Farming Stones

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Stone Farming[edit]

Here you'll find methods for farming Upgrade Materials for weapons.

Typically, the best drop rate are in Pure Black World Tendency. Look here for methods of altering your World Tendency.

Additionally, make sure to check the maps of each level prior to farming. For example, there is no need to farm for a pure Suckerstone when one can be found in world 5-2. Maps for each level can be found here.

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable ores: All grades of Bladestone (Optional: Shard of Darkmoonstone and Chunk of Darkmoonstone)

Starting Archstone: 4-2 Adjudicator's Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Equip your bow of choice.
  2. Run into the 1st Reaper room and drop down.
  3. While falling, press L1 to start aiming at the Reaper. As soon as you land, shoot it until it's dead.
  4. Picking up the loot from the dead Reaper is optional (possible drops: Shard of Darkmoonstone, Chunk of Darkmoonstone and War Scythe)
  5. Run into the stairway on your left and climb the stairs.
  6. At the top of the 2nd flight of stairs, swing your weapon at the archway to reveal the secret passage.
  7. Run through the secret passage. Allow your stamina to regenerate to full before you exit.
  8. As soon as you exit, roll to your right.
  9. Kill the Black Skeleton and grab the loot.
  10. Evacuate, suicide or run back to the Archstone via the narrow path next to the doorway.

Video tutorial: 4-2 Farming souls - Reaper + Black skeleton

Note: From the start of 4-2 you can additionally run back up to the Black Skeleton that guards the Adjucator's room for a quick backstab / soulsuck kill.

Method 2[edit]

Obtainable ores: All grades of Bladestone (Optional: Shard of Darkmoonstone and Chunk of Darkmoonstone)

Starting Archstone: 4-3 Old Hero's Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. This method is similar to this Soul Farming method.

Method 3 - Backstab and ranged magic[edit]

A fairly safe way to consistently kill the Black Skeleton in the 4-2 secret passage. Useful for low level characters.

Starting Archstone: 4-2 Adjudicator's Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Equip a weapon with good backstab damage and a shield. an Estoc or Dagger for instance.
  2. With shield raised, lock on as you approach the 4-2 Black Skeleton in the secret passage, but run straight past.
  3. The Skeleton will usually attack with a lunging double swipe and completely miss. Score an easy backstab for high damage.
  4. Switch to magic and blast away what is left of his health
  5. Collect drop. dive off the cliff. repeat.

Video tutorial: Walkthrough

Method 4 - Firestorm[edit]

A very fast and straightforward way to sweep through the stage and kill the Black Skeleton in one attack. This is not an early-game method, as it uses Firestorm, a late-game spell with very high MP cost, however it doesn't take much magic power, as my Faith build can do this with only 18 Magic with the Talisman of Beasts. Extremely useful on NG+, as it's the only thing I've found that can consistently and safely one-shot the skeleton in PBWT on a second playthrough. This entire process can take less than a minute (around 55 seconds, including load time) if you get good enough at it.

Starting Archstone: 4-2 Adjudicator's Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

  • Firestorm
  • Any fast one-handed melee weapon (for the illusory wall)
  • Thief's Ring (optional, might want it if you want to ignore everything in the Reaper room)

Method:

  1. Mad dash through the stage to the location with the skeleton
  2. Cast Firestorm just outside of the doorway - the skeleton should jump into the attack and die (you should not get hit, as Firestorm will stun the skeleton out of its attack)
  3. Jump off the cliff to suicide and restart the level (jumping slightly to the left should kill you "instantly" rather than making you wait until you hit the bottom)

Checklist[edit]

1-3 Pure Clearstone (Save Ostrava)
2-1 Shard of Clearstone x6
Chunk of Clearstone x1
2-2 Shard of Clearstone x4
Chunk of Clearstone x2

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable ores: Shard and Chunks of Clearstone, rarely Pure Clearstone

Starting Archstone: 2-2 Armor Spider Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Run to the junction in front and turn left.
  2. Sprint pass the exploding carts and into the room with the Fat Official.
  3. Ignore the Official and run towards the switch, positioning yourself so the switch is in between you and the Official.
  4. Wait for the Official to cast a Flame Toss and let it harmlessly hit the switch.
  5. Immediately activate the switch and avoid any other Flame Tosses.
  6. Face the side of the platform opposite the switch.
  7. When you reach the bottom, you'll see 2 Crystal Lizards that will flee down a tunnel. Do not attack them.
  8. Follow the Geckos to the nest. As you near the end of the tunnel, sprint and run off the ledge.
  9. Immediately after landing, cast God's Wrath to wipe out the Crystal Lizard nest.
  10. Evacuate, or better yet, run back to the Archstone (to allow the lift to be in a convenient place when you return).

Checklist[edit]

4-1 Shard of Cloudstone x5
4-3 Chunk of Cloudstone x2
Pure Cloudstone x1 (Storm Ruler Archstone)

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable ores: Shard and Chunk of Cloudstone

Starting Archstone: 4-4 Storm King's Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

This method is similar to this Soul Farming method.

Checklist[edit]

4-2 Shard of Darkmoonstone x4
Chunk of Darkmoonstone x3 (Black Phantom near Saint Urbain)

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable ores: Chunks and Pure Darkmoonstone (Optional: Shards and Chunks of Cloudstone)

Starting Archstone: 4-4 Storm King's Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Kill all of the Storm Beasts flying around with the Storm Ruler.
  2. After all of them have been eliminated equip Magic Sword "Makoto" and wait for the Clever Rat's Ring to activate.
  3. Once active get within range of the Crystal Lizards and and kill them with your bow. They should die in one shot if your dexterity is high enough. Use heavy arrows just in case.

Method 2[edit]

Similar to Method 1, but for low Dexterity builds and playthroughs above NG +4

Obtainable ores: Chunks and Pure Darkmoonstone (Optional: Shards and Chunks (very rare) of Cloudstone)

Starting Archstone: 4-3 Old Hero Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Cast Second Chance and make your way down to the safe spot on the inside right corner of the ruined building.
  2. Kill about six Storm Beasts with the Storm Ruler
  3. Expose yourself to the remaining Storm Beasts and take a few hits to enter Hyper Mode
  4. Dispatch the remaining Storm Beasts
  5. Get as close as you can to the Crystal Lizards without disturbing them
  6. Equip the Morion Blade in your other hand and one shot both Crystal Lizards
  7. Reload the game to retain your low HP status. Recast Second Chance. Repeat four times.

Method 3[edit]

Obtainable ores: Shards and Chunks Darkmoonstone

The following Soul Farming methods detail various ways of killing the first Reaper.

Checklist[edit]

2-1 Shard of Dragonstone x2
2-2 Shard of Dragonstone x3
Chunk of Dragonstone x4
Pure Dragonstone x1 (Flamelurker Archstone)
2-3 Pure Dragonstone x1 (Dragon God Archstone)

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable ores: All grades of Dragonstone

Starting Archstone: 2-3 Flamelurker's Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Turn and run back to 2-2, where the Rockworms are.
  2. Climb the scaffolding until you reach the ledge that's covered with husks.
  3. Proceed through the tunnel until you reach a crossroad (Lava pit to your left, Medium Bearbug to the front and Large Bearbug to your right)
  4. Turn right and cast Soulsucker on the Large Bearbug. Avoid its explosion and grab the loot.
  5. Carry on through the tunnel (leading to the large cavern in 2-2)
  6. Soulsucker the next Large Bearbug and pick up its loot once the dust has settled.
  7. Evacuate.

Checklist[edit]

Nexus Pure Faintstone x1 (Talk to Worshiper of God with 20 Faith before rescuing Saint Urbain)
5-1 Shard of Faintstone x3
Chunk of Faintstone x1 (req. Pure Black World Tendency)
5-2 Shard of Faintstone x3
Chunk of Faintstone x3 (Black Phantom)
Chunk of Faintstone x1

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable ores: Shard, Chunk and Pure Faintstone

Starting Archstone: 5-3 Dirty Colossus Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

  • Fatal <Weapon> +5 or weapon of choice
  • Large Sword of Searching

Method:

  1. Turn and run back towards the poison swamp of 5-2
  2. Backstab/kill the Shaman immediately outside the entrance of the Dirty Colossus room
  3. Mash X to pick up the loot before the corpse falls down to the level below or run around it before you attack
  4. Evacuate or run back to the Archstone

Method 2[edit]

Obtainable ores: Shard, Chunk and Pure Faintstone

Starting Archstone: 5-3 Dirty Colossus Archstone

Method:

  1. Run down into the next boss room (Maiden Astraea)
  2. Snipe or chase down the Crystal Lizard on the right ledge
  3. Collect the stones
  4. Evacuate or run back to the Archstone

Method 3[edit]

Obtainable ores: Shard, Chunk and Pure Faintstone

Starting Archstone: 5-3 Dirty Colossus Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Turn and run back towards the poison swamp of 5-2. Bear left and head towards the walkway that leads back to the 5-2 level start.
  2. Shoot the Giant Mosquitos (5) and melee the Depraved Ones (3)
  3. Stop short of the Crystal Lizard near the shortcut bridge and make sure you have the Thief's Ring and the Halberd two-handed.
  4. Sprint at the Crystal Lizard from the right hand side. Target lock and finish it quickly.
  5. Evacuate

Method 4[edit]

Obtainable ores: Shard, Chunk and Pure Faintstone

Starting Archstone: 5-3 Dirty Colossus Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Turn and sprint back towards the poison swamp of 5-2. When you have the shaman in sight, cast Hidden Soul, then have the Large Sword of Searching 2-handed for better damage.
  2. If you are playing NG+, the combo R2-R2 should kill it, since Depraved Ones are vulnerable to Slashing.
  3. Take your loot, then run to your right until the BP Giant Depraved One spots you. Then start rolling to your 10 o'clock. Do it 4 times until you reach the small bridge. The BP should leave you alone. Then run to the 2nd shaman and kill it.
  4. Take your loot. If one of the 2 Depraved Ones above has already jumped on your platform, kill it or just push it off.
  5. Evacuate

Video Shard of Faintstones Farming

Checklist[edit]

2-2 Shard of Greystone x4
Chunk of Greystone x1
Pure Greystone x1 (Equip Dragon Bone Smasher and talk to Scirvir)

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable Ores: All grades of Greystone

Starting Archstone: 2-3 Flamelurker Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. From the Archstone, run back towards 2-2.
  2. Head towards the location of the pair of Hands of God. Three Rock Worms will emerge. Lock on to their heads and cast Soul Arrow to instantly kill them.
  3. Backtrack a little and turn right.
  4. There will be another three Rock Worms to kill and loot.
  5. Evacuate or run back to the Archstone.
1-1 Shard of Hardstone x3
2-1 Shard of Hardstone x13 (Miner (Bag))
Shard of Hardstone x1
Large Hardstone Shard x4 (Miner (Bag))
Large Hardstone Shard x1
2-2 Shard of Hardstone x5
Large Hardstone Shard x1 (Miner (Bag))
Large Hardstone Shard x2
Chunk of Hardstone x1 (Miner (Bag))
Chunk of Hardstone x1
Pure Hardstone x1

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable Ores: Shard, L Shard, Chunks & Pure

Starting Archstone: 2-2 Armor Spider's Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used

Method:

  1. From the Archstone, equip your bow, sneak about 1/3rd to halfway down the tunnel
  2. Shoot the first Crystal Lizard
  3. Kill the two miners
  4. Travel down the left tunnel avoiding the explosive carts
  5. Caution at the end of Tunnel, kill Fat Official
  6. Descend on platform and as you get near the floor run to opposite end of switch
  7. Trap 2 escaping geckos and kill them with melee weapon
  8. Sneak to end of tunnel and snipe gecko with bow
  9. Sneak to top of pit and snipe whatever you can lock onto with bow zoom
  10. Take far left path there should be a corpse with a pure stone on it
  11. Carefully walk off to wooden rail with gap, travel right to the back of the path
  12. Snipe what you can
  13. Walk off right at the back and snipe the rest with bow and arrows
  14. Run in and waste any survivors either with melee or firestorm
  15. Collect then run back 2/3rds way up the tunnel
  16. Reload then repeat - Lots of lovely Hardstones - You will also likely collect Clearstones and Sharpstones

Method 2[edit]

* This method is targeted at low-mid level characters

Obtainable ores: Shards of Hardstone

Starting Archstone: 4-1 Shrine of Storms / 2-1 Stonefang Tunnel

  1. When you have some soul levels (and the next one costs 5-10K souls) it does not make sense to directly farm for shards of Hardstone .
  2. Just simply buy them. Do a run through 4-1 and you should have enough to buy 10x shards of Hardstone from the merchant in 2-1.
  3. The merchant is located straight up the stairs from where you start in 2-1 (next to the elevator).
  4. Shards of Hardstone are needed for many basic weapon upgrades and you may need lots of them.
  5. Doing a quick soul farming run and buying shards goes MUCH faster than farming small monsters that MAY drop one now and then.
  6. You can buy large hard stones from Filthy Man merchant in 2-2 for 1500 a piece. He is located directly below the spot you first meet Patches The Hyena.

Method 3[edit]

* This method best for low levels that need a few souls or shards of Hardstone

Obtainable Ores: Shard, L Shard

Starting Archstone: 1-2 Phalanx Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

  • Melee Weapon
  • Shield
  • No armor, so take it off

Method:

  1. From the Archstone run straight through the hallway and down the stairs
  2. Sprint from the top of the stairs and take an immediate left
  3. Pass the first Hoplite and head directly for the second one
  4. Hit it in the back with a power attack
  5. Go to the next one that was skipped and kill it as well now gather any items from the two corpses
  6. Next sprint diagonally across the main corridor and kill the next Hoplite
  7. Run directly across the corridor and kill the next Hoplite now gather any items from the two corpses
  8. Sprint to the left passed the wagon, dead horse, and carriage run around the carriage and stand in front of the wooden fence for a second.
  9. Run around the fence up the stairs and kill the Hoplite who should now be turned around.
  10. If it is not you can destroy the table and barrel of swords to be able to get around it, or use the melee strategy (listed below) to kill it
  11. Turn right around and sprint to the next one and kill it, it should be turned away from you but if it is not use the melee strategy to kill it
  12. Now gather any items from the two corpses
  13. Run back to the Archstone and repeat

Melee Strategy for Hoplites

* This strategy for [[Hoplite]]s in small corridors that you can not get around to kill them from behind

  1. Run towards the Hoplite with your shield up ready to block the first attack
  2. After the attack is blocked get in close and use one power attack
  3. Stay close and wait until you see a small spear start to grow next to the Hoplite
  4. After you see the spear back away a good distance, the Hoplite will use it's thrust attack but will miss because you are too far away
  5. Run back in close and attack with one power attack
  6. Repeat step 3, 4, 5 until the Hoplite is dead

Checklist[edit]

5-3 Pure Marrowstone (Pulpstone) x1

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable Ores: Shards and Chunks of Marrowstone (Pulpstone)

Starting Archstone: 5-3 Dirty Colossus Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Head towards the poison swamp of 5-2
  2. Run past the Shaman and keep right, thus approaching a Depraved One.
  3. As you approach the end of the platform, roll across the small gap.
  4. This will bring you very near the Black Phantom Giant Depraved One.
  5. Run towards the next Shaman and roll of the platform.
  6. You should land not too far from the Filthy Woman
  7. Run past the Filthy Woman and hug the right wall as you enter the swamp.
  8. Jog forwards and kill the 5 Mosquitoes
  9. Consider going past the slugs nest for four more easy to hit Mosquitoes
  10. Evacuate

Method 2[edit]

Obtainable Ores: Shards and Chunks of Marrowstone (Pulpstone)

Starting Archstone: 5-2 Leechmonger Archstone(must have opened shortcut from shanty town)

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Kill the first goblin on the catwalk
  2. Backstab the second and third goblins
  3. Lure the mosquito you're killing at the moment above the catwalk and shoot it down (make sure you get the mosquitos on the catwalk before shooting them)
  4. Switch between bow/large sword of searching and your weapon set as you need to because the goblins are at parts in between the mosquitos
  5. Evacuate and redo as many times as needed

Checklist[edit]

3-1 Shard of Mercurystone x2
Chunk of Mercurystone x2
3-2 Shard of Mercurystone x2
Chunk of Mercurystone x1
5-3 Pure Mercurystone x1

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable Ores: Shard and Chunk of Mercurystone

Starting Archstone: 3-4 Old Monk's Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. From the Archstone, turn around and head to the stairs
  2. As you approach the door, walk!
  3. This will allow you to walk up to the Black Phantom Mind Flayer.
  4. Soulsuck it and pick up the spices it drops.
  5. Proceed down the stairs and kill two small Facebugs.
  6. Walk up to the next Black Phantom Mind Flayer and [[Soulsucker it.
  7. Kill the other four small Man Centipedes on your way down.
  8. Proceed to the Maneater Archstone

Checklist[edit]

3-1 Shard of Moonlightstone x2
Chunk of Moonlightstone x3 (Black Phantom)
3-2 Shard of Moonlightstone x3
Chunk of Moonlightstone x1

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable Ores: Shard of Moonlightstone

Starting Archstone: 3-1 Tower of Latria

Equipment/Spells Used:

  • Weapon of choice

Method:

  1. Run out of the cell and take a right, up the stairs
  2. Kill the prisoner along the walkway
  3. Enter the second cell (with the claws and secret dagger) and kill all the prisoners
  4. Alternatively, kill the prisoners in the cell across the wing as well (some are armed, and will drop Mercurystone and Estocs)
  5. Evacuate or run back to the Archstone

Method 2[edit]

Obtainable Ores: Shard of Moonlightstone

Starting Archstone: 3-1 Tower of Latria

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Run through the level down to the ground floor
  2. Equip the Graverobber's Ring before you go outside to the ballista, then sprint past the Black Phantom Mind Flayer and towards the church
  3. Kill all the worshipers inside the church and pick up the drops
  4. Reload your game — you'll respawn right outside the church with all the worshipers revived
  5. Repeat
  6. Approach the altar when you've had enough

Method 3[edit]

Obtainable Ores: Shard and Chunk of Moonlightstone

Starting Archstone: 3-2 Fool's Idol Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

Note: You have to do this before you release the chains that unlock the stair up to Maneater.

  1. Manage your stamina and run past the gargoyles
  2. Take a left up the large curved stair
  3. Take another left onto the walkway at the top, run past the Gargoyle that drops down, dodge or block the arrow from the second
  4. Keep sprinting towards the tower, straight past the two Gargoyles and up the curved stair
  5. Get on the elevator (do a backstep halfway up to lure the Gargoyle down, so you don't have to fight him at the top)
  6. Run to the top of the tower
  7. Kill 3 of the worshipers, and only 3! They will NOT respawn if you kill all of them!
  8. Evacuate or suicide by jumping off the tower
  9. You can also do the same at the next tower, but there are some issues getting there during PBWT, so it's faster to restart the run instead
  10. This process is a bit slow, but it's the only known way of farming Chunks of Moonlightstone.

Crystal Lizards[edit]

  1. Avoid killing any Crystal Lizards if you can (some you just cant avoid) until you beat the whole world.
  2. Make the world Pure Black, because of increased difficulty it's advised you do do the whole thing in one visit.
  3. Dice your way to the Crystal Lizards the ones in 3-2 and 3-3 drop chunks and pure so be sure not to let them get away.
  4. For the one in 3-2 its OK if it falls off the edge, you can just go back down and pick up the ore. Now if went back down go back up to where the Crystal Lizard was and reload your current game so the Crystal Lizard spawns again, the enemies wont spawn so you can keep doing this until the Crystal Lizard runs out of spawns.
  5. You can make your way to 3-3 now or evacuate and enter from the man-eater arch-stone if you didn't kill BP Lord Rydell or did something that might make you lose the pure black status.
  6. Fight your way up the stairs till you reach the Crystal Lizard, when you reload here you spawn at the bottom of the stairs. But don't worry, all the enemies are still dead.

That's all there is to it, you should get at least one pure and a whole lot of chunks. Enough to max one weapon if you picked up all the moonstone treasures.

Checklist[edit]

1-1 Shard of Sharpstone x3
2-1 Shard of Sharpstone x12 (Miner (Bag))
Shard of Sharpstone x1
Large Sharpstone Shard x1 (Miner (Bag))
Large Sharpstone Shard x1
2-2 Sharpstone Shard x1
Large Sharpstone Shard x1 (Miner (Bag))
Large Sharpstone Shard x1
Chunk of Sharpstone x1 (Miner (Bag))
Chunk of Sharpstone x1
Pure Sharpstone x1

Method 1[edit]

This method is best for low levels that need a few souls or shards of sharpstone Obtainable Ores: Shard, L Shard

Starting Archstone: 1-2 Phalanx Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

  • Melee Weapon
  • Shield
  • No armor so take it off

Method:

  1. From the Archstone run straight through the hallway and down the stairs
  2. Sprint from the top of the stairs and take an immediate left
  3. Pass the first Hoplite and head directly for the second one
  4. Hit it in the back with a power attack
  5. Go to the next one that was skipped and kill it as well now gather any items from the two corpses
  6. Next sprint diagonally across the main corridor and kill the next Hoplite
  7. Run directly across the corridor and kill the next Hoplite now gather any items from the two corpses
  8. Sprint to the left passed the wagon, dead horse, and carriage, run around the carriage and stand in front of the wooden fence for a second.
  9. Run around the fence up the stairs and kill the Hoplite who should now be turned around.
  10. If it is not you can destroy the table and barrel of swords to be able to get around it, or use the melee strategy (listed below) to kill it
  11. Turn right around and sprint to the next one and kill it, it should be turned away from you but if it is not use the melee strategy to kill it
  12. Now gather any items from the two corpses
  13. Run back to the Archstone and repeat

Melee Strategy for Hoplites

This strategy for Hoplites in small corridors that you can not get around to kill them from behind

  1. Run towards the Hoplite with your shield up ready to block the first attack
  2. After the attack is blocked get in close and use one power attack
  3. Stay close and wait until you see a small spear start to grow next to the Hoplite
  4. After you see the spear back away a good distance, the Hoplite will use it's thrust attack but will miss because you are too far away
  5. Run back in close and attack with one power attack
  6. Repeat step 3, 4, 5 until the Hoplite is dead

Checklist[edit]

2-1 Shard of Spiderstone x2
Chunk of Spiderstone x2
Pure Spiderstone x1 (Armor Spider Archstone)

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable Ores: Shards and Chunks (killing Gecko) of Spiderstone

Starting Archstone: 2-1 (Stonefang Tunnel)

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Go up the steps and to the right. Pause at the end of the bridge to avoid the thrown rocks.
  2. Go left and kill the miners, and then through the tunnel, killing all miners and dogs.
  3. Either kill or leave the Fat Official, turn right and kill the pickaxe miner through doorway.
  4. Run to the end and kill two more pickaxe miners around the corner - beware of the ambush.
  5. Run right around until you reach the stairs, then turn left out of the stairs and run up the stairs
  6. Run up the next stairs until you are opposite the fat official.
  7. Drop down and operate the lever - kill all of the miners, then drop down either near the lever or the other side near the door.
  8. Run back through past the first Fat Official and back to where the second was.
  9. Proceed through the fog gate, then up the slope and stairs.
  10. Go around to the left.
  11. Kill the three miners with flameswords.
  12. Enter the fog gate, kill the ambush miner at the next bend.
  13. Kill all miners in next room.
  14. When you get to the end of the tunnel walk very slowly and carefully to the right.
  15. Smash the barrels and run up the stairs.
  16. Halfway along, move to the edge and you should sight a Crystal Lizard.
  17. Snipe it with the bow.
  18. Kill all the miners, collect, travel back up to original sniping point, reload and repeat until gone

Method 2[edit]

Obtainable Ores: Shards of Spiderstone

Starting Archstone: 2-1 Stonefang Mines

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Get past rock thrower trap
  2. Kill all unarmed miners in the first small room and be careful of the pickaxe miners
  3. Kill all the unarmed miners in the first large room(with the dogs) with the Large Sword of Searching equipped
  4. Kill Fat Official and pickaxe miners on your way to the next area
  5. In the room with the lever that you pull to open the large gate near the Fat Official on the platform, kill all the unarmed miners with the large sword of searching equipped while being careful of the pickaxe miner and the Fat Official on the platform(kill him first to save you some trouble)
  6. Evacuate if you want but the archstone isn't that far away

On PBWT with 7 luck I got all the Spiderstone I needed in just half an hour but it will probably take a little longer if you have WWT or PWWT

Method 3[edit]

Obtainable Ores: Shards and Chunks of Spiderstone

Starting Archstone: 2-2 Stonefang Mines

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Warp to the Armored Spider Archstone
  2. Go onwards and turn right
  3. As soon as you get sight of the Scale Miners (Fist) on the right of the tunnel, switch to your Bow's first person view and snipe them.
  4. Keep going forward sniping the rest of the Scale Miners
  5. As you reach the exit of this tunnel (shortcut to Flamelurker), just evacuate or go back to the archstone (or just drop down the pit at the end of the tunnel and kill yourself - which is faster since the level will reload you right back at the archstone).
  6. If you kill the Scale Miners with a bow they'll have more chance of dropping ores (at least on PBWT)

Note that this is the ONLY method of farming Chunks of Spiderstone, as the Scale Miners on 2-1 won't drop Chunks, only Shards.

Checklist[edit]

5-1 Shard of Suckerstone x2
5-2 Shard of Suckerstone x1
Chunk of Suckerstone x2
Pure Suckerstone x1
5-2 Pure Suckerstone x1

Method 1[edit]

Obtainable Ores: All grades of Suckerstone (Shards and Chunks of Marrowstone)

Starting Archstone: 5-3 Dirty Colossus Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

Method:

  1. Head towards the poison swamp of 5-2
  2. Run past the Shaman and keep right, thus approaching a Depraved One.
  3. As you approach the end of the platform, roll across the small gap.
  4. This will bring you very close to the Black Phantom Giant Depraved One.
  5. Run towards the next Shaman and roll off the platform.
  6. You should land not too far from the Filthy Woman
  7. Run past the Filthy Woman and hug the right wall as you enter the swamp.
  8. Jog forwards and kill the 5 Giant Mosquitoes
  9. Continue and go up the wooden ramp
  10. Make your way to where the Slug Nest was hanging while killing the Slugs on the ramps. When they die, stay close to the corpse and mash O (or X for Atlus ver.) to grab the loot before it falls off the platform
  11. Safely work your way to the ground level by dropping down the appropriate ledges.
  12. Approach the mass of Slugs around the Large Sword of Moonlight.
  13. Cast Firestorm. Kill any surviving Slugs with a melee weapon of choice.
  14. Evacuate
  15. Optional: There are another 4 Mosquitoes nearby you can kill for Marrowstones (Pulpstones).

Method 2[edit]

Obtainable Ores: All grades of Suckerstone

Starting Archstone: 4-3 Old Hero Archstone

Equipment/Spells Used:

  • Anything you want as long as you can kill a slug.
  • Evacuate

Method:

  1. Backtrack from the warp point to the slug pits (5 second trip give or take a few seconds).
  2. Kill all the slugs in the room in whatever manner you see fit.
  3. This is easier to get to than the first method but the slugs require more work to kill because they're spread out and can't be killed in a Firestorm.