Guild Wars 2: Legendary Weapons Guide

How to get GW2 Legendary Weapons.
By Abed Shatila August 04, 2023 - Updated on August 28, 2023 in Guides Reading time: 5 minute read
GW2 Legendary Weapons

Getting Legendary Weapons is a remarkable milestone, and anyone who does get one, should be given a tap on the back, so will you be the next person to obtain a Legendary? If yes, then you landed in the right GW2 Guide as we will be going over what are Legendary Weapons and how to get them.

Guild Wars 2: Generation Two Legendary Weapons Guide

Guild Wars 2: Generation One Legendary Weapons Guide

Guild Wars 2: Generation Three Legendary Weapons Guide

This guide is split into different segments, one for each Generation of weapons that exists in the game as of April 2024. Every segment will cover how you can obtain the Legendary Weapons within a specific Generation, and a link for a detailed guide on every generation can be found by the end of each segment.

What are Legendary Weapons in Guild Wars 2

Legendary Weapons in GW2 are the final frontier of weapons that every player should aim for. They provide the same stats as Ascended weapons do, but they have extra functionalities that improve convenience and elevate fashion. Here are all the benefits that you would get out of a Legendary Weapon.

Unlimited Stat Change

Just like any legendary, the stats of these weapons can be changed at any point in time, free of charge as long as you are outside of combat. This means you don’t have to spend your precious gold, time, and bank slots to farm, buy, and store the same weapon with different stats.

Goes into the Legendary Armory

Legendary Weapons Armory

Any Legendary Weapon that you unlock will go directly into your Legendary Armory, and this means that any of your characters can equip a different copy of the weapon at the same time as long as they support it. In other words, not only you don’t have to farm this weapon anymore, but with a full set of Legendaries, you can probably stop farming weapons for your whole account.

Cosmetic benefits

For fashion lovers, it is good to know that changing the skin of Legendary Weapons does not cost Transmutation Charges, so players can mix and match to their heart’s content. Moreover, every weapon will give unique visual effects that can be seen on your character.

  • Footsteps
  • Draw / Stow effects
  • Projectile animations
  • Sound effects
  • Auras
  • Special crit effects
  • Kill effect (Generation 3 only)

Legendary Weapons are also split into Generations to help simplify when they were released relative to the expansions. Further down in the guide, we will be going over how to get every single generation, starting with generation one for all the players who don’t have any expansion unlocked yet.

Generation One Legendary Weapons

gen 1 legendaries

The first generation of legendaries can be obtained from Core Tyria, and even as a free-to-play player, you can still get your hands on one of those. To get them, you have to go to the Mystic Forge and combine a Gift of Maguuma Mastery  Gift of Mastery that can be obtained from doing 100% map completion in Core Tyria, a Gift of Fortune - Mystic Tribute  Gift of Fortune, a Weapon-specific Gift, and a Precursor.

Most of the Legendary Weapons within this generation are relatively easier to get than other generations, with the exception of Eternity, which is a Legendary Greatsword that can be crafted by combining Twilight and Sunrise (Legendary Greatswords) together. Moreover, this generation of legendaries is the only one that has underwater weapons.

List of Gen 1 legendaries:

Weapon Name Weapon Type Damage Type
Frostfang Axe Ice
Incinerator Dagger Fire
The Moot Mace Physical
Quip Pistol Physical
Meteorlogicus Scepter Lightning
Bolt Sword Lightning
The Minstrel Focus Physical
The Flameseeker Prophecies Shield Physical
Rodgort Torch Fire
Howler Warhorn Physical
Sunrise Greatsword Physical
Twilight Greatsword Physical
Eternity Greatsword Physical
The Juggernaut Hammer Physical
Kudzu LongBow Physical
The Predator Rifle Fire
The Dreamer ShortBow Physical
The Bifrost Staff Physical
Frenzy Speargun Physical
Kamohoali’i Kotaki Harpoon Physical
Kraitkin Trident Physical

Generation Two Legendary Weapons

gw2 gen 2 legendaries

Generation Two was first introduced in Heart of Thorns, and slowly continued to creep into Path of Fire. To get a Generation Two Legendary Weapon, you need to combine in the Mystic Forge a Gift of Maguuma Mastery Gift of Maguuma Mastery or Gift of Desert Mastery Gift of Desert Mastery (Depending on the weapon), a Precursor, a Gift of Fortune - Mystic Tribute Mystic Tribute, and a Weapon-specific Gift.

These Legendaries can’t be purchased off the Trading Post as they will always be bound to account.

The precursors of the first four weapons that were released in Generation Two, Astralia, Hope, Chuka and Champawat, and Nevermore, can be obtained through collections that can be started by visiting Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs in Lion’s Arch. You will also need Icy Runestone Icy Runestones for those four weapons only.

For all the remaining weapons in the second generation, you have to simply craft different tiers of the precursor instead of completing a collection. The recipes can also be purchased from Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs, and you will need Mystic Runestone Mystic Runestones instead of Icy Runestones.

List of Gen 2 Legendaries:

Weapon Name Weapon Type Damage Type
Astralaria Axe Ice
Claw of the Khan-Ur Dagger Physical
Eureka Mace Physical
HOPE Pistol Physical
Xiuquatl Scepter Physical
The Shining Blade Sword Physical
The Binding of Ipos Focus Physical
Shooshadoo Shield Physical
Flames of War Torch Physical
Verdarach Warhorn Physical
Exordium Greatsword Physical
Sharur Hammer Physical
Pharus LongBow Physical
The HMS Divinity Rifle Physical
Chuka and Champawat ShortBow Physical
Nevermore Staff Physical

Generation Three Legendary Weapons

gw2 aurene legendaries

This set of Legendary Weapons was introduced in End of Dragons, and the skins are themed after every Elder Dragon in the game. There is a base skin for the third generation of Legendaries and it starts with Aurene and then can be reskinned to Zhaitan, Mordremoth, Kralkatorrik, Jormag, Primordus, or Soo-Won.

Players can obtain a free precursor for this generation by completing Tier 2 of Seasons of the Dragons and obtaining the Fragment of Prismatic Light then exchanging it at Leivas.

To get a Generation Three Legendary Weapon, you have to combine in the Mystic Forge a Gift of Jade Mastery Gift of Jade Mastery, a Draconic Tribute Draconic Tribute that uses the least Mystic Clovers among all generations, a Weapon-Specific Gift, and a Precursor.

Dragon Legendaries

Once you get any of Aurene’s Legendaries, you can obtain any of the other Elder Dragon Legendary skins by purchasing an Uncharged Fragment from Levias and charging it by completing the repeatable collection tied to it. The end goal is to complete the Dragon’s meta-achievement on the respective map while wielding Aurene’s weapon to charge the Fragment. Then you have to take that Charged Fragment back to Levias to purchase the Elder Dragon skin of choice.

List of Gen 3 legendaries:

Weapon Name Weapon Type Damage Type
Aurene’s Rending Axe Physical
Aurene’s Claw Dagger Physical
Aurene’s Tail Mace Physical
Aurene’s Argument Pistol Physical
Aurene’s Wisdom Scepter Physical
Aurene’s Fang Sword Physical
Aurene’s Gaze Focus Physical
Aurene’s Scale Shield Physical
Aurene’s Breath Torch Physical
Aurene’s Voice Warhorn Physical
Aurene’s Bite Greatsword Physical
Aurene’s Weight Hammer Physical
Aurene’s Flight LongBow Physical
Aurene’s Persuasion Rifle Physical
Aurene’s Wing ShortBow Physical
Aurene’s Insight Staff Physical

Cheapest Legendary Weapons in Guild Wars 2

List of cheapest Legendary Weapons based on real-time Buying Price.

Weapon Name Weapon Type Buying Price Selling Price
The Moot Mace 1,420 Gold Coin 11 Silver Coin 8 Copper Coin 1,739 Gold Coin 80 Silver Coin 0 Copper Coin
The Dreamer ShortBow 1,463 Gold Coin 1 Silver Coin 95 Copper Coin 1,600 Gold Coin 1 Silver Coin 93 Copper Coin
Frostfang Axe 1,490 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 1 Copper Coin 1,669 Gold Coin 69 Silver Coin 69 Copper Coin
Quip Pistol 1,501 Gold Coin 5 Silver Coin 16 Copper Coin 1,750 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 0 Copper Coin
The Predator Rifle 1,504 Gold Coin 3 Silver Coin 10 Copper Coin 1,670 Gold Coin 2 Silver Coin 10 Copper Coin
Bolt Sword 1,525 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 43 Copper Coin 1,824 Gold Coin 99 Silver Coin 98 Copper Coin
The Bifrost Staff 1,631 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 99 Copper Coin 2,066 Gold Coin 66 Silver Coin 64 Copper Coin
Meteorlogicus Scepter 1,700 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 1 Copper Coin 1,999 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 8 Copper Coin
The Minstrel Focus 1,800 Gold Coin 5 Silver Coin 25 Copper Coin 2,249 Gold Coin 99 Silver Coin 99 Copper Coin
Kudzu LongBow 1,820 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 14 Copper Coin 2,350 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 0 Copper Coin

Most expensive GW2 Legendary Weapons

List of the most expensive Legendary Weapons based on real-time Buying Price.

Weapon Name Weapon Type Buying Price Selling Price
Aurene's Wisdom Scepter 2,200 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 0 Copper Coin 2,565 Gold Coin 99 Silver Coin 0 Copper Coin
Aurene's Breath Torch 2,200 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 0 Copper Coin 2,499 Gold Coin 69 Silver Coin 69 Copper Coin
Aurene's Insight Staff 2,215 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 1 Copper Coin 2,590 Gold Coin 90 Silver Coin 89 Copper Coin
Aurene's Scale Shield 2,219 Gold Coin 21 Silver Coin 14 Copper Coin 2,602 Gold Coin 99 Silver Coin 99 Copper Coin
Aurene's Persuasion Rifle 2,222 Gold Coin 22 Silver Coin 22 Copper Coin 2,590 Gold Coin 90 Silver Coin 98 Copper Coin
Aurene's Flight LongBow 2,230 Gold Coin 3 Silver Coin 0 Copper Coin 2,528 Gold Coin 99 Silver Coin 0 Copper Coin
Aurene's Weight Hammer 2,250 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 0 Copper Coin 2,549 Gold Coin 99 Silver Coin 98 Copper Coin
Incinerator Dagger 2,250 Gold Coin 99 Silver Coin 97 Copper Coin 2,578 Gold Coin 99 Silver Coin 97 Copper Coin
Twilight Greatsword 2,450 Gold Coin 89 Silver Coin 89 Copper Coin 2,750 Gold Coin 89 Silver Coin 89 Copper Coin
Eternity Greatsword 4,770 Gold Coin 0 Silver Coin 0 Copper Coin 5,390 Gold Coin 99 Silver Coin 93 Copper Coin

GW2 Legendary Weapons fun facts

  • You cannot sell or salvage Legendary Weapons.
  • If you remove a Sigil from a non-account-bound Legendary Weapon, it will automatically bind it to your account and add it to your Legendary Armory.
  • Deleting Legendary Weapons will unlock the skin.
  • If you have Legendary Weapons in both hands, then the footstep effect of the main-hand weapon will override that of the off-hand.

That’s all you need to know about Legendary Weapons. If you are still looking for a different adventure in the game, why not look into Legendary Armor?

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Abed Shatila

Abed Shatila

Abed Shatila is a developer with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, but he is also a passionate gamer who has been enjoying games of all genres since he was six years old. Abed is an expert at creating video game guides. When he is not busy writing code, he enjoys crafting content to assist both existing and newer generations of gamers in making their gaming journeys much smoother.

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