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 Power Precision Precision Ferocity Ferocity
Ahamid's Raider Soldier's Power Power Toughness Toughness Vitality Vitality
Gobrech's Raider Valkyrie Power Power Vitality Vitality Ferocity Ferocity
Keeper's Raider Zealot's Power Power Precision Precision Healing Power Healing Power
Saphir's Raider Assassin's Precision Precision Power Power Ferocity Ferocity
Forgemaster's Raider Rampager's Precision Precision Power Power Condition Damage Condition Damage
Angchu Defender Cavalier's Toughness Toughness Power Power Ferocity Ferocity
Beigarth's Defender Knight's Toughness Toughness Power Power Precision Precision
Ventari's Nomad's Toughness Toughness Vitality Vitality Healing Power Healing Power
Leftpaw's Defender
Settler's Toughness Toughness Condition Damage Condition Damage Healing Power Healing Power
Wei Qi's Defender Sentinel's Vitality Vitality Power Power Toughness Toughness
Zintl Defender
Shaman's Vitality Vitality Condition Damage Condition Damage Healing Power Healing Power
Occam's Malicious Carrion Condition Damage Condition Damage Power Power Vitality Vitality
Morbach's Malicious Dire Condition Damage Condition Damage Toughness Toughness Vitality Vitality
Ferratus's Malicious Rabid Condition Damage Condition Damage Precision Precision Toughness Toughness
Verata's Sinister Condition Damage Condition Damage Power Power Precision Precision
Veldrunner Healer Apothecary's Healing Power Healing Power Toughness Toughness Condition Damage Condition Damage
Tateos's Healer Cleric's Healing Power Healing Power Power Power Toughness Toughness
Hronk's Healer Magi's Healing Power Healing Power Precision Precision Vitality 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 Power Precision Precision Toughness Toughness Concentration Concentration
Svaard's Marauder's Power Power Precision Precision Vitality Vitality Ferocity Ferocity
Laranthir's Vigilant Power Power Toughness Toughness Concentration Concentration Expertise Expertise
Ossa's Crusader's Power Power Toughness Toughness Ferocity Ferocity Healing Power Healing Power
Ruka's Wanderer's Power Power Vitality Vitality Toughness Toughness Concentration Concentration
Yassith's Viper's Power Power Condition Damage Condition Damage Precision Precision Expertise Expertise
Pahua's Trailblazer's Toughness Toughness Condition Damage Condition Damage Vitality Vitality Expertise Expertise
Maklain's Minstrel's Toughness Toughness Healing Power Healing Power Vitality Vitality Concentration 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
Mystic Forge
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