# Blazing Step Drop Problem

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With the recent drop Chance Buff for the Seeding Step Emphera, I was hoping to get also a Buff to the Blazing Step Emphera, or a Rotation Change for ESO, as this really is a grindy one.

Let me Explain:

The Problem:

The Seeding Step Emphera (5 % Drop Chance) can be acquired within 45 (90 %) or 90 (99 %) runs. The most efficient way to farm this (or Essence) is Excavation. 1 Excavator takes 180 sec, for a Drop it takes 2 (=360 sec), which is about 6 mins for a reward. At 20 minutes in you'll get the first C Rotation Reward (with the Emphera as possible Drop), after that you'll just get more C Rotations. Being in a Mission with an average Time of about 1.5 hours, it correlates to ~ 10 C Rewards.

The Math: 1.5 h for 10 C Rewards ~ 6.75 h for 45 C Rewards ~ 13,5 h (= 0.5625 days) for 90 C Rewards.

The Blazing Step Emphera (1.01 % Drop Chance) can be acquired within 227 (90 %) or 454 (99 %) runs. There is currently no efficient way to farm it, because the ESO "Waves" are time based. Every zone lasts for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. It takes 8 "Zones/Waves" (= 20 min) to get a C Rotation Reward (with the Emphera as possible Drop), after that you'll have to redo the Mission, because it starts with an A Rotation again.

The Math: 20 Minutes for 1 C Reward ~ 4540 Minutes for 227 C Rewards (= 75.66 h) ~ 9080 Minutes for 454 C Rewards (= 151.33 h or 6.305 days).

For the Comparison: The Seeding Step has a ~ 11,34 higher Chance to be dropped in the same amount of time.

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The Solution:

Buff the Drop Chance to match the Seeding Step Emphera (but then Blazing would have a ~11 Drop Chance), or Chance the ESO Rotation to Match Arbitration (ABCCCCCC).

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17 minutes ago, x_xGamerx_x said:

ESO Rotation to Match Arbitration (ABCCCCCC).

Would give reason for people to stay. 1/100 runs does anyone care to go past 8 zones. Every time (outside of those going fo high scores) was due to wanting a little more xp for a weapon or close to focus cap. As it is easier to just repeat from zone 1. So fully agree on this point.

As someone who can't get either of these steps, I am all for higher rates in general. 25ish+ min for a chance at one is a long time compared to shocking and frost.

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IIRC, they said they're looking into EOS drop tables too, so probably they will increase its chance to drop.

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Seeding step was buffed to 5% just recently along with Exploiter ephemeras, and they already had higher drop chance to begin with, but ESO one is still at 1%, I'm sure they'll buff it soon too.