Stat changing

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Stat changing or stat swapping is the process by which players may change the currently selected stats on their weapons and armor.[1] This is not to be confused with stat selectable equipment. While it was originally a feature for HLegendary equipment, a method has been added to allow GAscended weapons and armor to be able to change their current stat as well, for a price. There are currently no plans to add this to items of lower rarity.

Changing stats[edit]


HLegendary equipment can have their currently selected stats changed at any time while out of combat at no cost.

If the item is in the inventory, players will need to right click and choose "Select Stats". Doing so will open a window where they may select any available attribute combination.

If the item has already been equipped, players can either double click it to open up the same window, or unequip it and do the above method.


Most GAscended items can be exchanged from one stat to another by using an FExotic insignia (armor) or inscription (weapon) with the desired stats in one of the Mystic Forge recipes presented below.

Item Ingredients
Crimson Antique Blade.png Ascended weapon 1
Ascended weapon Original ascended weapon
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Orichalcum Imbued Inscription with the desired stats
Glob of Ectoplasm.png Glob of Ectoplasm
Durmand Priory Book.png Anthology of Heroes
Illustrious Doublet.png Ascended armor 1
Ascended armor Original ascended armor
Knight's Intricate Gossamer Insignia.png Gossamer Insignia with the desired stats
Glob of Ectoplasm.png Glob of Ectoplasm
Durmand Priory Book.png Anthology of Heroes

See here for a list of inscriptions and insignia corresponding to each stat combo.

Because this process destroys the old item and creates a new one, any upgrade components that have been slotted (such as runes, sigils and infusions) will be lost upon using the recipe.

  • Runes and sigils may be removed by using an Upgrade Extractor, however they often cost more than the rune or sigil you are attempting to remove.
  • Infusions may be removed using an Infusion Extraction Device.
  • Warning: Using an ascended precursor weapon or armor with this recipe will yield a basic ascended weapon or armor and will no longer be usable to craft their respective legendary.

Ascended trinkets and back items cannot have their stats changed, but certain stat-selectable items can be "reset" by infusing (or attuning) them, allowing their stats to be chosen again.


Infusions are able to change the stats with a Mystic Forge recipe. Their recipes are documented in their own pages due to their variety. They all follow the below recipe:

Item Ingredients
Mighty 9 Agony Infusion.png Infusion with the desired stat 1
Infusion Infusion to change
Durmand Priory Book.png Anthology of Heroes
Tier 6 crafting material for the desired stat
Unique item (see respective page)
Material Corresponding stat
25 Vial of Powerful Blood.png Vial of Powerful Blood Power.png Power
25 Vicious Claw.png Vicious Claw Precision.png Precision
25 Powerful Venom Sac.png Powerful Venom Sac Condition Damage.png Condition Damage
25 Elaborate Totem.png Elaborate Totem Healing Power.png Healing Power
25 Armored Scale.png Armored Scale Toughness.png Toughness
25 Ancient Bone.png Ancient Bone Vitality.png Vitality
150 Leaf Fossil.png Leaf Fossil Boon Duration.png Concentration
150 Barbed Thorn.png Barbed Thorn Condition Duration.png Expertise

1 Uses 5  Mystic Crystal.png Mystic Crystal instead of an Anthology of Heroes

Resetting stats[edit]

Certain items that have selectable stats can have their stats reset, allowing the player to choose another.


The stats on Bloodbound weapons can be reset with the following Mystic Forge recipe:

Item Ingredients
Skill.png Same Bloodbound Weapon with selectable stats 1  Skill.png Bloodbound weapon to be reset
1  Philosopher's Stone.png Philosopher's Stone
5  Pile of Crystalline Dust.png Pile of Crystalline Dust
1  Bloodbound Adjuster.png Bloodbound Adjuster

Similar to the recipe for Ascended weapons, you will lose any sigil placed into them. These are the only ERare items that can have their stats reset.


The stats on certain Ascended trinkets can have their stats reset by using their respective capacitor. Using this item will reset the stats of all respective trinkets in your inventory and destroy any upgrades placed in them (infusions and enrichments [verification requested]). It does not affect the ones currently equipped.

Pseudo stat reset[edit]

  • Infusing an GAscended ring or back item that has selectable stats will "reset" the item, allowing you to choose a different set of stats. This method is only possible once per ring or back item.
  • The Regrown Caladbolg can be changed to a different weapon through Ridhais after completing The Sword Regrown side story. Changing it will allow you to choose its stats again.
    • Despite being an ascended weapon, you cannot use the Mystic Forge to change its stats.

Similar to Ascended stat changing, using either of these methods will make you lose any upgrade components placed in them.


  • Legendary weapons did not have the ability to change their stat combo when the game was released. This functionality was added later in the September 3, 2013 update.
  • The Mystic Forge recipe to change the stats on Ascended was added in the June 23, 2015 update.