A lot of confusion around hunting the new Rainbow Meteorites. I have been having fun with this event so I wanted to share my build and process so that others can modify it and use it as they desire.
I only play one character. So I am using my Hunter Page. I made a few modifications to it. It will still work on a regular meteor hunt, but I wanted to up the speed I swung my rainbow totem:
This was just a modification to my hunter build. I moved points from zeal and out of charged shot into action speed with the totem. This build works great for me.
This would be the build I would use for gleambow racing if I was doing a full respec. By moving points into control and out of damage, this build is designed to get to a meteor quickly and ignore mobs along the way.
Forged long range gem grapples are helpful (unforged are needed at the least). Speed potions are helpful.
I use my hunting grapples and Tier 5 speed potions to max out run/action speed:
Hunts need to happen on T3 and above. If you want to go out with a partner and hunt these meteors, go to a planet that doesn’t have a high population. Even with a few other people on the planet hunting you will get plenty of Gleambows while you run around. Less population = more meteors.
You can see the current population for a planet while you are looking at a portal for that planet.
4) Helpful Tips
I am not a PVP player. So I gathered 1 to 2 friends and went to a planet and started hunting. Then after we were done, we just pooled the prizes we got and each decided what things we wanted from it. I personally think hunting in pairs/small groups is better. You are faster and it is easier to get many quick meteors. Also, less competition unless you are a big group that is going to work together.
Spotting a gleambow meteor can be a pain. If you go on a race and a gleambow starts you will receive a tooltip (the press E to learn things that tell you how to play the game). There is one for Gleambow Race:
You want to make sure that this tooltip is UNCHECKED (like shown in the picture). You can navigate to this window by clicking Tab> Knowledge>TIPS at the top right of the window> Scroll down to the 5th section called combat and you will see Gleambow Race.
If this has no checkbox beside it, it means it will show up the next time you encounter this event (just like if you uncheck the furnace one, the next time you click on a furnace it pops up).
When the tooltip pops up, never hit to ‘learn it’. This will cause it to keep popping up. It pops up whenever a Gleambow Meteor spawns above you, the moment it spawns.
This is faster detection then if you just keep looking. Once the tooltip appears on your screen just look up, find the direction and chase it down. This will significantly increase the speed at which you are hunting meteors.
Personally, I have my items setup on my toolbar so I can quickly slide between them while running:
(Starting left) Healing item (for when I hit too hard), Attack/Eat (for if I encounter something), Gleambow/Autolooter, Grapple duel wield for speed/travel, Drink/Food buff refills for when they run out.
I will dual wield grapple to a new region. See if gleambow racing event tooltip pops up. If it does, I look up to see the direction of the meteor.
The timer on the meteor doesn’t start until it hits the ground, so all ground you can cover while it is flying is free! Once it lands, I will continue to charge at it using dual grapples.
Once I am within range to run to it, I will run in with my gleamtotem and auto looter ready. I will ensure I have my speed buff up.
I smack the sides of the meteor and get INSIDE as quickly as I can. Once inside, the mobs that spawn to defend the meteor are useless. They can’t pick you up because you are inside the meteor.
I then start to break everything from the bottom/sides and try and leave the top. Once 50% are broken, the meteor is a win. I step out, kill the cuttles and collect the rest of the loot.
Rinse and repeat in the next direction.
Please share your tactics for hunting these meteors! If you find any tips/tricks please share them below <3 Lets get some GLEAMMMMBOWS hehe. Ugh, stuck at work for 9 hours…but after that…GLEAMBOOWWSSS