Infusions are a type of upgrade component that go into infusion slots, which can be found on all ascended and legendary equipment except amulets, as well as in a few exotic back items. Infusions are the primary source of agony resistance, which is important to survive the higher levels of Fractals of the Mists (although not all infusions provide agony resistance).
All the infusions from an equipment piece can be removed using an Infusion Extraction Device.
Types of Infusions
There are two major types of infusions: Agony Infusions and Attribute Infusions.
- Primary article: Agony Infusion
Agony Infusions provide between +1 and +30 Agony Resistance.
- +1 Agony Infusion are rewarded from Fractals of the Mists and Daily Fractal chests. The Adept and above Daily Fractal chests have a chance of rewarding +3, +6, or +9 Agony Infusions.
There are two methods to obtain infusions that grant higher Agony Resistance. Both methods have similar costs.
- Artificer - Agony Infusions can be upgraded to give more Agony Resistance with a level 100 artificer by combining two of the previous with a Thermocatalytic Reagent.
- INFUZ-5959 - Sells +3, +5, +7, +9, +11 Agony Infusions in exchange for +1, +3, +5, +7, +9 Agony Infusions
Simple Infusions provide +3, +5, or +7 Agony Resistance. The simple infusions function as a normal Agony Infusion.
The +5 and +7 simple infusions are no longer available for purchase however they still function. They were purchasable for Fractal Relics and can be refunded for 75 and 150 relics, respectively, at INFUZ-5959.
Basic Attribute Infusion
These provide +4 to their respective attribute and are purchased from Laurel Merchants for 5 .
Standard Attribute Infusion
Standard Attribute Infusions provide +5 to their respective attribute, and +5, +7 or +9 Agony Resistance. They can be obtained from INFUZ-5959 for three +5/+7/+9 Agony Infusions and 5/10/20 Stabilizing Matricies.
- Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
- Precise +5 Agony Infusion
- Malign +5 Agony Infusion
- Resilient +5 Agony Infusion
- Vital +5 Agony Infusion
- Healing +5 Agony Infusion
- Mighty +7 Agony Infusion
- Precise +7 Agony Infusion
- Malign +7 Agony Infusion
- Resilient +7 Agony Infusion
- Vital +7 Agony Infusion
- Healing +7 Agony Infusion
- Mighty +9 Agony Infusion
- Precise +9 Agony Infusion
- Malign +9 Agony Infusion
- Resilient +9 Agony Infusion
- Vital +9 Agony Infusion
- Healing +9 Agony Infusion
The lower agony infusions can be upgraded to their next value through INFUZ-5959.
Special Attribute Infusions
- Ghostly Infusion - Loot from Gorseval the Multifarious, or purchased from Scholar Glenna after having defeating Gorseval at least once.
- Moto's Unstable Bauble Infusion: Blue - Complete The Storm Wizard collection.
- Moto's Unstable Bauble Infusion: Red - Complete The King Toad collection.
- Phospholuminescent Infusion - Loot from Trick-or-Treat Bags.
- Winter's Heart Infusion - Loot from Wintersday Gifts.
WvW InfusionsThere are two versions of Attribute WvW Infusions, Offensive and Defensive. Both are purchased from WvW Laurel Merchants for 5 + , or from a Battle Historian for +
Offensive versions provide +5 Power, Precision, or Condition Damage, and +1% Damage to Guards, Lords, and Supervisors.
Defensive versions provide +5 Toughness, Vitality, or Healing Power, and -1% Damage taken from Guards, Lords, and Supervisors.
- Infusions are lost when upgrading ascended items in the Mystic Forge, since the original item is consumed in the crafting process. Make sure to use an Infusion Extraction Device before you do so.
- In Guild Wars, infusion was the process of imbuing armor pieces with magic to protect against the mursaat's Spectral Agony.
- Prior to the July 26, 2016 update, there were 5 infusion types: offensive, defensive, utility, versatile (omni), and agony. Versatile infusions could be placed in non-agony infusion slots. The update simplified the types to Infusions (offensive, defensive, versatile, and agony) and Enrichments (utility).
- The Versatile Bounteous Infusion is an unimplemented infusion that appears in the API.