Legen-waitforit-dary: The Journey Begins

Hello hello! Welcome to my journey to acquire my legen-ireallyhopeyoulikebarneystinsonbecausethiswholefeatureisgoingtofilledwiththese-DARY.   I am a huge How I Met Your Mother fan, and it brings me much joy to tie my love for that show with the love for this game. Expect a bunch of nerdy puns throughout this feature.

Behold, the man who inspired this title.

Behold, the man who inspired this title.

So, I have been casually playing Guild Wars 2 up to this point. I have been working towards my map completion since I hit 80 soon to be almost a year ago. I’m still not done. That’s how casual I am.

First thing was first. Why am I getting a legendary? Well to be honest I find that, other than the living world, there are rare incentives to actually play the game to accomplish something. I play just for something to do. Exploring the world and doing events are great. The world of Tyria has engrossed me like no other world in an MMO so far. But I feel like it’s time for me to set some goals, and what better goal than a legendary weapon?

Second thing is second (does this saying even exist?). What legendary do I get?! Well you see, I belong to the worst profession when it comes to legendaries (among other things).

Behold the beautiful shield. The book contains new Krytan text quit quotes from Meerak the Scribe from Guild Wars Prophecies. This shield is rooted deep in lore and suits me well.

The “book” contains new Krytan text with quotes from Meerak the Scribe/Shouter from Guild Wars Prophecies. This shield is rooted deep in lore and suits me well.

I’m an engineer. I have played an engineer since early beta and it is my one and only level 80. All of my time is invested in that character; my alts are often played but long left forgotten. Despite the fact that my legendary might not be shown half of the time, I’m still getting it for my engineer without regrets. My choices are slim: Quip, The Predator, Frenzy or The Flameseeker Prophecies. The choice may be obvious. While The Predator is cool and all, I dislike rifle on engineer and would rather get it for my warrior one day. While Frenzy seems interesting, I wouldn’t really be spending all that time under water in the game, yet. And while Quip is… No, let’s not talk about Quip. My choice: The Flameseeker Prophecies. 

So after I decided I decided to look at what’s involved in getting a legendary. First I looked at the ingredients: 

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Seems pretty simple right?…

No. Not at all.


The Chosen.png The Chosen is the precursor to the legendary, it’s used in the crafting. Like all precursors it’s notoriously hard to obtain unless your wallet is heavy.


Gift of The Flameseeker Prophecies.png Gift of The Flameseeker Prophecies requires 4 compenents:

Gift of Fortune.pngGift of Fortune requires 4 components:

Gift of Mastery.png Gift of Mastery is easier to obtain, its components are:


Seems like a pretty long list right? RIGHT? UP TOP! Well it is, and if you read between the lines you can see the blood, sweat, and tears involved so clearly you can almost smell it. These so called  “Gifts of ” should be called “Slave of”. So much more fitting.

All this being said, where am I currently on my quest? Well I’m dirt poor, maybe have like 10 gold. I bought the Bloodstone Shard and will be spending the next month finishing the Gift of Mastery: doing WvW for the Badges of Honor, all while hoping the WvW map I need completed clears up (just need the one borderlands). In the meantime I will be completing the world events daily to salvage some ectos and gain karma very passively (only need maybe 200,000 more). I will also be doing all 3 paths of Ascalon Catacombs when I can.

Along with planning ahead, I’m going to be levelling up my Weaponsmith crafting immediately to start being able to craft rares and exotics and start dumping those shields in the Mystic Forge for a chance at a precursor. Hopefully I will get very lucky. 

In the meantime, I will see you when I have the Gift of Mastery!

See you then!



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