The latest Flame and Frost update introduces new Laurel items. The Laurel Merchant is located in Lion’s Arch, near WvW gates, but can be also found in the main cities.
You’ll earn the laurels as a reward for daily and monthly achievements! Redeem these laurels for rewards like the new Ascended gear and Infusions!
One of the first new reward systems we’re adding is based on a new currency: the laurel.
In addition to the normal rewards, players can earn one laurel for completing their daily achievement category and ten laurels for completing their monthly achievement category. Laurel merchants have been added to all of the major cities of Tyria, and they have a wide range of rewards to choose from. Some of the highlights:
- Utility Infusions—a new category of infusion that provides powerful boosts to noncombat statistics, like gold find and experience gain.
- Ascended Amulets—offensive, defensive, and utility variants of the next slot of ascended gear.
- Ascended Rings—non-agony versions of the ascended rings from the Fractals of the Mists.
- Crafting Starter Kits—one-time account purchases that contain everything you’ll need to get your feet wet in each of the eight crafting disciplines.
- WvW Blueprints—everything you need to rain fire on your enemies in the Mists.
- Support Items—new boosters, advanced harvesting tools, and crafting trophy bags.
- Unique Minis—Goedulf, the mythical wolf-cub spirit that protects lost norn kids, and (my personal favorite) the runner-up in the Divinity’s Reach Fanciest Cat competition: Chauncey von Snuffles III.