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Level 10-19 world-drop blues

As is well known, the pre-expansion playfields can be entered in either normal or epic mode; in epic mode, all the mobs are group mobs, they hit harder and and have suitably higher health pools; but they also drop better loot. Among other things, each boss in an epic instance is guaranteed to drop a blue bind-on-equip item of a suitable level. These blue items exist across the whole range of levels, from 11 to 80. These items also have a small chance of dropping from normal-mode mobs and bosses, and a slightly less small chance of dropping from random mobs in various dungeons, both solo and group ones; they can also drop from Excavator’s Kits (green caches which drop in various high-end 6-player dungeons, e.g. the Vile Nativity) and Unopened Chests (green caches from the unchained dungeons introduced in update 4.1.4). Since they are tradable and their stats aren’t very good compared even to old-world dungeon items, let alone post-expansion items, they are often also available very cheaply on the trader.

At higher levels, the set of possible items that might drop at any given level is very large as it includes twelve full sets of armor (twelve sets in the level 40–69 range and twelve in the level 70–80 range; each of these sets exists in several versions all over its level range) in addition to various odd bits and pieces (both armor and weapons).

Below level 40, the set of possible blue BoE items that drop as part of this system is much smaller, so we can attempt to catalogue them all. As a first step, this post contains the items in the level 10–19 range. I’m not aware of any better way of collecting them than simply killing bosses in epic instances until you’ve encountered each item several times. Thus, investigating the level 10–19 range is quite easy now that you can enter White Sands Isle with a level 80 character again; if you had to go there with a level 25 character, killing the bosses would be a lot more time-consuming. I kept farming the bosses in epic White Sands Isle until I saw each item at least 5 times; and in fact, by then I’ve seen most of these items more than 10 times. So I guess it’s fairly unlikely that some other item drops there which I never saw drop at all.

The bosses in White Sands Isle are level 12 (Tear-Kirahn, Old Craggy), 14 (The Silverback Behemoth), 15 (Flesh-Eating Plant), 18 (The Ravenous One, Pict Chieftain, Greater Black One) and 19 (Gorilla Queen). Since each boss can also drop items that are up to two levels above or below him, this should cover the level 10–19 range pretty well.

Name

Level

Description
Augur’s Sash

18

cloth belt, int
Beheader

16

2he
Believer

17

necklace, protection
Blasphemy

19

DT talisman
Bloodleather Leggings

16

light legs, combat rtg
Bonegrinder Girdler

19

medium belt, str
Briskrunner Boots

14

light feet, +3% ooc movement speed
Brutecord

11

medium belt
Darkrift Cover

17

cloth chest, dex
Deadbolt

16

crossbow
Defiler Belt

19

cloth belt, combat rtg
Focus

17

talisman, magic dmg
Hangman’s Rope

11

cloth belt, dex
Helmpiercers

16

bolts
Hullbreaker

18

1hb, str
Lightning Rod

11

polearm, magic dmg + combat rtg
Marauder

19

polearm, combat rtg
Predator Leggings

15

medium legs, combat rtg
Prowler Legs

15

cloth legs, combat rtg
Resolve

18

shield, str
Runeskriven Robe

18

cloth chest, int
Sandtooth

13

dagger, dex
Savage Chest

18

light chest, combat rtg
Shockshafts

14

arrows
Skullstave

15

staff, magic dmg
Skyrush

14

bow
Sneak

13

cloth feet, combat rtg
Spellthreads

16

cloth legs, int
Spellwhisper Slippers

14

cloth feet, int
Stompers

13

medium feet, str
Stonecrusher

14

1hb, combat rtg
Strider Belt

12

light belt, str
Survivalist Chestguard

17

medium chest, str
Wavecrest

13

ring, protection
Windreaver

12

1he, str

Most of these items are very plain in appearance, but some are a bit more interesting or at least share their model with other interesting items. For example, you might find the Windreaver a bit familiar — it has the same model as Gargoyle Master’s Demise, a BRC quest reward that used to the the first purple sword many people got. (Several other world-drop blue swords use the same model: Corpsehacker at level 20 and Headsever at level 28.)

Stonecrusher might also look familiar: it uses the same model as the ToS T1/T2 raid weapons (Mace of the Cloudseer and Heaven’s Torment). Other weapons with the same model include Rageblow (level 22 world drop) and the Fist of Siptah (from Ulf in Atzel’s Fortress).

Resolve also shares a model with a much more familiar high-level item: Deflector, the level 80 city crafted shield which many tanks use for protection fights.

The stats on most of these items are of course not very interesting, as the stats you get at such low levels won’t make much of a difference in fights anyway. I was however intrigued by the Lightning Rod, which is a very rare example of a ToS/guardian hybrid polearm. Although any guardian and any ToS can equip any polearm, in practice most polearms have stats that clearly make them useful for only one of those two classes, and the Lightning Rod is the only exception I’m aware of. It would be interesting if more hybrid polearms would exist; but I guess PvPers would find a way to complain that they are OP. If you want to make a polearm attractive to guardians, you should put constitution and strength on them; to make it attractive to ToSses, you should put wisdom or magic damage on them; and it might be argued that a polearm that has both of these things will give a ToS too much survivability (while not forcing him to sacrifice any DPS for it).

Here’s a screenshot of all these items:


(Click to enlarge.)

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  1. Rik
    January 29, 2014 at 12:16

    Great post, very interesting. Fortunately your blog covers a lot of aspects of the game that are impossible to discover on internet. Keep it up!

  2. Rik
    January 29, 2014 at 12:20

    PS: if you can take screenshots of the items listed above it would be great. I can add the images to my gallery blog (http://ageofconangallery.blogspot.no/) in case you don’t want to fill your blog with screens. If you are interested, feel free to send me the images via email. Thanks!

    • January 30, 2014 at 14:27

      I can’t take screenshots because I delete the items as soon as I get them. And in any case, taking the screenshots sounds like a lot of work that I’m not really interested in doing, as most of these items are very plain in appearance. Not to mention that I’d need to mail the items around to several character since my ToS (with which I’m doing the farming) can’t equip some of them.

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