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Faction farming is a form of farming in which players repeatedly complete certain tasks to gather faction.
Rewards of faction farming
The three different kinds of faction generate different rewards:
Type of Faction Rewards Balthazar Faction •Zaishen Keys. •Unlocking weapon upgrades, runes, and skills for PvP use. •Tournament Tokens. Kurzick Faction •Raise alliance faction. •Obtain Kurzick allegiance skills. •Amber Chunks. •Passage Scroll to Urgoz's Warren. All of these choices add points to your Kurzick allegiance rank. Luxon Faction •Raise alliance faction. •Obtain Luxon allegiance skills. •Jadeite Shards. •Passage Scroll to the Deep. All of these choices add points to your Luxon allegiance rank.
Farming faction within the Kurzick and Luxon territories
For Luxon and Kurzick faction, there are several areas that players can go to farm faction. These are:
- Alliance battles
- Competitive Missions: Fort Aspenwood and The Jade Quarry.
- Challenge Missions:
- Killing Level 20+ foes in Echovald Forest and the Jade Sea while under the Blessing of the Kurzicks/Luxons
- Doing repeatable faction quests. Their equivalent are
Kurzick Luxon Duel of the Houses The Jade Arena In the Army Now (Kurzick) In the Army (Luxon) Kurzick Supply Lines Luxon Supply Lines Scouting Ferndale Scouting Maishang Hills Securing Echovald Forest Scout the Coast
Fast faction farming
Current Methods of Fast Faction Farming Kurzick Faction Methods Morostav Trail speed clear (MTSC) Using 2 Assassins with spammable dagger attacks, 3 Dervishes with PBAoE direct damage, 2 Monks with bonds and 1 healing Monk, a party can quickly vanquish Morostav Trail for Kurzick faction, starting from Unwaking Waters. The run will give, on average, 22,500 Kurzick faction and takes around 16 to 22 minutes to complete, depending on the experience and setup of the party.
Using this method alone for the equivalent of 1 hour per day (or 50,000+ Kurzick factions per day) will achieve Savior of the Kurzicks within 100 days.
Luxon Faction Methods Mount Qinkai speed clear (MQSC) Based on 600/smite groups in combination with spirits, smiters, tanks, finisher and a runner in order to farm Luxon faction by quickly vanquishing Mount Qinkai, starting from Aspenwood Gate. With an average party, faction rewards can come anywhere from 10,000-11,000 a run and runs take 7-12 minutes.
Using this method alone for the equivalent of 1 hour per day (or 50,000+ Luxon faction per day) will achieve Savior of the Luxons within 100 days.
Balthazar Faction Methods Zaishen Elite speed clear Based on 2-3 Ranger Trappers and 1-2 Ritualist and/or Elementalist finishers. Traps are laid down by the gates while the timer is running down, and then the turtling party waits until the foes run into the traps. The finisher kills off any remaining foes with trappers laying more traps around the dying npcs. A "full run" is usually 16 rounds (or 20-30 minutes) to gain the maximum of 6,000 Balthazar faction. Historical Methods of Fast Faction Farming Kurzick Faction Methods Amatz Basin The December 11, 2008 update made this run impractical.
Parties are usually 4 perma-sins, 3 warriors, and 1 monk. The perma-sins will tank the enemies to keep aggro off the refugees and the others will use speed boosting shouts such as "Charge!" to speed their evacuation.
Drazach Thicket speed clear (DTSC) This run fell out of favor due to better rewards per hour from MTSC.
It uses four teams, each with one 600HP tank and one smiter to quickly vanquish Drazach Thicket for Kurzick faction, starting from The Eternal Grove. The run will give, on average, 17,000 Kurzick faction and takes around 13 to 20 minutes with an experienced party.
Securing Echovald Forest This quest was affected by the November 13, 2008 game update and this method is no longer possible.
This was the easiest and most popular FFF method in the past. It involved running to four points in Melandru's Hope which could be accomplished simultaneously by four runners or by flagging heroes and henchmen to the points. The update changed the quest, requiring you to defeat the enemy spawns at those points, so a quick run is no longer possible.
Luxon Faction Methods The Jade Arena This run fell out of favor due to better rewards per hour from MQSC. Maishang Hills speed clear (MHSC) The March 11, 2010 update made this run impractical.
It was also based on 600/smite groups in combination with a runner in order to farm Luxon faction at Maishang Hills in Hard Mode, starting from Eredon Terrace. With an average party, faction rewards could come anywhere from 14,000-17,000 a run and runs took 9-14 minutes.
Scout the Coast This quest was affected by the November 13, 2008 game update and this method is no longer possible.
This was the Luxon counterpart to Securing Echovald and was accomplished in the same manner, running to four points in Mount Quinkai which could be accomplished simultaneously by four runners or by flagging heroes and henchmen to the points. The update changed the quest, requiring you to defeat the enemy spawns at those points, so a quick run is no longer possible.
- Double Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood weeks will allow you to get double Imperial Faction from win and losses (in addition to double Balthazar Faction and Imperial Faction fom kills), which can then be converted at any moment to Luxon, Kurzick (1 imperial => 1 luxon/kurzick) or Balthazar (3 imperial => 1 balthazar) faction.
- Double Faction Support weeks will allow for double points toward the two titles from all sources (except storybooks).