Stuck in ACT 3 quest Encrypted Manuscript (SPOILER) Please help!!!

#1thienthaiPosted 5/22/2011 3:00:39 PM
Spoiler !!

Hi, in Act 3 I got stuck in this Encrypted manuscript quest. This is my second playthrough so I have created the sword before. The first playthrough I already got all the items,

On the second however, I seems to lack harpy egg/ Rotfiend tongue. I see there are rotfiends in the sewer and Harpies in the town /mountain I killed loads of them but couldn't get the item drop at all. Is it still possible to get the last ingredients?
#2thienthai(Topic Creator)Posted 5/22/2011 3:09:08 PM
bumpy bump
#3zeroakumaPosted 5/22/2011 3:09:56 PM
I don't think so. All of the items have to be collected before hand.
#4thienthai(Topic Creator)Posted 5/22/2011 3:22:00 PM
Damn, this playthrough is so screwed. I probably accidentally use it for alchemy ingredients.
#5ZeroDMCPosted 5/22/2011 3:34:15 PM
Yeah the only creatures you encounter in Act 3 are Bullvores and Gargoyles. The sword isn't that awesome anyways, unless you have Runes it isn't better than the weapon you get from the Operator.
#6thienthai(Topic Creator)Posted 5/22/2011 4:01:35 PM
that gave me an idea. I have a save before I respec (thus abandoning the Operator staff), so I could load than one up and kill him instead since my spec is might good anyway. What's operator staff spec? Does it have slots? I have more than enough money to put 3 fire runes in it.
#7ZeroDMCPosted 5/22/2011 4:06:14 PM
It doesn't have slots, which is why I said unless you don't have runes it's better than the Manuscript weapon (which has slots). Operator Staff is a crit weapon, and thus unless you are built towards crit you may or may not like it.
#8thienthai(Topic Creator)Posted 5/22/2011 4:11:32 PM
I indeed build towards crit in swordmanship spec. I don't have choice anyway if i want to get the perfect save game for the next DLC/ expansion with best gears. Think I will go for it, can't be bother to replay the game just for sword. I loaded back to chapter 2 and I still didn't have that missing ingredients. Not gonna bother with it unless there is mod to summon weapon.
#9DniasPosted 5/22/2011 4:32:12 PM
You can still get harpy eggs by killing the harpies outside the city along the mountain tracks.
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#10AceMeloPosted 5/23/2011 9:25:17 PM
You can get a rotfiend tongue by killing rotfiends in the sewer. I know this for a fact because I was in the same position as you. I just went down to the sewer, killed the 3 or so that spawn, left the sewer to meditate and reset them, then repeated until I got the tongue. It probably works the same for the harpies.