Diablo III Farming Guides and Farming Routes

Patch 2.0

 Bounties with Legendary Mats

General Farming Guides & Routes:

 Act I - IV Inferno Elite Farming Guide

 Inferno Farming Hotspots Guide - Part 2

 Keyfarming Guide

 1.0.8 BoA Item Farming Route

Act I Farming Guides:

 Act I Inferno Elite Farming Guide

 Basic Inferno Act I Farming Guide

 Another Act I Farming Guide

Act II Farming Guides:

 1.0.8 Complete Act II Farming Route

 Two 1.0.8 Act II Farming Runs

 Indigo Legendary Farming Route

 Act II VoA Farming Run & Stats

 Act II VoA Farming Run 2

Act III Farming Guides:

 Act III Alkaizer Farming Route

 Core of Areat Farming

 Inferno Cydaea Farming Guide

Class Specific Farming Guides:

 1.0.8 Barbarian Demonic Essence Farming

 Demon Hunter Keyfarming Guide

 Echoing Blast DH Crypt of the Ancients Farming

 Demon Hunter Act III Inferno Farming Guide

 Demon Hunter Gold Find Guide

 Monk Act I Farming Guide

 Monk Act I Sarkoth Gold Farm Guide

 Wizard Iskatu Farm Guide

 Witch Doctor Inferno Butcher Farming

Magic Find Guides and Info:

 Official Magic Find Guide

 Magic Find Guide & Statistics

 Magic Find Observations

 Magic Find and Neph Video Guide

 Loot Data for 111 Elite Kills in Act 3 Inferno

 Max Magic Find and Gold Find Gear Stats

Other Farming Guides:

 400k Per Hour Act III Gold Farming Guide

 Inferno Goblin Farming Guide

 Butcher Farming Guide

 Difference in Treasure Creatures

 How to Farm 210k Gold Per Hour

Submit your own Farming Run or Route:

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 Also check out the Farming Tips and the Inferno Gearing guides.

Inferno Act I Farming Guide

Guide submitted by coelomate.

Statistics: 1 run takes me ~30 minutes, including vendoring.

I use a Wizard with Teleport - Wormhole to move quickly.

Item Pick-up philosophy: Too many trips to town can kill run speed. I pick up all rare ilvl 61+ items, and of course any legendaries that drop. I also always pick up gems. (As well as demonic essences, but thats a given)

  • Optional Step 0) Start a game using "The Imprisoned Angel - The Cursed Hold" quest per a normal butcher run. Once the game starts, WP to the northern highlands and run west. If the watch tower didn't spawn (25-50% spawn rate dungeon with 1-6 elite mobs, 0-1 resplendant chests, and 0-1 treasure goblins) re-make the game. If it did spawn, we'll come back with 5 stacks (since treasure goblins respond to stacks).
Edit: Here's a pic of what to look for. It's often a bit further from the WP, but always on that western edge:http://i.imgur.com/dNOng.jpg
  • Step 1) Go to the festering woods. There are 2 guaranteed small dungeons with a champion pack in each. You should find at least 1 champion in the area. Town portal out and way point back inbetween.
  • Step 2) With 2-3 (probably 3) stacks, go to the cemetery  There are 3 small dungeons each with 1-2 champions. Since they might only have one, leave (town portal -> waypoint) as soon as you kill the first). This gets you to 5 stacks. Clear all the tombs even if you get 5 early.
  • Step 3) WP to leoric's manner. Run back through the manner (0-1 packs) and outside. The courtyard has a guaranteed pack.
  • Step 6) Optional WP back to the northern highlands and clear the watch tower.
  • Step 7) Optional key farming - If you are playing with Monster Power, go to the Fields of Misery and kill the Keywarden there.
  • Step 8) Optional - go to each other WP and check for very close / obvious champion packs. A lot of areas got density.

A note on large areas: Patch 1.0.8 update: Monster density has been increased, so most areas are worth searching these days, large areas, small areas, caves, all contain a lot more mobs than before, and in the future blizzard has said they will also be buffing any remaining areas that do not have good mob density.

Butcher Inferno Runs on Youtube

Submitted by Soy Beans

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