Lockpicking Full Guide/Cartography Macro Guide

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Lockpicking Full Guide/Cartography Macro Guide

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Adding a link to my cartography macro - viewtopic.php?f=9&t=18882

Today I GMed lockpicking, it took a very long time. Here I'll share how I did it, and perhaps someone can fill in any blanks or incorrect information.

First off, you'll need a 30/30 tinker box - 30 tinkering and 30 carpentry. A 50/50 tinker box and a GM made tinker box. You'll need about 500 lockpicks to get to 95.0 shown skill, from that point onward you won't need to buy in bulk. Just buy from the provisioner as you go.

Raising Lockpicking wrote:0 - 30 Buy from NPC
30 - 50 Use a 30/30 tinker box (create a new char with 30 tinker/30 carp)
50 - 76 Use a 50/50 tinker box (create a new char with 50 tinker/50 carp)
Confirmation needed 76 skill is the change over. It will be obvious, just switch to GM box as soon as you possibly can.
76 - 95 Use a GM tinker box
95 - GM. Level 4 dungeon chests


Using a single box, use a macro like this for 0-95.0:

Double Click (lockpicks)
Wait for Target
Absolute Target (your box)
Pause 4.00 second
If (SysMessage "yields")
Double Click (key)
Wait for Target
Absolute Target (your box)
Pause 1.00 second
End If

It is a good idea to keep your dex at 10 until you reach 95.0 (shown) lockpicking, as it will shave .2 from what you have to manually gain later if you macroed with 25 dex. The amount of work you will have to put in from 95 - GM lockpicking is enormous and requires a lot of patience. You will, however, make a small fortune along the way and get plenty of nice jewelery. A small trick I've learned, is that completely emptying a chest will make it decay faster, allowing a new one to spawn sooner.

Here are the locations I know of which have level 4 dungeon chests. If you wish to add any level 4 dungeon chests to this list, please provide proof of a level 4 chest in that location (a screenshot of a failed pick with your LPing above 95.0).

Covetous Dragons (Level 4):
One chest spawns in here, so you can't pick the wrong one. Beware of traps on the stairs, mark a rune downstairs as TG likes to set up traps here, and also ghosts the area.
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Deciet Shroom Room (Level 3):
Easy spot.
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Deciet Lich Lords (Level 4):
2 chests spawn, lv3 and lv4. The level 4 chest always seems to spawn on the same tile.
[Picture needed - I never failed this chest after I started this guide, before GMing picking]

Hythloth Hell Hounds (Level 2):
This chest spawns randomly around the 2 rooms. There are 2 chests, a level 3 and 4.
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Hythloth Deamon Room (Level 4):
This chest always spawns in the same place, on the north-eastern side of the room.
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Despise Chest 1 (Level ?):
2 chests spawn right next to each other - lv3 and lv4. They are always on the same 2 tiles and never mix. The easternmost chest is level 4.
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Despise Chest 2 (Level ?):
I did not get a screenshot of failing, but this is the level 4 chest.
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Destard AW (Level 3)
One chest spawns. Dangerous spot.
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The Fire Temple
This chest spawns slowly, inside the temple.
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Shame Islands (Level 4)
Located near the blood elementals, a single chest spawns on the same tile every time. Very easy location.
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Yew Crypt
Upon entering the crypt, run directly north as far as you can go, and then go to the top level. Since chest spawning in the back room.
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T2A - Ice Fiends
Very easy and safe chest to pick.
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T2A - Terathan Keep
Definitely the most dangerous place to go lockpicking on the shard. Located inside a no recall zone with 2 Balrons and TG ghosting this spot 24/7. Most players would not even go near this location.
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After many, many, picks and loss of most of your hair:
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Thanks to the posters in the other lockpicking thread, I copied and pasted some of the information.
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great guide!

two additional spawn locations i know of are:
wrong - ogre lord room
shame - beach in front of mage tower


and 2 chests spawn @ covetous drags (the one in your first picture and the one in your last). and there is a second lvl 4 spawning @ despise chest 2, too.

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Please include a pic of a failed lockpick, I am pretty certain there is only 1 level 4 chest in both Covetous drags and Despise 2. I will check out Wrong OL & Shame.
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He is correct about Covetus dragons and Despise 2 Island having a 2nd level 4, but they are really, really slow spawns, which probably explains why many people miss them altogether. Covetus one spawns next to the level 3 to the east and Despise 2 spawns to the south of the static level 4. Both chests always spawn in the same place.

Theres also a chest in fire dungeon, in the rear building of the twin building mages area at the far end of level 2.
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Theres also a lvl 4 chest in the ice fiend room of ice dungeon.
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caswallon is right on the spawn rates. the chests in question spawn less frequently, so if they are not there when you come around, just move on.

oh, and confirming level 4 chests is easy: there are no arrows/bolts inside.

i took screenshots of wrong, shame and covetous with my gm lockpicker. despise was not available when i gated around. note that there is another lower level treasure that can spawn as chest in the middle of the island.

shame mages - static location
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covetous - already confirmed in op (first and last picture).
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ogre - static location
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Thanks! I'll add these to the main guide when I get home. I did check out those locations and confirm they were level 4, but didn't get a failed pick :P
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Fire 2 Evil Mages Chest. The all grey chest to the east is a 3.

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FYI, I got up to 95 lockpicking (actual) with a GM chest. 94.7 real, 25 dex.

Clearly it is a lot, but any idea how many level 4 chests it takes?
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very rough estimate 1000 picks from 95-100
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Do anyone know of a rune library with all these great chest spawn areas?

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JFYI, start with 10 dex and lock it. You will get to 94.9 real off gm made :)
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Blood wrote:Do anyone know of a rune library with all these great chest spawn areas?

The Grand Library of the Vigilant (the southwesternmost L-shape in my signature) has a book with most (if not all) the spawns in Brittania (does not include t2a's Ice Fiend room, Thera Balrons and Fire evil mages).
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son wrote:JFYI, start with 10 dex and lock it. You will get to 94.9 real off gm made :)

^ Truth, and you want to macro up to the very last point possible.
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theirs two on that same island that are 4 one that spawns very slow and one that spawns around the same as most of the other ones
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