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Disambig icon.png This article is about acquiring gear with specific prefixes or rarity. For naming conventions used in the game, see Prefix.

This article lists various methods of acquiring equipment, organized by the attributes they provide. Attribute bonuses granted by equipment fall into certain patterns. The size of bonuses are determined by an item's type, required level, and rarity, while the precise effects are determined by an item's prefix.

This page primarily focuses on acquisition of level 80 exotic equipment; higher rarity equipment is listed on Ascended equipment and Legendary equipment instead.

Equipment categories[edit]

Ascended equipment[edit]

Primary article: Ascended equipment
See also: Ascended armor#List of ascended armor

The highest bonuses are granted by equipment of ascended quality. All equipment that exists at this tier requires level 80. Furthermore, ascended equipment is generally account-bound, allowing the player to use the equipment on any character of the same account.

Instead of an ordinary upgrade slot, ascended trinkets have the stats that would normally be granted by an upgrade component "built in" to the basic item and instead have an infusion slot (or an enrichment slot in the case of amulets). Rings and back items can be further upgraded into infused or attuned equipment which has additional infusion slots. Ascended weapons and armor have upgrade slots like their exotic counterparts, but also have infusion slots.

Ascended weapons and armor may be crafted, acquired from certain achievements such as Specialization Collections, or very rarely received as drops. Many pieces of ascended equipment have selectable stats, which allow the choice of any Core stat, as well as stats from any expansions your account has purchased.

Ascended trinkets may be acquired through certain achievements or from a variety of vendors:

Legendary equipment[edit]

Primary article: Legendary equipment

Legendary equipment always has the highest possible attribute bonuses available, currently equal to those of ascended equipment. Legendary items allow changing of their attribute bonuses freely when out of combat and typically have a variety of special visual effects. Just like ascended equipment, all equipment at this tier requires level 80 and will not become soul-bound when used on a character but become account-bound instead.

Level 80 exotic equipment[edit]

Exotic equipment with a level requirement of 80 offers slightly lower stats (~5% difference) than ascended equipment but is more readily obtainable. The table below shows the available item types for each attribute combination and their general method of acquisition; see Acquisition methods for more details on each method.

Note that items acquired by crafting, the mystic forge, or as loot are generally not bound until equipped, and therefore can also be purchased from other players on the Trading Post. Items acquired through other methods are usually bound when acquired, and therefore cannot be traded with other players.

Legend:

Crafting icon.png These items can be acquired by crafting. See the Crafting section for more details.
Mystic Forge.png Some of these items can be acquired in the Mystic Forge. See Mystic Forge/Equipment for a list of equipment recipes available.
Dungeon (map icon).png These items can be bought from any Dungeon Merchant or acquired from dungeon PvP reward tracks. See the Dungeons section for more details.
Karma.png These items can be bought from karma vendors in Orr. See the Karma section for more details.
Badges of Honor Karka Shells Guild Commendations These items can be bought from Badge of Honor vendors in World versus World, Southsun Economists in Southsun Cove, and Guild Commendation traders. See the Other Merchants section for more details.
Loot Sack.png Some of these items can be obtained from defeating monsters and opening chests. See the Loot section for more details.
Storyline (interface).png These items can be obtained as a reward for completing certain story missions.
Special event (map icon).png Some of these items can be acquired through various other methods. See the Other section for more details.
Merchant (map icon).png These items can be purchased from the Primeval Steward. To purchase armor, you need to complete the associated collection.
Renown Heart (map icon).png These items can be purchased from the appropriate vendor after completing their associated Renown Heart. See Baron Jon Xander and Lieutenant Bran for Seraph. See Clanmarshal Sana for Plaguedoctor.
Major Minor Prefix Weapons Armor[1] Back item[2] Amulets Rings Accessories Jewels[3]
Power Precision Ferocity Berserker's Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.pngBadges of HonorDungeon (map icon).pngGuild Commendations Crafting icon.pngKarma.pngBadges of HonorDungeon (map icon).pngLoot Sack.png Guild Commendations Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.png Crafting icon.pngLoot Sack.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Power Precision Healing Power Zealot's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Power Toughness Vitality Soldier's Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.pngBadges of HonorDungeon (map icon).png Crafting icon.pngKarma.pngBadges of HonorDungeon (map icon).png Karma.pngGuild Commendations Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.pngKarma.pngBadges of Honor Crafting icon.pngKarma.pngBadges of Honor Crafting icon.pngKarma.pngBadges of Honor
Power Vitality Ferocity Valkyrie Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Precision Power Toughness Captain's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Precision Power Condition Damage Rampager's Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.pngDungeon (map icon).png Crafting icon.pngKarma.pngDungeon (map icon).pngLoot Sack.png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.pngLoot Sack.png Crafting icon.png
Precision Power Ferocity Assassin's Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.png Crafting icon.png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Toughness Power Precision Knight's Crafting icon.pngBadges of HonorDungeon (map icon).png Crafting icon.pngBadges of HonorDungeon (map icon).png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.pngLoot Sack.png
Toughness Power Ferocity Cavalier's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Karma.png Special event (map icon).png Karma.png Karma.png Karma.png
Toughness Vitality Healing Power Nomad's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.pngKarma.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.pngKarma.png Crafting icon.png
Toughness Condition Damage Healing Power Settler's Crafting icon.pngKarka Shells Crafting icon.pngKarka Shells Special event (map icon).png
Toughness Boon Duration Healing Power Giver's Crafting icon.pngLoot Sack.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Vitality Toughness Power Sentinel's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.pngSpecial event (map icon).png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Vitality Condition Damage Healing Power Shaman's Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.pngDungeon (map icon).pngLoot Sack.png Crafting icon.pngDungeon (map icon).pngLoot Sack.png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Condition Damage Power Precision Sinister Crafting icon.pngLoot Sack.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.pngKarma.png Crafting icon.png
Condition Damage Power Vitality Carrion Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.pngBadges of HonorDungeon (map icon).pngLoot Sack.png Crafting icon.pngBadges of HonorDungeon (map icon).pngLoot Sack.png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.pngLoot Sack.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Condition Damage Precision Toughness Rabid Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.pngBadges of HonorDungeon (map icon).png Crafting icon.pngKarma.pngBadges of HonorDungeon (map icon).pngLoot Sack.png Karma.pngLoot Sack.png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.pngKarma.png Crafting icon.pngKarma.png Crafting icon.pngKarma.pngLoot Sack.png
Condition Damage Toughness Vitality Dire Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.pngDungeon (map icon).pngLoot Sack.png Crafting icon.pngDungeon (map icon).pngLoot Sack.pngSpecial event (map icon).png Loot Sack.png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.pngLoot Sack.png Crafting icon.pngLoot Sack.png Crafting icon.pngLoot Sack.png
Condition Duration Precision Vitality Bringer's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Healing Power Power Toughness Cleric's Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.pngBadges of Honor Crafting icon.pngKarma.pngBadges of HonorLoot Sack.png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Healing Power Precision Vitality Magi Crafting icon.pngDungeon (map icon).png Crafting icon.pngKarma.pngDungeon (map icon).png Karma.pngGuild CommendationsLoot Sack.png Special event (map icon).png Karma.png Karma.png Karma.png
Healing Power Toughness Condition Damage Apothecary's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Power Precision Toughness Concentration Commander's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Power Precision Ferocity Vitality Marauder Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Power Toughness Concentration Expertise Vigilant Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Power Toughness Ferocity Healing Power Crusader Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Power Vitality Toughness Concentration Wanderer's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.pngLoot Sack.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Power Condition Damage Precision Expertise Viper's Crafting icon.png Storyline (interface).png Crafting icon.png Storyline (interface).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Power Condition Damage Precision Ferocity Grieving's Crafting icon.png Merchant (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Merchant (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Storyline (interface).png Merchant (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Merchant (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Merchant (map icon).png Loot Sack.png
Toughness Condition Damage Vitality Expertise Trailblazer's Crafting icon.png Storyline (interface).png Crafting icon.png Storyline (interface).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Toughness Healing Power Vitality Concentration Minstrel's Crafting icon.png Storyline (interface).png Crafting icon.png Storyline (interface).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Precision Condition Damage Healing Power Concentration Seraph's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Renown Heart (map icon).png Renown Heart (map icon).png Renown Heart (map icon).png
Power Healing Power Concentration Harrier's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Storyline (interface).png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.png Storyline (interface).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Power Healing Power Precision Condition Damage Marshal's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Special event (map icon).png Storyline (interface).png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Condition Damage Vitality Healing Power Concentration Plaguedoctor's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Renown Heart (map icon).png Renown Heart (map icon).png Renown Heart (map icon).png Renown Heart (map icon).png
Power Concentration Precision Ferocity Diviner's Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png
Power Precision Toughness Vitality
Condition Damage Healing Power Ferocity
Celestial Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.png Special event (map icon).png Crafting icon.pngMystic Forge.pngLoot Sack.png Crafting icon.png Crafting icon.pngSpecial event (map icon).pngKarka Shells Crafting icon.png
  1. ^ With the exception of breathing apparatuses and back items.
  2. ^ Though the exotic version of the  Prototype Fractal Capacitor.png Prototype Fractal Capacitors are level 80 exotic back items, they are not included in this table because they lack an upgrade slot, making them weaker than a lower-quality back item with an exotic jewel.
  3. ^ Jewels are used as upgrade components in trinkets; however, trinkets you buy or craft always have a jewel already slotted in.

Sigils[edit]

Primary article: Sigils

Sigils are specialized upgrade components that can only be placed in weapons. They do not follow the normal triple attribute distributions, but instead offer a variety of more specialized effects, generally related to extra effects on critical hit, upon weapon swap, or killing a foe. Due to their unique nature, they are covered on their own page; refer to pages on individual sigils for acquisition instructions.

The best known sigils are those whose names begin with "Superior", which are Exotic quality and have a level requirement of 60.

Runes[edit]

Primary article: Runes

Runes are specialized upgrade components that can only be placed in armor. They do not follow the normal triple attribute distributions, but instead offer stacking benefits depending on the number of runes of a particular type currently equipped. Due to their unique nature, they are covered on their own page; refer to pages on individual runes for acquisition instructions.

The best known runes are those whose names begin with "Superior", which are Exotic quality and have a level requirement of 60.

Back items[edit]

Primary article: Back item
See also: Ascended back item
See also: Legendary back item

A back item is a special piece of armor that is equipped to the back item slot. They have an upgrade or infusion slot but, like trinkets, cannot be slotted with a rune.

Breathing apparatuses[edit]

Primary article: Breathing apparatus

A breathing apparatus is a special piece of armor that replaces the helmet while underwater.

Universal upgrade components[edit]

Universal upgrade components are similar to jewels and follow the usual three or four attribute distributions, but can be placed into any type of equipment with an upgrade slot (whereas jewels can only be placed in trinkets). However, there are no Exotic universal upgrades; the best options are only Rare gemstones and crests and offer lower bonuses than exotic jewels.

Many players don't use universal upgrades, instead filling their upgrade slots with the more specific sigils, runes, and jewels. However, universal upgrades still offer some options that cannot be replicated by other means.

Below is a table for level 80 Rare upgrade components. Tables for all upgrade components can be found in Gemstone and Universal upgrade.

Attribute Bonuses (1Yes Major Attribute, 1Yes Shared Major Attribute, 0No Minor Attribute)
Prefix Upgrade Component Condition Damage.png Condition Damage Ferocity.png Ferocity Healing Power.png Healing Power Power.png Power Precision.png Precision Toughness.png Toughness Vitality.png Vitality Boon Duration.png Concentration Condition Duration.png Expertise
Valkyrie Beryl Orb.png Beryl Orb 0Minor 1Major 0Minor
Carrion Chrysocola Orb.png Chrysocola Orb 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Rampager Coral Orb.png Coral Orb 0Minor 0Minor 1Major
Captain Emerald Orb.png Emerald Orb 0Minor 1Major 0Minor
Assassin Opal Orb.png Opal Orb
Crest of the Assassin.png Crest of the Assassin
0Minor 0Minor 1Major
Berserker Ruby Orb.png Ruby Orb 0Minor 1Major 0Minor
Cleric Sapphire Orb.png Sapphire Orb 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Sentinel Azurite Orb.png Azurite Orb 0Minor 0Minor 1Major
Apothecary Passion Flower.png Passion Flower 0Minor 1Major 0Minor
Crusader Agate Orb.png Agate Orb 0Minor 0Minor 1Major 1Major
Viper Black Diamond.png Black Diamond 1Major 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Grieving Exquisite Black Diamond Jewel.png Mournstone 1Major 0Minor 1Major 0Minor
Marauder Ebony Orb.png Ebony Orb 0Minor 1Major 1Major 0Minor
Vigilant Flax Blossom.png Flax Blossom 1Major 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Minstrel Freshwater Pearl.png Freshwater Pearl 1Major 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Commander Maguuma Burl.png Maguuma Burl 1Major 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Trailblazer Maguuma Lily.png Maguuma Lily 1Major 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Wanderer Moonstone Orb.png Moonstone Orb 1Major 0Minor 1Major 0Minor
Magi Crest of the Magi.png Crest of the Magi 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Rabid Crest of the Rabid.png Crest of the Rabid 1Major 0Minor 0Minor
Shaman Crest of the Shaman.png Crest of the Shaman 0Minor 0Minor 1Major
Soldier Crest of the Soldier.png Crest of the Soldier 1Major 0Minor 0Minor


Acquisition methods[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Below is a table for level 80 Exotic and Ascended crafted equipment. Tables for all crafted equipment can be found here.

Major Minor Prefix Rarity Armor insignia
Armorsmith tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworker tango icon 20px.pngTailor tango icon 20px.png
Weapon inscription
Artificer tango icon 20px.pngHuntsman tango icon 20px.pngWeaponsmith tango icon 20px.png
Trinket jewel
Jeweler tango icon 20px.png
Insignia/inscription/jewel
recipe source[1]
Armor/weapon/trinket
recipe source[1]
Activator[2]
Power.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Berserker's Exotic Berserker's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Berserker's Berserker's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Berserker's Master craftsmen Discovery Vial of Powerful Blood.png Vial of Powerful Blood
Exotic Exquisite Ruby Jewel.png Ruby Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Ruby Orb.png Ruby Orb
Ascended Zojja's Berserker Insignia.png Zojja's Zojja's Berserker Inscription.png Zojja's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Power.png Precision.png Healing Power.png Zealot's Exotic Zealot's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Zealot's Zealot's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Zealot's Pact Supply Network Agents Pact Supply Network Agents Watchwork Mechanism.png Watchwork Mechanism
Exotic Exquisite Watchwork Sprocket.png Watchwork Sprocket Pact Supply Network Agents Pact Supply Network Agents Watchwork Sprocket.png Watchwork Sprocket
Ascended Keeper's Zealot Insignia.png Keeper's Keeper's Zealot Inscription.png Keeper's Currently none Currently none
Power.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Soldier's Exotic Soldier's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Soldier's Soldier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Soldier's None (directly from salvaging) Discovery
Ascended Ahamid's Soldier Insignia.png Ahamid's Chorben's Soldier Inscription.png Chorben's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Power.png Vitality.png Ferocity.png Valkyrie Exotic Valkyrie Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Valkyrie Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Valkyrie Master craftsmen Discovery Vicious Fang.png Vicious Fang
Exotic Exquisite Beryl Jewel.png Beryl Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Beryl Orb.png Beryl Orb
Ascended Gobrech's Valkyrie Insignia.png Gobrech's Stonecleaver's Valkyrie Inscription.png Stonecleaver's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Power.png Healing Power.png Boon Duration.png Harrier Exotic Insignia of the Harrier.png Harrier Discovery Priory Historian Elisa
Battered Forged Components
Ley-Infused Sand.png Ley-Infused Sand
Pulsing Brandspark.png Pulsing Brandspark
Exotic Mordant Inscription.png Mordant Renown Heart vendors
in The Desolation and Domain of Vabbi
Renown Heart vendors
in The Desolation and Domain of Vabbi
Congealed Putrescence.png Congealed Putrescence
Pulsing Brandspark.png Pulsing Brandspark
Exotic Exquisite Black Diamond Jewel.png Brandspark Jewel Maws of Torment meta event Maws of Torment meta event Black Diamond.png Black Diamond
Pulsing Brandspark.png Pulsing Brandspark
Ascended Zehtuka's Harrier's Insignia.png Zehtuka's Harrier's Insignia Zehtuka's Harrier Inscription.png Zehtuka's Harrier Inscription Crystal Desert meta events Stories of the Great Zehtuka
Precision.png Power.png Condition Damage.png Rampager's Exotic Rampager's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Rampager's Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Rampager's Master craftsmen Discovery Powerful Venom Sac.png Powerful Venom Sac
Exotic Exquisite Coral Jewel.png Coral Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Coral Orb.png Coral Orb
Ascended Forgemaster's Rampager Insignia.png Forgemaster's Coalforge's Rampager Inscription.png Coalforge's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Precision.png Power.png Ferocity.png Assassin's Exotic Assassin's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Assassin's Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Assassin's Master craftsmen Discovery Vicious Claw.png Vicious Claw
Exotic Exquisite Opal Jewel.png Opal Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Opal Orb.png Opal Orb
Ascended Saphir's Assassin Insignia.png Saphir's Soros' Assassin Inscription.png Soros' Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Toughness.png Power.png Precision.png Knight's Exotic Knight's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Knight's Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Knight's Master craftsmen Discovery Armored Scale.png Armored Scale
Exotic Exquisite Emerald Jewel.png Emerald Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Emerald Orb.png Emerald Orb
Ascended Beigarth's Knight Insignia.png Beigarth's Beigarth's Knight Inscription.png Beigarth's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Toughness.png Power.png Ferocity.png Cavalier's Exotic Cavalier's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Cavalier's Cavalier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Cavalier's None (directly from salvaging) Discovery
Ascended Angchu Cavalier Insignia.png Angchu Angchu Cavalier Inscription.png Angchu Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Toughness.png Vitality.png Healing Power.png Nomad's Exotic Nomad's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Nomad's Nomad's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Nomad's Exquisite Ambrite Jewel.png Ambrite Jewel Geode vendors in Dry Top Buried Locked Chests Sheet of Ambrite.png Sheet of Ambrite
Ascended Ventari's Nomad Insignia.png Ventari's Ventari's Nomad Inscription.png Ventari's Geode vendors in Dry Top Buried Locked Chests
Toughness.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Settler's Exotic Settler's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Settler's Settler's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Settler's Legendary Karka Queen chest Discovery Passion Flower.png Passion Flower
Ascended Leftpaw's Settler Insignia.png Leftpaw's Leftpaw's Settler Inscription.png Leftpaw's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Toughness.png Boon Duration.png Healing Power.png Giver's Exotic Giver's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Giver's Giver's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription.png Giver's Wintersday Vendor Discovery Snowflake.png Snowflake
Exotic Exquisite Snowflake.png Snowflake Discovery Discovery Snowflake.png Snowflake
Ascended Laranthir's Vigilant Insignia.png Tixx's Verata's Sinister Inscription.png Tixx's Wintersday Vendor Master craftsman
Vitality.png Power.png Toughness.png Sentinel's Exotic Sentinel's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Sentinel's Sentinel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Sentinel's None (directly from Guild commendation traders) Discovery
Exotic Exquisite Azurite Jewel.png Azurite Jewel Discovery Discovery Azurite Orb.png Azurite Orb
Ascended Wei Qi's Sentinel Insignia.png Wei Qi's Tonn's Sentinel Inscription.png Tonn's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Vitality.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Shaman's Exotic Shaman's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Shaman's Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Shaman's None (directly from salvaging) Discovery
Ascended Zintl Shaman Insignia.png Zintl Zintl Shaman Inscription.png Zintl Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Condition Damage.png Power.png Precision.png Sinister Exotic Sinister Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Sinister Sinister Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Sinister Exquisite Charged Ambrite Jewel.png Charged Ambrite Jewel Bandit Crest vendors in the Silverwastes Lost Bandit Chests Sheet of Charged Ambrite.png Sheet of Charged Ambrite
Ascended Verata's Sinister Insignia.png Verata's Verata's Sinister Inscription.png Verata's Bandit Crest vendors in the Silverwastes Lost Bandit Chests
Condition Damage.png Power.png Vitality.png Carrion Exotic Carrion Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Carrion Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Carrion Master craftsmen Discovery Ancient Bone.png Ancient Bone
Exotic Exquisite Chrysocola Jewel.png Chrysocola Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Chrysocola Orb.png Chrysocola Orb
Ascended Occam's Carrion Insignia.png Occam's Occam's Carrion Inscription.png Occam's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Condition Damage.png Precision.png Toughness.png Rabid Exotic Rabid Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Rabid Rabid Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Rabid None (insignia salvaged) Discovery
Ascended Ferratus's Rabid Insignia.png Ferratus's Grizzlemouth's Rabid Inscription.png Grizzlemouth's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Condition Damage.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Dire Exotic Dire Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Dire Dire Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Dire None (insignia salvaged) Discovery
Ascended Morbach's Dire Insignia.png Morbach's Mathilde's Dire Inscription.png Mathilde's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Condition Duration.png Precision.png Vitality.png Bringer's Exotic Giver's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Bringer's Giver's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription.png Bringer's Wintersday Vendor Discovery Snowflake.png Snowflake
Ascended Laranthir's Vigilant Insignia.png Giftbringer's Verata's Sinister Inscription.png Giftbringer's Wintersday Vendor Master craftsman
Healing Power.png Power.png Toughness.png Cleric's Exotic Cleric's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Cleric's Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Cleric's Master craftsmen Discovery Elaborate Totem.png Elaborate Totem
Exotic Exquisite Sapphire Jewel.png Sapphire Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Sapphire Orb.png Sapphire Orb
Ascended Tateos's Cleric Insignia.png Tateos's Theodosus' Cleric Inscription.png Theodosus' Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Healing Power.png Precision.png Vitality.png Magi's Exotic Magi's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Magi's Magi's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Magi's None (insignia salvaged) Discovery
Ascended Hronk's Magi Insignia.png Hronk's Hronk's Magi Inscription.png Hronk's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Healing Power.png Toughness.png Condition Damage.png Apothecary's Exotic Apothecary's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Apothecary's Apothecary's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Apothecary's Automatic Discovery Karka Shell.png Karka Shell
Exotic Exquisite Passion Flower.png Passion Flower Discovery Discovery Passion Flower.png Passion Flower
Ascended Veldrunner Apothecary Insignia.png Veldrunner Ebonmane's Apothecary Inscription.png Ebonmane's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Power.png Precision.png Toughness.png Boon Duration.png Commander's Exotic Commander's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Commander's[3] Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Commander's[3] Exquisite Burl Jewel.png Burl Jewel Whispers Keeper or Heroics Notary Noxious Pods Maguuma Burl.png Maguuma Burl
Charged Thorn.png Charged Thorn (ArmorWeapon only)
Ascended Tizlak's Commander's Insignia.png Tizlak's Pahua's Trailblazer's Inscription.png Tizlak's Whispers Keeper or Heroics Notary Noxious Pods
Power.png Precision.png Vitality.png Ferocity.png Marauder Exotic Marauder Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Marauder Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Marauder Exquisite Ebony Jewel.png Ebony Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Ebony Orb.png Ebony Orb
Barbed Thorn.png Barbed Thorn (ArmorWeapon only)
Ascended Svaard's Marauder Insignia.png Svaard's Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Svaard's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Power.png Toughness.png Boon Duration.png Condition Duration.png Vigilant Exotic Vigilant Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Vigilant[3] Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Vigilant[3] Exquisite Flax Blossom.png Flax Blossom Whispers Keeper or Heroics Notary Noxious Pods Flax Blossom.png Flax Blossom
Barbed Thorn.png Barbed Thorn (ArmorWeapon only)
Ascended Laranthir's Vigilant Insignia.png Laranthir's Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Laranthir's Whispers Keeper or Heroics Notary Noxious Pods
Power.png Toughness.png Ferocity.png Healing Power.png Crusader Exotic Crusader Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Crusader Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Crusader Exquisite Agate Jewel.png Agate Jewel Master craftsmen Discovery Agate Orb.png Agate Orb
Leaf Fossil.png Leaf Fossil (ArmorWeapon only)
Ascended Ossa's Crusader Insignia.png Ossa's Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Ossa's Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
Power.png Vitality.png Toughness.png Boon Duration.png Wanderer's Exotic Wanderer's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Wanderer's[3] Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Wanderer's[3] Exquisite Moonstone Jewel.png Moonstone Jewel Whispers Keeper or Heroics Notary Noxious Pods Moonstone Orb.png Moonstone Orb
Charged Fossil.png Charged Fossil (ArmorWeapon only)
Ascended Ruka's Wanderer's Insignia.png Ruka's Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Ruka's Whispers Keeper or Heroics Notary Noxious Pods
Power.png Condition Damage.png Precision.png Condition Duration.png Viper's Exotic Viper's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Viper's[3] Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Viper's[3] Exquisite Black Diamond Jewel.png Black Diamond Jewel Exalted Mastery Vendor or Heroics Notary Exalted Chests (Great, Grand) Black Diamond.png Black Diamond
Leaf Fossil.png Leaf Fossil (ArmorWeapon only)
Ascended Yassith's Viper's Insignia.png Yassith's Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Yassith's Exalted Mastery Vendor or Heroics Notary Exalted Chests (Great, Grand)
Power.png Condition Damage.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Grieving's Exotic Elegy Mosaic.png Intact Mosaic Elegy Mosaic.png Intact Mosaic None (directly from Legendary Bounties, Crystal Desert meta events) None
Exotic Exquisite Black Diamond Jewel.png Mournstone Primeval Steward Primeval Steward Black Diamond.png Black Diamond
Congealed Putrescence.png Congealed Putrescence
Ascended The Twins' Grieving Insignia.png The Twins' The Twins' Grieving Inscription.png The Twins' Legendary bounties
Power.png Healing Power.png Precision.png Condition Damage.png Marshal Exotic Insignia of the Spearmarshal.png Spearmarshal Inscription of the Spearmarshal.png Spearmarshal Discovery Eye of Kormir.png Eye of Kormir
Pulsing Brandspark.png Pulsing Brandspark
Exotic Exquisite Black Diamond Jewel.png Sunset Black Diamond.png Black Diamond
Eye of Kormir.png Eye of Kormir
Ascended Nadijeh's Marshal Insignia.png Nadijeh's Nadijeh's Marshal Inscription.png Nadijeh's Renown Heart vendors in Desert Highlands and Elon Riverlands
Power.png Boon Duration.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Diviner Exotic Diviner's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Diviner's Diviner's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription.png Diviner's Kynon in Thunderhead Peaks (inscription)
Janet Fawn in Thunderhead Peaks (insignia)
Kynon in Thunderhead Peaks Branded Mass.png Branded Mass
Exquisite Burl Jewel.png Exquisite Serpentite Jewel
Ascended Steelstar's Insignia.png Steelstar's Steelstar's Inscription.png Steelstar's Kynon in Thunderhead Peaks (inscription)
Janet Fawn in Thunderhead Peaks (insignia)
Kynon in Thunderhead Peaks
Condition Damage.png Vitality.png Healing Power.png Boon Duration.png Plaguedoctor Exotic Plaguedoctor's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Plaguedoctor's Plaguedoctor's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription.png Plaguedoctor's None (Purchase from Nalar) None (Purchase from Nalar)
Ascended Nerashi's Insignia.png Nerashi's Nerashi's Inscription.png Nerashi's None (Purchase from Nalar) None (Purchase from Nalar)
Toughness.png Condition Damage.png Vitality.png Condition Duration.png Trailblazer's Exotic Trailblazer's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Trailblazer's Sinister Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Trailblazer's Exquisite Lily Blossom.png Lily Blossom Nuhoch Mastery Vendor or Heroics Notary Crystallized Supply Caches Maguuma Lily.png Maguuma Lily
Sheet of Charged Ambrite.png Sheet of Charged Ambrite (ArmorWeapon only)
Ascended Pahua's Trailblazer's Insignia.png Pahua's Pahua's Trailblazer's Inscription.png Pahua's Nuhoch Mastery Vendor or Heroics Notary Crystallized Supply Caches
Toughness.png Healing Power.png Vitality.png Boon Duration.png Minstrel's Exotic Minstrel's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Minstrel's[3] Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Minstrel's[3] Exquisite Freshwater Pearl.png Freshwater Pearl Itzel Mastery Vendor or Heroics Notary Airship Cargo Freshwater Pearl.png Freshwater Pearl
Piece of Mother-of-Pearl.png Piece of Mother-of-Pearl (ArmorWeapon only)
Ascended Maklain's Minstrel's Insignia.png Maklain's Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Maklain's Itzel Mastery Vendor or Heroics Notary Airship Cargo
Power.png Precision.png Toughness.png Vitality.png
Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Ferocity.png
Celestial Exotic Knight's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Celestial Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Celestial Exquisite Emerald Jewel.png Charged Quartz Jewel Pact Supply Network Agents Pact Supply Network Agents Charged Quartz Crystal.png Charged Quartz Crystal
Ascended Wupwup Celestial Insignia.png Wupwup Wupwup Celestial Inscription.png Wupwup Master craftsmen Master craftsmen
  1. ^ a b These are the primary acquisition methods; many recipes, insignias, inscriptions and jewels can also be bought from the Trading Post.
  2. ^ Some insignias, inscriptions and trinkets are craftable and require an activator to produce. Other insignias and inscriptions cannot be crafted but have a chance to be salvaged from equipment with the same attribute bonus, allowing players to craft other items with those attributes. Exotic Sentinel insignia and inscription are bought with Guild Commendations.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Recipes using this insignia or inscription require the "Oiled" variants of armor or weapon components crafted with Vials of Linseed Oil, such as Oiled Orichalcum Chestplate Padding or Oiled Ancient Staff Shaft, instead of the regular ones.

Dungeon recipes[edit]

There are also several jeweler recipes that require a dungeon offering as a crafting ingredient, replacing the gemstone or jewel in the standard recipes. These recipes must be learned from a recipe sheet that only drops in the corresponding dungeon.

Most of these recipes provide attribute combinations that are otherwise unavailable from jeweler recipes. The only exception is Carrion, which is available as Chrysocola jewelry.

Major Minor Prefix Amulet Ring Accessory
Item Dungeon Item Dungeon Item Dungeon
Power.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Soldier's Bloodstone Fragment.png Bloodstone Fragment Arah Nightmare Coil.png Nightmare Coil Twilight Arbor Guide to Waterproofing.png Shukov's Launch Codes Sorrow's Embrace
Vitality.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Shaman's The Zealot's Amulet.png The Zealot's Amulet Honor of the Waves Infinity Loop.png Infinity Loop Crucible of Eternity Ashes of the Effigy.png Ashes of the Effigy Citadel of Flame
Condition Damage.png Power.png Vitality.png Carrion Eternal Flame (trinket).png Eternal Flame Citadel of Flame Husk of the Destroyer.png Husk of the Destroyer Sorrow's Embrace Koda's Gift.png Koda's Gift Honor of the Waves
Condition Damage.png Precision.png Toughness.png Rabid Drake Tooth Necklace.png Colossus Fang Ascalonian Catacombs Plague (ring).png Plague Caudecus's Manor Tortured Root.png Tortured Root Twilight Arbor
Condition Damage.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Dire Vial of Purified Ocean Water.png Alpha Conduit Crucible of Eternity Ring of Blood.png Ring of Blood Honor of the Waves Vallog's Demise.png Vallog's Demise Caudecus's Manor
Stargazer Pendant.png Stargazer Pendant Arah
Healing Power.png Precision.png Vitality.png Magi The Replicator.png The Replicator Sorrow's Embrace Claw of the Howling King.png Claw of the Howling King Ascalonian Catacombs Operative's Creed.png Operative's Creed Arah

Mystic Forge[edit]

The Mystic Forge is a special crafting station that does not require a crafting profession to use.

Karma[edit]

See also: Temple armorExotic karma trinkets

Armor, trinkets, and back items can be purchased with karma from NPCs near temples and the Gates of Arah while they are controlled by the Pact. Each piece costs 42,000 Karma.png.

Major Minor Prefix Karma merchant Location
Armor
Power.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Berserker's Keeper Jonez Deadrun Cathedral of Silence
Power.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Soldier's Crusader Benson The Narthex
Precision.png Power.png Condition Damage.png Rampager's Tactician Deathstrider Cathedral of Glorious Victory
Condition Damage.png Precision.png Toughness.png Rabid Lightbringer Brutefur Cathedral of Eternal Radiance
Healing Power.png Power.png Toughness.png Cleric's Historian Vermoth Cathedral of Zephyrs
Healing Power.png Precision.png Vitality.png Magi Lightbringer Surefoot Cathedral of Verdance
Trinkets and back items
Power.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Soldier's Keeper Jonez Deadrun Cathedral of Silence
Toughness.png Power.png Ferocity.png Cavalier's Tactician Deathstrider Cathedral of Glorious Victory
Toughness.png Vitality.png Healing Power.png Nomad's Sun Warming Brakbrak Ice Snarl
Toughness.png Vitality.png Healing Power.png Nomad's Woomulla Griffon Old Growth
Condition Damage.png Precision.png Toughness.png Rabid Historian Vermoth Cathedral of Zephyrs
Condition Damage.png Power.png Precision.png Sinister Svanir Seer The Svanir Hive
Healing Power.png Precision.png Vitality.png Magi Lightbringer Brutefur Cathedral of Eternal Radiance

Dungeons[edit]

Completing a dungeon in explorable mode awards currencies that can be used to purchase weapons and armor from any Dungeon Merchant . The merchants offers 3 attribute combinations, and sells all types of weapons and armor for each of those combinations.

This equipment can also be acquired through structured PvP reward tracks and World vs. World Dungeon reward tracks.

Major Minor Prefix Salvageable
Inscription/Insignia
Ascalonian
Catacombs
Caudecus's
Manor
Twilight
Arbor
Sorrow's
Embrace
Citadel
of Flame
Honor of
the Waves
Crucible
of Eternity
The Ruined
City of Arah
Ascalonian Tears Seals of Beetletun Deadly Blooms Manifestos of the Moletariate Flame Legion Charr Carvings Symbols of Koda Knowledge Crystals Shards of Zhaitan
Power Precision Ferocity Berserker's 0No 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Power Toughness Vitality Soldier's 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Precision Power Condition Damage Rampager's 0No 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Toughness Power Precision Knight's 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Vitality Condition Damage Healing Power Shaman's 1Yes 1Yes
Condition Damage Power Vitality Carrion 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Condition Damage Precision Toughness Rabid 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Condition Damage Toughness Vitality Dire 1Yes 1Yes
Healing Power Precision Vitality Magi 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes

Other Merchants[edit]

Various merchants in the World versus World areas will sell level 80 exotic equipment for a combination of coin and Badges of Honor. Warning: nearby merchants also sell exotic equipment that is not max level. Check the stats carefully before purchasing.

  • Weapons and armor are available with Berserker's, Knight's, Carrion, Rabid, Cleric's, or "Invaders" (Soldier's) prefixes from the Weapon Master and Armor Master.
  • Amulets, rings, and accessories are available with an "Invaders" prefix (Soldier's stats) from the Armor Master. Note that unlike typical crafted jewelry, these do not come pre-equipped with jewels.

Exotic armor and weapons with the Settler's prefix are available in Southsun Cove from Southsun Economists. Note that Southsun Economists only sell level 80 exotics so long as all four settlements have been secured.

Exotic guild backpacks with Berserker's, Soldier's, or Magi's stats can be purchased from the Guild commendation trader for 5 Gold coin + 5 Guild Commendations.

Loot[edit]

A variety of items can be obtained from defeating monsters and opening chests. Certain items are more likely to appear in certain locations. The chances of receiving rare loot from monsters can be increased with magic find.

Major Minor Prefix Weapons Armor Back items Rings Accessories
Light Medium Heavy
Power Precision Ferocity Berserker's Zhed's Nika's Devona's Balthazar's Band
Power Vitality Toughness Soldier's Prototype Sheath
Precision Power Condition Damage Rampager's Bow of the Pale Stag Norgu's Aidan's Koss' Eternal Ice, Symbol of the Inquest
Toughness Power Precision Knight's Commissar's Manifesto
Vitality Condition Damage Healing Power Shaman's Etched Tahlkora's Reyna's Jalis' Wraithlord Chains
Condition Damage Power Vitality Carrion Legionnaire, Tribal, Rockweed Spire Ogden's Shiro's Brutus & Sheena's Spineguard of the North Sentinel's Bane
Condition Damage Precision Toughness Rabid Khilbron's Vatlaaw's Galrath's Burntclaw's Brace Signet of Grenth Breath of Kralkatorrik, Rotbeard's Treasure,
Bone Fragments of Tequatl
Condition Damage Toughness Vitality Dire Ceremonial, Orrian Jatoro's Errol's Yakkington's Ghost Eater's Hide Connie's Lost Wedding Ring Fang of Tequatl
Healing Power Power Toughness Cleric's Droknar's Recurve Bow, Droknar's Short Bow Mhenlo's Zho's Rurik's
Healing Power Precision Vitality Magi's Arbor's Embrace

Other[edit]

Item Type Prefix Source(s)
Ancient Karka Shell Accessory Celestial Lionscout Tynuli for 1000 Karka Shells. Also as a reward during the Lost Shores meta-event.
Sclerite Karka Shell
Sclerite Karka Shell (ascended)
Back item Settler's
Apothecary
Reward for completing one of the The Secret of Southsun achievements.
After upgrading in the Mystic Forge.
Fused Gauntlets Gauntlets Sentinel's Flame and Frost meta achievement.
Agent's Pack
Scholar's Pack
Crusader's Pack
Back item All Stats (depending on Expansions unlocked on the Account) Rewards for completing the associated Heart of Thorns collections
Lunatic armor Armor set All Stats (depending on Expansions unlocked on the Account) Reward for completing Lunatic Wardrobe achievements
Aetherized Mantle
Aetherized Shoulderpads
Aetherized Pauldrons
Shoulder Armor Cleric's Reward for completing Not So Secret jumping puzzle during Sky Pirates of Tyria.
Mysterious Vine Back item Nomad's Mysterious Vine is created by planting a Mysterious Seed into a Ley Line Infused Clay Pot.
Cultivated Vine Back item All Stats (depending on Expansions unlocked on the Account) Cultivated Vine is created by planting a Cultivated Seed into a Chaos Infused Clay Pot.
Forgotten Seal Accessory All Stats (depending on Expansions unlocked on the Account) Reward from completing The Mystery Cave.
Inquest Apparatus
Inquest Device
Inquest Mechanism
Back item All Stats (depending on Expansions unlocked on the Account) Repairing, Rebooting and Redeeming IG-6417