Takes effect immediately upon receipt.
— In-game description
As wallet currency:
— In-game description
Magnetite Shards are a currency earned from killing bosses and participating in events in all raids. They are stored in the wallet and can be traded with Scholar Glenna within the raids for raid-specific items, and with Basic Magnetite Exchange Operative within the Lion's Arch Aerodrome for generic ascended items.
It is possible to earn up to 300 Magnetite Shards per week. Extra shards above the cap can be acquired by trading in raid dropped minis to raid vendors, salvaging ascended raid drops and completing encounters with challenge mode activated.
- Awarded for killing bosses and completing events while in any raid.
- Awarded for unsuccessful attempts at defeating bosses, based on the progression in the fight.
- Starting at 75% of health left, players get one shard, and another two for each multiple of 25% of health lost. For example, if a team wipes below 25%, they get 5 shards each.
- Awarded for killing bosses with the Challenge mode (CM) activated (10 shards each).
- Trading raid dropped minis, eg. Mini Vale Guardian to raid vendors (40 shards each).
- Salvaging raid-exclusive ascended weapons, armor and trinkets dropped by bosses (e.g. Assaulter's Sparking Dagger) or bought from a vendor (e.g. Assaulter's Razor) (60 shards each).
|Spirit Woods (closing the Spectral Rifts)||2|
|Spirit Woods (escaping the ghost wall)||3|
|Spirit Woods (opening the gates of the cemetery)||1|
|Gorseval the Multifarious||14|
|Clear the bandits||2|
|Sabetha the Saboteur||18|
|Cull the bandits||3|
|Stronghold of the Faithful||50 (+10 for CM)|
|Siege the Stronghold||10|
|Keep Construct||15 (+10 for CM)|
|Traverse the Twisted Castle||5|
|Bastion of the Penitent||60 (+40 for CM)|
|Cairn the Indomitable||10 (+10 for CM)|
|Mursaat Overseer||13 (+10 for CM)|
|Samarog||17 (+10 for CM)|
|Deimos||20 (+10 for CM)|
|Hall of Chains||50 (+20 for CM)|
|Soulless Horror||15 (+10 for CM)|
|River of Souls||10|
|Statues of Grenth||10|
|Voice in the Void||15 (+10 for CM)|
|Mythwright Gambit||45 (+30 for CM)|
|Conjured Amalgamate||15 (+10 for CM)|
|Twin Largos (Nikare and Kenut)||15 (+10 for CM)|
|Qadim||15 (+10 for CM)|
|The Key of Ahdashim||50 (+30 for CM)|
|Cardinal Sabir||15 (+10 for CM)|
|Cardinal Adina||15 (+10 for CM)|
|Qadim the Peerless||20 (+10 for CM)|
- Salvaging raid-exclusive ascended weapons, armor and trinkets dropped by bosses or bought from a raid vendor.
- Each item gives 60 shards.
- For a full list of salvageable equipment, see: Magnetite Shard/Salvaged from
- Scholar Glenna
- Basic Magnetite Exchange Operative
- Portable Magnetite Shard Exchange
- Qadim's Portable Magnetite Shard Exchange
- Selling raid dropped minis and salvaging raid drop ascended weapons, armor and trinkets does not count towards the weekly cap for Magnetite Shards, allowing a player to obtain more than 300 shards per week.
- Ascended raid drop weapons and armor that have been reforged to have different stats cannot then be salvaged for Magnetite Shards.
- The number of magnetite shards earned for the week (out of 300) from bosses and events is indicated upon hovering over the magnetite shard currency field in the wallet.
- The Magnetite Shard cap was 105 per week but was stealth changed in an update to 100 per week. The Stronghold of the Faithful release included a further undisclosed increase to 150 of the weekly cap.
- The July 19, 2022 game update converted all Gaeting Crystals to Magnetite Shards, as well as increased the previous 150 weekly cap to 300.
- Upon logging in after the update, players received this message in their mail:
Your gaeting crystals have been converted to magnetite shards!
Dear <Character name>,
I discovered that gaeting crystals eventually turn into magnetite shards! I know you may be very worried, but rest assured, I spoke with the merchants throughout the Aerodrome and we all agreed to accept magnetite shards in place of gaeting crystals. Well, when you think about it, if there are no more gaeting crystals around, we all have to accept magnetite shards, right?
—Glenna, Durmand Priory Scholar
- Magnetite is a naturally occurring form of iron ore, abundantly found in the mountains. It can form natural permanent magnets, called lodestones, due to the Earth's magnetic field.