D3’s Crypt of the Ancients is possibly my new favorite gold spot
After a while farming gold in Arreat Craters gets pretty old and you need to switch it up. The gold is good in the craters, but some times you just need to do something pretty mindless, that delivers fast results and actually scales well with increased difficulties. Today we have just such a spot, which can easily yield 300k gold per hour and quite possibly much more!
Head on over to the Crypt of the Ancients for some good old fashioned gold farming!
Re-visit the Drowned Temple and start your adventures
Start the game on Hell difficulty in act 1 on the quest “The Broken Blade”. Start the quest at the point called “Talk to Alaric”, which deposits you in Town.
When in town, head over to the Waypoint and head to “The Drowned Temple”, where you will find the Spirit Guardian Alaric. He will send on a quest to find some pieces to open the Drowned Temple.
Where is this Crypt of the Ancients you speak of?
After you have talked to Alaric, you will be tasked to find two pieces of a blade, hence the quest name “The Broken Blade”. With the broken blade pieced back together, you can access the Drowned Temple. we don’t care about that, we just want gold!
One of the pieces is in a place called the “Crypt of the Ancients” and that is where we want to be! Just run through the map and find the Crypt. Once you get the checkpoint inside, you can TP/log out and you will login inside the crypt.
The beauty of this place is, that you log in right where you want to be, and that there are lots of thrash mobs, that are easily killed and drop lots of gold. Since we are farming this place on Hell difficulty, we can’t really use the loot for anything, so just focus on getting a high GF, while keeping your DPS above 10k.
What skills and gear should I use to farm the Crypt of the Ancients?
As always with farming low level areas for gold, speed is of the essence. Use all the skills available to your class for moving faster: jump, vault, teleport. You also want to get some movement speed on your gear.
Get at least once piece with pickup radius, since even +6 to pickup radius makes a huge difference. Don’t forget to equip your follower with gold find as well, since you get 20% of what he is wearing. I like to use the templar, because he can wear a shield.
Use AOE skills as much as you can, since the mobs will be easily killed and there are many of them.
What kind of gold can I farm in that Crypt?
On average you will make between 3k and 7k per run. There is always a unique mob that spawns in there, and there is around the same amount of mobs each spawn. Just pick up gold and don’t worry about loot. It’s crap loot anyway.
A run takes 20-30 seconds, since you spawn at the entrance. You can easily do 2 per minute, and 3 with a bit of practice. That is 120-180 runs per hour, but lets go with 100 runs, to err on the side of caution. 100 runs at a minimum of 3k is 300k per hour on the low side. 180 runs at 3k is 540k per hour, so there is a pretty big upside to this run.
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Now get farming, ya lazy bum!