Tonight I was ecstatic to finish my Sky Crystal which is created by combining 10x Skyshards. The Sky Crystal allows you to remove the Nimbus Shroud from Alani who can be seen flying around the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
Here’s the breakdown of the sources I looted mine from:
Treasures of the Vale x2
Stonebark Trickster x3
Shao-Tien Reclaimer/Maurader x3
Slateskin Troublemaker x1
Paleblade Flesheater x1
Don’t expect this to be a quick and easy venture though. It took several months before I even saw my first Skyshard. In fact, I managed to get exalted on Cymre and not see one drop. By the time I had collected eight on Tallys, it was announced that they would become BoE in the upcoming patch which was music to my ears. Once the patch hit, I was ecstatic when I was finally able to send my shards to Cymre to make my Sky Crystal when the time came.
The drop was not necessarily from the designated daily as I looted one from a random Stonebark Trickster one particular day. However, I wasn’t prepared to farm indefinitely so I just did my dailies on one toon. Unfortunately, getting that last Skyshard took several days on a number of characters.
I’m not convinced it has a higher chance to drop from any particular mob in the Vale but it seemed to drop from anything in the zone, even the small bags from rares but I did not experience this myself.
When you create it, you’ll see a pretty spectacular animation, resulting in a pretty big explosion of energy.
Once I had found a nice spot to engage her, I channelled the Sky Crystal which removes 20% of her health. From there it literally took just a few seconds to finish her off and loot my reward.
Even though I was in a party with Coolidge, he noted the tag was grey but was still able to roll on the Reins of the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent so just something to note if you’re grouped with other people.
Isn’t she a beaut? Here’s to another milestone :D