08-30-2012, 02:22 AM
They can be a huge help in getting started - you can pick up QL 6 weaponry in Blue Mountain with Sequins of Solomon Island, and some QL 5 talismans in Savage Coast. The vendors are reachable by following a main road around the Island so it's a fantastic way to get a leg up.
Beyond that, they're also usable to buy Casting Kits, so you can transfer the appearance of a favourite weapon to a sdifferent item that may be statistically superior. Not earth-shattering, but it's something to spend 'em on once you're beyond the QL 5-6 sort of stage.