I am with you on the rarity, I just don’t think these powerful artifacts should be part of certain recipes, and would rather see other ingredients used for the sake of logic.
So this is not a matter of complaining about the grind.
Like you said, relic fragments are fairly easy to pick up, and you just get more effective at it once you learn the route. Like the chests in Sepermeru.
Again, I’ll use the Kinscourge statue as an example.
It’s a statue, a small one at that.
It does nothing apart from looking much smaller than you probably expect.
So where does the fragment of power come to play in this statue?
I would like to see the following esoteric artifacts changed:
- Kinscourge Statue => 50 Corrupted Stone
- Serpentman Statues => 50 Corrupted Stone
- Throne of Skelos => 100 Corrupted Stone