Welcome to our very first NWO:Unblogged column: Monday’s Bag of Tricks! Every other Monday you will find useful tricks, gimmicks and ideas here that can make life in Neverwinter Online easier. Some of the stuff should be well known, but since even veterans learn something new every now and then, chance is you can, too!
The campaign of module 1, Fury of the Feywild, offers one of the better buff potions this game has. The Potion of Heroism is only one of two potions that can enhance your ability scores, lasts for a full hour and persists through death. It can be bought for the campaign currency Gold Crescent that you’ll get from completing any daily in the Sharandar zone. It’s one for each quest in the Blighted Grove, Dark Fey Enclave and Realm of Malabog and seven for the global quest Battle for Sharandar.
Unless you’re doing the dailies anyway because you are still completing the campaign or are after Fey Blessing Enchantments, acquiring Gold Crescent is a bit dull. Although the dailies are quick and you can stockpile and process them simultaneously, a full round of 18 quests (without the lairs) in all three areas for ~27 Gold Crescent (18 + 7 for Battle of Sharandar +2 from trading Formorian Concoctions) still takes at least 30 minutes. That’s not very efficient.
Battle for Sharandar gives you more bang for the buck, but getting those three Feydark Crystals to drop from mobs can be quite annoying, especially when you need them. Gladly there is help. For some reason the Crystals have an enhanced chance to drop from Quicklings and there is a lair full of these little creatures in the Fey Dark Enclave: The Quickling Den. What you want to do is get the quest, enter the Den, slay poor Quicklings until you have your three Crystals, go back out and turn in the quest. That’s like a two minute task for seven Crescents.
Doing this every day will net you three Potions at the end of the week that you can use or sell for 4k each on the Auction House. It’s not major but the reward is great for the amount of time invested. Especially accounts with many alts can efficiently farm the Potions this way.
Hope you enjoyed our first installment of Monday’s Bag of Tricks!