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[GUIDE] Grind Spot Mechanics (UPDATED: December 9, 2023)
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GRIND SPOT MECHANICS

Guide By: Reipunzel Irkalla

Last Updated: December 9, 2023


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[GUIDE] Grind Spot Mechanics



LIST OF SPOTS

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Tungrad Ruins

DARKSEEKER'S RETREAT

City of the Dead

[DEHKIA] Tunkuta Turos

[DEHKIA] Olun’s Valley

[DEHKIA] Thornwood

[DEHKIA] Ash Forest

[DEHKIA] Cyclops Land

[ELVIA] Quint Hill

Crypt of Resting Thoughts

[ELVIA] Hexe Sanctuary

Olun’s Valley

Ash Forest


Gyfin Underground

[ELVIA] Primal Giants

[ELVIA] Rhutum Outstation

Winter Tree Fossil

Murrowak’s Labyrinth

Jade Starlight Forest

[ELVIA] Bloody Monastery

[ELVIA] Orc Camp

Abandoned Monastery

[ELVIA] Saunil Camp

Tunkuta Turos

Gyfin Uppies


Padix Island

[ELVIA] Swamp Nagas

[ELVIA] Swamp Fogans

Star’s End

Sycraia Abyssal

[ELVIA] Castle Ruins

Thornwood Forest

Hystria Ruins

Aakman

Kratuga Ancient Ruins

[ELVIA] Altar Imps

[ELVIA] Biraghi Den


320/410+  [1P] TUNGRAD RUINS

NPC: Ezrin

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 45 Caphras Stones

SPECIAL LOOT: Kuadir Fragment, Essence of Devouring, Origin of Dark Hunger

MECHANICS:

Focus the <Visionnaire> mob, then position to get Back Attacks to destroy the others. <Putarek> can spawn in extra <Dread-stricken> mobs - you cannot kill the bird -- these mobs are squishier than normal mobs.

★★★ TREASURE: 2 parts of Lafi Bedmountain's Upgraded Telescope


310/420+  [1P] DARKSEEKER'S RETREAT

NPC: Dematur

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 45 Caphras Stones

SPECIAL LOOT: Kabua's Artifact, Kabua's Fragment, Flame/Embers of Resonance

MECHANICS:

Your rotation should have 3~4 packs of mobs. Focus on getting Back Attacks. Defeat Mournful/Vengeful/Punitive mobs to spawn the Blazing Ember & Sealed Artifact. Destroy the Ember to activate the Artifact and get 1 Ember of Resonance.


310/380+  [1P] CITY OF THE DEAD

NPC: Burhan

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 45 Caphras Stones

SPECIAL LOOT: Kuadir Fragment, Essence of Devouring, Origin of Dark Hunger

MECHANICS:

CC the wizard mob <Tehmelun Messenger>, easily identified by the yellow aura that forms around it - this interrupts a MASSIVE buff it gives the other mobs. Use your most damaging Down Attacks on the other mobs. You do not have to kill the wizard mob first, just keep it CCed. Sometimes a Knight & his minions spawns - avoid the massive orb that spawns.

★★★ TREASURE: 2 parts of Lafi Bedmountain's Upgraded Telescope


310/400+  [2P] [DEHKIA'S LANTERN] TUNKUTA TUROS

NPC: Cartil Tankta, Lizella Aeo    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 20 Caphras, 10 Dust

SPECIAL LOOT: Turo's Belt, Turo Heart, Turo Blood, Flame/Embers of Despair, Quturan's Ashen Leaf, Quturan's Right Lung

MECHANICS:

Kill the boss after popping your lantern, avoid his massive damage skill or block it if your block is at max. Farm mobs on the spot until the next boss spawns. Rinse & repeat.


310/400+ [P] [DEHKIA'S LANTERN] OLUN'S VALLEY

NPC: Anmor    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 5 Caphras, 30 Dust

SPECIAL LOOT: Deboreka Earring, Jewel of Illusion (Debo Earring ingredient), Quturan's Ashen Leaf, Quturan's Right Lung

MECHANICS:

Each party member has to use their lantern. The hardest part of this area is coordinating lantern use. Pop the first between the group of three, then the 2nd at the tunnel, etc. There are 6 mobs per rotation. Pretty much the same mechanics as normal Olun's, but much less running around, much more chill.

★★★ TREASURE: Rich Merchant Ring's Piece


310/400+ [1P] [DEHKIA'S LANTERN] THORNWOOD

NPC: Arienne, Vencheloa

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 5 Caphras, 20 Dust

SPECIAL LOOT: Ominous Ring, Quturan's Black Leaf, Quturan's Right Lung

MECHANICS:

Camp the Eye of Despair. Watch out for being CCed by the Boss and Khalks. Boss spawns every 15 waves (boss is the Dark Knight mob). Every wave spawns 2 Khalks. You won't generally be counting these while grinding. Pop your Agris Fever when the 4 elite mobs spawn. Profit.


310/400+ [1P] [DEHKIA'S LANTERN] ASH FOREST

NPC: ---    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: ---

SPECIAL LOOT: Deboreka Necklace, Quturan's Black Leaf, Quturan's Left Lung

MECHANICS:

Basically the same as normal Ash, but much more damaging/terrifying than normal Ash. Do not go unless you are extremely familiar with normal Ash - the difference is: Malenia, Blade of Miquella VS Wandering Noble.

★★★ TREASURE: Rich Merchant's Ring Piece


310/400+ [1P] [DEHKIA'S LANTERN] CYCLOPS LAND

NPC: ---    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: ---

SPECIAL LOOT: Dawn Earring

MECHANICS:

Locate a spot you want to stand still in. Focus on getting Back Attacks on the Cyclops to maximize damage. Avoid the red AOEs. Beat up the over-sized bats as you wail on the Cyclops. Beat up more over-sized bats as they swarm after the Cyclops dies and wait for another Cyclops to spawn.


310/400+ [1P] [ELVIA] QUINT HILL (aka Troll Habitat)

NPC: Andre Vidal    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 12 Powder of Nightmare

SPECIAL LOOT: Black Distortion Earring

MECHANICS:

Choose a Sealed Troll Shaman to use as a pinata. When destroyed, it will petrify all nearby Trolls and apply a DP Reduction debuff to them.

DPS Ancient Trolls. When one's HP drops enough, it will cause a burst that wakes up Petrified Trolls. Some Trolls will gain a short but big DP Buff from this burst.


310/400+ [1P] CRYPT OF RESTING THOUGHTS

NPC: Azure Mantis, Black Eyeroot    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 10 Caphras, 30 Dust

SPECIAL LOOT: Deboreka Belt, Quturan's Black Leaf, Quturan's Ashen Leaf, Quturan's Right Lung, Quturan's Left Lung

MECHANICS:

High accuracy is required in order to grind here.

★★★ TREASURE: Rich Merchant's Ring Piece


300/390+ [1P] [ELVIA] HEXE SANCTUARY

NPC: Becker, Brolina's Guard

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 12 Powder of Nightmare

SPECIAL LOOT: Black Distortion Earring

MECHANICS:

Slay the undead to spawn Souls of the Dead. Souls will be consumed by Soul Harvester Witmirth, and as they are consumed, will spawn more undead. When Witmirth has consumed enough souls, it will attack you. You cannot attack it until then. Defeat Unstable Soul Green Orc Skeleton to generate deathly energy that summons Hexe Marie. When the Orcs are defeated, their souls explode and will damage nearby undead.

When Hexe Marie spawns, she will spawn Skeleton Soldiers to help her. Be careful when DPSing the Soldiers, as when they die they explode and will hurt you.


300/380+ [4P] OLUN'S VALLEY

NPC: Anmor    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 5 Caphras, 30 Dust

SPECIAL LOOT: Quturan's Ashen Leaf, Quturan's Right Lung

MECHANICS:

Top tier group spot, bring at least 1 Shai & be prepared to use the expensive Elixir rotation. There is too much to the mechanics to summarize, recommend watching videos & shadowing a party to learn.

★★★ TREASURE: Rich Merchant's Ring Piece


300/390+ [1P] ASH FOREST

NPC: ---    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: ---

SPECIAL LOOT: Deboreka Necklace, Quturan's Black Leaf, Quturan's Left Lung

MECHANICS:

There is too much to the mechanics to summarize, recommend watching videos to learn. Like with Oluns, be prepared to use the expensive Elixir rotation. Very easy place to die.

★★★ TREASURE: Rich Merchant's Ring Piece

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300/380+ [1P] GYFIN UNDERGROUND

NPC: Scholar    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 20 Caphras Stones, 60 Peridot

SPECIAL LOOT: Tungrad Belt, Tungrad Necklace

MECHANICS:

The mobs can be seen in groups of 3 that are Red, Blue, or Purple. They will change color when one mob pack dies. Attack any color mob to start, then look at your buff bar to see which mob pack you will focus next. Avoid the AOEs - if your HP isn't at max you can drop dead. Sometimes a Boss will spawn - be very careful. 


290/380+ [1P] [ELVIA] PRIMAL GIANT POST

NPC: Naku Davi  

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 12 Powder of Nightmare

SPECIAL LOOT: Black Distortion Earring

MECHANICS:

Grind in circles. This spot is most efficient when you can pull 1 pack to another to kill both at the same time. Sometimes an event will spawn waves of enemies, and eventually a Boss.


280/360+ [1P] [ELVIA] RHUTUM OUTSTATION

NPC: Elinke Visamin    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 12 Powder of Nightmare

SPECIAL LOOT: Black Distortion Earring

MECHANICS:

Take out the 3 Towers around the Cargo Crates. Enjoy the DP buff from the Good Wizard. After the Glorious Rhutums are handled, there will be waves of enemies - hunt down the annoying Archers for an easier time. Try to group up the waves so you can get Back Attacks. 


280/350+ [1P] WINTER TREE FOSSIL

NPC: Manduru    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 20 Caphras Stones

SPECIAL LOOT: Iridescent Lightstone, Forgotten Witch's Token

MECHANICS:

Feed energy to the Tree to spawn waves of mobs.


280/350+ [1P/6P] MURROWAK'S LABYRINTH

NPC: Alvaro    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 30 Caphras Stones

SPECIAL LOOT: Iridescent Lightstone, Murrowak Crystal Carapace, Forgotten Witch's Token

MECHANICS:

This area has 6 rooms, is best done with others to be grinding in other rooms, and is recommended to do on Arsha. Talk to the Murrowak Burrow at the back of the cave past the Daily NPC to get teleported to your personal room. Turn on your Agris Fever when an elite mob spawns and when you kill the boss. Slay waves of mobs until you are prompted to move to the Boss room with other Murrowak enjoyers. When fighting the boss, move to the edge of the room when the Boss preps it's powerful attack.


280/350+ [1P] JADE STARLIGHT FOREST

NPC: Jodin    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 20 Caphras Stones

SPECIAL LOOT: Flame of Frost, Ember of Frost, Forgotten Witch's Token

MECHANICS:

Grind in circles. At each mob pack, kill the special totem or brazier there first. Avoid the AOEs.


280/340+ [1P] [ELVIA] BLOODY MONASTERY

NPC: Annalynn    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 25 Predator's Roots

SPECIAL LOOT: Moon Split Nail, Shard of the Drained Night (yellow shard)

MECHANICS:

Use the Yellow/Narc Elvia Weapon. Grind in circles. Sometimes Crimson Bells will drop. Use them to spawn extra enemies while you're grinding (don't stand around waiting for them to come to you, this reduces your income per hour).


280/340+ [1P] [ELVIA] ORC CAMP

NPC: Orc Hunter Brodie

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 25 Predator's Roots

SPECIAL LOOT: Shard of the Furious Night (red shard)

MECHANICS:

Use the Red/Valtarra Elvia Weapon. When you arrive, BEFORE popping your buffs "turn on the lights" by squishing the Red Orc Prisons - this will "turn on the lights" and make the mobs much squishier. Grind in circles. Pick up a weapon every 20 minutes. Sometimes a boss will spawn. PRIORITIZE keeping the Orc Wizards dead, as they will "turn off the lights".


280/350+ [2P] ABANDONED MONASTERY

NPC: ---

DAILY QUEST REWARD: ---

SPECIAL LOOT: Dawn Earring

MECHANICS:

Grind in circles. Best done on Arsha for drops from the boss, but keep in mind the boss notification can attract PVP.


270/330+ [1P] [ELVIA] SAUNIL CAMP

NPC: Trina Knights Scount Henley    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 12 Powder of Nightmare

SPECIAL LOOT: Black Distortion Earring (very rare), Crystallized Despair, Blessed Soul Fragment

MECHANICS:

Approach the Calpheonian Flag to spawn waves of enemies. Try to kill normal mobs surrounding the flag while dealing with the waves to maximize your income per hour. You will want to be close to multiple Flags.


270/360+ [2P] TUNKUTA TUROS

NPC: Cartil Tankta, Lizella Aeo    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 20 Caphras, 10 Dust

SPECIAL LOOT: Turo's Belt, Turo Heart, Thick Turo Blood, Quturan's Ashen Leaf, Quturan's Right Lung

MECHANICS:

Go from pack to pack as you would other grind spots. Sometimes a boss will spawn.


270/320+ [5P] GYFIN UPPER

NPC: ---    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: ---

SPECIAL LOOT: Tungrad Belt, Krogdalo's Origin Stone

MECHANICS:

Grind in circles with you party. Bring a Shai for buffs. Sometimes a boss mob will spawn -- don't wait for it to fully spawn, get it on your next loop.

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270/340+ [1P] PADIX ISLAND

NPC: ---

DAILY QUEST REWARD: ---

SPECIAL LOOT: Ethereal Earring, Black Spirit's Claw Piece

MECHANICS:

Activate the Mutant Loah Pot with the zone drop to spawn waves of enemies. Should be done on Arsha.

★★★ TREASURE: Rich Merchant's Ring Piece


260/330+ [1P] [ELVIA] SWAMP NAGAS

NPC: Zegna    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 25 Predator's Roots

SPECIAL LOOT: Shard of the Drained Night

MECHANICS:

Use the Yellow/Narc Elvia Weapon. Kill the Commanders around the flowers to spawn waves of enemies. Sometimes Swamp Fogans will invade. When all mobs are dead, move on to another flower.


260/330+ [1P] [ELVIA] SWAMP FOGANS

NPC: Dernyl    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 25 Predator's Roots

SPECIAL LOOT: Tears of the Arid River, Shard of the Tearful Night

MECHANICS:

Use the Blue/Okiara Elvia Weapon. Grind in circles. Sometimes Swamp Nagas will invade. Sometimes <Prince Titium> will spawn.


260/320+ [1P] STAR'S END

NPC: Soldier, Elionian Priestess

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 1 Destructive Illusion, 1 Caphras Stone

SPECIAL LOOT: Black Distortion Earring

MECHANICS:

Either sit at one of the pillars and kill waves of mobs OR grind in circles.


260/330+ [1P] SYCRAIA ABYSSAL

NPC: Gormin

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 50 Dust, 3 Abyssal Essence

SPECIAL LOOT: Tungrad Ring, Ancient Seal - Black & Red Shards

MECHANICS:

Access this by using Fragments of the Deep Sea to make Memory of the Deep Sea. Go north from the Blacksmith, look northwest for stairs and a huge structure to put the Memory of Deep Sea in. Grind in circles.


250/320+ [3P] [ELVIA] CASTLE RUINS

NPC: Ruben

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 25 Predator's Roots

SPECIAL LOOT: Shard of the Furious Night

MECHANICS:

Use the Red/Valtarra Elvia Weapon. Grind in circles with your party, with each party member targeting their own mobs to maximize clearing. Eventually "Al Rundi's Orders" will drop for someone, which can be turned in at a tent by the main gate of the castle, and then your party will clear out the mobs indicated by the yellow beam of light, which will spawn the Boss.


250/320+ [1P] THORNWOOD FOREST

NPC: Arienne, Vencheloa

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 5 Caphras, 20 Dust

SPECIAL LOOT: Ominous Ring, Quturan's Black Leaf, Quturan's Left Lung

MECHANICS:

Grind in circles. Sometimes the Dark Knight event will spawn waves of squishy mobs and then the boss.


250/300+ [1P] HYSTRIA RUINS

NPC: Atui Balacs

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 5 Caphras

SPECIAL LOOT: Tungrad Necklace, Ancient Power - Red & Black Shards

MECHANICS:

Jump in portals in the desert until you land in Hystria. Grind in circles. Sometimes a special event will spawn tons of Eltens - either wait for them to spawn or kill them on your next pass of the rotation, but remember they're not exclusive to you.

★★★ TREASURE: 2 parts of Lafi Bedmountain's Upgraded Compass. 1 piece drops from Vodkhan, the 2nd drops from both Elten & Tukar Balten.


250/300+ [1P] AAKMAN

NPC: Bolero

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 5 Caphras

SPECIAL LOOT: Tungrad Earring, Ancient Power - Red & Black Shards

MECHANICS:

Jump in portals in the desert until you land in Aakman. Grind in circles.

★★★ TREASURE: 1 part of Lafi Bedmountain's Upgraded Compass, drops from Aakman Elite Guardian


250/300+ [1P] KRATUGA ANCIENT RUINS

NPC: ---

DAILY QUEST REWARD: ---

SPECIAL LOOT: Laytenn's Power Stone, Tungrad Earring

MECHANICS:

Use a Black Spirit Claw to gain access, can grind in various places in Valencia for or buy from Central Market. Entrance is from Hasrah Cliff -- hug the left wall until you reach a crawlspace then turn right, entrance is on the left. Grind in circles. Sometimes Laytenn will spawn.


240/310+ [2P] [ELVIA] ALTAR IMPS

NPC: Zara Lynch    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 25 Predator's Roots

SPECIAL LOOT: Tears of the Arid River, Shard of the Tearful Night

MECHANICS:

Use the Blue/Okiara Elvia Weapon. Choose a spot that has 4~6+ mob packs surrounding it. Both party members will pull 2~3 mob packs at once back to the flag, which feeds it. Defeat the waves of enemies that spawn. The more packs that are pulled, the harder the waves will be.


240/310+ [1P] [ELVIA] BIRAGHI DEN

NPC: Etunar    

DAILY QUEST REWARD: 25 Predator's Roots

SPECIAL LOOT: Moon Split Nail, Shard of the Drained Night

MECHANICS:

Use the Yellow/Narc Elvia Weapon. Grind in a circle as you would normally do elsewhere. As you grind the "Alert Levels" of the zone will increase, first spawning Bounty Hunters that pursue you as you grind and eventually spawning a Boss. Use the Key gained from the boss at the chest located down the well by the node manager. Due to the Bounty Hunters, be careful AFKing by your horse.

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