There are 2 ways to farm in Diablo 3. Gold Find or GF and Magic find or MF. I have done both and suggest magic finding. The best Diablo 3 magic find spots can be amazing if you get lucky. You make a more consistent income gold finding, but can hit the lottery magic finding. I have found several items worth over 15 million gold. I have also farmed with 300% base gold finding gear and have made up to 600k an hour.
Gold finding is alright as of now, although I don’t recommend it. As the timeline of the game moves forward from this moment, gold will become less and less valuable. There is a huge amount of inflation on it. I do have a couple really good gold finding spots should you choose that route. Note: Once the RMAH is released the value of gold will start to plummet.
Magic finding on the other hand is very inconsistent. The best you can do is get fast kills on either elites, bosses (guaranteed 2 rares w/ 5 stack nephalem buff) goblins or open resplendent chests (or pinyata from whyrmshire). Remember to have a magic find set that you can switch to right before the enemy dies or you open a resplendent chest. A lot of people try to get at least 200% without any buffs. I’m at 298%, there are some people with just over 300.
Tip – If you want an easy extra source of magic find put some on your follower to gain 1/3 of his total mf added to yours. Also you can grab a legendary mace called The Sunkeeper or a legendary spear called The Three Hundredth Spear.
For the best magic find farming we are looking at a few variables:
1) Killing power/Ability to avoid deaths
2) Magic find/Nephalem stacks
3) The time it takes to complete a run
4) Which Act it is (determines quality of loot)
Act 1 = up to ilvl 61, Act 2 = up to ilvl 62, Act 3 = up to ilvl 63, Act 4 = up to ilvl 63
These values will be changing next large patch and will include different drop rates.
Best Diablo 3 Gold Farming Spots (Need GF gear)
Inferno Act 1 Royal Crypts pot smashing – nerfed with a recent hotfix. (still decent, but don’t recommend)
Inferno Act 1 Sakkroth Dank Cellar Killing (recently nerfed, still decent)
Act 3 Nightmare Mass Kills – (Nephalem buffs, fastest goldfinding I’m aware of)
1) Select the quest last quest The Heart of Sin to kill Azmodan.
2) Take the WP to the Arreat Crater Level 1 and clear it. TP to town
3) Take the WP to Arreat Crater level 2 and clear it. TP to Town.
4) Take the WP to the core of Arreat, clear it and kill Azmodan.
5) I only pick up Rares and use as much speed and aoe as I can. It goes really fast and benefits greatly from nephalem stacks.
As an alternative method before starting the method, you can grab 2-3x nephalem stacks from elites back tracking from the WP at rakkis crossing or in the Keep Depths Level 1 and Level 3. Then with the 2-3x stacks you can start the method.
Best Diablo 3 Magic Find Spots (Need MF gear to swap to)
Inferno Act 1, 5x Nephalem buff kill – Jail Warden/Butcher Kill (Recommended for bad gear, very new to Inferno)
Inferno Act 2 Treasure Goblin Kills (Recommended) There’s another wp not on the video that has a 30% goblin spawn rate in the area. The WP is The Road to Alcarnus.
Inferno Act 3 Resplendent Chests (Recommended)
Inferno Act 3 Azmodan/Siegebreaker Kills – Get 5 Stack from easiest elites you can find, Kill either Boss for 2 rares. (Recommended)
Inferno Act 4 Ghost Unique Kill (Tyrael nerfed, still easy to kill the ghost)
Inferno Act 4 Weapon Rack/Pot Smashing (Slow and boring)
Inferno Act 1 5x Nephalem Buffs – Whyrmshire for Pinyatas – Just grab 5 stacks from easy mobs near wps in Act 1, then head to whyrmshire. There are elites, uniques and pinyata’s (resplendent chests) The drops are pretty good in whyrmshire.