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  1. #1
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    symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    Well, the patch notes indicated that the coveted symbols drop more frequently. My experience has been that is indeed the case! But -- part of the question remains: HOW frequently? and from where? Additionally, where do the new tomes drop?

    What I've discovered so far -- and this is by no means exhaustive, hopefully a start for players to find them!

    Symbols:

    Sammath Gul: Our buddy Goruthul has decided to share the fun: BOTH Goruthul AND Daemafor can and do drop symbols. Additionally, they can both drop them in the same run. I've had two runs now that both bosses have dropped symbols.

    Great Barrows: Samborg appears to have gotten into the symbol love. Rumours of the side wing bosses have yet to be confirmed...

    Annuminas instances:
    Tombs: Valley and Dolly (my nicknames for these guys) might be a wee bit challenging (hint: bring Westernesse weapons!). However, symbols can be found!!

    Tomes:
    I've encountered one tome so far, in game: A Tome of Will II dropped from the Daemafor (the final fourth ghost boss in SG, hardmode). I've run SG suggessfully about a half dozen times since launch, and this was the first (and only tome drop) i've encountered. Presumably they drop in other places...that what this thread will hopefully discover. The run that the tome dropped ALSO dropped two symbols, one from each Gorothul and Daemafor -- so they are NOT mutually exclusive.

    Please post where you have found symbols and tomes! Lets help clear up where they can be acquired.

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    I can confirm that a symbol dropped off last boss chest in The Maze in Great Barrows
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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    Maelstrom has seen a Tome of Vitality II drop off Sturvagand in Helegrod.
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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    Symbols drop from both chests in GB - The Maze.

    Symbols drop from the last chest in The School.

    Tomes drop from these chests as well.
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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    thanks for the info.



    ...SG 12 times in two days? wow. i couldnt do that. i rip my eyes out. more power to you though.

  6. #6

    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    For Stat Tomes we were told in Beta that the stat tomes will drop in Scaled Classic Instances based on the Level of the Instance being run. All tiers will also drop in the DG instances cluster.

    For stats I know the following from testing them in Beta and on Live:

    T1/T2 - L20-30
    T3 - L31-##

    So far I have been able to loot since it's gone live:
    T1 Agility
    T2 Fate
    T2 Vitality
    T1/2/3 Will

    If anything, across my toons that's 2000+ TPs that I won't have to spend

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    First time in a lvl 20 GB maze that I soloed, I got both a lvl1 tome of vitality and a lvl 1 tome of will

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    Saw 2 symbols drop in first wing of GB (Lvl 65) on Easy Mode -- one dropped off boss, one in the chest. Also saw a symbol drop on Sambrog's Chest on Hard Mode.

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    I can confirm that symbols can drop from the Thadur chest... ran it at 65 2 nights ago and one dropped.
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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    Last night i unlocked Sambrog and ran him 5 times alternating between level 26/27. Saw a teirII agility tome drop once out of the 5 runs. However I dont mind as each run was only taking 10mins or so and I was getting a decent amount of silver/skimish marks per run.
    Camaris, Level 100 LM of Elendilmir.

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    Tome of Might IV from Thadur

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    Symbols drop in the final chest in Glinghant (Gardens of Annuminas). This was on Easy Mode, too.

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    I had a tome of will III drop from storvy's chest. Failed HM.

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    BG - 4 symbols, one from each chest of Durchest and the Twins (HM on both).
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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    I have seen symbols drop twice in the library.
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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    22 runs last night in GB and GA--no tomes at all (instances at level 25 and 32 solo)
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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    dont feel bad, i've run GB thadur about 50 times levels 22 and 23 and had so far 1 tier I agility drop. and that was on the first run i made heh.
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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    cool; so they do drop--I'll hit it again tonight. We did get 3 symbols in 4 runs in the gardens, 4 symbols in 4 chests in BG, and 2 in 2 chests in SG--its been symbol city--but no tomes for anyone I play with a lot.
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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    I've gotten a Symbol off Thadur (not the chest, Thadur himself) at L65 and a Tome of Vit2 off Thadur on L26.

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    I saw a Symbol from level 65 Zaudru chest and a Tome of Will II from 65 Storvagun, Hard Mode (didn't know if it was the chest or the body).

    Good to know the tomes are dropping at such a low level. Was getting worried Will keep trying 5m Sambrog runs.

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    Just got a Tome of Vitality II to drop from Sambrog's chest, level 25. Score!

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobiam View Post
    Just got a Tome of Vitality II to drop from Sambrog's chest, level 25. Score!
    If only i could attempt Sambrog... Grrrr The Maze is still closed and i never got to do it before it was closed so i'm gated from Sambrog. I have done Thadur but its a pain in the *** to farm as a cappy or burg as i have stuff all ranged hits
    I have soloed all the GA instances at lvl 32 and no sign of any tomes. But then again i have not run 20-30 times like some of you. Where do you get the patience??
    Ill keep running the school and library at 65 for the superior third marks and hope for a tome drop or two.
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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    Also had a Tome of Will I drop from the THE CHEST this time in Thadur at L22!

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    Quote Originally Posted by Glimlioin View Post
    If only i could attempt Sambrog... Grrrr The Maze is still closed and i never got to do it before it was closed so i'm gated from Sambrog. I have done Thadur but its a pain in the *** to farm as a cappy or burg as i have stuff all ranged hits
    I have soloed all the GA instances at lvl 32 and no sign of any tomes. But then again i have not run 20-30 times like some of you. Where do you get the patience??
    Ill keep running the school and library at 65 for the superior third marks and hope for a tome drop or two.
    Don't brute force it. Do a run or two over lunch, do a few before you log off, etc. Sambrog takes 5m, Thadur takes a bit closer to 10m, so your runs per minute may vary if you don't have Sambrog, and dependant on your class (Sambrog is very AoE heavy for my Champ). The trick is to just do it every now and then. Think of it as... Instancing Over Time, as opposed to Burst Instancing.

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    Re: symbols and tomes -- where do they drop? share your discoveries

    There are some in my kin/server that think I'm cheating in some way/shape/form (I definitely am not, just so-so luck and a lot of runs), but I've gotten a total of 9 different tomes from the Maze/Thadur/Sambrog L20-31. Eight of them dropped for my champ (Main) and one of them dropped for my RK. If I remember correctly they are:

    T1 Will
    T2 Will (x2)
    T3 Will (Dropped from L31 Sambrog)
    T2 Vitality (x3)
    T2 Fate
    T1 Agility
    I'll update it if needed once I can verify the tomes

    To add, I have not gotten my champ the horseshoe yet.

 

 
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