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Legends of Norrath Starter Deck  
 

MAGIC ITEM
EXPENDABLE Charges: 1
Effect: Claim Reward (Any Slot, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 0.1 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Information:
Using this item will grant you a free starter deck in the Legends of Norrath game. This item may only be used once.
Item Type:Misc
Charm Effect:Using this item will grant you a free starter deck in the Legends of Norrath game. This item may only be used once.
Stackable:No
Lucy Entry By:Efkman
Updated By:Lyssabeth
Source:Live
Updated:Tue Feb 16th, 2010


Average Price: 14,598pp Pricing Data...
LoN: This item is is used in Legends of Norrath.
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.

Blightfire MoorsCrescent ReachCrystallos, Lair of the AwakenedDragon NecropolisDragonscale HillsEverfrost PeaksGrieg's EndGyrospire ZekaHigh KeepJewel of AtiikiLoping PlainsPlane of NightmarePlane of ValorRuins of Lxanvom (Crypt of Decay)The OverthereThe Scarlet DesertThe Steam FactoryTorden, the Bastion of ThunderTrakanon's TeethUndershoreValdeholmVeksarWall of Slaughter


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Uploaded April 25th, 2013 by Merf
Updated April 26th, 2013
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Starter Deck
# Feb 16 2010 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
I appear to have one of these for my /claim reward.

Can I actually sell this (is it worth anything now?) to a trader or anyone in the Bazaar?

Thanks
Dropped in Blightfire Moors
# Jun 23 2008 at 11:18 PM Rating: Good
2 posts
Dropped from an eggtender drone in blightfire moors. Great way to start off my new druid. :D
start deck
# Jun 01 2008 at 4:34 PM Rating: Good
11 posts
had one drop off a moonwisker rat in blightfire moors
drop
# Jun 01 2008 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Had one drop in the tutorial today.. no kidding. Off of a cave rat
PoN drop update
# May 07 2008 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Had one drop from "a hobgoblin" in Plane of Nightmares.
The Starter Deck (plus general info)
# Apr 28 2008 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
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78 posts
If you intend to sell or trade this item in EQ then make sure you don’t ‘use’ it.

Starter Decks:

When you ‘use’ or right click on this item as if you were going to cast a spell from it, it vanishes from EQ and your account is granted a starter deck in the LoN digital trading card game. Once you ‘use’ or ‘redeem’ a LoN card it’s gone from EQ for good. The starter decks are supposed to be a playable basic set. In other words you get a basic set of cards (55) you can actually play a game with, an avatar, 4 quests, and a mix of cards to quest, raid, attack and defend with in the LoN game.

It is random, which of the archetype decks you will get in LoN. There are 4 of them. Fighter, Mage, Scout, Priest. Starter Decks DO NOT grant loot cards.

I don’t know if you can get all four of the archetype decks from EQ dropped decks. I’ve only gotten the Fighter and Scout decks from EQ drops myself. If anyone knows if you can get the others from EQ dropped decks as well please comment.

Booster Packs:

To get the best variety of cards I think you have to get your hands on the Booster Packs. The coolest LoN cards seem to come from the packs. (please confirm if you can) The booster packs only have 15 cards but unlike the Starter Decks they do have a chance of containing a ‘loot’ card. Apparently a very, very, very, very small chance. And even then the loot card you get will probably be junk, like some potion with an effect that’s cheap and easy to obtain anyway or some cosmetic effect. A ‘loot’ card is one you can ‘redeem’ in LoN and it will then be available for one of your characters to claim in either EQ or EQII. (you get to pick which game to apply loot cards to before you open a new pack, before not after) The rest of the cards in boosters are random from a wide a mix of archetypes. (Generic – Fighter – Mage – Scout – Priest)

Tips:

If you have EQ you get a free starter deck and limited access to try out LoN. Booster packs are a few bucks real money and buying just one from Sony will grant you full access to all the features of the LoN game.

The LoN client that comes with the game never worked for me. But the stand alone client does.

If you redeem a dropped card in EQ and it doesn’t show up in your collection manager in LoN then try logging off LoN an restarting. It seems that it only checks for newly redeemed cards on start-up.

On Baz value:

Starter Decks seem like a great value in the bazaar to my mind. They cost 10$ to buy in rl but can typically be had on Bristlebane for 2500p to 3000p each. The archetype of the deck is random though, you don’t get to pick.

If you’re thinking of buying a starter set in the bazaar, then check to make sure you couldn’t just buy two boosters and a starter much cheaper. This is often the case on my server. You do NOT get a guaranteed loot card with a Starter Set or Booster Pack only a chance of one. As far as I can tell there is no advantage to starter sets over buying your boosters and starter deck separately.

Depending on how you look at it people can be better off buying booster packs for 3$ real money than buying them in the bazaar for the prices I’ve been seeing, even if you are only spending plat. What’s really valuable is our time and most of us earn 3$ rl a lot faster than we ‘earn’ plat in the game. Ofc most of us enjoy the game more than our jobs so there is that trade-off to consider. But my main point is that time has value and sometimes it’s good to remember that, whether we’re considering throwing around our plat or our dollars.

Here’s the way I look at it… If people are truly buying 100k in plat for almost 9$ real money, (that according to the advertised price they spam me with in EQ) and booster packs cost 3$ from Sony, I should be able to buy booster packs in EQ for about 33k. Which means, Starter Sets would be fairly priced at around 66-68k, in relation to the plat-selling market that is. I’d never pay cash for plat but sometimes thinking in those terms is useful.

Apparently though, people don’t mind parting with ‘virtual’ money as much as they do with ‘real’ money because the baz prices I’ve seen Booster Packs offered at in the last few weeks in a range from 45k – 90k with most being well into the 40k range. Starter sets have been at 90 – 200k. Ofc that 200k is super ridiculous because at no time would anyone have had to pay more than 180k even if they had volunteered to buy the two most expensive booster packs. Usually the cost for two boosters and a starter would have been 83 – 93k at most. Starter Decks are cheap, you don’t usually have to pay more than 3k for them and often enough I see them closer to 2k, though ofc plenty of people have them way overpriced too. Any way you look at it though, if you’re buying your Starter Sets or Boosters with plat you paid hard earned dollars for… you really need to think again.

As for the Starter Decks… they are 10$ real money so they are a huge bargain if you are buying them in EQ with plat instead. The problem is the deck you get in EQ will be a random archetype and I don’t know if you can get all 4 archetypes from the decks that drop in EQ. I’ve only gotten two types yet from EQ drops, the Fighter & the Scout. Buy from Sony and you can pick the archetype of the deck.

That’s about all I got so far, if anyone knows more, or can correct any misconceptions I might have please comment.

Also: If anyone can answer a couple questions…

1) Do the other two Archetype Starter Decks drop in EQ? Mage and Priest?

2) Once you open a particular Archetype Deck and get the number of basic cards you want. Is there any point in opening more? In other words do you always get the same cards or are you better off opening boosters if you want to build more variety into your decks?
The Starter Deck (plus general info)
# May 14 2008 at 9:04 PM Rating: Decent
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78 posts
Answered my own question…

Starter decks have rather low value, at least Oathbound starter decks do. The decks are abundant from all those EQ drops and the cards are fixed, you don’t get a chance at rare cards or loot cards.

Boosters are where you find all the uncommons, rares, and loot cards. But you probably don’t want to open them even so. (no matter how much fun it is) You can usually trade unopened boosters for far more cards (and even choose exactly the ones you want) by trading UNopened boosters for them in the LoN trade lobby. Especially uncommons and rares, which are so hard to come by just opening packs.

You can trade unopened boosters for loot cards as well, not to mention event passes.
Everfrost also...
# Mar 28 2008 at 4:06 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Confirmed drop from a Wooly Mammoth in Everfrost Peaks.
trakanons teeth
# Jan 14 2008 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
got one of a trakanasaurus in trakanon's teeth
Dawnsroud Peaks
# Nov 11 2007 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
I got one of these in dawnshoud peaks yesterday. Surprised the heck out of me. Now I just have to figure out how to use it. Fun Fun Fun
plane of valor drop
# Nov 04 2007 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Got 2 of these off crystaline arachnae in valor today
Bastion of Thunder
# Oct 16 2007 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped of a Jord profet on The Rathe at about 10:00 EDT on 10/17/07. First time I've seen it drop anywhere, was quite happy since I was just PLing/AAing there.
Confirmed drop
# Oct 10 2007 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
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64 posts
Confirmed drop in Veksar (again) only this time off A Highborn Commander.. 10-10-07 AM Time EST..

Bodystompper Gigolo - 70 Paladin - Veteran of Povar
Bedfriend Nitely (box) - 68 BST - Veteran of Povar

Edited, Oct 10th 2007 9:37pm by stosstruppen
Loot card
# Oct 07 2007 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Starter decks DO NOT give out loot cards.
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Scarlet Desert
# Oct 02 2007 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Had one drop off a Lightcrawler in Scarlet Desert.
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Highkeep
# Sep 30 2007 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Had one drop tonight while powerleveling my alt in Highkeep. Dropped off "a crazed goblin" in the basement.
CR
# Sep 29 2007 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Had starter deck and hatred card drop off of pumas in CR on a alt...got both in about 5 minutes lol
Atiiki
# Sep 27 2007 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Dropped off "a large scorpion" in Jewel of Atiiki, non-instanced version.


Edited, Sep 27th 2007 11:40pm by Kibag
Pillar Room
# Sep 22 2007 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
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64 posts
Dropped off A Highborn Noble in the pillar room this evening..

Bodystompper Gigolo - 70 Paladin / 692 AA's - Veteran of Povar
Crescent Reach
# Sep 21 2007 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
One dropped for my lvl 14 Wizzy today from a red Skeletal Ogre in Crescent Reach



Edited, Sep 21st 2007 7:21pm by nachtspicht
drop
# Sep 19 2007 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
i saw one drop in acrylia caverns today. mob was light blue to the person who killed/looted. dropped off a random grimling in inner AC.
Grieg's End
# Sep 18 2007 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
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dropped off Kallian Agarnuzum while i was pl-ing my friends rogue
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Wall of Slaughter
# Sep 16 2007 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Got one of these in the Wall of Slaughter off of a Bazu Bonesmasher.
Wall of Slaughter
# Sep 19 2007 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
what is the claim reward? same thing you get with a LoN starter deck, or something you'd get from opening boosters?
whats the reward?
# Sep 13 2007 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
is this like the starter deck you get within the LoN client? and therefore you cant get any rewards like visages/mounts/etc?
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