List of weapon upgrades

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The following upgrade components can be used to modify various weapons.

Inscription bonuses[edit]

Main article: Inscription

Most of these bonuses are also available as inherent bonuses.

Name Bonus Attaches to Campaign Inherent bonus for
"Strength and Honor" Damage +10...15% (while Health is above 50%) Weapons Core Martial weapons (Core), weapons (Nightfall)
"Guided by Fate" Damage +10...15% (while Enchanted) Martial weapons (Core)
"Dance with Death" Damage +10...15% (while in a Stance) Martial weapons (Core)
"To the Pain!" Damage +14...15%
Armor -10 (while attacking)
Martial weapons (Core)
"Brawn over Brains" Damage +14...15%
Energy -5
Martial weapons (Core)
"Too Much Information" Damage +10...15% (vs. Hexed foes) Martial weapons (Core)
"Vengeance is Mine" Damage +10...20% (while Health is below 50%) Martial weapons (Core)
"Don't Fear the Reaper" Damage +10...20% (while Hexed) Martial weapons (Core)
"Don't Think Twice" Halves casting time of spells (Chance: 5...10%) Nightfall Spellcasting weapons (Core), weapons (Nightfall)
"I have the power!" Energy +5 Martial weapons Core Martial weapons (Prophecies, Nightfall), Runic Shield (Prophecies)
"Let the Memory Live Again" Halves skill recharge of spells (Chance: 5...10%) Nightfall Martial weapons (Nightfall)
No corresponding inscription Damage +10...15%
Energy regeneration -1 (AKA Zealous strength)
n/a n/a Martial weapons (Prophecies, Factions)
Damage +10...15%
Health regeneration -1 (AKA Vampiric strength)
"Aptitude not Attitude" Halves casting time of spells of item's attribute (Chance: 10...20%) Spellcasting weapons Core Spellcasting weapons (Core)
"Seize the Day" Energy +10...15
Energy regeneration -1
Wands (Core), spellcasting weapons (Nightfall)
"Hale and Hearty" Energy +4...5 (while Health is above 50%) Wands (Core)
"Have Faith" Energy +4...5 (while Enchanted) Nightfall Wands (Core)
"Don't call it a comeback!" Energy +5...7 (while Health is below 50%) Wands (Core)
"I am Sorrow." Energy +5...7 (while Hexed) Wands (Core)
"Serenity Now" Halves skill recharge of spells (Chance: 9...10%) Focus items Core Focus items (Core)
"Forget Me Not" Halves skill recharge of spells of item's attribute (Chance: 15...20%) Focus items (Core)
"Live for Today" Energy +10...15
Energy regeneration -1
Focus items (Core)
"Faith is My Shield" Armor +4...5 (while Enchanted) Focus items (Core)
"Ignorance is Bliss" Armor +4...5
Energy -5
Nightfall Focus items (Core)
"Life is Pain" Armor +4...5
Health -20
Focus items (Core)
"Man for All Seasons" Armor +4...5 (vs. Elemental damage) Focus items (Core), Ascalon Aegis shield (Prophecies)
"Survival of the Fittest" Armor +4...5 (vs. Physical damage) Focus items (Core)
"Might Makes Right" Armor +4...5 (while attacking) Focus items (Core), Bulwark of Balthazar shield (Prophecies)
"Knowing is Half the Battle" Armor +5 (while casting) Focus items (Core), Ascalon Battle Staff (Prophecies)
"Down But Not Out" Armor +5...10 (while Health is below 50%) Focus items (Core)
"Hail to the King" Armor +4...5 (while Health is above 50%) Focus items (Core)
"Be Just and Fear Not" Armor +5...10 (while hexed) Focus items (Core)
"Luck of the Draw" Received physical damage -5 (Chance: 11...20%) Focus items or shields Core Shields (Core), focus items (Nightfall)
"Sheltered by Faith" Received physical damage -1...2 (while Enchanted) Shields (Core), focus items (Nightfall)
"Nothing to Fear" Received physical damage -1...3 (while Hexed) Shields (Core), focus items (Nightfall)
"Run For Your Life!" Received physical damage -1...2 (while in a Stance) Shields (Core), focus items (Nightfall)
"Master of My Domain!" Item's attribute +1 (Chance: 11...20%)1 Focus items and shields (Core)
No corresponding inscription Attribute +1 (Chance: 11...20%)1 n/a n/a Focus items and shields (Prophecies, Factions)
"Not the Face!" Armor +5...10 (vs. Blunt damage) Focus items or shields Nightfall Focus items and shields (Core)
"Leaf on the Wind" Armor +5...10 (vs. Cold damage) Focus items and shields (Core)
"Like a Rolling Stone" Armor +5...10 (vs. Earth damage) Focus items and shields (Core)
"Riders on the Storm" Armor +5...10 (vs. Lightning damage) Focus items and shields (Core)
"Sleep Now in the Fire" Armor +5...10 (vs. Fire damage) Focus items and shields (Core)
"Through Thick and Thin" Armor +5...10 (vs. Piercing damage) Focus items and shields (Core)
"The Riddle of Steel" Armor +5...10 (vs. Slashing damage) Focus items and shields (Core)
No corresponding inscription Armor +5...10 (vs. <affiliation or creature type>)3 n/a n/a Focus items and shields (Prophecies, Factions)
"Fear Cuts Deeper" Reduces Bleeding duration on you by 20% (Stacking) Focus items or shields Nightfall Focus items and shields (Core), staves (Factions)
"I Can See Clearly Now" Reduces Blind duration on you by 20% (Stacking) Focus items and shields (Core), staves (Factions)
"Swift as the Wind" Reduces Crippled duration on you by 20% (Stacking) Focus items and shields (Core), staves (Prophecies, Factions)
"Strength of Body" Reduces Deep Wound duration on you by 20% (Stacking) Focus items and shields (Core), staves (Factions)
"Cast Out the Unclean" Reduces Disease duration on you by 20% (Stacking) Focus items and shields (Core), staves (Prophecies, Factions)
"Pure of Heart" Reduces Poison duration on you by 20% (Stacking) Focus items and shields (Core), staves (Factions)
"Soundness of Mind" Reduces Dazed duration on you by 20% (Stacking) Focus items and shields (Core)
"Only the Strong Survive" Reduces Weakness duration on you by 20% (Stacking) Focus items and shields (Core), staves (Factions)
"Measure for Measure" Highly salvageable Equippable items Equippable items (Core)
"Show me the money!" Improved sale value Equippable items (Core)
  1. Only for the purposes of a skill's green numbers, the inherent effects of primary attributes are not affected.
  2. Available for all Monk and Ritualist attributes, as well as all Necromancer, Mesmer and Elementalist attributes except for Soul Reaping, Fast Casting and Energy Storage.
  3. Available for Charr, Demons, Dragons, Dwarves, Giants, Ogres, Plants, Skeletons, Tengu, Trolls and Undead (the same affiliations and creature types as of slaying). The Ascalon Aegis shield (Prophecies) and focus items and shields from Jonathan Blunt (Eye of the North) come with Armor +10 (vs. Charr). Four green shields Aegis of Terror, Aegis of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh, Stygian Defender and Stygian Aegis with inherent Armor +10 (vs. Demons) bonus are available as drop in Nightfall.

Prefix bonuses[edit]

Prefix bonuses are available through prefix upgrade components. They are also available as inherent bonuses on certain unique items and non-unique items.

Name Description Available for
Axe Hammer Sword Daggers Scythe Bow Spear Staff
Barbed Lengthens Bleeding duration on foes by 33% Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Crippling Lengthens Crippled duration on foes by 33% Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Cruel Lengthens Deep Wound duration on foes by 33% Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Heavy Lengthens Weakness duration on foes by 33% Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No
Poisonous Lengthens Poison duration on foes by 33% Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Silencing Lengthens Dazed duration on foes by 33% No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Ebon Earth damage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Fiery Fire damage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Icy Cold damage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Shocking Lightning damage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Furious Double Adrenaline on hit (Chance: 2-10%) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Sundering Armor penetration +20% (Chance: 10-20%) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Vampiric Life Draining: 1-5, 1-3
Health regeneration: -1
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Zealous Energy gain on hit: 1
Energy regeneration: -1
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Adept Halves casting time of spells of item's attribute (Chance: 10-20%) No No No No No No No Yes
Defensive Armor +4-5 No No No No No No No Yes
Hale Health +10-30 No No No No No No No Yes
Insightful Energy +1-5 No No No No No No No Yes
Swift Halves casting time of spells (Chance: 2-10%) No No No No No No No Yes

Suffix bonuses[edit]

Suffix bonuses are available through upgrades for martial weapons and staves. Suffix bonuses are available as inherent bonuses on Prophecies and Factions wands, shields and focus items, and through upgrades for Nightfall and PvP wands, shields and focus items. Suffix bonuses are also available as inherent bonuses on unique items.

Name Description Martial weapons Wands Staves Shields Focus items
of Defense Armor +4-5 Yes No Yes No No
of Shelter Armor +4-7 (vs. physical damage) Yes No Yes No No
of Warding Armor +4-7 (vs. elemental damage) Yes No Yes No No
of Enchanting Enchantments last 10-20% longer Yes No Yes No No
of Swiftness Halves casting time of spells (Chance: 5-10%) No No No No Yes
of Aptitude Halves casting time of item's attribute spells (Chance: 10-20%) No No No No Yes
of Fortitude Health +10-30 Yes Yes4 Yes Yes Yes
of Devotion Health +30-45 (while Enchanted) No No Yes Yes Yes
of Endurance Health +30-45 (while in a Stance) No No Yes Yes Yes
of Valor Health +45-60 (while Hexed) No No Yes Yes Yes
of <Attribute> Attribute +1 (10-20% chance while using skills) Yes1 No Yes1 No No
of Mastery Item's attribute +1 (10-20% chance while using skills) No No Yes No No
of Quickening Halves skill recharge of spells (Chance: 5-10%) No Yes No No No
of Memory Halves skill recharge of item's attribute spells (Chance: 10-20%) No Yes No No No
of <affiliation or creature type>slaying Damage +10-20% (vs. <affiliation or creature type>)2 Yes3 No Yes No No
    • Versions for martial weapons always correspond to the weapon's own attribute (e.g. Axe Haft of Axe Mastery).
    • Inherent versions for shields have been observed with caster attributes (e.g. a Tactics shield with a chance to boost Illusion Magic).
    • Staves have been observed with this suffix for all spellcaster attributes except for Fast Casting, Energy Storage, and Spawning Power.
  1. The following "of slaying" suffixes have been observed:
  2. Only for axes, bows, hammers, and swords (i.e. excludes items introduced with Factions and Nightfall: daggers, scythes, and spears). Daggers, scythes, and spears are only available with inherent of Charrslaying from Jonathan Blunt.
  3. Available only as inherent bonus from the Prophecies collectors Nicanor Gannel and Ouran Odwin and as reward for quest White Mantle Wrath: Demagogue's Vanguard.

Notes[edit]


Weapons (edit)
One-handed Melee:
Ranged:
AxeSword
SpearWand
Two-handed Melee:
Ranged:
DaggersHammerScythe
BowStaff
Off-hand only FocusShield
Types CasterMartial
Upgrades BundlesComponentsInscriptions
RewardsInherent modifiersPerfect