GW2 Upcoming Items from August 9 Patch

A list and gallery of upcoming items from August 9 patch. Chat codes taken from that_shaman’s thread.


[&CvUaAAA=] Staff


[&Cu4aAAA=] Longbow


Anniversary Packs

  • Anniversary Backpack and Mail Carrier Pack
  • Double-click to choose an exclusive city-themed backpack and receive an anniversary mail carrier.

Divinity’s Reach Rucksack – [&CvIaAAA=]


Hoelbrak Mountain Pack – [&CuwaAAA=]


Rata Sum Apparatus – [&CuoaAAA=]


Grove Hydria – [&CvYaAAA=]


Black Citadel Engine – [&Cu8aAAA=]



These are the new Bloodstone Dyes in the gemstore for 125 gems each, 5 for 500 gems or 25 for 2500 gems.


  • Devu

    The Rata Sum backpiece. Yes please.

    • Knight_ldr

      Agreed! The others are lackluster or have better themed backpacks already, like the plant one for example.

      I have Mawdrey that is much cooler looking and has some story to it.

      • Tahmoh

        Yeah i agree, also where’s the lions arch backpack for those who consider themselves a resident of that city rather than the home cities?

        • Da Po

          I, too, would love a gorgeous lion head backpiece~

        • snowgim

          That would be cool. And while I spend most of my time in LA, I actually consider Ebonhawke to be my adopted home. Ebonhawke backpack plz?
          Well, I can dream…

          • Tahmoh

            ebonhawke needs some love too i agree…maybe one day they will do something in that area that will finally help ebonhawke become the awesome community hub it deserves to be.

      • Alot

        Yeah, you’ll probably have to take a starter city backpack for the next 5 years – with the lion backpack appearing 6 years from now -.-

        • Guest

          Do we know how they are acquired yet? Newish player here.

          • Braghez

            Probably they will be given out for the 4th anniversary, but your character need to have 4 years to reclaim them. That said you will be able to get them too, but in 4 years unluckily. The rewards are set for certain “age milestones”.

        • Ares Zax

          It might not be that onerous. It’s possible it’s contained in the 4th year Birthday Gifts and every single character who hits 4 years old gets to pick one.

          • Alot

            If you still applying optimism to Anet hand-outs, you probably not near your 4th year with them yet -.-

            • Ares Zax

              Been here since launch actually. 😉 And still, you never know. I would never have expected the 3rd year birthday gifts to include free gemstore dyes, some of which could fetch prices of several hundred gold. (True, you couldn’t sell the dyes, but it meant that players who wanted them no longer had to spend huge amounts of money to get them or gamble with BL Keys.)

              • Alot

                Fair enough.

              • Nate M

                That was really cool, I have to admit. But it was also a calculated move on Anet’s part to destabilize certain market values (namely the blacklight as well as electro blue and pink dye prices). Generally, Anet doesn’t want players to accumulate too much gold (without buying gems to do so, of course). That’s why they introduced so many gold sinks to the game around the time of the HoT release.

  • Jose Heredia Hernandez

    Those are legendaries?

    • Tachi

      I seem to remember there being something about them not wanting to focus on new legendaries for a bit after the tiger bow. Those are skins from Guild Wars, and I’m guessing they’ll be gem store items.

    • Braghez

      Think not. I mean, the longbow could be, but a 2nd staff would be pointless. Probably just skins that will be aviable in the future.

  • Johnsue Rivera

    Guild Wars 1 Stormbow Longbow, YES PLZ!!!

    • Romain Casanova

      It’s a cash shop skin?

      • Johnsue Rivera

        Probably will be a gemstore skin. Doesn’t look like it’s part of a black lion set.

  • Z.DRAG0N

    this bow better have good particle effects its gonna be lame if it just shoots standard arrows

  • Alot

    The Divinity’s Reach Rucksack, for spotting those who haven’t figured out what’s going on after 4 consecutive years -.-

  • Romain Casanova

    How do we get the LongBow? Is it just a cash shop skin?

    • Michael Hansen

      It may just be a model that appeared in the game files, which might not be linked up to a known in-game item yet. Sometimes these things sit around in the client for a long time before Arenanet does anything with them. For example, either Nevermore or it’s precursor was datamined way back in 2013, and we just didn’t know what it would eventually be.

      • Romain Casanova

        Oh.. Iwas instantely going to buy it

  • Brian Duchateau

    omg stormbow!!!!! 😀

  • Suan

    More GW1 skins, always welcome. Even for gems.

    P.S. Stormbow boys!!

  • nadrian3k

    Those weapon skins look better then fully finished legendaries. Dunno if that’s funny or sad.

  • Korey Garabed

    Loving the staff and hoelbrak mountain pack

  • S

    Oh my. That longbow looks pretty awesome, and some of the backpack skins look cool too

  • Henry Chavez

    awesome staff, too bad staff ele was fucked up last patch

  • gw2 get gud again

    why cant they make skins like these more often, except better back pieces… gw2 has changed so much its not even fun anymore pvp is lame now too

    • Romain Casanova

      Really? I was going to buy HoT and go hard on structured PvP..

      • Braghez

        People say PvP is lame because they don’t like the meta or whatsoever :v but in the end PvP didn’t change much from beginning, just switched from a “full dps” setup to a more varied one with bunkers, supports and so on.

        • pvp ez

          people who say PvP is lame are probably de noobz lel.

      • GW2 pvp sucks

        Pvp sucks, hardly no 1 does it anymore

        • Romain Casanova

          Apparently lots of people play pvp.

    • gw2 is gud

      you’re lame

  • RKC

    I hoped the backpiece are per character than account when we recieved the mail. I am torn between Asura and Charr at the moment althought Char kinda look like the machined Shield.

  • Damonwex

    Wow 2 actually cool weapon skins! what did we do to deserve this?

  • Qnrad

    Miss GW1 when my ele could used all weapons, swords, longbows, even hammers 🙂

    • Taiwan Wolf

      I miss my Assassin luxon armor, longbow, throwing spear and scythe. c.c

      • Qnrad

        Yes Luxon’s armors, Kurzick’s were good too…good old days….

        • ?????

          I kind of wish they bring back all the Luxon and Kurzick armor sets as Outfits considering Anet is going for all the Outfit sale stuff now.

  • Diggity

    Chances are if you played for 4 years you got your hands on much better looking back items. These should be rewards for the 1st birthday. The cake gun was awesome though.

    • Taiwan Wolf

      Yeah, I have The Ascension. D:

      • Diggity

        I have the Ascension, the Grenth and Lyssa backs, the Exalted back and the Dynamic Tempered one. No way I am using any of the above.

  • Chalupar

    Boring…very boring…

  • Feanor

    That bow… For the first time I actually wish my ele could use bow. The staff and backpieces do not appeal to me. Dyes are lovely.

  • Raizel

    That’s the Envoy Staff from gw1!

  • Nitrobacter

    didn’t know that blood (-stone) is that purple! Serious only 2 of those colors deserve to be in that dye kit

    • Kuma

      yeh i see what you mean. only 2 of them are actually red and if they wanted to use purple they could have atleast used the same color as jade constructs have. but it looks like those dyes shimmer a bit which is neat. they might have had the idea of ‘dye mixed with bloodstone dust’

  • Alastor999

    Rata Sum backpack looks the best imo, although the Black Citadel one ain’t bad either. Grove and Hoelbrak are ok depending on how your toon looks. The Divinity’s Reach one is hideous… like wtf were they thinking? The only way that would look good on a toon is if you modeled your toon to look like a cockney hobo from the 1920’s!

    • Qnrad

      I hope they’ll add matching pants 🙂

      • Raven

        Oh c’mon! ;D

      • Taiwan Wolf

        but they don’t make pants unless there’s a costume attached. 🙁

    • Taiwan Wolf

      Grove backpack is the most useful since it’ll kill mosquitoes.

      • Alastor999

        I’m going to be very disappointed then if I walk into the Maguuma with it and it DOESN’T one shot devour these things.

  • Dinosaur

    Staff is from GW1, its connected to White mantle I suppose.

  • GGnoRE

    I guess that the bow is The storm bow from GW1, right?

    • EyesOfGehenna .

      Although I understand your thought, they are still quite different

      • GGnoRE

        I thought it would be Anet new take on it. Any infos on how to obtain it?

        • Constellations

          Means we don’t know shit about it yet.

  • Lotus

    I love the look of that Sylvari backpack! Looks like one of those stinky flowers though? Those flowers that have a deep sack are stinky in real life usually I think lol

    • Well, the Rafflesia doesn’t have a sack…

      It looks more like a pitcher plant.

  • Stormbow ranger121

    where is the bow? its aug 11th now…

    • gg

      Why would you expect it on aug 11th? It is most likely coming on a Tuesday in the form of a gemstore item or a craftable recipe.

      • Shaggy

        craftable? i wish i shared your optimism

        • shortorder

          it may turn out to be a future drop like the “blademaster” stuff

        • gg

          To be honest I am not sure if I prefer a gemstore item or a 250 Charged Lodestones + 250 Amalgamated Gemstones + 250 Spiritwood Planks + 250 Runes of the Druid craftable item.

  • Czan

    Why would u need 25 dyes when there are only 6 of them?

    • Neo_Genesis

      Because you MAY get one of those 6 new dyes… More often than not you don’t.

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