Ascended back item

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Ascended back items are back items of GAscended rarity.

All ascended back items come with an infusion slot. A few specific back items can be upgraded in the Mystic Forge to infused versions, adding one additional infusion slot to the back item for a maximum of two.

Unlike other ascended armor components, back items cannot have their stats changed in the Mystic Forge, so care must be taken to select the correct set. The Blood Ruby Backpack is the only back item that can have its stat reset with a Bloodstone Capacitor, allowing you to choose a different stat.

Acquisition methods[edit]

Ascended back items can be obtained in a variety of ways.

Achievements[edit]

Completing certain achievements may reward players with ascended back items.

Crafting[edit]

Many ascended back items can be crafted in the Mystic Forge.

Other ascended back items can be crafted with certain crafting disciplines after learning their recipe from a recipe sheet.

Looting[edit]

Certain raid bosses have a chance to drop ascended back items.

Vendor[edit]

Ascended back items can be bought from the following vendors.

Main vendor Price Location Availability
Regular
Scholar Glenna
600 Magnetite Shard.png
+ 20 Gold coin
Various raid wings All stats [1][2]
Scholar Rakka
200 Blood Ruby.png
+
5,000 Unbound Magic.png
Bloodstone Fen All Central Tyria or Heart of Thorns stats; requires LW Season 3, Ep. 1
Scholar Surra
200 Petrified Wood.png
+
5,000 Unbound Magic.png
Ember Bay All Central Tyria or Heart of Thorns stats; requires LW Season 3, Ep. 2
Slooshoo
400 Fresh Winterberry.png
+
5,000 Unbound Magic.png
Bitterfrost Frontier All Central Tyria or Heart of Thorns stats; requires LW Season 3, Ep. 3
Quartermaster Hitchens
200 Jade Shard.png
+
5,000 Unbound Magic.png
Lake Doric All Central Tyria or Heart of Thorns stats; requires LW Season 3, Ep. 4
Various
200 Orrian Pearl.png
+ 315,000 Karma.png
Siren's Landing All Central Tyria or Heart of Thorns stats; requires LW Season 3, Ep. 6
  1. ^ Requires completion of their respective raid encounter before purchase is available. Items offered differs depending on her location.
  2. ^ Available stats depend on which expansions you currently own.

List of ascended back items[edit]

Available back item prefixes[edit]

This first table acts as a directory.

  1. Search for the attribute combination using the first or central column.
  2. If there is a check mark in the "Predefined" column, go to the Back items with predefined prefixes table.
  3. If there is a check mark in the "Selectable (Part of prefix family)" column, note the family and go to the Back items with selectable prefixes table.
Attributes Prefix Availability
Predefined Selectable (Part of prefix family)
Major Minor Central
Tyria
Expansion-
specific
[1]
Assaulter Defender Malicious Healer All
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Ferocity.png Ferocity Berserker 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Power.png Power
Power.png Power
Precision.png Precision
Vitality.png Vitality
Ferocity.png Ferocity
Ferocity.png Ferocity
Berserker
and Valkyrie
0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Healing Power.png Healing Power Zealot 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Soldier 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Ferocity.png Ferocity Valkyrie 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Captain 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Rampager 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Precision.png Precision Power.png Power Ferocity.png Ferocity Assassin 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Toughness.png Toughness Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Knight 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 1Yes
Toughness.png Toughness Power.png Power Ferocity.png Ferocity Cavalier 1Yes 1Yes 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 1Yes
Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Healing Power.png Healing Power Nomad 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Healing Power.png Healing Power Settler 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power Boon Duration.png Concentration Giver 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Vitality.png Vitality Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Sentinel 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 1Yes
Vitality.png Vitality Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Healing Power.png Healing Power Shaman 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Sinister 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Carrion 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Precision.png Precision Toughness.png Toughness Rabid 1Yes 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage
Healing Power.png Healing Power
Precision.png Precision
Toughness.png Toughness
Toughness.png Toughness
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage
Rabid and
Apothecary
0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Dire 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage
Toughness.png Toughness
Precision.png Precision
Vitality.png Vitality
Vitality.png Vitality
Dire and
Rabid
0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Healing Power.png Healing Power Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Cleric 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Healing Power.png Healing Power Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality Magi 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Healing Power.png Healing Power Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Apothecary 1Regular only 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Condition Duration.png Expertise Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality Bringer 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes
Power.png Precision.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Condition Damage.png Ferocity.png Healing Power.png Celestial 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Requires HoT Texture Centered Trans.png Heart of Thorns
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Concentration Commander 0No 0No HoT Texture Centered Trans.png 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Vitality.png Vitality Ferocity.png Ferocity Marauder 0No 0No HoT Texture Centered Trans.png 1Yes 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Concentration Condition Duration.png Expertise Vigilant 0No 0No HoT Texture Centered Trans.png 1Yes 1Yes 0No 0No 1Yes
Power.png Power Toughness.png Toughness Ferocity.png Ferocity Healing Power.png Healing Power Crusader 0No 0No HoT Texture Centered Trans.png 1Yes 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Power.png Power Vitality.png Vitality Toughness.png Toughness Boon Duration.png Concentration Wanderer 0No 0No HoT Texture Centered Trans.png 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 1Yes
Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Precision.png Precision Condition Duration.png Expertise Viper 0No 0No HoT Texture Centered Trans.png 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes
Precision.png Precision Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Boon Duration.png Concentration Healing Power.png Healing Power Seraph 0No 0No HoT Texture Centered Trans.png 0No 0No 0No 0No 1Yes
Toughness.png Toughness Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Vitality.png Vitality Condition Duration.png Expertise Trailblazer 0No 0No HoT Texture Centered Trans.png 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes
Toughness.png Toughness Healing Power.png Healing Power Vitality.png Vitality Boon Duration.png Concentration Minstrel 0No 0No HoT Texture Centered Trans.png 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Requires PoF Texture Trans.png Path of Fire
Power.png Power Healing Power.png Healing Power Boon Duration.png Concentration Harrier 0No 0No PoF Texture Trans.png 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Power.png Power Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Precision.png Precision Ferocity.png Ferocity Grieving 0No 0No PoF Texture Trans.png 1Yes 0No 1Yes 0No 1Yes
Power.png Power Healing Power.png Healing Power Precision.png Precision Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Marshal 0No 0No PoF Texture Trans.png 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 1Yes
  1. ^ This column describes multiple prefix families. Stats marked with HoT Texture Centered Trans.png belong to the Heart of Thorns family, those marked with PoF Texture Trans.png belong to the Path of Fire family.

Back items with predefined prefixes[edit]

The following back items are acquired with the described predefined attributes.

Attributes Prefix Back items Acquisition Additional copies
Major Minor Loot Crafting Vendor
Power.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Berserker Quiver.png Quiver of Swift Flight Inf
Book of Secrets.png Book of Secrets Inf
Mystic Forge 0No 1Yes 0No
Prototype Fractal Capacitor.png Prototype Fractal Capacitor
Beta Fractal Capacitor (Infused).png Beta Fractal Capacitor (Infused) IsInf
Fractal Capacitor (Infused).png Fractal Capacitor (Infused) IsInf
Mystic Forge (Fractals of the Mists) 0No 1Yes 0No
Power.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Soldier Quiver.png Bowyer's Delight Inf
Koss on Koss.png Koss on Koss Inf
Mystic Forge 0No 1Yes 0No
Prototype Fractal Capacitor.png Prototype Fractal Capacitor
Beta Fractal Capacitor (Infused).png Beta Fractal Capacitor (Infused) IsInf
Fractal Capacitor (Infused).png Fractal Capacitor (Infused) IsInf
Mystic Forge (Fractals of the Mists) 0No 1Yes 0No
Toughness.png Power.png Ferocity.png Cavalier Quiver.png Sights Be True Inf
Symon's History of Ascalon.png Symon's History of Ascalon Inf
Mystic Forge 0No 1Yes 0No
Prototype Fractal Capacitor.png Prototype Fractal Capacitor
Beta Fractal Capacitor (Infused).png Beta Fractal Capacitor (Infused) IsInf
Fractal Capacitor (Infused).png Fractal Capacitor (Infused) IsInf
Mystic Forge (Fractals of the Mists) 0No 1Yes 0No
Condition Damage.png Precision.png Toughness.png Rabid Quiver.png Endless Quiver Inf
Tome of the Rubicon.png Tome of the Rubicon Inf
Mystic Forge 0No 1Yes 0No
Prototype Fractal Capacitor.png Prototype Fractal Capacitor
Beta Fractal Capacitor (Infused).png Beta Fractal Capacitor (Infused) IsInf
Fractal Capacitor (Infused).png Fractal Capacitor (Infused) IsInf
Mystic Forge (Fractals of the Mists) 0No 1Yes 0No
Healing Power.png Toughness.png Condition Damage.png Apothecary Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Mystic Forge (Living World Season 1) 0No 1Yes 0No
Inf – Link to the infused version
IsInf – Is already infused

Back items with selectable prefixes[edit]

The following back items allow a one-time attribute selection from a range of options defined by their prefix family.

Prefix family Back items Acquisition Additional copies
Loot Crafting Vendor
Central Tyria Quiver.png Quiver of a Thousand Arrows Inf
Koss on Koss.png There with Yakkington: A Traveler's Tale Inf
Mystic Forge [1] 0No 1Yes 0No
Prototype Fractal Capacitor.png Prototype Fractal Capacitor
Beta Fractal Capacitor (Infused).png Beta Fractal Capacitor (Infused) IsInf
Fractal Capacitor (Infused).png Fractal Capacitor (Infused) IsInf
Mystic Forge (Fractals of the Mists) 0No 1Yes 0No
Tempered Spinal Blades.png Tempered Spinal Blades Inf
Dynamic Tempered Spinal Blades.png Dynamic Tempered Spinal Blades Inf
Static Tempered Spinal Blades.png Static Tempered Spinal Blades Inf
Synergetic Tempered Spinal Blades.png Synergetic Tempered Spinal Blades Inf
Mystic Forge (requires Spinal Blade Pack Blueprint and Blade Shards) 0No 1Yes 0No
Light of Dwayna.png Light of Dwayna Inf Recipe
Shadow of Grenth.png Shadow of Grenth Inf Recipe
Chaos of Lyssa.png Chaos of Lyssa Inf Recipe
Bough of Melandru.png Bough of Melandru IsInf Inf Recipe [2]
Crafting 0No 1Yes 0No
Mawdrey (Infused).png Mawdrey Inf Mystic Forge (requires Living World Season 2: Ep. 3 and Ep. 4) 0No 1Yes 0No
Lightbringer's Pack.png Lightbringer's Pack Inf
Magister's Pack.png Magister's Pack Inf
Warmaster's Pack.png Warmaster's Pack Inf
Lightbringer's Pack collection
Magister's Pack collection
Warmaster's Pack collection
0No 0No 0No
Luminate's Backplate.png Luminate's Backplate Inf Luminate's Backplate collection 0No 0No 0No
Finite Result.png Finite Result Recipe
Upper Bound.png Upper Bound Recipe
Unbound.png Unbound IsInf Recipe [3]
Ad Infinitum I: Finite Result
Ad Infinitum II: Upper Bound
Ad Infinitum III: Unbound
0No 1Yes 0No
Warcry.png Warcry [3] Mystic Forge (World vs World) 0No 1Yes 0No
Wings of Ascension.png Wings of Ascension [3] Mystic Forge (Structured PvP: Year of the Ascension) 0No 1Yes 0No
Assaulter,
Defender,
Malicious,
and Healer
Sabetha's Scorcher.png Sabetha's Crucible Inf
Xera Backpiece.png Xera Backpiece Inf
Burden.png Burden Inf
Raid encounters 1Yes 0No 1Yes
Magnetite Shard.png
Gold coin
Central Tyria and
HoT Texture Centered Trans.png Heart of Thorns
Blood Ruby Backpack.png Blood Ruby Backpack Inf [4] Living World Season 3 (Ep. 1) 0No 0No 1Yes
Blood Ruby.png
Unbound Magic.png
Lava Skull Backpack.png Lava Skull Backpack Inf Living World Season 3 (Ep. 2) 0No 0No 1Yes
Petrified Wood.png
Unbound Magic.png
Icebrood Horn Backpack.png Icebrood Horn Backpack Inf Living World Season 3 (Ep. 3) 0No 0No 1Yes
Fresh Winterberry.png
Unbound Magic.png
White Mantle Scroll.png White Mantle Scroll Inf Living World Season 3 (Ep. 4) 0No 0No 1Yes
Jade Shard.png
Unbound Magic.png
The Wayfarer's Henge.png The Wayfarer's Henge Inf Living World Season 3 (Ep. 5) – A Henge Away from Home 0No 0No 0No
Relic of Abaddon.png Relic of Abaddon Inf Living World Season 3 (Ep. 6) – Relic Collector 0No 0No 0No
Relic of Balthazar.png Relic of Balthazar Inf
Relic of Dwayna.png Relic of Dwayna Inf
Relic of Grenth.png Relic of Grenth Inf
Relic of Lyssa.png Relic of Lyssa Inf
Relic of Melandru.png Relic of Melandru Inf
Living World Season 3 (Ep. 6) 0No 0No 1Yes
Orrian Pearl.png
Karma.png
Central Tyria and
PoF Texture Trans.png Path of Fire
Banners of the Sunspear.png Rising Banners of the Sunspear Inf Raise the Banners: Sunspear Support 0No 0No 0No
Banners of Amnoon.png Ensign Banners of Amnoon Inf Raise the Banners: Amnoon Independence 0No 0No 0No
Banners of King Palawa Joko I.png Dreaded Banners of King Palawa Joko I Inf Raise the Banners: Salute to Palawa Joko 0No 0No 0No
Sagacious Banners of Dynastic Reckoning.png Sagacious Banners of Dynastic Reckoning Inf Raise the Banners: Amnoon Arbitrator 0No 0No 0No
Mark Y Golem.png Mark Y Golem Inf Living World Season 4 (Ep. 2) – Redeeming IG-6417 0No 0No 0No
Ascended Banner of the Dauntless Commander.png Ascended Banner of the Dauntless Commander Inf Recipe Requires Living World Season 4 (Ep. 3) – More Than a Hero to be completed 0No 1Yes 0No
Inf – Link to the infused version
IsInf – Is already infused
Recipe – Required crafting recipe sheet
  1. ^ Formerly of Wayfarer and Soldier prefix, transformed into prefix selection after all prefixes including Magic Find were discontinued.
  2. ^ The Bough of Melandru regular back item has an infusion slot even if it's not classified as infused, making Bough of Melandru (Infused) pointless to craft. This is probably a bug.
  3. ^ a b c These back items can be further upgraded to legendary rarity.
  4. ^ The selected attributes can be reset with a Bloodstone Capacitor purchased from Scholar Rakka.

See also[edit]