Ascended equipment

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Ascended item (right) pictured next to an Exotic item (left) with lower stats.

Ascended equipment refers to equipment of GAscended quality. All ascended equipment has a level 80 requirement and 5% stronger stats than FExotic quality equipment and equal to HLegendary equipment. All ascended equipment is account bound.

Types[edit]

Mechanics[edit]

Upgrade slot[edit]

  • Ascended armor and weapons have the usual upgrade slot, one slot for armor and one-handed weapons and two slots for two-handed weapons.
  • Ascended trinkets and back items, however, do not have an upgrade slot; instead, the equivalent bonuses of an ascended jewel are added to the inherent attribute bonuses. In most cases the built-in jewel matches the prefix of the base item, but in some cases they differ. For example, the Jade Wind Orb has Dire base stats (Condition Damage, Toughness, Vitality), but the built-in jewel has Rabid stats (Condition Damage, Precision, Toughness).

Infusion slot[edit]

  • Ascended items also have an infusion slot (or two in the case of two-handed weapons). Infusions, which mainly provide agony resistance but can also (or instead) provide a small amount of extra stats, can be inserted into these slots
  • Ascended rings can be infused and attuned, each of which adds an extra infusion slot (for a total of 3).
  • Ascended back items can be infused to add one extra infusion slot.
  • Ascended amulets have an enrichment slot instead of an infusion slot. These are mechanically similar to infusion slots, but only accept enrichments (which provide bonus gold from monsters, magic find, experience from kills or karma).

Uniqueness[edit]

Most ascended trinkets are marked unique, meaning you cannot equip two identical trinkets at the same time.

  • The exception being ascended rings and accessories from Raids.
  • There are usually two unique rings or accessories for any given set of stats (for instance Ring of Red Death.png Ring of Red Death and Crystalline Band.png Crystalline Band for Berserker's stats rings), both of which can be equipped at once.
  • Attuned or infused rings don't count as the same item, so it's possible to equip a ring together with its own infused or attuned version.

Changing attribute prefix[edit]

Ascended weapons and armor can be put into the Mystic Forge to change the attribute bonuses of the item. These recipes create new items and destroy any upgrade component on the item in the process.

Item Ingredients
Crimson Antique Blade.png Ascended weapon 1
1
5
1
Ascended weapon Original ascended weapon
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Orichalcum Imbued Inscription for the desired stats
Glob of Ectoplasm.png Glob of Ectoplasm
Durmand Priory Book.png Anthology of Heroes
Illustrious Doublet.png Ascended armor 1
1
5
1
Ascended armor Original ascended armor
Knight's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Gossamer Insignia for the desired stats
Glob of Ectoplasm.png Glob of Ectoplasm
Durmand Priory Book.png Anthology of Heroes

Salvaging[edit]

Salvaging equipment grants unique crafting materials and items used in the crafting of ascended and legendary equipment. Ascended equipment can be salvaged using special salvage kits:

Notes[edit]

  • No additional tiers are planned after Ascended, but there are plans to enhance or gain items within the existing rarity design whose properties continue on a shallow power curve. Future progression will also be based on earning newly introduced skills.[1][2]

Trivia[edit]

Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Infusion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colin Johanson; Looking Ahead: Guild Wars 2 in 2013
  2. ^ Chris Whiteside; AMA on Reddit