Hammer of Thor is an interesting spell for Storm. It’s not the most popular spell, but decent damage along with removing a positive charm makes this a potentially interesting spell to try to incorporate into your PvP strategy. It’s also just a spell you don’t really see, most people have never even seen its cool animation. Here’s how to craft it!
This is a moderately hard recipe that requires you to have quested to Zafaria, though it is made easier by having a level 90+ and even easier by beating most of Empyrea pt. 1. For experienced crafters, this recipe might be a walk in the park, but if you’re starting from scratch, this can take some time.
• 10 Hammer of Thor TC
• 120 Perfect Amethyst
• 200 Simple Vial
• 60 Comet Tail
• 40 Silver
• 60 Scrap Iron
• 50 Sunstone
• 25 Amber
The Easy Reagents
120 Perfect Amethyst and 200 Simple Vial are easy, the former being purchasable beginning in Celestia for 100 Gold each and the latter being purchasable through Celestia for 40 Gold each. Buying all that you need should set you back 20,000 gold.
The Normal Reagents
These shouldn’t cause you too many problems. Most of these are currently easy to find in the Bazaar or on the ground.
Getting 60 Comet Tails
You should definitely be able to find all of this in the Bazaar, but on the possibility that the Bazaar dries up completely, all of the third arc farming spots drop the reagent, as well as a couple of places in Khrysalis and Empyrea.
Getting 40 Silver
Silver is sometimes pretty obtainable in the Bazaar, but sometimes it’s pretty absent. If you get sick of farming the Bazaar for it, the reagent drops from basically every imaginable third arc farming spot. (Ask your friends. This reagent is used in 3 recipes in the entire game, they probably don’t need theirs.)
Getting 60 Scrap Iron
The age-old reagent farming route. This one isn’t that common to be found in the Bazaar, so it’s easiest to just go to either of the Counterweight Towers in the Royal Museum, Marleybone. You can go in and out of the first area quickly, just grab all of the reagents there and go right back out and in, no realm changes required.
The Difficult Reagents
These reagents are either hotly contested or slow/expensive to get, so they will be more difficult to obtain.
Getting 10 Hammer of Thor TC
You probably already know the drill.
Farm Loremaster. I can confirm that the TC drops from Loremaster. Not much else to say besides that the drop is kinda rare at the moment, but it doesn’t seem much different from the other drop rates. Check out our guide on Loremaster drops!
Ask your friends who have a Grizzleheim Lore Pack spell trained. If they trained a spell from the pack, they might have some extra TC lying around. Don’t be afraid to ask!
Getting 50 Sunstone
This one isn’t hard as much as it is really decentralized. There’s not really one good place to get it, so it’ll take some diversifying and quite a bit of time to obtain.
Plant some plants. Specifically, plant things that drop Sunstone like Evil Magma Peas, King Parsley, and Ultra Alligator Pear Trees, Fly Traps, and Tiger Lilies. If you’ve prepared for gardening, you probably have some of these plants, but if you don’t have these, you can also try Deadly Helephant Ears, Fickle Pickles, and Maelstrom Snap Dragons, as these also drop it but aren’t as highly regarded.
Farm late-game farming spots. Normally when I say that, I mean “popular Empyrea farming spots,” but this is a little more forgiving. I’m just going to give a list of places that drop Sunstone that isn’t annoying to farm and/or has people commonly farming there:
• a lot of small enemies spread around the entire spiral
(*I included these because while they’re not intrinsically easy to farm, the fact that they’re farmed really commonly means that you’ll probably be put with a team that knows how to beat him pretty easily.)
Getting 25 Amber
This is a lot of Amber, and it looks really intimidating, but we’ll make it approachable by splitting up the acquisition methods. Here’s what you can do:
Plant King Parsley and Ultra King Parsley. Both can drop the seeds of either type, and both drop Amber, but Ultra King Parsley can additionally drop Amber with mature harvests rather than just elder. If you don’t sell any, you’ll have gotten a few after a while, but if not, King Parsleys can be dropped from bosses from Azteca through Empyrea and Ultra King Parsleys can be dropped from all one-shot Duels and Common Empyrea farming spots like Admiral Dynt and Secret Tunnel.
(Side note: if you’re at a lower level and you choose to go this route, your best option for farming this seed is honestly from lower level one-shot gauntlets. I suggest farming Rattlebones, as he is quick to beat and drops gauntlets often, but be warned that this can take some time.)
Farm Sand Squid. If you’re able to farm this dude, do it! It’s a great way to be able to get immediate progress from doing something. I found the drop rate to be 63%, which is great, so if you can find a team to run it, try it!
(Another side note: this is probably the best option for someone who’s at a lower level. Get a high level hitter who knows what they’re doing and bring some traps to help them hit quicker. Hit me up if you can’t find anyone and I’ll try to make it work lol)
Transmute Amber. This isn’t as good of an option as it used to be, but it’s a good alternative. I didn’t look too far into it because it’s not an incredibly efficient option and requires a high-level wizard anyway, but if you really need to do this, absolutely check it out. The recipe is 5 Merle’s Whiskers, 5 Amber Dust, 15 Sunstone, and 10 Golden Pearl.
Good luck and happy crafting!
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