This week PG introduced two new one-week line types. Because they’re quite different from earlier lines, I’ll put a short value analysis here. You can also find the season lines in my sheet here.
Arcanum Runes and Glyphs branches
First thing to notice here is that this is not one 30k sigil branch. It looks like one, but it’s in fact four separate branches of 3 nodes eachm, that you can start individually.
Next good news is that the rune dust is very good value. 12m dust for 1k sigils is a lot better than the 3m dust for 500 sigils we normally get in exotic rune lines. And since each of the 4 lines starts with this, you can grab 48m rune dust for 4k sigils. This is very good deal, highly recommended if you ever find your self without rune dust.
Then come the 300 chisels for 1500 sigils. These are also not bad, comparable to what we normally see. If you need chisels you can certainly pick these up.
Then come the runes and glyphs. All are the same cost, and they come in +12% HP and Attack variants (with no secondary). And they’re restricted to work on arcanum tier only.
Now +12% is absolutely mighty, only the old Leos rune could match that, and these are a solid boost. However the fact that they only work on arcanum with a new tier coming out this season means they’ll only be really good for half a season. For me, that’s way too short to warrant the rather massive 5000 sigil cost. I would pass on these.
Elite wind gear branch
This one does not look very enticing. The “filler” prizes are ok, but not especially attractive. The sigils they cost are pretty closely matched to the value of the drops.
The gear pieces however feel significantly overpriced. In earlier trading posts one piece was 400 or 500 sigils, which made it a reasonable deal for players with no atlas access. These pieces cost nearly 1200 sigils each, just for the gear nodes, which is way too much. It would be an ok (if still not great) line if it got you a full set, but for half a set it’s a hard pass.
There are repeatable timers at the end, but also at a rather meh value. Not terrible, but really not worth getting the line for, there are better options out there.
Also surprised that the line doesn’t include a bunch of shards to upgrade the gear, instead of timers and energy, that would make more sense for the no-atlas target audience. If the next edition contains 8 pieces and ~500k crafting shards of the right elements that would make this line a lot more relevant. As is, skip.