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Old 05-13-2018, 04:21 PM
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Default Groble Effigy farm guide

Hello!

Ive made this short guide for Effigy hunters and farmers.

1.0 Effigy (Monster Infrequent item)
Grobles are small goblin-like creatures found in Cairn here and there. They are divided into different clans, each clan specialising in a different damage type. They are famous for dropping an MI (Monster Infrequent) off hand item called "Effigy". The Effigys are dropped by Witch Doctors of the different clans (Death, Sky etc). Grobles are Beastkins and belong to Beasts.


Rare Effigy MI`s are used mostly on specific elemental casters as off hands.
The stat values vary between different item lvls (starting from lvl 12, 20, 35, 55, 70, 84 and ending at 94) of course and the general differences can be found from the following link below:
https://gracefuldusk.appspot.com/items/Focus/

Below is a screenshot of a random Effigy found on Ultimate, its not anything near a Trophy, but shows just that with proper stats one of these can be useful.


2.0 Different Clans

Enemy types per Clan, they are the same for each clan.
Scavenger: The most common in the Groble ranks. Uses melee attacks. Cannonfodder.
Tracker: The tracker uses ranged attacks. Can wield firearms and crossbows.
Warrior (Champion): The Warrior is a stronger version of the Scavenger. Uses melee attacks.
Witch Doctor (Champion): Uses projectile magic attacks. All witchdoctors can heal friendly grobles, they have two heal types: a normal single target heal and a chained heal.

There are 5 different clans, and their differences are listed below.

2.1 Death Clan
The members of this clan have a deep red tint to their skin. Shamans have the ability to fire a ranged "deathbolt" which deals both vitality and % life. Shamans also have a "phantom blade" skill, where they throw daggers that deal piercing damage and leave a bleed DoT effect. The Warriors have a bloodlust buff that increases their physical damage, attack speed, cast speed, movement speed, and offensive ability.

Death Clan MI - Death Effigy
This is a sought after item specifically for Phantasmal Blade vitality damage dealing nightblade. Also a nice addition are skill cooldown and energy regen, as in all Effigys. Higher lvl items have prefix +2 to Heart Seeker.
As an example of the prefixes I took a lvl 12 item:


Location:
This Death Effigy can be found in Craigs Crags (East Marsh of Act 1)
Here is a crude map of where the Witch Doctors roam around:



2.2 Sky Clan
The members of this clan have a blue tint to the skin. Shamans have the ability to throw frost orbs, summon lightning, and shoot ice projectiles. Warriors have an attack that deals lightning damage and they can deal cold damage in an area of effect near them.

Sky Clan MI - Sky Effigy
This is a sought after item for Shamans dealing lightning damage. Higher lvl items have prefix +2 to Stormcallers Pact.


Location:
Act 4 Asterkarn Valley, some were on the way to Fort Ikon:


Act 1 Burrwitch Outskirts, for "Narbalgal" monster, marked below:


The Sky Effigy is a guaranteed drop from a monster called "Narbalgal, The Stormseeker"



2.3 Snake Clan
The members of this clan have a green tint to their skin. Shamans have an ability to throw poison, and summon a poison cloud. ranged will have poison damage tied to their attacks.

Snake Clan MI - Toxic Effigy
This effigy is ideal for occultists dealing poison dmg via DEE. Higher lvl items have prefix +2 to Vile Eruption.


Location:
Act 1 Burrwitch Outskirts, they are pretty much spread all over the map


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Old 05-13-2018, 04:28 PM
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Continued from the first post..

2.4 Stone Clan:
The members of this clan have a grey tint to their skin. Shamans have the ability to fire waves which deal physical damage, warriors have a buff that activates passively when they are at 50% HP that grants 40% damage absorption for a few seconds.

Stone Clan MI - Stone Effigy
Good for PRM sorceress. Higher lvl items have prefix +2 to Proliferation.


Location:
Act 3 Pine Barrens (mixed with Ember clan sometimes), after the waypoint and onwards to Tyrants Hold


Act3 Tyrants Hold area + inside of Tyrants Hold



2.5 Ember Clan
The members of this clan have a yellow/orange tint to the skin. Shamans have the ability to throw fireballs and summon firestorms. Warriors can activate a temporary melee aura which deals fire damage over time.

Ember Clan MI - Ember Effigy
A good item for Pyromancers. Higher lvl items have prefix +2 to Hellfire Mines.


Location:
Act 3 Pine Barrens (mixed with Stone clan), after the waypoint and onward to Tyrants hold


Act3 Tyrants Hold area + inside of Tyrants Hold:


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Good luck with the groble hunt!
Thanks!

Sources:
https://gracefuldusk.appspot.com/items/Focus/
http://grimdawn.wikia.com/wiki/Groble
http://grimdawn.wikia.com/wiki/Categ...lay=exhibition

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Old 05-13-2018, 04:49 PM
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It's a pity we don't have Chaos or Aether grobbles, if even for areas themed around those.
But makes sense, since neither of em aren't natural for Cairn.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:05 PM
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Tbh, farming crucible yields better chance of getting a useful effigy than clearing the campaign.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:31 PM
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Even when you get a guaranteed storm effigy in burrwich?/ultimate
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:28 AM
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GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL!

I followed this guide, and landed a BiS death effigy for my PB demonslayer reaper.

P.S. To parapharse ptiarodaktill - it's easier to farm greens in elite. Should probably put that in the OP.
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Made some slight updates to the guide to make it easier to read.
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Old 07-04-2018, 01:57 PM
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nice work thanks
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:02 PM
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Have there been reports of low rates of rare affixes on Groble effigies?

I have done some 15-20 runs for Stone effigies through the Pine Barrens and Tyrant's Hold (at level 100, on Ultimate), and never saw a rare affix; neither in Stone effigies nor, I think, on Ember ones. Are the rates just that low, or could there be a problem with the loot tables?
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:05 AM
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All "common" (aka not tied to a single boss) MI's have a very low chance of rolling a rare affix.
I've seen a ton of fleshwarped carbines and incinerators, but essense drinker of frostbite carbine is the best drop. Not even sure if it's not from crucible either.
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