Guaranteed Legendary Item Drop Updated Info

Guaranteed Legendary Item Drop Updated Info

Fans have been asking if Diablo will continue to drop a guaranteed legendary item in Reaper of Souls, if he’s (she’s?) farmed after a Reset Quests click. No, but Malthael will. There’s more detail in the Blue post:

There’s a lot of new information out there regarding Bonus Legendary items, Quest Reset, and First Kill drops, and it certainly raises a lot of questions. I made a post a little while back that helps clarify some of these points, so I’m going to quote it below to help spread the word.

First Kill Legendary Items

  • These will drop for characters from levels 1-59.
  • They will only drop from end of Act bosses (Butcher, Belial, Azmodan, Diablo, and eventually Malthael).
  • Characters below level 11 are unlikely to find Legendary items, because they have a minimum level requirement. Currently there are no Legendary items available below level 11.
  • Using the Reset Quest feature will reset the First Kill Legendary Item drops as well, but only for characters in the appropriate level range.
  • Reset Quest Bonus Legendary
  • Skeleton King dropping a Bonus Legendary was a bug that has been corrected, as it was not intended. We liked the idea, though, so we’ve gone ahead and added a Bonus Legendary to Diablo.
  • These are an intended bonus for maximum level characters. Currently there is a bug that allows characters levels 1-59 to receive a Bonus Legendary item in addition to the First Kill Legendary item when they kill Diablo, but this is not intended.
  • The Bonus Legendary is only available if you use the Reset Quest feature.
  • We plan on moving the Bonus Legendary to Malthael for players level 61+ when the expansion arrives. Additionally, Diablo will no longer drop a Bonus Legendary for players level 61+.

As a veteran of the Reaper of Souls beta test, I find it hard to imagine anyone bothering to Reset Quests and play through 5 acts to get a guaranteed legendary drop from Malthael. You can get many more legendaries by doing Bounties or Rifts, and once you get used to the speed and variety and goals offered by Adventure Mode it’s just about impossible to play through the acts in order, with all the dead time moving between quests, talking to NPCs, etc. So sure, cool that this Reset Quests option exists, but few will be the fans who take advantage of it. Related to this article

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11 thoughts on “Guaranteed Legendary Item Drop Updated Info

  1. I’m fine with the reset quest thing, if only it didn’t lock you out of making games in acts/quests you hadn’t completed from it yet.

    That way you can enjoy the rest of the game as you like, and when you get bored and want to switch it up, you could chip away at your reset quest thing.

    Beyond that though, I’m already done with it now pre expansion, doubtful like you say Flux that anyone will be doing it after the expansion comes out.

  2. First Kill Legendary Items
    These will drop for characters from levels 1-59.
    They will only drop from end of Act bosses (Butcher, Belial, Azmodan, Diablo, and eventually Malthael).


    Does this mean if i am level 70 and kill an act boss the first time i won’t get one ?

      • i just tried it, my barb turned 60 when he killed azmodan and before he dropped any items and it was the same as it was with the other act bosses, the last item to be dropped was the leg. Then i went to Diablo killing him for the first time at level 60 and the the last item to be dropped was again a leg. It could be sheer luck on my side but i will bring my crusader up to level 70 before i kill any act boss for the first time.

  3. I never played beta, but the biggest appeal for me of RoS is the Adventure mode. I imagine that after you unlock adventure mode, the campaign become redundant.

    Once I beat Act 5 once with all my chars, there is no going back to campaign for me.

  4. I actually enjoy the quest line. It’s almost to the point where I should probably just keep resetting it but I don’t because I like to be able to go where I please if I want.

    That all being said, I’m really looking forward to Adventure Mode!

  5. I did the reset quests thing once, but did not like the fact that it takes away all the waypoints.

    Anyone know or remember, does the button reset for all characters or only the one you are resetting with?

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