No Diablo 3 Pet Gold via Boon of the Hoarder

The CMs are still getting back up to speed after the three-day weekend so there’s not much Blue action yet and the Patch 2.1 Known Issues haven’t been updated since last week. Not every fan knows all the issues though, and the DiabloWikiBoon of the Hoarder, one of the new DiabloWikiLegendary Gems does *not* proc from kills made by your pets. No Diablo 3 Pet Gold via Boon of the Hoarder:

At first i thought the gem was a little broken since i played on my WD pet build. Gold rarely “exploded”. Then i played my DH without sentry build and it dropped A TON. This is hardly intentional since many classes use pets as main source damage and therefore will get alot less gold then others, disadvantage much. Plizz blizz fixx
Blizzard: As already mentioned, there are existing threads on this topic. If you’d like to add anything further, please continue the discussion in one of those.

As Rankil talked about on our Diablo 3 Seasons podcast, how he was lucky to find a Boon of the Hoarder gem shortly after he hit 70, and how it made a huge difference on his fortune. (He was not playing a Pet Doctor or Sentry Hunter, obviously.) Thanks to the gem and some luck hitting DiabloWikiGreed’s Domain, Rankil was up over 80 million gold by Paragon 50, with a hardcore seasonal character.

Boon of the Hoarder battle aftermath shots are drool-worthy.

In the past, especially when Reaper of Souls launched, most players were constantly broke as they leveled up new characters, upgraded the Artisans, and then played level 70+ on low difficulty levels where gold drops were tiny, item enchants were regular, and gem upgrades were constant. Blizzard has made many changes to Gold Find since then; cutting gem upgrade costs, reducing Artisan training and Enchanting costs, boosting gold drops, adding Gold Find to more items, and most impactfully, changing DiabloWikiGold Find to a multiplicative rather than an additive property. And of course they timed the Gold Find/Double Goblin buff for the first weekend of the Seasons, to give players an extra currency boost.

Did it work? Was it enough? Too much? How are you guys doing on gold with your new Seasonal characters? And does anyone want to rhapsodize about the wonders of the Hoarder gem?


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  1. Always broke because of enchanting bad luck (up to 6m to enchant) but I really need it to complete my build…

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. definitively have uber-excitre because MOAR!

    i found that gem as one of the last i didn't have yet one day ago i think and put it in my demon hunter. which is currently my strongest toon.
    because of the gold buff i switched to a goldskin and was farming goblins since 2.1 live, and so far i've only ventured into greed's domain twice – without the hoarder.
    still i got around 30-40 mills out of that per run, giving me more gold than ever yet. upgrading gems reduces that drastically but no worries.

    in normal i have 348% gold find and almost 3k on t3. i second the +120k gold per screen mob, making it a few million easy per map/rift with the hoarder.

    arguably one of the best implementations to the game yet, currency-wise!

    i'm looking forward to another gold buff in some distant future.
    especially during season start (the first two days until i reached 70) i made approx 2.5 million gold which was a huge help in advancing artisans and crafting occasionally – and remember in d3v how many ages it took to make a mere million if you were broke and started a new toon (hc) without farmning paragons in inferno?
    makes that 'gold rains from the sky' leg look realy silly.

    good riddance poverty!
    this should be made a real-life item!!! °(^-^)°

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