So I’ve read the other posts regarding X-mats and still have a lot of questions as I tend to take long breaks. Some crafting mats I have a ton of and others I have next to nothing, if any at all. Currently, I’m focused on trying to get Ivory mats since that seems to be the hardest for my current goal. With that said, what are all the possible ways to get X-mats?
Hunting - Again, some mats I have a lot of from event instances, etc. Other mats have such a low drop rate, I generally don’t get any this way (and yes, I’ve tried).
Tradeskill Nodes - Of the rarer mats, this seems to be the only way I’ve gotten the couple that I do have. Where are all of the locations for these nodes currently? Halloween Land, Sky Gardens, near dragon spawn locations, and the rare gathering portal are the ones I’m aware of. Are there others?
Vitality Cubic - I’ve gotten nothing but X-pots, savior beads, etc.
Golden Cubic - Can you even get this anymore? I’ve not been able to find it. If you can, where and is it worth getting?
Ancient Totems - I used to get crafting mats from turning these in, but now it seems like all I get are the Material Requisition Tokens. The only place I’ve found to use these Mat Req Tokens are the shop on the FI boat, which only sells certain special items for crafting X armors. Are they good for anything else? Any other NPC shops use these as currency?
Evil Relics/Ancient Coins - I assume these are similar to the ancient totems, but drop from the different areas? I’ve got some of these, but I’m just not sure where to turn them in at.
Trading/Auction House - So this seems to be another “yea, good luck with that” source for some of these mats.
Soul Charged Fragments - Not that I have a bunch of spare soul gear lying around to destroy, but it sounds like this has a lottery type chance of dropping X armors? Do you get mats from destroying gear/turning in fragments?
Have I missed any methods or is it more of a case of “welcome to the X grade grind”? If that’s the case, then it is what it is … I just want to make sure I’m maximizing my play time.
Don’t have much time right now, so I’m gonna reply to your questions down the list in a somewhat quick format. I hope you don’t mind!
You can use the Library on the website to search what monsters drop the material you need.
Other than those areas you mentioned and the hidden zone found by using trade skills in halloween land, there are not currently any others. This is a feature I’ve been slowly integrating and will eventually have spots in other places.
There are X mats in the vit cubic they are just rarer. They used to be more common but it became a problem and caused X grade crafting to become entirely too easy.
This is still in the game, its just renamed to ‘New Year’s Cubic - 2015’ and despite having the year branded in it and the npc saying they won’t work past 2015, they still work. I intended to switch it out each year and make people obtain new ones every year, but the 2015 gets to work for 2 years at least instead. You can get them from -shop from the same npc that trades for Personal Event tokens.
This system is still in the game, you get the Ancient Totems from the orcs near orc town/orc fort. Material Requisition Tokens are found on Forgotten Island thats why you can spend them on the boat home from FI.
Evil Relics drop from the monsters in the Wastelands near Gludio and they are for trading in as well. They are tradeable with the npc named Grave of the Evil One, which I believe is in or near Gludio. Ancient Coins are tradeable with one of the 2 npcs that are on the boats to and from FI. There is a Shady Sea Merchant and an Honorable Sea Merchant if I remember correctly.
Sadly this one is out of my hands. I can’t make people sell or trade
When you trade in soul charged fragments or the X grade equivalent, you get Aden’s Hero Boxes. When you open these, they give you other boxes that have different themes. Nearly all if not all of the X grade mats are acquirable by this method, however it is gambling, so you never know what it may churn out.
I believe some of the items from the wedding event that you can get by turning in items from the Wedding Crashers instance can give X mats. Also in general event related stuff tends to be heavy in the material rewards department. There are also a few other things that I can’t point my finger on atm but If I remember I’ll post them. Also I’ll paste in here some lists of items obtainable via the different tokens. It will be in a “code” format as I don’t have time right now to clean it up, but from the comments you should be able to tell what the items are without looking up the id’s.
not to sound too negative, but basically you’re fucked.
hunting is next to impossible, unless you have 24/7 for a couple years for the enough to craft 1 piece.
the gambling w/ Soul Charged Frags is not much of an option for the rare crafting materials either.
-ie: I’ve done easily 8,000-10,000 hero chests and couldn’t even make 1 piece … of any type. i used to blow up x-grade Halloween crap at lvl 20 on a regular basis for the frags.
your best bet is to simply win a donation event. most people in the game would agree.
and to say the vitality boxes made it too easy to craft X-grade armors is only true for the people who had 30-40 accounts made with them. like some sparta people and Atilian i remember said once he had like 45 or 60 accounts or something crazy like that. i used to use 4-5 accounts, which was a lot i thought, and i still was WAY less then 1/2 way to making 1 armor piece and that was for probably 4-6 months…maybe a year idk how long they were around before they got changed to dropping shots/scrolls/beads etc
Thanks for the inputs and experiences, it is greatly appreciated! Especially now that I know hunting orcs was a complete waste of time based on my goals. HAHA
Sadly, I gave up on the armors long ago after looking at the sheer quantity of materials required and what it would take to get just some of them. I was really hoping to make myself a Zelin since the weapons seem to be a small fraction of the materials required, even if it took some real seat time. I’ve gotten a few of the materials through time and effort, hunting and collecting, etc. With enough time I could get most of them since I was at least seeing progress, but the ivory just seemed like unobtainium. Of the 50 stability ores and 50 oscillation crystals, I’ve gotten 3/50 and 0/50 respectively over the past several months … and of course no stability fluids or stable metal. The 3 I have gotten I think I got 1 from a Zajako Buzz or tradeskill node, the other 2 I believe came out of Gold X Crafting Boxes from Leprechaun’s when I was running that instance daily with up to 5 different characters.
I don’t disagree that the items themselves should be rare and/or time consuming to make, but these numbers just seem out of whack. I guess the rare ones are Onyx, Crimson, and Ivory? Maybe I’ll eventually find someone who wants to trade, but even then it will take 1-2 years at my current rate.
First, an update for others who might be looking for this information as well. Grave of the Evil One is located just northwest of the Chaotic Temple, right before you get to the forest.
Originally, I had hoped to learn about an NPC where I could turn in the material requisition tokens or refined soul ore for the specific materials I need. However, I do like the idea of more gathering nodes. My primary gathering spot has been Halloween Land, but it’s mostly candy and foraging nodes with an occasional mining/scavenging node. It would be nice to have a place that is primarily mining and another primarily scavenging. It’s probably just my bad luck, but all (except for one) of the hidden portals I have gotten have been while on my forager. While it’s been nice to collect those mats in the hidden area, I always run by the nightmare crystals thinking how I wish I could pick it up. HAHA