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Each hero comes with a default armor model unique to the hero. Players may upgrade the hero armor with runes and/or insignias. Players can also update most hero armor to one of two other models; this has no effect on the the hero's armor rating or on the applied upgrades.

Armor ratingEdit

A hero's armor rating is dependent solely on their profession and level:

Profession Hero level
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
   23 26 29 32 35 38 41 44 47 50 53 56 59 62 65 68 71 74 77 80
    13 16 19 22 25 28 31 34 37 40 43 46 49 52 55 58 61 64 67 70
      3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60

Runes and insigniasEdit

Every hero's headpiece comes with an inherent <Item's Attribute + 1>. Similar to player character armor, each hero armor piece can be upgraded with a rune and insignia. These can be safely salvaged from the hero using an Expert Salvage Kit, since, unlike player character armor, hero armor cannot be removed or broken.

Armor appearance upgradesEdit

Players can upgrade the armor of most heroes by trading in special items found in certain challenge missions in Nightfall and Eye of the North to an appropriate hero armorer. Once upgraded, the armor sets can be swapped at-will by returning to any of the relevant NPCs. Changing a hero's appearance has no effect on the armor rating or on any applied runes or insignias.

You must update the hero's armor before they can be added to the "Fellowship" monument in the Hall of Monuments, except for M.O.X. — the golem only has one armor set and can be added to the monument immediately after acquisition.

Appearance upgrade sources and armorersEdit

Item Source Hero armorer Applicable heroes
Nightfall heroes
Stolen Sunspear Armor Dajkah Inlet
(Challenge mission)
in Dajkah Inlet (outpost)
Koss, Dunkoro, Melonni, Acolyte Jin, and Acolyte Sousuke.
Ancient Armor Remnant Remains of Sahlahja
(Challenge mission)
Remains of Sahlahja (outpost)
Tahlkora, Zhed Shadowhoof, Margrid the Sly, Master of Whispers, and Razah.
Mysterious Armor Piece The Shadow Nexus
(Challenge mission)
in The Shadow Nexus (outpost)
Norgu, Goren, General Morgahn, Zenmai, and Olias.
Primeval Armor Remnant Domain of Anguish
(Elite mission)
Armorsmith of Whispers
in Gate of Anguish
All Nightfall heroes.
Eye of the North heroes
Deldrimor Armor Remnant Slavers' Exile
(From dungeon chest)
Gunnar Poundfist
in Gunnar's Hold
All Eye of the North heroes.
Cloth of the Brotherhood Glint's Challenge
(Challenge mission)
Master Armorer Kor
in Central Transfer Chamber
All Eye of the North heroes.

You cannot upgrade the appearance of any of the heroes unlocked through Guild Wars Beyond: Keiran Thackeray, Miku, and Zei Ri; these are also the only heroes that cannot be added to the monument. (Although Keiran has two alternate armor sets, they are not yet implemented due to lack of resources for updating the Hall of Monuments.[1])

Armor artEdit