased exp to defending allies. 200 Influence.png Guild Research 2.png 16 hours
WvW Fort +5 Supply WvW Fort +5 Supply For 12 Hrs, any fortification held by your guild in World Vs World will give improved Supply to all allies. 200 Influence.png Guild Research 2.png 16 hours
WvW Fort +10% Magic Find WvW Fort +10% Magic Find For 12 Hrs, any fortification held by your guild in World Vs World will give allies a better chance to discover rare loot. 200 Influence.png Guild Research 2.png 16 hours
Research Art of War Level 3 Research Art of War Level 3 Increase your guild’s skill in Art of War to Level 3 5,000 Influence.png Guild Research 2.png 72 hours
WvW Fort +40 Power WvW Fort +40 Power For 12 Hrs, any fortification held by your guild in World Vs World will give improved Power to all allies. 200 Influence.png Guild Research 3.png 36 hours
WvW Fort +40 Toughness WvW Fort +40 Toughness For 12 Hrs, any fortification held by your guild in World Vs World will give improved Toughness to all allies. 200 Influence.png Guild Research 3.png 36 hours
WvW Fort +40 Vitality WvW Fort +40 Vitality For 12 Hrs, any fortification held by your guild in World Vs World will give improved Vitality to all allies. 200 Influence.png Guild Research 3.png 36 hours
WvW Fort +40 Precision WvW Fort +40 Precision For 12 Hrs, any fortification held by your guild in World Vs World will give improved Precision to all allies. 200 Influence.png Guild Research 3.png 24 hours
Research Art of War Level 4 Research Art of War Level 4 Increase your guild’s skill in Art of War to Level 4  ? Influence.png Guild Research 3.png  ? days
WvW Fort +10% Healing WvW Fort +10% Healing For 12 Hrs, any fortification held by your guild in World Vs World will give improved Healing to all allies. 200 Influence.png Guild Research 4.png 24 hours
WvW Fort +10% Player Health WvW Fort +10% Player Health For 12 Hrs, any fortification held by your guild in World Vs World will give improved Health to all allies. 200 Influence.png Guild Research 4.png 24 hours
Guild Catapult Guild Catapult Create a Catapult Siege engine that costs less supply to set up than normal. 500 Influence.png Guild Research 4.png 24 hours
Research Art of War Level 5 Research Art of War Level 5 Increase your guild’s skill in Art of War to Level 5  ? Influence.png Guild Research 4.png  ? days
Guild Siege Suit Guild Siege Suit Create a Siege Suit that costs less supply to set up than normal. 500 Influence.png Guild Research 5.png 36 hours
WvW Fort +5% Swiftness WvW Fort +5% Swiftness Any fortification held by your guild in World Vs World will give improved Swiftness to all allies. Lasts 12 hours. 500 Influence.png Guild Research 5.png 24 hours

Economy

Economy upgrades include guild-wide buffs for increasing item drop rates, karma or experience gain, and other economic boosts.

Summary Description Cost Level Time
Research Economy Level 1 Research Economy Level 1 Increase your guild’s skill in the field of Economy to Level 1 500 Influence.png 16 hours
+5% Exp Public Banner +5% Exp Public Banner Spawns a guild banner that will give +5% exp to any ally that touches it for 30 minutes. Stacks with other exp buffs. 50 Influence.png Guild Research 1.png 4 hours
+10% Gathering Bonus Banner +10% Gathering Bonus Banner Spawns a guild banner that will give +10% gathering chance to any ally that touches it for 30 minutes. Stacks with other exp buffs. 50 Influence.png Guild Research 1.png 4 hours
Research Economy Level 2 Research Economy Level 2 Increase your guild’s skill in Economy to Level 2 1,000 Influence.png Guild Research 1.png 24 hours
+10% Magic Find Banner +10% Magic Find Banner Spawns a guild banner that will give +10% magic find to any ally that touches it for 30 minutes. Stacks with other loot buffs. 50 Influence.png Guild Research 2.png 4 hours
Research Economy Level 3 Research Economy Level 3 Increase your guild’s skill in Economy to Level 3 5,000 Influence.png Guild Research 2.png 72 hours
+5% Kill Exp for 24 Hours +5% Kill Exp for 24 Hours Improves all guild experience gain from kills by 5% for 24 hours. 500 Influence.png Guild Research 3.png 24 hours
 +5% Kill Exp for 24 Hours+10% Magic Find for 72 hours For 72 hours guild members have 10% better chance to find rare loot. Traveling Antique Shows are great! 200 Influence.png Guild Research 3.png 36 hours
Research Economy Level 4 Research Economy Level 4 Increase your guild’s skill in Economy to Level 4  ? Influence.png Guild Research 3.png  ? days
+10% Gathering Bonus for 48 Hours +10% Gathering Bonus for 48 Hours For 48 hours guild members have 10% better chance to find rare materials from mining, logging, and harvesting. 500 Influence.png Guild Research 4.png 32 hours
+15% Karma for 24 hrs +15% Karma for 24 hrs For 24 hours, your guild receives an additional 15% karma from dynamic events. 500 Influence.png Guild Research 4.png 48 hours

Politics

Political upgrades include guild emblems, guild armor, buffs to increase influence gain, and party items.

Summary Description Cost Level Time
Research Politics Level 1 Research Politics Level 1 Increase your guild’s skill in Politics to Level 1 500 Influence.png 16 hours
+5% Karma Banner +5% Karma Banner Spawns a guild banner that will give +5% karma buff to any ally that touches it for 30 minutes. 50 Influence.png Guild Research 1.png 4 hours
Guild Emblem Template Guild Emblem Template Allows guild members to create a permanent guild emblem design at the Guild Registrar for use on banners and other displays. 100 Influence.png Guild Research 1.png 24 hours
Road Marker Road Marker Spawns a guild road marker that will give 20 seconds of swiftness to any ally that touches it. 50 Influence.png Guild Research 1.png 4 hours
Research Politics Level 2 Research Politics Level 2 Increase your guild’s skill in Politics to Level 2 1,000 Influence.png Guild Research 1.png 24 hours
+5% Influence for 24 Hrs. +5% Influence for 24 Hrs. Improves guild influence gain in PvE by 5% for 24 hours. Stacks with other influence bonuses. 100 Influence.png Guild Research 2.png 16 hours
Guild Armorer Contract Guild Armorer Contract Allows guild members to purchase armor items that display the guild emblem. Vendors are available in major cities. (Requires Politics – Emblem Template) 500 Influence.png Guild Research 2.png 32 hours
Research Politics Level 3 Research Politics Level 3 Increase your guild’s skill in Politics to Level 3 5,000 Influence.png Guild Research 2.png 72 hours
+10% Influence from Events +10% Influence from Events Hire an event herald to increase the influence your guild earns from doing events for 24 hours. 200 Influence.png Guild Research 3.png 24 hours
Contract Asuran Outsourcing Contract Asuran Outsourcing A freelance Asuran Lab will help you develop one upgrade without using up one of your work slots. 200 Influence.png Guild Research 3.png 30 hours
Guild Weapons Contract Guild Weapons Contract Allows guild members to purchase weapon items that display the guild emblem. Vendors are available in major cities. (Requires Politics – Emblem Template) 1,000 Influence.png Guild Research 3.png 40 hours
Research Politics Level 4 Research Politics Level 4 Increase your guild’s skill in Politics to Level 4  ? Influence.png Guild Research 3.png  ? days
+20% Dungeon Influence for 24 Hrs. +20% Dungeon Influence for 24 Hrs. A dungeon survey before beginning will increase dungeon influence reward by 20%. Lasts 24 hours. 200 Influence.png Guild Research 4.png 36 hours
Guild Banquet Guild Banquet Spawns a banquet table, keg, and various other party items which players can eat and drink from. Lasts 1 hour. 1,000 Influence.png Guild Research 4.png 78 hours

Source: http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Influence