Talk:Ancient Armor Remnants

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Does anyone know the chance of receiving the armor drop is?

Don't know. I just know that I scored 177 and got one (wasn't made apparent to me until afterwards). -- 21:57, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
I scored 84 and got two. They are sometimes placed in your inventory after killing a Maddened Spirit or Lost Soul. Paddymew 15:35, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
I'd question whether it's really possible to get Ancient Armor Remnants from Lost Souls, actually. In all the other NF Challenge Missions, Armor Remnants only ever drop from one enemy. Way back when I ran through NF, I farmed more than 20 Armor Remnants (across 5 different characters) in this Challenge Mission and not a single one ever came from killing a Lost Soul, despite my consistent efforts to kill every Lost Soul I came across. Does anyone have concrete, conclusive evidence that killing a Lost Soul gives an Armor Remnant (i.e. you had your inventory open at the time, killed a Lost Soul, and an Armor Remnant appeared in your inventory)? - Zaxares 06:22, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Around 80 kills and 1 Armor Remnant --Timus 12:45, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
It seems incredibly random. I did a half-dozen 100-point runs and got nothing. Then I did one last one - 117 points - and got three in that run alone. Not only that, but I checked halfway through and had nothing. Basically, the last three guys in that last run EACH gave me one remnant o_O Leon Drakenhart 07:11, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
lol wow i must have really good luck i just did remains 4 times to map it for cartographer. I didnt realize i was in hardmode so i had like way less than 30 points and just was resigning well turns out i got 4 armor remnants lol69.204.40.149 18:47, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
I scored 700 and didn't get a single piece. I think they should give you one automatically if you beat the daily best. --RoyHarmon 20:23, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

No longer drops from lost souls?[edit]

When did this change? 16:08, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Drop rate is bullshit[edit]

After repeatedly getting high scores, still no ancient armor remnant. After 2 days waiting in trade, still no sellers. Conclusion: another bullshit. Recommendation: DO NOT BRING THIS BULLSHIT INTO GUILD WARS 2!!!!

PS: Fix GW bot problems. This only ruins any pseudo-market you are envisioning.

EDIT: Ok, I got lucky this time. 3 in a row.... -.- Please delete this rant. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 19:55, 2012 June 23 (UTC).

It's hard to remember that a system based on luck (such as drop rates in GW1) means that some of us will get very lucky...and some of us will have terrible luck.
The lack of available trades says more about how much people expect to earn from farming Ancient Remnants and about how many people are playing the game; it has nothing (specific) to do with the drop rates. (The rate for ectos is actually pretty low; the reason they are always available in trade is that they are easy to sell.) Put another way, the best way to generate offers is to raise your offer price. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 00:42, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
The drop rate is low. Since the ghosts that drop the armor remnants spawn on a timer and can only be killed under the condition that you have a greater infestation buff, you're looking at a low probability of getting a drop on any given run. I need 5, like most people, and I got 3 in the first five runs. I'm now on run 40 without getting another one. It's just a roll of the dice.

Can confirm June 2021 that ancient armor remnants drop from both maddened souls AND lost souls and it really does just seem to be down to luck for the drop rate - took me two evenings to get 5, 3 from maddened and 2 from lost.