Okay, my two SPC Traders Asmarin and Voranek have set up their base at Hopitan market for the first time, each of them selling a full 10 items. Asmarin has the 10 best pieces of armor from my last hunt, Voranek a selection of weapons that were leftover from before the SPC-Update and some new stuff from the last hunt.
That last hunt was only to the Martuso Mines, mind you, but it is a good place to find Krati stuff.
Without further ado, Voraneks selection: NOTE: Struck out items are already sold. Sorry if a listed, non-struck out item isn’t available anymore, I have to update the list manually.
For 75 gold was sold: krati lifepipe, D/S/R: 20/56/9/39/147, Flesh / Clubs
I know Flesh is wanted, because it is cool and has some pretty unique abilities. And there was nothing at the market, so I made this rather “highish” price. It is, with 20/56 better than most flesh only weapons, if not all, with a hypothetical flesh-only rating of 112.
There you have it: Most expensive weapon (armor is something different, you usually get it rather quickly when advancing in areas) sold as second item. Can’t argue with that flesh-only rating (theoretical) of 112.
For 50 gold each:
Platen Airris Wand, D/S/R: 23/69/158 Air
Platen Airris Wand, D/S/R: 24/66/158 Air
These are the aforementioned leftovers from before the update, and thus, come directly from Plateney woods. This type is the finest Air-only weapon in the game, and with 158 rating, these are still pretty good versions of it. (Don’t believe me? Check my own character equipments. Boran Pyrebound and Ayvira Nebelgespinst use Platen Airris Wands for Air, and Boran, Ayvira, and Cyrette Frostblaze use Wintros and Firos Wands for Frost and Fire, too! Go on, check their ratings.)
For 40 gold each: Gravity Pick, D/S/R: 17/64/10/43/151 Long Blades / Gravity
krati grav-shiv, D/S/R: 19/60/7/53/151 Gravity / Short Blades
krati oak heart, D/S/R: 20/56/9/38/146 Plant / Brawling
krati stone staff, D/S/R: 20/54/11/35/146 Stone / Staves
krati oak heart, D/S/R: 19/58/9/38/144 Plant / Brawling
These are the typical items from this “last” hunt in Martis. They’re somewhat hard to use correctly, finding good combos, so this is more or less a trial price of 40. Hint: Grab the oak hearts, plant is pretty multi-functional.
Edit: Seems like either Long Blades/Gravity is a well-liked combo out there, or the guy/gal who bought the “trial” martusan longblade came back to buy something better of the same type… (Gravity Pick: SOLD!)
For 30 gold was sold: martusan longblade, rating 112 martusan longblade, D/S/R: 15/46/10/41/110 Long Blades / Gravity
These have lower ratings, thus their trial price is still lower. For the lovers of melee action with some added benefits, these are almost ideal, depending on your taste.
(Didn’t think they’d go so well. Ah, I’ll have Serrated Longblades on my next sale, ratings (long blade only) 130-150. No secondary Gravity, but secondary is less useful than primary anyways. By comparison, these were weak. Only 69 rating, if taken long blades only.)
Asmarin holds 10 pieces of armor:
1 Chainmail, Rating 296, for only 120 gold
1 Damaged Chainmail, Rating 244, for 90 gold
4 Krati Heavy Cloaks and
1 Damaged Chainmail, Ratings 224 to 235, for 75 gold each and
2 3 Damaged Chainmails, Rating 220 both, 70 gold each.
The Chainmails are simply some not-too-shabby armor for beginners, with the 244 rating one good even for intermediate players, and the 296 even for beginning experts (my own characters wear such armor, just slightly better…)
The Krati Heavy Cloaks are good for melee characters on practically every level, because they have one of the highest speed ratings. Their armor level is somewhat limited, so they might not be viable for the endgame.
Why not better stuff? Well, as I said: Hunting trip was to Martuso Mines, which is good intermediate stuff. Next trip will be Plateney/Tiasa again, although you don’t get some stuff there (flesh weaponry, for example)
Okay, weapons go somewhat well, armor not so much, so I guess I’m catering to intermediate players right now (as every foe of one type wears more-or-less the same armor, but most of them have varying possibilities for weapons, armor is easier to get ahold of if you are in the territory it can be found in).
Well, I’ll go find some more stuff in Tiasa or Plateney now, when I return, I’ll simply trash the armor that hasn’t been sold yet (except the best two, possibly).