These drop from most small and minor mobs throughout Zereth Mortis after learning
I've so far found it most efficient to farm minor mobs, as they die so quickly, and drop 1-2 each. The 5 packs of 3x
are ideal as they respawn very quickly (~30s) to facilitate activating
, which gets you 30-60/min (cue the nerf).
As expected, they no longer drop from these mobs.
instead, as they're easily groupable and have a fast respawn.
Tried to farm them before getting Dealic Research but did not get any, looks like Dealic research must be learned in order for them to drop.
If that is the case we might have to get Dealic Research on alts as well in order to farm them on multiple characters.
is an uncommon Protoform Synthesis crafting material.
To unlock protoform crafting:
Complete chapters 1,2 and 3 of
After daily reset complete
quests to unlock
quest to unlock
Good spot to farm (the best probably) is an area along Genesis Fields (42.21 74.16). There are multiple portals spawn lots of scavengers and gorgers mobs.
You can run along pulling them or find a spot of respawn and farm there. My results (every attempt was limited by 10 minutes) is below:
Farming #1 - 106
Farming #2 - 125
Farming #3 - 116
farming spot -
Here's the list of Protoform Synthesis crafting materials and how to get them (drops is not 100%) (under constriction)
Uncommon Protoform Synthesis crafting materials (Can be bought at AH except
Used to craft
Every Mount & Pet
Contained in nests
Used to craft
Rare Protoform Synthesis crafting materials
Glimmer of Serenity
Crystallized Echo of the First Song
for 300 Gold -
If my math is correct, you will need
18,400 of these to obtain all related items -- 9,850 for mounts, 8,550 for battle pets.
Best place I found is 700-900
per hour depending on the group. You pull the mobs that spawns from the portal from the left and right. Sometimes you can pull a few from south as well, This spot works very well!
/way 42.07, 73.85
These likely won't drop for you until you do
and finish the quest
which gives you
Once you get
it's very quick to get it on all your toons. I'd suggest getting it on all your alts so these motes can start dropping doing ordinary things like dailies and questing.
I'm not 100% sure you need to do the quest too (and get the buff), but it would make sense given how this game tends to work.
Edit: I'm pretty sure you need to do the quest. I've done this on several toons now and I start seeing Motes drop immediately after I do the quest.
No sure if anyone else has run into this or not. But every since I learned the ability and did the quests to be able to craft mounts it seems like these motes are hard to come by. So coming into Tuesday (day Mythic raid launched) I had 800+ on my two characters I have been doing Zeroth Mortis on. I don't do anything special. I do the weekly, the campaign quests and dailies. I get chests and rares if they pop up while I am doing my dailies. So nothing extreme at all. Since Tuesday however I have looted a total of about 30 without changing my routine. I can find any bugs or anyone else reporting this so not sure what's going on.
Entrance to the forge is in 61.9, 58.9
/way 61.2 58.9 Synthesis Forge
Farming in 5 man groups by the portal at /way 42.07 73.85
works fine. You can also farm down south by Otiosen, but it needs a more active group. With good clear at portals I got 100 motes in about 9 minutes when I tested it now.
Edit: Soon farmed 9000 of them. It really is doable to get about 900-1000 an hour in a 5 man group.
Given Genesis Motes are not that easy to farm directly, I can recommend sending an army of alts in ZM to help out. Every alt can complete the mount synthesis quest to get some additional motes, as well as doing the Repertory Alcove weekly. This is only for a measly 20-25 motes but adds up. Other than that, it's just a very boring farm.
I'm getting the feeling that they have to be pure automa. Doesn't seem like the corrupted ones in Mawsworn sites seem to carry them. Maybe that's wrong or old news, I dunno, just my observation.
I wish we could sell these.
If you're like me and work from home, the best way to afk farm is at /way 42.8 71.2
I'm a demonology lock lvl 60 ilvl 243 and i just stood right in front of the fauna tender where a scavenger spawns every few seconds. He automatically got aggro'd by my demon and I just tabbed in to loot every few minutes.
Ended up with approx 200 in an hour and didnt lose any health on me or my demon
Anyone know if these come to you in the mail?
9.2.5 drop rates have not been increased and costs have not been reduced.
Still takes like 300 motes on average just to make a PET.
Well done, Blizzard.
9.2.5, no vendor has been added to convert cosmic flux into genesis mote.
"We care about players" - Blizzard
This is done really badly given the realities of this game
Chests never contain them, though they contain a bunch of currencies that are basically worthless. (the exception to this is
You never get them as a reward from a Quest (World Quest or otherwise)
They only seem to drop from rares and trash mobs
I originally thought I was going to get all I needed by doing the ZM weekly on all my toons. But because my shard has gone so dead I have to do the weekly almost exclusively using Quests and Chests (I can't solo rares on most of my toons). This means I can do the entire weekly and get zero motes.
So basically I'll be left with farming as my only option, which means I won't be getting these mounts/pets.
Patch 9.2.7 with new season and no change to this system sadly
Anima maxed out on all my toons. Endless amounts of cosmic flux. Why cannot I buy motes with those.
If you are interested in what you can get an hour
I did a 2 hour farm and this is what i got.
Location: /way 42.60, 75.06
That would translate into
x760 per hour.
and around 5.5K gold an hour in items.
Don't understand all the salt - you need so many of these because there's so much cool stuff you can craft!
You can get enough motes for 2 mounts in roughly an hour, how is that unreasonable? They're some of the quickest mounts to obtain in the game!
Some of you commenters are totally wild, camping 180 hours for TLPD? I sleep. Farm mobs for 30 minutes? REEEEEE I WAKE.
Blizzard, we need to talk. Pull up a chair.
I thought we addressed this earlier. Making people collect absurd amounts of hard-to-get materials
. And this is a
. Not only that, but this is for collecting pets and mounts, which have zero impact on the rest of the game.
Are we good? Can you make these materials easier for everyone to get so they can actually enjoy the game? Great, thanks for talking with me.
Oh, I also wanted to mention a certain faction-specific bee mount...
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