I’ve been wanting this bow ever since I first saw it. It really reminded me of Eagle’s Talon (my Mythical raid quested bow from EQ2) and I just had to have it. I ended up going the long crafting route, by crafting the pre-cursor (and obtaining my own little garden I can harvest everyday!) and then finally crafting Kudzu itself.
It involved massive amounts of grind (mat farming, buy orders, obsidian shard farming…), 100% world completion, rank 14 in WvW, luck (almost literally) and 500 of a dungeon currency. The full list is at the above link, if you’re interested.
I feel slightly crazy (stupid?!) at having done this, I mean it is basically an ascended weapon with a pretty skin but also super happy at finally having it 🙂 It is now part of my gallery of favourite bows 🙂
if you’re considering crafting your own legendary weapon (assuming you need the same things – I think most legendaries share the Gift of Fortune for example), I recommend:
- Get your Mystic Clovers done first (before you start your final stockpile your ectoplasm and obsidian shards) as you will get other needed mats on ‘bad rolls’.
- start your buy orders early (gift of might and gift of magic)
- obsidian shards… You’re going to need a stack of around 240-250 for the Mystic Clovers and then a stack of 250 for the Gift of Fortune… start using your Ley-Energy Matter Converter now and keep checking your guild commendation trader. Other than that chest farming in Silverwastes… I ended up doing an event map followed by a chest farming map to keep the SW currency flowing. Enjoy opening all your bags 😛 Good for mats and gold as well though of course 😉
- I levelled WvW rank through Edge of the Mists – was quite quick and easy, thanks to the commanders who lead the trains.