Asmodean Vitality Extraction Guide 200-299

What keeps you going?  What is it that makes you keep right clicking furiously on anything that sprouts out of the ground?  You've tackled the titanium and mined the minerals of the
What keeps you
going?  What is it that makes you keep right clicking
furiously on anything that sprouts out of the ground?  You've
tackled
the titanium and mined the minerals of the earth, and uprooted the ...



To
hell with the alliteration.  You've done well to come this far
in
Vitality Extraction.  Hitting 200 is the halfway
point.  And to some,
it might as well be the halfway point to the halfway house. 
This is
serious business at this point and there are no easy ways to go about
this anymore.  Brace yourself.



Things are going to get pretty
serious at this point.  There are a few fairly safe regions to
do
these, but they're less than optimal.  Hell, if you wanted to
do
200-250, you could do it all right outside the Beluslan
Fortress walls.  But those nodes are sparse and highly botted
due to the non-aggressive nature of the enemies in the area. 
I
wouldn't advise being below level 30 for the first half of this guide,
and 35 for the second half.  You need to at least be able to
handle 2
enemies at once and that's the safest blanket answer I can give you for
the regions I'll be sending you to.  Can you handle it
sooner? 
Probably.  Should you?  Depends on how desperate you
are to be ahead of
the curve on your tradeskills.



Make
damn sure your backpack is clear.  Each one of these nodes at
this
point will have at least one, sometimes two high quality/rare
possibilities.  Pure-types sell oh so nicely....



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200-235

Welcome to the Red Lava Cliffs,
or the Salitnus
Rise.  Either one works about the same for this tier, because
all you'll likely be tapping is Adamantium
Follow the outermost ridges on the rise as you approach the Ice Claw
Village and you'll find plenty of Adamantium
for the taking.  Jump off the cliff and check the area below
for more
spawns and as you make your way up mining more, you'll find the nodes
have respawned
If you prefer the more dangerous volcano route, do long paths along the
road to Alsig
Village.  Platinum and Adamantite
spawns all alongside it, and you can go along the southern of the two
roads going east for more opportunities.  If you reached a
bridge with
the Tree NPC,
stop!  You've gone too far!  I've already scouted the
area beyond it
and there's nothing there :(  If all else fails in this tier
you can
return to the Sprigg
Habitat and harvest up another stack of Kirka
and Chikra
that you did for the last part before.

 

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235-250

...Now
you have to go to the Red Lava Cliffs and run the exact same pattern if
you did it already, and target Platinum. 
If you are level 30-33, I would find an ideal spot, between two or
three good nodes, and just get in a grinding rhythm, extracting
whenever the nodes are up.  It can grate on you but you can
level both
extraction and your character at the same time at a respectable
rate.  
Take all of the adamantite
and platinum you can get, and be on the lookout for rarer crystal nodes
as you trek to the east.  While they aren't the best to skill
up, at
this point you know how much those silly handicrafters
and alchemists will pay for these fancy stones.  Unless you
are one
yourself, that is.  In that case my apologies and I wish you
luck on
being self-sufficient on your endeavors... but take adamantium
to 240 before you start passing it over at least, and go for platinum
from there.  Most people care less about platinum
so you're more likely
to find those nodes untouched than the smithing
ores.


250-280

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If you're a tailor, you'll love me.  Xilix
is all over the damn place in the Alsig
Crossroad.   Look next to trees, in fields, behind
you, you'll see it
every few enemies.  Hell, you'll even see it around town if
you're one
of those crazy bastards leveling up the skill before you can even
handle the enemies in the area.  Just look right outside the
south gate
and to the west after that, outside the southwest gate.  Two
easy
spawns and you shouldn't have to touch a single enemy to get them, and
a 250 log or two along the way. 
This can take you to 300 if you can stomach it.  Of course, if
you're
feeling brave, I have something else in mind.


280-300

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You will likely hate me for this, but the fastest way to do it with no
competition is to go to North Brusthonin
Yes, a level 45+ area.  I am not sending you to die for no
reason.  At
this point in the game you know how to judge aggro ranges and thread
the needle when running in-between two aggressive enemies. 
You will
make use of these skills and go to where no one really is at this
point, at least to gather.  Zeller
and Pressa
are in abundance in the area immediately west and north of the NPC
guards of the border between the 20 and 45 zones.  You should
be able to access a Pressa
node from within sight alone while standing at the guards, just
northeast of them.  If you're too much of a sissy to go out
further,
just harvest this to 300.  If you want to get your feet wet
and start
scouting out the real nodes in the area and start spotting good stuff
like Mithril
and Subella,
head west into Nabor
Lake and follow the southern coast to start locating plenty of good
node patterns.  You just might see me touch on this in our
next section
as our first run!





Vitality extraction is getting interesting,
isn't it?  Or at least, as interesting as right clicking a
gathering
point can get.  With the game having such a low aggro range on
99% of
the enemies in the game, this opens up a whole new world of low level
gathering.  Thankfully it requires some intelligence and
finesse, so
you can make yourself stand out from the crowd if you're looking to
craft the best of the best before you're even capable of wearing it, or
want enough tries at that Noble Worthy Ultimate Silly Orange You'll
Replace in 5 Levels Anyway for your craft.  The choice is
yours, and
the path is yours.  We have one final step left. 
It'll be brutal. 
It'll require a high level, or a death wish.  One of these is
easier to
deal with in this game than the other, but only you can answer that for
yourself!  Decide and we'll see you in our final segment of Asmodean
Vitality Extraction!


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