I had already posted this list, but after I edited it, it disappeared and never came back. If this type of post is not allowed for some reason, please let me know so I don't go through the trouble of re posting if it disappears again.
I thought having a list of instance levels and what reagents could be found there would be a handy thing to have. Since you can go in the instance alone, you will not have to compete with other wizards for the same stuff.
This list is not complete, so I will add more info as I go through more levels. I am going on vacation in a couple of days, so I may not have a chance to add more info until I get back.
Abbreviation list: ET: means I have found these things every time I have gone through the level M: means I have found these things most of the time, but not all of the time OC: means I have occasionally found these things R: means I rarely found these things
Vault of Ice (accessed through Krokosphynx): Stone block: ET (Fossil: OC) Parchment: ET Ore: ET (Diamond: OC) Treasure chests: 2 to 3, averaging around 15 gold *No fights required *No quests required *Good productivity, well worth the time *Completion time: around 5 minutes
Emperor's Retreat (accessed through Krokosphynx): **Only went through one time, suggest Vault of Ice instead Stone block Ore Parchment *SOME QUESTS REQUIRED *TWO FIGHTS REQUIRED *Moderately productive *Completion time: around 20 minutes **Suggest Valt of Ice, as it is more productive, does not require quests or fights, and takes much less time
Crimson Fields (accessed through Hametsu Village): Mist wood: ET (Acorn: R) Deep mushroom: ET Black lotus: M (Black pearl: R) Treasure chests: 3 to 4, averaging 50 to 100 gold *No fights required *No quests required *Decent productivity most of the time, moderately productive once in a while *Completion time: around 10 minutes
Shirataki Temple (accessed through Shoshun Village): **Incomplete info - have only done a few runthroughs - will update if necessary Mist wood: ET (Acorn: R) Cat tail: ET Stone block: ET (Fossil: OC) Black lotus: ET (Black pearl: R) Treasure chests: 3 to 5, averaging 40 to 100 gold *No quests required *FIGHT REQUIRED: must fight Shoji and his Imitsu Retainer to get key to lever. Shoji: Balance, 1700 health. Imitsu Retainer: Balance, 675 health. *Must pass through Diseased Water Spirits in front of temple - received ectoplasm after defeating one. *Decently productive *Completion time: about 20 minutes
Tree of Life (accessed through Yoshihito Temple): **Incomplete info - have only done a few runthroughs - will update info if necessary Stone block: ET Deep mushroom: ET (Nightshade: R) Black lotus: ET Mist wood: ET Treasure chests: 3, averaging 50 to 90 gold *No quests required *No fights required *Moderately productive *Completion time: about 20 minutes
Hopefully, you're just joking there. If not: Simple vials are bought from the regent vendors who are standing right next to the craft quest teachers. OR you can pay more then needed and buy them from the bazaar.
I'm not joking. I can't find it anywhere! Not the bazzar, not near the quest site, I need to find 6 of them! :x
Every regeant vendor standing next to the crafting teacher, sells the simple vials. It's always on the last page of the non-regeant items they sell.
You're not going to find them laying about the grounds, you're not going to find them sold by the crafting teacher themselves...But you WILL find them sold by the fellas that stand RIGHT NEXT TO those crafting teachers.
And from time to time, they're sold in the bazaar by players who either buy too many of them, or buy the wrong type of containers called for by the crafting cards...But at a higher cost then what the fellas NEXT TO the crafting teachers sell them for.