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Best place to find flawless gems?

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by viruszero, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. viruszero

    viruszero IncGamers Member

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    Best place to find flawless gems?

    Where is the Best place to find flawless gems easily?

    Im doing nm trav runs right now and i get like 1 flawless every 3 games.
     
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    cows could a pretty good source for them if you are the right class.
     
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    RunningUppercut Banned

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    I find a ton MF'ing the Pit in Hell. Usually 3-5 per run, easy.
     
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    The chances of a gem being flawless are the same everywhere from late Act 1 Nightmare (Cathedral & Catacombs) onwards.. so just go somewhere from there onwards where you can kill as many monsters as quickly as possible - where that is would depend on your character, and what types of monsters cause you difficulty.

    "wraith" type monsters (wraiths, ghosts, apparitions, gloams, etc.) have a somewhat higher chance than other types of dropping gems (and jewels, rings, amulets, charms & runes, if you're interested)
     
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    hell cows hands down, great place for gem farming
     
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    I find quite a few in Act 5 normal, probably the easiest place to go farming also. Bloody Foothills perhaps?
     
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    They seem to fall everywhere in hell pretty easy. I've got a mule I keep full for rerolling charms and the occasionally needed ptopaz or pdia.
     
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    If you are looking for flawless and not perfect you should stay in act 5 normal or act 1 Nightmare. Any further in the game and you seem to pickup more perfects instead of flawless. Unless your upgrading runes I dont know why you are looking for flawless.
     
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    :scratch: Perfect gems don't normally drop in the game, only the Hellforge quest gives them IIRC. Perhaps you are confusing the names?
     
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    I have seen a perfect gem drop elsewhere but it was extremely rare occurence, I keep thinking it was one of the council in Durance 3 or somesuch, I know it was a named boss of some type. Might have been Izual.
     
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    Might have been a bug...or it might not have happened. Were there other people in your game?

    ~Hearts~
     
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    Noone else in the game, I remember being very amazed at it...probably a bug then. It wasn't a situation where I or anyone else had dropped one. Just a strange occurence.
     
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    Hmm... I personally have never seen a perfect gem drop from any monster, except from the hellforge quest. Maybe it's a temoprary bug on the realm? You are talking about realm game.. or official game (not MOD game), right?
     
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    most informative thing any1 said so far... tell me, where could you find the most wraiths that can easily be killed? (by a skelly/poisonmancer?)
     
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    Most wraiths can be found in arcane sanctuary of act 2. You will run into Physical Immunes if you are in hell mode though. (I think)
     
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    dont forget gloams in world stone :lol:
     
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    only way to have a perfect drop is Forge or Gem shrine. theres gotta be another explanation for bug.. unless this was a long time ago
     
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    ..and if you're killing in the Arcane Sanctuary, make sure you kill them when they're over solid ground - if they're off in space, you won't get a drop from them.
     
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    Personally, council runs in the trav have been good for me in getting flawless gems. I get about 1-2 per run, and you can do them fast. Get a melee character like a zealer or barb. Barb is bonus cause find item has potential to drop more flawless. If you had a high dmg character like a hammerdin, even better! Sorc isn't as effective cause there are tons of elemental resistant monsters in that area =(.
     
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    I have 2 words for you "Nightmare Cows"

    Agreed, you probably don't find as many pr. kill ad if you kill gloams etc. BUT..
    The nm cows die EASY and there's a shitload of them, I net myself 5-15 pr. run depending on the size of and the number of cows in the oh so secret cow level :)

    Happy farming
     

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