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Common armor is a type of armor that uses the same art for all professions. This includes the stand-alone pieces available in Eye of the North as well as any festival hat created before 17 December 2009.
 Eye of the North armor art
Eye of the North common armor has the same stats as max basic armor and can be upgraded with insignias and runes.
All headgear has the "Item's attribute +1 (Stacking)" bonus. This bonus matches the attribute of any attribute rune applied to the headgear.
 Gauntlets / gloves
- All gauntlets appear as gloves on Mesmers.
- Before the 17 December 2009 game update, festival hats used your character's headgear slot. They had an armor rating of 0 and could be infused and upgraded with runes, some of them, such as the Mummy Mask, even had an insignia slot until then. Now, festival hats are Costume headpieces, and effectively fit on top of your armor, but visually remove and replace whatever your normal armor headpiece is.
- Hats in inventory that were created prior to that update are still able to be worn in the headgear slot.