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Swampy Toad
06-22-2010, 06:15 PM
Hey Steamers,
I am trying to buy an Elite Monk Tomb for my 55 monk. I have already bought the armor runes and some good armor. I am at level 16 right now but am playing to get to 20 soon. I am a factions monk so I need a run to Ascalon from LA so I can do the quest to get the -50hp item. I think I am also going to need a weapon. I read some where that an "Icy Dragon Sword of Enchanting" sword or a HoD +5 energy long sword with a 20% enchanting mod would work great.
Now for the elite tomb. I read the description of a elite tomb and it says I need to have the spell unlocked for the tomb to work. Now, how do I unlock it? Do I have to go into the Mineral Springs and kill that boss that has the spell? If so, would anyone/group be willing to go with me and help me get it?
Any info or items would be greatly appreciated. One more thing is that I am short on cash. If you would like, I could give you all the profit from my farming runs until I pay you back.
Also, I read some where that Desert Griffons are good for farming. Could someone tell me a build that would work good for that and maybe show me where the Griffons are?
My monks name in Guild Wars is "Monkey Trampler" (couldn't think of a better one). If you would like to help, it will not be turned down :).

I am a M/ME BTW.

MotionTracker
06-22-2010, 06:28 PM
You unlock the elite skill by getting 5,000 Bathazur points. You'll need a Ranger with trapping skills to able to get the points. You'll need to join a group of Rangers to do it.

Swampy Toad
06-22-2010, 06:40 PM
Okay, so how do I join a a group of Rangers. I mean, do I do it in pve or pvp?

DARKNIGHT
06-22-2010, 08:06 PM
You cant do the quest for the -50hp focus with a factions character, needs to be done with a prophecies character.

http://guildwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cities_of_Ascalon

thats the quest, look at requirements.

Swampy Toad
06-22-2010, 08:18 PM
You cant do the quest for the -50hp focus with a factions character, needs to be done with a prophecies character.

http://guildwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cities_of_Ascalon

thats the quest, look at requirements.

damnit!

Gentle
06-22-2010, 10:37 PM
However...

You can...

1) Advertise that you want to buy the item in Ascalon City for between 2-6k (usual market pricing, depending on how badly you want the item).

2) Advertise your willingness to help do the quest with them. (What level 3 character wouldn't want a level 16 (or greater) Monk in their party? In exchange for your help you could buy the item or ask them if they would give you the item.

Gentle

Killer252
06-27-2010, 08:26 AM
First off, I'd say it's a bit too early for you to begin farming. Finish the PvE campaigns and learn some more about the game first.

And about the tome, a skill is unlocked permanently for your account (across all your characters) either when one of your characters captures it from a boss using Signet of Capture (http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Signet_of_capture), or when you unlock it using Balthazar faction (http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Balthazar_faction).

Balthazar faction is awarded for playing PvP, if you want balth faction just go play some RA (http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Random_Arenas), it's low-end PvP, most people there are noobs anyway so you don't have to worry about sucking, and it will be a good place to introduce you to PvP.

What MotionTracker said about needing to get a group of rangers is just a lame PvX build used to farm a PvE arena, that gives a small amount of balthazar faction (link (http://pvx.wikia.com/wiki/Build:Team_-_Balthazar_FFF_Zaishen_Trapper) if you still want).

Mulky
06-27-2010, 12:56 PM
If you're after a weapon with +5 energy and 20% enchanting, a totem axe will do the job. Keep an eye out or ask for one on the trade channel.

It's been a while since I played but they used to be quite common and cost about 2-3k.

spyrochaete
06-29-2010, 08:53 AM
I read some where that Desert Griffons are good for farming. Could someone tell me a build that would work good for that and maybe show me where the Griffons are?

Those gryphons are in the deserts of Ascalon near the Elona border, but I think Anet nerfed them because gold farmers were botting there. Really though, there's no need to farm in this game.