Not getting ascendant shards

Vercetti

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Dec 22, 2005
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Is there some sort of glitch preventing me from getting shards? I realize I can get them from the raid but I'm talking about public events, etc. all I need is 2 to but all I get is energy. I must have 100 energy but only 4 shards. Frustrating to say the least


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Varsh

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Jan 5, 2006
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#2
You can get them from both chests and public events. I have had them from both on very rare occasions but they definitely drop. Shards tend to drop mostly from raids I find.
 

Felix336

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The raid is definitely the best way to get them and they should also occasionally drop from public events (just sounds like bad luck to me).

I would suggest two other ways of getting them:
-Dismantle legendary gear you don't need, or buy it from vendors and then dismantle it (boots and gloves are the cheapest I believe).
-Do the daily mission on the hardest difficulty, you automatically get +2 ascendent materials as a reward (50/50 chance though since you might get energy).
 

Ghost

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If you fully upgrade weapons and armor via xp (dont need to use mats to actually level it, just have all unlocked) you usually get 5 shards/energy as opposed to 2-3 so it's worth swapping armor out when turning in bounties.

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[QUOTE="Ghost, post: 6407842]If you fully upgrade weapons and armor via xp (dont need to use mats to actually level it, just have all unlocked) you usually get 5 shards/energy as opposed to 2-3 so it's worth swapping armor out when turning in bounties.

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Upgraded weapons gives more but not upgraded armor in my experience and reading