Category: Astral Diamonds

You may convert Astral Diamonds to Zen via the Astral Diamond Exchange. To access the Exchange, press Alt on your keyboard to use your mouse then click the third icon from the left on the toolbar at the top of your screen (the icon looks like a Z with a diamond to the side of it).



After clicking the button, the Astral Diamond Exchange will appear:



Here you can either convert Astral Diamonds to Zen or Zen to Astral Diamonds. If you are wanting to convert Astral Diamonds to Zen, you are already at the right screen. Put in the amount of Zen you are looking to buy at the rate of Astral Diamonds you are willing to pay. Look under the Top ZEN Listings to get an idea of what the current exchange rate is. After putting in the unit price (For example, 340 Astral Diamonds each to 100 Zen), the amount of Astral Diamonds (in this case, 34,000 Astral Diamonds) will be taken from your Characters wealth and stored at the Exchange until someone lists Zen for sale at your desired price.



If you make a mistake or otherwise just want to cancel your listing, click the Listings Tab (make sure the Exchange window is open first), find the listing you want to cancel and click the Cancel button.



No matter if you decide to cancel your listing or keep it active until someone agrees to your price, you’ll need to withdraw your Astral Diamonds OR Zen from the Exchange. To do so, open up the Exchange and at the bottom right click the “Withdraw” button. You are now able to withdraw a portion – or all – of your Exchange holdings to whichever character you are currently on (the characters on your account share the Exchange). If you’d rather your other character(s) to have the Astral Diamonds or Zen, then be sure to log on to them first before withdrawing from your Exchange account.


So you’ve gotten your first Nightmare Lockbox, now what? Well you open it of course! It can contain a plethora of items, from the epic Heavy Inferno Nightmare mount to Jeweled Idols which can be traded to Rhix in Protector’s Enclave for a large amount of Astral Diamonds. In order to open the Nightmare Lockbox, locate it in your inventory, right click on it and click “Open Box” or just double click on the box.


Uh oh, looks like you don’t have an Enchanted Key!



That’s fine – Enchanted Keys are available for purchase anytime from the Zen Market at the price of 125 Zen or $1.25 USD each. If you already have Zen to spend, you can purchase one just buy clicking on the “Purchase and Unlock Box” on the image above.

You can also buy an Enchanted Key directly from the Zen Market if you’ve already closed the above image. To get to the Zen Market, press the Y key on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can press the Alt button on your keyboard and use your mouse to click on the fifth icon from the left on the toolbar at the top of your screen (it’s shaped like a large fancy Z).


Either way, you’ll end up at the Zen Market:




To find the Enchanted Key, click on the “Items” button and the Enchanted Key can be found all the way to the right on the first row of items available for Purchase. Click Enchanted Key then click the “125 Buy” button. If you don’t have enough Zen, you can always buy more directly from Perfect World by clicking the “Buy Zen” button in the lower left of the Zen Market.



Is there another way to get an Enchanted Key? One that doesn’t involve real life currency?


Some players will buy the keys and resell them for gold. The going price is usually between 30-35 gold per key. If you don’t have the gold, you can also find them listed on the Auction House for Astral Diamonds. While the price fluctuates, you can usually get them for between 40,000 and 45,000 Astral Diamonds per key.

You can also convert your own Astral Diamonds into Zen if you’d rather do that. In order to do that, visit the Astral Diamond Exchange and purchase Zen for your hard earned Astral Diamonds.

Starting at Level 11, you will get a quest to Invoke the Gods. You can either get this quest by pressing U on your keyboard and accepting the “New Task” quest or you can get the quest from Sergeant Knox in Protector’s Enclave. After receiving the quest, you’ll be asked to go to Aralynn the Pious to learn about invocation. She’s located relatively close to Sergeant Knox:



After talking to Aralynn the Pious, she’ll tell you to try out invoking. You will now be able to Pray or Invoke – go ahead and try it out! Press and hold down the CTRL key and I key on your keyboard at the same time to Invoke. Alternatively, you can click the icon near the upper right of your screen to invoke (be sure to press Alt first so you can freely move your mouse).



You can invoke once per hour and you will receive various rewards for doing so, ranging from free Astral Diamonds and Experience Points to random potions that can temporarily enhance your abilities. You can only receive Celestial Coins and Ardent Coins once per day, however.



Be sure to invoke at least once per day – this ensures that your Ardent Coins will not expire. While your Celestial Coins *never* expire, your Ardent Coins will expire in one day and five hours from your last Invocation. You can have a maximum of 7 Ardent Coins at any given time (or 7 days worth of praying) so be sure to spend them if you’re at your maximum of 7 Ardent Coins so that you don’t miss out on getting one.

If you start running low on Scrolls of Identification (commonly called ID scrolls) you can always buy more from the Wondrous Bazaar using Astral Diamonds. To easily access the Bazaar, press the Alt key on your keyboard then click the fourth icon from the left on the toolbar at the top of your screen (it’s shaped like a Diamond).



Click the 1. Store option and you’ll be taken to the Wondrous Bazaar shop. Here you can choose what level of scroll you need. There are three different versions of Identification Scrolls:

Lesser Scroll of Identification can identify items up to Level 29. (15 Astral Diamonds)
Scrolls of Identification can identify items up to Level 59. (45 Astral Diamonds)
Greater Scrolls of Identification can identify items that are Level 60. (125 Astral Diamonds)