Legendary weapons are a set of high-end weapons that have unique appearances. They have the same stats as ascended weapons, but stat combo and sigils are not locked and can be freely changed when out of combat. Legendary weapons are crafted in the Mystic Forge using a precursor weapon and the Gift of the Legendary Weapon associated with the desired end result, plus two other Gifts of Fortune and Mastery shared by other weapons of the same generation. Weapons of the first generation, released at the launch of Guild Wars 2, use Gift of Fortune and Gift of Mastery in their recipes, and second generation weapons, released during updates following Heart of Thorns, use Mystic Tribute and Gift of Maguuma Mastery, or Gift of Desert Mastery.
Legendary Weapon Shining Blade
The Shining Blade is the Krytan royalty’s personal guard, sworn to protect the Royal Family. Although they are the smallest and least known of the Krytan military units, the Shining Blade are superlatively trained as an elite force. Unknown to most of the populace, the Shining Blade also conducts many covert operations such as spying, message delivery, and other activities carried out in the shadows. The leader is the Master Exemplar, currently Countess Anise, who is hand picked by the ruling monarch.
The Shining Blade is an organization that was founded between 1070 AE and 1072 AE as a rebel group fighting against the White Mantle and their false gods, the mursaat. They were the main opposing force to the White Mantle during the Krytan Civil War and eventually orchestrated the downfall of the White Mantle and the mursaat. They aided the Lionguard with reinstating the Krytan royal family by putting and keeping Queen Salma on the throne, and have been the royal family’s personal guard since then. Some Shining Blade agents also aided with the defeat of the Great Destroyer.