Welcome to the eleventh installment of Monday’s Bag of Tricks! On some Mondays 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 production of Astral Diamonds used to be a one-trick pony with Leadership (and many characters) being the only real option to sustain an income. But Module 6 introduced the Unified Elements as important crafting resource next to the Dragon Egg and it’s worth doing the math for your account.
Sadly, others have long noticed this as well and the market for Unified Elements plummeted especially in the last ten days. So this trick might already come too late given that you also have to get Alchemy to 25 before you can start. It’s worth monitoring though and we’ve added Unified Elements to our leadership calculator to see where it ranks against the Leadership tasks in AD production per hour (you need to be registered at our message board to access the tool).
Beyond the income comparison, Alchemy offers some other advantages that shouldn’t go unnoticed. First of all, the ADs gained are hard and not rough. So if you are capped out, this might be good. Anticipating the double x2 event, the RP producing Leadership tasks currently beat the Unified Elements by a wide margin, but it’s going to be interesting once the event is over. You can also boost Alchemy with three additional Assets where Leadership only gives you one. So theoretically, and given a massive initial investment, you can go as high as a 200% speed bonus (this difference in the professions made it necessary to add assets to the leadership calculator) and Alchemists are cheaper than their corresponding Leadership counterparts.
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 1: Farming Potions of Heroism The Easy Way
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 2: Keep An Eye On The PTS
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 3: Artifact Refining Cheat Sheet
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 4: Mod 6 Preparations (outdated!)
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 5: Mod 6 Crit vs. Power
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 6: Joseph Skyrim’s Vigilance Guide
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 7: Farming Vigilance Tasks
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 8: Stay On Top Of The IWD Zerg
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 9: Hide A Character On The Gateway
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 10: Don’t Rush To Get Your Strider Mount