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Who Can Gather Varietal Seeds?

Just a quick question - once you've unlocked the varietal seed drop will they drop for any alt or only for the gourmet chef who unlocked it? My cook is an old alt that I only use for crafting. I'd rather not have to run it around every day just to do a lot of gathering. Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • It dropped on my 1st herb gather but I did it with the cook if you mean the collection item. After that I get the seeds on every character.

  • Aerinndis.2730Aerinndis.2730 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 31, 2019

    Any of your characters can gather the seeds once you unlocked the varietal seeds. Just make sure you have any boosts on and glyphs to maximize collecting. I use my chef and kill stuff in the vicinity to also collect the meat.

  • Chichimec.9364Chichimec.9364 Member ✭✭✭

    Ah, thank you both. That's what I was hoping to hear.

  • I created a placeholder character to save a name and, since it's taking up a slot, I parked them where there are herbs to whack. Even at level 2, they get varietal seeds.

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  • Chichimec.9364Chichimec.9364 Member ✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    I created a placeholder character to save a name and, since it's taking up a slot, I parked them where there are herbs to whack. Even at level 2, they get varietal seeds.

    Also good to know. I generally start a key farmer every week just for the fun of it. They are usually equipped for gathering but now they will be keeping a special eye out for herbs to whack. :)

  • Once you unlock varietal seeds after grabbing and turning in the initial pair, it can be harvested by anyone successfully collecting an herb node. A varietal seed for an herb will appear alongside the actual herb; that is, if your harvest nets you a clove, you'll get varietal clove seeds. Naturally, anything that gives you a bonus harvest chance will increase the chances of getting varietal seeds as you have more chances to harvest that node. I was able to get the verdant herbs SE of Gauntlet WP (Mt. Maelstrom) and I three-striked varietal clove seeds because I was under Item booster influence.

    TL;DR: Anyone, any level, can harvest varietal seeds from herb nodes as long as it's successful and you've completed and turned in the first gather.

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