I think you are forgetting that time equals money. The above Ascended piece you are proposing takes a very large amount of time to make. I’ve pointed this out before and I’ll point it out again.

Fractal Lvl 1-10 = 355 Fractal Relics (Time to complete is 7.5-22.5 hours depending on group experience.)

Fractal Lvl 11-20 = 400 Fractal Relics (Time to complete is 7.5-22.5 hours depending on group experience.)

Fractal Lvl 20+ = 27 FR per Odd Run and 54 FR per Even run. (Time is infinite…)

So, in roughly 15-45 hours (Use 30 hours for an average group.) you have gained 755 Fractal Relics out of the 1850 Fractal Relics you need. That means you need to complete 27 Fractal Cycles at Lvl 20+ in order to purchase the Capacitor and the Gift. To complete 27 Fractal Cycles ranges from 20.25 hours to 60.75 hours so well average that at 30 hours to keep it even. So, to get your back piece you only have to grind FOTM for roughly 60 hours… On the bright side if you do FOTM for 60 hours then you increase the probability of your RNG Ascended ring dropping. =)

Peralta | 80 Human Necromancer | Pain Train Choo [Choo] | Sanctum of Rall

I spent like 5 hours in the fractals and got <50 relics. How much time must I spend doing something I don’t like for a piece of gear?

And why would you even need the gear when you don’t like the area where it is needed?

Stats are outright better than exotic gear.

Have you done the math? If you even bother with all 3 available pieces, all you get is a 1% increase in total stats for your characters entire stat pool. It’s so small, you don’t need to bother unless you plan on running Fractals.

The cost vs benefit makes bothering to get Ascended gear pretty pointless aside from the agony resistance, which only matters in the fractals. I got the Koss on Koss, don’t think it was worth it, and all my other accessories are still rare. Honestly, the stats aren’t worth any of the costs, so don’t bother unless you really want to run Fractals.

Lord Lefteris – Engineer [Sanctum of Rall]

It depends on the Capacitor used.

Peralta | 80 Human Necromancer | Pain Train Choo [Choo] | Sanctum of Rall

Thanks martrim, im saving up for this backpeice right now... I wont need it for ages so i dont mind it takes awhile to get, also its meant to be harder to getthan exotics so im happy with it

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