The Minstrel

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The Minstrel

873 – 927
The Minstrel
Req. level
Account Bound on Use
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The Minstrel.jpg

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The Minstrel footfalls.jpg

Musical, purple splotchy footfalls.

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

— In-game description

The Minstrel is a legendary focus crafted in the Mystic Forge.


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The Minstrel

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The Minstrel is a bard's dearest companion, a vessel of their spirit and artistry. Delicate notes fade in the wielder's wake, leaving passersby with a gentle whisper of their vestige.


Contained in[edit]


The Minstrel
Mystic Forge
Output qty.


The Minstrel is a golden rooster harp. While stowed, faint music notes float away from the focus. While drawn, a purple aura appears and large musical notes float away from the focus.

  • White swirls could be seen around the user's arm
  • A trail of musical notes emits from the weapon
Draw/Stow effects
  • When drawn, a harp strumming sound is heard
  • Musical swirls erupts around the user
  • The user leaves behind a small paint like splotches and bursts of faint purple, pink and white musical notes.


Full material list[edit]

Required item Primary ingredients Component materials
Gift of Mastery.png Gift of Mastery Bloodstone Shard.png Bloodstone Shard
200 Spirit Shard.png Spirit Shards
Obsidian Shard.png Obsidian Shard x250
525,000 Karma.png or 3,750  Fractal Relic.png Fractal Relics or 250  Laurel.png Laurels1 or 12,500  Bandit Crest.png Bandit Crests 5 or 250  Bauble Bubble.png Bauble Bubble
Gift of Exploration.png Gift of Exploration
World Completion
Gift of Battle.png Gift of Battle
Gift of Battle Item Reward Track
Gift of Fortune.png Gift of Fortune Glob of Ectoplasm.png Glob of Ectoplasm x250
Mystic Clover.png Mystic Clover x77
~231  Mystic Coin.png Mystic Coins
~231  Glob of Ectoplasm.png Globs of Ectoplasm
~231  Obsidian Shard.png Obsidian Shards
     (485,100 Karma.png or 3,465 Fractal Relic.png Fractal Relics or 231  Laurel.png Laurels or 11,550  Bandit Crest.png Bandit Crests 5 or 231  Bauble Bubble.png Bauble Bubble)
~231  Mystic Crystal.png Crystals or ~1386  Philosopher's Stone.png Philosopher's Stones
    (cost of either: 139 Spirit Shard.png Spirit Shards or 231  Bauble Bubble.png Bauble Bubble)
Gift of Magic.png Gift of Magic
250  Vial of Powerful Blood.png Vials of Powerful Blood
250  Powerful Venom Sac.png Powerful Venom Sacs
250  Elaborate Totem.png Elaborate Totems
250  Pile of Crystalline Dust.png Piles of Crystalline Dust
Gift of Might.png Gift of Might
250  Vicious Fang.png Vicious Fangs
250  Armored Scale.png Armored Scales
250  Vicious Claw.png Vicious Claws
250  Ancient Bone.png Ancient Bones
Gift of The Minstrel.png Gift of The Minstrel 2 Icy Runestone.png Icy Runestones x100
100 Gold coin total, bought from Rojan the Penitent
Superior Sigil of Energy.png Superior Sigil of Energy
Gift of Energy.png Gift of Energy 3
Recipe cost: 10 Gold coin, bought from Miyani
Requires 400 Artificer tango icon 20px.png Artificer to make.
250  Pile of Crystalline Dust.png Piles of Crystalline Dust
250  Pile of Incandescent Dust.png Piles of Incandescent Dust
250  Pile of Luminous Dust.png Piles of Luminous Dust
250  Pile of Radiant Dust.png Piles of Radiant Dust
Gift of Music.png Gift of Music 3
Recipe cost: 10 Gold coin, bought from Miyani
Requires 400 Jeweler tango icon 20px.png Jeweler to make.
Gift of the Nobleman.png Gift of the Nobleman bought from any Dungeon Merchant (500  Seal of Beetletun.png Seals of Beetletun)
250  Orichalcum Ingot.png Orichalcum Ingots
250  Bolt of Gossamer.png Bolts of Gossamer
100  Opal Orb.png Opal Orbs
The Bard.png The Bard 2
  • Can drop from any enemy, chest, or WvW loot bag
  • Combining exotics or rares in the Mystic Forge.4
  • Can be crafted through Legendary Crafting.
1 Obsidian Shards are bought in multiples of three, costing three Laurels each. You would end up purchasing a total of 252 shards.
2 This item varies with each legendary.
3 These two Gifts change with each Legendary and require you to have characters that have mastered the respective crafting disciplines. The finished Gifts are Account Bound, which allows you to craft them on different characters.
4 Chance to get a precursor varies with rarity and level. [1]
5 There is an additional 96 Copper coin charge for each Shard bought from the Priory Historian (Bandit Crest Collector)

Available prefixes[edit]

The following prefixes can be selected:


  • Crafting The Minstrel in the Mystic Forge or unlocking its skin also unlocks the Musical Minstrel novelty.