GW2 Converters Overview & Guide

Converters are a special set of items in Guild Wars 2 that allow players to convert certain materials and currencies into something more useful. Many of these converters were introduced in order to address player feedback related to the over-abundance of materials such as Bloodstone Dust, Dragonite Ore and Empyreal Fragments. There are currently seven different converters available and most of them are reasonably attainable. This guide provides an overview of the converters in Guild Wars 2.

Material Converters

The following items convert crafting materials (Bloodstone Dust, Dragonite Ore, Emyreal Fragments) into gift containers that provide various types of loot.

Herta

Herta

Acquisition:

Herta is the reward for completing the “Where Exalted Dare” achievement in Heart of Thorns, which involves locating the character “Herta” in the Vinetooth Den area of Auric Basin. To unlock this achievement players must complete the prerequisite “A Study In Gold” Achievement.

Dulfy’s “A Study In Gold/Where Exalted Dare” Achievement Guide

Mawdrey II

Mawdrey II

  • Consumes 50 Bloodstone Dust in exchange for a “Gift From Mawdrey II”
  • A Gift From Mawdrey II contains random loot ranging from crafting materials/ingredients to trophies, gear and consumables.
  • Mawdrey II can be fed 3-6 times per day depending on how many other gifts an account has already received.

Acquisition:

Mawdrey II is automatically awarded after creating Mawdrey, an ascended back item. Creating Mawdrey involves a kind of scavenger hunt that involves growing a vine back item from various seeds over several generations. Aside from the time investment required, Mawdrey also requires a significant amount of Gold to complete.

Dulfy’s “Mawdrey” Guide

Princess

Princess

  • Consumes 50 Dragonite Ore in exchange for “Gunk-Covered Pellets”
  • Gunk-Covered Pellets contain 3 items; one from each of the following categories:
    • A random piece of level-dependent gear of at least Masterwork rarity
    • A random trinket or junk item
    • A random crafting material or salvage item
  • Princess can be fed 3-6 times per day depending on how many other gifts an account has already received.

Acquisition:

Princess is the reward for completing the “Lion’s Arch Exterminator” Achievement. This achievement is mini-quest activated in Lion’s Arch that involves locating and exterminating 50 Karka Hatchlings around the city.

Dulfy’s “Lion’s Arch Exterminator” Guide

Star of Gratitude

Star of Gratitude

  • Consumes 50 Empyreal Fragments in exchange for “Generosity’s Rewards”
  • Generosity’s Rewards contain 3 items; one from each of the following categories:
    • A random piece of level-dependent gear of at least Masterwork rarity
    • A random trinket or junk item
    • A random crafting material, upgrade component, salvage item or container
  • Star of Gratitude can be fed 3-6 times per day depending on how many other gifts an account has already received.

Acquisition:

Star of Gratitude is the reward for completing the “For The Children!” achievement, which can be unlocked during Wintersday. Players must collect 6 different ornaments by completing jumping puzzles around Tyria.

Dulfy’s “Warming Grawnk’s Heart” Achievement Guide

Sentient Anomaly

Sentient Anomaly

  • Consumes 25 Bloodstone Dust and 25 Dragonite Ore in exchange for a “Fluctuating Mass”
  • Fluctuating Mass contains 3 items; one from each of the following categories:
    • A random piece of level-dependent gear of at least Masterwork rarity
    • A random trinket or junk item
    • A random crafting material, upgrade component, salvage item or container
  • Sentient Anomaly can be fed 6 times per day

Acquisition:

The Sentient Anomaly is rewarded after completing the “Conspiracy of Dunces” achievement as part of the “Out of The Shadows” episode of Living World Season 3 (requires Heart of Thorns). This achievement requires players to collect each of the White Mantle Journal Paper Scraps scattered across Bloodstone Fen.

Dulfy’s Conspiracy of Dunces Achievement Guide

Currency Converters

The following items convert various GW2 currencies into purchasable items.

Fractal Reliquary

Fractal Reliquary

  • Trade 25 Fractal Relics for one of four daily items
    • A Fractal Encryption Key is always the first item listed
    • Other possible items include ascended rings, equipment boxes, agony infusions, crafting materials and other Fractal Vendor items.
  • The vendor list locks after the purchase of your daily item

Acquisition:

The Fractal Reliquary is awarded after completing the “Ascended Recycling” achievement. This achievement requires players to obtain 6 powerful ascended salvage items by salvaging various types of ascended gear.

Karmic Converter

Karmic Converter

  • Trade 4,998 Karma for one of three daily items from the following categories:
    • Bag of Obsidian (Large/Med/Small)
    • Bag of Runes/Sigils/Gear
    • Crafting Material Bags (T1-T7), Trophy Bags, Bag of Scrap, Bag of Educational Supplies, Box of WvW Supplies, Bag of Jewels
  • The vendor list locks after the purchase of your daily item

Acquisition:

The Karmic Converter is awarded for completing the “Exotic Hunter” achievement. This achievement involves collecting 34 unique exotic weapons that drop from various Champion Bags. These weapons can be purchased directly from the Trading Post, although some weapons sell for more than 50 Gold.

Ley-Energy Matter Converter

Ley-Energy Matter Converter

  • Trade 25 Ley-Line Crystals/Aurillium/Airship Parts for other currencies or items
  • One item can be purchased daily from each of the four tabs:
    • Map Chest Keys (No Cost):
    • Ley-Line Crystals:
      • Large Bag of Airship Parts
      • Bag of Aurillium
      • (Plus other common vendor items)
    • Aurillium:
      • Large Bag of Airship Parts
      • Bag of Ley-Line Crystals
      • (Plus other common vendor items)
    • Airship Parts:
      • Bag of Ley-Line Crystals
      • Bag of Aurillium
      • (Plus other common vendor items)
  • By default players will only have access to the “Chest Keys” tab. Additional tabs for each Maguus Falls currency are unlocked by purchasing the currency “essence” (e.g. Airship Essence) from the appropriate vendor for 100 units of the respective currency
  • The vendor tab(s) will lock after the purchase of your daily item(s)

Acquisition:

The Ley-Energy Matter Converter is awarded for completing the “Mouth of Mordrem Master” achievement. This Dragon’s Stand achievement requires players to defeat the “Mouth of Mordremoth” (meta-event) in under 20 minutes.

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