to the second part of the series for farming trinket ingredients. This tips and tricks post focuses on farming the T2 trinket ingredient from solo missions (AKA Cabbages). You can find part 1 of this series here containing a full introduction and context. I’ve quoted the basic strategy and the time management system that I employ below.
As with grinding in any game, this farming works best with focus and undisturbed continuations. Due to the large number of the feathers required, I suggest dedicating a fixed amount of time for straight grinding of these ingredients (that means avoiding CHAT!). For me personally, since i have a full time job, I only really play during the night when dailies come on. When I’m ready to craft a trinket, I’d spend one (1) hour only grinding for ingredients in solo missions (whether this may be feathers and/or cabbages). This way, I limit the time I spend in-game to keep my productivity up. Do let me know in the comments below what time management strategies you guys use if trying to strike a balance.
Basically for farming these ingredients, you should kill all enemies as well as destroy all objects (pots, candle holders, chairs, etc.) and make your way up to opening the mini chests in that Missions. Once you have opened the chest, pause to see if you have received the ingredient. If you have gotten the ingredient, complete the mission, if not, quit and try again. Doing this process allows you to make very fast attempts at getting an ingredient and it has proven to be the most quickest and effective for me. You must kill all the enemies and destructibles before opening these mini chests to increase your chance of getting an ingredient. This task, in my opinion, is the most pain staking one in this game…Best of luck. Do note that if you want to gather these ingredients in the quickest manner, you can use rush tickets on the highest Expert Mission location. These offer an estimated 90% chance of getting the ingredient with a rush ticket. However this approach requires alot of energy (about 26 energy per rush) and you may need to use gems for refills.
The sections below provide the mission locations that I grind as well as screenshots of the mini chests at which you should pause at.
H – Hard
E – Expert
Drop Rate: Average (I would say 50% rate)
Mission Locations: 1E, 42H, 37E
Grinding Spots: 1E
The advantage to grinding Mission 1E is that the pause location (at mini chest) is a very short distance from the mission start location.
Mission 1E Pause Location:
Drop Rate: Average (I would say 60%)
Mission Locations: 26H, 41H, 32E
Grinding Spot: 41H
Mission 41H Pause Location:
Drop Rate: Extremely High
Mission Locations: 30H, 8E, 34E
Grinding Spot: 8E
Mission 8E Pause Location:
Drop Rate: High
Mission Locations: 28H, 43H, 30E
Grinding Spots: 43H (20 Energy)
Mission 43H Pause Location:
Drop Rate: Extremely High
Mission Locations: 25H, 43N, 28E
Grinding Spots: 43N
Mission 43N Pause Location: