The “doesn’t work with pets” issue of the Boon of the Hoarder Legendary Gem has been hotfixed, much to the delight of Sentry Hunters and Pet Doctors. Diablo 3 Hotfix: Boon of the Hoarder + Pets = Riches:
If you haven’t tried out Boon 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. Boon of the Hoarder properties:
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.