I saw a thread on the Minstrel Board about these new items and figured I’d go check them out. The way it works is that each instance “cluster” now has a Treasure category for it that has various weapons, shields, and jewelry available for barter. I’m a bit torn by this honestly as I do like the chance of randomness in instances but this does give a reliable way to achieve what you’re looking for. For the most part, I’m ok with this split implementation they’re rolling out with F2P in that the current instances will be “random” and the level scaled instances will be more deterministic in their loot. The other nice thing about this implementation is that you do have a list of what’s available as opposed to wondering if/where something drops.
There’s a bunch of drops there, so I’m just going to post some of the higher end gear. I’m also not posting the various weapons as honestly I just don’t know if they’re viable compared to others since I haven’t looked at off-hand items at all. I’ll have to do some more checking on the comparisons to my current gear but there are some nifty items.
The other cool thing is that they’re adding in the resist potions and food that were previously only available as a one-time quest reward for various Helegrod instances. I always saved these as I figured there’d be a good time to use them, but currently you can only get a fixed amount and they’re BOA.
Mirhigil – Necklace – intriguing for a melee class
Golden Spear-Head – Pocket – Attack and Resist boosts
Feredilloch – Earring – interesting item, not sure who this would fit
Silver-Strand Necklace – another decent melee class item
Armband of Giants – struggling with this one, might be a tank or Minstrel item
Ring of Fulfillment – Looks nifty for a moors Minstrel
Wall of Annuminas – I know little about heavy shields but the 805 Morale heal looks handy
Arastan – Medium Shield – Nice ICPR and some other interesting stat bumps
Flame-Ward Shield – Warden Shield – No ICPR but some other nice stat bonuses
Mentors Earring – A highly desired earring for many classes because of the crit boosts.
Tattered Bookmark – Interesting pocket with Fate and Resists.
Beaded Gemstone Bracelet – Nice tank bracelet but lacking ICPR.
There are also barter options for some of the housing cosmetic drops.
Skull of Thorog – HUGE housing item that I’ll admit I can’t wait to get – it is expensive though 🙂
Necklace of the Worm – Intriguing for a tank but probably a hefty morale hit
Cold-Bear’s Canine – Pocket – pretty nice for a caster type
Cold-Bear’s Claw – Pocket – maybe for a hunter or RK
Daeramath – Warden’s Shield – not too shabby of a shield
Stoutwall – Heavy Shield – Again, I don’t know much about heavy shields but the common damage negation is always nice
My main is a 65 Minstrel on Elendilmir (Krysfaerun), and I have an alt 65 Guardian (Wyrana) as well.
First – Thanks for the screenshots!
Second – My comments – I think I like the new mix of items, although a lot of the stats seem REALLY unconventional…will, fate, vit, might? That being said, with the new Stat Tomes, and people at/near cap on stuff, there is definitely a case to be made for reducing some ‘core’ stats from armour in place of more unconventional ones.
Put me in the ‘reserving judgement’ for now column…
Third – Boy am I glad I won Thorog’s Skull already!
I agree on the second, and you’re spot on with the stat tomes I think as we’ll be able to swap out conventional stats since we can cap them even easier.
And yeah, I think I’m still on the fence a bit but leaning towards the supporting side 🙂
Sadly I just haven’t been able to run it that much from a scheduling standpoint. I’ve killed him quite a few times but have either defaulted the roll to others or rolled horribly.
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