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    End Game Gearing

    I've been 80 for a few days and nearing 100% map completion. Most of my gear is still lower level (like 60-70), and ive not really been into dungons yet.

    What is the gearing available at end game?

    Should I be crafting it? Running dungons for tokens (and does it matter which dungons)? Just running dungons in general? Buying it for Karma/Gold (and if so from where?)

    I really dont have a clue how i should go about getting gear now so was wondering if someone could help with what the options are and how they compare with each other? I.e. Is crafted gear better then bought gear, etc?

    Thanks,

    (Ps sorry if there is a simlar thread - couldnt see one)

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    I would recommend playing with your build as now is the time to mesh stats with traits and find your sweet spot. Then buying yourself a rare lvl 80 setup and saving tokens for exotics. You can get a yellow lvl 80 piece normally around 30 silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ize View Post
    I've been 80 for a few days and nearing 100% map completion. Most of my gear is still lower level (like 60-70), and ive not really been into dungons yet.

    What is the gearing available at end game?

    Should I be crafting it? Running dungons for tokens (and does it matter which dungons)? Just running dungons in general? Buying it for Karma/Gold (and if so from where?)

    I really dont have a clue how i should go about getting gear now so was wondering if someone could help with what the options are and how they compare with each other? I.e. Is crafted gear better then bought gear, etc?

    Thanks,

    (Ps sorry if there is a simlar thread - couldnt see one)
    The end game gear is crafting - exploreable mode dungeons - and Orr. There are karma vendors scattered throughout orr that sell end game gear but cost a lot of karma. Just follow the zerg (there is a mass group of people that just run around event to event) and farm karma for that gear after certain events the karma vendors will appear and sell gear for 42k karma a pop.

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    The gear has the same strength (with different stat allocation) regardless of wear you get it as far as I'm aware, with exotics having better stats than rare but all exotics being of equal awesomeness... so where you get it depends on what you do in the game and on what stats you want to prioritise.

    Your options (mostly focusing on exotics here) include

    Crafting - you can get light, medium and heavy sets in both rare and exotic. To see the stats available just go to something like the tailoring (or other crafting) vendor, look at the recipe sections and browse the insignias, then you'll see the options for stat allocation.

    Random Drops (TP) - plenty of random drops are available again in rares and exotics, so you can browse the TP to try and find the right item.

    Karma - There are 5 different temples in Orr that you capture and defend from the ravenous hordes of risen (Everyone, come!) and when you own the temple the karma vendor there will sell exotics at 42k karma per piece... each one has different combinations/stats for gear.

    For jewelery it's made by jewelers, again there are quite a few different stat allocations.

    I'm also told that you can buy jewelery and other stuff with badges of honor in WvW but I haven't really done much WvW so perhaps someone else can expand on that.

    Mystic Forge - if you like gambling you can throw 4 of the same type of rare into the Mystic Forge and you might get an exotic back out.

    Dungeons - The vendors for the dungeon tokens are next to the Fort Marrimer waypoint in Lions Arch. Have a browse... most people are going for these for the skins but you can get some nice stats on the level 80 sets, plus there are a lot of weapon choices.

    Personally I like the crafting option assuming the stats are suitable for your build, around 5g should craft you an exotic set, maybe a bit more if you have to buy all the mats... maybe a bit less if you already have a bunch of mats from playing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Binaris View Post
    I would recommend playing with your build as now is the time to mesh stats with traits and find your sweet spot. Then buying yourself a rare lvl 80 setup and saving tokens for exotics. You can get a yellow lvl 80 piece normally around 30 silver.
    Thanks, im pretty comfortable with 2 setups i run atm, one purely focused on dps and one purely focused on support. (Tho ofc i know im going to need to pick one to focus gearing stats wise). I assume the Tier 3 vendors is what i should look at as starting lvl 80 gear then?

    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    The end game gear is crafting - exploreable mode dungeons - and Orr. There are karma vendors scattered throughout orr that sell end game gear but cost a lot of karma. Just follow the zerg (there is a mass group of people that just run around event to event) and farm karma for that gear after certain events the karma vendors will appear and sell gear for 42k karma a pop.
    Thanks, how does the gear compare? All the same stats with just differnent looks? I have about 60k karma so guess Orr will be a good place to start. Is karma useful for anything else?

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    Copy from Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/c...list_find_the/

    I was looking for what armor I wanted to get now that I reached level 80, but I was having a hard time figuring out what was available. So I made this table and decided I'd just do all the armor I could in the hope that it helps others.

    Some general notes:

    • Loot source is anything I found on the Trading Post, I'm not actually sure where it comes from just suspecting it is a random drop or from the Mystic Forge.
    • Skins:
      • All the Karma armor has the same skin for the type, refer to this page.
      • All the loot armor has the same skin for the type.
      • All the crafted armor has the same skin for the type.
    • Karma stats are wonky, the stat with the highest value is in the primary stat column, other stats are in order of magnitude.
    • All other armor the secondary stats are the same value.
    Armor Type Name Primary Stat Secondary Stats Rune Source Note
    Heavy Brutus Condition Damage Power, Vitality Afflicted Loot 3 Pieces
    Heavy Carrion Condition Damage Power, Vitality Craft Material: Bone
    Heavy Sheena Condition Damage Power, Vitality Afflicted Loot 3 Pieces
    Heavy Dredge Condition Damage Power, Vitality Forge Dungeon
    Heavy Flame Legion Condition Damage Power, Vitality Baelfire Dungeon
    Heavy Galrath Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Grenth Loot
    Heavy Nightmare Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Nightmare Dungeon
    Heavy Koda Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Sanctuary Dungeon
    Heavy Corrupted Orrian Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Dungeon
    Heavy Cleric Healing Power Power, Toughness Craft Material: Totem
    Heavy Rurik Healing Power Power, Toughness Vampirism Loot
    Heavy Nightmare Healing Power Precision, Vitality Nightmare Dungeon
    Heavy Koda Healing Power Precision, Vitality Sanctuary Dungeon
    Heavy Armageddon Healing Power Precision, Vitality Balthazar Karma
    Heavy Yakkington Magic Find Condition Damage, Power Traveler Loot
    Heavy Inquest Magic Find Condition Damage, Power Golemancer Dungeon
    Heavy Explorer Magic Find Power, Precision Craft Material: Claw
    Heavy Berserker Power Critical Damage, Precision Craft Material: Blood
    Heavy Devona Power Critical Damage, Precision Strength Loot
    Heavy Flame Legion Power Critical Damage, Precision Baelfire Dungeon
    Heavy Inquest Power Critical Damage, Precision Golemancer Dungeon
    Heavy Corrupted Orrian Power Critical Damage, Precision Dungeon
    Heavy Valkyrie Power Critical Damage, Vitality Craft Material: Fang
    Heavy Dredge Power Toughness, Vitality Forge Dungeon
    Heavy Koda Power Toughness, Vitality Sanctuary Dungeon
    Heavy Invader Power Toughness, Vitality WvW
    Heavy Auora Power Vitality, Toughness Melandru Karma
    Heavy Koss Precision Condition Damage, Power Balthazar Loot
    Heavy Rampager Precision Condition Damage, Power Craft Material: Venom Sac
    Heavy Nightmare Precision Condition Damage, Power Nightmare Dungeon
    Heavy Flame Legion Precision Condition Damage, Power Baelfire Dungeon
    Heavy Inquest Precision Condition Damage, Power Golemancer Dungeon
    Heavy Rubicon Precision Healing Power, Vitality, Condition Damage Lyssa Karma
    Heavy Arcon Precision Healing Power, Vitality, Toughness Dwayna Karma
    Heavy Mortal Precision Healing Power, Vitality, Toughness Grenth Karma
    Heavy Knight Toughness Power, Precision Craft Material: Scale
    Heavy Dredge Toughness Power, Precision Forge Dungeon
    Heavy Corrupted Orrian Toughness Power, Precision Dungeon
    Heavy Whispering Toughness Vitality, Power, Precision Infiltration Karma
    Heavy Jalis Vitality Condition Damage, Healing Power Dolyak Loot
    Light Carrion Condition Damage Power, Vitality Craft Material: Bone
    Light Ogden Condition Damage Power, Vitality Strength Loot
    Light Dredge Condition Damage Power, Vitality Forge Dungeon
    Light Flame Legion Condition Damage Power, Vitality Baelfire Dungeon
    Light Khilbron Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Lich Loot
    Light Nightmare Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Nightmare Dungeon
    Light Svanir Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Sanctuary Dungeon
    Light Corrupted Orrian Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Dungeon
    Light Cleric Healing Power Power, Toughness Craft Material: Totem
    Light Mhenlo Healing Power Power, Toughness Dwayna Loot
    Light Nightmare Healing Power Precision, Vitality Nightmare Dungeon
    Light Svanir Healing Power Precision, Vitality Sanctuary Dungeon
    Light Auora Healing Power Precision, Vitality Melandru Karma
    Light Jatoro Magic Find Condition Damage, Power Scavenging Loot
    Light Inquest Magic Find Condition Damage, Power Golemancer Dungeon
    Light Explorer Magic Find Power, Precision Craft Material: Claw
    Light Berserker Power Critical Damage, Precision Craft Material: Blood
    Light Zhed Power Critical Damage, Precision Centaur Loot
    Light Flame Legion Power Critical Damage, Precision Baelfire Dungeon
    Light Inquest Power Critical Damage, Precision Golemancer Dungeon
    Light Corrupted Orrian Power Critical Damage, Precision Dungeon
    Light Valkyrie Power Critical Damage, Vitality Craft Material: Fang
    Light Dredge Power Toughness, Vitality Forge Dungeon
    Light Svanir Power Toughness, Vitality Sanctuary Dungeon
    Light Invader Power Toughness, Vitality WvW
    Light Norgu Precision Condition Damage, Power Balthazar Loot
    Light Rampager Precision Condition Damage, Power Craft
    Light Nightmare Precision Condition Damage, Power Nightmare Dungeon
    Light Flame Legion Precision Condition Damage, Power Baelfire Dungeon
    Light Inquest Precision Condition Damage, Power Golemancer Dungeon
    Light Rubicon Precision Healing Power, Vitality, Condition Damage Lyssa Karma
    Light Arcon Precision Vitality, Healing Power, Toughness Dwayna Karma
    Light Armageddon Toughness Power, Condition Damage, Vitality Balthazar Karma
    Light Mortal Toughness Power, Condition Damage, Vitality Grenth Karma
    Light Knight Toughness Power, Precision Craft Material: Scale
    Light Dredge Toughness Power, Precision Forge Dungeon
    Light Corrupted Orrian Toughness Power, Precision Dungeon
    Light Tahlkora Vitality Condition Damage, Healing Power Mercy Loot
    Light Whispering Vitality Healing Power, Precision, Toughness Infiltration Karma
    Medium Carrion Condition Damage Power, Vitality Craft Material: Bone
    Medium Shiro Condition Damage Power, Vitality Rage Loot
    Medium Dredge Condition Damage Power, Vitality Forge Dungeon
    Medium Flame Legion Condition Damage Power, Vitality Baelfire Dungeon
    Medium Vatlaaw Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Flame Legion Loot
    Medium Nightmare Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Nightmare Dungeon
    Medium Svanir Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Sanctuary Dungeon
    Medium Corrupted Orrian Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Dungeon
    Medium Mortal Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Grenth Karma
    Medium Whispering Condition Damage Precision, Toughness Infiltration Karma
    Medium Cleric Healing Power Power, Toughness Craft Material: Totem
    Medium Zho Healing Power Power, Toughness Flock Loot
    Medium Nightmare Healing Power Precision, Vitality Nightmare Dungeon
    Medium Svanir Healing Power Precision, Vitality Sanctuary Dungeon
    Medium Errol Magic Find Condition Damage, Power Eagle Loot
    Medium Inquest Magic Find Condition Damage, Power Golemancer Dungeon
    Medium Explorer Magic Find Power, Precision Craft Material: Claw
    Medium Berserker Power Critical Damage, Precision Craft Material: Blood
    Medium Nika Power Critical Damage, Precision Infiltration Loot
    Medium Flame Legion Power Critical Damage, Precision Baelfire Dungeon
    Medium Inquest Power Critical Damage, Precision Golemancer Dungeon
    Medium Corrupted Orrian Power Critical Damage, Precision Dungeon
    Medium Valkyrie Power Critical Damage, Vitality Craft Material: Fang
    Medium Dredge Power Toughness, Vitality Forge Dungeon
    Medium Svanir Power Toughness, Vitality Sanctuary Dungeon
    Medium Invader Power Toughness, Vitality WvW
    Medium Aidan Precision Condition Damage, Power Pack Loot
    Medium Rampager Precision Condition Damage, Power Craft
    Medium Nightmare Precision Condition Damage, Power Nightmare Dungeon
    Medium Flame Legion Precision Condition Damage, Power Baelfire Dungeon
    Medium Inquest Precision Condition Damage, Power Golemancer Dungeon
    Medium Knight Toughness Power, Precision Craft Material: Scale
    Medium Dredge Toughness Power, Precision Forge Dungeon
    Medium Corrupted Orrian Toughness Power, Precision Dungeon
    Medium Armageddon Toughness Vitality, Power, Precision Balthazar Karma
    Medium Reyna Vitality Condition Damage, Healing Power Melandru Loot
    Medium Arcon Vitality Power, Toughness Dwayna Karma
    Medium Auora Vitality Precision, Healing Power, Toughness Melandru Karma
    Medium Rubicon Vitality Toughness, Power, Precision Lyssa Karma

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    Buy a full rare set costs like 3-5 gold. Then do dungeons with that gear to get exotic items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ize View Post
    Is karma useful for anything else?
    Cultural skins... but also, according to the newly updated wiki based on GW2Guru's information you need a LOT of Karma if you ever intend to go for a legendary (http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Legendary_weapon)
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    When I hit 80 I went straight to the TP and bought myself a set of the most affordable greens and yellows I could with the stats I wanted. I keep checking the TP for good deals on exotics (got my awesome pants for 75s) and I'm buying the rest with karma. Eventually I'll get into dungeons, but the dungeon armor I like the most doesn't have the stats I want so I'm getting my stats before I get my transmute set.

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