Cannith gives you an okay amount of mats and they’re BTA. So if one challenge is not okay with a specific class another will. Sure – there are some that are just a pain, but there’s always one class that can at least do them.
All Eveningstar mats are BTC, and some of them gives you such a piddly amount yet require lots in order to make what you want (looking at you dragon cloak).
take the golden lion one – ring of fire or something. I ran it as level 25 on a level 20 and if that was a Cannith Challenge I’d be swimming in mats. Not these. The normal 90-100 became 129. Plus it doesn’t give you a chest unless you also do all optionals (pain in the arse boss challenges). It’s worse then any of the other ones – like defending the tree. That one always gives you a chest. In fact even if you do some of the challenge bosses in ring of fire you don’t get a chest. Only if you do the random wiz one. And kill the end red dragon.
In Cannith as I mention (big thing) all mats are BTA, all bosses gives you a chest and you feel accomplished for the pain.
Eveningstar; not so much. There are only a few true named items (cloaks) and the rest and randomized junk.
You’d hope Turbine would get it and never make BTC mats. Cause I thought I would run it 5 over level and get at least 200 mats out of it, but when I got 129 I felt like never doing it again. I’d like the ML 24 cloak but I guess I can manage without it. Thanks Turbine for making a bunch of challenge quests that feels like a punishment to do. Kind of like running 2 wilderness just to do one Cannith raid. If you get what I mean.