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Guild Wars 2 Forum » PvE & Crafting » GW2 Gearing up at L80, a semi comprehensive guide

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OP  10/05/12 11:54:18 PM#1

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Hey everyone, it has being more than a month since GW2 was released and alot of you are probably reached or about to reach L80. I thought this would be a time to release my endgame gearing guide that I wrote in the past week. Basically, if you are not sure what to do at L80 to get all exotics, then this might be a worth a read.

Full Guide here:

The guide is fairly lengthy and and to reduce the amount of vertical scrolling, I have enclosed most of the information in dropdown boxes. This allow you to skip the sections you don't want to read and jump onto the important bits right away. I will also include a TL:DR summary here.

Those who care only about exotics might find these three charts helpful

TL:DR Summary of Contents in the guide

Basic Information

  • Item tiers (White (trash) < Blue (fine) < Green (masterwork) < Yellow (rare) < Orange (exotic) < Purple (legendary)

  • Item affixes (Berserker, Rampager etc)

  • Salvage everything that is L70+ for rare mats w/ discussions on salvage kit usage

  • Map Completion your 60-70 and 70-80 zones for L70+ exotics

Trinkets & Backpieces

  • Skip rares and get Masterwork trinkets instead (stats upgrade is minimal and rares are about 45x the prices of masterworks)

  • Mats you need for exotic trinkets

  • You can get a rare guild backpiece for 5 gold (waste of money really)


  • Fine/Masterwork: Cursed Shore karma vendor location and stats

  • Fine/Masterwork: WvW karma vendor location and stats

  • Rare: What mats you need to get a full set crafted (1.5-2 gold for the full set)

  • Rare: WvW karma vendor also sell a rare set for 95k karma

  • Exotics: Select sets based on your stats preference

  • Exotics: Four ways to get full exotics: crafting (10-12 gold for full set), Dungeons (token grinds), WvW (Badges of Honor grind), or Karma (Orr Temple karma grind at 42k karma/piece)


  • Fine/Masterwork: Cursed Shore Karma vendors or WvW vendors

  • Rare: WvW karma vendors or T3 cultural vendors if you got spare karma

  • Rare: How to get them crafted w/ full mat list.

  • Exotics: Full mat list for regular crafting, mat list for mystic forge crafting, you can also get them from dungeons and wvw


  • A list of most exotic runes/sigils in the game with methods on obtaining them (mat list for those that are crafted)


  • Peach tarts for 26% magic find and +60 power (<20 copper each)

  • Onomnomberry stuff if you want 30% magic find

  • Lotus Fries are a cheaper alternative if you just want 30% magic find (1/3 price of Onomnom stuff)


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10/06/12 11:57:35 PM#2
Thank you for posting it here! <3