Act III Inferno (farming)

  • #1
    I would like to know if anyone still playing is able to farm Act III in full magic find gear? If not, how much are you currently able to stack (unbuffed and without NV stacks) on your gear and still survive? Also what class are you using to farm Act III.

    I am simply curious, I had the idea of trying to acquire the gear to stack about 250% magic find (unbuffed and without NV stacks) but I would enjoy reading some feedback to find out if this is even currently possible. Thanks
  • #2
    Yes but I run as co-op, 3 man team, I run full MF 333%, my DH mate runs ~200 odd but has a solid 50k dps. And we have a CM wiz in full AR/int gears who makes it possible.

    Im the buff bot, I rock bone chill frost nova, time warp slow time and the arcane debuff arcane torrent.

    We have got incredible loot this way. ( I have 2 stormshields in 2 days, and 2 perfect roll DH and Wiz gloves ( crit dmg, crit % and primary stat and vit ). And a shield for wizards I sold a few days ago for 60mil.
  • #3
    I switch to 374% MF and never find anything :(
  • #4
    Swapping sucks, the near perfect stormshield I found dropped off a white mob.

    And my friends 200million amulet came from a chest.

    You have a better chance off elite thanks to NV and their drop table, but its Diablo, kill everything, loot everything.
  • #5
    Quote from Zergie

    Yes but I run as co-op, 3 man team, I run full MF 333%, my DH mate runs ~200 odd but has a solid 50k dps. And we have a CM wiz in full AR/int gears who makes it possible.

    Im the buff bot, I rock bone chill frost nova, time warp slow time and the arcane debuff arcane torrent.

    We have got incredible loot this way. ( I have 2 stormshields in 2 days, and 2 perfect roll DH and Wiz gloves ( crit dmg, crit % and primary stat and vit ). And a shield for wizards I sold a few days ago for 60mil.


    Thank you for your feed back. Do you think there is anyone who can run full mf gear solo? maybe a tank docta or barb?
  • #6
    I am switching to Act 3 now. Dropped my source for a shield and it got a lot easier. WW/CM wiz build with 900-1000 resists. Im dropping down to 0 MF because after 2 months of running with 325-345 MF depending on how lazy I was to swap in a shield I never got a damn thing while farming Act 1 and tried Act 2 for a week with 250 MF with same results...pure shit. Plan on dropping all of my MF gear for more resists,int, and crit so I get more DPS and survivability and lose a worthless crap stat. At first I was all aboard the MF train saying anyone who doesnt farm in MF is just fail. Now when I look back I was the one who was fail. I could have been farming Act 3 with 0 MF at least a month ago maybe more but I wasted it farming Act 1 with 325. Who knows how much better loot I passed up for all the shitty sub 60 rares I always got in Act 1.
  • #7
    Quote from thomasmgp30

    I am switching to Act 3 now. Dropped my source for a shield and it got a lot easier. WW/CM wiz build with 900-1000 resists. Im dropping down to 0 MF because after 2 months of running with 325-345 MF depending on how lazy I was to swap in a shield I never got a damn thing while farming Act 1 and tried Act 2 for a week with 250 MF with same results...pure shit. Plan on dropping all of my MF gear for more resists,int, and crit so I get more DPS and survivability and lose a worthless crap stat. At first I was all aboard the MF train saying anyone who doesnt farm in MF is just fail. Now when I look back I was the one who was fail. I could have been farming Act 3 with 0 MF at least a month ago maybe more but I wasted it farming Act 1 with 325. Who knows how much better loot I passed up for all the shitty sub 60 rares I always got in Act 1.


    I'm interested to see if you find better drops in A3 with only 5x NV. I really think you'll find more ilvl 63 rares than you do in A1 with 325% MF.
  • #8
    There are quite a few DH's on the official forum that farm Act 3 in full MF. It all depends on how good of a MF set you can get. Some of their MF sets are better than most players normal progression sets.
  • #9
    Quote from Vuron

    There are quite a few DH's on the official forum that farm Act 3 in full MF. It all depends on how good of a MF set you can get. Some of their MF sets are better than most players normal progression sets.


    Thank you for your feedback. I'll head over there and poke around..
  • #10
    It's just a matter of having enough gold to put together a decent MF set, without loosing dps or survivability.

    I can't btw, but I never tried to put together an MF set.
  • #11
    ya 307 with NV and templar. I do A3 A4 without dying, most of the time.. champ demonic tremor and oppressors can kill me, also invul horses of course.
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/boobzooka-1542/hero/15212423

    the WD has same gf (also shield on switch) can also do A3, but A4 is a bitch
  • #12
    im farming act3 with 235mf base as barb, takes me about an hour to clear entire act or about 20 mins to get 5 stack and run seigebreaker
  • #13
    Quote from Vuron

    There are quite a few DH's on the official forum that farm Act 3 in full MF. It all depends on how good of a MF set you can get. Some of their MF sets are better than most players normal progression sets.


    I am one of those DH. Here's my profile http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Alex-2448/hero/212801
    257% mf + 24% from Templar + 75% NV gets me to 356% mf. I have 86k dps without SS, 200k with, 29k hp and 350 resistances.
    No swapping is great for few reasons. Getting some amazing drops from trash, time saving, less deaths and most important is 1.0.4 and mf change which all expect will stop people from "mf gear swap before kill".
  • #14
    Hi, farmin act 3 with my ww barb in mf gear cca 320 mf with nv
  • #15
    Very nice feed back everyone. I really appreciate the help. I am hoping to see the developers blog soon about how magic find will work after 1.04 I just might hold out on buying gear until then. Thanks again everyone you all have been a big help.
  • #16
    Quote from DestruX

    Quote from Zergie

    Yes but I run as co-op, 3 man team, I run full MF 333%, my DH mate runs ~200 odd but has a solid 50k dps. And we have a CM wiz in full AR/int gears who makes it possible.

    Im the buff bot, I rock bone chill frost nova, time warp slow time and the arcane debuff arcane torrent.

    We have got incredible loot this way. ( I have 2 stormshields in 2 days, and 2 perfect roll DH and Wiz gloves ( crit dmg, crit % and primary stat and vit ). And a shield for wizards I sold a few days ago for 60mil.


    Thank you for your feed back. Do you think there is anyone who can run full mf gear solo? maybe a tank docta or barb?


    I would say barb, due to the armor, of course the gear would be ridiculously expensive, you'd need AR and max MF on pieces + str and vit, how much AR you need is debatable tho, need to see some theorycraft numbers to be sure.

    So basically range, DH would probably be the best, due to the range, being able to fire from nearly an entire screen away, but then again for solo, fast affix will run you down with ease.

    But my pick would be WD, highest possible MF, wall of the dead, invuln spirit walk, a tank WD would be the best for MF and gear price imo, and enough cyclable cd's to survive without the AR.

    Mage is another winner, thanks to FA: Energy, needs no resists and can just stack MF, INT and VIT.

    To successfully max MF and not get pwned, you need MASS primary stat. ~200 int/str/dex on everything ( or as close as you can get ), this way you can win by outdpsing the elites before they kill u.

    And thats why barb is awesome, shout, ignore pain til enough rage to WOTB and they all die from WOTB frenzy and revenge spam before it wears off, and you don't need ridiculously priced WW/sprint gear to pull it off.
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