Interesting. It would cost an enormous amount to regear to life regen though. With most people considering doing >MP5 already at gear values approaching or in excess of 1 Billion gold, I don't think I see myself trying it. I'm glad its working though, more diversity = better for our class.
As a side note, I see you use pierce the veil. At no point in my characters progression past 60 has it given me anywhere near the dps gain (not to mention all resist) that Gruesome feast does. Have you tried to see what the dps difference is for you?
- 11/1/2012 1:37:05 AM Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
10/17/2012 3:41:17 PM
farmed act 3 mp 4 tonight on my WD with 475 mfPosted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Dropped in 1x Alkaizer run with added on keywarden
- 1x Key
-1x Set belt: Immortal Kings
- 1x set weapon: Chantodo's wand
-1x WD helm (ilvl 62 crap)
- 1x Monk helm (Tzo K something)
So the drop rate is markedly higher, but it was similar in the first 2-3 days of 1.04, whereafter Legendary drops went down a lot, so I will wait before I say its massively increased, but at the moment it seems that with extra MF from MP and double drop rate, at high mf it has a very high legendary drop
10/13/2012 12:02:14 PM
Thank Nubtro, will try to do thatPosted in: Theorycrafting and Analysis
Currently recording in a table that looks something like this
Elite pack number / Boss --> Paragon level --> NV stacks --> MF total-->
White items# ---> Ilvl-->Blue items#--> ilvl --> Rare items#--> ilvl; affix no --> Legend item# --> Total
I'm not really 100% on the affix count, since I have no way to know if say a roll of str & dex, is 2 affixes or 1
The rest is accurate
Currently on 31 elite packs and counting
10/13/2012 10:17:48 AM
Well I've started recording all my stats from every elite pack kill, and I am taking screen shots of things I find oddPosted in: Theorycrafting and Analysis
So far in 30 elite packs, 1 siegebreaker kill I have 2 situations where with 5 stack NV there has only been 1 rare item, with 400mf. So the only rare that dropepd was the NV guaranteed one.
As the datasheet enlarges I will post the info here, since it is in excel format. I'm thinking round about 100 elite packs should start giving some sort of indication?
10/13/2012 4:01:43 AM
Thanks for the replies.Posted in: Theorycrafting and Analysis
I definitely had 5 NV stacks, of that I am 100% sure, since it was at the end of a clear.
I'm also sure that I didn't miss any pickup at the boss, nor accidentally picked up any rare. Since I checked this, and I always clear my inventory before the boss (for some reason my clears sync up that my invent is full near the end boss, so as routine I just portal and ID everything before the boss -> bad habit )
As for the number of items, as I said, I should have counted them more precisely, but I will try and do a few more clears today, and take screenshots, if I have the same lame luck.
Also regarding the elite packs, I have often found that it only drops 1 rare, even at 5 stacks. Of this I am 100% sure.
I will take screen shots today of a lot of my kills and see if I can perhaps shed some light on the subject.
Can anyone perhaps recommend some video recording software other than FRAPS? Perhaps I can record my play?
Thanks again for your replies
10/12/2012 11:39:02 AM
If anyone could care to explain something to me, since I read this entire thread, over the last few weeks and I thought I had understood magic find, but today's clears of act3 has me confusedPosted in: Theorycrafting and Analysis
I run with 400% magic find, you can have a look at my character at european servers, battletag gox#2367 (sorry I cannot post URL yet)
This comprises a lot of pre 1.04 gear, and one or two pieces of 1.04 gear, 5 stacks nephalem, and my follower
Now this is not a "complaint" post regarding mf, RNG and all that, but rather I am looking for some information, as I must be understanding something wrong.
I essentially do standard clears of act 3, starting with kill siegebreaker quest, but portalling back to town after picking up Tyrael, then I clear all areas except the bunker/fortified bunker
From the first post in this thread
"If you have 5 stacks of NV and you kill a boss, two additional items will drop that is guaranteed being at least 4-affix rares."
I have killed Azmodan 3 times today, at the end of a fairly full act 3 clear, with 5 stacks of nephalem valor.
On the first and third occasions I dropped:
1x 4 affix rare
8-9 x blue items
On the second occasion I dropped 2x 4 affix rares, and 7-8 blue items (sorry I do not pick up the blues, so didn't count them)
Now I realise I should have taken screenshots, but tbh I didn't really think about it at that time.
That is it
Now I do not understand how this is possible
1. I thought with 5 stack NV I should always drop at least 2 rares...
2. With my 400mf I thought it near impossible to not drop more... ?
I downloaded the spreadsheet on the first page of this post, and It calculated that I had around a 70.1% chance to drop 1x legendary per my standard "run" which is basically a full act 3 clear.
Yet, over the last 2 paragon levels I have seen 1 legendary drop. RNG is RNG I know, but it takes 4 "act 3 clears" to gain 1 parargon level for me. That is 8 clears with 1 legendary drop.
I am not good with stats, but 70% chance / clear to drop a legendary, and getting 1 drop per 8 clears, what is the odds of that?
This brings me to some interesting questions
1. I am a WD, and my pets get killing blows very often. Could it be that pet kills do not get affected by MF?
2. My MF gear is a large part pre 1.04, could it be that the MF it adds to the doll is somehow NOT being calculated? my drops seem more consistent with someone at around 200mf, which is what my paragon lvls give me
3. Am I just daft, and I understand MF completely wrong?
Any insight would be appreciated, and thank you in advance
10/9/2012 6:39:57 AM
Just note that currently, increased attack speed is not great for WD, in fact its pretty awful due to our shoddy mana regen.Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
In 1.05 this MIGHT change, I think I saw Brahm is testing it for a bat spam build, to see if it is possible to do without going OOM.
10/4/2012 11:26:20 AM
I don't like complaining. I enjoy the game, play what I can etc.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I'm a paragon lvl 37 (almost 38!) WD with just over 50k dps, in my 400mf gear. I do a modified alkaizer run, which yields me around 22mil xp /hour. Core->tower1->if not 5 stack keep 3, if 5 stack keep 2, then areat 1, fields, rakkis.
In the last 13 paragon levels I have dropped 6 legendaries: So thats one every other paragon level.
4 Balefires, 1 Logan's claw -> all 4 i salvaged, 1 i vendored.
The 5th legendary was a flaming axe with 640dps...
So I'm not really sure how some people manage a legendary every other run etc, and I'm pretty sure they dont have much more MF than my 400.
What I have noticed though, which I am unsure if this is the problem, is that I have 7000 elite kills since being paragon lvl 0. That seems a bit low? I run with a 27% xp gem.
All my gear I wear was found, and a few pieces bought with gold. I have not done any RMAH. Currently at level P37 I have around 19mil gold.
I farm week afternoons, on european server, from 5pm->9pm. I almost never get drops in this time of any worth. On my holiday week, I managed to play in daytime, and got my 5 useless legendaries.
I'm unsure if playing weekends will improve my drops, since I spend time with my wife then.
9/28/2012 3:47:32 AM
Hi Derwiv33Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
Really like your build, seems a nice alternative to try out. And your MP10 video is on par with the best bears ones I have seen, so looks like it will stand up just fine new endgame.
I'm 1 piece (SOJ) away from trying the build, but I have a handful of questions for you if you up to it?
1. You seem to be summoning/saccing dogs really fast, are you simply button mashing? Cause frequently I cannot see the button being depressed in your video?
2. I checked your gear, its really well matched to your build. My gear will leave me at around 40k dps , 50k hp, when I switch to your build concept, do you think that will be viable? Or do I need more dps first?
3. If you sac your doggies, and they have the life leech rune, do you get healed for the 50% of the dmg they cause?
4. What pickup radius do u think is the "minimum" to make this work? Tried losing my 28y pickup and it HURTS; Redic how used I've gotten to it
Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer,
PS. you can also answer me in a pm if you wish
8/24/2012 2:04:11 PM
It is a good offhand.Posted in: EU Servers Trading
I'll offer you 14million gold for it, EU
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