Rich Merchant’s 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’s Ring
The Rich Merchant’s Ring requires the following items to create it:
Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece #1 (Rare drop from Ash Forest)
Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece #2 (Rare drop from Dark Rift)
Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece #3 (Obtained through Special Bartering or Oquilla’s Eye treasure chest)
Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece #4 (Rare drop from Ollun Valley – O’Dyllita zone which is not yet available – upcoming content)
Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece #5 (Currently unknown)
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:
Obtaining the Pieces
As well as the methods listed below, there is also an alternative method of obtaining the pieces.
The Rich Merchant Ring Pieces can rarely drop when you sell specific trade items to a Trade Manager.
Obtaining a Rich Merchant Ring via this method is next to impossible, 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.
- Rich Merchant Ring Piece #1 – Obtained by killing the Desert Traders that roam Valencia Desert, but this has a 0.0004% drop rate and heavily decreases your karma.
- Rich Merchant Ring Piece #2 – Obtained by selling Valencia City Goods (0.0003% drop rate)
- Rich Merchant Ring Piece #3 – Obtained by selling Sand Grain Bazaar or Shakatu Goods (0.0003% drop rate)
- Rich Merchant Ring Piece #4 – Obtained by selling Ibellab Oasis or Ancado Inner Harboor Goods (0.0003% drop rate)
- Rich Merchant Ring Piece #5 – Obtained by selling Arehaza Town Goods (0.0001% drop rate)
Item 1: Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece
The first piece is obtained as a rare drop by grinding monsters at Ash Forest. This area has a recommened minimum AP of 300 (with Kutum) and at least 350 DP.
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Item 2: Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece
The second item piece is a rare drop from Dark Rift bosses.
Make sure to check out our Dark Rift guide for details about the bosses.
Item 3: Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece
The third item can be obtained a couple of different ways:
Margoria Lost Item:
Special Bartering – check out our Bartering guide for more information about Special Bartering
- Rare drop from Margoria Lost Item
- Rare drop from an Oquilla’s Eye treasure chest
Margoria Debris can randomly spawn in the Margoria Sea. You must use a Silver Key to get a reward from it.
Possible rewards include: Faded Margoria Treasure, Plain Margoria Treasure, Beautiful Margoria Treasure, Resplendent Margoria Treasure, Bottle with a Note, Gold Bar 1G – 100G, Sealed Golden Treasure Chest, Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece.
Oquilla’s Eye Treasure Chests:
Every 3 hours plumes of water will appear on Oquilla’s Eye and drop treasure chests that have been resting deep in the ocean. A notification will appear and the powerful plumes of water will appear at this time. They do deal damage but there is no death penalty if you die to them.
When a treasure chest is dropped, you have 1 minute to open it before it disappears. You will need a silver key to open the chests and can recieve a varity of different items. Check our Great Ocean Expansion patch guide for full details about other loot you can get from the treasure chests.
Item 4: Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece
The forth piece is dropped from monsters in Ollun Valley, which is coming with the O’Dyllita patch and currently is not in the game. This is a 300 AP (kutum) grind spot intended for groups of 3 and is one of the hardest grind spots.
Item 5: Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece
It is currently unknown how to obtain the fifth piece but it is obtainable in our current version of the game (unlike the forth piece).
The hint given in the patch notes is:
“A spotted pattern, currently undecipherable…”