Are there smart smart drops?

  • I'm wondering, if there are actually smart 'smart drops'.

    Like when I play Crusader and use a certain skill and some stats that support this skill (elemental damage, skill damage)

    When there is a legendary drop, will this be considered?
    Like I get a legendary that has a certain affect more often than another legendary.

    This would actually be cool. Or when I use Akarat's Champion, will I find items that support this skill more likely than an item that supports Blessed Hammer ?

    And:

    If I have 2 or 3 Set Items, will the system enhance my chance to get the last item?

    So yeah, are the smart smart drops?
    Seen people getting items for the skills they use and filling up their sets pretty quickly after having 2 or more.
  • 02/02/2014 05:33 AMPosted by Ban4NnaP0w4
    Like when I play Crusader and use a certain skill and some stats that support this skill (elemental damage, skill damage)

    When there is a legendary drop, will this be considered?


    This question gets asked a fair amount, so I'd like to help clear it up if I can. Currently the smart loot system considers your class (in terms of what skills that class uses and its primary stat), but it doesn't consider your build when it tailors loot for you. As Nevalistis noted:

    01/31/2014 10:38 AMPosted by Nevalistis
    Smart Loot doesn't ensure you get completely 100% optimized gear with every drop, nor does it guarantee that you will receive a primary stat on an item
    What it does is limit the pool of affixes to stats appropriate for your class so that you are more likely to get something you can use. It also prevents rolls from occurring on gear that your class can't benefit from at all, such as seeing bonus Electrocute damage on a Fist weapon or Intelligence on a Mighty Weapon.


    The intention for smart loot is to help ensure that heroes find items that are useful to their class a little more often, and that any potential skill bonuses on those items are skills used by that hero's class.

    However, randomness is an important element in any Diablo game, so not all loot will be a smart drop item. That means you will still find some stat combinations every now and then that aren’t perfectly tailored to your class. That’s intended. What you shouldn’t see is something like Hand Crossbows with Strength or Mojos with Dexterity dropping. The smart loot system should prevent this. If you’re seeing these types of items while playing in our test environment, be sure to report them in either our PTR Bug Report forum or Reaper of Souls Beta Bug Report forum (depending on where you’re playing).

    So, to recap, let’s use some more examples. Let’s say you’re playing on a Crusader.
    - Flail with Strength and a Crusader skill = most likely a smart drop.
    - Staff with Strength and a Crusader skill = also most likely a smart drop.
    - Two-handed sword with Strength and a Barbarian skill = not a smart drop.
    - Flail with Vitality and a Barbarian skill = not possible under the new smart loot system.
    - Daibo with Dexterity and a Crusader skill = also not possible under the new smart loot system.

    Also note that all crafted items are considered smart drops, and that the smart loot stats will be based on the character doing the crafting.

    02/02/2014 05:33 AMPosted by Ban4NnaP0w4
    If I have 2 or 3 Set Items, will the system enhance my chance to get the last item?


    The smart loot system does not increase your chances of getting a Legendary item (or a particular one), but it does help in the sense that it weeds out any of the Legendary items that you can't equip. And, for clarity: Legendary and Set items can definitely be, but aren’t always, smart drops.