slab farming

    Share

    manchild

    Posts : 2
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-08

    slab farming

    Post by manchild on Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:37 am

    is it more efficient to farm titanite slab from crystal lizards in the great hollow or kill the darkwraiths in new londo? i killed over 200 darkwraiths today with 410 item find and not a single slab was found
    avatar
    RNsunbro
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 310
    Reputation : 7
    Join date : 2012-05-22
    Age : 28

    Re: slab farming

    Post by RNsunbro on Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:39 am

    Crystal lizards for sure.
    avatar
    White Mamba
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 141
    Reputation : 10
    Join date : 2012-02-15

    Re: slab farming

    Post by White Mamba on Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:40 am

    Lizards, I always seem to get two on my way down. If they disappear you can just quit/reload a few times and they turn up again. It is much, much easier than the Darkwraiths, you can get 2 in about 10 minutes once you know where the lizards are
    avatar
    robsthedon
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 960
    Reputation : 81
    Join date : 2012-05-11
    Location : Sussex

    Re: slab farming

    Post by robsthedon on Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:37 am

    Lizards don't respawn, drop rate on wraiths isn't too bad with 10 humanity and gold ring


    _________________
    PSN Robsthedon

    EXILED of ARIAMIS  Join UsBeckon
    avatar
    Gazman0169
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 965
    Reputation : 53
    Join date : 2012-06-02
    Age : 48
    Location : In Limbo. It's nice and quiet here don't ya know!

    Re: slab farming

    Post by Gazman0169 on Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:08 am

    For what it's worth I've been able to determine, during my many slab farming trips to New Londo, that with a 410 discovery rate the Darkwraiths will generally drop one slab every twentieth run-through, or thereabouts, but if you're really lucky you can sometimes get them to drop two in the same period of time.


    _________________
    PSN- Gazman0169



    avatar
    isthefridge
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 177
    Reputation : 9
    Join date : 2012-05-30
    Age : 34
    Location : Southern

    Re: slab farming

    Post by isthefridge on Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:43 am

    i was going intolondo ruins to recover my bloodstain and with 0 humanity and no gold ring i recieved some slabs in that one run, its been so long since it happened i believe it was 3 slabs.
    i call Bull s**t on the item discovery number when it comes to the ultra rare drops. It has been the same case for when i get BSS or trident drops.


    _________________
    XBLive GT - isthefridge

    PSN ID - isthefridge

    stereo.pete

    Posts : 11
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-08
    Location : Xbox

    Re: slab farming

    Post by stereo.pete on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:19 pm

    First time poster, long time lurker. I have been farming dark wraiths for what seems like days and I have yet to have seen a slab drop. I have about 15 dark hands and 45+ chunks, but no slabs and damn if I can remember what I did with the one I received from the stray demon. I probably used it on something stupid before I had somewhat of an idea on what to do in this game.
    avatar
    RandelOolacile
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 666
    Reputation : 36
    Join date : 2012-05-10
    Location : Lost ruins of Oolacile.

    Re: slab farming

    Post by RandelOolacile on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:28 pm

    Welcome stereo.pete! big grin

    Yeah these slabs have a ridiculous rank of S when it comes to drops. I'm not sure what that translates to in terms of acquisition ratio, but I have NEVER gotten a wraith drop. The only slabs I've received are from the Stray Demon and the crystal lizards. I think when I finally get a wraith to drop im going to celebrate hard! big grin


    _________________
    a.k.a. MudoRH

    http://tinyurl.com/964ob2h
    PSN: StarScarJenova
    avatar
    Pesth
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 597
    Reputation : 40
    Join date : 2012-06-14
    Age : 26
    Location : Black Devil Ship

    Re: slab farming

    Post by Pesth on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:57 pm

    I got one when i wasnt even farming for than, well i had 10 humanitys but wasnt using the gold ring or the chest head

    avatar
    DigitaLinsanitY
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 252
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-07-13

    Re: slab farming

    Post by DigitaLinsanitY on Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:20 pm

    I was under the impression that you get 3 slabs per play through. One from crystal lizard in great hollow, return to assylum, and onion head. I've had plenty of luck farming darkwraiths whenever I needed more. It seems to be about 1 slab per 100 chunks or so.

    At one point I was close to giving up and the game dropped a slab in consecutive runs. With a bit of patience they will drop one eventually.


    _________________
    I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

    stereo.pete

    Posts : 11
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-08
    Location : Xbox

    Re: slab farming

    Post by stereo.pete on Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:29 pm

    This is good to know that they do actually drop, and I still have to figure out how to get that crystal lizard in the great hollow without falling to my death lol.
    avatar
    lior926
    Newbie
    Newbie

    Posts : 26
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-06-27
    Location : In a galaxy far far away

    Re: slab farming

    Post by lior926 on Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:50 pm

    I think farming darkwariths is better.
    i used the gold serpent ring and got 2 slabs in two runs.
    if you want, i also find this video on youtube - /watch?v=9Pp-T55AdVE
    it seems pretty dumb but i guess the method is good...


    _________________
    bounce
    Hell Yeah
    avatar
    DigitaLinsanitY
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 252
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-07-13

    Re: slab farming

    Post by DigitaLinsanitY on Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:56 pm

    I remember my first trip to the great hollow. I tried to get every item. Died so much....

    Jump off to the right of the ledge at the first bonfire. If you do it right you'll land on a branch that will curve upward. It shouldn't be too hard to figure out where to go from there. The drop to from the branch to one of the openings can be a bit tricky though.

    Happy hunting!!


    _________________
    I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
    avatar
    SlakeMoth
    Hollowed
    Hollowed

    Posts : 1652
    Reputation : 76
    Join date : 2012-01-23
    Location : Otherwhere

    Re: slab farming

    Post by SlakeMoth on Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:13 pm

    I'm in The Great Hollow at the moment trying to get slabs off crystal lizards. Trouble is just at the moment I see one, the darn thing disappears. It's fun though as long as you don't get cursed by the frogs. I equip the Cursebite Ring just to be on the safe side with Paladin Armour. The Fall Control spell is really useful too but it wont save you every time.
    avatar
    dianaduh
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 416
    Reputation : 17
    Join date : 2012-03-12

    Re: slab farming

    Post by dianaduh on Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:03 pm

    i think darkwraiths is better
    you could die a lot at great hollow trying to get those lizards
    yesterday i went farming darwraiths for another dark hand, about 86 humanity(doesnt really matter since it stacks when its 10+) and the gold ring
    on my second trip i got a slab and on my third i got the dark hand
    avatar
    RandelOolacile
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 666
    Reputation : 36
    Join date : 2012-05-10
    Location : Lost ruins of Oolacile.

    Re: slab farming

    Post by RandelOolacile on Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:06 pm

    SlakeMoth wrote:I'm in The Great Hollow at the moment trying to get slabs off crystal lizards. Trouble is just at the moment I see one, the darn thing disappears. It's fun though as long as you don't get cursed by the frogs. I equip the Cursebite Ring just to be on the safe side with Paladin Armour. The Fall Control spell is really useful too but it wont save you every time.

    The trick is to locate an area where the lizard will be, stand there then quit and reload. When the game starts up you should be standing over them. Rinse and repeat. The lizards also have a chance of not spawning so certain spawn points need a couple tries. big grin


    _________________
    a.k.a. MudoRH

    http://tinyurl.com/964ob2h
    PSN: StarScarJenova
    avatar
    SlakeMoth
    Hollowed
    Hollowed

    Posts : 1652
    Reputation : 76
    Join date : 2012-01-23
    Location : Otherwhere

    Re: slab farming

    Post by SlakeMoth on Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:25 pm

    Thank you for that tip Randel. Will try.

    stereo.pete

    Posts : 11
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-08
    Location : Xbox

    Re: slab farming

    Post by stereo.pete on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:45 pm

    So I am up to 72 chunks, 0 slabs, I will be sure to notify everyone when it one finally drops. I do have another question, I'm using the symbol of avarice, which says it increases item find but the actual number does not. Does this item not stack with the gold serpent ring?
    avatar
    VeranoChico
    Casual
    Casual

    Posts : 43
    Reputation : 3
    Join date : 2012-07-28

    Re: slab farming

    Post by VeranoChico on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:54 pm

    Stereo.Pete, they do not. The max item discovery you can have is 410, which is when you have 10 humanity and one of the two items equipped.


    _________________
    PSN - Summer_Child
    avatar
    ublug
    Forum Lord
    Forum Lord

    Posts : 1125
    Reputation : 240
    Join date : 2012-01-16

    Re: slab farming

    Post by ublug on Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:46 pm

    You should at least get one slab for every 100 chunks.
    For some reason, I often have more luck getting slabs with 9 humanity and the gold serpent ring (or symbol of avarice), which gives me a total of 404 item discovery. It's probably just a coincidence.
    avatar
    Gazman0169
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 965
    Reputation : 53
    Join date : 2012-06-02
    Age : 48
    Location : In Limbo. It's nice and quiet here don't ya know!

    Re: slab farming

    Post by Gazman0169 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:56 am

    I may be stating the obvious here, but if you go away and do something else then the likelihood of you getting a slab goes back down. Like I said, on the PS3 I am pretty much guaranteed to get at least one slab every twentieth run-through, or thereabouts, and so just stick with it until the slab drops.


    _________________
    PSN- Gazman0169



    avatar
    DigitaLinsanitY
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 252
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-07-13

    Re: slab farming

    Post by DigitaLinsanitY on Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:59 pm

    I never knew this. Interesting if true. Anyone confirm this? (not that I don't believe you... just seems a little strange).

    Also, what classifies as doing "something else"?

    Since there's no bonfire in new lando, I'm forced to leave the area for the wraiths to re-spawn. I generally homeward bone to the darkroot bonfire.. sprint across the drake bridge and proceed with the farming. Does running through multiple areas (in my case very small part of darkroot, valley of drakes) before resuming my farming count as doing "something else"?

    Would I have better luck if I warped to firelink instead of darkroot? In my experience it takes longer to get down to the wraiths this way, but there's less "areas" to pass (go directly from firelink to new lando).

    Is it something as simple as a timer that decides if you've moved on to "something else".

    Thanks for the clarification.


    _________________
    I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
    avatar
    BartholomewWenceslas
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 424
    Reputation : 21
    Join date : 2012-03-25
    Age : 21
    Location : Anor Londo

    Re: slab farming

    Post by BartholomewWenceslas on Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:11 pm

    There's actually a pretty fast way down to the wraiths from the top side. There's that elevator in the very first room that you can take down or you can just drop down in the corner where the first two ghosts are.


    _________________
    Plaguebearer build
    Chester Cosplay
    PSN - Exisor
    Xbox - Menace238769
    Steam - BartholomewWenceslas
    GFWL - Gravenhime
    avatar
    DigitaLinsanitY
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 252
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-07-13

    Re: slab farming

    Post by DigitaLinsanitY on Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:56 pm

    I know about the elevator. I don't like using it because it forces me to back track a bit to get two wraiths. Never tried the drop, if it places me in the open area in front of the huge gate I may give it a go. I never timed it, but it just seemed faster to sprint across the bridge in the valley of drakes.


    _________________
    I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
    avatar
    Bloodios
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 246
    Reputation : 12
    Join date : 2012-07-22

    Re: slab farming

    Post by Bloodios on Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:00 pm

    Valley of Drakes seem to be more convinient in my opinion. Especially so in my case, since I'm farming Dragon Scales, titanite Chunks and Slabs.


    _________________

    Sponsored content

    Re: slab farming

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:00 am