Argon Garrison vs Istan Farm — Guild Wars 2 Forums

Argon Garrison vs Istan Farm

I haven't personally tested this out but wanted to throw it out there. Argon Garrison on the new map seems to have a bunch of mobs close together that appear to have a fairly short respawn rate. When attempting to do the historian escort, it felt like it was maybe around 30-45 sec respawns. Perhaps a group could circle the garrison clearing mobs and they'd start respawning by the time the a loop was completed? Just a theory.

I'm not sure what the VM/hr rate would be if it could be farmed consistently there and how it would stack against Istan's meta chests.


  • Eekasqueak.7850Eekasqueak.7850 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The nest gift collection gave me the final level of karmic retribution free so I've been using the new map to farm karma, other than that any event where a lot of branded show up- and there are many, gives quite a lot of t5-t6 dust. Not sure how it compares to Istan for other things though.

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I was thinking if a group could circle the garrison without needing to wait for respawns, and they got 100 VM per loop, that’d be about 21G an hour on VM alone. I’m not sure how it would stand against a full on zerg though.

  • Umut.5471Umut.5471 Member ✭✭✭

    Shatterer event is good as well.

  • bOTEB.1573bOTEB.1573 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 21, 2018

    I think Istan and Jahai are pretty kitten close in terms of gold farming. I think Jahai could lead to more gold if you are tireless but Istan has its semi-AFK moments.
    Only from the VM from garrison respawns you can get 20+ gold per hour. Loot could lead to 25-30+ per hour.
    And during that time you farm a lot of karma.

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