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Abraxis Mar 1, 2016 @ 8:28am
World's End - Titanium Farming
So I've read a few threads about people farming the Hollow King for titanium ore and bars, but i've been at it for about 30 mins and killed him about 8 times, and in that time i've only accumulated 5 bars and about 20 ore. I've gotten tons of Magic Fleece though, which is cool, but the titanium yeild is depressing.

Wondering if the drop rate is supposed to be this bad, or was there a ninja hotfix or something to prevent this? Which imo would be pretty ridiculous since it's Early Access and there's no reason to prevent a game that has no means of trading or selling among people other than friends from being able to gain an end game material from literally the last boss (currently).

Just wondering if anyone else is noticing this trend, or if I'm just that unlucky?
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Ryvucz Mar 1, 2016 @ 8:33am 
The drop rate is that bad.
Abraxis Mar 1, 2016 @ 8:36am 
Figured as much. Meh, I was hoping to do something more fun than running around a nearly pitch black world looking for bricks to beat on with my pickaxe for hours and hours to make 2 or 3 bars. At least with a boss fight there's more fun to gaining the mats.

But seriously...40:1 is just maddening.
Ryvucz Mar 1, 2016 @ 8:37am 
560 Titanium ore is required to upgrade your crafting stations, by the way. =P
Abraxis Mar 1, 2016 @ 8:39am 
Yeah, I upgraded all my stations and have 3/4 pieces of armor and the Hyperion bow. Right now i'm just trying to get the pants and make a different ring and test out different gear/armor combinations to see what the best damage setup is. But at this rate...the game will be released by the time i get enough Titanium! Bah!
d1a2h3 Mar 1, 2016 @ 9:19am 
Focus on gear first is my advice one gear is right you can kill boss in single phase hyp bow assassin head and chest multi strike ring kings boot(pants) and the highest possible crit cloak gloves no good ranged damage I chose captains for look. As for spec out of two level 30 talents for ranger 10% multi was better (other wasnt consistent would sometimes have to do two phase on final boss).

Then its litterally use enrage (max lvl 50% damage boost) burst the crystals down it will have most likely reset from either time or (reset spell chance). Then hit enrage again and dps boss a sidenote since hyperion bow has 3 arrows to it. Its better to be close so when damaging crystals keep in mind he normally targets crystal so if you kill it as he is coming to you it works out well.

You kill in minute maybe two port out port in rinse repeat. So yeah its gets boring and you have about 1000 titanium bricks that I have no use for.

Another set up that works is mage with the light damage staff same gear and strat. Us titanium wand for crystals as it is faster but swap to staff and it is strong vs the boss making it hit for a crap ton. Same deal you want to still be close because when boss drops staff damage is slow travel and all the ones in mid air seem to miss when he moves from air to ground.
Last edited by d1a2h3; Mar 1, 2016 @ 9:23am
Abraxis Mar 1, 2016 @ 9:30am 
Yeah I'm only level 26, so being able to take him down to 1/4 of his HP in one phase is pretty good already. I'm sure one phase at 30 with the talent will be plenty.
Rhazes Mar 1, 2016 @ 9:57am 
5.5 bars in 8 kills. In my universe you can't mine it that fast. Only one of my Islands with titanium ore was rich in it. Every other one had ores on the outside and mostly on the bottom where its very slow to mine and much if it is lost.
nico Mar 1, 2016 @ 10:12am 
I'm lvl 26 and take him down in 2 phases with archer. Another thing that I've tested and am not sure if works is the assassin chest for ranged, I don't notice the difference with or without
qqdot Mar 1, 2016 @ 10:18am 
Killing the Hollow King is definitely the fastest way to farm Titanium bars. If I had to make an educated guess bars drop 60% of the time. It takes me about 30 seconds per kill so over 1 bar/minute is pretty damn good.
Abraxis Mar 1, 2016 @ 10:32am 
Yeah, now that I can kill the boss quicker than before, this is easier than farming for the ores in another world. It actually takes longer to load out of the End into another island, and then back into the End to start fighting the King.
Bomjus1 Mar 1, 2016 @ 10:40am 
my level 25 ranger was able to kill the final boss in one rotation. once youre able to kill him in one rotation its immensely faster than mining ore. assassins hood for multi strike and critical reset so you can stack both damage buffs, assassins tunic, watchmans cape, kings boots, holy ring of battle, hyperion bow, and the gauntlets dont matter. use these same armor pieces with a warrior and titanium sun cleaver or mage with the holy (immortal?) wand. all of them can kill the final boss in one round. just use the titanium you get to make these armor pieces first then focus on other stuff.

edit: as for level 30 ranger talents with the 50% damage buff i was able to kill the training dummy in 35 shots and with 10% multi strike i was able to kill it in 39. while in only two trials this is basically up to multi strike RNG. however every time you DONT multi strike the 50% damage gets better and better
Last edited by Bomjus1; Mar 1, 2016 @ 10:52am
Abraxis Mar 1, 2016 @ 10:50am 
Ahhh, THAT'S what I was missing. I never bothered to try and stack the damage buffs. I can completely wreck the King's face now.
Bomjus1 Mar 1, 2016 @ 10:59am 
you can kill the final boss with the throwing knives in one round as well. if youre not 30 though it might be cutting it close

edit: at the same time though the throwing knives have extra multi strike chance and also have critical reset which im pretty sure stacks with the assassins hood. so you will get a lot of resets for the damage buffs (red and yellow buffs will stack with each other they will NOT stack multiple times)
Last edited by Bomjus1; Mar 1, 2016 @ 11:06am
nico Mar 1, 2016 @ 12:12pm 
Originally posted by Bomjus:
you can kill the final boss with the throwing knives in one round as well. if youre not 30 though it might be cutting it close

edit: at the same time though the throwing knives have extra multi strike chance and also have critical reset which im pretty sure stacks with the assassins hood. so you will get a lot of resets for the damage buffs (red and yellow buffs will stack with each other they will NOT stack multiple times)
tested and if you cast the next buff alternating r->y->r->y .... the damage won't stop growing, the only contition is to cast the next buff before the previous one ends
Rhazes Mar 1, 2016 @ 12:16pm 
Just need the right gear and you can 1 round the level 30 boss at level 1. My level 1 warrior 1 rounded with enrage and assassin gloves,tunic and hood, holy ring of battle, kings boots and titanium sun cleaver. My first character is an archer so I farmed everything for my warrior.
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