Acid Cloud Paragon Farming - 70 Mill XP/Hr

  • #1
    I know there's a few of these out there now from Projaxs and TurkNukem but here is my variation/take on Acid Cloud Paragon farming:


    I explain it pretty thoroughly what's going on in the vid so I won't type much here. I call them out in the video but I will take the time here to say thanks to other WD board members for inspiration and conversation:

    Aerialus because he keeps coming up with different rune/skill combinations that are making a very positive difference -- if he keeps it up, I'll start hoping for 9 skill slots in an expansion :)

    TurkNukem because he made me start looking at Acid Cloud crit items

    Projaxs because he keeps the Acid Cloud conversation going . . . which brings more people to it . . . which brings more ideas . . . which helps fine tune the spec for more and more efficiency.

    Anyway enjoy!
  • #2
    Oh and for those that are wondering where all the legendaries are in this run . . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rx5YAIAiYs
  • #3
    Thank you!
    I really like your route as well. I just tested it, xp/hour is almost identically for me with the allkaizer but i love to mix it up at least a little bit :D
  • #4
    Emebros, I watched your goblin video in another thread and just stopped by here to say congrats! That's some luck!
    i would choose my own religion and worship my own spirit, but if he ever preached to me i wouldn't want to hear it. i'd drop him, a forgotten god, languishing in shame; and then if i hit stormy seas, i'd have myself to blame. Zhaph#1849
  • #5
    Quote from Beasty30

    Thank you!
    I really like your route as well. I just tested it, xp/hour is almost identically for me with the allkaizer but i love to mix it up at least a little bit :D


    Yeah, the more I've done both (upping the sample size to see if I wasn't just getting skewed results) the more the two runs come together. My route is definitely the longer of the two but, as you've note, variation keeps things at least a little more interesting.

    Quote from Zhaph

    Emebros, I watched your goblin video in another thread and just stopped by here to say congrats! That's some luck!


    Thanks, Zhaph! The statistics on that definitely were out there. So, now when you have farmed the same key warden on MP6 10 times straight with no key drops, you don't have to ask where your drops are . . . the Goblin has them :)
  • #6
    Unfortunately, I don't have the DPS to pull this off with Acid Rain, so I had to replace it with Bears. It still works pretty well, though not with the pure AoE power that Acid Rain brings to the table.
  • #7
    Btw I tested the build in party today and it really felt a bit weak. Do you have a variation of the build for partyplay?
    I guess i ll just stick with my old bears/acidcloud build for party for now until i find something better :)
  • #8
    Cool vid. I have a question, do you think that Skorn is better for Acid Rain or is it just a personal preference? You kill stuff pretty quick even tho your "chart" dps is not that high. Does the wep dmg range play big role with Acid Rain?
  • #9
    ^^It's a 'mana management' thing. You don't attack as often, so you don't run out of mana as quickly, but your attacks are stronger as well.
  • #10
    I was wondering about the skorn as well. I am getting ready to upgrade my weapon, and was thinking of going to a manajuma's carving knife (well, actually just a 1 handed weapon with LIfesteal and crit damage) to go with my thing of the deep. But now I am curious if I should switch to a skorn instead. My overall goal is to farm MP 2 with an acid rain build as I have a barb that can do MP6 uber runs.
    Anyway, if I go with a manajuma, it's gonna cost like 30 million, but if I go with a skorn I have to get pickup radius on 3 pices of gear. So really just wondering what is more effective.

    Link: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Stranglylucy-1792/hero/17417141

    Also, random question, but does anyone know how the bonus EXP when you kill groups of monsters quickly? Is that bonus EXP just how much you get, or is it per monster killed in the streaK?
  • #11
    I think it's just the amount that appears, as a flat bonus.
  • #12
    Just updating this with tweaks to spec and XP gear - now 70 mil XP/hr:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue0XFwWZpLc
  • #13
    Leveled with 30% leoric's signet as well. It isn't even terrible wd wd thanks to 7y pickup radius.
    But feels good to get rid of it once you are done with leveling.
  • #14
    Good videos. You mentioned it breifly but when you have three dogs, new ones still spawn and replace the old ones, giving more health globes? If so ill have to try it out.
  • #15
    Yeah, that's the way the Final Gift rune on Zombie Dogs functions wihen it interacts with the Circle of Life passive. I don't know if it's intended or not but it definitely works that way.
  • #16
    Quote from aerialus

    Leveled with 30% leoric's signet as well. It isn't even terrible wd wd thanks to 7y pickup radius.
    But feels good to get rid of it once you are done with leveling.


    Hey mind to post your profile? You dont see many pg 100 wds these days :)~
  • #17
    you have my battle tag in sig
  • #18
    Yes, It didnt work when i put it in. Well nvm anyways too lazy to test battletags :P
  • #19
    New update with Acid Chicken variation -- seems to be equally effective and has been a fun change of pace . . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7YWpzPRBpE
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