|Crafting Lv. Min.||4|
|Bob the Zombie (20%)|
Nesaak Forest mobs (0.05%)
Bob's Tear is a tier 2 crafting ingredient and Meta-Ingredient, usable at Crafting level 4 in any crafting profession. By far the lowest-level Meta-Ingredient, Bob's Tear adds +25% Effectiveness to any other Ingredients used below it when crafting, making it very useful in any recipe to provide a large boost to other identifications. However, Bob's Tear does carry very high penalties to durability and duration relative to other Ingredients around its level. If using it to craft Weapons, Armour or Accessories, you should be especially mindful of this, as increasing the Effectiveness of other Ingredients will also increase the rate at which their effects degrade at low durability.
Aside from as a crafting ingredient, Bob's Tear has two additional uses: first, obtaining one is required to complete the Bob's Lost Soul quest at level 45, along with a Rose. The Tear is also used to unlock Ragni's Library, a Secret Discovery located in Ragni castle containing the tale of Bob, the legendary hero of Wynn Province.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
The primary method of obtaining Bob's Tear is by killing Bob the Zombie, a level 1 Zombie that may occasionally be found wandering around Ragni. He may sometimes harass very low-level players in the city, though he is not particularly dangerous. However, a Tear is not a guaranteed drop from Bob the Zombie; if finding it difficult to locate him, this can become very time-consuming.
Alternatively, the Tear is also a rare drop from many of the mobs found throughout Nesaak Forest, much closer to the level of Bob's Lost Soul. Mobs that may drop one include Wild Snow Wolves, Dead Ice Cutters, Ice Zombies, Snow Zombies, Snow Golems and Hungry Wendigos in the area. A good place to grind for the Tear is the Wolf Den near Nesaak, containing many named Wolves and the Crazy Wolf Tamer, all of which may drop it.
If struggling to obtain Bob's Tear, you may also be able to find it by trading with other players or through the Marketplace. However, its rarity and its variety of important uses may still make it expensive or difficult to find.
Identifications[edit | edit source]
|+25% Ingredient Effectiveness (to ingredients under a Bob's Tear)|
Crafting Suggestions[edit | edit source]
In addition to the significant durability/duration penalties, it should be noted that, due to the way Crafting ingredient slots are used, Bob's Tear can only be effective when used with at least two other ingredients. If the Tear is used in the first slot, the ingredient in the second will not be affected, but subsequent ones will be. Therefore, despite its low Crafting level requirement, achieving higher levels and unlocking additional ingredient slots are necessary to make use of the Tear. With this in mind, however, it can nevertheless be used to improve many crafting recipes.
Using this with Sturdy Flesh can increase the already-high health bonus of the Flesh to a maximum of +84.
A Vibrant Augment's elemental damage bonuses can each reach a maximum of +10% when combined with this.
A Weakening Catalyst combined with this can reach a very high maximum temporary XP Bonus of +35%, as well as increasing the resulting Potion's duration, slightly mitigating the negative effect of the Tear.
Nivlan Honey can be used in the first or second Ingredient slot not only to reduce the duration penalty, but to add an additional charge to the crafted consumable.
The Tear can provide some of the best possible bonuses when used in high-level recipes, too; note that its multiplicative property means that using it with already-strong ingredients will provide the biggest results. Farcor's Trust at level 99, for example, can reach a health bonus of up to +4760 when combined with Bob's Tear, though at a significant cost to duration.