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Hello people.

I made a video of the best treasure chest farm in the game. I hope you enjoy.

Edited by ZOS_Phoenix on May 4, 2023 1:06AM
  • VvwvenomwvV
    Sorry for the delay. I had to make an adjustment 😃.
  • ZOS_Phoenix

    After review we have decided to move this thread to a category we think is more appropriate for this topic.

    Thank you for your understanding.
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  • LannStone
    Why do you consider Bal Foyen the best treasure chest farm? I wouldn't think it's because of the content of the chests. Simply because of the number of chests?
  • SeaGtGruff
    Yes, I'd imagine it's because of the number of treasure chests. Coincidentally, a few years ago I came to the same conclusion.

    But I think any of the starter zones or smaller DLC zones should be more or less equally "best" as far as the number of chests and their spawning rates.

    (I'm assuming that treasure chests are like resource nodes-- that a given zone has a specific number of possible spawning locations, and the game tries to keep a specific number of treasure chests available at any time, so once an existing treasure chest has despawned on its own or been fully looted the game will spawn a new treasure chest at some random location to replace the old one.)

    For the last month or so I've taken to farming treasure chests in Hew's Bane whenever there's an endeavor to loot chests or pick locks, because I haven't collected all of the set gear from that zone yet. The starter zones have only one set, so unless you're specifically wanting to farm Trainee gear you're probably better off farming treasure chests in whichever zone (large or small) has sets you haven't finished collecting yet or are the most interested in.

    Public dungeons and delves can also be good places to farm treasure chests in, but some of them seem to contain a lot more treasure chests than others. For instance, I was doing the public dungeon in Reaper's March for the Mages Guild daily for the public dungeon group event endeavor and decided to kill two birds with one stone by farming treasure chests there for the lock-picking endeavor, but for whatever reason I couldn't find a single treasure chest! In contrast, the public dungeon in Malabal Tor seems to be a much more reliable source of treasure chests.
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  • madman65
    Great for newbies but they have to have the lockpick leveled. I suggest the Treasure chest farm in Deshaan for Mothers Sorrow.
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