The best Inferno act 1 farming run, also after patch 1.0.4
Patch 1.0.4 lowered the difficulty of elite packs significantly, but with the buffs to legendary items, prices for good items have also gone up. So you still need lots of gold and that means lots of farming. Unless you are ridiculously well geared for farming Inferno act 3, farming Inferno act 1 is still your best bet for hitting it big.
So let me introduce you to one of the best routes in act 1!
Revisiting the Watch Tower in Northern Highlands
I have spoken about farming the Watch Tower in Northern Highlands before. That is because it is a really great run! It’s fast, packed with elites and it’s in Act 1.
The route starts off with “The imprisoned Angel”-quest.
WP to Northern Highlands and check if the Watch Tower has spawned. The tower doesn’t spawn every time, so depending on your mood that day, you might want to relog until you spawn the Tower. The thing about the tower is that it is usually packed with elites and goblins, so you really want it. When, and if, you spawn it, DON’T go in. Since it is packed with elite mobs, you want to save it for when you have a full NV stack.
Instead head off to the Festering Woods and find the two dungeons, that you head in to when you find the two pieces to gain entrance to the sunken temple. There is an elite in each dungeon guaranteed. Now we are up to 2 Nephalem Valor, with a possibility of 1 or 2 more from random elites.
Cemetery of the Forsaken
Then head to Cemetery of the Forsaken. You might get an elite in the cemetery itself, but there are also 3 dungeons. Head in to the dungeons and kill the first elite pack you meet. If you get a special event, do that as well.
In the courtyard of the Manor there is a guaranteed unique mob. With the changes to loot drops in patch 1.0.4 thrash mobs also drop better loot and Leoric’s Manor is packed tight with these. Now you should be up to a full NV stack.
The Watch Tower
Now we head to the Watch Tower and clear this. As said before it can be packed with elites and goblins, so you really want a full stack and you should have that now! So murder away!
Rounding off the run – Cave of the Moon Clan or Warden/Butcher
After having cleared the Tower, you can either head to Highland’s Crossing and find the Cave of the Moon Clan. This can be a bit of a pain, but you can get lucky goblins here as well. Alternatively, or in addition, you can do a standard Warden/Butcher run. You have a full NV stack, so you are primed for getting to Butcher as fast as possible. Or you could just start the run over.
Check out the full run in this nifty video:
All in all a great run, also after patch 1.0.4.
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Now get farming one of the best farming runs in Inferno act 1, ya lazy bum!