Harness the Power of Legendary Upgrades

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on July 24, 2019


Grandmaster crafters have put their heads together to come up with something new and convenient: legendary runes and sigils for your equipment!

How Legendary Upgrades Work

Once socketed, a legendary upgrade has the power to take on the properties of any other upgrade of its type. You can freely socket and remove them from any type of armor without using an Upgrade Extractor. Unlike other legendary items, legendary upgrades have no visual effects.

Legendary runes provide the same set bonuses as other runes, and you can combine them with exotic superior runes. For example, if you have a Superior Rune of the Adventurer in your helm, and you add a legendary rune to your boots, setting the legendary rune’s suffix to Adventurer will grant the two-piece bonus for that set.

How to Obtain Them

Like other legendary items, legendary upgrades are acquired using the Mystic Forge. You’ll need to provide several gifts, including one that requires new materials unlocked by a global event.

On July 30, citizens will be called on to trade in their piles of lucent crystals to crafting discipline grandmasters in exchange for Satchels of Loot, with the goal of forcing the knowledge out of the Mystic Forge. Every donation progresses a global community goal. Once the goal is complete, the ability to create new materials for legendary upgrades will become available to every discipline that can craft upgrades.

Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs will steer you in the right direction. Happy crafting!