Guild Wars 2: How to Get the Flames of War Legendary Weapon

Eager to get your hands on the latest legendary weapon in GW2? Let us guide you through the process to craft it...

On May 2, Guild Wars 2 dropped its latest Living Story Season 3 episode, "Flashpoint". With this release came exciting new legendary armor and a new legendary weapon -- a second generation torch called Flames of War

But some players are having a bit of trouble getting their hands on the recipe for this legendary and crafting it to add to their collection of awesome weapons. If that's the case for you, then this guide is here to help!

How to Craft Flames of War

To learn how to craft this awesome torch in Guild Wars 2, you should first talk to Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs in Lion's Arch. Afterward, you'll want to start the crafting process. But wait...where is it? There is no recipe listed for Flames of War in your recipe menu.

That's because there isn't one. At least not yet. There are other weapons you need to learn recipes for and craft before you can work directly on the legendary.

Luckily for you, this guide will tell you everything you need to know to get your very own Flames of War -- from where to get the other recipes, to what you need to craft each weapon.

How to Get the Necessary Recipes for Flames of War 
  • Head to Lion's Arch. Talk to Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs.
    • Select Show me your wares.
      • The vendor menu will pop up. Choose the 5th tab: Recipes.
      • The recipes you want are for:
          • Forgotten Brilliance
          • Neophyte’s Beacon
          • Liturgy

You need to craft each of these weapons in order. Pick up the first recipe, Forgotten Brilliance, for 5 gold and 10,003 karma. To unlock the second and third recipes, you'll need to craft their precursors. 

  • Note: Make sure you've trained your Legendary Crafting Mastery well! You'll need it to proceed. 
Crafting Materials for the Precursor Weapons 

1. Forgotten Brilliance 

  • 30 Shards of Liturgy
  • 1 Oiled Ancient Torch Handle
  • 1 Oiled Orichalcum Torch Head
  • 3 Vials of Powerful Blood

2. Neophyte's Beacon

  • 60 Shards of Liturgy
  • 10 Ancient Bones
  • 1 Oiled Ancient Torch Handle
  • 1 Oiled Orichalcum Torch Head

3. Liturgy

  • 100 Shards of Liturgy
  • 1 Deldrimor Steel Torch Head
  • 1 Spiritwood Torch Handle
  • 1 Visionary Inscription

Crafting Materials Needed for Flames of War

Once you've crafted all three weapons above, you're (finally) ready to craft Flames of War! These are the materials: 

  • Liturgy
  • Gift of Balthazar
    • Combine Gift of the Wood, Gift of the Mists, 100 Shards of Liturgy, and 100 Mystic Runestones in the Mystic Forge to create this material.
  • Mystic Tribute
    • Place two Gifts of Condensed Magic, 2 Gifts of Condensed Might, 77 Mystic Clovers, and 250 Mystic Coins in the Mystic Forge to craft this item.
  • Gift of Maguuma Mastery
    • Drop Gift of Maguuma, Gift of Insights, a Bloodstone Shard, and 250 Crystalline Ingots into the Mystic Forge to make this gift. 

Once you've collected these materials, put them all together in the Mystic Forge to craft Flames of War. Congrats -- you've got yourself a brand new legendary weapon! 

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What do you think about the new legendary? Did you have difficulty finding the recipes? Will you be crafting it? Let us know in the comments!

Published May. 9th 2017

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