All ascended armor pieces come with an infusion slot.
Ascended armor can be obtained in a variety of ways.
Completing certain achievements may reward players with one or more Ascended armor.
- Ambrite Weapon Collection - One piece of your choice.
- Leystone Armor collection - One piece of your choice.
- Bioluminescence - One piece of your choice.
- The Sun Is Silent for This One - One piece of your choice with Grieving stats.
- Envoy Armor I: Experimental Armor and Envoy Armor II: Refined Armor - All six pieces of a single weight.
- Primary article: Ascended crafting#Ascended armor
Ascended Armor may be crafted by level 500 Armorsmiths, Leatherworkers, and Tailors. Recipes can be bought from certain merchants (e.g. Master craftsmans) or obtained from opening certain containers or recipe books. Because some materials are timegated (limited to one craft per day), a minimum of 36 days are required to craft a full set (25 days for heavy armor). This timegate may be circumvented by purchasing the refined materials or components from the trading post.
Players can also craft Grandmaster Marks to exchange for ascended armor at certain vendors. The recipes for these marks can be purchased from BLING-9009, the Ascended Armor League Vendor or the Skirmish Supervisor.
Completing certain events can reward players with an Ascended armor box.
- Defeating Tequatl the Sunless has a small chance to reward players with an Ascended armor chest from the Exotic Dragon Chest. Only obtainable once daily.
- Completing Triple Trouble has a small chance to reward players with a Pile of Regurgitated Armor (head, shoulders, or hands only) or an Ascended armor chest from the Great Jungle Wurm Chest. Only lootable once daily.
- Daily Fractal chests have a small chance of rewarding an Ascended armor chest.
- Raid bosses have a chance to drop a unique armor box (e.g. Chest of Slothasor Gloves or Chest of Sabetha's Armor). Each boss can only drop a single type of armor. Only available once per kill weekly.
- World versus World rank up rewards.
- PvP Loot Boxes
- Monthly Automated PvP Tournaments - Only to first, second, third and fourth place winners. Winners will receive 3, 2 or 1 Glorious Victor's Armor Box depending on where they placed.
- Guild missions
- Very small chance from Champion loot bags.
Ascended armor chests can be bought with the following currencies.
|Fractals of the Mists||Fractal Research Pages + Fractal Relics + Grandmaster Marks  + Coin||Any terrestrial armor piece with any stats |
|Player versus Player||Ascended Shards of Glory + Grandmaster Marks  + Coin||Any terrestrial armor piece with any stats |
|World versus World||WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets + Memories of Battle + Grandmaster Marks  + Coin||Any terrestrial armor piece with any stats |
|Raids||Raid currencies + Coin||Any terrestrial armor piece with any stats |
|Living World Season 3||Unbound Magic + Fresh Winterberries||Breathers with any stats |
- ^ a b c Grandmaster Marks can only be used to exchange for armor that particular crafting discipline can craft, i.e. Grandmaster Armorsmith's Marks can only be used to exchange for heavy armor, Grandmaster Leatherworker's Marks for medium armor, and Grandmaster Tailor's Marks for light armor
- ^ a b c d e Available prefixes depend on which expansions you currently own.
|Details of the individual vendors, exact costs and version availability:|
List of ascended armor
Available armor prefixes
This first table acts as a directory.
- Search for the attribute combination using the first or central column.
- If there is a check mark in the "Predefined" column, go to the Armor with predefined prefixes table.
- If there is a check mark in the "Selectable (Part of prefix family)" column, note the family and go to the Armor with selectable prefixes table.
Armor with predefined prefixes
The following armor pieces are acquired with the described predefined attributes.
|Berserker||Zojja|| Illustrious armor
Armor with selectable prefixes
The following armor pieces allow a one-time attribute selection from a range of options defined by their prefix family.
- Primary article: Stat changing
- Mystic Forge
- Output qty.
Note that the original armor piece will be destroyed, including all of its upgrades. The new armor piece will be the common acquisition equivalent of the new prefix.