Over the past few days I have crafted 1400 lvl 80 rare greatswords (carrion krait slayers and valkyrie krait slayers) in the attempt to get a legendary precursor.
From the 1400 greatswords put into the forge I received ZERO precursors and 71 exotics.
For a batch-by-batch breakdown of exotics returned out of # of rares used to make those exotics:
So you get about 5 exotics for every 100 rares thrown into the forge.
If anyone is curious about which exotics were made:
7 berserker's pearl
5 cleric pearl
6 rampager pearl
3 knights pearl
4 valkyrie pearl
3 explorer's pearl
5 carrion pearl
3 breath of flame
4 shaman's avenger
5 traveler's scimitar
3 traveler's orrian longsword
3 carrion legionnaire greatsword
4 carrion tribal greatsword
2 naga fang
1 carrion pearl trident (combined 3 of my crafted greatswords with a mystic forge stone to get this)
This has been a net loss of about 130 gold after selling all my exotics. I still have enough capital to throw some more swords into the forge; I'll add those results to these when they're done later but I'll probably quit/take a very long break if I don't manage to get a precursor in that time.
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