Talk:Venerable Mantid Pincer

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Drop research[edit]

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It can also be found at the low level mantids near Shing Jea Monastary. There is an underground way there, and a lot of mantid drop the venerable mantid pincers there. WM

I disagree[edit]

January 24, 2009 - I ran from Nahpui Quarter towards Wajjun Bazaar 3 times. It's very fast to hit the 3 Mantid Spawns near there. Of three area resets, I received 1 pincer on the first run, none on the second, and the 3rd spawn was changed for a Canthan Chest on the 3rd reset. - by Bindar the Quick / Swirler

I've killed quite a few of the low level Mantids in the Sunqua Vale (Including in the northern temple area) and I believe you may be getting Mantid Pincer and Venerable Mantid Pincer mixed up. As far as I can tell, you can only get the Venerable varity from the higher level Mantid's(17+) that can be found in Wajjun Bazaar and Xaquang Skyway. Hope this helps. ~ Krymsin82 09:49, 10 January 2008 (UTC) ~
Old topic, I know, but I'm just going to offer my verification. Venerable Mantid Pincers only drop from the higher level Mantids found in Wajjun and Xaquang. --Kheraz Zarahi 13:35, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
If you notice, that is what is stated in the article, only the mantids in Kaineng City regions drop these. The largest groups of them are outside Nahpui Quarter in Wajjun. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 22:02, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

-HighPeakRanger Ive killed loads of 17+ and got none for ages so keep trying spose :P

EXTREMLY low drop rate[edit]

I've been farming these for a bit now, and in 50+ runs ive managed to get a grand total of 6. Meaning I'm averaging a little over 1 every 10 runs. I have even done this with a full party of 8 peeps who wanted to help and after 10 runs the entire party had had 1 drop for them. Me thinks needs looked into as the drop rate needs upped especially as you need 10 of them for the collectors armour. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 14:10, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

While the collector armor is ok since it is max, it does not accept insignias, so it's really not as viable an option as it once was. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 14:17, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
Agreed, thus why I think it should be made easier to attain by increasing the drop rate of this item. The other 3 collectors items, you virtually trip over throughout the game, this however is one that drops from an enemy you rarely fight and then when you do fight them, rarely drops it and not only that but 2 of the collectors pieces require it, so you require 10 of these per set rather than the standard 5. Personally I only get collectors armour now if I want proper armour later in the game and dont want to waste money buying stop gap armour. For example on my mule account I want a set of normal luxon and 2 sets of normal kurzick for 3 of my mules, instead of buying normal armour and then having to scrap it once I get to Cavalon or HzH, I just use this stuff til i get there. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 14:35, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
I just farmed them with a full Henchmen Team and got 5 pieces in 10 runs, no so bad, I Think - 03:30, 29 April 2009
Killed the lot of them with 3 heroes, I nabbed 3 VPincers in one run. I'd say that the drop rate has been 'fixed'? Or I'm ridiculously lucky... 03:39, 8 May 2010 (UTC)MedicDude

I have had as many as 6 drop in one run, so now I have 12 vmp from 4 or 5 runs. This is soloing with my warrior.--TinaraHarper

I agree with this guy, i've done like, 6 runs of these guys with a friend, and we have 10 between the two of us. You all are crazy. 03:01, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Hmm These things are hardly got[edit]

I've done so far just 4 runs...In the first run, I got 1 VPincer; Second one - another pincer; but the third and fourth...nothing but gold. I needed them (still need) for a W canthan armor form those collectors. Why are they so rare ? A bug ? I dunno what to say. Anyway, I'll see on more runs what do I get. GL you all at these VPincers...

By the way: The drops at pincers are regular ? 14 July 2010 ; 17:45 UTC

With a full H/H team[edit]

I got 4+2+0+1 pincers out of

11+3+9+.5 runs. (The last one I stopped in the middle because I had enough.) So not high, but not so low that it's impossible either. 20:48, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Expert salvage research[edit]

Material Amount Signature
Chitin Fragments 4-5 ?
Chitin Fragments 4-5 --MostDefinitelyNotHanz (talk) 19:24, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
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Looks like chitin is the only drop. I've salvaged 38 of these and the only thing I've got was 4-5 chitin fragments each. --MostDefinitelyNotHanz (talk) 19:24, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

pretty common drop[edit]

i have 25 after 30 runs or so farming in HM--Saxazax (talk) 19:20, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

yep, and pretty useless drop too unless you actually need chitin for some strange reason Durp da durp (talk) 22:04, 14 December 2017 (UTC)