GW2 - PvP Legendary Armor Guide - GuildJen (2022)

GW2. A complete guide on how to get your Legendary Armor from Ranked PvP. PvP 2021.

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1Getting Started

2Account Bound Requirements

3Step 1: Gift of Competitive Prosperity

4Step 2: Gift of Competitive Prowess

5Step 3: Gift of Competitive Dedication

6Step 4: Precursor and Forge

6.1Mistforged Alternative

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6.2Forge Time

7Recomendations

In this guide I will cover everything you need to know and the process to make a full legendary armor set for PvP. I believe at this point you are already aware that gear doesn’t matter in PvP but by playing the game you are allowed to get gear to be ready for other game modes like PvE and WvW. This method may not be as interesting as other options for players who play other game modes more often, but if you can spare the time to make progress towards time-gated elements, you can combine it with different methods, like Raids, or WvW. So even if you don’t want to invest enough to get the full PvP armor, it’s basically the same destination with a different journey.

However, PvP Legendary Armor, like WvW Legendary Armor, does not have an unique skin. Only the version obtained from Raids will have the morphing combat skins, but if you love theorycrafting and having options to adapt, the convenience of legendary armor infinite stat and upgrade swapping functionality is there.

Be aware that due to time-gated limitations getting a full set of legendary armor from PvP can take 24 weeks. This is because you need a total of 300 PvP League Tickets and you can earn only a maximum of 100 per ranked season. However with the introduction of mini-seasons you can earn 35 PvP League Tickets, reducing the number to 20-22 weeks.

I will organize this guide into 4 steps, one for each major gift you will at the end place in the Mystic Forge. At first I will detail all the account bound or time-gated requirements that you will need eventually so you can be prepared and optimize your journey to be as efficient as possible.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The process described on this guide (Step 1 to 4) is to make ONE piece of the armor set, you will need to repeat the process a total of SIX times for each piece.

Before starting the process to make your legendary armor set, you need to know which things you can’t buy with gold and how to optimize your time to avoid coming up short when you think you are ready to finish it.

NOTE: The quantity of each item listed here correspond to the amount needed for all SIX pieces of armor.

As mentioned before, these tickets are the time-gated component for the legendary armor. A total of 300 tickets are needed and by the season cap of 100, it will take 24 weeks (because a ranked conquest season lasts 2 months). You have to complete the Byzantium chest of the PvP League Reward Track (Pips rewards) to earn the maximum of 100 per season, which will need a total of 670 pips to reach. If you play mini-seasons too, you can earn 35 PvP League Tickets per season (mini-seasons lasts 2 weeks), reducing the time to 20-22 weeks total.

Because the PvP League Tickets will take the majority of the time required to getting legendary armor from PvP, it’s best that you get settled in and understand the game mode to enjoy it. Some people will do the very minimum to keep gaining pips and then end up having a bad impression of PvP. Don’t expect this to be easy to do if you’re only motivated by the reward. However, some people end up enjoying PvP because they got into it for the reward and ended up staying. They get tickets unintentionally because they play for fun and can build legendaries whenever they want.

  • Ascended Shards of Glory

Besides the Tickets, you will need Ascended Shards of Glory to buy a component called Star of Glory and the Ascended Ardent Glorious armor Set that you will need to use as precursor. You obtain these shards in the same way as tickets but without limitations, because the Byzantium chest of the PvP League Reward Track (Pips rewards) once it’s completed it becomes repeatable and as long you keep playing you can earn as many as you want, of course only during the time a season is active. You will need a total of 3600 Ascended Shards of Glory.

Each piece will need a Mist Core Fragment, and you can only obtain this from the Glorious Armor Box, which is the final reward on the Glorious Reward Track, you will get one by default but you can choose an extra one. In other words you will need to complete the track a total of THREE times to get every piece.

  • Mystic Clover

A total of 90 Mystic Clover are needed, each piece requires 15. You can obtain these clovers from the following sources:

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  • Mystic Clover
    • Mystic Forge (30% chance approx)
      • 10 Obsidian Shard
      • 10 Mystic Coin
      • 10 Glob of Ectoplasm
      • 10 Mystic Crystal (Purchased from Miyani)
    • Daily Login Reward (Day 28)
      • Chest of Legendary Crafting Materials (7 clovers)
    • BUY-4373 Fractal Vendor (2 per day)
      • 150 Fractal Relic
      • 1 Mystic Coin
      • 3 Glob of Ectoplasm
      • 2 Spirit Shards
    • WvW/PvP Reward Track
      • Repeatable: 2 clovers per container
      • Non-Repeatable: 7 or more clovers per container
        • Grothmar Valley Reward Track (9 clovers)
        • Bjora Marches Reward Track (11 clovers)
        • Drizzlewood Coast Reward Track (14 clovers)
  • Other Requirements

The following stuff will also be needed during the process, keep in mind to avoid being stuck in one step.

  • Level 500 Crafting Discipline
  • 900 Spirit Shards
  • 300 Obsidian Shard
  • 6 Ball of Dark Energy

Gift of Competitive Prosperity will need several fine crafting materials. You can gather them or just spend Gold to buy them from the Trading Post. You will need 100 T6, 250 T5, 50 T4, 50 T3 of each kind of the material needed and then craft each gift with a level 400 crafting discipline. Their recipes are obtained from Miyani at the Mystic Forge for 10 Gold each.

  • Gift of Fangs
    • 100 Vicious Fang
    • 250 Large Fang
    • 50 Sharp Fang
    • 50 Fang
  • Gift of Scales
    • 100 Armored Scale
    • 250 Large Scale
    • 50 Smooth Scale
    • 50 Scale
  • Gift of Claws
    • 100 Vicious Claw
    • 250 Large Claw
    • 50 Sharp Claw
    • 50 Claw
  • Gift of Bones
    • 100 Ancient Bone
    • 250 Large Bone
    • 50 Heavy Bone
    • 50 Bone
  • Gift of Blood
  • Gift of Venom
    • 100 Powerful Venom Sac
    • 250 Potent Venom Sac
    • 50 Full Venom Sac
    • 50 Venom Sac
  • Gift of Totems
    • 100 Elaborate Totem
    • 250 Intricate Totem
    • 50 Engraved Totem
    • 50 Totem
  • Gift of Dust
    • 100 Pile of Crystalline Dust
    • 250 Pile of Incandescent Dust
    • 50 Pile of Luminous Dust
    • 50 Pile of Radiant Dust

Next with all these gifts crafted, you have to combine them in the Mystic Forge into two:

  • Gift of Condensed Might
    • Gift of Fangs
    • Gift of Scales
    • Gift of Claws
    • Gift of Bones
  • Gift of Condensed Magic
    • Gift of Blood
    • Gift of Venom
    • Gift of Totems
    • Gift of Dust

Finally you have to combine again in the Mystic Forge these 2 gifts recently created with Mystic Clovers and a Mist Core Fragment

  • Gift of Competitive Prosperity
    • Gift of Condensed Might
    • Gift of Condensed Magic
    • Mist Core Fragment
    • 15 Mystic Clover

Gift of Competitive Prowess is the first time-gated gift, for this you will need to use 30 PvP League Tickets. The process to make this gift is easy enough, simply put in the Mystic Forge the following items:

  • Gift of Competitive Prowess
    • Record of League Victories
      • Purchased from Ascended Armor League Vendor in Heart of the Mists for 30 PvP League Tickets
    • Eldritch Scroll
      • Purchased from Miyani or any Mystic Forge Attendant for 50 Spirit Shards
    • 50 Obsidian Shard
      • Purchased for or converted from various currencies
      • Acquired from PvP Reward Tracks and WvW Reward Tracks
      • Acquired from Chest of Legendary Crafting Materials login reward (Day 28)
    • Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy (Requires level 500 crafting discipline)
      • Ball of Dark Energy (Chance from Ascended gear salvaging)
      • 75 Stabilizing Matrix

Gift of Competitive Dedication is a gift made with PvP currency and it’s the second time-gated gift. You will need PvP League Tickets and Ascended Shards of Glory. Put in the Mystic Forge the following items:

  • Gift of Competitive Dedication
    • Record of League Participation
      • Purchased from Ascended Armor League Vendor in Heart of the Mists for 20 PvP League Tickets
    • Glob of Condensed Spirit Energy
      • Purchased from Ascended Armor League Vendor in Heart of the Mists for 100 Spirit Shards
    • Star of Glory
      • Purchased from Ascended Armor League Vendor in Heart of the Mists for 400 Ascended Shards of Glory
    • Jar of Distilled Glory
      • Purchased from Ascended Armor League Vendor in Heart of the Mists for 1000 Shard of Glory (cheap to buy them from Trading Post)
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As mentioned in the beginning, the precursor is an ascended piece of Ardent Glorious armor. You can buy each piece from the Ascended Armor League Vendor, this will cost Ascended Shards of Glory:

  • Helmet – 150 Ascended Shards of Glory
  • Shoulder – 150 Ascended Shards of Glory
  • Coat – 400 Ascended Shards of Glory
  • Gloves – 150 Ascended Shards of Glory
  • Pants – 200 Ascended Shards of Glory
  • Boots – 150 Ascended Shards of Glory

Once you are able to buy each piece, you will notice the cost includes 2 Gold, 250 Shards of Glory and 3 or 4 Grandmaster Marks.

These marks can be obtained from Box of Grandmaster Marks, which you can earn as rewards while you completing the pip chests each season, however you are limited to only get 3 per season.

The other way to obtain these Grandmaster Marks, is through crafting, you will need to buy the recipes to unlock them and a level 500 crafting discipline to make them. Buying these recipes will cost you extra PvP League Tickets and you can get them by other sources with different currency as well, like for example from WvW.

NOTE: It is recommended that you do not attempt to stat change your precursor item with the standard stat swap recipe in the Mystic Forge. While you will be provided with an item with the desired stats, it will have been replaced with a generic ascended item that cannot be used as a legendary precursor.

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NOTE: It takes 1,200 Ascended Shards of Glory in total to obtain a full ascended set of Ardent Glorious Ascended Armor.

Mistforged Alternative

As alternative you can also use the Mistforged Glorious Hero’s armor, which is a version visually similar but with a glowing animation.

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To be able to buy these pieces of armor, you have to previously unlock the ascended (or exotic) Ardent Glorious armor and a minimum of PvP Rank 100.

NOTE: It takes extra 1,200 Ascended Shards of Glory to unlock a full set of Mistforged Glorious Hero’s armor.

But of course, one of the main appeals of the Mistforged version, is the visual effect of the chest piece when wielded (the tentacles effect).

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Forge Time

Once you have the piece that you want to upgrade, it’s time to use the Mystic Forge again, and this is the final combination to make it legendary:

  • Gift of Competitive Prosperity
  • Gift of Competitive Prowess
  • Gift of Competitive Dedication
  • Ascended Ardent Glorious armor piece

Congratulations, now you have a Legendary Armor piece.

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I recommend if you want more details on some item acquisitions check out thisLINKfrom the wiki. Also if you need more organization in following the craft progress by taking into consideration items that you might have before going shopping in the Trading Post, use theGW2Efficiencycrafting tool.

If you need to know more about PvP, check out this guide:

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FAQs

How do you get legendary armor in PvP gw2? ›

To be able to buy these pieces of armor, you have to previously unlock the ascended (or exotic) Ardent Glorious armor and a minimum of PvP Rank 100. NOTE: It takes extra 1,200 Ascended Shards of Glory to unlock a full set of Mistforged Glorious Hero's armor.

How hard is it to get legendary armor gw2? ›

Be aware that due to time-gated limitations, getting a full set of legendary armor from Raids can take a minimum of 6 weeks. This is because you need a total of 150 Legendary Insight and you can earn only a maximum of 25 per week (including Legendary Divinations).

How many mystic clovers are needed for legendary armor? ›

NOTE: It takes 1,310 tickets in total to obtain a full ascended set of Triumphant Hero's armor. In total it takes approximately 4 weeks (at 365 tickets per week).

How do you make legendary armor in Wvw? ›

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How long does it take to get PvP legendary armor? ›

Without completing Cantha Strikes the first armor set will take 6 weeks and subsequent armor sets 12 weeks each.

Which legendary armor is easiest to get gw2? ›

In terms of difficulty obviously wvw is easiest as it can be farmed as PvE with extra flavor.

How many legendary insights do you get a week? ›

Therefore, an account can currently get a maximum total of 30 Legendary Insights per week.

How many WvW skirmish tickets? ›

Every week a maximum of 365 WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets can be obtained, requiring 1450 pips in total. The Skirmish Reward Track resets on the weekly WvW reset.

How do you unlock envoy armor? ›

Envoy Armor I: Experimental Armor. To unlock this collection, you will need to kill a raid boss in any of the 3 raid wings. Finishing it will reward you with 5 AP and a set of Ascended armor (Experimental Armor).

How do you farm mystic coins? ›

The most consistent way to get Mystic Coins with the least amount of effort required is by logging in to the game each day. On the first day of each week you log in, you will earn a Bag of Mystic Coins, containing two, four, six, or eight Coins, depending on your progress through the log-in cycle.

How do you get ascended armor? ›

Completing certain events can reward players with an Ascended armor box. Defeating Tequatl the Sunless has a small chance to reward players with an Ascended armor chest from the Exotic Dragon Chest. Only obtainable once daily.

How do you get legendary armor Outriders? ›

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How many armor sets are in Outriders? ›

Armor in the Outriders is divided into five pieces, such as armor for the Headgear, Gloves, Upper Armor, Lower Armor, and Footgear.

Is there legendary armor in Outriders? ›

There are 16 Outriders legendary armor sets in the game, with each one offering a unique set bonus if you have three or more pieces equipped. These are split into four groups, with each class being able to earn four legendary armor sets each in Outriders.

How do I use mystic coins gw2? ›

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