Trading post analysis - Dreadfrost week 13

(Funny introduction text available on request with Reginald for 4000 rubies)

Day 5 analysis

  • Cosmic Charge x10 for 1500 sigils (10x) An ok price, but not great. If you really need these it’s ok but the oculus line seems a nicer place to get them.
  • Hammers x50 for 5000 black pearls (100x) 100 pearls per hammer still seems excessive. Only for those who really need hammers, or really have too many pearls to ever run out.
  • 12h timers x15 for 170 sigils A fair price, no mega-bargain but not expensive either. Pretty good to get if you’re low on timers. The repeating timers in the spell rider branch are better value though.
  • Fire crafting shards x10k for 12k wind crafting shards (100x) The standard for shard trades, fine if you need it.
  • Gold chests x5 for 300 sigils (5x) Solid deal. They won’t pay for themselves, but 300 sigils is nicer than the normal cost of 2000 rubies. Get them if you can spare the sigils.
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Day 4 analysis

  • Egg Tokens x4600 for 5 gold chests (50x) A fair value trade if tokens are what you need from gold chests. To get the same average tokens from opening chests you would need 16 golds in breed (with pretty bad other drops) or 26 gold chests in pvp. If you also want pvp supplies, timers and sigils just as much keep the golds, but if you specifically need tokens more, this is a good option.
  • Hammers x100 for 150 sigils (100x) These have been in a lot of the limited branches for slightly cheaper, but of course you can get a whole lot more here without going through other prizes. I suppose it’s a pretty fair deal if you need hammers.
  • Healing potions x100 for 50 sigils (10x) Very fair price. A lot of people will have plenty of these but if you don’t this is a much cheaper way to get them than any others available.
  • Lightning resist x20 for 200 sigils (20x) These got a massive price hike from last time. Skip.
  • XP potions x15 for 50 sigils (100x) These are a bit like the wood and food pack offers. Yes xp is pretty easy to grind for free, and you can get these for free from dragon quests too, so it’s never really good value to buy them. But if you can’t be bothered with grinding or quests, these are cheap enough to just remove the whole leveling worry for a fair bit of time. Fair whaling option.

Day 3 analysis

  • Legendary Rune of Blue Archmage HP for 750 sigils. Pretty decent rune for a nice price.
  • Ice shards x500 for 600 fire shards (50x) I guess it could be useful for the ice turret loving weirdos out there but still not enough for a single level on a near-max ice turret.
  • 3h timers x5 for 625 fire shards (5x) Good place to dump some excess shards for something more useful. Note that using shards for resource transformation merges does get you more hours for the same shards, but since actual timers are much more broadly usable I still feel these are worth getting.
  • Dark crafting shards x10k for 12k earth crafting shards (30x) The standard for shard trades, fine if you need it.
  • Platinum chests x5 for 700 sigils ( 10x ) About 3k rubies worth of sigils to get 6k rubies in plats, same as last time. Worth getting.

Day 2 analysis

  • Electrum bars x700 for 1 cosmic charge (20x) Same as last summer. As a percentage of a tower level, 700 electrum is worth more than a cosmic charge. If you’re not using charges much this is worth going for.
  • Elemental Embers x9000 for 2 platinum chests (100x) Also same as last summer, not a bad trade if you need embers more than other things.
  • Elemental Embers x1000 for 1100 black pearls (100x) Very nice trade for anyone with more than enough black pearls, nearly 1:1. Pearls are of course more expensive in lines etc, but once you have enough for your perches and builder hut, any more has no use, so go for it.
  • Earth crafting shards x10k for 12k ice crafting shards (100x) The standard for shard trades, fine if you need it.
  • Inner fire x15 for 100 sigils (100x) Not really worth getting.

Day 1 analysis

  • Mythic Glyph of Earth Flak HP for 1950 sigils Secondary is electro flak, which I think aren’t really used by anyone, and earth flaks are pretty obsolete as well with orreries being better at everything. Skip.
  • Lumber pack x20 for 100 sigils ( 100x ) Never going to be good value in absolutes, since lumber is free, but if you like to whale your fort event without any worry about hunting lumber these are cheap.
  • Ice crafting shards x10k for 12k fire crafting shards (100x) The standard for shard trades, fine if you need it.
  • Egg tokens x30k for Mystic fragment x150 (100x) Comes down to 200 tokens per fragment like before. Solid deal to change fragments for something more flexible, unless you really need the event points.
  • Egg tokens x3000 for Mystic fragment x15 (100x) Exactly the same, but with smaller numbers.

4k rubies (っ’-')╮=͟͟͞͞ :ruby: :ruby: :ruby: :ruby:


Reginald returns with a new set of wares. As you look at the new bag of crap he is trying to peddle, you realize he’s never been quite the same since returning from the Stygian glaze all the way back from the Withermoon Massacre. You glance into his eyes and notice a darkness deep within. His soul was Corrupted long ago, and now all he does is sell trumped up Earth Flak runes at a usurer’s price.

As the Dreadfrost thaws and Corruption ascends, what will Reginald have in store next?


Thank you as always :hugs::hugs::hugs:

You return to Reginald the next day, hoping yesterday’s darkness was your imagination. You ask if he’s got any more wares you can buy. “Buy?” he scoffs, voice ringing with a power you had not noticed before. “You no longer have to pay for anything at my post . . . not with gold, anyway.” Not sure what that means, you look closer. “Those embers look nice. How much do you want for them?” “Want? I no longer want for anything. I only ask for a few tokens of your esteem. Nothing you’ll miss for a long time, I am sure.”

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Said with all possible love :grin:

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Why does Reginald hate day for so much? He always throws the most worthless junk offers at that time. Does he keep forgetting to put his garbage out on Fridays so he just puts it on the shelf on Saturdays?