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Disambig icon.png This article is about the legendary weapon. For the Krytan Royal Guard, see Shining Blade. For the version found during The Last Chance, see The Shining Blade (bundle).

The Shining Blade.png

The Shining Blade

950 – 1,050
The Shining Blade
Req. level
Account Bound
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The Shining Blade.jpg

Click to enlarge.

The Shining Blade stowed.jpg


The Shining Blade footfalls.jpg

The emblem of the Shining Blade as the footfalls.

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

— In-game description

The Shining Blade is a legendary sword crafted in the Mystic Forge.


Legendary unlock book.png

The Shining Blade.png
To its namesake faction, the Shining Blade is more an old friend than an ancient Seer artifact. Its historical codenames include "the family heirloom," "that old thing," and "Gran's best knife."

Named after the Shining Blade, a human elite force and personal bodyguards of the Krytan monarchy, with its handle shaped like the Shining Blade's emblem. This sword is of Seer origins, gifted to the Shining Blade after their victories over the mursaat during the Krytan civil war, to be used to hunt down the few remaining survivors such as Lazarus. It was then used by Livia to bind the Oath of Confidence ritual she created, and has been housed within the Shining Blade Headquarters since its establishment.


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  • The wielder's arm is surrounded by a purple shroud.
Draw/Stow effects
  • Upon drawing the weapon, purple light is channelled and explodes, encasing the swordarm and the weapon itself in their respective auras. Further, the sword's unsheathing mechanism is triggered, expanding the blade, the crossguard, and the handle and shrinking the guard so the handle can be gripped without harming the wielder. In combat, the sword is covered in purple and golden light.
  • While stowed, the crossguard of the sword forms the Shining Blade's emblem, glowing faintly.
  • The user leaves behind glowing footfalls that consist of the emblem of the Shining Blade. The color transitions from gold to purple.
Skill effects
  • Drawing/Stowing the weapon produces loud sounds of sliding and clanking metal parts.


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 Blade.pngGift of the Blade 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
Mystic Runestone.png100 Mystic Runestones
100 Gold coin total, bought from Miyani or Mystic Forge Attendant. Need Scholar of Secrets Mastery.
Shard of the Crown.png100 Shards of the Crown
Requires 450 Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Weaponsmith to make.
100 Tribute to the Queen.pngTribute to the Queen
     (1,500 Lump of Aurillium Lumps of Aurillium or Airship Part Airship Parts or Ley Line Crystal Ley Line Crystals or Unbound Magic.png Unbound Magic or Trade Contracts Trade Contracts or Volatile Magic.png Volatile Magic)
100 Mystic Curio.pngMystic Curio
     Requires 450 Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Weaponsmith, Artificer tango icon 20px.png Artificer, or Huntsman tango icon 20px.png Huntsman to make.
     3,500 (Intricate Totem.pngIntricate Totems or Large Bone.pngLarge Bones or Large Claw.pngLarge Claws or Large Fang.pngLarge Fangs or Large Scale.pngLarge Scales or Potent Venom Sac.pngPotent Venom Sacs or Vial of Potent Blood.pngVials of Potent Blood)
     1,500 Mithril Ingot.pngMithril Ingots
     1,000 Elder Wood Plank.pngElder Wood Planks
3,000 Mithril Ingot.pngMithril Ingots
2,000 Elder Wood Plank.pngElder Wood Planks
Gift of Metal.pngGift of Metal
Recipe cost: 10 Gold coin, bought from Miyani
Requires 400 Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Weaponsmith to make.
250 Orichalcum Ingot.pngOrichalcum Ingots
250 Mithril Ingot.pngMithril Ingots
250 Darksteel Ingot.pngDarksteel Ingots
250 Platinum Ingot.pngPlatinum Ingots
Gift of Exploration.pngGift of Maguuma Mastery
(click to switch this ingredient with
the Gift of Desert Mastery alternative)
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
Save the Queen.pngSave the Queen Requires 500 Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Weaponsmith to make. Need to purchase and craft these recipes in the following order:

1. Recipe sheet exotic sword.pngRecipe: Exemplar's Edge Gold coin + 10,003 Karma - Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs
2. Recipe sheet exotic sword.pngRecipe: Vengeance Spirit Shard + 10,003 Karma - Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs
3. Recipe sheet ascended sword.pngRecipe: Save the Queen Spirit Shard + 10,003 Karma - Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs
Note: Both Shard of the Crown.pngShard of the Crown and Mystic Curio.pngMystic Curio (All Variants) recipes are contained within Recipe sheet exotic sword.pngRecipe: Exemplar's Edge.

Available prefixes[edit]


The sound effect for stowing plays every time the character mounts or dismounts, regardless of being in combat or stowing the weapon prior to mounting.
  • 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.