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Disambig icon.png This article is about acquiring gear with specific prefixes or rarity. For naming conventions used in the game, see Prefix.

This article lists various methods of acquiring equipment, organized by the attributes they provide. Attribute bonuses granted by equipment fall into certain patterns. The size of bonuses are determined by an item's type, required level, and rarity, while the precise effects are determined by an item's prefix.

This page primarily focuses on acquisition of level 80 Fexotic equipment; higher rarity equipment is listed on Ascended equipment and Legendary equipment instead.

Equipment categories[edit]

Ascended equipment[edit]

Primary article: Ascended equipment

The highest bonuses are granted by equipment of Gascended quality. All equipment that exists at this tier requires level 80. Furthermore, ascended equipment is generally account-bound, allowing the player to use the equipment on any character of the same account.


Instead of an ordinary upgrade slot, ascended trinkets have the stats that would normally be granted by an upgrade component "built in" to the basic item and instead have an enrichment slot in case of amulets, and infusion slot otherwise. Rings and back items can be further upgraded into infused or attuned equipment which has additional infusion slots. Ascended weapons and armor have upgrade slots like their exotic counterparts, but also have infusion slots.

Legendary equipment[edit]

Primary article: Legendary equipment

HLegendary equipment always has the highest possible attribute bonuses available, currently equal to those of ascended equipment. Legendary items allow changing of their attribute bonuses freely when out of combat and typically have a variety of special visual effects. Just like ascended equipment, all equipment at this tier requires level 80 and will not become soul-bound when used on a character but become account-bound instead.

Level 80 exotic equipment[edit]

FExotic equipment with a level requirement of 80 offers slightly lower stats (~5% difference) than ascended equipment but is more readily obtainable. The table below shows the available item types for each attribute combination and their general method of acquisition; see Acquisition methods for more details on each method.

Note that items acquired by crafting, the mystic forge, or as loot are generally not bound until equipped, and therefore can also be purchased from other players on the Trading Post. Items acquired through other methods are usually bound when acquired, and therefore cannot be traded with other players.

Legend:

Crafting icon.png
These items can be acquired by crafting. See the Crafting section for more details.
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Some of these items can be acquired in the Mystic Forge. See Mystic Forge/Equipment for a list of equipment recipes available.
Dungeon (map icon).png
These items can be bought from Dungeon Armor and Weapons or acquired from dungeon PvP reward tracks. See the Dungeons section for more details.
Karma.png
These items can be bought from karma vendors in Orr. See the Karma section for more details.
Badges of Honor Karka Shells Guild Commendations These items can be bought from Badge of Honor vendors in World versus World, Southsun Economists in Southsun Cove, and Guild Commendation traders. See the Other Merchants section for more details.
Loot Sack.png
Some of these items can be obtained from defeating monsters and opening chests. See the Loot section for more details.
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Some of these items can be acquired through various other methods. See the Other section for more details.
Major Minor Prefix Weapons Armor[1] Back item[2] Amulets Rings Accessories Jewels[3]
Power Precision Ferocity Berserker's
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Badges of Honor
Dungeon (map icon).png
Guild Commendations
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Badges of Honor
Dungeon (map icon).png
Loot Sack.png
Guild Commendations
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Crafting icon.png
Loot Sack.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Power Precision Healing Power Zealot's
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Power Toughness Vitality Soldier's
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Badges of Honor
Dungeon (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Badges of Honor
Dungeon (map icon).png
Karma.png
Guild Commendations
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Karma.png
Badges of Honor
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Badges of Honor
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Badges of Honor
Power Vitality Ferocity Valkyrie
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Precision Power Toughness Captain's
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Precision Power Condition Damage Rampager's
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Dungeon (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Dungeon (map icon).png
Loot Sack.png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Loot Sack.png
Crafting icon.png
Precision Power Ferocity Assassin's
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Crafting icon.png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Toughness Power Precision Knight's
Crafting icon.png
Badges of Honor
Dungeon (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Badges of Honor
Dungeon (map icon).png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Loot Sack.png
Toughness Power Ferocity Cavalier's
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Special event (map icon).png
Karma.png
Karma.png
Karma.png
Toughness Vitality Healing Power Nomad's
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Toughness Condition Damage Healing Power Settler's
Crafting icon.png
Karka Shells
Crafting icon.png
Karka Shells
Special event (map icon).png
Toughness Boon Duration Healing Power Giver's (armor)
Crafting icon.png
Vitality Toughness Power Sentinel's
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Special event (map icon).png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Vitality Condition Damage Healing Power Shaman's
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Dungeon (map icon).png
Loot Sack.png
Crafting icon.png
Dungeon (map icon).png
Loot Sack.png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Condition Damage Power Precision Sinister
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Condition Damage Power Vitality Carrion
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Badges of Honor
Dungeon (map icon).png
Loot Sack.png
Crafting icon.png
Badges of Honor
Dungeon (map icon).png
Loot Sack.png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Loot Sack.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Condition Damage Precision Toughness Rabid
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Badges of Honor
Dungeon (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Badges of Honor
Dungeon (map icon).png
Loot Sack.png
Karma.png
Loot Sack.png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Loot Sack.png
Condition Damage Toughness Vitality Dire
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Dungeon (map icon).png
Loot Sack.png
Crafting icon.png
Dungeon (map icon).png
Loot Sack.png
Special event (map icon).png
Loot Sack.png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Loot Sack.png
Crafting icon.png
Loot Sack.png
Crafting icon.png
Loot Sack.png
Boon Duration Healing Power Magic Find Winter
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Condition Duration Precision Vitality Giver's (weapon)
Crafting icon.png
Healing Power Power Toughness Cleric's
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Badges of Honor
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Badges of Honor
Loot Sack.png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Healing Power Precision Vitality Magi
Crafting icon.png
Dungeon (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Dungeon (map icon).png
Karma.png
Guild Commendations
Loot Sack.png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Crafting icon.png
Karma.png
Healing Power Toughness Condition Damage Apothecary's
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Power Precision Toughness Concentration Commander's
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Power Precision Ferocity Vitality Marauder
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Power Toughness Concentration Expertise Vigilant
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Power Toughness Ferocity Healing Power Crusader
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Power Vitality Toughness Concentration Wanderer's
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Loot Sack.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Power Condition Damage Precision Expertise Viper's
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Toughness Condition Damage Vitality Expertise Trailblazer's
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Toughness Healing Power Vitality Concentration Minstrel's
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Power Precision Toughness Vitality
Condition Damage Healing Power Ferocity
Celestial
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
Mystic Forge.png
Crafting icon.png
Crafting icon.png
Special event (map icon).png
Crafting icon.png
  1. ^ With the exception of breathing apparatuses and back items.
  2. ^ Though the exotic version of the Prototype Fractal Capacitor.png Prototype Fractal Capacitors are level 80 exotic back items, they are not included in this table because they lack an upgrade slot, making them weaker than a lower-quality back item with an exotic jewel.
  3. ^ Jewels are used as upgrade components in trinkets; however, trinkets you buy or craft always have a jewel already slotted in.

Sigils[edit]

Primary article: Sigils

Sigils are specialized upgrade components that can only be placed in weapons. They do not follow the normal triple attribute distributions, but instead offer a variety of more specialized effects, generally related to chances on critical hit, upon weapon swap, or killing a foe. Due to their unique nature, they are covered on their own page; refer to pages on individual sigils for acquisition instructions.

The best known sigils are those whose names begin with "Superior", which are FExotic quality and have a level requirement of 60.

Runes[edit]

Primary article: Runes

Runes are specialized upgrade components that can only be placed in armor. They do not follow the normal triple attribute distributions, but instead offer variable benefits depending on the number of runes of a particular type currently equipped, generally with attribute increases for the odd runes and more unusual effects for the even runes. Due to their unique nature, they are covered on their own page; refer to pages on individual runes for acquisition instructions.

The best known runes are those whose names begin with "Superior", which are FExotic quality and level requirement of 60.

Lower-Quality Back items[edit]

Primary article: Back item

For some attribute combinations, neither ascended nor exotic back items exist, but other high-level options are available:

Major Minor Prefix Best Back Item Quality Source
Vitality Condition Damage Healing Power Shaman's Risen Spineguard.png Risen Spineguard ERare Loot (Arah, Fractals)

Breathing apparatuses[edit]

Primary article: Breathing apparatus

A breathing apparatus is a special piece of armor that replaces the helmet while underwater.

Universal upgrade components[edit]

Universal upgrade components are similar to jewels and follow the usual three or four attribute distributions, but can be placed into any type of equipment with an upgrade slot (whereas jewels can only be placed in trinkets). However, there are no FExotic universal upgrades; the best options are only ERare gemstones and crests and offer lower bonuses than exotic jewels.

Many players don't use universal upgrades, instead filling their upgrade slots with the more specific sigils, runes, and jewels. However, universal upgrades still offer some options that cannot be replicated by other means.

Below is a table for level 80 ERare upgrade components. Tables for all upgrade components can be found in Gemstone and Universal upgrade.

Attribute Bonuses (1Yes Major Attribute, 1Yes Shared Major Attribute, 0No Minor Attribute)
Prefix Upgrade Component Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Ferocity.png Ferocity Healing Power.png Healing Power Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Boon Duration.png Concentration Condition Duration.png Expertise
Valkyrie Beryl Orb.png Beryl Orb 0Minor 1Major 0Minor
Carrion Chrysocola Orb.png Chrysocola Orb 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Rampager Coral Orb.png Coral Orb 0Minor 0Minor 1Major
Captain Emerald Orb.png Emerald Orb 0Minor 1Major 0Minor
Assassin Opal Orb.png Opal Orb
Crest of the Assassin.png Crest of the Assassin
0Minor 0Minor 1Major
Berserker Ruby Orb.png Ruby Orb 0Minor 1Major 0Minor
Cleric Sapphire Orb.png Sapphire Orb 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Sentinel Azurite Orb.png Azurite Orb 0Minor 0Minor 1Major
Apothecary Passion Flower.png Passion Flower 0Minor 1Major 0Minor
Crusader Agate Orb.png Agate Orb 0Minor 0Minor 1Major 1Major
Viper Black Diamond.png Black Diamond 1Major 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Marauder Ebony Orb.png Ebony Orb 0Minor 1Major 1Major 0Minor
Vigilant Flax Blossom.png Flax Blossom 1Major 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Minstrel Freshwater Pearl.png Freshwater Pearl 1Major 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Commander Maguuma Burl.png Maguuma Burl 1Major 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Trailblazer Maguuma Lily.png Maguuma Lily 1Major 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Wanderer Moonstone Orb.png Moonstone Orb 1Major 0Minor 1Major 0Minor
Shaman Crest of the Shaman.png Crest of the Shaman 0Minor 0Minor 1Major
Rabid Crest of the Rabid.png Crest of the Rabid 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Magi Crest of the Magi.png Crest of the Magi 1Major 0Minor 0Minor


Acquisition methods[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Below is a table for level 80 FExotic and GAscended crafted equipment. Tables for all crafted equipment can be found here.

Major Minor Prefix Rarity Armor insignia
Armorsmith tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworker tango icon 20px.pngTailor tango icon 20px.png
Weapon inscription
Artificer tango icon 20px.pngHuntsman tango icon 20px.pngWeaponsmith tango icon 20px.png
Trinket jewel
Jeweler tango icon 20px.png
Insignia/inscription/jewel
recipe source[1]
Armor/weapon/trinket
recipe source[1]
Activator[2]
Power Precision Ferocity Berserker's FExotic Berserker's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Berserker's Berserker's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Berserker's Master craftsmen Discovery Vial of Powerful Blood.png Vial of Powerful Blood
FExotic Exquisite Ruby Jewel.png Ruby Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Ruby Orb.png Ruby Orb
GAscended Zojja's Berserker Insignia.png Zojja's Zojja's Berserker Inscription.png Zojja's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Power Precision Healing Power Zealot's FExotic Zealot's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Zealot's Zealot's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Zealot's Pact Supply Network Agents Pact Supply Network Agents Watchwork Mechanism.png Watchwork Mechanism
FExotic Exquisite Watchwork Sprocket.png Watchwork Sprocket Pact Supply Network Agents Pact Supply Network Agents Watchwork Sprocket.png Watchwork Sprocket
GAscended Keeper's Zealot Insignia.png Keeper's Keeper's Zealot Inscription.png Keeper's Currently none Currently none
Power Toughness Vitality Soldier's FExotic Soldier's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Soldier's Soldier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Soldier's None (directly from salvaging) Discovery
GAscended Ahamid's Soldier Insignia.png Ahamid's Chorben's Soldier Inscription.png Chorben's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Power Vitality Ferocity Valkyrie FExotic Valkyrie Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Valkyrie Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Valkyrie Master craftsmen Discovery Vicious Fang.png Vicious Fang
FExotic Exquisite Beryl Jewel.png Beryl Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Beryl Orb.png Beryl Orb
GAscended Gobrech's Valkyrie Insignia.png Gobrech's Stonecleaver's Valkyrie Inscription.png Stonecleaver's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Precision Power Condition Damage Rampager's FExotic Rampager's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Rampager's Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Rampager's Master craftsmen Discovery Powerful Venom Sac.png Powerful Venom Sac
FExotic Exquisite Coral Jewel.png Coral Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Coral Orb.png Coral Orb
GAscended Forgemaster's Rampager Insignia.png Forgemaster's Coalforge's Rampager Inscription.png Coalforge's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Precision Power Ferocity Assassin's FExotic Assassin's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Assassin's Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Assassin's Master craftsmen Discovery Vicious Claw.png Vicious Claw
FExotic Exquisite Opal Jewel.png Opal Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Opal Orb.png Opal Orb
GAscended Saphir's Assassin Insignia.png Saphir's Soros' Assassin Inscription.png Soros' Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Toughness Power Precision Knight's FExotic Knight's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Knight's Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Knight's Master craftsmen Discovery Armored Scale.png Armored Scale
FExotic Exquisite Emerald Jewel.png Emerald Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Emerald Orb.png Emerald Orb
GAscended Beigarth's Knight Insignia.png Beigarth's Beigarth's Knight Inscription.png Beigarth's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Toughness Power Ferocity Cavalier's FExotic Cavalier's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Cavalier's Cavalier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Cavalier's None (directly from salvaging) Discovery
GAscended Angchu Cavalier Insignia.png Angchu Angchu Cavalier Inscription.png Angchu Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Toughness Vitality Healing Power Nomad's FExotic Nomad's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Nomad's Nomad's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Nomad's Exquisite Ambrite Jewel.png Ambrite Jewel Geode vendors in Dry Top Buried Locked Chests Sheet of Ambrite.png Sheet of Ambrite
GAscended Ventari's Nomad Insignia.png Ventari's Ventari's Nomad Inscription.png Ventari's Geode vendors in Dry Top Buried Locked Chests
Toughness Condition Damage Healing Power Settler's FExotic Settler's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Settler's Settler's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Settler's Legendary Karka Queen chest Discovery Passion Flower.png Passion Flower
GAscended Leftpaw's Settler Insignia.png Leftpaw's Leftpaw's Settler Inscription.png Leftpaw's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Toughness Boon Duration Healing Power Giver's
Armor
FExotic Giver's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Giver's Wintersday gifts and gift exchange Discovery Flawless Snowflake.png Flawless Snowflake
FExotic Exquisite Snowflake.png Snowflake Discovery Discovery Flawless Snowflake.png Flawless Snowflake
Vitality Power Toughness Sentinel's FExotic Sentinel's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Sentinel's Sentinel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Sentinel's None (directly from Guild commendation traders) Discovery
FExotic Exquisite Azurite Jewel.png Azurite Jewel Discovery Discovery Azurite Orb.png Azurite Orb
GAscended Wei Qi's Sentinel Insignia.png Wei Qi's Tonn's Sentinel Inscription.png Tonn's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Vitality Condition Damage Healing Power Shaman's FExotic Shaman's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Shaman's Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Shaman's None (directly from salvaging) Discovery
GAscended Zintl Shaman Insignia.png Zintl Zintl Shaman Inscription.png Zintl Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Condition Damage Power Precision Sinister FExotic Sinister Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Sinister Sinister Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Sinister Exquisite Charged Ambrite Jewel.png Charged Ambrite Jewel Bandit Crest vendors in the Silverwastes Lost Bandit Chests Sheet of Charged Ambrite.png Sheet of Charged Ambrite
GAscended Verata's Sinister Insignia.png Verata's Verata's Sinister Inscription.png Verata's Bandit Crest vendors in the Silverwastes Lost Bandit Chests
Condition Damage Power Vitality Carrion FExotic Carrion Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Carrion Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Carrion Master craftsmen Discovery Ancient Bone.png Ancient Bone
FExotic Exquisite Chrysocola Jewel.png Chrysocola Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Chrysocola Orb.png Chrysocola Orb
GAscended Occam's Carrion Insignia.png Occam's Occam's Carrion Inscription.png Occam's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Condition Damage Precision Toughness Rabid FExotic Rabid Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Rabid Rabid Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Rabid None (insignia salvaged) Discovery
GAscended Ferratus's Rabid Insignia.png Ferratus's Grizzlemouth's Rabid Inscription.png Grizzlemouth's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Condition Damage Toughness Vitality Dire FExotic Dire Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Dire Dire Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Dire None (insignia salvaged) Discovery
GAscended Morbach's Dire Insignia.png Morbach's Mathilde's Dire Inscription.png Mathilde's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Condition Duration Precision Vitality Giver's
Weapon
FExotic Giver's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Giver's Wintersday gifts and gift exchange Discovery Flawless Snowflake.png Flawless
Healing Power Power Toughness Cleric's FExotic Cleric's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Cleric's Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Cleric's Master craftsmen Discovery Elaborate Totem.png Elaborate Totem
FExotic Exquisite Sapphire Jewel.png Sapphire Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Sapphire Orb.png Sapphire Orb
GAscended Tateos's Cleric Insignia.png Tateos's Theodosus' Cleric Inscription.png Theodosus' Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Healing Power Precision Vitality Magi's FExotic Magi's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Magi's Magi's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Magi's None (insignia salvaged) Discovery
GAscended Hronk's Magi Insignia.png Hronk's Hronk's Magi Inscription.png Hronk's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Healing Power Toughness Condition Damage Apothecary's FExotic Apothecary's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Apothecary's Apothecary's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Apothecary's Automatic Discovery Karka Shell.png Karka Shell
FExotic Exquisite Passion Flower.png Passion Flower Discovery Discovery Passion Flower.png Passion Flower
GAscended Veldrunner Apothecary Insignia.png Veldrunner Ebonmane's Apothecary Inscription.png Ebonmane's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Power Precision Toughness Concentration Commander's FExotic Commander's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Commander's[3] Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Commander's[3] Exquisite Burl Jewel.png Burl Jewel Whispers Keeper or Heroics Notary Noxious Pods Maguuma Burl.png Maguuma Burl
Charged Thorn.png Charged Thorn (
Armor
Weapon
only)
GAscended Tizlak's Commander's Insignia.png Tizlak's Pahua's Trailblazer's Inscription.png Tizlak's Whispers Keeper or Heroics Notary Noxious Pods
Power Precision Vitality Ferocity Marauder FExotic Marauder Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Marauder Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Marauder Exquisite Ebony Jewel.png Ebony Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Ebony Orb.png Ebony Orb
Barbed Thorn.png Barbed Thorn (
Armor
Weapon
only)
GAscended Svaard's Marauder Insignia.png Svaard's Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Svaard's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Power Toughness Concentration Expertise Vigilant FExotic Vigilant Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Vigilant[3] Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Vigilant[3] Exquisite Flax Blossom.png Flax Blossom Whispers Keeper or Heroics Notary Noxious Pods Flax Blossom.png Flax Blossom
Leaf Fossil.png Leaf Fossil (
Armor
Weapon
only)
GAscended Laranthir's Vigilant Insignia.png Laranthir's Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Laranthir's Whispers Keeper or Heroics Notary Noxious Pods
Power Toughness Ferocity Healing Power Crusader FExotic Crusader Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Crusader Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Crusader Exquisite Agate Jewel.png Agate Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Agate Orb.png Agate Orb
Leaf Fossil.png Leaf Fossil (
Armor
Weapon
only)
GAscended Ossa's Crusader Insignia.png Ossa's Ossa's Crusader Inscription.png Ossa's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Power Vitality Toughness Concentration Wanderer's FExotic Wanderer's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Wanderer's[3] Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Wanderer's[3] Exquisite Moonstone Jewel.png Moonstone Jewel Whispers Keeper or Heroics Notary Noxious Pods Moonstone Orb.png Moonstone Orb
Charged Fossil.png Charged Fossil (
Armor
Weapon
only)
GAscended Ruka's Wanderer's Insignia.png Ruka's Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Ruka's Whispers Keeper or Heroics Notary Noxious Pods
Power Condition Damage Precision Expertise Viper's FExotic Viper's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Viper's[3] Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Viper's[3] Exquisite Black Diamond Jewel.png Black Diamond Jewel Exalted Mastery Vendor or Heroics Notary Exalted Chests (Great, Grand) Black Diamond.png Black Diamond
Leaf Fossil.png Leaf Fossil (
Armor
Weapon
only)
GAscended Yassith's Viper's Insignia.png Yassith's Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Yassith's Exalted Mastery Vendor or Heroics Notary Exalted Chests (Great, Grand)
Toughness Condition Damage Vitality Expertise Trailblazer's FExotic Trailblazer's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Trailblazer's Trailblazer's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Trailblazer's Exquisite Lily Blossom.png Lily Blossom Nuhoch Mastery Vendor or Heroics Notary Crystallized Supply Caches Maguuma Lily.png Maguuma Lily
Sheet of Charged Ambrite.png Sheet of Charged Ambrite (
Armor
Weapon
only)
GAscended Pahua's Trailblazer's Insignia.png Pahua's Pahua's Trailblazer's Inscription.png Pahua's Nuhoch Mastery Vendor or Heroics Notary Crystallized Supply Caches
Toughness Healing Power Vitality Concentration Minstrel's FExotic Minstrel's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Minstrel's[3] Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Minstrel's[3] Exquisite Freshwater Pearl.png Freshwater Pearl Itzel Mastery Vendor or Heroics Notary Airship Cargo Freshwater Pearl.png Freshwater Pearl
Piece of Mother-of-Pearl.png Piece of Mother-of-Pearl (
Armor
Weapon
only)
GAscended Maklain's Minstrel's Insignia.png Maklain's Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Maklain's Itzel Mastery Vendor or Heroics Notary Airship Cargo
Power Precision Toughness Vitality
Condition Damage Healing Power Ferocity
Celestial FExotic Celestial Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Celestial Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Celestial Exquisite Emerald Jewel.png Charged Quartz Jewel Pact Supply Network Agents Pact Supply Network Agents Charged Quartz Crystal.png Charged Quartz Crystal
GAscended Wupwup Celestial Insignia.png Wupwup Wupwup Celestial Inscription.png Wupwup Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
  1. ^ a b These are the primary acquisition methods; many recipes, insignias, inscriptions and jewels can also be bought from the trading post.
  2. ^ Some insignias, inscriptions and trinkets are craftable and require an activator to produce. Other insignias and inscriptions cannot be crafted but have a chance to be salvaged from equipment with the same attribute bonus, allowing players to craft other items with those attributes. Exotic Sentinel insignia and inscription are bought with Guild Commendations.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Recipes using this insignia or inscription require the "Oiled" variants of armor or weapon components crafted with Vials of Linseed Oil, such as Oiled Orichalcum Chestplate Padding or Oiled Ancient Staff Shaft, instead of the regular ones.

Dungeon recipes[edit]

There are also several jeweler recipes that require a dungeon offering as a crafting ingredient, replacing the gemstone or jewel in the standard recipes. These recipes must be learned from a recipe sheet that only drops in the corresponding dungeon.

Most of these recipes provide attribute combinations that are otherwise unavailable from jeweler recipes. The only exception is Carrion, which is available as Chrysocola jewelry.

Major Minor Prefix Amulet Ring Accessory
Item Dungeon Item Dungeon Item Dungeon
Power Toughness Vitality Soldier's Bloodstone Fragment.png Bloodstone Fragment Arah Nightmare Coil.png Nightmare Coil Twilight Arbor Ash Legion Covert Demolition Field Guide FM-29B.png Shukov's Launch Codes Sorrow's Embrace
Vitality Condition Damage Healing Power Shaman's The Zealot's Amulet.png The Zealot's Amulet Honor of the Waves Infinity Loop.png Infinity Loop Crucible of Eternity Ashes of the Effigy.png Ashes of the Effigy Citadel of Flame
Condition Damage Power Vitality Carrion Eternal Flame.png Eternal Flame Citadel of Flame Husk of the Destroyer.png Husk of the Destroyer Sorrow's Embrace Koda's Gift.png Koda's Gift Honor of the Waves
Condition Damage Precision Toughness Rabid Drake Tooth Necklace.png Colossus Fang Ascalonian Catacombs Plague (ring).png Plague Caudecus's Manor Tortured Root.png Tortured Root Twilight Arbor
Condition Damage Toughness Vitality Dire Vial of Purified Ocean Water.png Alpha Conduit Crucible of Eternity Ring of Blood.png Ring of Blood Honor of the Waves Vallog's Demise.png Vallog's Demise Caudecus's Manor
Stargazer Pendant.png Stargazer Pendant Arah
Healing Power Precision Vitality Magi The Replicator.png The Replicator Sorrow's Embrace Claw of the Howling King.png Claw of the Howling King Ascalonian Catacombs Operative's Creed.png Operative's Creed Arah

Mystic Forge[edit]

The Mystic Forge is a special crafting station that does not require a crafting profession to use.

Karma[edit]

See also: Temple armorExotic karma trinkets

Armor, trinkets, and back items can be purchased with karma from NPCs near temples and the Gates of Arah while they are controlled by the Pact. Each piece costs 42,000 Karma.png.

Major Minor Prefix Karma merchant Location
Armor
Power.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Berserker's Keeper Jonez Deadrun Cathedral of Silence
Power.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Soldier's Crusader Benson The Narthex
Precision.png Power.png Condition Damage.png Rampager's Tactician Deathstrider Cathedral of Glorious Victory
Condition Damage.png Precision.png Toughness.png Rabid Lightbringer Brutefur Cathedral of Eternal Radiance
Healing Power.png Power.png Toughness.png Cleric's Historian Vermoth Cathedral of Zephyrs
Healing Power.png Precision.png Vitality.png Magi Lightbringer Surefoot Cathedral of Verdance
Trinkets and back items
Power.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Soldier's Keeper Jonez Deadrun Cathedral of Silence
Toughness.png Power.png Ferocity.png Cavalier's Tactician Deathstrider Cathedral of Glorious Victory
Condition Damage.png Precision.png Toughness.png Rabid Historian Vermoth Cathedral of Zephyrs
Healing Power.png Precision.png Vitality.png Magi Lightbringer Brutefur Cathedral of Eternal Radiance

Dungeons[edit]

Completing a dungeon in explorable mode awards currencies that can be used to purchase weapons and armor from the Dungeon Armor and Weapons merchant. The merchant offers 3 attribute combinations, and sells all types of weapons and armor for each of those combinations.

This equipment can also be acquired through structured PvP reward tracks and World vs. World Dungeon reward tracks.

Major Minor Prefix Salvageable
Inscription/Insignia
Ascalonian
Catacombs
Caudecus's
Manor
Twilight
Arbor
Sorrow's
Embrace
Citadel
of Flame
Honor of
the Waves
Crucible
of Eternity
The Ruined
City of Arah
Ascalonian Tears Seals of Beetletun Deadly Blooms Manifestos of the Moletariate Flame Legion Charr Carvings Symbols of Koda Knowledge Crystals Shards of Zhaitan
Power Precision Ferocity Berserker's 0No 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Power Toughness Vitality Soldier's 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Precision Power Condition Damage Rampager's 0No 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Toughness Power Precision Knight's 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Vitality Condition Damage Healing Power Shaman's 1Yes 1Yes
Condition Damage Power Vitality Carrion 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Condition Damage Precision Toughness Rabid 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Condition Damage Toughness Vitality Dire 1Yes 1Yes
Healing Power Precision Vitality Magi 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes

Other Merchants[edit]

Various merchants in the World versus World areas will sell level 80 exotic equipment for a combination of coin and Badges of Honor. Warning: nearby merchants also sell exotic equipment that is not max level. Check the stats carefully before purchasing.

  • Weapons and armor are available with Berserker's, Knight's, Carrion, Rabid, Cleric's, or "Invaders" (Soldier's) prefixes from the Weapon Master and Armor Master.
  • Amulets, rings, and accessories are available with an "Invaders" prefix (Soldier's stats) from the Armor Master. Note that unlike typical crafted jewelry, these do not come pre-equipped with jewels.

Exotic armor and weapons with the Settler's prefix are available in Southsun Cove from Southsun Economists. Note that Southsun Economists only sell level 80 exotics so long as all four settlements have been secured.

Exotic guild backpacks with Berserker's, Soldier's, or Magi's stats can be purchased from the Guild commendation trader for 5 Gold coin + 5 Guild Commendations.

Loot[edit]

A variety of items can be obtained from defeating monsters and opening chests. Certain items are more likely to appear in certain locations. The chances of receiving rare loot from monsters can be increased with magic find.

Major Minor Prefix Weapons Armor Back items Rings Accessories
Light Medium Heavy
Power Precision Ferocity Berserker's Zhed's Nika's Devona's Balthazar's Band
Power Vitality Toughness Soldier's Prototype Sheath
Precision Power Condition Damage Rampager's Bow of the Pale Stag Norgu's Aidan's Koss' Eternal Ice, Symbol of the Inquest
Toughness Power Precision Knight's Commissar's Manifesto
Vitality Condition Damage Healing Power Shaman's Etched Tahlkora's Reyna's Jalis' Wraithlord Chains
Condition Damage Power Vitality Carrion Legionnaire, Tribal, Rockweed Spire Ogden's Shiro's Brutus & Sheena's Spineguard of the North Sentinel's Bane
Condition Damage Precision Toughness Rabid Khilbron's Vatlaaw's Galrath's Burntclaw's Brace Signet of Grenth Breath of Kralkatorrik, Rotbeard's Treasure,
Bone Fragments of Tequatl
Condition Damage Toughness Vitality Dire Ceremonial, Orrian Jatoro's Errol's Yakkington's Ghost Eater's Hide Connie's Lost Wedding Ring Fang of Tequatl
Healing Power Power Toughness Cleric's Droknar's Recurve Bow, Droknar's Short Bow Mhenlo's Zho's Rurik's
Healing Power Precision Vitality Magi's Arbor's Embrace

Other[edit]

Item Type Prefix Source(s)
Ancient Karka Shell Accessory Celestial Lionscout Tynuli for 1000 Karka Shells. Also as a reward during the Lost Shores meta-event.
Sclerite Karka Shell
Sclerite Karka Shell (ascended)
Back item Settler's
Apothecary
Reward for completing one of the The Secret of Southsun achievements.
After upgrading in the Mystic Forge.
Fused Gauntlets Gauntlets Sentinel's Flame and Frost meta achievement.
Agent's Pack
Scholar's Pack
Crusader's Pack
Back item Celestial and most 3-stat options Rewards for completing the associated Heart of Thorns collections
Mad King's armor Armor set Previously Traveler's Pieces dropped during Halloween 2012, randomly or for completing certain events.
Aetherized Mantle
Aetherized Shoulderpads
Aetherized Pauldrons
Shoulder Armour Cleric's Reward for completing Not So Secret jumping puzzle during Sky Pirates of Tyria.
Mysterious Vine Back item Nomad's Mysterious Vine is created by planting a Mysterious Seed into a Ley Line Infused Clay Pot.
Cultivated Vine Back item Celestial and most 3-stat options Cultivated Vine is created by planting a Cultivated Seed into a Chaos Infused Clay Pot.