Ascended armor

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Ascended armor
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Ascended armor refers to eighteen visually identical armor sets, each named after a great craftsman from the history of Tyria. Each set has a specific attribute combination and the skin is called Illustrious armor in the Wardrobe.

Ascended armor has slightly higher stats than exotic armor, making it the best protection one can currently obtain in Guild Wars 2. Ascended armor is always Account Bound.

Salvages into[edit]

Using Ascended Salvage Tools and Ascended Salvage Kits.

Armor sets by attribute[edit]

The specific stat-allocation varies by armor type; see Equipment for details.

3 Attribute Sets[edit]

Major Minor Minor
Zojja's Raider Berserker's Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Ferocity.png Ferocity
Ahamid's Raider Soldier's Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality
Gobrech's Raider Valkyrie Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Ferocity.png Ferocity
Keeper's Raider Zealot's Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Healing Power.png Healing Power
Saphir's Raider Assassin's Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Ferocity.png Ferocity
Forgemaster's Raider Rampager's Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage
Angchu Defender Cavalier's Toughness.png Toughness Power.png Power Ferocity.png Ferocity
Beigarth's Defender Knight's Toughness.png Toughness Power.png Power Precision.png Precision
Ventari's Nomad's Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Healing Power.png Healing Power
Leftpaw's Defender
Settler's Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Healing Power.png Healing Power
Wei Qi's Defender Sentinel's Vitality.png Vitality Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness
Zintl Defender
Shaman's Vitality.png Vitality Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Healing Power.png Healing Power
Occam's Malicious Carrion Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality
Morbach's Malicious Dire Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality
Ferratus's Malicious Rabid Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Precision.png Precision Toughness.png Toughness
Verata's Sinister Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Power.png Power Precision.png Precision
Veldrunner Healer Apothecary's Healing Power.png Healing Power Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage
Tateos's Healer Cleric's Healing Power.png Healing Power Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness
Hronk's Healer Magi's Healing Power.png Healing Power Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality
Wupwup Defender
Celestial Smaller bonus to: Power.png Precision.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Condition Damage.png Ferocity.png Healing Power.png
Wurmslayer's Double-click to choose stats.

4 Attribute Sets[edit]

Major Major Minor Minor
Tizlak's Commander's Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Concentration
Svaard's Marauder's Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality Ferocity.png Ferocity
Laranthir's Vigilant Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Concentration Condition Duration.png Expertise
Ossa's Crusader's Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Ferocity.png Ferocity Healing Power.png Healing Power
Ruka's Wanderer's Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Concentration
Yassith's Viper's Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Precision.png Precision Condition Duration.png Expertise
Pahua's Trailblazer's Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Vitality.png Vitality Condition Duration.png Expertise
Maklain's Minstrel's Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power Vitality.png Vitality Boon Duration.png Concentration

Preview codes[edit]

Skin preview codes
Armor class Headgear Shoulders Chest Gloves Leggings Boots


Ascended chests[edit]

Primary article: Ascended chest

Ascended chests have a chance of dropping from Fractals of the Mists, Tequatl the Sunless, exotic champion loot bags, reward chests of Guild Missions, PvP reward chest and WvW rank up chests. They can give any armor piece with a given prefix. The prefix of the chest corresponds to the prefix for the ascended armor, for example Occam's Armor Chest contains Occam's "Carrion" armor. For a guaranteed reward, the equipment collection achievements Ambrite Weapon Collection, Bioluminescence and Leystone armor produce Ascended Armor Chests.


Ascended armor is crafted using ascended materials and is a complex process. Players will need to purchase a Recipe: Ascended Insignia and use it to acquire the recipe for the prefix they want. Players also need to purchase an ascended armor recipe for the appropriate piece of armor; a heavy helm requires a Recipe: Ascended Heavy Helm for example. The prefix of the armor recipe and the insignia recipe have to match. The components for the armor requires the equivalent of tier 7 crafting materials for each crafting profession.

Note that all three sets contain ingredients that can only be crafted once per day as these are time-gated refinement recipes. This means that crafting a complete ascended armor set will take a minimum of 36 days (including 18 days just to make the insignias), unless the crafting components are purchased from the Trading Post. Specifically the time gated ingredients are:


Full set[edit]
Per armor piece[edit]

Each piece of armor needs the same base ingredients:

Required item Primary ingredients Component materials
Beigarth's Knight Insignia.png Ascended Insignia
5-10 fine material (see this list - note that the Giver's can't be used.)

or (For Concentration or Expertise sets only)

Fulgurite.png Fulgurite
(All except the chest piece)
Lesser Vision Crystal.png Lesser Vision Crystal
(Chest piece only)
Vision Crystal.png Vision Crystal
Two armor piece components
(Tailor and Leatherworker only)
(Armorsmith only)
See following table
Armor piece Components Bolts of Damask Elonian Leather Squares Deldrimor Steel Ingots
Tailor Head Padding 1
Strap 1 1
Shoulders Padding 2
Panel 1
Chest Lining 1
Panel 4 1
Hands Padding 1
Panel 1 1
Legs Lining 1
Panel 4
Feet Upper 2
Sole 2
Total 18 6
Leatherworker Head Padding 2
Strap 1
Shoulders Padding 1
Panel 2
Chest Padding 1
Panel 5
Hands Lining 1
Panel 2
Legs Padding 1
Panel 4
Feet Upper 2
Sole 2
Total 6 18
Armorsmith Helm Casing 1
Lining 2
Shoulders Casing 2
Lining 1
Chest Panel 5
Padding 1
Hands Plates 2
Lining 1
Legs Panel 4
Lining 1
Feet Casing 2
Lining 1
Total 7 16
Item Rarity Discipline(s) Rating Ingredients
Bolt of Damask.png Bolt of Damask GAscended ArmorsmithArmorsmith tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworkerLeatherworker tango icon 20px.pngTailorTailor tango icon 20px.png 450
Elonian Leather Square.png Elonian Leather Square GAscended HuntsmanHuntsman tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworkerLeatherworker tango icon 20px.pngTailorTailor tango icon 20px.pngArmorsmithArmorsmith tango icon 20px.png 450
Deldrimor Steel Ingot.png Deldrimor Steel Ingot GAscended ArmorsmithArmorsmith tango icon 20px.pngArtificerArtificer tango icon 20px.pngHuntsmanHuntsman tango icon 20px.pngWeaponsmithWeaponsmith tango icon 20px.png 450

Attribute change[edit]

The prefix attributes on ascended armor can be changed by combining the armor in the Mystic Forge with an Intricate Gossamer Insignia of the desired prefix. All upgrades (i.e. runes and infusions) are lost in this process. If the item is transmuted before the combination in the Mystic Forge, the appearance will be the default skin.

Ascended armor
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