Collectible Achievement Guide (Spoiler Alert)

  • GaldorP
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    Kyoma wrote: »
    There isn't any level limit for collectibles to drop, I've had several guildies and friends that got a low-level collectible while they were just passing through an area and killing a few things.
    Are you saying they got collectibles from monsters that were more than 5 levels below their character level (lv 44 or lower for VR chars)?
  • Ourorboros
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    Kyoma wrote: »
    There isn't any level limit for collectibles to drop, I've had several guildies and friends that got a low-level collectible while they were just passing through an area and killing a few things.
    Are you saying they got collectibles from monsters that were more than 5 levels below their character level (lv 44 or lower for VR chars)?

    I sure hope this is true. I'm not sure where the level requirements for collectibles originated, but I did submit a ticket asking Support to clarify the issue. I'll post the response if I get one.
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  • quarnyrwb17_ESO
    I always assumed lower level mobs would drop collectibles but they did totally break low level loot with v1.3 (guts, leather scraps ect) so I didn't even bother trying.
    Edited by quarnyrwb17_ESO on September 8, 2014 11:37PM
  • ericprydz82ub17_ESO
    Any idea where to farm Flesh Atronachs at as an AD vet12 player? I have been searching but I can't find anything even remotely good.
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  • Flynch
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    I grabbed an elemental heart from one of the fire atronachs in the tutorial area of coldharbor - hope that clarifies that there is no lower level limit.
  • quarnyrwb17_ESO
    Any idea where to farm Flesh Atronachs at as an AD vet12 player? I have been searching but I can't find anything even remotely good.
    I think Malabal Tor is the only easy place... Dolmens\MiniDolmens do spawn Flesh Atronarchs though.
    Flynch wrote: »
    I grabbed an elemental heart from one of the fire atronachs in the tutorial area of coldharbor - hope that clarifies that there is no lower level limit.
    Umm it's not about low level mobs dropping the collectibles (we all know, they do) it's if they drop collectibles when your level is great enough that the mobs STOP dropping loot.

    Edited by quarnyrwb17_ESO on September 9, 2014 11:16PM
  • Flynch
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    Any idea where to farm Flesh Atronachs at as an AD vet12 player? I have been searching but I can't find anything even remotely good.
    I think Malabal Tor is the only easy place... Dolmens\MiniDolmens do spawn Flesh Atronarchs though.
    Flynch wrote: »
    I grabbed an elemental heart from one of the fire atronachs in the tutorial area of coldharbor - hope that clarifies that there is no lower level limit.
    Umm it's not about low level mobs dropping the collectibles (we all know, they do) it's if they drop collectibles when your level is great enough that the mobs STOP dropping loot.

    Well I was just qualifying your assumption as you said you hadn't bothered to try them as they had broken the loot tables with guts etc. No biggie.
  • quarnyrwb17_ESO
    Anyone else having a hard time getting Ectoplasmic Discharge to drop? I've spent more time killing ghosts then any other type of mob so far, I've killed ghosts for hours around Tanzelwil, at Forgotten Crypts (low ghosts amounts there, I wouldn't recommend it), Starved Plains (lots of ghosts, fast respawn times, best place IMO), and at Heimlym Keep (hell I even got the Multifaceted Eye from the Nix-Hounds there).
    I'm pretty sure Gandranen Ruins (Solo dungeon in Shadowfen) would work too, but I can't confirm this.
    As a DC player my only option was to hit up Sand Warriors in Craglorn which I was less then excited to do... but I can confirm 100% the undead in Gandranen Ruins do indeed drop the Tomb Urn! Thank you!
    Edited by quarnyrwb17_ESO on September 11, 2014 11:08AM
  • Dunkmeister
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    Anyone else having a hard time getting Ectoplasmic Discharge to drop? I've spent more time killing ghosts then any other type of mob so far, I've killed ghosts for hours around Tanzelwil, at Forgotten Crypts (low ghosts amounts there, I wouldn't recommend it), Starved Plains (lots of ghosts, fast respawn times, best place IMO), and at Heimlym Keep (hell I even got the Multifaceted Eye from the Nix-Hounds there).

    Yes! I killed over 2000 ghosts (kept track of the ectoplasms so no joke) and just now two minutes ago got one to drop from the spectral ghosts in Heimlyn Keep. Hardest one to find for me yet.

    Edited by Dunkmeister on September 11, 2014 12:01PM
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  • Dunkmeister
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    Well, I just finished getting the last of the collectibles yesterday, so I thought I'd post the farming spots I used. Some of them will be blank though, and that's because those are ones I got while doing other activities in-game, or just purely by luck when killing something I accidentally aggro'd, so there was no farming involved.

    Awesome list, thanks! I've updated the OP with your findings.

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  • Lupinemw
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    Chattering Skull -- a skeleton enemy..Shada Tear (Craglorn)
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  • quarnyrwb17_ESO
    Yes! I killed over 2000 ghosts (kept track of the ectoplasms so no joke) and just now two minutes ago got one to drop from the spectral ghosts in Heimlyn Keep. Hardest one to find for me yet.
    What you actually looted 2000 Ectoplasm?! Seems the ghosts have about 60% chance to drop nothing (if they do drop something it's always at least a Ectoplasm), so that's a huge amount of ghosts to kill... *bows before the great Ghostbuster*

    A rough guess I'd have to say Ectoplasmic Discharge is about 10+ times rarer then any other collectible I've gone after so far. Definitely needs to be fixed.
    Edited by quarnyrwb17_ESO on September 13, 2014 12:25AM
  • Zero_Tolerance
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    Wraiths drop 2 collectibles? I just got Ectoplasmic Discharge from a wraith in Westtry - Glenumbra....
  • Zero_Tolerance
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    Wraiths drop 2 collectibles? I just got Ectoplasmic Discharge from a wraith in Westtry - Glenumbra....

    They do. Dropped Wraith Shackle just now in the same spot.
  • Dunkmeister
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    Wraiths drop 2 collectibles? I just got Ectoplasmic Discharge from a wraith in Westtry - Glenumbra....

    I don't believe so. Im guessing you have your settings so that you loot from all nearby corpses at once. You probably killed a ghost with the wraith, and the discharge came from the nearby ghost when you looted the wraith corpse.

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  • ziggr
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    Can confirm Nature Collector: Primal Sproutling:
    Spriggan in The Moonless Walk (Coldharbor)
    edit: add character AD, level VR3, at the time.
    Edited by ziggr on September 14, 2014 11:23PM
  • quarnyrwb17_ESO
    Wolf's Tooth Necklace (Wolf): Around Glister Vale, Auridon.

    BTW anyone know a good place for gargoyles that isn't in DC zones? I've been killing the ones at the School of Warriors in Craglorn without any luck so far (maybe they don't drop it) and only 3 inside Shrine of the Blackmaw (Shadowfen).
  • Zero_Tolerance
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    Wraiths drop 2 collectibles? I just got Ectoplasmic Discharge from a wraith in Westtry - Glenumbra....

    I don't believe so. Im guessing you have your settings so that you loot from all nearby corpses at once. You probably killed a ghost with the wraith, and the discharge came from the nearby ghost when you looted the wraith corpse.
    There are no ghosts there, only wraiths and skeletons.
  • Dunkmeister
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    Wraiths drop 2 collectibles? I just got Ectoplasmic Discharge from a wraith in Westtry - Glenumbra....

    I don't believe so. Im guessing you have your settings so that you loot from all nearby corpses at once. You probably killed a ghost with the wraith, and the discharge came from the nearby ghost when you looted the wraith corpse.
    There are no ghosts there, only wraiths and skeletons.

    That is strange, then. I'll test it out a bit more and see if I can get the discharge to drop from there too. Thanks!
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  • quarnyrwb17_ESO
    I found a better place for Razor-Edged Mandible (Giant Beetle), same zone (Stonefalls) around Sulfer Pools. Heaps more beetles, more dense and no 3k hp beetles either.

    Lashing Tentacle (Strangler), inside Root Sunder Ruins, Grahtwood. This place also has a good density of spriggens and senche-tigers too, good combo location.

    Also now with Update 4 mobs 5 levels lower then you may drop collectibles now if anyone can test it.
    Edited by quarnyrwb17_ESO on September 15, 2014 11:01PM
  • Dunkmeister
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    There are definitely mobs that we need better farming spots. I'm working on nereids now at the Shrine to Azura and I've found 8 of them with a very slow respawn rate. Anyone have a better farming spot for these?
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  • quarnyrwb17_ESO
    Brass Anklets was one of the few I still needed but I was delaying because I couldn't think of a good spot outside of DC zones (my characters are all DC)... Anyhow I found the best spot so far! Plenty of Nereid to kill non-stop, they are inside Nereid Temple Cave which is south-west of Dread Vullian (follow the road) in Greenshade.
    Edited by quarnyrwb17_ESO on October 1, 2014 8:26AM
  • jcaceresw
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    Also now with Update 4 mobs 5 levels lower then you may drop collectibles now if anyone can test it.
    I have not found nothing about this in the patch notes. Care to show the source?
  • quarnyrwb17_ESO
    There is no source, logically collectibles should fall into the same area as leather/bait (which was broken in v1.3 and finally fixed in v1.4) and drop from any level mob.
  • Ourorboros
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    Most of the collectibles I have found dropped unexpectedly during routine game play. Any opinions on an optimal methodology to get these to drop? Is it better to grind for hours for one item until it finally drops, or put it a little time here and there mixed in with other game play? Does it make any difference, since the drops are all tied to RNG?
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  • whsprwind
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    Direct grinding is definitely a reliable way. Use alts.

    Get a new character trained up, different style of play while working on them. Takes your mind off the mindless grind. Depending on how lucky you are you might need to grind 1000+ mobs before you see a drop for some
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  • jcaceresw
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    Are these collectibles level dependent? I only find them while the monster is at most five levels below me. Have this requirement changed? I am from EP, so I have several collectibles where the monster are far below my level (mammoth, wamasu, kagouti, nix hound). I don´t have much time to begin leveling a new alt in another faction just for that.
    Edited by jcaceresw on October 9, 2014 2:24AM
  • Ourorboros
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    jcaceresw wrote: »
    Are these collectibles level dependent? I only find them while the monster is at most five levels below me. Have this requirement changed? I am from EP, so I have several collectibles where the monster are far below my level (mammoth, wamasu, kagouti, nix hound). I don´t have much time to begin leveling a new alt in another faction just for that.
    It's been hard to pin down an answer to this, but there are reports that level difference does not matter. Personally I got one from level 45 zombies at VR12.
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    TANSTAAFL--->There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.....Robert Heinlein
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    All those moments will be lost in time, like tears...in...rain. Time to die. "Blade Runner"
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  • jcaceresw
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    Ourorboros wrote: »
    jcaceresw wrote: »
    Are these collectibles level dependent? I only find them while the monster is at most five levels below me. Have this requirement changed? I am from EP, so I have several collectibles where the monster are far below my level (mammoth, wamasu, kagouti, nix hound). I don´t have much time to begin leveling a new alt in another faction just for that.
    It's been hard to pin down an answer to this, but there are reports that level difference does not matter. Personally I got one from level 45 zombies at VR12.

    Well, level 45 is still in the collectible interval. Veteran level is just level 50 with a certain number of difficulty.
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