As a life wizard, Luminous Weaver will be very useful for you in PvP. It does a little more than Seraph on average while leaving a weakness. Luckily, it’s a very rewarding recipe. Here’s how to craft it!
This is a moderately difficult recipe to obtain and craft. You only need to be most of the way through MooShu to the River Temple instance in order to buy the recipe, and there aren’t many prohibitively difficult reagents to obtain, although it will be easier to obtain Amber if you’re level 70, and there are a couple of Sunstone farming methods that require Mirage.
The main difficulty with the reagents aren’t necessarily their rarity, they just have many acquisition methods that are just okay. Some of these will take some willpower or some favors.
- 10 Luminous Weaver TC
- 100 Perfect Jade
- 200 Ghost Fire
- 100 Water Lily
- 100 Fish Fin
- 50 Scrap Iron
- 50 Sunstone
- 12 Amber
The Easy Reagents
100 Perfect Jade and 200 Ghost Fire are easy, both being purchasable for 100 Gold each. Buying all that you need should set you back 30,000 gold.
Getting 50 Scrap Iron
Normally there would be a section entitled “The Normal Reagents,” but most of the remaining reagents are unfortunately pretty slow.
It’s 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 Luminous Weaver TC
You probably already know the drill.
Farm Loremaster. It’s a reasonably common drop. Check out our guide on Loremaster drops!
Ask your friends. Again, it’s a pretty common TC, even if they’re a life they’ll probably have extra.
Getting 100 Water Lily
This will take a while, as it is a rarer reagent. Thankfully, though, there is an easy and relatively fast way to get it. While Hyde Park is often recommended for Cat Tail/Water Lily farming, I’ve found that starting at the Regent’s Square center fountain, walking to the Digmoore Station center fountain, and then walking + warping to the Hyde Park center fountain is a lot faster. At the rate I recorded, it would take you around 1 hour and 20 minutes of constant farming to get all of the Water Lilies you need..
If you want to do this efficiently, you must buy the Transmute Water Lily recipe from Mooshu or Celestia.
Getting 100 Fish Fin
There are a few ways to get Fish Fin, but they are all pretty slow. I’ll be going over four. (Make sure to buy the Transmute Fish Fin recipe from any of the recipe vendors in Celestia.)
You can buy them at the bazaar. This is alright to supplement your normal methods, but it can be very slow, so don’t rely on it.
You can feed Soft Hoods to your pet. You can buy them at any amount from Unicorn Way or the Shopping District. This method could take around 126,000 gold and around 4 hours if you don’t supplement it with other methods, so if you try this, at least use a macro or something.
You can farm Celestia bosses. Nuncio is good for this recipe, as he also is a quick source of Sunstone.
The last way is to farm Maelstrom Snap Dragons. This is’t too difficult, the main hurdle for some will be getting to a level 6 gardener. Luckily, you can buy the seeds from Barley throughout Khrysalis and from Ivaldi Silverpelt in Nordrilund, Grizzleheim.
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. Quite a few plants drop Sunstone, but the most accessible ones are Fickle Pickles and Maelstrom Snap Dragon, which both drop Sunstone as a mature drop. If you’re already gardening, though, they also drop from King Parsley’s mature drops.
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:
- Tenni’syn *
- Darkmoor *
- Waterworks *
- a lot of small enemies spread around the 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 12 Amber
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. 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.
Luminous Weaver is not a super easy recipe, but it’s one you won’t regret crafting. Good luck and happy crafting!