Back item

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Back items are a category of equipment.


Back items are a type of gear, sharing characteristics of both trinkets and armor. They provide the lowest magnitude of attribute bonuses out of all equipment types, only 65% of an equivalent (same level and rarity) boot, glove, or shoulder armor, the next-lowest equipment types, or 12% of an equivalent two-handed weapon.

Armor mechanics
  • Back items can be damaged or broken and must be repaired.
  • They can be transmuted in the wardrobe, although some have no default skin.
Trinket mechanics


Although back items are not part of a character's starter equipment, they are available beginning at level 1 using any crafting discipline. Unlike most other equipment types, back items are not widely available as loot or on the Trading Post: only a few varieties drop and those with low frequency and only in some explorable-mode dungeons. However, there are several other ways to acquire back items, including the personal and living stories, from various vendors, created in the Mystic Forge, or crafted.

Personal story[edit]



Mystic Forge[edit]

Living World[edit]


All crafted back items are Account Bound.

Craftable Back Items
Armorsmith tango icon 20px.pngArmorsmith Artificer tango icon 20px.pngArtificer Chef tango icon 20px.pngChef Huntsman tango icon 20px.pngHuntsman Jeweler tango icon 20px.pngJeweler Leatherworker tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworker Tailor tango icon 20px.pngTailor Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.pngWeaponsmith
Simple Armorsmith's Backpack Simple Artificer's Backpack Simple Chef's Backpack Simple Huntsman's Backpack Simple Jeweler's Backpack Simple Leatherworker's Backpack Simple Tailor's Backpack Simple Weaponsmith's Backpack
Sturdy Armorsmith's Backpack Sturdy Artificer's Backpack Basic Chef's Backpack Sturdy Huntsman's Backpack Sturdy Jeweler's Backpack Sturdy Leatherworker's Backpack Sturdy Tailor's Backpack Sturdy Weaponsmith's Backpack
Practical Armorsmith's Backpack Practical Artificer's Backpack Savory Chef's Backpack Practical Huntsman's Backpack Practical Jeweler's Backpack Practical Leatherworker's Backpack Practical Tailor's Backpack Practical Weaponsmith's Backpack
Intricate Armorsmith's Backpack Intricate Artificer's Backpack Hearty Chef's Backpack Intricate Huntsman's Backpack Intricate Jeweler's Backpack Intricate Leatherworker's Backpack Intricate Tailor's Backpack Intricate Weaponsmith's Backpack
Ornate Armorsmith's Backpack Ornate Artificer's Backpack Gourmet Chef's Backpack Ornate Huntsman's Backpack Ornate Jeweler's Backpack Ornate Leatherworker's Backpack Ornate Tailor's Backpack Ornate Weaponsmith's Backpack
Elegant Armorsmith's Backpack Elegant Artificer's Backpack Ambrosial Chef's Backpack Elegant Huntsman's Backpack Elegant Jeweler's Backpack Elegant Leatherworker's Backpack Elegant Tailor's Backpack Elegant Weaponsmith's Backpack

The following GAscended back items require level 80 to equip and a rating of 500 to craft as an Armorsmith, Leatherworker or Tailor.

Ascended back items[edit]

Offensive Defensive Power.png Precision.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Ferocity.png Base stats Jewel
Quiver.png Quiver of Swift Flight Book of Secrets.png Book of Secrets 63 40 40 Berserker Berserker
Quiver.png Bowyer's Delight Koss on Koss.png Koss on Koss 63 40 40 Soldier Soldier
Quiver.png Sights Be True Symon's History of Ascalon.png Symon's History of Ascalon 40 63 40 Cavalier Cavalier
Quiver.png Endless Quiver Tome of the Rubicon.png Tome of the Rubicon 40 40 63 Rabid Rabid
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell 40 40 63 Apothecary Apothecary
Quiver.png Quiver of a Thousand Arrows
Tempered Spinal Blades.png Tempered Spinal Blades
There with Yakkington- A Traveler's Tale.png There with Yakkington: A Traveler's Tale
Light of Dwayna.png Light of Dwayna
Shadow of Grenth.png Shadow of Grenth
Chaos of Lyssa.png Chaos of Lyssa
Mawdrey (Infused).png Mawdrey
Select stats

Each item above has a corresponding ascended Prototype Fractal Capacitor with identical stats, except for the Sclerite Karka Shell and the selectable stat pieces.

Infused back items[edit]

The stats of Infused equipment are identical to the corresponding GAscended piece, although the skin may change. They are useful in Fractals level 30 or higher because the addition of an agony infusion slot. Most GAscended back items may be infused in the Mystic forge.


Levels 1-35

Backpack Straps may be obtained from an armorsmith. Crafter's backpacks are easily craftable. Other low level back pieces were made available as part of limited duration special events.

Level 80
Possible back items Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4
Stats Elegant Crafter Backpack (Level 78)
Embellished Brilliant Jewel
WvW Infusion
ERare Back Item
Exquisite Jewel
(No infusion slot)
FExotic Back Item
Exquisite Jewel
(No infusion slot)
GAscended Back Item
No upgrade slot
WvW Infusion
Major 58 51 55 68
Minor (x2) 31 34 36 40
Total 120 119 127 148
Relative Cost
[verification requested]
1 1 10 100


See also[edit]


  • Before the 2013-02-26 game update, back items had an empty line instead of the "Back Item" entry in their descriptions.