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Question about a mount.

So i just finished PoF story (was really nice) and i would like to ask about flying mounts. Now my question is can i unlock Skyscale by just buying Living World Season 4 episode 6 - War Eternal, or will i need to buy all episodes in order to complete it?
Also i would like to know if Skyscale is easier to unlock than Griffin?

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  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Whisperer.1584 said:
    So i just finished PoF story (was really nice) and i would like to ask about flying mounts. Now my question is can i unlock Skyscale by just buying Living World Season 4 episode 6 - War Eternal, or will i need to buy all episodes in order to complete it?
    Also i would like to know if Skyscale is easier to unlock than Griffin?

    You need the full 4th season to unlock skyscale.
    Time wise griffon is easier imo but gold wise not.

  • Hmmm but i also need gems to buy episodes, Skyscale would be more expensive if i buy gems with gold, guess i will go for griffin....probably.

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

    Sky scale requires significant time investment as well. It’s going to be a few weeks if you start from scratch.

    The griffin takes a while too given the group content and 250g but is arguably the easier

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  • Okay thanks for info :)

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 7, 2019

    I agree that the griffon is definitely easier to unlock. There are more unavoidable gold costs but it only requires PoF (no living world episodes or other purchases), there are no time gated sections and I think fewer steps in the process overall. If you were going to get just one of them I'd definitely recommend the griffon over the skyscale.

    (Although for the sake of full disclosure if I was going to get just one of them it would absolutely be the skyscale, but that's purely because I love dragons and couldn't pass up a dragon mount for any reason.)

    Edit: Also if gold is an issue Halloween and Wintersday both offer good oppertunities to make gold quickly by farming and selling Trick-or-Treat Bags and Wintersday Gifts. Although do factor in how that will affect other things you want to do - for example if there's festival items you want then prioritise that over farming gold.

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  • MikeG.6389MikeG.6389 Member ✭✭✭

    @Whisperer.1584 said:
    So i just finished PoF story (was really nice) and i would like to ask about flying mounts. Now my question is can i unlock Skyscale by just buying Living World Season 4 episode 6 - War Eternal, or will i need to buy all episodes in order to complete it?
    Also i would like to know if Skyscale is easier to unlock than Griffin?

    As others have said, you will need the full season 4 unlocked to get the skyscale, and it's because you need access to all the maps of season 4 to complete the collections.
    If you don't already have the episodes unlocked, the griffon will definitely be cheaper for you. And it's the faster collection, too, although the skyscale takes 3 days only if you are dedicated.

  • Thanks everyone for info :) i think i will go with griffin.

  • I don't see Griffon or Skyscale as easier than the other, And here is why:

    For the Skyscale, you need to start (not even finish) the last story in Living World Season 4. You need to own all the maps, but just starting War Eternal and getting into Dragonfall is enough storyline-wise

    The collection is lengthy, in my oppinion lengthies and harder than the Griffon. (although the time gating has been drastically reduced since I did it)

    However for the Griffon you need to finish Path of fire... All 13 episodes because you can NOT skip to the end.
    That makes it for me that both are hard in different ways.

    Moneywise yes griffon cost 250 gold, yet Season 4 cost 200 Gems per episode (discount packages ignored) So... both are expensive to get.

    As for skills... Skyscale is not the fastest mount out there, but a great map completer, while the griffon keeps up with the beetle when you got enough height in the sky to dive and use the special skill before searing forwards like a jet.

  • Menadena.7482Menadena.7482 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    I agree that the griffon is definitely easier to unlock. There are more unavoidable gold costs but it only requires PoF (no living world episodes or other purchases), there are no time gated sections and I think fewer steps in the process overall. If you were going to get just one of them I'd definitely recommend the griffon over the skyscale.

    (Although for the sake of full disclosure if I was going to get just one of them it would absolutely be the skyscale, but that's purely because I love dragons and couldn't pass up a dragon mount for any reason.)

    Edit: Also if gold is an issue Halloween and Wintersday both offer good oppertunities to make gold quickly by farming and selling Trick-or-Treat Bags and Wintersday Gifts. Although do factor in how that will affect other things you want to do - for example if there's festival items you want then prioritise that over farming gold.

    Yes, farming gold should almost always be the last thing on your todo list when there is nothing else to do. You can always buy gems for cash (whose rate does not change, meaning they get cheeper over time because of inflation) and pick an optimum time to buy gold with them.

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  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tuna Bandit.3786 said:
    I don't see Griffon or Skyscale as easier than the other, And here is why:

    For the Skyscale, you need to start (not even finish) the last story in Living World Season 4. You need to own all the maps, but just starting War Eternal and getting into Dragonfall is enough storyline-wise

    The collection is lengthy, in my oppinion lengthies and harder than the Griffon. (although the time gating has been drastically reduced since I did it)

    However for the Griffon you need to finish Path of fire... All 13 episodes because you can NOT skip to the end.
    That makes it for me that both are hard in different ways.

    Moneywise yes griffon cost 250 gold, yet Season 4 cost 200 Gems per episode (discount packages ignored) So... both are expensive to get.

    As for skills... Skyscale is not the fastest mount out there, but a great map completer, while the griffon keeps up with the beetle when you got enough height in the sky to dive and use the special skill before searing forwards like a jet.

    But the OP said they've already completed the PoF storyline (and enjoyed doing it) and would need to buy season 4. So for them the time required to complete the PoF story is irrelevant, so there's actually more story they'd have to do for the skyscale. (Not to mention someone who likes the story is likely to want to play it in order, instead of doing the first part of each episode to gain access to the map.)

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

    Even if you already have season 4 fully unlocked the Skyscale isn't all that cheap either, it just hides the cost. Once you factored in the value of the VM that the currency items can be converted to and the stuff like the quartz the skyscale cost a similarly high amount.

  • it really depends what you currently have. Both Griffin and skyscale is not too easy. however if you have experiences of crafting legendary this is nothing.
    skyscale if you already unlock LS4 is cheap. you only need around 50~60gold. and tons of karma. if you havent unlock ls4 is expensive then griffin.
    please notice: skyscale and griffin is different mount they cant replace each others. griffin is more for fun and fast travel. it need a really high ground as starting point. skyscale is like a helicopter. but both of them will glide it so you will need other mount if you travel land with no high ground.
    both mount are not necessary. its optional.
    on my experience if you craft skyscale before griffin is much easier. if you decide to make the move you need to be quick. player will start move from ls4 to ls5. good luck

  • You're right @Danikat.8537 I think people searching this topic in the future have more use of that comment than the OP.
    @JUN YANG.4328 Also a very good point. Actually a lot of the things you need to do for the Griffon are much easier if you have the Skyscale already.
    The other way around, not so much. Bunny, mushrooms and updrafts make the collection part in Dragonfall relatively easy.

    Looking back, purely subjective, I sweared a lot more on Skyscale achievements than the Griffon ones.

  • altermaven.7385altermaven.7385 Member ✭✭✭

    I concur. Griffon is much easier to work with because everything you need is in base Path of Fire. The only real bane you have is the gold sink, but it's 250g broken down into ten purchases of 25g each. You also need to know your Awakened enemies, because your journey for griffon will involve fighting a lot of these. The only requirement is completing the full Path of Fire story.

    As for skyscale, its collection spans across the entirety of Living World S4, so you need not only the gems, but you will be expected to spend even more gold if you don't want to deal with the timegated crafts (and trust me there's plenty), and map currency gathering (in my experience) is hair-pulling.

    If you have to choose, I say start on your griffon now. I prefer it over skyscale except for niche cases.

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  • @altermaven.7385 said:
    I concur. Griffon is much easier to work with because everything you need is in base Path of Fire. The only real bane you have is the gold sink, but it's 250g broken down into ten purchases of 25g each. You also need to know your Awakened enemies, because your journey for griffon will involve fighting a lot of these. The only requirement is completing the full Path of Fire story.

    As for skyscale, its collection spans across the entirety of Living World S4, so you need not only the gems, but you will be expected to spend even more gold if you don't want to deal with the timegated crafts (and trust me there's plenty), and map currency gathering (in my experience) is hair-pulling.

    If you have to choose, I say start on your griffon now. I prefer it over skyscale except for niche cases.

    Thanks, i will go with griffin, i am not that bothered to collect every mount in game, just want to get a griffin because it makes life easier for my main and my alts. For skyscale i would have to spend 1200 gems for Season 4 Story and as you said additional gold for additional resources and that would be too much of a hassle at least for now, maybe later on i decide to go for it but i doubt it.

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