The items for the questline can be bought off the Trading Post for about 50 gold, so it's an option if you have lots of gold to spare.
You'll also need the right materials, either acquired through farming or the Trading Post.
The vendor also sells, gift of the Ascension for 500, fractal Relics.
From Guild Wars 2 Wiki, jump to: navigation, search, ascended item (right) thunderstruck 2 slot pictured next to an Exotic item (left) with lower stats.This slot is empty if you have created an infused version after the Nov 26, 2013 update.See "Living World Achievements" below for the gear you can get (identical to the gear the reward track provides).All ascended equipment has a level 80 requirement and 5 stronger stats than.There are two ways currently to obtain them.Don't search directly for the prefix, as that will only show you crafted gear.

With the May 28, 2013 update, WvW players can also purchase these amulets for 20 laurels and 250 Badges of Honor each.
This is the best method of getting ascended gear for new players, but is limited by the achievements available.
Runes and sigils introduced in Path of Fire, such as, can also be obtained for Proofs of Heroics from the Heroics Notary.
It's relatively cheap and easy to obtain, as a full set of Berserker's exotic gear only costs 35 gold on the Trading Post (10 gold if you don't count trinkets).
Glob of Coagulated Mists Essence 5, vial of Condensed Mists Essence 1 Mystic Coin 1 Glob of Ectoplasm 1 1 Pile of Crystalline Dust in Mystic Forge.Total stats: 35 Toughness, 35 Vitality, 32 Power, 5 Magic Find, empty Defensive Infusion slot Tome of the Rubicon Combine 1 Vial of Condensed Mists Essence /250 Bloodstone Dust, 40 Crystal, 50 Glob of Ectoplasm, 250 Ancient Bone in Mystic Forge Total stats: 35 Precision.Core/Extended stats were added during Living World Seasons 1 and.However, it only offers.5 damage increase over exotic gear.Note : With the recent update, some of the infusions only require 1 Philosopher stone rather than 50 Philosopher stones.Living World Achievements Since Heart of Thorns, most Living World episodes have had at least one achievement that provides stat-selectable exotic armor: Living World Season 3 (Core/Release, Core/Extended, and Heart of Thorns stats) Living World Season 4 (Core/Release, Core/Extended, and Path of Fire stats) Crafting.These are the same rings sold by the Laurel Merchant, except they only cost 10 Pristine Fractal Relics each.The only exception is the Bough of Melandru, which already has both slots in the uninfused version.This is a relatively expensive way to obtain ascended trinkets, but the trinkets you obtain can have any stats, and you can reselect stats using a Mist Capacitor.While this weapon can't be stat swapped in the Mystic Forge, you can use unbound magic to reselect its stats or the type of weapon.Differences from Exotic Ascended equipment differs from exotic equipment in three crucial aspects:.Vision Crystals and Lesser Vision Crystals must be crafted with ascended materials or obtained through daily login rewards.

Ascended trinkets (backpieces, amulets, accessories, rings) are relatively easy to get, so you can consider skipping exotic and going straight to ascended for these.
The first ascended weapon is free (only requiring some easy collection achievements).