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Most casual way to get T6 materials effectively?

Squirrel.6318Squirrel.6318 Member ✭✭
edited February 18, 2019 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

I'm on that part where I need 250 of each T6 material for my legendary weapon. I tried all those berry farming and unbound farming but it takes me too long because it's not enjoyable and seems like I need quite a bit just to get a few mats. If anyone could give me some advice, I pretty much am just logging in to do wvw dailies for the dungeon tokens necessary to create my gift of the nobleman. I've already spent like 200 laurels and I only have 100 laurels left which I don't want to use up just yet. I pretty much need 100 more of each T6 material.

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  • dace.8019dace.8019 Member ✭✭✭

    The most casual way? Whatever you enjoy doing that brings in gold then use the gold to buy them off the TP.

  • Kal Spiro.9745Kal Spiro.9745 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2019

    The most casual way to get T6 mats is to log in every day for a month and then buy them for Laurels.

    It sounds like you're looking for a slightly less casual method

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  • Kiza.5630Kiza.5630 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2019

    I guess this would also work: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Trophy_Shipment

    And volatile magic can come from any LS4 map dailies which are basically just goofing around on the map doing stuff here and there. The daily chests contain it and map currency which again can be converted to volatile magic. Or you can buy volatile logging tools for karma and use them anywhere.

    more edit: take a look at https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Map_bonus_reward and play random events on a map that rewards stuff you want.

    For at least elaborate totems and maybe powerful blood this might also be cheaper https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mystic_Forge/Material_Promotion if you want to buy for gold.

  • log in reward :)

  • phs.6089phs.6089 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2019

    What Kiza said. I'll juts add a very casual way to earn volatile magic.
    Go to Sandswept Isle mine those .
    Consume for VM.
    If you see 'Portal to Speciment Chamber is open' got do pre fro the meta, that is waves of trash mobs, each will drop VM.
    Hardly anyone does the bosses so no need to bother with them, juts cleave trash mobs fro 10 minuts.

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  • Squirrel.6318Squirrel.6318 Member ✭✭
    edited February 18, 2019

    Thanks guys, casual meaning 1-2 hours of play a day. Well on weekends I have more time to play but during weekdays I barely have time, but I don't want it to take like years to get my T6 mats. I have 1800 hours logged and have been playing on and off since release and still don't have a stack of t6 mats :(

    @phs.6089 said:
    What Kiza said. I'll juts add a very casual way to earn volatile magic.
    Go to Sandswept Isle mine those .
    Consume for VM.
    If you see 'Portal to Speciment Chamber is open' got do pre fro the meta, that is waves of trash mobs, each will drop VM.
    Hardly anyone does the bosses so no need to bother with them, juts cleave trash mobs fro 10 minuts.

    lol kitten it that map is part of the only living story episode i don't have x_x

  • Kiza.5630Kiza.5630 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2019

    You can do the same at Thunderhead Peaks north event. While it runs (https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Thunderhead_Keep_(meta_event) ) every branded mob in the area will drop volatile magic and you can tag a lot.

  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @dace.8019 said:
    The most casual way? Whatever you enjoy doing that brings in gold then use the gold to buy them off the TP.

    If you are limited on time, this is what I would recommend too.

    Why? Because you can now play what you want and if desired optimize you gold/hour gain. This in turn will yield the most amount of T6 materials. Yes, you could farm for T6 materials directly (or switch between different farms). But you really should not discount just gaining gold and buying some.

  • Squirrel.6318Squirrel.6318 Member ✭✭
    edited February 18, 2019

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @dace.8019 said:
    The most casual way? Whatever you enjoy doing that brings in gold then use the gold to buy them off the TP.

    If you are limited on time, this is what I would recommend too.

    Why? Because you can now play what you want and if desired optimize you gold/hour gain. This in turn will yield the most amount of T6 materials. Yes, you could farm for T6 materials directly (or switch between different farms). But you really should not discount just gaining gold and buying some.

    I've been playing since release though and don't bring in any sort of gold. i've just been swerving around 20-30g for years.

  • @Kiza.5630 said:
    You can do the same at Thunderhead Peaks north event. While it runs (https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Thunderhead_Keep_(meta_event) ) every branded mob in the area will drop volatile magic and you can tag a lot.

    Thanks i'll try this meta

  • @Squirrel.6318 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @dace.8019 said:
    The most casual way? Whatever you enjoy doing that brings in gold then use the gold to buy them off the TP.

    If you are limited on time, this is what I would recommend too.

    Why? Because you can now play what you want and if desired optimize you gold/hour gain. This in turn will yield the most amount of T6 materials. Yes, you could farm for T6 materials directly (or switch between different farms). But you really should not discount just gaining gold and buying some.

    I've been playing since release though and don't bring in any sort of gold. i've just been swerving around 20-30g for years.

    If you've been playing since release, you bring in all sorts of gold. You just don't realize that you're spending it nearly as quickly.

    • Use GW2 Timer's Clean-up tool to see what sorts of value you have lying around in bank/inventory
    • Use GW2 Timer or GW2 Efficiency to find value in hoarded mats
    • Stop spending on anything other than waypoints, salvage, and harvesting

    "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

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @dace.8019 said:
    The most casual way? Whatever you enjoy doing that brings in gold then use the gold to buy them off the TP.

    If you are limited on time, this is what I would recommend too.

    Why? Because you can now play what you want and if desired optimize you gold/hour gain. This in turn will yield the most amount of T6 materials. Yes, you could farm for T6 materials directly (or switch between different farms). But you really should not discount just gaining gold and buying some.

    I've been playing since release though and don't bring in any sort of gold. i've just been swerving around 20-30g for years.

    I've only recently gotten into crafting. This weekend, I converted stacks of wood and metal that I had accumulated by playing casually (see my signature!) into planks and ingots and made about 17g for my efforts.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2019

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @dace.8019 said:
    The most casual way? Whatever you enjoy doing that brings in gold then use the gold to buy them off the TP.

    If you are limited on time, this is what I would recommend too.

    Why? Because you can now play what you want and if desired optimize you gold/hour gain. This in turn will yield the most amount of T6 materials. Yes, you could farm for T6 materials directly (or switch between different farms). But you really should not discount just gaining gold and buying some.

    I've been playing since release though and don't bring in any sort of gold. i've just been swerving around 20-30g for years.

    That's a spending issue, not necessarily a gain issue. 1 month of dailies is already 60 gold minimum. Ergo, you must be spending a lot of gold.

  • @Squirrel.6318 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @dace.8019 said:
    The most casual way? Whatever you enjoy doing that brings in gold then use the gold to buy them off the TP.

    If you are limited on time, this is what I would recommend too.

    Why? Because you can now play what you want and if desired optimize you gold/hour gain. This in turn will yield the most amount of T6 materials. Yes, you could farm for T6 materials directly (or switch between different farms). But you really should not discount just gaining gold and buying some.

    I've been playing since release though and don't bring in any sort of gold. i've just been swerving around 20-30g for years.

    Are you doing the Daily Completionist? Do any three regular dailies and you get 2 gold. It adds up, and does not take very long.

  • Buy multiple gw2 accounts (not the f2p ones!). Each month, for each account, you will receive 55 laurels including the last chest, and that means 55 * 3 t6 mats, so 165 t6 mats each month just from logging in. so if you have your main account and 4 others, you get 165 * 5 t6 mats just for logging in. So 825 in one month.

  • You can also run the Mist-touched Caches in Jahai Bluffs every day. A 15 minute run nets you 22 Mistonium to convert to VM, as well as ~80 unidentified gear of various rarity.

  • Kiza.5630Kiza.5630 Member ✭✭✭

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    Thanks i'll try this meta

    Oh one more thing I remembered. Start at this https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Dredgeways and this https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Symphony's_Haven waypoint and just follow the volatile magic trail. There is a ton on the map. \o/

  • Squirrel.6318Squirrel.6318 Member ✭✭
    edited February 18, 2019

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @dace.8019 said:
    The most casual way? Whatever you enjoy doing that brings in gold then use the gold to buy them off the TP.

    If you are limited on time, this is what I would recommend too.

    Why? Because you can now play what you want and if desired optimize you gold/hour gain. This in turn will yield the most amount of T6 materials. Yes, you could farm for T6 materials directly (or switch between different farms). But you really should not discount just gaining gold and buying some.

    I've been playing since release though and don't bring in any sort of gold. i've just been swerving around 20-30g for years.

    That's a spending issue, not necessarily a gain issue. 1 month of dailies is already 60 gold minimum. Ergo, you must be spending a lot of gold.

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @dace.8019 said:
    The most casual way? Whatever you enjoy doing that brings in gold then use the gold to buy them off the TP.

    If you are limited on time, this is what I would recommend too.

    Why? Because you can now play what you want and if desired optimize you gold/hour gain. This in turn will yield the most amount of T6 materials. Yes, you could farm for T6 materials directly (or switch between different farms). But you really should not discount just gaining gold and buying some.

    I've been playing since release though and don't bring in any sort of gold. i've just been swerving around 20-30g for years.

    Are you doing the Daily Completionist? Do any three regular dailies and you get 2 gold. It adds up, and does not take very long.

    I don't have much time to play on weekdays, so nowadays I only play on weekends, but before I was playing quite a bit on and off, it's actually the Path of fire expansion that destroyed my bank, think it was like 100g in total for all the mounts except the griffon. I only had like 120g at the time.

  • Squirrel.6318Squirrel.6318 Member ✭✭
    edited February 18, 2019

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @dace.8019 said:
    The most casual way? Whatever you enjoy doing that brings in gold then use the gold to buy them off the TP.

    If you are limited on time, this is what I would recommend too.

    Why? Because you can now play what you want and if desired optimize you gold/hour gain. This in turn will yield the most amount of T6 materials. Yes, you could farm for T6 materials directly (or switch between different farms). But you really should not discount just gaining gold and buying some.

    I've been playing since release though and don't bring in any sort of gold. i've just been swerving around 20-30g for years.

    If you've been playing since release, you bring in all sorts of gold. You just don't realize that you're spending it nearly as quickly.

    • Use GW2 Timer's Clean-up tool to see what sorts of value you have lying around in bank/inventory
    • Use GW2 Timer or GW2 Efficiency to find value in hoarded mats
    • Stop spending on anything other than waypoints, salvage, and harvesting

    Thanks I have never heard of these tools.

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @dace.8019 said:
    The most casual way? Whatever you enjoy doing that brings in gold then use the gold to buy them off the TP.

    If you are limited on time, this is what I would recommend too.

    Why? Because you can now play what you want and if desired optimize you gold/hour gain. This in turn will yield the most amount of T6 materials. Yes, you could farm for T6 materials directly (or switch between different farms). But you really should not discount just gaining gold and buying some.

    I've been playing since release though and don't bring in any sort of gold. i've just been swerving around 20-30g for years.

    I've only recently gotten into crafting. This weekend, I converted stacks of wood and metal that I had accumulated by playing casually (see my signature!) into planks and ingots and made about 17g for my efforts.

    I would sell my mats but I need them for the other things for my legendary.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Squirrel.6318 said:

    I would sell my mats but I need them for the other things for my legendary.

    I get that, but you don't need the lower end wood or metals, right? Just noting that I get more out of planks/ingots than just selling stacks of wood/ore.

    Good luck!

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • @Squirrel.6318 said:
    I would sell my mats but I need them for the other things for my legendary.

    You'll find you have other mats that you won't need for your legendary. GW2 Efficiency has a crafting tab that can show you (a) what you need and (b) what you have to determine (c) what your shopping list needs are. You can use that to decide what's safe to sell to help fund your project.

    PS you can submit multiple items for "crafting", in case you are working on e.g. your legendary + some ascended gear and thus work with just a single shopping list. (You can print it out, too, if that makes managing the process easier for you. Some folks do, most don't.)

    "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

  • @Squirrel.6318 said:
    I only have 100 laurels left which I don't want to use up just yet.

    I think you could safely spend those without much risk. However, I support the instinct of proceeding cautiously. Laurels accumulate steadily, but if you run short, it's completely annoying to have to wait for "steadily."

    "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

  • If you have a large surplus of karma, you can get six Pact Scout's Mapping Materials from the Pact Supply Network Agents every day. You can then go to the map that has the Map Bonus Reward that you want and consume them. I typically do this when I need a specific, more expensive material, such as Elaborate Totems.

  • eldrjth.7384eldrjth.7384 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2019

    ^Only cash in on karma from the pact scout when you get the better reward weeks (say week 5 with totems+charged lodestone). Do this to get gold that you can use to buy what youre after. Before the changes Istan was the most reliable way to get VM and you get trophies through the trophy shipments. Now since you can only open the Istan chest a limited amount per day its hard to say. Maybe buy them after farming gold from SW?

    Best places to get VM ive found is:
    +Instan once per day

    +Mine the difluorite from sandswept isle on multiple chars. I do this with Volatile glyph and roasted coffee and only mine those nodes close to the starting waypoint. If I cash in on all the difluorite I get 1.8k in around 20min.

    +Thunderhead peaks. You get a load of VM doing the North meta event and from collecting all the floating VM all around the place, this can be done on different chars to a certain limit per day. I believe if someone organised a mob farm north of the keep you could get a serious amount of VM, because of the mob density there and the spawn timers theyre on.

  • Rhyse.8179Rhyse.8179 Member ✭✭✭

    Do Palawadan once a day and buy trophy shipments. Other than that, do any high loot meta event (DS, Tarir, SW) and salvage the rares. In 3rd place is farming cursed shore for moldy bags. You can also check map bonuses and pact mapping materials. Do that every day for a month and then consume them on the right bonus map and you'll get 50+ t6 mats of your choice. https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Pact_Scout's_Mapping_Materials

    Honestly though, farming gold and buying them will probably be the fastest.

  • Do you have any mystic coins left?
    You can use the mystic forge to convert mystic coins, it has a random chance to turn into mystic clovers or 20 or more T6 mats if you choose the 10 coins option

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Most casual? I just play normally and buy trophy shipment if storage for kralkatite or powdered quartz gets full. I don't think you can get more casual than basically ignoring it.

  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2019

    Do not discount occasional crafting bags from https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Ley-Energy_Matter_Converter (if you don't have it, get it, it's not difficult to obtain, as you get it after a single decent Dragon's Stand meta run).
    After you obtain it and unlock all tabs, just keep buying keys from it every day (i prefer machetes, you might have other preferences) as the first tab is free, and check other tabs for Crafting Bags. You can buy one item daily per tab, and most of the time at least one tab will have a crafting bag. You can ignore Tiny and Large bags though, as t1 mats are not needed for anything useful, while t5 mats are easy to obtain by other means and you will likely have a surplus of them.

    You do need to stock up on HoT map currencies to use the converter, though, but it shouldn't be that hard. Aurillium and Airship parts are really easy to obtain, only leyline crystals from Tangled Depths require a bit more effort (still can be done casually, and the meta event rewards aren't that bad as well).

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Another casual method if you have loads of easy Karma is the Pact Supply Network Agent ( https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Pact_Supply_Network_Agent ). Buy Pact Scout's Mapping Material with karma. Save them up for the week where the specific T6 resource you want provides the best value with the Map bonus ( https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Map_bonus_reward/profit ).

  • Events.

    Go to a map that has the material you want in its reward track progression, and do events until diminishing returns hit, then switch characters or go to another map with another material you want.

    As you do events you gather karma, so also visit the psna NPCs daily to get mapping materials daily from them with that karma, and use them within a map that has the T6 and rare materials you want when it's their current rotation. People usually go for Frostgorge when it has blood and charged lodestones, as they have the most value, and you can always sell them to buy something else that's cheaper.

  • JDub.1530JDub.1530 Member ✭✭✭

    My preferred method for T6s (as many here have already mentioned) is still VM for trophy crates. When I get close to the point of needed them, I start throwing in some Istan metas. It always feels like the best VM income to me. But many other methods have been mentioned above (and probably below :lol: )

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