For the dust gained from grinding crystal urchins, see harmony dust
Harmonic dust is a material used in Crystal Singing tools and equipment in Prifddinas. It is obtained by pickpocketing Ithell workers or by playing a harp in the Ithell district of the city.
Harmonic dust can be used to make crystal tools and equipment by Crystal Singing, which also requires a crystal weapon seed, crystal armour seed, crystal tool seed or an uncharged crystal teleport seed. Use the singing bowl in the Ithell Clan district and sing the desired item, granting Smithing experience. Alternatively, some of the seeds can be sung into equipment by paying Eluned or Ilfeen with coins instead.
4,000 harmonic dust can also be used to convert a dragon hatchet into a crystal hatchet, a dragon pickaxe or imcando pickaxe into a crystal pickaxe, or a dragon mattock into a crystal mattock. This is done by talking to Lady Ithell, and works even if the dragon items are on the tool belt. It is also possible to turn augmented dragon items into their crystal versions; to do this, the item must be used on lady Ithell.
5,000 harmonic dust is required to make a blessed flask shell. This adds up to 21,000 harmonic dust for all augmentable tools (an additional 150 is needed to avoid the 510,000 cost of the rod), the teleport seed and the flask.
Playing the harps in the Ithell district grants a chance of receiving 1 dust and 80 Crafting experience (96 experience when the Voice of Seren is on the Ithell district) every three seconds. However, the rate will be reduced when the harp becomes out of tune by at least 50%. This, coupled with the time taken to tune, gives a lower rate of roughly 60,000 experience per hour. While the Voice is active, harps also go out of tune at a much lower rate, meaning a greater rate of dust. At level 99 Crafting, a player can get about 700 harmonic dust an hour (which equals 56,000 experience an hour).
The Artificer's measure provides a constant Ithell Voice of Seren buff effect, regardless of the current Voice of Seren. This does not stack with the actual Ithell Voice of Seren when it is active.
A strategy to maximise the amount of experience per hour is to tune the harp when it reaches 30% out of tune, or 20% when the Voice of Seren is active.
500-1,000 harmonic dust can be purchased for 2,000,000 coins from the Travelling Merchant's Shop; the price would be 4,000 - 2,000 coins per harmonic dust.
A one time reward of 1,000 harmonic dust is given after completing the Elite Tirannwn achievements from Elen Anterth. However, this reward is negated by the requirement to sing an attuned crystal weapon in order to complete one of the elite tasks.
It's also possible to receive harmonic dust as a reward from Meg in the player-owned port.
The following table shows the amount of harmonic dust required to sing the various crystal items, along with other requirements.
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Travelling Merchant's Shop[edit | edit source]
This table shows the next 5 dates(wrong?) on which harmonic dust is available in the Travelling Merchant's Shop, where it can be purchased for 2,000,000 coins.
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- patch 23 March 2015 (Update):
- An issue in which harmonic dust could be gathered from Ithell harps faster than intended has been fixed.