Aion: Asmodean Aether Extraction Guide 200-299

You've done well to come this far.  Hours upon hours have been spent staring at progress bars, and unlike the other professions, if you AFK here, you are dead.  Even alt-tabbing has
You've done well to come this
far.  Hours upon hours
have been spent staring at progress bars, and unlike the other
professions, if you AFK here, you are dead.  Even alt-tabbing
has
caused me to fall from the skies like a brick if something really
distracts me.  You've spent ~140,000 kinah just training on
how to
waste your wings.

 

Now it's time to waste them some more.

 

This
level will go a little faster than the other two simply because you
have numbed yourself of the pain and suffering involved.  The
good news
is that you've got your level 30 wings and level 25 flight speed
passive at this point, so you should be hitting at least 2 nodes per
run depending on your addiction to wind serum.  The bad news
is this
level range will take a little more finesse and attention than
before. 
These areas are either at awkward heights, or have monsters hovering
inches away from aggro range from the best rest spots.

 

Scared
yet?  I hope you've got at least 5 empty cube slots. 
There are four,
FOUR possibilities from these nodes; Gems, Pure Gems, High Quality
Gems, and Essence of Wind.  The 5th slot is to ensure you can
still
gather.  Now that you're prepared for the worst, we've got a
little
hike before our first destination.



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200-225

In Morheim, head south to Mt. Musphel and then west past the encampment
for the
area's quests.  See that lava river right by them to the north
west? 
Run along side it and dive straight down to Node #1, with a rest spot
right next to it.  Head due south along the walls to find
Nodes 2 and
3, and do wide half circles along the east sky temple wall to find the
most 200 nodes. This one is really easy compared to most starter tiers.



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225-250

 

You probably don't need me to tell you this, but there are two 225
nodes right above nodes #1 and #3 on the same path as before. 
Take the
same circuit, grabbing the 200's until they stop giving you skill since
they're faster and this tier produces amazing Wind Serum, so stocking
up on Aether Gems is advised.  You'll end up using the same
rest areas as you did for the 200 tier.


250-275

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I'm going to be blunt with you here - this tier sucks.  The
250 nodes
are clustered mostly in the middle of the islands of Sky Temple,
meaning resting is quite perilous unless a group has cleared the nearby
area.  One wrong landing and you might have to fly right off
in a
hurry.  On the other hand, you have the option of Beluslan as
well,
which is probably a better option.  The nodes in Beluslan are
underneath the large structure in the sky, and in the distance far off
otherwise.  It resembles the 150-175 tier in
Morheim.  This one is your
call, but I'd do Belusian.  Two good spawns reside on under
the eastern outcropping.


275-299

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So easy it hurts.  Off the eastern most point of the
structure,
rotating around you you should see no fewer than 4 275 nodes. 
I don't
have to hold your hand here.  Pop those wind serums and loot,
loot,
loot!  I noticed a much higher rate of Pure Aether Gems on
these, maybe
12-15% of my attempts were Pure.







If
you're made of money (and you should be if you sell these or the
serum they can be used to produce), you're ready for the next
step. 
Burning Vortexes.  So for our next segment, reserve a spot in
your
local burn ward.  It's even more complicated than this tier
was, and
this time, I'm serious!  See you then!


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