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Corusca Gems


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Stesc
03.07.2012 , 01:30 AM | #1
Okay, so after doing about 50 Treasure Hunting (Grade 6 Gemstone) missions, I have gotten a grand total of 2 Corusca Gems. What's the catch?

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DarthDemens
03.07.2012 , 01:33 AM | #2
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Okay, so after doing about 50 Treasure Hunting (Grade 6 Gemstone) missions, I have gotten a grand total of 2 Corusca Gems. What's the catch?
You need to crit on the mission to get a Corusca.

Use companions with high affection and +Crit to Treasure Hunting if you have them.

If all else fails, get a purple 340 Treasure Hunting mission from the GTN.
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Stesc
03.07.2012 , 01:49 AM | #3
Alright, so I have a companion with +15 to Treasure Hunting. I've been using him on the abundant yields. I may look for that mission on the GTN.

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DarthDemens
03.07.2012 , 02:11 AM | #4
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Alright, so I have a companion with +15 to Treasure Hunting. I've been using him on the abundant yields. I may look for that mission on the GTN.
I'm guessing you're using Zenth as a JC?

The +15 is Efficiency.

Eff will reduce the time taken to complete the mission, but not improve your crit chances.

Ideally you want a companion with +5 Critical, but you won't have that option as a JC. In fact, none of your companions will have a +Crit to Treasure Hunting. The best you can do is max your affection with Zenith (give him lots of Imperial Memorablia gifts) and keep him running.

Companions with +Crit to Treasure Hunting:
Kira - Jedi Knight (+1)
Skadge - Bounty Hunter (+2)
Vette - Sith Warrior (+5)
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Battilea
03.07.2012 , 02:33 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Stesc View Post
Alright, so I have a companion with +15 to Treasure Hunting. I've been using him on the abundant yields. I may look for that mission on the GTN.
That's efficiency, which helps him run them faster, but not crit more often. Of course, since he runs them faster, you can fit in more missions per time period and get more crits that way.

Because you don't get better than abundant yields, you are pretty much best off using the wealthy missions if you want the rare stuff.

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Quiet
03.07.2012 , 02:39 AM | #6
I only do the abundent Grade 6 gemstone mission.

Usually, get 3 corusca gems for every 5 missions.

Then again, I tend to use the same companion because she has +5 critical to treasure hunting and max affection.

I tend to sell them for 7000 credits per gem on the GTN.
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Nickerbock
03.07.2012 , 03:29 AM | #7
It seems like over the past few weeks the chance for corusca gems has dropped or something. I used to send Vette off constantly and she would bring me back Coruscas at a decent rate. Over the past couple of weeks I have sent her on every abundant mission available and haven't received a single corusca.

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KrotanaThrall
03.07.2012 , 04:19 AM | #8
I leved up slicing on a Char and got a grand total of 35 340 purple TH missions levving my char up to 50. I now have over 125 of these babys sitting in the bank for when I make a artifice

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Stesc
03.07.2012 , 04:23 AM | #9
Yeah, they should probably fix the DR for these things. Kinda ridiculous. They're going for 25k each on my server.

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Machtkatze
03.07.2012 , 06:43 AM | #10
Don't expect them from normal mission, even if you are a sith warrior.
Just get the 340 missions.

You spent way more credits for trying to get them from normal missions (nobody needs/buys the blue gems anyway) than it costs to buy one 340 mission, which yields 4 guaranteed, 5 if crit, along with other sellable stuff from the lockboxes.