GW2 Luminescent Leggings and Boots Collections Guide

GW2 Luminescent Leggings and Boots collections guide for the Seeds of Truth release.

Grab your pitchforks, because you are going to be farming in silverwastes again for a bit.

Luminescent Leggings

Mordrem Bladders

What does Mordrem urine taste like? You get to find out in this collection for the Luminescent Leggings. You will need to buy a bunch of  Experimental Mordrem Extraction Device from the Band Crest Collector in Camp Resolve for 12 Bandit Badges each. Make sure you use them and acquire the 3 hr buff before you head down to the holes during the Breach to kill these Mordrem bosses.

Note that this has a lot of RNG since these underground Mordrem bossses can now drop anything from bladders, fangs, tendons to spleen in addition to other useless stuff like hearts. If you don’t like the RNG, wait for the next patch where you can buy the extractor just for them for 30 badges each.

Something specific to the bladders is that they only drop in half parts. so you will need to acquire two pieces of them to combine into a full bladder that is eligible for the collection. If you didn’t mind the RNG before, you might get a bit pissed at this.

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One last thing about the Mordrem parts is that if you get the parts you don’t want, turn them into the Cryptobotanist. However, there is apparently a pattern for them and each Cryptobotanist value a certain part more than the others and will give double the bandit crests. Here is map that reddit user Katoura drawn that is fairly handy.

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If you can’t recall which boss is at where during the Breach, here is a reminder

  • Blue = Thrasher
  • Yellow = Troll
  • Purple = Teragriff
  • Red = Husk

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Luminescent Seams

Go to the quartermaster in any fort when it is not undergoing a defense event and talk to him to acquire the Luminescent Seams.

There are 2 requirements you must meet for the quartermaster to give you the Seams

  • Fort is not under going a defense event. If the fort is under attack, the Quartermaster NPC will cower in fear. He will talk to you but he won’t give you anything
  • Have 3 stacks or more of Perseverance acquired by doing events  around the forts in Silverwastes (1 event completion = 1 stack, you get 1 stack by default).

Note that the max stack of Perseverance buff caps at 5 stacks so you are unable to get both items in one go (need 6 stacks for both items). Just get to 5 stacks, visit the quartermaster and then complete 1 more event before returning to him again.

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Glowing Venom Sac

Get a Powerful Venom Sac (T6 material, check your collection storage or buy them on the TP). You can find a Luminescent Pollen Cloud in the underground cavern after defeating any of the underground champion Mordrems. You may want to get the Beetle Remains you need for for footwear as well before doing this so you can hit two birds with one stone.

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Verata’s Seared Ring

This ring is only available for purchase from the Bandit Crest collector for 1000 badges and 10 gold. In addition, you must have completed the story for Seeds of Truth episode for this to even appear on the vendor. So yes, add another 1000 Bandit Crests to your to do list. If you think that is bad, wait till you get to the Luminescent Boots where you need to 3000 additional Bandit Crests or get lucky.

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Carapace Tassets/Carapace Leggings/Carapace Pants

Complete the story instances of Seeds of Truth to earn them. Unlike last time with the gloves, you can acquire them by repeating the story on alts. Alternatively, you can buy them for 1000 Bandit Crests and 1 gold but what sane person would do that?

Luminescent Footwear

Mordrem Spleen

Same as the bladder, except you only need one and not two. Just make sure you have enough extractors as you will be doing a lot of farming for these parts. If you are not a fan of the RNGfest, wait till the next patch so you can buy a specific extractor for them.

Here is the map again for convenience sake.

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Luminescent Laces

Go to the quartermaster in any fort when it is not undergoing a defense event and talk to him to acquire the Luminescent Seams.

There are 2 requirements you must meet for the quartermaster to give you the Seams

  • Fort is not under going a defense event. If the fort is under attack, the Quartermaster NPC will cower in fear. He will talk to you but he won’t give you anything
  • Have 3 stacks or more of Perseverance acquired by doing events around the forts in Silverwastes (1 event completion = 1 stack, you get 1 stack by default).

Note that the max stack of Perseverance buff caps at 5 stacks so you are unable to get both items in one go (need 6 stacks for both items). Just get to 5 stacks, visit the quartermaster and then complete 1 more event before returning to him again.

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Imbued Beetle Shell

There is a beetle remains collection event in Dry Top that occurs every hr with 5 minutes, 25 minutes and 35 minutes past the hour. It is right next to the Repair Station Waypoint. You just need to kill a beetle during the event to get the remains. Take the remains to the Luminescent Pollen Cloud that spawns in the underground cavern when the underground Mordrem champions are killed.

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Wynne’s Locket

Obtained by completing all the Seeds of Truth story achievements. See this guide if you are unsure what to do. Note that this release’s achievements are a bit more time consuming than the previous ones due to unskippable dialogue, fights and just general difficulty.

Carapace Greaves/Carapace Boots/Carapace Shoes

You first need to get a Boot Requisition Order by doing the skritt/bandit event around Picaroon Scratch. At event completion, you will be given a Boot Requisition Order that allow you to buy them for 1000 Bandit Crests each from the Bandit Crest collector back in Camp Resolve. This means you will need 3000 Crests to buy all 3.

Of course, you can try your luck on the Lost Bandit Chests around silverwastes by using your shovel that you get from event rewards in Silverwastes. If you need more skeleton keys to open them you can get those from the Bandit Crest collector as well. They are not exactly common drops so don’t get your hopes up too much.

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  • Minwa

    Can boots (or anything other than gloves) come from the greater nightmare chest?

    • Dardrassil

      Yes, I just got the boot box from the reward chest at the end of the JP puzzle in SIlverwastes

      • Minwa

        I’m interested in the greater nightmare chest, not the JP puzzle chest.

        • narg

          if you mean nightmare chest in underground labirinth, that yes, I got chest with gloves twice there and once from small chest with key parts, so i think, its possible drop chest of any type there.

          • Minwa

            Dude, no one who reads these comments apparently speaks English. I don’t give a shit about the gloves, I’m curious about the rest of the pieces.

            • narg

              -> so i think, its possible drop chest of any type there.

  • umbriel84

    oh my, Dulfy, aren’t you pissed at the grindfest they put on this round of the LS? 😛 Good thing I saved up my crests for this episode and got a pair of gloves with the pvp track ^^””

  • Minwa

    You also have a small error – beetle event in Dry Top is 5, 20, and 35 minutes (you list 5, 25, and 35).

  • Herly

    Great stuff!! I was just waiting for your guide to begin the collection!

  • Mina

    Thanks Dulfy! I cannot think to do any achievements without your guides! It’s pretty awesome.
    So I can rush through the new content fast and do other things I really want to 🙂
    Except the grindfest, this will cost me a weekend…
    Anyways, great work! Please never stop :3

  • The Spirit Molecule

    Why is Arena so obsessed with gold sinks…

    • Archbishop

      Very simply because inflation is running away. Since only 80s can even get to these zones, it is one of the better ways of reining it in.

      • LadyParadox

        Not true. SW is a great place to level in.

      • Viktor’s Old Death Ray

        Anyone can get to any zones. I was even farming dry top events with the zerg, using my lv40 (now 80) mesmer so I collected some region specific currency in the leveling process.

    • tinnic

      In defence of Anet in this particular instance, the Silverwastes is a proverbial gold mine. By them time you farm up the 1000 badges (which doesn’t take long either) you would have far, far more then 10G in T6 material, cores, lodestones, rare and exotic drops etc. So in this particular instance, given the drop rate in Silverwastes, I think the 10G is okay.

  • TJ

    Save the hearts. I imagine they will used for the chest armors.

    • Minwa

      Absolutely not, and there’s no reason to suspect that’d the case. All armor pieces so far have used green drops, not orange ones, and furthermore none of the armor drops were available until that week’s update, which will almost certainly be the case again.

  • Phobia256

    Anet heard we liked RNG, so they added some more :@

  • Bop-Louie

    Even Dulfy sounds quite fed up with the grind.

    Unfortunately I just seem to be out of luck – no boot boxes, just fangs and tendons from bosses… and I can’t even do the achievements this time around. (I’m just not the stealthy type). But, my OCD nature and the fact that there’s not really much else to do PVE-wise… leaves me still grinding. Save me!

    • crazycritic21 .

      I feel your pain. I really don’t like the glowing skins but I am compelled to complete the achievements (and I want the AP for the AP chests).

  • Belle

    I’ve gotten 4 boot boxes out of bandit chests but I’ve used over 1 stack of keys and farmed rather intensively.

    • Josef Tauser

      250+ keys ?! 250+ shovels !?!? 0.0

      • Belle

        Just the keys. I had maybe 20 shovels but if you hang around post breach, there are plenty of chests to open.

  • LadyParadox

    I like something to WORK for that I cant’ get in .. two days. Its a nice change I like it. But that’s just me. Also the Hearts aren’t useless at all they are worth 100 crests. I love getting hearts. I just enjoy having to play the content to get the rewards.

  • The Spirit Molecule

    4000 crests to get it done ? fucking retarded, dude….wtf is arena thinking ?

    • More crests means more play, good for community brah.

  • Ainseland

    I agree with Belle. I just join in with pugs using LFG with the name of chest farming and got 2 boots boxes the remaining box i need i just used the crest i got from exchanging organs to crest. I didn’t keep on track how many keys i use i buy like 30pcs key every time i join in a new map with my pug PT and start the chest farmin

    • Ainseland

      i got a tons of bandit crest by trading organs to NPC for the 2x price,, i follow “katoura drawn botanist guide” to exchange the organs for 2x amount of crest

      Friendly tip: Never trade the organs for 15 bandit crest!!!!

  • Latinkuro

    As if there wasn’t enough grind, they decided to split the bladders into two RNG based pieces, FCK you anet !

  • Laurie

    Is this for the Bioluminscence armor that is in the rare collection achievement?

  • Persilesihan

    “Carapace Tassets/Carapace Leggings/Carapace Pants

    Complete the story instances of Seeds of Truth to earn them. Unlike last time with the gloves, you can acquire them by repeating the story on alts. Alternatively, you can buy them for 1000 Bandit Crests and 1 gold but what sane person would do that?”

    It dosen’t work… or maybe i did something wrong ( i did 2 ” seed of truth ” living istance but didn’t give me the second Carapace Legging

    • Blergh Bah

      different characters?

  • daniel

    For Leg pieces, I got 2 from doing living story with 2 toons. Do they have a chance to drop from buried locked bandit chests? Or do I need to do the story a third time?

  • Sheol

    I got all 3 boots in 2 hours following the lost bandit chest train – buff your magic find and get following

  • Yinello

    “Alternatively, you can buy them for 1000 Bandit Crests and 1 gold but what sane person would do that?”

    People who forgot they can get it from LS. @_@

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