Thursday, 23 May 2013

Diablo 3 - Earning gold and farming gear

I'm sure everyone know's Diablo is just one massive farm fest and people trying to get the best for there toon's as they can. With farming you get the main colors:  legendary, rare and  magic. Each of these can be DE'd for there respective material.

Level 60 legendary's will give 1 brimstone and a chance of 1-2 Iridescent tear.
Level 60 Rares will give 1 Iridescent tear + 1-2 Exquisite Essence.
Level 60 Magics will give 1 Exquisite Essence and a chance of 1 Iridescent tear.


The way i handle my farming is run my route(discussed later) when full port to town > identify > keep what has good stats > DE what has bad stats.

What you do after this is entirely up to you but if you are gearing up it's best to craft mostly what i say unless you think you have really bad luck.

What i do is any crap legendary's i DE for brimstone's and i craft Amulets(BOA).

These are probably some of the best amulets in game(personally) 201-230 of the main stat then 5 random properties. It's cheaper and easier in the long run to get these than it is to buy another amulet off the AH.

If you don't have the recipes, they are cheap to get off the AH for around 5-10k.

After that i would then DE any crap necks i have and craft Archon Gauntlets.

Again, these i personally feel are some of the best and easiest gloves to get, Same deal as before 201-230 of a main stat and 5 random properties.

Most people think eww Rare must be crap, but in fact 90% of Rare's are probably better then legendary's Colors don't make the difference.. stat's make the difference.

After this i will DE any glove's that are not an upgrade because again, these are BOA.

With 5-10 mins of farming i had about 112 Exquisite Essence which i then went and posted all on the AH for  around 190k, and with in posting and logging into the game they all sold!

It say's 160k because of the 15% AH cut
In this image you can also see some that i had sold previously from farming.


My basic farming route since 1.0.8 with mob density increase relies on Act 1 mainly Field of misery and Weeping hollow zones.

I start the game on Act 1 inferno at Quest 9 part 3 Chamber of suffering.

Get into the game and go to the waypoints and teleport to The festering woods(this zone is included due to the 2 always spawn dungeon and 1-2 rare packs to build NV off. Clear the whole zone.

Then After that i will teleport to Fields of misery and clear the zone and all dungeons except for khazra den it's a worthless place and has no mobs.

After i clear FOM i will run to the very bottom of the map cross the bridge and run to the cemetery kill the rare champ that sometimes spawn then run out of the gate and enter the Weeping Hollow. Again ,clear the zone including all dungeons once done teleport to town. Identify items and DE items then log out and repeat.

Closing Words

With that i leave you too enjoy what ever you can run your own route for items to do it.

But before i leave i will say, you do not have to craft necks or gloves and just sell everything but i prefer to craft them for the chance of upgrades.

You can do this on any MP and while writing this and forgetting what zones were called i ran it to refresh myself on MP 0  and got 1 legendary, 2 loads of Rare/Magic item's which DE'd to about 40-50 essence and 20 tears.

for now...
Cheers Sw

Monday, 13 May 2013

Diablo 3 - Trifecta? more like Goldfecta!

Ok, crappy title to a post but screw it...

As many people know, i've been learning the D3 AH it's quite different you're limited to your searching which can make it hard to actually find good deals.... that is unless you know what you are looking for.

Trifecta Gloves/Amulets/Rings

Trifecta basically mean's gloves or a piece of jewelry that rolls with the three most desired stat's which are:
  1. Critical hit chance - CHC
  2. Critical hit damage - CHD
  3. Attack speed or as some people refer to it as Increased attack speed - IAS - AS
  4. Socket - I search for sockets on necks and ring's as far as i know, glove's don't come with it.
This is how my basic search set up is done.

You will change Amulet for ring or gloves.(note, no socket selected due to searching for both Trifecta and and Trifecta+socket's separately to even out the type of items i have in stock).

After searching for an item, compare it to your current toon's and gauge off your gears value v's your gear stat's v's how much of a downgrade / upgrade the item is compared to yours. (don't forget that values like dex and strength may change dps depending on what toon you currently have selected)

Sort by time : look for price
After setting everything up, hit search and sort by time left and scan for low prices, i aim for items valued below 10-20k, but for first time doing it or just learning i would aim for things between 5 to 10k.

Only problem with doing this all manually(being legal and sticking to EULA and TOS) is that the AH is region wide, which mean's that there could be bot's doing the same thing.

( i didn't win the item in the picture because someone decided to snipe it at last second :( )

but an item i did win is....

Which i sold for 5 mil later on. (picked up for 10k).

The reason this neck sold for so much is because of:
High CHC
High CHD
Max IAS(well, 9% is max as far as i know)

IAS above 6% - Good
CHC above 4% - Good
CHD above 50% - Good
Socket - Better!

IAS above 6% - Good
CHC above 6% - Good
CHD above 50% - Good

IAS above 6% - Good
CHC above 6% - Good
CHD above 50% - Good

Other stat's to look for:
Min Dam
Max Dam
Resist All - 80 is max
Average Dam (Between ??? - ??? )
Main stats - Strength, Dex, Int

Item's below these stat's will still sell, just for not as much.

I normally post my won items at bid atleast 15% more then what i bought it for. and buyout depending on stat's and market prices for items around the same stat's.

This is as far as i can think of to go with this post, anything else wanted just pop me a message on twitter (@shiftywarloc)

For now...
Cheer's Sw