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    Default Which pvp gear can only be bought with favor & tokens and not credits?

    I am trying to be very strategic with how I spend favor, tokens, and credits.

    Which items can only be bought with favor and tokens? I want to make sure I spend my favor and tokens on those first and then decide from there what I consider worth spending credits on.

    As far as I know:

    CAN ONLY BE BOUGHT WITH FAVOR / tokens:
    • consumables
    • essences (costs favor and infinity stones)
    • trinkets and trinket upgrades

    CAN BE BOUGHT WITH CREDITS:
    • weapons
    • armor
    • rings
    • necklaces
    • capes

    Am I missing anything or do I have something wrong?

    Anything else I should be considering? Or is there anything that is a particularly great (or bad) value when bought via credits?

    Thanks!

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    It's way too easy to get favor to ever consider busting credits on pvp armor/weapons

    ESP since the higher rank stuff is both rank locked and token-only.

    Grind the favor so you can get the ranks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caldern View Post
    It's way too easy to get favor to ever consider busting credits on pvp armor/weapons

    ESP since the higher rank stuff is both rank locked and token-only.

    Grind the favor so you can get the ranks
    Agree with this.

    You are bolstered to freelancer gear in warfronts. You cant wear warlord gear until rank 70 and cannot equip WL weapons until rank 80.

    My mage is currently rank 79, i have 3 upgrade items in my bag to upgrade my weapons as soon as i hit rank 80 and still have extra favor and about 6k warlord marks that im never going to use.

    Do not buy the mercenary essences, you get bolstered to them and they are a waste of favor. Start hitting conquest and getting the CQ marks to buy the freelancer essences.

    Basicly, you can buy pvp gear with credits but i cant come up with a single reason for you to do so, better off using vials/tablets to increase favor/token rewards than to buy the gear.

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    as a new r90, it would be a waste to spend any money on your gear. when i hit 90, the only things i didn't plan enough ahead were my legs and OH dagger. just do the grind, and it'll all fall into place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pett View Post


    Do not buy the mercenary essences, you get bolstered to them and they are a waste of favor. Start hitting conquest and getting the CQ marks to buy the freelancer essences.
    You're bolstered to Freelancer essences now


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    Quote Originally Posted by Avind View Post
    You're bolstered to Freelancer essences now
    Really?

    So there is no point at all to buying the pvp essences then?

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    Only if you still do open world


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    Quote Originally Posted by Avind View Post
    You're bolstered to Freelancer essences now
    I thought that was an error and they reverted it back to mercs until new CQ. Anyone test this?

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    Up to yesterday the "Ascended Courage" buff on entering the wf said so.

    Look for it on your buff bar during the countdown to the wf starting; it will tell you exactly which

    items are being bolstered. The 2 merc essences in my core were listed.
    Last edited by Avind; 01-02-2014 at 08:02 AM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Avind View Post
    Up to yesterday the "Ascended Courage" buff on entering the wf said so.

    Look for it on your buff bar during the countdown to the wf starting; it will tell you exactly which

    items are being bolstered. The 2 merc essences in my core were listed.
    They aren't bolstered to freelancer; they're bolstered to a hypothetical essence inbetween merc and freelancers.

    Not sure of all the stat differences, but they are 6 endurance less per essence than a freelancer essence.
    Do the herpty derp, please, keep LOSing your healers behind objects so you die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baconbits View Post
    They aren't bolstered to freelancer; they're bolstered to a hypothetical essence inbetween merc and freelancers.

    Not sure of all the stat differences, but they are 6 endurance less per essence than a freelancer essence.
    This, there is a minor stat difference between the bolster and freelancers. Merc essences are cheap though, and matter if you do open world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caldern View Post
    It's way too easy to get favor to ever consider busting credits on pvp armor/weapons
    I appreciate the advice and I don't disagree, but that isn't really the question.

    Is my list correct for which items can only be bought with favor and which items can be bought with both favor and credits?

    I may not buy any of them with credits, or I may buy 1 if I'm in a hurry to get a 4 piece set bonus for example.

    Before I buy anything I just want to make sure I know which items can be bought with which type of currency.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cambios View Post
    I appreciate the advice and I don't disagree, but that isn't really the question.

    Is my list correct for which items can only be bought with favor and which items can be bought with both favor and credits?

    I may not buy any of them with credits, or I may buy 1 if I'm in a hurry to get a 4 piece set bonus for example.

    Before I buy anything I just want to make sure I know which items can be bought with which type of currency.

    Thanks!
    Can NOT be bought with credits:

    Myrmidon's gear/myrmidons upgrade parts
    Mercenary's Seal
    PVP Focuses
    Conquest upgrade parts
    L50 conquest trinket
    Freelancer Essences
    Consumables
    L50 rep trinkets (EXCEPT: Karthan Ridgerunner's, but most just buy the CQ L50 trinket, they share upgrade paths)
    L50 harbinger gear and synergy crystal



    CAN be bought with credits:

    Freelancer/warlord gear
    Warlord Upgrade Parts
    Mercenary essences
    Karthan Trinket

    TBH there really isn't anything worth buying with credits for pvp; you need p70 to use warlords gear and getting to p70 will garner enoug favor to get full freelancer + trinket + seal
    Last edited by Baconbits; 01-03-2014 at 09:44 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baconbits View Post
    Can NOT be bought with credits:

    Myrmidon's gear/myrmidons upgrade parts
    Mercenary's Seal
    PVP Focuses
    Conquest upgrade parts
    L50 conquest trinket
    Freelancer Essences
    Consumables
    L50 rep trinkets (EXCEPT: Karthan Ridgerunner's, but most just buy the CQ L50 trinket, they share upgrade paths)
    L50 harbinger gear and synergy crystal



    CAN be bought with credits:

    Freelancer/warlord gear
    Warlord Upgrade Parts
    Mercenary essences
    Karthan Trinket

    TBH there really isn't anything worth buying with credits for pvp; you need p70 to use warlords gear and getting to p70 will garner enoug favor to get full freelancer + trinket + seal
    Not sure, but can't you buy prestige/favor boosters with credits?

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