Today I crafted my second set of heavy ascended armor (Ahamid’s/Knight’s), ascended hammer (Knight’s), ascended longbow (Knight’s) and the Shadow of Grenth ascended backpiece for my human warrior, Lorelai Iceblade. I also bought the Molten Dye and Pyre Dye to colour her armor. All in all, I spent close to 1000 gold.
Shadow of Grenth comes with a cool dark mist trail effect when you move.
I retraited from 30/10/0/0/30 dual axes/longbow to 10/0/30/30/0 hammer/longbow for more survivability. Although I cant do 10000 damage criticals now, my survivability has gone through the roof with 27000 health and 3100 armor. Hammer provides a lot of disabling skills so it’s even easier to mitigate damage. I tested it out in Twilight Arbor and it was a resounding success.
Now I have to save up laurels for two ascended rings, two ascended accessories and 15 WvW infusions, which cost 205 laurels, 2125 badges of honor and 100 globs of ectoplasm. I am in the process of farming pristine fractal relics and hoping for a berserker’s ascended ring when I do fractal’s 10-19 everyday at the moment though.
Today I reached the 11000 achievement points mark and unlocked the Zenith Kris, a dagger skin. Here’s my necromancer Persephone wielding the Zenith Cesta and Zenith Kris.
On another note, today I also bought my last ascended accessory for my guardian. She is now wearing full ascended gear infused with agony infusions, bringing her agony resistance up to 65. With that, my guardian is complete and ready for high level fractals. For my next project, I plan to start buying and crafting ascended gear for my warrior. However, I will be using WvW infusions for the infusion slots this time because my warrior is my WvW character. I have enough laurels left over to craft a full set of ascended armor, but I’ll wait a few days before changing her build so I can craft the ascended weapons too. I will be switching from dual axes pure damage/burst to hammer control/healing shouts.
If you bought 800 gems from the gem store in December 2013, today’s the day you get a Green Quaggan Backpack.
Additionally, if you bought 4000 gems, you also get a Mini Mr Sparkles along with the backpack.
Happy 2014 everyone! May the new year bring lots of fun, exciting new updates and great living stories! I will post up the January 2014 monthly achievement guide slightly later this time because I’ll be job hunting again.Until then, here’s a picture of one of the new norn hairstyles available in the Total Makeover Kit.
Yay! I finally reached the 10000 achievement points mark today! Got a massive achievement chest, 10 laurels, 30 gold, 400 gems and a new title, Acclaimed Achiever. I also got to pick another Zenith skin, this time I chose the Zenith Pistol.
So currently I have 15 laurels. Tomorrow is a new month so after I finish January 2014’s monthly meta achievement, I’ll be little more than two weeks away from my final ascended trinket for my guardian.
I haven’t decided what to buy with my 400 gems. Maybe it’s time to give my sylvari ranger a decent looking medium armor?
As promised, here is a picture of my newly crafted ascended staff, Beigrath’s Spire with Knight’s stats (toughness, power, precision).
My guardian is now nearly fully ascended-equipped. Only 40 laurels to go to my last ascended accessory to replace her exotic Karka Shell. Then, I can start buying agony infusions with my fractal relics and gear her up for higher level fractals.
I crafted my full set of heavy ascended armor with Knight’s stats (toughness, power, precision) for my Guardian today. 🙂 It cost me 370 gold in total including recipes.
One thing about crafting ascended armor at the moment. Try to craft the bolts of damask yourself once a day rather than buying them straight off the trading post. The price of crafting one manually is half the price of buying a bolt of damask from the trading post. I bought all 25 bolts of damask from the trading post because I’m impatient, and I’m rich. Don’t be like me unless you have tons of gold you don’t know what to do with!
Here is a picture of the one of the new ascended backpieces, the Light of Dwayna. It cost me 270 gold to craft. 🙂
Wintersday has started! Two new living stories have begun, The Nightmare is Over and A Very Merry Wintersday. Guides will be coming up as soon as I am done with the achievements. Meanwhile, here’s some festive sights.
Here’s a picture of the Antitoxin Injector backpiece skin you get for finishing the story instance for The Nightmare is Over.
Also, glory will be retired as a currency in 2014. The best way to use up all your glory at the moment is to spend it all on Giant Wintersday Gifts from the Gift Exchanger at the Heart of the Mists. You can get ascended materials, ascended backpiece recipes, wintersday weapon skins, charged quartz crystals, flawless snowflakes and other wintersday goodies from these gifts.
Today the WvW Leagues season one ended and season one reward chests were awarded. My server, Kaineng got 7th place and here’s what was inside my chest.
Contents of 7th place WvW Leagues season one reward chest:
- Mini Yak
- 3 Tastes of Liquid WXP
- 100 dragonite ore
- 100 empyreal fragments
- 5 tomes of knowledge
- 5 scrolls of knowledge
- 3 masterwork equipment
- essence of luck (legendary, +500 luck)
The best reward out of all the chest contents is definitely the 3 tastes of liquid WXP, which grants 15000 WXP altogether, equivalent to 3 WvW ranks. After using them, I am now rank 442. Below is a picture of the mini yak.