Clarification on Gem Design Drops, Price for Unsocketing Marquise Gems, Dat Modz’s Crafting Recipe Route, TryHard: Best Legendar

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    Clarification on Gem Design Drops
    A small reminder that bosses do not have an increased chance to drop gem designs.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    from 1.07 patch notes:

    Crafting Plans and Jeweler Designs have been added for all of the new Rare recipes listed above
    These plans (excluding the chest piece) will drop randomly in the world and have a chance to drop off the following bosses when you have 5 stacks of Nephalem Valor:
    Skeleton King
    Spider Queen
    Maghda
    Zoltun Kulle
    Ghom
    Cydaea
    Rakanoth
    Izual

    so do ur usual farming route but keep in mind the mini-boss present in that act.

    As a further point of clarification: while those 8 sub-bosses have an increased chance to drop crafting plans when you have 5 stacks of Nephlem Valor, they do not have an increased chance to drop gem designs.




    Price for Unsocketing Marquise Gems
    Nakatoir gives the reason for why unsocketing Marquise gems is so expensive.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    We answered this question in the recent "Ask the Devs" post. You can find the full post here, but I will quote the part that concerns your question:

    Andrew: We love that players are able to remove gems from sockets in Diablo III, as it helps provide more flexibility as you gear up rather than locking you to single choice. However, since un-socketing is so painless and costs so little, what we've found is that players will simply recycle the same gem across all their characters rather than creating new ones. An important goal with the new Marquise gems is to act as a gold and Radiant Star gem sink. Currently, there's nothing in the game that actually pulls those gems out of the economy, but to keep their value up, that's important.

    In all honesty, I wish the cost to remove the lower tier gems was much higher, more in line with the cost of the Marquise gem. We would prefer players to be crafting new gems of all types rather than just shuffling them around as that makes the gem economy more dynamic (more things coming in, lots of things coming out). Right now it's almost entirely stagnant, with demand going down every day. If you only had to craft one Marquise Ruby for all 10 characters, that would remove some Radiant Stars from the economy, but realistically it won't remove much. With the unsocket cost set to 5 million, you now have a clear choice: "should I move my gem 4 times or just craft a new one?" For the sake of the economy, we actually hope you'd prefer to craft a new one.

    So to answer your question as to why the cost is so high to unsocket marquise gems; it's not for the reasons you listed, but to act as a gold sink, but also to stimulate the gem economy because at the moment it's quite stagnant. :(

    Agree. I've never had more than 3 millions...
    This would generally mean that you are not going to be able to buy or create a Marquise gem to begin with sadly. A marquise gem costs 20 million to make, and this is not including the other required reagents. :(

    Also all your sad smilies suggests you don't appear to agree with it either since most people wont be able to afford that.
    No, it was a sad smiley because I was telling Manif that creating or buying a Marquise gem might be too expensive for him at this time, given his comment.




    Community Commentary: Dat Modz’s Crafting Recipe Route
    DatModz has been highlighted in this week's Community Commentary! The reason being his great route for farming crafting recipes in patch 1.0.7. You can also leave feedback in his topic located over here.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    This week's Community Commentary shout-out goes to Dat Modz and his "fastest" farming route for the new crafting recipes added in patch 1.0.7.

    Looking to collect all the new account-bound crafting recipes, but don't want to use the Auction House? Dat Modz has got you covered with a route he's dubbed “the fastest way to acquire BoA item plans." According to this popular Twitch streamer, the route could potentially yield you a crafting plan in just about 1 minute and 30 seconds!

    Here're the details:
    • MP = Whatever you are comfortable with/Most Efficient
    • Kill Ghom Quest (Keep Depths 3)
    • TP to Keep Depths 1
    • Zone into Keep Depths 2(Kill all elites ignore white mobs)
    • TP to Keep Depths 3(Get Final Stacks)
    • Kill Ghom
    For those of you who prefer visual guides over text, you're in luck! DatModz also has a video of this route from his testing on the PTR:

    Did the video help you decide how you are going to find the recipes? Have you found a faster route to farm them? Leave a comment below with your thoughts, or head over to reddit to comment in Dat Modz's original post on /r/diablo!




    TryHard: Best Legendary Items for Monk
    TryHardEnmity has created his 4th Best Legendary video, this time for the Monk! If you don't particularly like Monks you could also check his Witch Doctor, Barbarian and Demon Hunter guides! Looks like Wizard might be next. Don't be shy to leave your thoughts at his dedicated topic located here.

  • #2
    That isn't his farming route, we've all been using that since the patch hit the PTR.
  • #3
    It's obvious that Ghom is the fastest (with Zoltun Kulle). But Cydaea is way easier, and faster to kill.
  • #4
    Quote from DenkaSaeba25

    It's obvious that Ghom is the fastest (with Zoltun Kulle). But Cydaea is way easier, and faster to kill.

    Huh? Ghom is easy as hell unless maybe you're a glass cannon trying to do a higher MP than you should and can't handle sitting in his cloud... Cydaea is annoying and runs away all the time.
  • #5
    do not like this route for high MP: lvl2 is filled with exploding bastards

    i usualy do lvl1(3-4 stacks) -> wall (5) + keywarden -> ghom
  • #6
    Both video and you guys failed here. Fastest way to get them plans is: get 5 stacks, kill azmodan, finish act, kill iskatu (he too drops plans), then go for rakanoth. Don't know the exact time, 3 bosses in a row is the fastest way.

    However, even faster way is to buy em on ah :D
  • #7
    AH is the fastest way -_- they aren't even that expensive.
  • #8
    Quote from NannouLTU

    Both video and you guys failed here. Fastest way to get them plans is: get 5 stacks, kill azmodan, finish act, kill iskatu (he too drops plans), then go for rakanoth. Don't know the exact time, 3 bosses in a row is the fastest way.

    However, even faster way is to buy em on ah :D

    azmodan does not drop any crafting plans
  • #9
    Best farming route:

    Use the Auction House!
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