Light armor

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Light armor is an armor class used by the scholar professions, elementalists, mesmers and necromancers. It has the least innate protection of all armor classes, a tradeoff for other powerful profession mechanics.

Hint: Visit the link of the armor set to get more details and visual preview for that set.

Light armor by acquisition[edit]

Crafted armor[edit]

See also: Leveling equipment

Light crafted armor is made by tailors. The different sets are divided by the tier of the main material.

Crafted armor
Jute (character level 5-20)
Embroidered armor
Devout armor Recipe
Wool (character level 25-35)
Student armor
Dry Bones armor Recipe
Masquerade armor Intricate insignias
Cotton (character level 40-50)
Acolyte armor
Masquerade armor Intricate insignias
Linen (character level 55-65)
Winged armor
Masquerade armor Intricate insignias
Silk (character level 70-80)
Feathered armor
Masquerade armor Intricate insignias
Gossamer (character level 80)
Exalted armor
Lunatic Acolyte armor
Ornate Guild armor (Heart of Thorns)
Spearmarshal's armor (Path of Fire)
Damask (ascended)
Illustrious armor

Cultural armor[edit]

Cultural armor is equipment tied to a specific race. Only the applicable race can wear it, and it comes in three tiers.

Cultural armor
Tier Asura Charr Human Norn Sylvari
1 Adept armor Invoker's armor Researcher's armor Sheepskin armor Snapdragon armor
2 Genius armor Archon armor Aristocrat's armor Havroun armor Orchid armor
3 Savant armor Magus armor Sorcerer's armor Lupine armor Dryad armor

Karma armor[edit]

Armor acquired from karma vendors.

Order armor[edit]

Order armor is acquired from the order you chose during your personal storyline. Each character only has access to one of the sets.

Dungeon armor[edit]

These sets are acquired with tokens from the corresponding (explorable mode) dungeon. The vendor is located in Fort Marriner in Lion's Arch.

Dropped armor[edit]

These armors drop as loot at various levels. Some may also be rewards for map completion.

PvP armor[edit]

These armors are acquired in Structured PvP.

WvW armor[edit]

These armors are acquired in World versus World.

Collection armor[edit]

These armors are acquired by completing collections.

Armor skins[edit]

Armor skins are consumable items that can be applied to your existing armor or unlocked in the wardrobe.


  • Legacy Armor Box PvP skins were unobtainable for a long duration once the old Glory Reward System from PvP was demolished when the Wardrobe system was added.

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