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Sunshard Ore  

This item can be used in tradeskills.
WT: 0.2 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Lore:Small piece of ore pulsing with energy
Item Type:Combinable
Merchant Value:0 pp 0 gp 5 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Porcinet, Wrathful Inquisition, The Combine
Lucy Entry By:Aryse Andenter SZ
Item Updated By:Gidono
IC Last Updated:2021-08-04 20:58:01
Page Updated:Wed Nov 25th, 2020

Average Price: 250pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Global
Level to Attain: 55

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.

Akheva RuinsArcstone, Isle of SpiritsBarindu, Hanging GardensBarren CoastBlackfeather RoostBloody KithicorCazic-Thule 2.0ChardokCobalt ScarCorathus Lair: The MinesCorathus Lair: The RescueCrypt of NadoxDeepest Guk: The Curse Reborn (Raid)Direwind CliffsDoomfire, the Burning LandsDragon NecropolisDrunder, Fortress of Zek (Plane of Tactics)Elddar ForestEryslai, the Kingdom of WindFerubi, Forgotten Temple of TaelosiaGoru`kar MesaGreat DivideGrieg's EndHalls of HonorHills of ShadeIceclad OceanInfected Paw (LDoN)Kod'Taz, Broken Trial GroundsLair of Terris ThuleLavastorm MountainsMaiden's EyeMiragul's MenagerieMiragul's Menagerie: Frozen Nightmare (Raid)Miragul's Menagerie: The Maw of the MenagerieMistmoore Catacombs: The Halls of Sanguinary RitesNatimbi, the Broken ShoresNedaria's LandingNobles' CausewayOld SebilisPlane of DiseasePlane of Hate BPlane of InnovationPlane of Innovation: Engine TroublePlane of JusticePlane of Mischief 2.0Plane of NightmarePlane of SkyPlane of StormsPlane of Time APlane of Time BPlane of TormentPlane of ValorRagrax, Stronghold of the TwelveReef of CoirnavRiwwi, Coliseum of GamesRuined City of DranikRuins of Lxanvom [Crypt of Decay] - [PoP]Sanctus SeruSewers of Nihilia, Lair of Trapped OnesSewers of Nihilia, Pool of SludgeSewers of Nihilia, Purifying PlantSewers of Nihilia, the CrematorySiren's GrottoSkylance: The OublietteSolusek Ro's TowerSsraeshza TempleSteamfont MountainsStoneroot FallsSunderock SpringsTacvi, Seat of the SlaverTemple of Droga 2.0Temple of MarrTemple of VeeshanThe AscentThe Freeport Arena: Hidden TreasuresThe OverthereThe SteppesThundercrest IslesTimorous DeepTipt, Treacherous CragsTorden, the Bastion of ThunderToskirakkTower of Frozen ShadowUmbral PlainsUndershoreVeeshan's PeakVeeshan's Peak 2.0Vegarlson, the Earthen BadlandsVeksarVelketor's LabyrinthVex ThalVxed, the Crumbling CavernsWall of SlaughterWestern WastesYxtta, Pulpit of Exiles

Used in 7 recipes.
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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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sunshard ore
# Mar 15 2019 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Dont forget the monster missions in BB that takes you to instances in lesser fay.
Sunshard Ore
# Jan 12 2018 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Clearing CoD in PoP got me 10 sunshards ore buy round, i dont know better place. Drop from pulshing and Rats
24% drop rate... for real?
# Jul 05 2013 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
2,844 posts
According to Magelo's item search plug-in the best return for investment for this item is from a mechano steam sentry (level 87-89) found in The Mechamatic Guardian zone, which is part of the solo task quests offered by the gnome in Steamfont. And the data is substantial here, as of today 476 dropped from 1924 kills, a 24% rate. Not sure if this is "anniversary mission" only thing, since that is by far the largest amount of data they have on record for this drop item and that would lead me to think this much data comes from the missions that people were using for PL purposes last year during the anniversary.

Since this mob seems to have an annoying knockback, not sure how easy it would be to mass-kill them to pharm this TS item. Not even sure it's a "common" mob altho 1924 kills on record would seem to support that it is.

The next most prolific source is a fearless skeleton in MPG, a rate of 6 out of 28, or 21%. Not bad and a much easier mob to kill (level 65), altho it sounds rather uncommon, maybe even a quest mob. (Actually it spawns in an MPG trial so not an easy mob to pharm, prolly, since will take considerable effort to get a lot of this "species" to kill!)

I'm in need of this item for tinkering on FV, btw, so I will report back here if I find a fertile source! I sure would like to find a better than 4% drop rate.

BTW, I do think listing zones for this drop is almost pointless. It's "dropability" seems to be tied to mob level more than anything else and it appears to drop almost everywhere, albeit uncommonly. A lot of the drops are from instances and I wouldn't be surprised if those rates are a bit higher, but instances have their own downsides to pharming something like this when you need a whole lot of it.

Edited, Jul 5th 2013 10:14am by Sippin
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Drop Rate and best farming
# Jun 29 2011 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
68 posts
I think all anyone wants to know these days ... is where is the best farming .. hence drop rate off mobs is more valuable than what mobs drop em. Like I cleared the plane of Invention more than once and got none :(

If 4% over all drop rate is true for mobs that drop em .. which seams high .. and it take 2,500 - 3,000 combines to max the tinkering trophy stating at a skill of 250 .. it will be a long time before I am done !!

If you have 4 or more drop for a 100 kills I would really like to know where :)

Edited, Jun 29th 2011 1:00pm by ecidew
drop info
# May 01 2009 at 6:50 AM Rating: Good
1,308 posts
A snapping ridge drake, Sunderock Springs. Drops off all the drakes , at leat the ones up top. Southern ridge drake, stormcaller ridge drake, too.
Bonesmasher/95 Nec
Craseon/95 War
Hyrax/95 Enc

sunshard ore
# Jan 03 2008 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
also droped off the kittys in The Steppes --Confermed loot 1
Another Confirmed Drop
# Dec 28 2007 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
66 posts
Confirmed drop off A Rotting Hunter (undead droge)..

Bodystompper Gigolo - Povar
Bedfriend Nitely - Povar
Confirmed Drops *please update web page*
# Nov 15 2007 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
66 posts
Drops of this item in Veksar (I live in veksar) is as followed..

Highborn Commander
A Highborn Noble
A Insane Highborn
Animated Hand
Grandmaster area / building
All mobs in the theater
All mobs in the tunnles
Undead drog building

All the above are Phase 3 part of the zone mobs..

So more or less all the mobs from the Theater, Highborn, Tunnles, Grandmaster, Hands - Area's.. I like to call phase 3 of veksar based on mob level.. *Phase 1 being the entrance to the water tunnle / Phase 2 being everything from the water tunnle to the theater - drop off platform to the highborns - which leads you to phase 3 of the zone.. I am confirming that they drop from that entire part of the zone.. Good luck all..

Bodystompper Gigolo - 70 Paladin - Veteran of Povar
Bedfriend Nitely - 70 BST & 66 Warrior Pet *box* - Veteran of Povar

Edited, Nov 15th 2007 7:08pm by stosstruppen
# Oct 28 2007 at 12:04 AM Rating: Decent
if your lookimg for these u can get them all day long on BoT.. i been PLin my ranger there for a week or so trying to get my lvl 61 throgh 65 spells 2 boxing my 74 shammy and i probly got 100+ of these the past week there.
Bazaar Price
# Oct 06 2007 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
In the last few months’ I’ve known people to sell full stacks (100) of these at 1000 - 1500p. Bazaar Prices range from 450p (rarely) to 3000p. (1000 - 2000 average) The bazaar very occasionally has run out, which may indicate that people have sold them very rarely at prices set higher than average. I haven’t seen this in the last month though so those days may be over. They can often be sold at the bazaar to players (/barter) from 100-650p. Prices still seem to be on an upward trend, but may be stabilizing soon. More venders are carrying full or near full stacks so it would seem that sales are bound to slow now and prices will either hold or begin to drop.
Nadox - Confirm Drop
# Sep 04 2007 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
66 posts
Can confirm drop in Nadox off A Laggald Guardian - 9/4/2007 on Povar.. I'm assuming the Chosen's drop them as well.. Will add post if I can confirm it..

Duchess Scioto Nimphoatic - 65 Forest Stalker 211 AA's - Veteran of Povar
My experience
# Aug 31 2007 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
319 posts
From what I have seen, this seems to be most common from LB mobs, but I have seen it from green mobs on occasion (color of mob with reference to level 75). I have had it drop for me in Black Feather Roost, Sanctus Seru, SSRA Temple, and elsewhere. Regarding Sanctus Seru: I have hunted the top floors of the guild buildings for quest items, research components, and small brick of yttrium ore. Sunshard Ore drops at about one Sunshard Ore for every three or four small brick of ytrrium ore. If you are working on tradeskills, the Sunshard Ore can get you to 300 in multiple tradeskills, including research and tinkering (as I am working on), and the small brick of ytrrium ore can get you to 300 in smithing and tinkering. I have had Sunshard Ore and small brick of yttrium ore also drop in Sanctus Seru from LB mobs just about anywhere I have found them in SS. A word of warning about SS: there are bunches of Guild Masters in SS in the guild buildings (which are the four buildings which surround Seru's hideout). These guildmasters are high DPS/ High AC and a major pain if you get two at once, and a bunch of adds as is common in getting to the top floor. The GM's all see invis, so good luck.

The comments regarding usefulness of drops apply to players of the appropriate races and classes.
world drop
# Aug 03 2007 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
103 posts
Any mob level 55-65 has approx a 4% chance of dropping these.
feran in wos
# Jun 17 2007 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
dropped of savage feran in wos today
# Jun 09 2007 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
91 posts
dropped of Norrath's Keepers Guard in lavastorm
Griegs End
# May 31 2007 at 4:03 AM Rating: Default
They also drop off Belligerent Guardians, a Servant of the Magistrate, a Shadowy Figure, A Darkened Occultist, a Wretched Servant in Gate area of GE
# May 18 2007 at 8:20 PM Rating: Default
got 9 of these from Bazu Alley camp in Nobles Causeway, they drop from the bazus there, for those of you who dont know where the camp is it the one at the end of the packmaster camp. get to the end of packmaster camp theirs a bazu in the crevice if you take a right theres a feran if you go up on the ridge to the left theirs a roaming bazu there, around the corner theirs a feran and another roaming bazu, theirs 4 bazus there some ferans and some murks, nice place to farm the ore bazu blood and bazu skins, theirs also 2 named that pop there.
James Hays
# May 12 2007 at 5:15 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
Dropped off Guardian Zephyst at the end of the enforcer hall in Plane of Justice today.

Sunshard Ore drops
# Apr 12 2007 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
44 posts
Can also drop off Foul Puslings and Corrupted Puslings in Crypt of Decay. I can also confirm they can drop off jord militis, jord tyv, jord profet and jord kriger in BoT.
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100 Ranger, Tunare server
<Primal Vengeance>
# Apr 12 2007 at 2:19 AM Rating: Default
dropped in the bathroom .err sorry that was the soap
# Apr 18 2007 at 10:46 AM Rating: Default
223 posts
that was funny .err sorry that was stupid
sunshard ore
# Apr 01 2007 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
they drop in bothunder. i got 6 drops in 3 hours yes its a farm from helll but it beat paying for it lol
add blackfeather griffon to list
# Mar 06 2007 at 2:37 AM Rating: Default
Dropped sunshard ore 2nd time a blackfeather griffon has dropped it. not common though.

# Mar 04 2007 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped in Temple of Droga by a goblin dust hoodlum and a goblin ice master.

Edited, Mar 4th 2007 7:30pm by Weaponier
Draopped in PoT
# Mar 03 2007 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Dropped in Plane of Time of a fire mephit
more drop info
# Mar 02 2007 at 7:54 AM Rating: Decent
105 posts
Dropped in Veksar off an Undead Slave
Deericious on Drinal
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