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Back items are a category of equipment and type of gear, sharing characteristics of both trinkets and armor. Grouped with trinket slots in the Hero Panel, they provide the lowest magnitude of attribute bonuses out of all equipment types, only 65% of an equivalent (same level and rarity) boot, glove, or shoulder armor, the next-lowest equipment types, or 12% of an equivalent two-handed weapon. However, unlike trinkets, back items can be damaged or broken and must be repaired. They can be transmuted in the wardrobe, although some have no default skin and they can accept jewels as well as universal upgrades, and GAscended versions can be infused.

Capes are a dyeable type of back item skins introduced with the December 3rd, 2019 game update.

Acquisition[edit]

Unlike most other equipment types, back items are not widely available as loot or on the Trading Post. However, back items may be acquired from various vendors, as personal story and Living World story rewards, from using the Mystic Forge, and through crafting disciplines (starting at level 1).

Loot[edit]

Excluding PvP Reward Track back items and FExotic rarity back items obtained from dungeons, all back items obtained as loot can be sold on the Trading Post.

Dungeons

All dungeon have two types of back items, both types having predefined prefixes, that can be obtained as drop from explorable mode: a DMasterwork or ERare rarity back item with the level of the back item will be the same as the level the same as the dungeon's path or a level 80 FExotic back item.

Dungeon Item Rarity Level
Ascalonian Catacombs Ghostly Spineguard.png Ghostly Spineguard DMasterwork 351
Ghost Eater's Hide.png Ghost Eater's Hide FExotic 80
Caudecus's Manor Bandit Spineguard.png Bandit Spineguard DMasterwork
ERare
45
Spineguard.png Spineguard of the North FExotic 80
Twilight Arbor Spineguard.png Forest Brace DMasterwork
ERare
55
Arbor's Embrace.png Arbor's Embrace FExotic 80
Citadel of Flame Charred Back Warmer.png Charred Back Warmer DMasterwork
ERare
75
Burntclaw's Brace.png Burntclaw's Brace FExotic 80
Crucible of Eternity Fiber Splice.png Fiber Splice DMasterwork
ERare
80
Prototype Sheath.png Prototype Sheath FExotic 80
The Ruined City of Arah Spineguard.png Risen Spineguard DMasterwork
ERare
80
Iron Shackles.png Wraithlord Chains FExotic 80
Fractals of the Mists Spineguard.png Spineguard Various Various
1 Higher level variants can be obtained via the open world meta The Frozen Maw's final event rewards.
PvP Reward Tracks
Lunar New Year
  • A Level 65 ERare back item featuring the current Zodiac animal can be obtained from various types of Lucky Envelopes.

Character selection[edit]

Level rewards[edit]

Story rewards[edit]

Vendors[edit]

For purchasable Living World Season 3 & 4, as well as Raid back items, see: Ascended back item#Vendor

Excluding back items obtained via PvP League Tickets or WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets, all purchasable back items come with predefined prefixes.

Coin

While it has no stats,  Backpack Straps.png Backpack Straps can be purchased from any Armorsmith vendor for Copper coin. They are also included with any Gem Store back item bundle.

Item Vendor Area Zone Cost
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Guild Initiative Representative (guild armorer) Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
-
-
-
Lion's Arch
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Guild Initiative Representative (guild armorer) Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
-
-
-
Lion's Arch
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Guild Initiative Representative (guild armorer) Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
-
-
-
Lion's Arch
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Guild Initiative Representative (guild armorer) Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
-
-
-
Lion's Arch
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Guild Initiative Representative (guild armorer) Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
-
-
-
Lion's Arch
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Guild Initiative Representative (guild armorer) Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
-
-
-
Lion's Arch
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Guild Initiative Representative (guild armorer) Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
-
-
-
Lion's Arch
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Guild Initiative Representative (guild armorer) Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
-
-
-
Lion's Arch
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
Gold coin
Festival Token
Item Vendor Area Zone Cost
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Festival Rewards Vendor (Festival Rewards) Festival Rewards Vendor Bazaar Docks
-
Hooligan's Route
Labyrinthine Cliffs
The Crown Pavilion (zone)
Lion's Arch
400 Festival Token.png
Grand Lightning Catcher.png Grand Lightning Catcher Festival Rewards Vendor (Festival Rewards) Festival Rewards Vendor Bazaar Docks
-
Hooligan's Route
Labyrinthine Cliffs
The Crown Pavilion (zone)
Lion's Arch
Favor of the Festival.png
 + 
800 Festival Token.png
Grand Sun Catcher.png Grand Sun Catcher Festival Rewards Vendor (Festival Rewards) Festival Rewards Vendor Bazaar Docks
-
Hooligan's Route
Labyrinthine Cliffs
The Crown Pavilion (zone)
Lion's Arch
Favor of the Festival.png
 + 
800 Festival Token.png
Grand Wind Catcher.png Grand Wind Catcher Festival Rewards Vendor (Festival Rewards) Festival Rewards Vendor Bazaar Docks
-
Hooligan's Route
Labyrinthine Cliffs
The Crown Pavilion (zone)
Lion's Arch
Favor of the Festival.png
 + 
800 Festival Token.png
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Festival Rewards Vendor (Festival Rewards) Festival Rewards Vendor Bazaar Docks
-
Hooligan's Route
Labyrinthine Cliffs
The Crown Pavilion (zone)
Lion's Arch
1,600 Festival Token.png
 + 1 Laurel.png
Fractal Relics
Item Vendor Area Zone Cost
Prototype Fractal Capacitor.png Prototype Fractal Capacitor BUY-4373 BUY-4373 Mistlock Observatory
-
Fractals of the Mists
Mistlock Sanctuary
1,350 Fractal Relic.png
 + 21 Silver coin 12 Copper coin
Guild Commendations
Item Vendor Area Zone Cost
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack ACLM-0403 ACLM-0403 (Guild Back) - Mistlock Sanctuary Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Guild Officer (Guild Commendation Trader) Guild Officer (Guild Back) Royal Terrace
Havoc's Heir
-
Postern Ward
Divinity's Reach
Gendarran Fields
Noble's Folly
Lion's Arch
Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Guild Promoter (guild commendation trader) Guild Promoter (Guild Back) Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack High-Flying Frieda High-Flying Frieda (Guild Back) Lava Lounge Ember Bay Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Stalwart Ben Stalwart Ben (Guild Back) -
-
-
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Yucel Yucel (Guild Back) Bay of Elon Crystal Oasis Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack ACLM-0403 ACLM-0403 (Guild Back) - Mistlock Sanctuary Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Guild Officer (Guild Commendation Trader) Guild Officer (Guild Back) Royal Terrace
Havoc's Heir
-
Postern Ward
Divinity's Reach
Gendarran Fields
Noble's Folly
Lion's Arch
Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Guild Promoter (guild commendation trader) Guild Promoter (Guild Back) Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack High-Flying Frieda High-Flying Frieda (Guild Back) Lava Lounge Ember Bay Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Stalwart Ben Stalwart Ben (Guild Back) -
-
-
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Yucel Yucel (Guild Back) Bay of Elon Crystal Oasis Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack ACLM-0403 ACLM-0403 (Guild Back) - Mistlock Sanctuary Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Guild Officer (Guild Commendation Trader) Guild Officer (Guild Back) Royal Terrace
Havoc's Heir
-
Postern Ward
Divinity's Reach
Gendarran Fields
Noble's Folly
Lion's Arch
Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Guild Promoter (guild commendation trader) Guild Promoter (Guild Back) Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack High-Flying Frieda High-Flying Frieda (Guild Back) Lava Lounge Ember Bay Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Stalwart Ben Stalwart Ben (Guild Back) -
-
-
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Yucel Yucel (Guild Back) Bay of Elon Crystal Oasis Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Karma
Item Vendor Area Zone Cost
Spineguard.png Rabid Spineguard Historian Vermoth Historian Vermoth Cathedral of Zephyrs Malchor's Leap 42,000 Karma.png
Spineguard.png Soldier's Spineguard Keeper Jonez Deadrun Keeper Jonez Deadrun Cathedral of Silence Cursed Shore 42,000 Karma.png
Spineguard.png Magi's Spineguard Lightbringer Brutefur Lightbringer Brutefur Cathedral of Eternal Radiance Malchor's Leap 42,000 Karma.png
Spineguard.png Cavalier's Spineguard Tactician Deathstrider Tactician Deathstrider Cathedral of Glorious Victory Straits of Devastation 42,000 Karma.png
Laurels
Item Vendor Area Zone Cost
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Jale Jale Bay of Elon Crystal Oasis 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Jocasta Jocasta Hall of Memories Heart of the Mists 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Laurel Merchant Laurel Merchant Commodore's Quarter
Fort Marriner
The Upper City
Creator's Commons
Garden of Dusk
Memorial Quadrant
The Great Lodge
Havoc's Heir
Mistlock Observatory
Hall of Memories
Lion's Arch
Lion's Arch
Divinity's Reach
Rata Sum
The Grove
Black Citadel
Hoelbrak
Gendarran Fields
Fractals of the Mists
Heart of the Mists
25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Merit Professor Rizzak Merit Professor Rizzak - Mistlock Sanctuary 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Nicola (laurel merchant) Nicola Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Varka Varka Lava Lounge Ember Bay 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Jale Jale Bay of Elon Crystal Oasis 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Jocasta Jocasta Hall of Memories Heart of the Mists 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Laurel Merchant Laurel Merchant Commodore's Quarter
Fort Marriner
The Upper City
Creator's Commons
Garden of Dusk
Memorial Quadrant
The Great Lodge
Havoc's Heir
Mistlock Observatory
Hall of Memories
Lion's Arch
Lion's Arch
Divinity's Reach
Rata Sum
The Grove
Black Citadel
Hoelbrak
Gendarran Fields
Fractals of the Mists
Heart of the Mists
25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Merit Professor Rizzak Merit Professor Rizzak - Mistlock Sanctuary 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Nicola (laurel merchant) Nicola Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Varka Varka Lava Lounge Ember Bay 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
PvP League Tickets
Item Vendor Area Zone Cost
Champion's Wings of Glory.png Champion's Wings of Glory League Vendor League Vendor Hall of Memories Heart of the Mists
30 PvP League Ticket.png
Elite's Wings of Glory.png Elite's Wings of Glory League Vendor League Vendor Hall of Memories Heart of the Mists
40 PvP League Ticket.png
Recruit's Wings of Glory.png Recruit's Wings of Glory League Vendor League Vendor Hall of Memories Heart of the Mists
10 PvP League Ticket.png
Veteran's Wings of Glory.png Veteran's Wings of Glory League Vendor League Vendor Hall of Memories Heart of the Mists
20 PvP League Ticket.png
WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets
Item Vendor Area Zone Cost
Commander's Wings of War.png Commander's Wings of War Legendary Commander War Razor Legendary Commander War Razor (Wings) -
-
-
-
-
-
Eternal Battlegrounds
Blue Alpine Borderlands
Green Alpine Borderlands
Red Desert Borderlands
Edge of the Mists
Obsidian Sanctum (zone)
875 WvW Tournament Claim Ticket.png
Commander's Wings of War.png Commander's Wings of War Legendary Retired Commander Burn Razor Legendary Retired Commander Burn Razor (Wings) - Armistice Bastion
875 WvW Tournament Claim Ticket.png
General's Wings of War.png General's Wings of War Legendary Commander War Razor Legendary Commander War Razor (Wings) -
-
-
-
-
-
Eternal Battlegrounds
Blue Alpine Borderlands
Green Alpine Borderlands
Red Desert Borderlands
Edge of the Mists
Obsidian Sanctum (zone)
700 WvW Tournament Claim Ticket.png
General's Wings of War.png General's Wings of War Legendary Retired Commander Burn Razor Legendary Retired Commander Burn Razor (Wings) - Armistice Bastion
700 WvW Tournament Claim Ticket.png
Recruit's Wings of War.png Recruit's Wings of War Legendary Commander War Razor Legendary Commander War Razor (Wings) -
-
-
-
-
-
Eternal Battlegrounds
Blue Alpine Borderlands
Green Alpine Borderlands
Red Desert Borderlands
Edge of the Mists
Obsidian Sanctum (zone)
350 WvW Tournament Claim Ticket.png
Recruit's Wings of War.png Recruit's Wings of War Legendary Retired Commander Burn Razor Legendary Retired Commander Burn Razor (Wings) - Armistice Bastion
350 WvW Tournament Claim Ticket.png
Soldier's Wings of War.png Soldier's Wings of War Legendary Commander War Razor Legendary Commander War Razor (Wings) -
-
-
-
-
-
Eternal Battlegrounds
Blue Alpine Borderlands
Green Alpine Borderlands
Red Desert Borderlands
Edge of the Mists
Obsidian Sanctum (zone)
525 WvW Tournament Claim Ticket.png
Soldier's Wings of War.png Soldier's Wings of War Legendary Retired Commander Burn Razor Legendary Retired Commander Burn Razor (Wings) - Armistice Bastion
525 WvW Tournament Claim Ticket.png

Achievements[edit]

For Ascended back items gained by Achievements, see: Ascended back item#Achievements

Excluding the Branded Backpiece, all achievement obtained back items allow for stat selection.

Item Acquisition
Core Game
Branded Backpiece.png Branded Backpiece Reward for completing the The Shatterer achievement
Mad Memoires.png Mad Memoires Reward for the Halloween achievement, Mad Mysteries
Mad Memoires- Complete Edition.png Mad Memoires: Complete Edition Reward for the Halloween achievement, Mad Mementos
Mad Memoires- Complete Ignition.png Mad Memoires: Complete Ignition Reward for the Halloween achievement, Mad Memorial
Mad Memoires- Complete Superstition.png Mad Memoires: Complete Superstition Reward for completing the Basic Collections achievement, Lunatic Court's Finery
Spirit Smith.png Spirit Smith Reward for completing the Rare Collections achievement, Spirit Crafter
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
Agent's Pack.png Agent's Pack Reward for completing the Basic Collections achievement, Agent's Pack
Auric Backplate.png Auric Backplate Reward for completing the Basic Collections achievement, Auric Weapons
Crusader's Pack.png Crusader's Pack Reward for completing the Basic Collections achievement, Crusader's Pack
Scholar's Pack.png Scholar's Pack Reward for completing the Basic Collections achievement, Scholar's Pack
Living World Season 3
Druid Stone.png Druid Stone Reward for The Druid Stone
Living Druid Stone.png Living Druid Stone Reward for Awakening the Druid Stone
Blooming Druid Stone.png Blooming Druid Stone Reward for Sprouting the Druid Stone
Living World Season 4
Inquest Device.png Inquest Device Contained in  Hoard of the Marionette Warden.png Box of Inquest Spoils which is awarded by completing The Charge
Inquest Apparatus.png Inquest Apparatus Reward for Repairing IG-6417
Inquest Mechanism.png Inquest Mechanism Reward for Rebooting IG-6417

Other[edit]

Crafting[edit]

All crafted back items allow for stat selection, and ones made via a crafting station or with Blade Shards are Account Bound. The following is a list of all craftable, non-Ascended back items that are available. For GAscended craftable back items, go here or use the list of Mystic Forge recipes.

Craftable Back Items
Level/Rating Armorsmith tango icon 20px.pngArmorsmith Artificer tango icon 20px.pngArtificer Chef tango icon 20px.pngChef Huntsman tango icon 20px.pngHuntsman Jeweler tango icon 20px.pngJeweler Leatherworker tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworker Tailor tango icon 20px.pngTailor Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.pngWeaponsmith Scribe tango icon 20px.pngScribe
1/1 Simple Armorsmith's Backpack.png Simple Simple Artificer's Backpack.png Simple Simple Chef's Backpack.png Simple Simple Huntsman's Backpack.png Simple Simple Jeweler's Backpack.png Simple Simple Leatherworker's Backpack.png Simple Simple Tailor's Backpack.png Simple Simple Weaponsmith's Backpack.png Simple Simple Scribe's Backpack.png Simple
15/75 Sturdy Armorsmith's Backpack.png Sturdy Sturdy Artificer's Backpack.png Sturdy Basic Chef's Backpack.png Basic Sturdy Huntsman's Backpack.png Sturdy Sturdy Jeweler's Backpack.png Sturdy Sturdy Leatherworker's Backpack.png Sturdy Sturdy Tailor's Backpack.png Sturdy Sturdy Weaponsmith's Backpack.png Sturdy Sturdy Scribe's Backpack.png Sturdy
30/150 Practical Armorsmith's Backpack.png Practical Practical Artificer's Backpack.png Practical Savory Chef's Backpack.png Savory Practical Huntsman's Backpack.png Practical Practical Jeweler's Backpack.png Practical Practical Leatherworker's Backpack.png Practical Practical Tailor's Backpack.png Practical Practical Weaponsmith's Backpack.png Practical Practical Scribe's Backpack.png Practical
45/275 Intricate Armorsmith's Backpack.png Intricate Intricate Artificer's Backpack.png Intricate Hearty Chef's Backpack.png Hearty Intricate Huntsman's Backpack.png Intricate Intricate Jeweler's Backpack.png Intricate Intricate Leatherworker's Backpack.png Intricate Intricate Tailor's Backpack.png Intricate Intricate Weaponsmith's Backpack.png Intricate Intricate Scribe's Backpack.png Intricate
60/300 Ornate Armorsmith's Backpack.png Ornate Ornate Artificer's Backpack.png Ornate Gourmet Chef's Backpack.png Gourmet Ornate Huntsman's Backpack.png Ornate Ornate Jeweler's Backpack.png Ornate Ornate Leatherworker's Backpack.png Ornate Ornate Tailor's Backpack.png Ornate Ornate Weaponsmith's Backpack.png Ornate Ornate Scribe's Backpack.png Ornate
78/400 Elegant Armorsmith's Backpack.png Elegant Elegant Artificer's Backpack.png Elegant Ambrosial Chef's Backpack.png Ambrosial Elegant Huntsman's Backpack.png Elegant Elegant Jeweler's Backpack.png Elegant Elegant Leatherworker's Backpack.png Elegant Elegant Tailor's Backpack.png Elegant Elegant Weaponsmith's Backpack.png Elegant Elegant Scribe's Backpack.png Elegant

The only craftable back items that do not require a crafting discipline to make are as follows:

Item Rarity Discipline(s) Rating Ingredients
Spinal Blade Pack.png Spinal Blade Pack CFine Mystic Forge 0
Twin Spinal Blades.png Twin Spinal Blades DMasterwork Mystic Forge 0
Quad Spinal Blades.png Quad Spinal Blades ERare Mystic Forge 0
Lucky Monkey Lantern.png Lucky Monkey Lantern ERare Mystic Forge 0
Lucky Ram Lantern.png Lucky Ram Lantern ERare Mystic Forge 0
Lucky Rooster Lantern.png Lucky Rooster Lantern ERare Mystic Forge 0
Advanced Spinal Blades.png Advanced Spinal Blades FExotic Mystic Forge 0
Lucky Great Monkey Lantern.png Lucky Great Monkey Lantern FExotic Mystic Forge 0
Lucky Great Ram Lantern.png Lucky Great Ram Lantern FExotic Mystic Forge 0
Lucky Great Rooster Lantern.png Lucky Great Rooster Lantern FExotic Mystic Forge 0
Lucky Great Dog Lantern.png Lucky Great Dog Lantern FExotic Mystic Forge 0
Lucky Great Boar Lantern.png Lucky Great Boar Lantern FExotic Mystic Forge 0

List of back items[edit]

See also: Gallery of back items

List of back item consumable skins[edit]

The following is a list of back item consumable skins that can be applied to back items:

Notes[edit]

Trivia[edit]

See also[edit]