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Guilds are an important aspect of Albion Online. Albion Online offers a plethora of activities that can be conducted as a guild. Guilds are able to claim territories and cities and attack territories and cities owned by other guilds. Guilds can have no more than 300 members and can combine with other guilds in a formal alliance system. Guilds can also purchase one guild island that is accessible to all guild members and can be used to construct buildings. All members of a guild will also have their guild crest appear on their cape and shield.

Guild Join Cooldown

After joining a guild, a player will have a 3-day cooldown for joining a new guild. In order to prevent players from exploiting short-term drops of guild or alliance affiliation to negate the effects of Disarray (Zerg Debuff) during battles, after leaving a guild, you cannot re-enter the same guild for 72 hours. Similarly, guilds will have a 7-day cooldown for joining a new alliance, and a 3-day cooldown for leaving and re-entering the same alliance.

Guild Management

Managing the guild, its members, and its territories require silver. As such, guilds levy a tax on all silver looted from the ground by its members. The taxation rate can be modified by the guild at any time. The tax is often used to claim territories, create hideouts, and regear its players, among others. In order to better handle these tasks, guild members may be assigned ranks which allows them certain management permissions as detailed below.

Guild Ranks and Permissions

Permissions Guildmaster Right Hand Master of Coin Warmaster Officer Guardsman Member Recruit
Promote to rank below you X X X X
Demote members below your rank X X X X
Kick members below your rank X X X X
Withdraw money from guild X X X
Attack Territories X X X
Give up territory X X X X
Claim territory X X X X X
Kick members from GvG list X X X X X
Invite X X X X X


Related Patch Notes

Patch LinkDatePatch RevisionPatch NamePatch Notes
11 March 2020161872Queen Patch 7
  • All players within an alliance will receive reduced Silver and Fame income if the alliance holds 10 or more territories (excluding Castles and Castle Outposts)
  • This also applies to players in guilds without an alliance, if their guild holds 10 or more territories
  • This penalty applies to all Fame gained from gathering and PvE and all Silver gained from mob drops and downed players
  • This penalty starts at 1% with the 10th territory and increases by 1% per additional territory
4 March 2020161355Queen Patch 6
  • Patch 5 introduced a 3-day cooldown for leaving and rejoining the same alliance. (This existed alongside the 7-day cooldown on joining a new alliance that was already in the game.)
  • With today's patch, the duration of this cooldown has been updated:
    • Alliance Rejoin Cooldown: 3 Days → 7 Days
26 February 2020160869Queen Patch 5
  • Introduced a 3-day cooldown to re-joining the same guild after leaving. This is intended to prevent players from exploiting short-term drops of guild or alliance affiliation to negate the effects of Disarray (Zerg Debuff) during battles.
  • Increased the cooldown for joining a new guild from 2 to 3 days to prevent workarounds of this system.
  • Introduced a 3-day cooldown for leaving and rejoining the same alliance to prevent the exploit described above. This exists alongside the already existing 7-day cooldown on joining a new alliance.
19 February 2020160378Queen Patch 4A monument has been built at the destroyed Caerleon Realmgate in honor of those who fought off the Avalonian Invasion. It honors the top three guilds of the Standalone Season:
  • Error404: Main Statue w/Guild Banner, Monument Text
  • Black Order: Side Statue w/Guild Banner
  • RAQ: Side Statue w/Guild Banner
Visit the former site of the Realmate in Caerleon and pay your respects!
18 September 2019150212Percival Patch 5 (Midseason Patch)
  • Visually reworked Member Logs Screen to be more aesthetically pleasing and allow for display of longer lists
  • Added player's guild role to Member Logs Screen
  • Added Second tab, "Guild History Logs"
  • Guild History Logs now contains the following sortable log types:
    • Players who joined the guild
    • Players who left the guild
    • Players whose guild roles have changed, and who changed them
31 July 2019147232Percival Patch 2 and Hotfix 2.1Blue Army's Season 6 winner statue now appears at the front gates of Conquerors' Hall near the Caerleon Realmgate. Anniversary decorations have been removed from cities.
17 April 2019140808Oberon Patch 3
  • Adjusted guild change timer back to 48 hours (was reduced to 30 minutes during F2P launch week)
10 April 2019140241Oberon Patch 2 / Free-to-Play Launch
  • Cost to found a guild: 25,000 Silver → 100,000 Silver
  • Cost of a new guild island: 50,000 Silver → 75,000 Silver
10 October 2018127503Merlyn Season 4 PatchBased on community feedback, the following cooldowns now apply:
  • After joining a guild, you may not join another guild for 48 hours.
  • After joining an alliance, your guild may not join another alliance for 48 hours.
  • LEAVING a guild or alliance does not trigger any cooldown period.
This change has been introduced during the early phases of Season 4 to shake up GvG combat, keep the season interesting, and put smaller and newer guilds on more even footing with larger and more established ones.
22 August 2018124468Merlyn Patch #3
  • Leaving a guild as the final member or abandoning a guild island now requires additional confirmation
12 March 2018113403Lancelot Update
  • New "chest log" system allows guild leaders (and others with access rights) to track resources deposited and removed
  • New Guild Vaults allow guilds to deposit and withdraw items in territories and on guild islands
  • Guild Vaults can be upgraded to have more tabs, and guilds can set up access rights for each tab individually
  • Invite to Party/Whisper can now be done via Guild UI
6 December 2017105727Kay UpdateGuild Member Details
  • New screen accessible via Guild Members tab
  • Compare yourself to other Guild Members in different categories:
    • Tax contribution
    • Silver balance
    • Constructions contribution
    • Food contribution
    • Gathering Fame
    • Crafting Fame
    • PvE Fame
    • PvP Fame
    • GvG Participation
  • Take a look at some of the activities of your Guild Members over this week, last week or all-time
  • Copy the data via a button press and paste it in your own documents for further management