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Drop rate for some rare items

Does anybody remember how many tries it took you to get any of Rhendak's Chalice, Rhendak's Signet, and/or Pendant of Arah?

I'm trying to get an approximation for the wiki, so if you know of anybody else who has looked into these rates, please let me know that, also.


  • You can tell by their prices (and the Wiki discussions) that the drop-rate is pretty low.
    Even if it was exactly known, RNG would still be RNG. (There's no guarantee that if the drop-rate was 1 in 100, that any particular person would get it in 100 drops.)

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Didn't they add these to the loot tables for the rewards we got from Boss Blitz & Co.? I seem to recall getting a part or two of the Exotic Hunter collection during those events, and that might skew their numbers.

    Do you think ANET has a dedicated dev for this? Department of RNG or something? :)

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Prices usually indicate relative rarity (and thus, drop rate). But, both of these have extensive hoops to jump through before you can loot the chest, which undoubtedly skews the TP value higher.

    Not sure about the Boss rushes. I'm more interested in the relative drop rate from the chests. Did people have to try for days, weeks, months, or even years of everyday checks?

    Thanks for the info, though!

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    BTW, I'm not just sitting idly waiting for answers on this. I put three characters into Rhendak's room and two at Zho'qafa yesterday. I intend to leave all five there, and count how often I get these. I may even add a wiki research page for this. (If I can figure out how .... :))

  • I tried for so long to get those items that I eventually decided to save up gold and buy them, and that turned out to be the faster method. Worth noting: the only legendary pre I ever looted came from Rhendak during one of my attempts to get something else.

    You're going to get a wide variety of answers due to the nature of RNG, but my opinion is that you're better off to play parts of the game you know you like, squirrel a specific amount of gold away in one of your guild vaults each day, and shell out to buy what you need. If you happen to get the item you need as a drop along the way, then congrats, now you have the item and any gold you were saving up.

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    That does seem to be the concensus: buying them is easier.

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

    For Rhendak I parked a character in there and did it once a day until I got two then I left. Wouldn't really recommend bothering with that collection. The cost far outweighs the rewards. 10-20 days of fractals could probably cover the cost.

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Khisanth, do you remember how many days (roughly) you had to try?

    Also, did you have to take your character to WvW every day, to reset the DR for that event?

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

    @Daddicus.6128 said:
    Khisanth, do you remember how many days (roughly) you had to try?

    Also, did you have to take your character to WvW every day, to reset the DR for that event?

    This was years ago. Before HoT came out but it was probably a few months and yes. I went in and did some of the WvW dailies. Also to clear inventory.

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you!

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Addendum: I got the Signet of Rhendak after 88 tries, and the Pendant of Arah after 114 attempts.

  • Some time ago I decided to get those rare drops myself, and now I have some statistic:

    All Seeing - 21 attempts
    Rotbeard's Treasure - 23
    Sam - 83
    Pendant of Arah - 95
    Commissar's Manifesto - 182
    Rhendak's Signet - 265

  • JekthAvid.1408JekthAvid.1408 Member ✭✭✭

    Took me around 10 att to get rottie's drop, and I haven't gotten any of the others... I think I got a bit lucky xD

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I tried 127 times for Rhendak's signet and received one. I tried 138 times for the Pendant of Arah, and also received one. I'm still tracking them, but I don't try as often anymore. Rhendak's is so buggy it's difficult to make valid attempts. (And, the game doesn't tell you if it is an invalid attempt; you have to figure it out on your own.)