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Shadows of Luclin Item

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Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 30

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Grimling Forest for sure.
# Oct 30 2013 at 2:22 AM Rating: Decent
169 posts
In Grimling Forest, the camp directly outside the entrance of the caves to the zone-in to Acrylia Caverns, and the caves themselves are the place to be for Windstones. Clearing this I at least get 2-5 windstones, and the respawn is fast. I also use this place to farm some steel ingots. I usually get 1-2 per clearing. Level 85 BL.

I have been doing the Grimling camp raids across the zone and these grimlings drop them far less or not at all. I also hunted for windstones in Twilight Sea, but the killing is slow there (too few aliens that drop them, and they do not drop from Elementals). Twilight Sea is still good for the Essence of Wind though, they drop exclusively from the Air elementals (surprise?).

Edited, Oct 30th 2013 4:25am by Treesong
# Dec 24 2012 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
Just looted one off a Dark Assassin in UP on Fippy server.
Grieg's End
# Aug 06 2012 at 5:21 PM Rating: Good
146 posts
Had one drop off: a mangled clairvoyant (Grieg's End zone)
# Jun 29 2012 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
i got 4 in 2 mins at the enterance to AC
# Aug 23 2011 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
58 posts
Clear all the Grimling forest zone. Just one drop on A Grimling Fleshsoother's near the Acrylia entrance...
None for sale in the Bazaar so I went to Acrylia Caverns...
# Dec 13 2008 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
...and cleared the zone. Not one drop. I'm OMW to Grimling Forest and I'll try the mobs in the caves on the way into Acrylia Caverns.

Edit: Moved out to the caves right before Acrylia Caverns and got 4 windstones in my first 20 mobs.

Good luck!

Edited, Dec 13th 2008 5:52pm by Necrognomancer
Drop Rates
# Sep 16 2008 at 10:34 PM Rating: Good
I've been trying to get some windstones to drop for the last several hours, and have yet to see a single one. Im posting to vent, and to mention where NOT to try farming for them:

Grieg's End

Scarlet Desert

Twilight Sea

I think I'll head to the tunnels as mentioned by the previous poster...
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Farm Spot
# Feb 25 2008 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
1,175 posts
Having spent an evening travelling around Luclin chasing windstones down, I have found a superb spot for them: the tunnels in Grimling Forest that lead to acrylia caverns.

As an 80 ranger I'd basically tag about 20 mobs, AE/melee them down, loot and continue. At that rate I probably made 1 or 2 windstones per pull. The tunnels are constantly repopping, and the side loots (gems and runes) made me several kpp to vendor. With grimling forest having a vendor and a banker, this is just a wonderful place to farm them.

Edited, Feb 25th 2008 3:00am by dafdaf
Drop rates
# Feb 14 2008 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
83 posts
Have been doing research into the drop rates of these little suckers, will post info as i get it.

Griegs end: Yes, they do drop here, off several types of mob (more data to come)
The Twilight Sea: Spent several hours killing all types of elemental and not a single windstone-essence of wind still drops from the air elementals tho =)
Grimling Forest: Another zone spent several hours and no drop.
Acrylia Caverns: None dropped in easy part of zone for me in over 50 hours of murder, not done much in hard zone yet.
The Tenebrous Mountains: So far only killed a few, but at the rate the cral Ligi's spawn, its not a viable zone anyway

<<more data to come>>
Mixing Bowl
# Dec 02 2007 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
Baking Components: Windstone(2)
In: Mixing Bowl, Collapsible Mixing Bowl
Yield: 1
Trivial at: 15 (No-Fail)
dropped by
# Jun 26 2007 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
1,352 posts
dropped by:
a deadly dreamweaver, greig's end
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Drop in GE
# Apr 08 2006 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
Wasn't really looking for them...but they will come in two to drop in GE cy area from a shrouded willsapper in roughly 45 mins
still drop in grimling
# Mar 10 2006 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
184 posts
I picked up 2 wind stones in 5 minutes in grimling in the caves to AC... they still drop
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No windstones
# Feb 27 2006 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
I have to agree with Loradan. I have been camping grimlings in TB for an hour and a half an no windstones. Either really rare or doesn't drop here anymore. In that tie i killed like 115ish grimlings.
RE: No windstones
# Mar 31 2006 at 6:40 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
windstones are kinda rare in tenebrous mountains. i'd usually get one windstone on avg every other time i cleared one of the caves. i think they are a little more common in grimling forest, but i have yet to test that out. couple levels my necro will be farming/leveling there, so i'll post something here when i find out something.
Razin Firefury
80 Grand Arcanist of Solusek Ro
Bertoxxulous Server - Dragon Council
Latest Patch??
# Oct 26 2005 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
OK...I've been clearing grimlings and aliens in TB for 4 hours now without any Windstone drops. Did SoE kill the drop table for this??? Anyone else notice a problem getting these? I finally got my smithing up to 192 and wanted to start making some acrylia armor, but I can't seem to find the components any more. If anyone has seen some, please let me know. I can't even find them in the bazaar :/.


OK...ran to GF and started killing the mobs listed above in the caves leading to AC. Got a stack of windstones in about 3 hours of slaughter. It seems like they drop off of almost every mob there, not just the ones listed.

Edited, Wed Oct 26 15:53:13 2005
Drop Info for Windstones
# Jun 20 2005 at 6:10 PM Rating: Excellent
Ppl talk about getting 2 or four in an evening. I got about 40 in a few hours time. See below
(below is my own repost)
If you are after smithing ingredients and need a ton (literally) of arcrylia ore; then the place for you are the two grimling mining caves in Tenebrous Mtns. I just solo there and go back and forth from cave to cave. They repop in about the same time it takes me to clear both caves, so its pretty much non-stop farming. One good thing is that not only do they drop all the different sizes of acrylia ore, but they drop windstones about as often as the ore pieces/bricks/blocks. I quickly gathered up two stacks of windstones and got about 40 of the ores at the same time. Be sure to go there with empty bags or have good faction with town one zone over because you will also be getting tonz of those silly useless runes that sell for PP and lots of different Luclin vendor-type gems. Not to mention if you are after words/runes for spell making your bags will be filled up after like two rounds of clearing the caves. I hate having to leave a place once I have established a good farm spot, so I often 2-box another toon there to hold junk. There is no way you can get by without destorying hundreds of thier shiny (finesteel) wpn drops. Since they dont stack your bags will be full before one clearing if you wanted to loot them all.
As far as smithing goes, you still need the wind essence to make the temper. I have found that it is a royal pain to try to get them from Tenebrous mtns. So many mobs roam and atk you that drop nothing you need that you spend most of your time clearing useless mobs. Then, when you do kill the ones you want (aliens) the drop rate on essences is very low. The same time I spent on farming ore and windstones when I got 80 of those, I spent also on essence and got 5.
So your plan should be to head to Twilight sea to get essences. You can slaughter more and faster there and loot other needed stuff while you are at it.

82nd Human Bard
Shattered Destinies / Seventh Hammer
# Oct 26 2004 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
I got 9 of these soloing in GE in about one hour. They didn't seem to drop from any one mob. I just circle from Zone In to the center hall and back. I will have to go back there and try to get screen shot or something to send in info that they do indeed drop in GE and seem more common there than the other zones listed.
RE: Windstones
# Nov 10 2004 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
I have seen several drop off various rockhoppers in dawnshroud peaks. Didn't read to see if others have said this but wasn't at the dropped from spot so I thought I would add my 2 cp worth.
Grieg's End
# Sep 07 2004 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped in Grieg's End from ???
Saw 3 of them hunting for about 2 hours inside the castle.
Drops in Grieg's End
# Oct 12 2005 at 5:40 AM Rating: Good
672 posts
Seen them drop off a Soldier of Madness, a tormented mercenary and a deadly dreamweaver.

Edited, Wed Oct 12 07:22:59 2005
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Plainswalker for Darkwind - Antonius Bayle
Dropped by Grol Baku Spiritward
# Aug 31 2004 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
324 posts
Dropped by a Grol Baku Spiritward in the Twilight Sea hidden area.

# Jul 06 2004 at 5:32 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I was in GF and found some off of the gaurdsgaurds in the caves, I was lucky to have looted 4 tonight in a 45 minute time slot :)
# Apr 29 2004 at 7:32 AM Rating: Decent
65 posts
Got one off my first kill in Umbral Plains this morning from a "disturbed elysian remains", along with my Elysian Boots. Stackable, 0.1 Wt, tiny size, vendor buying price of 16.19 pp, "This item can be used in tradeskills."

~Merilon, 56 Druid
GE Drop
# Mar 15 2004 at 4:07 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I was ML for a guild raid in GE tonight and looted two of these puppies. Didn't think to note what dropped them, pace was a bit quick, but we were not too far in when they dropped.
GF/AC zone in
# Jan 26 2004 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Was hunting in GF by the AC zone in with a shammy buddy of mine this evening. Had 2 stones drop in a couple of hours off of random grimlings. Mostley we were killing Protectors and Fleshweavers. I dont recall killing any guards. Hope it helps.

Taelven 52 Warrior of Inny
# Jan 16 2004 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Also found in Greigs End.

Jebsky, Druid
Mith Marr
Jebsky, 65 Druid of Mithaniel Marr
# Sep 03 2003 at 8:05 PM Rating: Default
8 posts
The way to go is to buy the windstones. Go to seb if you can solo and make about 7k in 4 hours. Lets see for 7k at 200 a windstone can get 35 windstones. Thats not bad for 4 hours work and at lvl 65 u can get descent aa exp in seb.
drop rate
# Aug 23 2003 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
194 posts
what mob and in what zone have the best drop rate for windstone ?
# Jun 13 2003 at 8:28 AM Rating: Default
103 posts
I get most of mine in twilight sea off Earth Elementals...I have yet to see a windstone on any of the other three elementals...IE Water, Fire, Air...I have seen one drop of Terra the named also drops Hardy Pants...Ever so often I get lucky and the bezerker Elemental will spawn while farming windstones he drops fetish of the nimble and every so often fetish of the Agile...I hit a run once and got about 20 windstones and 2 fetish of the agile in a week, I have also seen them drop off Crag Li in tenebrous mountains ...also off grimlings but seem to be even more rare in Tenebrous than in twilight and they are rare enough in twilight...I have yet to see one in Scarlet but a guildmate of mine has confirmed that they do drop there but could not remember off what mob...hope this helps...and on my server 200p is generally the going rate, and when you figure it takes two to make the temper I recommend farming your own...
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RE: Windstones
# Oct 07 2003 at 3:00 PM Rating: Default
147 posts
I have killed thousands of earth elementals and have gotten lots of Iron Oxide and drops of mercury as well as some nice little bits and pieces off of greater earth elementals, but I have NEVER seen even one windstone drop from them. I kill earth elementals when I'm farming air elementals for Essence of Wind, and have not seen a single windstone drop. I get windstones without too much competition from the Grimling caves in Tenebrous Mountains.

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The Arisen
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Slight error
# Jun 12 2003 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
32 posts
the Cral Ligi in Tenebrous DO drop windstones, however all of the "named" ones, i.e. Cral Ligi Torchbearer, Cral Ligi Stormwarder, those types ONLY drop the twighlight sea armor quest component, i have never seen any Cral Ligi aside from the Soldiers, and warlords (in tenebrous) drop windstones.
# Jun 08 2003 at 12:27 PM Rating: Default
25 posts
Do Windstones drop in LoY now?
A meeda
# Jun 03 2003 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
103 posts
A meeda hume warlord in Tenebrous Mountains also drops the Windstone.
Good hunting.
# Nov 30 2002 at 3:49 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Let see, a bunch of post off a bunch of different servers argueing over what they are worth. How silly. There worth what you can get for them. On my server there are none for sale in bazaar and haven't been for two weeks. I have sold over 80 of them for 200 plat each. You may hold them for a week at that price and all of a sudden someone will come along and buy 20 at one time. Free market economy folks, remember. Personaly, I charge 200 ea cause thats a fair price to me considering the drop rate on them, and they get bought, and I buy up every single one that shows up in bazaar for 150 plat or less, because they sell too. Before you make a wild judgement about whats worth what and who's willing to pay what, check the bazaar and see how many there are on your server first. If there are none, or few, give the 200 plat min a try for a week and I would bet 10 bucks against a donut that whatever you got in stones is gone in a week max.
RE: Windstones
# May 22 2003 at 9:33 AM Rating: Default
7 posts
Totally agreed , the markets on each server are so uncomparable. On Kane Bayle these go for anywhere between 250 and 500 pp each . I personally sell mine for 300 pp each in bazaar and they go in a matter of minutes after setting up trader.
RE: Windstones
# Aug 06 2003 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
woo hoo. Kane Bayle Rocks!!
nothing new, just wanted to bump this one cause I never see KB ppl post stuff
Try SD
# Oct 28 2002 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
I got a couple of Windstones in the last two days killing the aliens on the plateau in SD.
RE: Try SD
# May 18 2003 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
70 posts
me2, easy kill for two druids, 47 & 55.
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# Sep 26 2002 at 5:28 AM Rating: Good
22 posts
Well, I got about 30 of them stacked up so far for when I do start smithing Acrylia. Smithing now 182 and going to max out plate BP at 188 before I use the hard to get ingredients for Acrylia. Oh, where did I get them is what everyone would like to know. Muhahahaha, yes, wouldn't you?
Ah, just kidding. Heres what I do. I am a 58 Necro main and every night around midnight I head to twilight and I hunt, make that slaughter, the entire elemental isle until about 8 am, when people start coming into the zone. The windstones drop mainly off the Terra's, but sometimes off the others also. I average maybe 3 or 4 windstones in 8 hours of solid killing spree where I take out the whole island every 15 spawn cycle. So figure about 60 elemental kills an hour for 8 hours is 480 elemetals to get 3 or 4 stones. Some nights I get maybe 1 and one night I got 7 stones. But I also get an average of about 40 essence of wind, 30 Swirling Mist, 20 drops of mercury, and a number of other nice items. I have killed Aero 3 times and gotten 3 lesser guards of haste, worth about 5K. I killed Terra twice and got Hardy pants, (100 plat crap). I killed Hydro twice and the drop was so bad I can't remember. I did Inferno once and got a flameing short sword, sold for 200 plat. And then the whole mess of lower end fetish and amulet drops off the other Huge, Great, Berzerk, Swift, Giant, ones, along with a few nice higher items worth a couple of K each.
So where are the wind stones? Elemental Isle. Are they hard to get? Well, I would say yes they are, unless your a killing machine that can wipe the whole island every cycle for 8 hours straight and do it night after night after night and you consider the windstone drop as a incidental side benefit.
Well, thats more then enough wind about wind stones.

58th Level DE Necro
# Sep 21 2002 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I have farmed windstones to make the temper for Acrylia armor for a couple months now. I have personally seen them drop off the Aliens and Grimlings in Tenebrous Mtns. I have cleared the island of elementals many times and believed the windstone was a myth there but actually had one drop last night. 1 in at least 400 elementals. Dropped off a Fire elemental. On Vallon 100pp seems to be the going rate. I refuse to pay more and other smiths I have talked to have stated the same. As for the drop rate in the Grimling Caves of Tene Mnts. 1 in 50 is about right for the drop rate. Actually had 2 drop on the same kill once ( about fell over )

# Sep 18 2002 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
I've farmed about 25 windstones. They do drop off earth elementals and grol baku (brown) in Twilight Sea. Both drop drops of mercury also. I usually get between 2 to 4 a night and sell for 300 - 400. Hope theis helps.

Shalanaa 57 SK torv
scarlet desert
# Sep 17 2002 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
these drop off the aliens in scarlet desert on the plateau..

octive 59 bard
off the lower aliens too
# Sep 18 2002 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
1,075 posts

I got one off a lower one in a camp around the bottom of the zone walls. They were light blue to a 56 and this dropped once in a couple hours.
Kylathia, 59 Night Elven Priestess, Blackhand
Everything you wanted to know about Windstones but were afri
# Sep 17 2002 at 9:35 PM Rating: Good
205 posts
Windstones are used to make powdered windstones. (2 windstones combined in a pestle = 1 powered windstone.) This is used to make Combine Temper (1 powered windstone + 1 essense of wind + 1 vial of clear mana = combine temper). Combine Temper is used to forge Acrylia armors (go to and look it up yourself.). Acrylia armor is fairly nice stuff, and a good rout to take towards becomming a grandmaster smith. Unfortunatly, two of the ingredients are rare drops (essense of wind and windstone). Truely unfortunate is the fact that you need 2 windstone for every essence.
So, where do you get these windstones? My current sources say Craig Li (the blue/air aliens) in Tenebous Mountains, and Grimlings (any) in Tenebous Mountains. So far, it appears that grimlings in other zones don't drop windstone. Also, if anyone can confirm that twilight elementals drop windstone I'd appreciate it. I've cleared the island 3 times and have not gotten a single one (have gotten all old world drops, plus essence of wind/fire, reserch components, and spiny weapons.)
Currently, you can occasionaly find 1 on a vendor in Katta for about 21pp, or go to the bazaar (in Fennin Ro) and pick one up for around 100pp. I don't expect the price of these to go up any further because the armor only sells for 1.5-2k (depending on the peice. BP goes for around 2k, but not enough for sale to determin a stable price.).

Meirril, Fennin Ro
Meirril, Fennin Ro
another place
# Sep 17 2002 at 7:10 AM Rating: Decent
Awhile ago when I was farming acrylia in the grimling caves. I was inside one cave and me a few friends where seeing these drop. Beleive they were dropping about 1 out of 25 kills or so..had other various stones drop as well as these.

RE: another place
# Sep 19 2002 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Over the course of the last 19 levels, which I have spent primarily in Tenebrous Mountains, I have slain thousands of Grimlings, so I can state with confidence that the drop rate of Windstones doesn't even approach 4% (1 per 25 Grimings); I have spent quite a few entire evenings without seeing even a single Windstone.

Edited, Thu Sep 19 09:52:46 2002
Umbral Plains
# Sep 17 2002 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
377 posts
I saw one drop off the Gantru in Umbral Plains today. I kept it for a guildie who needs it for smithing. Seems to be a very rare drops, kind of reminds of the Iksar Blood. That stuff hardly drops either.

Edited, Tue Sep 17 05:39:09 2002
Overlord Karlea Shadowforge (Firiona Vie)
# Sep 16 2002 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
61 posts
Is this confirmed on this vendor that it is part of his standard fair?

My guess is that someone sold this to him and it made Allakhazams original list.

I plan on checking tonight.. Can we get this confimred by several folks?
they sell quick
# Sep 08 2002 at 4:58 PM Rating: Default
37 posts
they seel quickly in the bazaar for 200pp
RE: they sell quick
# Sep 17 2002 at 9:52 AM Rating: Default
3,705 posts
Not sure what server you play on, but anyone pricing them at 200pp on Rodcet nife, would be laughed out of the bazaar. 100pp is max, if you want to sell them. there is one goofball who has been trying to sell a windstone for a week+ for 300pp. NOT going to happen. You need TWO windstones, plus an essence of wind, and a clear mana, just to make ONE acrylia temper.
Xaanru's stuff
Windstones are valuable
# Sep 06 2002 at 12:17 PM Rating: Good
25 posts
This item is used to make Acrylia Temper, which is then used to make Acrylia Chain and Acrylia Plate armor. It is a crime to destroy this important ingrediant to some very fine armor. Check Bazaar for current prices of acrylia armor and u will see why windstones are prized.
# Sep 01 2002 at 5:48 AM Rating: Default
can someone plz tell me what these are used for and what a fair price would be plz?

# Aug 29 2002 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Common? yea right, thats why none are for sale, and it takes 2 hours to get one to drop in Tennebrus. I certainly hope verant ups the drop rate.

Arranon 47 cleric
180 smith

RE: Common?
# Oct 26 2002 at 2:29 PM Rating: Excellent
15 posts
Actually they ARE pretty common. I regularly am farming TM for shreiking substances and pop all the little aliens I can find. Usually in a night (4-5 hours) it is not uncommon for me to come out with half a stack.

And when people are willing to lay down 100pp ea for them it makes me quite the happy camper.
-Kyel Mourningblade Paladin of Marr
Master Smith (188)
RE: Common?
# Jul 30 2003 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
If you are 188 smithing...why are you selling them instead of keeping them for yourself for temper?

On Quellious...they are very rare in bazaar..and if they are for sale it is at 300\350pp each....which i would never pay...I do pay 200pp or cheaper and save em to a stack..then i do acylia smithing run...myself and friends far the ore...I farm them in TM and if i leave with half dozen... I am very happy.

Jaredar Duncan 55 Barb Warr
192 smith

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