Is there any information as to how these are going to be obtained?
You will gain this from gathering and opening treasures. While I was testing, I have found a buff from one of the small cute things which gives you increased change to get this item from gathering and treasures so it is safe to assume that that is how you get them. However, at the moment, I think that has not been implemented into ptr as I have skinned, mined a opened countless treasures and have gotten 0.
Are these soulbound on pickup?
I hate the fact that they gatekeep everything even crafting. Back in vanilla you could craft all the good gear you wanted, now you can only craft 1
So just to combine everything I've heard and read -
These can be obtained from:
Turning in Patterns Within Patterns
I just obtained one of these from picking an Elusive First Flower.
Got one from fishing
I have also received one after opening a treasure
Got one turning in Patterns Within Patterns
Fished up 3 of these bad boys while fishing for the Strange Goop in Dimensional Falls by Hirukon.
Wanted to throw my hat in and say I have gotten ZERO of these so far, I also chose to edit this as my original theory is incorrect. IDK why I haven't seen any TBH given I have at least fished 1.2k thades up in the new zone, which some have claimed have gotten them some. Killed rare's and opened many chests, although I don't target the chests as much right now due to how annoying most are to reach. Not sure why I haven't seen a single one yet, other than just terrible RNG, yet its kind of sus to me with how much I've done to where I should of at least gotten one by law of probability.
What are these things for anyway? Anyone got links to any recipes?
i open 100 chest or complete assault chest i got nothing..
It drops from skinning, got 3 of them in 1 hour of camping Hadeon. (I killed him about 40 times)
I tested the jiro buffs
on my gatherer that has the creatian cypher ability unlocked with 4/4 that supposedly give more chance to pick them up from gathering and opening chests but after picking up 1000's of herbs and ore i only got 2 which was strangely back to back but overall does not seem to help with farming these they seem like a 1 in 1000 drop.
1 week into the patch I have managed to get 6 of these across 3 chars, 5 from avian nests, 1 from a forgotten treasure vault. Got 0 from the Patterns Within Patterns chest and 0 from gathering despite spending a good ~10h mining/herbing, most of that with the buff active. If you're only after Progenitor Essentia, gathering doesn't seem to be the way to go
I got one from a first flower
Take a druid, venthyr, somes Gift, herbalism, mining, run and loot. Sometimes you can have 0 essentia during 1 or 2 hours, sometimes 3-4 per hour. It's random law.
I got one today from skinning Zatojin
I got this from fishing today, after about 1222 attempts, probably about the same drop rate as the strange goop.
Got one from the Raid. Boss loot.
Would love if they gave us a way to purchase these. Maybe we could dump extra Cosmic Flux to purchase these.
Ways to Acquire
in Zereth Mortis:
Looting treasures (Ex:
Chance when turning in the weekly quest
Can be contained in
which are sold by
Chance to drop from
Some have claimed to have received them from skinning elites and rare mobs (cannot confirm personally)
Note: As you research with
you will unlock the ability to interact with
which give the buff
increasing your chance of receiving
allowing you to craft BOE gear at item level 262 (Uses 1x
which is used to create Rank 7 (item level 291) base items for Legendaries (Uses 2x
I may not spent whole days in the place, but i enter every day, I do dailies and WQs, killing raraes, opening chests and mining with Jiro buff on (Iput 4 points in this cypoher ability), and yet after 2 weeks i didnt get a single essentia.
I've been farming these since tuesday, 3-8-2022. AH prices were insanely high. farmed for 2 days, the 8th and 9th, getting anywhere from 3-8 drops per hour. on 3-10-2022, the drop rate seems to have been nerfed drastically. after opening 60 containers, zero essentias. today, 3-11-2022, ive looted one essentia in about 30 containers so far. </3 rip
I agree with you, there seems to have been a stealth nerf, or at least some form of DR added. I have only had time to test it on my mine and i confirmed it today. After about 8 hours of running around endlessly, i've had 4 drop whereas i was getting 2-3 per hour before.
There's a nice way of getting 1-7 Progenitor per day. You need to do you Creatian research, and the Jiros outside will provide you a buff which increases the chance of gathering Progenitor.
this video explains a full guide. You will need enchants on your gloves, research, and gathering skills.
got it from fishing after 951 attemps
Well, I've made 80k gold from picking ores/herbs when trying to get one of these, still not a single drop. Is it possible there is some prerequisition to obtain these?
I have no idea what to do with these other than sell them on the auction house since people seem to want them so bad and I don't really care.
I've been through 6 expansions and never found crafting whatever-bliz-is-calling-them-today weapons to be useful for anything.
I've never had any problem completing content with just the regular weapons I get from questing so I guess the whole "legendary weapon" system is just a big ᵈᶦᶜᵏ waving contest.
I got one today from Herbing up in the upper area close to the dread portal. It is the first one I have seen. So it is REALLY low chance. Thought about selling it. Then I looked it up and decided to figure out how to make something with it instead. Not sure if the area has anything to do with it. I didn't use any buffs or anything just straight herbing. So good luck out there.
Shadowlands Season 4, will these still be significant? Are there going to be needed for a higher rank legendary? Will there be a higher item level crafted gear, up from the current unique 262 armor?
*Answered* No new legendary ranks and no new crafters mark. Edited 4 days from patch release.
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