There is a little trick I discovered while playing in Russian Servers. That will allow to build the best min max strategy.
Step 1: Reach level 50 ASAP
- Don’t do any chaos dungeons to get the bonus for the next days “I explained later why and you will probably agree after reading the whole guide”
Step 1.5 Alternative: You still can do the rest of the steps by doing also daily chaos dungeons. But in this case in step 6 you won’t be able to get better jewelry and Ability Stones gear faster.
Step 2: Obtain the “Song of Resonance” & “Forest Minuet” you will need them for the step 4
- Song of Resonance
Complete the quest in the Blackfang’s Den Island (10k Pirate Coins)
Complete the quests in the Freedom Isle Island (15k Pirate Coins)
Go to Peyto “Island actually is a boat” and buy the “Song of Resonance” using 17k Pirate Coins
- Forest Minuet
Complete the quests in the Lullaby Island “The last quest that give the song will ask you to obtain 3 special items that you can get from the event of the island that happens every 2 hours so try to complete this ASAP while completing Step 3 and 4 in the meantime”
PS: If you complete the Life Skill guide quests in east and west luterra you will be able while waiting the last 2/3 min before each event to collect the wood & iron on the island. Those can be also used to kickstart your stronghold research “unlock workshop level 2 and crafting 45% restore health potions”
Step 3: Finish Shushire and get the 302 set
- Main quest line will give you also a decent amount of upgrade resources:
495 x Small Armor Crystal
360 x Small Weapon Crystal
35 x Givena’s Emerald
11.5k x Emerald Shard
Step 4: Complete the following islands quests “you will need the 302 gear equipped to see them”:
Toto Silver Island
Shadow Island “Excluding the last quest that will give you the hearth”
81500 Emerald Shards
7340 Small Weapon Crystal
5870 Small Armor Crystal
236 Givena’s Emerald
Step 5: Upgrade your gear as much as you can you will be for sure over item level 460 thanks to this huge amount of resources. Plus once crossed the item level 420 you will be able to complete the shadow island last quest that will require from you to do the tower dungeon in any city and complete the level 24.
Step 6: Now that you are at 460 you can do the Rohendel continent and you will be able also to do the chaos dungeons from this continent as well. Thanks to the fact that you didn’t played the chaos dungeons for a few days to reach this step you will have the rest charges for each day. This will double your loot from the dungeons you will do next. Considering that from item level 460 you will be able to obtain the legendary jewelry it will be worth the trouble considering you will need a lot of them to find the one that has the engravings you need. Plus before tier 2 will go out you will be able to have a lot of extra upgrading materials you can sell in the auction house to make a lot of gold.
PS: 90% of the jewelry and Ability Stones will be trash and not worth even the trouble to be sold. But if you find the right one like those that increase grudge they will be worth a fortune. We speak about 2/5k+ gold. So doubling the resources on the Rohendel chaos dungeons that give only legendary jewelry and Ability Stones are worth the trouble.
Bonus: If you was able to speedrun this way don’t forget to start doing all the side quests and collectible in particular the adventurer’s tome. This because you will obtain from those activities a lot of personality stats like “charisma, courage and so on”. Those are a key requirement to unlock rapports, complete specific quests and more. Plus a similar island exploration strategy can be done for the tier 2 resources as well and one of the quests for example require you to have a level 100 of wisdom. So is really important to do the completionist route until tier 2 kicks in. For this purpose I’m building a resource that will help you to accomplish this task and you can find it here: https://www.htfgamestudio100.com/