Dual vamp swords can be valuable, however max versions are the more wanted ones, which is too bad in this case cause the Brute skin would get some attention. I think you may still find a buyer for 25-30e but may take a little time.
wow - awesome work there! And I mean both the work putting together the collection itself AND the screen - I can totally relate to that sort of pain... Those screens are glorious - I esp. like the q8 15-21 swords for a reason... but one question: +8vsDwarf - where's that longsword from?
Well I am still doing some research on that Long Sword. I have had it for awhile but not sure where it came from. It has the Short Sword Skin so it's definitely from a collector, quest or weaponsmith. Wiki hasn't helped yet. I do know that there is Q7 14-20 Long Sword with Short Sword Skin that has DMG+3vs Giants that you can get from Grahame. I will let you know if I do locate it's origin, or maybe someone on here can point in the right direction.
Edit: Found it
I am not sure which took longer, actually collecting the following items, or preparing the screenshots.
I have gathered and displayed my entire 434 piece Sword collection.
You may ask, "why post such a large amount of items and not just a subset of your collection?". Well, this is a subset of my collection hehe
I have very similar collections for all other weapon types, not sure if or when I will be able to do the same for those but let's start with the swords.
I got lots of these items from doing what I love, Chest Running. However, I would not have been able to do this over many years without the contributions from long time friends, new friends, and the greater GW community. I thank everyone for assisting with any items I was missing or in many cases allowing me to preserve items that not everyone would've cherished.
(All pictures are also direct links to picture)
Q8 Max Swords (with Post-Nerf Mods)
Q9 OS +5e Post-Nerf Swords (Complete)
Q9 OS 15^50 Post-Nerf Swords (Complete)
Q9 OS Naked Post-Nerf Swords (Complete)
Dual Vamp and Zealous Swords
Purple Crystalline Swords
Q9 OS Other Modded Swords
Q9 Inscripted Swords (Almost Complete)
Q8 DMG 15-21 Swords
Low Level Q0-Q7 Post-Nerf Swords
Req9 Dragoncrest Axe +5e - 5e
q9 Zodiac Sword 15/-1 zeal 75e
q9 Jade Axe 15/-1 zeal 20e
q9 Jade Sword 15/-1 zeal 20e
q9 Zodiac Sword 15/-1 zeal 30e
I know this isn't everyone's "thing", between being inscripted and Purple, However with the Q8 11-21 (which is max for any inscripted wand which is why I collect them), this one made me chuckle cause this is exactly how it dropped this morning, 8-8-8-8
I think I will be moving onto some Q8 exploration for inscription items as a break from OS frustration of non perfects. What are some NF based ones that are questionable whether they still drop besides the colossal scimitars? One that peaked my interest was a Q8 sephis sword but i think that may be EOTN.
That is correct, Sephis Sword is from EOTN. They drop from the Undead. The level 20 Undead that I am aware of and is farmable is those in the Cathedral of Flames (also used for farming Rin Relics and Diessa Chalices).
I put the following together that may be helpful to anyone wondering what swords can possibly drop q8 from a NF chest. This is not all inclusive by all means, this is just a list of which sword skins I have gotten from a Kournan chest. In theory, if the skin can drop from a chest that can drop in Q8, that item can drop in Q8, but there are no promises or guarantees on my part
This is out of 2368 Kournan chests, some locations have a lot more runs than others (Barbarous Shore is 690 chests, others may have been only 25-50 chests).
My favorite NF run by far is Barbarous Shore. Considering 17 different Sword skins were found there, it can have great promise, however don't go there looking for q8 shields, the majority will be lotus shields.
The other stat to share is that out of the 15k chests I have tracked, the chance of a sword as a whole is 4.3%, then the chance of a Q8 is so ridiculously low, you may see a unicorn first.
Again, this is just a sample, not all possibilities of skins or locations of each skin.
Skin Location Location Location Adamantine Falchion Barbarous Shore Briar Blade Barbarous Shore Sunward Marches Broadblade Scimitar Barbarous Shore Bahdok Caverns Turais Procession Brute Sword Gandara The Moon Fortress Bahdok Caverns Butterfly Sword Bahdok Caverns Crude Scimitar Barbarous Shore Falchion Barbarous Shore Fanged Sword Gandara The Moon Fortress Dejarin Estate Bahdok Caverns Fiery Dragon Sword Barbarous Shore Gandara The Moon Fortress Turais Procession Fiery Gladius Gandara The Moon Fortress Dejarin Estate Turais Procession Flamberge Barbarous Shore Bahdok Caverns Turais Procession Forked Sword Barbarous Shore Bahdok Caverns Gladius Arkjok Ward Dejarin Estate Bahdok Caverns Long Sword Barbarous Shore Bahdok Caverns Ornate Scimitar Barbarous Shore Rusty Machete Turais Procession Salient Sword Barbarous Shore Scimitar Barbarous Shore Gandara The Moon Fortress Bahdok Caverns Short Sword Turais Procession Spatha Barbarous Shore Steelblade Machete Barbarous Shore Tattoed Scimitar Barbarous Shore Tattooed Scimitar Barbarous Shore Vabbian Scimitar Barbarous Shore Wingblade Sword Dejarin Estate Bahdok Caverns Turais Procession
Required 8 great axe 14 while enchanted r/b 2a
I also seem to recall a fair number of q8 Ele Swords (Raptor farm?) kicking around.
You are correct, there are Q8 Ele Swords, they still drop today, but not from Raptors, their levels are not within the range (Raptors are 24 and Raptor Nestlings are 15). There are a few other ways they can drop, I believe the lvl 20 Questzals are a possibility.
Regarding the Colossals, I should say that as far as I know, when one dropped earlier this year, there was a lot of discussion of which exist and only 3 could be accounted for, doesn't mean that maybe someone has one in a vault, but it in the end, it just shows how rare they are.
Great topic, one of my favorites, all awesome points above.
A few things to add from a statistic level based on some personal tracking that others may or may not find interesting.
I have always been an avid Chest Runner, however I have started to track all of my chest drops for the last 17 months.
I do track both HM and NM chest drops. Out of the total of 15k chests I have tracked during this time, I have now logged 10,355 NM chests (woohoo to this milestone hehe), I only run NM chests that have Q8 chances, including Canthan, Elonian, Kournan, and Maguuma chests. I have received a total of 53 Q8 Max items from these 10k chests. This is where my general rules of thumb of "1 Q8 out of 200 NM chests" comes from. What should be no surprise to anyone is that 50 of those were focuses, 3 were shields, 0 Swords.
I will also do some solo farming for foes 17-21, will occasionally get a q8, but very few between. The one advantage of this though is that you are not blowing through lockpicks
Edit: In light of the reference to the Dead Sword Farm as there are Level 20s in HM, the other known farm with this similar feature (level 20s in HM) is the Moddock Crevice Mission which has been known to be farmed for q8 colossal scimitar even though there is only 3 known to exist. But this doesn't stop some people from farming there, lots of armor though. If you sit in the outpost, you will likely see some repetitive farmers going straight for 24 hrs straight (yup, we all know what those are).
The poster above me can help you when your mouse isn't working