Talk:Unidentified Fossilized Insect

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Is there a higher chance for this drop at higher favor levels? The preceding unsigned comment was added by ‎Sirpookins (talkcontribs) at 20:52, 20 July 2014 (UTC) (UTC).

There is currently no ongoing research or drop rate research that suggests this. It's purely random. --Event boss (map icon).pngDav 21:15, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

More than 16, what for?[edit]

I realized something last week and would like to share it here: Those unidentified fossilized insects are account bound. The fossilized insect resulting from it is account bound. The resulting weapon is account bound. Now, there are "only" 16 weapons. It means than once we are done with the collection, every additional unidentified fossilized insect is a waste. We can do nothing with it and I believe that the resulting weapons are not really worth crafting them more than once for the collection. I can't avoid to wonder why Anet thought it would be necessary to add a material slot at bank for those... Or can we expect to be able to use those in the future for something different? -- 05:40, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

I am not one for speculation, so I can't say whether we can expect something more out of them. That being said, you can trade them for Sandy Bags of Gear, so it's not quite true that they are useless once you're done with the collection. It was missing from the page, though, so thanks for bringing it to attention! --Faelys 06:22, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
Ooohhhh... Have not known that about the sandy bags! Thank you so much :) -- 08:33, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Drop Rate[edit]

There are accounts scattered throughout the internet claiming that the drop rate of Unidentified Fossilized Insects from buried locked chests may be as low as 1:200 or 1:300. Do not believe these rumors. I've just spent a day doing chest runs in Dry Top at every hour. I've done around 8 runs, opening approximately 20-24 chests per run, and throughout this exercise I've found a total of 11 fossilized insects.

The drop rate may be fairly low, but it's nowhere near as ridiculous as 1:300. While I didn't record any drop rate research, my runs suggest that the drop rate is much closer to somewhere around 1:16. 02:14, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Drop rate are pretty low low as f. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

I opened about 80 chests (agust 2019), not a single fossil. So either I'm unlucky or 1/16 is too positive. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 07:52,29 August 2019‎ (UTC).

Possibly unlucky. Without a larger documented sample size, it's very difficult to either validate either claim. - Ojimaru (talk) 13:51, 29 August 2019 (UTC)