Hero armor

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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 rating[edit]

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
WarriorParagon 23 26 29 32 35 38 41 44 47 50 53 56 59 62 65 68 71 74 77 80
RangerAssassinDervish 13 16 19 22 25 28 31 34 37 40 43 46 49 52 55 58 61 64 67 70
MonkNecromancerMesmerElementalistRitualist 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60

Runes and insignias[edit]

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 upgrades[edit]

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 armorers[edit]

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 art[edit]

Guild Wars Nightfall armor art[edit]

Hero Starter Elite Sunspear Primeval
(Armor gallery)
Koss Sunspear armor.jpg Koss Elite Sunspear armor.jpg Koss Primeval armor.jpg
Acolyte Jin
(Armor gallery)
Acolyte Jin Zaishen armor.jpg Acolyte Jin Elite Sunspear armor.jpg Acolyte Jin Primeval armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Dunkoro Sunspear armor.jpg Dunkoro Elite Sunspear armor.jpg Dunkoro Primeval armor.jpg
Acolyte Sousuke
(Armor gallery)
Acolyte Sousuke Zaishen armor.jpg Acolyte Sousuke Elite Sunspear armor.jpg Acolyte Sousuke Primeval armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Melonni Sunspear armor.jpg Melonni Elite Sunspear armor.jpg Melonni Primeval armor.jpg
Hero Starter Ancient Primeval
Margrid the Sly
(Armor gallery)
Margrid the Sly Corsair armor.jpg Margrid the Sly Ancient armor.jpg Margrid the Sly Primeval armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Tahlkora Istani armor.jpg Tahlkora Ancient armor.jpg Tahlkora Primeval armor.jpg
Master of Whispers
(Armor gallery)
Master of Whispers Mysterious armor.jpg Master of Whispers Ancient armor.jpg Master of Whispers Primeval armor.jpg
Zhed Shadowhoof
(Armor gallery)
Zhed Shadowhoof Veldrunner armor.jpg Zhed Shadowhoof Ancient armor.jpg Zhed Shadowhoof Primeval armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Razah Mysterious armor.jpg Razah Ancient armor.jpg Razah Primeval armor.jpg
Hero Starter Mysterious Primeval
(Armor gallery)
Goren Vabbian armor.jpg Goren Mysterious armor.jpg Goren Primeval armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Olias Krytan armor.jpg Olias Mysterious armor.jpg Olias Primeval armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Norgu Thespian armor.jpg Norgu Mysterious armor.jpg Norgu Primeval armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Zenmai Am Fah armor.jpg Zenmai Mysterious armor.jpg Zenmai Primeval armor.jpg
General Morgahn
(Armor gallery)
General Morgahn Kournan armor.jpg General Morgahn Mysterious armor.jpg General Morgahn Primeval armor.jpg

Guild Wars Eye of the North armor art[edit]

Hero Starter Brotherhood Deldrimor
(Armor gallery)
Jora.jpg Jora Brotherhood armor.jpg Jora Deldrimor armor.jpg
Pyre Fierceshot
(Armor gallery)
Pyre Fierceshot.jpg Pyre Fierceshot brotherhood armor.jpg Pyre Fierceshot Deldrimor armor.jpg
Ogden Stonehealer
(Armor gallery)
Ogden Stonehealer.jpg Ogden Stonehealer brotherhood armor.jpg Ogden Stonehealer Deldrimor armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Livia.jpg Livia brotherhood armor.jpg Livia Deldrimor armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Gwen (Eye of the North).jpg Gwen brotherhood armor.jpg Gwen Deldrimor armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Vekk.jpg Vekk brotherhood armor.jpg Vekk Deldrimor armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Anton.jpg Anton brotherhood armor.jpg Anton Deldrimor armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Xandra.jpg Xandra brotherhood armor.jpg Xandra Deldrimor armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Hayda.jpg Hayda brotherhood armor.jpg Hayda Deldrimor armor.jpg
(Armor gallery)
Kahmu.jpg Kahmu brotherhood armor.jpg Kahmu Deldrimor armor.jpg

Other armor art[edit]

Hero Starter
Keiran Thackeray Keiran Thackeray.jpg
M.O.X. M.O.X.jpg
Miku Miku.jpg
Zei Ri Initiate Zei Ri.jpg


  1. ^ Thackeray and the Hall of Monuments, John Stumme, Guild Wars Wiki

Hero armor galleries
Nightfall Warrior Goren Koss Ranger Acolyte Jin Margrid the Sly Monk Dunkoro Tahlkora Necromancer Master of Whispers Olias Mesmer Norgu Elementalist Acolyte Sousuke Zhed Shadowhoof Assassin Zenmai Paragon General Morgahn Dervish Melonni Any Razah
Eye of the North Warrior Jora Ranger Pyre Fierceshot Monk Ogden Stonehealer Necromancer Livia Mesmer Gwen Elementalist Vekk Assassin Anton Ritualist Xandra Paragon Hayda Dervish Kahmu