Combo Farms

This page lists and describes any farms that I have on my benchmarks page that contain a unique map combo for a farm. Use the sidebar or scroll down to navigate through each farm.
Grothmar/Bjora Marches

This farm splits into Grothmar and Bjora constantly. It starts with Grothmar's meta and ends with Grothmar's meta, but in between has Bjora events. The basic rundown goes as following:

- Grothmar: Effigy Meta
- Kourna events
- Grothmar: Doomlore Meta
- Kourna events
- Grothmar: Ooze Pit Meta

For every Grothmar meta, there is about a 40 minute timer. But, both Doomlore and Ooze Pit are able to begin before the 40 minutes. For example, Effigy could begin at :10 and Doomlore could begin at :35. For Doomlore, there will be an NPC ready at [&BAUMAAA=]. For Ooze, check the [&BPgLAAA=] waypoint to see if it is up.

For Bjora, I do a clockwise rotation from Jora's Keep Waypoint [&BCcMAAA=] throughout the eastern section of the map. There are a total of 6 champions and 3 raiding parties with generally low cooldown. Though, every event has a fail timer the moment they spawn so it's a gamble what events will be up by the time you arrive. Use the timer page to determine the respawn rate.

Grothmar/Domain of Kourna

This farm splits into Grothmar and Kourna constantly. It starts with Grothmar's meta and ends with Grothmar's meta, but in between has Kourna events and potentially that meta. The basic rundown goes as following:

- Grothmar: Effigy Meta
- Kourna events
- Grothmar: Doomlore Meta
- Kourna events
- Grothmar: Ooze Pit Meta

For every Grothmar meta, there is about a 40 minute timer. But, both Doomlore and Ooze Pit are able to begin before the 40 minutes. For example, Effigy could begin at :10 and Doomlore could begin at :35. For Doomlore, there will be an NPC ready at [&BAUMAAA=]. For Ooze, check the [&BPgLAAA=] waypoint to see if it is up.

For Kourna events, the priority goes as follows:
1) Researcher Emm
2) Cannons (not meta pre-event)
3) Champion Shark
4) Choya Chieftain
5) Meta
6) Researcher Maggin

It sounds a little unusual to have a meta event as low priorty, but unfortunately, the Kourna meta really is lacking in terms of loots. None of the mobs drop any loot for both the pre-event cannons and the meta itself. In addition, the boss is very dull, boring, and tanky.

Thus, other events take priority over the meta in order to max out loots and Volatile Magic. They all have a relatively low cooldown. For more information of the events, check out the map info page and follow the event respawn rates at the timer page .

LS4 Meta Train

This farm is generally hosted by Guild MM Trading Company [TP], Overflow Trading Company [OTC], This Guild Ruined My [Life], and End Game [CREW]. The train is run extremely frequently during almost the entire day from afternoon to very late night. I highly recommend joining the Overflow discord for pings and notices on when they are going to run their train!

Check out Guild MM's LS4 train meta video guide for an in-depth information:


Each guild has their own preference to what the route is, but here's the general idea/plan:

Domain of Istan
Palawadan meta (xx:45) → events until Great Hall meta (xx:20) → possibly repeat events until Thunderhead Meta at xx:45
Events include: Akali, Pirate event chain, Legendary Smoldge bounty, Graveyard

Thunderhead Peaks (1/2)
Oil Floes (xx:45)

Jahai Bluffs
DERV Escort (xx:00) → Death-Branded Shatterer (~xx:15) → Incursions, Ziya (Djinn Escort) until next Thunderhead Meta at xx:45

Thunderhead Peaks (2/2)
Thunderhead Keep (xx:45)

Sandswept Isles
Ideal plan: South meta → North meta
Unlike the other LS4 maps, these metas are timed based on their instanced rather than a global timer. Depending on the progress of the map will deteremine the next steps for the train. In general, North meta is difficult to solo/small groups so it's rarely done and is able to pause its progress. The South meta is on a 40 minute cooldown from its last run, but a 15 minute timer will appear on the side if you're in the area.

If there is some time between North and South, doing the Dominus Crystallium, Mark III Golem, or Beetle Queen are good fillers. If not, there are also easy champion bounties, with north ones being easier.
Sandswept Isles/Domain of Kourna

This farm starts with Sandswept and ends with Kourna. The reason is because the metas (2) in Sandswept are extremely profitable and has the potential to do both back-to-back. Kourna is involved because, to fill an hour worth of time, Kourna is a great filler to quick events that does not involve anything strict. Ideally, the farm would go something like this:

1) Sandswept: Specimen Chamber meta
2) Sandswept: Dominus Crystallum
3) Sandswept: Gathering Storms meta
4) Kourna events

As the commander, it is possible to prep the train. By going to the map about 30 minutes to an hour early, parking a character to check on the activity of both metas is good to keep track of each. Use Sandswept timer page to figure out the respawn time of each meta if you happen to see it complete or fail.

For Kourna events, the priority goes as follows:
1) Researcher Emm
2) Cannons (not meta pre-event)
3) Champion Shark
4) Choya Chieftain
5) Meta
6) Researcher Maggin

It sounds a little unusual to have a meta event as low priorty, but unfortunately, the Kourna meta really is lacking in terms of loots. None of the mobs drop any loot for both the pre-event cannons and the meta itself. In addition, the boss is very dull, boring, and tanky.