Bag of Tricks Vol. 51: Incriminating Document Locations in the River District

Welcome to the latest installment of our Bag of Tricks! On some days you will find useful tricks, gimmicks and ideas here that can make life in Neverwinter Online easier. Some of the stuff should be well known, but since even veterans learn something new every now and then, chance is you can, too. You may have stumbled upon on of the found quests in the River District called “Reclamation Specialists”. Certain “adventurer” mobs drop the quest granting Incriminating Documents and players need to find five more in order to complete the thing. Turns out those adventurers are hard to find, but our JayAgeDee luckily put effort in and mapped some spawn locations.   Go far so good. Unfortunately however while these are location where you can find adventurer mobs, they don’t spawn consistently. At any time there seems to be a certain number of groups active, but the locations cycle. The map also might not be 100% accurate. So if you’ve found more, let us know so we can add them! In any case we hope this will prove useful for those that plan to complete the quest! Bag of Tricks Vol. 46: The Value of Potions and Buffs Bag of Tricks Vol. 47: How Much Elk

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Bag of Tricks Vol. 50: Get Assassin’s Covenant on the Cheap

Welcome to the latest installment of our Bag of Tricks! On some days you will find useful tricks, gimmicks and ideas here that can make life in Neverwinter Online easier. Some of the stuff should be well known, but since even veterans learn something new every now and then, chance is you can, too. Assassin’s Covenant is the new must-have Insignia Bonus since Module 10 for DPS builds, but so far it hasn’t been available on a cheap Mount. This changed with Module 11 and the introduction of the Many-Starred Lockbox. Its Mount Pack drops the blue Aberrant Fey Wolf that’s able to hold the bonus. The Stormraider Clydesdale from the ZEN market is an account-unlock and has other possible Insignia Bonuses, but even if you’re waiting for a big 40% sale on the Jubilee, that’s still slightly over 1M AD, or 20x Fey Wolfs. So if you don’t plan to supply more than 20 characters with Assassin’s Covenant, it’s not worth it. Those Wolves are looking like a very good deal for the Clydesdale-less, even with planning to equip a number of alts. Bag of Tricks Vol. 45: Discarding Found Quests Items Bag of Tricks Vol. 46: The Value of Potions and Buffs Bag of

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Bag of Tricks Vol. 49: Illusionist’s Gambit Bronze Fleece Farm

Welcome to the latest installment of our Bag of Tricks! On some days you will find useful tricks, gimmicks and ideas here that can make life in Neverwinter Online easier. Some of the stuff should be well known, but since even veterans learn something new every now and then, chance is you can, too. The players that aim for the new Mirage Weapon Set have to farm the Illusionist’s Gambit skirmish quite a bit. You need 35 Fleece to get enough of the resource for both your Main and Off-Hand. It’s not a terribly unreasonable grind however as you are guaranteed to get one Fleece per run. And it turns out you don’t even need a gold completion for it. While Gold rewards players with more Seals, Abandoned Treasures and a higher chance at more quality companion gear, you are indeed getting a Fleece every run. Players have figured it out and have started requesting Bronze multi-runs. We’re not sure this is intended, but quickly beating the first waves and then quit using the group vote does seem to be the quickest way to farm Fleece right now. Bag of Tricks Vol. 44: Damage Resistance Debuffs by Michela123 Bag of Tricks Vol. 45: Discarding Found

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Bag of Tricks Vol. 48: More Character Slots on Preview

Welcome to the latest installment of our Bag of Tricks! On some days you will find useful tricks, gimmicks and ideas here that can make life in Neverwinter Online easier. Some of the stuff should be well known, but since even veterans learn something new every now and then, chance is you can, too. Players widely agree that the devs could do a better job of giving players tools to properly test on the preview server. One minor, albeit very annoying, wall you run into are character slots. On the preview server players start with the standard of two slots and no way to buy more. The ZEN store is not available and the slots you have on live do not transfer. This means if you copy over two characters, you can’t create additional ones. It might not sound like a big issue, because situations where you absolutely can’t delete characters on preview and at the same time want to start a new one from scratch are rare. But they do exist for theorycrafters and testers. Luckily with the introduction of prebuild level 70 characters, there is now a workaround. Those are actually unlocked and come with an extra character slot. Meaning if

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Bag of Tricks Vol. 47: How Much Elk Tribe Support do you get per Catch?

Welcome to the latest installment of our Bag of Tricks! On some days you will find useful tricks, gimmicks and ideas here that can make life in Neverwinter Online easier. Some of the stuff should be well known, but since even veterans learn something new every now and then, chance is you can, too. We know Fishing is boring, but we also know we need those Svardborg keys. What we didn’t know so far was how much Elk Tribe Support one catch is able to generate on average. We did track catches over an extended period of time and are now confident that this number can be set to around 17. The image on the left shows a pretty common distribution when fishing with Krill. In that particular case 707 catches returned fish worth 12,275 Elk Tribe Support, 17.36 per catch. Here’s a full table: This data suggests that one Svardborg key for the Elk Tribe chest requires 57 catches, not counting any Maps in a Bottle you might find. Bag of Tricks Vol. 42: Suicide Shortcut (Killme) and other Keybinds Bag of Tricks Vol. 43: Overflow Rewards Data Bag of Tricks Vol. 44: Damage Resistance Debuffs by Michela123 Bag of Tricks Vol. 45:

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Bag of Tricks Vol. 46: The Value of Potions and Buffs

Welcome to the latest installment of our Bag of Tricks! On some days you will find useful tricks, gimmicks and ideas here that can make life in Neverwinter Online easier. Some of the stuff should be well known, but since even veterans learn something new every now and then, chance is you can, too. We recently stumbled upon a very interested thread on the Subreddit that outlined possible buffs you can get from potions and food. It’s a rather impressive list that got even more impressive when Lancer added info complied by a member of the Synergy alliance. Apparently the buffs can stack up to add the equivalent of 38 Ranks 12s in stats. Here’s the posted picture that you should add to your standard resource pool. Bag of Tricks Vol. 41: Bryn Shander Relic Farming Locations Bag of Tricks Vol. 42: Suicide Shortcut (Killme) and other Keybinds Bag of Tricks Vol. 43: Overflow Rewards Data Bag of Tricks Vol. 44: Damage Resistance Debuffs by Michela123 Bag of Tricks Vol. 45: Discarding Found Quests Items Neverwinter UN:Blogged is always looking for writers to contribute to the blog. If you are an active player and search for a way to spread your opinions, analysis,

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Bag of Tricks Vol. 45: Discarding Found Quests Items

Welcome to the latest installment of our Bag of Tricks! On some days you will find useful tricks, gimmicks and ideas here that can make life in Neverwinter Online easier. Some of the stuff should be well known, but since even veterans learn something new every now and then, chance is you can, too. Storm Kings Thunder has introduced so called “found quests” that drop from various mobs throughout adventure zones. They grant quick missions that hand out minor experience, gold and Voninblod. The Giant Rations is such an item in example. Some of them are as simple as accept and hand in, but others, especially in Sea of Moving Ice, warrant farming a few mobs for quest items. The items are useless, so let’s act accordingly It’s one thing that these are hardly worth completing for the attached rewards, but that makes it even more annoying that the items reside in the inventory although they serve no purpose over granting a quest. Luckily they can safely be discarded. Once added, the attached quest is in the players’ log and you can complete it with or without the item that granted it. That way you can slightly reduce inventory clutter and don’t feel forced to complete

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Bag of Tricks Vol. 44: Damage Resistance Debuffs by Michela123

Welcome to the latest installment of our Bag of Tricks! On some days you will find useful tricks, gimmicks and ideas here that can make life in Neverwinter Online easier. Some of the stuff should be well known, but since even veterans learn something new every now and then, chance is you can, too. Devoted Cleric Michela123 has put up a very interesting thread in the guide section of the Arcgames forum. Endgame group composition in Neverwinter is largely about stacking buffs and debuffs and the comprehensive post pretty much delivers all you need to know about the topic. Michela123 is no stranger to theorycrafting as she has co-authored Sharpedge’s Notes on CW. There’s a lively discussion ongoing in the thread, but for those not willing to crawl through we have compiled two interesting insights. There’s a lot more to discover though. So make sure to browse to the thread and extend your knowledge! Capped or uncapped? Debuffs cap at 200% effectiveness. As long as you have a MoF Control Wizard in your group you should be able to hit the cap at any given time. Interestingly some powers and feats are uncapped and can be stacked on top of the 200%. Scourge Warlocks add a

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Bag of Tricks Vol. 43: Overflow Rewards Data

Welcome to the latest installment of our Bag of Tricks! On some days you will find useful tricks, gimmicks and ideas here that can make life in Neverwinter Online easier. Some of the stuff should be well known, but since even veterans learn something new every now and then, chance is you can, too. In today’s edition of the Bag of Tricks we want to poke you to redirect you to our useful RNG Toolbox, more specifically data added by Beckylunatic to Overflow Rewards. She saved the rewards and waited for the Thanksgiving Frenzy to open them in bulk, providing a nice boost to both her characters and our data pool. 25% chance at Power Point Through 553 Overflow Rewards pretty much exactly 25% returned a Power Point. The most likely reward in the second tier is a Flawless Sapphire (26%) followed by Rank 5 Enchantments (22%). The 30,000 Rough Astral Diamonds, the reward coveted by most, has a 15% chance to drop. Bag of Tricks Vol. 38: Fast Fix to See Through the Bryn Shander Blizzard Bag of Tricks Vol. 39: Early Moneymakers in Storm Kings Thunder Bag of Tricks Vol. 40: Cooldown Simulator by Rapo973 Bag of Tricks Vol. 41: Bryn Shander Relic Farming Locations Bag

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Bag of Tricks Vol. 42: Suicide Shortcut (Killme) and other Keybinds

Welcome to the latest installment of our Bag of Tricks! On some days you will find useful tricks, gimmicks and ideas here that can make life in Neverwinter Online easier. Some of the stuff should be well known, but since even veterans learn something new every now and then, chance is you can, too. Killme Keybinds are a popular topic in our Bag of Tricks series as we’ve covered some usefull stuff regarding queue groups in Vol. 29. Today we want to continue by resurrecting a lost console command. “/killme” was a well-known shortcut to the GM Help -> Stuck -> Defeat Me menu option, but was removed at some point. Killing oneself not only comes in handy when actually being stuck, but also to move to the next closest campfire faster. Treasure Hunters in the Sea of Moving Ice can farm charts quicker by not having to travel all the way, provided they have injury immunity and a campfire is actually between their current location and the next treasure. User Janne has posted the ui command on our message board and we gladly pass that one along. VIP and Companions The fight with the Dragon Turtle in FBI partially is annoying because your companions can die. But here’s help

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