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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.png Power
Precise of Precision Tiger's Eye Precision.png Precision
Resilient
Giver's (armor)
of Resilience Malachite Toughness.png Toughness
Vital of Vitality Turquoise Vitality.png Vitality
- of Winter
of Luck [2]
Snowflake Boon Duration.png Boon Duration
Malign of Festering Amber Condition Damage.png Condition Damage
Giver's (weapon) - - Condition Duration.png Condition Duration
Healing of Compassion Pearl Healing Power.png 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.png Power Precision.png Precision
Vagabond's - - Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness
Vigorous of Vigor Amethyst Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality
Potent of Potency - Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage
Honed of Honing Peridot Power.png Power Ferocity.png Ferocity
Hunter's of the Hunter Sunstone Precision.png Precision Power.png Power
Penetrating of Penetration - Precision.png Precision Ferocity.png Ferocity
Stout of the Stout - Toughness.png Toughness Precision.png Precision
Enduring - - Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage
Giver's (armor) of Winter Snowflake Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power
Hearty of Heartiness Lapis Vitality.png Vitality Toughness.png Toughness
Ravaging of Ravaging Topaz Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Precision.png Precision
Deserter's - - Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Toughness.png Toughness
Lingering of Lingering - Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Vitality.png Vitality
Giver's (weapon) - - Condition Duration.png Condition Duration Vitality.png Vitality
Rejuvenating of Rejuvenation Spinel Healing Power.png Healing Power Power.png Power
Survivor's - - Healing Power.png Healing Power Toughness.png Toughness
Mending of Mending - Healing Power.png Healing Power Vitality.png 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.png Power Precision.png Precision Ferocity.png Ferocity
Zealot's - Watchwork Keeper's Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Healing Power.png Healing Power
Soldier's of the Soldier - Ahamid's
Armorsmith (map icon 2).png

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

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

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

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

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

Grizzlemouth's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png

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

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

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

Ebonmane's
Weaponsmith (map icon 2).png
Healing Power.png Healing Power Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png 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.png Power Precision.png Precision Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Concentration
Marauder of the Marauder Ebony Orb Svaard's Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality Ferocity.png Ferocity
Vigilant of the Vigilant Flax Blossom Laranthir's Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Concentration Condition Duration.png Expertise
Crusader of the Crusader Agate Orb Ossa's Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Ferocity.png Ferocity Healing Power.png Healing Power
Wanderer's of the Wanderer Moonstone Orb Ruka's Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Concentration
Viper's of the Viper Black Diamond Yassith's Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Precision.png Precision Condition Duration.png Expertise
Trailblazer's of the Trailblazer Maguuma Lily Pahua's Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Vitality.png Vitality Condition Duration.png Expertise
Minstrel's of the Minstrel Freshwater Pearl Maklain's Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power Vitality.png Vitality Boon Duration.png 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.png Power
Precision.png Precision
Toughness.png Toughness
Vitality.png Vitality
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage
Healing Power.png Healing Power
Ferocity.png 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.