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Collectable farming

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Overview[edit]

Collectables are found either in "Treasure Bags" dropped by creatures you kill, or from the various "collectable nodes" (e.g. Bookcases, Mushrooms) you find in the quest landscape.

Collectables come in "sets" of three that are desired by the same collector; Common, Uncommon and Rare. For example the religious icon set consists of "String of Prayer Beads", "Small Wooden Idol", and "Icon of Khyber". Items that require a turn in of 3 are "Common", a turn in of 2 are "Uncommon", and a turn in of 1 are "Rare". You can refer back to the collectables page to find the list of the number required of each type and thus the rarity of any particular item.

Each collectable node or enemy creature type has a number of collectable sets that it can drop. Enemy creatures of a given type usually drop from the same set every time. For example giant type creatures always drop talismans (like Amulet of the Lost Empire) throughout the game. Collectable nodes drop from a choice of up to ten different sets. For example expect Mushrooms to drop collectables from a set with an organic feel, such as a fungus or insect, but not books or documents.

In addition collectable nodes have a level. A Mushroom in a low level dungeon is likely to drop a Sweet Whitecap from tier one, but not a Ruddy Fungus from tier four. You can't tell what level a collectable node is by looking at it. You have to observe what collectables it drops.

Difficulty setting for adventures doesn't matter; you appear to have the same chance of a rare on casual play as anything else.

Common drops are roughly 2/3 likely, uncommon drops roughly 1/4, rares are around 1/10 to 1/20.

Creature Drops[edit]

Creatures seem to drop the same type regardless of their level. You receive the same Prayer Beads from level 1 and level 14 troglodytes for instance. They have to be of the correct type though as seen by examining them. The troglodytes in The Shroud are not the subclass reptile, so do not drop the collectables.

Treasure Bags dropped by creatures can be looted by every member of the party, but will seemingly "disappear" for each individual character when "picked up".

Collectable Node Types[edit]

Piles of Rubble and Adventurer's Packs can drop any of the collectables from within the tier corresponding to their level.

  • Adventurer's Pack (can drop anything)
  • Alchemy Table
  • Bookshelf
  • Cabinet
  • Crude Altar
  • Fungus
  • Mold (looks like fungus but with red spots)
  • Moss (uses same image as fungus)
  • Mushroom (two different images)
  • Rubble (can drop anything)

Also note that, some of these objects can only be searched by one person per instance.

Suggested farming locations[edit]

Abbreviations:

  • HC/HN/HH/HE: Heroic Casual/Normal/Hard/Elite
  • EC/EN/EH/EE: Epic Casual/Normal/Hard/Elite
Tier Quest levels Arcane Cultural Lore Natural
Alchemy Table, Scroll Rack, some Bookshelf, some Cabinet, some Crude Altar Mob Treasure Bag (Tier 1-3)
Adventurer's Pack and Rubble (all tiers)
some Bookshelf, some Cabinet Bones, Fungus, Moss, Mushroom, some Crude Altar
1 1-5 Collectableicon AmberVial.gif Icon tooltip.pngAmber Vial, Tier 1 Arcane, Common ReagentCollectableicon VialOfPureWater.gif Icon tooltip.pngVial of Pure Water, Tier 1 Arcane, Uncommon ReagentCollectableicon VialOfContagion.gif Icon tooltip.pngVial of Contagion, Tier 1 Arcane, Rare Reagent Collectableicon StringOfPrayerBeads.gif Icon tooltip.pngString of Prayer Beads, Tier 1 Cultural, Common Religious IconCollectableicon SmallWoodenIdol.gif Icon tooltip.pngSmall Wooden Idol, Tier 1 Cultural, Uncommon Religious IconCollectableicon IconOfKhyber.gif Icon tooltip.pngIcon of Khyber, Tier 1 Cultural, Rare Religious Icon Collectableicon CrypticMessage.gif Icon tooltip.pngPage Torn from a Research Notebook, Tier 1 Lore, Common DocumentCollectableicon KhyberPrayerPamphlet.gif Icon tooltip.pngKhyber Prayer Pamphlet, Tier 1 Lore, Uncommon DocumentCollectableicon TomePropheciesOfKhyber.gif Icon tooltip.pngTome: Prophecies of Khyber, Tier 1 Lore, Rare Document Collectableicon SweetWhitecap.gif Icon tooltip.pngSweet Whitecap, Tier 1 Natural, Common MushroomCollectableicon DeadlyFeverblanch.gif Icon tooltip.pngDeadly Feverblanch, Tier 1 Natural, Uncommon MushroomCollectableicon PaleCreeper.gif Icon tooltip.pngPale Creeper, Tier 1 Natural, Rare Mushroom


  • Mob kills
    • Kobolds
    • Troglodytes (both 1 & 2?)
    • Wolves
    • Scorpions




2 6-10 Collectableicon SkullFragment.gif Icon tooltip.pngSkull Fragment, Tier 2 Arcane, Common ForensicsCollectableicon GlitteringDust.gif Icon tooltip.pngGlittering Dust, Tier 2 Arcane, Common PigmentCollectableicon PowderedBlood.gif Icon tooltip.pngPowdered Blood, Tier 2 Arcane, Uncommon ForensicsCollectableicon SparklingDust.gif Icon tooltip.pngSparkling Dust, Tier 2 Arcane, Uncommon PigmentCollectableicon IntactFingerbone.gif Icon tooltip.pngIntact Fingerbone, Tier 2 Arcane, Rare ForensicsCollectableicon LuminescentDust.gif Icon tooltip.pngLuminescent Dust, Tier 2 Arcane, Rare Pigment Collectableicon BladeOfTheDarkSix.gif Icon tooltip.pngBlade of the Dark Six, Tier 2 Cultural, Common Primitive ToolsCollectableicon FuneraryToken.gif Icon tooltip.pngFunerary Token, Tier 2 Cultural, Common Morbid CuriosCollectableicon SignetOfTheDevourer.gif Icon tooltip.pngSignet of the Devourer, Tier 2 Cultural, Unommon Primitive ToolsCollectableicon MarkOfTheKeeper.gif Icon tooltip.pngMark of the Keeper, Tier 2 Cultural, Uncommon Morbid CuriosCollectableicon ShamanicTotem.gif Icon tooltip.pngShamanic Totem, Tier 2 Cultural, Rare Primitive ToolsCollectableicon NecromanticGem.gif Icon tooltip.pngNecromantic Gem, Tier 2 Cultural, Rare Morbid Curios Collectableicon KhyberPrayerPamphlet.gif Icon tooltip.pngCaravan Logbook, Tier 2 Lore, Common DocumentCollectableicon PhoenixTavernPurchaseOrder.gif Icon tooltip.pngPhoenix Tavern Purchase Order, Tier 2 Lore, Common Financial RecordsCollectableicon ScholaryNotes.gif Icon tooltip.pngResearch Diary, Tier 2 Lore, Uncommon DocumentCollectableicon WavecrasherCargoManifest.gif Icon tooltip.png'Wavecrasher' Cargo Manifest, Tier 2 Lore, Uncommon Financial RecordsCollectableicon TomeMythsOfOldXendrik.gif Icon tooltip.pngTome: Myths of Old Xen'drik, Tier 2 Lore, Rare DocumentCollectableicon TomeStormreachImportsAndExports857Yk.gif Icon tooltip.pngTome: Stormreach Imports and Exports, 857YK, Tier 2 Lore, Rare Financial Records Collectableicon WitheredCryptmoss.gif Icon tooltip.pngWithered Cryptmoss, Tier 2 Natural, Common MossCollectableicon CryptmossWormLarva.gif Icon tooltip.pngCryptmoss Worm Larva, Tier 2 Natural, Common MothCollectableicon Cryptmoss.gif Icon tooltip.pngCryptmoss, Tier 2 Natural, Uncommon MossCollectableicon CryptmossWorm.gif Icon tooltip.pngCryptmoss Worm, Tier 2 Natural, Uncommon MothCollectableicon LushCryptmoss.gif Icon tooltip.pngLush Cryptmoss, Tier 2 Natural, Rare MossCollectableicon CryptmossQueen.gif Icon tooltip.pngCryptmoss Queen, Tier 2 Natural, Rare Moth


  • Mob kills
    • Animated Armor
    • Bugbears
    • Gnolls
    • Hobgoblins
    • Orcs
    • Skeletons
    • Troglodytes (both 1 & 2?)




3 11-15 Collectableicon CeramicBowl.gif Icon tooltip.pngCeramic Bowl, Tier 3 Arcane, Common ApparatusCollectableicon SingedSoarwood.gif Icon tooltip.pngSinged Soarwood, Tier 3 Arcane, Common SoarwoodCollectableicon Lodestone.gif Icon tooltip.pngLodestone, Tier 3 Arcane, Common OmenCollectableicon VialOfPureWater.gif Icon tooltip.pngGlass Phial, Tier 3 Arcane, Uncommon ApparatusCollectableicon CharredSoarwood.gif Icon tooltip.pngCharred Soarwood, Tier 3 Arcane, Uncommon SoarwoodCollectableicon Moonstone.gif Icon tooltip.pngMoonstone, Tier 3 Arcane, Uncommon OmenCollectableicon CrystalDecanter.gif Icon tooltip.pngCrystal Decanter, Tier 3 Arcane, Rare ApparatusCollectableicon LightningSplitSoarwood.gif Icon tooltip.pngLightning-Split Soarwood, Tier 3 Arcane, Rare SoarwoodCollectableicon StellarOrb.gif Icon tooltip.pngStellar Orb, Tier 3 Arcane, Rare Omen Collectableicon AmuletOfTheLostEmpire.gif Icon tooltip.pngAmulet of the Lost Empire, Tier 3 Cultural, Common TalismanCollectableicon PlanarCrystal.gif Icon tooltip.pngSmall Planar Crystal, Tier 3 Cultural, Common Infernal EssenceCollectableicon AmuletOfTheSix.gif Icon tooltip.pngAmulet of the Six, Tier 3 Cultural, Uncommon TalismanCollectableicon PlanarSpoor.gif Icon tooltip.pngPlanar Spoor, Tier 3 Cultural, Uncommon Infernal EssenceCollectableicon AmuletOfTheArchbishop.gif Icon tooltip.pngAmulet of the Archbishop, Tier 3 Cultural, Rare Talisman Collectableicon RunicParchment.gif Icon tooltip.pngRunic Parchment, Tier 3 Lore, Common IntelligenceCollectableicon HouseSealedLetter.gif Icon tooltip.pngRomantic Sonnet, Tier 3 Lore, Common LyricCollectableicon HouseSealedLetter.gif Icon tooltip.pngHouse-Sealed Letter, Tier 3 Lore, Uncommon IntelligenceCollectableicon SilverFlameHymnal.gif Icon tooltip.pngSilver Flame Hymnal, Tier 3 Lore, Uncommon LyricCollectableicon ScholaryNotes.gif Icon tooltip.pngScholarly Notes, Tier 3 Lore, Unommon DocumentCollectableicon TomeMythsOfOldXendrik.gif Icon tooltip.pngTome: History of the Houses, Tier 3 Lore, Rare IntelligenceCollectableicon TomeLostSongsOfCyre.gif Icon tooltip.pngTome: Lost Songs of Cyre, Tier 3 Lore, Rare LyricCollectableicon TomeCodesOfTheAurum.gif Icon tooltip.pngTome: Codes of the Aurum, Tier 3 Lore, Rare Document Collectableicon DeadlyFeverblanch.gif Icon tooltip.pngBruised Spore Pod, Tier 3 Natural, Common Medicinal SporeCollectableicon BloodfeastFungus.gif Icon tooltip.pngSour Darkcap, Tier 3 Natural, Common FungusCollectableicon DuskbroodTrumpeter.gif Icon tooltip.pngDuskbrood Trumpeter, Tier 3 Natural, Common BeetleCollectableicon SweetWhitecap.gif Icon tooltip.pngIntact Spore Pod, Tier 3 Natural, Uncommon Medicinal SporeCollectableicon CrimsonNightshade.gif Icon tooltip.pngFragrant Drowshood, Tier 3 Natural, Uncommon FungusCollectableicon HeadsmanBeetle.gif Icon tooltip.pngHeadsman Beetle, Tier 3 Natural, Uncommon BeetleCollectableicon PaleCreeper.gif Icon tooltip.pngFlowering Spore Pod, Tier 3 Natural, Rare Medicinal SporeCollectableicon DeadlyFeverblanch.gif Icon tooltip.pngFlowering Hellscap, Tier 3 Natural, Rare FungusCollectableicon ExecutionerBeetle.gif Icon tooltip.pngExecutioner Beetle, Tier 3 Natural, Rare Beetle
  • Mob kills
    • Giants
    • Trolls



4 16-20 Collectableicon BlessedCandle.gif Icon tooltip.pngBlessed Candle, Tier 4 Arcane, Common Ritual ParaphernaliaCollectableicon BlessedCandle.gif Icon tooltip.pngRitual Candle, Tier 4 Arcane, Common AntiquityCollectableicon SilverBowl.gif Icon tooltip.pngSilver Bowl, Tier 4 Arcane, Uncommon Ritual ParaphernaliaCollectableicon VialOfPureWater.gif Icon tooltip.pngVial of Heavy Water, Tier 4 Arcane, Uncommon AntiquityCollectableicon RitualAthame.gif Icon tooltip.pngRitual Athame, Tier 4 Arcane, Rare Ritual ParaphernaliaCollectableicon StellarOrb.gif Icon tooltip.pngOceanic Sphere, Tier 4 Arcane, Rare Antiquity Collectableicon ChippedBoneTalisman.gif Icon tooltip.pngChipped Bone Talisman, Tier 4 Cultural, Common Drow ArtifactCollectableicon IvoryScorpionicon.gif Icon tooltip.pngIvory Scorpion Icon, Tier 4 Cultural, Uncommon Drow ArtifactCollectableicon PolishedOre.gif Icon tooltip.pngPolished Ore, Tier 4 Cultural, Uncommon Elemental EssenceCollectableicon TearOfVulkoor.gif Icon tooltip.pngTear of Vulkoor, Tier 4 Cultural, Rare Drow ArtifactCollectableicon ElementalIngot.gif Icon tooltip.pngElemental Ingot, Tier 4 Cultural, Rare Elemental Essence Collectableicon CrypticMessage.gif Icon tooltip.pngCryptic Message, Tier 4 Lore, Common DocumentCollectableicon SilverFlameHymnal.gif Icon tooltip.pngAcademic Treatise, Tier 4 Lore, Uncommon TextCollectableicon TomeLostSongsOfCyre.gif Icon tooltip.pngTome: Alchemist's Chapbook, Tier 4 Lore, Rare Text Collectableicon RuddyFungus.gif Icon tooltip.pngRuddy Fungus, Tier 4 Natural, Common FungusCollectableicon PaleCreeper.gif Icon tooltip.pngSwaying Mushroom Cluster, Tier 4 Natural, Common IngredientCollectableicon BloodfeastFungus.gif Icon tooltip.pngBloodfeast Fungus, Tier 4 Natural, Uncommon FungusCollectableicon PolishedOre.gif Icon tooltip.pngSwaying Mushroom Spore Pod, Tier 4 Natural, Uncommon IngredientCollectableicon SanguineMoth.gif Icon tooltip.pngSanguine Moth, Tier 4 Natural, Rare FungusCollectableicon LuminescentDust.gif Icon tooltip.pngGlowmoss Clump, Tier 4 Natural, Rare Ingredient




5 21-25 Mortar and Pestle icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngMortar and Pestle, Tier 5 Arcane, CommonFractured Femur icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngFractured Femur, Tier 5 Arcane, UncommonPrismatic Dust icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngPrismatic Dust, Tier 5 Arcane, Rare Collectableicon SmolderingEmber.gif Icon tooltip.pngSmoldering Ember, Tier 5 Cultural, Common Elemental EssenceStone Fetish icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngStone Fetish, Tier 5 Cultural, UncommonCollectableicon PlanarTalisman.gif Icon tooltip.pngPlanar Talisman, Tier 5 Cultural, Rare Infernal Essence Collectableicon RunicParchment.gif Icon tooltip.pngMystical Formula, Tier 5 Lore, Common TextWarehouse Ledger icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngWarehouse Ledger, Tier 5 Lore, UncommonEncoded Communique icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngEncoded Communique, Tier 5 Lore, Rare Slime Mold icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngSlime Mold, Tier 5 Natural, CommonZygomycota Fungus icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngZygomycota Fungus, Tier 5 Natural, CommonGlowmoss Spores icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngGlowmoss Spores, Tier 5 Natural, UncommonBlister Beetle icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngBlister Beetle, Tier 5 Natural, UncommonScarlet Cryptmoss icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngScarlet Cryptmoss, Tier 5 Natural, Rare




6 26+ Brass Censer icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngBrass Censer, Tier 6 Arcane, CommonPouch of Bone Fragments icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngPouch of Bone Fragments, Tier 6 Arcane, UncommonVial of Dragon's Blood Ink icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngVial of Dragon's Blood Ink, Tier 6 Arcane, Rare Flint Knife icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngFlint Knife, Tier 6 Cultural, CommonOrnate Charm icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngOrnate Charm, Tier 6 Cultural, UncommonToken of the Spider icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngToken of the Spider, Tier 6 Cultural, Rare Ancient Text icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngAncient Text, Tier 6 Lore, CommonArchaic Logbook icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngArchaic Logbook, Tier 6 Lore, UncommonAdventuring Oratorio icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngAdventuring Oratorio, Tier 6 Lore, Rare Crypt Moth icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngCrypt Moth, Tier 6 Natural, CommonHairy Trumpet icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngHairy Trumpet, Tier 6 Natural, UncommonShimmering Spore Pod icon.jpg Icon tooltip.pngShimmering Spore Pod, Tier 6 Natural, Rare