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As the game has added new content, grinds that were once relatively profitable have fallen out of favour. While these grinds are no longer good enough to get mentioned on the main grind pages they are preserved here.

  • Hunter's Keep Searing Enigma rare success (Used to be 1.85 EPA, but has since been decreased, might now be ~1.5 EPA)
  • Big Rat Grind (1.01 EPA, used to be 1.77 EPA, easily locked out of, but can be brought back w/ Fate)
  • A thieves' cache! (1.48 EPA |3 progress| or 1.41 EPA |2 progress|, supplies via Connected: Docks and the Tankard| Since the revamp of Connected: Docks into Favours: The Docks, this works differently, though it is potentially more profitable. See sub-heading below.)
  • Deal with mirror-smugglers and Kill the Fungus-column (~1.43EPA, easily locked out of) (Used to be ~1.9EPA but with Deal with mirror-smugglers becoming locked out at a level 8 of reduced the EPA substantially.)
  • A Dream of Roses takes you to Arbor, with long-term card-draw-based grinds theoretically as high as 5.35 EPA, and 5 EPA being realistically achievable. However, the most profitable methods are mutually exclusive with the active grinds. This used to be one of the best grinds in the game as it used to be possible to use Investigate the Near-Arbori to gain Arbor: Permission to Linger, allowing you to stay in Arbor indefinitely and creating possibly the best general-purpose Echo grind. The action however was changed in late July 2020, and so active grinding in Arbor is no more.

Heists in the Flit[edit]

1.94 to 1.998 EPA, depending on risks taken. Read the entire comment section for details. The new heists kicked this into competitive territory, but they're still very chance-based - a simulator suggests an EPA of approximately 1.78, once accounting for Luck challenges and Menace gains. Heists also require a substantial preliminary investment in order to maximise the player's chances, such as Set of Intricate Kifers, Dreaded 10 or Untrained Lyrebird.

University Investigations[edit]

Investigations in the university and cashing in the Flit (~1.78 EPA)

Tale of the Fidgeting Writer[edit]

~1.92 EPA without grinding items, ~1.57 with grinding. It is recommended that players convert large batches of Tales of Terror (e.g., thousands) at a time given the heavy RNG influence in this storyline.

  • This storyline requires at least Watchful 120, though it is composed entirely of Luck challenges.

Boxful of Intrigue[edit]

The Boxful of Intrigue carousel, provided that players side with the Revolutionaries and intercept Correspondence Plaques along the way, as well as using the cash-in to obtain Mourning Candles. (1.64 EPA)

  • This option requires the player to have advanced the Affair of the Box story to at least Level 12, which itself requires access to Mahogany Hall. The carousel is composed of Shadowy 120 challenges.


  • Tanah-Chook, unlocked by the "All Things Must End" Exceptional story (1.8 EPA)
  • Fate-locked selling your soul (1.8 EPA, easily locked out of)
  • Fate-locked Velocipede Squad (1.2 EPA with new carousel ending, 2.5e with new card)
  • Fate-locked Foreign Office (1.17 EPA with new carousel ending)
  • Fate-locked Apis Meet (1.4 EPA incl. the bribe to stay another day, 2.9 EPA on the last day, reduced by the voyage)