Obsidian shards are used in a number of recipes, but most commonly to make Mystic Clovers, which are used in Legendary Weapons. These can be bought relatively cheaply with almost any currency in the game: Karma, Fractal Relics, Bandit Crests, Unbound Magic, Airship Parts…you name it.
However, they can be obtained for free in Lost Bandit Chests in the Silverwastes. If you can find a chest train, you can easily net quite a few over the course of an hour or so (make sure you’re maxing your magic find, the chests are affected by it!). The bonus to this is you also get a bunch of other loot as you go.
The next best way is through PvP reward tracks. As you complete matches (win or lose), your rank points will earn you rewards on your chosen track. Many of these rewards have a chance to grant obsidian shards.
Another way is through an item called the Karmic Converter. It’s an item that can be used 1x/day as a shop where you can buy 1 of 3 randomly-generated items. One of the options is always a bag of obsidian shards. This is a bit harder to get, as it’s the prize for completing the rare collection Exotic Hunter.
It’s up to you whether you prefer to farm them or buy them. But DON’T buy them with Laurels. That’s just lunacy.
Last updated: August 21, 2017 at 14:47 pm