Quick Diablo III iLvl 63 gear farming
…..with some nice gold thrown in for good measure! Yesterday saw the release of patch 1.0.3A that fixed some loot exploits. However, seeing as Diablo III is what you might call a buggy game, there are still plenty of half- and full-on exploits in the game. One of those that did survive is this little beauty, which gives you a chance at rolling some iLvl 63 gear and items.
Take a trip to the Dank Cellar. It is better than it sounds!
This “exploit” takes place in Act 1 and it doesn’t take particular good gear to tackle. It does involve killing and farming a purple, unique mob, more specifically Sarkoth, the quill fiend. He is a unique spawn, that always spawns with the Dank Cellar in Act 1.
The Dank Cellar doesn’t spawn every time you log, but it does have a pretty high spawn rate, in the region of 40-50% of the times. It’s not a new thing in Diablo III, and it is very popular with botters, since it always spawns in the same place, when it does spawn. So use it while you can!
You need to go to act 1, part 2 – Legacy of Cain, Explore the cellar and start.
This starts you off in Tristram, so you need to head to the WP and teleport to “The Old ruins”. You get a checkpoint in the old ruins, when you go there. So subsequent runs start you off in the old ruins.
From the Old ruins you need to run to the left for about 15 seconds and then you get to the Dank Cellar if it has spawned or a boarded up entrance to the cellar. If you get the boarded up cellar, then leave the game and log in again. If you do get the cellar, enter and kill Sarkoth and his minions. He isn’t very hard, but he always drops between 1-3 blue pieces, that are anything from iLvl 50 to iLvl 63, and between 5000-10000 gold. If you are ranged, then you can actually stand just outside the room and shoot him through the door and he won’t do a thing! How’s that for easy loot!
The cellar spawns about 50% of the time and a run with a spawned Dank Cellar takes about 45 seconds from start to finish. If it doesn’t spawn, then it takes around half that. On average, in the beginning, you can do 100 runs in an hour, with 50 runs having a cellar. The lower end of the average gold is 7000, so gold alone would be 350k per hour. If you get better, have better than average gear or can spec for fast running, then you can maybe get 60 dank cellars in an hour and knock the average gold per hour up to 420k. On top of this, you have the items. There is a 2% spawnrate for iLvl 63 weapons in act 1 after patch 1.0.3 and you still need to roll a good iLvl 63 item! However, compared to the other popular guide to gold farming spots, which focus entirely on gold and not itemdrops, you might actually get some good loot from the Dank cellar. In any case you get an extra 500 to 1000 gold for the items that drop and with 40-50 dank cellars an hour, that is an extra 20k to 50k an hour with the 2% to hit the iLvl 63 jackpot.
The video below demonstrates the whole run with and without the Dank cellar spawning. The guy doing the farming is running a barbarian, but unlike other farming spots, there isn’t really any best class for running this.
Spec for speed and DPS whatever your class!
The thing that takes time here is running to the cellar, so spec for anything that allows you to run faster: Vault, Wormhole teleport, sprint whatever. If you can bring down the run time to get to the Dank Cellar, then you go do more runs per hour, yielding you more gold per hour.
You need to be able to take a hit or two on the way there, since you will encounter mobs and might not be able to dodge them. They are only act 1 zombies, so this shouldn’t be an issue.
You will also need a decent DPS to bring down Sarkoth. I run it with 12k unbuffed DPS as a wizard. Nothing fancy and it allows me to go full gold find on most of my gear.
Sarkoth doesn’t melee unless you get right up in his face and his quills don’t hit that hard. However, you do need to able to survive a quill or three, but if you can take a few hits on the way there, then you can also survive the quills.
You can switch out gold find for magic find, since you get 1-3 guaranteed blues per Dank Cellar spawn. However, the main attraction is the gold, so you will probably be better off running gold find instead of magic find.
If you are getting bored of running Arreat crater, then give this one a spin. It really does mean a lot, that you actually have a shot at loot you can use or AH for a decent profit. So I think it is more fun, but it might give you a bit less gold than running Arreat.
Now get farming, ya lazy bum! Oh, and don’t forget to swing by Facebook and join us on the Diablo3Farming FB page. It’s a very exclusive, members-only club….that everyone can join But they did get a sneakpreview of the video above and you could too!