Right now, Lesser Armor Shards are nearly impossible to find as well as Greater Weapon shards. I have a level 32 Pal with mid-teens gear at best. After spending an unfortunate amount of money on gems to refresh the store, and several hours farming chapter 5 and 6 skirmishes, I’ve discovered that your loot database is out of whack.
It could use a balance.
Chapter 8 skirmishes are still dropping minor weapon shards. (Thank you, I have plenty) and I’ve gotten low level shards from ruby chests. The game is fun and I enjoy playing, and strategizing but having my forward progress blocked by something so minor is a bummer.