GW2 New Crafting Backpacks Guide

A guide and gallery to the new crafting backpacks introduced with GW2 September Feature Pack. This guide now include all 48 backpacks.

Note: All the backpacks are account bound on creation so you must have the crafting skill on your account to acquire the backpiece. You will lose the backpack when you upgrade it to to the next tier but the skin is unlocked in the wardrobe automatically.

  • These backpacks do with selectable stats and all have an upgrade slot (your need to right click the backpack in your inventory to select the stats). The final tier (400) also have a defensive or offensive infusion slot, depending on which one you picked to craft.



Backpack Skill Recipe
Simple Armorsmith’s Backpack 0
  • 1 Crafter’s Backpack Frame (purchased from the crafting vendor for 8 copper)
  • 1 Simple Armorsmith’s Tools (5 Bronze Ingots)
Sturdy Armorsmith’s Backpack 75
  • 1 Simple Armorsmith’s Backpack
  • 1 Sturdy Armorsmith’s Tools (5 Iron Ingots)
Practical Armorsmith’s Backpack 150
  • 1 Sturdy Armorsmith’s Backpack
  • 1 Practical Armorsmith’s Tools (5 Steel Ingots)
Intricate Armorsmith’s Backpack 275
  • 1 Practical Armorsmith’s Backpack
  • 1 Intricate Armorsmith’s Tools (5 Darksteel Ingots)
Ornate Armorsmith’s Backpack 300
  • 1 Intricate Armorsmith’s Backpack
  • 1 Ornate Armorsmith’s Tools (5 Mithril Ingots)
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
Elegant Armorsmith’s Backpack 400
  • 1 Ornate Armorsmith’s Backpack
  • 1 Elegant Armorsmith’s Tools (5 Orichalcum Ingots)
  • 3 Glob of Ectoplasm

Simple Armorsmith’s Backpack/Sturdy Armorsmith’s Backpack


Practical Armorsmith’s Backpack/Intricate Armorsmith’s Backpack


Ornate Armorsmith’s Backpack/Elegant Armorsmith’s Backpack



Backpack Skill Recipe
Simple Artificer’s Backpack 0
  • 1 Crafter’s Backpack Frame (purchased from the crafting vendor for 8 copper)
  • 1 Simple Artificer’s Tools (5 Bronze Ingots)
Sturdy Artificer’s Backpack 75
  • 1 Simple Artificer’s Backpack
  • 1 Sturdy Artificer’s Tools (5 Iron Ingots)
Practical Artificer’s Backpack 150
  • 1 Sturdy Artificer’s Backpack
  • 1 Practical Artificer’s Tools (5 Steel Ingots)
Intricate Artificer’s Backpack 275
  • 1 Practical Artificer’s Backpack
  • 1 Intricate Artificer’s Tools (5 Darksteel Ingots)
Ornate Artificer’s Backpack 300
  • 1 Intricate Artificer’s Backpack
  • 1 Ornate Artificer’s Tools (5 Mithril Ingots)
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
Elegant Artificer’s Backpack 400
  • 1 Ornate Artificer’s Backpack
  • 1 Elegant Artificer’s Tools (5 Orichalcum Ingots)
  • 3 Glob of Ectoplasm

Simple Artificer’s Backpack/Sturdy Artificer’s Backpack


Practical Artificer’s Backpack/Intricate Artificer’s Backpack


Ornate Artificer’s Backpack/Elegant Artificer’s Backpack



Backpack Skill Recipe
Simple Chef’s Backpack 0
Basic Chef’s Backpack 75
Savory Chef’s Backpack 150
  • 1 Basic Chef’s Backpack
  • 1 Savory Chef’s Tools (5 Paste Noodles)
Hearty Chef’s Backpack 275
Gourmet Chef’s Backpack 300
Ambrosial Chef’s Backpack 400

Simple Chef’s Backpack/Basic Chef’s Backpack


Savory Chef’s Backpack/Hearty Chef’s Backpack


Gourmet Chef’s Backpack/Ambrosial Chef’s Backpack



Backpack Skill Recipe
Simple Huntsman’s Backpack 0
  • 1 Crafter’s Backpack Frame (purchased from the crafting vendor for 8 copper)
  • 1 Simple Huntsman’s Tools (5 Green Wood Planks)
Sturdy Huntsman’s Backpack 75
  • 1 Simple Huntsman’s Backpack
  • 1 Sturdy Huntsman’s Tools (5 Soft Wood Planks)
Practical Huntsman’s Backpack 150
  • 1 Sturdy Huntsman’s Backpack
  • 1 Practical Huntsman’s Tools (5 Seasoned Wood Planks)
Intricate Huntsman’s Backpack 275
  • 1 Practical Huntsman’s Backpack
  • 1 Intricate Huntsman’s Tools (5 Hard Wood Planks)
Ornate Huntsman’s Backpack 300
  • 1 Intricate Huntsman’s Backpack
  • 1 Ornate Huntsman’s Tools (5 Elder Wood Planks)
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
Elegant Huntsman’s Backpack 400
  • 1 Ornate Huntsman’s Backpack
  • 1 Elegant Huntsman’s Tools (5 Ancient Wood Planks)
  • 3 Glob of Ectoplasm

Simple Huntsman’s Backpack/Sturdy Huntsman’s Backpack


Practical Huntsman’s Backpack/Intricate Huntsman’s Backpack


Ornate Huntsman’s Backpack/Elegant Huntsman’s Backpack



Backpack Skill Recipe
Simple Jeweler’s Backpack 0
  • 1 Crafter’s Backpack Frame (purchased from the crafting vendor for 8 copper)
  • 1 Simple Jeweler’s Tools (5 Bronze Ingots)
Sturdy Jeweler’s Backpack 75
  • 1 Simple Jeweler’s Backpack
  • 1 Sturdy Jeweler’s Tools (5 Iron Ingots)
Practical Jeweler’s Backpack 150
  • 1 Sturdy Jeweler’s Backpack
  • 1 Practical Jeweler’s Tools (5 Steel Ingots)
Intricate Jeweler’s Backpack 275
  • 1 Practical Jeweler’s Backpack
  • 1 Intricate Jeweler’s Tools (5 Darksteel Ingots)
Ornate Jeweler’s Backpack 300
  • 1 Intricate Jeweler’s Backpack
  • 1 Ornate Jeweler’s Tools (5 Mithril Ingots)
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
Elegant Jeweler’s Backpack 400
  • 1 Ornate Jeweler’s Backpack
  • 1 Elegant Jeweler’s Tools (5 Orichalcum Ingots)
  • 3 Glob of Ectoplasm

Simple Jeweler’s Backpack/Sturdy Jeweler’s Backpack


Practical Jeweler’s Backpack/Intricate Jeweler’s Backpack


Ornate Jeweler’s Backpack/Elegant Jeweler’s Backpack



Backpack Skill Recipe
Simple Leatherworker’s Backpack 0
  • 1 Crafter’s Backpack Frame (purchased from the crafting vendor for 8 copper)
  • 1 Simple Leatherworker’s Tools (5 Stretched Rawhide Leather Squares)
Sturdy Leatherworker’s Backpack 75
  • 1 Simple Leatherworker’s Backpack
  • 1 Sturdy Leatherworker’s Tools (5 Cured Thin Leather Squares)
Practical Leatherworker’s Backpack 150
  • 1 Sturdy Leatherworker’s Backpack
  • 1 Practical Leatherworker’s Tools (5 Cured Coarse Leather Squares)
Intricate Leatherworker’s Backpack 275
  • 1 Practical Leatherworker’s Backpack
  • 1 Intricate Leatherworker’s Tools (5 Cured Rugged Leather Squares)
Ornate Leatherworker’s Backpack 300
  • 1 Intricate Leatherworker’s Backpack
  • 1 Ornate Leatherworker’s Tools (5 Cured Thick Leather Squares)
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
Elegant Leatherworker’s Backpack 400
  • 1 Ornate Leatherworker’s Backpack
  • 1 Elegant Leatherworker’s Tools (5 Cured Hardened Leather Squares)
  • 3 Glob of Ectoplasm

Simple Leatherworker’s Backpack/Sturdy Leatherworker’s Backpack


Practical Leatherworker’s Backpack/Intricate Leatherworker’s Backpack


Ornate Leatherworker’s Backpack/Elegant Leatherworker’s Backpack



Backpack Skill Recipe
Simple Tailor’s Backpack 0
  • 1 Crafter’s Backpack Frame (purchased from the crafting vendor for 8 copper)
  • 1 Simple Tailor’s Tools (3 Bolts of Jute, 2 Spools of Jute Thread)
Sturdy Tailor’s Backpack 75
  • 1 Simple Tailor’s Backpack
  • 1 Sturdy Tailor’s Tools (3 Bolts of Wool, 2 Spools of Wool Thread)
Practical Tailor’s Backpack 150
  • 1 Sturdy Tailor’s Backpack
  • 1 Practical Tailor’s Tools (3 Bolts of Cotton, 2 Spools of Cotton Thread)
Intricate Tailor’s Backpack 275
  • 1 Practical Tailor’s Backpack
  • 1 Intricate Tailor’s Tools (3 Bolts of Linen, 2 Spools of Linen Thread)
Ornate Tailor’s Backpack 300
  • 1 Intricate Tailor’s Backpack
  • 1 Ornate Tailor’s Tools (3 Bolts of Silk, 2 Spools of Silk Thread)
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
Elegant Tailor’s Backpack 400
  • 1 Ornate Tailor’s Backpack
  • 1 Elegant Tailor’s Tools (3 Bolts of Gossamer, 2 Spools of Gossamer Thread)
  • 3 Glob of Ectoplasm

Simple Tailor’s Backpack/Sturdy Tailor’s Backpack


Practical Tailor’s Backpack/Intricate Tailor’s Backpack


Ornate Tailor’s Backpack/Elegant Tailor’s Backpack



Backpack Skill Recipe
Simple Weaponsmith’s Backpack 0
  • 1 Crafter’s Backpack Frame (purchased from the crafting vendor for 8 copper)
  • 1 Simple Weaponsmith’s Tools (5 Bronze Ingots)
Sturdy Weaponsmith’s Backpack 75
  • 1 Simple Weaponsmith’s Backpack
  • 1 Sturdy Weaponsmith’s Tools (5 Iron Ingots)
Practical Weaponsmith’s Backpack 150
  • 1 Sturdy Weaponsmith’s Backpack
  • 1 Practical Weaponsmith’s Tools (5 Steel Ingots)
Intricate Weaponsmith’s Backpack 275
  • 1 Practical Weaponsmith’s Backpack
  • 1 Intricate Weaponsmith’s Tools (5 Darksteel Ingots)
Ornate Weaponsmith’s Backpack 300
  • 1 Intricate Weaponsmith’s Backpack
  • 1 Ornate Weaponsmith’s Tools (5 Mithril Ingots)
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
Elegant Weaponsmith’s Backpack 400
  • 1 Ornate Weaponsmith’s Backpack
  • 1 Elegant Weaponsmith’s Tools (5 Orichalcum Ingots)
  • 3 Glob of Ectoplasm

Simple Weaponsmith’s Backpack/Sturdy Weaponsmith’s Backpack


Practical Weaponsmith’s Backpack/Intricate Weaponsmith’s Backpack


Ornate Weaponsmith’s Backpack/Elegant Weaponsmith’s Backpack


  • Sstromquist

    I’m don’t think this clear enough in the description. The backpacks have selectable stats when you right click them in your inventory. You can equip them without choosing stats, however.

    • Oh they have stats, hmm I missed that lol

      • Maxwell Pomeroy Sr.

        yep – not just the normal everyday ones either. Settler’s, Magi, Soldier’s, all there.

  • StoneyB

    Bear! RAWR!

  • theady

    are they gonna make ascended versions of these?

    • Ares Zax

      Unlikely, given that we already have MF recipes for those. Not to mention the stuff like the various God backpacks and Mawdrey.

  • Guest

    You’re missing the Ascended screenshots.

    • There is no ascended version currently.

      • 零号元素

        I played on CN server. Are they actually like CN version, more powerful than ascended backpieces because they come with full ascended stats but can STILL be gem slotted?

  • jedsia

    I am curous why Anet made the Jeweler have to use Iron and Steel…when they cant even make those. Why not use silver and gold? Its the only backpack that a profession could not make soley on their own.

    • Shinokata

      Agreed, it makes very little sense for Jewelers to have to get their mats from another crafting discipline.

      • Braghez

        I think that is was just an error xD Prob gonna fix it soon with the right items

  • For Your Life

    What do you make after the elegant backpack? When you examine elegant it says you can use as a crafting ingredient.

    • Braghez

      Meybe they ll put the ascended version too someday xD…since it already have a agony slot even if it’s only exotic

    • already tried the standard infused/ascended recipe on it? With gift of ascension and a glob and ectos?

      • Sterling

        asked this on the main forums, was told it wasnt an option for the forge.

  • Jesse Wan

    It’d be nice if you could make a list or something that added up all the base crafting ingredients you’d need to make everything, assuming you had one of every profession.

  • Andrew McCunn

    Looks like the tailoring one is the only practical looking backpack.

    • Sterling

      really? my charr warrior is totally going to be running around with a lit demon bull oven on his back.

      • Andrew McCunn

        That makes perfect sense! Why don’t we have packs like that in real life?

        • Ares Zax

          You mean you don’t go adventuring with a liquor cabinet on your back? Amateur! 😉

          • Andrew McCunn

            Please, I’m a professional! I pour all of my liquids into my backpack. Containers simply take up space! Sure, separating the water from the lamp oil and bug spray can be a bit of a pain, but I think we can ALL agree it’s worth it, providing nobody casts any fire magic…

        • Sterling

          exactly, I dont know how many times I have just been walking around and suddenly started craving BBQ Dolyak ribs wishing I had only brought my BBQ backpack along

  • Leaf

    The only thing really ennoying about these last backpacks : level 78.

    • naahzo

      funny thing is they have better stats than normal lvl 80 exotic backgear(32/18/18 compared to 22/16/16), but you can only upgrade them with lvl 65 gems,so you lose some stats(lvl 80 gems – 25/15/15,lvl 65 gems – 21/13/13) but in the end,you get more primary stats on the lvl 78 exotic crafting backpacks than on normal lvl 80 exotic backpieces(53/31/31 to 47/31/31)^^

      but that doesnt really matter if you already have an ascended backpiece(56/35/35)…but them crafting backpacks are really cheap(~around 1g?)

    • Some Body

      You can use a lvl 65 Embellished jewel in the upgrade slot and the stats are higher than a level 80 exotic. Plus with the infusion slot it’s definitely better than an exotic lvl 80.

  • and still these backs aren’t portable crafting stations? :O with these tons of materials and tools you would almost say its a portable crafting station

    • jewbag

      No you’d have to pay gems for something like that, duh.

  • 信玄武田

    Oh man. I love these. I really like these backpacks. I think the Elegant Artificer’s Backpack will look awesome on my warrior and my thief can have a huge bag (maybe Intricate Leatherworker’s Backpack, or Ornate Tailor’s Backpack) for all the things he has stolen

  • Basaltface

    these are really nice to the greatest parts. There was some actual thought in the design and hey.. these are backpacks that got vibrant colours and designs and look “natural” for once.. im sold

  • Mark

    Elegant Leatherworker’s Backpack…
    Yo Dawg,I heard you like bears, so we put a bear on your back so you can Bearbow Ranger while you Bearbow Ranger.

    • tinnic

      The back story could be that the pelt comes from a beloved pet who perished in your childhood, during ranger training. So you made it into a backpack and that way, you and your old friend would never have to be separated!

      • Mark

        Hahahahaha, well played 😀

  • Some Body

    Anyone know what the “Captain’s” stats are?

    • DoRnbush

      “Captain” stats have already been in the game prior to this patch. They are the Precision, Power, Toughness stats with Precision being the main guy. Similar to Knight’s but not. Anet finally got around to slapping a name on it.

  • Amadahy

    That’s unfortunate. I don’t see any of the little packs from some pictures someone posted a few months back. There were 2-3 I would have considered making/buying, but I’m not seeing them in these sets?

  • laughingoutloud

    hehe, the only decent looking backpack is thankfully an easy one to make:

    Simple Tailor’s Backpack/Sturdy Tailor’s Backpack

  • Sterling

    in the introduction, you should add the level requirement to wear a given tier of backpack.

  • Conncept

    Some of these are so ridiculous.

    I’m carrying around a chest to keep my crafting things in, but instead of putting the things I need inside the chest, I’m going to hang them in a shelf off the side where they are exposed to the elements and likely to be stolen or lost.

    Even better, lets chain a freaking anvil to the bottom of the chest with its working face inches from the surface it is chained to so that we couldn’t possibly ever use it.


    • Stewman

      Yeah, as realistic as a greatsword made out of nightsky… 😛

      • Pernilongo


      • ungascarlo

        good one 🙂

  • nell

    The lower tier ones look better imo , the highest tier…really? The practical weaponsmith…HAH

  • aruu

    man i always wanted a drawer as a back piece, thanks, Anet!

  • gena

    Well, some of the lower tiers would look good for RPers?

  • sharpe things are scary

    *Buys a bunch furniture at Ikea*

    Cashier: “Filling up your new apartment, eh?
    Adventurer: “Apartment? I’m going to wear this.”

    Watch as Arenanet releases armor that when wearing the entire set it transforms you into a sofa.

    • Neva

      HAHAHAHA oh god, this comment totally made my night.

  • Tuilly

    I want to see cosplays.

  • Sylar^

    I really like these new backs, so many cool ones i wanna theme around but not enough toons! D:

  • Claudio Massimo Maria Cardigno

    i crafted a tailor exotic back and chose the berseker+ valkyrie stats,but have +32power+18ferocity+18vitality. the question is, where is the precision?
    have someone the same problem?

    • Calach

      The berserker+valk stats is valkyrie backpiece + berserker gem. Add the best ruby jewel to it you can, and then you will have those stats.

  • Argus Thrasher

    I’ve been trying to add an exquisite jewel to the upgrade slot and it wont let me for whatever reason. I have the Elegant Weaponsmith’s Backpack set to Cavalier’s stats. I’ve tried adding all sorts of Exquisite jewels and none of them work. Am I missing something here? Maybe it’s a different type of upgrade that needs to be put there? Please help…. ><

    • J Manzon

      you can use Embellished since the backpiece is only lvl 78.

      • Thanks J ! I have been trying out different upgrade items with no luck.

  • Harry Felker

    Dulfy? “Unequip this backpack to use it as a crafting ingredient. Using this as a
    crafting ingredient will destroy any upgrade held within.”

    Is this meaning in order to craft the next level piece? if so why is it on the top one?

  • Rose

    Hello, I have crafted by mistake the wrong backpack – I crafted the Elegant Jeweler’s Backpack with the defensive infusion instead of the one with the offensive. Do you know if I can exchange it somehow or am I stuck and need to re-do it?

  • Emraan Hasan Anik

    Find one that fits your lifestyle—and your frame. We evaluated several backpacks to find those with the best balance of fit, quality, comfort, and other features. We tested each backpack in a “tumbler” to see how well each would stand up to regular use (and possibly abuse). And we asked panelists to test the backpacks for comfort, using them in ways that simulate movements an average person makes in a typical day—walking, running, going up and down stairs, and picking things up from the floor—while wearing each backpack.
    Take a look –

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