Farming

  • #1
    Hello,
    I am currently in Act 4 inferno but I was wondering is it worth my time to farm act 3 and struggle with some champion packs or should i just pump out act 1 in sub 30 mins?


    TL:DR
    does A1 inferno drop the same gear as all the other acts in terms of quaility?
  • #2
    Each act of Inferno has its own tier of item drops, and apparently can drop the tier above or below it as well. So in Act 3 you will get Act 4 items, but not in Act 1. Case in point, I've been farming A1 Inferno for a week and never seen a single Sacred Shield, which fits this theory because it should be the Act 4 tier of shield.
  • #3
    Hmmm I guess ill just do act 2 then.
  • #4
    Quote from Valaran

    Each act of Inferno has its own tier of item drops, and apparently can drop the tier above or below it as well. So in Act 3 you will get Act 4 items, but not in Act 1. Case in point, I've been farming A1 Inferno for a week and never seen a single Sacred Shield, which fits this theory because it should be the Act 4 tier of shield.


    Actually there are three tiers of items in inferno. Act 1 and Act 2 each have their own. Then Act 3 and 4 share the last tier. This also corresponds to difficulty, as Act 1 monsters are level 61, Act 2 are 62, and Act 3 and 4 monsters are 63.

    Act 2 would drop all three tiers of items. Presumably in Act 3 and 4 your chances of getting the highest tier would be greater, but your kill rate is probably much slower, which would make it less efficient.
  • #5
    Quote from Draktharbar

    Quote from Valaran

    Each act of Inferno has its own tier of item drops, and apparently can drop the tier above or below it as well. So in Act 3 you will get Act 4 items, but not in Act 1. Case in point, I've been farming A1 Inferno for a week and never seen a single Sacred Shield, which fits this theory because it should be the Act 4 tier of shield.


    Actually there are three tiers of items in inferno. Act 1 and Act 2 each have their own. Then Act 3 and 4 share the last tier. This also corresponds to difficulty, as Act 1 monsters are level 61, Act 2 are 62, and Act 3 and 4 monsters are 63.

    Act 2 would drop all three tiers of items. Presumably in Act 3 and 4 your chances of getting the highest tier would be greater, but your kill rate is probably much slower, which would make it less efficient.


    And where did you get that info? Could you share the source. Thx
  • #6
    Pretty sure that's correct, at least with regardless to monster level.
    Playing a Wizard. Looking for Demon Hunters to play with.
  • #7
    Now that I've looked into this more, I'm confused and have no definitive answer for you. Jay Wilson said in an interview that there are only three tiers. A blue post later said there were four tiers. Another blue post said that the fourth highest tier actually drops in Act 4 of Hell. The following thread has the first to posts quoted:
    http://www.diablofans.com/topic/45155-inferno-loot-tiers/

    Here's what I know though. I have never seen the top two tiers of gear drop having farmed Act 1 Inferno all week. The third highest tier definitely drops in Act 1. That leaves two more tiers to drop at later acts. Given that Act 2 is level 62 and Acts 3/4 are level 63, it would make sense that they each have a new tier available. And if the top two tiers don't drop in Act 1, then it's very likely that the top tier does not drop in Act 2.
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