This guide will explain how to farm Phoenix Credits in The Division. Phoenix Credits are available upon reaching the end game, and are used for purchasing the highest quality weapons, gear and mods.
Phoenix Credits are the end game currency that becomes available upon achieving level 30, the maximum player level. Players who have reached the end game can use Phoenix Credits to purchase items from the Special Gear Vendor, as well as certain vendors within the Dark Zone.
Players have found several methods for quickly accumulating Phoenix Credits, one of which includes farming Dark Zone bosses for High-end loot drops. For this article, we will show you a more efficient way to farm Phoenix Credits without having to go into the Dark Zone at all. If you are new to Phoenix Credits, check out our guide on how to earn Phoenix Credits for an overview of end game benefits and details on the basic ways this currency is earned.
The initial method for obtaining Phoenix Credits required players to farm the currency and High-end yellow loot that dropped from named bosses in the Dark Zone. The benefit of this method is that this can help players level up their Dark Zone rank at the same time, allowing players to access higher level Dark Zone regions that offer better vendor loot.
The downfall of the Dark Zone farming method is having to spend extended time in the Dark Zone in general, where the threat of rogue agents and difficult enemies always looms. The High-end gear acquired during Dark Zone activities is always at risk, at least until it's properly extracted to one’s personal stash.
A more efficient method for farming Phoenix Credits has since become available based off of this initial idea of farming Dark Zone bosses. The concept is similar, in that you must repeatedly kill and farm an elite named boss. However, this method does not require going into the Dark Zone. The named boss you will defeat is found in a low level, uncontaminated district.
Start by fast travelling to Autumn’s Hope Safe House, located within the Times Square district in the north. Exit the Safe House, and turn right. Turn left at the Merét building, and continue toward the closest intersection.
When you encounter a group of hostiles near the street corner, locate an elite named boss with a yellow bar. This is the boss you will be farming. All you have to do is defeat this elite named boss as quickly as possible, then allow the other enemies to kill you. We recommend using the Pulse ability to quickly identify the named elite and cut down your farming time. Do not kill the other hostile mobs, otherwise the elite boss won’t respawn.
When you die, respawn at the Autumn’s Hope Safe House once again and head back to the same intersection to repeat the process. This elite boss will usually drop 1-3 Phoenix Credits, and should always drop one or two purple Superior items. These purple items can either be deconstructed for parts, or sold to a vendor for additional Phoenix Credits, which can then be used to purchase High-end weapons or gear.
Killing this elite boss at level 30 should take less than a minute, meaning you can farm this boss for about 150 Phoenix Credits per hour, not including the credits earned for selling the Superior items. Although the Dark Zone farming method may drop more Phoenix Credits per boss, defeating DZ bosses usually takes a lot longer. Plus, the Dark Zone method usually requires teaming up with other players to effectively defeat DZ bosses, while this new method can be done solo.
If you are having trouble finding the elite boss in Times Square, there is still a way to make this method work. Team up with a friend who is also max level, and make sure they are the group leader so that you can join their instance. If they have not completed this encounter recently, the boss should be available.
You can also join matchmaking to be paired with another max level agent. Disband the group so that you remain in the other player’s world, and the boss should be available for farming.
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