If you’ve been thinking of plunking down your hard-earned Velium Shards on Ry’Gorr armor, or burning up stacks of Legendary and Fabled gear from Drunder zones to get enough ore to craft Drunder armor, you may want to wait.
Wednesday July 13th’s Test Update Notes included an item we initially overlooked:
- The first two tiers of Velium Shard Armor should now require less Velium Shards.
- The amount of ore obtained from smelting down a piece of Drunder loot has been doubled.
Thurgadin shard armor currently costs anywhere from 33 to 90 shards per-piece when purchased from the vendor, with a reduced cost when crafted. The new prices on Test are a flat 33 shards per piece, and we can assume that the crafted armor will require 25 shards per piece. With the ease of acquiring gems to make Ry’Gorr armor in the Kael Drakkel zones (especially Iceshard Keep) we still consider Thurgadin armor a poor investment, but the pricing is at least a bit more in line with the quality.
Ry’Gorr armor has also gone under the knife, with its vendor cost of 52 shards per piece slashed to just 25 shards per piece plus the required gem. Crafters will be able to make Ry’Gorr armor for just 18 20 shards per piece once this change reaches live. Yellow adornments remain 5 Velium Shards each.
|Adjusted Armor Prices|
|Old (Vendor)||New (Vendor)||Old (Crafted)||New (Crafted)|
|Ry’Gorr Armor||52+ Gem||25 + Gem||40+ Gem||20+ Gem|
As we documented in our Heroic Velious Armor guide, Drunder armor requires not only 25-45 Velium Shards per piece, but also a handful of Rage-Filled Ore, Warborne Ore, or several Brick of Bloodmetal which can only be acquired by breaking down Legendary or Fabled loot drops from Drunder heroic zones. Currently, Fabled items broken down by a skilled crafter result in 6 ores/bricks while Legendary items produce 3. According to the Test notes, these amounts would double to 12 ores/bricks from Fabled items and 6 ores/bricks from Legendary.
Once these changes make it to Live, I’ll update our EQ2Wire Guide to Heroic Velious Armor & Jewelry.
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