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Old Dec 31, 2006, 06:33 PM // 18:33   #1
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Once again my search-fu has returned no results, so I ask you all again (as you were so helpful last time, thanks!) where is a good location to farm for steel ingots? I only need about 40...
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Old Dec 31, 2006, 06:39 PM // 18:39   #2
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Open chests and expert salvage things that may have steel ignots in them .>_>
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Old Dec 31, 2006, 06:42 PM // 18:42   #3
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Farm Tundra Giants, the chance to get a few Steel Ingots is comparatively high.
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Old Dec 31, 2006, 06:47 PM // 18:47   #4
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how i did it was.

before when the computer runs wild, outside of senji's corner (factoins) there would be vermin and then they would drop koi secpters and clouded mauls and other stuff. you id it first then expert salvage you can also get lots of scales this way. i dont know if u can still do it efficently with the new patch but i guess its a worth a try : ]
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Old Dec 31, 2006, 08:59 PM // 20:59   #5
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Expert salvage anything that would normally give iron. The higher level the better.
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Old Dec 31, 2006, 09:02 PM // 21:02   #6
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I would say expert salvage swords and shields. That is how I over time, counted up like 150 steel ingots and a good 1000+ iron ingots.
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Old Dec 31, 2006, 10:10 PM // 22:10   #7
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Armor of all kinds often expert salvages into rare stuff. And bracers salvage into metal.

I've also had good luck getting steel from amber wands.
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 12:09 AM // 00:09   #8
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how i did it was.

before when the computer runs wild, outside of senji's corner (factoins) there would be vermin and then they would drop koi secpters and clouded mauls and other stuff. you id it first then expert salvage you can also get lots of scales this way. i dont know if u can still do it efficently with the new patch but i guess its a worth a try : ]
I agree. I did this one, and out of a full inventory, I salvaged 21 steel ingots.
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 12:16 AM // 00:16   #9
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For a greater chance to salvage any rare material from an item, upgrade it with a "Measure for Measure" inscription.

This means of course the item would have to be optained from somewhere in Elona (Nightfall) and be inscriptable. Once you upgrade it with the inscription use your Expert Salvage kit on it for a greater chance to salvage rare materials like Steel.

People have been using this method to farm Gems by upgrading and then salvaging Jeweled and Ruby items.

Problem is on average these inscriptions can go for anywhere from 1-5k each. If you're playing in Nightfall you'll likely get more of these inscriptions than you need, and it will help with the salvaging of the Steel ingots.

Start saving up.
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 12:50 AM // 00:50   #10
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Vermin farming is great for steel they drop Koi Scepter witch shalvage steel youll get 10-11 Koi Scepter per run
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 01:12 AM // 01:12   #11
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hmmm, guess I shouldn't have just used those inscriptions on crappy items. Thanks, I'll hang on to those from now on....
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 01:15 AM // 01:15   #12
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are vermins still good to farm? or do they do that run away thing?
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 02:21 AM // 02:21   #13
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how i did it was.

before when the computer runs wild, outside of senji's corner (factoins) there would be vermin and then they would drop koi secpters and clouded mauls and other stuff. you id it first then expert salvage you can also get lots of scales this way. i dont know if u can still do it efficently with the new patch but i guess its a worth a try : ]
Exactly what i used 2 do, used 2 get 10-15 steel a run
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 02:28 AM // 02:28   #14
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are vermins still good to farm? or do they do that run away thing?
Some do run, but it doesn't seem much slower, just about a minute or so different then before.
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 02:43 AM // 02:43   #15
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Well with an axe farming build I did one run and the last huge group took a looooooong time due to the new ai. As well I only got 2 Koi Scepter and only one steel from that. I'll do the run again, but I don't see this as to great right now....

EDIT: 2nd run 6 koi and only 1 steel...looking for other hunting grounds....

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Old Jan 01, 2007, 06:41 AM // 06:41   #16
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Koi scepters!!!! I think they are totally the best for it nahpui quater mission has alot droped and if you can take the star tengu on with a small amount of heros you should get good loot.
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 07:32 PM // 19:32   #17
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For a greater chance to salvage any rare material from an item, upgrade it with a "Measure for Measure" inscription.

This means of course the item would have to be optained from somewhere in Elona (Nightfall) and be inscriptable. Once you upgrade it with the inscription use your Expert Salvage kit on it for a greater chance to salvage rare materials like Steel.

People have been using this method to farm Gems by upgrading and then salvaging Jeweled and Ruby items.

Problem is on average these inscriptions can go for anywhere from 1-5k each. If you're playing in Nightfall you'll likely get more of these inscriptions than you need, and it will help with the salvaging of the Steel ingots.

Start saving up.
1-5k each for a measure for measure? Are you serious? Cause I merched like 50+ of those that were on weapons...
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