With the improvements to the queue system it will be easier than ever to queue for Tiamat for hunting Neverwinter Astral Diamonds, be it solo or with your friends and guild mates. You will also have more reason than ever to queue: the first time you defeat Tiamat in a week you will receive a “Cache of the Dragon Queen” regardless of hoard contributions. The cache contains a Greater Resonance Stone and a Major Astral Diamonds Voucher.
New In-game Additions for Neverwinter Astral Diamonds
In addition, adjustments have been made across the board to make facing Tiamat more rewarding. In cases where you may have received a Minor Resonance Stone before, you will now receive at least a Resonance Stone or better. When the hoard has reached tier 2, a piece of elven armor will now drop 100% of the time. Finally, both defeating Tiamat and opening the Dragon Queen’s chest will now grant Seals of the Protector.
Tiamat won’t be the only large-scale content receiving reward adjustments. Winning Stronghold Siege will now grant a weekly “Cache of the Fallen,” containing a Greater Thaumaturgic Stone and a Major Influence Voucher. Four new strongboxes have also been added and may potentially be granted in place of vouchers when you finish Stronghold Siege, be it a win or a loss. These strongboxes will be marked as Influence, Astral Diamonds, surplus equipment, or gems. Opening them will grant a handful of epic vouchers of that type.
New Strongboxes for Hunters of Neverwinter Astral Diamonds
Unlike other strongboxes, these may also be donated directly to the coffer without opening them and act as an epic voucher them in that case. For those of you who prefer PvE content, these strongboxes will also be added to Greed of the Dragonflight, as well as non-demonic heroic encounters on the Stronghold map. In both cases, they may appear rarely instead of vouchers.
Last but certainly not least, a laundry list of adjustments is being made to every campaign prior to Underdark. One of the most commonly requested changes—the removal of Astral Diamonds from the cost of all boon tasks—is coming with The Maze Engine. In addition, Astral Diamond costs are being reduced and removed from a large number of other tasks across various campaigns.