Bound or binding refers to the game mechanic for whether an item will be constrained to the account and what conditions it becomes constrained to a character. There are two properties of binding:
- Soulbound - Property for an item that is soulbound to a character.
- Soulbound on Use - On use typically applies to any item that can be equipped, including equipment, bags, and town clothing. Using the item will switch the property to Soulbound.
- Soul Bound on Acquire - Items will only display on acquire in the tooltip, once players obtain the item, it will switch to Soulbound.
- Account Bound - Items are either account bound or not, the tooltip will always specify such.
Soulbound and account bound are two separate bindings, one can exist without the other being present.
|Soulbound on Acquire||Mutually exclusive||gathering tools, karma items, story items|
|Soulbound on Use||Legendary weapons, Molten Alliance Mining Pick||Most equipment|
|No||Ancient Karka Shell Box||Most items that cannot be equipped|