Nightflower Blossom, my pretty but deadly Guild Wars assassin has reached level 17 and is ready for her first serious set of daggers. There are many ways to get decent weapons in Guild wars but some of them seem to be a lot more painful than others. I guess the easiest route is collectors because the items they trade for are fairly common drops. Sadly Nightflower hasn't progressed far enough through the factions storyline to be able to access any high end collectors so I decided to look for another route. I was pleased to see that some "rare" green daggers can be got as boss drops in Nightfall even though assassins don't really feature in that game. Having finished Nightfall with my Paragon I can pretty much go anywhere in Elona so I assembled a team of henchmen and heroes and set off to farm some daggers.
Now after several hours of slavishly killing the same mobs over and over with no sign of the desired green drop I can feel myself slipping into the grip of an obsession. Hanchor Trueblade I must have your daggers!
Hanchor is situated in a zone called the Holdings of Chokhin but in order to reset him I cross over into the neighbouring region of Vehjin Mines after each kill. This means I need to kill 20 or so Skree on the way so it takes me about 10 minutes per trip. Not exactly high speed farming but I have still killed him about 30 times so far with no green drop.
In an effort to increase my chances I use henchmen and heroes to help me clear the path and then send them to a corner of the map before soloing the boss. This method has worked for me before but doesn' seem to be helping now. I even tried doing the run in hard mode a few times as rumour has it that the drop rate is improved but the increased difficulty is too much for me. After only a few runs in hard mode all my team are carrying such a hefty death penalty that we can barely kill the boss.
Is there a better way to do this? Any suggestions would be appreciated.