That’s huge, and extremely arduous for something that is a requisite of SO MANY higher end recipes, as well as being a highly valuable component in and of itself - one of the main ones, actually, when all is said and done.
Can we please have a bit easier time of coming by it?
…it wears on the fun factor of the game, heavily, to me.
Honestly the easiest way to make this less of a nightmare would be to let us craft ectoplasm. Holy gods is that shit miserable to farm! I’ve gone entire SoT full clears without seeing more than 1 partial drop. It’s asinine that a single player game has a crafting material so damned rare. I get more blood of cthon than I do ectoplasm by an order of magnitude.
i totally agree with oleron’s blood and chipped claw, haunted steel is less a problem for me now. i’d love that the devs introduce a system for shell/spike/claw like they did for fire/cold/lightning low level comps. so with an aether crystal, an emerald and a spike you get a claw, same with a shell get you a spike…
and Severed Claw drop rate should be raised too, it is abyssmaly low even in Ultimate. i’ve been a little luckier with vengeful Wraith so far but that could be raised too.
Why not introduce a bazaar like NPC - for example you can trade on a greatly unfavourable rate something from which you have excess and get something you need - like 3 Ancient Plates for 1 Vengeful wrath - you get the idea.
This will solve all crafting components issues as everything you collect will have a use (similar with the Hearts/blood/brain conversion we have with the Undead smith in Necropolis).