Ascended weapons are a series of weapon sets consisting of ascended quality weapons. Each weapon set is named after a character from Tyria's lore and contains weapons with a specific attribute combination.
 Weapon sets by attribute
There are 18 ascended weapon sets, each set having a different attribute prefix. All sets share the same base weapon models, but are colored differently based on the primary attribute of the prefix.
Ascended weapons are crafted using ascended materials and a complex process. Players will need to purchase a Recipe: Ascended Inscription and use it to acquire the recipe for the prefix they want. Players also need to purchase an ascended weapon recipe for the appropriate weapon type; a greatsword requires a Recipe: Ascended Greatsword for example. The prefix of the weapon recipe and the inscription recipe have to match. The components for the weapons require the equivalent of tier 7 crafting materials for each crafting profession.
|Required item||Primary ingredients||Component materials|
|Ascended Inscription|| |
5-30 of another material depending on which inscription is chosen from this list - note that the Giver's inscription cannot be used.
|Vision Crystal|| |
20 Skill point
|Two weapon type specific components|
|Various amounts of Deldrimor Steel Ingots, Spiritwood Planks and Elonian Leather Squares, dependent on the desired weapon type (see following table)|
|Set name||Weapon type||Components||Deldrimor Steel Ingots||Spiritwood Planks||Elonian Leather Squares|
|One handed||Ascended Reaver||Axe||Blade||3|
|Ascended Flanged Mace||Mace||Head||3|
|Two handed||Ascended Claymore||Greatsword||Blade||3|
|Ascended Short Bow||Short bow||String||3|
|Ascended Harpoon Gun||Harpoon gun||Harpoon||2||2|
|Deldrimor Steel Ingot||Ascended||450|
|Elonian Leather Square||Ascended||450|
 Ascended chests
- Primary article: Ascended chest
Ascended chests drop from Fractals of the Mists, Tequatl the Sunless, exotic champion loot bags, reward chests of Guild Missions and give any weapon type with a given prefix. The prefix of the chest corresponds to the prefix for the ascended weapon, for example Beigarth's weapon chest contains Beigarth (Knight) weapons.