Crafting and purchasing powerful weapons is a large part of The Cycle: Frontier. As prospectors, players will need to sell materials to make money and upgrade their equipment. But apart from knowing how to sell, players should also know which items in The Cycle: Frontier are best to keep instead.
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How to Sell Items at Faction Markets
Once players create their prospector they will need to complete the tutorial at the beginning of the game. This will eventually direct them to speak with all the three factions on the station: Korolev, Osiris, and The Independent Civilian Advisory (ICA).
Once players speak with each faction they will be able to accept quests from each faction. Players will then need to travel back to Fortuna and collect the required items and defeat any required enemies.
Once a faction’s first questline is complete players can use that faction’s store to buy ans sell items. Items sold to specific factions will also grant players faction points for that faction. Faction points will increase the player’s standing with that faction further unlocking unique weapons and items.
Items in The Cycle: Frontier Players Should Sell
Players will find themselves collecting a large variety of items. Items such as metal scraps, nickel, and common monster parts can be used to craft better weapons and shields. Or players can sell these items to increase their faction points and make some money. Several items may seem like great items to hold onto, however, there are several that players should sell.
Rattlers are a very common enemy type found in The Cycle. While not too difficult for players to take down, these creatures often travel in groups of two or three not far from Strider packs. While the loot they commonly drop can be used for some crafting and selling in The Cycle: Frontier, players will want to keep an eye out for any Rattler Headsthat might drop, though this is a very rare drop.
Rattler Heads are legendary items that players can sell for 15,570 K-Marks. Players will also receive 156 faction points (FP) if sold to one of the factions.
Strider Heads is another legendary drop players may come across while defeating Striders. Players can sell a Strider Head for 6,812 K-Marks and 68 faction points (FP).
Players may also find Pure Veltecite by mining ore nodes near water (especially waterfalls) and meteor cores. Pure Veltecite is an epic quality material that players can sell for 1,922 K-Marks. Players who want to craft the legendary quality NV Helmet will, however, want to hold onto at least three Pure Veltecite crystals.
Items in The Cycle: Frontier Players Should Keep
While players can sell almost every item, there are several key items players should keep in their inventory on the station. These items can be used to craft legendary items that deal large amounts of damage or boost players’ defenses.
Meteor Core is a very valuable mineral that can only be mined from meteors that fall to the surface of the world. Players can only gather the core from the center of a large meteor, after a meteor shower. This makes Meteor Cores extremely dangerous to collect, due to each meteor shower only spawning one large meteor at a time.
Players who are able to successfully mine the core and avoid death by creatures and other The Cycle: Frontier players can sell the core for 7,594 K-Marks. However, if players want to craft any legendary weapon or the legendary helmet will need 4-10 of these cores for each item.
Players looking for Titan Ore during quests will need to search inside caves and mine systems around the planet. Players can sell Titan Ore for 854 K-Marks each. This ore is one players will want to hold onto some when they get back. Titan Ore is an ingredient in multiple epic quality items. These items range from backpacks, converters, and shields. The epic quality shield (worth 46,000 K-Marks) alone grants players 26 armor points and has a durability of 900.
Dustblooms are a material required along with Titan Ore to craft an epic quality Heavy Duty Backpack. This backpack grants players an additional 350 towards their carrying capacity. Players can find these bright purple flowers naturally around the Crescent Falls Desert. Excess flowers can be sold for 769 K-Marks.
Alpha Crusher Heart
If players visit certain areas on the map they may encounter an Alpha Crusher and can attempt to gather an Alpha Crusher Heart. Players attempting to evacuate from the Base Camp might encounter an Alpha Crusher. Defeating the creature will be a challenge, especially if players are just starting out. One hit from it can easily drop a player from full to half health.
Players will want to hold onto the heart and not sell it as it is a required ingredient for the Karma-1 legendary sniper rifle.
With all the materials stocked up and money stuffed in their pockets, here are a few things that players can invest all that in: