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The guild vault without being purchased

A guild bank is an in-game storage interface for holding items and money to be shared among guild members.

Official guild banks

Blizzard-supported guild banks were introduced with patch 2.3 to help reduce player-created guild banks, which were prone to Terms of Use violations due to account sharing.


The guild vault seen by the guild leader
  • Access to the guild bank via a guild vault object next to the standard bankers in the game.
  • 6 purchasable tabs which have 98 item slots each; bags are not required for the slots. The price for the first tab is 100g, and increases for each successive tab, 250g, 500g, 1000g, 2500g, 5000g, for a grand total of 9350g.
  • Storage of money.
  • Players with the appropriate permissions can store items and money for use by the rest of the guild. The guild master can allocate different permissions to each tab as required.
  • Repair NPCs have a 'pay for repairs from guild funds' button based on guild permissions (up to withdraw limit).
  • Advanced permission system (defaults to controlled by guild leader) that can allow, disallow, and limit the interaction (deposit/withdraw items or money) per tab, per guild rank. Withdrawal limits can be set up.
  • Access logs in-game showing the 25 latest money- or item-related withdrawals/deposits per tab.
  • Web access and display via World of Warcraft Armory.[1] Requires login.[2]
  • Where to find the guild vaults.

Available storage and costs

Tab Cost Cost per new slot Total Slots Total Cost Total Cost per Slot
1 100g 1g 2s 4c 98 100g 1g 2s 4c
2 250g 2g 55s 10c 196 350g 1g 78s 57c
3 500g 5g 10s 20c 294 850g 2g 89s 12c
4 1000g 10g 20s 41c 392 1850g 4g 71s 94c
5 2500g 25g 51s 2c 490 4350g 8g 87s 76c
6 5000g 51g 2s 4c 588 9350g 15g 90s 14c
7 * 10000g 102g 4s 8c 686 19350g 28g 20s 4c
8 * 20000g 204g 8s 16c 784 39350g 50g 19s 13c
  • 7th tab is bought with Guild Vault Voucher (7th slot) as a reward for reaching Guild Level 5.
  • 8th tab is bought with Guild Vault Voucher (8th slot) as a reward for getting the Stay Classy guild achievement.

Guild bank characters

Main article: Mule (game term)

A character used as storage and/or a trading post by the members, usually accompanied by a web-based script to post the contents online. Bank rules depend on the guild; there is no set of default permissions.

NOTE: It is not recommended that multiple guild members log into the guild bank account, even if it is more convenient to manage and disperse items, since this is a violation of the Terms of Use according to Blizzard. Due to the many potential issues involved with this approach, it is highly recommended that guilds spend the gold on the official guild bank instead.


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