EU+US Best method for farming Blue World Drops

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  1. hom

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  2. Chops

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    Random world drops aren't really farmable, persay. They're just... random drops from any mob in the world.

    The whelpling area in wetlands has a constant spawn point, so I guess that would be best? Plus potential pet drops make it fairly attractive.
     
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    Yeah i've been farming that spot. I've got about 5 pets so far but not a single blue gear.

    If i farm on my 20 will it guaranteed scale to ilvl 28?
     
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    Dungeons are the only places I’ve seen them drop
     
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  5. Chops

    Chops Soccer Dad

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    Yea I was trying to think of the last time I saw a blue drop out in the world vers how many I see in dungeons. SFK runs (or something similar) might genuinely be the best choice.
     
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  6. zazzyfraz

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    seen many say that they dont drop in the world for 20's

    my theory is at 20 the mob level is too low compared to ilvl of the drop, so the chance is extremely lower than normal

    i bought a chest last week and the guy said he looted it in darkshore around level 25. ive been farming dungeons on level 23s and world mobs on level 24's, no luck yet. Scared to try 25 farm and end up looting a level 25 item.. but idk anymore!

    theres also the wierd ass shit with greens too. World drop armor greens are sometimes seeming to drop +3ivl. Lockbox and Dungeon boss/rare spawn world greens are usually +5ilvl. pretty sure lockbox blues dont scale tho
     
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  7. ohti

    ohti 20's Coordinator Coordinator 20-29

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    I've never seen them drop outside of dungeons either.

    @jwl This may be why our theorycrafting wasnt working. Maybe we need to try and run dungeons.
     
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    jwl 2014 and 2016 Twink Cup Champion

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    I have been farming world drops on a level 25 protection warrior, looting primarily required 16 items, with few required 20, and required 21. I could also use some advice. Greenweave gloves are what I am after, specifically
     
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    ohti 20's Coordinator Coordinator 20-29

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    Also this might be slightly off topic but I've also only ever seen green 20s drop in dungeons on my 20s
     
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    ive gotten green 20s in the world farms on 20. they are sometimes are i23 though, even the non weapons.
    rares seem to sometimes drop +5 ilvl greens, specifically Tamra Stormpike, im sure theres others that are easier to farm. lockboxes seem to drop +5 ilvl also.

    not sure what causes the +3 ilvl drops. usually its the non 20 items that seem to be +3 compared to the 20s.

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    these came from a lockbox, opened on a 20, looted from the hillsbrad black tabby farm. dont think opener level matters though.
     
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  11. Chops

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    Rare mobs will drop req 20 items sometimes. I don't remember exactly how it breaks out but depending on when they were added to the game, they drop different ilvl ranges.
     
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    Have you been primarily running dungeons for this gear or farming in the world? or both?

    It's so strange how scaling affects different drops, in different zones, depending on when they were added to the game, depending on what drops them etc...

    So if your level 25 were to loot a blue world drop, do you know what ilvl/required level that item will be?
     
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    Pretty sure if I looted a blue drop it’d be required level 25, sadly. And I’ve primarily been farming world drops
     
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    I believe the last confirmed world drop of a blue was back in 2018 before I started farming gnomer. It was in hillsbrad in the area with all the gnolls and the rare spawn. It's in one of the old threads we used to track this stuff. I think it was a feet of the lynx? The dude was a druid I believe and a ftp so couldn't have been from the ah.

    Speaking to the sellers of the 28 blues (that aren't obvious flippers) seem to have randomly gotten them on toons higher than 20, but the level ranges haven't been consistent (22-28 but this info is usually unreliable as well without ss proof). We had a large group farming these for a while and dungeons seem to be the most consistent way. Its probably about the same chance as getting an epic world drop so be prepared for a long grind but it will eventually happen.

    The auction house is still the best way to pick up this kinda stuff if that's available to you. Good luck and I hope you get what you're after!
     
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    BTW last night i saw a level 2
    I saw one drop in BFD. I guess I'll just have to farm dungeons until I see one drop & then report on it's ilvl/required level.

    Balls - i thought this would be a little easier.
     
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    Dungeon drops are different than world drops. We know dungeons drop the gear and that it scales how we want (outside of some stuff from sfk that is instance specific like mtb which doesn't scale to ilvl 28). The world drops however have been elusive and weird. World drops in general don't seem to follow a consistent trend given that I've gotten req 13 ilvl 16 demon band up to req 23 random weps. The fact that so few pure ftp chars (prior to epic upgrades) had/have these blues should be enough of an indication how rare these items are.
     
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    So does a dungeon Blue drop for a level 20 with ilvl 28 and req level 20 always?
     
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    Always is a strong word in this context. There are a lot of inconsistencies with world and dungeon drops. I can be in the same dungeon and have an item drop one level one time, then another level another time.
    But from my experience, Gnomer is probably the best place to get ilvl 28 blue armor. Weapons don’t scale to ilvl, they scale to 30 so can’t be used on a 20. And Dungeon specific drops don’t scale either down to 20.
    Not sure Keller’s is available in Gnomer, but u can get some juicy blues in there, but like world farming, it’s still hard going and low drop rates.
    Good luck ;)
    I still like to pop into Gnomer from time to time to see if I can get lucky.
     
  19. Funnystrike

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    WHat about Vibroblade ? i am pretty sure, i saw it below lvl 30
     
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    You need unscaled greens and those are pretty rare to drop in a dungeon. Instead, you have to focus on a few of the world rare mobs that drop unscaled greens. Long time ago, when I was farming Supperior Belt unscaled, I tested all the rares in every zone below 30 and had a list of items that drop unscaled and which rares actually drop unscaled loot. The main point to find those was to figure out if they were added in classic or not (even tho there were some exceptions from this rule). The classic rares usually drop unscaled loot, the others usually don't. Each Rare only drops scaled or unscaled loot.

    Greenwave gloves used to drop for me from Stonetaloon rares and rarely from Hillsbrad Foothills. With realm hopping and checking the 2 Stonetaloon rares that drop unscaled loot, you should be able to get the gloves to drop once every 80 kills or so, which was pretty much once/twice a day (6 realms, 2 rares, every 2 hours). Let me know if you want me to find the thread I had documented my research in.
     
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