Diablo 3 Hotfix: Boon of the Hoarder + Pets = Riches

news-legem-boonThe “doesn’t work with pets” issue of the Boon of the Hoarder DiabloWikiLegendary Gem has been hotfixed, much to the delight of Sentry Hunters and Pet Doctors. Diablo 3 Hotfix: Boon of the Hoarder + Pets = Riches:

Boon of the Hoarder should now work correctly when your pet kills an enemy (9/3)

If you haven’t tried out DiabloWikiBoon of the Hoarder, since after all, it doesn’t actually boost performance in any way… you might want to give it a shot. Every player who is using it seems to love it, and it’s hard to argue with the “fields of gold” screenshots that legendary gem can create. Just a couple of comments from our post about this bug from a couple of days ago:

The gem is awesome. Literally the first gobo I killed post-patch dropped a portal, so I got it immediately. I assume I blew ALL THE LUCK on that, because I haven’t gotten a portal since… but I have made almost 200 million gold over the weekend and I haven’t even bothered to upgrade the gem yet. So yes, it works. –Darkmere

Boon of the Hoarder is amazing. Once you get it, you know that you’ll never be poor ever again. I quickly ranked mine up to 10 for about 40% chance of gold explosion, and tested it yesterday. Clearing a screen of enemies even just just T2 yields roughly 120k+ gold in seconds (with current community bonus). –Kagutsuchi

The gem grants a chance for an explosion of gold when you kill enemies, and upgrading it improves that chance. DiabloWikiBoon of the Hoarder properties:

  • Base Effect: 25% chance to cause an explosion of gold when you kill an enemy.
  • Upgrade rank grants: +1.5% chance on kill.
  • Rank 25 unlocks: Gain 30% increased movement speed for 2 seconds after picking up gold.
  • People aren’t even talking about the rank 25 bonus property, but consider that it would give you an almost full-time 30% movement speed boost, since at max level more than half the enemies you killed would drop gold. That’s a a speed boost that would be active almost full time (over 50% “gold chance on kill” at level 25), it’s a bigger speed boost than almost any movement skills offer, and it’s resource-free.

    That said, I think players will eventually feel weird using Boon of the Hoarder once they have hundreds of millions of gold above any possible expenses, and so many other Legendary Gems with better performance/survival boosting options? (Especially when fighting say, Ubers.) Though it would always be fun to equip the lvl 25 BotH for a solo speed run, when split-farming A1 bounties, when rushing a friend, etc.

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    1. I think the BotH will be nerfed when one will use it with a DH, the pets which pick up gold, the chakram with the thorn rune by a monster generator (fallen shamans seem good)…

    2. Flux, with your strat, it's almost too bad it's turned off for Greater Rifts. It'd be a great BOON (See what I did there?) toward faster completion times and potentially let you take another skill if you were using a movement one for its utility to quickly get from pack to pack.

      • I almost said that in the post, thinking how awesome that faster movement speed would be when racing against the GR clock…

      • Not to mention that the gem has potentially useful defensive benefits as well with the new Kymbo's Gold, making gold stacks work like Health Globes. Although with the newly buffed LoH stat that's a less useful method of healing than it was. With Goldwrap however your Toughness will go through the roof.

    3. I… I got quoted! Senpai noticed me! ^_^

    4. It'd be useful if there was anything to spend gold on. You get millions of gold, but not enough gems to actually spend upgrade money on. You don't have enough souls, crystals, and dust to enchant everything. And crafting is still garbage. The gold isn't useful if you CAN'T BUY THE GEMS AND MATS TO SPEND THE GOLD ON! Gold is now almost as useless as it was D2. Maybe if they dumped Blood Shards and let you spend gold, it'd be worth something again.

      • Focusing on the gold is the wrong way to think of it. How about combining it with the Custerian Wristguards for tons of xp? Or Kymbos, or Goldwrap, or just using it as-is at level 25 for super movement speed?

    5. “That’s a a speed boost that would be active almost full time (over 50% “gold chance on kill” at level 25), it’s a bigger speed boost than almost any movement skills offer, and it’s resource-free.”

      The speed boost is ok, but it’s not that great. It ends pretty quick and usually you sort of back track a second to get the gold anyway. Warz bracers plus some sort of always on area damage skill (Manitou, Frozen Storm, Sweeping Wind) is much much better.

      Also Custerian’s aren’t very good either. The amount of experience versus gold once you get up in paragon levels is pretty trivial. Much better to use the previously mentioned Warz Guards.

    6. So what this means is you can literally min-max every item you have now. One trip to Greed's domain for a pay day, or just a few runs with this gem in and gold is exploding out of one's ears.

      Personally, I instantly spent 40M to get a perfect roll on one item after getting this gem and it was no big deal at all.

      • Don't forget that rerolling rings and amulets is still prohibitive, although it's because of the gem requirement. Still, without sockets in those slots your gear can be hardly called min-maxed after the addition of the new Legendary gems. 🙂

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