Solid crystals are found on Tarddiad during and after the quest The Light Within. They can be mined for crystal fragments for 180 Mining experience each.
Wearing pieces of the crystal armour or the attuned crystal armour increases the maximum number of crystal fragments players can obtain per successful cut by one for each pieces worn. Players wanting to collect enough crystal fragments for a full set of attuned crystal armour should buy a full set of crystal armour in order to maximise the average amount of crystal fragments they can obtain. Players should use mining urns (stackable) to increase experience gains by 20%.
With active mining and a Pickaxe of Earth and Song, one may expect about 500 fragments per hour. Upwards of 1100 fragments can be obtained in an hour with minimal attention if five pieces of crystal armour are equipped.
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- patch 1 September 2015 (Update):
- Players now obtain an additional crystal fragment when mining on Tarddiad under the star sprite buff.
- Players can no longer mine or fish crystals on Tarddiad with a full inventory.