Guild Wars recently added “Mercenaries” which are ways to add the other players in your account to your list of heroes – or players that you control as part of your team. Heroes were added with the “Nightfall” expansion and at that time were characters that you gained by progressing in the game. Nightfall had about a dozen heroes, and the “Eye of the North” expansion added many more heroes to this list, but still with the idea that you gained heroes by doing quests.
Mercenaries allows you to build your own heroes in two ways:
- Use the other level 20 PVP or PVE characters in your account as heroes.
- Create a PVP character in your account, use it as a hero, and then delete it.