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Farming Sets

dioc21
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Ok, so I'm at 300 CP and just now starting to get around to farming specific sets. My question is, I'm following Alcast guide to 1 bar magsorc, and it says to get Necropotence, Divine. Do I keep killing the required mobs over and over until I get a purple/gold divine item, or is there a way to change my green/blue drops into purple/gold and change whatever stat that is on them to Divine? Thanks for any answers.
  • oterWitz
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    You can do both, but for changing the trait you must own the Clockwork City DLC or have access to a transmute station through a friend or guildmate's house.

    For making an item purple/gold just go to the appropriate crafting station for the item (like clothing station for robes, woodworking for staves etc). In that menu one of the icons along the top will take you to the improvements tab, which allows you to change the color of your gear. You'll have a chance to improve the item, which destroys the item if fails, so people use enough materials to make sure it succeeds. If you have the crafting skill lines leveled up enough to invest in certain passives, such as Tannin Expertise for the clothing skill line, then improving you gear requires fewer materials to ensure the 100% chance the item will be improved.

    To change the trait on an item, you must use a transmute station as well as have researched the trait that you want to change. For example in your case, that would be using a clothing station to research the divine trait from a random pair of shoes with the divines trait, then use the transmute station to change the trait on your necropotence shoes to divines. This also costs transmute crystals, which you've probably already been acquiring through daily dungeons, pledges, etc.

    You can do both things at once by reconstructing a piece of gear at a transmute station. If you have a piece of necropotence gear (or any other set) it will have been added to the stickerbook of item sets in your collections menu, allowing you to reconstruct it at any time in the future. At the transmute station, use the tab at the top (possibly on the side if you're on console or using gamepad) to access the menu to reconstruct an item. The necropotence set is dropped in the overland zone of rivenspire, and once you menu through to it, you can take any piece of gear that you've previously worn, deconstructed, or sold to an NPC and reconstruct it with the right trait (as long as you've researched it and have the trait material, which is a sapphire for the divines trait), and at your desired level of improvement at the cost of those improvement materials. Once again, you'll have to pay transmute crystals, though the cost goes down with each piece of the set you have, so much so that it becomes cheaper than transmuting an existing item after a certain point.

    There are two final considerations for this. 1) As long as you haven't worn an item to make it bound to you, other players can improve the quality an item for you but can't change it's trait, as that makes the item bound to the transmuter. 2) For overland sets like necropotence, people will often sell purple/gold quality gear with desirable traits like divines at guild traders. They can be quite costly but it saves you farming, improving, and possibly transmuting a piece of gear. Depending on your platform, the website https://us.tamrieltradecentre.com/ may help you find pieces for sale and compare prices.
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  • Septimus_Magna
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    If you plan on farming the set pieces, keep in mind that there are difference sources for specific parts.

    Overland sets drop according to the following rules:
    • Delve bosses drop waist and feet
    • World bosses drop head, chest, legs and weapons
    • Public dungeon bosses drop shoulders, hands and weapons (In zones without public dungeons these drop for other mentioned sources)
    • Dark Anchors and chests drop rings and necklaces (In zones without Dark Anchors these drop in trials and arenas)

    In general the jewelry is pretty easy to farm, body pieces in the right trait can take a while but weapons are often the most difficult part.
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  • El_Borracho
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    FYI, you can buy Necropotence (and Mother's Sorrow) from guild traders. As the other set Alcast recommends is Mother's Sorrow, another light set, you can mix and match those sets if you are having a hard time getting a piece. For instance the Necro lightning staff is MUCH easier to get than the MS equivalent. Its also cheaper to buy if you go that route.

    One thing about that build, its not as easy to play as it appears. Its a VMA build, built by someone who knows the mechanics and spawn points in VMA. You're going to want to put some shields or DOTs on the back bar, too, if you plan on going in VMA for the first time with that build
    Edited by El_Borracho on May 20, 2021 5:24PM
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  • etchedpixels
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    FYI, you can buy Necropotence (and Mother's Sorrow) from guild traders. As the other set Alcast recommends is Mother's Sorrow, another light set, you can mix and match those sets if you are having a hard time getting a piece. For instance the Necro lightning staff is MUCH easier to get than the MS equivalent.

    The MS lightning staff is a fairly trivial quest sequence in Deshaan. The inferno staff on the other hand is a bit of a grind opening all the chests in circles in the public dungeon.

    Too many toons not enough time
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  • El_Borracho
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    FYI, you can buy Necropotence (and Mother's Sorrow) from guild traders. As the other set Alcast recommends is Mother's Sorrow, another light set, you can mix and match those sets if you are having a hard time getting a piece. For instance the Necro lightning staff is MUCH easier to get than the MS equivalent.

    The MS lightning staff is a fairly trivial quest sequence in Deshaan. The inferno staff on the other hand is a bit of a grind opening all the chests in circles in the public dungeon.

    Oh, that's right! I forgot. And I think its infused
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  • FrancisCrawford
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    If you're playing that build, you obviously aren't the kind of endgame minmaxer who needs to worry about the best possible armor (or jewelry) traits. Ditto about the color of the pieces.

    Weapons are somewhat of an exception to this rule.

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