Fractal Meta Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Fractal Meta Guide for Guildwars 2. Here you will learn everything you need to know about playing effectively in Fractals.

1. Fractal Introduction

1.1. Fractals of the Mists

Fractals of the Mists are 5-man Mini Dungeons/Raids that have scalable difficulty levels from 1-100 categorized into Initiate(1-25), Adept(26-50), Expert(51-75) and Master(76-100). There are 17 different Fractals in total, everyone of them with a completely new location and mechanics. The 17 Fractals are:

If you want to know which Fractal is on which Level you can check out this link or type /wiki fl ingame

1.2 Mistlock Instabilities

The main difference from Dungeons or Raids are the Mistlock Instabilities and Agony Resistance. We will go over Agony Resistance later but Mistlock Instabilities are extra permanent effects added to your runs. They vary depending on your difficulty level and require adaption from you and your teammates. They start at level 26 and increase in quantity the higher you go. These are the Instabilities and what they do:

No Pain, No GainEnemies receive Protection.png ProtectionMight.png Might and Fury.png Fury when you hit them.
Last LaughEnemies explode when killed.
AfflictedEnemies apply random damaging conditions.
Social AwkwardnessRecharge time Receive agony and damage from nearby allies when you attack enemies.
Toxic TrailEnemies leave a trail of toxic sludge behind them as they move around.
Flux BombYou are periodically afflicted by the Anomaly’s flux bombs.
Adrenaline RushEnemies become enraged for a time when low on health.
Mists ConvergenceThe Fractals of the Mists are blurring together…

2. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 4 pages:

  • Before you start: explains Agony Resistance, /gg mechanic and Potions;
  • Class and Comp overview: learn what makes a good team composition and what you need to succeed;
  • Video examples: a helpful collection of Fractal videos for you;


  • 3 September 2017:  Added section

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