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Posted by: Grant Gertz

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When the August 8th update is released, WvW and PvP players who own Heart of Thorns will be able to upgrade their WvW and PvP ascended armor to have legendary attributes! This new type of armor will not have a unique skin, such as the one that is part of the raids legendary armor, but instead will consist of an upgrade to WvW and PvP ascended armor that gives those armor pieces legendary stat-swapping capabilities without changing the skin.
The following PvP and WvW ascended armor can be upgraded to allow stat swapping:
• Triumphant Hero’s Ascended Armor
• Mistforged Triumphant Hero’s Ascended Armor
• Ardent Glorious Ascended Armor
• Glorious Hero Ascended Armor
To upgrade a piece of WvW or PvP ascended armor, combine 3 new PvP or WvW gifts with 1 piece of ascended gear in the Mystic Forge. You can purchase ingredients for the gifts from either Commander War Razor in WvW or the Ascended Armor League Vendor in PvP.

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Posted by: Serenity.6135

Serenity.6135

Wow, now this is an amazing change.

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Posted by: nicknamenick.2437

nicknamenick.2437

August 8th update? Are we talking about the big balance update?

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Posted by: Klmor.1250

Klmor.1250

Sounds really good, but i have a question. When we upgrade our wvw/pvp ascended armors, will they be ’ legendary ’ gear and have purple name like other legendaries in the game, or will they stay as ascended but have stat change ability ?

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Posted by: TheDevilWithinU.7092

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After seeing gliding.. This kinda makes up for it.

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Posted by: McKenna Berdrow

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Sounds really good, but i have a question. When we upgrade our wvw/pvp ascended gear, will they be ’ legendary ’ gear and have purple name like other legendaries in the game, or will they stay as ascended but have stat change ability ?

They will be legendary gear and have a purple name like other legendaries.

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Posted by: Klmor.1250

Klmor.1250

Sounds really good, but i have a question. When we upgrade our wvw/pvp ascended gear, will they be ’ legendary ’ gear and have purple name like other legendaries in the game, or will they stay as ascended but have stat change ability ?

They will be legendary gear and have a purple name like other legendaries.

Awesome, thanks for the reply and clarification.

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Posted by: Fade.8473

Fade.8473

that pvp armor that took me 50 games to get in season 4 is going to be legendary now?

lmao

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Posted by: shadowpass.4236

shadowpass.4236

Great change!

I was a power ranger before it was cool.
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Posted by: Gop.8713

Gop.8713

This is spectacular. It’s just like legendary without the skin? So the stat-swapping functionality will not be limited to when we are in wvw? I was not at all interested in the wvw ascended armor until this moment. Now I must get to grinding

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Posted by: Gop.8713

Gop.8713

that pvp armor that took me 50 games to get in season 4 is going to be legendary now?

lmao

Don’t get too excited. We haven’t seen how we make the gifts yet . . .

EDIT: Or what they cost, rather. I see they say we purchase them from vendors. I’m just saying, I’d expect a fair grind . . .

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Posted by: seabhac.5346

seabhac.5346

This is fantastic news Grant! Thanks

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Posted by: GUFF.5692

GUFF.5692

Great change. I now have a different opinion on the armor, its very much worth getting now! Good long term goal.

Sarhaz [CDS]

I was a ranger before shortbow had 1200m range AND after it didn’t…

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Posted by: Hexalot.8194

Hexalot.8194

that pvp armor that took me 50 games to get in season 4 is going to be legendary now?

lmao

Dude… dont be “that guy”. It’s one helluva gift.

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Posted by: seabhac.5346

seabhac.5346

I hope these do not count towards the existing legendary armor achievement and devalue my raid achievement…
Considering it gives a title related to the raid specific armors, that would be terrible.

I would not mind if you made new titles for the WvW/PvP armors though.

LOL! PvE’ers only care about WvW’ers when we finally get some “rain” after all these years of “drought”.

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Posted by: Sarrs.4831

Sarrs.4831

Fascinating. But what are the PvP gifts? I’m guessing that Gift of Battle/War will be one of them, but the others?

This also means I can swap between Flock and Lyssa runes without spending 15s each time :^)

Nalhadia – Kaineng

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Posted by: Serenity.6135

Serenity.6135

Will we also have the ability to switch runes like on legendary armor?

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Posted by: Mikau.6920

Mikau.6920

Will it be able to swap runes like raid legendary armor?

Sorry for my english.

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Posted by: Exciton.8942

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Fascinating. But what are the PvP gifts? I’m guessing that Gift of Battle/War will be one of them, but the others?

This also means I can swap between Flock and Lyssa runes without spending 15s each time :^)

Likely to be tons of T5 and T6 mats. maybe Mystic clovers as well.

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Posted by: SkyShroud.2865

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This is a really amazing change but I think the raiders gonna be so mad at it.

In before the complains.

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Posted by: Chaba.5410

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Gratz Anet! You just made a bunch of players proverbially kitten their pants.

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Posted by: Age.9320

Age.9320

Will there be rune/infusion swapping included? I assume so but it wasn’t explicitly stated so just making sure.

And so I wait, and so I watch, but my hands are near to my blades – Drizzt Do’Urden

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Posted by: morrolan.9608

morrolan.9608

Holy kitten, thank you anet, this is one time I will unreservedly applaud you.

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Posted by: Sevei.3012

Sevei.3012

Since this is new can we have a way to convert the exotic t2 armor up to ascended at the vendor with the grandmaster marks?

I got the t2 shoulders exotic because i already had ascended to skin over but still have the original exotic etc.

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Posted by: McKenna Berdrow

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Fascinating. But what are the PvP gifts? I’m guessing that Gift of Battle/War will be one of them, but the others?

This also means I can swap between Flock and Lyssa runes without spending 15s each time :^)

They are new gifts coming out on the 8th.

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Posted by: morrolan.9608

morrolan.9608

This is a really amazing change but I think the raiders gonna be so mad at it.

In before the complains.

It takes more effort to get this armor than the raid legendary armor so they haven’t got a leg to stand on.

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Posted by: Evors.6503

Evors.6503

Oh no….. So if I had berserkers ascended PvP set, but I stat swaped it in the forge it will no longer count as the precursor armor?

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Will we also have the ability to switch runes like on legendary armor?

Yes! You will be able to switch runes just like legendary armor.

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Posted by: HolyWood.7853

HolyWood.7853

Lets say i don’t like the looks of the armors that can be upgraded to legendary. Is it possible to transmute them to different looks without losing the stat swapping ability?(after making the process of legendary armor)

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Posted by: seabhac.5346

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I hope these do not count towards the existing legendary armor achievement and devalue my raid achievement…
Considering it gives a title related to the raid specific armors, that would be terrible.

I would not mind if you made new titles for the WvW/PvP armors though.

LOL! PvE’ers only care about WvW’ers when we finally get some “rain” after all these years of “drought”.

Oh oh. What about people who both raid and play WvW?
It sure is impossible to play both. It takes what? 2-4 hours per week to get the raid kills, plenty of time left to enjoy WvW.

Sounds like you have it all worked out! Care for some salt?

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Posted by: Baldrick.8967

Baldrick.8967

Marvellous..now all I need is a complete set of one of the armours at 10-15 tokens a week and we’ll finally be able to change builds…

Or I can stick to my existing multiple ascended sets for multiple characters and then choose one for the next update to play full time as it will need another set after the ‘balance’ changes ruin the current build.

A good change. Years too late.

WvW player. Doing another world completion for my next Legendary. Hater of mini-games.

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Posted by: Fay.2357

Fay.2357

Lets say i don’t like the looks of the armors that can be upgraded to legendary. Is it possible to transmute them to different looks without losing the stat swapping ability?(after making the process of legendary armor)

Yeah, I’ve reskinned most of my raid leg armor cause it looks like kitten

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Posted by: seabhac.5346

seabhac.5346

Will we also have the ability to switch runes like on legendary armor?

Yes! You will be able to switch runes just like legendary armor.

Beautiful!

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Posted by: Irvine.3487

Irvine.3487

More HoT locked stuff, just in case you were thinking on passing on buying the bundle when purchasing PoF.

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Posted by: TexZero.7910

TexZero.7910

Thank god.

Now people cannot complain about raid exclusive Legendary armor.

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Posted by: Liston.9708

Liston.9708

Since this is new can we have a way to convert the exotic t2 armor up to ascended at the vendor with the grandmaster marks?

I got the t2 shoulders exotic because i already had ascended to skin over but still have the original exotic etc.

glad i did get the ascended t2, but yea doubt many would have bought the exo if they knew….

YB→YB→YB→YB→YB→YB→YB→most likely YB

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Posted by: Sarrs.4831

Sarrs.4831

More HoT locked stuff, just in case you were thinking on passing on buying the bundle when purchasing PoF.

I’d be amazed if this was genuinely their design intent.

Nalhadia – Kaineng

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Posted by: Serenity.6135

Serenity.6135

Will we also have the ability to switch runes like on legendary armor?

Yes! You will be able to switch runes just like legendary armor.

Thanks!

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Posted by: Toron.4856

Toron.4856

When the August 8th update is released, WvW and PvP players who own Heart of Thorns will be able to upgrade their WvW and PvP ascended armor to have legendary attributes! This new type of armor will not have a unique skin, such as the one that is part of the raids legendary armor, but instead will consist of an upgrade to WvW and PvP ascended armor that gives those armor pieces legendary stat-swapping capabilities without changing the skin.
The following PvP and WvW ascended armor can be upgraded to allow stat swapping:
• Triumphant Hero’s Ascended Armor
• Mistforged Triumphant Hero’s Ascended Armor
• Ardent Glorious Ascended Armor
• Glorious Hero Ascended Armor
To upgrade a piece of WvW or PvP ascended armor, combine 3 new PvP or WvW gifts with 1 piece of ascended gear in the Mystic Forge. You can purchase ingredients for the gifts from either Commander War Razor in WvW or the Ascended Armor League Vendor in PvP.

hello, i have gotten a set of Ardent Glorious Armor and changed the stats via mystic forge after a while. can i still upgrade my armor to legendary or will i have to get another full set? One can obvisouly tell that i have gotten those armor pieces since i have the skins unlocked.. if i had known earlier that we would get legendary pvp armor i would notve touched it ofc..

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Posted by: Sanity Obscure.6054

Sanity Obscure.6054

So if we already changed our entire set of Ardent Glorious Ascended Armor in the Mystic Forge to reflect a build change (which changes it to Illustrious) then we are S.O.L.? Is there any recompense for that?

(edited by Sanity Obscure.6054)

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Posted by: Deihnyx.6318

Deihnyx.6318

This is a really amazing change but I think the raiders gonna be so mad at it.

In before the complains.

It takes more effort to get this armor than the raid legendary armor so they haven’t got a leg to stand on.

I’m sorry what?
Ardent Glorious skins require more effort than 25 LI for first armor and 50 LI / piece?
Sorry, that made me laugh.

Even Triumphant armor doesn’t take that long. It’s T2, not even 8 weeks of WvW for a complete set.

(edited by Deihnyx.6318)

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Posted by: MaLeVoLenT.8129

MaLeVoLenT.8129

Great change Arena Net I like this.

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Posted by: Samhaim.8956

Samhaim.8956

Oh no….. So if I had berserkers ascended PvP set, but I stat swaped it in the forge it will no longer count as the precursor armor?

I’d like an answer for this as well since i had the hat and shoulders but stat swapped them.

Samhaiim ~ Thief

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Posted by: Mewjo.8967

Mewjo.8967

If the gifts are purchasable from vendors then I assume that’ll be with memories of battle. 90k got bought on the 31st with no prior need. Any anticipated legendary would only need the gift of battle which is earned rather than bought.

I really hope you investigate this.

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Posted by: cafard.8953

cafard.8953

Fantastic news. \o/

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Posted by: Lyger.5429

Lyger.5429

Great changes! Why did they close the thread in the pvp section though?

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Posted by: Fenom.9457

Fenom.9457

people make for prestige, very few do it for utility. If it’s not prestigious, there’s no point. Give it new (or raid ones) legendary only skins

Want to read about a nice mini expansion to make Mordremoth and Zhaitan better?
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/Mini-Expansion-Vengeance/first#post6473305

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Posted by: serenity.4712

serenity.4712

This is a huge disappointment to me. I was really hoping we’d get unique PvP armor (legendary) to stand out in the crowd, so when people would see you they would know you’re a PvP-er. Making a 4 year old skin into a legendary is a terrible idea.

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Posted by: Fay.2357

Fay.2357

Forum bug

Lolololforumcodeishard

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Posted by: Remix.2086

Remix.2086

so… what about armor we’ve stat changed? I know back in one of the pvp leagues i bought almost an entire set of ascended gear. Since then I’ve stat changed it multiple times, making it PvE named ascended gear.

Am i just SoL? gotta get a whole new set for this?

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