Unlike platinum, Astral Shards are account wide, i.e., your shards are available for all your characters on the server. Unlike platinum, Astral Shards cannot be directly traded with another player (except via Shard Exchange).
Your Astral Shards balance is displayed in the inventory screen of your characters.
Astral Shards replaced an older, bigger denomination, Astral Diamonds. In-game use of Astral Diamonds were gradually phased out and replaced with Astral Shards. Astral Diamonds were available from the DDO Store, and they used to drop from chests, but at a very small drop rate.
You can convert your legacy diamonds into shards at the rate of 5 shards per diamond. Double clicking Astral Diamonds in your inventory opens a Barter UI window to convert them into Astral Shards.
Note: Your Astral Shard inventory value is shared by all of your characters on that server, so BtA Astral Diamonds become account shared Astral Shards, freeing you of them taking inventory or bank space. It doesn't matter which character you convert them on.
Sources of Astral Shards
- You can win them at the Daily Dice.
- You can earn them by selling items on the Shard Exchange.
- You can earn them by killing monsters from the Monster Manual (Volume III).
- You can rarely find them in chests (confirmed on 23 June 2013)
- You can purchase them for Turbine Points from the DDO Store.
|Pack of X||Cost (TP)||TP/Shard|
|1000 Astral Shards||5395||5.395|
|500 Astral Shards||2795||5.59|
|265 Astral Shards||1495||5.64|
|140 Astral Shards||795||5.68|
|100 Astral Shards||595||5.95|
|65 Astral Shards||395||6.08|
|30 Astral Shards||195||6.50|
- Prices on the live server DDO Store as-of 04 Jan 2014.
Astral Shard Uses
|Enhancement reset||15||Allows you to reset your enhancements.||Platinum|
|Epic Destinies reset||32||Previously Loom of Destiny||Platinum|
|Feat Respec costs with Fred the Mindflayer||15||Retrain one of your feats for a different one.||Platinum + Siberys Dragonshards|
|Guild Airships purchase*1||Up to 3,850||Please refer the the Guild Airships page.
"Stormglory airships have more space and more amenity slots per size class. They are also quite stylish! Such Luxury doesn't come cheaply though. All Stormglory class ships require astral diamonds as part of their payment. No diamonds, no deal. You can find astral diamonds in the DDO Store."
|Airship amenities||30-115||Gold Seal amenities have been added to the in-game airship hook point vendors.||
|Gold Seal Hirelings||1-6||Gold Seal contracts have been added to the in-game Hireling vendors.||
||You may repair using Astral Shards while you are in a dungeon. The cost is discounted at shrines, and cheapest in public areas.
|5th Inventory Tab from
150 The Coin Lords favor
|6 shards||This will increase total inventory by 20 spaces||1 Collapsed Portable Hole and |
100,000gp (10,000 pp)
|Shard Exchange||1 to 5 shards for posting||Variant Auction House using shards as currency||Platinum on regular auction house; TP codes; no alternative for trading bound BtCoE items|
|Daily Dice||3 / 15 per roll||In-game lottery system||One free roll on the silver chest per day; one free roll for the gold chest per week for VIP|
|Purchase Augments||4 / 8 / 12||Purchase selected Augments from various Collectors||Collectables|
|Re-rolling loot||chest level / 2 (?)||Discard the content of a non-raid chest and generate the loot anew||Run the quest again|
|Sagas||5 / 15||Pay 5 AS to skip one quest in a saga and mark it as Elite completion
Pay 15 to upgrade Saga reward to the next tier
|Run the quest on Elite|
Run quests on higher difficulties
|The Storm Horns teleporter||3||Teleport directly to quest entrance||Teleport to an unlocked camp site for free. Walk to the quest entrance.|
|Dreamforge||50||Purchase Crystal Disc of Dreams||Crystal Shards of Dreams, Essences of Dreams conversion|
|Cannith Crafting||20-50||Astral Shards may be traded for Purified Eberron Dragonshard Fragments at Crafting Hall vendors as follows:
||See Purified Eberron Dragonshard Fragment.|
|Cauldron of Sora Katra||25||Astral Shards can be used in a crafting ritual on the Cauldron of Sora Katra. 25 Astral Shards may be exchanged for one of:||All Marks can be obtained from chests/reward lists|
*1 - As of Update 16 Patch 1, all costs were multiplied by five to convert from Astral Diamonds to Shards, and Diamond deposit balance also was multiplied by five to convert to Shards.
- Official information: