Hello everyone I am trying to collect data on where exactly plans drop, I am compiling this because I see a high drop rate for certain places of them versus not even seeing others. Just seeing if its based on location within a act or different. I have noticed and seen from friends and other players that plans are mostly based off acts. For instance act 1 plans, those have dropped almost for everyone that I know in those areas. If anyone can add to this list, that would be much appreciated! :-)
So far I have compiled 7 different plan spawns.
BS: Dread Shield (4 prop) Found x3 times (Highland Crossing/ Agony 2/Agony 2)
BS: Sovereign Mail (4 prop) Found x 2 times (Highland Crossing)
BS: Exalted Pallium (4 prop) Found x 1 (Agony 3)
BS: Exalted Fine Dread Shield (5 prop) Found x 1 (Palace (Right before Belial off champ pack)
JC: Flawless Star Topaz (50 int etc) Found x 1 (Palace (Right before Belial off champ pack)
BS: Fine Exalted Impellor (5 prop) Found x1 (Azmodan w 5 stack NV)
BS: Exalted Fine Mythical Staff (5 prop) x1 (Cloud)
From others who posted!
Exalted Pallium (4 Prop) Found x 2 (Highland Crossing)(Thanks Pokpokpok, Midoree)
Exalted Sovereign Helm (4 Prop) Found x1 (Crypts)(Thanks Xeyne)
Dread Shield (4 Prop) Found x2 (Highland Crossing/Crypt) (Thanks Midoree)
Quite indeed, I am not entirely happy about it either but knowing where to look since I noticed trends from friends is something that would make things easier for the avid collector. So far though its starting to show you basically have to farm a certain spot to get a direct plan to drop.
I dunno if this is really a help, 'cause it seems to ruin the point that certain plans drop at certain spawns, however, I have gotten like 6 plans from farming the Ancient Pathway goblins in act II Inferno.
Plans were for:
Exalted Sovereign Greaves (4 prop)
Exalted Sovereign Mail (4 prop)
Exalted Pallium (4 prop)
Exalted Impellor (4 prop)
Exalted Fine Impellor (5 prop)
Exalted Fine Massacre Axe (5 prop)
So far all those patterns posted I have collected myself from those places as well, I have been doing act 4 inferno runs with diablo 5 stacks and still havent seen any 6 props or JC plans. Hope to update this within the week but the more the better for data!
Exalted Grand Oni Blade (2h Sword), Runic Quiver and Heaven Strand (Belt), 6 properties ofc, all dropped in act III @ 5 valor stacks I believe, 2 of them from (trash) ghouls that climb on to bridge to Siegebreaker.
Radiant Star Amethyst - Act III, no idea from what, since it's blue I must mistook it for magic item and found about it when I was feeding Charsi.
Got also multitude of 4-affix stuff, mainly from act I and II (got at least one dropped in III though), but I don't keep track of them, just use them when I get. Haven't seen 5-affix plans yet.