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Moonshade and Droughtlands PvP/Rift gear guide


This guide will cover the PvP and Planar goods merchants located in the zones of Moonshade Highlands and Droughtlands. We have combined these zones because they share the same PvP merchant and use the same rift currency as found in Scarwood Reach. The gear from this guide has requirements of level 35 to 37, and should last you well into your 40’s. We will go over what merchants sell the gear, how to get it, and what order we recommend buying the gear.

The Gear

The gear pieces you can acquire from this guide are as follows (in no particular order):

  1. Blue quality PvP gloves : 2983 Favor
    1. Alternative blue quality gloves : 1100 Planarite
  2. Blue quality PvP neck : 3480 Favor
  3. Blue quality shoulders : 1100 Planarite
  4. Blue quality helmet : 1500 Planarite
  5. Purple quality shoulders : 1600 Planarite + 2 Vile Sourcestones
  6. Purple quality boots : 1200 Planarite + 2 Vile Sourcestones
  7. Planar Focus/Essence : 1000 Planarite / 450 Planarite, 600 Planarite, 600 Planarite + 1 Vile Sourcestone, 800 Planarite + 1 Vile Sourcestone

This zone also gives you a few choices with gear as both the “PvP Goods” merchant and the “Rare Planar Goods” merchant have gloves choices. The Planar merchants also have multiple shoulder choices (epic vs. blue quality). The Planar gloves are of slightly better quality over the PvP ones, but you may want to save your rift currency for some of the other items and buy the PvP gloves instead. The purple shoulders, purple boots, blue shoulders, blue helmet, blue gloves, and Planar Focus/Essence will come from doing rifts and invasions. The other gloves and neck item are purchased with “Favor”, which is your PvP currency.

How to get the gear

  1. Rifts and invasions and rifts and invasions and bacon strips and invasions… I would start off by going for the blue quality helmet from the Droughtlands merchant. Buy the helmet from the Droughtlands “Rare Planar Goods” merchant for 1500 Planarite.
  2. Hit your “PvP Goods” merchant next, in either Moonshade or Droughtlands, and pickup the blue quality gloves and neck item. Both of these PvP items will cost you 2983 and 3480 Favor respectively.
  3. At this point you have some choices to make. There are 2 purple quality pieces you can get from these zones in the shoulders and the boots. Both of them should be great upgrades to your current gear. Since getting 4 Vile Sourcestones to afford both epic items can be kind of difficult, we will recommend getting the blue quality shoulders and the purple quality boots.
  4. Gather up 1100 Planarite and head to the Moonshade “Rare Planar Goods” merchant. Buy your blue quality shoulders from this NPC.
  5. Next, gather your 1200 Planarite + 2 Vile Sourcestones , and head to the same Moonshade “Rare Planar Goods” merchant to buy the purple quality boots.
  6. If you are lucky enough to get an additional 1600 Planarite + 2 Vile Sourcestones, then you can get the purple quality shoulders from the Droughtlands “Rare Planar Goods” merchant.
  7. Extra: The Planar Focus seems to be the same from Scarwood Reach, so there may not be a need to upgrade that here in Droughtlands/Moonshade. However, as always you can upgrade your Planar Essences and there are some good ones in these zones. With the cost of other planar items being so high, you may not be able to afford new essences. Of course, this will depend on how many rifts and invasions you participate in, so upgrade if you can!

Where to get the gear

See the below maps for both Guardian and Defiant factions NPC locations. Both the “Rare Planar Goods” and “PvP Goods” merchants are in the same place, so there is only one map per faction. There is only one image of gear stats since both sides use the same gear, and the PvP gear is the same from Moonshade and Droughtlands. Also note that both Guardian and Defiant use the same PvP and Planar merchants in Droughtlands, found in Lantern Hook.

Rare Planar Goods merchant Moonshade Highlands


Moonshade Merchants Map Moonshade Planar NPC Moonshade Planar gear


Defiant Moonshade NPCs Defiant Moonshade Planar NPC

PvP Goods merchant Moonshade Highlands


Moonshade Guardian PvP NPC Moonshade PvP Gear


Defiant Moonshade PvP NPC

Rare Planar Goods merchant Droughtlands (both factions)

Droughtlands Planar Map Droughtlands Planar NPC Droughtlands Planar Gear

PvP Goods merchant Droughtlands (both factions)

Droughtlands PvP NPC Moonshade PvP Gear

Planar Focus/Essence

The “Planar Goods” merchant (right next to “Rare Planar Goods“) again will sell the upgraded Planar Focuses, while the rare merchant sells the upgraded Planar Essences. Upgrade what you can as you can afford.

Hopefully this guide has helped in getting your character geared up for the 35-40 levels as well as Rift PvP. Let us know if something is not accurate of if we can make this guide better.

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