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1,034 – 1,166
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Nevermore stowed.jpg


Nevermore footfalls.jpg

Feathery footfalls.

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

— In-game description

Nevermore is a legendary staff crafted in the Mystic Forge, through various materials and tasks tied to the Heart of Thorns expansion.


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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.


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Nevermore is a rune-inscribed raven staff. While stowed, three glowing cyan orbs float among the branches of the staff; and an animated raven is perched on the center branch. While drawn, the cyan orbs and raven are replaced by a spirit raven that encompasses the staff.

  • The arm wielding Nevermore is covered in black feathers.
  • While drawn, ravens continuously fly in the sky above the wielder.
Draw/Stow effects
  • When drawn, the perched raven flies upwards and the three glowing orbs spiral towards it. On impact, the raven dissipates in a burst of cyan feathers, and forms the spirit raven. In addition, a conspiracy of ravens fly above the user and cawing is heard.
  • When stowed, the raven re-materializes and perches on the staff, and cawing is heard.
  • The user leaves behind wisps of cyan feathers.
Skill effects


Full material list[edit]

Required item Primary ingredients Component materials
Gift of Fortune.pngMystic Tribute Gift of Condensed Magic.png2 Gifts of Condensed Magic
2 Gift of Blood.pngGift of Blood (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
2 Gift of Venom.pngGift of Venom (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
2 Gift of Totems.pngGift of Totems (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
2 Gift of Dust.pngGift of Dust (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
Gift of Condensed Might.png2 Gifts of Condensed Might
2 Gift of Claws.pngGift of Claws (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
2 Gift of Scales.pngGift of Scales (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
2 Gift of Bones.pngGift of Bones (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
2 Gift of Fangs.pngGift of Fangs (recipe cost: 10 Gold coin)
Mystic Clover.png77 Mystic Clovers
~231 Mystic Coin.pngMystic Coins
~231 Glob of Ectoplasm.pngGlobs of Ectoplasm
~231 Obsidian Shard.pngObsidian Shards
~231 Mystic Crystal.pngCrystals or ~1386 Philosopher's Stone.pngPhilosopher's Stones
    (cost of either: 139Spirit Shard.pngSpirit Shard)
Mystic Coin.png250 Mystic Coins
Gift of The Bifrost.pngGift of Nevermore Gift of the Mists.pngGift of the Mists
Gift of Glory.pngGift of Glory
Gift of Battle.pngGift of Battle
Gift of War.pngGift of War
Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy.pngCube of Stabilized Dark Energy
Icy Runestone.png100 Icy Runestones
100 Gold coin total, bought from Rojan the Penitent
Gift of the Raven Spirit.pngGift of the Raven Spirit
Can be obtained by completing the following Legendary Weapon Collection Achievement:
Gift of Energy.pngGift of Energy
Recipe cost: 10 Gold coin, bought from Miyani
Requires 400 Artificer tango icon 20px.png Artificer to make.
250 Pile of Crystalline Dust.pngPiles of Crystalline Dust
250 Pile of Incandescent Dust.pngPiles of Incandescent Dust
250 Pile of Luminous Dust.pngPiles of Luminous Dust
250 Pile of Radiant Dust.pngPiles of Radiant Dust
Gift of Exploration.pngGift of Maguuma Mastery Gift of Maguuma.pngGift of Maguuma
Gift of the Fleet.pngGift of the Fleet
Gift of Tarir.pngGift of Tarir
Gift of the Chak.pngGift of the Chak
Gift of the Jungle.pngGift of the Jungle
Essence of Artistry.pngGift of Insights
Essence of Divinity's Reach.pngGift of the Itzel
Gift of the Nuhoch.pngGift of the Nuhoch
Essence of Halloween.pngGift of the Exalted
Gift of Gliding.pngGift of Gliding
Bloodstone Shard.pngBloodstone Shard
200 Spirit Shard.pngSpirit Shard
Crystalline Ingot.png250 Crystalline Ingots
250 Crystalline Ore.pngCrystalline Ore
250 Fulgurite.pngFulgurites
250 Glob of Ectoplasm.pngGlobs of Ectoplasm
250 Amalgamated Gemstone.pngAmalgamated Gemstones
The Raven Staff.pngThe Raven Staff
Can be obtained by completing the following Legendary Weapon Collection Achievements:

Available prefixes[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.
  • The ravens spawned flying around the enemy after a critical hit scale with the size of that enemy's model. As such, they are almost imperceptible on small enemies like Lashtail Devourers, and massive on enemies like the Legendary Icebrood Construct.
Critical hits of Weakening Charge no longer create ravens briefly flying around the target. It is unknown when this change occurred, but it can be argued that it was intentional so as to reduce visual clutter due to the skill having no recharge and hitting three times.


  • The staff is named for Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven", which frequently repeats the word "nevermore."[1]
  • The staff's skin was datamined from a test server in December 2013 and was referred to by the community as the "Raven Staff" until it was revealed to be the legendary weapon Nevermore in October 2015.
  • After its release, more friendly ravens appeared all over Tyria: for example, there's now one on the Marriner's Plaque that was once the statue of Cobiah Marriner.
  • There was a Guild Wars Prophecies Game of the Year bonus item called the Nevermore Flatbow.

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