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Disambig icon.png This article is about naming conventions used in the game. For acquiring gear with specific prefixes or rarity, see equipment acquisition by stats.
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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 generally 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. As of the June 23 2015 update, ascended armor and weapon prefixes can be changed in the Mystic Forge.

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]

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

Single attribute[edit]

Single attribute bonuses can only be found in items with a level requirement of 0 to 20.

Standard
prefix
Standard
suffix
Trinket
prefix[1]
Attribute
Mighty of Might Garnet Power Power
Precise of Precision Tiger's Eye Precision Precision
Resilient
Giver's (armor)
of Resilience Malachite Toughness Toughness
Vital of Vitality Turquoise Vitality Vitality
- of Winter
of Luck [2]
Snowflake Boon Duration Boon Duration
Malign of Festering Amber Condition Damage Condition Damage
Giver's (weapon) - - Condition Duration Condition Duration
Healing of Compassion Pearl Healing Power Healing Power

Dual attribute[edit]

Two attribute bonuses can only be found in items with a level requirement of 20 to 64.

Standard
prefix
Standard
suffix
Trinket
prefix[1]
Attributes
Major Minor
Strong of Strength Carnelian Power Power Precision Precision
Vagabond's - - Power Power Toughness Toughness
Vigorous of Vigor Amethyst Power Power Vitality Vitality
Potent of Potency - Power Power Condition Damage Condition Damage
Honed of Honing Peridot Power Power Ferocity Ferocity
Hunter's of the Hunter Sunstone Precision Precision Power Power
Penetrating of Penetration - Precision Precision Ferocity Ferocity
Stout of the Stout - Toughness Toughness Precision Precision
Enduring - - Toughness Toughness Condition Damage Condition Damage
Giver's (armor) of Winter Snowflake Toughness Toughness Healing Power Healing Power
Hearty of Heartiness Lapis Vitality Vitality Toughness Toughness
Ravaging of Ravaging Topaz Condition Damage Condition Damage Precision Precision
Deserter's - - Condition Damage Condition Damage Toughness Toughness
Lingering of Lingering - Condition Damage Condition Damage Vitality Vitality
Giver's (weapon) - - Condition Duration Condition Duration Vitality Vitality
Rejuvenating of Rejuvenation Spinel Healing Power Healing Power Power Power
Survivor's - - Healing Power Healing Power Toughness Toughness
Mending of Mending - Healing Power Healing Power Vitality Vitality

Triple attribute[edit]

This graph illustrates the trade-offs between the different 3-attribute affixes.

Three attributes bonuses are available in items with level requirements starting with 52 for weapons, and starting with 60 for armor and trinkets.

Standard
prefix
Standard
suffix
Trinket
prefix[1]
Ascended
prefix[3]
Attributes
Major Minor
Berserker's of the Berserker Ruby Zojja's Power Power Precision Precision Ferocity Ferocity
Zealot's - Watchwork Keeper's Power Power Precision Precision Healing Power Healing Power
Soldier's of the Soldier - Ahamid's
Armorsmith (map icon 2).png

Chorben's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png
Power Power Toughness Toughness Vitality Vitality
Forsaken - - - Power Power Toughness Toughness Healing Power Healing Power
Valkyrie of the Valkyrie Beryl Gobrech's
Armorsmith (map icon 2).png

Stonecleaver's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png
Power Power Vitality Vitality Ferocity Ferocity
Captain's of the Captain Emerald[4] - Precision Precision Power Power Toughness Toughness
Rampager's of the Rampager Coral Forgemaster's
Armorsmith (map icon 2).png

Coalforge's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png
Precision Precision Power Power Condition Damage Condition Damage
Assassin's of the Assassin Opal Saphir's
Armorsmith (map icon 2).png

Soros's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png
Precision Precision Power Power Ferocity Ferocity
Knight's - - Beigarth's Toughness Toughness Power Power Precision Precision
Cavalier's - - Angchu Toughness Toughness Power Power Ferocity Ferocity
Nomad's - Ambrite Ventari's Toughness Toughness Vitality Vitality Healing Power Healing Power
Giver's
Armorsmith (map icon 2).png
of Winter Snowflake - Toughness Toughness Boon Duration Boon Duration Healing Power Healing Power
Settler's - - Leftpaw's Toughness Toughness Condition Damage Condition Damage Healing Power Healing Power
Sentinel's - Azurite Wei Qi's
Armorsmith (map icon 2).png

Tonn's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png
Vitality Vitality Power Power Toughness Toughness
- of the Shaman[5] - - Vitality Vitality Power Power Healing Power Healing Power
Shaman's - - Zintl Vitality Vitality Condition Damage Condition Damage Healing Power Healing Power
Sinister - Charged Ambrite Verata's Condition Damage Condition Damage Power Power Precision Precision
Carrion of Carrion Chrysocola Occam's Condition Damage Condition Damage Power Power Vitality Vitality
Rabid of the Rabid - Ferratus's
Armorsmith (map icon 2).png

Grizzlemouth's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png

Sunless's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png
Condition Damage Condition Damage Precision Precision Toughness Toughness
Dire - - Morbach's
Armorsmith (map icon 2).png

Mathilde's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png
Condition Damage Condition Damage Toughness Toughness Vitality Vitality
Apostate's - - - Condition Damage Condition Damage Toughness Toughness Healing Power Healing Power
Giver's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png
- - - Condition Duration Condition Duration Precision Precision Vitality Vitality
Cleric's of the Cleric Sapphire Tateos's
Armorsmith (map icon 2).png

Theodosus's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png
Healing Power Healing Power Power Power Toughness Toughness
Magi's of the Magi - Hronk's Healing Power Healing Power Precision Precision Vitality Vitality
Apothecary's of the Apothecary Passiflora[6] Veldrunner
Armorsmith (map icon 2).png

Ebonmane's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png
Healing Power Healing Power Toughness Toughness Condition Damage Condition Damage

Quadruple attribute[edit]

Four attribute bonuses are available for certain level 80 items in Heart of Thorns. These bonuses are slightly lower than the bonuses given for triple attribute items; major attributes are ~14% lower and minor attributes are ~34% lower. However, these type of items provides ~9.5% more overall bonuses versus triple attribute items.

Standard
prefix
Standard
suffix
Trinket
prefix[1]
Ascended
prefix[3]
Attributes
Major Minor
Commander's of the Commander Maguuma Burl Tizlak's Power Power Precision Precision Toughness Toughness Concentration Concentration
Marauder of the Marauder Ebony Orb Svaard's Power Power Precision Precision Vitality Vitality Ferocity Ferocity
Vigilant of the Vigilant Flax Blossom Laranthir's Power Power Toughness Toughness Concentration Concentration Expertise Expertise
Crusader of the Crusader Agate Orb Ossa's Power Power Toughness Toughness Ferocity Ferocity Healing Power Healing Power
Wanderer's of the Wanderer Moonstone Orb Ruka's Power Power Vitality Vitality Toughness Toughness Concentration Concentration
Viper's of the Viper Black Diamond Yassith's Power Power Condition Damage Condition Damage Precision Precision Expertise Expertise
Trailblazer's of the Trailblazer Maguuma Lily Pahua's Toughness Toughness Condition Damage Condition Damage Vitality Vitality Expertise Expertise
Minstrel's of the Minstrel Freshwater Pearl Maklain's Toughness Toughness Healing Power Healing Power Vitality Vitality Concentration Concentration

Septuple attribute[edit]

Seven attribute bonus is available in one stat combination for level 80 equipment, providing an equal, average bonus to all of them except expertise and concentration.

Standard
prefix
Standard
suffix
Trinket
prefix[1]
Ascended
prefix[3]
Attributes
Celestial of the Sky Charged Quartz Wupwup Power Power
Precision Precision
Toughness Toughness
Vitality Vitality
Condition Damage Condition Damage
Healing Power Healing Power
Ferocity Ferocity
  1. ^ a b c d e Trinket prefixes are identical to the associated gemstone, except where noted.
  2. ^ This suffix is used by both doubloons and sigils of luck.
  3. ^ a b c Ascended armor and weapons use special prefix names, mostly based on characters in Guild Wars lore, that correspond to and replace the standard prefixes.
  4. ^ Emerald gemstones and jewels have stats equivalent to the Knight's prefix (Toughness/Power/Precision), but the crafted emerald trinkets have Captain's stats.
  5. ^ This suffix is only used by universal upgrades.
  6. ^ The gemstone item for this prefix is named Passion Flower.