Estival (Guide)/Item Comparison

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The purpose of this guide is to help players decide how to spend their allowance of Estival Tokens every year.

Items Sorted by Stats[edit]

Note that these tables follow the following format: strict BIS is bold, shared BIS is italic, and stats which are neither but are nonetheless notable will be in regular case.

Best In Slot[edit]

These items are the strict best in slot for one or more stats.

Item Slot Tokens Stats Notes
Honey-Stained Shackles Boots 30 None.
Corinthian Belfry Hat Hat 20 Provides three points of Shadowy over the Bazaar-buyable Sneak-Thief's Mask, and one point over the Tanned Mask from FEAST OF THE ROSE.
Epicurean War-Helm Hat 20 Provides two points of Dangerous over the freely-available 'Surplus' Captain's Hat.
Polythremean Peacoat Clothing 20 Peer Neathproofed items include the easily-acquired Ratskin Suit.
Peer BDR items include the Slaughtered Shell and Twice-Slaughtered Shell
'Lucky' Claw Gloves 30 Shares BiS Persuasive with Genuine Rubbery Lumps.
Strangling Willow Ring Adornment 20 Persuasive peer items include the easily-acquired Twelve-Carat Diamond Ring.
Horseless, Driverless, Remorseless Carriage Transport 50 Non-FATE BIS for Dangerous for those without Your Very Own Miniature Hellworm, Saddled and Bridled. For those willing to spend FATE, it is surpassed by An Uneasy Alliance with an Exiled Tiger, available for 7 x Memory of a Tale.
A Patron of the Pliable Arts Affiliation 50 BIS in Persuasive for those who don't have access to Lyon Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary or the event items A Bronze Plaque Dedicated to Your Good Self/ The Final Resting Place of an Old Friend. Shared BIS for BDR with the freely-available Membership of God's Editors
Conspicuously Liveried Carriage Transport 20 Only Mithridacy Transport.
Khatun-class Electric Launch Transport 50 Only A Player of Chess Transport. Best Non FATE Shadowy transport, surpassed by Thoroughly Cowed Pony.
Overwrought Bathtub Home Comfort 30 None.

Situational Best in Slot[edit]

For a subset of players, these items are the best available options for their slot. This may be because the alternatives are only available at other festivals, are only obtainable with certain Ambitions, cost FATE, etc.

Item Slot Tokens Stats Notes
Augmented Electrostatic Machine Transport 30 Peer item is technically freely available to all players, but it's Your Very Own Miniature Hellworm, Saddled and Bridled.
Fourth City Eyeball Hat 30 Peer item is The Captivating Princess' Third-Best Tiara, available during HALLOWMAS for 20 FATE.
Heavily Annotated Timetables Weapon 30 Peer item is Mesmeric Parasol for A Player of Chess, as well as the Ambition item A Bestiary of the Hearts' Desires.
Verdant Hairpin Weapon 20 Ambition: Heart's Desire! and Ambition: Bag a Legend! players have peer items available during their Ambitions. The False-Star Catalogue available during Spring at the Rat-Market is available to all players as well.
Surplussed Giftschrank Home Comfort 30 Peer Kataleptic Toxicology item is Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil from Ambition: Heart's Desire!.
Cloud-filled Sphere Home Comfort 30 Peer BIS Watchful item is Diatomist's Array, available some years from the Advent Calendar at CHRISTMAS. Provides one point of Watchful over the freely-available F.F. Gebrandt's Patent Neathoscope, Containing and Displaying All Seven Colours of Exotic Light.
Free alternative for Shapeling Arts available at the conclusion of the Railway story.
Velvet Cloak with Burning Buttons Clothing 30 Peer Artisan of the Red Science item is Incombustible Inverness, available during CHRISTMAS for 30-60 FATE.
Elevating Silk Slippers Boots 30 Peer Monstrous Anatomy item is Chiropteran Claws, available during CHRISTMAS for 30-60 FATE. Peer Dangerous items include the easily-available Pair of Vakeskin Boots.
A Hungry Little Snuffbox Weapon 30 Peer Artisan of the Red Science item is Russet Brachiator, available during WHITSUN.

Perennial Peer Items[edit]

These items have peer items freely available at all times of year, though they may be difficult to acquire or require completion of a lengthy storyline.

Item Slot Tokens Stats Notes
A Rack of Carefully-Individuated Deaths Weapon 20 Peer items available from several sources: freely available ( Honest Butcher's Tool), FATE locked except for the Hellworm Gacha ( Vial of Cantigaster Venom) or from WHITSUN ( Telsonic Signet).
Genuine Rubbery Lumps Gloves 20 Preferred Persuasive item is 'Lucky' Claw; 10 more tokens for BiS Glasswork in addition to peer Persuasive. A peer Neathproofed item, Devil's Dictionary, is available from a story in the Hurlers.
Highly-Accurate Gargoyle Home Comfort 30 Free alternative available as part of Evolution.
Extensive Collections of Mayoral Campaign Buttons Adornment 20 Peer Mithridacy items include the easily-acquired Viscount's Bejewelled Collar.
Devilbone Talons Gloves 30 Just buy the Insatiable Glove from the Bazaar instead.

Early-Game Utility[edit]

These items are strictly outclassed for endgame players, but may be useful options for those who do not yet have access to a more lategame alternative.

Item Slot Tokens Stats Notes
The Neathy Tarot, Featuring all 77 of the Major Arcana Gloves 20 Outclassed by the Pair of Lenguals.
Indignant Bearskin Hat 20 Outclassed by Devilish Fedora/ Fecund Amber Tiara. Several free, non-seasonal hats also provide Neathproofed.
Mr Slowcake's Caducean Rose Weapon 20 Peer items available year-round, albeit not every week, include Polythreme Drinking Vessel and Rat's-Head Cane. Outclassed by Unexploded Mine.
A Mutton Island Account Weapon 20 Peer items available year-round, albeit not every week, include Polythreme Drinking Vessel and Rat's-Head Cane. Outclassed by Unexploded Mine.
A Bottle of Angry Bees Weapon 20 Outclassed by the Infernal Sharpshooter's Rifle. Peer items available year round, albeit not every week, include Ratwork Pocket Piece and A Poisoned Pen.
The Contrarian's Monochromatic Lantern Weapon 20 Peer items include the Bazaar-buyable Ratwork Watch. Outclassed by several options, including the Infernal Vinification Apparatus.
Voting Booth of One's Own Home Comfort 50 Equaled by the Rook-Crowned Oneiropompic Stave, outclassed by the Oneiric Key.
A Gazebo! Home Comfort 40 Equaled by the Serpent-Headed Oneiropompic Stave, outclassed by the Beatific Stone.

No Stats[edit]

These items are difficult to recommend based on stats, even for earlygame players

Item Slot Tokens Stats Notes
A Traitor's Carriage Transport 30 Buy the Augmented Electrostatic Machine instead.
A Seven-Times-Exiled Parliamentarian's Guide to Electioneering Weapon 40 Buy A Hungry Little Snuffbox instead. Or don't and just wait to be able to afford the Ratwork Watch.

Items Sorted by Use[edit]

Efficient Repeatable[edit]

These items unlock repeatable options that are much better than their evergreen alternatives.

Item Tokens Unlocks Notes
Augmented Electrostatic Machine 30 Trade Hedonist CP for two Parabolan Orange-apple in your Parabolan Base-Camp Possibly of interest to those interested in becoming A Poet-Laureate.

Efficient Single-Use[edit]

These items unlock a one-time option that saves the player significant resources compared to the free alternatives.

Item Tokens Unlocks Notes
The Neathy Tarot, Featuring all 77 of the Major Arcana 20 Shortcut an expensive step when upgrading your Laboratory. The universal options are all expensive. Those who chose a particular ending of Ambition: Heart's Desire! can shortcut this step for free as well.

Niche Repeatable[edit]

These items unlock repeatable options that are either equivalent to or outclassed by their evergreen alternatives.

Item Tokens Use Notes
Cloud-filled Sphere 30 A unique conclusion when shaping dreams for the Sculptress The option is equally economically to the others, and it may be a decent midgame source of the Rubbery items it provides, particularly to those who are disinclined towards the Bone Market but need Nodule of Warm Amber.
A Mutton Island Account 50 Deal with Corporate Debt The option is just bad. Just boomerang the Tentacled Entrepreneur. He won't mind. He never does.
A Gazebo! 40 A standard frequency card in Ealing Gardens The card it unlocks isn't very profitable.
Khatun-class Electric Launch 50 Ride your boat to your ship when London is in a state of emergency Really, how often is London in an emergency situation, anyway?

Currently only known to be used during The London Horticultural Show, but could recur if a crisis strikes again. Can also be bypassed with a Persuasive check that scales based on Zeefaring. You may also prefer to stay and help during an emergency in London.
Heavily Annotated Timetables 30 An option during False-Dawn during long Khaganian Intrigues False-Dawn options are situational; additional options are available to those with Mesmeric Parasol and all players have one option available based on Methods of a Khaganian Front:

Niche Single-Use[edit]

These items unlock a one-time option that is either equivalent to or outclassed by the evergreen alternatives.

Item Tokens Use Notes
'Lucky' Claw 30 Offer her a weapon to resolve the Efficient Commissioner's Nightmare and increasing Dangerous Gains Several other options available. Ambition: Bag a Legend! and Ambition: Nemesis players may be able to progress with items acquired during their Ambitions. For the rest, this is certainly better than Offer her a tonic, but Offer her a guardian is easy for a player reasonably comfortable with the Bone Market.
Note that while technically repeatable, this option is not valuable after raising your Dangerous Gains.
Indignant Bearskin 20 One of several options to become Acquainted with Sophia's. Multiple other options, including passing a Monstrous Anatomy check, having An Orphanage, and having a few points of Monster Nurturer from WHITSUN.
The Contrarian's Monochromatic Lantern 20 One of several options to build a watchtower in Ealing Gardens. There are multiple other options, including one that merely costs 250 x Phosphorescent Scarab. The watchtower itself is completely optional and purely a roleplaying decision: it does not unlock any permanent options, merely altering text in a few places.
Mr Slowcake's Caducean Rose 20 Shortcut a certain hunt in Parabola You are required to do the hunt once as part of the Shadowy Gains story and then are unlikely to ever do so again. Even if you do, this "shortcut" will only save you 1-2 actions when you take into account the actions for purchasing it.

No Uses[edit]

These items do not unlock any additional actions.

Item Tokens
Surplussed Giftschrank 30
Extensive Collections of Mayoral Campaign Buttons 20
Conspicuously Liveried Carriage 20
A Hungry Little Snuffbox 30
Overwrought Bathtub 30
A Patron of the Pliable Arts 30
Strangling Willow Ring 20
Polythremean Peacoat 20
Honey-Stained Shackles 30
Elevating Silk Slippers 30
Corinthian Belfry Hat 20
Epicurean War-Helm 20
Velvet Cloak with Burning Buttons 30
Horseless, Driverless, Remorseless Carriage 50
Fourth City Eyeball 30
Verdant Hairpin 20
A Rack of Carefully-Individuated Deaths 20
Genuine Rubbery Lumps 20
Highly-Accurate Gargoyle 30
A Bottle of Angry Bees 20
A Traitor's Carriage 30
Devilbone Talons 20
A Seven-Times-Exiled Parliamentarian's Guide to Electioneering 40
Voting Booth of One's Own 50

Special Note: The Waswood and Festival Story Items[edit]

While we can expect the items available for Estival Token to recur again every year, certain items from summer festivals are tied to the story of the event, and will not be available in subsequent years. Some of these may be available through the Sacroboscan Calendar when the event is eventually added to the Waswood rotation, either in their original form or altered to suit the Parabolan settings. Possibly some may even become permanently accessible in future content. We won't know until it happens.

The Grand Clearing-Out[edit]

Several of these are actually former ELECTION items, given a permanent home in the GCO Waswood.

Item Slot Notable Stats Uses Availability Notes
A Preserver of London Affiliation Unlocks a unique title for your character. RETIRED; reenacting the events in the Waswood to get this instead gives A Reverie of Heroism, which is in no way a mechanical replacement. Freely available peer Artisan of the Red Science affiliation in Lowell's Locks and Cages. Peer all-around affiliation is FATE-locked at Christmas, The Undying Respect of the Order of the Blackened Hoof. BDR peer items include Membership of God's Editors.
Singed and Stained Work Gloves Gloves None. Given as a bonus in the Waswood when acquiring A Reverie of Heroism None.
F.F. Gebrandt's Patent Illuminating Cap Hat None. Ask Gebrandt if she has any of her patent Illuminating Caps left for 50000 x Curator's Gratitude Only peer item for Monstrous Anatomy is for Bag A Legend players - Free-roving Teeth.
A Pre-Lapsarian Speaking Tube Weapon None. None. Free from the Sacroboscan Calendar. None.
M. D_____' A_____ for _______: F____ Edition Weapon Zeefaring +1 None. Free from the Sacroboscan Calendar. None.
Polythreme Drinking Vessel Weapon None. None. Free from the Sacroboscan Calendar. None.
A Poisoned Pen Weapon None. None. Free from the Sacroboscan Calendar. None.
Wax-Hardened Boots Boots Respectable +1 None. Free from the Sacroboscan Calendar. None.
Haunted Clydesdale Companion None. None. RETIRED, no replacement. Farewell, sweet prince.

F.F. Gebrandt's Prelapsarian Exhibition[edit]

Item Slot Stats Uses Availability Notes
A Bronze Plaque Dedicated to Your Good Self Affiliation None. RETIRED; reenacting the events in the Waswood instead gives Memory of a Miniature Museum, which is not a mechanical replacement. Peer item is The Rank of Flight Captain, a story item from The London Horticultural Show.
Your Name in F.F. Gebrandt's Address Book Affiliation None. Obtainable from the Sacroboscan Calendar for 1 x Oneiric Pearl. None.
An Initiate into the Perfumer's Arts Affiliation None. Obtainable from the Sacroboscan Calendar for 1 x Viric-filled Mirrorcatch Box, 3 x Emetic Revelation, 250 x Venom-Ruby. None.
A Stalking Stone Shadow of your Very Own Burden None. RETIRED, thank goodness. None.
A Stalking Stone Shadow Beyond the Glass Affiliation None. The option to obtain this is permanently accessible by hunting, after reenacting events in the Waswood. Peer item available as an option in Ambition: Heart's Desire!, if you make a certain choice.

The London Horticultural Show[edit]

Item Slot Stats Uses Availability Notes
A Hard-Earned Knack for Repair Affiliation None. TBD Currently one of only three Scandal-mitigating items, and the only Affiliation.
The Rank of Flight Captain Affiliation None. TBD Peer Monstrous Anatomy item is A Bronze Plaque Dedicated to Your Good Self, a story item from F.F. Gebrandt's Prelapsarian Exhibition.
Honorary Membership in the London Horticultural Society Affiliation None. TBD Strict worst in slot for Dreaded. Those who need a perennial way to reduce Dreaded should look to Annings' Complete and Reliable Kit to craft skeletal Home Comforts, or making offerings to the Fingerkings at The Dome of Scales, Occupied.
The Final Resting Place of an Old Friend Affiliation None. TBD Strict BIS for Nightmares mitigation and situational BIS for Mithridacy. For those without this and without The Thief-Oath of Tristram Bagley, wait for A Stalking Stone Shadow Beyond the Glass to become available via the Waswood.
Amber Ambassador's Seal Home Comfort None. With London, Falling, spend a few weeks conducting cultural exchange at The Starved Embassy. There is currently no way to obtain the quality for those who do not already possess it. Only Nightmares-mitigating Home Comfort. Peer Shapeling Arts items available include Amber Vision of the Sea of Spines and Cloud-filled Sphere