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WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
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Item Type:Combinable
Merchant Value:17 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-18 20:51:35
Page Updated:Sun Nov 22nd, 2020

Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin

Average Price: 100pp Pricing Data...
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
Grimling Forest for sure.
# Feb 16 2020 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Confirmed. Best drop rate in Grimling Forest. Got 20 to dop in about 30 minutes of mass killing. Horrible drop rate in Twilight Sea, got 1 in 1 hr. However Twilight Sea had decent drop rate for Essence of Wind, needed for Master Smith Test if you started your trophy late.
# Dec 24 2012 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
49 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
Had one drop off: a mangled clairvoyant (Grieg's End zone)
# Jun 29 2012 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
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...
Farm Spot
# Feb 25 2008 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
1,267 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
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
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
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
192 posts
I picked up 2 wind stones in 5 minutes in grimling in the caves to AC... they still drop
In days gone by, I remember the flowers and the sky
No windstones
# Feb 27 2006 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
31 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.
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.

# Oct 26 2004 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
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
Saraban Luvanir
Plainswalker for Darkwind - Antonius Bayle
Dropped by Grol Baku Spiritward
# Aug 31 2004 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped by a Grol Baku Spiritward in the Twilight Sea hidden area.

# Jul 06 2004 at 5:32 AM Rating: Decent
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
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
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
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
Also found in Greigs End.

Jebsky, Druid
Mith Marr
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