GW2 Spinal Blades Backpiece

A gallery and guide to the new Spinal Blade backpieces introduced with the Escape from Lion’s Arch update

Visual Format

Reader Guideranger provided a more visual format up to the exotic version for those who prefer.

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Spinal Blade Pack – [&AgGMwwAA] – Fine


General Info

  • You can pick from a selection of stats as an one time option: Healing, Malign, Mighty, Precise, Resilient, Vital. The stats reset when you upgrade it and you can pick your stat again.
  • Backpiece is account bound and stays soulbound after picking stats (but it will become account bound again if you upgrade it)
  • Do not transmute it if you want to upgrade it

Shopping List

  • Spinal Blades Blueprint Scrap 1/4 to 4/4 (these are purchased on the TP or acquired as drops from Alliance Supply Bags which are dropped by mobs and rewarded by events inside Lion’s Arch)
  • 25 Blade Shards (acquired as drops from Alliance Supply Bags which are dropped by mobs and rewarded by events inside Lion’s Arch)
  • 10 Radiant Dust
  • 150 Iron Ore OR 50 Iron Ingot

How to Make

1. Blueprint: Place the following in the mystic forge

  • Spinal Blades Blueprint Scrap 1/4
  • Spinal Blades Blueprint Scrap 2/4
  • Spinal Blades Blueprint Scrap 3/4
  • Spinal Blades Blueprint Scrap 4/4

2. Now place the following into mystic forge

  • 1 Spinal Blade Pack Blueprint
  • 25 Blade Shards
  • 10 Radiant Dust
  • 50 Iron Ingot
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Twin Spinal Blades – [&AgGNwwAA] – Masterwork


General Info

  • You can pick from a selection of stats as an one time option: Hearty, Honed, Hunter, Ravaging, Rejuvenating, Strong, Vigorous. The stats reset when you upgrade it and you can pick your stat again.
  • Backpiece is account bound and stays soulbound after picking stats (but it will become account bound again if you upgrade it)
  • Do not transmute it if you want to upgrade it

Shopping List

  • 1 Spinal Blade Pack (from above)
  • 50 Blade Shards
  • 10 Luminous Dust
  • 150 Iron Ore/ 50 Lump of Coal OR 50 Steel Ingot

How to Make

Place the following in the mystic forge

  • 1 Spinal Blade Pack
  • 50 Blade Shards
  • 10 Luminous Dust
  • 50 Steel Ingots
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Quad Spinal Blades – [&AgGOwwAA] – Rare


General Info

  • You can pick from a selection of stats as an one time option: Apothecary, Assassin, Carrion, Cleric, Knight, Rampager, Valkyrie. The stats reset when you upgrade it and you can pick your stat again.
  • Backpiece is account bound and stays soulbound after picking stats (but it will become account bound again if you upgrade it)
  • Do not transmute it if you want to upgrade it

Shopping List

  • 1 Twin Spinal Blades(from above)
  • 100 Blade Shards
  • 10 Incandescent Dust
  • 100 Mithril Ore OR 50 Mithril Ingot

How to Make

Place the following in the mystic forge

  • 1 Twin Spinal Blades
  • 100 Blade Shards
  • 10 Incandescent Dust
  • 50 Mithril Ingots

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Advanced Spinal Blades -  [&AgGPwwAA] – Exotic


General Info

  • You can pick from a selection of stats as an one time option: Apothecary, Assassin, Berserker, Carrion, Cavalier, Celestial, Cleric, Dire, Knight, Magi, Rabid, Rampager, Sentinel, Settler, Shaman, Solder, Valkyrie. The stats reset when you upgrade it and you can pick your stat again.
  • Exotic stats are 22/16/16
  • Backpiece is account bound and stays soulbound after picking stats (but it will become account bound again if you upgrade it)
  • Do not transmute it if you want to upgrade it

Shopping List

  • 1 Quad Spin Blades (from above)
  • 250 Blade Shards
  • 25 Crystalline Dust
  • 50 Orichalcum Ore OR 25 Orichalcum Ingot

How to Make

Place the following in the mystic forge

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Tempered Spinal Blades – [&AgGQwwAA] – Ascended


General Info

  • You can pick from a selection of stats as an one time option: Apothecary, Berserker, Berserker and Valkyrie, Cavalier, Celestial, Cleric, Dire and Rabid, Knight, Precision Power Toughness, Rabid, Rabid and Apothecary, Rampager, Solder. The stats reset when you upgrade it and you can pick your stat again.
  • Ascended stats are 56/35/35
  • Backpiece is account bound and become soulbound after picking stats (but it will become account bound if you change it to a different color)
  • You can infuse this by using the following in the mystic forge: 1 Tempered Spinal Blade, 250 Glob of Ectoplasm, 1 Gift of Ascension, 1 Glob of Coagulated Mists Essence. (Gift is purchased from Fractal vendor for 500 Fractal Relics. Glob is a drop from inside Fractal of the Mists)
  • What stats you picked does not determine the color. It will remain yellow and won’t change colors until you make the Dynamic, Synergetic or Static version.
  • Do not transmute it if you want to upgrade it

Crafting Requirements

  • Be 500 in either Leatherwork, Tailor or Armorsmith. One of the products (Gift of Blades) is account bound so you must be able to craft it yourself

Shopping List

  • 1 Advanced Spin Blades (from above)
  • Recipe: Gift of Blades (purchased from the Mystic forge vendor for 5 gold or from refugee vendors for 3 gold and 250 Found Belongings)
  • 500 Blade Shards
  • 1 Augur’s Stone (purchased from Mystic Forge vendor for 20 skill points)
  • 30 Obsidian Shards (purchased for karma from Temple of Balthazar in Straits of Devastation or purchased for laurels – 3 for 3 laurels)
  • 500 Dragonite Ore (World bosses, WvW Lord Keep)
  • 500 Empyreal Fragments (Jumping puzzles, dungeons, fractals)
  • 500 Bloodstone Dust (Champion Bags)
  • 10 Pile of Crystalline Dust
  • 500 Watchwork Sprockets (brought on TP or gathered)

Pick one depending if you have Tailor/Leatherwork/Armormsith at 500

  • Leatherwork: 15 Elonian Leather Square OR 600 Thin Leather Sections, 300 Coarse Leather Sections, 600 Rugged Leather Sections, 2250 Thick Leather Sections, 15 Glob of Ectoplasm, 150 Thermocatalytic Reageant
  • Tailor: 15 Bolt of Damask OR 600 Wool Scrap, 300 Cotton Scrap, 600 Linen Scrap, 4500 Silk Scrap, 15 Glob of Ectoplasm, 375 Spool of Gossamer Thread
  • Armorsmith: 15 Deldrimor Steel Ingot OR 1350 Iron Ore, 1500 Mithril Ore, 600 Platinum Ore, 15 Glob of Ectoplasm, 150 Lump of Coal, 300 Lump of Primordium, 150 Thermocatalytic Reagent

How to Make

Place the following in the mystic forge

  • 1 Advanced Spin Blades
  • 250 Blade Shards
  • 1 Vision Crystal
  • 1 Gift of Blades

Vision Crystal

  • 5 Dragonite Ingot (100 Dragonite Ore + 2 Obsidian Shard) x5
  • 5 Empyreal Star (100 Empyreal Fragment + 2 Obsidian Shard) x5
  • 5 Bloodstone Brick (100 Bloodstone Dust + 2 Obsidian Shard ) x5
  • 1 Augur’s Stone (20 skill points)

Gift of Blades (recipe purchased at the refuge camp or from the mystic forge vendor, requires 500 Tailor/Leatherwork/Armorsmith)

Note it is highly recommended that you make the Gift of Blades with 500 Leatherwork since 15 Elonian Leather Square is cheaper than Damask or Deldrimor. Backpieces are not restricted by armor type so it doesn’t matter which crafting discipline made it.

Watchwork Mechanism

  • Refined from 500 Watchwork Sprockets
  • Require any of the crafting discipline at 400

Deldrimor Steel Ingot

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Bolt of Damask

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Elonian Leather Square

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Modeled by Solomon Darkfury

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Colored Ascended Variants


Dynamic Tempered Spinal Blades – [&AgGDwwAA] – Ascended

  • Recipe: 4 Elonian Wine  + 10 Pile of Crystalline Dust + 10 Dynamic Assault Knight Power Core + Tempered Spinal Blades in Mystic Forge
    • Elonian Wine: purchased from the mystic forge vendor
    • Dynamic Assault Knight Power Core: can be brought on TP, also a rare drop from the Dynamic Assault Legendary Knights that appear every hour in Lion’s Arch
  • Infused version: 1 Dynamic Tempered Spinal Blades + 10 Pile of Crystalline Dust + 1 Glob of Coagulated Mist Essence + 1 Gift of Ascension in Mystic Forge
    • Glob of Coagulated Mist Essence: Drop from fractals, can also make them with (5 Vial of Condensed Vial Essence, 1 Glob of Ectoplasm, 1 Mystic Coin, 1 Pile of Crystalline Dust) or (1 Shard of Crystallized Mist Essence, 1 Master Salvage Kit, 1 Mystic Coin, 1 Pile of Crystalline Dust) in the mystic forge.
    • Gift of Ascension: 500 Fractal relics, purchased from the vendor inside Fractal of the Mists.

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Synergetic Tempered Spinal Blades -  [&AgGIwwAA] – Ascended

  • Recipe: 4 Elonian Wine + 10 Pile of Crystalline Dust + 10 Synergetic Assault Knight Power Core + Tempered Spinal Blades in Mystic Forge
    • Elonian Wine (purchased from the mystic forge vendor)
    • Synergetic Assault Knight Power Core (can be brought on TP, also a rare drop from the Synergetic Assault Legendary Knights that appear every hour in Lion’s Arch)
  • Infused version: 1 Synergetic Tempered Spinal Blades + 10 Pile of Crystalline Dust + 1 Glob of Coagulated Mist Essence + 1 Gift of Ascension in Mystic Forge
    • Glob of Coagulated Mist Essence: Drop from fractals, can also make them with (5 Vial of Condensed Vial Essence, 1 Glob of Ectoplasm, 1 Mystic Coin, 1 Pile of Crystalline Dust) or (1 Shard of Crystallized Mist Essence, 1 Master Salvage Kit, 1 Mystic Coin, 1 Pile of Crystalline Dust) in the mystic forge.
    • Gift of Ascension: 500 Fractal relics, purchased from the vendor inside Fractal of the Mists.

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Static Tempered Spinal Blades – [&AgGHwwAA] – Ascended

  • Recipe: 4 Elonian Wine + 10 Pile of Crystalline Dust + 10 Static Assault Knight Power Core + Tempered Spinal Blades in Mystic Forge

    • Elonian Wine (purchased from the mystic forge vendor)
    • Static Assault Knight Power Core (can be brought on TP, also a rare drop from the Static Assault Legendary Knights that appear every hour in Lion’s Arch)
  • Infused version: 1 Static Tempered Spinal Blades + 10 Pile of Crystalline Dust + 1 Glob of Coagulated Mist Essence + 1 Gift of Ascension in Mystic Forge
    • Glob of Coagulated Mist Essence: Drop from fractals, can also make them with (5 Vial of Condensed Vial Essence, 1 Glob of Ectoplasm, 1 Mystic Coin, 1 Pile of Crystalline Dust) or (1 Shard of Crystallized Mist Essence, 1 Master Salvage Kit, 1 Mystic Coin, 1 Pile of Crystalline Dust) in the mystic forge.
    • Gift of Ascension: 500 Fractal relics, purchased from the vendor inside Fractal of the Mists.

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  • dostunuz

    What horrid is this?.

  • x3n0n

    [&AgGQwwAA] for the ascended version just change the 4th letter

  • Bob Dobalina

    Awesome. That would look great on my engineer.

  • http://blog.josephboyer.me/ Joe Boyer

    :-P

  • Velvet

    [&AgGQwwAA] – ascended
    [&AgGPwwAA] – exotic

  • Idari

    Exotic version: [&AgGPwwAA]
    Ascended version: [&AgGQwwAA]

  • Jasun

    Wonderful… Another ugly item that will take up room in the bank on the off chance I build a character who needs spider legs growing out of his back. They could have made this look good, but failed horribly at every level of the item.

    • ^complains about everything

      waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

  • Ares Zax

    Looks pretty cool, but I still prefer my Sclerite Karka Shell. ;)

  • Olivier Van de Velde

    Guide?

  • Josh Spyker-Elias

    love the green one! how to make it is the big question

  • W/E

    WHERE THE GUIDE AT??????

  • Adam snowy

    how many ingots of each?

  • Wispy

    Ascended requires Gift of Blades, Vision crystal and Blade Shards

  • A

    how to make Quad Spinal Blades?

  • Olivier Van de Velde

    Farmed alot, can make back pack now. Just heard.. i can’t use it in PvP so was a waste of my time.. I don’t want this on my PvE Gear.

    • Twyll

      They’re adding the ability to use PvE armor in PvP (and vice versa) soon, as part of the process that’s removing Glory as a currency. So you’ll be able to use it in PvP pretty soon, probably mid-March? There are posts about it on the website.

      • Olivier Van de Velde

        I know but then it won’t be that special no more since everyone is gonna have it in PvP :p

  • Wispy

    Not completely sure on the # of shards needed for each step but here:

    Twin Spinal Blades:
    1 Spinal Blade Pack
    50 Blade Shards
    10 Luminous Dust
    50 Steel Ingots

    Quad Spinal Blades:
    1 Twin Spinal Blades
    100 Blade Shards
    10 Incandescent Dust
    50 Mithril Ingots

    Advanced Spinal Blades:
    1 Quad Spinal Blades
    250 Blade Shards
    25 Crystalline Dust
    25 Orichalcum Ingots

    Tempered Spinal Blades:
    1 Advanced Spinal Blades
    (probably 250) Blades Shards
    Vision Crystal
    Gift of Blades

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Thank you :)

  • Shy

    recipe for gift of blades

  • Noxim

    IS there stats on this back ?

    • cami

      yes u pick the stats when u first equip it.

  • DiakEagle

    How do you make the Dynamic, Synergetic, or Static ones?

  • digi_owl

    finding those blueprint pieces seems to be the hardest part, and sure enough they are consumed in the making of one item…

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      They can be brought on the TP and fairly cheap (around 1 gold)

      • digi_owl

        Here’s hoping they drop further by the time this event is over (stacking blade shards for the time being).

        • Pipra

          This morning, they were selling for around one silver. 0_o

  • EterniumFarmingum

    what stats make wich color?

  • Kristen Wave

    so you can pick the stats for each of the different colors, but I can’t figure out how you make a specific color.

  • Lars

    From that_shaman’s datamine post:[&AgGJwwAA]Static Assault Power Core[&AgGKwwAA]Synergetic Assault Power Core[&AgGLwwAA]Dynamic Assault Power Core

  • Pipra

    What’s the best way to farm blade shards? I just did the defense twice and I have 8. How the hell do I get hundreds?

    • Pipra

      Never mind. After opening the alliance supply bags I had, I now have 127. :)

  • Balme101

    So how do you make the Different colors

  • LuckySle7en

    As lars down her posted the Core when you post it isn chat it tells you the requirements to make a colored one with:
    Power Core, Spinal Blades, Incandescent Dust and Gifts of Wine

    • LuckySle7en

      BTW where to get the core i have no clue

  • Guest

    What’s all this mean &AgGIwwAA] does not say how to make it

    • Twyll

      That’s a preview code. If you type that into chat, you can then right-click it to see what it looks like on your character.

  • Guest

    want to make the Synergetic Tempered

  • Balme101

    Gifts of Wine ?

  • Bluerunner

    Nice to know that only players with who have the gold for ascended crafting get the cool looking ones.

    • Biggus

      Its like 80g for 1-500 armorsmithing and another maybe 50g for the mats for the ascended backpiece here. I made 30g already tonight off of drops from this no remorse for people complaining about gold go farm.

      • Ares Zax

        Uhh… Did you just have an argument with yourself? :P

        • bunsfhin

          they are crafted by mystic forge so you can get the exotic one and maybe gather the ascended mats bit by bit after the patch?

          • Jonathan Hornsby

            What I’m doing. Must…have….green one….

      • Wiehahn Mundey

        and how many hours of farming was that?

      • rich

        granted I’ve been salvaging the greens but, after WP and armor repair, I’ve made not even 1g tonight.

    • Falavir

      Imagine that, the coolest/most unique looking items are rare and expensive in a cosmetic endgame.

  • Crimson Call

    Looking good, though impossibly expensive for me.

  • Hâmâd Äl-Yagööt

    any idea about how to infused ?

    [50 Globs of Ectoplasm]
    [Gift of Ascension]
    [Tempered Spinal Blades]
    something I missed

    • Barrt

      what’s the stats after infusion?

  • Mediandre

    Looks like you cannot make them colored yet. Stuff like “Gift of Wine” and the Power Cores for colors are not yet in the game as it looks. At least no one can find them. They have been datamined of course.

    • Kuro

      In the spanish client said: “botellas de vino eloniano” and thats the name for Bottle of Elonian Wine, i dont know in what translation trust right now lol…

  • DaGhostDS

    Note that the name of the pack are connected to the Asuran path, likely that the power cores come from phase 2 of this living world in a few weeks, aka lets kick Scarlet face.

  • Hroz

    for the ascended piece, will it glitch with mesmer phantasm? you know that square smoke thingy

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

      I think yes like all the other skins. I think because the smoke effect of GW2 are pictures with transparent maps so when they become invisible they start to show. But im not sure about my theory.

  • gene

    how to obtain the other colors?

  • Vaetilda

    If I wear the backpiece can I still upgrade it?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Of course, just don’t transmute it

  • Duncan Idaho

    Stupid question maybe, but isn’t the Power Core the thing we got from Probes ?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Nah, it is something else. Power core isn’t the full name either. I will update it with the full name in a bit

  • Nica

    Dynamic Tempered Spinal Blades is soo beautiful *_* i just wish the actual thing that sits on your back wasnt so big, it will probably cover up a lot of my weapon ?

  • Shroomie

    Hey Dulfy, you recommend to craft the Gift of Blades as Leatherwork. You can craft Elonian Leather Squares also as Tailor. Does that mean we can’t make Gift of Blades as Tailor with Elonian Leather Squares? As Tailor we have to use Damask Bolts?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yes tailor recipe uses Damask

  • M P

    can i use this, choose stats and later on put it into the mf to upgrade it further more? it just says, that its not allowed to transform, so i guess: yeah?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yup, you definitely can. Just don’t transmute and it should be fine :)

  • SD17

    ive never made a back item or acquired one (besides that backbrace from a personal story mission) what do you mean by choose a stat? how do we do that?

    • ceosion

      Double click on the item as if you were going to equip it. It will first prompt you to select the stats at that point.

  • Guardian Dragon X

    Any word on whether or not these can be come (Infused)?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      They can be, recipe to infuse it not known yet

  • Cithrin

    Im about to choose stats on the Tempered Spinal Blades, any idea if the color depends on the stats i choose? im really scared because i want the red one.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Color doesn’t change. You can’t get the colored ones yet as not everything you need to make them is in this update

      • Lord Boots

        You CAN get the power cores, they were used in the last living story.

  • Lord Boots

    “power core” IS obtainable, They were used in the last living story to open Scarlet’s lair so all of these recipes ARE craftable now!

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      It is a different type of power core, let me write out the full name to avoid confusion

      • Lord boots

        Thank you

  • eeeeeeeeeeeee

    the cost is like 100g to make it ascended

    • Apostal

      Cost me upwards of 200g because I only have one main at 500 crafting for one profession… and that was tailoring T.T… I did notice large fluctuation in both the steel and leather ascended material on TP so be cautious.

  • Ignavia

    So this one can be infused, but Light of Dwayna cannot? Anyway, those back pieces are really looking good and this is exactly the kind of progression they should aim for. You start with a basic item and improve as far as you like, but no progress is destroyed along the way.

  • Aaron Lee

    Sorry I’m new to this, I have the blue print, do I only get the one with out blades, or can I eventually make the one with all the blades on it by upgrading it?

    • Ignavia

      Each step requires you to have the previous item. To make the Two Spinal Blades, you need to have a Spinal Blade Pack (the basic version) and so forth. So you start with the basic version and can upgrade it as far as you like.

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

      You can buy the 4 blueprints pieces at the trading post, because they are not account bound so ppl can sell or buy them.

  • Leanne Sheppard

    can i ask where we can now find a mystic forge?

    • insane_shadowblade85

      The Mystic Forge is now at Vigil Keep in Gendarren Fields.

    • bugdry

      Its also in the airship.

    • Scott Brunson

      Everywhere everyone’s said here, but also in the Borderlands in WvW.

  • Lord

    As they are 3 Tempered Spinal Blades – Ascended backpack, maybe the color depends on the specific slot. Offensive Slot, Defensive Slot or utility slot.
    That would give a backpack with the slot we want.

  • Heretiko

    Hello Dulfy, i’ll just ask this: will this backpiece be temporary or could i farm it whenever i like to? Would be a shame if was temporary…

    • narg

      i think blade shards will be available only during this and maybe next LS event (so its basicaly 14 or 28 days), and if backpack become soulbound after use, you shall farm lots of blades for all characters :D (its 950 blades if you want ascendet vers. )

      • Heretiko

        Thank you, anyway i don’t think i’m gonna farm too much of these, i don’t really like these skin. If only they were smaller a bit.

  • Lars

    The infused upgrade is simple, it’s the same as others.
    Ectos, Gift of Ascension and a glob of coagulated mist essence + ascended backpiece.

  • Iron

    Are the stats fixed when chosen, or do they re-set when the back piece is upgraded?

    • Sicarine

      They reset, I believe

  • Smegma

    Help. What’s a Blade Shard?

    • Teleriel

      They drop from the bags you can collect around Lion’s Arch, from any of Scarlet’s minions :)

  • Biggus

    If I throw a gem in the exotic version then upgrade it to the ascended will I still have the gem?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      It lose the gem I think

  • mraATEN

    how to get Luminous Dust

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Can buy them from the trading post

      • mraATEN

        ty and how do i get Radiant Dust

        • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

          Same :)

  • Guest

    Anything besided the backpiece we can use bladeshards on I have a ton left over.

  • Guest

    I made this for those that understand more from pictures, Enjoy :)

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

      LoL my comment got bugged so bad sorry :(

      • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

        Thanks for sharing this, I added to the top of the guide so it is more visible :)

    • Anen

      Your picture is wrong. You said it need 25 shards but have the icon is for 50. Same for 100 where the icon is for 250.

  • Kevin

    This back piece was way to easy to obtain. I had an ascended version after 3 hours.

    • GhostLight

      If you have insane amounts of mats and/or Money, sure, but then everything is easy to get. They need to balance this stuff.

  • Mattia Belletti

    A little typo: “Augur’s Stone”, not “Angur’s Stone”

  • Xas

    Any ideas how to infuse them?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      1 Tempered Spinal Blade, 250 Glob of Ectoplasm, 1 Gift of Ascension, 1 Glob of Coagulated Mists Essence

      • Xas

        Thank you very much. :)

  • God Of Kittens

    Here is a video of the infused version of the backpiece:

  • Witham

    I think the infused version consists of: 250 Ecto’s, glob of coagulated mist, gift of ascension and the backpiece itself.

    All items are accepted at the forge to create something, i do not have enough ecto’s to complete the recipe.

  • Crimson Call

    It was easier than expected, now I need 3 blade shards to complete all the blades. Dang, everyone and their mother will have at least the non-infused one, but it doesn’t matter, it looks so cool~

  • Atrixx

    I was wondering if these recipes will stay around after the event is over? If I am to make the exotic version of this backpiece and also make the gift of blades, but then the event ends before I am able to level my crafting to 500 and make the other 2 items required, will i be able to get them after the event is over and then turn this backpiece into ascended even though the event is over?

    • Ballistic

      You should be able to. Just remember to buy the recipe now, so that they won’t remove the recipe vendor.

    • ascii78

      The key to this backpiece is the blade shards you get from the events and mobs inside LA. All the other matz can be acquired elsewhere. If my math is correct it takes 925 total shards to got from blueprint up to tempered (ascended). So collect and stockpile the shards during the two week event for as many backpieces as you plan to make in the future.

      • khenthorne76

        That is not true. You actually can get the blade shards outside LA.

        • khenthorne76

          The blade shards can be random drop from Black Lion Chest

    • Twyll

      You can learn most recipes before you have the rating required to use them (although there might be exceptions, given that I’ve got a recipe with a level requirement–not even rating requirement, but level requirement– sitting in my leatherworking alt’s inventory; anyway, you can certainly learn this recipe at any rating) so your best bet is to get the recipe and have your character learn it, then just craft it once you’re got your rating high enough.

      Mystic Forge recipes are only removed in special circumstances (like the Halloween stuff being redone stats-wise and reintroduced, and temporary recipes designed to remove excess materials from the game and balance the economy being removed once they’re no longer needed), so you’ll definitely be able to stick it all in the Mystic Forge and get the Ascended version even after the event is over.

  • GhostLight

    Finally a cool looking backpiece… it’s a shame I will be stuck with the exotic Version for a loooooooong time. =’D

  • ImSoSharky

    Will the Static,Synergetic and Dynamic one forged or crafted?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Forged most likely

  • Jonh

    thinking that a acendend backpiece is 100 ~ 120g, is it worth? or it will take more than 120g?

  • Guest

    thinking that a acendend backpiece is 100 ~ 120g, is it worth (if i buy all the materials except that ones dropped in the event)? or it will take more than 120g?

  • Guan Nan Wang

    is it jus me or does this back piece look very similar to Queen of Blade from Starcraft 2

  • Alex

    Do u have to transmutate the back pack to wear the back pack

    • vbnnbbnv

      no

  • Alex

    I have the exotic version but if I equip it can i still upgrade it ?

    • MoreVioletsLessViolence

      Yes, as long as you don’t transmute it onto another back piece.

  • Ravvara

    Anyone Else think the Static Tempered Spinal Blades glow a little less than the other two?

    • Jag

      Red is a less energetic color than Blue or Green, so it’ll seem dimmer.

  • sumaussiecobber

    Anyone know when the Power Core and Gifts of Wine coming??

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      In 2 weeks

      • DaGhostDS

        *enter Cryo Sleep for 2 weeks* :O

  • Diabolo

    So if i want Dynamic Tempered Spinal Blades, or I can make Tempered Spinal Blades then change it :?

  • guest

    someone pinged a green one in map chat, so how can you say the colors can’t be made until next living world release?

    • hueeeeeeee

      The chat codes are already in game, that doesn’t mean the person who pinged it owned it.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Do you not understand what chat codes do?

  • Ivy

    If i make Tempered Spinal Blades, can i change them to another color (next LS)

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yes you can since you need it to make it into the other colored ones

  • guest

    can you make the colors or ascended without being a 500?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Nope, need to have either leatherwork/tailor/armorsmith at 500

  • Guest

    The code for the green wings are wrong. When I type it, I get the golem banker.

    • Ballistic

      That’s weird. Wiki has the same code. I know infused code works since I’ve tried it. Haven’t tried non-infused chat code.
      Synergetic Tempered Spinal Blades Infused [&AgGEwwAA]

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Chat codes all work for me, just tested it

  • Eb0n

    Can anyone tell me if I infuse the ascended version, will it keep it’s infusion status and carry it over when I use it to forge the Static version, or will I have to re-infuse the Static version?

    • Baze

      probably like the fractal capacitors, any mods you have in it when you upgrade will be lost.

      • Eb0n

        Thanks for the reply! I probably won’t infuse it until the colored ones come out then.

  • Johnny Rage

    Does the [soulbound and stats] reset back to [accountbound and selectable stats] after you go to the next tier?

    • bogs

      I would say they become account bound again. We know that ascended rings and fractal backpieces revert to account bound once upgraded since they become new items, but still, a confirmation for this particular item would be awesome

      • Sheol

        This is definitely the case. Each time you put it into the forge it becomes account bound again and can be moved between characters.When you equip it, it gives you a warning that it will become soulbound.

        • Johnny Rage

          What about the stats? Do they become selectable again?

          • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

            Yes they become selectable again

  • Charchar

    The backpiece doesnot before soulbound even after choosing the stats, I am able to equip it on another character.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Which version is this? Fine/Masterwork?

      • Balthamel

        I have the exotic version, no stats picked yet, still account bound.

      • Charchar

        It is the exotic version, after I picked the stats it is still account bound.

  • Hungryb4dinner

    I can’t decide the color… think blue looks best though

  • rich

    TY for all the work you do Dulfy! For the back piece, been asking for Angle Wings since launch and yet, we get these elaborate spidery metal whatchamacallits :)

  • Raisedeath

    What if i selected stats for Tempered Spinal Blades – Ascended and i want it infused can i select stats again or it will remain.

  • Omze

    Is this only for level 80 characters or anyone can do it?

    • Omze

      I have a level 32 warrior but haven’t collected any Spinal Blades Blueprint Scrap yet so I am wondering if only level 80 characters are collecting them

      • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

        The blueprints are tradeable and able to be brought on the trading post so anyone any level can get them. I think Blade shards are for any level too.

        • Omze

          Oh great, thanks for the answer :)

          • DaGhostDS

            Actually the blueprint piece are tradable, the Full Blueprint is account bound.

          • Bazagazeal

            I have a lvl50 Warrior and already have the Rare version u.u Waitinig for my friend at lvl80 to give me Orichalcum and Crystalline Dust to upgrade again to Exotic u.u

      • lol

        only certain versions of the back item will be for under lvl 80, in reality, you can’t get the FULL ascended one till you have 500 crafting in tailoring/leatherworking/or armorsmithing.

  • guest

    The orange tempered blades have no description

  • Joel

    Can anyone confirm if Sentinel is an option?

  • Quorthon

    Yes, sentinel can be selected from the list of stats.

  • Passive

    Is the infused version any different (visually) than the normal ascended version?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Nope, identical graphics

  • Zerotee

    can i assign stats and still upgrade to ascended version

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yes you can assign stats and still upgrade

  • John

    no berserker stats on ascended?

    • Dargon

      I haven’t made ascended yet myself, but Exotic definitely has them, so I suspect it’s a typo :)

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      I think you meant the exotic, yes it was a typo on my part and has being added

  • Guest

    saw on wiki that the recipe for Gift of Blades can be purchase from the mystic forge attendant for 5g. Is there anyone who can confirm this?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      It can be, I even mentioned it above..

      • Guest

        Thx Dulfy

  • Teamofoxen

    new to crafting so my question is probably pretty obvious. Where are the advanced spinal blades crafted?

    • The Eternal Dark

      Mystic Forge

  • Teamofoxen

    Nevermind just figured it out :)

  • David Sommer

    Been trying to find out the stats for the item. I bought a back item off TP ages ago and it has for example

    Stat 1 = 12, Stat 2 = 12, Stat 3 = 15

    What do you get on each one, in particular the Exotic version? It works out to about 17.5g to make Exotic.

    • AfricanRockFish

      I would also like to know what the actual numbers are, so I know whether or not it’s worth making ascended. If the numbers only increase by 2 or something, I’m not going to bother. No skin is worth 100+ gold.

      • Khis

        Exotic totals – 47/31/31
        Ascended totals – 56/35/35

        You are still restricted to the stat combinations based on prefixes and suffixes of courses.

      • 123123123123

        It’s usually for people who have nothing else to do and want only gear progression even if it’s minimal, but that’s just my opinion, exotics in all slots are still viable.

    • David Sommer

      Finally got someone to tell it. It was so hard to find out. They all seem to say u can choose but that not what we needed to know.

      Here he had exotic 22, 16, 16

  • ghe

    Just realized that final versions are named after the 3 colleges of the asura race.

  • Crixus

    Hi Dulfy. Can I get a confirmation with the Sentinel Stats? I’m just looking at this with a blank face.

    • Khis

      Sentinel is available on the exotic version.

      • Crixus

        Well that sucks lol Thanks guys

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      It would appear sentinel is a stat on the exotic version but not ascended version :(

      • someone

        maybe report it as a bug on the forums. I cant believe this would be intended.

  • Pain Of Balthazar

    Just a question. If I infuse my piece back, so to put an infusion +10 for example. When we can put the desired color on March 4th is what 10 will be retained or infusion is destroy ?

    • Sty

      As the mystic forge creates a new object, infusion will very likely be destroyed.

  • Hachi-chan

    If you equip the ascended version, it becomes souldbound, doesn’t it?

  • Max

    Can I wear it in the meantime while I’m gathering the materials to make the ascended version?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yes you can wear it

  • Ty Tass

    If i gather all the materials needed that come from the event in LA (like blades, and recipes), will i be able to craft it afterwards (after the event ended in la)? Also, how many blade shards are needed for an ascended one in total? And is it anything else than the blades that are only possible to get from the event?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      500 Blade shards, it is under shopping list. Blade shards is the only one you need to get, everything else including the gift of blades recipe is not tied to event (can be brought from mystic forge vendor for 5 gold)

      • Azrael.3805

        To clarify the above, 500 blade shards are needed to upgrade from the exotic version to the ascended version. In TOTAL, as per the original question, 925 blade shards are needed to fully upgrade each backpiece.

        • Lord

          Yes, if we do not need Blade Shard for the Dynamic, Static or Energetic version.
          Need to store an really massive amount of them ;-)

  • ImSofaKingGood

    The glow from the red Static one looks significantly weaker than the glow on the yellow, blue, and green ones based on previewing them in-game…

    • Azrael

      Red glow actually appears weaker even in real life – that’s why it’s usually used for alarm clocks and probably military purposes too, although I can’t claim any special expertise there.

  • Max Severest

    If I craft the ascended back with a character , can I transfer it to another character through the bank?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yes

      • aeryn

        Yes to what question?

        • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

          The question was if they can craft the ascended backpiece and xfer to another character on the same account

    • Madoka

      On the official wiki, the ascended and infused one said Account Bound and Soulbound on use, is that true?

  • Balme101

    I wish it was just the Blades and no Jet pack :P its too bulky

  • speleomaniac

    Why do we have Obsidian Shards in shopping list for the ascended I don’t see any use for it?

    • Lord

      They are used for the vision crystal, to make the dragonite ingot, empyreal star and bloodstone brick,

  • dejf

    So if i wonna INFUSE this what do i need cose u write it require 1 TEMPERED spinal blade.. Tempered??

    • Lord

      Tempered Spinal Blade is the name for the Ascended Back piece.
      So you upgrade it up to ascended, and then you infused to get a tempered bakcpiece – infused
      We still don’t know if an infused tempered back piece will become an infused dynamic tempered backpiec or just a dynamic tempered backpiece

  • dejf

    Is that mean that i have to do Ascended back piece once again????

  • Hulders

    What augments take the base stats of 22/16/16 to Exotic totals 47/31/31?
    Is that a crest or jewel.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      The base stats should be 22/16/16. It was the wrong stats.

  • Alex

    Hi, very nice guide!
    what is the stat of the infusion after MForge? txs

    • Alex

      You can infuse this by using the following in the mystic forge: 1 Tempered Spinal Blade, 250 Glob of Ectoplasm, 1 Gift of Ascension, 1 Glob of Coagulated Mists Essence. (Gift is purchased from Fractal vendor for 500 Fractal Relics. Glob is a drop from inside Fractal of the Mists)
      I should better ask what is the stat of this infusion slot after MF with components above?
      txs

    • -=Zan=-

      “Infused” just means you are able to place an Infusion into the item… So, after Infusing the item, it will have an empty “Infusion” slot.. You choose which infusion you want to place there.

  • LazyLiam

    Hey dulfy, on the quick guide on how to make the ascended crafting materials, you have two lots of ‘Deldrimor steel ingot’ , the title for the list with cloth would be ‘Bolt of Damask’ ;) Keep up the good work :)

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      thanks fixed

  • Alex

    “You can infuse this by using the following in the mystic forge: 1 Tempered Spinal Blade, 250 Glob of Ectoplasm, 1 Gift of Ascension, 1 Glob of Coagulated Mists Essence. (Gift is purchased from Fractal vendor for 500 Fractal Relics. Glob is a drop from inside Fractal of the Mists)”

    I should better ask what is the stat will get the infusion slot but not Tempered SB after MF with components above?
    tsx

  • pahern

    Thanks for the great info Dulfy. One correction – the amount of iron ore should be 3 per ingot for both iron ingots and steel ingots in the Deldrimor Steel Ingot ingredient list, so 20 iron ingots / 60 iron ore and 10 steel ingots / 30 iron ore and 10 lumps of coal.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      thanks corrected

  • Marie Cinnabar

    Is that world gone MAD or it’s me? I started on that back pack but now, I realy regrette it!… it is totaly ridicullus the amount of stuff you need to make it! OO… sorry, am juste a fible smal time player that juste want to have fun!!… tho. Marie Cinnabar. But, ty for your impeccable infos.

    • TerrabyteX

      It’s cheaper then crafting other ascended back items. It’s also cheap to make it to exotic.

  • Paul Zev Gyllensten

    4x elonian wine, 10x the respective power core you want the color of, 1x tempered spinal backpiece, 10x crystalline dust

    http://imgur.com/PCQR1zg
    http://imgur.com/40VnNvj

    Zevyr [EXSS] – Desolation

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Cool ty for the info :)

    • corpdecker

      Thanks for the info. The recipe on the Power Cores says incandescent dust, but it is in fact crystalline dust like you posted.

    • Sqveeze

      lolbug

  • Werewolf

    if i equip and souldbind the exotic backpiece and then ascend it,does it become acc-bound again?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yes it does become account bound again when you upgrade it

  • Arya

    Backpiece is account bound and stays account bound even after picking stats.
    Definitely says soul bound for me

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Which version? the exotic and below oens didn’t soulbind after selecting stats, at least last patch. They might have changed it

      • Cherry

        I just made the blue version just to enter the purple portal and it says it’s soulbound after equiping it, no stats are selected yet. I’ve yet to upgrade it to see if it becomes accountbound again.

      • Madoka

        I think they changed it, I did the fine and master version, after picking the stat, they become soulbound, they fixed the back piece.

      • Shifted

        They patched it. My exotic was acc bound, now it’s SB. Lame :C

  • Pimpcanes

    Dynamic Tempered Spinal Blades (Infused) :D

  • Ranko

    For the colored versions, does the recipe only work with the ascended version? I have already upgraded to ascended(infused) and would definitely like to change the color.

  • DaGhostDS
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/113912762@N02/ Heras Death

      that is so epic dude, grats!

  • Just A Guest

    If I have a soulbound exotic back piece and then upgrade it to ascended, does it lose the soulbound?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yes it becomes account bound

      • Just A Guest

        Thanks!

  • Eosset

    Static Infused Spinal Blades with Horns :)

  • Eosset

    Static Infused Spinal Blades with Horns

  • Eosset

    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c354/h2opolojuan26/gw009_zps1c18bcd9.jpg
    Static Infused Spinal Blades with Horns

    Delete mistakes please O:)

  • Invalidist

    Dynamic Tempered Spinal Blades in High Defnition

  • TerrabyteX

    Dulfy do you know if you make it Static ( Red ) and you change your mind , can you make it Tempered ( Green ) ? Or you have to craft anotherone ?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Probably need to craft another

      • TerrabyteX

        Thanks for the fast reply and Wow that sucks……

  • AGPrometheus

    If I have the ascended version with stats already chosen, and I turn it into one of the colored versions, will it let me choose stats again?

    • insane_shadowblade85

      Yes, yes you will. However, you will also be forced to get another infusion since it’ll remove it.

  • insane_shadowblade85

    Here’s my thief wearing the Static Tempered Spinal Blade.

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

    You can update to this picture if you want.

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

      all 3 crafting

  • Lord

    Hi Dulfy, If you have an already Infused Tempered Spinal Blade and upgrade it to Static, Dynamic or Synergetic, do you loose the infused option ?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      You lose the infused option I believe

  • Lord

    Does the Static, Dynamic or Synergetic Tempered Spinal Blade have different stats (offensive, defensive or utility slot). Hors is it just color ?

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

      Just color change

  • Rol

    I made Synergetic Tempered Spinal Blades by worng i meant to make Dynamic Tempered Spinal Blades ,, :/ is there any way i can change the color again?

    • sadpanda

      i really hope you can as ive done the same it sucks hard

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      I don’t think there is a way at the moment :(

      • Keeper

        Do you have an update if theres a way to change the color?

    • Guest

      i dud the same thing exactly the same argh hope you can change it

    • Nicholas G E

      i did the same thing exactly the same thing arghhh i hope they make it so you can i even submitted a ticket to anet lol

  • Christopher Waling

    too many mats, looks crap, no thanks anet I’ll wait for the next one

  • Archi

    in the preview window, stowing a shield makes the colored ascended back piece disappear until you wield the weapon again. can anyone confirm if this is true or false in game? it’ll affect whether i make the red one for my pistol/shield engi or the blue one for my gs/staff guardian.

    • DevGuyFry

      its true. The backpiece also acts as if it were connected to the shield when you take your weapons out. It follows the shield then shoots back to where it should be.

      • Archi

        Barf! That’s only cool if it sticks to the shield when I throw the shield, but I’m sure that doesn’t happen.

        Alright, blue colored back piece for my guardian it is.

  • Silversyth

    you can also buy Obsidian Shards in the refugee camps for 50 belongings and some silver.

  • Nils

    Hey Dulfy, is there a way to get the blade shards after the lion-archs event ? because i didnt get the time to farm the mats in a so short period of time

    • whenimaj

      yes they have made it so that all aetherblade mobs across tyria will drop it even aftr patch

      • George Jason Hamilton

        As long as you have at least one blade shard, you can create more by using the mystic forge recipe:

        1 pile of glittering dust

        1 pile of shimmering dust

        1 blade shard

        50 watchwork sprockets

        which will yield 10-15 blade shards.

  • Flawian Zasępa

    Where’s the Mystic Forge now?

    • insane_shadowblade85

      It’s in Vigil Keep. Once you enter Vigil Keep (through the doors) follow the path past the dungeon vendors and you’ll see it.

  • John

    do Static Tempered Spinal Blades soulbind upon equip?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yes

  • Zdenon

    “Crafting Requirements
    Be 500 in either Leatherwork, Tailor or Armorsmith”
    But its required to be 500 in huntsman/weaponsmth. too? How can i do this “Vision Crystal
    5 Dragonite Ingot (100 Dragonite Ore + 2 Obsidian Shard) x5
    5 Empyreal Star (100 Empyreal Fragment + 2 Obsidian Shard) x5
    5 Bloodstone Brick (100 Bloodstone Dust + 2 Obsidian Shard ) x5
    1 Augur’s Stone (20 skill points)” without having 500 on hunt/weapon.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      You can make vision crystal on leatherwork, tailor, armorsmith

      • Zdenon

        thank u

  • Stealthnugget

    Hm, question: if I make on of these (let’s say ascended) and then transmute it, can I still enter the purple portal by Touma?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      I think so

      • Soulfist

        Yep tried on a transmuted exotic backpiece and got in by the purple portal. XD

        • Dreamweaver

          Dunno if it’s a glitch but I got my Mesmer into the purple portal w/o a spinal back piece.

  • londonandy

    I messed this up! I crafted advanced, as artificer (500) Wore it. Now I can’t upgrade it to ascended!

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      You can still make it. Gift of Blades/Vision crystal are account bound. Once you upgrade it, it goes back to account bound,

      • londonandy

        Thanks! I would never of figured it out. I really appreciate your help.

  • Thorghan

    Do I understand the guide right, that if I want to choose berserker stats, I have to craft the ascended version since you can only choose between some stats at lower quality?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Berserker stats starts at exotic but you will want the ascended version anyways since it has better stats than exotic

      • Thorghan

        Thanks for the quick answer.

  • Txon Atana

    Just adding a note here for those going after the Ascended version: I see that it requires Vision Crystal and I just would say that it’s not obtainable by crafting only, I got one of it after finishing Scarlet and I was even woundering what it would be for. I just saw what it is going to be used for, hehe. Not sure if it’s a default reward for anyone completing that instance or if I was lucky enough to get a Vision Crystal :)

    • Movi

      might have been lucky :) i got a lesser vision crystal

      • Txon Atana

        Oh my fault maybe, at first glance I didn’t realize that but yes, I got a “Lesser Vision Crystal” too. At first I didn’t see the difference. But question remains, is it the default reward for doing that instance, or is it a random reward?

        Sorry for any mistake btw.

        • M P

          me and a friend got it too at first time completing it. so my guess is: standart loot. as far as i know “lesser vision crystal” is used in crafting ascended armor only.

  • Warp2

    Hi. Does someone know if Magi stats (Healing, precision, vitality) are also available for ascended Version?

    • azurefiction

      You can select Magi on the exotic version, so it stands to reason you’ll be able to pick those stats on the Ascended as well.

      http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Advanced_Spinal_Blades

      • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

        It is not on the ascended version, I wrote down all the stat combos in the ascended section. Those are what is available: Apothecary, Berserker, Berserker and Valkyrie, Cavalier, Celestial, Cleric, Dire and Rabid, Knight, Precision Power Toughness, Rabid, Rabid and Apothecary, Rampager, Solder.

  • RabidCoqui

    In case folks missed the post on the forums, don’t throw away any extra blade shards yet. ANet said they plan on adding a way to trade them for something. Now I regret throwing away several stacks already. :P

  • Tiny_Parks

    Does anybody know if there is a time limit on crafting this backpiece? will I still be able to do it after event ends? I haven’t been able to play in over a month, and I still would have to level one of the crafts that i dont have to get this.

    • azurefiction

      Yes, you’ll be able to make it after the event ends. You can buy the blueprints to make the first stage off of the trading post and the spinal blades will continue to drop of aetherblade enemies long after the event is over. Might take you a bit longer, but it will be available to you.

  • Dia

    Is it me or is it MUCH cheaper to infuse any of the three colored ascended spinal blades than the uncolored one?

    According to this, the tempered spinal blade requires 250 ectos, while the dynamic/static/synergetic do not.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      That is correct, cheaper to infuse the colored ones

      • oh dear

        damn it, I used the 250 ecto recipe^^

  • nekodoken

    Hi Dulfy, assault knight power cores do not drop from knight of the associated color. Once any knight is beaten, everyone participating gets a chance of up to 3 cores of random colors at the end of the knight event. Thanks!

  • jecharedene

    hi, Dulfy.
    Am I right that now it is impossible to get blades for this craft as the event is over?

    • jechardene

      I’ve found the answer below. thank you

  • Hai Phan

    which of those three professions is cheapest to max to 500?

    • Peshyy

      Hmm.. maybe Leatherworking, but also know that the Leatherworking material for Gift of Blades is the cheapest if you intend on just buying it from the TP instead of making it :)

  • Analyst

    I don’t know where the recipe went for the infused ones but its tempered spinal blades+ X Assault Knight Power Core + Gift of ascension + Coagulated mist essence.
    I was stumped but its all good now :)

  • Turvo

    Can you use a coloured one say a blue one in the recipe for a red one

    • Peshyy

      The recipes are all the same, except for the 10x different cores. And no, you can’t. If you put 10 Dynamic, you’ll get the blue ones. If you put 10 Static, you’ll get the red ones. If you put 10 Synergetic, you’ll get the green ones. :)

  • Sephard

    You can’t create the coloured ones now, am I right? Since nothing drops the cores …

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Can still buy them from the TP I think

  • Disproportional

    Once youve made your ascended colored version of the SPinal blades pack, can you say, change the color? I messed up and picked the wrong stats and was hoping to find a way to change the stats through changing the color. I am guessing I am pretty much screwed on this as I tried to change the color but the forge would not accept the pack since it is ascended.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Don’t think there is a way to change the color :(

      • Disproportional

        Sadly I have a knack for asking the wrong questions. WHat I really want to do is change the stats. I picked berserk stats for my guard and needed Power Tough Vitality type stats is there a way to alter the piece to change the stats or is it a lost cause?

        • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

          Are you at the final colored ascended stage? If so I believe the stat picking was a one time thingie. If you are at the regular ascended stage you can still pick stats by upgrading to the color stage

          • Disproportional

            See heres the thing. I think it is completely finished. However, it only has 1 infusion slot. should it have 2? If it should have 2 I might be able to change the stats. otherwise I just might have to make another if necessary, though i might just leave it as is.

  • Lamuness

    On the wiki it says Account bound, but when you infuse a colored one it says Soulbound on use.

    Can anyone verify whether or not these become soulbound after color + infuse?

  • Brad Schmeling

    is there any way to get blade shards other than the forge, now that the event is over?

    • Ferozstein

      The watchwork sprocket node in home instance gives shards occassionally, they also randomly drop from aetherblade mobs (at the JP or in EotM).

  • Massimo Mazzini

    i have a “Twin Spinal Blades” and i have all material for upgrade the backpack on “Quad Spinal Blades” but the forge will not let me upgrade the backpack.

    1 Spinal Blade Pack (from above) – is Ok
    50 Blade Shards – is Ok
    10 Luminous Dust – Is Ok
    50 Steel Ingot – This is gray

    someone has an idea why ?

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