Welcome to the first installment of, what we hope will become, a series of articles about adventuring through Nexus. I am thoroughly playing the game without skipping a single quest or location and I will be sharing what I hope are interesting adventures found in various zones. First up is Galeras, level 14-21 zone for Exile players located just outside the main city Thayd. Zone will take you through all sorts of quests and introduce you to the first adventure and group dungeon for your faction. While questing through the zone I came across a secluded part of the map that can be reached only via a “hidden path”. There is a quest mob that can be summoned there that drops an item that starts a quest “A Vengeful Elemental“. The biggest advantage of getting to this place and killing the mob are primary weapons that are rewards for completing this quest. These weapons are:
- Crackling Stormshooters
- Eye of the Stormgod
- Shards of the Stormbolt
- Storming Thunderfists
- The Stormcannon
- The Stormsword
As you can see, all of the quest reward weapons have an Omni rune slot and Imbuement tasks. These tasks will unlock bonus stats for your weapon once completed. All tasks are part of the Stormtalon dungeon and killing bosses inside it. Once you complete all the imbuements you get what is probably the best in slot item for that level range (I kept it all the way up to level 26).
This little hidden part of Galeras rewards you in so many ways. You get one of the above listed items as quest reward for A Vengeful Elemental. You can also finish the Scientist mission ANALYSIS: Eldan Primal Lock (if you chose that path). Inside Exo Lab 4 you find Augmentor Construct that drops another quest starting item – Augmentor Arm – that helps you complete the quest Arm of the Elements. To top it all off you get to discover a Datacube: Rapid Development. These kinds of adventures are what make Wildstar the game that it is.