GW2 Ascended armor gallery

GW2 Ascended armor gallery showcasing the Ascended armor introduced with the Wintersday 2013 update. Include also are pictures of the Shadow of Grenth and Light of Dwayna backpiece.

Looking for Ascended armor crafting/stats info?

Light Armor

  • [&AgE+uwAA][&AgE/uwAA][&AgFAuwAA][&AgFBuwAA][&AgFCuwAA][&AgFDuwAA]
  • Charr/Asura shares the male model

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Medium Armor

  • [&AgFEuwAA][&AgFFuwAA][&AgFGuwAA][&AgFHuwAA][&AgFIuwAA][&AgFJuwAA]

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Heavy Armor

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Shadow of Grenth Backpiece/Light of Dwayna Backpiece

You can get the recipes for these backpieces by opening Wintersday presents. They are a super rare drop but if you open 1000 of them you will probably get one.

  • Light of Dwayna: [&AgFGwQAA]
  • Shadow of Grenth [&AgFHwQAA]

Video showing their animation effects

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Mat Cost

Light of Dwayna Shadow of Grenth
  • 1 Vision Crystal
  • 50 Icy Runestones
  • 15 Bolts of Damask
  • 7 Charged Lodestone
  • 1 Vision Crystal
  • 50 Icy Runestones
  • 15 Bolts of Damask
  • 10 Glacial Lodestones
  • Solomon Darkfury

    Will you be listing chat codes for the back pieces and recipes for all?

  • axyd

    Looks like kitten to be ascended armor! Only good looking one is dwayna spineguard

  • gandralf

    chat code for backpieces?

    • JRyan

      look on patch coverage, chatcode tool link there.

      [&AgFIwQAA]
      is dwayna

      • JRyan

        I derped, that’s just the recipe to make sorry.

  • Devilsmack

    I’m soooo getting the Grenth Backpiece for my Necro!
    The Dwayna may look good on Guard, gotta try…

  • Lt_Slick

    Did you take the picture of the human heavy armor in this patch as well or is this just from an older source ? The Female model, aside from looking quite different, looks a lot more polished.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      This is all taken fresh from this release.

  • heartofkimchi

    Praise to them for making the light armour look half decent on humanoid female

  • Iris Nguyen

    Anet missed a golden chance to make Shadow of Grenth an epic cape :(

    • Tierr

      i am not even suprized… ascendet armor looks like sh_t and that cape is awesome idea, cape of shadows.. like gastly shield

  • Onyx Panathar

    Honestly putting the female armor on a male character would look more masculine than what they designed for the male armor….for light and medium anyway.

  • fictitiousacct

    Here’s the light of dwayna recipe :) Also, it shows as statless when i hover over it, so I assume stats can be chosen

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      thank you :)

      • Gene

        How did you got the recipe?

  • Strife

    Antitoxin Injector Skin can anyone show a skin of this pls? thank you

    • herp derperson

      there ya go :3

  • herp derperson

    where do the new backs drop from though ? =/

    • Strife

      I believe you can craft them for tailor, leather, and armorsmithing. just different recipes for each.

      • Thayet

        Where do you get the recipes, though?

        • herp derperson

          aye, i have 400+ in all 3 and i see nada, the screeny shows someone with it right at 400 =/

  • big smasher

    Still like my T3 heavy norn armor better

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Guideranger Guideranger .

    Wow so you need 50 gold for 50 Icy Runestones :(

    • DaGhostDS

      Better than 90g+ for 250 “insert t6 name here” :p

  • Eliaz Palantir

    Chatcode for the Light of Dwayna Backpiece

    [&AgFGwQAA]

  • M.S

    Well… it’s gonna be expensive on transmutation stones…

  • DaGhostDS

    Seem there is one for all gods, [&AgFFwQAA] Balthazar PvP still looking for normal one.
    2 hounds of Balthazar head.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      cool, thanks for the link :)

  • Inflambia

    [&AgFHwQAA] shadow of grenth chatcode

  • wing

    Hi dulfy any posted recipes for ascended armor?

  • Mohammad

    hey man appreciate all the work u put in this was wondering if there is any recipes and stats on those armor thank you

  • Milk Banano

    Can you craft the backpieces without the recipe?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Nope

      • Ares Zax

        Which crafting discipline do the new backpieces fall under? Are there separate versions for Armor/Leather/Tailor?

  • ImSofaKingGood

    Geez, the male humanoid medium armor helmet looks like an ugly fish while the female version is badass helm…
    I’m getting the male heavy armor but the only noteworthy piece is the helmet. Their design standards for armor is so inconsistent, sometimes they make great stuff like the Phalanx armor and sometimes they’ll put out stuff like that re-skinned gemstore armor with fire effects, smh.

  • Solomon Darkfury

    I assume the end product armor is all account bound? Or can it be sold? I ask because the insignias can be sold…

  • archi

    the heart-shaped heavy face mask for asura is kawaii!

  • Luthan

    Bought 200 giant gifts with glory. 1 of each of those special skin recipes… so not 1000 chests(or I was a bit lucky). Also some quartz(about 15 which is nice if you have lots of glory and need fast quartz for PvE) and luck essences(not that much).

  • Luthan

    Anyone knows the stats of that special back items? Or i this skin only? In crafting window(unfortunately I can’t craft it yet cause I don’t meet the requirements) it only shows blank item with description and infusion slot. Nothing about stats.

    • Ares Zax

      Would like to know this too. :) The Light of Dwayna backpiece would look great on my human, but dunno if it’s worth crafting if it’s just a skin.

    • fictitiousacct

      Yeah someone on my server got it and it’s a one-time choice for the stats. Pricey but may be cheaper in some ways than the fractal backpiece.

  • josh

    back armor no stat?

  • oreos

    The stat increase is too low. With all peices 10+ stats wtf. Should be +80 at least.

  • konkey dong

    Oreos, dont forget the infusions

  • Elsa

    sadly these armors are so ugly. I don’t even want + stat.. which is very minor. No class no individuality. T.T horrible designs. It’s like they just popped them out of their ass

    • Ares Zax

      I can’t say that I agree. They’re not my style either, but the amount of detail in each of them is incredible. The embroidery/embossing on the armor pieces actually has depth; it’s not just a texture painted onto a surface like some of the existing armors.

      • Ray

        you kidding? this is the ugliest crap that they released yet. it looks like a joke rather than like armor. if I wanted characters that looked like poker cards I’d play freaking poker.

        • Aemer

          you wouldn’t have a character tho, just the cards. On a more serious note they are very detailed, that you don’t like them yourself, well that’s your own personal taste however textures and meshes are all highly detailed and with the right dye combo they might even look a lot better

          • S

            They might have all the detailyou want but if an armor makes you look like a freakin clown or a jester it’s either for people who are into tthat stuff or people who like to make fun of it by wearing it. But at least half of the community hates that “armor”

          • Nine an 4 5ths

            I think it all comes down too is style. If you like it, great and if not then the very minor stat increase won’t make or break your gameplay. I for one don’t care for the style and see no point in something that takes that long to farm/grind matts for with such a minor stat boost. I want function, not so much on style, just want it to be better and not just in looks.

    • Cayla

      Actually these armors are very nice. They look almost royal. I’m guessing if they looked more metal with about 70% less actual armor people would like them more, eh? Personally I think they look great and very good quality.

  • Jryan

    k Light of Dwayna is stat selector for those interested in knowing and defensive infusion. But I don’t recommend getting this item until you see someone in combat animation ingame. It looks kinda weird with giant bird on your back. Think hard about it first, I regret it despite how epic it looks in preview standing upright. in combat you lean forward and bird protrudes ALOT.

    • MyConcolences

      is it an one off stat selection or can you re-choose the stats like with legendaries?

      • Jryan

        well lets see…its not legendary…nope

    • Ares Zax

      Ah, really? :( Will definitely get a look first then. Was thinking about getting it on my Human (cost-wise it seems to be cheaper than getting a Yakkington/Thousand arrows backpiece too), but if the looks isn’t what I thought it would be, maybe I’ll pass.

  • John

    are these backpieces able to upgrade to be infused? like other ascended backpieces?

  • Gondz605

    why they didnt gave a full helmet look for charr?

  • Ania Borkowska

    they put so much more effort into armors on gemstore, thats just sad

    • Elliot

      Are you forgetting flamekissed armour? lol

  • Pernilongo

    Some knows what materials I need to Lesser Vision Crystal?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      2 dragonite ore, 2 empyreal star, 1 bloodstone brick, 1 angur’s stone

      • Pernilongo

        Thanks Dulfy!

  • Economist

    It takes 1500 T7 to craft full set, which is reasonable. If only I could refine damask quicker…

  • Wintersun666

    Terribad style…

  • Forge

    Why is the helmet not complete on a charr? Wow. No wonder the Charr are an underplayed race. Anet visibly does not care about them.

  • Wellan Draegnir

    the heavy armor for the charr sick bouhou it’s so ugly my eyes bleed

  • herg

    These sets look abysmal.

    • gamerbee

      especially the tailor, dont’ be surprised tho the ascended weapons are shit looking too

  • Varg

    As a fellow artist and designer I can tell that they tired to put so much work into these armors. But there are some questions like why the heavy helmet on charr looks like a cap on a Norwegian fisher?
    I’m freelancer designer, but I could have design it 10x times better.

    • http://europa-antiqua-arca.blogspot.com/ arcadius

      I agree they are not horrible but they don’t exactly stand out, either. They look basically similar to a lot of other armor sets in the game, but isn’t “ascended” armor supposed to be better? Then it should look better too.

  • IchbinVol

    Since stats dont really matter much, why on earth would you waste your life away making these garbage-looking armors?

  • Thorius

    some infos from the asc. backpiece i’m wearing since some days. the only stat i know you cant choose is giver’s and maybe assassin’s. there were 2 stats which are just “named” with the stats like precision(main) power and toughness and another one. atm there are no upgrade functions for mystical forge. in battlestance there is nothing that changes. as you can see here at my posing :P screen was made for an another site. the only thing you cant really good see on the preview is the little bit shining dust thats flies away from the backpiece. its a stated animation so it can fly through you or not. depends in wich direction you stay. you can see it a bit on the screen. i like it and in my opinion it doesnt look like a birdie thing ^^. depends on the style you are after.

  • JupiteL

    Why do they even make charr race if they’re not even bother make the armors. I’ve deleted my carrs because in the end they’re just going to use the cultural armors.

  • Charlie Dominguez

    I actually kinda like the designs. (Although I’ll admit the the best out of all of them is the Heavy) Aesthetically they do look a little displeasing I’ll admit, but at the very least they look different. I mean they look like something out of Final Fantasy. If you were to look at it, they seem to take inspirations Greek god designs. Essentially i would almost call it Godlike designs. What seems unappealing might be the colors they used for the previews, but if we look at them with our preferred colors, then you might start liking them. Surprisingly, the armors look better on the Asura than all the other races. (Although I do feel that the Charr got the worst of it with that heavy helmet, so I hope they could fix that soon. On the other hand I don’t feel that the Charr even need helms, they look awesome the way they are.) I feel sort of the same way with the weapons, but they really reminded me of Soul Calibur weapons, which I love honestly. I say these sets should be given a second chance.

  • Joel Ghany

    Sadly this is yet another Guild Wars 2 disappointment. The armors are indeed the worst looking yet. This puts me off a bit from playing the game considering the time it would take to craft these terrible looking armor sets with not much to look at. I would have thought that there would be four stats for ascended. Guild Wars 2 is one of the most fun games I have played online so far and the Guild wars community is fricken Fantastic! i just dont get the designs, maybe its just me. The characters and armor looked better in GW1

    • http://europa-antiqua-arca.blogspot.com/ arcadius

      You can buy some nice looking armor in the gem store. :/ Oh and don’t forget to buy some xmute crystals too … :///

  • Svania

    Seriously…I’d love a set that is like Artorias the Abyss walker from Dark souls. More than anything else I want some more cultural armor, armor that actually FITS the Charr, lets face it, The Charr and Asura always seem to get shafted when it comes to the latest armor sets.

    Medium armor in particular isn’t very interesting to look at sadly.

    I will say the ascended back pieces are a step in the right direction design wise though, makes me wonder if they’ll do the rest of the deities.

  • Matt

    Should I ever take the time to craft a set of these lack luster armor sets, I will most definantly be transmuting the stats onto my current cultural armor. Sorry but Arena Net has gone done hill with weapon and armor designs, GW1 had a much better selection of skins especially shields.

  • jovman

    so has anyone else seen/heard that there are three different sets for light medium and heavy armor sets?

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