The Rich Merchant Ring is a very rare treasure to collect. It requires you to collect 5 rare items to craft it. The pieces have a very low drop chance and it will take you a very long time to obtain them all. But it is worth it in the end because the ring gives you a permanent buff, which is family-wide, and gives you an extra +5% silver when you collect sales from the Marketplace. The buff is applied by right-clicking the item in your inventory and this only has to be done once. You do not need to have a character wear the item. The ring will stay in your inventory though once you’ve activated the buff and can be stored as a reminder of the pain you went through to obtain it.
Creating the Rich Merchant Ring
The Rich Merchant’s Ring requires the following items to create it:
Al Yurad’s Ring Piece #1 (Rare drop from Ash Forest)
Al Yurad’s Ring Piece #2 (Rare drop from Padix Island)
Al Yurad’s Ring Piece #3 (Rare drop from Dark Rifts or Sycraia Underwater Ruins)
Al Yurad’s Ring Piece #4 (Rare drop from Crypt of Resting Thoughts or Sea Monster Hunting)
Al Yurad’s Ring Piece #5 (Rare drop from Olun’s Valley)
Red Coral (Obtained by underwater Gathering)
Blue Coral (Obtained by underwater Gathering)
Rough Ruby (Obtained by Mining)
Ruby (Obtained by Processing > Grinding, Rough Ruby x5)
Resplendent Ruby (Obtained by Processing > Grinding, Ruby x5)
Rough Sapphire (Obtained by Mining)
Sapphire (Obtained by Processing > Grinding, Rough Sapphire x5)
Resplendent Sapphire (Obtained by Processing > Grinding, Sapphire x5)
Resplendent Topaz (Obtained by Processing > Grinding, Topaz x5)
Once you have all 14 items you must place them in the following pattern in your inventory to create the Rich Merchant’s Ring:
How to identify the pieces
When the parts drop, they all have the exact same name and icon:
Rich Merchant Ring Piece
This can be frustrating because a random piece has a very low chance of dropping from Atoraxxion: Syrackea, but if it does, you won’t know which one you have unless you already have a duplicate.
You can identify the parts by taking them to the NPC Shakatu at Shakatu town in Valencia. This will exchange your Rich Merchant Ring Piece for an “Al Yurad’s Ring Piece.” The piece will work the exact same, but will now have a different icon to help you visibly see which piece it is.
In addition, having the ring piece inspected by Shakatu will grant you knowledge of Al Yurad’s Ring Pieces (you can get 5 in total).
If you crafted the Rich Merchant’s Ring without obtaining all 5 Al Yurad’s Ring Piece knowledge entries, you can talk to Shakatu to obtain them.
Obtaining the Pieces
Old Method (Trading)
Before you could grind for the Rich Merchant Ring Pieces, the only way to obtain them was through buying and selling certain trade items.
Obtaining a Rich Merchant Ring via this method is extremely rare, which is why the Rich Merchant Ring was reworked in July 2020 (patch notes) and this guide focuses on the new method of obtaining the pieces.
In April 2023, the trading system was also reworked, meaning everything we knew about the old method may no longer apply. For example, for the #1 piece, you had to purchase items from Valencia, however, with the rework, you can no longer purchase any trade items in Valencia.
Item 1: Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece (Ash Forest)
The first piece is obtained as a rare drop from the “Volkras” monsters at Ash Forest and has a 0.001% drop rate.
This area has a recommended minimum AP of 300 (with Kutum) and at least 350 DP. The piece has been confirmed to drop from the Volkras monsters.
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Item 2: Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece (Padix)
The second item piece has been confirmed to drop from the Drunk Treasure Hunter monsters at Padix Island and has a 0.0005% drop rate.
This is a solo spot with a recommended AP of 270 with Kutum.
This piece can also drop when hunting Blue Whales, or by opening the rewards chests from the 5-man Dungeon Atoraxxion: Sycrakea. All 3 of the reward chests have the same drop rate (0.003%).
Item 3: Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece (Sycraia)
The third part can drop from the Elmermol (0.0002% drop rate) and Damaged Lykin (0.0003% drop rate) monsters at Sycraia underwater ruins.
This piece can also drop from all Dark Rift Bosses (0.0001% drop rate), or by opening the rewards chests from the 5-man Dungeon Atoraxxion: Sycrakea. All 3 of the reward chests have the same drop rate (0.003%).
Item 4: Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece (Crypt)
The fourth piece is confirmed to drop from the Ahib Dark Mage (0.01% drop rate) and Dark Knight monsters at Crypt of Resting Thoughts. This is a solo spot in O’Dyllita with a recommended AP with Kutum of 310.
You can also obtain this piece by opening the rewards chests from the 5-man Dungeon Atoraxxion: Sycrakea. All 3 of the reward chests have the same drop rate (0.003%).
The fourth piece has also been confirmed to drop from various Sea Monsters (0.0005% drop rate):
- Black Rust
- Saltwater Crocodile
You can use our Interactive Map to show Sea Monster locations.
Item 5: Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece (Olun’s Valley)
The final piece is dropped from the Golem’s Left Arm (0.0005% drop rate) and Olun’s Golem (0.0005% drop rate) monsters in Olun’s Valley (Olun’s Valley Guide)
This spot is a 300 AP (kutum) grind spot intended for groups of 3 and is one of the hardest grind spots.
You can also obtain this piece by opening the rewards chests from the 5-man Dungeon Atoraxxion: Yolunakea.
Exclusive Furniture and Title
After completing your Merchant Ring, you can acquire an exclusive furniture item and title.
- You must have completed the Crow’s Nest questline which takes you to meet Patrigio (Quests (O) -> Suggested -> [The Great Expedition] Crow’s Nest)
- You must have the treasure item in your inventory
- Then go to Patrigio at Crow’s Nest to accept the quest – The Treasure’s True Owner: Rich Merchant’s Ring
- Show Patrigio the Merchant Ring to complete