Amber, the classic reagent to add to a recipe when “it just doesn’t feel hard enough.” Being in 72 recipes, 23 of them being Loremaster spells, you will probably use this at some point. You might know some of these, but there might be other ways to get Amber that you should consider.
Cronus. We know him, we love him, or we hate him, depending on how well your last farming session went. But we deserve better. If you have a team and you were gonna do Cronus, bring them to Sand Squid. I haven’t recorded nearly precise numbers on Cronus, but the drop rate on Sand Squid is 63%.* That’s ridiculous, so if you have a good team for Cronus already, this is the best option.
If you need to know how to beat it, here’s how I did it. Very consistent.
- Fish for first cast. Just one person has to do it, but once they get it, they gotta have a conviction first round, because they will be spammed with stunning hits. (You can flee, but it’s faster if you mark, relog, and the use the mark.
- Spam traps. We love feints, mass traps are really nice for this, try not to rely on blades, Earthquake is common.
- Hit. Hit.
- Turns effort into immediate Amber.
- Auto-pilot makes it low effort.
- Requires a competent team of at least 3.
*The number of 63% was acquired from recording the number of amber drops from 10 runs with three people. Out of 30 drops, we got 19 amber all together.
The recipe is 5 Merle’s Whiskers, 5 Amber Dust, 15 Sunstone, and 10 Golden Pearl. This is not a fast way to get Amber in any way, but if you’re determined to craft a Loremaster spell before level 70, then this is technically a way. I’m only mentioning to be comprehensive, I don’t recommend using this method unless you have no other option available to you.
- Merle’s Whiskers can be gotten from many places, none of them being efficient.
- Amber Dust and Sunstone can be gotten from Mimic at the rate of roughly 50%. I didn’t feel like getting a better number because that would require me beat Mimic a lot. (Alkali Burrows)
- Golden Pearls can be farmed/transmuted off of the ground in Stormriven Hall, Celestia at a moderately slow rate.
- Can be done at a low level.
- Very inefficient.
- Very boring.
Ultra King Parsley (and others)
Ultra King Parsley is a very good option if you don’t want to use much time actively working on Amber and don’t need it right away. You can grow it without likes to get the mature harvests and wilt it before it gets to elder, then just fix it back up. Keep this up for a continuous, respectable stream of Amber without using many resources.
If you really want to garden for your Amber but don’t want to just rely on Ultra King Parsley, you can do that. They also drop from the Elder harvest of Red Bell Peppers, which are incredibly common in the Bazaar.
- Takes very little active effort.
- Gives other reagents.
- Can grow without external effort. (Drops Ultra King Parsley seeds from Mature and Elder harvests.)
- Not immediate.
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Hopefully this helps you get the reagents you need. Happy crafting!