From what I understand there are 18(or 16? conflicting information) tiers of items in Diablo 3. I assume that it might be 16 because that would equal a tier for each act/difficulty. What is the earliest act in inferno where the highest item level can be dropped? Does tier affect item level in any way?
To clarify, according to this page, item level is directly tied to item tiers.
Possible Duplicate: How can I level up more quickly? There are many questions here on Arqade about farming xp to get ready for inferno difficulty; this question is not my intent. I am playing a level 60 character either solo or with a friend. In both cases, I/we are able to easily clear any Act in Inferno. I am currently running the entire Act 3 each time I play. I currently have a +25... gain) - usually around 25-30 per run High Density of normal mobs Highest possible item level drops I am not that interested in farming loot for this question, I am simply talking about xp. I
Possible Duplicate: Building Barbarian in Inferno I have read this very popular barbarian building guide, but I didn't feel it answered this question: What should Barbarians look at changing or building in gear or stats when progressing through Inferno from Act 2 to Act 4? Should there be a change in skills and passives? Should there be even more resist, armour, then str/vit? Or, should focus be on Crit % / Damage with the 1.03 3 minute enrage timer?
I have had extremely varied luck with armor drops on my various characters. So I find myself wondering: at what level is each armor tier supposed to start dropping? For instance, if you wear heavy armor, you will see these different tiers drop: Iron Chainmail Steel Azurite Sylvanite Prismere I know Iron armor starts dropping at level 1. And I think Azurite starts dropping at level 13-ish. But what are the actual numbers?
Today I was farming Act II on normal difficulty with 250% magic find bonus trying to find some decent rares. Of 25-30 rare items that I found all armor items had 4 affixes and weapons had 4 to 5 affixes. I know that items can have up to 6 affixes (source), but apparently on lower levels the limit is 4 or possibly 5. I would like to know on what exactly maximum number of affixes depends (is it act and difficulty? Or iLvl?) and what is the earlies point in game where I can start getting items with all 6 affixes. Is there any official (or unofficial) info on that? Also, I suspect
I understand that item level determines where an item can drop (act/difficulty) and what affixes it can have, but I am having trouble finding information that clearly states the following: The earliest act/difficulty where you can find each item level, and The item levels for each range of each affix. For the former, I have only found information about ilvl 60 - 63 but I would like information for all item levels. For the latter I have only found this page linked on another question, but it's not clear where each "tier" of affix can drop.
are just doing either act 2 Treasure Goblin farming, or act 3 Resplendent Chest/ Treasure Goblin Farming. We've tried both, and have had success with both. I do solo farm, but I know what works best for me there. The group I work with all runs with Magic Find (MF) and we're all just above 200MF (without nephalems), if that matters. Finding and clearing a chest in act 3 can take anywhere from 2-8... can drop the highest loot tier, but it does take a little longer and we do suffer some deaths. Also my dps I run with has issues with clearing or finding chests since they're so squishy, but it's still
Possible Duplicate: Best farming place to get ready for Inferno I'll be hitting 60 when ending Hell, and I'm wondering what I should do next? Farm Hell again and again or directly run into Inferno? How can I tell when I'm ready to move on to Inferno from Hell on my Demon Hunter?
Possible Duplicate: How do I find items with the right level to salvage particular ingredients? There are four tiers of crafting materials, one for each difficulty level. At what item level do salvaged items start producing materials of a higher tier? I've seen people claim you start seeing Nightmare materials at level 30 and Hell materials at level 50, but I've found evidence that Nightmare materials show up as early as level 27, but not for every item type. What's the real answer here? Also, what about Hell and Inferno?
Because the Infernal Staff of Herding plans are only accessible at the end of Act 4, are the item level drop rates in Whimsyshire the same as Act 1 Inferno or Act 4 Inferno as referenced here?