A lightsaber ignites with a snap-hiss, bathing the room in a pale glow and emitting a soft, ominous hum. An assault cannon unleashes a volley of bolts in a barrage of withering fire. The iconic weapons of the Star Wars universe have an established legacy of being personalized tools that usually reflect the bearer in some way. In SWTOR, our ability to customize our weapon’s appearance is limited to only a few options: the overall look of the weapon, which is often a standard Rakata/Campaign/Battlemaster/War Hero design or an augmented standard craftable one, and the color crystal within.
As a result, a rare color crystal is often a highly-sought addition to add the finishing touch to your perfect weapon aesthetic. One particularly rare option is the Magenta crystal, which, as of Patch 1.2, has end-game versions (as well as lower level incarnations) providing +41 Endurance, Critical Rating, or Power. The simplest and most expensive method of obtaining one is to find a crafting player and purchase it. Keep in mind that this is also the only method if you don’t have an appropriately skilled Artificing character. This guide will show you where and how to obtain the schematics and ingredients for yourself, circumventing the need to rely on other players. Read on for full details.
Random mobs in the Black Hole as well as the Voss world boss Nightmare Pilgrim can drop the Artifice schematic for three different crystals: +41 Endurance/Power/Critical Rating. So, be prepared to kill many foes during the grind. The Galactic Trade Market might also be a source of this schmeatic as it is not bound on pickup, but your best bet may be tracking down another player on the fleet that already has the schematic you require.
Schematics for the lower level versions of the crystal (+33 Endurance, Critical Rating, and Power) can drop randomly on different planets, such as Belsavis.
- Advanced Magenta Eviscerating Crystal
- Advanced Magenta Hawkeye Crystal
- Advanced Magenta Indestructible Crystal
All ingredients are not bound, thus they can be freely traded. Treasure Hunting yields Lorrdian Gemstones and Corusca Gemstones when you do Gemstone missions. Thus the Magenta Adegan Crystal and the Pristine Adegan Crystals are our main focus.
The lower level crystals (level 49, +33 Endurance, Critical Rating, and Power) only require x6 Lorrdian Gemstones, x6 Corusca Gemstones, x1 Magenta Adegan Crystal and x8 Primeval Artifact Fragments, so are somewhat more easily acquired.
Pristine Adegan Crystals
In Alderaan there are new Unusual Crystal Formations which yield Rough Magenta Crystal shards. We need one shard for a Pristine Adegan Crystal, therefore we need to find 2 formations.
All over Alderaan there are two locations with two nodes and one with three nodes. The nodes from one location share a spawn timer, so only one node per location is available at the same time.
A bit north of the transition to the Juran Mountains lies the first location west of the path towards the river.
Node 1: ( 1350, -1300 )
Node 2: ( 1312, -1315 )
The next location is northwest of House Alde on the Peninsula.
Node 1: ( 1187, -443 )
Node 2: ( 1299, -564 )
Further to the north are the last three formations.
Node 1: ( 1087, -1029 )
Node 2: ( 1076, -1033 )
Node 3: ( 1093, -1034 )
Refining Shards on Korriban (Imperial) or Tython (Republic)
After we have found two shards, we will travel to Korriban to the Lower Wilds if we're Imperial, or to Tython's Forge Remnants if we're Republic.
Behind a wall we find the device we need. Refine the two shards and we are finished with Pristine Adegan Crystals.
Magenta Adegan Crystal
To obtain this component we need to get the Pure Shockfrozen Water first. We can get this by visiting Tatooine for the Refreshed and Sustained buff and then to the mountains of Hoth to freeze the water.
Refreshed and Sustained
Some moisture vaporators in Tatooine have interactable panels on them. Use them to get the buff.
Pure Shockfrozen Water
Head to the Highmount Ridge area on Hoth to the Highmount Slopes around ( -920, 650 ) to receive the Extreme Altitude buff and freeze the water.
Crystal Formation on Ilum
Last but not least we need to travel to the Western Jedi Ruins of Ilum. By activating the small crystal formation we let a Force Ghost champion spawn. Your party should consist of at least one damage dealer and a healer and your companions can help you there too.
After defeating the ghost, a larger crystal formation spawns next to the small one, and interacting with it yields the Magenta Adegan Crystal.
Now you have all the items for the rare Magenta Crystal. Find an artificer or craft it yourself and finally: Have fun using it.