Guild Wars 2: WvW Legendary Armor Guide

Looking to get your hands on some GW2 WvW Legendary Armor? Well, look no further, this guide got you covered from A to Z.
By Abed Shatila July 28, 2023 - Updated on August 26, 2023 in Guides Reading time: 5 minute read
Guild Wars 2 WvW Legendary Armor

Are you playing a lot of World vs. World but you are still using Ascended gear to swap between your build templates? If yes, then you should probably take a look at getting a set of WvW Legendary armor.

In this guide, we will go over what is this armor, and how you can get your own within a maximum of 22 weeks.

What is WvW Legendary Armor in Guild Wars 2

What is WvW Legendary Armor

WvW Legendary Armor in Guild Wars 2 (GW2) is the ultimate luxury that any theory-crafting lover would enjoy having. This is due to all the benefits that it provides.

However, getting this armor is time-consuming and can prove to be difficult, it is still easier than the Raids and PvP counterparts though.


The benefit of WvW Legendary Armor, just like any piece of legendary gear, is the ability to change the stats at will without having to pay a single copper. As long as you are out of combat, you can swap your gear’s stats to any of the available Attribute combinations.

Moreover, once it’s unlocked for the first time it will be added to the Legendary Armory. This allows all your characters that share the same weight as the armor to create a copy of it.


One drawback of Legendary WvW Armor is that if you are looking to get something similar to Raid Legendary armor that transforms when you get in and out of combat, then you should think again.

Just like the PvP Legendary Armor, the one you get from WvW has a very basic design. If you want something remotely good, then you have to get the Mistforged Triumphant Hero’s armor which will set you back 20 weeks.

How to get GW2 WvW Legendary Armor

To get one piece of this armor, you need to get the following materials and then place them in the Mystic Forge:

  • A piece of Triumphant Hero’s armor or Mistforged Triumphant Hero’s armor.
  • Gift of War Dedication
  • Gift of War Prowess
  • Gift of War Prosperity

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Sublime Mistforged Triumphant Hero's Armor Effect
Sublime Mistforged Triumphant Hero’s Armor Effect

There are two types of WvW Legendary Armor that you can get in Guild Wars 2, and they both function exactly the same but they look different. The first one you can obtain is by using the Ascended Triumphant Hero’s armor and the second is by using the more expensive Mistforged Triumphant Hero’s armor. Both items can be used as precursors to craft the WvW Legendary Gear, but the Mistforged type costs more WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets and Memories of Battle.

The cost difference between both can be seen in the tables below:

WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets Cost
Triumphant Hero’s Armor Mistforged Triumphant Hero’s Armor
Exotic armor (tier 2) 0 (Reward Track) 4 x 175 + 350 + 260 = 1,310 WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets
Ascended armor (precursor) 4 x 175 + 350 + 260 = 1,310 WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets 4 x 350 + 700 + 520 = 2,620 WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets
Legendary War Insights (x6) 1095 x 6 = 6,570 WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets 1095 x 6 = 6,570 WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets
Total ticket cost 7,880 10,500

You can get WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets 410 WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets per week. 365 by obtaining the Diamond reward chest, and another 45 by completing the weekly World vs. World achievements. More tickets can be obtained by defending Stonemist, but we won’t consider those.

Memories of Battle Cost
Triumphant Hero’s Armor Mistforged Triumphant Hero’s Armor
Exotic armor (tier 2) 0 (Reward Track) 250 x 6 = 1,500 Memories of Battle
Ascended armor (precursor) 250 x 6 = 1,500 Memories of Battle 500 x 6 = 3,000 Memories of Battle
Legendary War Insights (x6) 250 x 6 = 1,500 Memories of Battle 250 x 6 = 1,500 Memories of Battle
Total memories of battle cost 3,000 6,000

You can get Memory of Battle 105 Memories of battle from the Diamond chest per week, and some reward tracks provide you with 15 Memories of Battle per track.

Based on these calculations, you will need at least 22 weeks to get the WvW Legendary Armor.

Mistforged Type Fact

Apart from the fact that Mistforged Triumphant Hero’s Armor is more expensive, you have to be at least WvW Rank 500 and already unlocked the Ascended Triumphant Armor before you can purchase the Mistforged variant.

In the remainder of the guide, we will go over how you can get the WvW Legendary Armor using the Triumphant Hero’s Armor as an example, and all the numbers account for one piece of armor.

Step 1: Getting the Triumphant Hero’s armor

Triumphant Hero Armor Reward Track

To get a Triumphant Hero’s Armor Exotic, you have to complete the Triumphant Armor Reward Track for every piece of armor, so basically six times for a full set.

Triumphant Hero's Armor
Triumphant Hero’s Armor

After unlocking the exotic versions, you can proceed to any Skirmish Supervisor and access the second tab to purchase the Triumphant Hero’s Armor Ascended using the required amount of WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets, Memories of Battle, Grandmaster Marks, and two gold.

Warning! Do not try to change the stats of a precursor in the Mystic Forge because it can’t be used to craft the WvW Legendary Armor piece anymore if you do. Wait until you craft the legendary item then change it to whatever you want.

Step 2: Getting the Gift of War Prosperity

You need to collect and combine all the following items in the Mystic Forge to create the Gift of War Prosperity:

  • Gift of Battle Gift of Battle
  • Mystic Clover  15 Mystic Clovers
  • Gift of Condensed Might
  • Gift of Condensed Magic

Gift of Battle

This gift can only be obtained from the Gift of Battle Item Reward Track.

Gift of Battle
Gift of Battle

Mystic Clovers

Can be obtained from PvP and WvW reward tracks, or through gambling in the Mystic Forge. Check our How to Get Mystic Clovers guide for more ways to get them.

Gift Recipes
Gift Recipes

For the Gift of Condensed Might and Gift of Condensed Magic, you need to head over to the NPC Miyani who is located next to the Mystic Forge, and purchase the required Gift recipes for Gold Coin 10 gold each.

Gift of Condensed Might

Gift Material
Gift of Fangs
  • 100 Vicious Fangs
  •  250 Large Fangs
  •  50 Sharp Fangs
  •  50 Fangs
Gift of Scales
  • 100 Armored Scales
  •  250 Large Scales
  •  50 Smooth Scales
  •  50 Scales
Gift of Claws
  • 100 Vicious Claws
  •  250 Large Claws
  •  50 Sharp Claws
  •  50 Claws
Gift of Bones
  • 100 Ancient Bones
  •  250 Large Bones
  •  50 Heavy Bones
  •  50 Bones

Gift of Condensed Magic

Gift Material
Gift of Blood
  • 100 Vials of Powerful Blood
  •  250 Vials of Potent Blood
  •  50 Vials of Thick Blood
  •  50 Vials of Blood
Gift of Venom
  • 100 Powerful Venom Sacs
  •  250 Potent Venom Sacs
  •  50 Full Venom Sacs
  •  50 Venom Sacs
Gift of Totems
  • 100 Elaborate Totems
  •  250 Intricate Totems
  •  50 Engraved Totems
  •  50 Totems
Gift of Dust
  • 100 Piles of Crystalline Dust
  •  250 Piles of Incandescent Dust
  •  50 Piles of Luminous Dust
  •  50 Piles of Radiant Dust

Step 3: Getting the Gift of War Prowess

You need to collect and combine all the following items in the Mystic Forge to create the Gift of War Prowess:

  • Legendary War Insight Legendary War Insight
  • Eldritch Scroll Eldritch Scroll
  • Obsidian Shard  50 Obsidian Shards
  • Cube of Stabalized Dark Energy  Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy

Legendary War Insight

Purchased for WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets 1,095 WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets from Legendary Commander War Razor who can be found in any Border, Edge of the Mists, and Eternal Battlegrounds.

Eldritch Scroll

Can be purchased for Spirit Shards 50 Spirit Shards at Miyani in Lion’s Arch.

Obsidian Shards

  • Purchased for or converted from various currencies
  • Acquired from PvP Reward Tracks and WvW Reward Tracks

Check the wiki for more on Obsidian Shards.

Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy

Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy
Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy

Crafted using Ball of Dark Energy 1 Ball of Dark Energy and Stabilizing Matrix  75 Stabilizing Matrices at the following crafting stations:

  • Artificer
  • Huntsman
  • Weaponsmith
  • Armorsmith
  • Leatherworker
  • Tailor

Step 4: Getting the Gift of War Dedication

Legendary War Insight and Other mats
Legendary War Insight and Other materials

You need to collect and combine all the following items in the Mystic Forge to create the Gift of War Dedication:

  • Certificate of Honor  Badge of Honor 500 Badges of Honor
  • Glob of Condensed Spirit Energy  Spirit Shards 100 Spirit Shards
  • Certificate of Heroics  Proof of Heroics 250 Proof of Heroics or Testimony of Desert Heroics 250 Testimony of Desert Heroics
  • Memory of Battle 250 Memories of Battle

Apart from the Memories of Battle, all the above items can be purchased from Legendary Commander War Razor.

Step 5: Combining it all

Once you have everything in your inventory, take the Gift of War Prowess, Gift of War Dedication, Gift of War Prosperity, and the Precursor to the Mystic Forge, place them all inside, and press on the Forge button.

Congratulations, your WvW Legendary Armor can be found in your inventory. Now just do that five more times and you are set.

Frequently Asked Questions about WvW Legendary Armor

How much time do I need to get the WvW Legendary Armor?

You need a minimum of 22 weeks to obtain a full set of WvW Legendary Armor.

Do I need Mistforged Triumphant Hero's armor to craft a piece of WvW Legendary Armor?

No, settling with a Triumphant Hero's armor is enough to craft a WvW Legendary Armor piece in Guild Wars 2. However, if you want the extra skin tentacle effect, then you have to purchase the Mistforged Triumphant Hero's armor and use it as a precursor.

How many WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets is WvW Legendary Armor?

7,880 Tickets.

How many Memories of Battle is WvW Legendary Armor?

3,000 Memories of Battle.
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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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