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.



Upgrade and infusion slots[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).
  • Ascended items also have an infusion slot, or two infusion slots for two-handed weapons. Each infusion slot has an assigned infusion type — Defensive, Offensive, or Utility — and only an infusion of the same type or an Omni-type infusion can be inserted in that slot.
  • Ascended rings can be infused and attuned, which add a combined total of two extra infusion slots specifically for Agony Infusions.
  • Ascended back items can be infused to add one extra infusion slot specifically for Agony Infusions.

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
Chorben's Blade.png Ascended weapon 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
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 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:


  • Most ascended trinkets are unique, meaning you cannot equip two identical trinkets at the same time.
    • The exception being ascended accessories and rings as rewards from Raids.
  • 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]


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