GW2: Raising your magic find, easily

by manylaughs on August 15, 2014

Just a quick tip, today. Lately, I’ve been working on raising my magic find. I probably get a thousand or so points of magic find from salvaging drops every day. That might seem like a lot, but amount needed for each level keeps scaling, so going to MF 100 is a little harder than MF 90.

Salvaging drops just isn’t enough after a while. So what to do?

You could salvage Globs of Ectoplasm, but that’s kinda costly. They do throw out quite a bit of MF, but it’s not worth it. Besides you need those globs for other stuff.

Nope, there’s a better, less costly solution. Essence of Luck – the stuff you double-click on to raise your MF – can be salvaged from all fine and masterwork items – armor, jewelry, weapons, whatever, it all has a chance of giving up Essence of Luck when it’s salvaged.

If you want to raise your MF, go to the trading post, look for any fine gear – usually cheaper than masterwork – buy it up and salvage it.

russviruz August 22, 2014 at 8:05 am

don´t do this!

ve salvaged 2000 pieces of each

~118 luck points per Ectoplasm salvaged
~30.8 luck points per Masterwork item salvaged
~10.5 Luck points per Fine gear piece salvaged

fine pieces cost ~2 times less gold, but give ~3 times less luck points

manylaughs August 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm

How do you figure 2 times less gold? Did you really salvage 2000 pieces each? Where’s the sampling data?

Masterwork returns a little more than Fine. It’s up to you how to spend the money. Ecto gives off tons of luck, very true, but it costs 30 times more. Here’s the math: Ecto is about 40 silver and fine armor sells for around 1 silver. Going just by your figures, it’s still worth it to salvage fine gear. I get 1/10 the luck at 1/40 the price. In other words, I should be getting a return of 400 luck points from ecto to make it worthwhile.

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