Item nomenclature

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Item nomenclature refers to a standardized set of words to describe common traits among items. For example, the word "Hearty" means toughness and vitality bonuses, and applies to any item type.

An item's prefix is determined when it is created and cannot be changed; for crafted items, it is based on the activator used to produce the item. Some unique items don't display normal prefixes, but follow the same patterns for their attributes.

An item's suffix is determined by its current upgrade component, which can be replaced. Gemstones, jewels, and "generic" upgrade components (marks, talismans, seals, medallions, and crests) generate suffixes that generally follow the same naming conventions and attribute distributions as the prefixes. Runes and sigils follow their own rules, which are not discussed on this page.

Attribute bonuses[edit]

Items with the following affixes provide a bonus to the corresponding attribute:

  • Two attribute bonuses can be found in items with a level of 21 to 55.
  • Three attributes bonuses are available starting with items at level 55 or 60, depending on the type of gear.

Acquisition and details of each prefix are described on additional pages:

This table describes prefixes for PvE equipment; PvP amulets with the same prefix do not necessarily grant the same attributes.

Attributes Standard
Major Minor
Power.png Power Mighty of Might
Precision.png Precision Precise of Precision
Toughness.png Toughness Resilient
Giver's (armor)
of Resilience
Vitality.png Vitality Vital of Vitality
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Malign of Festering
Condition Duration.png Condition Duration Giver's (weapon) -
Healing Power.png Healing Power Healing of Compassion
Boon Duration.png Boon Duration Snowflake (trinkets) of Winter
of Luck [1]
Dual attribute
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Strong of Strength
Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Vagabond's -
Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Vigorous of Vigor
Power.png Power Ferocity.png Ferocity Honed of Honing
Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Potent of Potency
Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Hunter's of the Hunter
Precision.png Precision Ferocity.png Ferocity Penetrating of Penetration
Toughness.png Toughness Precision.png Precision Stout of the Stout
Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Enduring -
Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power Giver's (armor)
Snowflake (trinkets)
of Winter
Vitality.png Vitality Toughness.png Toughness Hearty of Heartiness
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Precision.png Precision Ravaging of Ravaging
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Toughness.png Toughness Deserter's -
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Vitality.png Vitality Lingering of Lingering
Condition Duration.png Condition Duration Vitality.png Vitality Giver's (weapon) -
Healing Power.png Healing Power Power.png Power Rejuvenating of Rejuvenation
Healing Power.png Healing Power Toughness.png Toughness Survivor's -
Healing Power.png Healing Power Vitality.png Vitality Mending of Mending
Triple attribute
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Ferocity.png Ferocity Berserker's of the Berserker
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Healing Power.png Healing Power Zealot's -
Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Soldier's of the Soldier
Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power Forsaken -
Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Ferocity.png Ferocity Valkyrie of the Valkyrie
Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Captain's of the Captain
Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Ferocity.png Ferocity Assassin's of the Assassin
Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Rampager's of the Rampager
Toughness.png Toughness Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Knight's -
Toughness.png Toughness Power.png Power Ferocity.png Ferocity Cavalier's -
Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Healing Power.png Healing Power Nomad's -
Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Boon Duration Healing Power.png Healing Power Giver's (armor)
Snowflake (trinkets)
of Winter
Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Healing Power.png Healing Power Settler's -
Vitality.png Vitality Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Sentinel's -
Vitality.png Vitality Power.png Power Healing Power.png Healing Power - of the Shaman
Vitality.png Vitality Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Healing Power.png Healing Power Shaman's -
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Sinister
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Carrion of Carrion
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Precision.png Precision Toughness.png Toughness Rabid of the Rabid
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Dire -
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power Apostate's -
Condition Duration.png Condition Duration Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality Giver's (weapon) -
Healing Power.png Healing Power Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Cleric's of the Cleric
Healing Power.png Healing Power Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality Magi's of the Magi
Healing Power.png Healing Power Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Apothecary's of the Apothecary
Small [2] Bonus to: Power.png Precision.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Ferocity.png Celestial of the Sky
  1. ^ This suffix is used by both doubloons and sigils of luck.
  2. ^ The "small" bonus is 5/8 the size of a standard minor bonus

Graphical relationship between attribute sets[edit]

Use this graph to help you navigate the trade-offs between the different 3-attribute affixes.

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