Capes are the universal symbol of an allegiance to a guild. Each Guild can create a unique look for their cape by customizing the user-defined symbol, colors, detail and cape trim. This symbol also adorns the Guild Menu pop-up window, as well as serving as your Guild's symbol in alliance listings.
Wearing a cape
Guild capes are purely cosmetic and will not grant wearers bonuses or advantages, it is just an indication of which guild you belong to.
Ways to acquire a cape:
- Join a pre-existing Guild that has already purchased a cape.
- If you are the leader of a Guild, purchase a cape from the Guild Emblemer.
Displaying a cape
On the inventory window there is a drop down menu next to a checkered cape image that will let you select from one of the following options:
- Always Show
- Hide in Towns and Outposts
- Hide in Combat Areas (Except PvP)
- Always Hide (Except PvP)
Capes are customized by going to the Guild Emblemer. Capes can be designed by any member or officer but can only be changed by the guild leader. Designing a cape is free, but each time the cape is changed/created, it will cost 2 .
The details of a cape is the pattern which lies underneath the emblem. There are 32 possible details from which to choose. Selecting the detail check box in the Guild Emblemer tool box, clicking on the two single arrows beneath the preview of your character's cape will change the detail pattern. Clicking on the colors or adjusting its brightness with the slider beneath the color tool will preview the cape with that color.
An emblem is the symbol of your guild. There are 174 (173 if you don't count the blank one) possible emblems from which to choose. Selecting the emblem check box in the Guild Emblemer tool box and clicking on any of the emblems at the bottom of the screen will show you how it will look on your cape. Clicking on the colors or adjusting its brightness with the slider beneath the color tool will preview the cape with that color. With each new campaign of Guild Wars, there are contests held to determine new guild emblems that will be available upon release.
The cape trim is the outer edge of the cape, the type of trim can be changed but the color can only be changed through special events. There are 9 possible trim designs from which to choose. The two double arrows in the background color check box allow you to change the trims design of your cape.
Cape trims (gold, silver or bronze) are awarded to Guilds that place well in worldwide Guild Battle (GvG) tournaments or championships. Four such championships have occurred:
- The winning players of a season ladder, GvG championship or monthly automated tournament will have their fringe changed to gold permanently.
- Players that are in guilds from 2nd place to 16th place in the tournament will have their trim changed to silver until the end of the next announced season.
- Players that are in guilds from 17th to 32nd in the tournament will have their trim changed to bronze.
The background color is changed by selecting the background color check box. Clicking on the colors or adjusting its brightness with the slider beneath the color tool will preview the cape with that color.