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Unchained loot: updated drop statistics

September 25, 2016 1 comment

Here is an updated version of my previous tables about loot that drops from the various kinds of caches that you get from unchained and excavator dungeons. As a bonus, I have now included a table for plain old Excavator’s Kits for the first time!

Excavator’s Kit (green)

The other caches in this post were introduced with the unchained dungeon system in Update 4.1.4, but Excavator’s Kits are older, having been introduced together with House of Crom in Update 3.2. They drop directly from bosses and even trashmobs in unchained and excavator dungeons, and judging by what we’ve seen on testlive, they will also drop in the new Slithering Chaos dungeon.

The table below is based on 1084 drops from 719 Excavator’s Kits (I got one drop 385 times; two drops 303 times; three drops 31 times). There doesn’t seem to have been any change in the number of drops per kit in Update 5.0.

What How many times it dropped
Green potions: 235
3 Daggamalt 83
3 Sweetpressed Haste 76
3 Moonspill 76
Blue potions: 71
2 Potent Daggamalt 22
2 Dire Sweetpressed Haste 24
2 Absolute Moonspill 25
Food: 204
Ta Neheh Leaf Elixir 70
Kingsmight Ale 69
Bloodpurple Ale 65
Other:
Small money drop (48–88 copper) 238
Large money drop (3.9–15.5 silver) 10
an old-world level 80 blue BoE item (not from one of the level 70–80 sets)

46
an old-world level 80 purple BoE item (I got a Blade of Black Bile)

1
Manual of Discipline [10000 Mastery AA XP]

214
Flask of Completion [20000 Mastery AA XP]

65

Each type of money drops seems to be roughly uniformly distributed in its range. For the small drops, the minimum I got was 0.4813 silver, the maximum was 0.8830 and the average was 0.6778. For the large drops, the minimum was 3.9099, the maximum was 15.5092 and the average was 9.7149.

Unopened Chest (green)

What How many times it dropped
3 Daggamalt

119
3 Sweetpressed Haste

114
3 Moonspill

106
Manual of Instruction [2000 Mastery AA XP]

126
Manual of Discipline [10000 Mastery AA XP]

69
Flask of Completion [20000 Mastery AA XP]

34
2 Ta Neheh Leaf Elixir

21
2 Kingsmight Ale

17
2 Bloodpurple Ale

16
money (1–5 silver)

285
an old-world level 80 blue BoE item (not from one of the level 70–80 sets)

15
an old-world level 80 purple BoE item (I got a Black Cragsfall)

1
Pet (9× Shredder, 7× Acheronian Raider, 5× Undead Guardian, 4× Emperor Scorpion)

25
Pharaoh’s Guard green armor (1× Armplates, 1× Boots, 2× Gloves, 1× Goldmail, 1× Helm, 3× Sleevelets)

9

When we say that several of these things can drop, they can be the same thing twice, so you might get e.g. 6 Daggamalt from one chest. if the game decides to give you two money drops from the same cache, they will be shown separately in the money channel, rather than added up and shown as a single drop.

The table above shows 957 drops from opening 728 caches. It appears that the number of drops per cache has been increased in Update 5.0 (this also applies to Acheronian Caches and Mystical Acheronian Caches), at least for subscribers. Before 5.0, I got from 1 to 3 drops per cache (1 drop from 535 caches; 2 drops from 86 caches; 3 drops from 2 caches); since 5.0, I got from 2 to 4 drops per cache (2 drops from 76 caches; 3 drops from 24 caches; 4 drops from 5 caches).

It seems that potion and food drops don’t take your class into account, so that I get mana potions and food on my guardian as well. (Initially I thought that food drops take your class into account, but eventually I started getting mana food on my guardian as well; perhaps it was just a matter of randomness or they may have changed that in 4.1.5 or thereabouts.)

From the money drops seen so far, it seems pretty reasonable to conclude that the amount of money in each money drop is distributed uniformly in the range [1, 5] silver. (The actual minimum and maximum I’ve seen were 1.0062 and 4.9796 silver.)

Acheronian Cache (blue)

Here are the results based on 361 drops from 260 caches. Like with the green caches above, the number of drops per cache seems to have been increased in Update 5.0. Before that update, I got 1 or 2 drops per cache (1 drop 165 times; 2 drops 85 times); after that, I got from 2 to 4 drops per cache (2 drops 6 times; 3 drops twice; 4 drops twice).

What How many times it dropped
money (19–50 silver)

22
Food:

47
2 Ta Neheh Leaf Elixir

27
2 Kingsmight Ale

20
Blue potions:

6
2 Dire Sweetpressed Haste

6
Green armor:

37
Pharaoh’s Guard Armplates

6
Pharaoh’s Guard Boots

4
Pharaoh’s Guard Gloves

5
Pharaoh’s Guard Goldmail

6
Pharaoh’s Guard Helm

9
Pharaoh’s Guard Shenti

2
Pharaoh’s Guard Sleevelets

5
Blue armor:

185
Belt of Red Ruin

14
Belt of the Fallen Empire

21
Greaves of Red Ruin [feet]

23
Greaves of the Fallen Empire

23
Rerebrace of Red Ruin [shoulder]

25
Rerebrace of the Fallen Empire

23
Tasset of Red Ruin [legs]

29
Tasset of the Fallen Empire

27
Purple armor:

7
Gloves of Red Ruin [hands]

1
Vambrace of Red Ruin [wrist]

2
Vambraces of the Fallen Empire

4
Buffs:
(41× Elixir, 6× Refined Elixir, 2× self-rez)

49
Elixir of Brute Force [366 combat rtg]

7
Elixir of Guile [73 crit rtg]

8
Elixir of Invigorative Rejuvenation [15 nat stam regen]

13
Elixir of Precision [73 hit rtg]

13
Refined Elixir of Brute Force [732 combat rtg]

1
Refined Elixir of Guile [183 crit rtg]

1
Refined Elixir of Invigorative Rejuvenation [30 nat stam regen]

1
Refined Elixir of Precision [183 hit rtg]

3
Minor Elixir of Resurgence [self-rez]

2
Pets:

8
Mini-Pet: Acheronian Bloodletter

1
Mini-Pet: Acheronian Ritualist

2
Mini-Pet: Demigod

2
Pet: Living Statue

3

Regarding money drops, the ones I’ve seen so far lead me to believe that the amount is uniformly distributed in the range [19, 50] silver or so. The average of the drops I’ve seen so far is 34.19 silver. The only problem here is that my notes show drop drops far outside this range, namels 10.4923 and 10.8027, but that might well be an error in my notes. Apart from those two outliers, the lowest drop I’ve seen is 19.4109 and the highest is 49.3365.

I’m surprised that I got blue stamina potions (Dire Sweetpressed Haste) but no blue health potions (Potent Daggamalt). Mystical caches drop both, as we’ll see below.

The elixirs shown above are what you can get on a guardian; other classes get whatever is suitable for them (e.g. (Refined) Elixir of Mystical Excellence for mages).

Mystical Acheronian Cache (purple)

Here are the results based on 249 drops from 209 caches. Before Update 5.0, I was getting from 1 to 3 drops per cache (1 drop 172 times; 2 drops 30 times; 3 drops once); after that update, I got 2 or 3 drops per cache (2 drops 4 times; 3 drops twice).

What How many times it dropped
Blue potions:

14
5 Potent Daggamalt

8
5 Dire Sweetpressed Haste

6
Purple armor:

53
Breastplate of Red Ruin

2
Cuirass of the Fallen Empire [chest]

5
Gauntlets of the Fallen Empire

6
Gloves of Red Ruin

9
Helm of the Fallen Empire

5
Mask of Red Ruin

4
Vambrace of Red Ruin [wrist]

10
Vambraces of the Fallen Empire

12
Other purple bind-on-pickup gear:

12
Clasp of the Fallen Empire [necklace: 68 str, 37 hate inc rtg, 192 protection]

1
Emblem of Red Ruin [necklace: 86 str, 42 con, 18 hate dec rtg, 67 crit dmg rtg]

4
Trinket of Old Acheron [necklace: 534 combat rtg, 50 fatality rtg, 28 hate dec rtg, 67 crit dmg rtg]

3
Ring of Ancient Python [52 con, 52 hit rtg, 267 protection]

1
Ring of the Fallen Empire [80 str, 50 con, 35 hate inc rtg]

2
Claw of the Death Master [1hb: 116.1 dps, 86 str, 47 hit rtg, 47 crit rtg, 55 crit dmg rtg]

1
Purple bind-on-equip gear:

3
Fellblade of Crimson Slaughter [2he, boe: 132.4 dps, 42 str, 91 magic dmg (fire), 337 combat rtg (2he), 38 hit rtg, 72 crit rtg, 12 hate dec rtg, 90 crit dmg rtg, 18 mana tap rtg] 1
Fellhammer of the Sanguine Disciple [2hb, boe: 133.3 dps, 67 str, 45 con, 391 combat rtg, 38 hit rtg, 60 crit rtg, 90 crit dmg rtg] 1
Heater-Shield of the Fallen Empire [shield, boe: 890 armor, 36 str, 52 con, 24 hate inc rtg] 1
Buffs:
(38 Refined Elixir, 99 Refined Philtre, 18× self-rez)

155
Refined Elixir of Brute Force [732 combat rtg]

8
Refined Elixir of Guile [183 crit rtg]

9
Refined Elixir of Invigorative Rejuvenation [30 nat stam regen]

9
Refined Elixir of Precision [183 hit rtg]

12
Refined Elixir of Strength [183 hit rtg]

1
Refined Philtre of Constitution [+5% con]

47
Refined Philtre of Strength [+10% str]

52
Minor Elixir of Resurgence [self-rez buff]

18
Pets:

7
Pet: Scorpion Archer

3
Mini-Pet: Un Nefer

2
Mini-Pet: Scorpion Abomination

2
Other:

Phial of Tranquility [1 Expertise point]

5

One particularly annoying detail: not one, but TWO hate decrease necklaces (both bind-on-pickup, of course) can drop for a guardian. Perhaps they were inspired by John Donne‘s bitter but delightfully snarky lines:

  My constancy I to the planets give;
  My truth to them who at the court do live;
  My ingenuity and openness,
  To Jesuits; to buffoons my pensiveness;
  My silence to any, who abroad hath been;
      My money to a Capuchin:
    Thou, Love, taught’st me, by appointing me
  To love there, where no love received can be,
Only to give to such as have an incapacity.

On my ToS, I got an Amulet of the Hell Walker and Aegis of the Blood God; on my assassin, I got an Amulet of Ancient Python.

Mystical Excavator’s Kit (purple)

These are the purple caches that you get as a quest reward for the excavator quest (to clear Ardashir Fort, Vile Nativity, Sepulcher of the Wyrm, and the Coils of Ubah Kan). Here are the results after opening 99 purple caches on my guardian, for a total of 120 drops. All this was before Update 5.0; there were 1 or 2 drops per cache (1 drop 78 times; 2 drops 21 times). I haven’t opened any caches of this type after 5.0 yet, so I don’t know if the number of drops has been increased here as well.

What How many times it dropped
Blue potions:

8
5 Potent Daggamalt

6
5 Dire Sweetpressed Haste

2
Purple bind-on-pickup weapons:

8
Arakh of the Archaeologian [1he, bop: 117.6 dps, 83 str, 50 hit rtg, 34 crit rtg, 34 hate inc rtg, 47 crit dmg rtg] 4
Halberd of the Archaeologian [polearm, bop: 142.7 dps, 169 str, 221 combat rtg, 100 hit rtg, 86 crit rtg, 55 hate inc rtg, 123 crit dmg rtg] 4
Purple bind-on-equip weapons:

4
Fellhammer of the Sanguine Disciple [2hb, boe: 133.3 dps, 67 str, 45 con, 391 combat rtg, 38 hit rtg, 60 crit rtg, 90 crit dmg rtg] 1
Greatsword of the Death Master [2he, boe: 131.3 dps, 123 str, 169 combat rtg (2he), 35 hit rtg, 70 crti rtg, 100 crit dmg rtg] 1
Partizan of Red Ruin [polearm, boe: 135.8 dps, 50 str, 40 con, 7.7 nat stam regen, 409 combat rtg, 50 hit rtg, 75 crit rtg, 80 crit dmg rtg] 1
Scimitar of Red Ruin [1he, boe: 111.7 dps, 60 str, 84 combat rtg (1he), 30 hit rtg, 20 crit rtg, 40 crit dmg rtg, 21 offhand rtg] 1
Buffs:
(36× Refined Elixir, 43× Refined Philtre, 6× self-rez)

79
Refined Elixir of Brute Force [732 combat rtg]

13
Refined Elixir of Guile [183 crit rtg]

2
Refined Elixir of Invigorative Rejuvenation [30 nat stam regen]

10
Refined Elixir of Precision [183 hit rtg]

11
Refined Philtre of Constitution [+5% con]

17
Refined Philtre of Strength [+10% str]

26
Minor Elixir of Resurgence [self-rez buff]

6
Pets:

11
Companion: Atlantean Shade

2
Companion: Excavator

1
Mini-Pet: Deep Walker

1
Mini-Pet: Forsaken Child of Yig

3
Mini-Pet: Queen Cao-Polyphya

1
Mini-Pet: Serpent Man Underling

1
Pet: Atlantean Shade

1
Pet: War Rhino Calf

1
Other:

Phial of Tranquility [1 Expertise point]

4

The Halberd of the Archaeologian uses the same model as Polearm of the Black Pharoah (from Coils of Ubah Kan).

The Partizan of Red Ruin uses the same model as Blighted Halberd (from Xibaluku) and Imperial Acheronian Halberd (from the Iron Tower). A recolored version of the same model is also used for the Whispering Touch (T3 crafted polearm).

In terms of stats, the bind-on-pickup polearm (Halberd of the Archaeologian) is very nice; basically the same stats as on the T4 polearm, just in slightly lower amounts. The bind-on-equip polearm (Partizan of Red Ruin) is much less attractive; compared to other purple polearms in the game, it’s low on strength and constitution and it seems to be a bit more dps-oriented. I guess you could say it’s somewhere on the level of T1/T2 polearms. At least it’s better than the other bind-on-equip purple polearms (The Herald of Blight, Return of Time).

On my necro, this type of cache also dropped a Dagger of the Archaeologian (BoP).

For a complete list of the various purple weapons and accessories that are available from the Mystical caches (of both types), see AoC > TV.

Categories: Age of Conan, Drop Rates