2018 Summer Ethereals

2018 Summer Ethereals

Postby Kannkor » 24 May 2018, 12:10

GU 106 and Summer Ethereals just came out today.
Pictures for actual items, then some opinion/educated guess.
The merchant is in Plane of Magic @ 730,55,975

Lets start with Rune of the Enigma
Rune of the Enigma.PNG

Cost:
  • 100 tokens
  • 7,500pp
  • 100,000 status

15 Fervor. If you do NOT have 2017 Rune of Mysteries that grants 15 fervor, then this rune is required. If you DO have the rune from 2017, then it depends if you care about the effect. IMO, this becomes a definite buy, especially for Geomancers to remove the stifle.
Note: The 2017 Rune of Mysteries and this rune should NOT work together, as they share the same grouping.


Planar Master: _____
Here is where it starts getting tricky. These runes will NOT stack with 2017 cloak class adorns (which is the one you got for free with this patch). So you will need to decide how important the 2017 effect is. (Most aren't worth it).
Cost:
  • 100 tokens
  • 10,000pp
  • 250,000 status
Planar Mastery Scout.PNG

Planar Mastery Mage.PNG

The scout and mage are the same (basically).
10 Fervor (5 more than 2017), then 15 Fervor vs your class specific rune. Now MOST of the time, this new rune will be better than the class effect. There may be some exceptions, such as Illusionist. I'm not going to look into those right now.

Planar Mastery Fighter.PNG

10 Fervor (5 more than 2017), then 12 Fervor vs your class specific rune. Now MOST of the time, this new rune will be better than the class effect. There may be some exceptions. I'm not going to look into those right now.

Planar Mastery Priest 1.PNG

Planar Mastery Priest 2.PNG

10 Fervor (5 more than 2017), then 8 Fervor plus a proc vs your class specific rune. Now MOST of the time, this new rune will be better than the class effect. There may be some exceptions, such as fury. I'm not going to look into those right now.


Beastplate/Shoulders
Cost:
  • 20 tokens
  • 1,000pp
  • 150,000 status
Breastplate.PNG

Shoulders.PNG

These are VERY nice. Right around t3 raid gear, and they can be upgraded...

Essence
Cost:
  • 1 token
  • 25pp
  • 15,000 status
Essence.PNG
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These are used to upgrade the BP/Shoulders...
Now at first, I was like wow, it's cheap, 1 token, and there's likely 10 levels... Then I thought about it, there's no way it's 1 essence per level. No one knows how many required to level... I'm guessing 10 per level (so possibly up to 100 to max it out).
IMO, this is one of those, once you've got everything else, this is what you spend the rest of your coins on.
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Re: 2018 Summer Ethereals

Postby GamerMac » 25 May 2018, 16:35

Those armor essences you listed, can also drop as a reward, I just picked up a stack of 15 for finishing a zone.
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Re: 2018 Summer Ethereals

Postby Kannkor » 26 May 2018, 22:56

GamerMac wrote:Those armor essences you listed, can also drop as a reward, I just picked up a stack of 15 for finishing a zone.


Where do these go? In your inventory? Currency tab?
They must be quite rare. I've run 13 toons each day, so that's 13 * 4 missions per day * 3 days, that's 156 missions completed with 0 extra rewards.
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Re: 2018 Summer Ethereals

Postby Kannkor » 27 May 2018, 01:06

According to https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq2/index.php?threads/ethereal-armor-essence.585264/, it takes 405 essence to level each item (shoulders/breastplate).
For anyone doing math..
That's 100 for each rune (200 total), 20 for each armor (40 total), and 405 to level each piece of armor (810 total).
That's 1050 planar coins.
There's approximately 120 days in this event. At 8 coins per day, you could earn 960 coins if you didn't miss a single day.

This is the first ethereal event in a long time where even if you participate every single day, you cannot get all the rewards.

I plan on getting the two runes, and both pieces of armor, but I will NOT be upgrading them at all until the end, and even then not sure it's even worth it.
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Re: 2018 Summer Ethereals

Postby GamerMac » 29 May 2018, 17:41

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They end up in your inventory.
The only extra "reward" I have picked up since the start of the event.

I think I misunderstood the reward part too.. I thought we were going to get extra coins for running Expert zones. I guess we only get 3 extra chances per zone to get the extra reward.. not extra coins.
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Re: 2018 Summer Ethereals

Postby Cheesy » 05 Jul 2018, 11:43

Image


Eth armour giving 6.5 Fervor when fully upgraded...
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Re: 2018 Summer Ethereals

Postby sodaPoP » 04 Aug 2018, 06:38

I'm working away as per usual in the summer. I might just catch the tale end of this event, as I did last year. Just wondering if there are any 'must haves' this year? I got the runes last summer for all my toons.
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