Farming for Dragon Scales in Valley of Drakes is impossible.

#1BleakwailPosted 10/26/2011 4:33:09 PM

I screwed myself, because I didn't know about the glitch with Snuggly the Crow, until after I had traded 1 egg vermifuge. Now I can never trade with her for more until my new game.

So, I have killed literally over 50 drakes and not a single dragon scale drop.

I have 12 humanity. Maybe I need more. Has ANYONE had any luck? Is there some special trick to killing them so that they have more chances to drop?

#2heavyacademicPosted 10/26/2011 4:39:22 PM
Have you found the rest?

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/608635-dark-souls/60777832
#3FinalWolfPosted 10/26/2011 4:41:58 PM
You need 30 humanity along with the gold serpent ring for the max 410 drop rate
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#4Bleakwail(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2011 4:44:36 PM

You got me. No, I haven't gotten that far yet. I am trying to get one to drop from these drakes, because it is going to be a long time before I get to the rest.

I was hoping to see what players on the 360 reported about the drops from the drakes, because I thought that maybe drop rates might be a bit different between the two game systems.

I play in the 360 exclusively. But I use the PS3 DS forum too.

#5Bleakwail(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2011 4:45:30 PM
FinalWolf posted...
You need 30 humanity along with the gold serpent ring for the max 410 drop rate



Is the max drop rate of 410 required to get these to actually drop?
#6GamerOuTLaWzPosted 10/26/2011 4:56:11 PM
my friend is on his first playthrough ever,hes like 76,has the golden serpent ring (not sure if it was equiped) and he was at 0 humanity,frist drake dead (yes the blue ones with lightning breathe) dropped a dragon scale(he was at my house so I saw it)
#7AoENIACPosted 10/26/2011 4:57:12 PM
No but it will save you some grief.

SOME grief. It still takes way too much time unless you're the luckiest duck on the planet.

All them S-rank drop rates are really just random chance if ya ask me.
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#8tag545Posted 10/26/2011 4:58:38 PM
I recommend giving up farming the drakes for dragon scales.

With 410 drop rate I got an average of 1 scale per 170 dragons and sadly I'm not exaggerating.
#9Bleakwail(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2011 4:59:14 PM
GamerOuTLaWz posted...
my friend is on his first playthrough ever,hes like 76,has the golden serpent ring (not sure if it was equiped) and he was at 0 humanity,frist drake dead (yes the blue ones with lightning breathe) dropped a dragon scale(he was at my house so I saw it)



GOD. What a lucky guy!
#10Bleakwail(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2011 5:00:29 PM

tag545 posted...
I recommend giving up farming the drakes for dragon scales. With 410 drop rate I got an average of 1 scale per 170 dragons and sadly I'm not exaggerating.

I don't doubt that you are exaggerating. ...All I need is 1 scale.