GW2 Cultural armor and weapons guide

Guild Wars 2 Cultural armor and weapons list and gallery with detailed instructions on where to purchase. Note that you can buy other race’s cultural weapon, just not the armors.

NOTE: As of Aug 30, Arenanet raised the prices on all T1 and T2 cultural weapons (previously 1-2k each, now 9k –35k each).

Navigation

What level?

Cultural Tier 1 armor – level 35

Cultural Tier 2 armor – level 60

Cultural Tier 3 armor – level 80

Cultural Tier 1 weapon – level 40

Cultural Tier 2 weapon – level 60

Cultural Tier 3 weapon – level 80

Pirate weapons – level 40

Ebonhawke weapons – level 40, 60 and 80

How much?

Armor cost gold, weapons cost karma

Tier 1 armor

Head 40 silver
Shoulders 40 silver
Chest 80 silver
Gloves 34 silver
Legs 60 silver
Feet 34 silver
Total 2 gold 88 silver

Tier 2 armor

Head 1 gold
Shoulders 1 gold
Chest 2 gold
Gloves 80 silver
Legs 1 gold 50 silver
Feet 80 silver
Total 7 gold 10 silver

Tier 3 armor

Head 20 gold
Shoulders 20 gold
Chest 30 gold
Gloves 12 gold
Legs 25 gold
Feet 12 gold
Total 119 gold

Tier 1 weapon

  • 1 hander – 9800 karma
  • 2 hander – 9800 karma

Tier 2 weapon

  • 1 hander – 35000 karma
  • 2 hander – 35000 karma

Tier 3 weapon

  • All weapons cost 63000 karma

Pirate weapons

  • All weapons cost 9800 karma

Ebonhawke weapons

  • Tier 1 – 1hander 9800 karma, 2hander 9800 karma
  • Tier 2 – 1hander 35000 karma 2hander 35000 karma
  • Tier 3 – 1 hander 63000 karma , 2hander 63000 karma

Where to acquire

Human – Divinity’s Reach

Palace Waypoint

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Norn – Hoelbrak

Great Lodge Waypoint for Armor

Legends Waypoint for Weapon

hoelbrak

Sylvari – The  Grove

You need to go through the tunnel and follow it to the end to reach the weapon vendors.

For armor, you need to take the seed pod up from the weapon vendors.

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Charr – Black Citadel

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Asura – Rata Sum

Right across from the Asura gates

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Ebonhawke

To access Ebonhawke, first port to Divinity’s Reach and then go to Rurikton district to take the Asura gate to Fields of Ruin.

rurikton

Once you are there, go to the vendors here.

ebionhawke

Pirate weapons

You need to go to Lion’s Arch and do the jumping puzzle there called Weyandt’s Revenge. There is a small guide here to lead you to the puzzle and I will post a video of me doing the puzzle soon if you need help. The vendor is at the end of the puzzle.

What are the stats

All of the cultural weapons have identical weapon damage but different secondary stats depending on the city/place it was brought from. This means that you can basically pick the secondary stats/look you want. All weapons also have Major Sigil of Force (3% damage)

Weapons – Weapon damage (ignore any secondary stats on tooltips)

T1 (level 40) T2 (level 60) T3 (level 80)
Axe Axe Axe
Dagger Dagger Dagger
Focus Focus Focus
Greatsword Greatsword Greatsword
Hammer Hammer Hammer
Spear Spear Spear
Bow Bow Bow
Mace Mace Mace
Pistol Pistol Pistol
Rifle Rifle Rifle
Scepter Scepter Scepter
Shield Shield Shield
Short Bow Short Bow Short Bow
Speargun Speargun Speargun
Staff Staff Staff
Sword Sword Sword
Torch Torch Torch
Trident Trident Trident
Warhorn Warhorn Warhorn

Weapons – Secondary stats

Tier 1

Human Penetrating
Krytan
+30 precision and 2% crit damage for 1h, +60 precision and 3% crit damage for 2h
Norn Mending Shiverpeak +21 vitality and +30 healing power for 1h
+43 vitality and +60 healing power for 2h
Sylvari Ravaging Glyphic +21 precision and 30 condition dmg for 1h
+43 precision and 60 condition dmg for 2h
Asura Ravaging Glyphic +21 precision and 30 condition dmg for 1h
+43 precision and 60 condition dmg for 2h
Charr Ravaging Steam +21 precision and +30 condition dmg for 1h
+43 precision and 60 condition dmg for 2h
Pirate Pirate +30 power, 1% magic find for 1h
+60 power, 1% magic find for 2h
Ebonhawk Ebon Vanguard +30 power, +21 vitality for 1h
+60 power, +43 vitality for 2h

Tier 2

Human Traveler 1h: 37 Power, +37 condition damage, +3% magic find
2h: 74 power, +74 condition damage, +3% magic find
Norn Shaman 1h: +52 vitality, +37 healing power, +37 condition damage
2h: +103 vitality, +74 healing power, +74 condition damage
Sylvari Carrion Verdant 1h: +37 power, +37 vitality, +52 condition damage
2h: +74 power, +74 vitality, +103 condition damage
Asura Carrion Verdant 1h: +37 power, +37 vitality, +52 condition damage
2h: +74 power, +74 vitality, +103 condition damage
Charr Carrion Flame 1h: +37 power, +37 vitality, +52 condition damage
2h: +74 power, +74 vitality, +103 condition damage
Ebonhawk Ebon Vanguard 1h: +52 power, +37 toughness, +37 vitality
2h: +103 power, +74 toughness, +74 vitality

Tier 3

Human Seraph 1h: +56 power, +79 precision +56 condition damage
2h: +113 power, +158 precision, +113 condition damage
Norn Wolfborn 1h: +56 power, +79 precision +56 condition damage
2h: +113 power, +158 precision, +113 condition damage
Sylvari Warden 1h: +79 power, +56 precision, +4% critical damage
2h: +158 power, +113 precision, +8% critical damage
Asura Peacemaker 1h: +56 precision, +56 vitality, +79 healing power
2h: +113 precision, +113 vitality, +158 healing power
Charr Adamant Guard 1h: +56 power, +79 precision +56 condition damage
2h: +113 power, +158 precision, +113 condition damage
Ebonhawk Ebon Vanguard 1h: +79 power, +56 toughness, +56 vitality
2h: +158 power, +113 toughness, +113 vitality

Armor

Human – Might be different for other races

Tier 1

Light Medium Heavy
Head Head Head
Shoulders Shoulders Shoulders
Chest Chest Chest
Hands Hands Hands
Legs Legs Legs
Feet Feet Feet

Tier 2

Light Medium Heavy
Head Head Head
Shoulders Shoulders Shoulders
Chest Chest Chest
Hands Hands Hands
Legs Legs Legs
Feet Feet Feet

How does it look?

For armor, please see this page. (the color combinations are terrible but I will update them with better ones soon)

Norn Cultural weapons – Mending Shiverpeak, Shaman, Wolfborn

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Human Cultural weapons – Penetrating Krytan, Traveler, Seraph

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Sylvari/Asura Cultural weapons – Ravaging Glyphic (shared), Carrion Verdant (shared), Warden, Peacemaker

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Charr cultural weapons – Ravaging Steam, Carrion Flame, Adamant Guard

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Pirate weapons

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Ebon Vanguard weapons (all 3 tiers look identical)

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  • DSR

    Great guide and great timing(Just dinged 40 yesterday)! Thanks a lot!
    I knew I was missing something… Now I’m going to buy those when I get to play again.

  • Kaite

    Your karma prices for the Ebonhawk weapons (and I believe all the other cultural weapons) are out of date. They’re 9.8k, 35k, and 63k respectively. There’s also cultural weapons in Lion’s Arch (not the pirate ones).

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eugene-Dean/1496128513 Eugene Dean

      Yes, they are very out of date. So, there is NO WAY a L40 can afford close to 10k Karma unless all they do is grind Karma. Very disappointed in ArenaNet in making this change.

      • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

        it was hotfixed hours after I made the post.

      • Dave

        I am level 28 myself and I have about 7-8k karma already and I haven’t been grinding out karma. This isn’t that hard to do. Besides…these are tier’d weapons, more powerful then most weapons around that level. Deal with it.

      • Shiva

        I had 12k karma at level 40 and I’ve been spending a lot on cooking. I really don’t grind karma either. But to be honest, I am not sure the weapons are worth it, I got a better upgrade from my PQ within a few hours of buying my level 40 cultural weapon.

    • Elandrian

      They’re not very out of date. The values just got hot-fixed in the maintenance tonight.

  • Avan Gore

    I just went to Ebonhawke and Rata Sum as level 47 Human, and all the tier 1 weapons are listed for 9800 Karma, tier 2 for 35K and 63K for tier 3. I only paid the price you list (1k range) for the level 40 Human weapons though. It seems prices for other than your own faction or race are more expensive?

    I did not do anything towards map completion in Fields of Ruin. The only maps I completed are those my personal takes place in: Divinitys Reach, Queensdale, Kessex Hills, Gendarran Fields, Lions Arch, Lornar’s Pass and just started Bloodtide Coast.

    EDIT:
    Takes me a while post it seems. And Kaite is correct, I just went back to Divinitys Reach and now tier 1 also costs 9.8k. :( Guess I’m a lucky bastard because that’s more for a single weapon than I paid for the full “set” of all Ele weapons 2 days ago. :o

    It is odd though as 1 handed weapons cost now the same as 2 handed. 2 days ago the prices were more sensible as 1h cost about half of a 2h. Maybe/Hopefully the latest change was not intended? Confusing nevertheless that they would muck about with the prices in such short succession after the game went live. It wouldn’t be surprising if they changed it by accident with all the high priority issues (parties/guilds, lag, trading post, mail, hacks, etc.) they are working on currently.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      apparently the original prices were not intended and I guess one of the devs saw this post and realized the prices were too low and raised up the prices in tonight’s hotfix :(

  • Satori

    Hi Dulfy – looks like the Sylvari T1 Weapons screenshot is actually showing Asuran weapons.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      correct, when I did this guide last night, the sylvari t1 weapons are indeed asura models and the asura t2 are sylvari models on the vendor. not sure if they fixed tonight

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  • Yoda

    Started following your guides for SWTOR and carried over to GW2, not regretting it.

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  • Mira Greywind

    Wasn’t sure where to put this, so forgive my commenting here with this. I found a town clothing item in-game after talking to an NPC (Riff Sootclaw) in Iron Marches (50-60). Upon talking to him, you can request to join his Warband. He laughs, and tells you that Okay, you can join his Warband if you fix his tank. After fixing it, he rewards you with [Iron's Tailpipe Bandana], a head item for town clothes. Attached are a few screenshots, of the bandana on my female human, and where to find the NPC. It’s not the prettiest town clothing item, but a clothing reward nonetheless.
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mafc911Byh1qmai7eo1_1280.jpghttp://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mafc911Byh1qmai7eo2_1280.jpghttp://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mafc911Byh1qmai7eo3_1280.jpg

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      oh cool, thanks for sharing :D

  • Grey

    I love your write-ups. Especially when I see stat breakdowns like you did on the weapons here.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/W76UOX2IDTRMMYTPASSJDLXLRM Bob

    You can get some of the Norn T2 weapon skins at level 5 in the Norn starting area. Basically you help Sven in the Dredge caves to get ore. When you finish that quest, he’ll run back to his forge and enable you to buy some T2 weapon skins (sword, pistol, rifle, dagger and axe) for under 1 silver each. Great deal if you do that quest.

    • TScottN

      Is this legit? Damn, gonna have to go back and look for that one.

  • Aralyth

    This guide’s only missing hte Lionguard weapons – they can be purchased for 9800/35000/63000 karma in Lion’s Arch just southwest of the Fort Marriner waypoint. Just like the Ebonhawke weapons, all three tiers look identical.

  • quis

    All cultural T1 and T2 weapon skins are obtainable via loot or cheap on the marketplace. It would have been useful to know where to get T3 weapon skins as some of them are obtainable in world. specifically, all T3 charr weapon skins are obtainable by far cheaper karma traders in one of the ascalon zones.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      That is no longer true, they removed those a while back.

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