Insignia

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Insignias are used in the crafting of armor by Armorsmith tango icon 20px.png armorsmiths, Leatherworker tango icon 20px.png leatherworkers, and Tailor tango icon 20px.pngtailors. The insignia used determines the prefix of the armor it is used on, and gives the armor specific bonuses. Insignia are utilised in the creation of recipes through the Discovery tab at one of the aforementioned armor crafting locations. Unlike runes, insignia cannot be applied or modified after armor is created. There are some item prefixes which cannot be crafted as insignia, these can be found on the item nomenclature page.

Crafting recipes[edit]

Aside from the last two tiers, the recipes for each tier of insignia remain unchanged except for the tier of materials required. Each requires a certain number of tier-appropriate Bolts of Cloth or Cloth Patches, and also a number of tier-appropriate Fine crafting materials. In later tiers, Karka Shells can be substituted for the Fine crafting materials. In the two last tiers, the numbers of each material required are different, and Globs of Ectoplasm (for the Gossamer tier) or Globs of Dark Matter and Crystalline Dust (for the Ascended tier) are also required.

Insignias are made from different base materials, higher level weapons requiring higher level base materials. Insignias can either be standard, embroidered, or intricate. Standard insignias produce CFine items, embroidered insignias produce DMasterwork items, and intricate insignias produce ERare. Tier 6 and 7 insignias produce FExotic and GAscended items, respectively.

There are many individual insignias recipes. Broken out by base material, their recipes fit the following general forms:

Discoverable insignias[edit]

These insignias will automatically be revealed as the required difficulty level is met, no special effort is required to learn them.

Item Difficulty Materials
Jute Insignia 0-25 1 Bolt of Jute.png Bolt of Jute
3 Skill.png Fine Crafting Materials
Embroidered Jute Insignia 50 1 Jute Patch.png Jute Patch
8 Skill.png Fine Crafting Materials
Wool Insignia 75-100 1 Bolt of Wool.png Bolt of Wool
3 Skill.png Fine Crafting Materials
Embroidered Wool Insignia 125 1 Wool Patch.png Wool Patch
8 Skill.png Fine Crafting Materials
Cotton Insignia 150-175 1 Bolt of Cotton.png Bolt of Cotton
3 Skill.png Fine Crafting Materials
Embroidered Cotton Insignia 200 1 Cotton Patch.png Cotton Patch
8 Skill.png Fine Crafting Materials
Linen Insignia 225-250 1 Bolt of Linen.png Bolt of Linen
3 Skill.png Fine Crafting Materials
Embroidered Linen Insignia 275 1 Linen Patch.png Linen Patch
8 Skill.png Fine Crafting Materials
Silk Insignia 300-325 1 Bolt of Silk.png Bolt of Silk
3 Skill.png Fine Crafting Materials
Embroidered Silk Insignia 350 1 Silk Patch.png Silk Patch
8 Skill.png Fine Crafting Materials

Non-discoverable insignias[edit]

Intricate insignias cannot be learned through the discovery process. They can only be crafted after learning the recipe by purchasing a recipe sheet from a Master Craftsman for karma or coin. After using the recipe sheet, that insignias will be available in the Production pane of the Crafting Station window.

Item Difficulty Materials
Intricate Wool Insignia 125
Intricate Cotton Insignia 200
Intricate Linen Insignia 275
Intricate Silk Insignia 375
Intricate Gossamer Insignia 400
Ascended Insignia 500

List of insignias[edit]

Attribute bonuses Insignia Activator
Standard Embroidered Intricate
Mighty Power.png Mighty Jute Insignia.png Mighty Jute Insignia Mighty Embroidered Jute Insignia.png Mighty Embroidered Jute Insignia Vial of Weak Blood.png Vial of Weak Blood
Precise Precision.png Precise Jute Insignia.png Precise Jute Insignia Precise Embroidered Jute Insignia.png Precise Embroidered Jute Insignia Tiny Claw.png Tiny Claw
Resilient Toughness.png Resilient Jute Insignia.png Resilient Jute Insignia Resilient Embroidered Jute Insignia.png Resilient Embroidered Jute Insignia Tiny Scale.png Tiny Scale
Giver's Toughness.png Giver's Embroidered Jute Insignia.png Giver's Embroidered Jute Insignia Tiny Snowflake.png Tiny Snowflake
Vital Vitality.png Vital Jute Insignia.png Vital Jute Insignia Vital Embroidered Jute Insignia.png Vital Embroidered Jute Insignia Bone Chip.png Bone Chip
Malign Condition Damage.png Malign Jute Insignia.png Malign Jute Insignia Malign Embroidered Jute Insignia.png Malign Embroidered Jute Insignia Tiny Venom Sac.png Tiny Venom Sac
Healing Healing Power.png Healing Jute Insignia.png Healing Jute Insignia Healing Embroidered Jute Insignia.png Healing Embroidered Jute Insignia Tiny Totem.png Tiny Totem
Strong Power.png Precision.png Strong Wool Insignia.png Strong Wool Insignia
Strong Cotton Insignia.png Strong Cotton Insignia
Strong Embroidered Wool Insignia.png Strong Embroidered Wool Insignia
Strong Embroidered Cotton Insignia.png Strong Embroidered Cotton Insignia
Strong Intricate Wool Insignia.png Strong Intricate Wool Insignia
Strong Intricate Cotton Insignia.png Strong Intricate Cotton Insignia
Vial of Thin Blood.png Vial of Thin Blood
Vial of Blood.png Vial of Blood
Vigorous Power.png Vitality.png Vigorous Wool Insignia.png Vigorous Wool Insignia
Vigorous Cotton Insignia.png Vigorous Cotton Insignia
Vigorous Embroidered Wool Insignia.png Vigorous Embroidered Wool Insignia
Vigorous Embroidered Cotton Insignia.png Vigorous Embroidered Cotton Insignia
Vigorous Intricate Wool Insignia.png Vigorous Intricate Wool Insignia
Vigorous Intricate Cotton Insignia.png Vigorous Intricate Cotton Insignia
Bone Shard.png Bone Shard
Bone.png Bone
Honed Power.png Ferocity.png Honed Wool Insignia.png Honed Wool Insignia
Honed Cotton Insignia.png Honed Cotton Insignia
Honed Embroidered Wool Insignia.png Honed Embroidered Wool Insignia
Honed Embroidered Cotton Insignia.png Honed Embroidered Cotton Insignia
Honed Intricate Wool Insignia.png Honed Intricate Wool Insignia
Honed Intricate Cotton Insignia.png Honed Intricate Cotton Insignia
Small Fang.png Small Fang
Fang.png Fang
Hunter's Precision.png Power.png Pillaging Wool Insignia.png Hunter's Wool Insignia
Pillaging Cotton Insignia.png Hunter's Cotton Insignia
Pillaging Embroidered Wool Insignia.png Hunter's Embroidered Wool Insignia
Pillaging Embroidered Cotton Insignia.png Hunter's Embroidered Cotton Insignia
Pillaging Intricate Wool Insignia.png Hunter's Intricate Wool Insignia
Pillaging Intricate Cotton Insignia.png Hunter's Intricate Cotton Insignia
Small Claw.png Small Claw
Claw.png Claw
Giver's Toughness.png Healing Power.png Giver's Embroidered Wool Insignia.png Giver's Embroidered Wool Insignia
Giver's Embroidered Cotton Insignia.png Giver's Embroidered Cotton Insignia
Delicate Snowflake.png Delicate Snowflake
Glittering Snowflake.png Glittering Snowflake
Hearty Vitality.png Toughness.png Hearty Wool Insignia.png Hearty Wool Insignia
Hearty Cotton Insignia.png Hearty Cotton Insignia
Hearty Embroidered Wool Insignia.png Hearty Embroidered Wool Insignia
Hearty Embroidered Cotton Insignia.png Hearty Embroidered Cotton Insignia
Hearty Intricate Wool Insignia.png Hearty Intricate Wool Insignia
Hearty Intricate Cotton Insignia.png Hearty Intricate Cotton Insignia
Small Scale.png Small Scale
Scale.png Scale
Ravaging Condition Damage.png Precision.png Ravaging Wool Insignia.png Ravaging Wool Insignia
Ravaging Cotton Insignia.png Ravaging Cotton Insignia
Ravaging Embroidered Wool Insignia.png Ravaging Embroidered Wool Insignia
Ravaging Embroidered Cotton Insignia.png Ravaging Embroidered Cotton Insignia
Ravaging Intricate Wool Insignia.png Ravaging Intricate Wool Insignia
Ravaging Intricate Cotton Insignia.png Ravaging Intricate Cotton Insignia
Small Venom Sac.png Small Venom Sac
Venom Sac.png Venom Sac
Rejuvenating Healing Power.png Power.png Rejuvenating Wool Insignia.png Rejuvenating Wool Insignia
Rejuvenating Cotton Insignia.png Rejuvenating Cotton Insignia
Rejuvenating Embroidered Wool Insignia.png Rejuvenating Embroidered Wool Insignia
Rejuvenating Embroidered Cotton Insignia.png Rejuvenating Embroidered Cotton Insignia
Rejuvenating Intricate Wool Insignia.png Rejuvenating Intricate Wool Insignia
Rejuvenating Intricate Cotton Insignia.png Rejuvenating Intricate Cotton Insignia
Small Totem.png Small Totem
Totem.png Totem
Berserker's Power.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Berserker's Linen Insignia.png Berserker's Linen Insignia
Berserker's Silk Insignia.png Berserker's Silk Insignia
 
 
Berserker's Embroidered Linen Insignia.png Berserker's Embroidered Linen Insignia
Berserker's Embroidered Silk Insignia.png Berserker's Embroidered Silk Insignia
 
 
Berserker's Intricate Linen Insignia.png Berserker's Intricate Linen Insignia
Berserker's Intricate Silk Insignia.png Berserker's Intricate Silk Insignia
Berserker's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Berserker's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Zojja's Berserker Insignia.png Zojja's Berserker Insignia
Vial of Thick Blood.png Vial of Thick Blood
Vial of Potent Blood.png Vial of Potent Blood
Vial of Powerful Blood.png Vial of Powerful Blood
 
Zealot's Power.png Precision.png Healing Power.png Zealot's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Zealot's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Keeper's Zealot Insignia.png Keeper's Zealot Insignia
Watchwork Mechanism.png Watchwork Mechanism
Soldier's Power.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Soldier's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Soldier's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Ahamid's Soldier Insignia.png Ahamid's Soldier Insignia
Valkyrie Power.png Vitality.png Ferocity.png Valkyrie Linen Insignia.png Valkyrie Linen Insignia
Valkyrie Silk Insignia.png Valkyrie Silk Insignia
 
 
Valkyrie Embroidered Linen Insignia.png Valkyrie Embroidered Linen Insignia
Valkyrie Embroidered Silk Insignia (Master).png Valkyrie Embroidered Silk Insignia
 
 
Valkyrie Intricate Linen Insignia.png Valkyrie Intricate Linen Insignia
Valkyrie Intricate Silk Insignia.png Valkyrie Intricate Silk Insignia
Valkyrie Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Valkyrie Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Gobrech's Valkyrie Insignia.png Gobrech's Valkyrie Insignia
Sharp Fang.png Sharp Fang
Large Fang.png Large Fang
Vicious Fang.png Vicious Fang
 
Rampager's Precision.png Power.png Condition Damage.png Rampager's Linen Insignia.png Rampager's Linen Insignia
Rampager's Silk Insignia.png Rampager's Silk Insignia
 
 
Rampager's Embroidered Linen Insignia.png Rampager's Embroidered Linen Insignia
Rampager's Embroidered Silk Insignia.png Rampager's Embroidered Silk Insignia
 
 
Rampager's Intricate Linen Insignia.png Rampager's Intricate Linen Insignia
Rampager's Intricate Silk Insignia.png Rampager's Intricate Silk Insignia
Rampager's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Rampager's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Forgemaster's Rampager Insignia.png Forgemaster's Rampager Insignia
Full Venom Sac.png Full Venom Sac
Potent Venom Sac.png Potent Venom Sac
Powerful Venom Sac.png Powerful Venom Sac
 
Assassin's Precision.png Power.png Ferocity.png Assassin's Linen Insignia.png Assassin's Linen Insignia
Assassin's Silk Insignia.png Assassin's Silk Insignia
 
 
Assassin's Embroidered Linen Insignia.png Assassin's Embroidered Linen Insignia
Assassin's Embroidered Silk Insignia.png Assassin's Embroidered Silk Insignia
 
 
Assassin's Intricate Linen Insignia.png Assassin's Intricate Linen Insignia
Assassin's Intricate Silk Insignia.png Assassin's Intricate Silk Insignia
Assassin's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Assassin's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Saphir's Assassin Insignia.png Saphir's Assassin Insignia
Sharp Claw.png Sharp Claw
Large Claw.png Large Claw
Vicious Claw.png Vicious Claw
 
Knight's Toughness.png Power.png Precision.png Knight's Linen Insignia.png Knight's Linen Insignia
Knight's Silk Insignia.png Knight's Silk Insignia
 
 
Knight's Embroidered Linen Insignia.png Knight's Embroidered Linen Insignia
Knight's Embroidered Silk Insignia (Master).png Knight's Embroidered Silk Insignia
 
 
Knight's Intricate Linen Insignia.png Knight's Intricate Linen Insignia
Knight's Intricate Silk Insignia.png Knight's Intricate Silk Insignia
Knight's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Knight's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Beigarth's Knight Insignia.png Beigarth's Knight Insignia
Smooth Scale.png Smooth Scale
Large Scale.png Large Scale
Armored Scale.png Armored Scale
 
Cavalier's Toughness.png Power.png Ferocity.png Cavalier's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Cavalier's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Angchu Cavalier Insignia.png Angchu Cavalier Insignia
Nomad's Toughness.png Vitality.png Healing Power.png Nomad's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Nomad's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Ventari's Nomad Insignia.png Ventari's Nomad Insignia
Sheet of Ambrite.png Sheet of Ambrite
Settler's Toughness.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Settler's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Settler's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Leftpaw's Settler Insignia.png Leftpaw's Settler Insignia
Passion Flower.png Passion Flower
Giver's Toughness.png Boon Duration.png Healing Power.png Giver's Embroidered Linen Insignia.png Giver's Embroidered Linen Insignia
Giver's Embroidered Silk Insignia.png Giver's Embroidered Silk Insignia
 
 
 
Giver's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Giver's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Unique Snowflake.png Unique Snowflake
Pristine Snowflake.png Pristine Snowflake
Flawless Snowflake.png Flawless Snowflake
Sentinel's Vitality.png Power.png Toughness.png Sentinel's Silk Insignia.png Sentinel's Silk Insignia
 
 
Sentinel's Embroidered Silk Insignia.png Sentinel's Embroidered Silk Insignia
 
 
Sentinel's Intricate Silk Insignia.png Sentinel's Intricate Silk Insignia
Sentinel's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Sentinel's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Wei Qi's Sentinel Insignia.png Wei Qi's Sentinel Insignia
Shaman's Vitality.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Shaman's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Shaman's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Zintl Shaman Insignia.png Zintl Shaman Insignia
Sinister Condition Damage.png Power.png Precision.png Sinister Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Sinister Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Verata's Sinister Insignia.png Verata's Sinister Insignia
Sheet of Charged Ambrite.png Sheet of Charged Ambrite
Carrion Condition Damage.png Power.png Vitality.png Carrion Linen Insignia.png Carrion Linen Insignia
Carrion Silk Insignia.png Carrion Silk Insignia
 
 
Carrion Embroidered Linen Insignia.png Carrion Embroidered Linen Insignia
Carrion Embroidered Silk Insignia.png Carrion Embroidered Silk Insignia
 
 
Carrion Intricate Linen Insignia.png Carrion Intricate Linen Insignia
Carrion Intricate Silk Insignia.png Carrion Intricate Silk Insignia
Carrion Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Carrion Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Occam's Carrion Insignia.png Occam's Carrion Insignia
Heavy Bone.png Heavy Bone
Large Bone.png Large Bone
Ancient Bone.png Ancient Bone
 
Rabid Condition Damage.png Precision.png Toughness.png Rabid Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Rabid Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Ferratus's Rabid Insignia.png Ferratus's Rabid Insignia
Dire Condition Damage.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Dire Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Dire Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Morbach's Dire Insignia.png Morbach's Dire Insignia
Cleric's Healing Power.png Power.png Toughness.png Cleric's Linen Insignia.png Cleric's Linen Insignia
Cleric's Silk Insignia.png Cleric's Silk Insignia
 
 
Cleric's Embroidered Linen Insignia (Master).png Cleric's Embroidered Linen Insignia
Cleric's Embroidered Silk Insignia.png Cleric's Embroidered Silk Insignia
 
 
Cleric's Intricate Linen Insignia.png Cleric's Intricate Linen Insignia
Cleric's Intricate Silk Insignia.png Cleric's Intricate Silk Insignia
Cleric's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Cleric's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Tateos's Cleric Insignia.png Tateos's Cleric Insignia
Engraved Totem.png Engraved Totem
Intricate Totem.png Intricate Totem
Elaborate Totem.png Elaborate Totem
 
Magi's Healing Power.png Precision.png Vitality.png Magi's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Magi's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Hronk's Magi Insignia.png Hronk's Magi Insignia
Apothecary's Healing Power.png Toughness.png Condition Damage.png Apothecary's Silk Insignia.png Apothecary's Silk Insignia
 
 
Apothecary's Embroidered Silk Insignia.png Apothecary's Embroidered Silk Insignia
 
 
Apothecary's Intricate Silk Insignia.png Apothecary's Intricate Silk Insignia
Apothecary's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Apothecary's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Veldrunner Apothecary Insignia.png Veldrunner Apothecary Insignia
Karka Shell.png Karka Shell
Commander's Power.pngPrecision.pngToughness.pngBoon Duration.png Commander's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Commander's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Tizlak's Commander's Insignia.png Tizlak's Commander's Insignia
Charged Thorn.png Charged Thorn
Maguuma Burl.png Maguuma Burl
Marauder Power.pngPrecision.pngVitality.pngFerocity.png Marauder Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Marauder Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Svaard's Marauder Insignia.png Svaard's Marauder Insignia
Barbed Thorn.png Barbed Thorn
Ebony Orb.png Ebony Orb
Vigilant Power.pngToughness.pngBoon Duration.pngCondition Duration.png Vigilant Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Vigilant Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Laranthir's Vigilant Insignia.png Laranthir's Vigilant Insignia
Barbed Thorn.png Barbed Thorn
Flax Blossom.png Flax Blossom
Crusader Power.pngToughness.pngFerocity.pngHealing Power.png Crusader Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Crusader Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Ossa's Crusader Insignia.png Ossa's Crusader Insignia
Leaf Fossil.png Leaf Fossil
Agate Orb.png Agate Orb
Wanderer's Power.pngVitality.pngToughness.pngBoon Duration.png Wanderer's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Wanderer's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Ruka's Wanderer's Insignia.png Ruka's Wanderer's Insignia
Charged Fossil.png Charged Fossil
Moonstone Orb.png Moonstone Orb
Viper's Power.pngCondition Damage.pngPrecision.pngCondition Duration.png Viper's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Viper's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Yassith's Viper's Insignia.png Yassith's Viper's Insignia
Leaf Fossil.png Leaf Fossil
Black Diamond.png Black Diamond
Trailblazer's Toughness.pngCondition Damage.pngVitality.pngCondition Duration.png Trailblazer's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Trailblazer's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Pahua's Trailblazer's Insignia.png Pahua's Trailblazer's Insignia
Sheet of Charged Ambrite.png Sheet of Charged Ambrite
Maguuma Lily.png Maguuma Lily
Minstrel's Toughness.pngHealing Power.pngVitality.pngBoon Duration.png Minstrel's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Minstrel's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Maklain's Minstrel's Insignia.png Maklain's Minstrel's Insignia
Piece of Mother-of-Pearl.png Piece of Mother-of-Pearl
Freshwater Pearl.png Freshwater Pearl
Celestial Power.pngPrecision.pngToughness.pngVitality.png
Condition Damage.pngFerocity.pngHealing Power.png
Celestial Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Celestial Intricate Gossamer Insignia
Wupwup Celestial Insignia.png Wupwup Celestial Insignia
Charged Quartz Crystal.png Charged Quartz Crystal

Salvaging clarification[edit]

Exotic armor and weapons may be salvaged for insignia or inscriptions only if the insignia or inscription is not craftable, with the possibility of receiving all of the following: inscriptions, insignias, ectoplasm, dark matter, and runes. If the exotic item's insignia or inscription is discoverable, then only ectoplasm, dark matter, and rune can be salvaged.

Karma gear cannot be salvaged, but can be put in Mystic Forge.

WvW gear (bought with badges) cannot be put in the mystic forge, but can be salvaged. Salvaging WvW gear does not return materials. You will only receive the rune or sigil and a few WvW badges.

See also[edit]

Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Insignia.