A Precursor is a weapon used to craft legendary weapons. There is 2 ways to get a precursor. The first would be to find it randomly at a very low rate from large chests rewarded for defeating Claw of Jormag or for capturing Temples in Orr. The second and most popular way to get a precursor is from gambling with the Mystic Forge. You must place 4 Level 75 or Higher Rare/Exotic weapons into the Mystic Forge.
Gambling to get a Precursor
The most common way to gamble is to put 4 self-crafted level 80 Rare weapons into the Mystic Forge. It is known as the cheapest to craft your own weapon and also the most efficient way to get a precursor from gambling. The following video shows an example of someone getting a Precursor on his 4th set of 128 Level 80 Rares weapons. You will see the precursor “The Lover” on his second attempt in the video.
Chance to get a Precursor?
The success chance to get a precursor from gambling is still unknown. However, we can consider that the rates are lower than 0.2%~0.5% chance from players experience. I prefer myself to gamble exotic instead of rare since you have higher chances to get your precursor.
|Legendary Name||Weapon type||Legendary Precursor|
|The Bifrost||Staff||The Legend|
|The Dreamer||Shortbow|| The Lover
|The Flameseeker Prophecies||Shield||The Chosen|
|Frostfang||Axe||Tooth of Frostfang|
|The Juggernaut||Hammer||The Colossus|
|Kudzu||Longbow|| Leaf of Kudzu
|Maw of the Deep||Spear||Maw||Meteorlogicus||Scepter||Storm|
|The Ministrel||Focus||The Bard|
|The Moot||Mace||The Energizer|
|The Predator||Rifle||The Hunter|