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


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]


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
Level 1 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
Level 75 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
Level 150 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
Level 275 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
Level 300 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
Level 400 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

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 56 35 35 Berserker Berserker
Quiver.png Bowyer's Delight Koss on Koss.png Koss on Koss 56 35 35 Soldier Soldier
Quiver.png Sights Be True Symon's History of Ascalon.png Symon's History of Ascalon 35 56 35 Cavalier Cavalier
Quiver.png Endless Quiver Tome of the Rubicon.png Tome of the Rubicon 35 35 56 Rabid Rabid
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell 35 35 56 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.


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.