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Fastest way to farm arcane crystals

Post by kakaraposa on Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:59 pm

Ello guys!

What is the fastest way to farm arcane crystals? Gift Box ou Hatred TA?

What char do you use for it?

Cheers! ty

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Re: Fastest way to farm arcane crystals

Post by Wotan on Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:05 pm

Destruction Duncraig with pouncezon.

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Re: Fastest way to farm arcane crystals

Post by Asteroth on Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:36 pm

TA with 300+ MF is good

I also fancy destruction nilhathak runs. If you run fast enough, you can kill him every 2 minutes, and he and his minions drop quite a few TUs, possible SUs, and signets

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Re: Fastest way to farm arcane crystals

Post by Stealthmaster on Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:55 pm

Destruction Mephisto is the fastest, but only if you are lucky to roll the Durance of Hate 2 waypoint with a 1-blink to Durance of Hate 3. Thus, 3 uniques in 2 minutes. If not, see posts above.

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Re: Fastest way to farm arcane crystals

Post by hellgrind on Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:57 pm

I do this:
1. All act bosses (except Duriel) they give 1-5 uniq items every time (andy gives only 1 but it's worth do her too)
2. Nihatlack (i clear all 4 corners) he gives 3-4 uniq per kill + whatever u find along the way to him (usually 3-4 max uniqs)
3. Sometimes i do k3k
So at best u can get 12 uniq items per all act bosses + 8 per nihatlack = 20+ uniqs in less than 15min (depend on luck with maps ;p)

Never do TA runs if u play on realm because it suck, even with 250%+ mf i have never found more than 6 uniq items(i clear main rooms only) and i've done so much runs just to check if i was right.

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Post by Sexen on Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:02 pm

I do exactly what hellgrind does but I have never messed with nihla to get crystals. Some of the monsters down there can slow you down if your not already strong so it can end up lengthening your runs. Act bosses are the best and usually the yellow named monsters on the way drop extra ones.

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Re: Fastest way to farm arcane crystals

Post by Asteroth on Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:03 pm

@hellgrind wrote:Never do TA runs if u play on realm because it suck, even with 250%+ mf i have never found more than 6 uniq items(i clear main rooms only) and i've done so much runs just to check if i was right.

I clear all of TA on destruction (~325 mf) and it rains like 15+ TUs and 3-6 set items and a few SUs. 


Also, if on realm, clearing all act bosses may take quite a long time since the map changes every game.

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Re: Fastest way to farm arcane crystals

Post by Sexen on Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:07 pm

If you are doing destruction ta why on earth are you farming crystals? Laughing

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Re: Fastest way to farm arcane crystals

Post by hellgrind on Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:09 pm

That's why i said never do TA on realm, because drop rates have been changed so much that almost nothing drops in ta even with high mf. On the other hand on sp uniq like u said drops like rain during storm.

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Re: Fastest way to farm arcane crystals

Post by Asteroth on Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:13 pm

Wait, let's clear up some confusion.
I farm dest. TA on realm and pick up TUs for arcane crystals for jewel crafting (and shrine blessing).

However, even back in my Single Player days, i used to farm Hatred TA (with less than 100 MF) and a full clear would drop ~10 TUs. 

If on SP, i'd agree with your recommendation to farm act bosses for TUs, but on realm I think it's wiser to go to TA and Nilh. There's less running around like a headless chicken trying to find entrances to the next levels.

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