Chest Run: Nightfall - Barbarous Shore - NM

  • Hi all,
    (Mods, I am posting this in the Farming Section as there is not a specific section for Chest Running. If these need to be relocated, please let me know)


    For those that don't know me, I am a full time Chestrunner as well as large variety collector. I enjoy chestrunning in NM for Q8 Foci, Shields, and Swords as well as HM for a variety of skins. I have been contacted by a variety of players seeking information about different chestrunning options. Since I have a large rotation, I decided to put together some info on my runs to share with the community. I also collect data on my chest drops to analyze trends and have a data set that will provide me insight on things such as % of weapon types that drop, Q8 chances, and different skins per map. I will include some of that data in with my posts. If these show to have an interest, I will continue to document other runs in the same fashion.


    I want to stress that this is only intended to be a guide. There are multiple paths to take and builds to use per run. There is no right or wrong path or build. Feel free to choose to take a different path as you learn more about the specific run, be aware that chest spawn locations may change depending on your starting point or path.


    I hope you find value in this info and enjoy the art of chest running if you don't already.


    Agent Chevy | AKA "Chevy"


    Campaign Nightfall
    Run Location Barbarous Shore
    Starting Point Camp Hojanu
    Mode Normal
    Average time (can vary based on skills and pcons) 6-7 minutes
    Full or Partial Map Run Full
    Number of Chests 4 to 5
    Q8 Focus, Shield, and Sword Possible? Yes
    Examples of targeted drops (not all inclusive) Q8 Focus, Shield, and Sword
    Oldschool or Inscripted Items Inscripted
    Consumable (Optional/ Not required) Birthday Cupcake
    Chevy's Build Template OwZSg4PTSf6MHQLiIQ0k3lNQ
    List of Skins (Working Progress)
    Available two posts below this one or direct link:
    RE: Chest Run: Nightfall - Barbarous Shore - NM



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    My current data sample:

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  • Great Question.

    Personally, I rotate across all possible Q8 NM maps, this just happened to be one of the NF ones I like, others will be posted in the future.

    Not all maps I run may suit the interest of other players but would at least be an option.


    From a skin perspective, there are specific skins that would be cool to get. Out of the 578 chests I opened here, I have not yet gotten a Colossal Scimitar, but in theory could possibly drop here but until I see one, it's "plausible". I would love to get a Q8 Tattooed Scimitar or Briar Blade myself. Here is the list of the swords, shields, and Focus skins I have gotten here out of the 578 runs, all would be potential q8 drops. I have gotten several q8 lotus shields and a q8 spined focus here.


    I almost posted this in my original posts but was afraid it would be too much and scare some viewers away.


    As of 2022, this list has been significantly updated to include all weapon skins that have been dropped from chests only (not foe drops since this is a chest running thread). I would like to thank Hairy Knight, PyroLobster, and TongTong for providing some of these skins that they have dropped. If you drop a new skin not on this list, please feel free to reply to this thread or PM directly.


    Swords:

    Adamantine Falchion

    Bramble Blade (new)

    Briar Blade

    Broadblade Scimitar

    Brute Sword

    Colossal Scimitar

    Crude Scimitar

    Falchion

    Fiery Dragon Sword

    Flamberge

    Forked Sword

    Gladius (short sword) (new)

    Long Sword

    Ornate Scimitar

    Rusty Machete (new)

    Salient Sword

    Scimitar

    Short Sword

    Spatha

    Steelblade Machete

    Tattooed Scimitar

    Wingblade Sword

    Vabbian Scimitar


    Shields:

    Adamantine Shield (new)

    Crude Shield

    Daedal Shield (new)

    Defender

    Eagle Defender

    Goldleaf Defender

    Heraldic Shield (new)

    Istani Shield

    Lotus Shield

    Ornate Buckler

    Reinforced Buckler

    Round Shield

    Shield of the Lion (new)

    Shield of the Wing

    Scarabshell Aegis

    Skeleton Shield (new)

    Skull Shield

    Sun and Moon Shield

    Suntouched Shield (new)

    Tower Shield

    Tall Shield

    Tribal Shield (Crude)

    Wooden Buckler

    Woven Shield


    Focus:

    Accursed Icon (Gorgon)

    Accursed Icon (Diamond) (new)

    Air Prism

    Aureate Chalice

    Aureate Lamp

    Bleached Skull

    Blessed Chalice

    Bone Charm

    Butterfly Mirror

    Ceremonial Cauldron (new)

    Channeling Focus (new)

    Chimeric Eye

    Divine Scroll

    Divine Symbol (loop)

    Earth Prism (new)

    Earth Scroll

    Eerie Focus

    Fire Prism (new)

    Flame Artifact (flame)

    Frost Artifact

    Gilded Artifact

    Grim Cesta

    Grim Cesta (claw)

    Grim Cesta (gauntlet)

    Golden Chalice (new)

    Hallowed Idol (new)

    Healing Ankh

    Holy Vial

    Idol

    Idol (hand)

    Idol (knife) (new)

    Inscribed Chakram

    Iridescent Prism

    Jeweled Chakram

    Jeweled Chalice

    Majestic Focus

    Ominous Eidolon (new)

    Protective Icon

    Skull Brush (new)

    Spined Focus

    Stone Chakram

    Storm Artifact

    Water Prism

    Wooden Chakram

    Writhing Focus


    Axes:

    Barbed Axe

    Hooked Axe

    Ungula Axe


    Bows:

    Bladed Recurve Bow

    Bramble Flatbow

    Bramble Hornbow

    Bramble Longbow

    Bramble Recurve Bow

    Bramble Shortbow

    Bramble Longbow

    Bramble Shortbow

    Caged Shortbow

    Composite Bow

    Composite Shortbow

    Dragon Hornbow

    Feather Flatbow

    Feather Longbow

    Feathered Flatbow

    Feathered Longbow

    Flatbow (Wooden)

    Half Moon

    Hornbow (dragon)

    Ivory Bow

    Longbow (Wooden)

    Recurve Bow

    Shortbow

    Spiked Recurve Bow

    Stoneshard Hornbow

    Sturdy Recurve Bow

    Wooden Longbow


    Daggers:

    Bronze Daggers

    Elonian Daggers (rare)

    Elonian Daggers (uncommon)

    Steel Daggers (rare)

    Steel Daggers (uncommon)


    Hammers:

    Barrel Hammer

    Break Hammer

    Foehammer

    Granite Hammer

    Hawkeye Hammer

    Iron Hammer

    Ivory Hammer

    Ram's Hammer

    Runic Hammer

    Stone Crusher

    Stonehead Hammer

    Twin Hammer

    War Hammer (lion)

    War Hammer (Spiked)


    Scythes:

    Briarwood Scythe

    Bronze Scythe

    Duskblade Scythe

    Elegant Scythe

    Embossed Scythe

    Hooked Scythe

    Suntouched Scythe


    Spears:

    Banded Spear

    Broadhead Spear

    Clouded Spear

    Crenellated Spear

    Pronged Spear

    Spiraling Spear

    Suntouched Spear

    Tribal Spear

    Windblade Spear


    Staves:

    Accursed Staff

    Air Staff (Lightning Spire)

    Air Staff (metal)

    Air Staff (Normal)

    Bone Staff

    Boneclaw Staff

    Channeling Staff

    Clairvoyant Staff

    Conjuring Staff

    Dark Tendril Staff

    Divine Staff

    Earth Staff (Canthan)

    Earth Staff (Core)

    Earth Staff (Crystallized)

    Earth Staff (Elonian)

    Earth Staff (Obsidian)

    Eerie Staff

    Ensorcelling Staff

    Evil Eye Staff

    Fire Staff (Canthan)

    Fire Staff (core)

    First Staff

    Holy Branch

    Holy Staff

    Hypnotic Staff

    Illusory Staff

    Inscribed Staff

    Jeweled Staff (Metal)

    Portal Staff

    Protective Staff

    Pyrewood Staff

    Scrying Glass Staff

    Smiting Staff

    Spinal Staff

    Soul Spire

    Tempest Staff

    Tidal Staff

    Unholy Staff

    Wailing Staff

    Water Staff (Canthan)

    Water Staff (Core)

    Winged Staff


    Wands:

    Air Wand

    Blighted Rod

    Baneful Scepter

    Blood Spore Scepter

    Cane (Dom)

    Cane (Illusion)

    Channeling Rod (forked)

    Channeling Rod (loop)

    Cloudburst Wand

    Crimson Claw Scepter

    Crystal Wand

    Cyclopian Wand

    Deadly Cesta

    Dragon's Breath Wand

    Earth Wand

    Eerie Rod

    Eternal Flame Wand

    Fire Wand

    Gazing Scepter

    Golden Pillar

    Guardian Branch

    Harmonic Rod

    Holy Rod

    Hypnotic Scepter

    Imposing Scepter

    Pronged Rod

    Protective Wand

    Pyrewood Scepter

    Shamanic Wand

    Smiting Rod

    Spawning Wand (claw)

    Spawning Wand (wrapped)

    Spiral Rod

    Truncheon

    Voltaic Wand

    Watercrest Wand

    Water Wand

    Water Spirit Rod

    Wailing Wand

    Whalekin Wand


    I hope this helps

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    My Collections (Working Progress): Chevy's Shiny Relics

    Other Fun (Discontinued, Historical info available): Poll for Favorite 2021 Drop


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    Edited 16 times, last by Agent Chevy ().

  • Congrats on the gold Q8 11-21 wand in general, I love to see those being max for insc q8 wands.

    Barbarous Shore is one of my favorite NF runs that I enjoy, mainly for the large potential of sword skins (listed above).

    The Whalekin Wand is a very common drop in Kourna as you know, for Barbarous Shore alone, I have logged 67 out of 690 chests tracked, almost 10% making up a pretty large portion. I only had one Q8, it was a purple 11-21 as well.

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    My Collections (Working Progress): Chevy's Shiny Relics

    Other Fun (Discontinued, Historical info available): Poll for Favorite 2021 Drop


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    Note: Definition does not specify rarity or value, although it could be a choice, it's not a requirement.

  • Posting an update. I have done many Barbarous Shore runs at this point. I can't put a number on it. I just got my first Colossal Scimitar drop from one of the chests near the corsairs.


    Istani Shield must be possible here as well. Have yet to see one though.


  • Posting an update. I have done many Barbarous Shore runs at this point. I can't put a number on it. I just got my first Colossal Scimitar drop from one of the chests near the corsairs.


    Istani Shield must be possible here as well. Have yet to see one though.


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    Wow, I have run this well over a thousand, maybe even 2 thousand times in the course of a year and never got one here. I have updated the sword list above to reflect this find. Congrats!! Hopefully the next one will be a q8.

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    My Collections (Working Progress): Chevy's Shiny Relics

    Other Fun (Discontinued, Historical info available): Poll for Favorite 2021 Drop


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    Note: Definition does not specify rarity or value, although it could be a choice, it's not a requirement.

  • Do istani shields also drop from chests?

    I have been running these chests like a madman in my free time lately and I still haven't seen one drop. That being said, I spoke to a friend of mine, a very reliable source that had two drop for them.


    Crude shields are confirmed to drop here too. Screenshot added below.


  • Congrats on the drop Hairy Knight. I can confirm that istani shields do drop here and also when I get home I’ll have a look through screens as I have gotten 2 q8 15-21 bramble blades but didn’t see it on the list.


    It's nice to have Istani Shield confirmed. Bramble blades have been quite a rare drop for me, only seeing two of them. Beautiful skin too.


    I am continuing to run. Hopefully more sexy drops on the way!

  • am giving this a go for fun, i wouldnt mind a low req scimtar too, even not max dmg :p i would take anything !


    ty Agent Chevy  Hairy Knight for the infos


    if colossal scimtar is the goal if also found this :


    https://archive.guildwarslegac…20Drops%20where_.001.html


    basically says that farming + opening chest in nm in barbarous coast are the best chance.


    they could also drop in moddock coop,


    if any one know other places :p