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Prefixes refer to the standardized set of words used to describe the various possible attribute combinations that can be found in equipment across the game. Suffixes are a secondary type of prefix that appear in items where specific upgrade components are present.

All prefixes have at least one designated major attribute, and up to two minor attributes. These designations determine the numeric bonus assigned to each attribute. All major attributes receive the same first bonus, and all minor attributes receive the same second bonus, which is always smaller than the first. These bonuses are determined by the total amount of attributes the prefix is made of, as well as the level, rarity, and type of the equipment piece.

For example, the Hearty prefix (and Heartiness suffix) is the combination of toughness as the main attribute and vitality as the minor.

Crafted trinkets and crafted ascended weapons and armor have custom prefix names replacing the default nomenclature.

Prefixes with a single attribute[edit]

Single attribute prefixes can only be found in equipment with a level requirement below 20.

Attribute Prefix Suffix Availability Crafted trinket
prefix
Weapon Armor Trinket Back item Upgrade
Power.png Power Mighty Might 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Garnet
Precision.png Precision Precise Precision 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Tiger's Eye
Toughness.png Toughness Resilient Resilience 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Malachite
Vitality.png Vitality Vital Vitality 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Turquoise
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Malign Festering 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Amber
Healing Power.png Healing Power Healing Compassion 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Pearl
Boon Duration.png Boon Duration Lucky Luck 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Agony Resistance.png Agony Resistance Agony 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Gold Find.png Gold Find Gilded 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Karma Gain.png Karma Gain Karmic 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Magic Find.png Magic Find Magical 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
XP Gain.png XP Gain Experienced 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -

Prefixes with two attributes[edit]

Prefixes with two attributes can only be found in equipment with a level requirement between 20 and 64.

Attributes Prefix Suffix Availability Crafted trinket
prefix
Major Minor Weapon Armor Trinket Back item Upgrade
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Strong Strength 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Carnelian
Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Vagabond 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No -
Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Vigorous Vigor 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Amethyst
Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Potent Potency 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Power.png Power Ferocity.png Ferocity Honed Honing 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Peridot
Power.png Power Agony Resistance.png Agony Resistance Mighty Agony 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Power.png Power +X% Damage to Guards Mighty WvW 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Hunter 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Sunstone
Precision.png Precision Ferocity.png Ferocity Penetrating Penetration 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes -
Precision.png Precision Agony Resistance.png Agony Resistance Precise Agony 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Precision.png Precision +X% Damage to Guards Precise WvW 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Toughness.png Toughness Precision.png Precision Stout 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Toughness.png Toughness Agony Resistance.png Agony Resistance Resilient Agony 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Toughness.png Toughness -X% Damage taken from Guards Resilient WvW 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Vitality.png Vitality Toughness.png Toughness Hearty Heartiness 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Lapis
Vitality.png Vitality Agony Resistance.png Agony Resistance Vital Agony 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Vitality.png Vitality -X% Damage taken from Guards Vital WvW 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Precision.png Precision Ravaging 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Topaz
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Toughness.png Toughness Deserter 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No -
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Vitality.png Vitality Lingering 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Agony Resistance.png Agony Resistance Malign Agony 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage +X% Damage to Guards Malign WvW 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Healing Power.png Healing Power Power.png Power Rejuvenating 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Spinel
Healing Power.png Healing Power Toughness.png Toughness Survivor 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No -
Healing Power.png Healing Power Vitality.png Vitality Mending 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Healing Power.png Healing Power Agony Resistance.png Agony Resistance Healing Agony 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -
Healing Power.png Healing Power -X% Damage taken from Guards Healing WvW 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -

Prefixes with three attributes[edit]

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

Prefixes with three attributes can only be found in equipment with a level requirement above 52 for weapons, and 60 for armor and trinkets.

Attributes Prefix Suffix Availability Crafted trinket
prefix
Ascended crafting prefix
Major Minor Weapon Armor Trinket Back item Upgrade PvP Build Weapon Armor
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality Barbarian 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes - -
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Ferocity.png Ferocity Berserker 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Ruby Zojja
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Healing Power.png Healing Power Zealot 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No 0No Watchwork Keeper
Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Soldier 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No - Chorben Ahamid
Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power Forsaken 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No - -
Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Ferocity.png Ferocity Valkyrie 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Beryl Stonecleaver Gobrech
Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Captain 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No Emerald -
Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Rampager 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Coral Coalforge Forgemaster
Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Ferocity.png Ferocity Assassin 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Opal Soros Saphir
Toughness.png Toughness Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Knight 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes - Beigarth
Toughness.png Toughness Power.png Power Ferocity.png Ferocity Cavalier 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes - Angchu
Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Healing Power.png Healing Power Nomad 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No Ambrite Ventari
Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Healing Power.png Healing Power Settler 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No 0No - Leftpaw
Vitality.png Vitality Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Sentinel 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No Azurite Tonn Wei Qi
Vitality.png Vitality Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Healing Power.png Healing Power Shaman 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No 0No - Zintl
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Sinister 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Charged Ambrite Verata
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Carrion 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Chrysocola Occam
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Precision.png Precision Toughness.png Toughness Rabid 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes - Grizzlemouth Ferratus
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Dire 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No 0No - Mathilde Morbach
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power Apostate 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No - -
Healing Power.png Healing Power Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Cleric 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No Sapphire Theodosus Tateos
Healing Power.png Healing Power Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality Magi 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes - Hronk
Healing Power.png Healing Power Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Apothecary 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No Passiflora Ebonmane Veldrunner

Prefixes with four or more attributes[edit]

Prefixes with four or more attributes can only be found in equipment with a level requirement of 80.

Attributes Prefix Suffix Availability Crafted trinket
prefix
Ascended crafting prefix
Major Minor Weapon Armor Trinket Back item Upgrade PvP Build Weapon Armor
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Paladin 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes - -
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Concentration Commander 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No Burl Tizlak
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Toughness.png Toughness Ferocity.png Ferocity Demolisher 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes - -
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality Ferocity.png Ferocity Marauder 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Ebony Svaard
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Boon Duration.png Concentration Ferocity.png Ferocity Seeker 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes - -
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Ferocity.png Ferocity Destroyer 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes - -
Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Concentration Condition Duration.png Expertise Vigilant 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No Flax Blossom Laranthir
Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Ferocity.png Ferocity Healing Power.png Healing Power Crusader 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No Agate Ossa
Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Concentration Wanderer 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No Moonstone Ruka
Power.png Power Boon Duration.png Concentration Precision.png Precision Ferocity.png Ferocity Diviner 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes - -
Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Precision.png Precision Condition Duration.png Expertise Viper 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes Black Diamond Yassith
Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Vitality.png Vitality Healing Power.png Healing Power Sage 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes - -
Power.png Power Healing Power.png Healing Power Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality Mender 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes - -
Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Vitality.png Vitality Condition Duration.png Expertise Trailblazer 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No Maguuma Lily Pahua
Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power Vitality.png Vitality Boon Duration.png Concentration Minstrel 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No Freshwater Pearl Maklain
Power.png Precision.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Condition Damage.png Ferocity.png Healing Power.png Celestial Sky 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 0No Charged Quartz Wupwup

Inconsistent prefixes[edit]

Although most prefixes have unique names, there are some that carry duplicate names. These inconsistencies are included here to avoid confusion.

Attributes Prefix Suffix Availability Crafted trinket
prefix
Major Minor Weapon Armor Trinket Back item Upgrade PvP Build
Toughness.png Toughness Giver Winter 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No Snowflake
Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power Giver Winter 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No Snowflake
Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power Boon Duration.png Boon Duration Giver Winter 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No Snowflake
Vitality.png Vitality Power.png Power Healing Power.png Healing Power Shaman 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No -
Condition Duration.png Condition Duration Giver Winter 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No Snowflake
Condition Duration.png Condition Duration Vitality.png Vitality Giver Winter 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No Snowflake
Condition Duration.png Condition Duration Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality Giver Winter 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No Snowflake
Precision.png Precision Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Toughness.png Toughness Condition Duration.png Expertise Wanderer 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes -

Attribute bonuses at level 80[edit]

The following table summarizes the attribute bonuses available on equipment of level 80 of all types and rarities.

Since upgrade components provide endless possibilities, while not following any consistent patterns, they are not included. Jewels are an exception because of their limited range of options, as well as the nature of ascended trinkets. 1

Type Rarity
Ascended 1 Exotic Rare Masterwork Fine Basic
Major
(x1)
Minor
(x2)
Major
(x2)
Minor
(x2)
Major
(x7)
Major
(x1)
Minor
(x2)
Major
(x2)
Minor
(x2)
Major
(x7)
Major
(x1)
Minor
(x2)
Major
(x1)
Minor
(x2)
Major
(x1)
Minor
(x2)
Major
(x1)
Minor
(x2)
Weapons One-handed (x2) 125 90 108 59 59 120 85 102 56 56 106 75 98 70 91 65 72 52
Two-handed 251 179 215 118 118 239 171 205 113 113 211 151 196 140 181 129 144 103
Total weapons 250 180 216 118 118 240 170 204 112 112 212 150 196 140 182 130 144 104
Armor Chest 141 101 121 67 67 134 96 115 63 63 119 85 110 79 102 73 81 58
Legs 94 67 81 44 44 90 64 77 42 42 79 57 73 52 68 48 54 39
Head 63 45 54 30 30 60 43 51 28 28 53 38 49 35 45 32 36 26
Shoulders 47 34 40 22 22 45 32 38 21 21 40 28 37 26 34 24 27 19
Gloves 47 34 40 22 22 45 32 38 21 21 40 28 37 26 34 24 27 19
Boots 47 34 40 22 22 45 32 38 21 21 40 28 37 26 34 24 27 19
Total armor 439 315 376 207 207 419 299 357 196 196 371 264 343 244 317 225 252 180
Trinkets Amulet 157 108 133 71 72 120 85 102 56 56 106 75 98 70 91 65 - -
Ring (x2) 126 85 106 56 57 90 64 77 42 42 79 57 73 52 68 48 - -
Accessory (x2) 110 74 92 49 50 75 53 64 35 35 66 47 61 44 57 40 - -
Back item 63 40 52 27 28 30 21 - - 14 26 19 24 17 - - - -
Jewel (x6) - - - - - 25 15 20 10 12 21 13 20 14 20 14 - -
Total trinkets 692 466 581 308 314 630 430 504 270 296 548 380 510 363 441 311 - -
Total per attribute 1381 961 1173 633 639 1289 899 1065 578 604 1131 794 1049 747 940 666 396 284
Grand total 3303 3612 4473 3087 3358 2 4228 2719 2543 2272 964
  • 1 Ascended rarity jewels do not exist, and ascended trinkets and back items do not have an upgrade slot. However, the attribute bonus a theoretical ascended jewel would provide is already included in the final bonus.
  • 2 Since there is no 4-attribute exotic back item, a 3-attribute exotic back item (30/21/21) has been added to this grand total for a more practical comparison.

Historical prefixes[edit]

The following prefixes can no longer be acquired, and remain here for historical purposes.

Attributes Prefix Suffix
Major Minor
Power.png Power Magic Find.png Magic Find Pillaging
Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Enduring
Magic Find.png Magic Find Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Explorer
Magic Find.png Magic Find Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Traveler
Magic Find.png Magic Find Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Wayfarer
Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Mercenary

See also[edit]