gw2treasures.com provides an alternative icon service of the default render.guildwars2.com with more features.


The icons served by ArenaNets render service are not optimized. By lossless compression and discarding metadata from the images, the filesize can be reduced by over 20% on average. If you have multiple icons on a page, saving 20% of transmitted bytes means a noticeable speed improvement.

Often you don't want to display a 64x64 version of the icon on your page, but by loading the big icon and downscaling it clientside you are wasting bandwith. We provide all icons in 64x64, 32x32 and 16x16, so you can pick the dimensions and are only downloading the bytes you need.


gw2treasures.com provides thumbnails and compressed versions of all icons from ArenaNets render service. This is ideal if you use many icons or icons with smaller dimension than the default 64px. The dimensions available are 16px, 32px and 64px.

The icons are available at this url:

signatureThe file_signature you get from the official API.
file_idThe file_id you get from the official API.
sizeValid sizes are:
  • 64px
  • 32px
  • 16px

To load higher resolution icons for devices with higher dpi-screens, you can use the srcset attribute. Devices with lower resolutions, will still load the smaller file and save bandwith. You can read more about the srcset attribute on the MDN page about the img element.


Here is a complete optimized example code to load an icon:

  srcset="https://icons-gw2.darthmaim-cdn.com/9D94B96446F269662F6ACC2531394A06C0E03951/947657-64px.png 2x"
  width="32" height="32" alt="" crossorigin="anonymous" referrerpolicy="no-referrer" loading="lazy" decoding="async"/>


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