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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.

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/ERare 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 Armor Embosser World versus World Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Armor Embosser World versus World Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
- Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Armor Embosser World versus World Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
- Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
- Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
- Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Armor Embosser World versus World Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
- Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Armor Embosser World versus World Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Armor Embosser World versus World Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
- Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Armor Embosser World versus World Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
- Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Armor Embosser World versus World Gold coin
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Guild Initiative Representative Guild Initiative Headquarters
Lost Precipice
Gilded Hollow
Windswept Haven
- Gold coin
Festival Token
Item Vendor Area Zone Cost
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Festival Rewards Vendor District Promenade
Bazaar Docks
The Crown Pavilion (zone)
-
400 Festival Token.png
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Sonder the Seller Commodore's Quarter Lion's Arch
400 Festival Token.png
Grand Lightning Catcher.png Grand Lightning Catcher Festival Rewards Vendor District Promenade
Bazaar Docks
The Crown Pavilion (zone)
-
Favor of the Festival.png
 + 
800 Festival Token.png
Grand Sun Catcher.png Grand Sun Catcher Festival Rewards Vendor District Promenade
Bazaar Docks
The Crown Pavilion (zone)
-
Favor of the Festival.png
 + 
800 Festival Token.png
Grand Wind Catcher.png Grand Wind Catcher Festival Rewards Vendor District Promenade
Bazaar Docks
The Crown Pavilion (zone)
-
Favor of the Festival.png
 + 
800 Festival Token.png
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Sonder the Seller Commodore's Quarter Lion's Arch
1,600 Festival Token.png
 + 1 Laurel.png
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Festival Rewards Vendor District Promenade
Bazaar Docks
The Crown Pavilion (zone)
-
1,600 Festival Token.png
 + 1 Laurel.png
Fractal Relics
Item Vendor Area Zone Cost
Prototype Fractal Capacitor.png Prototype Fractal Capacitor BUY-4373 Mistlock Observatory
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 Guild Officer (Guild Back) Guild Initiative Headquarters
Royal Terrace
Havoc's Heir
Noble's Folly
- Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack High-Flying Frieda (Guild Back) Lava Lounge Osprey Pillars Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Yucel (Guild Back) Bay of Elon Crystal Oasis Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack Guild Promoter (Guild Back) Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Assassin Backpack ACLM-0403 (Guild Back) Mistlock Sanctuary The Mists Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack High-Flying Frieda (Guild Back) Lava Lounge Osprey Pillars Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Yucel (Guild Back) Bay of Elon Crystal Oasis Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Guild Promoter (Guild Back) Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack ACLM-0403 (Guild Back) Mistlock Sanctuary The Mists Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Caretaker Backpack Guild Officer (Guild Back) Guild Initiative Headquarters
Royal Terrace
Havoc's Heir
Noble's Folly
- Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Guild Promoter (Guild Back) Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack ACLM-0403 (Guild Back) Mistlock Sanctuary The Mists Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Guild Officer (Guild Back) Guild Initiative Headquarters
Royal Terrace
Havoc's Heir
Noble's Folly
- Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack High-Flying Frieda (Guild Back) Lava Lounge Osprey Pillars Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Guild Backpack.png Guild Defender Backpack Yucel (Guild Back) Bay of Elon Crystal Oasis Gold coin + 
Guild Commendation.png
Karma
Item Vendor Area Zone Cost
Spineguard.png Spineguard Tactician Deathstrider Cathedral of Glorious Victory Straits of Devastation 42,000 Karma.png
Spineguard.png Spineguard Lightbringer Brutefur Cathedral of Eternal Radiance Malchor's Leap 42,000 Karma.png
Spineguard.png Spineguard Historian Vermoth Cathedral of Zephyrs Malchor's Leap 42,000 Karma.png
Spineguard.png Spineguard Keeper Jonez Deadrun Cathedral of Silence Cursed Shore 42,000 Karma.png
Laurels
Item Vendor Area Zone Cost
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer 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
- 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Nicola Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Merit Professor Rizzak Mistlock Sanctuary The Mists 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Jocasta Hall of Memories Heart of the Mists 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Jale Bay of Elon Crystal Oasis 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Fervid Censer.png Fervid Censer Varka Lava Lounge Osprey Pillars 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Varka Lava Lounge Osprey Pillars 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell 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
- 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Nicola Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Merit Professor Rizzak Mistlock Sanctuary The Mists 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Jocasta Hall of Memories Heart of the Mists 25 Laurel.png + 15 Gold coin
Sclerite Karka Shell.png Sclerite Karka Shell Jale Bay of Elon Crystal Oasis 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 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 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 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 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 (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
General's Wings of War.png General's Wings of War 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
Recruit's Wings of War.png Recruit's Wings of War 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
Soldier's Wings of War.png Soldier's Wings of War 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

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 Armorsmith's Backpack Simple Artificer's Backpack.png Simple Artificer's Backpack Simple Chef's Backpack.png Simple Chef's Backpack Simple Huntsman's Backpack.png Simple Huntsman's Backpack Simple Jeweler's Backpack.png Simple Jeweler's Backpack Simple Leatherworker's Backpack.png Simple Leatherworker's Backpack Simple Tailor's Backpack.png Simple Tailor's Backpack Simple Weaponsmith's Backpack.png Simple Weaponsmith's Backpack Simple Scribe's Backpack.png Simple Scribe's Backpack
15/75 Sturdy Armorsmith's Backpack.png Sturdy Armorsmith's Backpack Sturdy Artificer's Backpack.png Sturdy Artificer's Backpack Basic Chef's Backpack.png Basic Chef's Backpack Sturdy Huntsman's Backpack.png Sturdy Huntsman's Backpack Sturdy Jeweler's Backpack.png Sturdy Jeweler's Backpack Sturdy Leatherworker's Backpack.png Sturdy Leatherworker's Backpack Sturdy Tailor's Backpack.png Sturdy Tailor's Backpack Sturdy Weaponsmith's Backpack.png Sturdy Weaponsmith's Backpack Sturdy Scribe's Backpack.png Sturdy Scribe's Backpack
30/150 Practical Armorsmith's Backpack.png Practical Armorsmith's Backpack Practical Artificer's Backpack.png Practical Artificer's Backpack Savory Chef's Backpack.png Savory Chef's Backpack Practical Huntsman's Backpack.png Practical Huntsman's Backpack Practical Jeweler's Backpack.png Practical Jeweler's Backpack Practical Leatherworker's Backpack.png Practical Leatherworker's Backpack Practical Tailor's Backpack.png Practical Tailor's Backpack Practical Weaponsmith's Backpack.png Practical Weaponsmith's Backpack Practical Scribe's Backpack.png Practical Scribe's Backpack
45/275 Intricate Armorsmith's Backpack.png Intricate Armorsmith's Backpack Intricate Artificer's Backpack.png Intricate Artificer's Backpack Hearty Chef's Backpack.png Hearty Chef's Backpack Intricate Huntsman's Backpack.png Intricate Huntsman's Backpack Intricate Jeweler's Backpack.png Intricate Jeweler's Backpack Intricate Leatherworker's Backpack.png Intricate Leatherworker's Backpack Intricate Tailor's Backpack.png Intricate Tailor's Backpack Intricate Weaponsmith's Backpack.png Intricate Weaponsmith's Backpack Intricate Scribe's Backpack.png Intricate Scribe's Backpack
60/300 Ornate Armorsmith's Backpack.png Ornate Armorsmith's Backpack Ornate Artificer's Backpack.png Ornate Artificer's Backpack Gourmet Chef's Backpack.png Gourmet Chef's Backpack Ornate Huntsman's Backpack.png Ornate Huntsman's Backpack Ornate Jeweler's Backpack.png Ornate Jeweler's Backpack Ornate Leatherworker's Backpack.png Ornate Leatherworker's Backpack Ornate Tailor's Backpack.png Ornate Tailor's Backpack Ornate Weaponsmith's Backpack.png Ornate Weaponsmith's Backpack Ornate Scribe's Backpack.png Ornate Scribe's Backpack
78/400 Elegant Armorsmith's Backpack.png Elegant Armorsmith's Backpack Elegant Artificer's Backpack.png Elegant Artificer's Backpack Ambrosial Chef's Backpack.png Ambrosial Chef's Backpack Elegant Huntsman's Backpack.png Elegant Huntsman's Backpack Elegant Jeweler's Backpack.png Elegant Jeweler's Backpack Elegant Leatherworker's Backpack.png Elegant Leatherworker's Backpack Elegant Tailor's Backpack.png Elegant Tailor's Backpack Elegant Weaponsmith's Backpack.png Elegant Weaponsmith's Backpack Elegant Scribe's Backpack.png Elegant Scribe's Backpack

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

Skins[edit]

See also: Gallery of back items

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


Notes[edit]

Trivia[edit]

See also[edit]