How to get the Hellfire Ring in Diablo 3
Updated February 2015:
With Reaper of Souls coming out, the process of getting the Hellfire ring has changed a little, but not much!
Let me say up front, that it is no longer worth your time trying to craft it. Unless of course you are a completionist, then by all means go ahead!
Here are the steps for crafting the new Hellfire ring:
Step 1: Gathering the keys
You need to gather 4 keys which drop from 4 keywardens.
- Odeg drops the Key of Bones in Act 1 – Fields of Misery
- Sokahr drops the Key of Gluttony in Act 2 – Dahlgur Oasis
- Xah’Rith drops the Key of War in Act 3 – Stonefort
- Nekarat drops the Key of Evil in Act 4 – Silver Spire
They keys only drop on Torment 1 or above difficulty and the plans for the Infernal Machine drops alongside them.
Step 2: Crafting the Infernal Machines
In order to craft an Infernal Machine, you need one each of the 4 keys.
There are 4 Infernal Machines that lead to a different realm each:
- Infernal Machine of Bones leads to the Realm of Discord, where Leoric’s Signet drops from the King of the Dead and the Merciless Witch
- Infernal Machine of War leads to the Realm of Turmoil, where the Idol of Terror drops.
- Infernal Machine of Gluttony leads to the Realm of Chaos, where the Vial of Putridness drops.
- Infernal Machine of Evil leads to the realm of fright, where the Heart of Evil drops.
Step 3: Crafting the Ring
Squirt the Peddler in Act 2 sells the plans for new and the old Hellfire ring. The new ring costs 5 million gold.
The ring costs 50000 gold to craft and it rolls with a 45% bonus to experience and a proc for a fire ring that deals 200% weapon damage.
In addition to this it rolls with 5 random stats, that are affected by smart loot.
Step 4: Find another ring instead of this crap
There are so many other legendary rings out there, so in the process of getting the Hellfire Ring….you have probably found another ring with better stats….so wear that!
Be sure to check out my diablo 3 leveling guide if you are working on leveling an alt!
Below is the old description for getting the Hellfire ring.
Old version of the hellfire ring – not up to date!
With an Infernal Machine, you are ready to enter three different realms, where each realm contains 2 uberbosses. These uberbosses drop loot and they also have a a chance to drop parts for the Hellfire Ring. A new awesome ring introduced in patch 1.0.5.
Guide to crafting and farming the new Hellfire Ring in 1.0.5
First off, there is one really important thing you need to know about the Infernal Machine and the portals it opens. When you activate the Machine it opens a portal to one of three realms at random and then the Infernal Machine is consumed. You can then activate another Infernal Machine, and it won’t open a portal to the realm already activated, but you will get a portal to one of the other realms. Do this for the last realm as well and you have all three realms activated. Of course you need 3 machines for this, but if you run it with a decent group, you should have no problem doing this.
In order to craft the Ring, you need three parts:
- Devil’s Fang
- Vengeful Eye
- Writhing Spine
The parts drop from the three different sets of uberbosses:
- Skeleton King and Magda the Witch – Writhing Spine
- Zoltun Kulle and Siegebreaker – Vengeful Eye
- Ghom and Rakanoth – Devil’s Fang
The bosses drop the parts for the Hellfire Ring, the same way the Keywardens drop parts for the key: you need a full 5 stack of NV and then the drop rate is determined by the monster power level with 10% per MP level. So if you run at MP10, you are guaranteed a drop, while at MP5 you have a 50% chance.
And the recipe itself, which you can buy from Squirt the Peddler in Act 2 in the last quest in Act 2.
Once you have the plan, you can teach your level 10 jeweler the recipe and he can now make all 4 versions of the ring for 50,000 gold plus the three components per ring.
The different are the same, except they vary on the main stat. In the case of the strength Hellfire Ring it looks like this before crafting:
And once you hit the craft button, something like this could come out:
This is why you want the Hellfire Ring!
As you can see, the stats can roll very different from each other. You can get a bum one, with cold resistance and no crit…but the best stats of this ring are luckily always on it.
First off there is a +35% to EXP. If you can comfortably gather the materials for this one, the only thing left in the game for you is Paragon level 100. Leveling Paragon fast to level 100 is something you really want, since it can be mindnumbingly boring! Replacing Your Leoric’s Signet with this one will give you some much needed DPS or you can add it to the other ring slot and get +70% to EXP.
Blizzard have now nerfed the proc damage from the ring and reduced the damage 90%. Don’t get the ring for the proc. Get the ring because you think it is fun running ubers, you feel you might get lucky on the 4 random stats and you want an experience ring for leveling paragon fast.
The other sweet part about this ring is the Hellfire proc. As it is now, the proc doesn’t seem to be capped. Furthermore there is a chance for it to proc everytime you swing. This means that you really want to swing fast and that you want to lean towards attackspeed on your gear, since the Hellfire proc can hit for 2-3 million. On a D3 stream, someone tried hitting air for a minute to get a sense of the proc rate. He hit proc’ed it 21 times in that minute. That’s a lot! I don’t really expect this to carry over to patch 1.0.5 as it is now, but a modified version of it should carry over. So if you find some good, cheap AS pieces, be sure to pick them up!
Now here is the kicker: while the ring is account bound, there is no level requirement on it. So throw it in your stash and let your alts use it!
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Are you still unsure about the new monster power levels? Then read the article and watch video, where I explain monster power levels in patch 1.0.5.