Starting equipment

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Starting equipment includes every piece of equipment your character will have equipped after concluding their character creation phase.

  • All such equipment is soulbound, except for weapons.
  • It is also of common rarity and can usually be sold for Copper coin; some of it can be salvaged.
  • In addition, starter armor and weapons include Upgrade Slot.png Unused Upgrade Slots.

All characters[edit]

All characters created will have the Starter Backpack, a 20-slot bag, as their default bag.

Soldiers[edit]

Guardians, revenants, and warriors receive the following heavy armor:

Item Slot Defense
Chainmail Chestpiece.png Tarnished Chain Armor Chest 24
Chainmail Leggings.png Tarnished Chain Chausses Leggings 16
Chainmail Footgear.png Tarnished Chain Greaves Boots 12

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

In addition, a single piece of guardian head or shoulder armor is based on your answer to the profession's biography question.

Item Slot Defense
Conqueror's Mantle.png Conqueror's Mantle Shoulders 8
Fanatic's Mantle.png Fanatic's Mantle Shoulders 8
Visionary's Helm.png Visionary's Helm Headgear 8
Weapons
Item Slot Damage
Cracked Club.png Cracked Club Main-Hand Weapon 104 – 118

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant[edit]

Revenants receive a single piece of revenant head armor is based on your answer to the profession's biography question.

Item Slot Defense
Mist Scrim.png Mist Scrim Headgear 8
Veil Piercer.png Veil Piercer Headgear 8
Resplendent Curtain.png Resplendent Curtain Headgear 8
Weapons
Item Slot Damage
Cracked Club.png Cracked Club Main-Hand Weapon 104 – 118

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

Similarly, warriors determine a single piece of head or shoulder armor is based on the answer to the profession's biography question.

Item Slot Defense
Great Helm.png Spangenhelm Headgear 8
Galea.png Galea Headgear 8
Scale Pauldrons.png Scale Pauldrons Shoulders 8
Weapons
Item Slot Damage
Basic Sword.png Dull Blade Main-Hand Weapon 105 – 117

Adventurers[edit]

Engineers, rangers, and thieves receive the following medium armor.

Item Slot Defense
Rawhide Vest.png Leather Vest Chest 22
Rawhide Leggings.png Leather Leggings Leggings 15
Rawhide Boots.png Leather Boots Boots 11

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer[edit]

Engineer back or headgear armor is based on your answer to the profession's biography question.

Item Slot Defense
Eagle-Eye Goggles.png Eagle-Eye Goggles Headgear 6
Panscopic Monocle.png Panscopic Monocle Headgear 6
Universal Multitool Pack.png Universal Multitool Pack Back None; includes an Upgrade Slot.png Unused Upgrade Slot.
Weapons
Item Slot Damage
Old Pistol.png Old Pistol Main-Hand Weapon 102 – 120

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

Rangers do not obtain an additional piece of equipment; instead, their biography question determines one of their initial pets.

Item Slot Damage
Basic Longbow.png Cracked Longbow Two-Handed Weapon 107 – 126

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

Thief headgear armor is based on your answer to the profession's biography question.

Item Slot Defense
Anonymity Mask.png Anonymity Mask Headgear 6
Determination Headband.png Determination Headband Headgear 6
Anonymity Hood.png Subterfuge Hood Headgear 6
Weapons
Item Slot Damage
Dull Knife.png Dull Knife Main-Hand Weapon 108 – 114

Scholars[edit]

Elementalists, mesmers, and necromancers receive the following light armor.

Item Slot Defense
Student Coat.png Frayed Cloth Shirt Chest 21
Student Leggings.png Frayed Cloth Pants Leggings 13
Student Shoes.png Frayed Cloth Shoes Boots 9

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist[edit]

Elementalist headgear armor is based on your answer to the profession's biography question.

Item Slot Defense
Glacial Eye.png Glacial Eye Headgear 5
Flame Eye.png Flame Eye Headgear 5
Stone Eye.png Stone Eye Headgear 5
Storm Eye.png Storm Eye Headgear 5
Weapons
Item Slot Damage
Dull Knife.png Dull Knife Main-Hand Weapon 108 – 114

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Mesmer headgear armor is based on your answer to the profession's biography question.

Item Slot Defense
Harlequin's Mask.png Harlequin's Mask Headgear 5
Phantasm's Mask.png Phantasm's Mask Headgear 5
Fanged Dread Mask.png Fanged Dread Mask Headgear 5
Weapons
Item Slot Damage
Basic Sword.png Dull Blade Main-Hand Weapon 105 – 117

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

Necromancer headgear armor is based on your answer to the profession's biography question.

Item Slot Defense
Demon Masque.png Demon Masque Headgear 5
Skull Masque.png Skull Masque Headgear 5
Wraith Masque.png Wraith Masque Headgear 5
Weapons
Item Slot Damage
Basic Axe.png Dull Hatchet Main-Hand Weapon 100 – 122

Gallery[edit]

The colors shown below use the default dye settings for each profession.

Soldiers[edit]

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian

Asura Female Guardian.jpg Charr Female Guardian.jpg Human Male Guardian.jpg Norn Female Guardian.jpg Sylvari Female Guardian.jpg

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant

Asura Female Revenant.jpg Charr Male Revenant.jpg Human Female Revenant.jpg Norn Male Revenant.jpg Sylvari Female Revenant.jpg

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior

Asura Female Warrior.jpg Charr Female Warrior.jpg Charr Male Warrior.jpg Norn Female Warrior.jpg Norn Male Warrior.jpg Sylvari Female Warrior.jpg

Adventurers[edit]

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer

Asura Female Engineer.jpg Charr Female Engineer.jpg Norn Female Engineer.jpg Sylvari Female Engineer.jpg

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger

Asura Female Ranger.jpg Charr Female Ranger.jpg Human Female Ranger.jpg Norn Female Ranger.jpg Sylvari Female Ranger.jpg

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief

Asura Female Thief.jpg Charr Female Thief.jpg Norn Female Thief.jpg Sylvari Female Thief.jpg

Scholars[edit]

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist

Asura Female Elementalist.jpg Charr Female Elementalist.jpg Norn Female Elementalist.jpg Sylvari Female Elementalist.jpg

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer

Asura Female Mesmer.jpg Charr Female Mesmer.jpg Norn Female Mesmer.jpg Sylvari Female Mesmer.jpg

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer

Asura Female Necromancer.jpg Charr Female Necromancer.jpg Norn Female Necromancer.jpg Sylvari Female Necromancer.jpg

Notes[edit]

  • You can unlock the skins for your wardrobe by starting a new character and making the relevant biography choices.
  • Biography choice skins do not count toward the Fashion Forward achievement.