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#1 Nov 19 2010 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Can anyone recommend a good spot to farm earth shards at rank 21? I used to get them from around that tower south of camp skull valley but I get less now since i've ranked up and I cant find a spot like it that has mobs that you can kill quickly that drop earth shards.
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#2 Nov 19 2010 at 1:40 PM Rating: Good
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You can go to Nanawa mines and fight the Iron coblyns in there. There are tons of them right at the start of the mines. I'm pretty sure this is the best place for earth shards at that level.
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#3 Nov 19 2010 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
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It depends on what mob it is. Figure out what drops earth shards, then figure out where those mobs are.
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#4 Nov 19 2010 at 2:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Figure out what drops earth shards, then figure out where those mobs are.


Then travel to where those mobs are.

Then ask them nicely if they will sell you some earth shards for cheap.
#5 Nov 19 2010 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
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BadJoRed wrote:
You can go to Nanawa mines and fight the Iron coblyns in there. There are tons of them right at the start of the mines. I'm pretty sure this is the best place for earth shards at that level.


Might be a bit rough at 21, but this is THE spot for earth shards.
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#6 Nov 19 2010 at 2:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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<Hmmm...> Good advice. Sometimes when waiting for party members in Copperbell Mines, we kill the Coblyns and they do make it rain earth shards.

What is THE spot for the other shards? Wind, Fire, Ice, Water, etc. I'd be interested to hear everyone's take.
#7 Nov 19 2010 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
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If anyone knows where a clump of Earth Elementals spawns that would be your spot. A 6 crystal drop breaks into 96 shards. You can break them yourself in between spawns at ALC ~12.

Western most room of Cassiopeia Hollow houses ~4 Lightning Elementals which are R28~32ish. Of course lightning crystals are more valuable than shards...

Where to find Earth Elementals...
#8 Nov 19 2010 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Vsayra wrote:
Can anyone recommend a good spot to farm earth shards at rank 21? I used to get them from around that tower south of camp skull valley but I get less now since i've ranked up and I cant find a spot like it that has mobs that you can kill quickly that drop earth shards.


Gridania low level mobs, level low rank jobs its what I do. Got all my 10's well 1 to go I think and rich rich rich! Just a shame I do not know what to do with all this gils..
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#9 Nov 20 2010 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Lonix wrote:
Gridania low level mobs, level low rank jobs its what I do. Got all my 10's well 1 to go I think and rich rich rich! Just a shame I do not know what to do with all this gils..


I have to second that one. You can get a ton of shards just leveling low level classes. Also, marmots do drop earth shards, if I recall correctly. They're all over the Black Shroud.

Edited, Nov 20th 2010 11:31am by djattracta
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