Glob of Ectoplasm

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Glob of Ectoplasm

Material type
Rare material
Used by
Armorsmith tango icon 20px.png (400)
Artificer tango icon 20px.png (400)
Huntsman tango icon 20px.png (400)
Jeweler tango icon 20px.png (375)
Leatherworker tango icon 20px.png (400)
Tailor tango icon 20px.png (400)
Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png (400)
Silver coin 56 Copper coin
Game link
Trading post
External links

Glob of Ectoplasm, abbreviated ecto, is an exotic crafting material used in all high-level crafting excluding cooking. It is also a token used for purchasing ascended accessories from a laurel merchant. They are acquired from salvaging rare or better equipment that is level 68 or above. Unlike most crafting materials, they cannot be farmed or purchased directly. This makes the Glob of Ectoplasm one of the most heavily traded items on the Trading Post.



Generally, salvaging rare or exotic equipment (armor, trinkets, and weapons) with a required level of 68 or higher yields between 0 and 3 Globs of Ectoplasm. While there have been reports of a Glob of Ectoplasm being produced from items with a level below 68 or a lesser quality than rare, these exceptions are few and far between. See the talk page for further discussion.

Extensive testing suggests that the drop rate is affected by three factors:

  • Level requirement: equipment rated at level 68 or higher have much higher yields than lower-level items.
  • Item rarity: rare and exotic items are much more likely to produce ecto than items of lower quality.
  • Kit quality: higher quality kits produce ecto at a higher rate. Controlled tests[1] estimate that Master's and Mystic Salvage Kits yield 0.875 ecto/rare and Black Lion Salvage Kits about 1.25 ecto/rare:
Master's/Mystic Salvage Kit
Quantity Chance
0 36.75%
1 47.00%
2 8.25%
3 8.00%

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Achievement Arenanet Points.png
Alpha Crafter Basic Collections.png Basic Collections Arenanet Points.png
Unlock all 36 fine and masterwork crafted armor skins in your wardrobe.
Reward:Glob of Ectoplasm.png Glob of Ectoplasm
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Unlocked 18 Fine and Masterwork Crafted Armor Skins Arenanet Points.png
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Globs of Ectoplasm can be salvaged into Piles of Crystalline Dust and Essences of Luck as follows:

And one of the following:

Salvage research can be found here.


Glob of Ectoplasm is used in crafting for all professions and is an ingredient in inscriptions and insignias.


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  1. ^ Malgalad, Glob Salvage Tests