Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 16: Playing the Neverwinter Astral Diamond Exchange

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Welcome to the 16th 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.

This is actually a fairly old and known trick to make some ADs, but playing (or scalping) the ZAX has been renewed as an option lately by the massive drop caused by the Leadership changes. It’s a simple buy low sell high concept that can can net you a nice ROI (return of investment) on a daily basis.

DateMax OfferMin OfferROI
2015-09-214184001.045
2015-09-224054001.013
2015-09-234033931.025
2015-09-243973901.018
2015-09-253903721.048
2015-09-263793601.053
2015-09-273903631.074

There was AD to make on every single day during the last week, up to 27 ADs per ZEN. History and market logic indicate these fluctuations are likely to continue.

Time PDTTime BSTAvg Offer
04:00 PM – 08:00 PM00:00 – 04:00392.68
08:00 PM – 12:00 PM04:00 – 08:00388.86
12:00 PM – 04:00 AM08:00 – 12:00389.97
04:00 AM – 08:00 AM12:00 – 16:00391.20
08:00 AM – 12:00 AM16:00 – 20:00395.15
12:00 AM – 04:00 PM20:00 – 24:00391.85

You however do need some knowledge to fully profit from the ZAX, like when to buy, when to sell and what events can majorly affect the market. The price of the ZAX seems to be more impacted by European Times for example as it peaks during afternoon and late EU and is the lowest during night EU and early US. Also Module launches and certain Promotions, that artificially flood ZEN into the market, can drastically influence the ZAX and have to be anticipated, but if you master the exchange, this is a nice source of income in times in which ADs are harder to come by than ever.


Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 11: Does Alchemy Beat Leadership?
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 12: Amount Of ArPen Needed For Campaign Maps
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 13: Gateway CSS Hacks By two31
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 14: Unrepentant Guide to Dragon Speed Dating
Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 15: Play On The Russian Neverwinter Server


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One thought on “Monday’s Bag Of Tricks Vol. 16: Playing the Neverwinter Astral Diamond Exchange

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    September 28, 2015 at 1:44 pm
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    I’ve never much cared for the “buy low sell high” approach, though it’s hard to argue that it’s unprofitable.

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