The Coins of Waukeen is one of the minor events in Neverwinter that run as side gig over some weekends. Its rewards, for the most part, are neither spectacular nor particularly hard to get, but it features some interesting items if you’re willing to put in the grind. So let’s go over the most important things and discuss how to get the stuff you want!
Waukeen, the goddess of coins and wealth and also called the “Golden Lady”, doesn’t mess around and spreads her favorite color everywhere. Everything starts with Waukeen’s Coin Purses that drop by defeating foes that are within seven levels of you. Those purses can then be either opened for rewards or exchanged for a Waukeen’s Strongbox (8:1), Waukeen’s Treasure Chest (32:1), or the Waukeen’s Golden Chest (64:1) at the Waukeen Merchant in the Moonstone Mask. It’s, by the way, the only event vendor that stays permanently.
Farming the purses is fairly easy. The more mobs you slay, the more purses are going to drop. They are uncapped but might be subject to a minor internal cooldown. Other event drops, for example, can only appear once every 30 seconds. Generally, areas with a lot of mobs in which you can farm relatively undisturbed are best. Some players prefer the Strongholds for that, but Elemental Evil adventure zones are decent as well. In scaled content, the difference in level between the mobs and toons is calculated using the scaled level. That’s why 70s will also see drops in the Drowned Shore, Call to Arms events, or the Acquisitions Incorporated campaign.
Limited to only PC is farming through the Foundry. You could probably even directly search for Waukeen in the directory, but any farm quests with lots of mobs on a generic map will do. I’m not too sure it’s actually still possible today. Some stuff might not drop in the Foundry to prevent these farming techniques.
The purses, strongboxes, and chests contain all the rewards and event currency. Bigger boxes generally make more sense. Although some stuff scales according to the exchange rates, like ADs, strongboxes and chests feature unique rewards and offer better profession resources. Just note that the chests do no longer contain Blessed Gold Dye Packs in case you’re totally into that. All boxes have a chance to drop Coin of Waukeen, which can be used to buy weapon transmutes or the dye at the event vendor. Strongboxes then add the Golden Pantaloons and chests the Waukeen’s Golden Cloak. Both of these transmutes however are older and pretty cheap on the Auction House.
So I personally would aim for the Golden Chest, because it contains all the latest and best rewards. The artifact and enchantment are not a must-have, but serviceable for some builds and sell well on the Auction House. The fashion is obviously hit or miss depending on what you personally like and the Vanity Pet purely cosmetic, but overall you can potentially grab some nice rewards if you’re willing to put in the work. Please also note that those items labeled as “limited time” prizes and will only be available throughout 2019.
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There are many ways to profit from the Coins of Waukeen event. First of all, you can simply farm the purses and sell them on the Auction House. Or you trade them in for Golden Chests, roll the dice, and hope for a great reward! It’s one of those nice little events that add something extra to the daily grind routine, but it can get annoying if you’re really aiming for specific stuff and RNG fails you. Running your dailies on multiple toons lands you 6-10 Golden Chests over the event days and that might not be enough. So getting a sufficient amount requires additional farming, which can be a pain. It’s up to you whether you want to invest additional time or just roll with whatever you’re getting during your regular routine. Either way, have fun with all the golden stuff!
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