This guide will help you upgrade your gear as cheaply as possible, so that you are spending the least amount of gold on gear.
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- Duskshadow Armor Guide
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Do not beg for gold
Do not beg for gold!!
Get free platinum
Although buying backpack and bank expansions is easy with plat, a better option would be to buy them from another player. Shout that you are buying backpack expansions, and it's a pretty good bet you will find a seller.
Sigils can also be purchased from other players, but it is harder to find sellers and they are pretty expensive for the amount of sigils that you will need. Don't be discouraged, and buy them slowly as you have gold available.
What you choose to spend your platinum on is your own choice. But choose wisely, for each of these items will help you in their own special way.
Know where to sell
Get free gear from quests
You will start out with armor and a weapon. It’s not good, but it’s better than nothing.
The stating quest line, beginning at the beach, will get you your first set of armor. By the time you complete it you will have upgraded your chest piece, leg armor, wrists, boots, helmet, weapon, and also gain a ring (Signet of Lir) and a charm (Blessing of Belenus). These items are pretty good, but you are going to need to upgrade them at some point. After finishing this quest, you should be about level 20+ and ready to head into Dustwither Catacombs.
a) Boots/gloves/scarf – from Una the Furrier in Highshore Village
b) Fiona’s Necklace – Puppy Love quest from Fiona in Lir’s Reach by Crookback Hollow
c) Brightsong Torc (necklace) - Studying the Stones quest from Alwyn the Druid in Lir’s Reach
d) Mathanach weapon – Clan Mathanach’s Revenge quest from Dervla Mathanach in the castle
e) Bodkin Arrows – Blair’s Bows quest from Blair the Archer in the castle
f) Icicle Arrows – A Frosty Reception quest from Abernethy the Archer in the castle
g) Beggar fashion items – Scraps for Bogan quest from Bogan the Ragged in the castle
Dustwither Catacombs is a good place to get armor for your level range at this point. Instead of getting armor through a quest, you will get them by defeating bosses in the three throne rooms: the room furthest North (Avatar of Donn/Incarnation of Donn), furthest West (Arch Disciple Malruna), and furthest East (Arch Disciple Ducarious/ Arch Disiple Kiara). They have a chance of dropping the same armor that is sold in the castle by Angus Mac Lir, but more powerful.
- Hammered Redclaw
- Tanned Highroad
- Tanned Darkrun
- Woven Silverleaf
- Woven Sorcerous
While this armor is better for spell users, it is still a great free armor that you can earn by questing. These quests will be available at the MacCroin Camp in Shalemont at level 30. You will need to loot drops from mobs in certain areas, and turn them in for this armor. Click the link below for more details.
Complete guide to the Duskshadow Armor Quest located here
There are many free weapons to be obtained from the bosses of the Defector quest obtained from Kail the Defector, at the MacCroin Encampment. Each boss drops a different type of weapon, with a variation of a lesser type of weapon as well.
Here is a guide to the defector quest, including all weapons that you can get as drops.
At around level 50, you will be able to access Stonevale, and at level 60 you will be able to access the quest chains there. Click here for the full Guide to Stonevale
a) Tam Lin quest chain – reward is a ring with fire, cold, or magic resist
b) Warden armor quest chain – The reward is the warden armor which is provided by the Wardens in Lir’s Reach. The Warden’s are in Lirs, but the quest chain begins with the Sweyn the Messenger at the Stonevale farm. Click here for the Warden Quest Guide
c) Darkshadow Armor quest – This quest is organized exactly like the DuskshadowArmor quest that I described previously, with different, more difficultmonsters. Click Here for the full guide.
a) Fairy weapons/armor – the fairies in Stonevale have the chance to drop swords, bows, or wands. They also can drop some cloth armor.
b) Fairy Queen – The Fairy Queen has the chance to drop cloth armor, or a bow named the Woodland Dreamer
c) Guzzletusk – At the Northern Road, a boss named Guzzletusk has the chance to drop leather armor, or a dagger named the Tusk Dagger
d) Bloodgrove Druids – These druids have a rare chance of dropping different weapons. The most common ones are Bloodgrove Mallets, Bloodgrove Clubs, and Bloodgrove Staffs. More rare ones have a possibility of dropping (for example: Greatsword of theSun), but they drop so rarely that you should not count on getting one.
e) Frostroot Druids – Three star frostroot druids, and four star frostroot elders have a chance of dropping lower tier ancient weapons. Again, this happens so rarely that you should not count on getting one of these weapons.
The Warden quest will provide you with the first tier of class armor and weapons, starting with the gloves at level 60, and ending with the weapon at level 80. This will require you to get a number of disc fragments from Stonevale bosses, which are all in Bloodgrove. This will be a long, arduous quest that you will accomplish over the course of many weeks or months. It will require you camping out for bosses to get the discs for this quest. It is possible to buy them from other players if you have the money. If not, you can try to earn them yourself by fighting these monsters. The good news is that these bosses are located in the same area that you will be leveling up in, and are included in the Evil in Stonevale quest.
Here is a guide to finishing the Warden Armor Quest
While this armor is better for spell users, it is still a great free armor that you can earn by questing. This armor is more powerful than the Duskshadow Armor. These quests will be available at the Farm in Stonevale at level 60 They are daily quests that require you to defeat certain spirit bosses in the Sewers, Shalemont, and Stonevale. They require seals and shards which can then be turned in for armor. Shards are dropped from the spirit, and shards are obtained through a quest given by Deschan the Sage. You are only able to get one shard a day. The monsters are hard, so be sure to bring friends.
Complete Guide to the Darkshadow Armor Quest located here
Upon successful completion of the Warden Armor quests, you have access to the Meteoric quest line, which will upgrade the Warden armor to Meteoric. This will require you to defeat bosses that exist throughout all the zones that you previously visited, and get class specific items for your upgrade. This will require more effort than the Warden quests, and will take longer. Again, it is possible to buy these items from other players if you have the money to do so. If not, you can earn these items by defeating these red bosses, making this armor technically free.
This quest is a separate quest that you can get from the blacksmith in Highshore village once you obtain the Warden weapon. It will require you to get a three Rites of Morrigan from the Priestess of Morrigan in Carrowmore Tunnels, a Sea Map from the pirate boss in southern Fingal’s Cave, and defeating three smuggler bosses in the eastern part of the sewers. This will be easier than the other Meteoric quests, because you can buy the Rites and the map from other players, but you will need to defeat the smuggler bosses yourself, all of which are level 105. You can earn all of these yourself though, making this weapon upgrade free for you.
At level 60 you have access to the quest that will open up the Otherworld zone. There are mobs in this zone ranging from level 90 to 150, but there are very few that drop any free gear. The gear that you can obtain from drops are:
CLICK HERE FOR THE AGGRAGOTH GUIDE
There are a few quests in the Otherworld that will give you the opportunity to obtain free quest gear with a little bit of effort. Here are the three quests that you will need to complete.
Here is a list of videos of all fairyland bosses
a) Beastbone and Ancient Beastbone Armor Quests
At level 140, you will be able to access the Beastbone armor quests.This requires you to gather bone shards from the Boggans in Carrowmore. Click here for a guide on how to complete this quest.
b) Skill Rings
Skill rings for the following skills can be dropped from enemies in Carrowmore. There is a good chance of getting them from the various money bosses stationed in the Boggan and Firbolg caves.
CLICK HERE FOR THE GUIDE TO RINGS
But the easiest and most reliable way of getting skill rings is by fighting the Warbeast Trainer. He is a level 140/5* mob that is located in one of the beginning caves of the Boggan area. He is surrounded by Warbeasts, but he is not difficult for a seasoned group of players. He spawns every 15-20 minutes, so it is not hard to farm rings from him.
Here are the skill rings that he drops
- Life Steal
- Shield Wall
- Fire Attunement
- Energy Harvest
- Double Shot
- Ice Attunement
- Expose Weakness
c) Dragonlord Armor Quests
At level 150 you will have access to the Dragonlord armor and weapon quests in Carrowmore Tunnels, once you have upgraded to Frozen Meteoric. This will require you to defeat bosses that exist throughout Carrowmore Tunnels, and get class specific items for your upgrade. It is possible to buy these items from other players if you have the money to do so. If not, you can earn these items by defeating these bosses, making this armor technically free.
Do the Bounty Board
The Bounty Board is a great way to do daily quests for XP and gold. The Elite and Seasonal Bounties are more difficult, but they will give you more XP and gold. See the guides in the links below for more details on the Bounty Board.
Sell boss drops
Grind you fool! Grind!
Some of the best places to grind gold (depending on your level) are
- Fingal's Cave Pirates - Dubloons, rings, skill tomes
- Hawkhurst mobs in Sewers - Coins, and Hawkhurst Chests (sell for 2k gold each!)
- Otherworld Eyes - Regularly drop jeweled irises
- Connacht mobs in Shalemont - Connacht weapons
- Carrowmore wyrms - Can drop a pristine scale that sells for 10k gold
- Money bosses in Carrowmore - do them all and get cash!
- Boggans in Carrowmore - farm bone shards and sell them to players
- Blackstones in Otherworld - farm shards and sell them to players
- Meteor boss placeholders - farm them for stones
- Catacomb 4* bosses - farm them for stones (Shiverlords, Rotsmashers, boss placeholders, etc.)
Be a Merchant!
A great way to get money is to become a merchant. This means that you look for good deals on items, and resell them at a higher price.
CLICK HERE FOR A GREAT GUIDE ON MERCHANTING, AND GET GOLD FAST!
I’m rich! Now what?
There are three luxury item vendors in Celtic Heroes, for each level range; Quigley in the castle, the Scavenger at the Otherworld portal, and Lord Ealdwin at the Fianna Encampment in Carrowmore. Each one sells very expensive items that will make playing this game easier for you. What will benefit your character most will depend on your class and your level. Some of the best items will increase your in combat rejuvenation rate. These items will refill your health and energy even while fighting. Other items add more damage to your attacks, or speed up your movement rate so you can run faster. What you buy is up to you, but I strongly suggest saving up for some of these exclusive items. However, I don’t recommend buying them from the shop unless you absolutely need to.
There are some players that buy platinum items with real life money, and then sell them back to other players for in game gold. This is one of the most efficient ways of turning real life cash into in game gold. It benefits you because you now have access to platinum items without ever having to spend real money. Two of the items I suggest you get are:
a) Resurrection Idols – When you die, these items allow you to respawn exactly where you died, instead of having to teleport back to the nearest leystone and then run back to where you died. These are necessary to have when doing bosses. It sometimes is the difference between killing a boss and not killing a boss. Or even worse, the boss might be killed and you will not be close enough to receive the drop if you are too far away because you are running back.
b) Super Knowledge Elixirs/Super Combo Elixirs – These elixirs will help you level up four times faster than normal. While the goal of grinding and leveling up is to gain gold while you level, the fact is that higher level monsters pay out more gold. The higher level you are, the better you can fight these monsters, getting you more gold. Use these wisely though, for they only last for 15 minutes each.
Periodically Celtic Heroes has different events throughout the year. These bring event vendors, some of which sell pretty amazing gear. Anyone you see riding a broom, carpet, sled, or cloud has gotten them from an event vendor. The best items are the most expensive, some costing up to one million gold. If you so choose, you could spend your money on one of these exclusive items.