Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Farming for Reagents: Sunstone

The Celestial Observatory requires a total of 52 sunstone to craft it, and I have a grand total of 5.  I never really paid attention to where I got them, so I had to do some online research.  This is what I came up with.  There are a total of 4 ways to get sunstone.
  1. The Bazaar.
  2. Transmute it
  3. Gardening
  4. Farming certain Celestian bosses
This made me come to the conclusion that SUNSTONE IS MORE ELUSIVE THAN GOLDEN PEARLS!  Just kidding......Well not really, but at least it's not impossible to get it.  Here is how in greater detail.

The Bazaar - Sunstone sells in the Bazaar, but it is kind of hard to find.  And they sell for 3500 gold each!  Plus, buying sunstone isn't an option for me, since I promised myself I wouldn't buy any of the reagents.  Did I mention I can be stubborn?

Transmute - You can purchase the sunstone transmute card from both Avery Templeton in Celestia Base Camp and Kimba Kalla in the Floating Land.  The transmute takes 15 sandstone to make one sunstone.  BUT.....Sandstone is pretty hard to find as well.  You can get a sandstone transmute from the above vendors that turns 10 stone blocks into one sandstone.  That's A LOT of stone blocks!  Both transmutes cost 600 gold.

Gardening - There are apparently 4 plants that drop sunstone: Maelstrom Snap Dragons (rank 7), King Parsley (rank 3), Fickle Pickle (rank 5) and Evil Magma Peas (rank 7).

Drops from bosses - Here is a list of bosses that are said to drop sunstone:
  • Achealos - Crustacean Empire
  • Amphibaton - Science Center
  • Astraeus - Trial of the Spheres
  • Big Salgio - The Chancel
  • Eeglis - The Grotto
  • Luska Charmbeak - The Waterworks
  • Maglump - Science Center
  • Marcio - Stormriven
  • Mithraya - Trial of the Spheres
  • Nuncio - Crustacean Empire
  • Optio Marinos - The Chancel
  • Optio Neelus - The Chancel
  • Optio Vitale - The Chancel
  • Paetor Mako - Crustacean Empire
  • Thunderfin - Stormriven
I already planted some Maelstrom Snap Dragons, King Parsley and Fickle Pickle.  We will see if I get any sunstone drops from them.  I will also farm, probably in The Chancel and Stormriven.  And I figure that when my patience with farming runs out I will transmute the rest.  I think getting all this sunstone will be the hardest part of crafting this thing!

I hope this post didn't totally bore you, and I hope it might be helpful to others who need to farm for sunstone.  Thanks for reading!  And remember to enter my giveaway if you haven't already done so!


TimothyLighttalon said...

i'd give you my sunstones if i could :( i have like 20

Unknown said...

and yes i agree that you are stubborn :P

Autumn DreamWalker said...

LOL! Thanks :P