Today we continue our RNG tests and reviews of lockboxes by looking at the Merchant Prince Lockbox. I have performed similar tests for the Lockbox of the Nine and the Many-Starred Lockbox. Just click through in case you’re interested in those numbers.
The current lockbox is live on PC since the Tomb of Annihilation update and for users this is a great resource in terms of what to expect from it. The lockbox not only features multiple upgrades to the rewards, but also to drop rates of blue packs. So without further ado, here are the numbers, which I have also incorporated in our RNG toolbox.
|1x Warded Enchantment Pack||4,820||24.10|
|1x Lost Artifact Equipment Pack||4,497||22.49|
|1x Expedition Companion Pack||4,274||21.37|
|1x Jungle Cat Mount Pack||3,905||19.53|
|1x Port Nyanzaru Stronghold Pack||2,159||10.80|
|1x Tarmalune Trade Bar Jackpot||136||0.68|
|1x Tamed Velociraptor||98||0.49|
|1x Cavalry Tyrannosaur||76||0.38|
|1x Legendary Tyrannosaur Pack||35||0.18|
As usual you’ll roughly have a 1% chance at one of the major prices, with the legendary one coming in at 0.18%. This is in line with earlier lockboxes. Based on the rather large sample you can suggest that the enchantment pack actually drops slightly more than the others. I also like that the stronghold pack drops significantly less, because it should be the least useful pack from the blue drops to most.
I’ve already mentioned in the preview of the lockbox that several blue packs drop more or better stuff. The artifact equipment pack for example has more marks and refining points, the companion pack no longer rank 7s and the stronghold pack comes with four vouchers instead of 2-3.
Warded Enchantment Pack
But it’s not only the rewards that makes the blue drops superior to former ones. The devs additionally upped the drop rates for the upper tier rewards in the enchantment pack. Here are a few examples:
- Superior Mark of Potencys drop at a chance of 15%, up from 10%
- Brilliant Diamonds drop at a chance of 4%, up from 0.3%
- Black Opals drop at a chance of 34%, up from 5%
In addition to the very popular Feytouched Enchantment this makes the pack the best one the game has seen so far. Just don’t expect to get too many Coalescent Wards. In my tests they only dropped with a rate of 1/300. Wards are still a nice addition and I can see why the devs are being very cautious here.
There is no similar enhancement to the drop rates of other packs, but they still feature better overall rewards. The refining point and mark market is probably going to experience a hit and it might be time to re-evaluate the viability of running Dread Ring lairs. Those looking for the Demon Lords’ Artifact Set will be pleased to see Baphomet’s Infernal Talisman and Demogorgon’s Girdle of Might in the drops. With the Lockbox of the Nine featuring the Shard of Orcus’ Wand, it should be relatively easy to complete the set for little AD now.
The companion and mount packs in the meantime are not special, but do not fall behind either. Stalwart Golden Lion and Crab are useful companions that could make the roster with their active bonuses. The mount pack not featuring unique mounts is a minor drawback, but who’s going to complain as the lockbox features dinos as epic rewards? The dropped insignias are of type “A” and “C”, again complementing the Lockbox of the Nine, which featured “B”.
Unfortunately the lockbox has a few bugs that are not major, but worth mentioning. It’s mostly related to the tooltips:
- The stronghold pack states that it drops one voucher per tier when it’s actually two.
- The Jungle Cat Mount Pack lists a “Heavy Tiger” when it actually drops a White Tiger.
- The Warded Enchantment Pack does not drop rank 8 enchantments.
Glorious Resurgence Lockbox
I did a separate test on the Module 12 version of the Glorious Resurgence Lockbox and as usual the drop rates match those of the Merchant Prince one. The Glorious Resurgence Legendary Pack came in at only 0.11%, but that could be a sample size issue. The only new addition is the Runeclad Manticore by the way.
It’s easy to foresee that this lockbox will be the players’ favorite for a while. Everybody loves the dino mounts and the line of blue drops makes this box significantly better than earlier ones. The lack of rank 8 enchantments is a bit annoying, but it’s not like they dropped in bunches from other boxes anyway. Overall this makes the lockbox a pretty strong candidate for your keys now and in the future.
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