#### AydinY

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Hi there! If you're like me, you're looking for a Calibur with high hit that's worthy of being transformed into a Dark Flow!

Other quests do come to mind when it comes to farming common weapons, mainly ones that have weapon only item boxes but I have not found one that is quite as efficient and quick to do as the Box Run. However, I will keep doing my research and I'll post my findings here.

To farm effectively, being a character with the section ID, Skyly, is a must! Every weapon drop that they encounter have a 13% chance of being a sword weapon. Another must have is having the addon, Item Reader, active. If you don't have it or not aware of it, please check out the following link. It's extremely vital for being able to see the hit% of any weapons that drop at a glance.

PSOBB Addon Plugin

This guide will mainly be using the Box Run strategy as described in the link below and if you're not familiar with it, I highly suggest you take a look at it. Thank you @anime for this wonderful guide!

PW3 Box Run Guide

Each run of this quest is 44 boxes and takes less than three minutes (after a bit of practice) to complete before resetting.

Each box has only a 9% (1/11.1) chance of dropping a weapon.

I should also mention that drops from item boxes are

The pattern for this area is 4/4/3 so one of the three rolls is not able to hit 90 or 100. (x1.33 to calculate the odds)

However, the calculations will be assuming that the roll for hit will be following one of the 4 patterns.

Formulas are as followed:

[(odds) x (11.1) x (1.33)] = probability of one box containing Calibur with desired hit

[(result from formula above)/44] = amount of runs estimated to find the Calibur

1/213,030

4,842 runs

1/1,247,916

28,362 runs

1/2,912,002

66,182 runs

1/8,710,170

197,958 runs

*It is worth noting that in this tier, the odds of getting 80% hit are the same as getting 85% or 90% hit.*

1/29,526,000 per box

671,045 runs

It certainly is a bit of a grind but if you have a skyly character that you are leveling and wouldn't mind getting potentially super lucky with, this would be a good strategy to utilize.

Good luck and happy hunting!

If weapon box is opened in 4/4/4 pattern area:

Going for 90 hit:

13% that weapon is sword = 13%

13% sword will have hit = 1.69%

1/10000 (0.01%) sword will have 90 hit = 0.000169%

in conclusion, the odds of getting a 90 hit sword are approximately

1/590,000

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Going for 100 hit (untekked 90 hit weapon):

13% that weapon is sword = 13%

30% that sword is untekked = 3.9%

13% untekked sword has hit = 0.507%

1/10,000 (0.01%) untekked sword has 90 hit = 0.0000507%

In conclusion, the odds of getting a 100 hit sword are approximately

1/2,000,000

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Lower hits assuming that the area pattern is 4/4/4 from weapon box:

40 hit:

50 hit: 0.006929%

1/14,430

60 hit:0.001183%

1/84,530

70 hit: 0.000507%

1/197,250

80 hit or higher: 0.000169%

1/590,000

---

90 hit:

13/100 that weapon is sword = 13%

13/100 sword will have hit = 1.69%

1/10000 sword will have 90 hit = 0.000169%

50 hit:

13/100 that weapon is sword = 13%

13/100 sword will have hit = 1.69%

0.41% sword will have 50 hit= 0.006929%

1/14432

---

60 hit:

13/100 that weapon is sword = 13%

13/100 sword will have hit = 1.69%

0.07% sword will have 60 hit = 0.001183%

6/507185

1/84530

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70 hit:

13/100 that weapon is sword = 13%

13/100 sword will have hit = 1.69%

0.03% sword will have 70 hit = 0.000507%

2/394,477

1/197,250

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80 hit:

13/100 that weapon is sword = 13%

13/100 sword will have hit = 1.69%

0.01% sword will have 80 hit = 0.000169%

1/591716

1/590,000

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Rare Weapon high hit chances:

40 hit: 00.1005%

1/1,000

50 hit: 00.024%

1/4,000

60 hit: 00.0045%

1/20,000

70 hit or higher: 00.0015%

1/50,000

Several of these fractions are simplified but are still good approximations.

All the possible hits from 70-90% have equal odds of those percentages being the resulting hit percent.

Other quests do come to mind when it comes to farming common weapons, mainly ones that have weapon only item boxes but I have not found one that is quite as efficient and quick to do as the Box Run. However, I will keep doing my research and I'll post my findings here.

To farm effectively, being a character with the section ID, Skyly, is a must! Every weapon drop that they encounter have a 13% chance of being a sword weapon. Another must have is having the addon, Item Reader, active. If you don't have it or not aware of it, please check out the following link. It's extremely vital for being able to see the hit% of any weapons that drop at a glance.

PSOBB Addon Plugin

*If you don't have this installed already, you might want to set aside an hour or two dedicated to installing, setting it up, and customizing it to your liking. By the way, a huge thank you to @Soly and all the programmers who made this possible.*****

__PW3 Box Run Strategy__This guide will mainly be using the Box Run strategy as described in the link below and if you're not familiar with it, I highly suggest you take a look at it. Thank you @anime for this wonderful guide!

PW3 Box Run Guide

Each run of this quest is 44 boxes and takes less than three minutes (after a bit of practice) to complete before resetting.

Each box has only a 9% (1/11.1) chance of dropping a weapon.

I should also mention that drops from item boxes are

**NOT**affected by boosts by events, weekly boosts, or Anguish modes.The pattern for this area is 4/4/3 so one of the three rolls is not able to hit 90 or 100. (x1.33 to calculate the odds)

However, the calculations will be assuming that the roll for hit will be following one of the 4 patterns.

Formulas are as followed:

[(odds) x (11.1) x (1.33)] = probability of one box containing Calibur with desired hit

[(result from formula above)/44] = amount of runs estimated to find the Calibur

**50 hit:**1/213,030

4,842 runs

**60 hit:**1/1,247,916

28,362 runs

**70 hit:**1/2,912,002

66,182 runs

**80-90 hit:**1/8,710,170

197,958 runs

*It is worth noting that in this tier, the odds of getting 80% hit are the same as getting 85% or 90% hit.*

**90 hit Calibur**with special untekked for tekking to 100 hit:1/29,526,000 per box

671,045 runs

It certainly is a bit of a grind but if you have a skyly character that you are leveling and wouldn't mind getting potentially super lucky with, this would be a good strategy to utilize.

**More quests are coming soon!**Good luck and happy hunting!

Going for 90 hit:

13% that weapon is sword = 13%

13% sword will have hit = 1.69%

1/10000 (0.01%) sword will have 90 hit = 0.000169%

in conclusion, the odds of getting a 90 hit sword are approximately

1/590,000

---

Going for 100 hit (untekked 90 hit weapon):

13% that weapon is sword = 13%

30% that sword is untekked = 3.9%

13% untekked sword has hit = 0.507%

1/10,000 (0.01%) untekked sword has 90 hit = 0.0000507%

In conclusion, the odds of getting a 100 hit sword are approximately

1/2,000,000

---

Lower hits assuming that the area pattern is 4/4/4 from weapon box:

40 hit:

50 hit: 0.006929%

1/14,430

60 hit:0.001183%

1/84,530

70 hit: 0.000507%

1/197,250

80 hit or higher: 0.000169%

1/590,000

---

90 hit:

13/100 that weapon is sword = 13%

13/100 sword will have hit = 1.69%

1/10000 sword will have 90 hit = 0.000169%

50 hit:

13/100 that weapon is sword = 13%

13/100 sword will have hit = 1.69%

0.41% sword will have 50 hit= 0.006929%

1/14432

---

60 hit:

13/100 that weapon is sword = 13%

13/100 sword will have hit = 1.69%

0.07% sword will have 60 hit = 0.001183%

6/507185

1/84530

---

70 hit:

13/100 that weapon is sword = 13%

13/100 sword will have hit = 1.69%

0.03% sword will have 70 hit = 0.000507%

2/394,477

1/197,250

---

80 hit:

13/100 that weapon is sword = 13%

13/100 sword will have hit = 1.69%

0.01% sword will have 80 hit = 0.000169%

1/591716

1/590,000

---

Rare Weapon high hit chances:

40 hit: 00.1005%

1/1,000

50 hit: 00.024%

1/4,000

60 hit: 00.0045%

1/20,000

70 hit or higher: 00.0015%

1/50,000

Several of these fractions are simplified but are still good approximations.

All the possible hits from 70-90% have equal odds of those percentages being the resulting hit percent.

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