A Crystal Heart is an ancient background object which drops a life-saver when broken by a pickax, hammer, or dynamite. The Heart is found naturally everywhere in the Underdark and beneath, though they are also very rare. It is not easy to find, and it is rare to find two crystal hearts at once.
A crystal heart is made up of five separate headstone chunks, each piece attached to the next one by a large crystal ball. When these pieces break off, they scatter into three small pieces which are then collected together. When combined, these small pieces form a larger stone. A person may receive a heart when they break a larger heart, but they cannot collect all the smaller pieces of a large heart. Broken crystal hearts are usually very valuable because they can be melted down into smaller, cheaper, but still highly valuable pieces.
Most crystal hearts are blue or green in color. Some have other colors of gemstones, such as amethyst, sapphire, and topaz. The exact makeup of the gemstone is unknown, and it is unclear how many different types of crystal hearts exist. They are almost always made out of either a single crystal ball or a set of five, with each set containing several smaller crystals.
Some hearts are actually more valuable than others. An item such as a Heart of Fire will usually be worth twice as much as a Heart of Ice or Heart of Air. Items such as Heart of Stone, Heart of Water, and Heart of Wood are usually worth about the same as one Heart of Fire, although they can also be found in lower quality loot than Heart of Fire and Heart of Ice. A Heart of Stone, for example, is worth the equivalent of a single life point, while a Heart of Water, Heart of Fire, and Heart of Earth are worth twice the amount of these other hearts.
Items such as these can be considered to be “high value items”. The higher the rarity of the item, the more valuable it becomes. Many players find it hard to believe that one can sell a heart for such high prices, but there are plenty of people who do. Some people will even pay thousands of gold pieces for a single gemstone.
Crystal hearts are also known to drop when a character dies. Sometimes, these hearts are worth very little and not worth much. However, if you can get a Heart of Ice or Heart of Water from an otherwise useless character, then it will be very valuable.
Crystal hearts are also a common drop from creatures in dungeons. Some monsters, such as the Heartless, drop their hearts after they die. However, most monsters do not drop their hearts after death but instead drop a headstone for their kills.
These rare drops are considered to be “rare drops” because many players are only able to obtain them in certain ways, and many have to have multiple of the same item. Although the price is not extremely high, it is worth it to have a few in order to make sure you receive the highest possible value.
Crystal hearts are not only found on items; they can also be found on the bodies of bosses. They can often be found on chests and weapons. Many players will buy heart crystals and then re-spawn the boss in order to get the item they want, but this can be expensive, especially if you were going to kill the boss anyway.
There are also items that can help you increase the chances of a rare drop. For example, a certain item will have an increased chance to drop a heart when it is equipped by using an armor piece that provides a bonus to your luck skill. Other items, such as a special “hint” skill or one’s luck, can also help with increasing the number of items that drop from creatures and bosses.
Crystal hearts are used as items in many different activities, so many players are willing to spend hundreds of gold pieces on them. The high value of the item means that it will be sold for quite a bit, but if you can find a good bargain, then it may be worth it.