Exordium Crafting Guide

Exordium legendary Guild Wars 2 greatsword animation

The flashy legendary greatsword Exordium has a crystalline, holographic aesthetic, and changes shape and action depending on the class of the character who wields it. This weapon features an aura of golden swirls with crystal fragments, and leaves behind blue and orange swirling footfalls.

To get Exordium, you must craft the following items in the following order:

  • Malumres
  • Visiospei
  • Exitare

This process requires Weaponsmith 500.

Notably, crafting Exordium requires:

  • 290 Shard of Exitaire (this requires 26,100 Elder Wood Log and 23,200 Mithril Ore)
  • 10 Elonian Leather Square
  • 6 Deldrimor Steel Ingot
  • 250 Mystic Coin
  • 77 Mystic Clover

A kind Redditor has put together a spreadsheet for tracking your Exordium crafting process.

They have also identified a way to save yourself 200 gold when crafting Exordium. In short:

You can also buy a small number of Shards of Exitaire with laurels. Every day you can buy one Chest of Legendary Shards from a laurel merchant for 10 laurels. Each chest provides 3 legendary shards.

For details on how to obtain or craft any of the following ingredients or items, we highly recommend you look them up on the official wiki.

Gift of Desert Mastery or Maguuma Mastery?

To complete the final step of crafting Exordium, you need either a Gift of Desert Mastery or a Gift of Maguuma Mastery.

Many players wonder which one they should choose. The short version is, Gift of Maguuma Mastery. If you have already map-completed the Maguuma maps (Verdant Brink, Auric Basin, Tangled Depths, and Dragon Stand) and used those Gifts for something else, you will need to do map completion on another character. Still worth it!

You need four things for each gift:

Item 1: Both gifts require you to map-complete four maps in the area.

Item 2: for Desert Mastery, you have to unlock every mastery for four mounts (Raptor, Skimmer, Springer, and Jackal). For Maguuma Mastery, you just have to buy a widget from 4 different vendors with HoT map currency. You’ll probably earn enough map currency for this by doing the map completion.

Item 3: A Bloodstone Shard.

Item 4: Here’s where the trouble starts. Desert Mastery requires 250 Funerary Incense. Maguuma Mastery requires 250 Crystalline Ingots.

Both items are pricey – each requires an Amalgamated Gemstone, among other items. ($$!)

However, Funerary Incense is time-gated AND heart-gated. You can only buy one per day from each of 8 Renowned Heart vendors. These are repeatable hearts, so you have to do the heart each day to unlock the vendor.

Option #2 is to buy them from the vendor at the Tomb of Primeval Kings. This vendor will sell you 5 per day for a Crystalline Ingot each. You can also buy unlimited Funerary Incense from this vendor, but at a very steep price: either 100 Trade Contracts each, or 3 Elegy Mosaics each.

Step 1: Craft Malumres

Malumres is the tier 1 weapon. You must craft it in order to unlock Visiospei.

Buy the recipe from Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs at Trader’s Forum for 5 gold and 10,003 Karma. This will teach you the recipes for:

  • Legendary Inscription
  • Mystic Curio
  • Shard of Exitare
  • Visionary Inscription

Ingredients

  • 30 Shard of Exitare
    • 1 Tribute to the Exitare: Buy from vendors with HoT or PoF map currency
    • 1 Mystic Curio: Craft or buy on the Trading Post
    • 40 Mithril Ingot
    • 30 Elder Wood Plank
  • 3 Black Diamond
  • 1 Oiled Orichalcum Greatsword Hilt
    • 3 Orichalcum Ingot
    • 5 Vial of Linseed Oil
  • 1 Oiled Orichalcum Greatsword Blade
    • 3 Orichalcum Ingot
    • 5 Vial of Linseed Oil

Step 2: Craft Visiospei

Visiospei is the tier 2 weapon. To unlock it, craft Malumres. You must craft it in order to unlock Exitare.

Buy the recipe from Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs at Trader’s Forum for 5 spirit shards and 10,003 Karma.

Ingredients

  • 60 Shard of Exitare
    • 1 Tribute to the Exitare: Buy from vendors with HoT or PoF map currency
    • 1 Mystic Curio: Craft or buy on the Trading Post
    • 40 Mithril Ingot
    • 30 Elder Wood Plank
  • 3 Black Diamond
  • 1 Oiled Orichalcum Greatsword Hilt
    • 3 Orichalcum Ingot
    • 5 Vial of Linseed Oil
  • 1 Oiled Orichalcum Greatsword Blade
    • 3 Orichalcum Ingot
    • 5 Vial of Linseed Oil

Step 3: Craft Exitare

Exitare is the tier 3 weapon. To unlock it, craft Visiospei. You must craft it in order to unlock Exordium.

Buy the recipe from Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs at Trader’s Forum for 5 spirit shards and 10,003 Karma.

Ingredients

  • 100 Shard of Exitare
    • 1 Tribute to the Exitare: Buy from vendors with HoT or PoF map currency
    • 1 Mystic Curio: Craft or buy on the Trading Post
    • 40 Mithril Ingot
    • 30 Elder Wood Plank
  • 1 Visionary Inscription
    • 1 Legendary Inscription (10 Globs of Ectoplasm, 5 Piles of Crystalline Dust, 1 Orichalcum Plated Dowel, 10 Elonian Leather Square)/li>
    • 1 Vision Crystal
  • 1 Deldrimor Steel Greatsword Hilt
    • 5 Piles of Crystalline Dust
    • 3 Deldrimor Steel Ingot
    • 50 Thermocatalytic Reagent
  • 1 Deldrimor Steel Greatsword Blade
    • 5 Piles of Crystalline Dust
    • 3 Deldrimor Steel Ingot
    • 50 Thermocatalytic Reagent

Step 4: Craft Exordium

Exordium is the tier 4 (final) weapon. To unlock it, you must craft Exitare.

To craft Exordium, put the four ingredients into the Mystic Forge.

Ingredients

  • 1 Exitare (See above)
  • 1 Mystic Tribute
  • 2 Gift of Condensed Magic: Mystic Forge
    • 1 Gift of Blood: Buy recipe from a Mystic Forge Attendant for 10g. (100 Vial of Powerful Blood, 250 Vial of Potent Blood, 50 Vial of Thick Blood, 50 Vial of Blood)
    • 1 Gift of Venom: Buy recipe from a Mystic Forge Attendant for 10g. (100 Powerful Venom Sac, 250 Potent Venom Sac, 50 Full Venom Sac, 50 Venom Sac)
    • 1 Gift of Totems: Buy recipe from a Mystic Forge Attendant for 10g. (100 Elaborate Totem, 250 Intricate Totem, 50 Engraved Totem, 50 Totem)
    • 1 Gift of Dust: Buy recipe from a Mystic Forge Attendant for 10g. (100 Pile of Crystalline Dust, 250 Pile of Incandescent Dust, 50 Pile of Luminous Dust, 50 Pile of Radiant Dust)
  • 2 Gift of Condensed Might: Mystic Forge
    • 1 Gift of Claws: Buy recipe from a Mystic Forge Attendant for 10g. (100 Vicious Claw, 250 Large Claw, 50 Sharp Claw, 50 Claw)
    • 1 Gift of Scales: Buy recipe from a Mystic Forge Attendant for 10g. (100 Armored Scale, 250 Large Scale, 50 Smooth Scale, 50 Scale)
    • 1 Gift of Bones: Buy recipe from a Mystic Forge Attendant for 10g. (100 Ancient Bone, 250 Large Bone, 50 Heavy Bone, 50 Bone.)
    • 1 Gift of Fangs: Buy recipe from a Mystic Forge Attendant for 10g. (100 Vicious Fang, 250 Large Fang, 50 Sharp Fang, 50 Fang)
  • 77 Mystic Clover
  • 250 Mystic Coin
  • 1 Gift of Exordium**: Mystic Forge
  • 1 Gift of the Mists: Mystic Forge
    • 1 Gift of Glory (Buy from a Mystic Forge Attendant with 250 Shards of Glory. You can earn Shards of Glory in PVP, or buy them on the Trading Post.)
    • 1 Gift of Battle (Can only be acquired by completing the Gift of Battle reward track in WVW.)
    • 1 Gift of War (Buy from a Mystic Forge Attendant with 250 Memory of Battle. You can earn Memory of Battle in WVW, or buy them on the Trading Post.)
    • 1 Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy (1 Ball of Dark Energy – salvage from Ascended gear. 75 Stabilizing Matrix – salvage from Ascended rings, earn from Chests of the Mists in Fractals, or buy on the Trading Post.)
  • 100 Mystic Runestone (Buy from a Mystic Forge attendant for 1 gold each.)
  • 100 Shard of Exitare (1 Tribute to the Exitare, 1 Mystic Curio, 40 Mithril Ingot, 30 Elder Wood Plank)
  • 1 Gift of Metal: Buy recipe from a Mystic Forge Attendant for 10g. (250 Orichalcum Ingot, 250 Mithril Ingot, 250 Darksteel Ingot, 250 Platinum Ingot)
  • 1 Gift of Maguuma Mastery OR 1 Gift of Desert Mastery
  • 1 Gift of the Desert (Mystic Forge)
    • 1 Gift of the Oasis (Map complete Crystal Oasis, then buy for Karma.)
    • 1 Gift of the Highlands (Map complete Desert Highlands, then buy for Karma.)
    • 1 Gift of the Riverlands (Map complete Elon Riverlands, then buy for Karma.)
    • 1 Gift of the Desolation (Map complete The Desolation, then buy for Karma.)
  • 1 Gift of the Rider
    • 1 Spirit of the Raptor (Unlock all Raptor masteries, then buy for 75 Elegy Mosaic.)
    • 1 Spirit of the Springer (Unlock all Springer masteries, then buy for 75 Elegy Mosaic.)
    • 1 Spirit of the Skimmer (Unlock all Skimmer masteries, then buy for 75 Elegy Mosaic.)
    • 1 Spirit of the Jackal (Unlock all Jackal masteries, then buy for 75 Elegy Mosaic.)
  • 1 Bloodstone Shard (Buy from a Mystic Forge attendant for 250 Spirit Shard.)
  • 250 Funerary Incense (Buy from Renown Heart vendors or Primeval Stewards.)
  • 1 Gift of Maguuma
    • 1 Gift of the Fleet (Map complete Verdant Brink)
    • 1 Gift of Tarir (Map complete Auric Basin)
    • 1 Gift of the Chak (Map complete Tangled Depths)
    • 1 Gift of the Jungle (Map complete Dragon Stand)
  • 1 Gift of Insights
    • 1 Gift of the Itzel (Buy for 500 Airship Parts and 1 gold. Adrenal Mushrooms required.)
    • 1 Gift of the Nuhoch (Buy for 500 Ley Line Crystal and 1 gold. Nuhoch Alchemy required.)
    • 1 Gift of the Exalted (Buy for 500 Lump of Aurillium and 1 gold. Exalted Gathering required.)
    • 1 Gift of Gliding (Buy for 300 Airship Part, 300 Ley Line Crystal, 300 Lump of Aurillium. Ley Line Gliding required.)
  • 1 Bloodstone Shard (Buy from a Mystic Forge attendant for 250 Spirit Shard.)
  • 250 Crystalline Ingot
    • 1 Crystalline Ore (Buy from a Guild Hall vendor for 1 Guild Commendation.)
    • 1 Fulgurite (1 Obsidian Shard, 1 Bottle of Airship Oil, 1 Pile of Auric Dust, 1 Ley Line Spark)
    • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
    • 1 Amalgamated Gemstone (The easiest way to get these is to do the Auric Basin, Tangled Depths, and Dragon Stand meta events. Select Amalgamated Gemstone from the Hero’s Choice Chest you receive at the end of the meta event. You can also buy them on the Trading Post.)
  • The main crafting guide
  • Chef Guide
  • Jeweler Guide
  • Armor Crafting Guide (Armorsmith, Leatherworker, and Tailor)
  • Weapons Crafting Guide (Weaponsmith, Huntsman, and Artificer)
  • Exordium Legendary Greatsword Crafting Guide

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