GW2 Agony infusions slot and agony resist guide

A guide to the new agony infusion slot and the updated agony resist system updated with GW2’s Fractured patch.

Agony infusion slot


Agony infusion slot is a new slot on infused Ascended items (rings and backpieces only).

This slot is specifically for agony infusions, which is a new type of infusion introduced with this update that only goes into the Agony Infusion slot. Infusions from from previous updates cannot go into this slot. If you have infused your ring/backpiece before this update, you will have a +5 agony infusion already in this slot. If you infused your ring/backpiece after this update, this slot is now empty.

It is important to differentiate between the term agony infusion and agony resist infusion. Agony resist infusion means any infusion with agony resistance while agony infusions specifically refer to this new type of infusion which only contains agony resist and nothing else.

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Acquiring & upgrading agony infusions


+1 agony infusions drop from the chest at end of each fractal. At a minimum you will get at least one +1 agony infusion but sometimes you can get more from the chest. These infusions tradeable and can be purchased from the Trading Post as well. At a minimum you should get at least four +1 agony infusions from a full fractal run.

To upgrade agony infusions, you will need have an artificer 100 level character. Place two identical agony infusions together with Thermocatalytic Regeant (purchased from the Master Artificer, 10 for 15 silver)  to upgrade them a single infusion of the the next tier. For example, you can put two +1 agony infusions together to make a single +2. You can put two +3 agony infusions together to make a +4. There is no limit to how high you can go but it gets to a crazy amount after a while.

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Here is a chart showing you how many +1 agony infusions you need to make an agony infusion of a given stat. Those more observant will notice that the number of +1 agony infusions you need doubles for each agony resist you gain. The formula is 2^(n-1)where n is the agony resist number. You can extract infusions you have placed into an item by using transmutation splitters sold on the gemstore.

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The highest agony resist infusion crafted so far ingame is +12. The highest sold on trading post right now is a +11 agony infusion for 250 gold. (Nov 28, 2013)

Agony resist Number of +1 agony infusions
+1 1
+2 2
+3 4
+4 8
+5 16
+6 32
+7 64
+8 128
+9 256
+10 512
+11 1024
+12 2048
+13 4096
+14 8192
+15 16384

Getting Agony Resists


Before you spend your gold on agony infusions, deck out all of your ascended gear with Versatile Simple Infusion sold from the vendor inside the Fractal of the Mists. It costs 75 Fractal relics each and give you +5 Agony resist. You have 8 Ascended pieces so you will need 75×8 = 600 relics in total if you want to outfit all of your ascended pieces with them.

gw2-prototype-fractal-capacitor

If you have infused your backpiece and rings before the patch, then your agony infusion slots should be already fitted with +5 agony infusion. This will add +5 agony resist per slot or +15 agony resist in total. This means you can have 55 agony resist total after you have decked out all of the Ascended slots with Versatile Simple Infusion. If you havn’t infused them pre-patch, then you will only have 40 agony resist in total.

Item Agony resist
Backpiece 5-10
Ring 5-10
Ring 5-10
Accessory 5
Accessory 5
Amulet 5
Weapon 5
Weapon 5
Total 40-55

A rule of thumb for how much agony resist you need to survive at full health is Fractal level –5.  The amount of agony resist you need increase every 5 levels. So starting from fractal level 10 you will want 5 agony resist (10-5) to not die to agony. This is the minimum amount of agony resist you need, which means you will still take damage from agony.

If you want to completely minimize the amount of agony you take, you should aim for the amount of agony resist that is fractal level +10. So for a level 30 fractal having 40 agony resist should make agony a minor annoyance.

You will need 50 AR for fractal level 40 and 70 AR for fractal level 50 due to the Mistlock Instability which frequently inflicts your party with agony.

  • teunus

    dont know if i saw it right but if u infused before update my ring says +15 AR in total

    • Gron_Doom

      It should say +10 AR. Are you sure?

  • shodannet

    Thanks for this! I only recently decided to look into ascended gear and agony resist and it’s been quite confusing/huge in scope to work out what I first need to start doing to get… whatever it is I need to be getting

  • Viktor Sidorenko

    do you have information about: Additional recipes for ascended back-item for players who don’t play the fractals?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      The new recipes added are those using bloodstone bricks and I have added them to the ascended backpiece recipes. They are identical except switch vial of mist essence for bloodstone bricks (250)

      • Viktor Sidorenko

        Oh, thx!

  • Anonym

    Hi !
    Do you have any information on the fact that “Beta Fractal Capacitor not showing at Mystic Forge after Fractured patch” ?

    Source : http://fr.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/1rk8k3/beta_fractal_capacitor_not_showing_at_mystic/

    • Noctis

      Happened to me too D:

  • senheal

    “Glob of Coagulated Mists Essence = 5 Vial of Condensed Mists Essence + 1 Mystic Coin + 1 Glob of Ectoplasm +1 Fractal Relic in Mystic Forge”

    not fractal relic but 1 pile of crystalline dust, Fractal Relics no longer exist as items but in the wallet

    “Mystic Forge recipes requiring Fractal Relics have been changed to use Piles of Crystalline Dust instead”

    wiki notes: http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Account_Wallet
    :)

    thx for the guide

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Corrected ty :)

  • Guest

    none

  • Ayson Currax

    You have 7 Ascended pieces so you will need 75×7 = 525 relics in total
    if you want to outfit all of your ascended pieces with them.

    False. you need 75×8 = 600 since two infusions go into the weapon and not just one.

  • Ayson Currax

    You have 7 Ascended pieces so you will need 75×7 = 525 relics in total
    if you want to outfit all of your ascended pieces with them.

    it is still 600 relics and not 525, even if you delete my post. :S

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Thanks, corrected

  • Ayson Currax

    why does my post keep getting deleted? :/

    • Ayson Currax

      nevermind the system just messed up. urgh.
      sorry for the double post.

  • Nicou

    Nope Dulfy, we have a +22 in Jade Sea’s HV ! :)

    • yann

      +22 !

      2^(21)=2097152 agony infusion *25pa = 524000Po ; let me doubt !
      HV is worlwide not only on jade sea

      • Chingawing

        Also 31,373 gold is required for a +22 because of the huge amount of Thermocatalytic Regeants you have you use.

  • Gizmo Technos

    ANET said you get the infusion out with a transmutation splitter. not sure if its true or not.

    • Moshisu

      true

      • Sergei

        350 gems for 75 relics makes no sense at all

        • shodannet

          I think the point is to get back the agony infusion item, not the versatile simple infusion item

    • Gron_Doom

      Can you show me where they said that? I’m interested :)

      • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

        I posted a screenshot of the transmutation splitter showing that it works.

  • Moshisu

    If you want to completely minimize the amount of agony you take, you should aim for the amount of agony resist that is fractal level +10. So for a level 30 fractal having 40 agony resist should make agony a minor annoyance.

    You will need 50 AR for fractal level 40 and 70 AR for fractal level 50 due to the Mistlock Instability which frequently inflicts your party with agony.

    I am confused at you saying +10 above the fractal level, but then for 50 you need 70? Is this just because of the Mistlock Instability?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yes and also level 40 and 50 seems to have a big jump in agony resistance that is needed.

      • Moshisu

        I just did a 40 and I found that 55+ is best with Mistlock Instability hitting you with agony. Below 40 I didn’t notice because my AR was above 30+10. I guess just best to have most you can get.

  • Sergei

    All calculations are wrong on infusions. You need 10. 6 for accessories
    2 for first set and 2 for second set of weapons. Remember we are dealing with
    BugNet when u swap weapons and second set don’t have infusions it might change
    your total AR for the whole run. Anyone who changed rings or bring another toon
    during the run for specific task knows it can bug actual AR. Broken back piece
    can bug AR as well.

    16384 to get 15 ar lolz. Anet gratz it is new low. Who is
    crazy enough to make it.

  • Harry Felker

    Did the Ascended armor patch bring the possibility for that to be infused as well? I mean giving us 14 possible AR slots (giving a reasonable $ for 70 AR).

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yup, each can be outfited with a +5 agony resist infusion.

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