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(New guides in second post)

Hey everyone! So I’ve seen the questions asked dozens upon dozens of times “where can I farm XXX Lodestone?”. Now the thing is not all Lodestones are able to be farmed and not all of them are able to be farmed reliably.

My hope with this post is to make some of the information surrounding farming these and acquiring them in general easier to obtain and become more “common knowledge” if you will.

Let’s start with the easiest and most well known one, Corrupted Lodestones. Now before I get started just one quick thing. I will give a small bit of information on the farming location, generally where to find it and farm it which is really all you would need to get started. However if you’d like more information I have videos covering each of these locations and long write ups on my website. I’ll be providing links to both of these with each location.

Corrupted Lodestones

These can commonly be farmed in Frostgorge sound by Icefloe WP (central Frostgorge) and up in the Drakkur Spurs portion of the map in northwestern Frostgorge. They drop from Icebrood Colossus.

Youtube Video of this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ssGMllzN9s

My Website’s Written Guide: http://www.almarsguides.com/gw2/farming/locations/icebrood.cfm

Onyx Lodestones

Onyx Lodestones can drop from Earth Elementals in Malchor’s Leap and Cursed Shore but only Malchor’s is reliable to farm. The Earth Elementals aren’t always up and can be found west of Pagga’s Waypoint when they are.

Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKnHSU2vn94

Written Guide: http://www.almarsguides.com/gw2/farming/locations/onyxlodestone.cfm

Charged Lodestones

There are three different locations in the game for players to farmCharged Lodestones. Two of these locations are in Cursed Shore and one is in Malchor’s Leap at the Cathedral of Zephyrs; both are only available when your server has control of The Cathedral of Zephyrs in Malchor’s Leap. The Sparks which you’ll be killing for a chance at the Charged Lodestones spawn in two different locations of Cursed Shore. One of these locations is far to the north above Caer Shadowfen Waypoint and another location is just west of Arah Waypoint. Both of these locations can be found below.

Written Guide: http://www.almarsguides.com/gw2/farming/locations/chargedlodestone.cfm

Video Guide 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkiMEgXvztY

That’s all I have for now but I am working on getting other guides up for the other Lodestones. I should have Destroyer and Molten done by the end of the day today if not tomorrow.

Molten Lodestones

Added Molten Lodestone Farming Location in Malchor’s Leap – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2xuEho-Hn0

Destroyer Lodestones

Mount Maelstrom – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kLMBoqHJrk

Update From Griswold (Jezath):

The fractals dungeon drops all types from its mobs… Usually they drop from the tiny lil golem men in the maw instance. They also drop in other areas from the golems and bosses tho. Also chests there drop them. Its a veritable cornicopia I tell ye!

Another Update: You can also ‘Gamble’ with bags for Lodestones!

Heavy Miner’s Bags give Destroyer Lodestones
Heavy Supply Bags give Onyx Lodestones
Heavy Icy Bags give Corrupted & Glacial Lodestones
Heavy Ritual Bags give Molten & Crystal Lodestones

Also Lost Orrian Jewelry Boxes have a chance of giving all the Lodestones

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Posted by: guide.1487

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NEW GUIDES ADDED INTO THIS POST!!!!

Added a guide that covers by far the best farming location I have ever come across in Gw2! This location nets me a solid 10 – 12 an hour! I have both a text and video version of this location, which ever you prefer you can use, both are linked below!

I know this location doesn’t give Lodestones however it is going to give you all the gold you could ever possibly need to buy the Lodestones that you actually DO need. From farming here just for an hour I assure you that you will be able to be a couple Lodestones., maybe even more than a couple if you’re lucky! ;D

http://www.almarsguides.com/gw2/farming/locations/MalchorsLeap/Bestlocation/

If you have any questions about it post them here or shoot me a PM/Comment on Youtube I will answer you as quickly as possible!

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Posted by: Promega.7628

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Many different lodestones can also be farmed in WvW.

Charged lodestones can also be farmed in Malchor’s Leap.

Corrupted Lodestones can also be farmed at the temple of grenth in cursed shore.

Molten Lodestones can be found on the fire eles in cursed shore.

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Posted by: TravisTrout.6803

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You’re correct about needing control of Zephyrs but you’re wrong about only getting Charged stones from Cursed Shore. They also come from Malchor’s Leap; the Sparks at Zephyrs and in the ruins to the south drop them.

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Posted by: guide.1487

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Thanks for the additional information, I’ll be sure to do some research on them and make additional guides covering each thing

Where are the Fire elementals in cursed shore btw? I don’t think I ever recall coming across them

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Posted by: LameFox.6349

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I got a corrupted one killing ice elementals in Cursed Shore during a temple event. So I think anywhere you can find those at lvl 80 (or so) probably has some chance, too.

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Posted by: Promega.7628

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Fire eles can spawn north of R&D waypoint around the contenders/gladiator event depending on the state of the fire temple.

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Posted by: guide.1487

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Ah ha! thanks, I’ve never seen them spawn there like ever. Apparently no one does the fire temple on Darkhaven.

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Posted by: Zenyatoo.4059

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additional locations for “farming” (though not always from monsters)

Molten lodestones drop from ember motes, which spawn during the gladiator event. They also drop from the constantly spawning fire elementals that attack during the retaking of shank anchorage event. Molten lodestones and cores drop out of chests in the citadel of flames

Onyx cores/lodestones drop out of the Twilight arbor chests. I also believe they can be dropped by the earth elementals that are near the promenade of the gods in Cursed shore (I believe you have to NOT own the arah gates to have them spawn)

Corrupted lodestones drop from ice elementals in Honor of the waves. They also drop from the corrupted icebrood that spawn during jormag events, and the ice elementals during the temple of grenth event. I have heard rumors, but not confirmed, that they drop from ice elementals in the grenth temple once you have liberated it.

Glacial cores and lodestones drop from the honor of the waves chests.

Destroyer cores and lodestones drop from chests in Sorrows embrace. I have not confirmed a drop location from monsters, but I would assume they come from any of the following: The destroyers that spawn during the mount maelstrom event, and the destroyers that spawn in path 3 of sorrows embrace

Charged cores and lodestones drop from chests in Crucible of eternity

I would also like to note that you can receive lodestones from “bags” I have opened a “heavy ice bag” I received in Honor of the waves, and got a crystal lodestone out of it.

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Posted by: ChairGraveyard.2967

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What kind of drop rates are we talking about here? If it takes 2-3 hours to get a single lodestone you’re better off grinding Plinx and just buying them.

Not by much, but still, guaranteed gold to buy them with is better than a hyper-low drop chance for getting them directly.

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Posted by: Zenyatoo.4059

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With magic find ive found that I have around a 70% chance to get one during a grenth event.

as for dungeon chests we usually see about 1-2 cores per dungeon run. So, 3 chests 5 members is 15. So something like 1/10th chance to get one per chest. 10% sounds about right.

At that point it depends on the dungeon really. Something like HoTW or CoF where you breeze through it in 20 minutes nets you 3x 10% chances at a core. Whereas something like say TA or CoE might be far longer dungeoning and thus chest opening (you’ll note that these cores are also the more expensive ones ;p )

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Posted by: Boss.3657

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Thanks for this!

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Posted by: guide.1487

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I’ve never ran a dungeon in the game so thanks for the information there guys! I’ll see how I can put it to good use on my website and future videos

Also for ChairGraveyard since i can’t quote him >_< – I average 1 Lodestone an hour no matter what lodestone I am farming. I have 95% Magic Find and I have found 1 Lodestone an hour to be a reliable number although there are of course people who report less.

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Posted by: ChairGraveyard.2967

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@guide, I suppose that’s not bad at all then, given the price of lodestones right now. I’m going to try testing it tonight, I’ll report back my findings (I’ve currently got slightly over 200% MF).

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Posted by: guide.1487

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Just remember it’s largely luck based so if you don’t get one an hour maybe you’ll get two the next hour or just be completely unlucky and get none at all.

In other words don’t take your misfortune out on me! (A lot of players do that to us guide makers, making us out to be the bad guys cause of RNG lol)

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Posted by: ChairGraveyard.2967

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No worries, if it doesn’t pan out I’ll just go back to farming Plinx :P

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Posted by: Darx.9842

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I suppose that’s not bad at all then, given the price of lodestones right now. I’m going to try testing it tonight, I’ll report back my findings (I’ve currently got slightly over 200% MF).

How is 200% possible? Did you miss count? This is what I have and I thought it was max.

6 × 3 = 18 on gear
10+15+25+10 = 60 from runes
.6 × 25 = 15 on weapon sigil
5 × 6 = 30 on trinkets
total 123

Then then best food has 40.
And guild boost is 10.
For a grand total of 173.

Where are you getting 30 more magic find?

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Posted by: guide.1487

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^ That’s a good question. It would be more than 30% since s/he said it’s slightly over 200%.

What about WvW bonuses and guild bonuses at that time, how much do they give?

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Posted by: Tulisin.6945

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I suppose that’s not bad at all then, given the price of lodestones right now. I’m going to try testing it tonight, I’ll report back my findings (I’ve currently got slightly over 200% MF).

How is 200% possible? Did you miss count? This is what I have and I thought it was max.

6 × 3 = 18 on gear
10+15+25+10 = 60 from runes
.6 × 25 = 15 on weapon sigil
5 × 6 = 30 on trinkets
total 123

Then then best food has 40.
And guild boost is 10.
For a grand total of 173.

Where are you getting 30 more magic find?

50 % MF booster, 6%/6% on weapons? At least I’m pretty sure there’s MF upgrades that fit in weapons.

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Posted by: LameFox.6349

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I’m guessing 200% of the default value.

But yes you can put MF stuff in weapons.

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Posted by: Zenyatoo.4059

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50% MF booster
the 5% banner
the 15% for 3 days (or maybe it’s 10%? I dont remember)
Gear can also have an intrinsic 3% (traveler king, or even the mad king set) so add an extra 18% on there

If he’s one of the lucky people getting his WvWvW bonuses he may also be rocking an extra 5% or so in there somewhere.

Oh and isnt it 7% on trinkets? I thought it was 3 + 4 for trinkets, 3 intrinsic and then 4 with the equisite opal jewel.

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Posted by: Sardonia.8196

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Well yesterday I decided to try to farm a couple locations. I played for an hour and a half in the forge and another hour or so in cursed shores. Currently have around 160% MF. I did not get a single loadstone in all that time. I received like 14 trick or treat bags Perhaps with that being gone now it may help some but my luck is probably just that bad

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Posted by: guide.1487

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Does anyone know where Molten Cores drop from? I’m looking for a more permanent location than the fire elementals in cursed shore for Molten components since at least on my server they’re never up.

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Posted by: Strongheart.5629

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@guide

I believe the best place for Molten cores and loadstones is CoF. That is the only place where I have seen them drop. The drop rate is very low, I usually come away with 1 or 2 every other run.

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Posted by: ChairGraveyard.2967

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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApRTXRrLrcQndGVydjhSVlI1MGxNTVlIRENya2JkT0E#gid=0

Basically everything there but the MF boost. That gives 204% with the guild banner, or 194% without.

A friend and I farmed the sparks for two hours, he got a lodestone at the one hour mark, I didn’t get anything.

I’ll be doing more tests tonight.

Edit: My friend has the same MF % as me too.

Off topic: We fought the Eye of Zhaitan and it was really disappointing that there’s no chest for it… considering how annoying it is to fight. Small wonder no one ever does it.

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Posted by: LameFox.6349

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How long does a guild banner last after you plant it? I know it buffs for 30 minutes but I mean the banner itself. Just wondering if I could use the extra build slot and keep them up forever…

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Posted by: ChairGraveyard.2967

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They last for quite a while, no idea exactly how long. Perhaps the wiki can shed some light on it.

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Posted by: Tweek.3190

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Temple of Lyssa uncontested:
Sparks – charged lodestones
Earth elementals – onyx lodestones
Ember – molten lodestone

Temple of Dwayna uncontested:
Sparks – charged lodestone

CoE dungeon runs:
Charged lodestone

Semi-complete guides…
And I am not sure, but do Tar elemental drop any of the lodestones? I believe I heard it somewhere but am unsure.

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Posted by: guide.1487

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For any of those following this thread I added a Destroyer Lodestones Farming Video.

Tomorrow i am adding another Onyx Lodestone Farming Video and working on figuring out where to farm molten cores and the like. Also should make a written destroyer location.

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Posted by: Zenyatoo.4059

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additonal note:
In eternal battlegrounds if the dredge are non-allied the event to ally them spawns level 80 destroyers. I assume these also drop the lodestones.

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Posted by: guide.1487

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Added a farming video for Charged Lodestones in Malchor’s Leap:

Only a few more Lodestone videos/guides left!

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Posted by: TheLordQ.1857

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Tag, thank you!

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Posted by: guide.1487

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Added another video for Onyx Lodestone Farming in Cursed Shore:

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Posted by: Kain Francois.4328

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Hi Almer. I’m a big fan of your videos, but I could never find anyone to farm with, even my own guild.

And when I do farm WITHOUT DR (haven’t logged on for 24 hours), I had only gotten 1 corrupted lodestone in 2 hours. I have an estimate magic find of 170%. My farmer toon is an Engineer. Any advice?

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Posted by: guide.1487

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Added another video semi related to Lodestones, it’s more geared towards helping players get their legendary weapons, or at least helping them with the farming element of it!

I’m stuck on making new videos for lodestones since all of the locations I have yet to document are only available when certain temples are in our control and they’re never in the player’s control on my server =(

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Posted by: Artemeas.8763

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Have enjoyed your lodestone farming guides, thanks.

Getting approx 1 yellow + 1 lode stone per omnomberry bar in corrupted ice flow.

I wish Yaks bend server would properly give those undead orrians a good kittening in Melchors leap so I oculd start properly getting me some sweet charged lodestones.

not sure it is the best money making farming, as you do rely on making a few good drops an hour, but luckily I find it amazingly relaxing to slaughter gianted corrupted ice beasts, I am slowly getting it down to an art.

I am predicting lodestones are going to get more expensive as people start getting closer to legendaries,a dn as bots get owned in nov 15 patch (or so we hope)

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Posted by: guide.1487

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Farming for Lodestones isn’t as bad as a lot of players make it seem.

I think most people over exaggerate with how few they get, claiming they farmed 7hrs straight and got 0 but probably only farmed 30 minutes.

After a few weeks of farming lodestones I still seem to always average 1 an hour whether it be I get none for two hours and then 3 on the 3rd hour. Or simply just one an hour.

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Posted by: jwburks.9735

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I have killed those earth elementals near Pagga’s waypoint every day for weeks, now. I’ve never seen a loadstone drop, ever. In fact I don’t have any, period.

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Posted by: kRiza krimos.1637

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Corrupted Lodestones

These can commonly be farmed in Frostgorge sound by Icefloe WP (central Frostgorge) and up in the Drakkur Spurs portion of the map in northwestern Frostgorge. They drop from Icebrood Colossus.

Youtube Video of this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ssGMllzN9s

My Website’s Written Guide: http://www.almarsguides.com/gw2/farming/locations/icebrood.cfm

Hello,
I find your corrupted lodestones guide misleading and incomplete at least. Why? Leading community to think lodestones can be farmed from single mob on 2 locations on map is harmful at least.
While colossus does drop lodestones, so does corrupted quaggan which you suggested that should be avoided in your youtube guide. I got 2 lodestones from 3 killed quaggans yesterday, i also got lodestone from icebroad elementals. I did not get lodestone from svanir and icebroad wolf probably because i didnt kill alot of them while going thru map.
Knowing that Anet is trying to reduce amount of grind and place same quantity of loot gained by playing events, dungeons and just by roaming and killing, grinding only one mob seems bit out of place in that concept right?

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Posted by: Cod Eye.1632

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I spent nearly a week before giving up on killing them colossus’s in Frostgorge, and yes I was wearing as much MF as my character slots allow including buffs. which reminds me I should update my sig.

“Hey I swung a sword, Hey Hey I swung a sword again,”

“After several hours I’m still swinging this sword with1 lodestone drop”

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Posted by: kRiza krimos.1637

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I spent nearly a week before giving up on killing them colossus’s in Frostgorge, and yes I was wearing as much MF as my character slots allow including buffs. which reminds me I should update my sig.

I spent 3 days farming them for hour or two at a time without even 1 lodestone drop. I started getting lodestones spending 20 mins on them after Jormag, sometimes i get 2 drop in 20 mins sometimes 1, sometimes nothing. But you also get em quite often from dragon event mobs.
I want to point out that its much better trying you luck for 30mins-hour, than grinding you brain out and comming out with lodestone or two more, but spending hours at one spot.
Devs are sending clear message that grinding over going thru content is not more proffitable.
At least that is message im getting.

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Posted by: sorae.7394

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Personally, I find Grenth to be a much more reliable source of corrupted lodestones if you focus on hunting the ice elementals instead of killing the priest. I average one every two runs. Obvious downside is that Grenth is only up every two hours, but it’s a lot less frustrating/boring than grinding in Frostgorge for hours.

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Posted by: guide.1487

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Corrupted Lodestones

These can commonly be farmed in Frostgorge sound by Icefloe WP (central Frostgorge) and up in the Drakkur Spurs portion of the map in northwestern Frostgorge. They drop from Icebrood Colossus.

Youtube Video of this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ssGMllzN9s

My Website’s Written Guide: http://www.almarsguides.com/gw2/farming/locations/icebrood.cfm

Hello,
I find your corrupted lodestones guide misleading and incomplete at least. Why? Leading community to think lodestones can be farmed from single mob on 2 locations on map is harmful at least.
While colossus does drop lodestones, so does corrupted quaggan which you suggested that should be avoided in your youtube guide. I got 2 lodestones from 3 killed quaggans yesterday, i also got lodestone from icebroad elementals. I did not get lodestone from svanir and icebroad wolf probably because i didnt kill alot of them while going thru map.

I was lead to believe that Corrupted Lodestones only came from the Colossus. I killed mobs in that area for hours and hours including the quaggan but never saw one drop from them.

Unless an official source provides the information only research can provide it otherwise. I did a lot of google research and close to 12hrs grinding myself before writing any guide for that matter.

I apologize for the “incomplete” information if you will, but the reality of the matter is not everyone can get every single aspect of it right. The game is still new and I am doing the best I can to provide good and accurate information.

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Posted by: kRiza krimos.1637

kRiza krimos.1637

Corrupted Lodestones

These can commonly be farmed in Frostgorge sound by Icefloe WP (central Frostgorge) and up in the Drakkur Spurs portion of the map in northwestern Frostgorge. They drop from Icebrood Colossus.

Youtube Video of this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ssGMllzN9s

My Website’s Written Guide: http://www.almarsguides.com/gw2/farming/locations/icebrood.cfm

Hello,
I find your corrupted lodestones guide misleading and incomplete at least. Why? Leading community to think lodestones can be farmed from single mob on 2 locations on map is harmful at least.
While colossus does drop lodestones, so does corrupted quaggan which you suggested that should be avoided in your youtube guide. I got 2 lodestones from 3 killed quaggans yesterday, i also got lodestone from icebroad elementals. I did not get lodestone from svanir and icebroad wolf probably because i didnt kill alot of them while going thru map.

I was lead to believe that Corrupted Lodestones only came from the Colossus. I killed mobs in that area for hours and hours including the quaggan but never saw one drop from them.

Unless an official source provides the information only research can provide it otherwise. I did a lot of google research and close to 12hrs grinding myself before writing any guide for that matter.

I apologize for the “incomplete” information if you will, but the reality of the matter is not everyone can get every single aspect of it right. The game is still new and I am doing the best I can to provide good and accurate information.

I do recognize your good intention, it is noble to do something that is helpful to community! But as saying goes: Road to hell is paved with good intentions. =)
Perhaps better choice was to start initiative for gathering all info available on subject before releasing guides.
Its never too late thou.

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Posted by: Kezikal.7380

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Does anyone know of a complete(ish) map with elemental locations in WvWvW?

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Posted by: TravisTrout.6803

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I do recognize your good intention, it is noble to do something that is helpful to community! But as saying goes: Road to hell is paved with good intentions. =) Perhaps better choice was to start initiative for gathering all info available on subject before releasing guides.
Its never too late thou.

Exactly. In principle it’s a noble effort but in reality aspects of the guide have been incorrect since the very first post. More to the point, it is still incorrect about charged lodestone farming locations, despite corrections by the community.

The drop rate is so low for stones that it is absurd to make definitive statements about where to find them based solely on one person’s experience and a Google search.

Statements like “Unless an official source provides the information only research can provide it otherwise” are equally absurd because it means the author is willfully refusing to crowd-source that research. But given the circumstances (rarity, drop rate) this policy is… unwise, at best.

Truthfully, one is left with the impression that this “guide” is more about one person’s desire to be a community hero and less about information. It’s difficult to come to any other conclusion when information is ignored just because the source is not the author.

The bottom line is that this “guide” must be tagged as “reader beware” for as long as its author continues to ignore actual information supplied by the community.

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Posted by: guide.1487

guide.1487

I do recognize your good intention, it is noble to do something that is helpful to community! But as saying goes: Road to hell is paved with good intentions. =) Perhaps better choice was to start initiative for gathering all info available on subject before releasing guides.
Its never too late thou.

Exactly. In principle it’s a noble effort but in reality aspects of the guide have been incorrect since the very first post. More to the point, it is still incorrect about charged lodestone farming locations, despite corrections by the community.

The drop rate is so low for stones that it is absurd to make definitive statements about where to find them based solely on one person’s experience and a Google search.

Statements like “Unless an official source provides the information only research can provide it otherwise” are equally absurd because it means the author is willfully refusing to crowd-source that research. But given the circumstances (rarity, drop rate) this policy is… unwise, at best.

Truthfully, one is left with the impression that this “guide” is more about one person’s desire to be a community hero and less about information. It’s difficult to come to any other conclusion when information is ignored just because the source is not the author.

The bottom line is that this “guide” must be tagged as “reader beware” for as long as its author continues to ignore actual information supplied by the community.

I don’t see anything that is incorrect about the charged lodestone farming locations and I also do not see anything that is incorrect about my drop rates. I do plenty of research and would never trust what I read on the forums when it comes to drop rates. People over exaggerate and very commonly lie when it comes to them discussing their farming.

On a different note, I fixed the written guide just now.

There is no need to be rude, people in games these days nitpick what is wrong with things instead of saying anything at all nice about what is right. I do appreciate the feedback though, it’s always entertaining when someone gives me career advice after a decade experience in the field!

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Posted by: TravisTrout.6803

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I do recognize your good intention, it is noble to do something that is helpful to community! But as saying goes: Road to hell is paved with good intentions. =) Perhaps better choice was to start initiative for gathering all info available on subject before releasing guides.
Its never too late thou.

Exactly. In principle it’s a noble effort but in reality aspects of the guide have been incorrect since the very first post. More to the point, it is still incorrect about charged lodestone farming locations, despite corrections by the community.

The drop rate is so low for stones that it is absurd to make definitive statements about where to find them based solely on one person’s experience and a Google search.

Statements like “Unless an official source provides the information only research can provide it otherwise” are equally absurd because it means the author is willfully refusing to crowd-source that research. But given the circumstances (rarity, drop rate) this policy is… unwise, at best.

Truthfully, one is left with the impression that this “guide” is more about one person’s desire to be a community hero and less about information. It’s difficult to come to any other conclusion when information is ignored just because the source is not the author.

The bottom line is that this “guide” must be tagged as “reader beware” for as long as its author continues to ignore actual information supplied by the community.

I don’t see anything that is incorrect about the charged lodestone farming locations

It was incorrect from the day it was posted up until sometime after I wrote what you quoted. At that time your “guide” still insisted that there were only two locations, both in Cursed Shore. I checked before posting, so don’t try that with me.

The point you’re choosing to miss is this: The problem is not that parts of your “guide” were/are wrong. That’s perfectly OK. It’s not reasonable to expect that one person could know everything about the game.

The problem is

1) The language was absolute and presented as authoritative when in fact the information was wrong. It didn’t say “As far as know item X can be found here” but rather “There are only two locations to get these and here they are”.

2) Your dismissal of community-supplied information and corrections, characterizing them as “lies”, means your project is dead on the vine. Let’s just look at the case of the charged stones. Your guide was wrong, the community corrected you, you eventually fixed the guide — but you still maintain that the community is wrong and only your own “research” is correct and you’re trying to revise history by suggesting that the correct information was there all along.

The facts speak for themselves.

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I do recognize your good intention, it is noble to do something that is helpful to community! But as saying goes: Road to hell is paved with good intentions. =) Perhaps better choice was to start initiative for gathering all info available on subject before releasing guides.
Its never too late thou.

Exactly. In principle it’s a noble effort but in reality aspects of the guide have been incorrect since the very first post. More to the point, it is still incorrect about charged lodestone farming locations, despite corrections by the community.

The drop rate is so low for stones that it is absurd to make definitive statements about where to find them based solely on one person’s experience and a Google search.

Statements like “Unless an official source provides the information only research can provide it otherwise” are equally absurd because it means the author is willfully refusing to crowd-source that research. But given the circumstances (rarity, drop rate) this policy is… unwise, at best.

Truthfully, one is left with the impression that this “guide” is more about one person’s desire to be a community hero and less about information. It’s difficult to come to any other conclusion when information is ignored just because the source is not the author.

The bottom line is that this “guide” must be tagged as “reader beware” for as long as its author continues to ignore actual information supplied by the community.

I don’t see anything that is incorrect about the charged lodestone farming locations

It was incorrect from the day it was posted up until sometime after I wrote what you quoted. At that time your “guide” still insisted that there were only two locations, both in Cursed Shore. I checked before posting, so don’t try that with me.

The point you’re choosing to miss is this: The problem is not that parts of your “guide” were/are wrong. That’s perfectly OK. It’s not reasonable to expect that one person could know everything about the game.

The problem is

1) The language was absolute and presented as authoritative when in fact the information was wrong. It didn’t say “As far as know item X can be found here” but rather “There are only two locations to get these and here they are”.

2) Your dismissal of community-supplied information and corrections, characterizing them as “lies”, means your project is dead on the vine. Let’s just look at the case of the charged stones. Your guide was wrong, the community corrected you, you eventually fixed the guide — but you still maintain that the community is wrong and only your own “research” is correct and you’re trying to revise history by suggesting that the correct information was there all along.

The facts speak for themselves.

Now you’re just putting words in my mouth an insulting me. I was taught if you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything and to you, I’m sorry but I have nothing nice to say.

I did endless research, I read all of the posts and despite people saying information was incorrect you can weed through it if you wan’t none of it said “your written/webpage” information is incorrect, something I would be able to correct immediately.

Was it wrong to assume you meant my videos? Yes. But hey, I’ve been extremely sick the past week (fever above 101) and I haven’t been able to do much at all. I apologize for taking so long to update things but when someone provides me with information I have to go to that location and see it for myself. It simply just took awhile.

Once again, my apologies.

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