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Whats your most profitable Karma farming??

I looked around a bit and nothing really came up regarding the most profitable methods. Most people say the same thing about Istan. However, Istan kinda seems slow? Most likely im just doing it wrong :/

Anyway whats your most Profitable Karma farm? Currently sitting at about 200k and I need a good 500k more to finish Aurora?

Overpowered.

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  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 15, 2018

    Depends on how quickly you need it. Istan, with the max karma buff, is probably the quickest so long as you join a map doing the farm and tag everything.

    What I’ve been doing are the quick LS3 and LS4 dailies and I’ve been getting about 22K a day for about 15 min of work. Probably 10 min if I cared to be quicker.

    Also, when doing the LS3 dailies, you can get UM which you can use to by obsidian shards. On top of the above, and doing a single berry node farm on one character, I can usually by 25 shards a day. You can certainly by more if you actively farm berries. That’s probably the most efficient and quickest way to obtain obsidian shards quickly.

  • phs.6089phs.6089 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 15, 2018

    Ill repeat that Istan, Istan with lv3 karmic retribution. you get 200 karma for single kill regardless of mob type

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  • Just about any events on Jahai Bluffs (with Karmic Retribution active) are great, as is the pre-event for Sandswept's Specimen Chamber.

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  • brappish.8715brappish.8715 Member ✭✭✭

    what kinda numbers are we talking here guys?

    Overpowered.

  • I do a Tequatle every day. With food, guild and banner karma buffs I average around 15k karma for that event.

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  • When I am in need of karma I run Ember Bay and Siren's Landing. Killing things to fill the hearts. With full karmic retribution. Takes about 30-40 min and nets about 60000 karma. Worst round I got was just shy of 40000 best I got was about 100000 in one round.

  • brappish.8715brappish.8715 Member ✭✭✭

    @Tycko Larsson.7829 said:
    When I am in need of karma I run Ember Bay and Siren's Landing. Killing things to fill the hearts. With full karmic retribution. Takes about 30-40 min and nets about 60000 karma. Worst round I got was just shy of 40000 best I got was about 100000 in one round.

    holy kitten

    Overpowered.

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2018

    I’d start by farming Bitterfrost Frontier first for the berries as that will be the best use of your time until you run out of characters. With the standard five characters, you should easily get 50 shards in under an hour. This is from converting berries to UM and buying shards from vendor. That there translates to 105,000 karma.

    Edit: clarified post

  • Klipso.8653Klipso.8653 Member ✭✭✭

    I don't even know what to use my karma on, I have almost 5 mil I think? I just never saw the point in getting those karma boosts for LW maps since I really don't ever use this currency outside of buying obsidian shards once every 9 months or so from the temple of Balthazar.

    What are you guys farming it for?

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

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    I don't even know what to use my karma on, I have almost 5 mil I think? I just never saw the point in getting those karma boosts for LW maps since I really don't ever use this currency outside of buying obsidian shards once every 9 months or so from the temple of Balthazar.

    What are you guys farming it for?

    OP is likely doing legendaries. I’m doing both that and for the rewards from the LS heart vendors.

  • Just a flesh wound.3589Just a flesh wound.3589 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 15, 2018

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    I don't even know what to use my karma on, I have almost 5 mil I think? I just never saw the point in getting those karma boosts for LW maps since I really don't ever use this currency outside of buying obsidian shards once every 9 months or so from the temple of Balthazar.

    What are you guys farming it for?

    I spent millions of karma getting all karma weapons and armor skins from core Tyria. That wiped me out. Now I getting karma for the mini pets and other items such as the Protype Position Rewinder (very useful on jumping puzzles) offered by heart NPCs on the new maps.

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    I don't even know what to use my karma on, I have almost 5 mil I think? I just never saw the point in getting those karma boosts for LW maps since I really don't ever use this currency outside of buying obsidian shards once every 9 months or so from the temple of Balthazar.

    What are you guys farming it for?

    I spent millions of karma getting all karma weapons and armor skins from core Tyria. That wiped me out. Now I getting karma for the mini pets and other items such as the Protype Position Rewinder (very useful on jumping puzzles) offered by heart NPCs on the new maps.

    I save mine for wintersday. Im also saving for the sirens landing backpack collection. That needs 2-3 mil karma

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  • @Ayrilana.1396 said:
    I’d start by farming Bitterfrost Frontier first for the berries as that will be the best use of your time until you run out of characters. With the standard five characters, you should easily get 50 in under an hour. That there translates to 105,000 karma.

    How do you get karma from Winterberries?

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • FrizzFreston.5290FrizzFreston.5290 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2018

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:
    I’d start by farming Bitterfrost Frontier first for the berries as that will be the best use of your time until you run out of characters. With the standard five characters, you should easily get 50 in under an hour. That there translates to 105,000 karma.

    How do you get karma from Winterberries?

    I think she means Obsidian and thus if you need obsidian, you can save on spending karma on obsidian shards by buying them with unbound magic from.. winterberries.

  • Urud.4925Urud.4925 Member ✭✭✭

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    I don't even know what to use my karma on, I have almost 5 mil I think? I just never saw the point in getting those karma boosts for LW maps since I really don't ever use this currency outside of buying obsidian shards once every 9 months or so from the temple of Balthazar.

    What are you guys farming it for?

    I spent millions of karma getting all karma weapons and armor skins from core Tyria. That wiped me out. Now I getting karma for the mini pets and other items such as the Protype Position Rewinder (very useful on jumping puzzles) offered by heart NPCs on the new maps.

    I save mine for wintersday. Im also saving for the sirens landing backpack collection. That needs 2-3 mil karma

    The backpack collection just requires 1,5b karma (315k x 5). I got 6b karma last wintersday, doing the bell choir and only spent 1b this year (mainly on that collection indeed). I really don't know what to do with it (buying sheets from the pact vendors is too boring for me).

  • @FrizzFreston.5290 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:
    I’d start by farming Bitterfrost Frontier first for the berries as that will be the best use of your time until you run out of characters. With the standard five characters, you should easily get 50 in under an hour. That there translates to 105,000 karma.

    How do you get karma from Winterberries?

    I think she means Obsidian and thus if you need obsidian, you can save on spending karma on obsidian shards by buying them with unbound magic from.. winterberries.

    Ah, ok. Thanks.

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • @FrizzFreston.5290 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:
    I’d start by farming Bitterfrost Frontier first for the berries as that will be the best use of your time until you run out of characters. With the standard five characters, you should easily get 50 in under an hour. That there translates to 105,000 karma.

    How do you get karma from Winterberries?

    I think she means Obsidian and thus if you need obsidian, you can save on spending karma on obsidian shards by buying them with unbound magic from.. winterberries.

    If that’s what he meant then mining my guild’s Ore Synthesizer in Windswept Haven gives me karma. I usually get a couple of Obsidian Shards each day from that node (with a rare chance of getting 10 Shards).

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  • @Urud.4925 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    I don't even know what to use my karma on, I have almost 5 mil I think? I just never saw the point in getting those karma boosts for LW maps since I really don't ever use this currency outside of buying obsidian shards once every 9 months or so from the temple of Balthazar.

    What are you guys farming it for?

    I spent millions of karma getting all karma weapons and armor skins from core Tyria. That wiped me out. Now I getting karma for the mini pets and other items such as the Protype Position Rewinder (very useful on jumping puzzles) offered by heart NPCs on the new maps.

    I save mine for wintersday. Im also saving for the sirens landing backpack collection. That needs 2-3 mil karma

    The backpack collection just requires 1,5b karma (315k x 5). I got 6b karma last wintersday, doing the bell choir and only spent 1b this year (mainly on that collection indeed). I really don't know what to do with it (buying sheets from the pact vendors is too boring for me).

    1.5 M, not b. 315K is 315000, times 5 is 1575000 = 1.575M.

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • brappish.8715brappish.8715 Member ✭✭✭

    I need the remanding Karma for aurora. 400k more and ill be done. Tequatl was a good one to do last night.

    Overpowered.

  • thehipone.6812thehipone.6812 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2018

    Inquest killing in Sandswept with karmic retribution. There are big packs of fast respawning inquest near the magnetics lab and a few other places. Do specimen chamber pre-event when up. Awakened inquest in Kourna also work. Iboga in Istan could be decent, but evergreen stone prices really cratered. For any of these you get loot, karma and volatile magic. Win win. For 400k karma you're probably looking at almost 4 hours of farming though. 500-600 kills per hour, probably about 10 gold worth of loot, couple more gold worth of volatile magic, and about 100k karma/hr.

  • Urud.4925Urud.4925 Member ✭✭✭

    @Steve The Cynic.3217 said:

    @Urud.4925 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    I don't even know what to use my karma on, I have almost 5 mil I think? I just never saw the point in getting those karma boosts for LW maps since I really don't ever use this currency outside of buying obsidian shards once every 9 months or so from the temple of Balthazar.

    What are you guys farming it for?

    I spent millions of karma getting all karma weapons and armor skins from core Tyria. That wiped me out. Now I getting karma for the mini pets and other items such as the Protype Position Rewinder (very useful on jumping puzzles) offered by heart NPCs on the new maps.

    I save mine for wintersday. Im also saving for the sirens landing backpack collection. That needs 2-3 mil karma

    The backpack collection just requires 1,5b karma (315k x 5). I got 6b karma last wintersday, doing the bell choir and only spent 1b this year (mainly on that collection indeed). I really don't know what to do with it (buying sheets from the pact vendors is too boring for me).

    1.5 M, not b. 315K is 315000, times 5 is 1575000 = 1.575M.

    Ops, I missed "just" 3 orders of magnitude... Thanks for the correction Steve :)

  • Clyan.1593Clyan.1593 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2018
    1. Go to Jahai Bluffs
    2. Tag up and start doing rifts
    3. kitten everyone off by grossly scaling up the mobs
    4. Let the karma flow through you
  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:
    I’d start by farming Bitterfrost Frontier first for the berries as that will be the best use of your time until you run out of characters. With the standard five characters, you should easily get 50 in under an hour. That there translates to 105,000 karma.

    How do you get karma from Winterberries?

    Berries > UM > Obby shards

    Updated that posted so it was clearer as I clearly left out a few steps.

  • brappish.8715brappish.8715 Member ✭✭✭

    I dont need shards, I need to buy the LS3 back piece from sirens and I need the lake doric Staff and Shield.

    Overpowered.

  • sostronk.8167sostronk.8167 Member ✭✭✭

    Traditionally, WvW was one of the best ways to "farm Karma". You can still do this solo by farming Yaks, sentries and camps. You don't need a leader or group. Some servers have K trains that will occur at certain points in time (like before server reset). Other servers are basically a K train during certain timezones.

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  • Obtena.7952Obtena.7952 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 18, 2018

    The Halloween Labyrinth has lots of events that rewards karma ... I would start there. It's a constant event farm if you get in a zerg instance. Not sure how it compares to the other methods people describe here.

    If you think balancing is only driven by performance and justified by comparisons to other classes then prepare to be educated:

    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/balance-updates-the-heralds-near-future-and-pvp-league-season-13/

  • Zushada.6108Zushada.6108 Member ✭✭✭

    If you don't mind the different game mode, when I need Karma, I get a guild Karma boost and go play WvW for a while. I enjoy it but understand some don't. However, some call certain aspects of WvW gameplay are called a karma train for a reason :-)

  • alchemist.6851alchemist.6851 Member ✭✭✭

    four winds next year:)

  • I do not need to farm it. I get tons from just playing fractals and doing things all over the world.

  • Gandrogh.1530Gandrogh.1530 Member ✭✭
    edited November 9, 2018

    Back in 2012 we use to farm events at penitent waypoint and shelter's gate (cursed shore) because their spawn time was very low and there are enough event to keep you busy 90% of time. I farmed my 1st exoticstuff and get 60k karma/day

  • brappish.8715brappish.8715 Member ✭✭✭

    @Gandrogh.1530 said:
    Back in 2012 we use to farm events at penitent waypoint and shelter's gate (cursed shore) because their spawn time was very low and there are enough event to keep you busy 90% of time. I farmed my 1st exoticstuff and get 60k karma/day

    Man, with the full lv3 karmic retribution boost Istan, I can get 1 stack of karmic retribution in about 20 min. So every hour thats 750 lv3 karmic retribution multiply that by 5 hours of grinding that's 3750 karmic retribution which equals 750,000 karma in 5 or so hours. All you do is run around killing mobs in a little area. Even the mobs that are yellow names drop it too.

    Overpowered.

  • Robban.1256Robban.1256 Member ✭✭
    edited November 9, 2018

    Wintersdays Orphans gifting is the best cus you can get +120k karma in 20min (Daily). Source: https://www.google.se/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/5i4l04/wintersday_karma_route_120k_in_20min_daily/#ampf=undefined
    But something that is always in the game? Then it's ez LS3 daily / Fractals/ Istan/Tequatl (note: ez Ls3 daily gives more karma/time spent than Tequatl)

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    ¤JP is the best of the Wintersday activity if you can 7+ runs per half-hour
    ¤Choir bells is second best
    ¤Tixx’ Infinirarium is better than choir, only if you can finish the instance in 12 or so minutes.
    Converting karma to gifts is financially inefficient (at the higher costs, it’s under 2s/thousand-karma). However, it’s the quickest method of converting karma and of obtaining gifts, assuming you have > 200,000 karma to spend each day.)

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  • Kalendraf.9521Kalendraf.9521 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 9, 2018

    It should be obvious, but in case it isn't, if you're trying to maximize karma, make sure you've got a Karmic Enrichment (+15% karm) on your character's amulet slot, and use food and utility consumables with +karma% (typically +10% each). Combined, that's a net +35% to karma gained while playing (or farming). On top of those you can also get stackable karma buffs from boosters, banners, peppermint candycanes or winter's blessing (if you have them).

    The reason I mention this is because recently a guildie was asking about where to farm karma, and they had no idea there was such a thing as the Karmic Enrichment and had totally forgotten that some consumables and boosters have +karma %.

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