Ahoy thar, Legion! The Silver Grove update has given us Titania and Apothics! Apothics need plants, and plants need grindin’! And while you won’t find a better task force for grindin’ than Tenno, some folks might find picking flowers a bit out of place for a space NINJA so here’s a quick guide to try and shorten that downtime and get you back into the action as soon as possible! Since we’re hunting plants, you’ll need a scanner. Preferably the Simaris variety as you can upgrade that to scan faster, for free, and have a chance at giving you double the output. And don’t forget a ton of charges for it, as you’ll be needin’ em for all your kodak moments.
Which is a joke no one will get because I’m pretty sure Kodak went outta business like ten years ago. But if you don’t know where Simaris is, load up any relay you want, go waaay in the back and up to the second floor. Can’t miss ’em. Poor guy needs some glasses though. Can’t see anything an inch away from his face. You’ll also want a solid melee weapon. The stance doesn’t really matter as you’ll only be quick attacking things, but whatever you got that swings fast and decently hard aughta do the trick. Both to see Titania’s quest and to be able to visit one of the flower locations you’ll need to have the Second Dream quest chain completed.
If not, it’s all good, no spoilers for anything story related will be in here, but you do have to finish that to get all the stuff ya need. There are a total of nine different types of flowers for Apothics, each with varying quantities. Some are inherently more rare than others, and you can farm these up in any order you want, but if brand new to this thing and you have zero plants stashed, considering it has almost half of them in one spot, I’d recommend jumping to Earth. Earth is _filled_ with plantlife as it was the first one to have any thanks to the Cicero Crisis a few years back. The process is pretty simple, zoom in to look through the scanner, and search for anything blinking. Wander around, kill stuff, repeat. Be sure to check side paths as some of the more out of place areas tend to have the rare ones waitin’ for ya.
Now while plentiful, Earth is a bit odd. Every four hours it flips from Day to Night and back again. For some reason this causes specific plants to grow during this short amount of time. So you’ll not only have to come back to get all of one type, but come back a few times to make sure you get all the ones you need from both versions. I’d recommend deathsnacks.com as it has the timer on there you can check at a glance. Okay, so ya got the basics down, where’s the goods? This one comes down to your preferred playstyle, but for meeee, since we’re full clearling the level anyway, I’d suggest Extermination followed by Excavation.
Exterminate has a fixed amount of enemies so they’ll stop after awhile and leave ya be, while with Excavation you can avoid almost all combat and just focus on the flowers. If you don’t find any, go to the next room and carry on. When you check em all, hit up one extractor and bail. You can pug exterminations pretty easily, but for Excavations this can disrupt the gameplay so I’d recommend doing that solo or closed games with friends. And while not my favorite, captures are quite popular for this as well. Onto the individual plants! Ya know how Earth works already but if curious I tended to run E Prime myself. For dusklight siracha you’ll only need to spot slime pools on Ceres! This place is actually pretty nice as they tend to exist really close to spawn, and whenever you don’t see slime you can walk around in you can equip your primary until ya do, which speeds this up a bit. They appear a lot more than ya actually need which is nice. Ruk’s Claws are rather bushy lookin’ weeds and can be found all over Mars without too much effort. I gave Augustus a go for these but any sandy tileset here will do.
Lunar Pitcher! By far the most difficult one to find, not due to rarity, just uh… the deadly disco balls that spawn in after awhile. These tend to spawn in corners or half broken areas and side rooms, but they can also appear fairly randomly wherever you see stone or even in these little display areas. I went with the crossfire mission Plato for mine. Frostleaf, oh, frostleaf. What a time we had together. Up until a recent hotfix these guys were the bane of any budding green thumbs existence. Thankfully they are quite readily found as early as Kiliken on Venus, but Neptune will work as well.
Vestan Moss is a deceptive one and you’ll need the most of these. If you don’t know what you’re lookin’ for you’ll easily miss it, even with the scanner equipped it can be tricky depending on your angle. M Prime on Mercury is a great spot as you can easily wade through infested that run up to ya as you check all the spots for em, but if you’d rather hit up Tolstoj for the Vor fight, that’s another option. On a decent run you’ll get about ten per levelof these. [Vor] I SEE YOU! One thing worth mentioning, sometimes the blasted things just flatout refuse to spawn.
You’ll be looking in all the correct places, but nothing. And sometimes when they do, you can’t even scan em! If that happens just zip through the level and try again. I ran into this just last night with Lunar Pitchers, but Frostleaf was super rough because of this on Day 1 and over the weekend. Good luck and a speedy farmin’ session to ya, Legion! And be sure to stock up on those apothics! Never aknow when they might have other uses… but that’s a guide for another day. If THIS guide helped ya out or put a smile on your face, we’d be honored if you’d like, favorite, and share this video with your fellow Tenno! We always appreciates it when ya does! As always, thank-you for watching, enjoy your weekend, and catch you next time, Legion! Take care!
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