The “Bandit Weapons Specialist” is a basic collection achievement that requires players to obtain all 19 Bandit Weapons. Upon completion players are rewarded with a variety of loot including a 20 slot bag called the “Bandit Coin Purse”. This guide will show you how to complete the Bandit Weapons Collection, with detailed explanations of each method.
Unlocking The Collection
To unlock the collection and begin acquiring the weapons you must purchase a “Bandit Combat Journal” from the Bandit Crest Collector near the Camp Resolve waypoint in the Silverwastes. The Bandit Combat Journal costs 10 silver + 150 Bandit Crests. Bandit Crests are earned by completing events in the Silverwastes at an average rate of 10-20 crests per successful event. Consuming the journal will unlock the Bandit Weapons Specialist collection.
Purchasing Bandit Weapons
Bandit weapons can be obtained through 4 sources: Trading Post, WvW Karma Vendor (Equipment Trader), WvW Weapon Vendor, and through Crafting. All 19 weapons can be purchased from the Trading Post, while only 16 can be purchased from either the World vs World Karma Vendor or Weapons Master. The 3 Bandit weapons not sold by the WvW merchants are the underwater weapons (Spear, Harpoon, Trident). The underwater weapons can be purchased from the Trading Post or Crafted individually to complete the collection.
All Bandit weapons can be purchased directly from the Trading Post. At the time of publishing prices ranged from 37 to 72 silver per weapon.
WvW Karma Vendor
The WvW vendors can be accessed by traveling to the “Eternal Battlegrounds” WvW map. If you haven’t been there before, open the WvW menu by clicking the icon or pressing “B” and select Eternal Battlegrounds to be teleported directly there.
The WvW Karma Vendor (labelled as “Equipment Trader”) sells Bandit Weapons for various amounts of Karma. The cheapest way to obtain the Bandit weapons is to visit this vendor with a low level character, ideally level 1. A low level character is best to use because the Karma Vendor adjusts the Karma prices based on your character’s level. So a level 1 character pays 160 – 300 Karma while a level 80 character must pay 1,715 – 3,185 Karma per weapon. The total amount of Karma needed to purchase the 16 available Bandit weapons is 3,820 for a level 1 character and 40,670 for a level 80 character.
WvW Weapons Master
The WvW Weapons Master is accessed in the same manner as the WvW Karma Vendor outlined above. The Weapons Master sells 16 of the Bandit weapons at a rate of 1 gold each + 132 – 192 Badges of Honor (BoH). Badges of Honor are obtained through WvW events.
Purchase Pricing Chart:
||Badges of Honor
|Bandit Cleaver||46s||230||1g + 132 BoH|
|Bandit Shiv||58s||230||1g + 132 BoH|
|Bandit Mallet||37s||230||1g + 132 BoH|
|Bandit Revolver||39s||230||1g + 132 BoH|
|Bandit Baton||40s||230||1g + 132 BoH|
|Bandit Slicer||61s||230||1g + 132 BoH|
|Bandit Focus||39s||160||1g + 132 BoH|
|Bandit Bugle||38s||160||1g + 132 BoH|
|Bandit Torch||40s||160||1g + 132 BoH|
|Bandit Ward||41s||160||1g + 132 BoH|
|Bandit Sunderer||58s||300||1g + 198 BoH|
|Bandit Demolisher||44s||300||1g + 198 BoH|
|Bandit Longbow||42s||300||1g + 198 BoH|
|Bandit Musket||42s||300||1g + 198 BoH|
|Bandit Short Bow||38s||300||1g + 198 BoH|
|Bandit Spire||72s||300||1g + 198 BoH|
|Bandit Harpoon Gun||41s||N/A||N/A|
|Totals||8.54g||3,820||16g + 2,508 BoH|
Crafting Bandit Weapons
Crafting Bandit weapons requires being at least level 125 in Weaponsmith, Huntsman and/or Artificer. Bandit weapons are crafted from standard iron and soft wood components in addition to various Iron Imbued Inscriptions (e.g. “Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription”) that must be purchased from the respective crafting vendor. If you purchased the 16 available Bandit weapons from the WvW Karma Vendor or Weapons Master you will only need to craft the remaining 3 underwater weapons (Trident, Harpoon and Spear), assuming that you do not want to purchase them directly from the Trading Post.
Bandit weapons with the “Ravaging” inscription are currently the cheapest to craft. The 3 underwater weapons are indicated by the color green. Weapons are in ascending order from cheapest to most expensive crafting cost.
|Weapon||Component 1||Component 2||Inscription||Cost to Craft|
|Ravaging Bandit Ward||Iron Shield Boss||Iron Shield Backing||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||46s|
|Ravaging Bandit Bugle||Iron Warhorn Mouthpiece||Iron Horn||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||47s|
|Ravaging Bandit Mallet||Iron Mace Head||Small Soft Shaft||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||48s|
|Ravaging Bandit Cleaver||Iron Axe Blade||Small Soft Shaft||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||49s|
|Ravaging Bandit Spear||Iron Spear Head||Large Soft Haft||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||50s|
|Ravaging Bandit Demolisher||Iron Hammer Head||Large Soft Haft||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||52s|
|Ravaging Bandit Trident||Iron Trident Head||Soft Trident Shaft||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||52s|
|Ravaging Bandit Torch||Iron Torch Head||Soft Torch Handle||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||52s|
|Ravaging Bandit Baton||Soft Scepter Rod||Soft Scepter Core||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||52s|
|Ravaging Bandit Revolver||Soft Pistol Frame||Iron Pistol Barrel||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||53s|
|Ravaging Bandit Focus||Soft Focus Casing||Soft Focus Core||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||54s|
|Ravaging Bandit Shiv||Iron Dagger Blade||Iron Dagger Hilt||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||55s|
|Ravaging Bandit Sunderer||Iron Greatsword Blade||Iron Greatsword Hilt||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||57s|
|Ravaging Bandit Slicer||Iron Sword Blade||Iron Sword Hilt||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||59s|
|Ravaging Bandit Longbow||Soft Longbow Stave||Thin String||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||61s|
|Ravaging Bandit Musket||Soft Rifle Stock||Iron Rifle Barrel||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||62s|
|Ravaging Bandit Short Bow||Soft Short-Bow Stave||Thin String||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||62s|
|Ravaging Bandit Harpoon Gun||Soft Rifle Stock||Soft Harpoon||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||63s|
|Ravaging Bandit Spire||Soft Staff Head||Soft Staff Shaft||Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription||64s|
|Total Cost||10g 38s|
Collecting all 19 Bandit weapons will earn you the following rewards:
- 1 Gold
- 500 Luck
- 3 Achievement Points
- Magic Find Booster
- Bandit Supplies
- 20 Slot Bag (Bandit Coin Purse)