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Exordium

Type
Greatsword
Strength
1,045 – 1,155
Skin
Exordium
Prefix
Selectable
Rarity
Legendary
Req. level
80
Binding
Account Bound
Item link
Skin link
External links
GW2Efficiency
API
API
Gallery
Exordium.jpg

Click to enlarge.

Exordium wielded.jpg

Wielded.

Exordium-Footfalls.jpg

Footfalls

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

— In-game description

Exordium is a legendary greatsword crafted in the Mystic Forge.

Lore[edit]

Legendary unlock book.png
Exordium

Exordium.png
Explorers venture into the Mists, and sometimes the Mists venture back. Though far less sentient than the Mist-being Razah, Exordium takes some joy in adapting to its wielder's needs and expectations.

This mysterious blade’s form expresses itself in unique ways based on its wielder’s need, briefly taking on a different shape when thrown, thrusted, stabbed, or slammed into a target.

Official Website

Tyria is on the brink of a new era of magic and technology. Exordium physically embodies this renaissance—a symbol of hope, unity, and a bold way forward. The blade's form expresses itself in unique ways based on the user's specific need, taking on different shapes when thrown, thrust, or slammed into a target.

Official update notes

Acquisition[edit]

Contained in[edit]

Recipes[edit]

Exordium
Source
Mystic Forge
Output qty.
1
Ingredients
Exordium
Source
Mystic Forge
Output qty.
1
Ingredients

Graphics[edit]

Exordium is a vibrant crystal-themed greatsword, representing a renaissance of magic and technology in the world of Tyria. It is the only legendary weapon that changes its appearance while using certain weapon skills.

Aura
  • Swirls of golden light with floating crystal bits surround the swordsman's arms.
Draw/Stow Animation
  • Upon drawing the weapon, a vortex of gleaming light infused with speckles of gold and shards of crystal erupts from the greatsword and attaches itself to the character's upper limbs.
  • When stowing Exordium, the swirls and shards dematerialize into air.
Footfalls
  • The character leaves quickly dissolving vortexes of orange and blue and pieces of light on the ground.
Skill effects
  • During melee chain attacks, the blade expands before each strike, reaching its largest form on the third strike of the chain.
  • Projectiles thrown while wielding Exordium become large four-pointed stars.
  • Exordium changes its shape when used with specific skills:

Sounds[edit]

  • Features a warping sound upon drawing and stowing the weapon.

Gallery[edit]

Full material list[edit]

Required item Primary ingredients Component materials
Gift of Fortune.png Mystic Tribute Gift of Condensed Magic.png 2 Gifts of Condensed Magic
2  Gift of Blood.png Gift of Blood
2  Gift of Venom.png Gift of Venom
2  Gift of Totems.png Gift of Totems
2  Gift of Dust.png Gift of Dust
Gift of Condensed Might.png 2 Gifts of Condensed Might
2  Gift of Claws.png Gift of Claws
2  Gift of Scales.png Gift of Scales
2  Gift of Bones.png Gift of Bones
2  Gift of Fangs.png Gift of Fangs
Mystic Clover.png 77 Mystic Clovers
~231  Mystic Coin.png Mystic Coins
~231  Glob of Ectoplasm.png Globs of Ectoplasm
~231  Obsidian Shard.png Obsidian Shards
~231  Mystic Crystal.png Crystals or ~1386  Philosopher's Stone.png Philosopher's Stones
    (cost of either: 139 Spirit Shard.png Spirit Shard)
Mystic Coin.png 250 Mystic Coins
Gift of Exordium.png Gift of Exordium Gift of the Mists.png Gift of the Mists
Gift of Glory.png Gift of Glory
Gift of Battle.png Gift of Battle
Gift of War.png Gift of War
Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy.png Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy
Mystic Runestone.png 100 Mystic Runestones
100 Gold coin total, bought from Miyani or Mystic Forge Attendant. Need Scholar of Secrets Mastery.
Shard of Exitare.png 100 Shards of Exitare
Requires 450 Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Weaponsmith to make.
100  Tribute to the Exitare.png Tribute to the Exitare
     (2,000 Lump of Aurillium Lumps of Aurillium or Airship Part Airship Parts or Ley Line Crystal Ley Line Crystals or Unbound Magic.png Unbound Magic or Trade Contracts Trade Contracts or Volatile Magic.png Volatile Magic)
100  Mystic Curio.png Mystic Curio
     Requires 450 Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Weaponsmith, Artificer tango icon 20px.png Artificer, or Huntsman tango icon 20px.png Huntsman to make.
     3,500 ( Intricate Totem.png Intricate Totems orLarge Bone.png Large Bones orLarge Claw.png Large Claws orLarge Fang.png Large Fangs orLarge Scale.png Large Scales orPotent Venom Sac.png Potent Venom Sacs orVial of Potent Blood.png Vials of Potent Blood)
     1,500  Mithril Ingot.png Mithril Ingots
     1,000  Elder Wood Plank.png Elder Wood Planks
4,000  Mithril Ingot.png Mithril Ingots
3,000  Elder Wood Plank.png Elder Wood Planks
Gift of Metal.png Gift of Metal
Recipe cost: 10 Gold coin, bought from Miyani
Requires 400 Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Weaponsmith to make.
250  Orichalcum Ingot.png Orichalcum Ingots
250  Mithril Ingot.png Mithril Ingots
250  Darksteel Ingot.png Darksteel Ingots
250  Platinum Ingot.png Platinum Ingots
Gift of Exploration.png Gift of Maguuma Mastery Gift of Maguuma.png Gift of Maguuma
Gift of the Fleet.png Gift of the Fleet
Gift of Tarir.png Gift of Tarir
Gift of the Chak.png Gift of the Chak
Gift of the Jungle.png Gift of the Jungle
Essence of Artistry.png Gift of Insights
Essence of Divinity's Reach.png Gift of the Itzel
Gift of the Nuhoch.png Gift of the Nuhoch
Essence of Halloween.png Gift of the Exalted
Gift of Gliding.png Gift of Gliding
Bloodstone Shard.png Bloodstone Shard
200  Spirit Shard.png Spirit Shard
Crystalline Ingot.png 250 Crystalline Ingots
250  Crystalline Ore.png Crystalline Ore
250  Fulgurite.png Fulgurites
250  Glob of Ectoplasm.png Globs of Ectoplasm
250  Amalgamated Gemstone.png Amalgamated Gemstones
Exitare.png Exitare Requires 500 Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Weaponsmith to make. Need to purchase and craft these recipes in the following order:

1.  Recipe sheet exotic greatsword.png Recipe: Malumres Gold coin + 10,003 Karma.png - Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs
2.  Recipe sheet exotic greatsword.png Recipe: Visiospei Spirit Shard.png + 10,003 Karma.png - Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs
3.  Recipe sheet ascended greatsword.png Recipe: Exitare Spirit Shard.png + 10,003 Karma.png - Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs
Note: Both  Shard of Exitare.png Shard of Exitare and  Mystic Curio.png Mystic Curio (All Variants) recipes are contained within  Recipe sheet exotic greatsword.png Recipe: Malumres.

Available prefixes[edit]

Notes[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.

Trivia[edit]

  • Exordium, the Latin word for "beginning", is used in rhetorics.
  • This weapon has been designed by Chelsea Mills, while Vincent Balmori and Artem Sorokin are responsible for its effects, i.e. footfalls, aura and weapon skill animations.[1]
    • Exordium transforms into 16 different shapes across 19 skill animations.[1]
  • Exordium was released with Living World Season 4 Episode 6, War Eternal.
  • Exordium was the last Heart of Thorns legendary weapon and uses the same system of legendary weapon crafting introduced with Eureka.

References[edit]