Fade-touched materials are so powerful that they can basically break the game. This is especially true for the materials that add guard, such as fade-touched obsidian and fade-touched silverite. Fade-touched materials can be used on all armors and weapons and they are not class specific. As in, a dagger rogue can still use fade-touched nevarrite for a chance at Pull of Abyss. A good fade-touched mat can make a character essentially invincible.
Here are some of the more common materials and where to find them. They all have a fairly low chance of dropping. If you’re farming metals you can always save, farm and reload. The areas around dragons seem to have a higher chance of dropping fade-touched materials than others. But there’s also another (cheap) way that you can get them (below).
Fade-Touched Bloodstone (7.5% Damage per Enemy)
Location: Exalted Plains — Riverwatch Camp
Fade-Touched Dawnstone (25% Heal Over 10 Seconds)
Location: Emerald Graves, Emprise du Lion
Fade-Touched Nevarrite (5% Chance of Pull of Abyss)
Location: The Hissing Wastes, Northwest from The Cove Camp
Fade-Touched Obsidian (3 Guard)
Location: Exalted Plains by Gamoran Stormrider
Fade-Touched Phoenix Scales (10% Chance Immolate)
Location: The Western Approach
Fade-Touched Plush Fustian Velvet (Hidden Blades)
Location Emprise du Lion, Hissing Wastes — Red Templars
Fade-Touched Royale Sea Silk (20% Less Stamina/Mana Unhit)
Location: The Hissing Wastes
Fade-Touched Silverite (Guard)
Location: Emprise du Lion by the Highland Ravager
Fade-Touched Snoufleur Skin (10% Horn of Valor on Hit)
Location: Emprise du Lion, Exalted Plains – Snoufleurs
Fade-Touched Varghest Scales (30% Damage When Unhit)
Location: Hissing Wastes – Gurn
How Do I Get More Fade-Touched Materials?
On a second playthrough and don’t want to waste time farming? You can always just load up Cheat Engine. Cheat Engine lets you alter numbers in single-player games so that you can add as many mats to your inventory as you want. Just be careful!