Legendary Armory

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Items unlocked in your Legendary Armory are available for all of your characters. They can be found in the Equipment tab of your Hero panel, alongside all of your other equipment.

— In-game description

As shown in preview (legendary items appear above any other available items within the equipment panel, on a separate row with a gold corner)

The Legendary Armory is a quality-of-life update for sharing all of your legendary equipment on all characters on the account. When you log in to a character on July 13, 2021 or after, account-bound legendary equipment in your character inventories, equipment panels, and account bank is automatically converted to your Legendary Armory, summed up by Legendary Equipment Unlocked! It is entirely free to use[1] and automatically includes all legendary equipment released in the future.

Visually, the Legendary Armory is contained within the Equipment Tab and has no separate user interface. Legendary items appear at the top of the equipment selection panel on the left, and gain a gold top-left corner overlay with an infinity symbol.

Storing items[edit]

  • Unbound legendaries remain in your inventory.
  • If you own bound copies of Sunrise or Twilight, the greatswords are added to your Legendary Armory and you receive Memory of Sunrise and Memory of Twilight to use in crafting Eternity (an Eternity produced using tokens is account-bound).
    • If you own Eternity, you receive both Sunrise and Twilight for your armory.
  • Each piece of equipment is treated as a unique item.
    • If you want to customize an equipment template by equipping the legendary sword Bolt in two weapon slots, you need to obtain and bind two copies of Bolt.
    • The maximum number of copies of an item your Legendary Armory can hold is determined by how many equipment slots it can occupy.
      • This limit exists so you don’t have to worry about accidentally unlocking more copies of a specific legendary than you can equip.
      • Since no character can ever equip more than four swords at once, your Legendary Armory holds a maximum of four copies of each legendary sword.
      • An equipment template only has space for two staves, so your Legendary Armory holds a maximum of two copies of each legendary staff.

Equipping items[edit]

  • Once a legendary item is stored in your Legendary Armory, every level 80 character on your account can use it, provided it’s available to their profession and elite specialization
  • You can equip items from your Legendary Armory by double-clicking them or clicking and dragging them onto a slot.
  • Right-clicking an equipment slot will bring up a convenient dropdown menu, which you can use to equip your available legendary items, equip a non-legendary item from your inventory or regular armory, customize your equipped legendary item, or copy an equipped item and its customizations to your other equipment templates.
  • Once you’ve equipped a legendary item to multiple equipment templates, you can set different attributes, upgrade selections, and skins for each one.

Additional mechanics[edit]

  • Free Legendary Transmutation — Changing the appearance of your legendary equipment no longer requires transmutation charges.
  • Equipment and Build Templates at Hand — Click the arrow above your weapon swap toggle to quickly swap to any of your equipment and build templates.
  • Binding a legendary to your account offers a little more fanfare—and some hints about your item’s nature, origin, or previous owners.
  • Legendary trinkets that are available with and without visual effects, like Conflux and Transcendence, feature a visibility toggle for their effects.
  • Slotted upgrades and infusion — Upgrades and infusions in equipped gear and equipment templates remain in place. For items in your bank, shared and regular inventory, infusions and upgrades are be popped out to your inventory.
  • Slumbering Trinkets — Players are not able to acquire new slumbering trinkets after July 13 release and any existing slumbering trinkets will not be absorbed into the Legendary Armory. The recipes for slumbering trinkets will instead reward the awakened trinket. Existing slumbering trinkets can be exchanged for the awakened version at Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs in Lion's Arch.
  • Gen 2 Precursor Crafting Limits — Players are able to craft additional copies of Generation 2 legendaries.

Item caps[edit]

Each type of equipment has its own limit, and the limit is counted separately for every unique legendary item. For example, you can unlock a Perfected Envoy light helm and an Ardent Glorious light helm as well. Here's a complete list:

  • Two-handed weapons: 2
  • Main-hand exclusive weapons: 2
  • Offhand exclusive weapons: 2
  • One-handed weapons useable in either hand: 4
  • Armor: 1 per piece, per armor class
  • Back items: 1
  • Trinkets: 1 (except Conflux, which is 2)
  • Runes: 7
  • Sigils: 8

Item unlock lore text[edit]

Armor[edit]

See also: Legendary armor/Lore
Item Type Lore
PvE armor sets
Perfected Envoy Vestments.png Perfected Envoy Vestments Light These vestments are imbued with the power of a crystalline heart, once carried through an abandoned prison to its final resting place. It is exemplary of the wearer's tenacity in the face of darkness.
Perfected Envoy Jerkin.png Perfected Envoy Jerkin Medium A symbol of cunning and patience, this garb carries power siphoned from a mysterious beast guarding the Forsaken Thicket. They seem to pulsate, albeit gently, when nearing a ley line.
Perfected Envoy Breastplate.png Perfected Envoy Breastplate Heavy This armor is worn only by those who helped defeat Xera and silence the White Mantle in the depths of the Forsaken Thicket. When it catches the sun just right, it is a beacon of hope in a cruel world.
PvP armor sets
Ardent Glorious Raiment.png Ardent Glorious Raiment Light Crafted from the finest silks, these vestments are a symbol not only of sheer strength but also quick-witted bravery and grit. They know their way around the streets of Khylo here and back again.
Ardent Glorious Brigandine.png Ardent Glorious Brigandine Medium This garb is the perfect blend of lightweight and sturdy, ideal for the sneakiest saboteur. Their enemies may cry foul play, but I assure you, only those with a swift foot possess such finery.
Ardent Glorious Breastplate.png Ardent Glorious Breastplate Heavy This suit of armor is melded from the helms of the wearer's opponents, a reminder of the battles won. There's something bittersweet about the way it smells - like clashing swords and sweaty palms.
Glorious Hero's Raiment.png Glorious Hero's Raiment Light
Glorious Hero's Brigandine.png Glorious Hero's Brigandine Medium
Glorious Hero's Breastplate.png Glorious Hero's Breastplate Heavy
Mistforged Glorious Hero's Raiment.png Mistforged Glorious Hero's Raiment Light
Mistforged Glorious Hero's Brigandine.png Mistforged Glorious Hero's Brigandine Medium
Mistforged Glorious Hero's Breastplate.png Mistforged Glorious Hero's Breastplate Heavy They needed to hold out a little longer—buy enough time for their partner to gain control of the cannon. They knew this dance all too well, and it was always exhilarating.
WvW armor sets
Triumphant Hero's Raiment.png Triumphant Hero's Raiment Light "They never come back whole. Maybe they're only half-remembered..."
Triumphant Hero's Brigandine.png Triumphant Hero's Brigandine Medium "Are we dancing or dueling? It's your turn to pick."
Triumphant Hero's Breastplate.png Triumphant Hero's Breastplate Heavy "This—right now—is the rest of your life. Live it well."
Sublime Mistforged Triumphant Hero's Raiment.png Sublime Mistforged Triumphant Hero's Raiment Light This exquisite scholarly garb shimmers with Mist energy. When you wear it through ruins and unguarded keeps, sometimes you're haunted by nostalgia.
Sublime Mistforged Triumphant Hero's Brigandine.png Sublime Mistforged Triumphant Hero's Brigandine Medium "This sturdy adventuring suit glows with Mist energy. When you wear it inside Obsidian Sanctum, sometimes you catch yourself longing for a forbidden reunion."
Sublime Mistforged Triumphant Hero's Breastplate.png Sublime Mistforged Triumphant Hero's Breastplate Heavy This powerful soldier's armor pulses with Mist energy. When you wear it on the upper floor of Stonemist Castle, sometimes your chest aches with pride and agony.

Weapons[edit]

See also: Legendary weapon/Lore
Item Type Lore
Generation 1
Frostfang.png Frostfang Axe Hlif traveled to the Far Shiverpeaks to challenge Jormag. Near death, she took one last swing at her foe before falling unconscious. She awoke the next morning—her axe encased in an icy dragon's head.
Incinerator.png Incinerator Dagger "I know this isn't the path you'd have chosen for yourself — but the Flame Legion isn't just your home now; It is my gift to you. Keep this dagger close and never forget who you are: Nonius Ragesinger."
The Moot.png The Moot Mace Dare this historian say, the Moot should only be brandished by the most charismatic of warriors. When drawn, your foe may be blinded by its grandiose display of light and splendor.
Quip.png Quip Pistol The most renowned thief in Kryta had a couple calling cards—drove the Lionguard mad. She always left two things behind: a trail of confetti and a note that read "I can run faster than a centaur!"
Meteorlogicus.png Meteorlogicus Scepter Meteorlogicus was designed by a sylvari astrologer, Surya — a love letter to the sky. She once used the orrery to trace a thunderous cloud that lurked on the horizon. She knew then: a dragon had awoken.
Bolt.png Bolt Sword Interwoven with an impression of a dragon whose name Tyria has yet to learn, Bolt is imbued with the strength of a storm–swelling inside like a thunderous inferno, eager to aid its wielder in combat.
The Minstrel.png The Minstrel Focus The Minstrel is a bard's dearest companion, a vessel of their spirit and artistry. Delicate notes fade in the wielder's wake, leaving passersby with a gentle whisper of their vestige.
The Flameseeker Prophecies.png The Flameseeker Prophecies Shield "The Flameseeker Prophecies" is an ancient tome containing near-complete proclamations of the future as foreseen by the dragon Glint. The final chapter is intentionally left unwritten...
Rodgort.png Rodgort Torch When Cutha woke, he was greeted by sounds of panic and flame. He ran to the window just in time to witness a dragon perch on a nearby rooftop. "Rodgort," they whispered. "Rodgort is my name."
Howler.png Howler Warhorn A norn ballad recounts a quarrel between the Great Wolf and a serpent who sought to become a Spirit of the Wild: O little snake, do you have what it takes? Howl, howl—open the gate.
Sunrise.png Sunrise Greatsword It is said that when Dwayna woke each morning, she gifted her followers with the warmth of dawn. All of the creatures in Tyria stirred from their slumber to witness the glorious sunrise.
Twilight.png Twilight Greatsword While the other gods slept, Grenth took up his throne—beckoning his companions to dance and howl beneath the stars. It was said that his powers were most potent when the moon was highest in the sky.
Eternity.png Eternity Greatsword Although the gods have abandoned Tyria, their gifts remain. The oceans and land. The verdant forests, the limitless cosmos beyond—the ultimate love letter to the living, but also a solemn good-bye.
The Juggernaut.png The Juggernaut Hammer A relic dating back to the age of the Giganticus Lupicus, the Juggernaut may be a gift from the gods. When held by a worthy champion, they are cast in a solid sheet of quicksilver.
Kudzu.png Kudzu Longbow When Secondborn Lonicera sacrificed herself to protect the Pale Tree, a small root sprung from the ground where she breathed her final breath. That root took the shape of a mighty bow.
The Predator.png The Predator Rifle Cast in the likeness of Forge Ironstrike, this rifle was crafted as a tribute to his battle against the Flame Imperator. When Kalla fell in the Plains of Golghein, Ironstrike silenced the traitor.
The Dreamer.png The Dreamer Short bow The Dreamer is as mystifying as it is perplexing, for such a creature doesn't exist within the known world. It is quite popular among the skritt, though, who idolize its colorful...prowess.
The Bifrost.png The Bifrost Staff Casters and archivists alike worship the iridescent glow that the Bifrost emits. Although the source of its magic is unknown, its luminous aura may hint of realms bygone—tucked away in the Mists.
Frenzy.png Frenzy Harpoon gun Although the vast, impenetrable Unending Ocean has been left unexplored for a century past, fishermen lingering just outside the expanse often catch glimpses of something magnificent.
Kamohoali'i Kotaki.png Kamohoali'i Kotaki Spear A historian once wrote of a great beast that lurked off the coast of Orr—possibly a living Champion of Zhaitan. Although she hasn't been seen for a century past, her kin still roam the dark waters.
Kraitkin.png Kraitkin Trident "I've studied the krait for some time, but never have I seen anything else quite like that. One of their shamans performed a ritual on one of their dead—undeniably dead—and it was living once again!"
Generation 2
Astralaria.png Astralaria Axe 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.
Claw of the Khan-Ur.png Claw of the Khan-Ur Dagger This ancient charr relic has served as an apparatus of revolution, a key to power, and a symbol of stability. The Claw of the Khan-Ur is reforged with every great feat its wielders accomplish.
Eureka.png Eureka Mace Eureka was the pride and downfall of a rogue Priory research team who set out to reactivate obsidian shards sampled from ancient armor. Paired with magitech, the material assumed a deadlier form.
HOPE.png HOPE Pistol "Remember: the blue stuff is the Alchemical Catalyst, and the red stuff is the Transcendent Energy. Don't drink either of them. And whatever you do, don't drop this thing."
Xiuquatl.png Xiuquatl Scepter Hylek of the Astrozintli Forelands revere the life serpent Xiuquatl. While it's too small and gentle to be their savior, those traits make it Tequatl's perfect opposite—and a potent symbol of hope.
The Shining Blade.png The Shining Blade Sword To its namesake faction, the Shining Blade is more an old friend than an ancient Seer artifact. Its historical codenames include "the family heirloom," "that old thing," and "Gran's best knife."
The Binding of Ipos.png The Binding of Ipos Focus The Binding of Ipos is as mystifying as it is venomous, dripping with ancient knowledge. Any warrior brave enough to carry this tome will be gifted with millennia of sinister magics.
Shooshadoo.png Shooshadoo Shield The tiny quaggan Shooshadoo has made up their mind to follow in your footsteps as a champion of Tyria. You'll need to carry them until their stride is a bit longer.
Flames of War.png Flames of War Torch In lieu of written records, some temples of Balthazar kept elaborate weapons depicting the rituals they were used in. Few survived Balthazar's fall, and many were immolated by his loyalist priests.
Verdarach.png Verdarach Warhorn When Grenth's powers were raw and new, he crafted a weapon more sinister than he intended. Verdarach summons victims of horrific battles as vengeful wraiths, eager to conscript the newly slain.
Exordium.png Exordium Greatsword 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.
Sharur.png Sharur Hammer Sharur was retrieved from among the spectral weapons guarding the Source of Orr. Though its lingering corruption is aimless and benign, not even the Artesian Waters could fully cleanse it.
Pharus.png Pharus Longbow Scholars discovered Pharus in Siren's Reef.[sic] All attempts to store and catalog it have failed; if not carried by a hero, it reappears at Dwayna's Reliquary among the other artifacts.
The HMS Divinity.png The HMS Divinity Rifle As Zhaitan's influence grew, the Vigil raced to the site of Kryta's greatest maritime tragedy on an improbable mission. The HMS Divinity's long-dead crew—shackled to their ship as it sank—were all recovered.
Chuka and Champawat.png Chuka and Champawat Short bow Thanks to their bond with you, someday Nola, Halkor, and Brill will be magnificent tigers, facing the world with dignity and wisdom. For now, their paws are far too big for them.
Nevermore.png Nevermore Staff Nevermore is a living reminder that there's always a purpose to Raven's riddles and tests. When you're mired in despair, lost for answers, he pushes because he knows you can fly.

Back items, trinkets and upgrade components[edit]

Item Type Lore
Back items
Ad Infinitum.png Ad Infinitum Back item Log 18204: Losing transmissionsomething went wrong_I'm_stranded. I'm stuck in_Fractal. Floating. The whole island is_floating. Call themselves_Forgotten. Trees. I see_someone_? Can you hear_me?
The Ascension.png The Ascension Back item A handful of warriors know what it's like to bask in the effervescent glow of a fresh victory—sweat dripping from their brow, voice raw. Only the bravest ascend to such glory.
Warbringer.png Warbringer Back item Warbringer is made from the salvaged remnants of enemies fallen, emblazoned with swords and spears pulled from still-warm corpses. It is a reminder of battles won and lost—whispers of victory.
Trinkets
Aurora.png Aurora Accessory When Mordremoth's power seeped into the earth, some sought to harness it, control it - bringing forth new dangers. Heroes faced those enemies head on with a spark of bravery and a warrior's might.
Vision.png Vision Accessory "They killed him. Balthazar. If Lyssa ever learns of this...I don't know what she'd do—what any of them would do. They still claim benevolence, but let's hope they weren't watching too closely."
Prismatic Champion's Regalia.png Prismatic Champion's Regalia Amulet Your adventures before we met, and our struggles together—this is the strength from our bond, my champion.
Transcendence.png Transcendence Amulet The amulet was a sight to behold, swinging back and forth while the warrior perfected the swing of her sword. She was a champion—onlookers bowed as they passed, but her attention was elsewhere.
Gift of Prescience.png Coalescence Ring They walked through the Underworld, dove straight into the Mystic Forge. They crossed through the long-forgotten halls of Ahdashim—such feats would be cast in gold and told to awe-struck children.
Conflux.png Conflux Ring The ring was fixed on his left hand, a reminder of the battle days before. While they held Stonemist, it could be minutes until their enemy appeared at the front gate. There was no time for mourning.
Upgrade components
Legendary Rune.png Legendary Rune Rune Lady Nari once wrote that runes are imbued with the memories of ancient warriors and that the effects they grant are remnants of their power.
Legendary Sigil.png Legendary Sigil Sigil "I believe that sigils contain fragments, or memories, from the greatest battles in Tyria's history," Lady Nari wrote. "This one may be our only window into the Battle of the Three Queens."

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