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Forbidden Book vs Ancient Relic


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Okay, as the is title implying I am wondering if the Forbidden Books are as profitable as Ancient Relics or more (ore less). Currently they are about the same price on the marketplace and I have been spamming relics for awhile trying to get geared. Would Forbidden Books yield better rewards? I only really see people trying to party up for relics. Thanks in advance.

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Okay, as the is title implying I am wondering if the Forbidden Books are as profitable as Ancient Relics or more (ore less). Currently they are about the same price on the marketplace and I have been spamming relics for awhile trying to get geared. Would Forbidden Books yield better rewards? I only really see people trying to party up for relics. Thanks in advance.

As far as I tried Forbidden Books are crap compared to Ancient Relics.

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really? do they give the same drops? how did they differ? Please. Tell me. Everything.

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The book drops are technically better as the drop turn ins give more money, but it's not like you're doing the scrolls for 100k silver anyway. Ultimately you are doing them for the memory fragments, and to a lesser extent the hunters seals - books, and shards give the same amount of fragments (not 100% on the seals but i think they're the same also)  Also it's not like the boss scrolls are particularly difficult, shard bosses die a little faster (i would say the 3rd book boss is actually easier though vs the saunil commander) but overall it's not that much faster to do one or the other, so i don't think that should impact your decision too much.

Which one is better depends on what you do to obtain the items. IF you afk fish and get 2-3 a night, and actively farm in calpheon area (hexe for earrings, etc.) than you will have to buy less of the shards. If you arent farming mobs that drop shards, and arent getting that many from fishing than you'll have to buy more, minimizing their worth.

If you actively farm mediah, solo ( if you're in a grind group you're not going to get much, and/or they're going to be put on special deals) and are getting a few/day, but not as many shards than books are better. 

Use both of them as you can, if you're buying them it's w/e go with the cheapest you can find, although you will see wayyyy more books in special deals saving you some money than you will shards.

Books also save you a 10 minute run from mediah (i need a faster horse :( )

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As far as I'm aware forbidden books have a chance to drop extra memory fragments? Relics only drop 1 unless my RNG is bad.. I've had the forbidden book drop 2 fragments on kill

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As far as I'm aware forbidden books have a chance to drop extra memory fragments? Relics only drop 1 unless my RNG is bad.. I've had the forbidden book drop 2 fragments on kill

I usually end each run with a few extra fragments nothing crazy but definitely more. (that includes bundles as well.)

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