The Tymora’s Gift event is one of Neverwinter’s minor drop events that normally runs over the weekend from Thursday to Monday. The way these drop events work is always the same. All killed mobs within seven levels of you have a chance to randomly drop some event specific extra loot. For this event its the Gift of Tymora. All of the rewards directly or indirectly drop from the farmed Gifts.
The Fools’ Crown is a purely cosmetic item that has a small chance to drop from Gifts. Since it’s unbound and the event around for a while, it can normally be grabbed cheaply off the Auction House. Before gunning for it, definitely look it up.
The Lucky Coin is one of a few permanent buff devices in the game and has a small chance to drop from Gifts. With a cooldown of ten minutes it enhances a random stat. It’s not a must have, but nice nonetheless. Most players in the game have grown up with having the Lucky Coin in the potion slot and activate it whenever it comes off cooldown. Just like the Fools’ Crown however you can probably get it for a reasonable price on the Auction House especially during the event days. It also drops from the Challenge of the Gods event.
The Lucky Enchantment is an utility enchantment that is not widely used. The pouches that drop from it mostly generate gold, which only few players ever need. Other utility enchantments generate more refining points and are often preferred.
The Favor of Tymora is the only event currency and there’s only one item to buy for it in the shop: the Amphail Fancy Horse. It is 40 Favors and as green mount only appealing for collectors or those that like the look. During the event you can also get Favors for buying certain items on the ZEN market. A full list is on the wiki. While dyes and fashion are no longer available, the devs have put them back for this event in the past. So you might not be limited to Blood Rubys to get bonus Favors.
Farming the Gifts is pretty easy: The more mobs you slay, the more Gifts you’ll get. The drops have a small internal cooldown, but there’s no hard cap. So if you want to farm all day, you’re free to do so. The best maps obviously are those where you have lots of mobs that are easy to kill. Some prefer Strongholds, but others also use the Elemental Evil maps, because the level difference of seven is calculated off your scaled level. That’s why mobs in Drowned Shore for example will still drop Gifts for level 70s although some are only level 61 or 62. On PC you can also try farm foundries, but I’m not really sure that’s still a thing and whether the Gifts are even dropping there.
Unfortunately the Gifts do not drop frequently in group content, especially for support builds. Since all that matters for a chance at a Gift is the killing blow, group members compete with each other and your DPS will get most of the kills.
Tymora’s Gift is a nice addition for those running dailies. You’ll get some extra loot along the way, but I’m not sure it’s actually worth farming any longer. The unbound stuff doesn’t hold a lot of value and everyone has to decide for themselves whether they like the look of the Amphail Fancy Horse. You should however try to get the Tymora’s Lucky Coin for your characters. Albeit not mandatory, it’s a nice permanent buff.
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