As soon as announced I was in mind-trouble ... am I farming all 21 ethereals ? Am I this strong and stay at it to reach the feat ? (I mainly play wow)
I watched a lot of vids how farm them easy and fast and suoer-easy and super-fast and hyper-easy and hyper-fast.
As I found all of the barb ethereals while playing and for the monk too, I decided to get them all. make toons. gear them. work into a build to speddfarm GR90 and feast on the fact to have done something completely.
Next was Crusader LoD Cpt. America and after a few rifts I got all 3 too. Continued as WD and got 1 and then it happened and that is why I am writing it here. because its the garuanteed way to farm them. For the Feat they can be any level .. mine are mostly for lvl 10.
Let me explain how I did it. (Mostly covered by streamers anyway). This was the way I did it and I got my missing 12 ethereals in about 2 maybe 2.5 hours.
TLDR here is it:
-15-20 Puzzle Rings (if you have no ethereal yet)
-if needed - a level 31 (!) Monk or Crusader or Demonhunter - to gamble Puzzle Rings they have 1 out of 3 chance and Puzzles start to be available at 31
(the other classes have 1 out of 4 so dont use them)
-a lvl 70 legendary weapon set to lvl 1 to use with a new toon. (eather socket a lvl 25 gem of ease or melt it into the weapon. Dont use a higher gem as we need to level carefully to level 10 NOT FURTHER !
-Illusory Boots in cube / maybe furnace for vault boss dmg but not necessary
- keybind "Force-Move"
Create a new season toon which you wanna farm ethereals for. Set adventure mode and something around torment 2 or 3 as we need to level to 10 and NOT FURTHER ! Lower difficulty at lvl 8 to not over-push lvl 10. IMPORTANT YOU MUST BE LVL 10 !!!
I farmed the first few on T6 later on T1 because I forgot to set to T6 and at T1 dropped 2 blues anyway so go on T1 or wherever you end leveling to 10. I havent testing under Torment so I would recommend a Torment difficulty.
Ensure to have the Illusory Boots (Act2 bounty cache) in the cube and put your lvl70 weapon in your inventory. we walk through the goblin vault WITHOUT KILLING ... we just want that fat boss killed.
Open a Goblin Vault and run through it to the boss. DO NOT KILL A SINGLE MONSTER as we want to be lvl 10 when fatty dies.
Equip your weapon BEFORE you enter the boss room. Kill fatty and voila blues .... I got mostly 2 sometimes 1 blue 1 orange.
Oh and be aware of the goblins the boss spawns Dont kill them either. remember ... lvl 10 as fatty dies.
teleport out, put lvl70 weapon in stash delete toon and make a new one. Optimal is 2 toons per class as fatty drops always 2 items.
If you are unlucky u need more then 2 runs per class and thats the cause for the 15-20 puzzle rings.
you can do this run 1 time per toon as killing fatty levels you up and the loot pool increases drastically.
We want to kill fatty at lvl 10 to have a minimal loot pool the game has to chose your loot from ... its forced to drop blues so to say.
Got my missing 12 ethereals in ~2 hours.
Feel free to ask if something is not clear befor u waste rings^^
Thanks so much, tried it and work!! Made an account just to share my experience. Takes a few hours to farm blood shards to gamble for puzzle rings at 31, might get 1 roll for every 1400 shards used if I'm lucky. I did the vaults at lvl 10 but I've also read some people doing it at level 7? That way they can still use the same character to do vaults until it reaches level 11 avoiding remaking new character too often?