question about 2nd part of relic weapon quest

#1synister666Posted 6/12/2014 4:28:35 PM
So I just turned 50 on my black mage and just got to 2nd part of the relic quest for the stardust rod. I need a sanguine scepter and 2 materia in it for the next part. I went to buy one on the market board and its around 250k. Seriously? I didnt even check the materia after that but im sure it isnt cheap. Is there any better way to obtain this than to waste all my money on it? I mean this is just stupid. What do I do here? Just wait til way later when I can afford it without going broke? Does this drop anywhere? Are the mats to make this expensive? I'm kinda stuck here.
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#2hukeviPosted 6/12/2014 4:31:40 PM(edited)
The mats to make the scepter should be WAYYY cheaper.

Here's the item, just look around the market board for these mats.

http://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Sanguine_Scepter
#3DerekLoffinPosted 6/12/2014 4:33:35 PM
I've found you can usually buy the weapon with the materia already in it. If you didn't check, I would say to check as the one at 250k might have already had the materia built in. The weapon alone, definitely yeah, no where near worth 250k. With the materia already bound in, you could still get it cheaper, but may not be so outrageously out of line price wise.
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#4EvelynEvelynPosted 6/12/2014 4:40:59 PM
I would just buy the items to make it and find a goldsmith willing to make it for you.

As for the materia you might want to spirit bond things yourself till you get it, though it might not be that much depending on what materia it need I've already forgotten.

What server are you on?
#5synister666(Topic Creator)Posted 6/12/2014 5:07:43 PM
I'm on Jenova
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#6EvelynEvelynPosted 6/12/2014 5:08:47 PM
Oh well damn.
#7Miggi3Fr3shPosted 6/12/2014 5:17:19 PM
Damn. Most of the weapons with both materia are only around 80k on my server. The weapons without the materia are much cheaper but the materia are pricey. Im clearly on the wrong server to make gil >_< (Excalibur here)
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#8GhetsisPosted 6/12/2014 5:51:34 PM
250k really isn't that much. I'm on Jenova too.

By the time you reach 50, you should have around 600k just from going through the main story. Gil isn't used for that much, so dropping a large chunk on a relic isn't that bad.

Just spiritbond the materia yourself if you're that cheap. I've seen certain materia sell for up to 400k, so even if you don't get a Savage Might, you might get something valuable enough to cover the costs of what you need.
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#9JohnnyCage1933Posted 6/12/2014 5:55:33 PM
Woah 250k??? That's awful man... I only had to shell out 65k for my marauder axe
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#10GhetsisPosted 6/12/2014 5:56:37 PM
JohnnyCage1933 posted...
Woah 250k??? That's awful man... I only had to shell out 65k for my marauder axe

It's horribly unbalanced, at least on Jenova. Last I checked, Bloody Bardiche Heads were 4k, and Bloody Bow Rim/Spear Head was 120k.
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