Item nomenclature

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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]

Items with the following affixes provide a bonus to the corresponding attribute:

  • Two attribute bonuses can be found in items with a level of 21 to 55.
  • Three attributes bonuses are available starting with items at level 55 or 60, depending on the type of gear.

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

This table describes prefixes for PvE equipment; PvP amulets with the same prefix do not necessarily grant the same attributes.

Attributes Standard
Major Minor
Power Power Mighty of Might Garnet
Precision Precision Precise of Precision Tiger's Eye
Toughness Toughness Resilient
Giver's (armor)
of Resilience Malachite
Vitality Vitality Vital of Vitality Turquoise
Condition Damage Condition Damage Malign of Festering Amber
Condition Duration Condition Duration Giver's (weapon) - -
Healing Power Healing Power Healing of Compassion Pearl
Boon Duration Boon Duration - of Winter
of Luck [2]
Dual attribute
Power Power Precision Precision Strong of Strength Carnelian
Power Power Toughness Toughness Vagabond's - -
Power Power Vitality Vitality Vigorous of Vigor Amethyst
Power Power Ferocity Ferocity Honed of Honing Peridot
Power Power Condition Damage Condition Damage Potent of Potency -
Precision Precision Power Power Hunter's of the Hunter Sunstone
Precision Precision Ferocity Ferocity Penetrating of Penetration -
Toughness Toughness Precision Precision Stout of the Stout -
Toughness Toughness Condition Damage Condition Damage Enduring - -
Toughness Toughness Healing Power Healing Power Giver's (armor) of Winter Snowflake
Vitality Vitality Toughness Toughness Hearty of Heartiness Lapis
Condition Damage Condition Damage Precision Precision Ravaging of Ravaging Topaz
Condition Damage Condition Damage Toughness Toughness Deserter's - -
Condition Damage Condition Damage Vitality Vitality Lingering of Lingering -
Condition Duration Condition Duration Vitality Vitality Giver's (weapon) - -
Healing Power Healing Power Power Power Rejuvenating of Rejuvenation Spinel
Healing Power Healing Power Toughness Toughness Survivor's - -
Healing Power Healing Power Vitality Vitality Mending of Mending -
Triple attribute
Power Power Precision Precision Ferocity Ferocity Berserker's of the Berserker Ruby
Power Power Precision Precision Healing Power Healing Power Zealot's - Watchwork
Power Power Toughness Toughness Vitality Vitality Soldier's of the Soldier -
Power Power Toughness Toughness Healing Power Healing Power Forsaken - -
Power Power Vitality Vitality Ferocity Ferocity Valkyrie of the Valkyrie Beryl
Precision Precision Power Power Toughness Toughness Captain's of the Captain Emerald[3]
Precision Precision Power Power Ferocity Ferocity Assassin's of the Assassin Opal
Precision Precision Power Power Condition Damage Condition Damage Rampager's of the Rampager Coral
Toughness Toughness Power Power Precision Precision Knight's - -
Toughness Toughness Power Power Ferocity Ferocity Cavalier's - -
Toughness Toughness Vitality Vitality Healing Power Healing Power Nomad's - Ambrite
Toughness Toughness Boon Duration Boon Duration Healing Power Healing Power Giver's (armor) of Winter Snowflake
Toughness Toughness Condition Damage Condition Damage Healing Power Healing Power Settler's - -
Vitality Vitality Power Power Toughness Toughness Sentinel's - Azurite
Vitality Vitality Power Power Healing Power Healing Power - of the Shaman[4] -
Vitality Vitality Condition Damage Condition Damage Healing Power Healing Power Shaman's - -
Condition Damage Condition Damage Power Power Precision Precision Sinister - Charged Ambrite
Condition Damage Condition Damage Power Power Vitality Vitality Carrion of Carrion Chrysocola
Condition Damage Condition Damage Precision Precision Toughness Toughness Rabid of the Rabid -
Condition Damage Condition Damage Toughness Toughness Vitality Vitality Dire - -
Condition Damage Condition Damage Toughness Toughness Healing Power Healing Power Apostate's - -
Condition Duration Condition Duration Precision Precision Vitality Vitality Giver's (weapon) - -
Healing Power Healing Power Power Power Toughness Toughness Cleric's of the Cleric Sapphire
Healing Power Healing Power Precision Precision Vitality Vitality Magi's of the Magi -
Healing Power Healing Power Toughness Toughness Condition Damage Condition Damage Apothecary's of the Apothecary Passiflora[5]
Small [6] Bonus to: Power.png Precision.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Ferocity.png Celestial of the Sky Charged Quartz
  1. ^ Trinket prefixes are identical to the associated gemstone, except where noted.
  2. ^ This suffix is used by both doubloons and sigils of luck.
  3. ^ Emerald gemstones and jewels have stats equivalent to the Knight's prefix (Toughness/Power/Precision), but the crafted emerald trinkets have Captain's stats.
  4. ^ This suffix is only used by universal upgrades.
  5. ^ The gemstone item for this prefix is named Passion Flower.
  6. ^ The "small" bonus is 5/8 the size of a standard minor bonus

Graphical relationship between attribute sets[edit]

Use this graph to help you navigate the trade-offs between the different 3-attribute affixes.

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