Another update means another lockbox, and in the case of “Lost City of Omu” it’s the Soulmonger’s Lockbox. After previewing it I’ve now performed my usual RNG test on the lockbox and have incorporated the results into our RNG toolbox (also available there is the current version of the Glorious Resurgence Lockbox). “RNG test” means we’ve opened a substantial amount of lockboxes on the preview server to get an idea about drop rates. The numbers in this article are based on tests from Youtuber Rainer and myself. I have performed similar tests for the Lockbox of the Lost, Merchant Prince Lockbox, Lockbox of the Nine and the Many-Starred Lockbox. Just click through in case you’re interested.
|1x Forgotten Enchantment Pack||3,142||20.95|
|1x Adventurer Pack||3,140||20.93|
|1x Lost Artifact Pack||3,092||20.61|
|1x Carapace Mount Pack||2,729||18.19|
|1x The Quartermaster’s Professions Pack||2,018||13.45|
|3x Genie’s Gift||603||4.02|
|1x Tarmalune Trade Bar Jackpot||97||0.65|
|1x Infant Gorilla||79||0.53|
|1x War Triceratops||29||0.19|
As usual you’ll roughly have a 1% chance at one of the major prices, with the legendary one coming in at 0.19%. All drop rates largely match the ones of previous lockboxes, indicating that no major changes were made.
To be honest, the blue line of drops could be better. Let’s start with the positives though. The comeback of Genie’s Gifts and a professions pack is very nice. Profession assets were steadily rising in price up to a point where it made no sense investing in them, especially given the current state of professions. The pack will now flood the market with fresh tools and craftsman again. I also personally like these Mount Packs. They usually hand out a wide range of Insignia Bonuses for reasonable prices, and the six included mounts in this lockbox are no different. Also, who doesn’t like more looks to choose from?
- Suratuk’s Blue Tarantula: Artificer’s Persuasion, Magistrate’s Patience, Victim’s Preservation
- Suratuk’s Giant Red Crab: Protector’s Camaraderie, Shepherd’s Devotion
- Suratuk’s Giant Sunset Crab: Shepherd’s Devotion
- Suratuk’s Banded Spider: Vampire’s Craving, Wanderer’s Fortune
- Suratuk’s Jungle Spider: Wanderer’s Fortune
- Suratuk’s Orange Tarantula: Magistrate’s Patience
But then… jeez. The Lost Artifact Pack is already a little downer. I think it’s ok that the lockbox still offers a small chance at an Ultimate Enchanting Stone, but the Soul Sight Crystal was already not worth anything. Another package around the Enchanting Stones would clearly have been better. The Forgotten Enchantment Pack in the meantime features two of the worse Armor and Weapon Enchantments. So I fail to see why players would go for it. It’s obvious that the devs want to cycle through all the enchantments in these packs, but the wacky balancing comes back to bite them. There are just too few that actually matter. On the plus side: Can’t hurt to stash away a few while they’re cheap. Who knows what the next balancing pass will bring.
Oh and by the way. The Adventurer Pack is so bad that it’s going to get its own article. Stay tuned…
Epic and Legendary Drops
Since the blue drops are lacking a little bit, the best things to get are actually the rare rewards. The Triceratops adds to the fabulous line of Dinosaur Mounts in Chult, and the “War” variant is the first one to offer +16,000 HP as Equip Bonus. The Infant Gorilla as Augment Companion might not fit into the current meta, but it could become a very viable pet for budget builds and alts. With three ring slots it’s super easy to gear and should be quite cheap over the course of the module.
The blue drops make this lockbox a hard one to open in my eyes. As much as I like the look of the Triceratops, you’ll get more bang for you buck opening other lockboxes. The epic version will be available in the Trade Bar Shop in the future and the legendary one included in the Glorious Resurgence Legendary Pack anyway. So there will be other ways of getting the mount without buying into a weak lockbox.
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