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900 – 1,100
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Account Bound
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Astralaria stowed.jpg


Astralaria footfalls.jpg

Cosmic footfalls.

This item allows selection of stats. See below for a list of available prefixes.
Superior Sigil of Ice.png Superior Sigil of Ice
Infusion Slot Unused Infusion Slot

— In-game description

Astralaria is a legendary axe crafted in the Mystic Forge, through various materials and tasks tied to the Heart of Thorns expansion.


Legendary unlock book.png

Sunsmith Ouissal dreamed she gifted an exquisite axe to a woman with skin like the star-kissed sky above the Astralarium. She woke and ran to her workbench, a delighted laugh lingering in her memory.


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Astralaria is an iridescent axe that features the effects of stars and constellations in the night sky seeping into the world, a rotating armillary and a sextant with a moving arm on the pommel.

  • The bit (or blade) of Astralaria, similar to Twilight & Sunrise, is a window into the cosmos.
  • Like the aforementioned Legendaries, the bit also leaves a trail when swung.
  • The constellations shown on the bit look as if they're seeping out into our world.
  • The centerpiece is an armillary that glows in a multitude of colors and rotates.
  • The pommel is a sextant, that has a moving counterweight that moves along a gear track. You can hear the sound of the weight as it moves.
  • The axe has a unique sound effect when swinging with it.
Draw/Stow Effects
  • Upon being drawn, the axe emits a subtle tone, (intentionally) similar to skill sounds of the Celestial Avatar. This is accompanied by a burst of blue light that emanates from the character, followed by large, nested, rotating golden rings that are an exact replica of the armature of the armillary, and which will surround the character momentarily.
  • Whenever the axe is drawn and held, any arm holding it becomes imbued with the same cosmic background effect as the one on the axe bit, from the hand up to just under the shoulder, and this effect bleeds out into the surrounding air, diffusing out over the nearest several centimeters, particularly near the area of the hand. Additionally, the wrist receives a persistent, embedded replica of the armillary's armature, much like the one displayed momentarily around the character's body at the moment of drawing the axe, and which appears as an ephemeral set of nested, rotating, glowing golden rings. These rings and their glow overlay the arm's cosmic effect.
  • When stowing the axe, a tone is played, like that of a device shutting down, as the armillary and the sextant stop moving when stowed.

Astralaria's footfall effect is a white ring, followed by a light blue cloud and underneath is the cosmic effect of the axe on the ground.

Skill effects
Kill animations
  • Default damage type is Ice.
  • Enemies killed by Astralaria will display chilled death animations.


Full material list[edit]

Required item Primary ingredients Component materials
Gift of Fortune.pngMystic Tribute Gift of Condensed Magic.png2 Gifts of Condensed Magic
2 Gift of Blood.pngGift of Blood (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
2 Gift of Venom.pngGift of Venom (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
2 Gift of Totems.pngGift of Totems (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
2 Gift of Dust.pngGift of Dust (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
Gift of Condensed Might.png2 Gifts of Condensed Might
2 Gift of Claws.pngGift of Claws (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
2 Gift of Scales.pngGift of Scales (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
2 Gift of Bones.pngGift of Bones (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
2 Gift of Fangs.pngGift of Fangs (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
Mystic Clover.png77 Mystic Clovers
~231 Mystic Coin.pngMystic Coins
~231 Glob of Ectoplasm.pngGlobs of Ectoplasm
~231 Obsidian Shard.pngObsidian Shards
~231 Mystic Crystal.pngCrystals or ~1386 Philosopher's Stone.pngPhilosopher's Stones
    (cost of either: 139Spirit Shard.pngSpirit Shard)
Mystic Coin.png250 Mystic Coins
Gift of Frostfang.pngGift of Astralaria Gift of the Mists.pngGift of the Mists
Gift of Glory.pngGift of Glory
Gift of Battle.pngGift of Battle
Gift of War.pngGift of War
Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy.pngCube of Stabilized Dark Energy
Icy Runestone.png100 Icy Runestones
100 Gold coin total, bought from Rojan the Penitent
Gift of the Cosmos.pngGift of the Cosmos
Can be obtained by completing the following Legendary Weapon Collection Achievement:
Gift of Metal.pngGift of Metal
Recipe cost: 10 Gold coin, bought from Miyani
Requires 400 Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Weaponsmith to make.
250 Orichalcum Ingot.pngOrichalcum Ingots
250 Mithril Ingot.pngMithril Ingots
250 Darksteel Ingot.pngDarksteel Ingots
250 Platinum Ingot.pngPlatinum Ingots
Gift of Exploration.pngGift of Maguuma Mastery Gift of Maguuma.pngGift of Maguuma
Gift of the Fleet.pngGift of the Fleet
Gift of Tarir.pngGift of Tarir
Gift of the Chak.pngGift of the Chak
Gift of the Jungle.pngGift of the Jungle
Essence of Artistry.pngGift of Insights
Essence of Divinity's Reach.pngGift of the Itzel
Gift of the Nuhoch.pngGift of the Nuhoch
Essence of Halloween.pngGift of the Exalted
Gift of Gliding.pngGift of Gliding
Bloodstone Shard.pngBloodstone Shard
200 Spirit Shard.pngSpirit Shard
Crystalline Ingot.png250 Crystalline Ingots
250 Crystalline Ore.pngCrystalline Ore
250 Fulgurite.pngFulgurites
250 Glob of Ectoplasm.pngGlobs of Ectoplasm
250 Amalgamated Gemstone.pngAmalgamated Gemstones
The Mechanism.pngThe Mechanism
Can be obtained by completing the following Legendary Weapon Collection Achievements:

Available prefixes[edit]


  • It is recommended that you do not attempt to stat change your precursor item with the standard stat swap recipe in the Mystic Forge. While you will be provided with an item with the desired stats, it will have been replaced with a generic ascended item that cannot be used as a legendary precursor.
  • You cannot use Gift of Desert Mastery to craft Astralaria.


  • Astralis is a Latin adjective meaning "of the stars".
  • Aria is an Italian noun and in music, it denotes a composed melody or tune to be performed as a solo centerpiece of a movement.
  • Hence Astral-aria means "Song/music of the stars"
    • The concept of a "music" produced by celestial bodies is an ancient philosophical concept known as Musica universalis.
    • The "gyroscope" in the middle of the axe is likely modeled after depictions of the Harmony of the Spheres[1] i.e. old representations of the cosmos as a harmonic mechanism.
  • This weapon was named after The Astralarium, which first appeared in Guild Wars Nightfall.[2]
  • The constellations on both the swing effect and on the user's arm when the weapon is drawn are nearly identical to the constellations embedded within the background of the cogs that comprise the building's entrance façade at The Vaults in Lion's Arch.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harmony of the Spheres, image of the Harmony of the Spheres
  2. ^ Comment by Linsey Murdock, Reddit