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Something I've noticed among newer players is that they all struggle to find the money or the easiest way to craft the level 80-95 armor and weapons. Now this tip is really only for people who have just started the game, like first character/account type new. For level 80 you can get some things from Ghost Tree Swamp but above there nothing drops complete armor/weaponry until NH which only drops level 90-100 weapons and no armor. In the Valley of Fairy (you can go here from level 76-80) almost every monster drops at least two types of molds/patterns for level 80-95 armor/weapons. For ease of access I've listed them below. Red items are for fighters, green for rogues, and blue for mages. Note that this list is slightly different from the Old Luna Droplist guide posted here in 2011 since a recent update (I wasn't around for) changed the loot tables specifically for Pixies and Fierce Plantises to include molds and so this list may not be entirely complete - but it has every possible mold. Everything else is taken from the droplist. Why does this matter? Let's take for example a common mold you might want to make, say a Perium Sword Mold. It requires 714,817g, 35 Perium Ingots (603,155g), 50 Flame Stones (175k gold), and 8 rubies (16k gold). Cost of materials together = 1,318,163g for an 80% chance to make the mold. So you're already over a million gold in the hole for your weapon just to make the mold for it. How much does the earliest weapon cost to make (Lv80 Templar Sword)? 1,798,334g, 41 Perium Ingots (706,553g) , 17 Fairy's Abrasive (2,557,820g), 37 Wiesel (not purchasable). Cost of materials together = 5,026,707g for an 85% chance to create the weapon you want. The mold itself costs 26% of what it does to make the weapon and it isn't even guaranteed, so the ideal option here is to just remove the mold from the equation and focus only on the weapon itself - hence this tip. Luckily gold drops fairly abundantly in the Valley of Fairy so making over 10m isn't going to take you long while you're farming for these molds anyway. You can farm several molds but I find that the level 90 equipment fully upgraded/reinforced is good enough to get you to 105 where you'll be able to farm NH and possibly try to get a clean rare G.set/H.set/Faust's whatever you want with that there - also coupled with your 105 power spike should make it easier. This is IMO the most price/performance balanced option when transitioning out of your level 75 gear since by the time you hit 85/90 you should have about 40-50m just from monster farming. Also once you're around level 88-89 you can farm Lair of Kierra monsters for Fairy's Shining Dew/Abrasive/Thread so you don't even have to spend the ridiculous millions buying that. Bottom line though it costs a LOT to make these weapons/armor no matter what way you look at it, this is just a somewhat lengthy explanation of a way to save a bit of money and time and effectively skip the molding stage of crafting. Hope this helps someone.
It was bothering me for sometimes Do anyone know what is the different betwen red, blue, green, and white names items? espescially for armor in reinforce, philo, and enchant. Is there any different in stat get? how much is the percentage added stats or raising stats for the enchant for each colour names? It will help us a lot for choosing items needed because i havent seen any guide here which thinking about recommending using something based on colour names. (for example comparing HB and H.Armor set, they are far different for the end of stats value, or maybe even the chival will have bigger stats at the end) Thank you before
Just a while ago, when i was hanging out in alker harbor minding my own business, suddenly a swordmaster wearing a Gardener's set and a KOD passes by. Both KOD and Gardener's set are used for eva or rogues or mages, i thought to myself but i never saw a fighter wear one until now. My question is, do people really use light armor on swordmasters? If they do is it good? If it is can you tell me the path to becoming one (just the class job path and stats)? Thanks in advance.