Farm elites easy in D3 for items using geometry exploits
With the previous easy-mode AFK farming nerfed, you have been relegated to warden/butcher runs and maybe Siegebreaker runs to break up the monotony, if you are stuck on Act 4 Inferno.
The downside to Warden/Butcher runs is that Act 1 Inferno doesn’t give you a shot at iLvl 63 weapons, which are the highest in the game. That is set to change with the new D3 patch 1.0.3, which buffs loot, but until then you can’t get the highest level weapons in the game, by farming act 1. And Siegebreaker runs are generally just boring! However, all is not lost!
Even if you are a bit low-geared (aren’t we always?), you can use the map in some places in act 3 to farm elites in D3 very easy. Technically this isn’t exploiting, since the mobs can easily get to you, they just have some pathing issues right there in that spot…..who am I kidding…that is exploiting, but not bannable, since you aren’t doing anything out of the ordinary to do it!
Use magic find to farm elites for high level items
This takes places in Act 3, Heart of Sin, second heart. You need to be able to do ranged damage, and you need to able to farm thrash in Act 3. Usually the thrash isn’t the problem, but you are usually in for a world of hurt, when you run in to elite packs in Acts you don’t have on farm.
But using this geometry exploit, you just need to find the elite packs and lure them to the sweet spot, then wipe. You take a small durability hit, but it’s a small price to pay for what you are to do afterwards.
Once you die and respawn, you can leisurely run to the ledge and fire away at the elite pack. Once you have the elite leader down to his last sliver of health, switch to magic find gear. You have plenty of time to do this, because the elite pack isn’t moving. Seeing as you don’t have a full Nephalem Valor Stack, you need all the magic find you can get on your gear. But because you don’t need to kill anything at this point, you don’t really need anything but magic find on your gear. So slap together a magic find set from the AH and just focus on magic find as the only stat. The 75% you get from a full Nephalem Valor Stack shouldn’t be something you miss too much by doing this. Then kill the elites and loot.
So there you have it! An easy way to farm elites in Diablo 3. Now get farming, ya lazy bum!