Luminescent’s Bonus Crystal Chance Effect
Luminescent is a Trait that is useful but is difficult to acquire and thus, is likely to be found when it has little room for impact, as I myself already had a wealth of Lumenite Crystals by the time I had leveled up a lot of the more useful traits. If you really need to upgrade a lot of Boss weapons, it might be worth going out of your way to grab, but is definitely a candidate for resetting at some point down the road.
The Pearl of Luminescence (+70% chance of doubling picked up Lumenite) ring, found randomly in Yaesha, has a better effect without needing 20 trait points to use. If you combine the Pearl of Luminescence with level 20 Luminescent, all crystals picked up should double.
How to Find the Luminescent Trait
This is another complicated process, similar to Potency. I would recommend completing your character’s story mode campaign at least once before attempting this, though it might not be necessary. Also this should be done in Adventure Mode to ensure you can complete all the steps.
- Find the Abandoned Throne event in Corsus. It will be the same area as you find the Iskal Queen (Vendor Version) but she will not be there. Instead you will just find a number of non-hostile Beetles roaming about.
- Get the Mudling Queen Beetle to spawn by killing the regular non-hostile Beetles until she shows up. This will take a while, to the point where it may seem nothing is happening. This should be expected, as the times I have tried this, it took 5 minutes + with a team of 3 of us, killing beetles before she spawned. Each time you kill Beetle, another will spawn somewhere nearby. You can actually listen for the sound of them digging up from the ground, which is a different sound then their corpses disintegrating, if you listen closely. Also some of the Beetles will be very tiny and hard to see, but you need to kill these too, as only so many will be spawned at once.
- Keep paying attention! Eventually the Mudling Queen Beetle will pop up unexpectedly, and a quest objective will come up to kill her with some unique sound notifications to help alert you. She will be larger, more of a blueish color than the others, show up as hostile, and starts running away almost immediately. You will have to chase her down and deal a fair bit of damage to her to down her (think weak elite), and while I haven’t seen it fail yet myself, I would assume you should do so quickly lest she escapes. Once you down her, you will get the Opalescent Shell crafting item.
- Find a map of Corvus that has Mar’Gosh spawned on it (underground cave) and then find a green parasitic zombie to infect you with the Parasite status, which allows you to talk to Mar’Gosh and use him as a vendor. Don’t use any red crystals after getting the Parasite effect to avoid clearing it. You will be able to give him the Opalescent Shell and in return he will give you the Luminescent Trait.