Whats the different between weapons from same rarity at level 80? — Guild Wars 2 Forums

Whats the different between weapons from same rarity at level 80?

I just got level 80 and I want to get exotic till I collect the required ascended non-buyable materials, the question here whats the difference between all the different names of gears in level 80 of same rarity?
Can I just use the level 80 booster in my level 80 character to get exotic with my preferred prefix or I need to get another exotic gear that is better?

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  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 5, 2020

    if they are the same level and rarity then the only differences will be skin and what stat they provide

    the gear provided by the boost is a fixed prefix, for most classes it is Soldier's but necro is rabid and I think thief is valkyrie

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Here's the Wiki article for all the details: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Attribute_combinations

    Generally speaking all items with the same level requirement and rarity are equally good, the difference is which stats they increase. There is a slight exception with level 80 exotics because some increase 3 stats and some increase 4 (and one increases 7), but it's not as simple as ones which give 4 stats are better, it depends on which stats are useful for your build. That's what the names refer to - which stat combination it has (although each item will also tell you the stats, you don't have to remember them all).

    You can just stick with the stuff from the boost, that will have a defensive combination (probably Soldier's with Power, Toughness and Vitality, although I think some professions get a different one). That's good for keeping you alive but can mean it takes longer to kill anything. So you might want something which focuses more on doing damage, or conditions.

    So the first step is to decide which stats you want (bear in mind not all combinations are available, and some are difficult or expensive to get) and then choose equipment which matches your needs.

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  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    but it's not as simple as ones which give 4 stats are better, it depends on which stats are useful for your build.

    This. If you would like an overview of what meta builds are currently popular for which game mode ("popular" because highly efficient), you should check out the ratings at https://metabattle.com .