I remember once I noticed that you could trade in cannith collectables for bags of essences I thought "Holy ****!" then I tried it with some ~20 collectables and I don't remember what/how many I got, but the same thought crossed my mind, "Holy ****....?"
So, is it worth it at all at any level with any collectable? I have one toon I've made (ChllngeRnnr [with pet KobaldHerder], ^_^) at lvl 4 that can easily solo farm the beginning collectable challenges for any collectables I might want, and also for easy trade in for the xp/renown/slayer boost potions.
But just wondering if the bags were ever good, or if I just rolled horribly and/or with the wrong collectables.
How do you get your essences for crafting (aside from breaking all the **** loot down, which I do)?