What is Luck and what does it do in Guild Wars 2

Luck is what you make it.

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Guild Wars 2 has a variety of different game-specific mechanics. One of the most confusing that new players come across is called Luck. Luck is obtained both from the daily login reward or from salvaging equipment. In this guide, we’ll show you what different kinds of Luck you can obtain, as well as their uses.

Luck Types

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Luck comes in what is called Essences of Luck and there are four different types. They start at the Fine Rarity and max out at Legendary. Each of these different types gives a different amount of Luck:

  • Fine = 10 Luck
  • Masterwork = 50 Luck
  • Rare = 100 Luck
  • Exotic = 200 Luck
  • Legendary = 500 Luck

All the tiers from Masterwork and up can be combined into higher tiers by an Artificer at the Artificing Station. Legendary Essences are only obtainable from completing the Anomalous Results Achievement track or in certain types of loot bags.

Luck Uses

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Luck is a mechanic that increases the Magic Find percentage of the account and the character it is used on. Magic Find is a stat that affects certain types of items that can be looted, these include:

  • Reward track containers, such as a cache or a Loot box
  • Lost Bandit Chests from the Silverwastes
  • Heart of Thorns Caches and loot boxes
  • Divine Lucky Envelopes and Lucky Red Bags obtained from the Lunar New Year event

Magic find is limited to a cap of 300% account-wide. While achievement-based bonuses are limited to 36% and character-specific are increased through different foods and consumables.