Bag of Tricks Vol. 55: Quartermaster Bags Open vs. Donate

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The Quartermaster’s Enchantment has developed into a stable companion for adventurer’s ever since its introduction. Although it got initially nerfed (twice!), it’s still one of the better Utility Enchantments to slot. Part of the reason is the flexibility. Depending on what you need, it’s great for Refining Points or Guild Marks. If you’re solely after the RPs, the decision how to deal with the bags that drop form the Enchantment is pretty simple. You get to a combined slotted percentage of 11% (if possible), wait for a Double Enchantment, and open.

If you’re aiming for max profit, it’s not so easy. In this case you’re looking for the most Guild Marks you can get and both the bags themselves as well as the Enchantments and Runestones they drop can generate those. So do you open the bags or donate directly?

Our data actually shows that opening Spoils of War does not generate more Guild Marks. Even at the highest reward tier it’ll only net you 62 Guild Marks on average vs. 70 Guild Marks of donating them directly. On the contrary, lower bags like Abandoned Gear should be opened in any case. They drop the same amount of Enchantment and Runestones, but grant significantly less Guild Marks when donated directly. Even if you’re not able to hit the highest reward tier at 11% it should still make sense.

So if you’re looking for max profit and Guild Marks, donate Spoils of War directly and open everything else on a Double Enchantment event.


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4 thoughts on “Bag of Tricks Vol. 55: Quartermaster Bags Open vs. Donate

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    May 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm
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    In your analysis, are the contents still being donated to the Guild coffee? (Enchants, etc.?)

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    May 8, 2017 at 2:35 am
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    I believe that PC users have tested that 11% is required when opening to get only rank 6/7 awards. At 10.5% it still rewards rank 5’s

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