Ascended equipment

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Ascended item (right) pictured next to an Exotic item (left) with lower stats.

Ascended equipment is equipment of Ascended quality. All ascended equipment has a level 80 requirement and 5% stronger stats than Exotic quality equipment and equal to Legendary equipment. All ascended equipment is account bound.



Upgrade slot[edit]

  • Ascended armor and weapons have the usual upgrade slot, one slot for armor and one-handed weapons and two slots for two-handed weapons.
  • Ascended trinkets and back items, however, do not have an upgrade slot; instead, the equivalent bonuses of an ascended jewel are added to the inherent attribute bonuses. In most cases the built-in jewel matches the prefix of the base item, but in some cases they differ. For example, the Jade Wind Orb has Dire base stats (Condition Damage, Toughness, Vitality), but the built-in jewel has Rabid stats (Condition Damage, Precision, Toughness).

Infusion slot[edit]

  • Ascended items also have an infusion slot (or two in the case of two-handed weapons). Infusions, which mainly provide agony resistance but can also (or instead) provide a small amount of extra stats, can be inserted into these slots
  • Ascended rings can be infused and attuned, each of which adds an extra infusion slot (for a total of 3).
  • Ascended back items can be infused to add one extra infusion slot. The only exception is the Bough of Melandru, which already has both slots in the uninfused version.
  • Ascended amulets have an enrichment slot instead of an infusion slot. These are mechanically similar to infusion slots, but only accept enrichments (which provide bonus gold from monsters, magic find, experience from kills or karma).


Most ascended trinkets are marked unique, meaning you cannot equip two identical trinkets at the same time.

  • The exception being ascended rings and accessories from Raids.
  • There are usually two unique rings or accessories for any given set of stats (for instance Ring of Red Death.pngRing of Red Death and Crystalline Band.pngCrystalline Band for Berserker's stats rings), both of which can be equipped at once.
  • Attuned or infused rings don't count as the same item, so it's possible to equip a ring together with its own infused or attuned version.

Changing attribute prefix[edit]

Primary article: Stat changing

Ascended weapons and armor can be put into the Mystic Forge to change the attribute bonuses of the item. These recipes create new items and destroy any upgrade component on the item in the process.

Item Ingredients
Crimson Antique Blade.pngAscended weapon 1
Ascended weapon Original ascended weapon
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngOrichalcum Imbued Inscription for the desired stats
Glob of Ectoplasm.pngGlob of Ectoplasm
Durmand Priory Book.pngAnthology of Heroes
Illustrious Doublet.pngAscended armor 1
Ascended armor Original ascended armor
Knight's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.pngMaster insignia for the desired stats
Glob of Ectoplasm.pngGlob of Ectoplasm
Durmand Priory Book.pngAnthology of Heroes

Stats on ascended rings that have selectable stats can be "changed" as a side result of the processes of infusing and attuning. Ascended back items can also be infused, although this process is more costly as it requires 250 Glob of Ectoplasm.pngGlob of Ectoplasms.

Some special ascended trinkets have stat reset functionality, unique to them. See Stat changing for more details.


Salvaging equipment grants unique crafting materials and items used in the crafting of ascended and legendary equipment. Ascended equipment can be salvaged using special salvage kits:

There exists a Rare Collections achievement connected to salvaging ascended equipment: Ascended Recycling.