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GW2 Guide to making Ascended Dwayna and Grenth Backpieces

A guide to make the Ascended Shadow of Grenth and Light of Dwayna backpieces released with Wintersday 2013.

Light of Dwayna


You can purchase the recipe on the Trading Post or acquire it as a rare drop from the Wintersday gifts. The recipe requires Leatherwork, Armorsmith or Tailor 500 and you cannot craft it without the recipe.

  • Preview code: [&AgFGwQAA] – Ingame pics modeled by Fayt Proteggere of Blackgate
  • The backpiece doesn’t come with stats by default but you can click to select one. This is a one time selection only and you cannot change the stats ever again.

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Light of Dwayna

Recipe Raw Materials
  • 1 Vision Crystal
  • 500 Pile of Bloodstone Dust
  • 500 Dragonite Ore
  • 500 Empyreal Fragment
  • 30 Obsidian Shard
  • 150 Thermocatalytic Reagent (2 gold 25 silver)
  • 20 Skill points
  • 50 Icy Runestones
  • 50 Gold
  • 15 Bolts of Damask
  • 600 Wool Scrap
  • 300 Cotton Scrap
  • 600 Linen Scrap
  • 4500 Silk Scrap
  • 15 Glob of Ectoplasm
  • 375 Spool of Gossamer Thread (2 gold 40 silver)
  • 7 Charged Lodestone
  • 14 Charged Core
  • 7 Bottle of Elonian Wine
  • 7 Pile of Crystalline Dust
  • 7 Crystal

Vision Crystal

Crafted by Artificer/Huntsman/Weaponsmith/Leatherwork/Armorsmith/Tailor at 500.

Recipe Raw Materials

  • 5 Bloodstone Brick
  • 5 Dragonite Ingot
  • 5 Empyreal Star
  • 1 Angur’s Stone
  • 500 Pile of Bloodstone Dust
  • 500 Dragonite Ore
  • 500 Empyreal Fragment
  • 30 Obsidian Shard
  • 150 Thermocatalytic Reagent
  • 20 Skill points

Bloodstone Brick is refined from Bloodstone Dust using the following recipe (Artificer/Huntsman/Weaponsmith/Leatherwork/Armorsmith/Tailor 450)

  • 100 Pile of Bloodstone Dust – Champion bags
  • 2 Obsidian Shard – Purchased for laurels, karma, fractal relics
  • 10 Thermocatalytic Reagent – 10 for 15 silver purchased from Master crafters

Dragonite Ingot is refined from Dragonite Ore with the following recipe: Artificer/Huntsman/Weaponsmith/Leatherwork/Armorsmith/Tailor 450)

  • 100 Dragonite Ore – World boss chests/WvW Lords
  • 2 Obsidian Shard – Purchased for laurels, karma, fractal relics
  • 10 Thermocatalytic Reagent – 10 for 15 silver purchased from Master crafters

Empyreal Star is refined from Empyreal Fragment with the following recipe

  • 100 Empyreal Fragment – Dungeons/Fractals
  • 2 Obsidian Shard – Purchased for laurels, karma, fractal relics
  • 10 Thermocatalytic Reagent – 10 for 15 silver purchased from Master crafters

Angur’s Stone is purchased for 20 skill points from Miyani near Lion’s Arch Mystic Forge.

Icy Runestone

These are purchased from Rojan the Penitent in Frostgorge Sound (around Earthshaker Basion) after Claw of Jormag is defeated. They cost 1 gold each, totaling 50 gold.

Bolts of Damask

Each bolt of Damask uses the following recipe to make (Leatherwork/Armorsmith/Tailor 450)

Recipe Raw Materials
  • 20 Bolt of Wool
  • 10 Bolt of Cotton
  • 20 Bolt of Linen
  • 1 Spool of Silk Weaving Thread
  • 40 Wool Scrap
  • 20 Cotton Scrap
  • 40 Linen Scrap
  • 300 Silk Scrap
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
  • 25 Spool of Gossamer Thread

Bolt of Wool, Cotton, Linen are all refined from their individual scraps but Spool of Silk Weaving Thread is made from the following recipe (Tailor/Armorsmith/Leatherwork 450). This product is time gated (can only one once per day) which makes production of Bolts of Damask is also time gated (but you can purchase it on the trading post).

  • 100 Bolt of Silk – Refined from silk scraps
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
  • 25 Spool of Gossamer Thread – purchased from Master Crafter (10 for 6 silver 40 copper)

Charged Lodestone

Looted from enemies/chests or made from Charged Cores with the following recipe

Recipe
  • 2 Charged Core
  • 1 Bottle of Elonian Wine – Purchased from Miyani for 25 silver
  • 1 Pile of Crystalline Dust
  • 1 Crystal – Purchased from Miyani – 5 for 3 skillpoints

Shadow of Grenth


You can purchase the recipe on the Trading Post or acquire it as a rare drop from the Wintersday gifts. The recipe requires Leatherwork, Armorsmith or Tailor 500 and you cannot craft it without the recipe.

  • Preview code: [&AgFHwQAA] – Ingame pics modeled by Wraith Kahju
  • The backpiece doesn’t come with stats by default but you can click to select one. This is a one time selection only and you cannot change the stats ever again.

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Shadow of Grenth

Recipe Raw Materials
  • 1 Vision Crystal
  • 500 Pile of Bloodstone Dust
  • 500 Dragonite Ore
  • 500 Empyreal Fragment
  • 30 Obsidian Shard
  • 150 Thermocatalytic Reagent (2 gold 25 silver)
  • 20 Skill points
  • 50 Icy Runestones
  • 50 Gold
  • 15 Bolts of Damask
  • 600 Wool Scrap
  • 300 Cotton Scrap
  • 600 Linen Scrap
  • 4500 Silk Scrap
  • 15 Glob of Ectoplasm
  • 375 Spool of Gossamer Thread (2 gold 40 silver)
  • 10 Glacial Lodestones
  • 20 Glacial Core
  • 10 Bottle of Elonian Wine
  • 10 Pile of Crystalline Dust
  • 10 Crystal

Vision Crystal

Crafted by Artificer/Huntsman/Weaponsmith/Leatherwork/Armorsmith/Tailor at 500.

Recipe Raw Materials
  • 5 Bloodstone Brick
  • 5 Dragonite Ingot
  • 5 Empyreal Star
  • 1 Angur’s Stone
  • 500 Pile of Bloodstone Dust
  • 500 Dragonite Ore
  • 500 Empyreal Fragment
  • 30 Obsidian Shard
  • 150 Thermocatalytic Reagent
  • 20 Skill points

Bloodstone Brick is refined from Bloodstone Dust using the following recipe (Artificer/Huntsman/Weaponsmith/Leatherwork/Armorsmith/Tailor 450)

  • 100 Pile of Bloodstone Dust – Champion bags
  • 2 Obsidian Shard – Purchased for laurels, karma, fractal relics
  • 10 Thermocatalytic Reagent – 10 for 15 silver purchased from Master crafters

Dragonite Ingot is refined from Dragonite Ore with the following recipe: Artificer/Huntsman/Weaponsmith/Leatherwork/Armorsmith/Tailor 450)

  • 100 Dragonite Ore – World boss chests/WvW Lords
  • 2 Obsidian Shard – Purchased for laurels, karma, fractal relics
  • 10 Thermocatalytic Reagent – 10 for 15 silver purchased from Master crafters

Empyreal Star is refined from Empyreal Fragment with the following recipe

  • 100 Empyreal Fragment – Dungeons/Fractals
  • 2 Obsidian Shard – Purchased for laurels, karma, fractal relics
  • 10 Thermocatalytic Reagent – 10 for 15 silver purchased from Master crafters

Angur’s Stone is purchased for 20 skill points from Miyani near Lion’s Arch Mystic Forge.

Icy Runestone

These are purchased from Rojan the Penitent in Frostgorge Sound (around Earthshaker Basion) after Claw of Jormag is defeated. They cost 1 gold each, totaling 50 gold.

Bolts of Damask

Each bolt of Damask uses the following recipe to make (Leatherwork/Armorsmith/Tailor 450)

Recipe Raw Materials
  • 20 Bolt of Wool
  • 10 Bolt of Cotton
  • 20 Bolt of Linen
  • 1 Spool of Silk Weaving Thread
  • 40 Wool Scrap
  • 20 Cotton Scrap
  • 40 Linen Scrap
  • 300 Silk Scrap
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
  • 25 Spool of Gossamer Thread

Bolt of Wool, Cotton, Linen are all refined from their individual scraps but Spool of Silk Weaving Thread is made from the following recipe (Tailor/Armorsmith/Leatherwork 450). This product is time gated (can only one once per day) which makes production of Bolts of Damask is also time gated (but you can purchase it on the trading post).

  • 100 Bolt of Silk – Refined from silk scraps
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
  • 25 Spool of Gossamer Thread – purchased from Master Crafter (10 for 6 silver 40 copper)

Glacial Lodestone

Looted from enemies/chests or made from Charged Cores with the following recipe

Recipe
  • 2 Glacial Core
  • 1 Bottle of Elonian Wine – Purchased from Miyani for 25 silver
  • 1 Pile of Crystalline Dust
  • 1 Crystal – Purchased from Miyani – 5 for 3 skillpoints

By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

50 replies on “GW2 Guide to making Ascended Dwayna and Grenth Backpieces”

Are the back pieces free from light/med/heavy designations? If I have a 500 leather worker can I craft it for my Mesmer?

Gotten 2 of the Grenth Recipes now out of about 60-70 wintersday gifts, dont thinkt its out of 1000 like you put unless I’m just being lucky, but price is currently under 1g so…

Can i see the stats anywhere or no pics of them yet or any info :P?? at work so cant go in game. I’m interested of how much stats they give.

Kind of related question. If I already had an Ascended backpiece, created this one, and then transmuted them together, do you get to transfer the infusion on the first backpiece if it already had one? Or is it lost in the transmutation?

Think the bug is with the Grenth stuff, there’s a spot on the TP for the actual Grenth back too. Pretty sure the Dwayna stuff is behaving as it’s supposed to (at least with regards to all the other Ascended stuff).

the wings of dwayna fits an guardian rather nice i wil want to get thoese i hope i can get them =) wel how much do the recipes kost acctuly today ?

if we are talking abt crafting it yourself by gathering the materials in the most efficient way 15 days would be best u can raise 50 gold in 15 days so it kinda reduces the expenses

You can raise 50 Gold in a matter of hours, or in about 2-3 days. Do the following:

AC
CoF
TA
SE
HoTW

All paths or at least 2 of each, add in Fractals and Arah too if you can and you’ve got 50 Gold in no time.

15 days of minimum dungeon runs obviously there are faster ways to raise gold but I am saying raising the gold at a moderate pace while just gathering materials

Even minimum i wouldn’t have said 15 days, 7 maybe. It’s all dependent on how much free time you have, and how good the dungeon team is. I run those dungeons in the space of about 3 hours a night after work.

What would be the estimated total cost if you buy all the stuff(at current TP prices or NPC prices)? And what other ways are there if you only look for stats(I heard fractals – how much does it take fo farm there in time estimated? I usuall don’t to fractals and don’t know).

It actually doesn’t cost much the recipe for it is like 1 gold and its just 50 gold something you can earn within the 15 days of waiting for the mats timer

This was a good chance to allow Jewelcrafting 500, instead of giving these to the armor crafetrs, but whatever. I wonder whether they can be infused.

Are all the stat combo’s there? Like for example carrion or valk, can we finally get one of those stat combo’s through these 2 backpieces?

This is off topic but what armor is your character wearing in those pics of the dwayna back piece? I can t find it!

Hello Dulfy, please can you tell us what stat combos we can choose from new backs. Can i get for instance celestial stats?

Great guide! However, after looking at it closer the reciepe should be 1500 Silk Scraps not 4500 Silk Scraps for the Raw materials listed in the Damask part.

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