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Farming Super Armor Scraps
If you are reading this, it is very likely that you are working crafting like a Jeff (I'm told we aren't doing the Jeff thing anymore! Can't be true!). There are other uses for super armor scraps, such as for selling and making low-level gear. Most of your exposure to them is the journey that is crafting.
Super armor scraps have a lower drop rate than many of their predecessors. Boredom and frustration often set in during this stage of crafting. There are ways to make it more interesting. If you choose the right farming location, you can kill two birds with one stone.
Buying Scraps (or Slabstones) Instead of Farming
This is the point in crafting where most players begin to think about buying 100-point slabstones in the Nick Shop. Then there those who are in it for the glory and keep farming their hearts out. I am with you, man!
Remember, you can buy super armor scraps and other mats from a vendor using hero emblems. In one of my other guides, I am running a poll, and most people think that the best use of hero emblems is on the Black Market. Think wisely before you spend them for mats. Don't forget the AH, although they are one of the more expensive mats.
The Best Places to Farm
The following farming spots just have to be my favorite places to farm super armor scraps. In truth, they drop from all over the place. Strangely enough, the Retrophile bug-looking things for the daily even drop them.
I choose my spots by drop rate and what other interesting things are going on at each one.
- Silent Castle (Tear Coast)
- Saltyhead Beach
- Thistleville Outpost
- Dompeii Ruins
1. Silent Castle (Tear Coast)
The Super Armor Scrap farming location I am sweet on at the moment is Silent Castle. This is a high level, PVP area in Tear Coast. So beware on this one. I ran a poll, and 45% of players feel that this is the best place to farm super armor scraps.
One very busy servers this place can be deadly. On the other hand, on less populated servers, this area can be quite the ghost town.
I love farming here. You see, while you are farming your super armor scraps, you are also farming for something else.
This is the special area where you gather and collect mats for level 60 epic trinkets. Before update 23, this was a largely ignored part of the game. This is one of those, days of old thing, that is now better than ever.
With the new lottery making it easy for lower levels to get Essence of God, it now makes sense to make the epic level 60 trinkets. If you farm super armor scraps at Silent Castle you also get a chance at the pattern and symbols used to make that epic pattern.
There is an epic boss in the area as well, and he drops the pattern for the trinket. You can farm your super armor scraps from these level 60 mobs while working on an epic level 60 trinket that you can use (it binds, so make the one for your class.
2. Saltyhead Beach
Saltyhead Beach in Sinskald Rift is a popular place to farm super armor scraps. There is a mount that spawns there. It is not epic, though. Saltyhead Beach is all the way in the north. You have to let the title at the top of the screen go away to see it clearly.
The enemies there that drop the super armor scraps are:
- Saltyhead harpoonist
- Saltyhead chiefton
- Saltyhead warriors
- Saltyhead Shaman
- Salty Head Wrestlers
This is not a PVP area, and there are lots of mobs grouped together. But it's far away from the teleporter, mailbox, and bank.
3. Thistleville Outpost
Thistleville Outpost is known best for the daily, which requires defeating the various elves. There are no mounts that spawn here, but there are many groups of mobs.
The only time that this is not a good time to farm scraps is when the events or weekly tournament is dailies. In those cases there is too much competition, and it is best to go someplace else.
The enemies that drop super armor scraps are:
- Thistleville Sneaker
- Thistleville Blademaster
- Thistleville Sentry
- Thistleville Cabalist
4. Dompeii Ruins
Dompeii Ruins is one of the more popular place to farm super armor scraps. It is not a PVP area, there are mobs everywhere and there is a mount that spawns here (not epic).
You can keep a kill chain going farily easy. Still, none of these places have truly satisfying drop rates. If you farm here, every now and again, you may want to go down the rare mob enemy. It is one of the few places in the game to get general symbols to drop, plus a soul signet.
The ruins are filled with orcs and some humans. The following drop your scraps:
- Merciless Heretic
- Ignorant Heretic
- Frenzied Heretic
- Any other humanoid
Super Armor Scraps and Demons
There are many demons across Sinskald Rift that drop super armor scraps. In general, I think that the demons have the worst drop rate of all.
The Silver Ladder, Penal Colony, and Umbra Rift all have demons that drop scraps. West of the Monastery of Flame, there are Redtropil soldiers, and they drop them, too.
Blood Mineral Ore
While you are in Sinskald Rift, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for Blood Mineral Ore. It is red, sparkly, and sells for a ton on the AH.
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Corey on September 01, 2015:
Bethie, ......... You are amazing, fact. Your posts about the ins and outs of this game are insanely helpful. You have been a pillar of knowledge that has helped me look over the expansiveness of this game. All I can say is thank you for the time you have spent helping out your fellow gamers.
Sidissid on March 20, 2015:
Hi, I am currently working on my crafting. Is there a slabstone out there that adds 100 levels to your crafting? are the slabstones found on the amusement park the same as the ones on the nick shop and the lottery? (If you look at the pictures, the ones from the amusement park are larger compared to the ones from the lottery.)