PSO2 – Grind NT Weapons with Emergency Quest Drops

Once upon a time, Excubes were needed for Grind Success 30% and FUN to buy Risk -2s and Grind Success 10%s. Then NT grinding came along and made that all irrelevant.

So I have a surplus of Excubes. Emergency Quests continue to give me even more 10★s. And finally I happen to have five new 13★s to grind, courtesy of Yamato. Time for some resource reallocation.

Too Many 10★s

After running Extra Hard Emergency Quests as the same class for a bit, I began to notice a trend in the drops I was getting:

Too many bows
Trace more bows for me please

That’s a lot of copies of the same moderate rarity weapon, and some even come pre-grinded, so I did the logical thing anyone would do with a pre-grinded 10★ and a buncha copies…

+4 to +10 in two weapons
+4 to +10 in two weapons

Mash them together, then unlock and do it again:

+10 to +19 in five weapons
+10 to +19 in five weapons

Eventually I stopped at +20, because taking a 10★ from +20 to +30 takes nine copies of the same weapon. And then another four more 10★’s worth of Photon Spheres.

It’d be more worthwhile to make a new +20 fodder from scratch, so I did, and ended up with a bunch of 550+ EXP fodders made of 10★ junk.

NT Grinding Fodder
I-I guess it isn’t junk if it’s useful…

According to Swiki, it takes roughly 16 Lambda Grinders to reach +30 using these fodders. That’s a round of Zieg weeklies on one character and two Yamato’s.

Also takes roughly 2-3 million meseta between making fodders and actually grinding and unlocking. That’s about a week’s worth of dailies with Time Attacks and Extreme Quests thrown in. Especially with enough luck to get lots of pre-grinded weapons.

Abuse Class Drops for NT Grinding Fodder

This method works best if you play a class with two class weapons instead of three. Fighters and Hunters are at a disadvantage, but other classes will get very consistent same weapon Dio drops.

Swiki has the full rundown of all the bonuses that can be gotten for NT Grinding, but afaik this is the most practical application of it.

So who needs Empe’s Embrace fodders anyway? Just gogo mass moderate rarity junk weapons with same weapon bonus.

Selphea

Selphea is a crazy MMO player who can never decide what to play and runs weird builds. But hey at least they work!

  • AS118

    Good article. I’m not at the point where I get way more 10’s than I need (still need excubes and such) but if I play long enough, I’ll probably get to the point where I’ll definitely have to consider doing this.

    • Selphea

      I’d say a +30 13* is more worthwhile than going from 4s to 5s in affixes. If you have basic 4s affixes already, you’re good to go.

      What i’m doing right now is making a couple same weapon fodders then sphering or cubing the rest.

  • Ryan Elian

    Hey thanks for writing. Just wondering, what’s the relative power level from +0 to +30, +31, +32, +33, +34, +35 in percentage?

    According to SWIKI, old-school 13* is 140% at +10. I wonder if it’s the same with NT weapons?

    Can you find out for me please? Thanks!

    • Selphea

      100% at base of course, and 1% per grind for a total of 135% at +35.

      • Ryan Elian

        Holy shit. So classic Nox weapons are no match for the NT Nox weapons.

        Thanks!

  • morkie

    ooh thanks for this

  • Reiko

    Thanks for the article. If I grind my NT before +30 with another copy of the same NT does the grind cap still increase?

    • Selphea

      Yep still increases, i do i all the time 🙂

  • Jake Hossin

    Do the skip to 5 or 7 grinds NOT work with 13*s? I recently got my first 13*s and tried grinding them. No option to use the grind skips. They are the huge cutter, crea doubles, serafi dagger NT, and cant remember the name but it’s the 2016 gold badge twin sword 13*s.

    • Selphea

      They don’t work with NTs, they still work with old 13*s like Orbit and Austere