Magic Find

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Magic Find.png Magic Find is both an account bonus and a character attribute that increases the chance to receive higher-quality loot from slain foes. With a couple exceptions, it does not affect containers (including champion loot bags), chests, or any other source of loot.[1] [2] The exceptions are:

There are two components of Magic Find: an account-wide bonus, which applies to all characters on the account, and a character-specific attribute.

Account bonus[edit]

Primary article: achievement rewards

There are two ways to increase the account bonus for magic find.

  • For every 500 achievement points earned on an account, a set of achievement rewards is unlocked that includes an increase to account bonuses. Magic Find receives a 1% increase starting at 500 and every 2,500 thereafter; an additional 1% is awarded starting at 5,000 and every 5,000 thereafter.
  • Filling the Luck bar will increase Magic Find by 1%. The amount of Luck needed increases for each subsequent percentage point. Luck is gained by consuming Essences of Luck, which can be obtained by salvaging fine and masterwork equipment and Globs of Ectoplasm or received as a part of the login rewards system.

Attribute[edit]

The Magic Find attribute is calculated based on the account bonus, luck, and temporary buffs.

Effect Source Bonus Duration Notes
Account Bonus
Luck bonus 0-300%
Achievement Rewards bonus 0-16%+ The upper limit for magic find from this source increases as more achievements are added to the game.
Boosters
You gain 50% magic find Magic Find Boost Magic Find Booster.png Magic Find Booster
Communal Boost Bonfire.png Communal Boost Bonfire
Kite Fortune.png Kite Fortune
Enchanted Reward Boost.png Enchanted Reward Boost
50% 1 h Obtaining the effect from multiple sources will stack duration.
Kite Fortune version is randomly obtained and lasts 10 m.
Increase magic find by 30%. 30% Magic Find Bonus Laureate Magic Find Booster.png Laureate Magic Find Booster 30% 1 h
100% boost to magic find, WvW rank gain, experience from kills, and gold from kills. 10% bonus to reward track progress. Celebration Bonus Birthday Booster.png Birthday Booster
Celebration Booster.png Celebration Booster
100% 24 h
1 h
Also boosts XP and gold from kills, karma, and WXP.
Guild upgrades and banners
+10% Magic Find for 72 hours +10% Magic Find for 72 hours (Economy upgrade) 10% 72 h Affects all characters representing the guild.
Increase chance to loot rare items by 10%. Guild Item Research 10 Magic Find Banner.png Guild Magic Find Banner 10% 30 m Gained by interacting with the banner. Is overwritten by Guild Magic Find Banner Boost.
Increase chance to loot rare items by 15%. Does not stack with other magic find banner boosts. Guild Magic Find Banner Boost 10 Kill Gold and 15 Magic Find Banner.png Guild Gold and Magic Find Banner
Guild Heroes Banner.png Guild Heroes Banner
15% 30 m Gained by interacting with the banner. Overwrites Guild Item Research.
World versus world
Rare loot chance increased by 10% Guild Fortified Salvage WvW Fort +10% Magic Find WvW Fort +10% Magic Find (Art of War upgrade) 10% 12 h All characters in the vicinity of a WvW objective of your realm claimed by the guild[verification requested]
The enemies greatly outnumber your forces, be careful out there!+33% Experience+20% Magic find+25% World ExperienceTake no armor damage on death Outnumbered Automatic 20% Applied to all characters in a map when their world is greatly underrepresented on that map.
Utility Infusion
Magical Infusion.png Magical Infusion 20% Must be attached to a utility infusion slot on an ascended amulet equipped by the character.
Zone-specific bonus
Gained by assisting Pact forces in the Silverwastes.Removed upon leaving the map.+30% Magic Find. Bonus Magic Find When Opening Lost Bandit Chests.Stacks intensity. Perseverance 30% 1h Gain one stack each time you complete an event in the Silverwastes, up to 5 stacks (+150% MF). Removed when you leave the instance. Applies to opening Lost Bandit Chests.
Your attempts against the Vinewrath have proven your dedication to the Silverwastes.Removed upon leaving map.+50% Magic FindEarn Bonus Bandit Crests Hero of the Wastes 50% Map change. Successively defeat the Vinewrath within the Silverwastes. Earn Bonus Bandit Crests. Removed upon leaving map.
Earn increased rewards in PvP during community events!+10% PvP Rank Points+15% Reward Track Progress+100% Magic Find (PvP Only) Call of the Mists Automatic 100% Earn increased rewards in PvP during community events! Applies while in Heart of the Mists or any PvP match.
Time-specific bonus
Earn increased rewards in PvP during community events!+15% PvP Rank Points+25% Reward Track Progress+200% Magic Find (PvP Only) Greater Call of the Mists Automatic 200% Earn increased rewards in PvP during World Tournament Series! Applies while in Heart of the Mists or any PvP match.
Earn increased rewards in WvW during special events!+15% WXP (WvW only)+15% Experience from Kills (WvW only)+50% Magic Find (WvW only) Mist War Summons Automatic 50% Applied to all characters during the events of World vs. World: Sneak Attack! (Dec. 16th, 2014-Jan. 13th, 2015).

Food[edit]

Only 1 food effect can be active at a time. Where noted, the magic find bonus is only active while under the effect of a boon.

Name Bonus Duration Level Second bonus Boon?
Caramel.png Caramel 3% 15 m 5 1Yes
Caramel Apple.png Caramel Apple 3% 30 m 10 1Yes
Candied Apple.png Candied Apple 3% 45 m 5 1Yes
Onion Ring.png Onion Ring 4% 15 m 0
Bowl of Apple Sauce.png Bowl of Apple Sauce 4% 30 m 0
Cinnamon Apple.png Cinnamon Apple 4% 30 m 0
Blueberry Tart.png Blueberry Tart 4% 30 m 5
Meat Pie.png Meat Pie 4% 30 m 5
Beetletun Omelette.png Beetletun Omelette 4% 60 m 0
Chocolate Banana.png Chocolate Banana 7% 30 m 15 1Yes
Strawberries and Biscuits.png Strawberries and Biscuits 10% 30 m 15
Lemon Bar.png Lemon Bar 10% 30 m 20
Strawberry Tart.png Strawberry Tart 10% 30 m 20
Clam Cake.png Clam Cake 10% 30 m 25
Candy Corn Cake.png Candy Corn Cake 10% 45 m 20
Strawberry Ghost.png Strawberry Ghost 10% 45 m 25 1Yes
Birthday Blaster 15% 10 m 0 +40 to all attributes
+10% karma
Yam Fritter.png Yam Fritter 18% 30 m 30 +40 condition damage
Cherry Tart.png Cherry Tart 18% 30 m 35 +40 power
Cherry Almond Bar.png Cherry Almond Bar 18% 30 m 40 +10% gold find
Piece of Candy Corn Almond Brittle.png Piece of Candy Corn Almond Brittle 18% 45 m 45 +10% gold find
Chickpea Fritter.png Chickpea Fritter 22% 30 m 50 +50 condition damage
Orange Coconut Bar.png Orange Coconut Bar 22% 30 m 50 +20% gold find
Ginger Pear Tart.png Ginger Pear Tart 22% 30 m 50 +50 power
Glazed Pear Tart.png Glazed Pear Tart 22% 45 m 55 +50 power
Chocolate Cherry.png Chocolate Cherry 24% 30 m 30 +6% boon duration 1Yes
Eggplant Fritter.png Eggplant Fritter 26% 30 m 60 +60 condition damage
Peach Tart.png Peach Tart 26% 30 m 70 +60 power
Raspberry Peach Bar.png Raspberry Peach Bar 26% 30 m 70 +30% gold find
Glazed Peach Tart.png Glazed Peach Tart 26% 45 m 75 +60 power
Chocolate Orange.png Chocolate Orange 28% 30 m 45 +10% boon duration 1Yes
Dragonfly Cupcake.png Dragonfly Cupcake 30% 20 m 80 +70 power
Cup of Lotus Fries.png Cup of Lotus Fries 30% 30 m 80 +70 condition damage
Omnomberry Bar.png Omnomberry Bar 30% 30 m 80 +40% gold find
Omnomberry Tart.png Omnomberry Tart 30% 30 m 80 +70 power
Spicy Pumpkin Cookie.png Spicy Pumpkin Cookie 30% 45 m 80 +70 condition damage
Chocolate Raspberry Cream.png Chocolate Raspberry Cream 32% 30 m 65 +14% boon duration 1Yes
Chocolate Omnomberry Cream.png Chocolate Omnomberry Cream 40% 30 m 80 +20% boon duration 1Yes

Maximizing magic find[edit]

The following persistent bonuses can be combined to maximize a character's personal magic find. This does not include location-based bonuses such as Perseverance.

Effect Amount Notes
You gain 50% magic find Magic Find Boost 50%
Increase magic find by 30%. 30% Magic Find Bonus 30%
100% boost to magic find, WvW rank gain, experience from kills, and gold from kills. 10% bonus to reward track progress. Celebration Bonus 100%
+10% Magic Find for 72 hours +10% Magic Find for 72 hours 10%
Increase chance to loot rare items by 15%. Does not stack with other magic find banner boosts. Guild Magic Find Banner Boost 15%
Ascended utility amulet with Magical Infusion 20%
Food nourishment: Chocolate Omnomberry Cream.png Chocolate Omnomberry Cream 40% While under the effects of a boon.
Utility nourishment: 30%
Total 295%

Notes[edit]

  • Perseverance gives a magic find bonus different than regular magic find when opening Lost Bandit Chests. It is currently unknown if regular magic find also has an effect on opening Lost Bandit Chests.
  • A Q&A session with Isiah Cartwright revealed the way Magic Find works: "Everytime you kill a monster you roll on a number of tables, inside these tables are different rarity categories. Magic find increases the chances you will get higher categories. For example if there is a 1 in 10 category, and you have 200% magic find you will have 3/10 chances to get that category. This improves not just the rarity of the items you get but can also improve your chances at getting trophies and rare crafting materials like lodestones."
As with all other attributes, the total Magic Find is not always correctly displayed in the hero panel, e.g. under the effects of banners or guild buffs, the additional increase provided by food will not be included in the total. However, ArenaNet has confirmed that the correct amount is applied when you roll for loot.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isiah Cartwright on Magic Find and Chests, Guild Wars 2 Forum
  2. ^ Isiah Cartwright on Magic Find and the Mystic Forge, Guild Wars 2 Forum
  3. ^ Ryan Diederich says hero panel can't display some conditional bonuses, Guild Wars 2 Forum