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Change Stats on an Ascended Item

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Learn how to modify the stat set of an ascended item within GW2. This works for both ascended weapons and armor.

This process cannot be used to modify the stats of ascended trinkets and back pieces. Although you can modify the stats of a Breathing Apparatus’s stats, some stats are not available.

Why Should We Change Ascension Stats?

For a power build, you might initially want Berserker’s stats for your ascended equipment. The meta changes or you try a new play style and you decide to switch to a condi-build. It is much easier to modify the stats of your existing ascended equipment than crafting a new set.

Only difference between legendary and ascended items is that you can modify the stats of legendary items on your Hero panel. An ascended item can be changed in stats, but this takes some extra steps.

The only difference between legendary and ascended items is their cosmetic appearance. Legendary items have the same power level as ascended items, but they are more visually appealing and sound better.

Warning: Upgrades and Infusions are being destroyed

The original item is destroyed when stats are changed on an ascension item. This means that you lose any infusions (runes/sigils on that item) or upgrades.

To remove infusions or upgrades, you can use the Upgrade Extractor. An Upgrade Extractor can be purchased from the Gem Store or traded for 3 Black Lion Statuettes.

An Infusion Extraction device is best if you want to only keep the infusions. These devices are available at Mistlock Observatory for 24 silver

Warning: Legendary Precursors Ruined

Do not attempt to change stats on an ascending precursor weapon or armor. The item will be the basic ascended version. It will not be possible to create the legendary.

Change Stats

NOTE: An Anthology of Heroes is required to switch the stats of an ascended item. This item is sold by Miyani and the Mystic Forge Attenants for 10 Spirit Shards. This item can also be used Spirit Shards.

The following can be put into the Mystic Forge

Ascended Weapon

Ascended Armor

  • Original ascended armor piece
  • Master insignia with your new stat set
  • 5 Globs Of Ectoplasm
  • 1 Anthology of Heroes

This will return the ascended item with the updated stat set. Enjoy!

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