Legendary equipment refers to equipment of Legendary quality. All legendary equipment has a level 80 requirement and 5% stronger stats than Exotic quality equipment and equal to Ascended equipment. Most legendary equipment is account bound on use or acquire.
- Upgrade components
- Legendary gear has the unique mechanic that allows players to change the item's attribute bonuses to other attributes while out of combat at no cost.
- All stats are available to Legendary equips regardless of whether or not an expansion is owned.
- Legendary equips will always have stat values equivalent to the the highest tier of equipment available. Currently, they have stats equivalent to Ascended equipment.
- Legendary equips have infusion slots, similar to Ascended equips.
- Legendary back items have two infusion slots and do not need to be infused.
- Infusions may be swapped out of Legendary weapons, armor, back items and trinkets without the use of an Infusion Extraction Device.
- Legendary equips come with upgrade slots on weapons and armor.
- Legendary weapons can freely swap sigils without destroying the currently slotted sigil. The current sigil will be placed in your inventory and the new sigil will be applied.
- Legendary armor can freely swap runes without destroying the currently slotted rune. The current rune will be placed in your inventory and the new rune will be applied.
- Legendary back items and trinkets do not come with upgrade slots, similar to Ascended back items and trinkets.
- Legendary runes and sigils can be freely socketed and removed from any type of armor without using an Upgrade Extractor.
- Legendary weapons could not swap infusions nor sigils until October 30th, 2018.
- It is possible to create more than one of any legendary weapon, armor piece, sigil, or rune via the mystic forge. The only legendary backpack that may be created multiple times is Warbringer. The other legendary backpacks and all legendary trinkets may only be created once, as their precursor items are currently only obtainable as collection rewards.