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jedimagi
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Mar 25 2023 09:15am
What is death farming? And has it gone mainstream? What are the advantages?
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Mar 25 2023 09:30am
Level up to 60 or whatever.
When you’re almost 61, suicide until xp % is 0 again.
Keep killing monsters until almost 61 again. Rinse and repeat.
Purpose? To farm for items. Wear magic luck gear for optimal results.
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Mar 25 2023 09:30am
Using some magic luck is the trade off with less damage and defense.

If youre cool with dying a lot for the chance of better drops. Then this is for you.
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Mar 25 2023 10:06am
Death farming is simple.
Level a character to 55-65 (Which ever you prefer in that range, I personally like 59).
Farm maps/eps/whatever with either ML or not.
Die to keep yourself from leveling. Usually go down to about 10%. If you have a few passes on the character makes it easier.

Advantages: You stay within a specific level range that gives you a chance at MQ items.

Disadvantages: Time consuming, no prof gain, boring at times.

That's the gist of it.
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Mar 25 2023 10:28am
in b4 nerf
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Quote (Carny @ Mar 25 2023 01:28pm)
in b4 nerf


This. I don’t want to mention the luck I’ve had lately from death farming ….check the sexy thread. I’m pretty sure 90% of those drops were from death farming.

Personally, I drop my exp down to about 25-30 because I’m too lazy to keep dropping lower.

I also highly recommmend you invest in good life regen gear so 1. You don’t accidentally shrine something that was supposed to be sold/kept and 2. It only takes about 40 seconds to a minute to fully regen. (Sometimes I use that time to mute something and essences sell as well)

I also like to keep a lvl 1 robe on hand so when I need to drop my health bar quick, equip that.

Finally I have a weapon that I can never use (it shows as red) with my items I use in the left and the items I sell in the right.
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Mar 25 2023 10:50am
i mean, whats the point of going through all level 1-55 and 70+?
1-55 is basically a waste of time seeing only really the 55 drops matter and 70+ is just a pain in the butt to kill anything.

it's like being on diablo where instead of farming in hell on a character which is mean to farm hell, you're restarting with a level 1 character and going all the way to baal each time, which one do you think farms more items?
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Mar 25 2023 11:10am
Quote (Bigheaded @ Mar 25 2023 12:50pm)
i mean, whats the point of going through all level 1-55 and 70+?
1-55 is basically a waste of time seeing only really the 55 drops matter and 70+ is just a pain in the butt to kill anything.

it's like being on diablo where instead of farming in hell on a character which is mean to farm hell, you're restarting with a level 1 character and going all the way to baal each time, which one do you think farms more items?


I would say that analogy would make sense if death farming would consist of only killing EP's, but I don't think it is (I don't do it myself so maybe I'm wrong).
But when so much of the kills are 'regular' monsters I think it makes more sense to re-climb and fight EPs along the way rather than just the trash.
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Mar 25 2023 11:23am
Others summed it up pretty well here.

I did a bunch of death farming, wasn’t for me as it’s pretty boring tbh lol
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Mar 25 2023 11:28am
Quote (Robbie21 @ Mar 25 2023 05:10pm)
I would say that analogy would make sense if death farming would consist of only killing EP's, but I don't think it is (I don't do it myself so maybe I'm wrong).
But when so much of the kills are 'regular' monsters I think it makes more sense to re-climb and fight EPs along the way rather than just the trash.


the point is as i said, if you normal climb you fight 1-45 mobs which is basically pointless and level 70+ mobs which are just too much effort for a drop which is the same as a level 55/61 drop.

fight the regular mobs no matter if you're doing 1-mq or death farming.

so think the analogy is fine myself, even in d2 quite often the random chaos mobs drop the hr's, rather than diablo himself
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