Introducing Astral Shards
There is now an alternative currency available known as Astral Shards. A smaller denomination of the Astral Diamond, shards can be used to purchase various in-game services and Store items, including:
Resetting Epic Destinies
- Feat Respec costs with Fred the Mindflayer
- Airship purchases & ship tier upgrades
- Airship amenities
- Gold Seal amenities have been added to the in-game airship hook point vendors.
- Gold Seal Hirelings
- Gold Seal contracts have been added to the in-game Hireling vendors.
- Item Repairs:
It is now possible to perform repairs away from a vendor using Astral Shards.
You may repair using Astral Shards while you are in a dungeon. The cost is discounted at shrines, and cheapest in public areas.
Astral Shard repaired items can receive a temporary "Blessing of Moradin" (when in Forgotten Realms content) or "Blessing of Onatar" (when in Eberron content), which will apply a random beneficial effect to equipped armor, primary, and off-hand items.
This effect ends upon death or un-equipping the item.
Note that using an Astral Shard repair on an item subsequent times will apply a new random effect, over riding any existing one.
Runearms are not eligible for this effect since they do not take item damage.
As title, these new shards how can be acquired? Are those unbound, BtA, BtC, BtCoA ? Do they drop like Astral diamonds (i.e. 1 in a year)?
I'm not sure I like, it depends on the buffs they can give out. Are we talking about Tea with the Queen-like buffs or something like +2 to a stat?
I cannot verify it because there was no wipe once again but I'd like more info on this.