The Ascension

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The Ascension

Back item
The Ascension
Req. level
Account Bound
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This item allows selection of stats. See below for a list of available prefixes.
Infusion Slot Unused Infusion Slot
Infusion Slot Unused Infusion Slot

— In-game description

The Ascension is a legendary back item made available through PvP Leagues in 2016. Earning this item also unlocks a unique glider skin. The precursor and the respective gifts can still be obtained as of PvP League Season 35. The way of acquiring these may change in the future.[1][2]


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A handful of warriors know what it's like to bask in the effervescent glow of a fresh victory—sweat dripping from their brow, voice raw. Only the bravest ascend to such glory.


Contained in[edit]


Visual effects[edit]

Youtube.png Search YouTube for videos related to The Ascension.
  • The Ascension has an animation that leaves a tiny blast on both hands when drawing a weapon for the first time (This can be noticed while running and drawing the weapon)
  • The same weapon drawing blast animation is replaced with a single blast animation when swapping weapons (perform at least one auto attack before swapping, for this animation to trigger)
  • Purple and orange flame particles flow from the bottom of the wings, the effect and colours of these are more pronounced when weapons are drawn.
  • There are small glowing dust particles that emanate from the wings, these are more prominent in darker places or at night.


Full material list[edit]

Required item Primary ingredients Component materials
Gift of the Competitor.pngGift of the Competitor The Thrill of Battle.pngThe Thrill of Battle
Completing Path of the Ascension I: The Thrill of Battle
Tapestry of Sacrifice.pngTapestry of Sacrifice
Completing Path of the Ascension II: Tapestry of Sacrifice
Monument of Legends.pngMonument of Legends
Completing Path of the Ascension III: Monument of Legends
Hymn of Glory.pngHymn of Glory
Completing Path of the Ascension IV: Hymn of Glory
Gift of Fortune.pngGift of Fortune Glob of Ectoplasm.pngGlob of Ectoplasm x250
Mystic Clover.pngMystic Clover x77
~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)
Gift of Magic.pngGift of Magic
250 Vial of Powerful Blood.pngVials of Powerful Blood
250 Powerful Venom Sac.pngPowerful Venom Sacs
250 Elaborate Totem.pngElaborate Totems
250 Pile of Crystalline Dust.pngPiles of Crystalline Dust
Gift of Might.pngGift of Might
250 Vicious Fang.pngVicious Fangs
250 Armored Scale.pngArmored Scales
250 Vicious Claw.pngVicious Claws
250 Ancient Bone.pngAncient Bones
Gift of Skirmishing.pngGift of Skirmishing Vision Crystal.pngVision Crystal x2
2   Augur's Stone.pngAugur's Stones
10 Dragonite Ingot.pngDragonite Ingots
10 Empyreal Star.pngEmpyreal Stars
10 Bloodstone Brick.pngBloodstone Brick
Shard of Glory.pngShard of Glory x250
Certificate of Support.pngCertificate of Support x5
25 PvP League Ticket.pngPvP League Tickets
Perfect Mist Core.pngPerfect Mist Core
4 Mist Core Fragment.pngMist Core Fragments
Wings of Ascension.pngWings of Ascension Recruit's Wings of Glory.pngRecruit's Wings of Glory
10 PvP League Ticket.pngPvP League Tickets
Veteran's Wings of Glory.pngVeteran's Wings of Glory
20 PvP League Ticket.pngPvP League Tickets
Champion's Wings of Glory.pngChampion's Wings of Glory
30 PvP League Ticket.pngPvP League Tickets
Elite's Wings of Glory.pngElite's Wings of Glory
40 PvP League Ticket.pngPvP League Tickets

Available prefixes[edit]


  • The Ascension and its related back items display the same pattern as the spire structure in the inner chamber of Tarir, the Forgotten City and the Hall of Heroes.
  • The Ascension can only be made once because the Gift of the Competitor is composed of achievement rewards that are rewarded only once.
  • Multiple top stats in a ranked game contributes to the top stats achievement.
  • Winning a ranked game on a profession ticks all unlocked league tiers on that profession. This ensures progress of the latest Path of the Ascension tier when deciding to use a different profession in later tiers.
  • Upon entering a higher Path of the Ascension tier, the current day cannot count for a daily league participator.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Post by Hugh Norfolk, Guild Wars 2 Forum
  2. ^ Guild Chat, episode 32 summary, Guild Wars 2 official website