I know that there are some hammers with the + x% Critical Damage stat such as The Colossus, which is very expensive.

Which are the other hammers with the same set of stats of the colossus one ? How do i get to acquire them ?

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In GW2, there are a fixed number of different stat distributions available for equipment. The stat distributions that contain +Crit are:

  1. Power/Precision/Crit ("... of the Berserker" items)
  2. Power/Vitality/Crit ("... of the Valkyrie" items)
  3. Toughness/Power/Crit ("... of the Cavalier" items)

All level 80 Exotic items with a particular stat distribution are identical, with the exception of their appearance. This means that there is no difference between The Colossus of Rage and any other level 80 Exotic hammer in the "Berserker" family, other than the skin (which some players will gladly pay through the nose for).

So, that said, what's the cheapest way to get your hands on a level 80 Exotic Power/Precision/Crit hammer? Here are your options:

  1. Craft or Buy a Berserker's Pearl Crusher. These are made by level 400 Weaponsmiths. (All "Pearl" weapons are level 80 exotics. Their stats depend on the particular ingredient used to create them)
  2. Run Citadel of Flame or The Ruined City of Arah and buy one for 390 tokens.

If an exotic is too expensive for you right now, or you want something to tide you over while you farm CoF/Arah, you can pick up a rare weapon instead for very little money. The damage and stats are lower, but the distribution (Power/Precision/Crit) is the same.

Finally, you should check out Dulfy's GW2 Endgame Gearing Guide for more information on where to find the various types of gear at level 80.

  • Thanks for the Answer ! I knew about the Stats Prefixes but i thought Colossus hammer was Better than the Pearl ones. I will end up buying a Pearl, and skinning it with the Magmaton skill, will it be the same hammer as the Colossus right ? (Stats and appearance wise). Magmaton has the same skin as the colossus btw. Commented Jan 5, 2013 at 1:06
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    That's right, either way you'll end up with the exact same stats on your hammer. The only thing that affects the strength of an item's stat bonuses are its rarity and level.
    – Brant
    Commented Jan 5, 2013 at 1:09

The best way is probably to go into weaponsmithing, making the right stat thing. And then discovering it, which will give it the stats you want

  • Welcome to GamingExchange. I'm sorry to say that this was not useful. What i wanted to know is : Which are the WAYS of obtaining a Critical Stat Hammer. This one is obvious to be honest Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 12:03

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