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Old 05-01-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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In the Dungeon Maker section of the Marketplace one can buy three types of Mysterious Crates: a 5 DM Small Mysterious Crate, a 20 DM Ornate Mysterious Crate, and a 50 DM Jeweled Mysterious Crate. 

 

I did an experiment where I purchased a lot of those Mysterious Crates to see what I would get. I had my level 90 Conjuror buy 20 of each type and my level 90 Mystic on another account buy 20 of each type. All items were Heirloom. The class of the purchaser did not seem to affect the outcome. Each tier of Mysterious Crate did on average provide better loot, but there was a large overlap between them. I only got Fabled items on the Ornate and Jeweled Mysterious Crates. Many items received were not useable by the character opening the crate. All items were for level 90 characters. I assume if a lower level character opened the crate the items would have been scaled down to their level but this has not been tested. No Dungeon Maker items came out of any of the crates, and only one shield came out of the 120 crates purchased.

 

Some surprises were sometimes the items that came out of the 20 and 50 DM crates where worth less than what I paid for the crate. That was a disappointment. Also, the armor and charm items that are no longer for sale are still available in the Mysterious Crates.

 

Overall, these seem to be a very good value, especially if you have several alts that you can give items to. If your saving up to buy an item you might want to consider simply buying a lot of Mysterious Crates, as you will have a good chance of getting what you want, or it's equivalent, plus a lot of other goodies, all for the price you were originally going to pay for the specific item.

 

One oddity was a “Hardened Glass Mallet of Shattering” came out of one crate. It's for sale as a “Glass Mallet of Shattering”. I don't know why the name was different on the one that came out of the crate.

 

I have tried to provide the cost of the items if purchased directly. I started when the armor and charm items were still available so I have costs for some of them, but not for all. A “*” by the cost indicates it's no longer available for purchase.

 

Small Mysterious Crate (5 DM) 40 purchases

 

Builder's Stamina

Carmine Explorer's Ribbon x 3

Clobberer of the Prize Fighter (150 DM)

Demolisher of the Colossal Constructor (150 DM) x 3

Dented Dwarven Steel Gardbraces x 3

Dimensional Quiver (100 DM)

Embossed Chainmail Armlinks (100 DM*) x 2

Fish Scale Gleaming Vambraces (100 DM*) x 2

Focus of the Arcane Architect

Glass Scimitar of Shattering (1000 DM)

Hollowed Unicorn Horn (125 DM*) x 5

Moss-woven Hanging Mantle

Protector of the Fearsome Foreman (150 DM)

Rage of the Prize Fighter (150 DM)

Relic of the Spiritual Sculptor

Research Time Reduction x 4

Rivervale Mudslide (stack of 20) (10 DM for 1) x 2

Satchel of the Fearsome Foreman (150 DM)

Scrap Golem's Plated Armguards (100 DM*) x 2

Self Repair Patch Kit (50 DM)

Studded Wurmhide Shoulderpads x 2

Sturdy Treehook Strap

 

 

Ornate Mysterious Crate (20 DM) 40 purchased

 

Blade of the Fearsome Foreman (150 DM)

Bonded Leather Recycled Sleeves

builder's bodkin arrow (stack of 100) (20 DM for stack of 50)

Builder's Toughness (temporary adornment) x 2

Carmine Explorer's Ribbon x 3

Dagger of the Fearsome Foreman

Demonicus Steaks (stack of 20) (10 DM for 1) x 3

Dented Dwarven Steel Gardbraces x 2

Emerald Nightmare Pegasus (500 DM)

Grand Surveyor's Vulrich Hide Cowl

Hollowed Unicorn Horn (125 DM*) x 2

Max's Miracle Cure (stack of 20) (10 DM for stack of 10) x 2

Morningstar of the Spiritual Sculptor (150 DM)

Moss-woven Hanging Mantle

Platinum Plated Sleeves of the Pious

Potion of Diminishing Debt (stack of 2) (25 DM for stack of 1) x2

Research Time Reduction x 3

Scrap Golem's Plated Armguards (100 DM) x 2

Self Repair Patch Kit (50 DM)

Slasher of the Colossal Constructor (150 DM)

Sparkling Geode Ornament x 4

Staff of the Arcane Architect (150 DM)

Totem of Quickness (25 DM) x 3

 

 

Jeweled Mysterious Crate (50 DM) 40 purchased

 

Bonded Leather Recycled Sleeves x 2

Brass Knuckles of the Prize Fighter (150 DM)

builder's bodin arrow (stack of 100) (20 DM for stack of 50)

Builder's Bonus

Builder's Concentration (temporary adornment)

Builder's Precision (temporary adornment)

Builder's Toughness (temporary adornment)

Builder's Whetstone (temporary adornment) x 2

Carmine Explorer's Ribbon x 2

Catapult of the Colossal Constructor (150 DM) x 2

Chief Engineer's Padded Shoulderstrap x 3

Dented Dwarven Steel Gardbraces

Discoverer's Drachnid Silk Cowl

Emerald Nightmare Pegasus (500 DM)

Fish Scale Gleaming Vambraces

Focus of the Arcane Architect

Glass Bludgeoner of Shattering (750 DM)

Glass Dagger of Shattering (400 DM)

Glass Wand of Shattering (400 DM)

Handheld Builder's Level

Hardened Glass Mallet of Shattering (750 DM)

Hollowed Unicorn Horn (125 DM*)

Intricate Marble Mozaic

Latticeworked Longsword of Longing (1000 DM)

Max's Miracle Cure (stack of 20) (10 DM for stack of 10)

Miniature Dungeon Diorama

Platinum Plated Sleeves of the Pious x 2

Pug and Pine Axe of Punishment (1000 DM)

Ringmail Elbowguards of the Inventor

Scrap Golem's Plated Armguards

Square-Paneled Staff of Sturdiness (1000 DM)

Studded Wurmhide Shoulderpads x 2

 

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Old 07-12-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Hey, I just wanted to thank you for the research you did here.  It's one of the few locations I could find regarding the contents of the crates.

Thanks again!

I got lucky and got the fabled charm items for my primary chars on AB in my first 4 tries on the 20 token crates... really nice upgrades even at 92 with WL finished.

Anyone know of any other research on what is in the creates?

edit: looks like the armor needs upgraded a bit to skyshrine quality items and ditto on the weapons, but the charm slot items at least are worthwhile.

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Old 07-13-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
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Your welcome.

I thought this message would generate more traffic as the contents of the Mysterious Crates used to be hot topic.  But then Dungeon Maker isn't as popular as it used to be.  I think they should give a 5 DM crate to every character in the game to generate more interest.  Or at least they should after they fix the bugs in Dungeon Maker.

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Old 07-13-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
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Nice post, very informative.

This probably would generate more interest if they did not remove the crates from the store today and nerf the amount of marks that you get running a player dungeon.

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:40 AM   #5
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and as of yesterday they are no longer available so token nerfs and removal of the crates - they just made dungeons a waste once again.

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Old 07-15-2012, 10:59 PM   #6
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Here's that more info I promised: Token values will be fully restored.

From what I've been reading they had to correct an oversight that turned into an exploit and dungeon mark rewards will be restored this week. 

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Old 07-20-2012, 06:53 AM   #7
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i cant even kill those mobs, they seem to have a larger Hostile agrroe/social range and one hit and i get almost full room of angry mobs at once, that was instant death.

it made unfun and not able to finish due to unbelievable massive health base raised

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:45 PM   #8
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I had 18 DM marks left over on my 92 ranger so bought 3 of the 5 DM crates. Got a fabled L90 ranged item for a priest and 2 fabled L90 leather head pieces. Stat wise they are awesome for L90. 147 wis & sta and good blue stats. It's just a shame the toon that could use that soon is on another account. I've bought 1 x 5DM crate on that toon (85 warden) to see if I get a L90 item again, haven't opened it yet. If after a few tries they're all <90 then I'll wait till he's 90 before buying more. Would hate to think they give level specific (I don't want to receive L80 stuff from them)
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